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Celebrate National Library Lovers Month

Show your love for libraries by entering our Share Your Love for Queens Library Photo Contest.  

Enter the contest today and show how much you love your library for a chance to win a Samsung 16 GB Galaxy Tablet!

Complete contest rules here.

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood, located at 35-32 21st Street in Long Island City, offers an outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified staff; the best learning experience for your child; free after-school care until 5:30 p.m.; and all the ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library.

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend traditional ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're age 60 and older, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Celebrate Black History Month at Queens Library!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for Black History Month!

We’ll be screening movies, hosting talks, and presenting concerts to celebrate and commemorate the Black experience in America.

Programs are available for children, teens, and adults, including five special events focusing on Claudia ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Feb
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Technology Class

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

The ESOL Technology Program will prepare English language learners to use various computer software programs in order to improve their computer and English skills. Students will use Microsoft Office to draft electronic documents and spreadsheets with transferrable skills related to the job search process. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.

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

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Feb
23
4:15PM

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5:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Every Friday starting January 5, join us to improve your English conversation skills and meet other English learners.

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

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Feb
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Musical Performance Charles Henry

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a musical performance by professional pianist Charles Henry. Charles Henry is an accomplished and talented pianist. Charles will be performing songs from Broadway to the American Songbook. This event is sponsored by the Kew Gardens Hills Friends group.


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Feb
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Kew Gardens Hills Adult Book Club

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our monthly book club discussion.


Feb
26
6:15PM

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7:15PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Instructor Meiling Schumm uses Latin dance moves to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle, and feel more energized. Dress in exercise clothes, bring a bottle of water, and come early to complete an exercise release form. Preregistration is required.

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

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Feb
28
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Kew Gardens Hills C.A.T.S

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

C.A.T.S stands for Creativity Artistic Teaching Session. Please join us for weekly session DIY- Arts and Crafts learning on how to create paper flowers, beading sessions and more DIY projects to take home.


Feb
28
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Investor Education Seminar

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

St. John's University law students lead this seminar about investor scams, protecting investments, types of investments, and how to keep track of investments.

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

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Mar
1
12:00PM

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2:00PM

AARP Tax Program for Low Income or Older Adults

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

File your 2017 taxes today! Queens Library offers free tax assistance programs if you're over 60 or earn less than $66,000 annually. This is a walk-in, e-file, tax assistance program. Help is available first come, first served. No appointments will be accepted. Programs are presented by AARP - American Association of Retired Persons.

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

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Mar
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Early Detection Education for Breast Cancer

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Ms. Ann Stephens, Outreach Coordinator from the North Well/ LIJ Women's Center, will make a presentation and demonstrate how to do self examinations of the breast. She encourages participation in the demonstrations and there will be a Q&A session as she provides informational handouts.

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

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Mar
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Health Chats with RN Kathy Moran

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads these discussions:
March 5: Symptoms and Care of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a common disorder that affects the large intestine. March 12: Arthritis and Joint Pain

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

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Mar
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

New York State has custody of over $14 billion in unclaimed funds. Every day the Comptroller's Office returns approximately $1 million to owners; are you one of them? Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.


Mar
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Learning to Let Go: How End Of Life Doulas Help Their Loved Ones Say Goodbye

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

End of life doulas provide emotional support and comfort to patients and their loved ones who are in the final phase of life. The focus of this program is on planning for death and it will help patients who lack family or adequate caregiver support to die comfortably and without fear of being alone.

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

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Mar
7
3:30PM

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5:30PM

The Quilting Project

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

Professional teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald leads the class in sewing, planning and quilting processes to create a quilt project from small to large. Participants will learn about the different types of fabrics and approaches to designing a quilt. If you have never used a sewing machine, sewing lessons are included. This is a 9 session course, including a culminating event. Please call 718-261-6654 to register for this class. Space is limited.

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

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Mar
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Color My World

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for some adult coloring.

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

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Mar
13
1:00PM

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4:00PM

LiveOn NY Benefits Outreach Program

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Come to the Free Benefits Assistance for Older Adults program and receive personalized assistance for SCRIE, SNAP, Medicare Savings Program, HEAP, and Low Income Subsidy. Screenings will be conducted for eligibility.


Mar
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Kew Gardens Hills Adult Book Club

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our monthly book club discussion. "The Other Einstein" by Marie Benedict 3/19.

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

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Mar
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), compressions-only mannequins and "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.

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

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Mar
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Time to Dance

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Libby Skala's one-woman show pays homage not only to her lineage but to your own. Here she offers glimpses into the rich life and inexhaustible spirit of her great aunt Elizabeth “Lisl” Polk, who transcends poverty, artistic repression, and the rise of Hitler through the love of dance to become a renowned dance therapy pioneer.

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

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Mar
27
1:30PM

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2:30PM

FDNY Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.

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

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Apr
2
6:15PM

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7:15PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

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Apr
3
1:30PM

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2:30PM

NY Senior Medicare Patrol

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

The NY Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) advises you how to Protect, Detect, and Report frauds and scams. The NY Senior Medicare Patrol is a program dedicated to educating Medicare beneficiaries about health care fraud and common scams - how they can protect themselves, what to look for, and where to report them.

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

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Apr
5
6:15PM

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7:15PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

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

Instructor Meiling Schumm uses Latin dance moves to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle, and feel more energized. Dress in exercise clothes, bring a bottle of water, and come early to complete an exercise release form. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
8
2:30PM

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3:30PM

The Jewish-American Songbook Featuring Jazz Vocalist Lois Bruno

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Lois Bruno performs classic American songs written by Jewish composers and lyricists: the Gershwins, Sammy Cahn, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Berlin, and many others.

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

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Apr
19
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life.


Apr
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Singing Violins, Featuring Claremont Strings and Ensembles

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

A duo from Claremont Strings will perform music from Classical, Baroque, and Romantic eras. Come enjoy hits by Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky and some highlights from operas and symphonies.


Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art History Lecture Series

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

The art history series will be led by Mary Dono. It is part of the Older Adult Services.
April 30 "Beyond the Silver and Stained glass - Charles Lewis Tiffany and Son, Louis Comfort Tiffany"
May 7 "Pissarro and Cezanne: Partners in Art"
May 21 "Alfred Stieglitz & Georgia O'Keeffe"

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

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May
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mental Health Matters: Stress and Self-Care

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

This Mental Matters series focuses on the benefits of self-care and how to reduce stress. When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Today is the day to get started!


May
16
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Healthy Eating for Older Adults: Elissa Meditz, MS, RD, CSO, CDN, outpatient clinical dietitian/nutritionist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, leads this program, a part of Older Adults Day at Kew Garden Hills.


May
16
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Working with Watercolors

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Professional teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this one session workshop. Learn about color theory and the basics of watercolor painting.


May
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Jewish Culture in Music

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Cantor Irene Failenbogen is a singer-songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a crossover artist who has performed in operas, musical comedies, and theatre. She was trained as a Hazzan in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and lead liturgical services for Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, and Shabbat. Celebrate Jewish culture in English, Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish.


May
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. First come first served, space is limited.

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

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Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion."

Space is limited on a first come, first-served basis.

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

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Jun
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Jewelry Making Workshops

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Jewelry Making workshop with Phyllis Ger. Register at the Kew Garden Hills Library 718-261-6654

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

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Jun
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Concert

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

"Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin."


Jul
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Music for the Soul

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Sean Condron, born in Queens to Irish parents, is a modern day bard whose repertoire spans the length and breadth of American music, itself a melting pot of world influences - from sentimental favorites to Italian and Spanish classics and everything in between. Armed with just a guitar and voice, his energetic and humor filled performances have delighted audiences the world over.


Aug
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Flutes of the World: A Concert by Tereasa Payne

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, Ocarinas, Native American flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Oct
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Working with Watercolors

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

Professional teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this nine session sequential Introduction to Watercolor workshop. Learn about color theory and the basics of watercolor painting. Pre-registration is required. Call Kew Garden Hills Library to register 718-261-6654

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

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