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Enjoy summer with Queens Library!

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, you don’t need to be a victim of the summer slump. Keep your head in the game by writing an entry for the Summer Poetry Contest, rocking out at the Battle of the Bands, or using Scratch to learn coding. Plus, kids and teens can enjoy free nutritious meals. No matter what your interests are, you’ll find something to love at Queens Library.

Summer Reading

Be inspired and build a better world! We’ve got book lists and events to achieve your reading goals all summer long! Summer Reading is open to all ages.

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Summer Meals

Summer meals will be available at 35 libraries starting June 29 through September 1. Meals will be served from 1pm-2pm.

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Summer Poetry Contest

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is? Then enter the Summer Poetry Contest 2017 for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine! There are four different age categories, and the theme is Build a Better World. Enter now through July 31, 2017.

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Culture Connection

Make this summer unforgettable with Central Library’s Culture Connection. Culture Connection provides celebrated programming from the world of music, publishing, theater, film and much more to Queens, showcasing the work of emerging artists and renowned masters.

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Battle of the Bands

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever. For the third year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

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Southeast Queens Author Festival

Many authors call Southeast Queens their home. Join us in celebrating a few of our literary lights! Support and salute them in their beloved neighborhood. Readers of every age will find their new favorite subject or story. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Google CS First

Join us for hands-on coding workshops and create your own video games, art projects, and music videos using Scratch software.

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Older Adults

Join Mail-A-Book teleconferences for lively discussions about your favorite books, art history, and culture; get health advice, and play Bingo! All of these activities and plenty more are available for our Older Adult members looking to stay social this summer.

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Queens Library is for Everyone

Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love or what you believe. Learn how we’re making a stand against discrimination, find out how you can help and see upcoming events related to the campaign.

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