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Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Listen to Our Volunteer Voices!

It’s National Volunteer Week 2017, and we want to celebrate the important role of volunteers at Queens Library!

All this week, to say Thank You to our volunteers, we will share their voices and let them tell you what their service to the Library means to them and their communities.

Check our special blog post ...

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 ...

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 Coriolanus on Monday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Briarwood ...

Comment on Our FY2018 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018, and we'd like you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through Saturday, May 20.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 and fill out our ...

Our New Music 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 physical and digital collections.

This month features music from CeCe Winans, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, LeAnn Rimes, Pitbull, Kehlani, Little Big Town, and Nathan ...

Battle of the Bands 2017

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever, and we're looking for performers!

For the third year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 27.

Queens ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

If you didn't get a chance to sign up before, Round 2 of applications for Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood is now open!

Queens Library’s UPK program now offers free after-school care, available until 6 p.m., in addition to an outstanding pre-K education; free ...

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage!

This April, Queens Library is celebrating the heritage and legacy of immigrants in America!

Join us for craft workshops, concerts, dance, and theater from around the globe.

Learn about the evolution of Bollywood with the Payalia Dance Company; explore culture and tradition with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano El ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Apr
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Language Learning Lab

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn 95+ languages using self paced learning software. Laptops and headphones will be provided. You must have a basic knowledge of navigating the Internet and using the keyboard and mouse.
Preregistration is required.


Apr
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Readiness/Search Assistance JUN-ALP-2017

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you seriously looking for a job? Do you need to create or update your resume? Do you want to know how to interview effectively? This group is for you! Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling or visiting the Adult Learning Center (718) 723-7662.
Interviewing Skills
Applications
Resume Basics
Cover Letter Basics
Job Retention Skills

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

Additional Dates


May
2
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Early Detection Education for Breast and Colon Cancer

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Ms. Ann Stephens, Outreach Coordinator from the North Well/ LIJ Women's Center, will make a presentation and demonstrate how to do self examinations of the breast. She will also provide information about colon cancer. She encourages participation in the demonstrations and there will be a Q&A session as she provides informational handouts.


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May
3
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Around The World In 90 Minutes! Online Travel Booking

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Join us for an interactive, hands-on experience! Learn how to search the Internet for online travel deals, and how to successfully book a flight or vacation

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

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May
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Foot Jewelry Workshop for Adults

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Craft artist Melody Burns teaches participants how to transform colorful beads into jewelry for your feet. Materials will be available for up to 18 participants. No preregistration is available.


May
6
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Urban Growers Meet-up

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join a panel of community gardeners in a discussion on preserving green space in New York City. Learn about starting a garden in your community,saving organic seeds and the benefits of organic gardening. Bring your seeds and seedlings to the Urban Growers Seed Exchange.


May
6
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Mother's Day Mason Jars

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your mother a special gift! Join us to make handmade gifts for Mother's Day. Mason jars, paint and decorations will be provided just bring your creativity.


May
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Build Your Own Websites: Become a WordPress Power User

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

Learn to create a WordPress site for your own blog or small business! In this 2-session course, participants will learn the basics of webhosting and WordPress setup, how to create and style content, and how to navigate the administration area of WordPress. Register in person at the Rochdale Village Community Library or call 718-723-4440

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

Additional Dates


May
11
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Job Readiness Boot Camp

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This series of classes will teach you how to Identify your work skills, create a resume and improve your interview skills.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Karaoke for Older Adults

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Whether you're a good singer or not, you are welcome to Rochdale's Karaoke for Older Adults to sing along to some favorites.


May
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Rochdale Village Adult Non-Fiction Book Discussion Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Non-fiction lovers, please come and join the Rochdale Village Adult Non-Fiction Book Discussion Club! Each month we will read and discuss a non-fiction book. Any questions, please call the Adult Reference Desk at Rochdale Village Library, 718-723-4440.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Spring Online Shopping Spree

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Join us for a fun and interactive online shopping experience!
Online shopping is a convenient way to buy almost anything from the comfort of your home. While there are some risks with shopping online, there are also many ways to protect yourself and your financial information. Learn more about staying safe when shopping online in this very informative hands on session.


Jun
1
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Floral Artist Anna Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging.


Jun
14
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, Ocarinas, Native American Flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Jun
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Queens Community Partners Network Meeting

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

An opportunity for local agencies and organizations to meet and showcase their work, network with other community based organizations and learn about the services and resources they offer.


Jun
17
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Daddy-Daughter Hair!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Natasha Howe and stylists from Howe It's Done Salon and Spa will teach dads or father figures to do a simple pony tail, braid and bun. Have fun and learn to care for your daughter's hair!

Please bring your own hairbrushes and tools.


Jun
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Music Everywhere

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Angela Wildflower made her Broadway debut in "Motown the Musical" and brings her own ensemble in this poetic tribute to Rhythm and Blues, from vintage 40s to current Billboard top 100s.


Jul
13
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Finding Volunteer Positions Online

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Volunteering.
Good for you. Good for your city.
Use your time, passion, skills to serve new york city!
Come to Rochdale Village to learn how to apply for volunteering opportunities on the nycservice.org website

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your own coffee, tea, and biscuits. We will provide the atmosphere, including music and coloring supplies. Coloring is a new adult craze that promises relaxation, fun and community.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Mask Making / Cultural History

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Mask Making / Cultural History: A look at mask-making across cultures and time. Create your own mask. Older Adult Services-Creative Aging 9 session art course. Space is limited. Register at the Rochdale Village Library 718-723-4440

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Music for the Soul

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Sean Condron, born in Queens to Irish parents, is a modern-day bard who's repertoire spans the melting pot of American music. Armed with just a guitar and voice, his energetic and humor filled performances have delighted audiences the world over.