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It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our pick for #BookTuesday, September 1 is The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz.

Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return! She is the girl with the ...

New On Our Blog: An Interview with Filmmaker David Spaltro

Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter David Spaltro, whose credits include "The Cat’s Cradle" (2014), "Things I Don’t Understand" (2012) and "…Around" (2008), will present an advance screening of his new horror movie, "In the Dark" (2015), at Central Library on Wednesday, ...

Peninsula Grand Re-Opening

It will be a fun and informative celebration for the community, local community organizations, Friends of the Library and library staff.

Come and join the grand re-opening celebration from Sept. 8 - 12.

Click here to download the brochure.

Register for Free UPK at Ravenswood

Registration for Fall 2015 is Now Open for Children Born in 2011 at Ravenswood UPK, located at 35-42 21st Street, Long Island City, 11106.

Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers an excellent curriculum based on HighScope and includes many other benefits: nutritious meals and snacks for the kids, engaging activities for ...

Nominate Your Librarian Today!

Librarians touch the lives of the people they serve every day. Has a librarian made a difference in your life? Have they inspired you, helped you achieve a personal or professional goal, been an invaluable community asset?

Now is the chance to tell your story—and pay tribute to everything they do!

The #I Love My ...

Register for the STACKS Afterschool Program

Developed by Queens Library, STACKS is a free afterschool program for children ages 6-14.

STACKS was created to enhance your child’s learning experiences through structured and unstructured age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-aged children build their ...

An Alternate Path to the High School Diploma with the National External Diploma Program

  • Earn a traditional high school diploma from Long Beach High School
  • Flexible and confidential
  • Complete program in 6 to 12 months
  • Aligned with the college and career readiness standards
  • Work through online activities and with an advisor to complete your program
  • Work at home, ...

Our New Music For September!

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 physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Lila Downs, Wale, Prince Royce, Best Coast, Jamie Foxx, Casey J, Neil Young, James Bay and ...

Lincoln Center Programs at Queens Library

Discover the magic of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in your neighborhood! Queens Library has partnered with Lincoln Center to bring FREE events to a library near you.

Lincoln Center Local offers live hour-long programs combining performance with a question-and-answer session in a dynamic, first-hand encounter with ...

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.

Additional Dates


Sep
10
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


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.

Additional Dates


Sep
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Health Chat for Seniors: Mindful Meditation

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Joseph Diamond, MD, of North Shore LIJ Health System, will explain how to use guided meditation to relax at this month's health topic for older adults, presented by Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls (NORC WOW). Blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45PM.


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 now closed

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.

Additional Dates


Sep
29
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Microsoft Word

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and save documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste; and use the basic functions and commands of Microsoft Word. Call 718-831-8636 to preregister.


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.

Additional Dates


Sep
29
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, Google tablet, or other similar device for individual instruction on how to use it.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Movie Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

"Age of Adaline" PG-13 - (2015): A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. Running time 112 minutes.


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.

Additional Dates


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

--to--

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
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

As part of Older Adult Day, the Community Coordinator for Office of Safety Education of the New York City Department of Transportation will conduct a workshop to educate seniors about crossing New York City streets. In addition to safety tips, seniors will learn about Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero.


Oct
7
1:00PM

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1:45PM

NYC Department for the Aging: Emergency Preparedness

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

As part of Older Adult Day, the NYC Department for the Aging will present a seminar about emergency preparedness, led by Darnley Jones.


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

--to--

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
20
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Microsoft Excel

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to navigate a spreadsheet, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Call 718-831-8636 to preregister.


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.


Nov
17
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Social Media -- Facebook

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. Basic computer and Internet skills and an email account are required. Call 718-831-8636 to preregister.


Dec
15
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Entertainment Online

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to find music, movies, games and digital media to meet your informational educational and cultural interests. Basic Internet skills and an email account are required.


Dec
18
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Celebrate the Holidays with JayCee

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the Holidays with JayCee Driesen - A mix of holiday songs and upbeat popular music to celebrate the season.