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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great new book!

Our pick for #BookTuesday, August 4 is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things ...

2015 Summer Reading Program

Join the action this summer and have a blast at the Summer Reading Program at Queens Library. This summer celebrate real-life and fictional heroes, cool books, popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series.

Summer Reading 2015 begins Thursday, June 4.

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Thank Your Elected Officials With #YouInvested!

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Ferreras, Majority Leader Van Bramer, outgoing Libraries Subcommittee Chair Constantinides, incoming Libraries Subcommittee Chair King and the New York City Council have made an historic investment in our city’s libraries.

We're thanking them for their ...

Rockaways Summer of Health

Rockaways Summer of Health is a series of programs and events designed to educate and get the Rockaways fit and healthy. Participate in a variety of classes and workshops for a healthy lifestyle such as stress reduction, nutrition and exercise classes.

Get Fit! Get Healthy!

Visit the web page for more ...

Lincoln Center Local is LIve at Queens Library!

Please join us during Saturdays in August, when Lincoln Center Local will bring free live concerts at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to select Queens Library locations.

These include performances by the Brazilian-American group Nation Beat, the New Orleans band Cha Wa, ...

Alicia Olatuja, Soul and R&B Concert

Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism.  She has played alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and Bebe Winans.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

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.

New Books in Spanish

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

 

 

 

Amarres perros: Una autobiografía, de Jorge G. Castañeda

 

Hacer el bien, de Matt Sumell

 

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!

 

 

 

新參者 / Xin can zhe, by 東野圭吾 Keigo Higashino

 

死亡通知单 / Si wang tong zhi dan, by 周浩晖 Zhou Haohui

Queens Library Magazine

Welcome to our brand-new publication!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and information about all our programs and special events, and it's available now at your neighborhood library or ...

Aug
5
10:15AM

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12:15PM

Drawing Club for Adults

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Weekly program to practice your drawing skills and meet others to share experience.

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

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Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

All this summer's features are rated PG-13 unless otherwise indicated: 7/9 - "People Like Us" (2012); 7/16 - "50 to 1" (2014); 7/23 - "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (2014); 7/30 - "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (2014), rated PG; 8/6 - "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (2014); 8/13 - "Get on Up" (2014); 8/20 - "Seventh Son" (2014); 8/27 - "Jupiter Ascending" (2015)

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

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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.


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Aug
13
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


Aug
18
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Introduction to Email

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, log on, navigate your email account, send and receive messages and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Preregister at 718-831-8636.


Aug
18
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Smart Living with Technology: One-on-One

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring in your own Nook, Kindle, iPad or other similar device for individual instruction on how to use it. Preregistration is required.


Aug
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Multimedia Presentation

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lecturer Mailyn Carminio takes you beyond the familiar narrative of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's life. This presentation, told through over 100 photographs, many rarely seen, covers her life as a bibliophile, equestrian, wife, mother, First Lady, preservationist and family matriarch.


Sep
10
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

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Sep
11
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.

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

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Sep
14
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.

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Sep
17
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The time is the 1940s and the place is the New York City waterfront, a gritty world of corruption, violence and organized crime. We will explore it with this month's book selection, "Dark Harbor: The War for the New York Waterfront," by Nathan Ward


Sep
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Broadway Show Tunes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

William Gati performs classic Broadway show tunes on the piano, including “Fiddler on the Roof," “I Dreamed a Dream,” "All I Ask of You” and more.


Sep
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor: A Creative Aging Program

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

This course, for adults age 50 and up, will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee and Georgia O'Keeffe will serve as inspiration and points of discussion. This is an eight-week course that will culminate, in week nine, with a special event and exhibit of student work. Preregistration for the entire series is required.

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

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Sep
29
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Beginning Mahjong

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to join a mahjong game but didn’t know how to play? Here’s your chance to learn! In six simple, step-by-step sessions, with enjoyable activities, Donna Miller-Small will teach you the skills for beginning play, so that you can share in the fun, excitement and camaraderie with others. Beginners and experienced players are both welcome.

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

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Sep
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Diabetes 101

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn about diabetes prevention and management at a program presented in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association.


Oct
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle dance and yoga accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection.

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

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Oct
7
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medications.


Oct
7
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Older Adults Day

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Older Adult Services presents Older Adults Day, featuring live entertainment, short presentations on a range of subjects of interest to older adults, free blood pressure screening, and information on healthcare, senior employment and other important resources.


Oct
7
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Smart Living with Technology: One-on-One

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring in your own Nook, Kindle, iPad, Google tablet, or other similar device for individual instruction on how to use it.


Oct
7
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Zumba: Total Workout

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Suzanne Windland leads a dance workout that burns calories, tones the body, conditions muscles, strengthens the heart, and improves balance and flexibility. Preregistration is required by calling the library.


Oct
7
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Drawing Techniques: A Drawing Sampler

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Karen Fitzgerald presents two drawing techniques that serve as "bookends" to a broad spectrum of approaches to drawing what we see. Participants will learn contour drawing, which provides for clear definition of details and complex shapes, and will also experience gesture drawing, which enables quick sketching based on the gestalt of information before the artist.


Oct
7
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Brain Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Test your long-term and short-term memory at a discussion led by registered nurse Kathy Moran.


Oct
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Vocalist Abby Powell

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the singing of Abby Powell, who has performed on the operatic and world recital stages and been praised by the New York Times as a vocalist of "solid and youthful" tone.


Oct
8
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


Oct
28
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Murder, Madness and Poe

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this monologue about America's unequaled master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe seeks to convince New York booking agents of his sanity and reliability by reciting from his poetry and prose works.