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Help Decide How Your Tax Dollars are Spent!

This year, some NYC Council Members will ask voters to decide how to spend over $25 million in their neighborhoods through participatory budgeting.

From April 11 to 19, New Yorkers can vote on proposals in their participating City Council districts, choose how they want to improve their neighborhoods and have ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend at Queens Library, celebrate Library Week with U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley and NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides; take an SAT workshop; learn about various musical instruments; see a Girl Scout puppet show; enjoy jazz and classical music; participate in an author discussion; and attend a lecture on Chinese ...

Celebrate Earth Day 2015

Earth Day is an annual worldwide event begun in 1970 for the purposes of celebrating our planet and promoting environmental awareness.  Queens Library is marking the 45th anniversary of this global initiative with programs and activities for the whole family. 

Click here for details.

 

Elder Law Seminars

Learn more about planning for your retirement and financial future.  Attend one of our many Elder Law Seminars (free of charge), where you can learn valuable information on how you can make plans for the future that will benefit you and those you love. Seminars will run from mid-April through early-June across Queens.

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Share Your Feedback on Queens Library's Budget

Queens Library invites the community to give us input on next year's budget priorities. 

You are invited to review the proposed budget priorities here. Public comments are encouraged.

Queens Library will  be taking public comments through April 30 at www.queenslibrary.org/budgetfeedback. If you prefer, ...

Need Help With the NYPD Exam?

Are you interested in the NYPD Police Officer Entrance Examination? The NYPD Recruitment Section is offering a free tutorial program at the Central Library for all applicants who are interested in taking the exam.

Police Officer instructors will offer applicants helpful test-taking skills and strategies so you can achieve your ...

Our New Music Picks for April

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our collection.

This month features music from Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Kid Ink, Love And Theft, Luke Bryan, Bob Dylan, Chris Brown & Tyga, Modest Mouse and ...

Ask the Pharmacist

Join information sessions, workshops, and make individual appointments with Dr. Lee, a pharmacist and a Professor at Saint John’s University.  Dr. Lee is available to answer questions about medications and provide tips on making the right medical choices.  Dr. Lee will be accompanied by his students who will also be ...

8 Days of NonStop Hip Hop

Celebrate hip hop history and culture with 8 Days of NonStop Hip Hop.  Programs will include music, history, photography, MCs, DJs, and family days filled with fun for the entire family.

Visit the web page for more information.

Apr
20
1:30PM

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3:00PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Improve your English vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation with Lucette and Arline on Monday and Thursday afternoons, except holidays. We will talk about holidays, cooking, shopping, art, music, family and other topics of interest. Your school-aged children are welcome in the Reading Room while we meet. Call or visit the library for more information.

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Apr
23
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Composting

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

An expert from the New York City Compost Project, hosted by Queens Botanical Garden, will present information to children and adults about indoor and outdoor composting, what and why to compost, the decomposition process and compost troubleshooting. The 4:00PM session is for children; the 6:00PM session is for adults. Preregistration is required; space is limited to the first 15 registrants. Preregister online or at 718-225-8414.

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Apr
27
6:30PM

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7:15PM

An Evening of Song with Daphnee Fortunate

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Songstress Daphnee Fortunate will weave her vocal magic through new, soulful renditions of jazz and pop standards from the 20th and 21st centuries in a musical journey that will delight and inspire. Space limited; first come, first served. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library.


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May
5
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Lucille Ball: A Retrospective

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Dr. Ira Epstein explores the life, funniest moments and comedic techniques of television pioneer Lucille Ball.


May
6
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Film Screening and Lecture

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

The film "For One English Officer" documents an unprecedented prisoner-of-war exchange brokered by the Red Cross during WWII. Military veteran Bernard Rader, accompanied by his wife June, will screen the film, in which he is interviewed. Mr. Rader endured nearly two months of German captivity in France before becoming one of the 149 Allied prisoners of war involved in the exchange. For his service Mr. Rader was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and France's Legion of Honor medals.


May
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate 5,000 Years of Chinese Culture

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Roger Pena and George Wei will lecture on China's 5,000-year-old culture, one of the most ancient in the world. They will discuss Chinese history, including the Tang dynasty; the essence of Chinese traditional culture; the significance of the Year of the Sheep; Chinese dance, martial arts and tai chi; herbal cures and acupuncture and much more!


May
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Noted elder-law and estate-planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.


Jun
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Long Island Sound Performs Hits of the '50s to '90s

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down memory lane enjoying classic tunes originally made great by Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, great Motown artists and more.

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