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This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, you can join us for a Multicultural Festival, get free help with becoming a U.S. citizen, talk about the Mets with baseball writer Greg Prince, learn about extraordinary women from Queens, help your kids discover the joy of cooking, meet author Wang Anyi, watch great movies, enjoy wonderful concerts, and much, much more! We ...

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride With These Great Books!

June is LGBT Pride Month, and we asked our staff to suggest titles old and new that focus on and are inspired by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories and themes.

We hope you will check out these great books and join us in Celebrating Pride!

Thanks again to our staff members (including Hillcrest's ...

FREE Citizenship Drive and Legal Clinic

Are you or someone you know interested in getting free assistance with becoming a U.S. citizen and free legal advice on immigration-related issues?

Our Long Island City Adult Learning Center will host a one-day citizenship drive and legal clinic on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free ...

Battle of the Bands 2016: The Contestants So Far

If you haven’t already met them, we’d like to introduce you to some of our Battle of the Bands contestants.

Chiv Culture, the Roslyn School of Rock House Band, and Psychonaut Underground will be bringing down the house on July 14 at Colden Auditorium, so now’s ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Mayor and City Council Keep Investing in Libraries

The Mayor and the City Council have reached an agreement on the City's FY17 budget. I am pleased to tell you that the FY16 operating budget has been baselined for FY17 and future years. That is the $43 million citywide that was allocated in last year's budget.

We advocated long and hard for it. Insuring six days of service ...

Get in the Game: Summer Reading 2016!

Get in the game this summer and slam-dunk some reading goals. The annual Summer Reading Program at Queens Library is back and better than ever!

You can visit any community library to get your summer reading booklist or log, and sign up online at summerreading.queenslibrary.org to download materials and create an ...

Summer Poetry Contest!

Calling all poets! Send us your haikus, limericks, sonnets, and more for Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest 2016!

We welcome poets from all over New York State to submit one original poem that reflects our 2016 Summer Reading theme of “Get in the Game.”

Entries will be grouped by ...

Our New Music For June!

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 Beyoncé, Lukas Graham, The Lumineers, Keith Urban, Royce da 5’9”, Sin Bandera, Santana, ...

Gracie Book Club: Rebroadcast of the "Bright Lines" Discussion

Congratulations to First Lady Chirlane McCray for hosting the first meeting of the Gracie Book Club!

She and her guests participated in a live stream broadcast discussion of Tanwi Nandini Islam's novel Bright Lines, moderated by author James ...

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5
2:15PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: 1st-3rd Grade

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading Club activities include reading together, arts and crafts, learning new games and more. Sign up at Rochdale Village library and receive a book list, reading log and a book to take home. Preregistration is required.

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

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Jul
6
10:30AM

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11:15AM

StoryTime: Summer Reading Program

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 0-5, along with their parent/caregiver, are invited to hear stories, sing songs, dance and make crafts. Track the books read in a Summer Reading log to earn fun prizes.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
2:15PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: 4th-6th Grade

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading Club activities include reading together, arts and crafts, learning new games and more. Sign up at Rochdale Village library and receive a book list, reading log and a book to take home. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
8
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Read-to-Me: Summer Reading Program

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 0-5, along with their parent/caregiver, are invited to enjoy books, puzzles and toys. Track the books read in a Summer Reading log to earn fun prizes. If the weather is nice, we'll enjoy the fun outside!

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

Additional Dates