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Queens Library – Central Branch

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Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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June 2019

Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989, PG-13)

June 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, the only place to be -- if you are a cinefile -- is the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Up next is "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989, PG-13). In 1938, after his father Professor…

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The “Voices of Queens” Teen Radio Podcast

June 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Learn how to create your very own radio podcasts in this free workshop program! Come along and learn how to produce fun and engaging podcast episodes. Completion of this course gives you scholarship opportunities, enhances your resume, and can even…

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The “Voices of Queens” Teen Radio Podcast

June 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until June 12, 2019

Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Learn how to create your very own radio podcasts in this free workshop program! Come along and learn how to produce fun and engaging podcast episodes. Completion of this course gives you scholarship opportunities, enhances your resume, and can even…

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Call Me By Your Name: How a Little Film Touched So Many Lives: Film Screening and Book Talk

June 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In celebration of LGBTQ pride month, the Queens Public Library presents a public screening of Luca Guadagnino’s Oscar winning film, “Call Me By Your Name” (2017), in tandem with Barbara Mirell’s book “Call Me By Your Name: How a Little…

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Classic Movie Thursdays @ Central – “I Never Sang for My Father” (1970)

June 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Jamaica's cinephiles are at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. This afternoon’s feature film is “I Never Sang for My Father”. A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to…

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Spanning the Caribbean with AfriCarib Steel Pan Band

June 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Enjoy the smooth sounds of the AfriCarib steel pan band and try to stay in your seat. They will have you feeling like you are on an island as they play all of the familiar soca, calypso, and reggae tunes.

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “Far From Heaven” (2002, PG-13)

June 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, the only place to be -- if you are a cinefile -- is the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Up next is "Far From Heaven" (2002, PG-13). In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis…

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Smooth Guitar with John Lehmann-Haupt

June 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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John Lehmann-Haupt has played guitar since he was five years old. As a guitarist, he has built a distinctive solo repertoire, interweaving classical selections with his own arrangements of popular and traditional songs.

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018, R)

June 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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If it's Wednesday evening, it's movie night at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Tonight's feature is "Can You Ever Forgive Me?". When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

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Classic Movie Thursdays @ Central – “The Women” (1939)

June 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Jamaica's cinephiles are at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. This afternoon’s feature film is “The Women”. A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.

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Telling the Art Deco Story of Jamaica

June 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Did you know that Jamaica has a rich and exciting history told through its beautiful and special Art Deco buildings? Discover the neighborhood's fascinating Art Deco architecture and design of the 1930s and '40s with an expert from the Art…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “Stonewall” (2015, R)

June 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, the only place to be -- if you are a cinefile -- is the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Up next is "Stonewall" (2015, R). A young man's political awakening and coming of age during the…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018, PG-13)

June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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If it's Wednesday evening, it's movie night at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Tonight's feature is "Bohemian Rhapsody". The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at…

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Classic Movie Thursdays @ Central – “Watch on the Rhine” (1943)

June 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Jamaica's cinephiles are at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. This afternoon’s feature film is “Watch on the Rhine”. A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United…

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The Great American Folk Song Revival with Caroline Doctorow

June 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Ms. Doctorow concentrates on the folk music of the early ‘60s, presenting the work of important American songwriters and performers such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. She also performs her original compositions, discusses the songwriting process, and describes what…

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July 2019

Tuesday Afternoon Movie – Private Benjamin (1980, R)

July 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, the only place to be — if you are a cinefile — is the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Up next is Private Benjamin (1980, R). A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “On the Basis of Sex” (2018, PG-13)

July 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Movie Night Wednesday – If it’s Wednesday evening, it’s movie night at the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Tonight’s feature is "On the Basis of Sex" (2018, PG-13). The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – Children of Men (2005, R)

July 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, the only place to be — if you are a cinefile — is the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Up next is Children of Men (2005, R). In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women…

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Keith Jordan

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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York College Alumni Combo

July 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival aims to celebrate the rich jazz heritage rooted in Southeast Queens and promotes generations of talents who hail from diverse cultures residing in this community today. This weekend-long music marathon will pay tribute to a…

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Jerry Drake and The Front Page Big Band

July 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Jerry Drake is a composer and performer of original music in the Great American Songbook and classic big band style. Jerry has a long history as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. The 12-piece concert band (called The Front Page) that accompanies…

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Building Bridges: Understanding Fundraising for 2020

July 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Learn fundraising strategies to support your organization's funding efforts by identifying, cultivating, asking, and saying thank you to donors. Receive free resource guides on volunteer management and board governance. Network with other community leaders.

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – Chappaquiddick (2017, PG-13)

July 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, the only place to be — if you are a cinefile — is the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Up next is Chappaquiddick (2017, PG-13). Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – Mansfield Park (1999, PG-13)

July 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, the only place to be — if you are a cinefile — is the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Up next is Mansfield Park (1999, PG-13). At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” (2018, R)

July 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

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Batman (1989, PG-13)

July 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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On Tuesday afternoons, the only place to be — if you are a cinefile — is the Central Branch of the Queens Library. Up next is 7/30: Batman (1989, PG-13). The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Creed II” (2018 – PG-13)

July 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

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August 2019

Queens FEASTS Information Session

August 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Queens Food Entrepreneurship and Services Training Space (FEASTS) provides knowledge, tools, and resources to those who are interested in starting their own food business. Over a 12-week program, accepted students will learn the fundamentals of the food industry through interactive…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Captain Marvel”

August 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Wednesdays in August, we will screen the following films. 8/7: "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018, PG) 8/14: "The Upside" (2019, PG-13) 8/28: "Captain Marvel" (2019, PG-13) Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in…

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September 2019

Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “Mona Lisa Smile”

September 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Tuesdays in September, will screen the following films: 9/3: "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003, PG-13) 9/10: "School Ties" (1992, PG-13) 9/17: "Belle Époque" (1992, R) 9/24: "McFarland, USA" (2015, PG) Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Fighting With My Family”

September 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Wednesdays in September, will screen the following films: 9/4: "Fighting With My Family" (2019, PG-13) 9/11: "The Intruder" (2019, PG-13) 9/18: "Halston" (2019, NR) 9/25: "Third Wife" (2019, R) A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at…

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Classic Movie Thursday – “Grease”

September 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In September, Classic Movie Thursdays will feature the following: 9/5: "Grease" (1978) 9/12: "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934) 9/19: "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) 9/26: "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love…

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Sunday Concerts at Central: Grammy Award Winner David Oquendo & Havana 3

September 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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A native of Havana, Cuba, David Oquendo is a highly accomplished and respected interpreter of many diverse styles of Cuban music. In Cuba, as a guitarist and singer, he rose to fame working with Elena Burke and Compay Segundo, one…

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Summer of ‘69! A Culture Connection Musical Celebration

September 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Summer of 1969. From The Stonewall Rebellion to the Apollo 11 Moon Landing to Woodstock it will forever be remembered as one of the most transformative summers in American history. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of these epic events,…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “School Ties”

September 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Tuesdays in September, will screen the following films: 9/3: "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003, PG-13) 9/10: "School Ties" (1992, PG-13) 9/17: "Belle Époque" (1992, R) 9/24: "McFarland, USA" (2015, PG) Set in the 1950s, a star-quarterback is given an opportunity to…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “The Intruder”

September 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Wednesdays in September, will screen the following films: 9/4: "Fighting With My Family" (2019, PG-13) 9/11: "The Intruder" (2019, PG-13) 9/18: "Halston" (2019, NR) 9/25: "Third Wife" (2019, R) A young married couple buys a beautiful house on several acres…

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Classic Movie Thursday – “Manhattan Melodrama”

September 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In September, Classic Movie Thursdays will feature the following: 9/5: "Grease" (1978) 9/12: "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934) 9/19: "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) 9/26: "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) The friendship between two orphans endures even though they…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “Belle Époque”

September 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Tuesdays in September, will screen the following films: 9/3: "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003, PG-13) 9/10: "School Ties" (1992, PG-13) 9/17: "Belle Époque" (1992, R) 9/24: "McFarland, USA" (2015, PG) A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Halston”

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Wednesdays in September, will screen the following films: 9/4: "Fighting With My Family" (2019, PG-13) 9/11: "The Intruder" (2019, PG-13) 9/18: "Halston" (2019, NR) 9/25: "Third Wife" (2019, R) Prodigiously talented, Halston reigned over fashion in the 1970s and became…

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Classic Movie Thursday – “A Letter to Three Wives”

September 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In September, Classic Movie Thursdays will feature the following: 9/5: "Grease" (1978) 9/12: "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934) 9/19: "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) 9/26: "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) A letter is addressed to three wives from their…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “McFarland, USA”

September 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Tuesdays in September, will screen the following films: 9/3: "Mona Lisa Smile" (2003, PG-13) 9/10: "School Ties" (1992, PG-13) 9/17: "Belle Époque" (1992, R) 9/24: "McFarland, USA" (2015, PG) Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Third Wife”

September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Wednesdays in September, will screen the following films: 9/4: "Fighting With My Family" (2019, PG-13) 9/11: "The Intruder" (2019, PG-13) 9/18: "Halston" (2019, NR) 9/25: "Third Wife" (2019, R) In 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become…

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Classic Movie Thursday – “The Man Who Knew Too Much”

September 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In September, Classic Movie Thursdays will feature the following: 9/5: "Grease" (1978) 9/12: "Manhattan Melodrama" (1934) 9/19: "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) 9/26: "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) An American physician and his wife take matters into…

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QCA Queens Art Fund Information Sessions

September 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Join QCA staff to talk about the Queens Arts Fund grants opportunities, as well as have a walkthrough of a sample application. Be sure to bring any questions that you may have about the application process!

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October 2019

Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “La Bamba”

October 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays in October, will screen the following films: 10/1: Like Water for Chocolate (1992, R) Customer Suggestion 10/8: Under the Same Moon (2007, PG-13) 10/15: La Bamba (1987, PG-13) 10/22: Silence of the Lambs (1991, R) Customer Suggestion 10/29: A…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Us”

October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
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Wednesdays in October, will screen the following films: 10/2: "Glass" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion 10/9: "The Prodigy" (2019, R) Customer Suggestion 10/16: "Us" (2019, R) Customer Suggestion 10/23: "Pet Sematary" (2019, R) 10/30: "Halloween" (2018, R) Customer Suggestion A family's…

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Classic Movie Thursday – “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”

October 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In October, Classic Movie Thursdays will feature the following: 10/3: "The Collector" (1965) 10/10: "The Bad Seed" (1956) 10/17: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (1947) 10/24: "The Invisible Man" (1933) 10/31: "The Omen" (1976) In 1900, a young widow finds…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “Silence of the Lambs”

October 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Tuesdays in October, will screen the following films: 10/1: Like Water for Chocolate (1992, R) Customer Suggestion 10/8: Under the Same Moon (2007, PG-13) 10/15: La Bamba (1987, PG-13) 10/22: Silence of the Lambs (1991, R) Customer Suggestion 10/29: A…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Pet Sematary”

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Wednesdays in October, will screen the following films: 10/2: "Glass" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion 10/9: "The Prodigy" (2019, R) Customer Suggestion 10/16: "Us" (2019, R) Customer Suggestion 10/23: "Pet Sematary" (2019, R) 10/30: "Halloween" (2018, R) Customer Suggestion Dr. Louis…

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Classic Movie Thursday – “The Invisible Man”

October 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In October, Classic Movie Thursdays will feature the following: 10/3: "The Collector" (1965) 10/10: "The Bad Seed" (1956) 10/17: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (1947) 10/24: "The Invisible Man" (1933) 10/31: "The Omen" (1976) A scientist finds a way of…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movies @ Central – “A Nightmare on Elm Street”

October 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Tuesdays in October, will screen the following films: 10/1: Like Water for Chocolate (1992, R) Customer Suggestion 10/8: Under the Same Moon (2007, PG-13) 10/15: La Bamba (1987, PG-13) 10/22: Silence of the Lambs (1991, R) Customer Suggestion 10/29: A…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Halloween”

October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Wednesdays in October, will screen the following films: 10/2: "Glass" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion 10/9: "The Prodigy" (2019, R) Customer Suggestion 10/16: "Us" (2019, R) Customer Suggestion 10/23: "Pet Sematary" (2019, R) 10/30: "Halloween" (2018, R) Customer Suggestion Laurie Strode…

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Classic Movie Thursday – “The Omen”

October 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In October, Classic Movie Thursdays will feature the following: 10/3: "The Collector" (1965) 10/10: "The Bad Seed" (1956) 10/17: "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" (1947) 10/24: "The Invisible Man" (1933) 10/31: "The Omen" (1976) Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador.…

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November 2019

Sunday Concerts At Central Presents Composer/Arranger/Bassist Ray Martinez

November 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Dominican music takes center stage with the great master Ray Martinez, one of the most gifted and prominent bassists/arrangers in the contemporary Latin and salsa music scenes. Visit https://raymartinez.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing to register for free tickets.

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Tony Award-Winning Playwright David Henry Hwang & Bill Russell Discussion

November 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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Culture Connection at Queens Public Library presents an evening of conversation and Q&A with David Henry Hwang, moderated by Bill Russell: two major American dramatists. Described by the New York Times as “a true original” and by Time Magazine as…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “They Shall Not Grow Old”

November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

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Classic Movie Thursday – “The White Cliffs of Dover 1944”

November 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
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London based American nurse, Susan, Lady Ashwood, is at a hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of wounded soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood, who resembles his father both in appearance and temperament, is not among…

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The Public Theater’s 2019 Mobile Unit presents Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

November 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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This season, The Public’s acclaimed Mobile Unit transports communities to Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by LA Williams. In this timely production, lovers and leaders in disguise reveal how those in power take advantage of those without it – posing…

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Sunday Movie: King Of Thieves (2018)

November 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie: “What’s Cooking?” (2000, PG-13)

November 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Queens Library – Central Branch, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their…

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Movie Night Wednesdays: “The Oath” (2018, R)

November 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family. Director: Ike Barinholtz Writer: Ike Barinholtz Stars: Ike Barinholtz, Tiffany Haddish, Nora Dunn R | 1h 33min | Comedy, Thriller

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Sunday Movie: “Cold Pursuit” (2019, R)

November 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son. Director: Hans Petter Moland Writers: Frank Baldwin (screenplay by), Kim Fupz Aakeson Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson R | 1h 59min | Action,…

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December 2019

Sunday Concerts At Central Presents GroundStone

December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Inspired by the legends of classic rhythm and blues, soul, gospel & doowop group harmonies that gave birth to rock and roll, GroundStone brings that incredible, soulful sound folks grew up on. Enjoy the great, memorable classic hits of the…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie: “Scrooged” (1988, PG-13)

December 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. Director: Richard Donner Writers: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe PG-13 | 1h 41min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Movie Night Wednesdays: “Yesterday” (2019, PG-13)

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. Director: Danny Boyle Writers: Jack Barth (story by), Richard Curtis (screenplay) Stars: Himesh Patel,…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie: “The Best Man Holiday” (2013, R)

December 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited. Director: Malcolm D. Lee Writers: Malcolm D. Lee Stars: Monica Calhoun, Morris Chestnut, Melissa…

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Swing Out!: Eyal Vilner Big Band Holiday Extravaganza Featuring Guest Vocalist Shenel Johns

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Eyal Vilner Big Band returns to the Culture Connection series at Queens Public Library for a special holiday show celebrating their new release Swing Out! It is the fourth album of the critically acclaimed ensemble that follows the trajectory…

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Classic Movie Thursday: “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969)

December 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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James Bond woos a mob boss' daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world. Director: Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt) Writers: Simon…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie: “The Ref” (1994, R)

December 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve. Director: Ted Demme Writers: Marie Weiss (story), Richard LaGravenese Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey R | 1h 36min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Movie Night Wednesdays: “The Public” (2019, PG-13)

December 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. Director: Emilio Estevez Writer: Emilio Estevez Stars: Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Emilio…

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Classic Movie Thursday: “A Christmas Carol” (1938)

December 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences…

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Classic Movie Thursday: “My Reputation” (1946)

December 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him. Director: Curtis Bernhardt Writers: Catherine Turney (screenplay), Clare Jaynes Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Warner Anderson 1h 34min |…

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January 2020

Classic Movie Thursday – The Time Machine (1960)

January 2 @ 2:00 pm
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Classic movies are on the bill Thursday evening at the central branch of the Queens Library. January will feature the following movies: 1/2: The Time Machine (1960) 1/9: You Can't Take it With You (1938) 1/16: City That Never Sleeps…

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Sunday Concerts At Central: Roz Brown & Friends

January 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Let's kick 2020 into high gear with non-stop dancing to a wide variety of jams that have moved us throughout the decades, from '60s Motown, '70s disco, and '80s pop/rock to present day dance hits.

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Leroy Comrie’s Small Business Workshops

January 6
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Jamaica, NY 11432 United States
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New York State Senator Leroy Comrie is please to present a series of small business workshops. For more information, call the district office at (718) 765-6359. October 7th - Brain Storming & Networking - Cambria Heights Library October 21st -…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “The Monuments Men” (PG-13 – 2014)

January 7 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays in January will feature the following films at 2:00 pm. 1/7: "The Monuments Men" (2014, PG-13) 1/14: "The Good Son" (1993, R) 1/21: "Atonement" (2007, R) 1/28: "House of Games" (1987, R) Today's feature is "The Monuments Men" An…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “The White Crow” (2019, R)

January 8 @ 6:00 pm
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Wednesday nights in January will witness the following movies: 1/8: "The White Crow" (2019, R) 1/15: "Pavarotti" (2019, PG-13) 1/22: "Tel Aviv on Fire" (2019) 1/29: "Downton Abbey" (2019, PG) Tonight's feature film is "The White Crow" -- The story…

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Classic Movie Thursday – You Can’t Take it With You (1938)

January 9 @ 2:00 pm
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Classic movies are on the bill Thursday evening at the central branch of the Queens Library. January will feature the following movies: 1/2: The Time Machine (1960) 1/9: You Can't Take it With You (1938) 1/16: City That Never Sleeps…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “The Good Son” (1993, R)

January 14 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays in January will feature the following films at 2:00 pm. 1/7: "The Monuments Men" (2014, PG-13) 1/14: "The Good Son" (1993, R) 1/21: "Atonement" (2007, R) 1/28: "House of Games" (1987, R) Tonight's feature will be "The Good Son"…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Pavarotti” (2019, PG-13)

January 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Tonight's feature film is "Pavarotti" - a look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.

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Classic Movie Thursday – City That Never Sleeps (1953)

January 16 @ 2:00 pm
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Classic movies are on the bill Thursday evening at the central branch of the Queens Library. January will feature the following movies: 1/2: The Time Machine (1960) 1/9: You Can't Take it With You (1938) 1/16: City That Never Sleeps…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “Atonement” (2007, R)

January 21 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays in January will feature the following films at 2:00 pm. 1/7: "The Monuments Men" (2014, PG-13) 1/14: "The Good Son" (1993, R) 1/21: "Atonement" (2007, R) 1/28: "House of Games" (1987, R) Tonight's feature will be "Atonement" -- Fledgling…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Tel Aviv on Fire” (2019)

January 22 @ 6:00 pm
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Tonight's feature film is "Tel Aviv on Fire" - Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until…

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Classic Movie Thursday – The Talk of the Town (1942)

January 23 @ 2:00 pm
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Classic movies are on the bill Thursday evening at the central branch of the Queens Library. January will feature the following movies: 1/2: The Time Machine (1960) 1/9: You Can't Take it With You (1938) 1/16: City That Never Sleeps…

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Go Far, Go Together: The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King

January 27 @ 6:30 pm
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Join the folks at the Queens Library as they honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with dance, poetry, crafts, a book discussion, and much more. This is a multimedia, theatrical reenactment that depicts the day, over sixty years…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “House of Games” (1987, R)

January 28 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays in January will feature the following films at 2:00 pm. 1/7: "The Monuments Men" (2014, PG-13) 1/14: "The Good Son" (1993, R) 1/21: "Atonement" (2007, R) 1/28: "House of Games" (1987, R) Tonight's feature will be "House of Games"…

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Movie Night Wednesday – “Downton Abbey” (2019, PG)

January 29 @ 6:00 pm
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Tonight's feature film is "Downton Abbey" - The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century.

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Classic Movie Thursday – The Hospital (1971)

January 30 @ 2:00 pm
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Classic movies are on the bill Thursday evening at the central branch of the Queens Library. January will feature the following movies: 1/2: The Time Machine (1960) 1/9: You Can't Take it With You (1938) 1/16: City That Never Sleeps…

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February 2020

Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “Boyz n the Hood”

February 4 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays in February will feature the following films at 2:00 pm. 2/4: "Boyz n the Hood" (1991, R) 2/11: "Krush Groove" (1985, R) 2/18: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13) 2/25: "Akeelah and the Bee" (2006, PG) Tonight’s feature will be “Boyz…

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Movie Night Wednesdays – “Gemini Man”

February 5 @ 6:00 pm
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Wednesday nights in February will feature the following films at 6:00 pm. 2/5: "Gemini Man" (2019, PG-13) 2/12: "The Weekend" (2018, R) 2/19: "Don't Let Go" (2019, R) Tonight’s feature will be "Gemini Man" - An over-the-hill hitman faces off…

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Go Far, Go Together: 4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits Of The American Civil Rights Movement

February 8 @ 3:00 pm
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Filmmaker Keri Edge explores Birmingham in 1963 with this exuberant dance performance by the Edge School of the Arts (ESOTA) with special appearance by Omar Edwards and his youth ensemble of aspiring foot musicians, A·Tone·Meant, set to an experimental documentary…

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Drawing Flowers With Karl Lorenzen

February 10 @ 6:00 pm
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The Central Library invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day and the return of Springtime by flexing your artistic muscles. Through demonstration and individual instruction, artist and longtime library presenter Karl Lorenzen will teach you how to draw a different flower…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “Krush Groove”

February 11 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays in February will feature the following films at 2:00 pm. 2/4: "Boyz n the Hood" (1991, R) 2/11: "Krush Groove" (1985, R) 2/18: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13) 2/25: "Akeelah and the Bee" (2006, PG) Tonight’s feature will be "Krush…

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Movie Night Wednesdays – “The Weekend”

February 12 @ 6:00 pm
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Wednesday nights in February will feature the following films at 6:00 pm. 2/5: "Gemini Man" (2019, PG-13) 2/12: "The Weekend" (2018, R) 2/19: "Don't Let Go" (2019, R) Tonight’s feature will be "The Weekend" - A comedian goes away for…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “Green Book”

February 18 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays in February will feature the following films at 2:00 pm. 2/4: "Boyz n the Hood" (1991, R) 2/11: "Krush Groove" (1985, R) 2/18: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13) 2/25: "Akeelah and the Bee" (2006, PG) Tonight’s feature will be "Green…

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Go Far, Go Together: African American Dance Workshop

February 19 @ 1:00 pm
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In celebration of Black History Month, the Central Library invites you to attend this cultural dance workshop. Dances will be viewed from historical, social and cultural angles, and common themes connecting dance with other disciplines will be explored. Visit QUEENSLIB.ORG/BHM2020…

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Movie Night Wednesdays – “Don’t Let Go”

February 19 @ 6:00 pm
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Wednesday nights in February will feature the following films at 6:00 pm. 2/5: "Gemini Man" (2019, PG-13) 2/12: "The Weekend" (2018, R) 2/19: "Don't Let Go" (2019, R) Tonight’s feature will be "Don't Let Go" - After a man's family…

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Tuesday Afternoon Movie – “Akeelah and the Bee”

February 25 @ 2:00 pm
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Tuesdays in February will feature the following films at 2:00 pm. 2/4: "Boyz n the Hood" (1991, R) 2/11: "Krush Groove" (1985, R) 2/18: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13) 2/25: "Akeelah and the Bee" (2006, PG) Tonight’s feature will be "Akeelah…

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am: Documentary Film Screening And Director’s Q&A

February 26 @ 5:30 pm
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This artful and intimate documentary on legendary storyteller Toni Morrison examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Ms. Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration…

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March 2020

The Rape Of Recy Taylor: Documentary And Conversation With Emerald Carter

March 11 @ 6:00 pm
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Recy Taylor, a twenty-four year old black mother and sharecropper, was sexually assaulted by six white men in 1944 Alabama. As was common in the Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor,…

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