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It's National Novel Writing Month!

It's that time of year again!

Every November, thousands of writers of all experience levels dedicate themselves to writing a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

If you've decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo, as its fans like to affectionately call ...

A Season of Thanks at Queens Library

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But this year, it’s not just about turkey and pumpkin pie!

Queens Library is hosting wonderful seasonal events, including Thanksgiving storytime, music, movies, arts and crafts, and even a recipe swap!

So bring your family and friends, and give thanks at your local ...

Teen Podcast Naming Contest!

Do you love podcasts? Are you creative with words? Put your skills to the test by entering the Teen Podcast Naming Contest. The winner will receive a pair of Beats Studio 2.0 Wired Over-Ear Headphones!

We want the new name to relate to the podcast’s themes of hip-hop and urban culture. Make it funny, make it playful, make ...

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 ...

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

November is National Native American Heritage Month! Join us at Queens Library as we pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

Our special events include author talks, film screenings, historical lectures, arts and crafts for kids, and much more.

Help us honor the history and customs of First ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Shakespeare in Queens: The Final Season

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

As TITAN finishes three years of performing each of the 37 plays that Shakespeare wrote, they have saved some of the best for ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Nov
24
3:00PM

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5:30PM

STACKS Afterschool at Baisley

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Baisley Park Library offers a free afterschool program. Children in grades K-6 will have a STACKS Leader and STACKS Assistant help them with homework assignments. Children will also participate in curriculum-based after-school enrichment workshops.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Toddlers 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 2yrs-4yrs.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Native American Corn Craft

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

In autumn we see many different forms of corn. Join us at the library to talk about how the Native Americans used different techniques to cultivate corn. Children will make a corn craft. Ages 5-12


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Dec
1
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me at Baisley Park

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dance of the African Diaspora

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Using movement and music, students will go on an interactive dance tour celebrating the differences and similarities of dances within the African diaspora. This event is for ages 6-12.


Dec
5
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Kids Creative Crafts: Holiday Present Ornament

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for some crafting fun! Children will cut, glue, and paste aluminum foil and paper together to create a holiday ornament. The ornament will resemble a gift box. Ages 4-12


Dec
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Holidays Make Us Happy with Alexair Dreams Storytelling

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Holiday are for family, friends and fun! Celebrating with loved ones brings us closer together. Each culture has different ways of coming together. Discover holidays from around the world with Alexair Dreams Storytelling!


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art of Mime

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

World-renowned mime Bill Bowers shares a short performance and teaches some of the fundamentals of being a mime. For ages 6-12.


Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Let's Make Holiday Play-Dough!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Visit the library for some science fun! Children will learn about chemical and physical reactions as they create their holiday play-dough. Ages 5-12


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Life and Legacy of John Steptoe

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Bweela Steptoe will share about John Steptoe's legacy and his children's books and literature. She will provide examples of various techniques used to create his books and share the places that have honored John Steptoe.


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Baisley STEM Makerspace: Build Your Own Igloo

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for some crafting fun! In this group activity, children will use cotton balls, glue, paper plates, and their creative imagination to create an igloo.


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Kids Creative Crafts: Rubber Band Balls

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Visit the library with your friends and make a rubber band ball! Children will use an everyday item to create a ball for some bouncy fun! Ages-7-12


Dec
28
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Let's Learn How to Draw!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for some drawing fun! Children will learn techniques to improve their drawing skills. Ages 8-12


Jan
5
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me at Baisley Park

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mighty Patsy Mink!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join Patsy Takemoto Mink on her journey to become the first woman of color elected to Congress. Despite facing discrimination, Patsy does not let injustice quiet her voice. Ages 8 and up


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

South African Storytelling and Mask Making

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Watch a performance of King Lion's gift, which is Nelson Mandela's favorite story, and then join us in making masks of the South African animals presented in the tale!


Jan
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Gates of Equality

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as told from his speeches and writings.