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Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

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 ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Dec
13
10:30AM

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3:30PM

One on One Computer Classes

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Get One-on-One help for Beginners. Registration is required. Space is limited. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 454-2786.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ismail Merchant Fil FEstival

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This December Hillcrest honors Southeast Asian producer-director Ismail Merchant (1936-2005) with screenings of two of his films:
"Cotton Mary" (1999) December 6
"Mr. & Mrs. Bridge " (1990) December 13


Dec
14
5:00PM

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7:15PM

After Dark Film Screening: "The Shack"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

A grieving man experiences a divine intervention while visiting a nearby shack. Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, and Tim McGraw.


More...
Dec
14
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Bring it in get one-on-one help. Registration is required. Space is limited. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 454-2786.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Bring it in get one-on-one help. Registration is required. Space is limited. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 454-2786.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making a different project each session.


Jan
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Basics

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn the different parts of the computer and their functions.


Jan
9
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Drop in and Play: Gaming for Adults and Seniors

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Gaming is not just for kids. Come in and try your hand at some new games or old favorites.

Light refreshments are allowed.


Jan
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making a different project each session.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Crochet for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Have you always wanted to crochet? Ms. Ashley will help you learn the basics of crocheting! Over several weeks learn the basics of single crochet or get adventurous and try out new stitches and projects! Registration required in person or by phone. Registration opens 1/2/18.

HillcrestThu, Jan 25, 20186:00PM - 7:00PM
HillcrestThu, Feb 1, 20186:00PM - 7:00PM
HillcrestThu, Feb 15, 20186:00PM - 7:00PM
HillcrestThu, Feb 22, 20186:00PM - 7:00PM

Jan
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Department of Aging Medicare and Medicaid Q&A

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Have questions about medicare and medicaid benefits? Then talk to affiliates of the New York Department for the Aging.


Jan
22
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Great American Songbook

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

The Great American Songbook also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. It comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, and also Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, and others. Bill Gati and Willa Bassen interpret some of the most popular songs in a contemporary style.


Feb
10
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Spanish

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Have you ever wished you could speak Spanish? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from an 10-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Positive Thinking

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

“You are what you think!” Thoughts are like seeds. Loving and happy thoughts produce beautiful flowers and nourishing fruits, while angry and depressed thoughts produce painful thorns and poisonous weeds. In this workshop, we will explore how Raja Yoga Meditation enables us to master our lives by producing those ‘flowers and fruits’ that are wholesome, attractive and nourishing. It’s time to cultivate a life that brings true inner peace and contentment.


Mar
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

New York State has custody of over $14 billion in unclaimed funds. Every day the Comptroller's Office returns approximately $1 million to owners; are you one of them? Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.


Jun
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


Oct
2
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Drawing to See: A Creative Aging Program

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

This is an eight week program where participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques, deepening the experience. For beginners as well as students who wish to broaden their understanding of basic approaches to drawing. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Pre-Registration is required. Please call the Hillcrest Library to register 718-454-2786

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

Additional Dates