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"THE SOLAR POWERED LIBRARY" -- ALL SUMMER IN GANTRY PARK

 Queens Library and the Friends of Hunters Point Library are pleased to announce a special series of library services coming to the Gantries all summer long. All activities are free.

Beginning May 31st and continuing on Saturdays:

• The Mobile Library will be parked each Saturday at Gantry State Park, Vernon ...

Join the Summer Reading Fun!

Queens Library invites children from all over Queens to take part in "Fizz, Boom, READ!" -- our 2014 Summer Reading Program!

Summer Reading activities will be happening in every Queens Library, all over the borough. Babies, children, teens and adults are invited to read at the library and participate in all the special ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

Everyone is invited to enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Queens Library with free musical and dance performances, lectures, visual arts, and movies. Events include a Free Lincoln Center Local Performance, the Chinese Philharmonic, renowned calligrapher Tian Xuzhong, an Eid-Al-Fitr celebration, Chinese artist Haisu Tian, and a film ...

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Join us as at Central Library as we celebrate L. Frank Baum's timeless classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

 

Travel down the yellow brick road during the month of August.and visit our display of 1st edition original books and vintage memorabilia. Or attend a film screening:

"The ...

Hot New Music for August

Every month, Queens Library's expert staff brings you the best new music in our collection. This month features Calle 13, Dum Dum Girls, Trey Songz, new African Music and more! Check it out here.

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica), Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway, Seaside and Peninsula. Borrow one for a month with the option of three renewals for a total of four months. ...

A PICTURE BOOK WITH A DOG'S EYE VIEW

Queens resident David Ezra Stein is an author-illustrator whose previous books include "LEAVES", winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. His most recent children's picture book, "I'm My Own Dog", was just released this month. If you've ever had a dog in your life, you will definitely relate to ...

Download the Queens Library app!

Available on iPhone or Android

Find books, videos, events, download e-books and music, request library materials, all from your mobile.

Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Enjoy world-class music and dance, free at your local Queens Library. See the full schedule

Aug
22
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This program is for children ages 30 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers.


Aug
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Children’s Rock Garden Project

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Our garden design calls for some colorful and interesting rocks. Children ages 5-12 are requested to bring in rocks from their own garden and paint them with supplies provided by the library. We will use the painted rocks in our garden or they can be taken home.


Sep
11
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

There are fingerplays and games for children ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 accompanied by a parent.

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

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Sep
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

On Top of Spaghetti

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Miss Susan has sat in Jello, gotten slimed, did the Chicken Dance, been sprayed with Silly String, hugged a snake and read to an alligator. For this year's Challenge, we needed at least 300 children registered and at least 4,000 books read. To pay off the Challenge bet, Miss Susan will sit in a vat of spaghetti. Children should bring a little plastic baggie of spaghetti to fill the pot Miss Susan will sit in. Refreshments will be served.


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What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.