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It's National Novel Writing Month!

It's that time of year again!

Every November, thousands of writers of all experience levels dedicate themselves to writing a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

If you've decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo, as its fans like to affectionately call ...

A Season of Thanks at Queens Library

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But this year, it’s not just about turkey and pumpkin pie!

Queens Library is hosting wonderful seasonal events, including Thanksgiving storytime, music, movies, arts and crafts, and even a recipe swap!

So bring your family and friends, and give thanks at your local ...

Teen Podcast Naming Contest!

Do you love podcasts? Are you creative with words? Put your skills to the test by entering the Teen Podcast Naming Contest. The winner will receive a pair of Beats Studio 2.0 Wired Over-Ear Headphones!

We want the new name to relate to the podcast’s themes of hip-hop and urban culture. Make it funny, make it playful, make ...

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 ...

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

November is National Native American Heritage Month! Join us at Queens Library as we pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

Our special events include author talks, film screenings, historical lectures, arts and crafts for kids, and much more.

Help us honor the history and customs of First ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Shakespeare in Queens: The Final Season

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

As TITAN finishes three years of performing each of the 37 plays that Shakespeare wrote, they have saved some of the best for ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Nov
27
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 11/6 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 11/13 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 11/20 - Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/27 - Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.


Dec
2
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: Never Have Writer's Block Again

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Author Scott Cheshire shares the DNA of storytelling, how to find and use its fundamentals from within to improve one's writing skills. Look for other workshops, part of this series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.


Dec
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

"Celebrity Sadhana, Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer": A Book Reading with Poet Vijay R. Nathan

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Vijay R. Nathan, recipient of Queens Arts Council New Works grant, will read from his soon to be published poetry collection entitled: "Celebrity Sadhana, Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer". These poems imagine meditative moments from the sadhana (spiritual practice) of Hollywood's elite. and include the unauthorized appearances of the personas of Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, and Shia Labeouf, among others.


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Dec
19
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.


Jan
6
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Meet the Author: "The Newcomers" by Helen Thorpe

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Award-winning author Helen Thorpe’s latest work, “The Newcomers” is a powerful and moving account of twenty-two immigrant teenagers who struggle to learn English and American culture. Their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. Join us as Helen Thorpe puts a human face on the refugee problem in the United States and the rest of the world.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jan
8
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "Timon of Athens"

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens". It’s never easy finding out who your real friends are. Timon is the most generous man in Athens, always willing to help a friend in need, or even a stranger. But when his creditors come calling and Timon loses his fortune, the friends that he has been so generous to are nowhere to be found – forcing Timon to come face to face with the wilderness outside of Athens and inside of men’s hearts.


Feb
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: There is a Place in Poetry Here

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Fulbright fellow and author of the poetry collection "Threshold and Imago" will explore ways to write about and conjure place, which in turn anchors the poem. This series of free writing classes is provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.
Credit line: Council Member Daniel Dromm


Feb
20
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

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Apr
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: There's Poetry...There!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Get ready and write with poet/author Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie. In this workshop we will reconsider what poetry does. Writers of all genres are welcome. Look for other workshops, part of this series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.