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Hot New Music for August

Every month, Queens Library's expert staff brings you the best new music in our collection. This month features Calle 13, Dum Dum Girls, Trey Songz, new African Music and more! Check it out here.

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Join us as at Central Library as we celebrate L. Frank Baum's timeless classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

 

Travel down the yellow brick road during the month of August.and visit our display of 1st edition original books and vintage memorabilia. Or attend a film screening:

"The ...

Eight Books to Read if You Loved The Giver

If you can't get enough of Lois Lowry's popular novel The Giver (read and re-read the book, seen the movie multiple times) Christine Scheper, Children’s Materials Specialist, thinks you'll love these eight young adult titles, as well.
 

Check them out today! 
 

#Feed, ...

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica), Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway, Seaside and Peninsula. Borrow one for a month with the option of three renewals for a total of four months. ...

A PICTURE BOOK WITH A DOG'S EYE VIEW

Queens resident David Ezra Stein is an author-illustrator whose previous books include "LEAVES", winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. His most recent children's picture book, "I'm My Own Dog", was just released this month. If you've ever had a dog in your life, you will definitely relate to ...

New Arrivals in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale  un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

Bajo la misma estrella
By John Green

 Emotiva, irónica y afilada. Una novela teñida de humor y de tragedia que habla de nuestra capacidad para soñar incluso en las ...

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Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Enjoy world-class music and dance, free at your local Queens Library. See the full schedule

Aug
28
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Interactive Flannel Board Picture Book Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers read picture books for a half an hour with Ms. Lucy, then work on a craft.


Aug
28
4:30PM

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5:00PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 create handmade, seasonal decorations.


Aug
28
5:15PM

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6:00PM

Creative Writing for Children

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will receive a topic and be guided through the writing process step by step.


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Aug
29
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months enjoy a half-hour story time with books, songs and fingerplays.


Aug
29
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months enjoy a half hour with books, songs and fingerplays.


Aug
29
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Babies and Books

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

We will read stories, sing, do light creative movements, play with puppets and dance with bubbles.
for infants age 12 months and under


Aug
29
3:00PM

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3:15PM

Lanyards: The Box Stitch

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 10-12 will proudly display the lanyard key chain they create using nothing but the box stitch. Younger children can attend but may find this project difficult.


Sep
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children in pre-school to grade 2 and their parents or other adult caregivers have fun at storytime with books, a simple craft or activity, and age-appropriate music.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
5:30PM

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6:00PM

Computer Homework Help

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children will learn how to use the Queens Library online catalogue, find books in the library and browse safe and educational free websites.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Interactive Picture Book Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

On Thursday afternoons Ms. Lucy holds a fun, interactive, flannel-board bubble story time for children ages 5-12.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will work on seasonal crafts while listening to age-appropriate music. Supplies are limited; come early, please!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
5:15PM

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6:00PM

Creative Writing

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will learn how to write creatively by being given a topic and guided through the writing process.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

This half-hour of storytime with books, exercise, songs, bubbles, a parachute game and fingerplays is for ages 2-5.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
12:30PM

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12:45PM

Babies and Books

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Infants up to age 24 months will hear stories, sing, bounce and enjoy light creative movement with puppets and bubbles.

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

Additional Dates


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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.