Library Events for Kids and Teens in Queens Week of June 17

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Library Events for Kids in Queens Check out these free and low-cost library events and programs for kids and teens in Queens this week of June 17. You'll find fun and inexpensive classes and activities for toddlers, kids, and teens, including story times and storytelling events, arts and crafts, language programs, fitness programs, concerts and performances, and college prep courses. Many programs also welcome parents and caregivers, so the whole family can join the fun. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Queens, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Create Your Own Superhero and Supervillain Story - Windsor Park Library
June 17, 2013 - Bayside

Kids can let their imaginations soar when they collaborate with author Lee Bacon to create their own totally unique story.

Games for Kids - Richmond Hill Library
June 17, 2013 - Richmond Hill

Make time for some afterschool fun, make new friends playing an assortment of board games and puzzles.

Kids Dig Annimals With Jason Reilly - North Hills Library
June 18, 2013 - Little Neck

In this hands-on, minds-on interactive program, children of all ages meet, pet, and learn about live animals that live beneath the surface digging up bugs and worms. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Homework Help - McGoldrick Library
June 18, 2013 - Flushing

Help with homework is available for children in grades 1-6.

Sandy Memory Collage - Arverne Library
June 18, 2013 - Arverne

Participants will make picture-and-word collages based on their experiences and memories of Hurricane Sandy to help them express their feelings and celebrate hope and renewal.

Food Waste Composting Drop-Off - Woodside Library
June 18, 2013 - Woodside

Bring frozen food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings)- no meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods. These kitchen scraps will be turned into nutrient-rich compost locally and used at community gardens in Queens. The drop-off is just outside the library.

Kowai: Japanese Monsters - Douglaston-Little Neck Library
June 19, 2013 - Little Neck

Think you know monsters? Think again! Explore the creepy denizens of the island of Japan, from shapeshifting foxes and ghostly cats to hopping umbrellas, burning wheels, and other strange creatures of the weird. Bring an open mind--filling it with some crazy new stories of things that go bump on the night!

Morning Story Time - Kew Gardens Hills Library
June 19, 2013 - Flushing

Toddlers ages 18-36 months sing songs and listen to stories. Space is limited; preregistration is required.

Invent It! Create Your Own Planet - Bellerose Library
June 19, 2013 - Bellerose

Kids ages 8-12 can blast off to fun. Devise a planet's name, anthem, mascot, favorite recipe and more, and then present their creation to the rest of the group.

Sing Along With Irv - Windsor Park Library
June 20, 2013 - Bayside

Singer Irv Plastock entertains children ages 2-5 and their families in this sing-along of more than 30 songs that have delighted young people through the decades. Space is limited and seating will be first come, first served.

Family Storytime - Bay Terrace Library
June 20, 2013 - Bayside

Toddlers and preschoolers ages 18 months to 4 years enjoy fingerplays, music, rhymes and stories with their parents or other caregivers.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
June 21, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children ages 4 and younger can enjoy a morning of storytelling, music, and games.

Chess Club - Auburndale Library
June 21, 2013 - Flushing

Kids ages 8-14 can learn new skills and make friends. Hosted by Chess Master Paul.

Teen Movie Fridays at Central - Central Library
June 21, 2013 - Jamaica

Missed the opportunity to see a current movie in the local theatre? Not interested in a Netflix trial membership? Come watch the latest movies, and make new friends.

Chess Club At Woodside - Woodside Library
June 21, 2013 - Woodside

New York Cares offers chess lessons for beginners and an opportunity for experienced players to get in some games.

Mother Goose - Sunnyside Library
June 21, 2013 - Long Island City

This interactive program features nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for infants ages 6-18 months with a parent or other adult caregiver.

The Art of Flamenco: a Dance and History Workshop - Flushing Library
June 24, 2013 - Flushing

In this interactive workshop participants will learn about the origin of flamenco; its culture, history, and technique; and some basic flamenco steps. Children ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult or other caregiver. Space is limited. Preregistration is suggested.

Game Night for Kids - Richmond Hill Library
June 24, 2013 - Richmond Hill

School-age children can enjoy playing a variety of board games.

Storytime - Hollis Library
June 24, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all tots and their parents or other caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and playtime.