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This Weekend at Queens Library

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We hope you’ll join us at the library for the Guyanese Cultural Festival, Saturday science, Lincoln Center Local screenings, a Chinese author talk, afternoon chess, movies, music, and more! We hope to see you here, and have a happy ...

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 tickets to Shakespeare’s "Julius Caesar," performed by the famed Public Theater, will be available at Elmhurst Community Library (86-07 Broadway) on ...

31-Hour Open House at Corona!

Experience everything Queens Library has to offer!

We're staying up all night at Corona Community Library for our 31-Hour Open House, which will include a Poetry of Inclusion open mic with Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella.

Be sure to also join us for immigration workshops and legal assistance; ...

Celebrate Guyanese Independence Day!

Reserve your free tickets for our all-day Guyanese Cultural Festival on Saturday, May 27 at Central Library!

This event will feature performances by local musicians and dancers, including the Angels Carribean Band with singer Geeta Bisram, and the Payalia Dance Company with international dancer ...

Our New Music For May!

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 The xx, Wyclef Jean, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Trey Songz, Aimee Mann, ...

Learn to Code & Transform Your Career!

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) is a local nonprofit that aims to create a tech community that is reflective of our society, with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Access Code is a 10-month software development program offered by the Coalition for Queens that trains talented ...

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and we're pleased to honor some prominent figures of Asian and Pacific Island descent that have made great contributions and added to the rich cultural tapestry of the United States.

We will feature notable people from a variety of professions and careers on our ...

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 ...

Malcolm Gladwell: We Can’t Let NYC Libraries Lag Behind

Thank you to author and critic Malcolm Gladwell for his new letter on behalf of our City's libraries!

"Since I moved to New York City 20 years ago to become a staff writer at The New Yorker, I've relied on public libraries," Gladwell writes.

"They are open and welcoming to all, from writers like ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

May
30
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

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. Space is limited. Preregistration for the entire 9 session series is required. Register by calling Richmond Hill @ 718-849-7150 or Sunnyside @ 718-784-3033


Jun
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Moving For Life

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates dance and Qi Gong, 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.

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Jun
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

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Jun
6
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Sunnyside Art Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Practice using a variety of mediums at this informal art club meeting every Tuesday. No experience necessary. All adults are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from reaching your goals? Does it make it difficult to find work? A Speech-language pathologist will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Jun
21
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, Ocarinas, Native American Flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Jun
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Vertical Gardens

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Growing plants for food, aesthetics or therapeutic value can be fun and rewarding. Come learn how to make the most of your limited space with Gil Lopez.


Jun
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.


Jun
29
6:30PM

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7:30PM

DIY/Green Series: DIY Tomato Planters

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make your own Sub-Irrigated Planters with Gil Lopez.


Jul
3
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us in July for classic movie adaptations of some great literary works.
7/3 - "Marie Antoinette" (1938)
7/10 - "Pride and Prejudice" (1940)
7/17 - "Treasure Island" (1934)
7/24 - "David Copperfield" (1935)
7/31 - "A Tale of Two Cities" (1935)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Windowfarm Workshop: Hydroponics at Home

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Windowfarms are vertical, indoor, hydroponic gardens that let you grow plants year-round in almost any window using natural light, the climate control of your living space and organic “liquid soil.” Learn how to build a D.I.Y. version in this hands-on workshop. The Windowfarm we build will be given to a participant.


Jul
27
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Grow Your Own Edible Mushrooms

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn about mushroom culture and how to grow edible mushrooms right in your own home! We will inoculate sterilized growing medium with fungus spores and start a colony of oyster mushrooms in a milk crate. One lucky participant will win a DIY mushroom-growing kit to take home.


Aug
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Make Yogurt at Home

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn about milk cultures and how to use them to create tasty, healthy yogurt treats easily and inexpensively at home. Participants will take home yogurt that can be used to start a first batch.


Sep
9
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Acrylic Painting Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

In this exciting two-day workshop, you will learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques, tools and mediums in a fun and relaxed setting that encourages you to create, connect and explore. Registration required.

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

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Sep
11
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Oct
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Watercolor Art Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Two session Watercolor Workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. Advance your painting & drawing skills Come have fun, build your skills and socialize. Registration is required, 718-423-7004

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

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