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         Once again, it’s time to launch summer reading with a fun-filled event. Author Adam
         Gidwitz will join storytellers, circus performers and more on Thursday, June 9 from 10
         a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the P.S. 111 Schoolyard, next to Queens Library at Long Island
         City, 37-44 21 Street. Enjoy refreshments and crafts programs. Rain or shine!


        Everyone can register for summer reading beginning Thursday, June 9 at your local Queens
        Library or online, at www.summerreading.org.
June




                                                  This is your chance to enjoy lively programs at Queens
                                                  Library and read all summer long. We have booklists and
                                                  an events brochure at all libraries; pick yours up today.
                                                  Happy reading!



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       Astoria Federal Savings, as well as in-kind support from
       The New York Mets.



                          www.queenslibrary.org • Admission is free to all programs.
       Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library system.
                                                                                                           Contents
         Queens library Invites you to Enrich your life®
                 by attending Our Free Programs                                                            Adults Programs ............ 2
    Queens library regularly sponsors programs for all age groups. The Guide is your
    monthly schedule to the hundreds of programs at Queens library that are available to                   Teens Programs ............ 11
    you free of charge.
    Queens library’s diverse range of programs means there is something for everyone.                      Children’s Programs ..... 15
    are you an avid reader who likes to rehash the book with fellow enthusiasts? Check
    our calendar for the nearest book discussion group. Perhaps music is more your thing.
                                                                                                           Programs in Other
    Whether Broadway tunes or classical music, Queens library has it. Do you have
    the entrepreneur spirit and are looking to open a business? Queens library offers a                    Languages
    series of classes on opening your own business that is sure to offer you some practical                한국어   • 國語                     • Español
    business tips. are you a new parent looking to enrich your child’s life? Queens                        на русском   • aN KrEyÒl •   română

    library’s Toddler Time programs are a hit with moms and dads. If you’re looking for                    polsku   •                   ............ 23
    programs in other languages, Queens library offers those too.
    The Guide is organized by Events for adults, for Teens, and for Children. Within each                  Selected Programs
    section, the events are listed by location, then dates.                                                for Older Adults ............. 26
    admission is free to all programs. Some programs require preregistration; please
    register with the library where the event is taking place.                                             Guide to the Queens
    Sign-language interpretation is available by request for most library programs. Call                   Library .......................... 30
    Special Services at least two weeks in advance at 718-990-0853; TTy 718-990-0809.
    Please note that Queens library will try to accommodate your sign-language
    interpretation needs; however, this service may not be available for all programs.
    Programs are subject to change without notice. Call the library where the event is
    taking place to confirm program date and time. For the most up-to-date information,
    go to www.queenslibrary.org. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the
    Editor, Debbi Olley Murphy, at dmurphy@queenslibrary.org.

    Free Events for Adults at Queens Library
         (P) = Preregistration Required. Call the Library where the                                               Produced monthly by
                            event is taking place.                                                                  Queens Library’s
                                                                                                               Marketing & Communications
ARVERNE                                              AUBURNDALE                                                        Department
312 Beach 54 Street                                  25-55 Francis lewis Boulevard, Flushing
Friday, June 24 @ 3:00PM                             Fridays @ 11:00aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                Editor: Debbi Olley Murphy
Game Day                                             Basic Computer Lessons (P)                             Email: dmurphy@ queenslibrary.org
We’ll have board games, tournaments, and video       a one-on-one half-hour tutoring session for adult
games for a fun start to your weekend.                                                                             Phone: 718-990-8643
                                                     beginners. limit 3 sessions per day, by appointment
                                                     only. Sign up for 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 12:00               Layout and Design:
Monday, June 27 @ 1:00PM                             p.m. classes.
Arverne Summer Reading Kick Off!                                                                                    Joseph A. Kavanagh
Sign up for Summer reading at Queens library at      Fridays @ 3:30PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
arverne.
                                                                                                                      Queens Library
                                                     Chess Club                                                   89-11 Merrick Boulevard
                                                     Come and join our chess club hosted by Chess
ASTORIA                                              Master Paul. learn new skills and make friends.
                                                                                                                    Jamaica, NY-11432
14-01 astoria Boulevard, long Island City
Friday, June 10 @ 9:00aM                                                                                    To be added to or removed from the
                                                     Tuesday, June 14 @ 10:00aM
Astoria Health and Community Fair                    AARP Defensive Driving Course for Seniors (P)             mailing list, contact the Editor.
Come join us for free services and information for   Take the classroom refresher course especially
people of all ages at astoria Blue Feather Head
                                                                                                                 We welcome your feedback
                                                     designed for drivers age 50 and over. all one-day
Start (27-07 8th Street). See you there.             classes on Tuesdays from 10 am to 5:30 pm. For
                                                                                                                     and suggestions.
                                                     reservations please call Elaine 718-641-3911.               Please contact the Editor.




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                                                 Free Events for Adults at Queens Library

Wednesday, June 29 @ 2:30PM                              Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM                                                                            Monday, June 20 @ 10:30aM
Adult Book Discussion                                    Understanding Memory Loss (in Mandarin                                                                Visual Impairment Workshop 101 - What You
Join us for a book discussion of “Starburst” by          Chinese)                                                                                              Need to Know
robin Pilcher and experience a “burstling festival”      了解失憶症                                                                                                 a workshop on the signs and symptoms of vision
from Scotland. Everyone is welcome.                      In this workshop, you will learn what alzheimer’s                                                     loss. See a demonstration of new technology for
                                                         disease is, warning signs, why early diagnosis is                                                     people with low vision.
                                                         important, treatment for alzheimer’s disease, and
                                                         how the alzheimer’s association can help you.                                                         CAMBRIA HEIGHTS
                                                                                                                                                               218-13 linden Boulevard
                                                         Monday, June 27 @ 10:15aM                                                                             Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ADULTS
                                                         Baby & Me (P)                                                                                         Tony Terrell’s Caribbean Ensemble - A
                                                         This interactive program features nursery rhymes,                                                     Steel Pan and Caribbean Music Explosion
                                                         fingerplays, songs, and playtime. For babies 7-18                                                     This Caribbean ensemble presents a unique
                                                         months old accompanied by a caregiver.                                                                blend of musical styles including reggae,
                                                                                                                                                               calypso, jazz, latin and r&B.
                                                         BELLEROSE
                                                         250-06 Hillside avenue                                                                                CENTRAL LIBRARY
                                                         Thursdays @ 6:30PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30                                                       89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
                                                         Scrabble Game Day                                                                                     Sunday, June 5 @ 3:00PM
                                                         Fans of Scrabble are invited to play. If possible,                                                    Sunday Concerts @ Central: Sofia Rei
                                                         please bring your own Scrabble board.                                                                 Originally from Buenos aires, argentina, the
                                                                                                                                                               music of Sofia rei is grounded in traditional South
                                                         Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM                                                                            american rhythms such as chacarera, zamba and
                                                         Eranga & Prianga - Songs of Sri Lanka and                                                             vidala from argentina, afro-Peruvian festejo and
                                                         Around the World                                                                                      lando, afro-Uruguayan candombe, Colombian
BAY TERRACE                                              Natives of Sri lanka, this singing duo blends rich,                                                   cumbia and bullerengue and other genres.
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
                                                         vibrant tones in a program of international songs
Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM
                                                         and stories from their homeland and travels. Hear                                                     Monday, June 6 @ 1:00PM, Friday, June 17 @
Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts & Asset
                                                         love songs from Sri lanka, africa, and Hawaii,                                                        3:00PM, Thursday, June 30 @ 7:00PM
Protection
                                                         Greek folk songs, traditional Hebrew and yiddish                                                      Job Information Center Orientation - Spring
Noted elder law and estate planning attorneys will
                                                         melodies including some calypso favorites and                                                         Series
present strategies and consult with you on aspects
                                                         more.                                                                                                 What is the Job Information Center and what does
of elder law, power of attorney, estate and disability
                                                                                                                                                               it do? Find out at an interactive orientation about
planning and long-term care.
                                                         BRIARWOOD                                                                                             its services: career resources including workshops
                                                         85-12 Main Street                                                                                     in English and Spanish; assistance with your job
Tuesday, June 21 @ 1:30PM
                                                         Friday, June 3 @ 10:30aM                                                                              searching; Job Information Center resources of
Peggy Lee Tribute
                                                         Is Your Child’s Car Seat Safe?                                                                        books, newspapers, pathfinders, bookmarks and
Vocalist Diane Hoffman presents music made great
                                                         Safe Start will demonstrate and explain the proper                                                    brochures, resume/cover letter reviews; Queens
by Peggy lee featuring many of the songs she
                                                         usage of car seats, booster seats and seat belts to                                                   Workforce 1 information.
wrote and many more that carry her unmistakable
mark. Enjoy selections like “I Don’t Know Enough         prevent injuries to occupants of all ages.
                                                                                                                                                               Thursday, June 2 @ 6:30PM – Preregistration
about you,” “It’s a Good Day,” “He’s a Tramp,” and
                                                         Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM                                                                              Thursdays @ 6:30PM – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23
more.
                                                         From Bach to Klezmer                                                                                  Computer Classes for Spanish Speakers (P)
                                                         Enjoy an afternoon of works from the Baroque                                                          Clases de computación para personas que
Friday, June 24 @ 10:30aM
                                                         period, European classical masterpieces of                                                            hablan español
Adult Book Discussion
                                                         Schubert and Tchaikovsky, Klezmer featuring                                                           Three computer classes in Spanish. Preregistration
Join us for our adult book discussion. We’ll talk
                                                         Odessa-Bulgar, and jazz arrangements of great                                                         in person at Cyber Center reference Desk on June
about “Sag Harbor,” by Colson Whitehead. Copies
                                                         american songwriters Porter and Kern.                                                                 2 starting at 10:00 a.m. 6/9-Intro to Computers;
are available at the library.
                                                                                                                                                               6/16-Navigating the Internet; 6/23-Creating your
                                                         Friday, June 24 @ 3:00PM                                                                              Own Email account.
BAYSIDE                                                  Summer Reading Family Storytime
214-20 Northern Boulevard                                                                                                                                      Friday, June 10 @ 3:00PM, Monday, June 20 @
                                                         Children, parents, and grandparents are invited
Thursdays @ 6:00PM – 6/2, 6/16, 6/30                                                                                                                           1:00PM, Thursday, June 23 @ 7:00PM
                                                         to participate in a family storytime to begin the
Writer’s Workshop (P)                                                                                                                                          Discover Your Career Potential - Spring Series
                                                         summer reading program.
Improve your stories by learning the craft of                                                                                                                  Take the Career Exploration Inventory, a self-
narrative. We’ll discuss published stories and                                                                                                                 scored, easy-to-use survey guide to choosing a
participants’ work.                                      BROADWAY
                                                         40-20 Broadway, long Island City                                                                      career based on your interests and experiences.
Saturday, June 18 @ 2:30PM                               Saturday, June 18 @ 3:00PM
Magic, Song and Dance from China Performed               Egyptian and World Arab Music Featuring the
by Chinese Theatre Works                                 Tareb Group
中國戲劇工作坊:來自中國的歌舞與魔術                                        ‫�� � ����� ������ � ����� ����� � ��ﺮ�� و ���ﺮ��� � ��� ��� � ���� �ﺮ�� � ��� ﻃ� � ��ﺮب‬
Enjoy an afternoon of eclectic Chinese performing
arts that feature magical folk spectacle of brightly     Please join Dafer Tawil and rami el aasser of the
colored masks that shift instantly before the             ��� � �‫ �ﺮ‬Group ��� � afternoon � � folk and ‫ﻣ� � � ��ﺮ و‬
                                                         Tareb ���� � �‫ ��ﻣ‬for� � an���� � �� . ��‫� ��ﺮ‬of �� �‫ �� � � ���ﻃ‬classical ��� � � ‫��� � � ���� ���� � � ��� �ﻣ� � � ���� ��� � � ��� ﻣ � � ��ﻊ ����� � � ����� ����� � � ������ و ��� � � ������ ﻣ‬
audience’s eyes, elaborate costumed dances and           music from Egypt and the arab world.
song from different provinces in China and the
                                                          ‫ﻃﺮب ﻣﻊ‬
famed Peking Opera “Monkey Steals the Heavenly            ������ � � ���� ����� � � �� ����� � � �‫.� � � ���� ���� � � ��� �ﺮ��� � � ��� ﻣ��� � � ��� ��� � � ���� و ��� � � ����� ��ﻣ�ﺮ�� � � ��� ��� � � ��ﺮ� �و‬
Peaches.”



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                                                   Free Events for Adults at Queens Library

  Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00PM                             Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM                                  EAST FLUSHING
  Forgotten Borough: A Celebration of Queens             Immigration Law and Rights (in Spanish)                   196-36 Northern Boulevard
  author talk with Nicole Steinberg on her new book,     Leyes de inmigración y sus derechos                       Tuesdays @ 3:30PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
  “Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms with         In this workshop, Spanish-speaking attendees will         East Flushing Scrabble Club
  Queens.” In the auditorium. Books will be available    learn how to become legal permanent residents             Enjoy our Scrabble Club at Queens library at East
  for sale.                                              (green card holders) or U.S. citizens; they will also     Flushing. First come, first served.
                                                         learn how to petition for a relative.
                                                                                                                   Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM
                                                         Friday, June 24 @ 4:00PM                                  Grigoris Maninakis & The Mikrokosmos
                                                         Decorative Arrangements with Balloons for All             Ensemble Present: An Evening of Greek Music
                                                         Occasions with Marianela Lazo (P)                         Greek culture takes center stage in this
ADULTS




                                                         Arreglos decorativos con globos para todas las            performance of traditional and contemporary Greek
                                                         ocasiones con Marianela Lazo                              music.
                                                         Please join the talented Peruvian-born balloon artist
                                                         Marianela lazo for a class that is both fascinating
                                                         and unique: balloon decorations for parties of all
                                                                                                                   FAR ROCKAWAY
                                                                                                                   1637 Central avenue
                                                         occasions! Marianela can make almost anything
                                                                                                                   Tuesdays @ 11:00aM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
                                                         with balloons: rabbits, fish, butterflies, dolls, fruit
                                                                                                                   Thursdays @ 11:00aM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
                                                         baskets, clowns and even helicopters! To register,
                                                                                                                   Introduction to Computers and Job Readiness
                                                         please call 718-426-2844. Space is limited.
                                                                                                                   Council Member James Sanders Jr. and Queens
                                                                                                                   library invite you to an introduction to computers
                                                         DOUGLASTON/LITTLE NECK                                    and job readiness workshop.
                                                         249-01 Northern Boulevard
                                                         Mondays @ 4:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27                  Wednesday, June 8 @ 11:00aM
                                                         Knitting and Crocheting Club                              Is Your Child’s Car Seat Safe?
                                                         Helen Bodner helps beginners through experts with         See Briarwood.
                                                         their knitting and crocheting projects. Bring your
  Sunday, June 12 @ 2:00PM                               own needles and yarn.                                     Tuesday, June 7 @ 10:00aM – Preregistration
  Open Mic for Poets on Sundays at Central
                                                                                                                   Tuesdays @ 10:00aM – 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
  roger Sedarat is an award-winning author of            Monday, June 6 @ 6:30PM                                   Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers (P)
  several poetry collections. He teaches poetry and      Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts & Asset                Microsoft Excel para personas que hablan
  translation in the MFa program at Queens College.      Protection                                                español
                                                         See Bay Terrace.                                          Three computer classes in Spanish. Preregistration
  Mondays @ 4:00PM – 6/13, 6/20
                                                                                                                   in person at the library reference Desk on June
  Poetry Workshop with Michael Alpiner                   Wednesday, June 15 @ 2:00PM                               7 starting at 10:00 a.m. 6/14-Introduction to
  MFa graduate Michael alpiner will lead a 90-minute     Broadway and Nightclub Songs of New York                  Microsoft Excel; 6/21-Calculations and Worksheets;
  workshop on poetry writing.                            Master vocalist Tom Smith presents a fast-paced,          6/28-Workbooks and layout. attendees should
                                                         entertaining retrospective of the composers,              have basic computer skills, such as being able to
  Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00PM                             theatrical icons and nightclub performers who             use the keyboard and the mouse, and to open and
  Journeys: A Cultural Celebration                       shaped the music scene in the 20th century. Hear          close applications.
  Take a magical trip around the world and explore       the music of George M. Cohan, al Jolson, Sophie
  the similarities and differences of various cultures   Tucker, louis armstrong and others.                       Thursday, June 16 @ 6:00PM
  woven together in a magnificent tapestry of music
                                                                                                                   Russian Excursion: A Concert Presented by The
  and dance. Visit places like africa, Mexico, Spain,    EAST ELMHURST                                             Claremont Strings
  Scotland, the Middle East, India, Hawaii, Canada,      95-06 astoria Boulevard                                   Русские Экскурсии: Концерт в
  Ireland and russia.                                    Wednesdays @ 10:15aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22,              исполнении группы Claremont strings
                                                         6/29                                                      The Claremont Strings will perform works by
  CORONA                                                 Staywell                                                  Stravinsky, Prokofiev, rachmaninoff, Glinka, and
  38-23 104 Street                                       The group meets to exercise and participate in            Tchaikovsky. They will feature melodies made
  Thursdays @ 6:00PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16                    other health related matters.                             famous by the Borodin String Quartet, the dreamy
  Financial Literacy Series for Beginning English                                                                  music of “Scheherazade” by rimsky-Korsakov and
  Learners (P)                                           Thursday, June 2 @ 6:00PM                                 tunes from “Nutcracker,” “Swan lake,” and more.
  Financial literacy programs in partnership with        Book Discussion
  Senator Jose Peralta and Emerald Isle Immigrant        We will be reading and discussing some very
  Center. learn about banking, take control of your
                                                                                                                   FLUSHING
                                                         interesting and popular books. We welcome any             41-17 Main Street
  debt, protect your money, get individual financial     suggestions you may have or interesting books you         Thursday, June 2 @ 11:00aM
  coaching.                                              would like to discuss with the group.                     Is Your Child’s Car Seat Safe?
                                                                                                                   See Briarwood.
  Monday, June 6 @ 6:00PM                                Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM
  Need to Learn How to Use Google Tools?                 Open Mic                                                  Friday, June 3 @ 1:00PM
  (Program in Spanish)                                   If you like to sing, dance, read poetry, play an          Flushing Book Discussion Group
  ¿Necesita aprender como usar Google Tools?             instrument or showcase any other talent you may           Join us for our book discussion group: June 3 -
  In this workshop, participants will learn how to do    have, come over to the Queens library at East             March by Geraldine Brooks. In IrC Conference
  everything with Google: search with Google tools;      Elmhurst and be a part of open mic night.                 room, 3rd Floor.
  manage email with G-mail; use Google Maps and
  travel with Google Earth.




  4                                                             the GUIDE June 2011
                                                 Free Events for Adults at Queens Library

Saturday, June 4 @ 2:00PM                               Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00PM                             Saturday, June 4 @ 2:30PM
Little Red: A Fairy Tale in Rhythm and Rhyme            Author Talk & Writing Workshop with Best-              The Charmed Circle: Pablo Picasso and Paris in
The timeless classic tale of little red riding Hood     Selling Author Pamela Des Barres                       the Early 1900s
comes to life featuring performances of dances          Pamela Des Barres, “world’s most famous rock           Shirley romaine, actress and TV host, presents a
from the United States, Ireland, Canada, Taiwan,        groupie,” started writing about her madcap days as     multimedia performance evoking the Paris of Pablo
and argentina with original music by acclaimed          a groupie in the world of rock music, in “I’m With     Picasso and friends Gertrude Stein, Igor Stravinsky,
fiddler Kenny Kosek.                                    the Band.” Pamela will be reading from her books,      Ernest Hemingway and others.
                                                        then conducting 2-3 writing assignments on detail
Mondays @ 6:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27                and description with the class. Space is limited       Mondays @ 6:30PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
EZ Yoga with Flo Meyers (P)                             on a first-come, first seated basis. In rooms a&B,     Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen
Flo’s hatha yoga classes are directed to reduce         lower level.                                           Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school




                                                                                                                                                                   ADULTS
stress, enabling participants to cope better with                                                              founded by internationally acclaimed dancers
life’s daily problems. Bring a mat or towel with you    Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM                             Mr. and Mrs. lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled
for floor work. Preregistration is required at Main     Kunqu Classics Live                                    instructor who will give lessons in ballroom
Floor Information Desk or call (718) 661-1200. In       昆曲名剧欣赏会                                                basics for beginners and offer training for more
rooms a&B, lower level.                                 The Kunqu Society will present “Kunqu Classics         advanced students.
                                                        live,” in which the invited Shanghai Kunqu artists
Thursday, June 9 & Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM             will showcase sections of their signature pieces. In   Tuesday, June 7 @ 2:00PM
World Education Services Seminars                       rooms a&B, lower level.                                Introduction to Chair Yoga for Mature Adults (P)
Join us for an interactive workshop in collaboration                                                           Certified fitness instructor Miriam acevedo teaches
with WES: June 9: job search strategies; June           Saturday, June 25 @ 2:00PM                             basic yoga techniques and exercises while seated
13: utilizing your international education and          A Musical Afternoon with Dr. Hsin-Ya Hsiao &           on chairs. Seating is limited.
experience to seek employment in the health care        Her Students
Industry.                                               Dr. Hsin-ya Hsiao and her students will present a      Saturday, June 11 @ 2:30PM
                                                        flute and piano recital featuring both classical and   Tragedy: From Ancient Greek Poets to Our Time
Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00PM                              Broadway music repertoire, including songs from        Join us for an exploration of the theme rites of
The Aesthetic Realism Foundation Presents:              “The Wizard of Oz,” “Sound of Music” and musical       Passage: Changing Worlds, Transforming lives in
Rock-n-Roll, the Opposites & Our Greatest               works by Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and more. In        an illustrated lecture presented by Dr. Emily Fairey,
Hopes                                                   auditorium, lower level.                               Queens College, as part of our ancient Greeks/
Hear electrifying rock songs from the 1950’s and                                                               Modern lives series.
60’s up to now, with commentary telling why the         Saturday, June 25 @ 3:00PM
songs are important and loved and what they             Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory             Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00PM
have to do with everyone’s life. The basis is the       Problem? (Program in Mandarin Chinese)                 Another Afternoon with the Piney Fork Press
philosophy of aesthetic realism, founded by the         如何照顧失憶症患者?                                             Theater
american poet and critic Eli Siegel. In auditorium,     The alzheimer’s association, New york City             Join talented actors as they present an original
lower level.                                            Chapter is offering caregivers a monthly support       comedy, “Trout Day” by local playwright Johnny
                                                        group in Mandarin. Caring for a person with            Culver.
Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM                                alzheimer’s disease or any of the other dementias
The Evan Mazunik Trio Presents “Homage                  presents unique challenges. Our support group          Saturday, June 25 @ 2:30PM
Suite: Tributes in Sound to People and Places”          will be a secure and safe place to share your          La Cenerentola (Cinderella); A Live Performance
Original jazz compositions are woven around             experiences.                                           by Capitol Heights Lyric Opera
projected images providing a multimedia concert                                                                Cinderella is the ultimate rags to riches tale, and
experience. Each piece in this instrumental suite       Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM                               as told by Gioachino rossini is one of the most
reflects the spirit of a distinct person or location.   QL International Resource Center Presents:             delightful comic operas ever written.
                                                        Radiant & Timeless: A Dance Odyssey
Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00PM                              With Ms. Elena lentini: artistic director;             FRESH MEADOWS
Piano & Voice Concert with Cecile Ann Hastie            choreographer. Contemplative and expansive,            193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
Cecile ann Hastie, soprano, and pianist Michael         “radiant and Timeless” embraces the ancestral          Thursdays @ 2:00PM – 6/2, 6/9
Fennelly will present songs of Tchaikovsky, music       mystique of Near Eastern dance. In auditorium,         Tai Chi for Health with Mr. Lenny Antonucci
of Samuel Barber, including “Knoxville: Summer          lower level.                                           Tai Chi for Health is a series of four 1-hour classes
of 1915” and 19th-century Spanish songs. In                                                                    designed to introduce basic principles and simple
auditorium, lower level.                                Wednesday, June 29 @ 5:30PM                            techniques of Tai Chi.
                                                        Sizzlin’ Summer Karaoke
                                                        Come join the fun and sing along to your favorite      Thursdays @ 6:00PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
                                                        ballads, party/dance songs, show tunes and Top         Fridays @ 10:30aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
                                                        40 hits. We have many karaoke CDs with over            Knitting/Crocheting Club
                                                        100 songs to choose from! Please feel free to          Knitters, if you are looking for a place to share your
                                                        bring your own CDs to sing along with as well. In      “purls” of wisdom and experience, please join us!
                                                        auditorium, lower level.                               Bring your own material.

                                                        FOREST HILLS                                           Saturday, June 4 @ 2:30PM
                                                        108-19 71 avenue                                       Dough Figurine Making with Award-Winning
                                                        Fridays @ 2:30PM – 6/3, 6/17                           Artist Catherine Lau
                                                        Japanese Cuddle-Up Story Time                          向獲獎藝術家劉向群學做麵塑
                                                        Early literacy program for babies and toddlers         Please join the award-winning Chinese-born artist
                                                        conducted in Japanese by parents & caregivers.         Catherine lau as she instructs and demonstrates
                                                        Includes stories, rhymes, and songs.                   the amazing and beautiful Chinese art of figure
                                                                                                               making with dough. In Mandarin Chinese and
                                                                                                               English. Materials are limited. First-come, first-
                                                                                                               served.


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                                                   Free Events for Adults at Queens Library

  Monday, June 6 @ 10:30aM                                 Thursday, June 9 @ 6:30PM                                JACKSON HEIGHTS
  Intro to Computer/Internet                               Adult Book Discussion                                    35-51 81 Street
  Basic computer information: how to turn on/off, use      Join us for a discussion of Julie Klassen’s regency      Thursday, June 2 @ 6:00PM
  the keyboard and mouse. Internet: learn the basics       novel, “The apothecary’s Daughter.”                      LGBT Issues: A Conversation with Héctor
  of searching and browsing the web and how to type                                                                 Santiago (in Spanish)
         a website address. First-come, first-served.      HILLCREST                                                Temas LGBT: Una conversación con Héctor
         limited seating.                                  187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing                          Santiago
                                                           Tuesday, June 7 @ 2:00PM                                 Please join gay counselor Hector Santiago for an
         Tuesdays @ 1:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28         Learn to Draw...or Learn to Draw Better! (P)             informal chat on important issues within the lGBT
         Adult Scrabble
ADULTS




                                                           adults will improve drawing skills with a class led      community: the differences between homosexuality,
         Come play Scrabble, the word game that            by instructor Jessica Wolff. all art materials will be   transvestism, transsexualism and pedophilia; abuse
         has been played for generations. Please           supplied. Seating is limited.                            suffered by transgendered gay teens in schools;
         bring your own Scrabble material.                                                                          more. There will be time for Q&a.
         Thursday, June 9 @ 1:00PM                                                                                  Saturday, June 4 @ 12:30PM
         Join Summer Reading 2011                                                                                   Dances and Crafts of India
         Help us kick off summer reading 2011! We’ll                                                                Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Indian crafts and
         have registration for all ages: kids, teens and                                                            dancing. at 12:30 p.m. skilled Indian artisans will
  adults. Join this great program and have a terrific                                                               paint beautiful designs using natural herbal dye
  summer.                                                                                                           on your hands. On a first-come, first-served basis;
                                                                                                                    materials are limited. at 2:30 p.m., enjoy folk and
  Saturday, June 11 @ 3:00PM                                                                                        classical dancing from the different regions of India
  Meet Best-Selling Author Lawrence Block                                                                           with the Srijan Dance Center.
  Queens library and Mystery Writers of america -
  New york Chapter present a special author event                                                                   Thursday, June 9 @ 11:00aM
  with Grand Master lawrence Block. Join lawrence                                                                   Is Your Child’s Car Seat Safe?
  Block for a lively discussion of his new book “a                                                                  See Briarwood.
  Drop of the Hard Stuff,” the 17th in the Matthew
  Scudder series. Books will be available for sale                                                                  Thursday, June 9 @ 6:00PM
  and signing.                                                                                                      Transforming Before Your Very Eyes: Celebrate
                                                                                                                    Gay Pride Month with Chanel International
  Monday, June 13 @ 2:00PM                                 Tuesday, June 14 @ 2:00PM                                Transformándose al frente de sus ojos: Celebre
  International Film Screening and Discussion              Hillcrest Book Club                                      el mes de orgullo gay con Chanel International
  Join us for a film screening and discussion of the       Join us for a discussion of “a reliable Wife” by         Please join transgendered performer Chanel
  award-winning film “Helena from the Wedding,”            robert Goolrick. light refreshments will be served.      International as she demonstrates a transgender
  directed by Joseph Infantolino in English.                                                                        make-up and clothing workshop and provides tips
  Newlyweds question their relationship as they host       Thursday, June 16 @ 6:00PM                               on passing. a Q&a will follow the workshop. Ms.
  their friends in a remote cabin over New year’s          Peggy Lee Tribute                                        International will top off the evening with a live
  weekend.                                                 See Bay Terrace.                                         performance.
  Monday, June 20 @ 10:30aM                                                                                         Saturday, June 11 @ 3:00PM
  Email for Beginners                                      HOLLIS
                                                           202-05 Hillside avenue                                   Radio Jarocho
  learn how to create and manage your own email                                                                     radio Jarocho is a New york City-based project
  account & send and receive messages. Must                Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22,
                                                           6/29                                                     devoted entirely to the son jarocho and fandango
  possess basic mouse and keyboard skills. learn                                                                    traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Formed
  how to create and manage your contacts & add             STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory
                                                           Come join our galaxy of STars to perform                 in 2005, the group has performed in music venues
  attachments. First-come, first-served. limited                                                                    and festivals in New york, Washington D.C. and
  seating is available.                                    theatrical works at the library with great people.
                                                                                                                    Boston.
  Thursday, June 30 @ 2:30PM                               Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM
                                                           A Tribute to Sam Cooke, The Drifters and Ray             Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM
  Adult Summer Reading Book Discussion                                                                              World Education Services Seminars
  Join us as we discuss “little Bee,” by Chris Cleave.     Charles
                                                           richard lanham performs the legendary music of           Join us for an interactive workshop in collaboration
                                                           Sam Cooke, The Drifters and ray Charles, whose           with WES. We’ll discuss utilizing your international
  GLEN OAKS                                                voices epitomized rhythm & blues and soul.               education and experience to seek employment in
  256-04 Union Turnpike                                                                                             the health care industry.
  Thursday, June 9 @ 10:15aM
  Basic Computer Class                                     HOWARD BEACH                                             Monday, June 20 @ 6:00PM
  Join this computer class for adults which gives a        92-06 156 avenue
                                                                                                                    Know Your Rights - Housing
  basic introduction to computers, the Internet, and       Thursday, June 9 @ 6:30PM
                                                                                                                    Become more knowledgeable about the rules
  email.                                                   Music from Around the World: A Concert
                                                                                                                    and regulations that govern tenants’ occupancy
                                                           Featuring Peter J. LaRosa
                                                                                                                    of homes, apartments, and housing authority
                                                           The diversity of New york is reflected in an
  GLENDALE                                                 international mix of songs. From ballads to bossa
                                                                                                                    properties and how you can protect yourself and
  78-60 73 Place                                                                                                    prevent unlawful actions, including evictions,
                                                           nova, songs in many different languages are sure
  Tuesday, June 7 @ 11:00aM                                                                                         housing code violations, and rent overcharges.
                                                           to delight an audience of all ages.
  Basic Computer Classes
  One-on-one basic computer classes are available
  at Queens library at Glendale. Please call in
  advance to make an appointment: 718-821-4980.




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                                               Free Events for Adults at Queens Library

Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM                              Mondays @ 6:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20                      Monday, June 6 @ 6:30PM
Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle (In              Queens CHAMP Program                                    Book Talk by Author George Onuorah: The
Spanish)                                                College and career preparation for teens.               Political Diary of a Rising Sun
Concejos de nutrición para un estilo de vida                                                                    George Onuorah is founder & CEO of youths Int’l
saludable                                               Thursday, June 9 @ 6:00PM                               Inc., a not-for-profit incorporated in 2007. He will
In this workshop, attendees will learn about            How Food Affects Your Mood (In Spanish)                 talk about his book, life experience and
choosing fats wisely; increasing fiber intake           Cómo los alimentos afectan su estado de ánimo           political career.
with vegetables; and cutting down on refined            In this workshop presented in Spanish, attendees
carbohydrates.                                          will learn about “feel good” hormones; how dairy,       Thursday, June 9 @ 6:30PM
                                                                                                                Know Your Rights - Housing: Rent




                                                                                                                                                                    ADULTS
                                                        sugar, and processed food affect these hormones;
Monday, June 27 @ 6:00PM                                and how a healthy diet can help them achieve            Stabilized and Rent Controlled
Need to Learn How to Clean Your Computer?               emotional health.                                       If you are a tenant of a rent stabilized or
(Program in Spanish)                                                                                            rent controlled building, then this seminar is
¿Necesita aprender cómo limpiar su                      Saturday, June 4 @ 2:30PM – Preregistration             for you! Queens legal Services provides
computadora?                                            Saturdays @ 2:30PM – 6/11, 6/18, 6/25                   information on tenants’ rights concerning
In this workshop you will learn what a computer         Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers (P)                 succession, subletting and roommate rules.
virus is, what an antivirus is, and how to remove       Microsoft Word para personas que hablan
a virus. you will also become familiar with live        español                                                 LONG ISLAND CITY
Update/ Windows Defender.                               Three computer classes in Spanish. Preregistration      37-44 21 Street
                                                        in person at the library reference Desk on June 4       Tuesday, June 7 @ 11:00aM
KEW GARDENS HILLS                                       starting at 10:00 a.m. 6/11-Introduction to Microsoft   Basic Computer Classes
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing                            Word; 6/18-Creating and Saving Documents;               Need to learn how to turn on your computer or write
Tuesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28              6/25-Working with Tables and Printing. attendees        an email to someone? This class is for you.
Fridays @ 10:30aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24               should have basic computer skills, such as being
Digital Media Demonstration                             able to use the keyboard and the mouse, and to          Tuesdays @ 3:45PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
learn more about digital media for ereaders,            open and close applications.                            LIC Chess Club
tablets & computers. Get a hands-on demonstration                                                               Play chess. all ages are welcome. Don’t know how
by appointment only.                                    Saturday, June 18 @ 12:00PM                             to play? We’ll teach you!
                                                        Celebrate Juneteenth 2011
Monday, June 20 @ 1:30PM                                Join us for an exciting day of entertaining and         Thursday, June 9 @ 10:00aM
Classical & Popular International Songs with            educational presentations of film, music, theater,      Intermediate Computer Classes
Galina Gergel & Eduard Nisimov                          lecture and discussion as we explore and                Intermediate computer classes on selected
Enjoy a concert of arias from operas and operettas,     celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration      Thursdays. you must have basic computer skills
hits from famous american musicals and popular          commemorating the ending of slavery in the United       and a library card.
russian, Ukrainian, Italian and Hebrew songs.           States. Open to all ages; families are encouraged
                                                        to attend.                                              Thursday, June 9 @ 10:00aM
                                                                                                                Summer Reading 2011 Kickoff
                                                        LAURELTON                                               Come to PS 111 schoolyard (adjacent to Queens
                                                        134-26 225 Street                                       library at long Island City) and help us kick off
                                                        Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22,            Summer reading 2011! adam Gidwitz, author
                                                        6/29                                                    of “a Tale Dark and Grimm,” will talk to the
                                                        Chinese Language for Beginners                          crowd, and we’ll have live performances (circus
                                                        The Chinese language is more and more popular in        acts, storytellers, and musicians) and fun crafts
                                                        the world today. Eric Wang, a native of China and       programs. There will also be an opportunity to
                                                        a PhD candidate of St. John’s University, teaches       register for Summer reading. The kickoff will
                                                        students how to speak Chinese and how to read           happen rain or shine. Don’t miss it!
                                                        the Chinese characters. Waiting list.
                                                                                                                Saturday, June 11 @ 10:30aM
                                                                                                                Resume Workshop
                                                        LEFFERTS                                                let us help with your resume. a good resume can
                                                        103-34 lefferts Boulevard, richmond Hill                make the difference between being called to an
                                                        Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM                                interview or not being called. We will help you get
                                                        Eranga & Prianga - Songs of Sri Lanka and               started and show you secrets to make it easier for
                                                        Around the World                                        you to create a professional winning resume.
                                                        See Bellerose.
LANGSTON HUGHES                                                                                                 Mondays @ 1:00PM – 6/13, 6/27
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona                       LEFRAK CITY                                             LICraft Club
Saturdays @ 3:00PM – 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25              98-30 57 avenue, Corona                                 learn how to knit, crochet, and do other fun crafts
Pathway to U.S. Citizenship: Becoming a U.S.            Mondays @ 1:30PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20                      like plastic canvas. Make new friends and have a
Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge               Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15                   good time. Free refreshments but please bring your
These four sessions, conducted in English, include      Fridays @ 10:30aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17                     own supplies.
informational workshops and basic civics lessons.       Free English Class Conversation Club
6/4: are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction   Join us three times a week to improve your basic        Saturday, June 18 @ 3:30PM
to american history; 6/11: What documents do            English skills.                                         Paranormal/Mystery Book Club
you need to present?/Introduction to american                                                                   light refreshments served. Bring your friends. We’ll
government & politics; 6/18: What are common            Thursday, June 2 @ 6:00PM                               discuss “Full Moon rising” by Keri arthur.
barriers to naturalization?/american culture &          Resume Writing Workshop
geography; 6/25: Naturalization interview & beyond/     Topics include: tips on writing your resume; do’s
review of 100 questions.                                and don’ts and common mistakes; what employers
                                                        are looking for when reviewing a resume; follow-up
                                                        letters.


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                                                  Free Events for Adults at Queens Library

  Tuesday, June 21 @ 10:00aM                             Wednesday, June 29 @ 4:00PM                              POMONOK
  Book Club                                              Shell Jewelry: A Craft Program for Adults                158-21 Jewel avenue, Flushing
  Free refreshments and free fun! We’ll discuss “The     Conducted by Pamela Isaac (P)                            Thursday, June 16 @ 10:00aM and @ 1:00PM
  Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by      learn how to create an eye-catching necklace             Introduction to Computers (P)
  Mark Haddon.                                           using shells from local beaches and from around          Do you want to become comfortable using
                                                         the world with Pamela Isaac. Materials will be           computers? Come to our free computer
         MASPETH                                         provided. Space is limited.                              workshop and learn the basics. Space is limited;
         69-70 Grand avenue                                                                                       preregistration is required.
         Monday, June 13 @ 2:30PM                        NORTH FOREST PARK
ADULTS




         Music from Around the World: A Concert          98-27 Metropolitan avenue, Forest Hills                  Monday, June 20 @ 10:30aM
         Featuring Peter J. LaRosa                       Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM                               Tour of Queens Cancer Center
         See Howard Beach.                               Violin Classical Favorites                               Come learn more about this wonderful resource
                                                         renowned violinist leonid levin performs classical,      located in your community! For full information or
         MCGOLDRICK                                      virtuoso and romantic selections.                        to rSVP, call Sharon Banks or Mattie Bell at (718)
         155-06 roosevelt av. (off Northern Blvd),                                                                591-4343 or email sbanks@queenslibrary.org.
         Flushing                                        NORTH HILLS
         Thursday, June 2 @ 4:30PM                       57-04 Marathon Parkway, little Neck                      Wednesday, June 22 @ 2:00PM
  A Celebration of Korean Heritage and Culture           Thursday, June 16 @ 1:30PM                               Adult Book Discussion
  with Soh Young and Friends                             Okinawan Dance: (Japanese) Performance and               Come join us for this monthly book discussion
  소영과 그 친구들과 함께하는 한국 전통과                                 Dance Workshop for Adults                                group. We will be discussing “The Surrendered” by
  문화유산 축하 잔치                                             Become immersed in Japanese culture with a               Chang-rae lee. Enjoy an afternoon at the library
  Come and join in a celebration of Korean culture       performance and dance workshop presented by              and share your ideas about the book.
  and music. Our performers will treat you to a          Junko Fisher, native Okinawan traditional dancer.
  delightful cornucopia of musical genres including                                                               Thursday, June 30 @ 6:30PM
  classical pieces, patriotic hymns, folk pop and                                                                 Music and Song from Afghanistan with Khalil
                                                         OZONE PARK                                               Ahmadi
  children’s songs.                                      92-24 rockaway Boulevard                                 Join the talented musician and singer Khalil ahmadi
                                                         Fridays @ 2:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                 for an evening of folk and contemporary music
  Tuesday, June 7 @ 10:30aM                              Ozone Park Computer Course (P)
  Introduction to Microsoft Excel (P)                                                                             from afghanistan. Well known in the local afghan
                                                         all adults are welcome to attend free courses            community, he has delighted audiences throughout
  learn to create workbooks and worksheets, enter        in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and
  and edit data, formulas and functions, create tables                                                            the tri-state area and New England.
                                                         Introduction to Computers at Queens library at
  and charts. a Queens library card is required.         Ozone Park.
                                                                                                                  POPPENHUSEN
  Tuesday, June 14 @ 10:30aM                             Monday, June 20 @ 6:30PM                                 11-23 14 avenue, College Point
  Introduction to PowerPoint (P)                         Oldies Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop & Pop Concert                Thursday, June 9 @ 2:00PM
  Create slide presentations, use slide layout and       with the Vic Vincent Group                               M & M’s Summer Reading Kickoff!
  slide design, add photos and charts, print and         Take a walk down a musical memory lane with              Kick off the 2011 Summer reading Club with an
  handouts. a Queens library card is required.           tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s and experience the          afternoon of games, crafts and prizes. Sign up, get
                                                         rock & roll sounds of Bill Haley and the Comets, the     your M & M’s and enter our raffle. Then enjoy our
  Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM                             doo-wop sounds of little anthony and the Imperials,      ring toss, create-a-face craft and book bar graph. a
  Chinese Classical Dance Interest Group                 and pop tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, ray          family program for all ages; children under the age
  If you like Chinese classical dance, and want          Charles and more.                                        of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
  to share your knowledge or experience about a
  performance, you are invited to join our interest      PENINSULA                                                QUEENS VILLAGE
  group.                                                 92-25 rockaway Beach Boulevard                           94-11 217 Street
                                                         rockaway Beach                                           Mondays @ 5:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
  MIDDLE VILLAGE                                         Saturdays @ 10:00aM – 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25              Thursdays @ 5:00PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
  72-31 Metropolitan avenue                              NYC Imagination Library Parent Workshops (P)             Adult Chess Club
  Monday, June 20 @ 7:00PM                               Free parent workshops designed to empower                Practice your chess skills weekly, on Monday and
  Broadway and Nightclub Songs of New York               parents with simple-to-use and effective                 Thursday evenings.
  See Douglaston/little Neck                             strategies to support their children’s early literacy
                                                         development. a four-session 2-hour interactive           Fridays @ 10:00aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
  Thursday, June 30 @ 2:00PM                             workshop series. While parents attend the                Friday Morning Chat for Mail-A-Book Customers
  Visual Impairment Workshop 101 - What You              workshop, children ages 18 months & up can enjoy         (P)
  Need to Know                                           a free program for kids! Preregistration is limited to   Mail-a-Book customers phone in every Friday
  See Broadway.                                          25 for the workshops. refreshments will be served!       morning from 10:00 a.m. to noon to chat about
                                                                                                                  various topics of interest and books. Customers
  MITCHELL-LINDEN                                        Saturday, June 11 @ 2:30PM                               must be registered with Mail-a-Book to participate
  29-42 Union Street, Flushing                           Summer Reading Kick Off Ice Cream Social                 in this program. For more information please
  Thursday, June 9 @ 2:30PM                              Everyone can come sign up for summer reading             contact the Queens library at Queens Village.
  A Concert of International Songs with Dino Rosi        and enjoy some free ice cream.
  Broadway show tunes, arias, pop, and folk songs                                                                 Fridays @ 10:30aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
  presented by tenor Dino rosi singing in five           Saturday, June 18 @ 2:30PM                               STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory
  languages.                                             Oldies Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop & Pop Concert                Calling all older adults. Join our galaxy of STars to
                                                         with the Vic Vincent Group                               perform theatrical works at the library with a great
                                                         See Ozone Park.                                          group of people, while brightening your life.




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                                               Free Events for Adults at Queens Library

Mondays @ 2:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27               Monday, June 20 @ 2:00PM                                  God” by Zora Neale Hurston on august 22 at 6:30
Skype Chat (P)                                         From Bach to Klezmer                                      p.m. These are our summer reading selections.
Skype Chat with MaB customers. Customers must          Enjoy an afternoon of works from the Baroque
be registered with MaB. For more information           period, European classical masterpieces of                Tuesday, June 21 @ 4:00PM
please contact Madlyn Schneider or Willie              Schubert and Tchaikovsky, Klezmer featuring               SISFI’s Internet Safety
Simmons at 718-776-6800.                               Odessa-Bulgar, and jazz arrangements of great             The Scudder’s InfoTech SecuriCity Foundation, Inc.
                                                       american songwriters Porter and Kern.                     presents an introduction to safety on Internet
Tuesday, June 7 @ 2:00PM                                                                                         sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other
Conference Call Bingo                                  RICHMOND HILL                                             social media networks for all ages.
Join this session of Conference Call Bingo for Mail-   118-14 Hillside avenue




                                                                                                                                                                       ADULTS
a-Book customers.                                      Tuesdays @ 12:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28                Thursday, June 30 @ 6:30PM
                                                       The Quilters Club At Richmond Hill                        Beginner’s Tarot Circle
Tuesdays @ 2:00PM – 6/14, 6/28                         Join the Quilters at Queens library at richmond           learn (and practice) reading the tarot cards
Mail-A-Book Tuesday Afternoon Chat (P)                 Hill. See you then!                                       with your peers.
a conference call discussion on any given topic.
For Mail-a-Book customers only. MaB customers,         Monday, June 13 @ 6:30PM                                  SOUTH HOLLIS
please register at 718-776-6800.                       An Evening of Music and Song                              204-01 Hollis avenue
                                                       The Friends of Queens library at richmond Hill            Friday, June 17 @ 10:00aM
Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM                             proudly present an evening of music and song              Free Health Screening on the Saint Francis
Literary Soup                                          featuring popular classical selections. Please join us.   Hospital Outreach Bus
Join our literary Soup Book Discussion Group @                                                                   Saint Francis Hospital Community Outreach
Queens library at Queens Village. Please contact       Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM                                Program will provide screenings for blood pressure
the reference librarian for June’s title.              World Music with Linda Kunkin and Vlad West               and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes
                                                       Enjoy music from around the world sung in                 for adults over the age of 18.
Tuesday, June 21 @ 2:00PM                              yiddish, Hebrew, russian, Italian and many other
Getting to Know You: Mail-A-Book (P)                   languages.                                                SOUTH JAMAICA
a conference call discussion on any given topic.                                                                 108-41 Guy r. Brewer Boulevard
For Mail-a-Book customers only. MaB customers,         RIDGEWOOD                                                 Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM
please register at 718-776-6800.                       20-12 Madison Street                                      South Jamaica Monthly Family Game Night
                                                       Monday, June 20 @ 6:00PM                                  Fun for all ages. Play your favorite board game or
Wednesdays @ 10:00aM – 6/22, 6/29                      An Evening of Polish Folk Music with Piotr                enjoy Wii games. light refreshments served.
AARP Defensive Driving Class for Seniors (P)           Rudzinski
Defensive Driving for seniors presented by aarP.       Wieczór Muzyki Polskiej w wykonaniu Piotra                SOUTH OZONE PARK
Please register with instructor John Pearson at        Rudzińskiego                                              128-16 rockaway Boulevard
718-468-8643.                                          Enjoy the wonderful poetic lyrics and beautiful           Wednesdays @ 1:00PM – 6/1, 6/15, 6/29
                                                       sounds of contemporary folk music from Poland             Knit and Crochet Your Heart Away
Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM                               with Polish actor, guitarist and singer, Piotr            Calling all adults to learn to knit and/or crochet.
Tony Terrell’s Caribbean Ensemble - A Steel Pan        rudzinski. Please join us.
and Caribbean Music Explosion                                                                                    Tuesdays @ 10:00aM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
See Cambria Heights.                                                                                             Computer Classes: Basics
                                                       ROCHDALE VILLAGE
                                                       169-09 137 avenue, Jamaica                                Join these basic computer classes for adults.
QUEENSBORO HILL                                        Mondays @ 11:00aM – 6/6, 6/13
60-05 Main Street, Flushing                            Wednesdays @ 11:00aM - 6/1, 6/8                           STEINWAY
Thursdays @ 11:00aM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30       Introduction to Computers and Job Readiness               21-45 31 Street, long Island City
Computer Class (P)                                     learn computer skills and basic job readiness skills.     Tuesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
learn basic computer skills every Thursday at                                                                    Composting @ Queens Library at Steinway:
11:00 a.m. Please call 718-359-8332.                   Saturday, June 4 @ 9:30aM                                 Weekly Food Waste Drop Off
                                                       Low or No-Cost Mammograms (P)                             Bring your frozen food scraps -- only your fruit and
Friday, June 24 @ 2:30PM                               For women ages 40 and up who have not had a               vegetable scraps (peels, skins, or seeds), coffee
Magic, Song and Dance from China Performed             mammogram in the past year. No health insurance           grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags,
by Chinese Theatre Works                               or green card required. If you have insurance you         eggshells, nutshells, plain bread and pasta (no
中國戲劇工作坊:來自中國的歌舞與魔術                                     will be billed for your co-pay, and if not, screening     toppings) to our weekly food waste drop off location
See Bayside.                                           is free. you must have a valid picture I.D. For more      at Queens library at Steinway on Tuesdays, from
                                                       information and to schedule an appointment call           June through November, between 4-5:30 p.m.
REGO PARK                                              rosalie at (718)723-6287.
91-41 63 Drive                                                                                                   Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00PM
Tuesday, June 7 @ 2:30PM                               SEASIDE                                                   Here Chicky, Chicky!
Are You Job Ready? - A Workshop for the                116-15 rockaway Beach Boulevard, rockaway Park            During this fun and educational program for the
Mature Adult                                           Mondays @ 2:00PM – 6/6, 6/20                              whole family, local astoria residents robert McMinn
Join us for an interactive workshop on “job            Creative Writing Workshop                                 and Jules Corkery discuss how to raise and keep
readiness.” Topics will cover: how to job search;      receive a lesson in writing prose fiction and share       chickens in New york City.
resume do’s and don’ts; preparing for the interview;   your work with your peers.
follow-up after the interview.                                                                                   Tuesdays @ 10:30aM & 11:30aM – 6/14, 6/21,
                                                       Monday, June 20 @ 6:30PM                                  6/28
                                                       Seaside Book Club-Summer                                  Computer Class for Advanced Users (P)
                                                       Join us for a discussion of “Someone Knows My             Customers will learn how to use Microsoft Office
                                                       Name” by lawrence Hill on June 20 at 6:30 p.m.,           and learn how to write a resume. ask for Harry at
                                                       “remarkable Creatures” by Tracy Chevalier on July         Queens library at Steinway to register for the class.
                                                       18 at 6:30 p.m., and “Their Eyes Were Watching


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                                                   Free Events for Adults at Queens Library

  Saturday, June 18 @ 3:00PM                                WHITESTONE                                               Monday, June 6 @ 6:30PM
  Green Film Series - “Dirt! The Movie”                     151-10 14 road                                           Poetry Workshop
  Join the Green Film Series screening of “Dirt: The        Thursday, June 2 @ 6:30PM                                Celebrate Summer reading with Woodhaven’s
  Movie,” a film that tells the story of the glorious and   Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts & Asset               Poetry Workshop. If you have ever written poetry
  unappreciated material beneath our feet. after the        Protection                                               inside or outside of the classroom, or have ever
         screening, the Western Queens Compost              See Bay Terrace.                                         wanted to learn how to write poetry, interpret poetry,
         Initiative will answer questions about                                                                      and learn its history, join us at Queens library at
         composting and give a demonstration on             Friday, June 17 @ 3:00PM                                 Woodhaven.
         how to build and maintain your own worm bin.       A Concert of International Songs with Dino Rosi
ADULTS




                                                            See Mitchell-linden.                                     Wednesday, June 15 @ 2:00PM
         Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM                                                                                    Adult Book Club Discussion
         Book Club @ Steinway                               WINDSOR PARK                                             We will be discussing “City of Thieves” by David
         Join the Steinway Book Club as we discuss          79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside                            Benioff.
         the June Book Pick, “Just Kids” by Patti Smith.    Wednesday, June 1 @ 10:30aM
                                                            Basic Computer Class: Email (P)                          Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM
         SUNNYSIDE                                          Come to our basic computer classes to learn how          Tony Terrell’s Caribbean Ensemble - A Steel Pan
          43-06 Greenpoint avenue, long Island City         to sign up for an email address. you’ll learn how to     and Caribbean Music Explosion
  Monday, June 6 @ 6:30PM                                   write and send email attachments.                        See Cambria Heights.
  Rooftop Gardening (P)
  Brooklyn Grange, a commercial organic farming             Fridays @ 2:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                 WOODSIDE
  business located on a one-acre rooftop in long            Bananagrams and Scrabble                                 54-22 Skillman avenue
  Island City, invites you to participate in a hands-on     It’s game time! Come play Scrabble, Bananagrams          Wednesday, June 1 @ 10:30aM
  workshop and discussion on rooftop gardening and          and other popular word games.                            Basic Computer Training Class
  seed planting and the challenges and benefits to                                                                   learn the basics of how to use a computer.
  rooftop farming. Participants should bring plastic        Monday, June 6 @ 2:00PM
  bottles or yogurt cups or any plastic container           Day Book Club                                            Wednesdays @ 3:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
  that’s about a pint or quart size. Space limited to 25    Join our wonderful book discussion. The title for this   Chess and Checkers Club
  participants.                                             month is “Crooked letter Crooked letter” by Tom          Join us for an afternoon of chess and checkers. all
                                                            Franklin. Please ask the librarian for your copy.        ages and skill levels are welcome.
  Thursday, June 16 @ 1:00PM
  Crochet for Beginners (P)                                 Tuesdays @ 2:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28                Thursdays @ 6:30PM – 6/2, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30
  Have you always wanted to crochet but never               Knitting and Crocheting Club                             Ballroom Dancing For Beginners
  got around to it? This program is for you. For            Come and share your knitting and crocheting skill        Instructor Bill Killick was formerly with the Fred
  beginners. all materials provided. Meet in the Media      with your new friends. Bring your own needles and        astaire and arthur Murray Dance Studios. learn
  Center lounge.                                            yarn.                                                    step-by-step american and latin dances. Bring a
                                                                                                                     partner or come alone and tell your friends!
  Thursday, June 16 @ 6:00PM                                Thursday, June 9 @ 11:00aM
  Queens Poet Lore Presents QPLo @ QL: A                    Friends of the Queens Library at Windsor Park            Thursday, June 9 @ 5:30PM
  Poetry Reading with Paolo Javier, John Harkey,            Flea Market/Membership Drive Fundraiser                  Basics of Homeownership: What You Need to
  and Feliz Luc                                             Join us for a day of shopping or selling at the          Know to Get Started
  Join us for a reading featuring Queens Poet               Windsor Park: Father’s Day & grad gifts, bargains,       The Chhaya Community Development Corporation
  laureate Paolo Javier, John Harkey poet and               food & fun! The Flea Market is held in conjunction       presents a workshop designed for the first-time
  owner of Creature Press, a vehicle for hand-made          with the Friends of the Queens library at Windsor        homebuyer and covers what you need to know
  chapbooks, and poet Feliz lucia Molina.                   Park Membership Drive, from 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.        about home ownership.

  Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM                                Thursday, June 9 @ 6:30PM                                Monday, June 13 @ 6:30PM
  Poetry Reading of Eminescu by Famed                       Night Book Club                                          Ah-Choo: Asthma Triggers in the Home
  Romanian Actor Ion Caramitru (In Romanian)                Come join our night book club! The book for this         learn about environmental triggers that may affect
  Spectacolul de poezie “Dor de Eminescu”                   month is “Half Broke Horses: a True-life Novel” by       people with asthma. This workshop will help identify
  Recital extraordinar al actorului Ion Caramitru           Jeannette Walls. Please ask the librarian for your       possible asthma triggers around the home and
  an extraordinary recital of one of romania’s              copy.                                                    provide safer solutions to manage certain asthma
  most prominent actor, Ion Caramitru. With music                                                                    triggers such as pests, dust collection, and indoor
  performed by clarinetist and composer aurelian-           Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/15, 6/22, 6/29                  air pollution around the home.
  Octav Popa.                                               Computer Class: The Basics (P)
                                                            Come learn the basics of using a computer and            Monday, June 20 @ 6:00PM
  Saturday, June 25 @ 3:00PM                                take the first step into learning about the cyber        Save Money, Energy and The Environment (in
  Kathak Dance Performance and Demonstration                world. Classes will also explore searching the           Mandarin Chinese)
  The New york Indian Dance Company presents                Internet and email.                                      省錢、節能、環保 (國語講座)
  varied compositions on Indian classical dance                                                                      In this workshop in Mandarin Chinese, homeowners
  including a dance drama and kathak fusion                 Thursday, June 30 @ 6:00PM                               and renters will learn about the following topics:
  performance.                                              Okinawan Dance: (Japanese) Performance and               energy-saving tips through fun activities; building
                                                            Dance Workshop for Adults                                science; signing up for a free energy survey for
  Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM                                  See North Hills.                                         your home; and financial assistance for energy
  Green Book Club: Green Metropolis                                                                                  efficiency upgrades.
  live Green, read Green! Our June book selection           WOODHAVEN
  for discussion is “Green Metropolis” by David             85-41 Forest Parkway
  Owen, a compelling analysis of the world’s                Fridays @ 4:30PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
  environmental predicament that upends orthodox            Game Day
  opinion. Be sure to pick up your copy at the              Play one of our many board games.
  customer service desk. light refreshments will be
  provided.

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                        Free Events for Teens at Queens Library
               (P) = Preregistration Required. Call the Library where the event is taking place.
ARVERNE                                                Saturday, June 18 @ 2:30PM                              Tuesday, June 28 @ 4:00PM
312 Beach 54 Street                                    Magic, Song and Dance from China Performed              End of School Lanyard Mania
Mondays-Fridays @ 3:00PM in June except 6/9,           by Chinese Theatre Works                                Celebrate the end of the school year by
6/23 & 6/24                                            Enjoy an afternoon of eclectic Chinese performing       creating necklaces, bracelets, and keychains
Best Out Of School Time (BOOST)                        arts that feature magical folk spectacle of brightly    out of lanyard. Explore new lanyard
Join BOOST, youth Counselor, and library staff for     colored masks that shift instantly before the           techniques and learn new stitches. For
                                                       audience’s eyes, elaborate costumed dances and          children and teens.




                                                                                                                                                                      TEENS
homework help and a special activity every day
after school.                                          song from different provinces in China.
                                                                                                               BROADWAY
Thursday, June 9 @ 6:00PM                                                                                      40-20 Broadway, long Island City
Arverne Youth Task Force                                                                                       Wednesday, June 8 @ 4:00PM
Want to make a difference in your community? Join                                                              Healthy Adolescent Relationships with
Milan Taylor and members of Community Board                                                                    TORCH (P)
#14 as we tackle issues facing teens in arverne                                                                This workshop begins with a discussion of
and create community projects to build a better                                                                the various signs of harmful relationships,
neighborhood.                                                                                                  from emotional and mental abuse to physical and
                                                                                                               sexual violence.
Thursdays @ 2:00PM – 6/23, 6/30
Strut Your Stuff                                                                                               CAMBRIA HEIGHTS
Practice your dancing and singing for the Strut your                                                           218-13 linden Boulevard
Stuff Finale on august 18 and learn new moves                                                                  Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM
and exercises to keep your act fresh! Come to all                                                              The Tony Terrell Jazz Trio
sessions so you can rehearse for the big day.                                                                  The Tony Terrell Caribbean Jazz Trio presents a
                                                       BRIARWOOD                                               unique blend of musical styles including reggae,
Monday, June 27 @ 1:00PM                               85-12 Main Street                                       calypso, jazz, latin and r&B.
Arverne Summer Reading Kick Off!                       Fridays @ 3:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
Sign up for Summer reading at Queens library at
arverne.
                                                       Teen Book Buddies                                       CENTRAL LIBRARY
                                                       Teens are invited to read to younger children each      89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
                                                       week.                                                   Sunday, June 5 @ 3:00PM
ASTORIA                                                                                                        Sunday Concerts @ Central: Sofia Rei
14-01 astoria Boulevard                                Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/24                      See adults.
Thursday, June 9 @ 1:30PM                              Teen Arts and Crafts
Talent Show (P)                                        Teens are invited to participate in an exciting arts    Sunday, June 12 @ 2:00PM
Teens will have an opportunity to shine. Prizes will   and crafts project every Friday.                        Open Mic for Poets on Sundays at Central
be awarded.                                                                                                    roger Sedarat is an award-winning author of
                                                       Tuesday, June 7 @ 4:00PM                                several poetry collections. He teaches poetry and
Friday, June 10 @ 9:00aM                               Children and Teen Beading Workshop                      translation in the MFa program at Queens College.
Astoria Health and Community Fair                      learn how to make earrings, bracelets, necklaces,
Come join us for free services and information for     and keychains out of beads and buttons. For             Mondays @ 4:00PM – 6/13, 6/20
people of all ages at astoria Blue Feather Head        children and teens.                                     Poetry Workshop with Michael Alpiner
Start (27-07 8th Street). See you there!                                                                       MFa graduate Michael alpiner will lead a 90-minute
                                                       Tuesday, June 14 @ 4:00PM                               workshop on poetry writing.
AUBURNDALE                                             Flag Day Celebration
25-55 Francis lewis Boulevard, Flushing                learn about and replicate the flags of countries all    Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM
Tuesdays-Fridays in June @ 4:00PM except 6/28,         around the world in honor of flag day. For children     Wet~N~Wild Edventures (P)
6/29 & 6/30                                            and teens.                                              Erik’s reptile Edventures presents Wet~N~Wild
Reading Buddies (P)                                                                                            amphibians and reptiles, featuring live aquatic
a program offered to children in Grades K-2 who        Tuesday, June 21 @ 3:00PM, Wednesday, June 22           reptiles and amphibians from four continents. Each
can practice reading skills or share the joy of        @ 3:00PM, Thursday, June 23 @ 3:00PM                    animal is presented from our interactive adventure
reading with our teen volunteers. Our teens are        Summer Reading Register-Athon                           pond which contains 6 species of animals! Join us
also available to provide homework help at the         Children and teens are invited to register for the      for a memorable educational fun program. For ages
elementary level.                                      summer reading program and learn about the many         11 to 14.
                                                       great events taking place this summer at the library.
Fridays @ 3:30PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24               Prizes will be awarded.                                 Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00PM
Chess Club                                                                                                     Journeys: A Cultural Celebration
Come and join our chess club hosted by Chess           Friday, June 24 @ 3:00PM                                Take a magical trip around the world and explore
Master Paul. learn new skills and make friends.        Summer Reading Family Storytime                         the similarities and differences of various cultures
                                                       Children, parents, and grandparents are invited         woven together in a magnificent tapestry of music
BAYSIDE                                                to participate in a family storytime to begin the       and dance. Visit places like africa, Mexico, Spain,
214-20 Northern Boulevard                              summer reading program!                                 Scotland, the Middle East, India, Hawaii, Canada,
Thursday, June 9 @ 3:30PM                                                                                      Ireland and russia.
Summer Reading Kick-Off
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we kick-off
Summer reading 2011. There will be carnival
games, face painting, body art tattoos, arts and
crafts.

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  DOUGLASTON/LITTLE NECK                                 Thursday, June 9 @ 4:00PM                               Wednesday, June 29 @ 5:30PM
  249-01 Northern Boulevard                              Manga Club                                              Sizzlin’ Summer Karaoke
  Mondays @ 4:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27               Teens discuss manga, take part in fun activities,       Come join the fun and sing along to your favorite
  Knitting and Crocheting Club                           and watch clips of their favorite anime.                ballads, party/dance songs, show tunes and Top
  Helen Bodner helps beginners through experts with                                                              40 hits. We have many karaoke CDs with over
         their knitting and crocheting projects. Bring   Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00PM                              100 songs to choose from! Please feel free to
         your own needles and yarn.                      The Aesthetic Realism Foundation Presents:              bring your own CDs to sing along with as well. In
                                                         Rock-n-Roll, the Opposites & Our Greatest               auditorium, lower level.
           Tuesday, June 28 @ 2:30PM                     Hopes
                                                         Hear electrifying rock songs from the 1950’s and        FOREST HILLS
T EE N S




           Summer Crochet Club (P)
           learn the art of crocheting and create a      60’s up to now, with thrilling commentary telling       108-19 71 avenue
           small pouch with expert Mrs. Helen Bodner.    why the songs are important and loved and what          Fridays @ 2:30PM – 6/3, 6/17
           Help fashion a beautiful afghan which will    they have to do with everyone’s life. In auditorium,    Japanese Cuddle-Up Story Time
           be donated to a local charity. Supplies are   lower level.                                            Early literacy program for babies and toddlers
           limited.                                                                                              conducted in Japanese by parents & caregivers.
                                                         Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM                                Includes stories, rhymes, and songs. active
           EAST ELMHURST                                 The Evan Mazunik Trio Presents “Homage                  participation is encouraged.
           95-06 astoria Boulevard                       Suite: Tributes in Sound to People and Places”
  Monday, June 27 @ 4:00PM                               Original jazz compositions are woven around             Saturday, June 11 @ 2:30PM
  A Drawing/Painting Contest for Environment             projected images providing a multimedia concert         Tragedy: From Ancient Greek Poets to Our Time
  2011                                                   experience. Each piece in this instrumental suite       Join us for an exploration of the theme rites of
  2011 Drawing/Painting Contest! Under the theme         reflects the spirit of a distinct person or location.   Passage: Changing Worlds, Transforming lives in
  “Green living..My Way!” the contest is aimed                                                                   an illustrated lecture presented by Dr. Emily Fairey,
  at raising awareness of young people on the            Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM, Thursday, June             Queens College, as part of our ancient Greeks/
  environment and sustainable development.               16 @ 4:00PM, Friday, June 17 @ 4:00PM                   Modern lives series.
                                                         Squid to Whales Marine Biology (P)
                                                         Students learn about marine biology from life in a      Saturday, June 25 @ 2:30PM
  EAST FLUSHING                                          glass of water to entire marine environments. This
  196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing                                                                            La Cenerentola (Cinderella); A Live Performance
                                                         program focuses on life cycles, the characteristics     by Capitol Heights Lyric Opera
  Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM                             of organisms, and the impact of humans on marine
  Grigoris Maninakis & The Mikrokosmos                                                                           See adults.
                                                         environments. Space is limited. For ages 6 to 12.
  Ensemble Present: An Evening of Greek Music
  Greek culture takes center stage in this                                                                       FRESH MEADOWS
                                                         Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00PM                              193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
  performance of traditional and contemporary Greek      Piano & Voice Concert with Cecile Ann Hastie
  music.                                                                                                         Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
                                                         Cecile ann Hastie, soprano, and pianist Michael         Book Buddies
                                                         Fennelly will present songs of Tchaikovsky, music       Children in Grades K-3 will share books and stories
                                                         of Samuel Barber, including “Knoxville: Summer          with a teen reading buddy in the story room. This
                                                         of 1915” and 19th century Spanish songs. In             will be the last Book Buddies session until the fall.
                                                         auditorium, lower level.
                                                                                                                 Thursday, June 9 @ 1:00PM
                                                         Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM                              Join Summer Reading 2011!
                                                         Kunqu Classics Live                                     Help us kick off summer reading 2011! We’ll have
                                                         In June of 2011, the Kunqu Society will bring           registration for all ages: kids, teens and adults. Join
                                                         the leading artists of the prestigious Shanghai         this great program and have a terrific summer.
                                                         Kunqu Troupe to New york to celebrate the
                                                         10th anniversary of Kunqu’s designation as a
                                                         “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of
                                                                                                                 HILLCREST
  FLUSHING                                               Humanity.” In rooms a&B, lower level.
                                                                                                                 187-05 Union Turnpike
  41-17 Main Street                                                                                              Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
  Fridays @ 3:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                                                                       Game Players Club
                                                         Saturday, June 25 @ 2:00PM
  Teen Happy Hour                                                                                                Board games! Card games! From Chutes &
                                                         A Musical Afternoon with Dr. Hsin-Ya Hsiao &
  End your week playing video games, board games,                                                                ladders to chess. Join us every Friday afternoon at
                                                         Her Students
  listening to music, and just hanging out with your                                                             4:00 p.m. for game playing fun for ages 6-14.
                                                         Dr. Hsin-ya Hsiao, active soloist and collaborative
  friends. Teens only.                                   artist graduate from Manhattan School and rutgers
                                                                                                                 Tuesday, June 14 @ 4:30PM
                                                         University, and her students will present a flute and
  Saturdays @ 2:00PM – 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25                                                                     Teen Tuesdays
                                                         piano recital featuring both classical and Broadway
  Chess Club                                                                                                     Play games, do crafts and projects, listen to music,
                                                         music repertoire. In auditorium, lower level.
  ages 8 through teens will have fun playing chess                                                               and more - a fun program for teens ages 13 and up.
  weekly on Saturdays in the Story room. all levels                                                              There’s something different each week!
                                                         Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM
  are welcome; learn the basics or improve your          QL International Resource Center Presents:
  game.                                                                                                          Monday, June 27 @ 4:30PM
                                                         Radiant & Timeless: A Dance Odyssey
                                                                                                                 Summer Arts and Crafts
                                                         See adults.
  Saturday, June 4 @ 2:00PM                                                                                      are you a fan of summer? you can make your
  Little Red: A Fairy Tale in Rhythm and Rhyme                                                                   own summer fan, along with other sunny seasonal
                                                         Tuesday, June 28 @ 5:00PM
  The timeless classic tale of little red riding Hood                                                            projects, at this free arts and crafts program for kids
                                                         CATS
  comes to life featuring performances of dances                                                                 and teens.
                                                         Members of this teen advisory board help with all
  from the United States, Ireland, Canada, Taiwan,       things ya related. all teens are welcome to join.
  and argentina with original music by acclaimed         Club hours count as community service.
  fiddler Kenny Kosek.




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HOLLIS                                                  Monday, June 13 @ 4:30PM, Thursday, June 23 @           Tuesdays @ 3:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
202-05 Hillside avenue                                  4:30PM, Thursday, June 30 @ 4:30PM                      Lesson of the Day (P)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in June @             Summer Reading: The One World, Many Stories             a collaborative lesson in math, science and
4:00PM                                                  Cookbook                                                English.
Laptops for Teens                                       Participants will experience the joy of sharing
Calling all teens! Come learn how to use a              through reading, writing and the tastes of their        Wednesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/8, 6/22
                                                        culture, with selected culinary and literary artists.   Career Discovery (P)




                                                                                                                                                                   T EE N S
computer and play fun games.
                                                                                                                See langston Hughes.
                                                        Saturday, June 18 @ 12:00PM
HOWARD BEACH                                            Celebrate Juneteenth 2011                               Thursdays @ 4:00PM – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23
92-06 156 avenue
                                                        Join us for an exciting day of entertaining and         Develop Listening Skills
Wednesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
                                                        educational presentations of film, music, theater,      Teens will learn how to follow directions
Game Day for Tweens & Teens
                                                        lecture and discussion as we explore and                step-by-step.
Join us every Wednesday for some friendly
                                                        celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration
competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers and
                                                        commemorating the ending of slavery in the United       Thursday, June 23 @ 3:00PM
other fun board games.
                                                        States. Open to all ages; families are encouraged       Career Discovery
                                                        to attend.                                              Teens will have the opportunity to explore careers
Thursday, June 9 @ 6:30PM
                                                                                                                they desire by searching the Internet. They will
Music from Around the World: A Concert
                                                        LAURELTON                                               learn about job descriptions, education required
Featuring Peter J. LaRosa
                                                        134-26 225 Street                                       and salary.
The diversity of New york is reflected in an
international mix of songs. From ballads to bossa       Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22,
                                                        6/29                                                    Tuesday, June 28 @ 3:45PM, Thursday, June 30
nova, songs in many different languages are sure
                                                        Chinese Language for Beginners                          @ 3:45PM
to delight an audience of all ages.
                                                        The Chinese language is more and more popular in        Newspaper Day
                                                        the world today. Eric Wang, a native of China and       Teens will explore parts of the newspaper. They will
JACKSON HEIGHTS                                         a PhD candidate of St. John’s University, teaches       become familiar with the “Daily News,” “Newsday,”
35-51 81 Street                                                                                                 “The New york Times” and community newspapers.
                                                        students how to speak Chinese and how to read
Saturday, June 4 @ 12:30PM
                                                        the Chinese characters. There is a waiting list.
Dances and Crafts of India                                                                                      Wednesday, June 29 @ 4:00PM
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Indian crafts and                                                                Read a Newspaper Day (P)
                                                        Mondays-Fridays in June @ 3:00PM
dancing. at 12:30 p.m. skilled Indian artisans will                                                             Teens will learn the basic structure of a newspaper,
                                                        Laptop Use
paint beautiful designs using natural herbal dye                                                                such as the different sections. Teens will be able
                                                        Teens will be able to use laptops for research or
on your hands. On a first-come, first-served basis;                                                             to read the newspaper from front to the back page.
                                                        homework help.
materials are limited. at 2:30 p.m., enjoy folk and                                                             For ages 11-14. Preregistration is required with the
classical dancing from the different regions of India                                                           youth counselor.
                                                        Wednesdays @ 3:00PM – 6/1, 6/15
with the Srijan Dance Center.
                                                        Storytelling (P)
Saturday, June 11 @ 3:00PM
                                                        Teens will learn how to tell a story in front of a      LEFRAK CITY
                                                        group of teens. For ages 11-14. Preregistration with    98-30 57 avenue, Corona
Radio Jarocho
                                                        the youth counselor is required.                        Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in June @
radio Jarocho is a New york City-based project
                                                                                                                3:30PM
devoted entirely to the son jarocho and fandango
                                                        Wednesday, June 1 @ 4:00PM, Wednesday, June             Gaming Fun with Mr. James
traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Formed
                                                        15 @ 3:45PM                                             Enjoy playing your favorite board games such as
in 2005, the group has performed in music venues
                                                        Storytelling                                            Monopoly, Uno, Sorry, chess and checkers with
and festivals in New york, Washington D.C. and
                                                        Teens will engage in telling a fictional or non-        your peers.
Boston.
                                                        fictional story to an audience. This program is to
                                                        promote public speaking.                                Thursdays @ 4:00PM – 6/2, 6/16, 6/30
                                                                                                                Teen Wrap Around
                                                        Thursdays @ 3:00PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30         Tweens and teens will meet and discuss everyday
                                                        Developing Listening Skills (P)                         situations, struggles and experiences.
                                                        Teens will be asked to follow a series of commands.
                                                        Teens will be judged by their peers on how well         Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
                                                        they listen and follow directions. For ages 11-14.      Wii Sports Challenge
                                                        Preregistration is required with the youth counselor.   Have fun with your peers while playing the Wii.
                                                                                                                Compete in various sports such as bowling,
                                                        Fridays @ 3:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                baseball, football. Other Wii games will also be
                                                        Game Players Club                                       played.
                                                        Teens and children will enjoy playing board games,
                                                        card games and Wii.                                     Monday, June 6 @ 6:30PM
                                                                                                                Book Talk by Author George Onuorah: The
LANGSTON HUGHES                                         Mondays @ 3:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27                Political Diary of a Rising Sun
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona                       Book Buddies                                            George Onuorah is founder & CEO of youths Int’l
Mondays @ 6:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20                      Teens will read together and become book critics.       Inc., a non-for-profit incorporated in 2007. He will
Queens CHAMP Program                                                                                            talk about his book, life experience and political
College and career preparation for teens.                                                                       career.
Wednesday, June 8 @ 3:00PM
Career Discovery
Teens will have the opportunity to explore careers
they desire by searching the Internet. They will
learn about job descriptions, required education
and salary.

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   LONG ISLAND CITY                                       NORTH FOREST PARK                                      Mondays @ 2:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
   37-44 21 Street                                        98-27 Metropolitan avenue, Forest Hills                Skype Chat
   Tuesdays @ 3:45PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28              Monday, June 20 @ 3:00PM                               Skype Chat with MaB customers. Customers must
   LIC Chess Club                                         YA Summer Reading Club                                 be registered with MaB. For more information
   Play chess. all ages are welcome. Don’t know how       For ages 13-18. June 20: Karaoke music.                please contact Madlyn Schneider or Willie
          to play? We’ll teach you!                                                                              Simmons at 718-776-6800.
                                                          Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM
           Mondays @ 1:00PM – 6/13, 6/27                  Violin Classical Favorites                             Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM
           LICraft Club                                   renowned violinist leonid levin performs classical,    The Tony Terrell Jazz Trio
           learn how to knit, crochet, and do other fun   virtuoso and romantic selections.                      See Cambria Heights.
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           crafts like plastic canvas! Make new friends
           and have a good time. Free refreshments,       OZONE PARK                                             QUEENSBORO HILL
           but please bring your own supplies.            92-24 rockaway Boulevard                               60-05 Main Street, Flushing
                                                          Monday, June 20 @ 6:30PM                               Friday, June 24 @ 2:30PM
            Thursday, June 9 @ 10:00aM                    Oldies Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop & Pop Concert              Magic, Song and Dance from China Performed
            Summer Reading 2011 Kickoff!                  with the Vic Vincent Group                             by Chinese Theatre Works
            Come to PS 111 schoolyard (adjacent to        Take a walk down a musical memory lane with            See Bayside.
            Queens library at long Island City) and       tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s and experience the
   help us kick off Summer reading 2011! adam             rock & roll sounds of Bill Haley and the Comets, the   REGO PARK
   Gidwitz, author of “a Tale Dark and Grimm,” will       doo-wop sounds of little anthony and the Imperials,    91-41 63 Drive
   talk to the crowd, and we’ll have live performances    and pop tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, ray        Wednesday, June 22 @ 3:30PM
   (circus acts, storyellers, and musicians) and fun      Charles and more.                                      Summer Picture Book Time
   crafts programs. There will also be an opportunity                                                            Come listen to some stories about summer. For
   to register for Summer reading. The kickoff will       PENINSULA                                              children ages 3 1/2 to 7.
   happen rain or shine. Don’t miss it!                   92-25 rockaway Beach Boulevard
                                                          rockaway Beach                                         RICHMOND HILL
   Monday, June 13 @ 4:00PM, Tuesday, June 14 @           Saturday, June 4 @ 2:00PM                              118-14 Hillside avenue
   4:00PM, Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM                    Culinary Kids CSA Workshop                             Monday, June 13 @ 6:30PM
   The Physics of Mechanical Toys with LEAP (P)           an introductory program to fresh organic fruits,       An Evening of Music and Song
   Participants examine mechanical toys from various      vegetables and herbs.                                  The Friends of Queens library at richmond Hill
   cultures and time periods, and then create their                                                              proudly present an evening of music and song
   own small mechanical toys which incorporate the        Saturday, June 11 @ 2:30PM                             featuring popular classical selections. Please join
   five simple machines, Newton’s three laws, and         Summer Reading Kick Off Ice Cream Social               us.
   other principles of physics. Space is limited.         Everyone can come sign up for summer reading
                                                          and enjoy some free ice cream!                         Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM
   Tuesday, June 21 @ 10:00aM                                                                                    World Music with Linda Kunkin and Vlad West
   Book Club                                              Saturday, June 18 @ 2:30PM                             Enjoy music from around the world sung in
   This is the best book club ever! Free refreshments     Oldies Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop & Pop Concert              yiddish, Hebrew, russian, Italian and many other
   and free fun! We’ll discuss “The Curious Incident of   with the Vic Vincent Group                             languages.
   the Dog in the Night-Time,” by Mark Haddon.            See Ozone Park.
                                                                                                                 RIDGEWOOD
   MASPETH                                                Thursday, June 23 @ 4:00PM                             20-12 Madison Street
   69-70 Grand avenue                                     Wii World Wiggle: A Young Adult Event                  Tuesday, June 14 @ 4:00PM
   Monday, June 13 @ 2:30PM                               Enjoy an experience filled with gaming, books,         Bead It! (P)
   Music from Around the World: A Concert                 music and treats from other countries all over the     Make your own accessories with simple beading
   Featuring Peter J. LaRosa                              world!                                                 techniques. Delali Haligah will show you how to
   See Howard Beach.                                                                                             create your own “Wear it Now” jewelry. Participants
                                                          POPPENHUSEN                                            can make bracelets, hair adornments, necklaces,
   MCGOLDRICK                                             121-23 14 avenue, College Point                        anklets and/or belts. Space is limited. For ages 11
   155-06 roosevelt av. (off Northern Blvd), Flushing     Thursday, June 9 @ 2:00PM                              to 17.
   Thursday, June 2 @ 4:30PM                              M & M’s Summer Reading Kickoff!
   A Celebration of Korean Heritage and Culture           Kick off the 2011 Summer reading Club with an          Thursday, June 16 @ 4:00PM
   with Soh Young and Friends                             afternoon of games, crafts and prizes. Sign up, get    Create Your Own Wall Hanging Art (P)
   Come and join in a celebration of Korean culture       your M & M’s and enter our raffle. Then enjoy our      With Delali Haligah. learn to create fun wall
   and music. Our performers will treat you to a          ring toss, create-a-face craft and book bar graph. a   hangings using paint, trim, buttons, string and
   delightful cornucopia of musical genres including      family program for all ages; children under the age    shells. Space is limited. For teens.
   classical pieces, patriotic hymns, folk pop and        of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
   children’s songs.                                                                                             ROCHDALE VILLAGE
                                                          QUEENS VILLAGE                                         169-09 137 avenue, Jamaica
                                                          94-11 217 Street                                       Mondays @ 11:00aM – 6/6, 6/13
                                                          Wednesdays @ 3:30PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29       Wednesdays @ 11:00aM – 6/1, 6/8
                                                          Knights of Queens                                      Introduction to Computers and Job Readiness
                                                          ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their     learn computer skills and basic job readiness skills.
                                                          skills and strategies. Equipment will be provided.




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                                                      Free Events for Teens at Queens Library

SEASIDE                                                    Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00PM                            Thursday, June 9 @ 11:00aM
116-15 rockaway Beach Boulevard                            Here Chicky, Chicky!                                  Friends of the Queens Library at Windsor Park
rockaway Park                                              During this fun and educational program for the       Flea Market/Membership Drive Fundraiser
Tuesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/7, 6/28                              whole family, local astoria residents robert McMinn   Join us for a day of shopping or selling at the
Book Buddies                                               and Jules Corkery discuss how to raise and keep       Windsor Park: Father’s Day & grad gifts, bargains,
Older students (Grades 6-10) will read to younger          chickens in New york City.                            food & fun! The Flea Market is held in
children (Pre K-Grade 1). The older buddies will be                                                              conjunction with the Friends of the Queens
there to guide and assist the younger buddies with         Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM                           library at Windsor Park Membership Drive,
developing their reading skills!                           Teen Manners & Etiquette for Formal or Informal       from 11 a.m. -7 p.m.
                                                           Dining




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Tuesday, June 21 @ 4:00PM                                  This is the last segment of a 4-part workshop on      Thursday, June 16 @ 4:00PM
SISFI’s Internet Safety                                    manners and etiquette for teens and tweens. This      Father’s Day Craft for Teens (P)
The Scudder’s InfoTech SecuriCity Foundation, Inc.         segment focuses on rules and conduct for formal       Teens and tweens are invited to join us
presents an introduction to safety on Internet sites       and informal dining. It teaches teens/tweens the      for a Father’s Day craft program. Create
such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media           rules of polite yet comfortable society when dining   a unique gift for your special dad or
networks for all ages.                                     out or in the home.                                   granddad. Space is limited.

SOUTH HOLLIS                                               SUNNYSIDE                                             WOODHAVEN
204-01 Hollis avenue                                       43-06 Greenpoint avenue, long Island City             85-41 Forest Parkway
Thursdays @ 4:00PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23                  Thursday, June 16 @ 6:00PM                            Fridays @ 4:30PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
Sewing for Teens                                           Queens Poet Lore Presents QPLo @ QL: A                Game Day
Teens: join this program and you’ll learn how to           Poetry Reading with Paolo Javier, John Harkey,        Play one of our many board games.
sew.                                                       and Feliz Luc
                                                           Join us for a reading featuring Queens Poet           Tuesday, June 7 @ 4:30PM
SOUTH JAMAICA                                              laureate Paolo Javier, John Harkey poet and           Gregg Heffley Journal Club (P)
108-41 Guy r. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica                    owner of Creature Press, a vehicle for hand-made      learn creative writing skills, and make your own
Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM                                   chapbooks, and poet Feliz lucia Molina.               journal! Space is limited.
South Jamaica Monthly Family Game Night
Fun for all ages. Play your favorite board game or         Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM                              Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM
enjoy Wii games. light refreshments will be served.        Green Book Club: Green Metropolis                     The Tony Terrell Jazz Trio
                                                           live Green, read Green! Our June book selection       See Cambria Heights.
SOUTH OZONE PARK                                           for discussion is “Green Metropolis” by David
128-16 rockaway Boulevard                                  Owen, a compelling analysis of the world’s            WOODSIDE
Wednesdays @ 1:00PM – 6/1, 6/15, 6/29                      environmental predicament that upends orthodox        54-22 Skillman avenue
Knit and Crochet Your Heart Away                           opinion and points the way to practical solutions.    Wednesdays @ 3:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
Calling all adults to learn to knit and/or crochet.        Be sure to pick up your copy at the customer          Chess and Checkers Club
                                                           service desk. light refreshments will be provided.    Join us for an afternoon of chess and checkers. all
                                                                                                                 ages and skill levels welcome.
STEINWAY
21-45 31 Street, astoria                                   WINDSOR PARK
                                                           79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside                         Monday, June 13 @ 6:30PM
Wednesday, June 1 @ 4:00PM
                                                           Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24              Ah-Choo: Asthma Triggers in the Home
Teen Manners & Etiquette for Socializing and
                                                           Game Time                                             learn about environmental triggers that may affect
Dating
                                                           Join us for our weekly board games program for        people with asthma. This workshop will help identify
This is part 3 of a 4-part workshop on manners
                                                           kids ages 6-11.                                       possible asthma triggers around the home and
and etiquette for teens and tweens. This module
                                                                                                                 provide safer solutions to manage certain asthma
focuses on teaching teens and tweens effective
                                                                                                                 triggers such as pests, dust collection, and indoor
strategies for socializing at parties or other events,
                                                                                                                 air pollution around the home.
as well as providing helpful advice for casual
dating.


                    Free Events for Children at Queens Library
                            (P) = Preregistration Required. Call the Library where the event is taking place.
ARVERNE                                                    Wednesday, June 22 @ 4:15PM                           Monday, June 27 @ 1:00PM
312 Beach 54 Street                                        Atmosphere & Beyond (P)                               Arverne Summer Reading Kick Off
Mondays @ 3:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27                   you’ll be on a mission to explore the atmosphere of   Sign up for Summer reading at Queens library at
Tuesdays @ 3:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28                  Earth and beyond! Travel to the end of the rainbow    arverne.
Wednesdays @ 3:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29           and make a sunset! Mix up various planetary
Thursdays @ 3:00PM – 6/2, 6/16, 6/30                       atmospheres, one molecule at a time. For Grades       Monday, June 27 @ 2:00PM
Fridays @ 3:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17                         2-4. Space is limited.                                Drama Club
Best Out Of School Time (BOOST)                                                                                  Storytelling takes a new twist when you become
Join BOOST, youth Counselor, and library staff for         Friday, June 24 @ 3:00PM                              a character! Join us as we read aloud and act out
homework help and a special activity every day             Game Day                                              new stories every week.
after school.                                              We’ll have board games, tournaments, and video
                                                           games for a fun start to your weekend.                Tuesday, June 28 @ 2:00PM
                                                                                                                 Math Wizards
                                                                                                                 Math fun for kids ages 6-12.



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                                                  Free Events for Children at Queens Library

   Wednesday, June 29 @ 10:15aM                            Wednesday, June 15 @ 3:30PM                               Tuesday, June 7 @ 4:00PM
   Story Time                                              A Magic Show with Magic of Amore                          Children and Teen Beading Workshop
   Join us for a story and craft every Wednesday at        Experience edge of your seat fun with tricks,             learn how to make earrings, bracelets, necklaces,
   10:15. For babies and toddlers.                         comedy and audience participation that emphasizes         and keychains out of beads and buttons. For
                                                           the magic of reading. This is a Summer reading            children and teens.
                                                           sign up event: don’t forget to join! For children
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                                                           ages 6 & up. Space is limited.                            Tuesday, June 14 @ 4:00PM
                                                                                                                     Flag Day Celebration
                                                           BAYSIDE                                                   learn about and replicate the flags of countries all
                                                           214-20 Northern Boulevard                                 around the world in honor of flag day. For children
                                                           Wednesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29          and teens.
                                                           Tween Knitting Club
                                                           If you’re a tween ages 9-14 who wants to learn how        Friday, June 17 @ 4:00PM
                                                           to knit, please join us on Wednesday afternoons at        Balloon Animals with Yitz the Great
                                                           4:00 p.m.                                                 learn the basics of balloon animal making from
                                                                                                                     yitz the Great. This is a Summer reading sign up
                                                           Thursday, June 9 @ 3:30PM                                 event--don’t forget to join! For children ages 6 &
                                                           Summer Reading Kick-Off                                   up. Space is limited.
   ASTORIA                                                 Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we kick-off
   14-01 astoria Boulevard, long Island City               Summer reading 2011. There will be carnival               Tuesday, June 21 @ 3:00PM, Wednesday, June 22
   Mondays @ 3:30PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27                games, face painting, body art tattoos, arts and          @ 3:00PM, Thursday, June 23 @ 3:00PM
   Bilingual Story Time                                    crafts. For children ages 4 and up.                       Summer Reading Register-Athon
   Spanish and English storytime for the family. This                                                                Children and teens are invited to register for the
   program will include crafts.                            Saturday, June 18 @ 2:30PM                                summer reading program and learn about the many
                                                           Magic, Song and Dance from China Performed                great events taking place this summer at the library.
   Friday, June 10 @ 9:00aM                                by Chinese Theatre Works                                  Prizes will be awarded.
   Astoria Health and Community Fair                       See adults.
   Come join us for free services and information for                                                                Friday, June 24 @ 3:00PM
   people of all ages at astoria Blue Feather Head         Monday, June 27 @ 10:15aM & 11:15aM                       Summer Reading Family Storytime
   Start (27-07 8th Street). See you there!                Baby & Me (P)                                             Children, parents, and grandparents are invited
                                                           This interactive program features nursery rhymes,         to participate in a family storytime to begin the
   Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM                             fingerplays, songs, and playtime. For babies 7-18         summer reading program.
   Make Earth Day Every Day: Be a Compost Hero             months old accompanied by a caregiver.
   learn how worms turn “trash” to compost treasure.                                                                 Tuesday, June 28 @ 4:00PM
   Explore an indoor compost bin with real live            BELLEROSE                                                 End of School Lanyard Mania
   wiggling worms. For children ages 6-12.                 250-06 Hillside avenue                                    Celebrate the end of the school year by creating
                                                           Thursday, June 16 @ 3:30PM                                necklaces, bracelets, and keychains out of lanyard.
   Tuesday, June 21 @ 3:30PM                               A Magic Show with Prestino                                Explore new lanyard techniques and learn new
   A Magic Show with Prestino                              See astoria.                                              stitches. For children and teens.
   Prepare to be dazzled by the thrilling illusions of
   magician Prestino! This is a Summer reading sign        BRIARWOOD
   up event -- don’t forget to join! For children ages 6   85-12 Main Street
   & up. Space is limited.                                 Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
                                                           Toddler Craft
   AUBURNDALE                                              Toddlers ages 2-3 are invited to participate in an
   25-55 Francis lewis Boulevard, Flushing                 exciting craft every Wednesday.
   Tuesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21
   Wednesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22              Wednesdays @ 11:00aM – 6/1, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
   Thursdays @ 4:00PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23               Toddler Storytime
   Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                Children ages 2-3 are invited to participate in
   Reading Buddies (P)                                     a dynamic storytime which will include nursery
   a program offered to children in Grades K-2 who         rhymes, puppets, movement, and music.
   can practice reading skills or share the joy of
   reading with our teen volunteers. Our teens are         Fridays @ 3:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                  BROAD CHANNEL
   also available to provide homework help at the          Read to Me Club                                           16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard
   elementary level.                                       Participate in an exciting storytime every Friday!        Wednesdays @ 12:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22,
                                                                                                                     6/29
   BAISLEY PARK                                            Fridays @ 3:30PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                  Story Time
   117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica                       Children’s Activity Time                                  Come and enjoy some stories with the librarian,
   Monday, June 20 @ 4:00PM                                Join other children in a variety of exciting activities   followed by coloring.
   A Magic Show with Prestino                              each week.
   See astoria.                                                                                                      BROADWAY
                                                           Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/24                        40-20 Broadway, long Island City
                                                           Arts and Crafts for Kids                                  Monday, June 13 @ 4:00PM
   BAY TERRACE                                             Children are invited to participate in an exciting arts
   18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside                                                                                     Read and Seed: Exploring Plants
                                                           and crafts project each week.                             Explore the wonderful world of plants with the
   Tuesday, June 7 @ 3:30PM
   Make a Mouth Pop-Up Card for Your Dad                                                                             Horticultural Society of New york and make an
   Make a mouth pop-up card for your Dad for                                                                         indoor planting project to take home. For children
   Father’s Day. He won’t forget it. all are welcome.                                                                ages 6 & up. Space is limited.



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                                              Free Events for Children at Queens Library

Saturday, June 25 @ 1:00PM                              Tuesday, June 14 @ 4:00PM                                  Friday, June 17 @ 10:45aM
Eco-Birdhouses and Bird Origami                         Book Bingo                                                 Father’s Day Story and Craft (P)
Come decorate tiny bird houses with recycled            It’s fun! It’s exciting! It’s Book Bingo! For ages 6-11.   listen to stories, sing songs, and surprise dad
materials and paint them with vegetable dyes!                                                                      or granddad with a fun Father’s Day gift. This
Join local astorians Bethany Boardman and lynne         Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM                                45-minute program is for children between
Serpe in creating eco-crafty homes, then learn to       Wet~N~Wild Edventures (P)                                  the ages of 2-5 and their parent/caregiver.




                                                                                                                                                                      CHILDREN
fold a twirling bird, crane and parrot. Take home       Erik’s reptile Edventures presents Wet~N~Wild              Space is limited.
what you make! For ages 7 & up. Space is limited.       amphibians and reptiles, featuring live aquatic
                                                        reptiles and amphibians from four continents. Each
CAMBRIA HEIGHTS                                         animal is presented from our interactive adventure
218-13 linden Boulevard                                 pond which contains 6 species of animals. Join us
Monday, June 13 @ 3:30PM                                for a memorable educational fun program. For ages
Science of Magic (P)                                    11 to 14.
Is it magic? No...it’s science! learn the secrets
behind famous magic tricks. Mother Nature has           Friday, June 17 @ 4:00PM
some tricks of her own, and we’d like to show you       Science of Toys (P)
what’s up her sleeve. Children will bring home          Did you know that some of your favorite toys work
a “Mad Science Curious Cube” to continue their          using basic science principles? Use bouncing
magic tricks. For Grades K-3. Space is limited.         balls, yo-yos and other classic toys to discover the
                                                        science of motion through fun hands-on activities.
Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM                              Find out how vector toys and string things work,
Tony Terrell’s Caribbean Ensemble - A Steel Pan         and bring home a glowing “Mad Science yo-yo.”
and Caribbean Music Explosion!                          For Grades K-3. Space is limited.
This Caribbean ensemble presents a unique blend
of musical styles including reggae, calypso, jazz,      Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00PM
latin and r&B.                                          Journeys: A Cultural Celebration                           Monday, June 20 @ 3:30PM
                                                        Take a magical trip around the world and explore           Balloon Animals with Yitz the Great
                                                        the similarities and differences of various cultures       See Briarwood.
CENTRAL LIBRARY                                         woven together in a magnificent tapestry of music
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica                        and dance. Visit places like africa, Mexico, Spain,        Tuesday, June 28 @ 2:30PM
Wednesday, June 1 @ 4:00PM                              Scotland, the Middle East, India, Hawaii, Canada,          Summer Crochet Club (P)
An Afternoon of Haitian Folktales for Boys and          Ireland and russia.                                        learn the art of crocheting and create a small
Girls with Rol’hans Innocent                                                                                       pouch with expert Mrs. Helen Bodner. Help fashion
Come and enjoy the traditional stories of Haiti                                                                    a beautiful afghan which will be donated to a local
with dancer, choreographer, and founder of agoci        CORONA
                                                        38-23 104 Street                                           charity. Supplies are limited.
Entertainment, rol’hans Innocent. Children will
experience Haitian culture through song and dance.      Tuesday, June 7 @ 3:30PM
                                                        Science of Magic (P)                                       Wednesday, June 29 @ 2:30PM
                                                        See Cambria Heights.                                       Summer Reading Club 2011 (P)
Mondays @ 4:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20                                                                                 Calling all readers entering Grades 1-5 in
Wednesday @ 4:00PM – 6/8                                                                                           September. Join Mrs. Tina for an afternoon of
Thursdays @ 4:00PM – 6/2, 6/16                          Wednesday, June 29 @ 3:30PM
                                                        Braille Workshop for Kids: “How the Blind                  stories, crafts and contests. Space is limited.
Make and Take Craft
Join us to make a fun craft and then take it home!      Learn to Read and Write with Their Fingers” (P)
For ages 6-11.                                          learn about louis Braille and his wonderful                EAST ELMHURST
                                                        invention of the Braille Code for the blind to read        95-06 astoria Boulevard
Friday, June 3 @ 10:30aM                                and write with their fingers. This program is for ages     Wednesdays @ 11:30aM – 6/1, 6/15, 6/29
Picture Book Story Hour with Selina Sharmin (in         9 to 11. Space is limited.                                 Storytime
Bengali)                                                                                                           Parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for
                                                         DOUGLASTON/LITTLE NECK                                    stories, songs and crafts every other Wednesday.
  েসিলনা শারিমেনর গেলপর আসর                              249-01 Northern Boulevard
  kiনস লাiেbরীর েসিলনা শারিমেনর সারা জাগােনা েছাটেদর 6/16, 6/23, গেলপর eকিট আসর। 4:00PM শারিমন তার aিভj
Please join our very own Queens librarian Selina         Thursdays @ 6:30PM – 6/2, 6/9, মজার 6/30       Thursday, June 9 @ েসিলনা
  গান eবং ছড়ার মাধয্েম েছাট েসানামিনেদর Twilight আেমাদজনক গলপ পিরেবশন করেবনReading ষঠানিটেত আমnণ জানােনা
Sharmin for an exciting, fun-filled hour of storytelling Summer জনয্ Tales (P)                          2011 Summer । aনু
in5 বছর kids! Ms. তােদর aবাবা-মা o েকয়ারিগভারসহ
   Bengali for eবং Sharmin, programming                                  । with your eবং জুন 3
                                                         Come and snuggle upেম 20 child (or children) । City Council Member Julissa Ferreras kicks off the
librarian who has extensive experience working                                                          2011 Summer reading Program at East Elmhurst
                                                        and listen to some classic children’s stories and
with toddlers and pre-schoolers will, with the use of   songs. Each week, Mrs. Tina and a different parent         with a read-aloud presentation for youth, tweens
song and rhyme, entertain and captivate boys and        volunteer will read. Bedtime attire is optional.           and teens.
girls. ages 3-5 with parents and caregivers.            Space is limited. For children ages 1-5 and their
                                                        parents/caregivers.                                        Monday, June 27 @ 4:00PM
Sunday, June 5 @ 3:00PM                                                                                            A Drawing/Painting Contest for Environment
Sunday Concerts @ Central: Sofia Rei                    Mondays @ 4:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27                   2011
See adults.                                             Knitting and Crocheting Club                               Under the theme “Green living..My Way!” the
                                                        Helen Bodner helps beginners through experts with          contest is aimed at raising awareness of young
Tuesday, June 7 @ 4:00PM                                their knitting and crocheting projects. Bring your         people on the environment and sustainable
Game Day for Kids                                       own needles and yarn.                                      development. We’ll announce the winners at this
Spend an hour playing games at the library. For                                                                    event and have an awards ceremony.
ages 6-11.

Thursday, June 9 @ 2:00PM
A Magic Show with Magic of Amore
See Bay Terrace.



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   EAST FLUSHING                                          Thursday, June 9 @ 2:30PM                               Wednesday, June 8 @ 3:30PM
   196-36 Northern Boulevard                              Fun with Franee the Clown!                              Play-Doh Party: Grades K-6
   Wednesday, June 1 @ 4:00PM                             Sign up to be a summer reader and meet Franee           Join Fresh Meadows in our Play-Doh Party for
   East Flushing Biomes Book (P)                          the Clown! all ages are invited to this Summer          Grades K-6.
   Children age 3 and up will create a paper book         reading Kick Off event in the Children’s room.
   containing different biomes on each page. Please                                                               Thursday, June 9 @ 1:00PM
          register at the children’s reference desk.      Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00PM                              Join Summer Reading 2011!
                                                          The Aesthetic Realism Foundation Presents:              Help us kick off summer reading 2011! We’ll have
                                                          Rock-n-Roll, the Opposites & Our Greatest               registration for all ages: kids, teens and adults. Join
CHILDREN




           Wednesday, June 8 @ 4:00PM
           East Flushing Mermaid Parade Activity          Hopes                                                   this great program and have a terrific summer.
           (P)                                            See adults.
           Children age 3 and up will create a paper                                                              Wednesday, June 15 @ 3:30PM
           doll mermaid chain and parade it around the    Monday, June 13 @ 3:00PM                                Father’s Day Craft
           room at the conclusion of the craft. Please    Science of Toys (P)                                     Join Queens library at Fresh Meadows for our
           register at the children’s reference desk.     See Central library.                                    Father’s Day Craft program for Grades K-6.

           Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM                    Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM                                Monday, June 20 @ 3:00PM
           A Magic Show with Prestino                     The Evan Mazunik Trio Presents “Homage                  Storytime with Live Animals from The Art Farm
           See astoria.                                   Suite: Tributes in Sound to People and Places”          Watch as our favorite storybook characters come
                                                          See adults.                                             alive when children meet and touch some furry,
   Wednesday, June 22 @ 4:00PM                                                                                    feathery and scaly creatures! For children ages 3-6
   East Flushing Tube Troll Dolls (P)                     Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM, Thursday, June             and their caregivers. Space is limited.
   Children age 3 and up will create a tube troll doll.   16 @ 4:00PM, Friday, June 17 @ 4:00PM
   Please register at the children’s reference desk.      Squid to Whales Marine Biology (P)
                                                          Students learn about marine biology from life in a
   Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM                             glass of water to entire marine environments. This
   Grigoris Maninakis & The Mikrokosmos                   program focuses on life cycles, the characteristics
   Ensemble Present: An Evening of Greek Music            of organisms, the impact of humans on marine
   Greek culture takes center stage in this               environments. Space is limited. For ages 6 to 12.
   performance of traditional and contemporary Greek
   music.                                                 Saturday, June 18 @ 2:00PM
                                                          Piano & Voice Concert with Cecile Ann Hastie
                                                          See adults.
   FAR ROCKAWAY
   1637 Central avenue
                                                          Thursday, June 23 @ 6:00PM
   Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
                                                          Kunqu Classics Live
   Toddler Story and Song Time
                                                          See adults.
   a time for toddlers to have fun in the library. read
   stories and books, sing nursery rhymes and
                                                          Saturday, June 25 @ 2:00PM
   songs, and color or do a craft project. Wednesdays
                                                          A Musical Afternoon with Dr. Hsin-Ya Hsiao &
   through July 27 @ 10:30 a.m.
                                                          Her Students                                            Monday, June 20 @ 4:00PM
                                                          See adults.                                             The Perfect Pet
   Monday, June 27 @ 4:00PM
                                                                                                                  Meet and learn about some unusual pets, then
   Kid’s “Math & Money” Book Club
                                                          Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM                                figure out which one could be the perfect pet for
   We’ll talk about “alexander, Who Used to Be rich
                                                          QL International Resource Center Presents:              your family! For children ages 6-10. Space is
   last Sunday” by Judith Viorst. For children in
                                                          Radiant & Timeless: A Dance Odyssey                     limited.
   Grades K-3.
                                                          See adults.
   Tuesday, June 28 @ 4:00PM                                                                                      GLENDALE
   Kid’s Math Book Club                                   FOREST HILLS                                            78-60 73 Place
   We’ll talk about “The Dot & The line: a romance in     108-19 71 avenue                                        Tuesday, June 14 @ 3:30PM
   lower Mathematics” by Norton Juster. For children      Fridays @ 2:30PM – 6/3, 6/17                            Balloon Animals with Yitz the Great
   in Grades 3-6.                                         Japanese Cuddle-Up Story Time                           See Briarwood.
                                                          Early literacy program for babies and toddlers
                                                          conducted in Japanese by parents & caregivers.          HILLCREST
   FLUSHING                                               Includes stories, rhymes, and songs. active
   41-17 Main Street                                                                                              187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing
                                                          participation is encouraged!                            Thursday, June 2 @ 4:30PM
   Saturdays @ 2:00PM – 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
   Chess Club                                                                                                     Kids Club
                                                          Saturday, June 25 @ 2:30PM                              Kids Club is just for you! a free, fun program that
   ages 8 through teens will have fun playing chess
                                                          La Cenerentola (Cinderella): A Live Performance         offers something new and different to do, for ages
   weekly on Saturdays in the Story room. all levels
                                                          by Capitol Heights Lyric Opera                          9-12.
   are welcome; learn the basics or improve your
                                                          See adults.
   game.
                                                                                                                  Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
   Saturday, June 4 @ 2:00PM                              FRESH MEADOWS                                           Game Players Club
   Little Red: A Fairy Tale in Rhythm and Rhyme           193-20 Horace Harding Expressway                        Board games! Card games! From Chutes &
   The timeless classic tale of little red riding Hood    Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17                      ladders to chess. Join us every Friday afternoon at
   comes to life featuring performances of dances         Book Buddies                                            4:00 p.m. for game playing fun for ages 6-14.
   from the United States, Ireland, Canada, Taiwan,       Children in Grades K-3 will share books and stories
   and argentina with original music by acclaimed         with a teen reading buddy in the story room. This
   fiddler Kenny Kosek.                                   will be the last Book Buddies session until the fall.



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Tuesday, June 14 @ 4:00PM                                 Saturday, June 11 @ 3:00PM                             LEFFERTS
Puppy Tales                                               Radio Jarocho                                          103-34 lefferts Boulevard, richmond Hill
a real live dog...in the library? That’s right! annie     radio Jarocho is a New york City-based project         Monday, June 27 @ 2:00PM
the dog loves to have kids read to her. you can           devoted entirely to the son jarocho and fandango       Storytime with Live Animals from The Art Farm
meet annie and share a book with her at Queens            traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Formed      See Fresh Meadows.
library at Hillcrest. For ages 6-12.                      in 2005, the group has performed in music venues
                                                          and festivals in New york, Washington D.C. and         Monday, June 27 @ 3:00PM
Monday, June 27 @ 4:30PM                                  Boston.                                                The Perfect Pet




                                                                                                                                                                 CHILDREN
Summer Arts and Crafts                                                                                           See Fresh Meadows.
are you a fan of summer? you can make your                Thursday, June 16 @ 4:00PM
own summer fan, along with other sunny seasonal           A Magic Show with Magic of Amore
                                                          See Bay Terrace.
                                                                                                                 LEFRAK CITY
projects, at this free arts and crafts program for kids                                                          98-30 57 avenue, Corona
and teens.                                                                                                       Mondays @ 3:30PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27
                                                          KEW GARDENS HILLS                                      Wednesdays @ 3:30PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15,
HOLLIS                                                    72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing                           6/22, 6/29
202-05 Hillside avenue                                    Wednesday, June 1 @ 4:30PM                             Thursdays @ 3:30PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23,
Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22,              Braille Workshop for Kids: “How the Blind              6/30
6/29                                                      Learn to Read and Write with Their Fingers” (P)        Gaming Fun with Mr. James
Fridays @ 10:30aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                 See Corona.                                            Enjoy playing your favorite board games
Story Time                                                                                                       such as Monopoly, Uno, Sorry, chess and
Join us for stories, fingerplays and playtime. For        Thursday, June 16 @ 4:00PM                             checkers with your peers.
children ages 1-5 and their caregivers.                   Balloon Animals with Yitz the Great
                                                          See Briarwood.                                         Monday, June 6 @ 6:30PM
Thursday, June 23 @ 4:00PM                                                                                       Book Talk by Author George Onuorah: The
A Magic Show with Magic of Amore                          LANGSTON HUGHES                                        Political Diary of a Rising Sun
See Bay Terrace.                                          100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona                      See adults.
                                                          Friday, June 17 @ 4:00PM
HOWARD BEACH                                              A Magic Show with Prestino                             Wednesday, June 29 @ 4:30PM
92-06 156 avenue                                          See astoria.                                           A Magic Show with Magic of Amore
Wednesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29                                                                 See Bay Terrace.
Game Day for Tweens & Teens                               Saturday, June 18 @ 12:00PM
Join us every Wednesday for some friendly                 Celebrate Juneteenth 2011                              LONG ISLAND CITY
competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers and            Join us for an exciting day of entertaining and        37-44 21 Street
other fun board games.                                    educational presentations of film, music, theater,     Saturdays @ 3:00PM – 6/4, 6/18, 6/25
                                                          lecture and discussion as we explore and               Picture Book Story Time
Thursday, June 9 @ 6:30PM                                 celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration     Join us and listen to timeless stories and explore
Music from Around the World: A Concert                    commemorating the ending of slavery in the United      far away kingdoms from around the world. For ages
Featuring Peter J. LaRosa                                 States. Open to all ages; families are encouraged      5-9.
See adults.                                               to attend.
                                                                                                                 Tuesdays @ 3:45PM – 6/7, 67/14, 6/21, 6/28
Thursday, June 16 @ 3:30PM                                                                                       LIC Chess Club
Little Kids Crafts                                                                                               Play chess. all ages are welcome! Don’t know how
Children ages 4 - 12 are invited to come in with                                                                 to play? We’ll teach you!
their favorite adult on the 3rd Thursday of every
month to create something wonderful.                                                                             Thursday, June 9 @ 10:00aM
                                                                                                                 Summer Reading 2011 Kickoff!
JACKSON HEIGHTS                                                                                                  Come to PS 111 schoolyard (adjacent to Queens
35-51 81 Street                                                                                                  library at long Island City) and help us kick off
Saturday, June 4 @ 12:30PM                                                                                       Summer reading 2011! adam Gidwitz, author of
Dances and Crafts of India                                                                                       “a Tale Dark and Grimm,” will talk to the crowd,
See adults.                                                                                                      and we’ll have live performances (circus acts,
                                                                                                                 storyellers, and musicians) and fun crafts programs.
Tuesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21                       LAURELTON                                              There will also be an opportunity to register for
Create Your Own Weather Station with LEAP (P)             134-26 225 Street                                      Summer reading. The kickoff will happen rain or
rain or shine! Come and create your own weather           Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22            shine. Don’t miss it!
station. Participants will design and build their own     Play and Learn: A Workshop for Toddlers and
functioning weather stations in order to learn the        Parents (P)                                            Mondays @ 1:00PM – 6/13, 6/27
basics of weather recording and forecasting. Space        Parents and toddlers interact in a toddler classroom   LICraft Club
is limited. For ages 6-12.                                with toys, games and materials designed to             learn how to knit, crochet, and do other fun crafts
                                                          educate and encourage motor skills, cognitive          like plastic canvas. Make new friends and have a
Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                       development and creative expression. ages 18 - 36      good time. Free refreshments but please bring your
Go Green with Sustainable Design                          months.                                                own supplies.
Green buildings help people and the planet. learn
more about sustainable design by making 3D                Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22,           Monday, June 13 @ 4:00PM, Tuesday, June 14 @
models out of recycled materials in this three-part       6/29                                                   4:00PM, Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM
workshop. For children ages 6-12.                         Chinese Language for Beginners                         The Physics of Mechanical Toys with LEAP (P)
                                                          See adults.                                            Participants examine mechanical toys from various
                                                                                                                 cultures and time periods, and then create their
                                                                                                                 own small mechanical toys. Space is limited.



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                                                 Free Events for Children at Queens Library

   Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:00PM                            Fridays @ 3:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24               Thursday, June 16 @ 3:30PM
   Braille Workshop: How the Blind Learn to Read          Flash Friday                                           Book Discussion Club
   & Write With Their Fingers                             Children are welcome at Queens library at Ozone        Do you like to read and talk about books? Join us
   See Corona.                                            Park for some after-school fun with computer flash     once each month to discuss a book chosen by the
                                                          games and video game consoles.                         club. For Grades 4-6. Prizes for all readers!
           MASPETH
           69-70 Grand avenue                                                                                    Friday, June 17 @ 3:30PM
                                                          PENINSULA                                              Make a Father’s Day Card
           Monday, June 13 @ 2:30PM
CHILDREN




                                                          92-25 rockaway Beach Boulevard                         Come and make a Father’s Day card for Dad! We’ll
           Music from Around the World: A Concert         rockaway Beach
           Featuring Peter J. LaRosa                                                                             provide the materials. Children under the age of 8
                                                          Thursdays @ 5:00PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16                    years must be accompanied by an adult.
           See adults.                                    Families Affected by Autism
                                                          See adults.
           MCGOLDRICK                                                                                            QUEENS VILLAGE
           155-06 roosevelt av. (off Northern Blvd),      Friday, June 3 @ 10:30aM                               94-11 217 Street
           Flushing                                       Mrs. B. & the 3 Bears                                  Wednesdays @ 3:30PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
           Wednesdays @ 5:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15,          a special storytime for preschool children ages 2-5    Knights of Queens
           6/22                                           that incorporates the story of Goldilocks and the      ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their
           BOOST Math Activity                            Three Bears each week! Come see Mrs. B. & the 3        skills and strategies. Equipment will be provided.
           Play math games to improve students’ skills.   Bears. Enjoy books, music and crafts.
                                                                                                                 Fridays @ 3:30PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
   Thursday, June 2 @ 4:30PM                              Saturday, June 4 @ 2:00PM                              Game Day!
   A Celebration of Korean Heritage and Culture           Culinary Kids CSA Workshop                             Kids in Grades 1-6: join us for weekly board games,
   with Soh Young and Friends                             an introduction program to fresh organic fruits,       card games and more fun every Friday.
   See adults.                                            vegetables and herbs.
                                                                                                                 Monday, June 13 @ 4:00PM
   Thursdays @ 5:00PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23              Saturday, June 11 @ 2:30PM                             Flags From Around the World
   BOOST Discover Science                                 Summer Reading Kick Off Ice Cream Social               Kids! Join us and create different flags from around
   learn basic concepts of science through fun            Everyone can come sign up for summer reading           the world.
   activities.                                            and enjoy some free ice cream!
                                                                                                                 Thursday, June 23 @ 4:00PM
   Friday, June 3 @ 5:00PM                                                                                       A Magic Show with Prestino
   BOOST Arts and Crafts                                                                                         See astoria.
   Make a fun craft project with us!
                                                                                                                 Monday, June 27 @ 6:30PM
   Mondays @ 3:00PM – 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27                                                                      Tony Terrell’s Caribbean Ensemble - A Steel Pan
   BOOST Homework Help                                                                                           and Caribbean Music Explosion
   Homework help for Grades 1-6.                                                                                 See Cambria Heights.

   Tuesdays @ 5:00PM – 6/7, 6/14, 6/21                                                                           QUEENSBORO HILL
   BOOST Reading Club                                                                                            60-05 Main Street, Flushing
   Join our reading club to improve your reading skills                                                          Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
   and share what you read with others.                                                                          Yu-gi-Oh Tournament
                                                                                                                 Children between the ages 7-12 years old can
   Fridays @ 5:00PM – 6/10, 6/24                                                                                 participate. Winners get a prize.
   BOOST Game Day
   Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of chess and games for                                                             Wednesday, June 8 @ 3:30PM
   those who wish to play.                                                                                       Yogi Kids (P)
                                                                                                                 learn the basics of yoga, including poses,
   Friday, June 17 @ 5:00PM                                                                                      breathing and relaxation with certified instructor
   Father’s Day Craft (P)                                                                                        Patty Valenti. For children ages 8-12.
   For children ages 7 and up.                            POMONOK
                                                          158-21 Jewel avenue, Flushing                          Friday, June 24 @ 2:30PM
   NORTH FOREST PARK                                      Monday, June 20 @ 1:30PM                               Magic, Song and Dance from China Performed
   98-27 Metropolitan avenue, Forest Hills                Storytime with Live Animals from The Art Farm          by Chinese Theatre Works
   Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30PM                             See Fresh Meadows.                                     See adults.
   Violin Classical Favorites
   See adults.                                            POPPENHUSEN                                            REGO PARK
                                                          121-23 14 avenue, College Point                        91-41 63 Drive
   Monday, June 27 @ 2:00PM                               Thursday, June 9 @ 2:00PM                              Wednesday, June 22 @ 3:30PM
   Braille Workshop: How the Blind Learn to Read          M & M’s Summer Reading Kickoff!                        Summer Picture Book Time
   & Write With Their Fingers                             Kick off the 2011 Summer reading Club with an          Come listen to some stories about summer. For
   See Corona.                                            afternoon of games, crafts and prizes. Sign up, get    children ages 3 1/2 to 7.
                                                          your M & M’s and enter our raffle. Then enjoy our
   OZONE PARK                                             ring toss, create-a-face craft and book bar graph. a   Tuesday, June 28 @ 4:00PM
   92-24 rockaway Boulevard                               family program for all ages; children under the age    Balloon Animals with Yitz the Great
   Thursdays @ 3:30PM – 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30        of 8 must be accompanied by an adult.                  See Briarwood.
   Craft Time
   Kids 12 & under are welcome after school for some
   fun with craft-making here at Queens library at
   Ozone Park.

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RICHMOND HILL                                           Tuesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/7, 6/28                            Wednesday, June 8 @ 4:00PM
118-14 Hillside avenue                                  Book Buddies                                             Make Earth Day Every Day: Be a Compost Hero!
Monday, June 13 @ 4:00PM                                Older students (Grades 6-10) will read to younger        See astoria.
Balloon Animals with Yitz the Great                     children (PreK-Grade 1). The older buddies will be
See Briarwood.                                          there to guide and assist the younger buddies with       Saturday, June 11 @ 2:00PM




                                                                                                                                                                   CHILDREN
                                                        developing their reading skills.                         Here Chicky, Chicky!
Monday, June 13 @ 6:30PM                                                                                         See adults.
An Evening of Music and Song                            Wednesdays @ 4:00PM – 6/8, 6/22
The Friends of Queens library at richmond Hill          Crafts for Kids                                          SUNNYSIDE
proudly present an evening of music and song            learn to make interesting art projects. For ages 6       43-06 Greenpoint avenue, long Island City
featuring popular classical selections. Please join     and up.                                                  Fridays @ 11:30aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
us.                                                                                                              Preschool Crafts (P)
                                                        Tuesday, June 21 @ 4:00PM                                Simple crafts for ages 3 to 5.
Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM                              SISFI’s Internet Safety
World Music with Linda Kunkin and Vlad West             The Scudder’s InfoTech SecuriCity Foundation, Inc.       Thursday, June 9 @ 4:00PM
Enjoy music from around the world sung in               presents an introduction to safety on Internet sites     A Magic Show with Magic of Amore
yiddish, Hebrew, russian, Italian and many other        such as Facebook, Twitter and other social media         See Bay Terrace.
languages.                                              networks for all ages.
                                                                                                                 Monday, June 20 @ 4:00PM
RIDGEWOOD                                               SOUTH JAMAICA                                            Read and Seed: Exploring Plants
20-12 Madison Street                                    108-41 Guy r. Brewer Boulevard                           See Broadway.
Monday, June 6 @ 4:00PM                                 Monday, June 13 @ 6:00PM
Science of Toys (P)                                     South Jamaica Monthly Family Game Night                  Wednesday, June 22 @ 4:00PM
See Central library.                                    Fun for all ages. Play your favorite board game or       Make Earth Day Every Day: Be a Compost Hero
                                                        enjoy Wii games. light refreshments served.              See astoria.
Monday, June 13 @ 3:00PM
Storytime with Live Animals from The Art Farm           Monday, June 27 @ 4:15PM                                 WHITESTONE
See Fresh Meadows.                                      The Perfect Pet                                          151-10 14 road
                                                        See Fresh Meadows.                                       Thursday, June 2 @ 4:00PM
Monday, June 13 @ 4:00PM                                                                                         Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party
The Perfect Pet                                                                                                  Come and see what Miss Susan has planned for
See Fresh Meadows.                                                                                               the reading Challenge this summer. She’s sat in
                                                                                                                 Jello, read to a bunny, gotten sprayed with Silly
Tuesday, June 14 @ 4:00PM                                                                                        String, did the Chicken Dance and gotten slimed.
Bead It! (P)                                                                                                     This summer is the Princess and the Frog. If 300
Make your own accessories with simple beading                                                                    kids register and they read at least 3,000 books,
techniques. Delali Haligah will show you how to                                                                  Miss Susan will kiss a real frog and turn into a
create your own “Wear it Now” jewelry. Participants                                                              princess. Come to the kick-off party on Thursday,
can make bracelets, hair adornments, necklaces,                                                                  June 2 at 4:00 p.m. and hear all about it. all kids
anklets and/or waist belts. Space is limited. For                                                                invited.
ages 11 to 17.
                                                                                                                 WINDSOR PARK
ROCHDALE VILLAGE                                                                                                 79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
169-09 137 avenue, Jamaica                              SOUTH OZONE PARK                                         Fridays @ 4:00PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
Mondays @ 11:00aM -6/6, 6/13                            128-16 rockaway Boulevard                                Game Time
Wednesdays @ 11:00aM – 6/1, 6/8                         Wednesdays @ 1:00PM – 6/1, 6/15, 6/29                    Join us for our weekly board games program for
Introduction to Computers and Job Readiness             Knit and Crochet Your Heart Away                         kids ages 6-11.
learn computer skills and basic job readiness skills.   Calling all adults to learn to knit and/or crochet.
                                                                                                                 Tuesday, June 7 @ 4:00PM
Monday, June 27 @ 3:00PM                                ST. ALBANS                                               Read to Annie the Dog
Balloon Animals with Yitz the Great                     191-05 linden Boulevard                                  Join us for this exciting program where children of
See Briarwood.                                          Tuesday, June 7 @ 4:00PM                                 all ages can read aloud to an adorable dog.
                                                        Science of Magic (P)
ROSEDALE                                                See Cambria Heights.                                     Thursday, June 9 @11:00aM
144-20 243 Street                                                                                                Friends of the Queens Library at Windsor Park
Monday, June 20 @ 4:00PM                                STEINWAY                                                 Flea Market/Membership Drive Fundraiser
A Magic Show with Magic of Amore                        21-45 31 Street, long Island City                        See adults.
See Bay Terrace.                                        Wednesdays @ 10:30aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22
                                                        Storytime @ Steinway                                     Monday, June 13 @ 4:00PM
SEASIDE                                                 Children will enjoy fun stories with others. First       Sing & Celebrate Around the World with Emily
116-15 rockaway Beach Boulevard                         come, first served. For ages 2-4 years old. Contact      Ellison
rockaway Park                                           Queens library at Steinway for more information.         Sing, sway, stomp and shake to children’s favorite
Fridays @ 11:00aM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24                                                                        sing-along songs from america and all over the
Family Story Time                                       Wednesdays @ 11:00aM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22              world with Emily Ellison. This is a Summer reading
We’ll have stories, rhymes and songs ideal for ages     Crafts @ Steinway                                        sign-up event. Don’t forget to join! all ages are
2-4 and their caregivers.                               Children will enjoy arts and crafts with others. First   welcome.
                                                        come, first served. For ages 2-4 years old. Contact
                                                        the Steinway branch for more information.




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                                                 Free Events for Children at Queens Library

       Thursday, June 16 @ 4:00PM                           Tuesday, June 7 @ 4:30PM                            WOODSIDE
       Father’s Day Craft for Teens (P)                     Gregg Heffley Journal Club (P)                      54-22 Skillman avenue
       Teens and tweens are invited to join us for a        For ages 8-14. learn creative writing skills, and   Wednesdays @ 3:00PM – 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29
          Father’s Day craft program. Create a unique       make your own journal! Space is limited.            Chess and Checkers Club
          gift for your special dad or granddad. Space is                                                       Join us for an afternoon of chess and checkers. all
CHILDREN


          limited.                                          Monday, June 13 @ 1:15PM                            ages and skill levels welcome.
                                                            Storytime with Live Animals from The Art Farm
                                                            See Fresh Meadows.
            WOODHAVEN                                                                                           Friday, June 3 @ 3:00PM
            85-41 Forest Parkway                                                                                Go Green with Sustainable Design
                                                            Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30PM                          See Jackson Heights.
            Fridays @ 4:30PM – 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
                                                            Tony Terrell’s Caribbean Ensemble - A Steel Pan
            Game Day
                                                            and Caribbean Music Explosion                       Wednesday, June 29 @ 4:00PM
            Play one of our many board games.
                                                            See Cambria Heights.                                Make Earth Day Every Day: Be a Compost Hero
                                                                                                                See astoria.
                                                            Wednesday, June 29 @ 3:00PM
                                                            Balloon Animals with Yitz the Great
                                                            See Briarwood.




                                     Preschool Programs - June 2011


           Queens library regularly offers free programs to preschoolers from 12 months – 5 years old.

           Mother Goose Time — This interactive program features nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs. For babies 12-24 months
           accompanied by a caregiver.
           Toddler Learning Center — Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that includes toys, games, puzzles
           and other items selected to enhance a toddler’s educational and physical development. For children ages 18-36 months
           accompanied by a caregiver. Preregistration is required.
           Toddler Time — These programs are carefully designed, age-appropriate programs that encourage literacy development in
           children from ages 2- 3 1/2, accompanied by a caregiver.
           Picture Book Time — These programs incorporate stories with a variety of other activities. They are designed to give
           pre-kindergarten children important skills to encourage later success while enjoying the world of stories/books. For ages 3 1/2 to
           5 years.
           For a list of Queens libraries that are offering the above programs in June, please see the list below. For program dates and
           times, speak directly to the Children’s librarian at the location where you want to attend (phone number and addresses are at the
           end of this Guide). all programs are free; however, some require preregistration and are on a first-come basis. Please check back
           monthly for updated program information.
           Mother Goose Time
           Bayside | Fresh Meadows | Jackson Heights | rego Park
           Toddler Time
           Bayside | East Flushing | Fresh Meadows | Hillcrest | Howard Beach | Jackson Heights | lefrak City | long Island City |
           McGoldrick | North Hills | Ozone Park | Peninsula | Queens Village | Sunnyside | Woodhaven
           Picture Book Time
           auburndale | Bayside | Hillcrest | Howard Beach | Jackson Heights | lefrak City | long Island City | McGoldrick | North Hills |
           Ozone Park | Queens Village | rego Park | Sunnyside
           Toddler Learning Center
           astoria | Bellerose | Central library | Far rockaway | Forest Hills | Jackson Heights | Kew Gardens Hills | Pomonok | Whitestone




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                                                                                                   Programs in Other Languages
               國語      한국어                                                                                                   на русском языке                                                                                           an kreyòl polsku
               español français                                                                                                                                          ें                                   Bosanskom, Hrvatskom, i srpskom
                                                                                                                portuguêsTagalog

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Magic, Song and Dance from China Performed by Chinese Theatre
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Works
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Enjoy an afternoon of eclectic Chinese performing arts that feature magical
                                                                        In ArABIC                                                                                                                           folk spectacle of brightly colored masks that shift instantly before the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            audience’s eyes, elaborate costumed dances and song from different
                                                                                                                                                                                                            provinces in China and the famed Peking Opera “Monkey Steals the Heavenly
BROADWAY                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peaches” with its blend of acting and martial arts.
40-20 Broadway
Saturday, 6/18 @ 3:00PM                                                                                                                                                                                     Thursday, 6/23 @ 6:00PM
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            此講座將幫助您了解甚麼是阿滋海默症(老人痴呆症),及早診斷
                                                                                                                                                                                                            阿滋海默症的重要性,治療方法,以及阿滋海默症協會可提供的幫
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 ‫ﻃﺮب ﻣﻊ‬                                                                                                                                                                                                     Understanding Memory Loss (in Mandarin Chinese)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            In this workshop, you will learn what alzheimer’s disease is, warning signs,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            the alzheimer’s association can help you.
Egyptian and World Arab Music Featuring the Tareb Group
Please join Dafer Tawil and rami el aasser of the Tareb Group for an                                                                                                                                        FLUSHING
afternoon of folk and classical music from Egypt and the arab world.                                                                                                                                        41-17 Main Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, 6/ 23 @ 6:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                            昆曲名剧欣赏会
                                                                                                                                                                                                            为庆祝昆曲表演艺术被联合国教科文组织评选为“人类口头和非物
                                                                                                                                                                                                            质遗产代表作”十周年,并促进中美文化机构之间的交流,海外昆
                                                                                                                                                                                                            曲社特邀请上海昆剧团著名 青年表演艺术家于2011年6月来美,
                                                                  In BEnGAlI                                                                                                                                演出昆曲经典名剧。 6月23日晚上6點,法拉盛公立图书馆及海
                                                                                                                                                                                                            外昆曲社将联合举办“昆曲名剧欣赏会”,預定由上海昆剧团一级
                                                                                                                                                                                                            演员包括黎安、沈昳丽及吴双等人表演經典昆曲折子戲选段,場
CENTRAL LIBRARY                                                                                                                                                                                             地為會議廰AB,欣赏会免费入场,欢迎各位爱好艺术的朋友莅
89-11 Merrick Boulevard                                                                                                                                                                                     临观赏。
Friday, 6/3 @ 10:30aM                                                                                                                                                                                       Kunqu Classics Live
েসিলনা শারিমেনর গেলপর আসর                                                                                                                                                                                   The Kunqu Society will bring the leading artists of the prestigious Shanghai
kiনস লাiেbরীর েসিলনা শারিমেনর সারা জাগােনা েছাটেদর মজার গেলপর eকিট আসর। েসিলনা শারিমন তার aিভjতা পূণর্ গেলপর ঝু িল েথেক                                                                                     Kunqu Troupe to New york to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kunqu’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                            designation as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of
গান eবং ছড়ার মাধয্েম েছাট েসানামিনেদর জনয্ আেমাদজনক গলপ পিরেবশন করেবন। aনুষঠানিটেত আমnণ জানােনা হেচছ যােদর বয়স 3 েথেক                                                                                       Humanity.” The Kunqu Society will present “Kunqu Classics live,” in which
5 বছর eবং তােদর বাবা-মা o েকয়ারিগভারসহ। েম 20 eবং জুন 3 ।                                                                                                                                                   the invited Shanghai Kunqu artists will showcase sections of their signature
                                                                                                                                                                                                            pieces. In rooms a&B, lower level.

Picture Book Story Hour with Selina Sharmin (in Bengali)                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, 6/25 @ 3:00PM
Please join our very own Queens librarian Selina Sharmin for an exciting,                                                                                                                                   如何照顧失憶症患者?
fun-filled hour of storytelling in Bengali for kids! Ms. Sharmin, a programming                                                                                                                             阿滋海默症協會紐約分會將為您提供定期的輔導。用國語指導您
librarian who has extensive experience working with toddlers and pre-                                                                                                                                       如何照顧失憶症及其它類型的癡呆症患者。這將是一個可靠和安
schoolers will, with the use of song and rhyme, entertain and captivate boys                                                                                                                                全的分享您的經歷及感受的地方 。4月23日、5月28日、6月25日
and girls. ages 3-5 with parents and caregivers.                                                                                                                                                            聚會。
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? (Program in
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mandarin Chinese)
                                                                      國語                                                                                                                                    The alzheimer’s association, New york City Chapter is offering caregivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                            a monthly support group in Mandarin. Caring for a person with alzheimer’s
                                                                  In CHInEsE                                                                                                                                disease or any of the other dementias presents unique challenges. Our
                                                                                                                                                                                                            support group will be a secure and safe place to share your experiences.
BAYSIDE
214-20 Northern Boulevard
Saturday, 6/18 @ 2:30PM
中國戲劇工作坊:來自中國的歌舞與魔術
請您欣賞來自中國民間,不同地區發展出的傳統表演藝術:神奇
獨特的四川變臉絕活, 來自蘇州婉轉典雅的崑曲歌舞,發源於
敦煌的長綢舞,以及北京京劇 中廣受觀眾歡迎的孫悟空故事。
在傳統的服飾及音樂襯托下,讓您享受一下午的祖國藝術。




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FRESH MEADOWS                                                                                                   한국어
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
Saturday, 6/4 @ 2:30PM                                                                                       In korEAn
向獲獎藝術家劉向群學做麵塑
劉向群生於中國河北省邯鄲市, 自幼懷才, 且能承名雕塑家父親劉
葆春先生的衣缽, 在雕塑藝術上大放異彩。自天津美術學院畢業                                                     MCGOLDRICK
後, 她已成就非凡, 所獲獎項中包括紐約卅最佳藝展獎, 並獲聯合                                                  155-06 roosevelt av. (off Northern Blvd)
國授予 “工藝美術家” 稱號。 歡近參加劉女士與時代同步, 令人嘆                                                 Thursday, 6/ 2 @ 4:30PM
為觀止的麵塑藝術示範, 並親手學做。 材料有限, 先到先得。                                                    소영과 그 친구들과 함께하는 한국 전통과 문화유산 축하 잔치
Dough Figurine Making with Award-Winning Artist Catherine Lau                     한국 문화와 음악 축하 잔치에 오셔서 참여하세요. 우리의
Please join the award-winning Chinese-born artist Catherine lau as she            공연자들은 클래식 곡, 애국적 찬송가, 대중적 민요 와 어린이
instructs and demonstrates the amazing and beautiful Chinese art of figure        노래까지 포함해서 유쾌하고 다양한 음악 장르를 여러분에게
making with dough. In Mandarin Chinese and English. Materials are limited.        선사할 것입니다. 놀랍도록 재능있는 소영 이 세그레도 와 그
First come, first served.                                                         친구들은 한국 커뮤니티에 낯익은 얼굴들이고, 코리안 아이돌-
                                                                                  뉴욕과 한국 민속 예술 경연대회등의 여러 경연 대회에서
QUEENSBORO HILL                                                                   수상하였습니다
60-05 Main Street                                                                 A Celebration of Korean Heritage and Culture with Soh Young and
Friday, 6/24 @ 2:30PM                                                             Friends
中國戲劇工作坊:來自中國的歌舞與魔術                                                                Come and join in a celebration of Korean culture and music. Our performers
請您欣賞來自中國民間,不同地區發展出的傳統表演藝術:神奇                                                      will treat you to a delightful cornucopia of musical genres including classical
獨特的四川變臉絕活, 來自蘇州婉轉典雅的崑曲歌舞,發源於敦                                                     pieces, patriotic hymns, folk pop and children’s songs.
煌的長綢舞,以及北京京劇 中廣受觀眾歡迎的孫悟空故事。 在
傳統的服飾及音樂襯托下,讓您享受一下午的祖國藝術。
Magic, Song and Dance from China Performed by Chinese Theatre                                               po polsku
Works
Enjoy an afternoon of eclectic Chinese performing arts that feature magical
                                                                                                             In polIsH
folk spectacle of brightly colored masks that shift instantly before the
audience’s eyes, elaborate costumed dances and song from different                RIDGEWOOD
provinces in China and the famed Peking Opera “Monkey Steals the Heavenly         20-12 Madison Street
Peaches” with its blend of acting and martial arts.                               Monday, 6/ 20 @ 6:00PM
                                                                                  Wieczór Muzyki Polskiej w wykonaniu Piotra Rudzińskiego
WOODSIDE                                                                          Serdecznie zapraszamy na wieczór wypelniony lirycznymi piosenkami i
54-22 Skillman avenue                                                             pieknymi dziwiekami polskiej, wspólczesnej muzyki ludowej w wykonaniu
Monday, 6/ 20 @ 6:00PM                                                            aktora, piosenkarza i gitarzysty Piotra rudzinskiego.
省錢、節能、環保 (國語講座)                                                                   An Evening of Polish Folk Music with Piotr Rudzinski
此免費國語講座將幫助屋主及承租人了解:節能的訣竅;熱量流                                                      Enjoy the wonderful poetic lyrics and beautiful sounds of contemporary folk
動的學問;申請為你家免費做用電測試以及節能升級的財務協                                                       music from Poland with Polish actor, guitarist and singer, Piotr rudzinski.
助。                                                                                Please join us.
Save Money, Energy and The Environment (in Mandarin Chinese)
In this workshop, homeowners and renters will learn about the following
topics: energy-saving tips through fun activities; building science; signing up
for a free energy survey for your home; and financial assistance for energy                          în lImBA română
efficiency upgrades.                                                                                    In romAnIAn
                                                                                  SUNNYSIDE
                     An krEyÒl                                                    43-06 Greenpoint avenue
                                                                                  Thursday, 6/23 @ 6:30PM
                 In HAITIAn CrEolE                                                spectacolul de poezie “Dor de Eminescu” recital extraordinar
                                                                                  al actorului Ion Caramitru
CENTRAL LIBRARY                                                                   unul dintre cei mai cunoscuţi actor de teatru și film și regizor
89-11 Merrick Boulevard                                                           român, Ion Caramitru este președinte al unITEr din 1990, iar
Wednesday, 6/1 @ 4:00PM                                                           în prezent este directorul Teatrului național din București. A
Yon apre midi fòlklò ayisyen pou tigason sk tifi avèk Rol’hans Innocent           fost ministrul Culturii între anii 1996 – 2000. pe lângă bogata
Vini pran plezi nan istwa tradisyonèl ayisyen avèk dansè, koregraf, ak fondatè    activitate de regizor de teatru, operă şi operetă, Caramitru a fost
agoci Entertainment rol’hans Inosan. Timoun yo pral gen eksperyans nan kilti      protagonistul a numeroase producţii teatrale regizate de liviu
ayisyen avèk chante ak dans tou.                                                  Ciulei, Andrei Şerban, liviu purcărete, sandra manu, Cătălina
An Afternoon of Haitian Folktales for Boys and Girls with Rol’hans                Buzoianu, Alexandru Tocilescu sau sică Alexandrescu. Ca
Innocent                                                                          actor de film, a semnat apariţii în peste 30 de filme româneşti
Come and enjoy the traditional stories of Haiti with dancer, choreographer,       şi internaţionale, printre care pădurea spânzuraţilor (1964),
and founder of agoci Entertainment, rol’hans Innocent. Children will              luchian (1981), mission: Impossible (1996), Amen (2002), etc.
experience Haitian culture through song and dance.                                Poetry Reading of Eminescu by Famed Romanian Actor Ion Caramitru
                                                                                  [In Romanian]
                                                                                  an extraordinary recital of one of romania’s most prominent actors, Ion
                                                                                  Caramitru. With music performed by clarinetist and composer aurelian-Octav
                                                                                  Popa. a well-known romanian stage and film actor, stage director, as well
                                                                                  as a political figure, Ion Caramitru has been Director of the National Theatre
                                                                                  Bucharest since May 2005 and president of UNITEr (the Theater Union of
                                                                                  romania) since 1990.



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               на РуссКом языКе                                                   Friday, 6/24 @ 4:00PM
                   In russIAn                                                     Arreglos decorativos con globos para todas las ocasiones con
                                                                                  Marianela Lazo
FAR ROCKAWAY                                                                      Únase a la talentosa artista Marianela lazo para una clase fascinante y
1637 Central avenue                                                               a la vez única: ¡decoraciones con globos para fiestas para toda ocasión!
Thursday, 6/16 @ 6:00PM                                                           Marianela puede hacer prácticamente cualquier cosa con globos: ¡conejos,
Русские Экскурсии: Концерт в исполнении группы Claremont                          peces, mariposas, muñecas, canastas de frutas, payasos y hasta
strings.                                                                          helicópteros! Se requiere inscripción previa. Para inscribirse, llame al 718-
16 июня в 18 часов Приглашаем Вас на концерт русской                              426-2844 El cupó es limitado.
популярной классической музыки. ансамбль Claremont                                Decorative Arrangements with Balloons for All Occasions with Marianela
strings исполнит отрывки из произведений стравинского,                            Lazo
Прокофьева, Рахманинова, Глинки и Чайковского. Вы                                 Please join the talented Peruvian-born balloon artist Marianela lazo for a
услышите популярные мелодии из струнного квартета                                 class that is both fascinating and unique: balloon decorations for parties of all
Бородина и мечтательную музыку «Шехеразады»                                       occasions! Marianela can make almost anything with balloons: rabbits, fish,
Римского Корсакова, насладитесь знакомыми темами из                               butterflies, dolls, fruit baskets, clowns and even helicopters! Preregistration is
«Щелкунчика», «Лебединого озера», «Ромео и Джульетты»                             required. To register, please call 718-426-2844. Space is limited.
и чарующей музыкой серенады Чайковского.
Russian Excursion: A Concert Presented by The Claremont Strings                   FAR ROCKAWAY
The Claremont Strings will perform works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev,                1637 Central avenue
rachmaninoff, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky. They will feature melodies made            Tuesdays @ 10:00aM – 6/14, 6/21, 6/28
famous by the Borodin String Quartet, the dreamy music of “Scheherazade”          Microsoft Excel para personas que hablan español
by rimsky-Korsakov and tunes from “Nutcracker,” “Swan lake,” and more.            Tres clases de computación en español: Pre-registración en la mesa de
                                                                                  referencia de la Biblioteca empezando el martes, 7 de junio a las 10:00
                                                                                  a.m. 6/14-Introducción a Microsoft Excel; 6/21-Cálculos y hojas de cálculo-;
                                                                                  6/28- libros de cálculos y diseños. los asistentes deben tener conocimientos
                                                                                  básicos de computación, tales como ser capaz de usar el teclado y el ratón, y
                         En EspAñol                                               abrir y cerrar aplicaciones.
                                                                                  Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers
                          In spAnIsH                                              Three computer classes in Spanish. Preregistration in person at the library
                                                                                  reference Desk on June 7 starting at 10:00 a.m. 6/14-Introduction to
CENTRAL LIBRARY                                                                   Microsoft Excel; 6/21-Calculations and Worksheets; 6/28-Workbooks and
89-11 Merrick Boulevard                                                           layout. attendees should have basic computer skills, such as being able to
Thursdays @ 6:30PM – 6/9, 6/16, 6/23                                              use the keyboard and the mouse, and to open and close applications.
Clases de computación para personas que hablan español
¿Necesita aprender cómo abrir su computadora o escribir un correo                 JACKSON HEIGHTS
electrónico a alguien? Estas clases son para usted. Pre-registración en la        35-51 81 Street
mesa de referencia del Cyber Center empezando el jueves, 2 de junio a las         Thursday, 6/2 @ 6:00PM
10:00 a.m. las clases que vamos a enseñar son: Parte 1 – Introducción a la        Temas LGBT: Una conversación con Héctor Santiago
computadora (6/9); Parte 2 – Navegar por el Internet (6/16); Parte 3 – abrir      Participen de una charla informal de temas importantes para la comunidad
su propio buzón de correo electrónico (e-mail) (6/23).                            lGBT con el consejero gay Héctor Santiago: las diferencias entre
Computer Classes for Spanish Speakers                                             homosexualismo, travestismo, transexualismo y pedofilia; el abuso a los
Three computer classes in Spanish. Preregistration in person at Cyber Center      adolescentes homosexuales y transgénicos en las escuelas; cómo los
reference Desk on June 2 starting at 10:00 a.m. 6/9-Intro to Computers;           adolescentes deben comunicar su homosexualismo a sus padres y cómo
6/16-Navigating the Internet; 6/23-Creating your Own Email account.               la familia debe manejar esa situación; las complejas leyes de inmigración
                                                                                  en relación con la comunidad lGTB; los avances médicos en relación con
CORONA                                                                            el SIDa, y otras preguntas relacionadas con los temas lGTB. Habrá tiempo
38-23 104 Street                                                                  para preguntas y respuestas.
Monday, 6/6 @ 6:00PM                                                              LGBT Issues: A Conversation with Héctor Santiago (in Spanish)
¿Necesita aprender como usar Google Tools?                                        Please join gay counselor Hector Santiago for an informal chat on important
En este taller los participantes aprenderán como hacer todo con Google;           issues within the lGBT community: the differences between homosexuality,
investigar con las herramientas de Google; manejar la cuenta electrónica con      transvestism, transsexualism and pedophilia; abuse suffered by
G-mail; Mapas con Google y viajes con Google earth.                               transgendered gay teens in schools; the best way for adolescents to come out
Need to Learn How to Use Google Tools? (Program in Spanish)                       to their parents, and how the family should react; immigration laws in relation
In this workshop, participants will learn how to do everything with Google:       to the lGBT community; aIDS medical advances, and other lGBT issues.
search with Google tools; manage e-mail with G-mail; use Google Maps and          There will be time for Q&a.
travel with Google Earth.

Monday, 6/13 @ 6:00PM
Leyes de inmigración y sus derechos
En este taller, los hispanoparlantes que participen van a aprender como
convertirse en residentes permanentes (portadores de tarjetas verdes) ó
ciudadanos estadounidenses y como hacer una petición para un familiar.
Immigration Law and Rights (in Spanish)
In this workshop, Spanish-speaking attendees will learn how to become legal
permanent residents (green card holders) or U.S. citizens; they will also learn
how to petition for a relative.




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Thursday, 6/9 @ 6:00PM                                                            Monday, 6/27 @ 6:00PM
Transformándose al frente de sus ojos: Celebre el mes de orgullo gay              ¿Necesita aprender cómo limpiar su computadora?
con Chanel International                                                          En este taller los participantes aprenderán: Que es un virus, Que es unl
Por favor únase a la artista transgenérica Chanel International para una          antivirus, Cómo remover un virus. También se familiarizarán con el live
demostración de maquillaje y un taller de ropa para transgéneros. además,         Update/ Windows Defender.
Chanel ofrecerá consejos de cómo “caminar.” Una sesión de preguntas y             Need to Learn How to Clean Your Computer? (Program in Spanish)
repuestas seguirá el taller. al terminar, ¡Chanel ofrecerá una actuación en       In this workshop you will learn what a computer virus is, what an antivirus is,
vivo!                                                                             and how to remove a virus. you will also become familiar with live Update/
Transforming Before Your Very Eyes: Celebrate Gay Pride Month with                Windows Defender.
Chanel International!
Please join transgendered performer Chanel International as she                   LANGSTON HUGHES
demonstrates a transgender make-up and clothing workshop and provides             100-01 Northern Boulevard
tips on passing. a Q&a will follow the workshop. Ms. International will top off   Thursday, 6/9 @ 6:00PM
the evening with a live performance!                                              Cómo los alimentos afectan su estado de ánimo
                                                                                  En este taller presentado en español, los asistentes aprenderán acerca
Saturday, 6/11 @ 3:00PM                                                           de “sentirse bien” las hormonas, como los lácteos, azúcar y alimentos
Radio Jarocho                                                                                  a
                                                                                  procesados ​ fectan a estas hormonas, y cómo una dieta saludable puede
radio Jarocho es un grupo de Nueva york que se dedica al son jarocho              ayudar a alcanzar la salud emocional.
y fandango tradiciones del sur de Veracruz, México. Formado en el 2005,           How Food Affects Your Mood (In Spanish)
radio Jarocho ha actuado en salas de conciertos y festivales en Nueva york,       In this workshop presented in Spanish, attendees will learn about “feel good”
Washington, D.C. y Boston.                                                        hormones; how dairy, sugar, and processed food affect these hormones; and
Radio Jarocho                                                                     how a healthy diet can help them achieve emotional health.
radio Jarocho is a New york City-based project devoted entirely to the son
jarocho and fandango traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Formed in         Saturdays @ 2:30PM – 6/11, 6/18, 6/25
2005, the group has performed in music venues and festivals in New york,          Microsoft Word para personas que hablan español
Washington D.C. and Boston.                                                       Tres clases de computación en español: Pre-registración en la mesa de
                                                                                  referencia de la Biblioteca empezando el sábado,4 de junio a las 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, 6/23 @ 6:00PM                                                           6/11-Introducción a Microsoft Word; 6/18- Crear y guardar documentos; 6/25-
Concejos de nutrición para un estilo de vida saludable                            Trabajar con tablas e Impresión. los asistentes deben tener conocimientos
En este taller ofrecido en español, los asistentes aprenderán acerca de cómo      básicos de computación, tales como ser capaz de usar el teclado y el ratón, y
elegir sabiamente las grasas; aumentar el consumo de fibra con verduras, y        abrir y cerrar aplicaciones.
reducir los carbohidratos refinados.                                              Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers
Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle (In Spanish)                               Three computer classes in Spanish. Preregistration in person at the library
In this workshop presented in Spanish, attendees will learn about choosing        reference Desk on June 4 starting at 10:00 a.m. 6/11-Introduction to Microsoft
fats wisely; increasing fiber intake with vegetables; and cutting down on         Word; 6/18-Creating and Saving Documents; 6/25-Working with Tables and
refined carbohydrates.                                                            Printing. attendees should have basic computer skills, such as being able to
                                                                                  use the keyboard and the mouse, and to open and close applications.




               Selected Programs of Interest to Older Adults

East Elmhurst Quilters                                                            Tai Chi for Health with Mr.
Group meets every first Thursday.                                                 Lenny Antonucci
                                                                                  Tai Chi for Health is a series of
                                                                                  four one-hour classes designed to
     EAST ELMHURST
     95-06 Astoria Boulevard                                                      introduce basic principles and simple
     Thursday, June 2 @ 12:30 p.m.                                                techniques of Tai Chi.

                                                                                       FRESH MEADOWS
                                                                                       193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
                                                                                       Thursday, June 2 @ 2:00 p.m.




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Stay Well                                    Elder Law, Estate Planning,
A weekly program where instructors           Trusts & Asset Protection
teach special exercises and relaxation       Noted elder law and estate planning
techniques. These programs are               attorneys will present strategies and
presented in collaboration with the          consult with you on aspects of elder
New York City Department for the             law, power of attorney, estate and
Aging, Health Promotion Unit.                disability planning and long-term care.
                                             You will learn how to gain income and
  CENTRAL LIBRARY                            avoid estate taxes while providing for
  89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica           heirs and charitable interests. You
  Mondays @ 10:00 a.m.                       will also gain insights into preserving
                                             wealth and increasing lifetime income.
  EAST ELMHURST
  95-06 Astoria Boulevard                       WHITESTONE
  Wednesdays @ 10:00 a.m.                       151-10 14 Road
                                                Thursday, June 2 @ 6:30 p.m.
  FLUSHING
  41-17 Main Street                             DOUGLASTON
  Tuesdays @ 2:00 p.m.                          249-01 Northern Boulevard
                                                Monday, June 6 @ 6:30 p.m.

AARP Defensive Driving
                                                BAY TERRACE
Course for Seniors
                                                18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
Take the classroom refresher course             Thursday, June 16 @ 6:30 p.m.
especially designed for drivers age
50 and over. All one-day classes
                                                SOUTH OZONE PARK
on Tuesdays from 10 am to 5:30
                                                128-16 Rockaway Boulevard
pm. Preregistration is required. For            Friday, June 17 @ 11:30 a.m.
reservations please call Elaine 718-
641-3911.
                                                LAURELTON
                                                134-26 225 Street
  AUBURNDALE                                    Thursday, June 23 @ 6:30 p.m.
  25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard
  Flushing
  Tuesday, June 14 @ 10:00 a.m.                 AUBURNDALE
                                                25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard
                                                Flushing
  BELLEROSE                                     Monday, June 27 @ 6:30 p.m.
  250-06 Hillside Avenue
  Friday, June 17 @ 10:00 a.m.
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The Quilters Club At Richmond                   A Concert of International
Hill                                            Songs with Dino Rosi
Join the Quilters every Tuesday from            Broadway show tunes, arias, pop, and
12:00-2:00 p.m. See you then!                   folk songs presented by tenor Dino
                                                Rosi.
     RICHMOND HILL
     118-14 Hillside Avenue                       MITCHELL-LINDEN
     Tuesday, June 7 @ 12:00 p.m.                 29-42 Main Street, Flushing
                                                  Thursday, June 9 @ 2:30 p.m.

Learn to Draw...or Learn to
Draw Better!                                      WHITESTONE
                                                  151-10 14 Road
Adults will improve drawing skills                Friday, June 17 @ 3:00 p.m.
with a class led by instructor Jessica
Wolff. All art materials will be supplied.
Preregistration is required; seating is         Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids
limited.                                        Seminar
                                                In this seminar, Dr. Zanetti and Dr.
     HILLCREST                                  Ward from Ear Works Audiology will
     187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing            discuss hearing loss and hearing aids.
     Tuesday, June 7 @ 2:00 p.m.
                                                  DOUGLASTON
                                                  249-01 Northern Boulevard
                                                  Wednesday, June 15 @ 1:30 p.m.
Are You Job Ready? A
Workshop for the Mature Adult
                                                Adult Book Club Discussion
Join us for an interactive workshop on
job readiness. Topics will cover: how           We will be discussing “City of Thieves”
to job search; resume do’s and don’ts;          by David Benioff.
preparing for the interview; follow-up
after the interview.                              WOODHAVEN
                                                  85-41 Forest Parkway
                                                  Wednesday, June 15 @ 2:00 p.m.
     REGO PARK
     91-41 63 Drive
     Tuesday, June 7 @ 2:30 p.m.




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Visual Impairment Workshop                From Bach to Klezmer
101 - What You Need to Know               Enjoy an afternoon of works from
A workshop on the signs and               the Baroque period, European
symptoms of vision loss. See a            classical masterpieces of Schubert
demonstration of new technology for       and Tchaikovsky, klezmer
people with low vision.                   featuring Odessa-Bulgar, and jazz
                                          arrangements of great American
  BROADWAY                                songwriters Porter and Kern.
  40-20 Broadway, Long Island City
  Monday, June 20 @ 10:30 a.m.               REGO PARK
                                             94-41 63 Drive
  MIDDLE VILLAGE                             Monday, June 20 @ 2:00 p.m.
  72-31 Metropolitan Avenue
  Thursday, June 30 @ 2:00 p.m.
                                          Peggy Lee Tribute Vocalist
                                          with Diane Hoffman
Classical & Popular                       Hoffman sings songs made great by
International Songs with                  Peggy Lee. Enjoy selections like “I
Galina Gergel & Eduard                    Don’t Know Enough About You,” “It’s
Nisimov                                   a Good Day,” “He’s a Tramp,” “I Love
Enjoy a concert of arias from operas      Being Here With You,” “Fever,” and
and operettas, hits from famous           more.
American musicals and popular
Russian, Ukrainian, Italian and              BAY TERRACE
Hebrew songs.                                18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside
                                             Tuesday, June 21 @ 1:30 p.m.
  KEW GARDENS HILLS
  72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing
                                          Adult Book Discussion
  Monday, June 20 @ 1:30 p.m.
                                          Come join us for hour monthly
                                          book discussion group. We will be
                                          discussing “The Surrendered” by
                                          Chang-Rae Lee. Enjoy an afternoon
                                          at the library and share your ideas
                                          about the book.

                                            POMONOK
                                            158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing
                                            Wednesday, June 22 @ 2:00 p.m.

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                                         Guide to the Queens Library
                                                                              EAST FLUSHING
CENTRAL LIBRARY (ALC)
                                                                              196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing 11358 / (718) 357-6643
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica 11432 / (718) 990-0700
                                                                              Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 10-9 | TU 1-9 | W 10-9 | TH 10-9 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30 | SUN 12-5
                                                                               Q12, Q13, Q76
  F     Across from the Jamaica bus terminal
                                                                              ELMHURST (ALC)
ARVERNE
                                                                              86-01 Broadway, Elmhurst 11373 / (718) 271-1020
312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne 11692 (718) 634-4784
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-8 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
  A     Q22                                                                    M, R  Q53, Q58, Q59, Q60, Q29

ASTORIA                                                                       FAR ROCKAWAY
14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Long Island City 11102 / (718) 278-2220              1637 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway 11691 / (718) 327-2549
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
 N, Q  Q18, Q19, Q69, Q102, Q103                                            A      N31, N32, N33, Q22, Q113

AUBURNDALE                                                                    FLUSHING (ALC)
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing 11358 / (718) 352-2027                41-17 Main Street, Flushing 11355 / (718) 661-1200
 Q16, Q76, Q31                                                               Hours: M 10-9 | TU 1-9 | W 10-9 | TH 10-9 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6| W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                                7, LIRR  Q12, Q13, Q17, Q19, Q20A/B, Q25, Q27, Q34, Q44, Q58,
                                                                              Q65, Q66, QBx1
BAISLEY PARK
                                                                              FOREST HILLS
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica 11436 / (718) 529-1590
                                                                              108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills 11375 / (718) 268-7934
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
                                                                              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-8 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
 Q6, Alternates: Q40, Q7
                                                                               E, F, M, R    Q23, Q60, Q64
BAY TERRACE
                                                                              FRESH MEADOWS
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside 11360 / (718) 423-7004
                                                                              193-20 Horace Harding Expwy, Fresh Meadows 11365 / (718) 454-7272
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
                                                                              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 |
 Q13, Q28
                                                                              SAT 10-5:30
BAYSIDE                                                                        Q30, Q17, Q88
214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside 11361 / (718) 229-1834
                                                                              GLEN OAKS
Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
                                                                              256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks 11004 / (718) 831-8636
 LIRR, Q12, Q13, Q31
                                                                              Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
BELLEROSE                                                                      Q46
250-06 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose 11426 / 718) 831-8644
                                                                              GLENDALE
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
                                                                              78-60 73 Place, Glendale 11385 / (718) 821-4980
 Q43
                                                                              Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
BRIARWOOD                                                                      Q55
85-12 Main Street, Briarwood 11435 / (718) 658-1680
                                                                              HILLCREST
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
                                                                              187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing 11366 / (718) 454-2786
F       Q20A, Q20B, Q44, Q60
                                                                              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
BROAD CHANNEL                                                                  Q17, Q46
16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, Broad Channel 11693 / (718) 318-4943
                                                                              HOLLIS
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
                                                                              202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis 11423 / (718) 465-7355
 A, S     Q53, Q21
                                                                              Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
BROADWAY                                                                       Q1, Q36, Q43, Q77
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City 11103 / (718) 721-2462
                                                                              HOWARD BEACH
Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
                                                                              92-06 156 Avenue, Howard Beach 11414 / (718) 641-7086
 M, R  Q101, Q104
                                                                              Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
CAMBRIA HEIGHTS                                                                Q41, Q11, Q21, Q53
218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights 11411 / (718) 528-3535
                                                                              JACKSON HEIGHTS
Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
                                                                              35-51 81 Street, Jackson Heights 11372 / (718) 899-2500
 Q4, Q27, Q77
                                                                              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
CORONA                                                                        7       Q32, Q19, Q33, Q66
38-23 104 Street, Corona 11368 / (718) 426-2844
                                                                              KEW GARDENS HILLS
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 1-6
                                                                              72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing 11367 / (718) 261-6654
7      Q23, Q48
                                                                              Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
COURT SQUARE                                                                   Q20A/B, Q44, Q64
25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City 11101 / (718) 937-2790
                                                                              LANGSTON HUGHES
Hours: M 12-7 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 12-7 | F 10-6
                                                                              100 -01 Northern Boulevard, Corona 11368 / (718) 651-1100
 E, M, 7    B61, Q39, Q69
                                                                              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
DOUGLASTON/LITTLE NECK                                                        7      Q23, Q66, Q72
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck 11363 / (718) 225-8414
                                                                              LAURELTON
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
                                                                              134-26 225 Street, Laurelton 11413 / (718) 528-2822
 Q12, N20/21, LIRR
                                                                              Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
EAST ELMHURST                                                                  Q5
95-06 Astoria Boulevard, East Elmhurst 11369 / (718) 424-2619
                                                                              LEFFERTS
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
                                                                              103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill 11419 / (718) 843-5950
 Q19, Q49, Q72
                                                                              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
                                                                              A      Q10, Q112, Q8


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LEFRAK CITY                                                              RIDGEWOOD
98-30 57 Avenue, Corona 11368 / (718) 592-7677                           20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood 11385 / (718) 821-4770
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                         Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
 M, R  Q38, Q72, Q88, QM10, QM11                                       M      Q58, B13, B20, Q39
LONG ISLAND CITY (ALC)                                                   ROCHDALE VILLAGE (ALC)
37-44 21 Street, Long Island City 11101 / (718) 752-3700                 169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica 11434 / (718) 723-4440
Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30          Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
F      Q66, Q69, Q101, Q102, Q103                                       Q3, Q85, Q111, Q113
MASPETH                                                                  ROSEDALE
69-70 Grand Avenue, Maspeth 11378 / (718) 639-5228                       144-20 243 Street, Rosedale 11422 / (718) 528-8490
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                         Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
 Q58, Q59, Q18, Q67                                                      Q85, Q111
McGOLDRICK                                                               ST. ALBANS
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue (off Northern Blvd.), Flushing 11354 /           191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans 11412 / (718) 528-8196
(718) 461-1616                                                           Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                          Q4, Q3
 Q13, Q28
                                                                         SEASIDE
MIDDLE VILLAGE                                                           116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park 11694 / (718) 634-1876
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, Middle Village 11379 / (718) 326-1390         Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                          A, S     Q21, Q22, Q53, Q35
M      Q54, Q29, Q38
                                                                         SOUTH HOLLIS
MITCHELL-LINDEN                                                          204-01 Hollis Avenue, South Hollis 11412 / (718) 465-6779
29-42 Union Street, Flushing 11354 / (718) 539-2330                      Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                          Q2, Q77
 Q14, Q20A/Q20B, Q44, Q16
                                                                         SOUTH JAMAICA
NORTH FOREST PARK                                                        108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica 11433 / (718) 739-4088
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills 11375 / (718) 261-5512           Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                          Q111, Q113
 Q23, Q54
                                                                         SOUTH OZONE PARK
NORTH HILLS                                                              128-16 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park 11420 / (718) 529-1660
57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck 11362 / (718) 225-3550               Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                          Q10, Q7, Q9
 Q30
                                                                         STEINWAY (ALC)
OZONE PARK                                                               21-45 31 Street, Astoria 11105 / (718) 728-1965
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park 11417 / (718) 845-3127              Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                          N, Q      Q69, Q19, Q101, M60
A      Q7, Q8, Q11, Q21, Q41, Q53, Q112
                                                                         SUNNYSIDE
PENINSULA (ALC)                                                          43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City 11104 / (718) 784-3033
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach 11693 / (718) 634-1110    Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30
Hours: M 10-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6 | SAT 10-5:30          7      B24, Q39, Q32, Q60
 A, S     Q21, Q22, Q53
                                                                         WHITESTONE
POMONOK                                                                  151-10 14 Road, Whitestone 11357 / (718) 767-8010
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing 11365 / (718) 591-4343                     Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                          Q76, Q15A
 Q25, Q64, Q65
                                                                         WINDSOR PARK
POPPENHUSEN                                                              79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside 11364 / (718) 468-8300
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point 11356 / (718) 359-1102                   Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                          Q46

QUEENS VILLAGE                                                           WOODHAVEN
94-11 217 Street, Queens Village 11428 / (718) 776-6800                  85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven 11421 / (718) 849-1010
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                         Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
 LIRR, Q36, Q1, Q27, Q88                                                J      Q56
                                                                         WOODSIDE
QUEENSBORO HILL
                                                                         54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside 11377 / (718) 429-4700
60-05 Main Street, Flushing 11355 / (718) 359-8332
                                                                         Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
                                                                         7      Q32, Q18, Q60
 Q20A, Q20B, Q44, Q88, Q74
REGO PARK
91-41 63 Drive, Rego Park 11374 / (718) 459-5140
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6                        Public Transportation:  subway  bus
 M, R     Q38, Q11, Q53, Q60, Q72                                        Free Wireless Internet Access is available in all libraries.
RICHMOND HILL                                                             Mobility accessible Partially Mobility accessible
118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill 11418 / (718) 849-7150            (alC) = In addition to general library services, this library is also an adult learning Center.
Hours: M 1-8 | TU 1-6 | W 10-6 | TH 1-8 | F 10-6
 J, Z     Q10, Q55, Q56




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89-11 Merrick-Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432                       to FREE events @ Queens Library

                Meet Authors, Discuss Books
                   At Queens Library
                          For Adults
                          Meet Best-Selling Author Lawrence Block
                          Saturday, June 11 @ 3:00 p.m.
                          Queens Library and Mystery Writers of America - New York Chapter
                          present a special A-List author event with Lawrence Block, one of the
                          most prolific and acclaimed crime writers of our time. Join Lawrence
                          Block for a lively discussion about his new book, A Drop of the Hard
                          Stuff. Books will be available for sale and signing.
                          Queens Library at Fresh Meadows
                          193-20 Horace Harding Expressway



                          For Adults and Teens
                          Green Book Club: Green Metropolis
                          Monday, June 27 @ 6:30 p.m.
                          This book by David Owen is a compelling analysis of the world’s
                          environmental predicament that upends orthodox opinion and points
                          the way to practical solutions. Light refreshments will be served.
                          Queens Library at Sunnyside
                          43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City




                          For Children
                          Kids’ “Math & Money” Book Club
                          Monday, June 27 @ 4:00 p.m.
                          Our kids’ book club will talk about Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich
                          Last Sunday by Judith Viorst. For children in Grades K-3.
                          Queens Library at Far Rockaway
                          1637 Central Avenue

				
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