‘Broken Heart Week’

At The Queens Library

Queens Library once again celebrates “Broken Heart Week,” this year on February 11 – 17.

“The kaleidoscopic colors of a broken heart and the prospect of new beginnings are at the center of Queens Library’s second annual Broken Heart Week. We will be hosting curated book displays, author talks, meditation classes, craft programs, poetry and short story workshops, open mics and much more. Plus, enjoy live performances by acclaimed art groups and stars of the stage,” says their website.

Local Broken Heart Week events are:

• Monday through Saturday, February 12 – 17: “When Was the Last Time You Went On A Date?” At the Long Island City library, you can blind date a book—read and rate a mystery title. (37-44 21 Street)

• Monday, February 12 at 6:00 pm: “Book Talk: A Book With <3.” Discuss any book with the word “heart” in its title. Astoria Library (14-01 Astoria Blvd.)

• Tuesday, February 13 at 2:00: Enjoy “Tea and Talk With Martha,” an expert listener, for a fresh perspective if you feel you have been unlucky in love. Tea is provided. Steinway Library. (21-45 31 Street)

• Tuesday, February 13 at 2:30: Adult Book Lover’s Club: “The Sorrows of Young Werther,” by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Broadway Library. (40-20 Broadway)

• Tuesday, February 13 at 4:00: Scrabble Club “Broken Heart Edition.” Non-competitive Scrabble using words associated with broken hearts. Broadway Library. (40-20 Broadway)

• Wednesday, February 14 at 3:00: Love Spells to heal your heart. Steinway Library. (21-45 31 Street)

• Wednesday, February 14 at 3:30: Teen Book Discussion of “Fear Street Super Chiller: Broken Heart,” by R.L. Stine. Broadway Library. (40-20 Broadway)

• Thursday, February 15 at 5:30: “Healing a Broken Heart,” an expressive movement class for adults who are overcoming recent or buried emotional wounds and/or loss. Broadway Library. (40-20 Broadway)

• Thursday, February 15 at 4:30: Screening of Miyazaki’s “Whisper of the Heart” in Japanese with English subtitles. Astoria Library. (14-01 Astoria Blvd)

• Thursday, February 15 at 6:00: Write your future self a love letter, to be read in 2025. Long Island City Library. (37-44 21 Street)

• Saturday, February 17 at 12:30: “Broken Heart Comedy” geared to those who have been in love, want love or hate love. Steinway Library. (21-45 31 Street)

For more details, visit the Queens Library site at www.queenslibrary.org

— Linda Pacheco

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