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Do you feel like Cupid hit you with the wrong arrow? Maybe you’re wishing he’d try again or you’ve learned a lot from his mistake.

Find Cupid at your local library and share a photo of you and Cupid on social media with the hashtag #CupidNext!

Upcoming Programs


312 Beach 54 Street

Monday Night Movie

Monday, February 11 @ 5pm

Join us for a Broken Heart Week film screening of “The Shack” (2017, PG-13).


14-01 Astoria Boulevard

Bookmark Making for Adults

Thursday, February 14 @ 6pm

Sketching and coloring can be healing. We will provide cardstock paper cut in strips and other art supplies to create bookmarks in commemoration of our broken hearts now healed.


25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing

Quote Challenge

Saturday, February 16 @ 4pm

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one broken heart written down will last one thousand years. We’ve read or watched many of these stories and have learned of heartache and woe. Join us for our display of Broken Heart Books and Movies from February 10th to February 16th . Match the Broken Heart title to the quote and receive a reduction off extended use fees. Please see staff about how to participate.

Baisley Park

117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica

Valentine’s Day Letter to Me

Wednesday, February 13 @ 4pm

Children and family members can create a Valentine’s Day card for their future self! Children under 8 must be accompanied by a grown-up.

Tissue Paper Heart Craft

Thursday, February 14 @ 4pm

Ages 5-12, visit the Baisley Park Library and make a heart craft! Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a grown-up.

Valentine’s Day Event with the Friends Group

Thursday, February 14 @ 5pm

Join the Baisley Park Friends Group as they celebrate Valentine’s Day! Families can participate in dancing, games, and fun!

Bay Terrace

18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside

“Leap Year” Movie

Tuesday, February 12 @ 2pm

Please join us for the romantic comedy “Leap Year” (2010, PG), starring Amy Adams. After four years together without an engagement ring, Anna plans to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, February 29th. But fate steps in when she follows him to Dublin, Ireland, where she meets a handsome innkeeper.


250-06 Hillside Avenue

Conversation & Craft

Wednesday, February 13 @ 3:30pm

Register to join us for an hour of conversation and craft. We will reminisce and share stories of the heart followed by a beautiful craft project. All craft materials are provided for you. For registration, call (718) 831-8644.


85-12 Main Street

“A Walk to Remember” Family Movie

Thursday, February 14 @ 5:30pm

Visit the Briarwood Library to watch the movie “A Walk to Remember” (2002, PG). The movie is the story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Arts & Crafts - Create A Broken Heart Bookmark for All Ages

Friday, February 15 @ 3:30pm

Have fun creating your own broken heart bookmark. Materials will be provided.

Broad Channel

16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard

Open Mic at Broad Channel

Thursday, February 7 @ 5pm

Come and share your talents at Broad Channel. If you have a poem, song, or story you would like to share, feel free to join our event. Spots are limited. Call the branch for more information.

Cambria Heights

218-13 Linden Boulevard

“Christopher Robin” Movie

Monday, February 11 @ 5:45pm

Come for a fun screening of “Christopher Robin” (2018, PG).

Court Square

25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” Movie

Saturday, February 16 @ 3pm

An all-star ensemble cast shines in this comical and poignant look at breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs. Joel’s girlfriend, Clementine, has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process to get the same treatment. But as his memories of Clementine begin to fade, Joel suddenly realizes how much he still loves her (2004, R).

Douglaston-Little Neck

249-01 Northern Boulevard

“Love Actually” Movie

Monday, February 11 @ 12:30pm

Celebrate Broken Heart Week with a movie to recharge a hopeful heart. We are showing the film “Love Actually” (2003, R).

Valentine’s Day Hearts

Thursday, February 14 @ 3pm

Need to make a last-minute Valentine’s Day card? Come join us as we make origami heart notes for our loved ones!

Fresh Meadows

193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

“Crazy Rich Asians” Movie

Saturday, February 9 @ 2:30pm

Join us for a film screening and discussion. Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend Nick to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She is surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse--Nick’s disapproving mother (2018, PG-13).

I Can Make That: Anti-Valentine’s Day for Teens

Wednesday, February 13 @ 3:30pm

Make black duct tape roses, pincushion dolls, and rude conversation hearts.

Glen Oaks

256-04 Union Turnpike

“I Capture The Castle” Movie

Wednesday, February 13 @ 2pm

Join us for a Broken Heart Week film screening of “I Capture The Castle” (2003, R).

Howard Beach

92-06 156 Avenue

Chain of Hearts Craft

Monday, February 11- Saturday, February 16 @ 3pm

Have you lost a family member or a beloved pet? Families are welcome to share their memories during Broken Heart Week. We’ll create a healing chain of hearts together. 

Jackson Heights

35-51 81 Street

Movie Screenings

Monday, February 11 @ 6pm

Friday, February 15 @ 3pm

We will show two romantic movies: “Me Before You” (2016) on February 11th at 6 pm and “Cafe Society” (2016, PG-13) on February 15th at 3 pm.

Kew Gardens Hills

72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing

Blind Date With A Book

Sunday, February 3 - Friday, February 15 (except Saturday, February 9) @ 10am 

Read ‘em and weep! These are tearjerker titles to make you cry, sniffle, and sob!

Lost Love Scrapbook

Tuesday, February 12 @ 4:15pm

For our Broken Heart Week, please join us in creating a scrapbook where we can collect thoughts and write about the people we love. We will be doing scrapbooking to heal our experiences.


134-26 225 Street

“The Big Sick” Movie

Monday, February 11 @ 6pm

It’s Broken Heart Week! Come and enjoy the feature movie “The Big Sick,” a love story about two people from different cultures and the challenges they face in love, life, and family (2017, R). 

Draw Night

Thursday, February 14 @ 6pm

This month’s Draw Night coincides with Broken Heart Week in a special edition called An Ex To Grind. We’ll be drawing fun, playful, but in good humor, portraits of our exes. The mission of this craft is to turn our broken hearts into a work of fun art; just remember to please keep it clean. Bring your own markers, ink, and colored pencils. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Registration is required. 

“Eat, Pray, Love” Movie

Saturday, February 16 @ 2pm

In celebration of Broken Heart Week come and enjoy the feature film “Eat, Pray, Love.” Julia Roberts stars in this fact-based story about a young divorcee’s yearlong journey around the world in search of the self she once lost (2010, PG-13). 


103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill

Bookmark Making

Friday, February 15 @ 4:30pm 

Sketching and coloring can be healing! Customers will create heartbreak bookmarks out of cardstock to own or to give away!


69-70 Grand Avenue

“Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs” Movie

Friday, February 15 @ 3:30pm

Walt Disney’s pioneering first feature-length animated film, based on the Grimm tale about a princess, seven dwarves, a jealous queen with a poisoned apple, and Prince Charming (1937, G).

Middle Village

72-31 Metropolitan Avenue

“La La Land” Movie 

Tuesday, February 12 @ 3pm

Enjoy this movie selection for Broken Heart Week starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (2016, PG-13).

Mitchell Linden

31-32 Union Street, Flushing

Speed Blind Dating with Books  

Thursday, February 14 @ 12pm

It’s the annual blind date event with books. Patrons choose from a collection of “mysteriously” wrapped books with vague “dating profiles” to check out with the hope that some may find a reading “match” ... and others, maybe not.

North Hills

57-04 Marathon Parkway, Little Neck

“Like Crazy” Movie

Thursday, February 14 @ 12:30pm

We will show a romantic movie, “Like Crazy” (2011, PG-13), starring Felicity Jones & Jennifer Lawrence.


158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing

Blind Date with a Book

Monday, February 11 to Saturday, February 16 @ 12pm

Under “Blind Date with a Book” a number of books will be on display and wrapped up so patrons will only find out what they have once they get home. In our Children’s Library kids can create Valentines and other crafts, including writing positive messages about loving yourself and those important to you, in order to create a paper chain that we will later hang up.

Queens Village

94-11 217 Street

A Valentine Card To Me

Saturday, February 16 @ 3pm

Join us in creating Valentine’s Day cards for a special! What is your one quality that you are most proud of? What makes you unique? What brings you joy? Create a card celebrating what makes you, you!

Queensboro Hill

60-05 Main Street, Flushing

Words Hurt Storytime for Kids

Wednesday, February 13 @ 4pm

For Broken Heart Week, we will be telling stories that have the theme about how our words can break other people’s hearts. Then we will learn how to be kinder to each other. A heart craft will follow. This program is for children ages 4-12.

Teens Make Broken Heart Art 

Thursday, February 14 @ 2pm 

Teens create artwork inspired by their broken heart stories for display at Queensboro Hill Library.

Richmond Hill

118-14 Hillside Avenue

Crafts for Adults

Wednesday, February 13 @ 2pm

Please join us for an hour of broken heart crafts. Craft materials will be provided for all participants.


144-20 243 Street

What I Love Vision Boards 

Monday, February 11 @ 3pm

Join us during Broken Heart Week as we create vision boards of the things that we love! 

Puzzle Heart 

Thursday, February 14 @ 4pm

Join us during Broken Heart Week, as we piece a heart back together!

I Love Myself 

Friday, February 15 @ 11am

Join us during Broken Heart Week, and add to our heart chain with things that you love about yourself! 


116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park

Arts & Crafts

Tuesday, February 12 @ 4pm

Take your broken heart and create it into art. Explore the kaleidoscopic colors of a broken heart with watercolors.

Kids’ Movie Matinee 

Wednesday, February 13 @ 4pm

Join us at the Seaside Library for a Broken Heart Week movie showing of “Beauty and the Beast!”

Mend the Broken Heart Scavenger Hunt 

Thursday, February 14 @ 4pm

Attempt to mend some broken hearts at the Seaside Library Broken Heart Scavenger Hunt. Participants will have to locate the other half of a broken heart by following clues. Test your library knowledge while repairing hearts! Winners will receive a prize!

Windsor Park

79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside

Book Discussion of “Family Tree” by Susan Wiggs

Monday, February 11 @ 2pm

For this year’s Broken Heart Week, we will read and discuss “Family Tree” by Susan Wiggs. It is a powerful story of love, loss, and the pain of the past with the promise of the future. Let’s bring the positive side with a broken heart but with happy endings!

“The Shack” Movie

Saturday, February 16 @ 1pm

During Broken Heart Week, please come and watch “The Shack” (2017, PG-13).


54-22 Skillman Avenue

Crafts With Carmela

Monday, February 11 @ 11am

Come celebrate Broken Heart Week at Woodside by crafting with Carmela.

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” Movie

Saturday, February 16 @ 2:30pm

Come celebrate the end of Broken Heart Week at Queens Library with a special screening of “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (2017, PG-13).