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2015 Summer Reading Program

Join the action this summer and have a blast at the Summer Reading Program at Queens Library. This summer celebrate real-life and fictional heroes, cool books, popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series.

Summer Reading 2015 begins Thursday, June 4.

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Thank You For Investing In Libraries!

The Mayor and the New York City Council have announced their FY 2016 Budget Agreement. We are very pleased and grateful to share that NYC libraries will receive $43 million citywide in additional funding for FY 2016!

This additional funding will increase access to library programs and services, and allow us to ...

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks!

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks for free!  Queens Library offers a variety of methods to access digital books and articles in any language for all age groups. eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported PDAs.

Axis 360 delivers digital Audiobooks and eBooks for library users in ...

Our New Music For July!

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 collection.

This month features music from Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Florence + the Machine, Passion Pit, Murs, Tech N9ne, Todd Rundgren, Muse, Ciara and ...

Maker Camp 2015 at Queens Library

Maker Camp is a free summer program for kids ages 8 to 12, and Makers of all ages! Join young inventors and artists from around the world too. We make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers.

Visit the web page to register or more information. 

Rockaways Summer of Health

Rockaways Summer of Health is a series of programs and events designed to educate and get the Rockaways fit and healthy. Participate in a variety of classes and workshops for a healthy lifestyle such as stress reduction, nutrition and exercise classes.

Get Fit! Get Healthy!

Visit the web page for more ...

Alicia Olatuja, Soul and R&B Concert

Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism.  She has played alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and Bebe Winans.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

Queens Library Magazine

Welcome to our brand-new publication!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and information about all our programs and special events, and it's available now at your neighborhood library or ...

Free Summer Meals

Queens Library is partnering with the NYC Department of Education to provide FREE meals for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger, from now until September 4 at twenty-one Queens Library locations.

Enrollment is not required. Meals will be provided ...

Jul
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals 2015

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Summer Meals Program provides children nutritious meals when school is not in session. Queens Library will offer summer meals from June 29th to September 4th from 1 - 2 PM at select community libraries.

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

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Jul
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Discovery Team Tuesdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Meet with our Discovery Team and learn something new about science at this program, open to children of all ages.

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

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Jul
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Filmfest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children up to age 12 and their families will all have fun at our Family Filmfest, Wednesday mornings this summer.

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

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Jul
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Library Jeopardy is a fun trivia game about the library for children ages 7-12. Join us and see how many questions you get right!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Place Playtime

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 July 9, 2015
Availability: 26 openings

Children age 3 and under, with their caregivers, have fun, play games and learn. Preregistration is required.

Central LibraryThu, Jul 16, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryThu, Jul 23, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryThu, Jul 30, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
9
1:45PM

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2:45PM

Vinny Voltage, Queens's Very Own Mr. Wizard

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Vinny Voltage launches our Super Summer Science series. He's a science hero who always has an "electrifying" show!


Jul
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Science Thursdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children age 12 and under will learn something new about the amazing world of science through hands-on activities at this weekly summer science program.

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

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Jul
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Read and Seed

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are invited for a science activity and an accompanying story.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Gear Up for the ELA Test: Grade 4

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children entering grade 4 in September can get a head start on fourth grade reading skills at this 6-session program, presented by Nikki Chamblee, a New York City educator certified in general education, special education and ESL.

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

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Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for something different every week: arts and crafts, games, movies, or...who knows? You'll have to stop in to find out!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 make something different each week. It's creative and it's fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
15
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

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 July 15, 2015
Availability: 16 openings

Children ages 3-5 and their caregiver are welcome to join us for fun stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun. A great way to keep cool this summer! Preregistration will be required.

Central LibraryWed, Jul 22, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jul 29, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 5, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Aug 12, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Magic Show: Every Hero Has a Story

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Hear magical stories about some extra special heroes from magician Bob Conrad!


Jul
31
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 Louis Sachar's "Holes" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Aug
28
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 "Middle School: Get Me out of Here" by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.