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Now is a Great Time to Support the Queens Library!

Spring is an exciting time of growth and renewal—and a great time to give to the Queens Library Foundation!

The thousands of programs we offer are made possible by the generous support of donors like you.

Your gift today means we can continue to meet the needs of our diverse community.

With your gift, we ...

One Book, One New York: Cast Your Vote!

Imagine all New Yorkers reading and talking about the same book at the same time!

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Magazine have announced the return of One Book, One New York, the exciting city-wide initiative that brings book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same ...

Celebrate Earth Day at Queens Library!

April 22 is Earth Day, and we're marking the occasion with arts & crafts, celebrations, science workshops, and more.

Plus, you can watch several Earth Day-themed movies on Kanopy, our on-demand video streaming service, all for free with your library card.

Join us for our special programs before ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month At The Library

April is National Poetry Month and we’ve got something planned for the poet in everyone.

We’ve gathered our list of recommendations from our collections, including books by poets and films about poets.

We also invite you to come to our poetry open mics and poetry slams, join in poetry writing events at your ...

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 ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Apr
25
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come join us for fingerplays, puppets and Circle Time for children and caregivers from ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2. All are invited.


Apr
25
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come join us for two short stories, fingerplays, puppets and Circle Time for children and caregivers from ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2. All are invited.

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

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Apr
25
3:00PM

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6:00PM

After-school fun

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

After-school fun for kids of all ages. Games, coloring pages, math worksheets, and puppets galore.

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

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May
1
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Rock Painting

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Bring a rock to paint. Leave it for our rock garden or take it home. Supplies provided by the library.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:00PM

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6:00PM

After-school Fun

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

After-school fun for kids of all ages. Games, coloring pages, math worksheets, puzzles, and puppets galore.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun With Balloons

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 27 openings

Meet Miss Fran, a balloon artist. A hands-on workshop for children ages 8-10. Children will get to create and take home their own balloon sculpture that they made, either a sword or a hat. Other simple balloon shapes will be demonstrated. Registration is required, as space is limited.


May
2
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Cats Cradle String Stories

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn to craft the cats cradle game. Miss Susan will be assisted by Jacob in teaching various string figures. String will be provided by the library.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show: Born To Read

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

“WE WERE BORN TO READ!” That's why libraries rock? Join Queens Library and Turtle Dance Music in this Music, Bubble and Comedy Show where children will be engaged with songs, comedy, bubbles, music technology, and original stories about why libraries rock!


Jun
27
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Magic Show with Speedo the Clown

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Clown around with Speedo the Clown! Children will be amazed with this fun-filled magic show and for an extra treat get your face painted before you leave.