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Valentine’s Day Places in Queens

We asked Joe DiStefano, author of 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss, to suggest the perfect romantic places in Queens—and, as usual, he chose some of the most unique spots in our borough.

Be sure to visit them with your special someone this Valentine's Day—or whenever ...

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations

This Black History Month, join us for Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations, a celebration of the ways that black migrations—the movement of black populations across the world—have shaped societies and cultures.

Come to the Library for music, movies, art, and more—and take part in our exciting Passport ...

Valentine’s Day at the Library!

We hope you will celebrate Valentine's Day with us all week at the Library!

We’re hosting a concert with Broadway performers, a hands-on glass painting program, a Healthy Relationships Fair for teens, a scavenger hunt, crafts activities for kids, and more.

Make something for that special someone and show them ...

Celebrate National Library Lovers' Month!

February is National Library Lovers' Month, so here's a chance to let everyone know how much you love your library: submit a photo to the Share Your Love For Queens Library Photo Contest!

Take creative pictures that show your love for the library—at a library program, with your friends at the ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library!

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and it is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you are a low-income older adult, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and Urban Upbound are ...

Langston Hughes Library's 50th Anniversary!

This year, the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center and its Black Heritage Reference Center will be celebrating their 50th anniversary—an important milestone for Queens Library and our borough!

Langston Hughes Library was founded in 1969 through community activism by the Library Action Committee (LAC) of ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available at Beginner and Intermediate levels.

To register, ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

What We Bring: Immigrant Art On View at Central Library

Join us for a new art exhibit at Central Library in Jamaica from January 7 to March 2 that honors the artistic talents and cultural contributions of new immigrants.

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the ...

Feb
20
12:00PM

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8:00PM

The Essence of Digital Art by Henry M. Soto

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Not required

Self-taught Colombian artist and Queens resident Henry M. Soto exhibits his digital art, on view January 10-February 28. The opening reception will take place January 10 from 5:30-7:30pm. A photoshop workshop will take place on February 28 from 5:45-7:30pm at the Queensbridge Tech Lab.

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

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Feb
21
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Audio Editing with Audacity

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn the basics of audio editing with Audacity in this workshop series.


Feb
23
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Make Art with Microscopes

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Bring science and art together in this hands-on workshop for all ages.


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Feb
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Data Privacy Series

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Feb 9: Your Online Self
Learn how ISPs, law enforcement, and tech companies track your online behavior in this hands-on workshop.
Feb 16: Safety First
Get tools to keep your online behavior private.
Feb 23: Secure Your Stuff
Learn how to use the built-in security tools on your mobile device to enhance privacy and restrict access to unauthorized users in this hands-on workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mobile device to this workshop.


Feb
25
5:45PM

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7:30PM

JavaScript Series

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn the basics of JavaScript in this series. Knowledge of HTML and CSS recommended.

QueensbridgeMon, Mar 4, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM

Feb
28
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Intro to Google Drive

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

You already use Google for email. Now learn what else your Google account can do for you, including calendars, maps, Google Drive, and more.


Feb
28
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Photoshop Workshop

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Learn about the methods Henry M. Soto uses in creating digital art. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Mar
2
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Tech Lab Open House

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Not required

Experience the Tech Lab’s full range of services in our monthly open house and talk with staff to jumpstart your project or idea! Explore pop-up stations to learn about video game design, facial recognition, digital animation, sewing, and slime!


Mar
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intro to Photo Editing

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Learn how to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to edit your photos like a professional in this three-part series. Participants will use editing software to color adjust, create filters, remove objects, and seamlessly add in different elements to their digital photos.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Demystifying SQL Through Visual Data

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Demystifying SQL uses SQL queries, visual representations, and tables to understand how to read and modify data. This workshop will help residents of NYC to understand how to read data commonly found in many jobs relying on SQL and data management. Using online tools, we will view how writing different queries can change what information is given to us. We will also be showing residents how to easily access NYC Open Data and compare the use of filters to explain how queries work and return data.


Mar
7
2:00PM

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3:30PM

IDNYC Info Session

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Not required

Getting a government-issued ID is the first step to getting a job, a bank account, an apartment—even a library card! Learn how you can get an ID card through the IDNYC program in this informational workshop.


Mar
7
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Surveillance in Your Everyday Life

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

With new and emerging technologies being utilized to collect information about all of us at an ever-increasing pace, do we know the extent to which our movements, decisions and feelings are being captured and studied? Explore the history, present-day functions, and technology behind surveillance in this three-part series.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Intro to Computers

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

New to computers? Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.


Mar
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Digital Photography Basics

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn the fundamentals of taking great pictures and then use your skills to take photographs of the area surrounding Queensbridge Tech Lab. Please bring your camera or camera phone if you have one.


Mar
16
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn how to access and navigate the Internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser, and understand how to use searches and websites.


Mar
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Getting Started with Web Development and Coding

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

During this six-week course, we will be covering the basics of HTML & CSS as we build our own portfolio websites. We will build our projects collaboratively using the glitch platform and by the end, you will have a live website you can share with anyone on the web. This course will also feature short intros to more advanced topics you may encounter later on in your web development journey! 

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

Additional Dates


Mar
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intro to 3D Printing

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

Ever wanted to know how 3D printing works? Now is your chance! Turn your sketches and ideas into 3D objects! Get trained to use our in-house 3D printer and learn the basics of 3D modeling. 3D printing opens the doors to engineering, business, art, and design! This program is open to all with any level of computer knowledge.


Mar
23
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents.


Mar
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Accessing Census Data with American FactFinder

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

Learn how to search for and download census data using American FactFinder, the Census Bureau's online, self-service tool designed to search a variety of population, economic, geographic, and housing information.


Mar
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Create Your Own LED Special Effects

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

Make special effects with LED Lights using NeoPixel in this hands-on workshop! We will learn how to program lights to change colors, blink, and make patterns.


Mar
28
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Code Your Own Art with JavaScript

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

Learn how to create static, moving, or evolving museum-style works with JavaScript code. Participants will create amazing projects ranging from simple math doodles to simulations of basic physics concepts in this hands-on workshop.


Mar
30
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Social Media Addiction

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

Worried you might be spending too much time online? Learn about the potential risks of social media and strategies to avoid them in this workshop.


Apr
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Using Google Drive

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

You already use Google for email. Now learn what else your Google account can do for you, including calendars, maps, Google Drive, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

New to computers? Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.


Apr
4
5:45PM

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7:15PM

Get Started with Squarespace

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

Want help jump-starting your business or sharing your work with the world? This two-part workshop will help you design a crisp contemporary website. Squarespace is a free and easy to use platform for web development that uses customizable templates.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Tech Lab Open House

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Not required

Experience the Tech Lab’s full range of services in our monthly open house, and talk with staff to jumpstart your project or idea! Explore pop-up stations to learn about video game design, 3D printing, digital animation, sewing, and robotics!


Apr
8
5:45PM

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7:15PM

Web Development: Backend Series

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

Explore the basics of server side development in this five-part series. Learn how to connect to a database and store and retrieve information from a website.
4/8: Getting Started with the Terminal
4/15: Starting with Node/Express
4/22: Working with Databases 
4/29: Using Routes and Controllers
5/6: Wrap up and using package.json

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

Learn how to access and navigate the Internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser, and understand how to use searches and websites.


Apr
13
11:00AM

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1:00PM

3D Printing Household Accessories

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

Learn how to 3D print practical objects for your home! Design your own cookie cutter, desk organizer, snake drain, replacement parts, lemon juicer, and more. 3D printing opens the doors to engineering, business, art, and design! This program is open to everyone with any level of computer knowledge.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Request Your Google Data

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

Learn how to use Google’s data export tools to request and analyze your personal data files, and how to use privacy tools to opt out of collection in the first place. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or USB drive, and should have a Google account.


Apr
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents.


Apr
18
5:45PM

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7:15PM

Build Your Own YouTube Channel

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

Learn how to start a YouTube channel and make money. We will learn how to start a channel and tips for growing a following. This program is open to all!


Apr
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Genealogy and DNA Testing

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

What is genealogy? How was DNA research developed to find familial linkages? We'll look at the growing field and the way you can find your family history with it Looking at the most popular genealogy databases, we'll determine what information each provides. We'll also look at what other unforeseen consequences might arise from giving your DNA to these databases.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregistration is required.


Apr
25
5:45PM

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7:15PM

Program Beats with Sonic Pi

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

Sonic Pi is a digital musical instrument that allows you to make and remix music through live coding. Participants will create music using the same technology used by music industry professionals.


Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Game Design with Conductive Slime

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

Make a game in Scratch 3.0 and build your own controller out of conductive slime!