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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library this weekend for an author event with sci-fi writer Karen Bao, homework help, family story time, ShapeUp NYC fitness classes, a writer’s workshop, a panel discussion on contemporary activism in the Corona/East Elmhurst area, special Lincoln Center Local screenings, science clubs, arts and crafts, and much more! ...

Oscars 2017: Books on Screen

The Academy Awards ceremony is almost here! As usual, in 2016 Hollywood got some of its best source material from the world of books.

Here's a list of the novels, autobiographies, plays, and stories that influenced this year’s nominees. How many have you read?

And if you click on the linked film titles, you can ...

Nominate Your Library for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

How does your library make your community a better place? Here's your chance to share your story and tell us how your neighborhood library has made a difference in your life!

The Fourth Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are accepting nominations now through March 13. Nominate your ...

Our New Music For February!

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 Leonard Cohen, The Weeknd, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Bon Jovi, ...

Celebrate African-American History Month!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for African-American History Month!

We're honoring a special selection of notable African-American writers on the Queens Library blog. Check our special blog post every week in February, starting February 3, as well as our social media channels!

All month ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're over 60 or earn less than 64,000 a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

Our next event is this series will be Community Organizing Today in Corona/East Elmhurst, on Saturday, February ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Feb
27
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Advanced Crochet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date February 27, 2017
Availability: 6 openings

Learn advanced crochet techniques from an experienced instructor. Participants will learn how to add crochet embellishments to garments, complete a hat with floral detailing, and pattern reading and writing. Participants will need to bring a notebook, a crochet needle size H (5mm) or I (5.5mm), and yarn (gauge 4 or 5). Register online or at the library. Adults and teens with crochet experience only.

Rochdale VillageMon, Mar 6, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM
Rochdale VillageMon, Mar 13, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM
Rochdale VillageMon, Mar 20, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM
Rochdale VillageMon, Mar 27, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM

Feb
27
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


Feb
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

5 Weeks of Beginner Computer Classes!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date February 28, 2017
Availability: 7 openings

Please join us for a very informative and interactive five-week computer workshop.
Topics will include email, how to navigate the Internet, basic search engines, and much, much more.

Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 7, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM7 openings
Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 14, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM7 openings
Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 21, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM7 openings
Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 28, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM--

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Feb
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Civics/Community Resources

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you new to the US and want to learn more about it? Do you need information on programs, benefits or social services you may be eligible for? This group is for you! Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling or visiting the Adult Learning Center (718) 723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Learn to Play Bridge

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Learn this popular and stimulating game! It will keep you mentally fit and socially active, and add to your card-playing enjoyment.
Preregistration is required by visiting or calling the library.


Mar
2
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us one afternoon a month at the Rochdale Village library for stories, songs, and crafts on a different theme. For children ages 3 to 5 with parent/caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

January 12: Farm Animals and Let's Celebrate the "Year of the Rooster"
February 2: Let's Celebrate Groundhog Day
March 2: Let's Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday
April 13: Let's Celebrate Earth Day

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Bullet Journaling

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Nee to organize your life? Of course you do. Try a Bullet Journal, a customizable and forgiving organization system you can build in any notebook.


Mar
9
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.


Mar
29
11:00AM

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5:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $64,000, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Typing Lab 101

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

Learn to type accurately and effectively or just brush up on your typing skills, using self-paced software. Laptops and headphones will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Spring Semester Registration

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Registration for Spring Semester: Free classes offered in ESOL (All Levels), Adult Basic Education, Computer, Job Skills and preparation for the TASC test (formerly GED). Register in person April 10-15th 10am to 5pm (Tues April 11th 1-5pm only; Thursday until 7pm). An assessment test will be given for class placement.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
12
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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Language Learning Lab

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

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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
13
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Job Readiness Boot Camp

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

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


Apr
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), compressions-only mannequins and "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.


Apr
24
6:30PM

--to--

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


Apr
26
1:30PM

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2:30PM

FDNY Fire Safety for Seniors

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


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.


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.


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