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A Message from Ethan Hawke

“Just last night, my 16-year-old son asked me, ‘Do people really still use libraries?’ I was happy to be able to tell him yes. It's a fact: More people than ever are visiting their neighborhood branches and using the myriad free resources the Library provides,” writes Ethan Hawke in a new ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions—and now you can get your tickets at Queens Library!

Free ticket vouchers for Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) sumptuous new production of Shakespeare’s "Othello," performed ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

Tweet to Your Council Member in Support of Libraries!

Stand with your library on Twitter!

Our city officials are now deciding the amount of funding that New York City’s libraries will receive in the upcoming fiscal year.

Click the links below to find the Twitter handles of your city leaders and the New York City Council Member that represents your community library ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Mental Health Awareness Month at Queens Library

Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re bringing you programming to both help you take care of your own mental health and teach you how to help someone else in crisis.

From programs on stress and self-care to information about the ...

Jul
5
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Teens: Together We Are Music

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

By using musical notes and notations, we invite teens to express what music means to them. They can write recommendations, draw how the music makes them feel, and recommend music to one another.


Jul
12
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Teens: Make Your Own Instrument

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We will give teens hands-on experience with another culture by making their own castanets, mbira and/or zamponas.


Jul
19
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Teens: Around the World in Ten Snacks

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Munch on exotic snacking options from around the world while listening to a variety of world music.


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Jul
26
5:00PM

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Teens: Sheet Music Art

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Teens can create a unique piece of art incorporating sheet music.


Aug
2
5:00PM

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Teens: The Stacks are Alive with the Sound of Music

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We are celebrating music by hosting a sing-along movie program. We will feature a range of musicals that teens can sing-along with. After all...Libraries Rock!


Aug
9
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Teens: Name that Musical Matching Game

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

How's your knowledge of musicals? Participants will match the song with its source. We will cover a range of classic and current musical theater.


Aug
16
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Teens: Music Journalism

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We invite our teens to consider the music they enjoy and write about it. They are welcomed to share their thoughts and feelings on artists and albums.


Aug
23
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Teens: Book Discussion

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We will discuss a book selection from our "Libraries Rock" suggested summer reading list.