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Now is a Great Time to Support the Queens Library!

Spring is an exciting time of growth and renewal—and a great time to give to the Queens Library Foundation!

The thousands of programs we offer are made possible by the generous support of donors like you.

Your gift today means we can continue to meet the needs of our diverse community.

With your gift, we ...

One Book, One New York: Cast Your Vote!

Imagine all New Yorkers reading and talking about the same book at the same time!

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Magazine have announced the return of One Book, One New York, the exciting city-wide initiative that brings book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same ...

Celebrate Earth Day at Queens Library!

April 22 is Earth Day, and we're marking the occasion with arts & crafts, celebrations, science workshops, and more.

Plus, you can watch several Earth Day-themed movies on Kanopy, our on-demand video streaming service, all for free with your library card.

Join us for our special programs before ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month At The Library

April is National Poetry Month and we’ve got something planned for the poet in everyone.

We’ve gathered our list of recommendations from our collections, including books by poets and films about poets.

We also invite you to come to our poetry open mics and poetry slams, join in poetry writing events at your ...

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 ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Apr
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STACKS Afterschool

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for a free after-school program! STACKS is a curriculum based after-school program that assists children with their homework assignments and projects, and do a curriculum based writing activity or craft after homework hour. Ages 6-14. Hours are 3:00-5:30pm. Transportation not provided.

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

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Apr
24
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Nutrition Workshop

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children learn healthy eating and exercise habits that support their growing bodies. Children will have the opportunity to create and eat a healthy meal! Children with allergies should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited.

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

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Apr
25
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Toddler Learning Center is open to young children aged from 18 – 38 months. Parents will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and parenting skills, while toddlers become familiar with social environments and peer interactions.

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

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Apr
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Baisley STEM Makerspace: Earth Day Playdough

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

In honor of Earth Day, children will use measuring techniques and discuss the chemical and physical reactions as they create their own Earth Day playdough! Ages 4-12. Space and materials are limited. Children younger than 7 years old must be accompanied by a grown-up.


Apr
27
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Babies and their accompanying grown-up can enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes, toys, and peer interaction! Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 6mo-2yrs.

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

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May
1
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Fun-tastic Family Sing Along

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

A fun-tastic sing along for the whole family.


May
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Literacy Inc.

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Literacy connects children with opportunity. Literacy Inc. (LINC) engages families and community members to support young readers. Children listen to a read aloud and write a reader's response. LINC staff members assist children in the development of a strong reader's response. K-4th grade.

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

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May
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for Fun Friday. Children will use various craft materials to create a masterpiece! Space and materials are limited. Children 7 yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult.
5/4 - Design Your Own Cinco de Mayo Maracas
5/11- Mother's Day Craft
5/18- Planting Workshop
5/25- Create a Rain Stick

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

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May
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bugging Out

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Are all bugs insects? Identify insect body parts using hands-on diagrams and models; discover garden critters and the roles they play. Participants will take home a flowering plant.


May
8
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Kids Creative Crafts: Bird Craft

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Spring is in full swing! Join us at the library as we create a fun bird craft! Ages 4-12.
Space and materials are limited. Children under 7 yrs old must be accompanied by a grown-up.


May
16
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Storytime is a great way to foster literacy skills and encourage reading! Children 2-4 years old accompanied by an adult are invited to the library for read alouds, finger plays, music, and peer interaction. Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources.

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

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May
22
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Spa Day at the Library

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for some relaxation and pampering. Children are encouraged to join us to learn about tips that will help them focus during homework, class, and test taking. In addition, children will have the opportunity to get a hand massage, paint their nails, create and use a lip scrub, and make their own lip balm! Ages 7 and up. Limited space and materials. Children with allergies should attend with a parent/guardian.


Jun
1
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Summer Reading: Fun Friday

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for Fun Friday. Children will use various craft materials to create a masterpiece!Space and materials are limited; please arrive early. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Childcare centers with more than 5 children must call to register. Call 718-529-1590.

6/1- Design Your Own Backpack
6/8- Crystal Sun Catchers
6/15- Library Pictionary
6/22- Native American Drums
6/29- Garden Club

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

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Jun
5
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Sciencetellers Presents The Wild West Science Show

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

ScienceTellers will use science in storytelling in their new show "The Wild West."


Jun
11
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Anti-Bullying Workshop: Becoming a Change Agent

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide students with an exciting and interactive way to combat peer-to-peer bullying.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Drum Beats Percussionist Freddy Dugaurd

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This upbeat and engaging three session drum workshop will have children rocking to the beat. Percussionist Freddy Dugard will kick-off Summer Reading "Library Rocks" with musical style and rhythmic patterns. Beginners and experinced participants are welcome. For children 8 to 12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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