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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 You For Investing In Libraries!

The Mayor and the New York City Council have announced their FY 2016 Budget Agreement. We are very pleased and grateful to share that NYC libraries will receive $43 million citywide in additional funding for FY 2016!

This additional funding will increase access to library programs and services, and allow us to ...

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 ...

Our New Music For July!

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 Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Florence + the Machine, Passion Pit, Murs, Tech N9ne, Todd Rundgren, Muse, Ciara and ...

Maker Camp 2015 at Queens Library

Maker Camp is a free summer program for kids ages 8 to 12, and Makers of all ages! Join young inventors and artists from around the world too. We make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers.

Visit the web page to register or more information. 

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 now until September 4 at twenty-one Queens Library locations.

Enrollment is not required. Meals will be provided ...

Jul
8
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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Jul
9
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
9
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


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Jul
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Health Chat for Seniors: Navigating the Organic and Genetically Modified Food Markets

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month's health topic for older adults, presented by Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls (NORC WOW), will be an informative presentation by Sotiria Everett, a registered dietician at the Katz Institute for Women's Health, North Shore LIJ Health System. Blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45PM.


Jul
16
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Full of danger, history and intrigue, "George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution," by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger, explains how six extraordinary people risked their lives to help a new nation survive. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us to discuss their exploits.


Jul
21
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Introduction to the Internet

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, searching and browsing, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-831-8636 to preregister.


Jul
21
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.

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

Additional Dates


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.


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
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.