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The 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

One of Queens Library’s signature African American History Month events will take place this Saturday, February 13, at Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, at 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona.

We proudly present our 31st annual celebration honoring the life and work of the great poet ...

In the Mood For Love? Here Are Some Great Romantic Reads!

Valentine's Day is coming soon, and we asked our staff members to share their favorite tales of romance!

Do you have a love story to share with us? Email us today with your favorite romantic novels, poems, short stories and more—and we just might add them to this diverse ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, join us at Queens Library for events celebrating Valentine's Day and African American History Month (including the 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration), as well as arts-and-crafts programs, adult coloring, family science, yoga for kids, great concerts, movies, magic shows, and much more! We hope to see you ...

Discovery Day Engineering Fair!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Children's Library Discovery Center in the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, for a chance for kids to learn about science, technology, and engineering — and have fun at the same ...

Upcoming Concerts to Mark on Your Calendar!

Our Culture Connection program has several upcoming concerts this February and March! Enjoy performances by singer and songwriter Charles Duke, jazz trumpet virtuoso Shareef Clayton, and more!

Click here for dates and free tickets. 

Our New Music For February!

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 David Bowie, Babyface, Hank Williams Jr., Tamar Braxton, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, G-Eazy, Young ...

Free Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood!

Registration is now open for Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood UPK in Long Island City!

FREE Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers:

  • outstanding pre-K education from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • free nutritious lunches and snacks
  • warm, friendly, highly-qualified staff
  • the best learning ...

Get Free Help With Your Taxes!

Do you need help with your ‪tax return‬?

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April!

If your income was under $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file your taxes at no cost. Volunteers ...

Feb
17
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy picture books together.

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

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Feb
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Afternoon Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy picture books together.

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

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Feb
17
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Game Night

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to bring their friends to Game Night. Join the action with Wii games; go old-school fun with Connect 4, Monopoly, Battleship, or Scrabble; or hang back and play solitaire or work on a puzzle! Parents are also welcome to join.

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

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Feb
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers and their caregivers will enjoy 45 minutes of stories, songs, and fingerplays followed by circle time.

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

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Mar
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn the Japanese art of folding paper. Basic video and verbal instructions will be provided.


Apr
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Zumba for Kids

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids exercise to a musical beat.