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From Dennis M. Walcott

It seems like the news is filled with more and more stories about automated customer service. Virtual assistants, apps that answer your questions, chatbots that designers swear act and sound like humans—there’s a large premium being put on building artificial intelligence that can answer questions, and mimic the experience of ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlight: Noise on 93rd

We're just two weeks away from the 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands at Queens College's Colden Auditorium!

In our latest band spotlight, meet Nicholas, Kevin, Miguel, and Luke—also known as Noise on 93rd. With influences as diverse as alternative rock, indie pop, and hip hop, we can't wait to see ...

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 ...

Free Summer Meals

Queens Library is partnering with the NYC Department of Education to provide FREE meals for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger, from June 29 through September 2 at twenty-four Queens Library locations.*

Enrollment is not required. Meals ...

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride With These Great Books!

June is LGBT Pride Month, and we asked our staff to suggest titles old and new that focus on and are inspired by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories and themes.

We hope you will check out these great books and join us in Celebrating Pride!

Thanks again to our staff members (including Hillcrest's ...

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 ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Get in the Game: Summer Reading 2016!

Get in the game this summer and slam-dunk some reading goals. The annual Summer Reading Program at Queens Library is back and better than ever!

You can visit any community library to get your summer reading booklist or log, and sign up online at summerreading.queenslibrary.org to download materials and create an ...

Summer Poetry Contest!

Calling all poets! Send us your haikus, limericks, sonnets, and more for Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest 2016!

We welcome poets from all over New York State to submit one original poem that reflects our 2016 Summer Reading theme of “Get in the Game.”

Entries will be grouped by ...

Jun
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Gracie Book Club: Discussion of "Bright Lines" by Tanwi Nandini Islam

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The citywide discussion of "Bright Lines" written by Tanwi Nandini Islam is continuing with book discussions at select Queens Library locations. Books are available at all locations.


Jun
30
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The Meeting Room is available for study and homework most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, except the second Thursday of each month, as long as no other programs are scheduled.


Jul
5
3:30PM

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5:30PM

SHSAT Math Preparation Class

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

This math preparation class is designed for students who will be taking the Specialized High School Admission Test in the fall. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
8
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Art & Crafts

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Bead bracelet making, clay sculpting and watercolor/acrylic painting.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Board Games/Wii Gaming/Karaoke

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Relax, sing and enjoy some gaming.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
4:15PM

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5:15PM

Kids/Teen Chess

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 and up can come learn the art of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

High School Student's Guide to the U.S. Military Academies

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Our Guest Presenter-Mr. Keith Tully is a lifelong Queens resident having attended Townsend Harris High School and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.


Jul
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Anime & Bubble Tea Addiction

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Watch some of your favorite anime and make some bubble tea.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
10:30AM

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2:30PM

Practice ACT with Princeton Review

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Find out how you would score on the ACT. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses so you'll know what to focus on as you prep. Registration with Princeton Review is required. You can register at PrincetonReview.com or at 646-362-0628.


Aug
13
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Practice SHSAT with Princeton Review

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Find out how you would score on a full-length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strength and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton Review is required. You can register at PrincetonReview.com or by calling 646-362-0628.


Aug
20
10:30AM

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2:30PM

Practice SAT with Princeton Review

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Find out how you will score on a full- length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton review is required. Go to PrincetonReview.com or call 646-362-0628.