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Super Science Women! 

For the month of March, Queens Library is celebrating inspiring women and their achievements in all the fields of applied science! On Fridays from 4-5pm we’ll provide fun STEM activities and discuss amazing women in the sciences. This program is for ages 6-12. Registration is not required. 

Fridays, March 1, 8, 22, 29 @ 4pm
Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard,
Rockaway Beach


What Makes a Strawberry Grow, Smell, and Taste the Way it Does? DNA! 

Beth Tuck, from Genspace, teaches how to extract DNA from strawberries. For ages 10+ with their parent/guardian. Call the library to preregister. 

Saturday, March 2 @ 11am
Pomonok 
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing 

Saturday, March 2 @ 3pm
Richmond Hill 
118-14 Hillside Avenue 

Saturday, March 17 @ 2pm
Flushing 
41-17 Main Street 

Saturday, March 30 @ 3pm
Glen Oaks 
256-04 Union Turnpike 


Movies 

Come and join us to watch movies on inspiring women in science.
3/2: Rachel Carson: The Woman Who Launched the Modern Environmental Movement (2017)
3/23: Annihilation (2018, R)
3/30: Jane's Journey (2010, 9+)

Saturdays, March 2, 23, 30 @ 2:30pm
Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard


Movie Matinee 

Join us for a special selection of movies that celebrate Women in Science. 

Saturdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 2pm
Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 4pm
Seaside
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park


"Who Was ..." Book Club 

Each week we will focus on one book in this popular biography series, learning about notable women in all fields of science. Enjoy shared reading, crafts, games, and more. It’s not necessary to read the books ahead of time. This is for readers ages 6 to 12. No registration required. 

Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 4pm
Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City


Women's History Month Reading 

March is Women's History Month. Our book group will discuss Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Please join us! 

Monday, March 4 @ 2pm
Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside


Inspiring Women in Science with Alexa 

Using Amazon Echo, a smart home device, learn about women in science simply by saying "Alexa, open STEM women and give me a woman in science." Women continue to face barriers in their participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields because STEM fields are predominantly male. The STEM women application seeks to close the gender gap by highlighting women doing great things in STEM and sharing their stories with the world. Instructor: Jay Dela Cruz. 

Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 5pm
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 5pm
Seaside
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park


Chapter Book Readers Club 

Readers in grades 2-4 read, learn, and explore with exciting chapter books. In honor of Women's History Month, we will read about inspiring women in science and complete a surprise activity. 

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 4pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street


Glow in the Dark Slime 

Join us as we make glow-in-the-dark slime, in honor of Marie Curie's scientific discoveries about radium! This program is part of our "Inspiring Women in Science" series, in honor of Women's History Month! 

Tuesday, March 5 @ 4pm
Rosedale
144-20 243 Street


Hidden Figures Math Challenge for Kids 

Children ages 7-12 will learn about the real life inspiring women in the book and movie Hidden Figures. Then they will have a fun math challenge.  

Wednesday, March 6 @ 4pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Particle Bubble Painting 

Join us as we paint with bubbles, in honor of Sau Lan Wu's scientific discoveries about the Higgs boson particle! This program is part of our "Inspiring Women in Science" series, in honor of Women's History Month! 

Wednesday, March 6 @ 4pm
Rosedale
144-20 243 Street


Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story  

Considered "too beautiful to be smart," Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood bombshell of the 1930s and 1940s, was a technological trailblazer who perfected secure radio guidance systems for Allied torpedoes during WWII, and gave us the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology that we rely on today. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) combines interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of this STEM role model speaking about her incredible life. 

Thursday, March 7 @ 12:30pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Women's History Celebration 

Join us at the Baisley Park Library as we honor some of the women who have made a mark on history! This program is for ages 6-12. Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a grown-up. 

Thursday, March 7 @ 4pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica


Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers 

Meet the women of STEM! The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers is an Emmy-nominated web-series from the acclaimed PBS series, "NOVA." The series profiles today’s leading scientists—and shows what they’re like when the lab coats come off.  All are welcome. Registration preferred. 

Thursday, March 7 @ 4pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica


Draw A Woman Scientist 

Draw a portrait of a woman scientist. 

Thursday, March 7 @ 6pm
Laurelton
134-26 225 Street


Science Saturday Science Lab  

Join us this March for some very special Saturday Science Labs! Queens Library and the Children's Library Discovery Center honor the brilliant women in science throughout history. Children up to age 12 are welcome to join us along with their families. No registration is required! 

Saturday, March 9 @ 11am
Saturday, March 23 @ 11am
Saturday, March 30 @ 11am
Central
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Feature Film Interstellar  

Ellen Burstyn and Matthew McConaghey star in this epic space journey Interstellar (2014, PG-13). 

Saturday, March 9 @ 1pm
Laurelton
134-26 225 Street


Origami Microscopes:  How to Look at Very Small Things 

Discover the wonders of the microscopic world with Beth Tuck of Genspace! In this all-ages family-friendly open session, we invite you to explore the microcosmos through the Genspace's Foldscopes (DIY origami microscopes) and our set of microscope slides, and draw or write about what you see. 

Saturday, March 9 @ 2pm
Woodhaven 
85-41 Forest Parkway 

Saturday, March 16 @ 2:30pm
Peninsula 
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard,
Rockaway Beach 


Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Film Screening 

Queens Library celebrates Inspiring Women in Science this March. Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology (2017). 

Saturday, March 9 @ 3pm
Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City


It's Never Too Late to Pursue Your Dreams…  

Dr. Sihong Wang shares her personal story as a biomedical engineer and an immigrant. 

Saturday, March 9 @ 3pm
Jackson Heights
35-51 81 Street


Dr. Sharon Lall-Ramnarine 

This professor at Queensborough Community College talks about her research on the design of ionic liquids that have the potential for improving energy storage devices (like batteries found in cell phones and laptops) and environmental sustainability. 

Monday, March 11 @ 5pm
Lefferts
103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill


Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story 

Join us for an evening of Inspiring Women in Science and the movie Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story. This documentary brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day. 

Monday, March 11 @ 6pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


A Virtual Reality Experience 

Experience the contributions of women to science through a virtual reality lens. Must be 18+ (or 13+ with parental consent). 

Wednesday, March 13 @ 4pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street


Launch a Rocket!  

Join us as we launch rockets, in honor of Annie Easley's contributions to launching the first rocket ships! This program is part of our "Inspiring Women in Science" series, in honor of Women's History Month!

Wednesday, March 13 @ 4pm
Rosedale
144-20 243 Street


Family Film Fly Away Home  

In honor of Women's History Month we will be offering the family friendly film Fly Away Home (1996, PG). This film is based on the true story of a father and daughter working to lead a flock of orphaned geese to safety. 

Wednesday, March 13 @ 4pm
Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City


Dr. Dawn Roberts-Semple 

Dr. Roberts-Semple is an assistant professor at York College.  She will discuss her work as an environmental scientist and the impact her research has on our lives. 

Thursday, March 14 @ 5pm
South Hollis
204-01 Hollis Avenue


Dr. Dugwon Seo 

Dr. Dugwon Seo, assistant professor in the Engineering Technology Department at Queensborough Community College, will speak on her career path as a woman engineer, how rapidly technology is changing, the application of technology (i.e. robotics), and how we can adjust and prepare for the future. 

Thursday, March 14 @ 6pm
Kew Gardens Hills
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing


Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story 

Join us for an evening of Inspiring Women in Science and the movie, Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story. This documentary brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day. 

Thursday, March 14 @ 6pm
Poppenhusen
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point


Maria Sibylla Merian & the Life of a Butterfly 

While learning about how caterpillars turn into butterflies, we will also discuss the life of Maria Sibylla Merian, who was a pioneering woman in science.  We will view some of her drawings and after learning about Maria and her work we will make a simple craft. 

Friday, March 15 @ 3:30pm
Broad Channel
16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard


Brain Awareness Lab 

Queens Library celebrates Women's History Month with a special Saturday Science Lab honoring and learning about women in the field of science and the human brain! No registration is required; children of all ages and their families are welcome! 

Saturday, March 16 @ 11am
Central
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Inspiring Women in Science: Dr. Shruti Naik, Immunology and Microbiology 

Dr. Naik is an assistant professor at NYU Langone Health whose research focuses on stem cells in health and disease.  She is recognized for her work in demonstrating that skin stem cells retain a “memory” of previous inflammatory experiences.   Her work on memory in stems cells may hold the key to improving our ability to fight against diseases like cancer. Come learn more about her work and the challenges she has faced and has had to overcome being a woman in this field. 

Saturday, March 16 @ 2:30pm
Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard


Solving Ancient Mysteries, Part I 

Retired teacher of forensics Linda Maria Frank speaks about modern forensic techniques that are used to solve mysteries of the past. 

Saturday, March 16 @ 2:30pm
Briarwood
85-12 Main Street


Grow Your Own Planter Using Mycelium (mushroom roots) 

Biodesigner/biomimicry specialist Danielle Trofe teaches parents and their children (ages 8+) how to grow their own planter using mushroom roots.  Space is limited. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; please call the library. 

Saturday, March 16 @ 3pm
Ridgewood 
20-12 Madison Street 

Tuesday, March 19 @ 4pm
Broadway 
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City 

Thursday, March 21 @ 3:30pm
Forest Hills 
108-19 71 Avenue

Tuesday, March 26 @ 4pm
Elmhurst 
86-07 Broadway

Saturday, March 30 @ 3pm
Fresh Meadows 
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway


Meet FLHS Girls' Robotics Team 

Join us for a presentation, info session with Q&A, and robot demonstration by members of Francis Lewis High School’s all-girl robotics team, the Titanium Tigers.  All ages welcome! 

Monday, March 18 @ 4pm
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway


Those CSI Shows: Fact or Fiction? 

If you are a fan of the popular crime-solving genre of television fare, then this program is for you.  Retired teacher of forensic science Linda Maria Frank investigates the protocols, procedures, and laboratory world of crime investigation in the real world and on television, with references to notable cases solved by the various divisions of the modern forensics laboratory. 

Tuesday, March 19 @ 2pm
Rego Park 
91-41 63 Drive 

Thursday, March 28 @ 6pm
Long Island City 
37-44 21 Street


Make and Take Crafts 

Join us to make a collaborative poster celebrating Women's History Month and engineer your own paper copters inspired by the book Rosie Revere, Engineer.

Tuesday, March 19 @ 3:30pm
Glendale
78-60 73 Place


Movie: Big Dream: Young Women Entering STEM Fields  

Join us for a viewing of the documentary Big Dream: Young Women Entering STEM Fields (2015) and follow the stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing, & engineering (STEM) fields. Watch each girl defy the stereotype of what it means to be an overachieving woman in the fields of technology, from small town Iowa to the busy streets of the Middle East. 

Wednesday, March 20 @ 3:30pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


Famous Women In Science Match Challenge

Come celebrate the many women in science at the Children's Library Discover Center in the Multipurpose Room. Children will take part in a women in science match challenge, but using computers to match famous women in science with their discoveries. Come learn something new, and winning match teams may even take home a prize too! 

Wednesday, March 20 @ 4pm
Central
89-11 Merrick Boulevard,
Jamaica


Bookmarks 

Help us celebrate Women's History Month with women in science bookmarks. Come down to the Seaside library, choose your favorite female scientist, and create a bookmark! 

Wednesday, March 20 @ 4pm
Seaside
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard,
Rockaway Park


DNA Technology 

Linda Maria Frank, retired forensics teacher, discusses today's DNA technology and how it is able to prove we are related, though our DNA is different, and why this technology has become one of the best tools of criminologists. 

Thursday, March 21 @ 6pm
Rosedale
144-20 243 Street 

Saturday, March 30 @ 3pm
Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City 


Word Search 

Let's see who is fastest in finding famous women in science in our custom-made word search. One winner will receive a special environmentally friendly "something" to put their books in. 

Friday, March 22 @ 1pm
Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside


Movie: Big Dream: Young Women Entering STEM Fields 

Join us for a viewing of the documentary Big Dream: Young Women Entering STEM Fields (2015) and follow the stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing, & engineering (STEM) fields. Watch each girl defy the stereotype of what it means to be an overachieving woman in the fields of technology, from small town Iowa to the busy streets of the Middle East. 

Friday, March 22 @ 4pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Inspiring Women in Science:  Stacy-Ann Gooden 

Meteorologist Stacy-Ann Gooden shares her personal story of how she became interested in the science of the earth's atmosphere, provides insight on climate change, and discusses some of the challenges she faced as a woman in a male-dominated field. 

Saturday, March 23 @ 2pm
Central
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Movie: Interstellar 

Join us for the screening of Interstellar, a sci-fi movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain. 

Saturday, March 23 @ 2pm
Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue


Inspiring Women in Science:  Moiya McTier  

Having a hard time picturing yourself as a scientist? Award-winning astrophysicist and science communicator Moiya McTier speaks candidly about the research she does. She shares her journey to becoming a scientist given that she had no role models who looked like her and the obstacles she faced along the way including financial struggles and racism. 

Saturday, March 23 @ 2:30pm
Cambria Heights
218-13 Linden Boulevard


Inspiring Women in Science:  Dr. Tirandai Hemraj-Benny 

Dr. Hemraj-Benny will discuss various nanomaterials, both natural and man-made, and their current applications in our world related to solar cells and catalytic removal of carcinogenic substances from our industrial waste-water. She will also discuss the health and ethical implications of nanomaterials. 

Saturday, March 23 @ 2pm
Ozone Park
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


Inspiring Women in Science: Crack the Code (Ages 6 and Up) 

Learn about women who used secret codes to help invent computers and win wars. You can build your own codebreaking device and try to decipher--and write--secret messages. 

Monday, March 25 @ 6pm
Kew Gardens Hills
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing


Movie: Gorillas in the Mist 

Come watch the story of Dian Fossey (played by Sigourney Weaver), a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them (1988, PG-13). 

Wednesday, March 27 @ 3pm
Sunnyside
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City


Before Cell Phones?! 

Join us as we create "phones," in honor of Hedy Lamarr's contributions to how we communicate today! This program is part of our "Inspiring Women in Science" series, in honor of Women's History Month! 

Wednesday, March 27 @ 4pm
Rosedale
144-20 243 Street


Database Search Game! 

Come learn about women in science and test your database searching skills! 

Thursday, March 28 @ 4pm
Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach


Inspiring Women in Science:  Dr. Miriam Rafailovich 

Dr. Miriam Rafailovich speaks on nanotechnology, what it is, how it works, and its benefits and potential dangers. 

Thursday, March 28 @ 6pm
Douglaston/Little Neck
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck


Ideas, Discussion, and What to Read Next 

It's Women's History Month! Join us as we explore literature with a scientific focus that features women. We have some great book suggestions on this topic as well which we'll be discussing. If you wish, bring along your favorite titles or articles that highlight this topic. 

Thursday, March 28 @ 6pm
Poppenhusen
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point


Movie: Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars  

Join us for an evening of an Inspiring Women in Science movie. Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh's ambitions and her plans to go to university are in danger, but Sepideh holds on to her dream, takes up the fight, and teams up with the world's first space tourist, Anousheh Ansari. 

Thursday, March 28 @ 6pm
Poppenhusen
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point


Book Discussion 

Please join us for a discussion of the nonfiction graphic novel Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks. This is the true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates including ourselves.  Books are available for check-out at Bay Terrace Library. 

Friday, March 29 @ 10:30am
Bay Terrace
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside


Movie Interstellar  

Please join us for the science fiction/adventure film Interstellar (2014, PG-13), starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain.  With humanity's time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers travel beyond this galaxy in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival. 

Friday, March 29 @ 2pm
Bay Terrace
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside


Streaming of the Film Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Join us for the screening of a documentary about Hollywood actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story is a 2017 American biographical documentary film directed, written, and co-edited by Alexandra Dean. This documentary had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. 

Friday, March 29 @ 3:30pm
Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City


Inspiring Women in Science:  Dr. Christine Li 

Molecular neurobiologist Dr. Christine Li invites you to experience the private world of a scientist whose work may one day lead to developing new drugs against parasitic worms.  Hear her story of how she became a scientist and the challenges she had to overcome. 

Saturday, March 30 @ 2:30pm
Bay Terrace
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside