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It's #BookTuesday!

Queens Library receives new books every Tuesday — and every Tuesday, we'll introduce you to our latest featured book!

Our pick for #BookTuesday, May 5 is 99 Problems: Superstars Have Bad Days, Too, written and illustrated by Ali Graham.

Inspired by but not based ...

8 Days of NonStop Hip Hop

Celebrate hip hop history and culture with 8 Days of NonStop Hip Hop.  Programs will include music, history, photography, MCs, DJs, and family days filled with fun for the entire family.

Visit the web page for more information.

Musical Highlights from Side Show, Broadway Musical

Side Show is a Broadway musical based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who became famous stage performers in the 1930s.  Composer Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), Book & Lyric Author Bill Russell, and David St. Louis (principle actor/singer) will be performing musical highlights and discussing the evolution of ...

Free Digital Music!

Get free digital music on your own computer and/or device!

Freegal Music is a downloadable music and streaming service that gives patrons access to over 7 million songs in more than 100 genres in MP3 format, and 12,000 music videos, including Sony Music's catalog of artists. The collection is comprised of music from over ...

Mail A Book for the Homebound

If you can't come to the library, the library will come to you. Books, videos, and music delivered right to your doorstep, free. Choose what you like to read in large print, audio books, in the language you prefer. Find out more. Phone 718-776-6800.

May Music Staff Picks

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 collection.

This month features music from Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Belle and Sebastian, Big Sean, Björk, Maná, David Phelps, Matana Roberts, Ludacris and ...

New Books in Chinese

Looking for books to read in Chinese? Check out these new arrivals!

想讀到最新的中文書嗎?請看以下新書介紹!

 

 

 

請問侯文詠 / Qing wen Hou Wenyong: yi chang yu nei zai dui hua de lü cheng, by Hou Wenyong, 侯文詠

 

四十九日・祭 / Si shi jiu ri ji, by Yan Geling, 严歌苓

New Books in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

 

 

 

Diario emprendedor by Joshua A. Aguilar

 

El mejor medicamento, eres tú by Frédéric Saldmann

 

May
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Dance Fusion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Instructor Katwicia Desruisseaux leads a mix of dance fitness, aerobics, low-impact strength training and stretching exercises that help relieve stress. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

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May
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Knitting Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Knitters, if you are looking for a place to share your "purls" of wisdom and experience, please join us! Bring your own material.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"The Theory Of Everything" (2014), rated PG-13, is the extraordinary story of one our greatest minds, renowned English astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Eddie Redmayne, who plays Hawking, won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hawking.


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May
11
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Basic Typing

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

These sessions involve some instruction and a great deal of practice, practice, practice.


May
11
2:00PM

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4:15PM

International Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In the award-winning film "The Auction" (in French with English subtitles), directed by Sébastien Pilote, Gaby, a sheep farmer in rural Quebec, decides to sell the family farm to raise money for one of his daughters who asks for financial help.


May
11
6:30PM

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7:30PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Is English your second or third language? Do you want to improve your
speaking skills? Practice at the library with native speakers!

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

Additional Dates


May
12
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Play Scrabble, the word game that has been played for generations! Please bring your own Scrabble materials.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Chess Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The origins of chess are not completely clear, though it is believed to have evolved from earlier chess-like games played in India almost 2,000 years ago. The game we know today has been around since the 15th century, when it became popular in Europe. Play with us to see why it has lasted so long!

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

Additional Dates


May
13
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Meditation: A Spiritual Solution to Stress, Anger and Conflict

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Long-time meditator Jim Rose will take you through a series of exercises that will show how meditation can be a powerful tool for dealing with stress, anger and conflict.


May
13
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from finding work or reaching other goals? Speech-language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


May
16
3:00PM

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4:30PM

The College Admissions Process (in Chinese)

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This workshop is designed to help college-bound high school students and their parents navigate the complex and confusing college admissions and financial aid application process.


May
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn the computer on and off, use the keyboard and mouse, search and browse the Internet and type a website address. Seating is limited; first come, first served.


May
18
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (2014), rated PG-13, is the prequel to director Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the latest installment in the film adaptation based on J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit."


May
20
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Tai Chi for Adults with Lenny Antonucci

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Tai chi is a mind-body "soft style" martial art that originated in China. Sometimes called "meditation in motion," it involves graceful forms of exercise using flowing movements. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must complete an exercise release form before the program begins.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


May
23
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Genealogy, Part 2

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Professional genealogist and family historian Diane Warmsley introduces participants to a variety of documents other than vital records that can be helpful when researching a family tree.


Jun
29
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Movie Time: "Fury"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Brad Pitt plays an Army Sergeant leading a tank crew on a dangerous mission in the final days of World War II. (134 minutes; 2014; R)