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Celebrate Friends of the Library Week

National Friends of Libraries Week is October 19 – 25. It is a national recognition celebrating the people who volunteer their time to advocate for and raise funds for their local libraries. Queens Library has 29 Chapters of the Friends of the Library, with more than 1,600 Friends. Friends create so much value in their communities, ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

Have a fun filled weekend at Queens Library with a celebration of Deepavali, Halloween hijinks, contemporary Brazilian Jazz, an author talk, a Hip Hop, Jazz, and Dance Extravaganza, and a zany musical set in the 1920s! 

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Hot New Music for October

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 Iggy Azalea, Boy George, JoDee Messina, and more!


Check them out here.

QUEENS LIBRARY EXPANDS LENDING FREE GOOGLE TABLETS

Queens Library will begin lending Google Tablets from the community library at 108-19 71st Avenue in Forest Hills on October 22, 2014 and from the Flushing Library at 41-17 Main Street at Kissena Boulevard on October 29, 2014. Additional libraries will begin lending them in the coming weeks. Loans are free with a Queens Library card. ...

Free Financial Coaching

Are money problems causing you stress? A financial coach can help you build the skills you need to manage money and gain stability!

One-on-one appointments will cover:

• Reviewing and understanding your credit report
• Addressing debt-related legal problems
• Dealing with debt ...

Oct
23
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Draw Manga with Eric Cheung

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheung will teach teens and tweens basic drawing techniques for creating manga characters.


Oct
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come hang out with friends, play X-Box or Nintendo Wii and board and card games. All teens and tweens are welcome. Come join us for the fun!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Math tutoring is available for young people in grades 4-8. Bring your math homework and textbook.


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Oct
25
12:00PM

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5:00PM

"Blood Moon Rising Horror Magazine" Presents Halloween Blood Fest 2014

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This year's blood fest, hosted by Dark Soul, features live entertainment, horror movies, magicians, psychics, ghost stories, a costume parade and contest, a haunted tunnel and a Freddy vs. Jason face-off live on stage. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Oct
25
12:00PM

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2:00PM

College Success and Test Prep Seminar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

International Academic Alliance’s College Success and Test Prep Seminar is an opportunity for high school students and their parents to learn about the college-admissions process and how to succeed in college. This three-part seminar will cover how to make a college application stand out; how to get a head start on freshman year, and how to overcome first-year difficulties.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens age 8 and up learn the basics of chess or improve their game.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It's one of Flushing Library's favorite activities. It's Anime Club! We view popular movies and series based on teen feedback or librarian's pick. All teens and tweens are welcome. Come join us for the fun!


Nov
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Math tutoring is available for young people in grades 4-8. Bring your math homework and textbook.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens age 8 and up learn the basics of chess or improve their game.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Fall Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Bring your own cards (official and no Japanese versions or stall decks) to compete in our tournament for young people in grades 5-12. The winner will receive a booster pack or a choice of a limited edition card. Preregistration is required. There are only 32 spots, so sign up early; latecomers will be placed on a waiting list.


Nov
6
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Anime Club Unleashed

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy your favorite anime series, epic movies and more in the Teen Room. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have the time of your life, all in Japanese with English subtitles, of course. Hang out with your friends and enjoy the show! All tween and teens are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hang out with friends and play Xbox or Nintendo Wii and board and card games. All teens and tweens are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Smart Smartphone Use

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In part 1, teens will learn how to download Queens Library's e-material applications for Apple and Android to their devices and upload the materials in a user-friendly environment. In part 2, teens will learn how to add to Apple iOS and Android devices New York museum apps such as the "New York Museum Guide," "Dinosaurs: American Museum of Natural History Collection" and Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA apps.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami and Paper Engineering: Build a Geodesic Dome with Karen Wellington

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Origami instructor and former math teacher Karen Wellington will demonstrate how to construct a spherical container for storing personal items. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Nov
22
1:30PM

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3:30PM

STEM Harvest Showcase

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program, presented in collaboration with Time Warner Cable, presents middle school students and their families with a medley of interactive, fun science, technology, engineering and math activities. The theme is the fall harvest, and subjects examined will include plant power, apple oxidation, cereal magnetism and leaf chromatography. All ages are welcome.


Dec
6
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Kaplan Practice SAT

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Take a practice SAT through Kaplan! Preregistration is required at http://bit.ly/LibraryPracticeTest. Contact Danielle.Black@Kaplan.com with questions.


Dec
30
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Winter Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

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

Bring your own cards (official and no Japanese versions or stall decks) to compete for the championship. The winner will receive a booster pack or a choice of a limited edition card.

- Pre-registration required. (Grades 5-12 only)
- Sign-up as soon as possible!
- There are 32 spots. Then will be placed on waiting list


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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.