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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s another great weekend at the Library! Join us for a Children's Reading Group with special guests Bill de Blasio and Jimmy Van Bramer, an early Mother’s Day craft fair and flea market, a poetry workshop, our Earth Day Family Fest, wonderful musical performances—including two different Motown revues and our Sunday ...

From Dennis M. Walcott

In my first weeks as the newly-appointed President and CEO, I visited every community library to meet the staff and gain an overview of what each library adds to the community. Among the most impactful programs are the Job and Business Academy’s job skills training workshops.

Library users attend free classes at the library ...

Celebrate Earth Day With Us!

On Friday, April 22, events will be held worldwide to support the environment and remind us all that we need to protect our planet.

This week, Queens Library has great programs planned at several of our community libraries to celebrate Earth Day and promote environmental awareness.

They include movies, ...

New on Our Blog: An Interview with New Langston Hughes Executive Director Mikisha Morris!

We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Mikisha Morris to Queens Library as the new Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. She succeeds Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), who will be retiring in July 2016 after more than 35 years of service to ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poems from Our Patrons!

Thank you to our patrons for sending us their poems in honor of National Poetry Month—and now it’s our pleasure to share them with you!

You can read poems from Shoshana Goldman, Michael P. Kusen, Agnes Wong, and Qi-Hong Zheng by visiting our ...

Comment on Our FY2017 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017, and there's still time for you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through May 6.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 and fill out our online ...

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 Troilus and Cressida on Monday, May 2 at 5:30 ...

Spring 2016 Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars

Protect Your Assets. Ensure Your Legacy. Come to our Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars where you can learn strategies for your finances and estate planning.

By attending one of our seminars, you will be introduced to strategies that will help you better plan for your financial future, medical care, ...

Support the Gracie Book Club!

The Gracie Book Club is a new collaborative effort between the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and First Lady Chirlane McCray. The first Gracie Book Club selection is Bright Lines. Read Bright Lines along with the First Lady and your fellow New Yorkers, and be a part of a ...

May
2
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classic movies every Monday at 3:00 PM.
5/2 - "Doctor Zhivago" (1965); 5/9 - "Now, Voyager"(1942); 5/16 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"(1966); 5/23 - "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

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May
3
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Introduction to Watercolor: A Creative Aging Program

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This is a two-session introduction to watercolor with professional teaching artist Celia Caro. Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call Queens Library at Sunnyside to register, 718-784-3033.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba Gold Workout

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Suzanne Windland Zumba leads a Zumba Gold program that uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration is required by telephone for all 11 sessions.

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May
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hudson River Rose: Folk Songs

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Anne Price and Rita Deutsch, who perform together as Hudson River Rose, entertain you with melodic songs by Kate Wolf, John Denver, Bill Staines, Carole King, the Beatles, Gordon Bok, and others, singing in sweet harmony about love, rivers, dogs, homes, unicorns, and friendship.


May
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "Noah's Compass" by Anne Tyler.


May
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Heart Health for Women

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US? Come learn what puts women at risk and, more importantly, what women can do to help prevent heart disease. Dr. PaulAnn Green, of Northwell Health, will cover many topics from the symptoms to what questions to ask your doctor during your appointment.


May
21
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.


Jun
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Children’s Mental Health Matters!

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

All parents want to see their children grow up happy and healthy. Emotional health plays a key role in a child's ability to do well in school, establish good friendships, stand up to negative peer pressure, and have good relationships. Experts from Western Queens Consultation Center will discuss the importance of emotional and mental health in children and offer tips on how you can nurture your child’s happiness and health.


Jun
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Please call the library to preregister. 718-784-3033

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Jun
8
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that participants can practice while sitting in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.

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

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Jun
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Job-Search Techniques

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for an interactive workshop that will explore job-search strategies, networking techniques and objectives, and how to look for and apply for jobs online.


Jul
14
4:30PM

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6:00PM

How to Build Your Credit ( in Spanish)

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, you will be able to discuss the importance of credit and financial planning, understand how to read and analyze your credit report, learn how you can improve your credit profile, and understand your credit and consumer rights.