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2015 Summer Reading Program

Join the action this summer and have a blast at the Summer Reading Program at Queens Library. This summer celebrate real-life and fictional heroes, cool books, popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series.

Summer Reading 2015 begins Thursday, June 4.

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Thank You For Investing In Libraries!

The Mayor and the New York City Council have announced their FY 2016 Budget Agreement. We are very pleased and grateful to share that NYC libraries will receive $43 million citywide in additional funding for FY 2016!

This additional funding will increase access to library programs and services, and allow us to ...

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks!

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks for free!  Queens Library offers a variety of methods to access digital books and articles in any language for all age groups. eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported PDAs.

Axis 360 delivers digital Audiobooks and eBooks for library users in ...

Our New Music For July!

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 music from Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Florence + the Machine, Passion Pit, Murs, Tech N9ne, Todd Rundgren, Muse, Ciara and ...

Maker Camp 2015 at Queens Library

Maker Camp is a free summer program for kids ages 8 to 12, and Makers of all ages! Join young inventors and artists from around the world too. We make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers.

Visit the web page to register or more information. 

Rockaways Summer of Health

Rockaways Summer of Health is a series of programs and events designed to educate and get the Rockaways fit and healthy. Participate in a variety of classes and workshops for a healthy lifestyle such as stress reduction, nutrition and exercise classes.

Get Fit! Get Healthy!

Visit the web page for more ...

Alicia Olatuja, Soul and R&B Concert

Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism.  She has played alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and Bebe Winans.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

Queens Library Magazine

Welcome to our brand-new publication!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and information about all our programs and special events, and it's available now at your neighborhood library or ...

Free Summer Meals

Queens Library is partnering with the NYC Department of Education to provide FREE meals for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger, from now until September 4 at twenty-one Queens Library locations.

Enrollment is not required. Meals will be provided ...

Jul
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Movie Mondays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join your friends in the Teen Room each Monday for our Summer Reading movie lineup from July 6 to August 10. Enjoy the fun at Queens Library!

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

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Jul
7
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Yu-Gi-Oh Summer Reading Tournament

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

It's our annual Summer Reading Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament. Bring your own cards (official only; no Japanese versions or stall decks) to compete for the championship! The winner will receive a booster pack or choice of a fresh, limited-edition card. Preregistration is required.


Jul
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

There's anime fun for teens on Wednesday afternoons this summer. Join us!

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

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Jul
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a fun variety of craft programs Thursday afternoons this summer.

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

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Jul
10
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Summer Reading Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join your old friends and make new ones in the Teen Room with our new Nintendo Wii U, X Box or awesome variety of card and board games! The fun is at Flushing this summer!

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

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Jul
11
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.

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Jul
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It's back: our annual Summer Reading Jeopardy match! Answer a variety of fun trivia questions and win prizes. The fun is at Flushing this summer!


Jul
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Polyhedron Origami

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Using brightly colored paper, teens will make three-dimensional geometric shapes that can be put together, stacked or connected to form towers, containers and much more.


Aug
13
2:00PM

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3:30PM

End-of-Summer-Reading Party

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy our annual party celebrating the end of summer reading by hanging out with friends and competing for cool prizes!


Aug
19
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Meet Patricia Park, Author of "Re Jane: A Novel"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens native Patricia Park discusses her debut novel, a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre that takes its heroine Jane Re on a journey from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul—and back. Books will be available for sale and signing.