This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend at Queens Library, learn about nutrition; create sand mandalas; take a belly dancing class; share your Queens memories; enjoy a variety of classical, jazz and multicultural musical performances; and attend a fun-filled Russian festival. We hope to see you there!

Emergency Closing: Central Library in Jamaica will be closed on Sat. 4/11 and Sun. 4/12 for emergency repairs to a broken water main. All events at Central this weekend have been postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience.




Keeping Your Body Strong
RN Kathy Moran leads a discussion about vitamins, nutrition and nutritional deficiencies.

Sat. Apr. 11, 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Queens Library at Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434


The Art of Sand Mandala with Master Artist Rabkar Wangchuk

Tibetan: སྒྱུ་རྩལ་བ་རབ་དཀར་དབང་ཕྱུག་གི་དྲུང་ནས་རྡུལ་ཚོན་གྱི་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར་སྦྱོང་བར་ཕེབས་ཤོག

In this 8-week workshop, participants will learn about sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan art that uses dyed sand particles to form patterns that represent particular esoteric and textual traditions of Buddhism. Through both theoretical and practical instruction, students will learn the various skills and forms of mandala, and eventually create their own works of art. Final projects will be displayed at the Queens Museum. Part of NYC Immigrant Heritage Week 2015.

Sat. Apr. 11, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Queens Library at Jackson Heights
35-51 81 Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372


Introduction to Classical Belly Dance with Noora
Classical belly dance instructor Noora teaches adults basic techniques, including proper posture, body positions, shimmies, isolations and more. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sat. Apr. 11, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Library at Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434


Queens Memory in Sunnyside
Share your Queens memories and get those family photos digitized for free! The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive you can take home. Bring your materials and stories and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood!.

Sat. Apr. 11, 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Queens Library at Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11104


Lincoln Center Local Screening: "New York Philharmonic Opening Gala With Itzhak Perlman"
Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this month's screening, world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the Philharmonic to perform his personal favorites.

Sat. Apr. 11, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Queens Library at Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361


Jazz: The Music of Our Lifetime - Modern Jazz with the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quintet
Saxophonist and composer Carl Bartlett, Jr. and his ensemble will play cutting-edge original tunes from the critically acclaimed debut CD "Hopeful," along with Bartlett's own arrangements of standards like "Body and Soul" and "Firm Roots." He will follow up the performance with an audience question-and-answer session about jazz and what makes it a brilliant and cathartic musical art form.

Sat. Apr. 11, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Library at Flushing (In Auditorium, Lower Level)
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355


Russian Festival 2015: A Celebration of Russian Culture

Russian: 12:30pm: Изготовьте из глины персонажи русских сказок под руководством Евгении Розенцвит (Материалы только для 25 участников в порядке очередности). 1:30pm: Музыкальный полдень с русским бардом Марком Белицким, автором и исполнителем песен. 3:00pm: Театральные сцены о жизни и творчестве Сергея Довлатова. Сценарий и постановка Ирины Волкович. Артисты: Инна Есилевская, Рустем Галич.

12:30pm: Yevyeniya Rozentsvit sculpts Russian fairy-tale characters from clay; supplies are limited to 25 participants, first come, first served. 1:30pm: Mark Belitsky sings Russian songs. 3:00pm: Literary Theater Dialogue presents "Life Is Too Short," a drama directed and adapted by Irina Volkovich about the life and legacy of Russian-American writer Sergei Dovlatov, featuring Inna Yesilevskaya and Rustem Galitch. Part of NYC Immigrant Heritage Week 2015.

Sun. Apr. 12, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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