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This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, you can join a writer's workshop, plan for your child's college education, explore the benefits of meditation, celebrate Brazilian Independence Day, visit the Language Learning Lab, enjoy wonderful concerts—including performances by Battle of the Bands winners Noni Rene & The Village and Cuban jazz sensation ...

Get Your Free IDNYC Card in Laurelton!

You can sign up for IDNYC on your side of Queens!

Laurelton Community Library will be hosting a temporary "pop-up" Enrollment Center from October 3 through October 7 where you can apply for your IDNYC card in person.

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Queens Library for several special events where we will celebrate the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the contributions they have made to our society!

Over the next four weeks, we will also highlight books from our collection by celebrated Hispanic authors. You can find a list of them here and see pictures of ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our second annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important topics specifically for adults over the age of 50.

In addition to special seminars and ...

Buy-A-Book for Queens Library

Did you know that every children’s book you buy for Queens Library will be read by 40 or more kids?

You can help the youngest members of our communities—and many others—explore their dreams through Queens Library’s Buy-A-Book program.

For every $25 you donate, a bookplate with your name (or the ...

Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

Our discussion ...

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 second season of Shakespeare in Queens starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3 at ...

Our New Music For September!

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 Leslie Odom Jr., blink-182, Snoop Dogg, ScHoolboy Q, The Monkees, Maxwell, Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton, and ...

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 ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

Sep
26
6:30PM

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7:30PM

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.

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Sep
29
5:00PM

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6:45PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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

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Sep
30
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Adults meet to paint and explore the medium of watercolor.

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

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Oct
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Social Dance

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn line and ballroom dances in this class for adults.


Oct
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Perspectives on Bipolar Disorder: A Panel Discussion

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This important and informative discussion of bipolar disorder is presented by: Dolores Brandon, author of the memoir “The Root Is Bitter, The Root is Sweet”; Alison Gilbert, Ph.D., Clinical Director at the Center for Treatment and Research of Bipolar Disorder at The Zucker Hillside Hospital; and Raphael J. Braga, M.D., psychiatrist at The Zucker Hillside Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
8
10:15AM

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1:15PM

Social Dance

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn line and ballroom dances in this class for adults.

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

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Oct
8
12:30PM

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4:30PM

Indie Author Day

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library, with libraries across North America, is hosting local Indie Author Day events. All writers and readers are welcome to an afternoon to connect writers with the community.

--12:30 pm - Independent Publishers Panel
-- 2:00 pm - A digital gathering featuring Q&A with writers, agents and industry leaders that will bring together the larger indie community
--3:15 pm - Local Indie Author Panel

Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
15
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Meet Terry Ballard, author of "Fifty Specialty Libraries of New York City: From Botany to Magic"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Terry Ballard set out to visit 50 libraries that had a specific specialty less than a year and shares his findings. Learn about the library devoted to magic or the dog library run by the American Kennel Club, a German language library, and much, much more. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
22
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Reading the Constitution Out Loud

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Let us hear your voice; as we gather members of our community to read out loud our nation’s constitution. This document set forth how our founding fathers envisioned and defined our government, the role and rights of its people, and how their representatives would be elected.


Oct
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hearing Aids: Set Realistic Expectations

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Doctor of Audiology will discuss when it might be appropriate to use hearing aids. More specifically, this lecture will outline what one might expect when trying hearing aids for the first time.


Oct
27
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Health & Hygiene

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This family-friendly workshop will help you to gain a better understanding of the human body and learn ways to stay healthy and prevent infections. Come learn what it means to have good hygiene while participating in fun activities and discussion. Presenter: Dr. Sandhya Malhotra, MD, and the GPNF Team.

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

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Nov
5
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Belle's Players

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Belle's Players will perform a new production of scenes and monologues by well-known playwrights.


Nov
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What is it doing to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? Come learn all of this, as well as some tips to prevent and manage it at this program.


Nov
17
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Coping with the Cost of Care

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This free workshop is designed for people living with cancer and their loved ones. Join us to gain practical advice on how to navigate the numerous and complex challenges of managing the cost of cancer care.