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Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your summer adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Reading a Woman’s Perspective Is Exciting

Lisa See’s latest novel, The Island of Sea Women, explores a matrifocal society of haenyeo, female divers on the tiny Korean island of Jeju.

It took See eight years to begin her project on the women of the island, who support their families by diving sixty feet for seafood, but once she did, she became ...

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 ...

Reality Is Your Friend

Katy Butler lives in California, but she feels a connection to Queens. In 2014, she spoke at Jamaica Hospital about death and dying. Her new book, The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, explores the same topic.

Butler says her book is different from others about death and dying because it ...

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 ...

Apr
20
11:00AM

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3D Printing Household Accessories

Location: Queensbridge
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.

Learn how to 3D print practical objects for your home! Design your own cookie cutter, desk organizer, snake drain, replacement parts, lemon juicer, and more. 3D printing opens the doors to engineering, business, art, and design! This program is open to everyone with any level of computer knowledge.


Apr
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Getting Started with Web Development and Coding

Location: Queensbridge
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.

During this six-week course, we will be covering the basics of HTML & CSS as we build our own portfolio websites. We will build our projects collaboratively using the glitch platform and by the end, you will have a live website you can share with anyone on the web. This course will also feature short intros to more advanced topics you may encounter later on in your web development journey! 


Apr
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Genealogy and DNA Testing

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date April 22, 2019
Availability: 18 openings

What is genealogy? How was DNA research developed to find familial linkages? We'll look at the growing field and the way you can find your family history with it Looking at the most popular genealogy databases, we'll determine what information each provides. We'll also look at what other unforeseen consequences might arise from giving your DNA to these databases.

QueensbridgeMon, Apr 29, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM

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Apr
22
5:45PM

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7:15PM

Web Development: Backend Series

Location: Queensbridge
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.

Explore the basics of server side development in this five-part series. Learn how to connect to a database and store and retrieve information from a website.
4/8: Getting Started with the Terminal
4/15: Starting with Node/Express
4/22: Working with Databases 
4/29: Using Routes and Controllers
5/6: Wrap up and using package.json

QueensbridgeMon, Apr 29, 20195:45PM - 7:15PM
QueensbridgeMon, May 6, 20195:45PM - 7:15PM

Apr
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregistration is required.


Apr
25
5:45PM

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7:15PM

Program Beats with Sonic Pi

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Sonic Pi is a digital musical instrument that allows you to make and remix music through live coding. Participants will create music using the same technology used by music industry professionals.


Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Game Design with Conductive Slime

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

Make a game in Scratch 3.0 and build your own controller out of conductive slime!


May
2
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Create Your Own Resume with InDesign

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Take your job search to the next level using Adobe InDesign. Learn how to add creative design elements to make your resume stand out. Participants will leave this workshop with an electronic and hard color copy of their new resume.


May
4
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Lego Robotics Lab

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Bring your creations to life at our Lego Robotics Lab! We'll learn how to use Legos and BBC micro:bits to design and code robotic creations like race cars, robots, and houses with functioning doorbells. Join us for a single Saturday or the entire series.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Tech Lab Open House

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Come see what the Tech Lab has to offer you! Staff will set up multiple activities for all ages and talk you through how to use and create with different technologies.


May
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginners' Introduction to Excel

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

Participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, basic Excel navigation, and basic data entry.


May
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to LinkedIn

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Refresh and revive your online professional persona! Come to this LinkedIn workshop and learn how to create a professional profile that puts your best foot forward and shows off your abilities and accomplishments.


May
9
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Edit Your Own Photo with Adobe Photoshop

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop with your own pictures in this hands-on workshop. Participants are asked to bring a digital photograph that they can apply skills to like filtering, masking, and color correction. Previous computer experience is recommended.


May
11
1:00PM

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3:00PM

NYCxDesign Entrepreneurship Panel

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Kick off NYCxDesign Week with this panel discussion featuring inspiring entrepreneurs from NYC's hardware and design community. Nobuhiro Seki, of FabFoundry NYC, and Fatime Awan, of Bonbouton NYC, will discuss their work and how they got their start as entrepreneurs. Connect with other innovators, creators, and designers. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for a FabLab workshop at NYDesigns.


May
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Excel: Formulas & Functions

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Learn to edit and manipulate data in the Using Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data! Basic computer skills are required.


May
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Emerging Careers in Tech

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

We'll take a look at the growing fields in tech and the jobs that are becoming available. Our focus will be what roles you can get, the training you'll need, and paths into the industry.


May
16
5:45PM

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7:30PM

3D Print Your Own Nameplate

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Now is your chance to design and 3D print your own unique nameplate jewelry, or make one for family or friends! You choose the font, characters, emojis, and icons to accompany your nameplate. No previous experience required.


May
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Monitoring Air Quality with Sensors

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Learn about how different sensors detect pollution in our indoor and outdoor air! We will also learn about how pollution can cause health issues such as asthma.


May
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Excel: Filtering, Sorting, and Macros

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

Take your Excel skills to the next level. This workshop will cover filtering, sorting, using macros, and pivot tables. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required.


May
20
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Build Your Web Development Portfolio

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

Have you completed our introductory courses in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript? Showcase your new skills by creating an online portfolio of your web development projects in this two-part class. Prior completion of our introductory web development series is highly recommended.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Using Google Drive for Business

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

Did you know Google Drive apps can take the place of many programs in Microsoft Office? This class will show you how and other ways Google Drive can help you optimize your work life.


May
23
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Master the Elements of Design with Adobe Illustrator

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

Learn the ten basic elements of design in this hands-on Adobe Illustrator workshop. We'll use this professional software to understand how designers use principles like line, color, shape, texture, and typography in their work.


May
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Professional Headshot Photo Shoot

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

Breath life into your LinkedIn profile with a professional headshot. Participants will get a five-minute headshot session with a professional photographer, and receive a high-res digital copy of their photo at the end of the session. Participants are required to register in advance. Dress for the job you want!


Jun
1
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Program Beats with Sonic Pi

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

Sonic Pi is a digital musical instrument that allows you to make and remix music through live coding. Participants will create music using the same technology used by music industry professionals.


Jun
1
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Queensbridge Community Science Project

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

Join us this summer as we observe our urban landscape more closely. Work with science educators in hands-on activities exploring air, water, and soil quality using science and technology tools. Connect with your neighbors and discuss solutions to indoor air quality, pathways for advocacy, and resources for continued monitoring of our community.

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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4:00PM

Code Your Own Art with JavaScript

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

Create algorithmic art in this four-part series on p5.js, a JavaScript dialect. Learn how to create static, moving, or evolving museum-style works with JavaScript code. Participants will create amazing projects ranging from simple math doodles to simulations of basic physics concepts in this hands-on workshop. Attendance at all four sessions is highly recommended.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Animation with Scratch

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

Create custom animations using block-based coding in Scratch in this two-part workshop. Attendance at both sessions is highly recommended.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
8
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Finding Your Family History with Genealogy

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

Part 1: What is Genealogy? How was DNA research developed to find familial linkages? We'll look at the growing field and the way you can find your family history with it.
Part 2: Looking at the most popular Genealogy databases, we'll determine what information each provides. We'll also look at what other unforeseen consequences might arise from giving your DNA to these databases.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Smart Devices

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

Have you ever been tempted to buy a smart device for your home? This class will look at the different types of smart appliances available now and in the near future. We'll look at the pros and cons of having technology that is made to learn about us.


Jun
10
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Web Development Summer Bootcamp: HTML

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

Join us this summer for a boot camp covering the fundamentals of web design. Topics include HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The boot camp will span the course of 12 weeks in total. Students will learn the basics of web design and create their own personal portfolio that can be shown online.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Digital Apps for Financial Health

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

There are many websites and apps that can help you keep track of your expenses and get your finances in order. We'll cover the digital apps that can help you best.


Jun
20
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Designing a Flyer in InDesign

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

Design eye-catching flyers for your event, business, or lost pet in this hands-on workshop. We'll explore basic features in Adobe InDesign to create a full-color flyer. Participants will leave this workshop with a hard copy of their design project.


Jun
22
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Make Your Own Nature Documentary with Adobe Premiere

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

Learn the basics of editing your own nature documentary with Adobe Premiere in this hands-on workshop series. Bring your own digital video files or download nature videos from an open source library and learn how to cut, transition, add a music bed, and color correct.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Digital Apps for Time Management and Organization

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

Websites and apps are helping people keep track of many things: their time, fitness, meeting tasks. We'll show you some of the best free services that can help you keep schedules and projects on track.


Jun
27
5:45PM

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7:30PM

3D Printing Stencils

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

Stencils are great tools for drawing and spray painting designs onto lots of different materials! For example, you can add a logo on a T-shirt or paint a mural. Learn how to create your own stencil in this beginner 3D printing class.