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Celebrate National Library Lovers Month

Show your love for libraries by entering our Share Your Love for Queens Library Photo Contest.  

Enter the contest today and show how much you love your library for a chance to win a Samsung 16 GB Galaxy Tablet!

Complete contest rules here.

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood, located at 35-32 21st Street in Long Island City, offers an outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified staff; the best learning experience for your child; free after-school care until 5:30 p.m.; and all the ...

Support Your Community Library

Join Queens Library to tell your State Legislators what your community library means to you!

Our customers are our loudest voices. Your State Senators and Assembly Members want to hear from you! Queens Library will be going to Albany on February 28.

If you're interested, please register online by ...

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 ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're age 60 and older, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Celebrate Black History Month at Queens Library!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for Black History Month!

We’ll be screening movies, hosting talks, and presenting concerts to celebrate and commemorate the Black experience in America.

Programs are available for children, teens, and adults, including five special events focusing on Claudia ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Feb
22
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
22
4:45PM

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6:00PM

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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Feb
22
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 4-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.

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Feb
24
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 lots of fun and definitely great exercise too!

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

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Mar
5
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". Loyalty, political machinations, and ambition collide in this timely historical drama about the most infamous assassination in history and the fall-out that follows it.


Mar
17
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "Visionary Women" by Andrea Barnet

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join Andrea Barnet as she discusses "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World." Her book traces the arc of each woman's career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Mar
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Colon Cancer Awareness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Sometimes we are uncomfortable talking about cancer, but it’s so important to learn about the risk factors and what you can do to prevent or help lower your risk. Come join experts from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst to learn the colon cancer basics and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.


Mar
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Towards A More Perfect Union: Making Your Voice Heard

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion led by Michael Krasner, Co-Director of Taft Institue, Queens College. Participants will be able to empower themselves to make the changes they want by learning how the system works and what they can do, concretely and specifically, to get the government to respond to them.


Apr
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Stroke Prevention (in Russian)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

National health statistics indicate that hypertension increases the risk of stroke, and the incidence of stroke has drastically increased in the last decade. In this presentation, Dr. Irina Belman, M.D., will discuss how to reduce the risk of stroke and review advances in treatment.


Apr
3
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

If you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you might be eligible for this free program! The classes provide group and individual support, educational materials, personalized feedback, health information, and specific steps to achieve a healthier you! If you’re interested in participating in weekly classes, email Tamara at tmichel@queenslibrary.org to learn more about how you might be able to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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

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Apr
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

International Travelers’ Checklist

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A lot of work goes into planning a trip, but don’t forget to consider your health! Come get some tips from a medical doctor about some steps you can take to help you avoid health problems or injuries that could ruin your travels or even be very serious.


Apr
7
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!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hip and Knee Pain

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Do you suffer from hip or knee pain from arthritis? Come learn some common causes and possible treatments from Dr. Hasija, Orthopedic Surgeon at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


Apr
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Meet the Authors: "Daring Democracy" by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as legendary "Diet for a Small Planet" author Frances Moore Lappé and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen present their book "Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want". With riveting stories and little-known evidence, they expose the well-orchestrated effort that has robbed Americans of their rightful power and discuss the posivite actions citizens can take to achieve historic change. Books will be available for sale and signing


Apr
23
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Meet the Author: "Only Child" by Rhiannon Navin

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Debut author Rhiannon Navin grew up in Bremen, Germany and her career in advertising brought her to New York City. Join us as Rhiannon Navin discusses her novel "Only Child" about a family facing a tragedy like those too often in the news and its path to publication.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Apr
30
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 of the broadcast. Discussion about best practices in a web series is guided by Vijay R. Nathan, librarian and host of "The Truth to Power Show".

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May
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sleep Hygiene

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A lot of us have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Come learn good sleep habits from Dr. Astua, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Studies suggest that sleep helps mental and emotional health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. What better time to take steps to improve your sleep!


May
4
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
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Percussia Presents Hammer & Keys: Groovy Classical Piano and Percussion Music

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jackson Heights resident Ingrid Gordon (percussion) and Maspeth resident Barbara Podgurski (piano) team up with percussionist Frank Cassara. Together they will perform a program of modern yet ear-friendly works, including several pieces by composers with roots in Queens. Also included are Mark Mellit’s tongue and cheeck “Tight Sweater” and Alan Hovhaness's ritualistic “Invocations to Vahakn”—a prayer to an ancient Armenian deity.


May
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sleep Apnea

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Snoring may be more than just an annoying habit – it may be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Come learn about the different types of sleep apnea, as well as some potential causes and symptoms from Dr. Astua, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.