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Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival

Save the date! The Peninsula Community Library will be open for 31 hours straight, from 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 27.

Bring your friends and family for special story times, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, concerts, outdoor movies, yoga and meditation on the beach, a ...

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc: La Casita

Lincoln Center and Queens Library have partnered to present Boro-Linc: La Casita, a free world-class performance and family workshop—right in the heart of Jamaica, Queens!

Join us at Rufus King Park on Saturday, September 9 for wonderful music and dance, and a chance to learn more about ...

Celebrate the Solar Eclipse With Queens Library!

UPDATE: We've added even more library locations where you can watch next week's solar eclipse!

On Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible across the entire continental United States. For the first time in 99 years, no matter where you live in North America, you’ll see a total or partial ...

Join Us on Our Mobile Library Tour!

Queens Library's Mobile Library will be touring the borough throughout the month of August.

Visit the Mobile Library to borrow books, sign up for a library card, and more!

Our stops will include public schools; a beach-side stay with special stories, songs, and rhymes; and a back-to-school event with State ...

Summer Programs For All Ages

Summer's almost over, but we've still got plenty of great things for kids, adults, and families to enjoy at the Library!

Join us at the Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival, see some unforgettable Culture Connection concerts, cosplay at our library ComicCon in Queens Village, ...

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 ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Summer Meals are here! For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals are available from now until Friday, September 1.

Meals are available Monday - Friday, from 1pm - 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required. Queens Library is honored to partner ...

Queens Library 2017 Gala

The Queens Library Foundation’s 2017 Annual Gala will take place on Tuesday, October 17, at the Queens Museum.

Nearly 300 supporters of the Library attended last year’s Gala to pay tribute to our special honorees and the Library’s mission and customers.

This year’s ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Aug
18
3:45PM

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5:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Aug
21
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Tai Chi for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Practice Mirelle Netelle beginner's Tai Chi for health and well-being, using the five elements of qigong, sequences of Tai Chi forms, and 'push-hands.'

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

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Aug
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Advanced Coloring for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Adult coloring is a new trend that is not only fun, but has been recommended as a way to reduce stress. The library will supply coloring pages and pencils, or attendees can bring their own.


Sep
1
3:45PM

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5:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
1:45PM

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2:45PM

Medical Simulation Training to Revolutionize Patient Care

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Dr. Suzanne Bentley, ER physician and Director of the Medical Simulation Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, along with Lorraine Boehm, RN, Nurse Educator, will discuss how life-like mannequins are used to train doctors and nurses to treat cardiac arrest, stroke, obstructed airways, and other emergency medical conditions. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with the mannequins used for training.


Sep
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "Playing Catch with Strangers" by Bob Brody

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local author, personal essayist and public relations executive Bob Brody has published a memoir entitled "Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age". In this memoir, he chronicles his upbringing as the hearing child of deaf parents, his move to New York City, especially Forest Hills where he has lived since 1977, and his efforts through trial and error to become a mature adult and responsible husband and father.

Books will be available for sale and signing.


Sep
12
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Advanced Coloring for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Adult coloring is a new trend that is not only fun, but has been recommended as a way to reduce stress. The library will supply coloring pages and pencils, or attendees can bring their own.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
13
1:45PM

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2:45PM

Stroke Prevention

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Did you know that someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds? Come learn what you can do to reduce your risk of stroke from Dr. Rohan Arora, Director of the Stroke Program at LIJ Forest Hills.


Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Poetry Circle

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

Join us for a close reading and discussion of a select poet each month. Come to Forest Hills Library to check out reserved copies of his work, which will be available for check out soon. For September: Charles Bukowski. For October: Billy Collins.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Open Mic with featured reader Eli Steier, a Queens resident whose poetry points to the beauty in common, overlooked occurrences, as well as deep spiritual searching. Author of the poetry collection "There Was Once A Boy", his poetry has appeared in Poetica Magazine. He has read his work in Manhattan, Queens, and Jerusalem. He is a fan of pigeons.


Oct
17
3:15PM

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4:15PM

Nutrition and Diabetes Prevention

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

There is always a new diet that everyone is talking about, but what should I really be eating if I want to maximize my health? Come get the facts about healthy eating for diabetes prevention at this program, delivered by Dr. Sandhya Malhotra, MD and the team from Global Physicians Network Foundation.


Oct
28
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Classic Concert

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

"Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin."