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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 ...

An Experience Everyone Deserves

Sarah Smarsh, the first-time author of Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, began her book in 2002 while a senior at the University of Kansas, researching her family’s chaotic history. Sixteen years later, it was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Sarah is ...

Library Day in Albany!

Join Queens Library on Wednesday, February 27 to send a message to your state legislators that your community library is important to you!

Customers are our loudest and most effective voices. We’ll be 5708908601 on February 27 to express what libraries mean to us.

Buses will leave from ...

The Value of Friendship

Michelle Knudsen may be the author of a series about a demon posing as a librarian, but she loves libraries and has since childhood. “I still remember the wonderful rush of possibility I felt whenever we went to the public library and I took in the sight of all those books just waiting to be read,” she says.

She also ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Smyrnean 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.

(407) 640-7245 adds to the national dialogue on immigration. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

  • NYCitizenship Information Sessions

    Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you 423-712-6716 a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

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

    Thursday, January 31
    3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Queens Central Library

    89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
    718-990-0778

    Friday, February 8
    3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Astoria Library

    14-01 Astoria Boulevard
    718-278-2220