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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend for the Langston Hughes Literary Arts Festival, a Lincoln Center Local screening of a holiday classic, writing workshops, a public speaking class, Friend Speed Dating, an interview with Haitian artist Francois Gracia, Japanese classical dance, our Sunday Concerts @ Central tribute to Motown with singer Roz Brown, and ...

Langston Hughes Literary Arts Festival

Get ready for the 8th Annual Langston Hughes Literary Arts Festival!

This one-day festival, on Saturday, December 3 at Langston Hughes Community Library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., celebrates writers and the power of writing in our diverse Queens community.

Come along for a day of engaging, informative ...

Lincoln Center Local Presents The Nutcracker!

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring a free holiday treat for the whole family to a library near you!

In this special screening of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ®, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a ...

Join Us for The Haitian Art Festival!

Queens Library is proud to present Festival an Koulè (Festival of Colors), a six-week exhibit of artists who represent the rich culture of Haiti in their art.

As part of the festival, join us for a live interview on Saturday, Dec. 3 with Festival an Koulè artist Francois Gracia at 3 ...

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 The Merry Wives of Windsor on Monday, December 5 at ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Computer Science Education Week

It's Computer Science Education Week at Central Library! Learn the basics of computer science and coding from December 5 to 9!

Pick up skills in JavaScript and try out tech gadgets, plus learn about career pathways in the tech industry. 

Preregistration is required for most of these events; ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Your Donation Will Be Matched Dollar for Dollar*

For every $25 you donate, a new book will be added to the collection containing a bookplate with your name (or the name of someone you wish to recognize). $50 will buy two books, and so on.

*Thanks to a generous matching gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, every Buy-a-Book donation you designate to a library will ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 43 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Each year, more than 100,000 coats are collected across ...

Dec
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Learn to Crochet Granny Squares

Location: Astoria
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Do you know the basics of crocheting? Then you are ready to learn how to create the fabulous granny square with Dominique. Participants must be able to do the chain, single crochet, double crochet, and know how to work back and forth in rows. Bring an H crochet hook and light colored worsted yarn to make your own granny square blanket. Space is limited. Preregistration required.


Dec
3
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Full Circle Writer's Workshop

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

This creative writing (fiction, playwriting, poetry and more) class will run every two weeks until the end of June 2017. Bring your scripts, stories, poems and more. We will read and discuss and will finish off the course with a performance of our finished works. Please bring paper and pencil, as well as a short piece (5 pages or less) you are interested in presenting.

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

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Dec
5
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The Internet is buzzing with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search, seek out job opportunities and postings, and find out more information on specific companies and organizations. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet required. Class code JR200


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Dec
6
11:30AM

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12:45PM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

In this beginner's computer class for adults, come for an one-on-one computer session.
Learn the basics: mouse and keyboard, navigating the Internet, email, and Microsoft Word. Preregistration is required.

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

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Dec
12
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR170

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

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Jan
9
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Register for Job Search Help, Computer Training and Job Placement Programs

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education’s Jobs to Build On program have partnered to bring free job-search help, technology training, and job-placement services to our customers at Astoria Community Library. Classes start the week of Monday, January 9th, but you must preregister in person beforehand. During registration, you will also meet the Employment Counselors and Job Placement Specialists who will help you prepare to find a job.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Please call 718-990-8625 to preregister. Class code: CC100.


Jan
26
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.