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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 ...

Listen to Our Volunteer Voices!

It’s National Volunteer Week 2017, and we want to celebrate the important role of volunteers at Queens Library!

All this week, to say Thank You to our volunteers, we will share their voices and let them tell you what their service to the Library means to them and their communities.

Check our special blog post ...

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 ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be Coriolanus on Monday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Briarwood ...

Comment on Our FY2018 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018, and we'd like you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through Saturday, May 20.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 and fill out our ...

Our New Music For April!

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 CeCe Winans, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, LeAnn Rimes, Pitbull, Kehlani, Little Big Town, and Nathan ...

Battle of the Bands 2017

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever, and we're looking for performers!

For the third year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 27.

Queens ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

If you didn't get a chance to sign up before, Round 2 of applications for Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood is now open!

Queens Library’s UPK program now offers free after-school care, available until 6 p.m., in addition to an outstanding pre-K education; free ...

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage!

This April, Queens Library is celebrating the heritage and legacy of immigrants in America!

Join us for craft workshops, concerts, dance, and theater from around the globe.

Learn about the evolution of Bollywood with the Payalia Dance Company; explore culture and tradition with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano El ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies: Cold Comfort Farm

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for free screenings of classic movies:
Cold Comfort Farm
2-4 pm


May
1
9:30AM

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11:30AM

WANY Group at Hillcrest CL

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We Are New York English conversation group.

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

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May
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Origami Tulip and Flower Pot Making for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making tulip flowers and flower pots to hold the tulips.

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

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May
9
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Free Film Screenings: Lincoln

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a free film screening:

Lincoln

Tuesday, May 9, 2-4:30PM


May
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Ladino Music Transformed from Yesterday to Today

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

International Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste weaves stories from her personal family history, together with song, in this multi-media presentation.


May
15
5:00PM

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6:00PM

It's Never Too Early (or Too Late) To Plan for Your Child's College Education

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into developing the right strategy for you and your child to get into the college of their dreams and to ease the financial burden of a college education. Arnold Davis has conducted presentations on college admissions and financing at high schools, secondary schools and primary schools in the Midwest and regional New York.


May
16
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Afternoon Film Screening: Loving

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. (Rated PG-13)


May
18
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Hillcrest After Dark Films: The Dressmaker

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, "The Dressmaker" is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage (played by Kate Winslet) who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. Love, revenge and haute couture.
Rated R (119 mins)


May
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Free Film Screenings: The Long Walk Home

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a free film screening:

The Long Walk Home

Thursday, May 25, 2-4PM


May
30
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Coloring Fun for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Coloring can be fun. It also can help create focus and encourage mindfulness. Let's get together and have some coloring fun. We will provide coloring sheets, coloring pencils and music.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Classic Movies: Edge of the City

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a free classic movie screening:

Edge of the City

Tuesday, June 6, 2-3:30PM


Jun
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Stroke Prevention (in Russian)

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

National health statistics indicate that hypertension increases the risk of stroke, and the incidence of stroke has drastically increased in the last decade. In this presentation, Dr. Irina Belman, M.D., will discuss how to reduce the risk of stroke and review advances in treatment.


Jun
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Origami Kusudama Flower Making for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making kusudama flowers and bouquets.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Thursday Afternoon Movie

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Spend your afternoon at the library in June. We are screen two action filled dramas for adults and senior.

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

Additional Dates