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Queens Library To Take Plastic Bags Out of Circulation

In an effort to protect the environment and better use our financial resources, Queens Library will stop offering plastic shopping bags to our customers at all 65 locations on June 30, 2018.

Plastic bags release toxins into the ground and water, can take hundreds of years to decompose, and in many cases are used ...

Celebrate National Library Lovers Month

Show your love for libraries by entering our Share Your Love for Queens Library Photo Contest.  

Enter the contest today and show how much you love your library for a chance to win a Samsung 16 GB Galaxy Tablet!

Complete contest rules here.

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood, located at 35-32 21st Street in Long Island City, offers an outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified staff; the best learning experience for your child; free after-school care until 5:30 p.m.; and all the ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library.

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend traditional ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're age 60 and older, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Celebrate Black History Month at Queens Library!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for Black History Month!

We’ll be screening movies, hosting talks, and presenting concerts to celebrate and commemorate the Black experience in America.

Programs are available for children, teens, and adults, including five special events focusing on Claudia ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Feb
24
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Volunteers provide help with homework questions for children ages 4-14.


Feb
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens, ages 8 and up, learn and improve their knowledge of chess.


Feb
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Lantern Festival Activities

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Chinese-American Parents’ Association (CAPA) will host a
“Lantern Festival Activity” to help children know about Chinese cultures and customs. Professional staff will be onsite to teach children and parents how to make their own lanterns, and bring it home to celebrate the Lantern Festival. All materials and tools will be provided. Any questions, please call 917-306-1126.


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Feb
27
4:15PM

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4:45PM

LEGO Wall Challenge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 and up can attempt a fun building challenge at our 6-foot-high LEGO building wall.


Feb
28
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages birth - 18 months, enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.


Feb
28
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Playdate!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come for Mother Goose time, stay for Playdate! Immediately following Mother Goose, babies and their caregivers can relax, make friends, and play with toys together.


Feb
28
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

BookBusters Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join BookBusters Club as we read, discuss, and do fun activities related to this month's title. For children in grades 4-6.


Mar
1
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-3 and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and activities just right for them.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Volunteers provide free help with homework questions for children ages 4-14.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Young Explorers: Arts, Crafts, & More

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young Explorers Club for children ages 6-8 is focused on exploration of new arts and crafts techniques and materials. It's a new discovery every week!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Preschool Stories

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited for story time! We will have fun with stories, rhymes, songs, and activities just right for them.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Preschool Process Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Immediately after preschool stories, children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can explore art with a new technique, develop important skills, and have fun creating!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fun Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Games, puzzles and more! Play with old friends and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Volunteers provide help with math and homework questions for children ages 4-14 on a drop-in basis.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Family Story Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and their parents or caregivers are invited for stories, games, songs, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens who are ages 8 and up, learn and improve your knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Number Play

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-8 play with simple numbers: tips, tricks and memory games!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
4:15PM

--to--

4:45PM

LEGO Wall Challenge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5+ can attempt a fun building challenge at our 6-foot-high LEGO building wall.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Toddlers (ages birth-18 mos) enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. This program is best for infants, crawlers, and pre-walkers.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Playdate!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come for Mother Goose time, stay for Playdate! Immediately following Mother Goose, babies and their caregivers can relax, make friends, and play with toys together.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Make it! STEM: Celebrate Women Scientists!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to stretch their minds by trying out a new and different STEM activity! We will celebrate women scientists during Women's History Month!


Mar
14
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Crafternoon!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 are invited to get creative with arts and crafts. Put down your phones and devices to make something real!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
21
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fresh Ink Writing Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 explore writing and storytelling through fun activities.


Mar
28
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

BookBusters Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join BookBusters Club as we read, discuss, and do fun activities related to this month's title. For children in grades 4-6.


Mar
30
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Film Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family-friendly film the last Friday of the month. Ask at the desk for the name of the film.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center (Registration Required)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Registration is required; ask at Children's Room. Toddler Learning Center is a 5-week program designed to help toddlers get ready to read! Children ages 18-36 months are invited with their families for play-based education and information from expert guests.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Bilingual Birdies: Learn Mandarin for Preschoolers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers and their parents/caregivers learn Mandarin in preschool storytime. Participants must register in advance for the complete ten-program series. Limit 20 children.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
18
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fresh Ink Writing Club: Poetry

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 explore writing and story telling through fun activities.


Apr
25
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

BookBusters Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our BookBusters Club as we read, discuss, and do fun activities related to this month's title. For children in grades 4-6.


Apr
28
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Día!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Día! is a day for children and books! Children and families are invited to join us for a special storytime and activity. Space is limited; latecomers may not be permitted in.