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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library this weekend for great holiday concerts, author events with Bangladeshi-American poet Hassanal Abdullah and the Chinese literature writing circle Overseas Window, Senator Leroy Comrie's mobile office hours, a holiday gift giveaway for kids and seniors, writing workshops, a spelling bee, winter meditation, ...

Watch Great Films with Kanopy!

Get out your Queens Library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service, where you can watch more than 30,000 classic movies, indie films, foreign films, and acclaimed documentaries!

You can stream films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Adult Book Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us 9/18 to discuss "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini, 10/23 at 4pm to discuss "The Rent Collector" by Camron Wright, 11/20 at 4pm to discuss "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand" by Helen Simonson and 12/18 at 4pm to discuss "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf.


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Beginning a Business: Fall Series

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Day 1 How to Start a business
Day 2 Business Plan Writing
Day 3 Marketing Strategies
Day 4 Selling to the government & global market

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for Hollis' newest club - learn to knit or crochet. Please bring your own materials - and ask a friend to join you!

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

Additional Dates


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Jan
8
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Jazz and Civil Rights: A Talk with the Author of "Phoebe's Fantasy" Hugh Wyatt

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Did you know that Jewish impresario Phoebe Jacobs cajoled the mafia and the music industry to save the careers of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington? Or that Duke Ellington helped to integrate nightclubs? Discover the forgotten history of jazz, mafia and civil rights with journalist and author of "Phoebe's Fantasy", Hugh Wyatt.


Jan
13
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Part I - Introduction to the computer; Part II - Navigating the Internet; Part III- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.

HollisSat, Jan 20, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Jan 27, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM

Feb
10
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn to create documents and work with tables.
Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating
and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and
printing. Participants should have basic computer skills
and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required.
Please call at 718-465-7355 at the Hollis Library reference desk.

HollisSat, Feb 17, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Feb 24, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM

Feb
12
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Urban Stages presents Venus & Adonis

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

In this one-woman show, Misha Bouvion presents the story of Venus and Adonis, using only Shakespeare’s text from his little-known poem about what happens when Venus, the goddess of love, faces rejection.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Book Discussion of "Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

In "Citizen: An American Lyric", Claudia Rankine explores the large and small ways racism impacts people of color every day of their lives. Join us for a discussion, facilitated by a St. John's University book discussion leader, of the emotions Rankine illuminates that come from experiencing and witnessing racism. Books will be available for circulation after Monday, January 22. This program is part of the Big Read in partnership with St. John's University.