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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this Memorial Day weekend for a special Science Lab with our friend Vinny Voltage, some outdoor reading time, a Queens Memory celebration of both Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and Military Appreciation Month, a rebroadcast of the Gracie Book Club, our author talk with Mingmei Yip, special movies, and much more. We hope to ...

Apply For Google CS First Today!

Queens Library is offering a unique opportunity for kids to build their knowledge of computer science and coding!

Google CS First is a free program for children in grades 4-8 that increases access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through after-school, in-school, and summer ...

Join Us and Tell NYC to Keep Investing in Libraries!

We hope you can join us at your community library in May and June!

Our President & CEO, Dennis Walcott, will partner with our elected officials for Story Time, a chance for you to read with your kids and share the joy of learning with them.

And as the Mayor and the City Council negotiate their final ...

Only One Band Can Be the Best!

Many bands will enter, but only one will be chosen as the winner at Queens Library's 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands!

This year, the competition is fiercer than ever, and bands will rock out at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College's Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 14.

Queens has ...

Share Your One Sentence Story For Libraries!

How has your community library affected your life? It’s a complex question, but all we need is a one sentence answer!

We’re asking our customers and supporters to share their one sentence about the library's impact on their lives.

You can visit the One Sentence Stories website at ...

Queens Library Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! Several upcoming Queens Library events will honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our borough, our city, and beyond, including our ongoing program series “Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers.” Visit our Events webpage throughout the month for ...

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion

Congratulations to First Lady Chirlane McCray for hosting the first meeting of the Gracie Book Club on May 17!

She and her guests participated in a live stream broadcast discussion of Tanwi Nandini Islam's novel Bright Lines, moderated by author James ...

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 ...

May
27
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.

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May
28
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Fresh Meadows Poets

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local poets meet to discuss and critique their work.

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

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May
31
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Diabetes 101

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Want to learn more about diabetes prevention or diabetes management? Join us for this program presented by the Global Physicians Network Foundation.


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Jun
1
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion at Gracie Mansion

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join your neighbors to watch a rebroadcast of the discussion moderated by author James Hannaham of "Bright Lines" written by Tanwi Nandini Islam. The video was recorded on May 17, 2016 at the Gracie Book Club hosted by First Lady Chirlane McCray at Gracie Mansion.


Jun
2
2:30PM

--to--

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


Jun
2
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Instructor Shirley Goicochea leads this full-body workout that targets the major muscle groups of the upper and lower body. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a bottle of water and towel.

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

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Jun
3
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Adults meet to paint and explore the medium of watercolor.

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

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Jun
4
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

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.


Jun
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Beginning a Business: Spring Workshop

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for an interactive workshop series offered in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Topics include: 5/9-Starting your business; 5/16-SBA programs and services that can help your business; 5/23-Writing a business plan; 6/6-Selling to the federal government; 6/13-eCommerce and social media marketing.

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

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Jun
6
6:30PM

--to--

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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Jun
9
5:00PM

--to--

6:15PM

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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Jun
14
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This AARP driving class is geared towards older adults.

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

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Jun
18
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Foundation for Fighting Blindness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This networking group for all is an opportunity for people to share experiences, discuss new research, and make friends with others with the same condition.

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

--to--

4:15PM

Jazz Meets Opera

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Pianist Lafayette Harris Jr. and renowned Soprano Karen Parks present the music of the great ladies of song: Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.


Jun
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

In Words and Music: The Story of the Yiddish Theatre with Diane Cypkin!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Acclaimed Yiddish Theatre scholar and talented singer, Dr. Diane Cypkin tells—through English narration—the story of Yiddish Theatre singing (in Yiddish) many of the memorable songs written and/or popularized by unforgettable greats of that fascinating theatre. Please join us!


Jun
23
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Stuck in a Job Search Rut? Give Your Resume a Facelift!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Representatives from the Central Queens Y Workforce Program provide a two hour workshop that will help you revamp your resume, and improve your interview and networking skills. Feel free to bring your resume with you if you already have one and it will be reviewed during the session.


Jun
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

New York Cares

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

New York Cares will offer an orientation meeting to recruit volunteers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
6:30PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates