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The 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

One of Queens Library’s signature African American History Month events will take place this Saturday, February 13, at Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, at 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona.

We proudly present our 31st annual celebration honoring the life and work of the great poet ...

In the Mood For Love? Here Are Some Great Romantic Reads!

Valentine's Day is coming soon, and we asked our staff members to share their favorite tales of romance!

Do you have a love story to share with us? Email us today with your favorite romantic novels, poems, short stories and more—and we just might add them to this diverse ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, join us at Queens Library for events celebrating Valentine's Day and African American History Month (including the 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration), as well as arts-and-crafts programs, adult coloring, family science, yoga for kids, great concerts, movies, magic shows, and much more! We hope to see you ...

Discovery Day Engineering Fair!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Children's Library Discovery Center in the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, for a chance for kids to learn about science, technology, and engineering — and have fun at the same ...

Upcoming Concerts to Mark on Your Calendar!

Our Culture Connection program has several upcoming concerts this February and March! Enjoy performances by singer and songwriter Charles Duke, jazz trumpet virtuoso Shareef Clayton, and more!

Click here for dates and free tickets. 

Our New Music For February!

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 David Bowie, Babyface, Hank Williams Jr., Tamar Braxton, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, G-Eazy, Young ...

Free Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood!

Registration is now open for Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood UPK in Long Island City!

FREE Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers:

  • outstanding pre-K education from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • free nutritious lunches and snacks
  • warm, friendly, highly-qualified staff
  • the best learning ...

Get Free Help With Your Taxes!

Do you need help with your ‪tax return‬?

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April!

If your income was under $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file your taxes at no cost. Volunteers ...

Feb
14
1:00PM

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WebCamp

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.

Are you an entrepreneurial young person ages 16-24? Do you want to learn how to build a website? Awesome! Join Job and Business Academy's five week WebCamp program, where you’ll learn how to build a website. You'll then have the opportunity to make your mark on the Internet by actually building one for a local small business. Preregistration is required.

Central LibrarySun, Feb 21, 20161:00PM - 4:00PM

Feb
14
2:00PM

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Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Lauren “Lush” Collier was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens. She fell in love with music at an early age and started writing and reciting rap songs. In 2010, she became more focused on writing poetry and began creating the poems that became her first collection, “Sundae Poetry.” In 2015, she published her second collection, "Passion Fruits." She is currently working on her first novel.


Feb
16
4:00PM

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Teen Games ... and Snacks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join their friends on Tuesday afternoons for light snacks and classic board games in our Teen Space Programming Room. Snacks are available first come, first served.

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Feb
17
4:00PM

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Teen Book Talks and Trailers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out about great books and watch fan-made trailers, with a different theme each month. January: mystery, espionage, and thrillers; February: romance and friendship; March: fantasy and Harry Potter read-alikes; April: adventure; May: summer reading list highlights

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Feb
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Birth Control 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

There are so many different types of birth control. What’s the difference between hormonal and non-hormonal birth control methods? Which ones are long-acting? Come see what the different birth control products look like, learn how they work, and get all of your questions answered. This program is presented by LIJ Medical Center.


Feb
24
4:00PM

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Science Fair Help

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Get help with any stage of your science project, from choosing a topic to organizing your presentation. Bring your ideas, your questions, and your assignment sheet!

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

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Feb
28
2:00PM

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Sunday Movie: Last Witch Hunt

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kaulder (Vin Diesel), a witch hunter, is cursed with immortality by the Witch Queen (Julie Englbrecht) right before she dies at his hand. As a result, he has been tracking down evil witches for centuries while leading a lonely existence separated from his wife and daughter.


Feb
29
6:00PM

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Learn to Dance Soca!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A masquerade dance at the annual Caribbean Carnival Festival, soca is the "soul of Calypso" and "the power of movement." In other words, it was made to get you moving! Learning soca will prepare you to learn house, African, Latin ballroom, jazz, hip hop, Indian classical and Bollywood, ballet and other dance styles. You do not need to be a dancer to attend, but with your new-found dance knowledge, you will feel like a dancer when you leave!

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Mar
10
4:00PM

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Make Simple Video Games with Twine

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

No coding experience required! We'll introduce you to the free game design tool Twine which you can use to make interactive stories that you can post online and share with your friends.


Mar
20
2:00PM

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Sunday Movie: "Everest"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In this adventure docudrama set in 1996, several groups of professional climbers successfully scale Mount Everest only to be faced with tragedy when a monster storm surprises them as they attempt to make their descent Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, and John Hawkes co-star. (2015, rated PG-13)