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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this Memorial Day weekend for a special Science Lab with our friend Vinny Voltage, some outdoor reading time, a Queens Memory celebration of both Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and Military Appreciation Month, a rebroadcast of the Gracie Book Club, our author talk with Mingmei Yip, special movies, and much more. We hope to ...

Digital Downloads for the Long Weekend!

You can unwind this Memorial Day long weekend with your choice of free movies and music in just a few clicks!

Here are some great recommendations from our digital services Freegal, Zinio, and InstantFlix. All you need is a library card to get ...

Apply For Google CS First Today!

Queens Library is offering a unique opportunity for kids to build their knowledge of computer science and coding!

Google CS First is a free program for children in grades 4-8 that increases access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer ...

Share Your One Sentence Story For Libraries!

How has your community library affected your life? It’s a complex question, but all we need is a one sentence answer!

We’re asking our customers and supporters to share their one sentence about the library's impact on their lives.

You can visit the One Sentence Stories website at ...

Join Us and Tell NYC to Keep Investing in Libraries!

We hope you can join us at your community library in May and June!

Our President & CEO, Dennis Walcott, will partner with our elected officials for Story Time, a chance for you to read with your kids and share the joy of learning with them.

And as the Mayor and the City Council negotiate their final ...

Only One Band Can Be the Best!

Many bands will enter, but only one will be chosen as the winner at Queens Library's 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands!

This year, the competition is fiercer than ever, and bands will rock out at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College's Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 14.

Queens has ...

Queens Library Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! Several upcoming Queens Library events will honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our borough, our city, and beyond, including our ongoing program series “Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers.” Visit our Events webpage throughout the month for ...

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion

Congratulations to First Lady Chirlane McCray for hosting the first meeting of the Gracie Book Club on May 17!

She and her guests participated in a live stream broadcast discussion of Tanwi Nandini Islam's novel Bright Lines, moderated by author James ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Jun
1
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Children ages 9-23 months and their parents or caregivers are invited to sing nursery rhymes, make music, and listen to stories. Prereregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

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Jun
2
6:30PM

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7:15PM

Twilight Tales

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Children ages 18 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers will listen to classic stories, old and new, and learn songs and fingerplays. Feel free to wear your slippers and/or pajamas, and please bring a flashlight. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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Jun
3
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Girls' Book Discussion and Activity

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Join Mrs. Tina and two parent-volunteers for a discussion of “The BFG” by Roald Dahl. Participants must read the book before attending the meeting. Copies are available at the Customer Service Desk. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fees program.


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Jun
21
3:15PM

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4:15PM

Boys' Book Discussion

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Mrs. Tina will discuss "Framed" by Gordon Korman with boys in grades 2-5. Please read the book before the meeting. Participation will count toward the "Read Down Your Fees" program. Preregistration is required.


Jul
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

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

Children, ages 6-10, are invited to play games involving reading, movement and challenge.
Pre-registration is required. The program is free.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
2:00PM

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3:15PM

End of Summer Reading Program for Kids

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Calling all neighborhood children --come celebrate the end of summer reading with Mrs. Tina. Enjoy games, music, food and drink. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.