This Weekend at Queens Library

Happy Fourth of July Weekend! Join us for family storytime, dance class, adult coloring, arts-and-crafts, board games, great movies and concerts, and much, much more! We hope to see you here, and hope that you have a safe and wonderful holiday!



From Dennis M. Walcott

It seems like the news is filled with more and more stories about automated customer service. Virtual assistants, apps that answer your questions, chatbots that designers swear act and sound like humans—there’s a large premium being put on building artificial intelligence that can answer questions, and mimic the experience of ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlight: Noise on 93rd

We're just two weeks away from the 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands at Queens College's Colden Auditorium!

In our latest band spotlight, meet Nicholas, Kevin, Miguel, and Luke—also known as Noise on 93rd. With influences as diverse as alternative rock, indie pop, and hip hop, we can't wait to see ...

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 ...

Free Summer Meals

Queens Library is partnering with the NYC Department of Education to provide FREE meals for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger, from June 29 through September 2 at twenty-four Queens Library locations.*

Enrollment is not required. Meals ...

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 ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

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 ...

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 ...




Book & Film Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

The Book and Film Club will read select books, screen the film adaptations, then discuss them. Discussion to follow film screening.
July 6 Williams Golding's Lord of the Flies (PG-13 rated)
July 20 Laura Esquivel’s Como Agua Para Chocolate (English subtitled) (R-rated)
August 3 HG Well’s Invisible Man (NR)
August 17 Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians (R-rated)

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

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Game Night for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For Game Night for Adults, we break out our collection of Wii games, board games, checkers, Jenga and let you enjoy conversation and fun.

July 14 & 28, 2016, 6 pm-7:30 pm

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

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Unique Crafts for Parents Day

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come create unique crafts this Parents Day!




Lincoln Center Local Screening: "The Nance"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center and Queens Library are partnering to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, enjoy watching Nathan Lane as he gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, a comedian of the 1930s who plays gay men for laughs - at least on stage.