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J.R.R. Tolkien Fans…the quest continues!

“The Hobbit” may be nearing the end of his epic screen journey. Fear not! Queens Library has many other favorites to recommend. Look for them in downloadable e-books and audiobooks as well as on our bookshelves.

Have you read: 
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Stardust by Neil ...

Introducing WhereInQueens.org

“Where in Queens” helps users connect to social services closest to where they are. It refers users to both public services and those from faith-based and community-based organizations. The site is free to access and use on any internet connected device.

Zendesk originally created the app for use in San Francisco.  ...

Holiday Gift Picks from Our Librarians!

When you’re looking for a great gift book, who else would you ask but a librarian? Here are some holiday suggestions from our dedicated library staff.

And remember — you can buy these books and other holiday gifts at great prices at Queens Library's online store and get FREE shipping if your order is $25 or more! ...

Learn How to Code and Become a Tech Leader!

Have you ever wanted a career in the growing tech field but don't have the skills you need?

Join us at the Central Library on Monday, January 5 to find out how to apply for a great learning opportunity and a full scholarship!

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) is a local nonprofit dedicated to transforming the world’s ...

New Music for December

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 Lee Brice, Toni Braxton & Babyface, Johnny Winter, Dietrick Haddon, Chayanne, Twista, José James, and ...

New Library Hours as of Jan. 5, 2015

Beginning January 5, Queens Library will have earlier morning hours and later evening hours at every neighborhood library, to fit your busy schedule.

What's the best time to visit your Queens Library? Look here.

 

Sunday Concerts at Central: 29th Annual Series

Queens Library invites you to a series of free concerts featuring world music. Events take place on Sundays at 3:00 pm through June 2015 at Queens Central Library. 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432.
 

 

 

Hart & Soul
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Dec
23
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Film Screening: "This Is Where I Leave You"

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda; 2014


Dec
26
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Meditation for Mind, Body and Spirit

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

Eric, our instructor, will explain the techniques of meditation and, through exercises such as tai chi, lead you to achieve inner peace and a healthy life style. Space is limited. Preregister online or call 718-225-8414.


Dec
29
1:30PM

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3:30PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Improve your English vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation with Lucette and Arline. 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.

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

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Jan
2
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Stretch and Flex Yoga for Adults

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

This course is designed to encourage movement and flexibility, stimulating blood flow to joints, muscles and internal organs and increasing oxygen delivery to the cells. It has a relaxation component and is great for de-stressing. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle and wear comfortable, stretchable attire. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Douglaston/Little Neck Library.

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

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Jan
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Photographer Alice Austen

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Filmmaker Stuart Hersh will host a screening of "Alice's World," his acclaimed documentary film, narrated by actress Helen Hayes, about the life and legacy of Alice Austen (1866-1952), one of the earliest and most prolific female photographers in the United States. Although Austen died in virtual poverty at age 87, the airing of this documentary on television helped save Austen's Staten Island home, Clear Comfort.


Jan
26
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Geriatric Care Management

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Geriatric care manager Marianne Altman, MS, CMC, will discuss the advantages of geriatric care managment for those who find themselves overwhelmed by the care of an aged parent.


Jan
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Film Screening: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife in this film starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens and David Harbor. 2014; rated R; 114 min.


Jan
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Explore the Legacy of the Matinecock Native Americans of Little Neck and Eastern Queens!

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Explore the legacy of the Matinecock Native Americans of Little Neck and Eastern Queens. Author and Historian Jason D. Antos will host a screening of "The Lost Spirits," a documentary about the ancient Native American cemetery that was once located on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck and the descendants who still live in the area. A slide show featuring rarely seen images of the cemetery will follow. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art Gallery Opening Reception

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Meet artist-in-residence Marcy Stecker, view her six gorgeous watercolor paintings that will be on display from January 5 to March 31 at the library's art gallery, and enjoy stories, refreshments and conversation.