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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 26 is And Sometimes I Wonder About You by Walter Mosley.

And Sometimes I Wonder About You is the welcome ...

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks!

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks for free!  Queens Library offers a variety of methods to access digital books and articles in any language for all age groups. eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported PDAs.

Axis 360 delivers digital Audiobooks and eBooks for library users in ...

Invest in Libraries-Rally!

Rally with us in support of library funding!

Mayor de Blasio has released his executive budget. The proposed budget for operating expenses does not include an increase for libraries. There is not one extra dollar to keep library doors open six days a week or to put books on the shelves, not a penny. In fact, the ...

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

 

Congratulations to our Winning Libraries!

The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards recognize the tremendous impact public libraries have on the diverse communities they serve. Queens was proud to have three out of the ten finalists.

We’re happy to announce that the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center was one of the five local libraries awarded ...

June is All About Jazz!

The Culture Connection Program at Queens Library is presenting three exceptional Jazz concerts by three incredible Jazz performers -- Timothy Oliver Reid, Charles Turner and Sharp Radway.   

Mr. Reid will take the audience back to the sounds of Harlem in 1934 where clubs like Small’s Paradise, the Cotton Club, the ...

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

May
28
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
1:00PM

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2:15PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.


Jun
1
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Chess and Dominoes Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes! We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners!

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

Additional Dates


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Jun
2
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Drawing to See: A Drawing Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is now closed

Over the course of eight weeks participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques that will sharpen their capacity to see in ways an artist sees. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Unclaimed Funds

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Find out if New York State owes you money! Representatives from the Comptroller's Office will conduct a presentation and assist in finding out if you have unclaimed funds.


Jun
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Protect Yourself

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Fred Riley, a representative of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, will provide resources to help seniors avoid trouble and resolve problems with consumer fraud, scams, identify theft, immigration services, home repairs and other business complaints.


Jun
12
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating: Good Fats, Bad Fats

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Good fats. Bad fats. What's the difference? What are fats good for? Do I need them in my diet? Where do I find them? Registered nurse Kathy Moran will present information on this much-maligned nutrient.


Jun
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Job Search Techniques

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us at an interactive workshop that will explain strategies, networking objectives and online search techniques for finding the right job.


Jun
16
1:30PM

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2:45PM

A Quilting Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this two-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create easy quilting designs, including four-patch and cathedral window. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Film Screening

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

"American Sniper" (2014), rated R, is based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose pinpoint accuracy with a gun saved countless lives on the battlefield and turned him into a legend. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film focuses on Kyle's relationships in and out of war and his adjustment to life as a husband and father in Texas.


Jun
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Know Your Rights: Immigration Law (in Hindi)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn options available to individuals with or without legal status in the United States, information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and eligibility and requirements for obtaining citizenship.


Jun
19
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Fifty Years of the New York Philharmonic in Queens Parks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic's free concerts in New York City Parks, the Archives at the New York Philharmonic present audio and visual clips on the history of the Philharmonic and its relationship with the borough of Queens.


Jun
22
1:30PM

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2:45PM

The Doug and Dmitri Klezmer Duo

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an electrifying performance of klezmer music by Doug Leblang and Dmitri (Zisl) Slepovitch, who sing and perform on a variety of instruments.


Jun
24
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Piedmont Bluz

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Less known than the delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture.


Jun
30
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program, taught by certified New York City Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel, will equip you with the skills to act in the event of someone's cardiac arrest.


Jul
22
1:30PM

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2:30PM

The Soulful Saxophone

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

L A Blacksmith delivers songs of King Curtis, Junior Walker, Maceo Parker and Grover Washington, Jr. in a way that will have you rocking in your seat, nodding your head and tapping your toes to this Saxophonologist’s soulful approach.


Aug
4
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating: Sugar, Sugar Everywhere

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran discusses the effects of dietary sugar on our health. She will talk about where it is found in the foods we eat, which types to avoid, how much is too much and whether sugar substitutes are a good alternative.


Aug
12
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Hudson River Rose: Folk Songs

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Anne Price and Rita Deutsch, who perform together as Hudson River Rose, entertain you with melodic songs by Kate Wolf, John Denver, Bill Staines, Carole King, the Beatles, Gordon Bok and others, singing in sweet harmony about love, rivers, dogs, homes, unicorns and friendship.