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This Weekend at Queens Library

We hope you will spend part of your Memorial Day Weekend with us at the Library! Join us for our Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month event with Queens Memory, the First Annual Friends of Ridgewood Library Arts & Crafts Fair, a celebration of Guyana and its culture, art classes for kids and adults, our tribute to Louis Armstrong with ...

A Message from Ethan Hawke

“Just last night, my 16-year-old son asked me, ‘Do people really still use libraries?’ I was happy to be able to tell him yes. It's a fact: More people than ever are visiting their neighborhood branches and using the myriad free resources the Library provides,” writes Ethan Hawke in a new ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions—and now you can get your tickets at Queens Library!

Free ticket vouchers for Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s (Jitney, The Piano Lesson) sumptuous new production of Shakespeare’s "Othello," performed ...

Storytime with Your Council Member!

Help support your community library during this important advocacy season—and bring your kids to a wonderful storytime, too!

Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott will be joined by members of the New York City Council at special storytimes in June to demonstrate ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

Tweet to Your Council Member in Support of Libraries!

Stand with your library on Twitter!

Our city officials are now deciding the amount of funding that New York City’s libraries will receive in the upcoming fiscal year.

Click the links below to find the Twitter handles of your city leaders and the New York City Council Member that represents your community library ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

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 ...

Mental Health Awareness Month at Queens Library

Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re bringing you programming to both help you take care of your own mental health and teach you how to help someone else in crisis.

From programs on stress and self-care to information about the ...

May
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

After School Story and Craft

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Listen to a favorite picture book and then enjoy a fun craft or activity inspired by the story. For children ages 5-12. No registration required.


May
31
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Thursday Play With Me Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Encourage early learning! Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes, followed by free play with age-appropriate toys. For babies and children (5 years and younger) with a parent/caregiver.


Jun
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rock! with the Rappin Fireman

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

The "Rappin Fireman" John Ruiz engages and teaches children about fire prevention and fire safety. This event encourages audience participation. For ages 6 to 12.


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Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Program with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Girls will engage in hands-on activities designed to spark their interest in STEAM concepts and careers, through the arts.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Father's Day Card & Gift Workshop

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Make a card and something special for Dad! For children ages 5-12. No registration required.


Jun
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Libraries Rock! with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Award winning balloon artist Nick the Balloonatic has twisted balloons all over the world. The Balloonatic interacts with children ages 6-12 as he is sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Jul
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Books!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for a weekly fun activity based on a popular children's book or series.

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

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