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Announcing the 9th Annual StartUP Queens Business Plan Competition!

Learn to Succeed and Enter a Contest to Win $10,000 in Seed Funding. Find out how to enter here.

New Arrivals in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale  un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

Bajo la misma estrella
By John Green

 Emotiva, irónica y afilada. Una novela teñida de humor y de tragedia que habla de nuestra capacidad para soñar incluso en las ...

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Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Enjoy world-class music and dance, free at your local Queens Library. See the full schedule

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica), Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway, Seaside and Peninsula. Borrow one for a month with the option of three renewals for a total of four months. ...

Sep
4
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.

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

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Sep
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Drama Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you an aspiring actor or actress? Are you curious about what it’s like to perform on stage? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a movie star? This 7-week program will give you a chance to learn about theater, explore the art of acting and perform in a final showcase. Participation in the showcase is voluntary. Help put on the show or be in the show yourself!

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

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Sep
5
5:00PM

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6:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

JobMap is Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.

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

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Sep
9
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Tween Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tween Time, for grades 7 and 8, includes games, crafts, surprises and light snacks, every Tuesday after school.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
13
10:00AM

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2:00PM

SHSAT Practice Exam

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kaplan and the Teen Space will administer a practice exam for those preparing to take the Specialized High School Admissions Test who want to get a taste of what the actual exam will entail. Prerregistration through Kaplan is required. Sign up at Kaptest.com/SHSATPractice.


Sep
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie @ Central

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "RoboCop," a powerful multinational conglomerate attempts to bring robotic law enforcement to the United States by transforming a critically injured police officer into a cyborg cop in this remake of the subversive 1987 sci-fi classic.


Oct
9
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Stop Suicide: Save a Life

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and get an at-risk person the help needed. It is also an action plan that can result in lives saved, based on three simple steps that anyone can learn.


Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Graffiti Art Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This two-part workshop introduces the art of graffiti to teens, who will begin with small sketches and then work together on a larger mural.

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

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Oct
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Thomas Fucaloro's latest book, published by Three Rooms Press, is "It Starts from the Belly and Blooms." He is a founding editor of Great Weather for Media and an editor at Staten Island's new literary magazine, "NYSAI." He teaches poetry workshops at the NEON Bronx Probation Center, Writopia Lab, The Acorn Youth Treatment Center and the Staten Island LGBTQ Community Center. He received his MFA in creative writing from the New School.


Oct
16
6:30PM

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8:00PM

New York City Horse Carriages: Tradition or Travesty?

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A representative from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will discuss and answers questions on this timely topic.


Oct
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tom Cruise stars as a soldier from the future who is killed during a battle with alien invaders and lives out the last day of his life over and over again, in "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014), rated PG-13, director Doug Liman's adaptation of the popular Japanese novel "All You Need Is Kill."


Oct
30
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Learning Reiki

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Reiki is an ancient healing technique that involves the use of healing touch to restore balance, ease stress and unblock energy. Learn how it is used in our modern, stress-filled world.


Nov
17
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Jewelry-Making

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens learn to make beautiful jewelry. Materials will be provided.


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What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.