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This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, you can join a writer's workshop, plan for your child's college education, explore the benefits of meditation, celebrate Brazilian Independence Day, visit the Language Learning Lab, enjoy wonderful concerts—including performances by Battle of the Bands winners Noni Rene & The Village and Cuban jazz sensation ...

Get Your Free IDNYC Card in Laurelton!

You can sign up for IDNYC on your side of Queens!

Laurelton Community Library will be hosting a temporary "pop-up" Enrollment Center from October 3 through October 7 where you can apply for your IDNYC card in person.

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Queens Library for several special events where we will celebrate the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the contributions they have made to our society!

Over the next four weeks, we will also highlight books from our collection by celebrated Hispanic authors. You can find a list of them here and see pictures of ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our second annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important topics specifically for adults over the age of 50.

In addition to special seminars and ...

Buy-A-Book for Queens Library

Did you know that every children’s book you buy for Queens Library will be read by 40 or more kids?

You can help the youngest members of our communities—and many others—explore their dreams through Queens Library’s Buy-A-Book program.

For every $25 you donate, a bookplate with your name (or the ...

Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

Our discussion ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our second season of Shakespeare in Queens starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3 at ...

Our New Music For September!

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 Leslie Odom Jr., blink-182, Snoop Dogg, ScHoolboy Q, The Monkees, Maxwell, Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton, and ...

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 ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

Sep
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Creative Kids

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Story, music and creative activity for tots ages 3 & 4 with caregiver/parent.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
26
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Class code CC100

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
27
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Classes in Spanish

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Learn how to use a computer, search the Internet and send an email in this three-session class.


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Sep
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Story and Play Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and parents/caregivers play and socialize together -- a great opportunity to learn concepts such as counting, colors and sharing! After play, we do a circle time including rhymes, movement and stories. Please, no phones in this program! (18-35 mos.)

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
28
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Need health insurance? Come learn about no-cost Medicaid, options for low-cost insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and get your questions answered. Get information or enroll on site one-on-one with one of Callen Lorde Community
Health Center’s culturally competent insurance navigators.

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

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Sep
28
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR110


Sep
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Discovery Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Hands-on science and nature activities for children ages 5-12. No registration required.


Sep
29
9:30AM

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11:00AM

E-mail for Beginners in Spanish

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an e-mail account, log on, send and receive messages and attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop


Sep
30
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Broadway Babies

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Bring your infant up to age 17 months for short stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and socializing!

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

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Sep
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Games, puzzles, crafts - a different fun activity each week! For children ages 5-12. No registration required.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Oct
1
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Drop Off Your Food Scraps With the NYC Compost Project

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Drop off your food waste with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse. We accept fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, filters, and paper tea bags; bread and grains; egg shells, nutshells and corncobs; food-soiled paper towels and paper napkins; stale beans, flour and spices; and cut or dried flowers. Please do not bring meat or fish scraps; cheese or dairy products; and fats, grease, oil, or oily foods.

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

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Oct
3
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills to start navigating the Internet. Topics include computer terminology, using a browser, search techniques, the basic structure of a website, and Internet safety. While this is an introductory class, basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Class Code: CC110


Oct
4
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes in Spanish for Beginners

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

Would you like to know how to use the computer, how to create, write or send an E-mail to some one? This class is for you!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for non-competitive Scrabble games and to learn new words. Adults and teens are welcome.

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

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Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Maker Space: Costumes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Makers are creators, artists, tinkerers, and inventors. Use paper, fabric, and unusual pieces to create. This October, we're focusing on costumes! (ages 9-12)

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

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Oct
5
11:00AM

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1:30PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Wednesday, October 5 until December 21. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Please call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance on Wednesday October 5 at 11:00 am or in person at the library (first come, first served).

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Oct
5
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Resumes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

A winning resume is a must for any job seeker. In this two-part series, participants will learn what resume reviewers look for and how to select the best resume style, avoid common resume mistakes, properly type and format a resume in Microsoft Word, and send a resume to potential employers. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR130

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Oct
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Head-to-Toe Music and Comedy Show

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Participants will enjoy a interactive, funny and wonderful time filled with movement and music. Fun for the whole family.

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

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Oct
13
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

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

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

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Oct
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Color of Frida Puppet Show

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

In this colorful one-woman show, Frida tells the stories behind her most famous paintings with the use of puppets and songs. For ages 6 to 10.

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

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Oct
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Spanish Book Club for Adults

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

WE MEET EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 6:00 PM. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk and can be checked out prior to each meeting. The book for this month: "Success through a Positive Mental Attitude" by the author, Napoleon Hill / W. Clement Stone.


Oct
21
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Kids' Movie Day!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Unwind with a family-friendly film! (ages 5-12)

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

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Oct
27
9:30AM

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11:00AM

E-MAIL FOR BEGINNERS

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an E-mail account, log on, send and receive messages and attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Oct
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Party

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for games, activities, snacks & prizes - it's all ghoul fun! Wear your costume! (ages 5-12).


Nov
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Maker Space

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Makers are creators, artists, tinkerers, and inventors. Use paper, fabric, and unusual pieces to create. Our maker space includes tech, too, such as Stop Motion Animation and Scratch. There are always a range of options to try! (ages 9-12)

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

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Nov
3
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What is it doing to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? Come learn all of this, as well as some tips to prevent and manage it at this program.


Nov
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Family Story & Craft Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Perfect for everyone in the family: Enjoy an entertaining tale and make a craft project to take home!

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

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Nov
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Radio Jarocho

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Radio Jarocho keeps alive the music of the swampy Mexican countryside around Veracruz, with original songs that capture the spirit of the popular "son jarocho." This New York City-based band has performed along the east coast of the United States since 2003.

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

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Nov
12
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Queens Memory: 50 Years of Integration

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join Queens Memory to share stories about Astoria, and engage in discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Bring your memories and ideas, and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood! You are also invited to bring any Astoria photographs and memorabilia, and the Queens Memory team will be on hand to digitize them and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home.

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

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Nov
16
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

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

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Dec
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Gift (W)Rap Workshop

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Our Maker Space is devoted to making gifts, cards, and wrappin' 'em up! Cut, paste, sew, draw, crochet -- get inspired by our materials and make a unique gift! (ages 9-12)

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

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Dec
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Zika Virus 101

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

The Zika Virus has been all over the news headlines. How does Zika Virus impact New Yorkers? What ways is it spread and how can we protect ourselves? Why be concerned about Zika Virus during the winter? For the answers to these questions and more, join us for this informative health program.


Dec
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Maker Space: New Year's Glitz

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Makers are creators, artists, tinkerers, and inventors. Use paper, fabric, and unusual pieces to create something glitzy to ring-in the new year! (ages 9-12)


Dec
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

New Year's Eve Eve Party!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

It's the Eve before New Year's Eve and we're celebrating with games, activities, snacks and prizes. Wear your best and we'll ring in a good time! (ages 5-12)