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Upcoming Programs

Jan
17
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Prenatal Group

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Are you pregnant? Join this 5-week, 10-class prenatal series to learn about pregnancy and parenting. To sign up or ask questions, call Mikayla at (718) 883 - 8626. Feel free to bring a support person.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Healthy Living, Healthy You!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Happy 2018! Start your year on a positive, and healthy note. From nutritious snacking to heart health tips, this program is just for you.


Jan
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Be Proud, Be Responsible

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about sex? If you would like to learn how to be healthy and safe, this program is for you! If you attend all the sessions, you will even receive a gift card! This program is in partnership with Planned Parenthood of NYC.

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

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Jan
18
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strength in a way that is safe, fun, and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion and fitness level. We start where you are, so you don't have to worry if you haven't been moving in a while. This class is open and fun for everyone! Come join us for music, dance and laughs!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

JDRF in Your Neighborhood Meet and Greet

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

We know that hearing, "Your child has type 1 diabetes," is tough and can be an isolating experience. JDRF wants to connect you with others who have been where you are right now. Connect with “veteran” families and see that you are not alone. Join us as other families share their T1D journey with much optimism and hope for your family’s future.
This program is designed for families new to the T1D community. RSVP is required, email srogers@jdrf.org or call 212-478-4314.


Jan
19
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic facts about breast, prostate, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention alongside early detection with peer educators from New York Presbyterian Queens. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Baby Friendly

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

What does it mean if a hospital is “baby friendly”? Come learn about the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, breastfeeding and ways that you can better bond with your new baby from experts at St. John's Episcopal Hospital.


Jan
24
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Do you need healthcare coverage for yourself or your family? Stop by and speak with a health insurance navigator from Callen Lorde Community Health Center to get all of your questions answered. You can even enroll on site if you qualify.


Jan
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wellness Workshop: Coping with Insomnia

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

More than 10% of people in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia. Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration and increased risk of serious illnesses. In this workshop, we will look at some common causes of sleeplessness, including physical tension, chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. We will learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
12:00PM

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3:30PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Do you need healthcare coverage for yourself or your family? Stop by and speak with a health insurance navigator from Callen Lorde Community Health Center to get all of your questions answered. You can even enroll on site if you qualify.


Jan
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

What is Anxiety?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This program will discuss possible causes of anxiety, the symptoms one may experience, and some potential ways to manage it. Your presenter will be Dr. Jerry Chang, Psychiatrist at the Zucker Hillside Hospital. All are welcome.


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about:
-Lead poisoning and sources of lead
-How to control pests safely
-How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome. For more information, please call (646) 632-6023


Feb
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Prenatal Education

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

These six sessions will provide education and support for pregnant people and their families. Come to connect with other pregnant people to learn, share, and support one another. To reserve a seat, please call (347) 571 - 2792. Feel free to bring a support person if you would like. Classes are free and there will be giveaways at each class!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

What is Depression?

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Most people experience feelings of sadness or depression at times. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss or disappointment, but when feelings of intense sadness last for days or weeks, that could be clinical depression. Come learn from Dr. Jerry Chang, Psychiatrist at Zucker Hillside Hospital, what clinical depression is, the signs and symptoms, and ways that it might be treated. All are welcome.


Feb
7
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Healthy Eating and Exercise on the Budget

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

We all want to be healthier and make healthy choices for our families. Come learn some of the steps that might improve your health.


Feb
7
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Guided Meditation

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Guided meditation calms the mind and relaxes the body. Those who practice it regularly may experience reduced levels of stress and increased inner peace and well-being. The instructor will help you focus on relaxing your mind and making positive mental changes.


Feb
8
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Winter Blues; Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

This time of year may have you feeling unlike yourself. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects approximately 3 million Americans each year. Join us for this health program which discusses SAD, its symptoms, impact and more. A de-stress activity will be included. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Nutrition 101

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy, but it can be a challenge. Come learn some tips and tricks from nutrition professionals at St. John's Episcopal Hospital.


Feb
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Zumba Gold

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Feeling happy and want to dance about it? Great--come dance at Rosedale Library! But if you’re feeling down and want to get your mind off things, still come! This gentle dance workout is for folks of all ages and will give you an opportunity to dance your heart out to our heartbreak mix.
For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
12
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Broken Heart Week Care Cafe: Finding your Life's Passion and Purpose

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Now is the perfect time to focus on you. What makes you happy? What inspires you? What steps do you need to take to help your dreams come true? Come learn from experts and enjoy a Care Cafe, presented by Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Light refreshments will be served. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
14
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Broken Heart Week: Guided Meditation

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Guided meditation calms the mind and relaxes the body. Those who practice it regularly may experience reduced levels of stress and increased inner peace and well-being. The instructor will help you focus on relaxing your mind and making positive mental changes. This session will focus on overcoming grief, loss or heartbreak.
For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
17
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Broken Heart Week: The Science of a Broken Heart

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

If you’ve ever had your heart broken, then you know heartbreak is very real. Come learn from a doctor what is happening when you’re going through a powerfully emotional experience like a heartbreak. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
22
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Being Mortal: Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a free screening and discussion of “Being Mortal”, a PBS Frontline documentary based on Atul Gawande’s best-selling book. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in end of life care about what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. For more information, or to reserve a seat, please email events@endoflifechoicesny.org or call 212-726-2301.


Feb
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Hypertension and You

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Not required

Nearly a third of adults in the US have high blood pressure. Come learn from the experts how you can prevent this illness and how you can manage it if you already have it. All are welcome!


Mar
1
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Stress Management

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn how to identify your stressors and some of the ways to feel more calm and relaxed. We will talk about breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, simple relaxation stretches, and behavioral strategies.


Mar
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 is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are at, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Learning to Let Go: How End Of Life Doulas Help Their Loved Ones Say Goodbye

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

End of life doulas provide emotional support and comfort to patients and their loved ones who are in the final phase of life. The focus of this program is on planning for death and it will help patients who lack family or adequate caregiver support to die comfortably and without fear of being alone.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Linda Bulone, RN, OCN, CCRC for an informative workshop on cancer prevention. During this session, we will discuss basic facts about prevention, including a review of cancer screening guidelines, and dispel some of the most common myths about cancer. All are welcome.


Mar
7
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Understanding Antibiotics

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lifesaving antibiotics can cure dangerous bacterial infections, but did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? In fact, the main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Come learn from an infectious disease pharmacist and physician assistant about when antibiotics are and are not needed, as well as the potential harms of using antibiotics.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic facts about breast, prostate, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with Peer Educators from New York Presbyterian Queens. All are welcome. This program will be in Spanish.


Mar
19
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Steps to Health: Healthy Eating and Fitness

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come discuss ways to be healthier! Space is limited! First come, first served.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager for SHAREing and CAREing, Cancer Support Services


Mar
24
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Birth Scenarios

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

When you're in labor, it can be difficult to think clearly. Come discuss common birth scenarios with a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. This program will help you better prepare if things don't go exactly according to the plan when it's time to have your baby. This program is a must if you’re pregnant, considering having a(nother) child, serving as a support person for someone in labor, interested in birth justice, or if you are a birth worker and want to better serve your clients.


Mar
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Emergency Response: React Fast

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Research has shown that bystanders or immediate responders with little or no medical training can become heroic lifesavers. If you know how to stop severe bleeding, it can make the difference between life and death for an injured person. Learn how to help save lives by acting quickly when uncontrolled bleeding injuries result from disasters like the Sandy Hook Shooting, Boston Marathon Bombing or even everyday accidents.


Apr
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Ask the Pediatrician

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Get full access to the expertise of our pediatrician as she discusses the most "common resistance" problems in children including, sleep disturbance - difficulty going to bed and/or awakening during the night, problems with toilet training, and feeding picky eaters. She will provide insight and strategies for approaching and managing these common problems.


Apr
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and make a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking, why, and get tips on how to remember to take them. To jump the line to speak with the pharmacist, contact Tamara at tmichel@queenslibrary.org or 917-702-4295.


Apr
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hip and Knee Pain

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Do you suffer from hip or knee pain from arthritis? Come learn some common causes and possible treatments from Dr. Hasija, Orthopedic Surgeon at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


Apr
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Importance of Health Care Proxies

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Did you know that National Healthcare Decisions Day is in April? This day aims to help people across the U.S. understand the value of advance healthcare planning. Come learn what a healthcare proxy is and why proxies are so important.


Apr
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Health Challenge

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

It is time for the Community Health, Health Challenge! Bring your friends and come enjoy this interactive game and lesson plan. Compete to learn about nutrition tips, healthy habits and more!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about:
*Lead poisoning and sources of lead
*How to control pests safely and
*How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome. For more information, please call (646) 632-6023.


Apr
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Alzheimer’s Disease

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

This talk will focus on the definitions of memory loss, cognitive decline and dementia. We will outline the main differences between the memory changes of "normal" aging, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. We will also review common ways to manage Alzheimer's disease and the latest in Alzheimer’s research.