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Glen Oaks

Annual StartUP! Business Plan Competition

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2016. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources ...

Sep 12 @ 6:15 PM

Aug
1
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Chess and Dominoes Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes. We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners.

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Aug
1
12:15PM

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1:00PM

Adventures in Literature

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program offers children ages 4-5 years an opportunity to develop a love for literature. Children will be exposed to nursery rhymes, classic fairy tales, nonfiction books, and award-winning children's literature through story books, dramatization, puppeteering, and music.

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Aug
1
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills and meet others to share experiences. Please bring your own supplies.

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Aug
1
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Writing Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children will share a funny, scary, or entertaining book and share it with their friends. They will also get to write a review and decorate it however they like. Teen assistants will be there to help children do the best job they can, and then put any finished work on display.

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Aug
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Coloring

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We will provide the atmosphere and coloring supplies. Coloring is a new craze that promises relaxation, fun, and community. Get in the game and color your stress away!

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

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Aug
2
1:15PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play mahjong and share the fun, excitement, and camaraderie with others.

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Aug
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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Aug
4
12:00PM

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2:00PM

One-on-One Computer Class

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come in for a One on One Computer Session. Trainings are available for: Email, Internet, Facebook, E-books, Tablets and more.
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m.
or
Saturdays by appointment only.

*Registration is required*
Stop by the Lower Level Librarian's desk to reserve your spot.

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Aug
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Intergenerational Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to knit and crochet this summer. Experienced adult crafters will teach their skills to children and and other beginners while sharing patterns and techniques and working on their own projects. Participants should bring their own supplies.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Get in the Game: Spade Tournament

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Do you love Spades? So do we. Compete with your friends at Spades!

*Pre-register at Queenslibrary.org


Aug
4
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Summer Family Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a family movie: 8/4- "The Good Dinosaur" (PG); 8/11-"Zootopia" (PG); 8/18- "The Book of Life" (PG); 8/25-"The Penguins of Madagascar" (PG); 9/1-"Kung Fu Panda 3" (PG). See you there!

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Aug
4
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Spanish Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Spanish? Join to talk about anything and everything including film, music, cooking and news. Meet guest authors and connect with new friends.


Aug
5
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly to play this popular word game. Please bring your own scrabble set.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Read, Play, Learn!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join the 2016 Summer Reading Club where we will explore many topics including sports and games through books, fun activities, science experiments, arts-and-crafts projects and more.
Grade 1-3 on July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 19, 26.
Grade 4-6 on July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 17, 24.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
5
1:00PM

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3:00PM

"We Are New York" English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

"We Are New York" is an Emmy Award-winning television show created to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English while informing them of the city’s resources. This 10-session program will help people practice speaking conversational English while learning about health, social, educational and employment services.

Glen OaksFri, Aug 12, 20161:00PM - 3:00PM
Glen OaksFri, Aug 19, 20161:00PM - 3:00PM
Glen OaksFri, Aug 26, 20161:00PM - 3:00PM
Glen OaksFri, Sep 2, 20161:00PM - 3:00PM

Aug
5
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Friday Kids' Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 join us for a variety of fun activities each week: knitting, arts and crafts, board games, Legos, and much more! Parents, grandparents, and other adult caregivers are encouraged to join the activities!

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

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Aug
6
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your own coffee, tea, and biscuits. We will provide the atmosphere, including music, and coloring supplies. Coloring is a new adult craze that promises relaxation, fun, and community.

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

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Aug
6
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films: 8/6-"Love the Coopers" (PG-13); 8/13-"The Finest Hours" (PG-13); 8/20-"Steve Jobs" (R); 8/27-"Eddie the Eagle" (PG-13).

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

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Aug
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Meditate to be Serene

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join Renate Lanotte, MS, LCSW, and psychotherapist to find out how to use meditation to help improve your overall well being and tap into the into the source of all joy and peace that exists with us all. Participate in a short meditation sitting.


Aug
9
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class, an interactive, hands-on search, is for beginners who need simple steps to understanding the Internet. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-831-8636 or stop by the Lower Level Information Desk to reserve your spot.


Aug
9
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions. Anyone attending this class will need to sign an exercise waiver.

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

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Aug
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Get in the Game: Board Game Tournament

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Get in the game by playing board games. Find out who is Board Game Champion of Glen Oaks!

*Pre-register at Queenslibrary.org


Aug
11
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

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Aug
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

The Magical Castle of Now

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Mighty Action Racket presents a fast paced, participatory storytelling performance, combining stories, song, poetry, movement and props. Young audiences rehearse and make magic spells, create pictures and see stories and poetry come to life. This program is for ages 5-12.


Aug
12
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic Gala with Lang Lang

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of the opening gala with the New York Philharmonic and piano virtuoso Lang Lang as they play Grieg and Beethoven in a concert filmed in September, 2015.


Aug
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Glen Oaks is starting an Adult Craft Club on Monday Evenings starting July 18th @ 6pm.
Each month the club will do a different craft project.


Aug
16
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Email Basics

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class will teach you how to create and utilize your email address. The class will begin at 10:15 a.m. and end at 11:45 a.m. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-831-8636 or stop by the Lower Level Information desk to reserve your spot.


Aug
17
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Health Chat for Seniors: Ten Things You Should Know As You Get Older

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dr. Maris Ip, Northwell Health System provides quick tips to keep you healthy into your golden years, from important vaccines you should get to the valuable habits you can incorporate into your daily routine as part of this month's health talk for older adults presented by Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls (NORC WOW). A question-and-answer session will be part of the presentation, and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45PM.


Aug
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Get in the Game: Video Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

You asked, we listened, and the X-box is coming back! Come play with the X-box one and get in the game with Glen Oaks library.


Aug
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Author Visit with Ayanna Bates

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join local author and poet Ayanna Bates as she discusses her book of poetry, "An Old Teen". Ayanna will lead a poetry writing workshop and discuss her experience as a self-published author.


Aug
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Glen Oaks Chartering Ceremony

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Glen Oaks Chartering Ceremony


Aug
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Meet the Author: Mark Torres "A Stirring in the North Fork"

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

"A Stirring in the North Fork" by local author Mark Torres is a thriller about a cold case, a murder on Long Island, and the out-of-work attorney who is driven to solve the decades-old mystery. Mr. Torres will discuss the story behind the book, his experience with self-publishing, and how he became a debut author.

Books will be available for sale and signing.


Aug
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

#Booklove

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you love books? We do too! Come to the teen area to talk about the books you love. You might even find a new favorite!

*Part of the Read Down Your Fees program


Aug
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Red Hot + Fela Live!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring world-class performances to your neighborhood. Enjoy the music of Nigerian firebrand Fela Anikulapo Kuti, as Fela’s master drummer and Afrobeat icon Tony Allen teams up with the cinematic dance rockers of Superhuman Happiness and stars of the next generation of Afro-futurist innovators.


Aug
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Send-Off (End of Summer Reading Party)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Say good-bye to Summer Reading with a party outside! Join us for snacks, music, and a proper send off to the summer. We will also be drawing raffle tickets for our summer reading prizes.

*Pre-register at Queenslibrary.org


Aug
31
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Practice SHSAT with Princeton Review

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Find out how you would score on a full-length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strength and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton Review is required. You can register at PrincetonReview.com or by calling 646-362-0628.


Sep
1
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates dance and Qi Gong, accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection.

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

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Sep
7
1:00PM

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3:00PM

The Quilting Project

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn sewing, planning and quilting processes to create a quilt project from small to large. Sewing lessons included if you have never used a sewing machine. Learn about types of fabrics and different approaches to designing a quilt.

Professional Teaching Artist Karen Fitzgerald leads this 8-session creative aging Quilting Project. Registration is required, space is limited. Please contact Queens Library @ Glen Oaks to Register for this class 718-831-8636.

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

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Sep
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Hump Day: Board Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

You made it to Wednesday! Come to Glen Oaks Library and enjoy some board games to celebrate.

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

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Sep
9
1:00PM

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2:30PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

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Sep
10
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your own coffee, tea, and biscuits. We will provide the atmosphere, including music and coloring supplies. Coloring is a new adult craze that promises relaxation, fun and community.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films, all released in 2016.

September 10th, "Hail Caesar" Rated PG-13
September 17th, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" Rated PG-13
September 23rd "Race" Rated PG-13

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

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Sep
12
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an adventure in reading. The Adult Book Discussion Club at the Glen Oaks Community Library, once a month on Monday afternoon at 12 pm..

Monday, September 12th @ 12pm "The Interestings" By Meg Wolitzer
Monday, October 17th @ 12pm " The Nest" By Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

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

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Sep
12
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Please call the library to preregister.

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

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Sep
12
6:15PM

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8:15PM

Annual StartUP! Business Plan Competition

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2016. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.


Sep
16
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Not Just A Teen Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Biweekly, we will be showing our favorite teen movies.
9/16: The Outsiders (PG)
9/30: The Fifth Wave (PG-13)
10/14: Hocus Pocus (PG)
10/28: The Avengers (PG-13)

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

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Sep
17
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of a concert that celebrates the musical traditions of Harlem with the music of Basie, Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Illinois Jacquet.


Sep
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Chat for Seniors: How to Stay Young - A Guide for the Perplexed

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dr. Penny Stern, Northwell Health System discusses how to set goals, keep optimistic, get moving (exercise), eat “the right diet”, get enough sleep, etc. as part of this month's health talk for older adults presented by Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls (NORC WOW). A question-and-answer session will be part of the presentation, and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45PM.


Sep
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Still Life, Landscape, Photography: An Art History Adventure

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This 3-session series covers art from Egyptian times through the 19th Century and explores the relationship between still life, landscape, and photography.

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

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Sep
23
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Make Your Own Locker Magnets

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Welcome back to school! Come learn how to personalize your locker and create magnets that will help you get organized.


Sep
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Glen Oaks Community Library's monthly Craft Club. Each month the club will do a different craft project. Suggestions welcome.

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

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Sep
27
1:30PM

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3:00PM

How's Your Hearing?

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

A Doctor of Audiology will give you a free, quick and easy hearing screening. All are welcome. This is a component of Queens Library's annual Older Adult Day.


Sep
30
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

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

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Oct
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Enjoy a great country, blues, and indie rock concert filmed at "Lincoln Center Out of Doors" in August, 2014.


Oct
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Humane Education with Cats & Dogs

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Children will explore various ways to treat animals with kindness and compassion. They will recognize cat and dog body languages, which is one way their pet shows its feelings. They are taught the "rules" of pet ownership, responsibility and kindness. A hands-on activity and fun worksheet follow the presentation. for ages 4-10. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.


Oct
18
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Introduction to Photography

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This is a creative aging 8 session course in photography for adults ages 50+. The 9th session is a gallery showing of your work with professional teaching artist Karen Bourbeau. Registration is required. Call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.

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

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Oct
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Video Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

You asked, we listened, and we're having open video game time in the library.
Teens in grade 6 and up are invited to open video game time.


Nov
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Chair Yoga

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Certified instructor Didi Tapomaya teaches participants basic yoga techniques, breathing and relaxation exercises with guided visualization. Space is limited. Please register at the Glen Oaks Library - 718-831-8636

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

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Nov
12
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Double Entendre Concert

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Our focus this year is quartets. We will present a concert of oboe and bassoon quartets (including pieces for oboe, violin, viola, cello and bassoon, violin, viola, cello). The program will include Mozart, Devienne, Britten and a couple of contemporary arrangements for 2 oboes and 2 bassoons.