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Jewish American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Jewish American culture with us this May at our festival at Forest Hills Library!

Our special events will include music, singing, and old-time comedy acts straight out of vaudeville, with the most talented performers around town—featuring special guest star Mitzi Manna, international star of the ...

Grand Opening of Temporary Glendale Library!

You’re invited to join us for the grand opening of the temporary Glendale Community Library at Atlas Park Mall on Thursday, May 24!

Our grand opening celebration will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., with the library officially opening to the public at 3 p.m.

We will ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

Tweet to Your Council Member in Support of Libraries!

Stand with your library on Twitter!

Our city officials are now deciding the amount of funding that New York City’s libraries will receive in the upcoming fiscal year.

Click the links below to find the Twitter handles of your city leaders and the New York City Council Member that represents your community library ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

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 ...

Mental Health Awareness Month at Queens Library

Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re bringing you programming to both help you take care of your own mental health and teach you how to help someone else in crisis.

From programs on stress and self-care to information about the ...

May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Computer Classes for Kids: Introduction to Coding

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Computer classes for kids ages 6-10. Children will learn to code using the CS first Scratch program.
Please sign up, spaces are limited.

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

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May
23
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and fun! Ages 18-36 months.

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

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May
23
12:15PM

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12:45PM

Pre-K Craft

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

Continue the fun after storytime with a pre-K craft.

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

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May
24
6:00PM

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6:30PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, finger plays, and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Enjoy juice and cookies. For ages 18 months-5 years.

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

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May
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Movie

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kids' movie!

May 4 - Ferdinand (2017, PG)
May 11 - Jumanji (2017, PG-13)
May 18 - Paddington (2017, PG)
May 25 - Peter Rabbit (2018, PG)

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

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Jun
4
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Lunches

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 may come for a free school lunch on weekdays during the summer. First-come, first-served; space is limited.

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

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Jun
12
3:45PM

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4:45PM

STEM and Literacy Programs with Kyshia Lawrie

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy interactive STEM and Literacy programs for children with Kyshia Lawrie.

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

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Jun
14
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Father's Day Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to make a Father's Day card to celebrate the holiday.


Jun
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Queens Library Rock! with the Rappin Fireman

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

The "Rappin Fireman" John Ruiz engages and teaches children about fire prevention and fire safety. This event encourages audience participation. For ages 6 to 12.


Jun
21
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the summer solstice with a craft!


Jun
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Mr. Chris's Musical Experience

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will engage in a high energy and interactive show with Mr. Chris featuring music, song, and dance with an educational twist. Come kick off Summer Reading and pick out great books to read over the Summer. For children ages 6-12. Space is limited.


Jul
4
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Ages 18 months- 5 years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
4
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Pre-K Craft

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

Continue the fun after storytime with a pre-K craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Nutrition Workshop for Kids and Teens

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

This program will explore how the body works, eating a balanced meal, reading food labels, and being active for 60 minutes a day.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
6:00PM

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6:30PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to five years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Enjoy juice and cookies.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Video Game Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

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

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Jul
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Read books with a buddy!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Afternoon Movie

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kids' movie!

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

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Jul
12
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Crafternoon!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join us to make a fun summer craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Friday Fun!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun! We will be making exciting crafts and doing amazing activities. One book report is required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Theatricks by Phil

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

End summer the right way by participating in a magic show by Mr. Phil!

Sponsored by Marc Haken, Chair, Community Board 8, Youth, Education, and Library Committee