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Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 had a profound impact on demographics in Queens, ...

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.

There will be an interesting twist to the schedule in January and February, when TITAN will present eight of ...

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 ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Queens Library's Broken Heart Week

We hope you will join us at Queens Library for our inaugural Broken Heart Week this February!

Broken Heart Week (February 12–18) is a time to celebrate loves won and lost. Sure, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, but at Queens Library, every facet of love and heartbreak will be explored in this week-long ...

African-American History Month: The Power of Music

Whether it’s hip hop, jazz, rhythm and blues, or rock n' roll, music has played a central role in the lives of people of African descent in the Americas.

In honor of African-American History Month, Queens Library’s Culture Connection will host four special events at Central Library in Jamaica ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

Shape the Future of Queens Library!

At Queens Library, we are continually working to serve you better.

To do this, we are undertaking a strategic planning process across the borough that will guide the Library for the next five years.

You can be a part of this process. Take our survey and share your thoughts.

To ...

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 ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Jan
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Internet Dos and Don'ts

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to attend this informational session about internet safety. Children will learn how to safely navigate the internet with helpful Do and Don't tips.


Jan
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
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.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for the winter session of TImeless Tales. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Online registration begins December 21. Space is limited, so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Feb 1, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 8, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jan
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Color Word Match

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years old will learn about letters, words, shapes and colors while creating their own masterpieces.
Space is limited.


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Jan
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese New Year Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to join us in celebrating the Lunar Chinese New Year in the Children's Library Discovery Center. This event will feature stories, arts and craft, music, and the famous lion dance. Preregistration is not required. First-come, first-served.


Jan
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 6 months to 2 years old, and their caregivers are invited to join us for Mother Goose time! We will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Preregistration is not required. First come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Norton Juster's "The Phantom Tollbooth" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Jan
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Vowel Tree

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will learn about their vowels through art.
Space is limited.


Jan
28
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children to age 12 along with their families are invited to check out Saturday Science Lab. Not only learn, but actually participate in an amazing science experiment. No registration is required!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
30
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Stop Motion Movie Making

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will learn about creating a short stop-motion movie. Design the backdrop and create a fun story using movie maker. Space is limited!


Feb
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami Rooster

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children 6-12 come join us for an origami paper craft for Chinese New Year - Year of the Rooster!


Feb
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
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 February 6, 2017
Availability: 25 openings

*Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all kinds of fun! Space will be limited. Online registration begins January 23rd. Don't miss out!*

Central LibraryMon, Feb 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 27, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 6, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 20, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

CLDC Children's Chorus

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join the Children's Library Discovery Center's (CLDC) Children's Chorus. The Chorus will be meeting every Monday from 4PM-5PM between February 27 and May 22 in the CLDC Multipurpose room, and will be singing tradition chorus songs, along with a selection of todays hits. The program will culminate with a performance at the Queens Central Library. Space is limited to 25 children. To register please email Suzanne.casasnovas@queenslibrary.org

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learn How to Search Databases

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn how to search the Queens Library database.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
8:15AM

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9:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Mother Goose Time, story telling and playtime for toddlers.


Feb
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Valentine's Day Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are welcome to join us for a fun Valentine's Day craft. You won't have the heart to miss out on this one! No registration will be required but supplies will be limited.


Feb
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Create a Love Your Library Mural

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and create your own drawing about why you love your library. All drawings will be put together to create one big Love Your Library mural! Children ages 6-12 are welcome. No registration required. This is a two day program so you must come to both sessions!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Roald Dahl's "BFG" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Mar
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Find the Feeling Story Hour

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Reading books with your child is very important! Join us for a fun and free story hour with Safe Space's Seen & Heard Program. Families will have the opportunity to hear and share stories while enjoying time together. Selected stories will highlight common feelings and give children the opportunity to express and better understand their emotions. This program is for children who are 5 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult.