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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the library this weekend? Well, you can still celebrate Eid al-Fitr, color with other adults, share your migration stories with Queens Memory, take a practice ACT, go to a jewelry workshop, improve your digital literacy, learn how to play Korean drums, meet a comedy illusionist, watch fun movies, hear wonderful music, ...

Check Out Harry Potter and the Cursed Child This Sunday!

It’s the moment all Potterheads have been waiting for!

The eighth installment in the Harry Potter book series, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” will be released on July 31. You can pick up available copies this Sunday at Queens Library!

Three of our community ...

Join Us at National Night Out!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 2.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Sharpen your pencils and your poetry skills

Submissions to our Summer Poetry Contest close on July 31, so we hope you're writing up a storm!

But if you need a jumping-off point, look no further: we've got just the thing.

Check out our blog for poetry writing tips to get your creative juices ...

Support New York Empire Tennis and Queens Library!

If you love tennis, libraries, or both, join us and celebrate the return of Mylan World TeamTennis to Forest Hills Stadium At The West Side Tennis Club this summer!

New York’s own Mylan WTT team, the New York Empire, will also give library fans a reason to celebrate.

Thanks to a new partnership ...

Read and Sing Along with The Wheels On The Bus!

It’s a song, it’s a book, and it’s the inspiration for a summer craft!

On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m., we invite children ages 3-6 and their caregivers to Whitestone Community Library to read and sing along with the book "The Wheels on the ...

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.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be A Midsummer Night's Dream on Monday, August 1 at ...

Celebrate Eid at Queens Library!

In honor of Eid al-Fitr, Queens Library will be hosting a special event on Saturday, July 30 for the public to celebrate and learn more about the holiday.

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will greet and entertain our audience with cheerful songs, dances, homemade sweets, and henna painting.

We hope ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Success Stories from the New Americans Program!

Since July celebrates the birth of our nation, we decided that it’s the best time to showcase our New Americans Program!

NAP helps with immigration issues and provides financial and legal advice, ESOL classes, and cultural events to help those that have recently chosen to live in the United States.

We hope you will ...

Jul
30
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Grupo "Libro Abierto" (Open Book): A project by Aurora De Armendi with Other Artists

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Develop an appreciation for the creation of “the book” through a series of workshops: July 9, Fold & Paste: a Bookbinding Workshop; July 16, Pop-Up Books; July 23, Drawing Comics Workshop; July 30, Creating Paper Pamphlets. Space is limited.


Aug
2
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Geek Crafts for Teens

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for geeky crafts and pop culture fun! For teens in grades 7-12 only. All materials provided. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lanyard Creations

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program about designing and styling color lanyards. You will learn about fun new ways to weave the lanyard to form key chains and bracelets and be able to use and share your new creations right away!


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Aug
4
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Tech Studio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Use technology to create art, games and other cool stuff. Each week, teens will experiment with a free computer tool or do a hands-on tech project. Come discover new ways to express yourself!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Practice SAT with Princeton Review

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out how you will score on a full- length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton review is required. Go to PrincetonReview.com or call 646-362-0628.


Aug
11
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Emoji Plush Pillows

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program where you will learn how to make your very own mini version of an Emoji Plush Pillow, just like the emojis in your cell phone! Grab your BFF and come to the program with your favorite emoji in mind ready to create!


Aug
16
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Practice SHSAT with Princeton Review

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out how you would score on a full-length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strength and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton Review is required. You can register at PrincetonReview.com or by calling 646-362-0628.


Aug
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Spa-tacular Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Come join the Teen Space for a fun Summer Reading program full of Spa fun! Come learn how to make homemade face scrubs and facial cleansers using everyday kitchen fruits and veggies! Also be ready for some Smart Snacks, that are just are healthy as they are tasty. Then stay for the cool mani and mocktails and get a free Spa-tacular Pack to take home!


Aug
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Learn to Draw in Two Hours!

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

Art instructor Donna Davis will teach participants basic two-dimensional drawing, incorporating Masters Drawing techniques. All materials will be provided. Space is limited to 20 participants. Preregistration is required.


Aug
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: The 5th Wave

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Based on the acclaimed 2013 young-adult sci-fi novel by Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave follows a 16-year-old survivor of a catastrophic alien invasion.