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Programs

Here is a selection of our Summer Reading programs. Visit the QPL Calendar to see the full list!

THE FAMILY IMPROV ADVENTURE WITH URBAN STAGES (IN-PERSON)

You don’t have to be an expert to get in front of an audience and have a great time! Join us for a fun and engaging workshop series filled with games, laughter, and creativity. Practicing improv theater is a great way to improve communication and create engagement. In each interactive session, kids (and parents!) will build on each other’s ideas in a positive, inviting environment.

Mondays, July 1, 8
3pm
Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue

FROM THE PLATE UP: 3-D MODELING AND PRINTING (IN-PERSON)

In this 3-D modeling series, students will learn the basics of 3-D modeling and printing using open source software. Everyone will plan an individual project and will print it out at the end of the series!

Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
4pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard

PHYSICAL STORYTELLING ADVENTURES WITH THE BROKEN BOX MIME THEATER (IN-PERSON)

Kick off your summer adventures with a fun and engaging exploration of telling stories without words! Presented by The Broken Box Mime Theater, this program will have you up on your feet for playful, nonverbal games that stretch the imagination. Physical storytelling is a mixture of mime workshop and mini-show! We will learn the basics of mime technique, playing with body language, and practicing our skills of observation.

Mondays, July 8, 15, 22
2pm
Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24
2pm
Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue

LITTLE ARCHITECT ADVENTURES WITH ARCHFORKIDS (IN-PERSON)

This summer, join us for an adventure through the exciting world of architecture with ArchForKids!
Week 1: MERMAID VILLAGE Explore the world of mermaids and other mythical sea creatures! Design an underwater village that suits their unique needs.
Week 2: UP, UP & AWAY - TREEHOUSE DESIGN Learn all about the different treehouses that are built and how! Then design your own tree dwelling structure.
Week 3: TIME-TRAVELING THROUGH HISTORY Build a historic house inspired by the houses you can find in New York City. Learn about the architectural styles, ways of life and why historic architecture can tell you a lot about the society when it was built.
Week 4: PLAYGROUND DESIGN Create your ideal playground or adventure park.

Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29
1:30pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard

Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24
3:30pm
Elmhurst
86-07 Broadway

ROBOTIC ADVENTURES WITH SPRINGBOARD INCUBATORS (IN-PERSON)

Join us for an adventure through the exciting world of robotics this summer with Springboard Incubators. In this three-week series, we’ll bring STEAM, computer science, and robotics to life with tools and lessons for hands-on learning. Each workshop will bring new challenges, all while having fun with robots!

Mondays, July 8, 15, 22
3pm
South Hollis
204-01 Hollis Avenue

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23
3pm
North Hills
57-04 Marathon Parkway

Wednesdays, July  10, 17, 24
4pm
Ozone Park
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard

Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24
2pm
Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway

PAINT WORKSHOP FOR TEENS WITH PAINT THE TOWN (IN-PERSON)

Awaken the Picasso in you! Join this Paint the Town Workshop that’s especially designed for teens. Learn all the basics you need to make beautiful paintings, and celebrate the kick-off of summer!

Tuesdays, July 9, 23
2:30pm
Far Rockaway Teen Library
2002 Cornaga Avenue

INTRO TO MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR TEENS (IN-PERSON)

Join us for an introduction to the world of music production with Building Beats. We’ll teach you about loops, MIDI, audio recording and so much more. By the end of the program, you’ll create one to two tracks (or more) and establish your own production portfolio!

Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23
3:30pm
Long Island City
37-44 21 Street

INTRO TO PODCASTING FOR TEENS (IN-PERSON)

Join us for an introduction to the world of podcasting with Building Beats. Learn how to produce a podcast from scratch. We’ll teach you about ideation, audio engineering, interviewing and other necessary skills. By the end of this course, you’ll produce and record your own podcast!

Tuesdays, July 9, 16; Thursdays, July 11, 18
3:30pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25
3:30pm
Long Island City
37-44 21 Street

ADVENTURES IN 3-D ART (IN-PERSON)

Join us for a summer adventure in 3-D Art with visual artists Cristina Ferrigno and Ari Wolff. We’ll be experimenting and playing with sculpture design while transforming everyday objects into artworks. The three-week workshop series will be all about building, cutting, and gluing!

Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24
3pm
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25
2pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street

MANGA WORKSHOP FOR TEENS WITH IVAN VELEZ (IN-PERSON)

Join artist and writer Ivan Velez in this awesome manga workshop! Focusing on Japanese and American style comics, learn the history of this very popular art form and make connections to your own experiences and culture. You’ll also create characters for your own comics: first picking a genre, target audience, and theme... then on to designing yourself as a manga star!

Wednesdays, July 10, 17
2pm
Bellerose
250-06 Hillside Avenue

TAKE FLIGHT: DRONE WORKSHOP SERIES FOR TEENS (IN-PERSON)

Teens, are you curious about the fascinating world of drones? Dive into the mechanics of drone flight in this hands-on workshop led by Young Engineers! Throughout this 2-part program, we’ll explore exciting topics like aerodynamics, propulsion, and control systems. You’ll learn basic maneuvers and gradually progress to more complex flying skills. Join us and take flight! No registration is required!

Wednesdays, July 10, 12
4pm
Poppenhusen
121-23 14 Avenue

SUMMER MOVEMENT CLUB (IN-PERSON)

Get up on your feet and explore the world of dance with Urban Stages! During this fun and interactive summer club, you will take an adventure through different styles of dance. Feel the heat of the Caribbean with the Wepa Latin Dance, discover the dances of India including classical, folk and Bollywood in an Indian dance adventure, and dive into the evolution of hip-hop dance in African Dance and hip hop.

Fridays, July 12, 19, 26
2pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard

SPANISH STORYTIME (IN-PERSON)

Join us for a journey of imagination, creativity, and discovery at Spanish Storytime! Language and culture come to life through captivating stories, enchanting songs, engaging arts and crafts, fostering a love for language, literature, and creativity among children and families.

Fridays, July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9
10am
Corona
38-23 104 Street

BABY & ME (IN-PERSON)

The Baby and Me program is a series of interactive sessions designed to foster early development in babies from birth to 12 months. Each session includes a variety of exercises and play techniques that stimulate the baby’s senses and encourage healthy development. Caregivers are encouraged to bring a blanket, baby oil or cream, and an eagerness to learn and share experiences with others. Register in-person at Corona Library.
El programa Baby and Me es una serie de sesiones interactivas diseñadas para fomentar la educación temprana en bebés desde el nacimiento hasta los 12 meses. Cada sesión incluye una variedad de ejercicios y técnicas de juego que estimulan los sentidos del bebé y fomentan un desarrollo saludable. Animamos a cuidadores que traigan una manta, aceite o crema para bebés y muchas ganas de aprender y compartir experiencias con los demás. Matricúlense en persona en Corona Library.

Fridays, July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9
12pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street

SUMMER CLUBS: CHARACTER AND CREATURE DESIGN WITH TEEN ART SALON (IN-PERSON)

Teen Art Salon is hosting a one-week art intensive for middle schoolers, focusing on the building blocks of visual storytelling. You will learn the basics of character design and illustrating environments. Explore the science of creature design, create figures using basic anatomy and gesture drawing, and draw inspiration from animation, manga, and graphic novels to practice depicting movement, settings, and narrative choices. You will receive a free sketchbook to dream, prepare, rehearse, record, and eventually realize your ideas. We invite all young artists who enjoy sketching original characters and unique worlds to join us. Open to rising 6th-9th graders. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register for the program here: https://qlmarketing.typeform.com/to/u9uHUvvL

Monday through Friday, July 29, 30, 31; August 1, 2
3pm
Elmhurst
86-07 Broadway