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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s another great weekend at the Library! Join us for a Children's Reading Group with special guests Bill de Blasio and Jimmy Van Bramer, an early Mother’s Day craft fair and flea market, a poetry workshop, our Earth Day Family Fest, wonderful musical performances—including two different Motown revues and our Sunday ...

From Dennis M. Walcott

In my first weeks as the newly-appointed President and CEO, I visited every community library to meet the staff and gain an overview of what each library adds to the community. Among the most impactful programs are the Job and Business Academy’s job skills training workshops.

Library users attend free classes at the library ...

Celebrate Earth Day With Us!

On Friday, April 22, events will be held worldwide to support the environment and remind us all that we need to protect our planet.

This week, Queens Library has great programs planned at several of our community libraries to celebrate Earth Day and promote environmental awareness.

They include movies, ...

New on Our Blog: An Interview with New Langston Hughes Executive Director Mikisha Morris!

We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Mikisha Morris to Queens Library as the new Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. She succeeds Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), who will be retiring in July 2016 after more than 35 years of service to ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poems from Our Patrons!

Thank you to our patrons for sending us their poems in honor of National Poetry Month—and now it’s our pleasure to share them with you!

You can read poems from Shoshana Goldman, Michael P. Kusen, Agnes Wong, and Qi-Hong Zheng by visiting our ...

Comment on Our FY2017 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017, and there's still time for you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through May 6.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 and fill out our online ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

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

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be Troilus and Cressida on Monday, May 2 at 5:30 ...

Spring 2016 Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars

Protect Your Assets. Ensure Your Legacy. Come to our Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars where you can learn strategies for your finances and estate planning.

By attending one of our seminars, you will be introduced to strategies that will help you better plan for your financial future, medical care, ...

Support the Gracie Book Club!

The Gracie Book Club is a new collaborative effort between the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and First Lady Chirlane McCray. The first Gracie Book Club selection is Bright Lines. Read Bright Lines along with the First Lady and your fellow New Yorkers, and be a part of a ...

Apr
30
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Stop Making Sense: A Writing Workshop with Poet Luis H. Francia

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

You don't need to write "about" something to write a poem. Explore the sound of a word or phrase without regard to meaning and create non-sense that actually makes sense! With examples of lyrical poems and some writing exercises, you can craft a short poem in this fun and instructive workshop.


Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Zumba with Susy

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Exercise with Susy with fun Zumba fitness!


May
2
3:45PM

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4:45PM

Gentle Yoga with Mirelle Netelle

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Relax with gentle yoga taught by certified instructor Mirelle Netelle.

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

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May
2
6:30PM

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7:30PM

New York Cares Presents Computers for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics: how to open an email account, navigate the Internet, and use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs.

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

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May
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting and Crochet

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Participants select their own project and work on it. Basic knitting or crochet skills are required.

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

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May
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Aerobics

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Misty Gisonda teaches a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. Be sure to bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

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May
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device and learn how to use it.

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

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May
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

New Students: Qigong and Tai Chi Practice with Mirelle

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

New students will learn basic Tai Chi forms.

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

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May
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Basics of Tai Chi

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Mirelle Netelle leads this beginner's tai chi course for health and well-being.

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

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May
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Tai Chi

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Mirelle Netelle leads a beginner's course in Tai Chi for health and well-being. Tai chi is a Chinese martial art and is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Tai Chi is now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.

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

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May
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Job Readiness and Computer Class with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn how to search for jobs, fill out online applications, and prepare resumes and cover letters. Participants may also practice basic computer skills and receive guidance on preparing for and following up after a job interview.

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

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May
9
1:15PM

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2:15PM

New Students: Basics of Tai Chi

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Prepare for tai chi, learn the basic tai chi steps, and practice postures with Mirelle Netelle.

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

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May
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Tai Chi

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Mirelle Netelle leads this beginner's course in tai chi and qigong for health and well-being.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
3:45PM

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4:45PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Practice gentle, restorative yoga with certified instructor Mirelle Netelle.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Love Songs of Legend, Mars, and Mraz

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Lois Bruno performs romantic selections made popular by some of today's legendary artists like John Legend, Bruno Mars, and Jason Mraz.


May
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come to the library and enjoy reading and discussing "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.


May
25
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Know Your Rights: Keep Your Family Safe and Together (in Bengali)

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to have a healthy relationship, get a job in the U.S. and learn about your rights for legal options and immigration remedies for victims of domestic violence.


Jun
17
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Seminar for Specialized High School Regent's and SAT (in Bengali)

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Do you know your child could take regents classes from middle school and could graduate earlier from high school?
Mr. Sheik Al Mamun, a New York State-Certified teacher, will explain how to prepare a plan for Regents Exam study in every subject area, identify resources for preparing for the exams, and give tips on how to maximize study time.


Jun
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffeneggar


Jul
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Discuss "March" by Geraldine Brooks.