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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 ...

Listen to Our Volunteer Voices!

It’s National Volunteer Week 2017, and we want to celebrate the important role of volunteers at Queens Library!

All this week, to say Thank You to our volunteers, we will share their voices and let them tell you what their service to the Library means to them and their communities.

Check our special blog post ...

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 ...

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 Coriolanus on Monday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Briarwood ...

Comment on Our FY2018 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018, and we'd like you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through Saturday, May 20.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 and fill out our ...

Our New Music For April!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from CeCe Winans, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, LeAnn Rimes, Pitbull, Kehlani, Little Big Town, and Nathan ...

Battle of the Bands 2017

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever, and we're looking for performers!

For the third year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 27.

Queens ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

If you didn't get a chance to sign up before, Round 2 of applications for Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood is now open!

Queens Library’s UPK program now offers free after-school care, available until 6 p.m., in addition to an outstanding pre-K education; free ...

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage!

This April, Queens Library is celebrating the heritage and legacy of immigrants in America!

Join us for craft workshops, concerts, dance, and theater from around the globe.

Learn about the evolution of Bollywood with the Payalia Dance Company; explore culture and tradition with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano El ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Apr
29
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Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use a computer; search the Queens Library Catalog and the Web; create and use an Email account and become familiar with Microsoft Word 2010. For Adults. Preregistration is required. Maximum of 4 people. Class runs for one hour.


May
2
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Group

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Weekly needle craft group.
Participants select and work on their own projects. Basic knitting or crochet skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
2:00PM

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3:30PM

No-Sew Accent Pillows

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is now closed

Petrice Wideman teaches participants how to have fun with fabric creating home décor items without sewing! Space is limited to 10 participants. Preregistration is required. Materials will be provided. For adults.


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May
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Fun with Watercolors

Location: Court Square
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Artist Karl Lorenzen will teach basic watercolor techniques, and participants will take home a beautiful painting they have created at the end of the session. No experience is necessary. All materials will be provided.


May
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use computer; how to search the Queens Library Catalog and the Web; how to use Email; how to use Microsoft Word 2010. For adults. Preregistration is required; Maximum of 3 people.

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

Additional Dates


May
18
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Adult Coloring Hour @ Court Square

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy the fun of coloring! Relax, color, and enjoy yourself @ Court Square Library.


May
31
7:00PM

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8:30PM

First Draught Monthly Book Discussion - Just Kids by Patti Smith

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Discuss fascinating books in the comfortable atmosphere of a neighborhood pub and never be shushed! Queens Library First Draught, a book discussion series for adults, meets the last Wednesday of each month at Bierocracy, 12-23 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, a few blocks from Court Square Library. May's selection is Just Kids by Patti Smith. The legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.