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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the library this weekend? Well, you can still celebrate Eid al-Fitr, color with other adults, share your migration stories with Queens Memory, take a practice ACT, go to a jewelry workshop, improve your digital literacy, learn how to play Korean drums, meet a comedy illusionist, watch fun movies, hear wonderful music, ...

Check Out Harry Potter and the Cursed Child This Sunday!

It’s the moment all Potterheads have been waiting for!

The eighth installment in the Harry Potter book series, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” will be released on July 31. You can pick up available copies this Sunday at Queens Library!

Three of our community ...

Join Us at National Night Out!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 2.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Sharpen your pencils and your poetry skills

Submissions to our Summer Poetry Contest close on July 31, so we hope you're writing up a storm!

But if you need a jumping-off point, look no further: we've got just the thing.

Check out our blog for poetry writing tips to get your creative juices ...

Support New York Empire Tennis and Queens Library!

If you love tennis, libraries, or both, join us and celebrate the return of Mylan World TeamTennis to Forest Hills Stadium At The West Side Tennis Club this summer!

New York’s own Mylan WTT team, the New York Empire, will also give their fans another reason to celebrate.

Thanks to a new ...

Read and Sing Along with The Wheels On The Bus!

It’s a song, it’s a book, and it’s the inspiration for a summer craft!

On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m., we invite children ages 3-6 and their caregivers to Whitestone Community Library to read and sing along with the book "The Wheels on the ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be A Midsummer Night's Dream on Monday, August 1 at ...

Celebrate Eid at Queens Library!

In honor of Eid al-Fitr, Queens Library will be hosting a special event on Saturday, July 30 for the public to celebrate and learn more about the holiday.

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will greet and entertain our audience with cheerful songs, dances, homemade sweets, and henna painting.

We hope ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Success Stories from the New Americans Program!

Since July celebrates the birth of our nation, we decided that it’s the best time to showcase our New Americans Program!

NAP helps with immigration issues and provides financial and legal advice, ESOL classes, and cultural events to help those that have recently chosen to live in the United States.

We hope you will ...

Aug
1
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Children's Movie: "The Good Dinosaur"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Families are welcome to enjoy a showing of "The Good Dinosaur."


Aug
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Super Readers: My New Team

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-10 and welcome to read and discuss the first of Ryan and Krystle Howard's Little Rhino Series "My New Team." Please have the selection read before the meeting. We will also enjoy a related activity.


Aug
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to join the fun with board games on Fridays at 3:00pm.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Aug
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tween Book Team: Three Times Lucky

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 11-15 and welcome to read and discuss the first book of Sheila Turnage's quirky, award winning mystery "Three Times Lucky." Please have the selection read before the meeting. We will also enjoy a related activity.


Aug
15
6:30PM

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7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-7 are welcome to enjoy Pajama Story Time at our Queens Village Branch. Please, come dressed in PJs and enjoy.


Aug
18
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mommy and Me

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Caregivers are welcome to bring their infants (infants to 36 months) to this Mommy and Me lap-sitting program for stories, songs, toys, and socialization.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Aug
31
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling and interactive games! Ages 6-12


Sep
1
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Our Queens Village Branch offers homework help after school for Elementary students. If you have a question don't hesitate to come by and ask for help.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join in the fun at Queens Village Branch's Game Day at 3:30pm on Fridays.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
5
6:30PM

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7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary age children and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy story time at our Queens Village Branch. Be sure to wear your PJs.


Sep
6
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Mommy and Me

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All caregivers are welcome to bring their infants to our Mommy and Me for stories, songs, and playtime. Great for baby and their caregiver

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
7
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Caregivers are welcome to bring their toddlers to our toddler time for stories, songs, puppets, and crafts.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
8
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Super Readers: Emma and the Blue Genie

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Super Reader's Book Club selection is 'Emma and the Blue Genie' by Cornelia Funke. The club is for children ages 7-11. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Sep
14
3:30PM

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4:15PM

What Are Acids & Bases

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children will learn pre-chemistry with household materials. Get an understanding of acids and bases, and what their building blocks are. 5-10 years old


Sep
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Tween Book Team: Chomp

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Tween Book Team Book Club selection is the quirky mystery, 'Chomp' by Carl Hiaasen. The club is for children ages 10-15. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Sep
19
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Pokemon Hour

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children (ages 5-15) are welcome to play Pokémon Go together, trade Pokémon cards, and discuss everything Pokémon during this hour devoted to all things Pokémon.


Sep
22
12:30PM

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1:45PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
22
6:30PM

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7:00PM

Parachute and Music Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Caregivers are welcome to bring their toddlers and early elementary age children to enjoy a story, creative music, and parachute fun. Ages 2 through 6

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Children's Movie: Angry Birds

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Angry Birds."


Sep
28
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Children's Insect Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-10 are welcome to make insect crafts.


Oct
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Super Readers: Heros in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Super Reader's Book Club selection is 'Heros in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom'. The club is for children ages 7-11. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Oct
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Jewelry Beading

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children (5-12) are welcome to join the jewelry beading fun at our Queens Village Branch.


Oct
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Tween Book Team: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's Tween Book Team Book Club selection is Grace Lin's award winning book, 'Where the Mountain Meets the Moon'. The club is for children ages 10-15. Please, have the book read and be ready to discuss and enjoy a fun activity and the meeting!


Oct
17
6:30PM

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7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary age children and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy story time at our Queens Village Branch. Be sure to wear your PJs.


Oct
19
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Density: Pour a Rainbow

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children will learn about density by exploring how different liquids interact in this kids science experiment. 5-10 years old


Oct
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Haunted Gingerbread Houses

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to join in the pre-Halloween festivities by making haunted gingerbread house to take home and eat.


Oct
27
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Children's Movie: Jungle Book

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Jungle Book."