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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend? Well, you can help us celebrate Lunar New Year, share your memories of Flushing, bring your child's favorite friend to a Stuffed Animal Sleepover, find out how to register for Universal Pre-K, enjoy the Afro-Cuban jazz of Dayramir Gonzalez, get skills for emotional wellness, learn the 10 ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

This exciting series of panel discussions and workshops starts this Saturday and Sunday, ...

African-American History Month: The Power of Music

Whether it’s hip hop, jazz, rhythm and blues, or rock n' roll, music has played a central role in the lives of people of African descent in the Americas.

In honor of African-American History Month, Queens Library’s Culture Connection will host four special events at Central Library in Jamaica ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library!

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend traditional ...

Queens Library's Broken Heart Week

We hope you will join us at Queens Library for our inaugural Broken Heart Week this February!

Broken Heart Week (February 12–18) is a time to celebrate loves won and lost. Sure, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, but at Queens Library, every facet of love and heartbreak will be explored in this week-long ...

Shape the Future of Queens Library!

At Queens Library, we are continually working to serve you better.

To do this, we are undertaking a strategic planning process across the borough that will guide the Library for the next five years.

You can be a part of this process. Take our survey and share your thoughts.

To ...

Launch Your Food Business with Jamaica FEASTS!

Calling all aspiring food entrepreneurs: Jamaica FEASTS is the program for you!

This 12-week incubator is completely FREE and was created to provide resources to those who are looking to start and run their own food-based business.

Learn the fundamentals with our hands-on workshops, get access to a commercial kitchen, ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

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 ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Jan
23
2:45PM

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4:00PM

New York Cares

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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

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Jan
23
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.

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Jan
26
5:00PM

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6:15PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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Jan
28
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Social Dance

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn Line and Ballroom dances in this class for adults.

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

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Feb
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety for Seniors

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


Feb
2
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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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
3
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.

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

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Feb
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Common GI Problems and Treatments

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come hear from a medical doctor about common stomach and digestive issues, including acid reflux, heartburn and constipation, as well as ways that you can help keep your gastrointestinal tract healthy. All are welcome!


Feb
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. This program is in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association. For more information or to register, please call 1-800-272-3900.


Feb
16
5:30PM

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6:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Make Your Own Valentine for Broken Heart Week

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

We will create Valentines as a tribute to ourselves for Broken Heart Week!


Feb
16
6:00PM

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6:30PM

How to Get Over a Broken Heart Wall Display

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

We will create a wall display to express how to get over a broken heart!


Feb
16
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Open Mic

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A multi-faceted exploration of the universal human experience of love and loss. An open mic in "Broken Heart Week" that will shine a light on lost loves and second chance at love, lost jobs, lost friendships, lost family relationships, lost homes, lost religions, and even lost former selves. Please come to share your poems or writings on any of these topics. With featured reader Vijay R. Nathan, author of "Escape from Samsara: Poems."


Mar
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Meet the Author: "The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter" by Bonnie S. Anderson

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Once more famous than Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Ernestine Rose lectured widely in favor of women’s rights and against both slavery and religion. Bonnie S. Anderson recovers the legacy of one of the nineteenth century’s most prominent feminists and freethinkers. Join us for a stimulating talk about “The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer”.


Mar
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Asthma & Allergies

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases and it affects people of all ages. Come learn from Dr. Zoohra Mashrigi and Dr. Ambika Deb about Asthma, some possible triggers and symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and potential tips for prevention. Since allergies can trigger asthma, we will also discuss possible ways to avoid allergens and treat allergies.


Apr
12
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Keeping your Heart Healthy

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Heart disease is serious. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US and the world? Dr. Atul Sharma from New York-Presbyterian/Queens will cover many topics from prevention and common symptoms to some of the questions to ask your doctor during an appointment.


Sep
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Mask Making / Cultural History

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Mask Making / Cultural History: A look at mask-making across cultures and time. Create your own mask. Older Adult Services-Creative Aging 9 session art course. Space is limited. Register at the Forest Hills Library 718-268-7934

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