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Upcoming Programs

Aug
31
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
1
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Vintage Glassware

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Arlene Sigeavsky leads a discussion on collectible glassware such as milk glass. This is a teleconferenced program. First time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
2
11:00AM

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12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to preregister.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


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Sep
3
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

this is a topical discussion group on popular culture and current events. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Golden Oldies

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango leads a discussion about classic movies. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
8
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Bingo

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
9
11:00AM

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12:30PM

You Be the Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Popular Music of the 40s and 50s

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Danielle Cordovez of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts leads a discussion on music of the 40s and 50s. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
14
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Citizen Preparedness Corps Workshop

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

New York State is offering a two-hour training session to residents to provide them with the tools and resources to prepare for a disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible.


Sep
15
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Pharmacist Chung-Shien Lee will help you understand more about the medications you're taking and why, and give tips on how to remember to take them. This is a teleconferenced event. First time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
16
11:00AM

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12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
16
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Making Jewelry from Fabric

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger demonstrates how to use fabric in making designer jewelry for any occasion


Sep
17
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Bizarre and Unique Holidays

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss unique and different holidays celebrated in various locales. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
19
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Vocalist Abby Powell

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the singing of Abby Powell, who has performed on the operatic and world recital stages and been praised by "The New York Times" as a vocalist of "solid and youthful" tone.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
21
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Writing Workshop: Share Your Memories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads this 4-session teleconferenced writing workshop. Learn basics, tips and techniques of memoir writing and share writing assignments, thoughts and ideas. First-time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
22
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Protect Yourself against Frauds and Scams

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A representative of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs talks about common frauds and scams and how to protect against them. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chit chat and make friends over the phone. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First time callers should call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Nutrition for Seniors

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Moran, RN, will present a program for seniors about healthy eating.


Sep
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor: A Creative Aging Program

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

This course, for adults age 50 and up, will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee and Georgia O'Keeffe will serve as inspiration and points of discussion. This is an eight-week course that will culminate, in week nine, with a special event and exhibit of student work. Preregistration for the entire series is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
29
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Microsoft Word

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and save documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste; and use the basic functions and commands of Microsoft Word. Call 718-831-8636 to preregister.


Sep
29
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Beginning Mahjong

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to join a mahjong game but didn’t know how to play? Here’s your chance to learn! In six simple, step-by-step sessions, with enjoyable activities, Donna Miller-Small will teach you the skills for beginning play, so that you can share in the fun, excitement and camaraderie with others. Beginners and experienced players are both welcome.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
29
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Smart Living with Technology: One-on-One

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring in your own Nook, Kindle, iPad, Google tablet, or other similar device for individual instruction on how to use it.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Drawing to See: A Creative Aging Program

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

Over the course of eight weeks participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques that will sharpen their capacity to see in ways artists see. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Alice's Kitchen

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Alice Morley leads adiscussion on healthy cooking, food and recipes. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Sep
30
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month we will read and discuss "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Oct
1
1:30PM

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3:30PM

The Eight-Day Digital Photographer

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Participants will get a basic understanding of their camera and be introduced to different aspects of photography, such as lighting, color, angle, distance, foreground and background.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango chats about great art and artists. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Oct
7
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Smart Living with Technology: One-on-One

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring in your own Nook, Kindle, iPad, Google tablet, or other similar device for individual instruction on how to use it.


Oct
7
1:30PM

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2:30PM

The Sounds of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

L A Blacksmith and Wayne Holmes take you on their time machine to share some of these great artists' hits: “Let the Good Times Roll," “Georgia,” “I’ve Got a Woman," "Superstition," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “Sunshine of My Life,” “What’s Going On,” “Mercy, Mercy Me,” “Let’s Get It On,” “Got to Give It Up” and more. This program is made possible by a 2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Award from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.


Oct
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Piedmont Bluz

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Less known than the Delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture. This is a teleconferenced event. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
13
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Meditation

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

If you want to relax and let go of "mind chatter," meditation might be good for you. Helen Schwizer leads this guided meditation session, in which all you have to do is sit and listen to the spoken imagery. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Art History with Queens Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Museum's Jason Yoon will lead a discussion about current exhibits. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
16
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Unclaimed Funds

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Find out if New York State owes you money! Representatives from the Comptroller's Office will conduct a presentation and assist in finding out if you have unclaimed funds.


Oct
20
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Microsoft Excel

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to navigate a spreadsheet, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Call 718-831-8636 to preregister.


Oct
20
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Outstanding Women in History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Cecile Walters will lead a game and discussion called "Who Am I? Famous Women in History." This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
28
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month we will read "We Are Water" by Wally Lamb. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Nov
17
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Social Media -- Facebook

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. Basic computer and Internet skills and an email account are required. Call 718-831-8636 to preregister.


Dec
15
10:15AM

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12:45PM

Smart Living with Technology: Entertainment Online

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to find music, movies, games and digital media to meet your informational educational and cultural interests. Basic Internet skills and an email account are required.