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Format: 2017-12-15

NYCitizenship Information Sessions


Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions to learn how to apply for citizenship easily; the benefits of becoming a citizen; and how to receive financial counseling.

Friday, December 15
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Astoria Community Library

14-01 Astoria Blvd.

Tuesday, December 19
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jackson Heights Community Library

35-51 81st Street

Broadway Holiday Magic!


Don't miss this evening of holiday favorites, Broadway classics, and original tunes by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin ("Mary & Max"), featuring some of Broadway's brightest talent, including Anne Brummel (Elphaba in "Wicked"), Chase Crandell ("Mary & Max"), Javier Ignacio ("Side Show" on Broadway), Alicia Krakauer ("Kiss Me Kate"), and Kyle Scatliffe (most recently in Broadway revivals of "The Color Purple" and "Les Misérables").

Monday, December 11
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Newtown Literary for Kids!


Kids and tweens: do you love reading, hearing, and telling stories?

Then come to this Newtown Literary creative writing workshop for kids ages 8-12!

We often imagine characters in our head, but don't give them enough attention when we write about them. Starting with just one small detail, you’ll use your imagination and powers of observation to create your own fun and interesting character!

Register for This Workshop

Saturday, December 9
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Community Library

Closed for Thanksgiving


All Queens Library locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.

Library materials can be returned 24/7 at more than 40 Queens Library locations and renewed by phone at 718-990-8508 or online.

Digital materials are available for download, even when we're closed—including thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, songs, movies, and videos.

Free Writing Workshop for Teens!


Calling all teens: do you have a way with words?

Many words we have today were created through stringing older words together, word associations, and playing with sound and images.

In this Newtown Literary creative writing class for kids ages 13-17, we will do the same, experimenting with existing words and meanings to create new ones, and using those words to write new pieces. Become a poetic inventor!

Register for This Workshop

Saturday, November 18
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Community Library