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Hip Hop Comedy with Ray DeJon and Friends

Join us on Thursday, February 11, for an evening of comedy with Hip Hop comedian, Ray DeJon and friends at Central Library!

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Born in Brooklyn, Ray DeJon's career as one of New York's prominent hosts and speakers in the entertainment industry spans over 18 years. Ray ...

In the Mood For Love? Here Are Some Great Romantic Reads!

Valentine's Day is coming soon, and we asked our staff members to share their favorite tales of romance!

Do you have a love story to share with us? Email us today with your favorite romantic novels, poems, short stories and more—and we just might add them to this diverse ...

Upcoming Concerts to Mark on Your Calendar!

Our Culture Connection program has several upcoming concerts this February and March! Enjoy performances by singer and songwriter Charles Duke, jazz trumpet virtuoso Shareef Clayton, and more!

Click here for dates and free tickets. 

Our New Music For February!

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 David Bowie, Babyface, Hank Williams Jr., Tamar Braxton, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, G-Eazy, Young ...

Free Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood!

Registration is now open for Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood UPK in Long Island City!

FREE Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers:

  • outstanding pre-K education from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • free nutritious lunches and snacks
  • warm, friendly, highly-qualified staff
  • the best learning ...

Get Free Help With Your Taxes!

Do you need help with your ‪tax return‬?

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April!

If your income was under $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file your taxes at no cost. Volunteers ...

Feb
11
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Thursday Movie

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

In "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994, rated R), two imprisoned men bond over the years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.


Feb
12
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Feb
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Adult Coloring and Old-School Music

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Explore your inner creativity by coloring amazing pictures while relaxing and listening to old-school music. We will provide pictures to color. Participants should bring their own colored pencils, crayons, markers, or other coloring tools.


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Feb
17
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

A cover letter helps you stand out from the crowd and get an interview! In this two part series, participants will learn: what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class Code: JR150

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

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Feb
19
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners' Word

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills required. Class code: CC170


Feb
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp for Adults

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Ronald Williams provides a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

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Feb
25
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Thursday Movie

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

In "The Great Debaters" (2007, rated PG-13), based on a true story, a poet who is a professor at a predominately black college in in 1935 Texas decides to start a debate team, something nearly unheard of at a black college. Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker star.


Feb
26
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Mar
10
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Thursday Movie Night featuring the movie, "Amelia"

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

This week's feature is the acclaimed movie "Amelia". A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. Starring Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, and Ewan McGregor.


Mar
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Arias and Art Songs by Great Russian Composers

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a performance by Russian soprano Svetlana Gaskova. Born in Moscow, internationally praised for her beautiful voice, she participated in the Cui International Music Festival in Toronto, Canada in 2015. In this performance for Queens Library, Ms. Gaskova will delight audiences with music from Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov among others.


Mar
24
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Thursday Night Movie

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

To celebrate Women's History Month, we will screen the new movie "Suffragette"(2015, rated PG-13).