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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend for the Glen Oaks Spring Festival, a Haitian Flag Day Concert with Bohio Music, our special events in honor of Armed Forces Day, writing workshops, our Open Mic for Poets with Jody-Ann Buckle, a Trap-Neuter-Return workshop, art classes, music, movies, and much more. We hope to see you ...

Tweet to Your Council Member in Support of Libraries!

Stand with your library on Twitter!

Our city officials are now deciding the amount of funding that New York City’s libraries will receive in the upcoming fiscal year.

Click the links below to find the Twitter handles of your city leaders and the New York City Council Member that represents your community library ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

Jewish American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Jewish American culture with us this May at our festival at Forest Hills Library!

Our special events will include music, singing, and old-time comedy acts straight out of vaudeville, with the most talented performers around town—featuring special guest star Mitzi Manna, international star of the ...

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 ...

Mental Health Awareness Month at Queens Library

Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re bringing you programming to both help you take care of your own mental health and teach you how to help someone else in crisis.

From programs on stress and self-care to information about the ...

Comment on Our FY2019 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019, and we'd like you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through Sunday, May 20.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2019 and fill out our online feedback ...

May
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Forest Hills Book Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Forest Hills Book Club will meet to discuss the book of the month.

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May
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Radio Free Brooklyn Presents

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come to listen and learn from a different hour-long broadcast from Radio Free Brooklyn each week and discuss the episode with the host. Discussion about best practices in a web series is guided by Vijay R. Nathan, librarian and host of "The Truth to Power Show."


May
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.

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May
24
4:45PM

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6:00PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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May
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Problems, Delays, Outdated Equipment...How Did New York's Subway Get So Bad?

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

New York City can't survive without a good public transportation system. Yet problems continue and the powers that be fail to provide viable solutions. Find out what's really going on and what we can do to help get us back on track. Join us for an informative and lively panel discussion and open forum.


May
25
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Working with Watercolors-Intermediate Level

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

Professional teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this nine session intermediate level sequential Introduction to Watercolor workshop. Learn about color theory and the basics of watercolor painting. Pre-registration is required. Call to register 718-268-7934

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May
26
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Line Dancing with Angie

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don’t sit on the sidelines! Join us and learn the latest line dances. It’s a lot of fun and definitely great exercise too!

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May
26
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage with Memories of Migration

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

For this year’s National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an event that celebrates the immigrant experience and builds empathy through storytelling and creative expression. Artist EunWoo Nam will lead participants in an interactive drawing activity inspired by the personal migration stories shared by members of the community. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


May
31
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic & Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library celebrates its talented community members in a monthly combination Reading Series and Open Mic Night at Forest Hills Library. Community performers are welcome to share their talents in a four-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome. Features include (Jan) Cindy Tran, (Feb) Tala Abu Rahmeh, (March) Shara Hardeson, (April) Marigo Farr, and (May) Avra Wing.


Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Demystifying City Politics and Figuring Out Where We Fit In

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Are you frustrated by the way New York City works? Do you have questions about what the City Council does? Join us for an informative and lively panel discussion and open forum to gain a better understanding of our local government and insight on how to get it to work for you. Empower yourself to make the changes you want and hold our elected officials accountable.


Jun
9
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author and Photographer of "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

How well do you know the neighborhoods of Queens? Author Joe DiStefano and photographer Clay Williams reveal the rich history and cultural diversity that are just a bus, subway, or walk away. Rediscover Queens on your next staycation with "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss."
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jun
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Andrea Brachfeld and Insight

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrated flutist, composer, arranger and producer Andrea Brachfeld and her quartet perform straight ahead jazz. This performance is made possible through a grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Jun
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Men’s Health: Ways to Stay On Top of Your Game

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come learn about important health topics affecting men. The doctor will focus on the risk factors for prostate cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.


Jun
21
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Meet the Author: "Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical" by Kevin Winkler

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kevin Winkler, author of "Big Deal", will take you on a tour through videos and images of the history and development of Bob Fosse's career. Bob Fosse (1927-1987) is recognized as one of the most significant figures in post-World War II American musical theatre. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jun
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Business of Music, The Music of the Beatles: An Interview with May Pang

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Beatles authority Kenneth Womack interviews May Pang, John Lennon’s girlfriend in the 1970s as well as a music industry insider during the post-Beatles years.


Jun
25
6:30PM

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8:00PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: A Lecture On The Life and Times of Louis Armstrong

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jun
28
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Open Mic and Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This summer, escape the heat with some cool performances! Open Mic is for all performers of any genre to take the mic for four minutes. Spectators are also welcome. Featured readers are as follows: For June: Elsbeth Pancrazi, For July: Jared Harel, For August: Joseph A. Levy.

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Jul
9
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Climate Reality: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions to Climate Change

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Climate Reality Project was founded and chaired by Nobel Laureate and former US vice president Al Gore to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis. Join the conversation with Climate Reality Leaders, among thousands of volunteers in 135 countries trained by Al Gore to educate the public about climate change, to discuss where we are today, and how to implement change.