2015-11-11 / Front Page

Celebrating Queens Library’s Six-Day Service

Every library in every neighborhood will be open six days a week, beginning the week of November 15. To celebrate, Queens Library invites everyone to free gala programs on Saturday, November 21. Special guests will be joining us on that day.

But this is just the beginning. The library is scheduling additional programs throughout the year. There will be more books, more chances to use the computers, more videos to borrow, more homework help, more chances to study English or for a high school diploma, more music, dance and author talks, more interesting conversations – more Queens Library!  
Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras, Cultural Affairs and Libraries Committee Chair Jimmy Van Bramer, newly appointed Chair of the Subcommittee on Libraries, Councilman Andy King, and the City Council made a historic investment  in our city’s libraries. They passed a budget that included $43 million citywide in increased operating funds that allowed Queens Library to hire more staff, provide six-day service, and support more programs, more services, more library materials. Join Queens Library in thanking them, and enjoying your neighborhood library six days a week.  

EVENT SCHEDULE: Saturday, Nov. 21 (subject to change). All programs are free:  Queens Library at Astoria, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard. 1:30 PM - Face-painting and Balloon Sculpture (for children).
Queens Library at Arverne, 312 Beach 54 Street. 11 AM - Meet and Thank Council Member Donovan Richards; 1:30 PM - Arts & Crafts with Magical Productions (for children).
Queens Library at Bellerose, 250-06 Hillside Avenue. 1:30 PM  - Father Goose's Tales with Nappy Puppets (for children); 3 PM - Popular Music from the '40s to '80s with Tony DiBetta (live performance).
Queens Library - Central, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. 11 AM- Saturday Science Lab for grade schoolers; 3 PM - An Afternoon with Cabaret and Broadway Singer Lauren Elder (live performance)
Queens Library at Corona, 38-23 104th Street. 3:00 PM - Berto Reyes and his Band (live performance)
Queens Library at Douglaston, 249-01 Northern Boulevard. 1:30 PM - Frogs, Bugs & Animals Show! (for children); 3 PM - Doug and Dmitri Klezmer Duo
Queens Library at East Elmhurst, 95-06 Astoria Boulevard. 12:30 PM - Saturday Fun Day! With Speedo The Clown (for children); 1:30 PM - King Solomon Hicks and His Band of Brothers (live performance).
Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street. 11:30 AM - Family Story Time; 3 PM - A Concert of World Music with Aleksandr Vasin on Accordion (live performance).
Queens Library at Forest Hills, 108-19 71st Avenue. 10 AM - Social Dancing, 3 PM - 150th Anniversary of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." A presentation exploring the book's secrets and sources.
Queens Library at Fresh Meadows, 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway. 3 PM - The Art of Journaling: Connect with the Inner You.
Queens Library at Glendale, 78-60 73rd Place. 1:30 PM - The Mr. Chris Musical Experience (for children); 3 PM - An Afternoon of Polish Song Queens Library at Jackson Heights, 35-51 81st Street. 10 AM - Meet and Thank Council Member Daniel Dromm; 3 PM - Screening of the documentary "Gardel's Father" (in Spanish)
Queens Library - Langston Hughes, 100-01 Northern Boulevard. 1 PM - A Hip-Hop Month Celebration! Universal Zulu Nation Presents LaConekta Family Day with music, dance and performances.
Queens Library at Long Island City, 37-44 21st Street. 10 AM - Saturday Morning Story Time.
Queens Library at McGoldrick, 155-06 Roosevelt Avenue. 3 PM - An Afternoon of Korean Art and Culture. Tae Kwon Do demonstration and interaction, learn how to play the Korean drum, balloon performance and Korean sing-along.   
Queens Library at Pomonok,158-21 Jewel Avenue. 1:30 PM - Saturday Fun Day! With Speedo The Clown (for children); 3 PM - Jazz, Pop and Soul, from Marvin Gaye to Bruno Mars (live performance)
Queens Library at Rego Park, 91-41 63 Drive. 1:30 PM - Saturday Fun Day! With Speedo The Clown (for children); 2 PM - Meet and Thank Council Member Karen Koslowitz; 3 PM - Broadway's Forgotten Melodies (live performance).
Queens Library at Ridgewood, 20-12 Madison Street. 10:30 - Family Story Time; 3 PM - What to Expect at College: Strategies to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Overcome Challenges.
Queens Library at South Ozone Park, 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard. 10 AM - Meet and Thank Council Member Ruben Wills. 1:30 - Storytelling with Franee the Clown (for children).    
Queens Library at St. Albans, 191-05 Linden Boulevard. 1:30 PM -  Saturday Fun Day! With Speedo The Clown (for children); 3 PM - The Music of Motown (live performance)
Queens Library at Sunnyside, 43-06 Greenpoint Avenue. 4 PM - Anime Drawing Workshop for children 7-12.
Queens Library at Windsor Park, 79-50 Bell Boulevard. 3 PM - 50 Years of Jazz Guitar with Joe Knipes and David Hessell (live performance)
Queens Library at Woodhaven, 85-41 Forest Parkway. 1:30 PM - Bilingual Birdies Concert: Songs for Young Children;  
Queens Library at Woodside, 54-22 Skillman Avenue. 2 PM - Bengali singer Md Khairul Alam (live performance).

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