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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library this weekend and learn about the History of Hip Hop Dance with Virgil “Lil O” Gadson, plus you’ll enjoy our Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, our Open Mic for Poets with Gregory Crosby, a Housing Connect workshop, coding classes for kids, fitness events, a Sunnyside Swap, writing workshops, arts and crafts, movies, music, and so much more! We hope to see you here!

 

 

 

 

 

Homework Help
Teens volunteer to help children (from Kindergarten to Grade 5) with their school assignments.

Sat. Jan. 13, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bayside Community Library
214-20 Northern Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361

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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. Jan. 13, 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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Family Fun Time

Spanish: ¡Aprende y diviértete al mismo tiempo! Venga a disfrutar de algunos cuentos, luego juegue con juguetes con otros niños.

Learn and have fun at the same time! Come enjoy a storytime, then play with toys with other children.

Sat. Jan. 13, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Corona Community Library
38-23 104 Street, Corona, NY 11368

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Book Discussion: "Remains of the Day"
Please join us for a rousing discussion of Kazuo Ishiguro's "Remains of the Day.”

Sat. Jan. 13, 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Maspeth Community Library
69-70 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378

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Mommy or Daddy and Me
Simple rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by free play. A caregiver must attend. This event is for children ages birth-1 year.

Sat. Jan. 13, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Woodhaven Community Library
85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven, NY 11421

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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. Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ridgewood Community Library
20-12 Madison Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385

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Little Builders
Come build with the library's collection of large Legos, blocks, and bricks! For children ages 2-5 and their caregivers.

Sat. Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Steinway Community Library
21-45 31 Street, Astoria, NY 11105

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Tai Qi
Join us for our morning Tai Qi!

Sat. Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Elmhurst Community Library
86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

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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. Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Windsor Park Community Library
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11364

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Preschool Fun
Children ages 3-6 participate in playing with age-appropriate games and an occasional craft.

Sat. Jan. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Pomonok Community Library
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365

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ShapeUp NYC: Ultimate Cardio for Adults
Instructor Gloria Fernandez leads this fitness class, a total body workout system that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace, designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility using high energy and motivating music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sat. Jan. 13, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Seaside Community Library
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY 11694

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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. Jan. 13, 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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Walk-in Craft
Join us every Saturday for a craft for all ages!

Sat. Jan. 13, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Poppenhusen Community Library
121-23 14 Avenue, College Point, NY 11356

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Family Crafts
Join us for some fun family crafts at the library.

Sat. Jan. 13, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
McGoldrick Community Library
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

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Sunnyside Swap
Bring clean, gently-used and working items. No furniture or large electronics. No need to bring things to take things. Out of consideration for others, you may be limited to take the greater of 1 bag or the total number of bags or items that you bring. It is not permitted to take items for resell. Remaining items will be donated. We request a suggested healthy non-perishable food donation for a local pantry.

Sat. Jan. 13, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sunnyside Community Library
43-06 Greenpoint Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11104

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

Sat. Jan. 13, 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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Full Circle Actor/Writers Workshop
Take part in a creative writing and performance workshop that will run every two weeks until June 2018. Bring your short written or performance pieces (less than 5 minutes) to share! All genres are welcome.

Sat. Jan. 13, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Astoria Community Library
14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11102

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

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Write On with the NY Writers Coalition!
Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a story. Bring yours and join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive, respectful environment. Poetry, plays, short stories and everything in between—all crafted in one room! Tap into your unwritten stories at this free workshop for writers (teens and adults) of all experience levels, backgrounds and genres. Writing prompts and materials will be provided. No sign up required—simply turn up!

Sat. Jan. 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cambria Heights Community Library
218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, NY 11411

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Video Game Club
Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

Sat. Jan. 13, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hollis Community Library
202-05 Hillside Avenue, Hollis, NY 11423

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Google Computer Science First and Coding Class for Teens
Google Computer Science First teaches teens about computer science and programming. There will only be 10 spots available per class. Please reserve your spot by calling 718-658-1680. The classes will be first come, first serve. For kids in Grades 7-8.

Sat. Jan. 13, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Briarwood Community Library
85-12 Main Street, Briarwood, NY 11435

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Featuring "Freedom Fighters"
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, members of the Harlem Repertory Theatre will perform various monologues from civil rights freedom fighters. All ages are welcome. This program was made possible with the support of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, who will be joining us!

Sat. Jan. 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432

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Learn to Play Chess with Mr. Fariad
Mr. Fariad invites all chess lovers to join him. All are welcome: beginner, intermediate, and advanced players.

Sat. Jan. 13, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Rosedale Community Library
144-20 243 Street, Rosedale, NY 11422

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Super Cinema Saturday
Please come sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Rochdale Village's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Rochdale Village Community Library
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434

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QL International Resource Center presents: Koto/Shamisen Japanese Music
Duo YUMENO—koto/shamisen (Japanese stringed instruments) musician Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki—will present their singular fusion of sound, which has been praised as "exquisite" and “compelling.” This program will explore the dialogue between traditional Japanese and Western classical music.

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Flushing Community Library
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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A New Year, A New You: Leaving the Past Behind
Raja Yoga meditation enables one to create new attitudes and responses to life, providing a true understanding of ourselves. Join Raja Yoga teacher Sandhya Kanthan in this interactive session to explore how to learn from the past, let go of it, and free yourself to make new and better choices, leading to a life of meaning and purpose that brings satisfaction and contentment.

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bellerose Community Library
250-06 Hillside Avenue, Bellerose, NY 11426

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A Reading of the Play “Two Trains Running”
”Two Trains Running” is a play by African-American playwright August Wilson that explores the experience of a 1960s black neighborhood in the grips of a major economic development, gentrification, and a changing view of race amidst the legal victories of the Civil Rights movement and at the height of the Black Power Movement.

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cambria Heights Community Library
218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights, NY 11411

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Coding Club
Kids—learn about the fun of coding!

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
McGoldrick Community Library
155-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

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Housing Connect Workshop
Join representatives from NYC Housing Preservation and Development for an introduction to Housing Connect, the NYC affordable housing lottery. Learn how to create an account, profile, and how to apply for available units. Materials will be available in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Bengali.

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Elmhurst Community Library
86-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

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Amazing Origami
Create different types of amazing paper crafts.

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
East Flushing Community Library
196-36 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11358

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Chess Club for Kids
Join us for an afternoon game of chess. Kids, come and practice your chess skills!

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mitchell-Linden Community Library
31-32 Union Street, Flushing, NY 11354

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Write Now! NY Writers Coalition
Join NY Writer's Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop open to writers of all genres—poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else. Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome. No advanced registration is required!

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Broadway Community Library
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103

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Movie: "Lady Macbeth"
In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself (2016, R).

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fresh Meadows Community Library
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

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STACKS Homework Help Program
Homework assistance and help for grades 1-8.

Sat. Jan. 13, 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
St. Albans Community Library
191-05 Linden Boulevard, St. Albans, NY 11412

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History of Hip Hop Dance
Virgil “Lil O” Gadson is a dancer, actor, choreographer, and educator from Philadelphia who has appeared in commercials and on TV shows like “Americas Got Talent” and MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and was a finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance.” He’ll highlight the origins and history of Hip Hop Dance for you, from the past to the present day—and probably show you a few moves too!

Sat. Jan. 13, 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Peninsula Community Library
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

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Storytime
Join us for a fun storytime for children!

Sat. Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Long Island City Community Library
37-44 21 Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

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QL International Resource Center presents: Traditional Music & Dance From Korea
The Hong Dance & Music Company will bring traditional Korean songs to life in this music and dance performance.

Sun. Jan. 14, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Flushing Community Library
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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Open Mic for Poets
Our featured reader, Gregory Crosby, is the author of the forthcoming “Walking Away From Explosions in Slow Motion,” as well as two chapbooks, "Spooky Action at a Distance" and "The Book of Thirteen.” He teaches creative writing in the College Now program at Lehman College.

Sun. Jan. 14, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432

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Broadway Show Tunes
Pianist William Gati and vocalist Willa Bassen will perform classic Broadway show tunes.

Sun. Jan. 14, 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Kew Gardens Hills Community Library
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, NY 11367

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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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