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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library for a Vinyasa yoga class, creative writing workshops for adults and kids, Chinese folk music and dance, a salute to physicist Lisa Randall and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, an art history lecture, a composting workshop, book discussions, arts and crafts, great movies, and much more! We hope to see you here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Coloring
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.

Sat. August 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Glen Oaks Community Library
256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY 11004

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Homework Help
Teens volunteer to help children (from Kindergarten to Grade 6) with their school assignments.

Sat. August 12, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bayside Community Library
214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361

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Knitting Club
Come to our weekly knitting club!

Sat. August 12, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Peninsula Community Library
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

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Book Art Collage
Drop in anytime to draw a "book report" on a book you've read. Artwork will be done on square sheets of paper to build a book quilt which will be displayed on the wall.

Sat. August 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Seaside Community Library
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY 11694

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Children, Tweens, and Teens Summer Fun with Joel
Are you ready for real fun in the summer? Join us outside the library for many activities, such as jump rope, hopscotch, chalk painting, basketball shooting, ping pong, music, and much more. Let’s make new friends and enjoy our summer vacation together. Bring your bottle of water and all your energy! (This is for kids in 3rd grade and up.)

Sat. August 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Woodside Community Library
54-22 Skillman Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377

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Family Story Time
Children and their families are invited to join us for songs, books, and parachute play. A parent or other adult caregiver must be present.

Sat. August 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ridgewood Community Library
20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385

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An Introduction to Vinyasa Yoga
This exercise class combines stretching, breathing exercises, and meditation to help manage stress and promote peace from within. Participants must bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable pants and a fitted top, and bring a bottle of water.

Sat. August 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck, NY 11363

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Adult Coloring: Everyone is Welcome
Join us on selected Saturdays for a relaxing morning of coloring. All supplies provided, but welcomed to bring your own.

Sat. August 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
St. Albans Community Library
191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans, NY 11412

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Weekend Mother Goose
Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Sat. August 12, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Windsor Park Community Library
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11364

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Saturday Kids Craft
Join our Saturday creations in arts and crafts in the Children's Room.

Sat. August 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Richmond Hill Community Library
118-14 Hillside Avenue, Richmond Hill, NY 11418

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Art History Lecture Series
This month’s lecture is about artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz.

Sat. August 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rochdale Village Community Library
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434

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Story Time
Step into imagination at this very unusual story time. Costumes are recommended, but not necessary. Ages 3-8.

Sat. August 12, 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Woodhaven Community Library
85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven, NY 11421

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Read to Me
Kids come and hear a story read to them by one of our volunteers.

Sat. August 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Briarwood Community Library
85-12 Main Street, Briarwood, NY 11435

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Chess Class for All
It's never too early (or too late) to learn how to play chess—the game of kings! Come learn how to play, enhance your skills, and have fun. Register by calling 718-831-8644.

Sat. August 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bellerose Community Library
250-06 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose, NY 11426

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Summer Movie Matinee
This week’s movie is “Green is Gold” (2016, R).

Sat. August 12, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fresh Meadows Community Library
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

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Super Saturday Morning
Kids of all ages and their special grownups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with coloring pages, board games, jigsaw puzzles, blocks and Legos—and the occasional craft!

Sat. August 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Forest Hills Community Library
108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Saturday Crafts
Join us for a craft every Saturday! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat. August 12, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Poppenhusen Community Library
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point, NY 11356

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Chess With Mr. Fariad
Enjoy a game of chess with Mr. Fariad. All chess lovers are welcome, learners and players alike!

Sat. August 12, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rosedale Community Library
144-20 243 Street, Rosedale, NY 11422

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Chinese Book Club (in Mandarin Chinese)

Chinese: 2017-2018年度法拉盛中文书会将聚焦于中华和西方文学史上具代表性和影响力的经典作品,精读解析,深入阐发作品的美学价值、思想社会内涵,力求从文化的广度与高度予以崭新的审视和认识;同时将以历史发展的主干联系贯穿作品,使书友在提高作品理解同时更多得到中外文艺史以及文艺理论的知识。在这过程中,将特别介绍中国著名作家木心对中外文学名著及文学史的真知灼见。 活动日期:2017年: 7/8;8/12;9/9;10/7;11/4;12/9;2018年: 1/13;2/10. 周六下午1 -- 3点 地点:法拉盛图书馆三楼教室

New sessions of the Chinese Book Club focus on some representative and influential works in literary history. The famous Chinese writer Mu Xin and his insightful criticism of literature will also be discussed. The program is hosted and led by Professor Tang Zhenhai.

Sat. August 12, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Flushing Community Library
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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Cambria Heights Book Discussion: "The Warmth of Other Suns"
Join us for a book discussion of this instant classic by Isabel Wilkerson.

Sat. August 12, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cambria Heights Community Library
218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, NY 11411

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Write Now! with NY Writers Coalition
Want to get past your writer’s block or just put pen to paper and see what happens? Join us for free creative writing workshops that will bring out those powerful stories we have yet to share on the page. Poetry, prose, theater, rhymes, and everything in between—all created in a single room! This workshop is open to writers (age 18+) of all genres, backgrounds, and experience levels. Writing prompts and other materials will be provided. Just bring yourself!

Sat. August 12, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Broadway Community Library
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103

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Saturday Discovery Club
Come join our Saturday Discovery Club! Become a builder, learn about animals and their habitats, and participate in a scientific experiment! For children ages 6-12.

Sat. August 12, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Pomonok Community Library
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365

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Composting Workshop
The NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden will teach you how to compost. Preregistration is required for this program.

Sat. August 12, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck, NY 11363

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Book Buddies
Join us on Saturdays to share a love of words. We're beginning a Book Buddies program where teen volunteers will read to younger kids. Join us as a reader or a listener!

Sat. August 12, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mitchell-Linden Community Library
31-32 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354

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Movie Saturdays @ St. Albans
This month’s selection is "Get Out" (2017, R), written and directed by Jordan Peele and starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams.

Sat. August 12, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
St. Albans Community Library
191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans, NY 11412

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Saturday Family Movie
Families are invited to join us for our movie screening of “Dennis the Menace” (1993, PG).

Sat. August 12, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Arverne Community Library
312 Beach 54 Street, Arverne, NY 11692

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Chess Club
Come play a self-directed game of chess, complete with books to guide your way.

Sat. August 12, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
South Jamaica Community Library
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11433

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Music of Colombia

Spanish: Dirigido por el pianista, compositor, arreglista, y director, Pablo Mayor, de Cali, Colombia, el trio presenta música tradicional y composiciones originales inspiradas en la diversa y rica herencia musical de Colombia.

Led by renowned pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Pablo Mayor (who is from Cali, Colombia), this musical trio will perform traditional songs and original compositions inspired by the diverse and rich musical heritage of his native country.

Sat. August 12, 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Elmhurst Community Library
86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

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Saluting Women's Right to Vote in New York State 100th Anniversary Series
Join us as we discuss the life of Lisa Randall, an American theoretical physicist working in particle physics and cosmology. Refreshments will be served.

Sat. August 12, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Briarwood Community Library
85-12 Main Street, Briarwood, NY 11435

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Creative Writing
Children ages 7-12 can join us to learn how to improve their creative writing skills. Call the library at 718-468-8300 to check availability.

Sat. August 12, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Windsor Park Community Library
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11364

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Friends of Starside presents: An Afternoon of Singing and Dancing

Chinese: 法拉盛社區團體安康寧之友所屬之文藝社為社區獻上一台夏日演出,展現民俗音樂和歌舞。特邀專業舞蹈老師沈其先生指導。歡迎光臨。 時間:8月13日星期天下午1點 地點:法拉盛圖書館劇場

All are welcome at this showcase of Chinese folk music, singing, and dancing.

Sun. August 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Flushing Community Library
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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These are just some of the great events happening at Queens Library this weekend. For a full listing of all the programs, services, and activities at every Queens Library location, visit http://www.queenslibrary.org/events.

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