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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFFERTS

Feb
26
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Learn to Dance Soca!

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Instructor Davin McLeod shares the history and movements of this masquerade dance, the "soul of Calypso" and "the power of movement," which is performed at the annual Caribbean Carnival. You do not need to know how to dance to participate, but you will certainly feel like a dancer when you leave!


Feb
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Therapy Zone Adult Coloring

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Coloring helps us de-stress because when we focus on a particular activity, we focus on it and not on our worries. Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
12:30PM

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3:00PM

Council Member Adrienne Adams Constituent Services Tabling

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

The Office of Council Member Adrienne Adams will be offering Constituent and Legal Help to the residents of the Richmond Hill Community. For more information please contact Stephanie Charles (Director of Constituent Affairs) 718-723-0680 or Scharles@council.nyc.gov

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

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Mar
1
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Cancer Support Group

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Having cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person's life. However, support groups help many people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges. This group is for cancer survivors and anyone fighting cancer.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Caribbean Equality Project Support Group

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

If you are struggling with self-acceptance as a member of the Caribbean Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community, need help accepting a friend or relative who is a member of this community, or want to show support for a Caribbean LGBT family member or friend, this culturally-sensitive group may be for you. We will meet monthly, and all meetings will be facilitated by a licensed psychotherapist.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Don't Pay to Get Your Refund, File Taxes for Free at the Lefferts Library

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Individuals, families or cash-earners -- with an income up to $66,000 -- are eligible to receive free tax preparation through New York City. By appointment only, call 718-478-3848.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Specialized High Schools Admissions Infomation Session

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Specialized high schools admissions information session hosted by the NYC Department of Education. Learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), find out about LaGuardia High School auditions, and speak to a NYC Department of Education representative. At the session, families can learn about the Specialized High Schools and the admissions process, and they can ask any questions they may have. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.


Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Slime Time with the Mad Science team!

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS program and ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and then enter the Slime Olympics! Take home your own concoction of Mad Science Slime!

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

Additional Dates


May
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mental Health Matters: Stress and Self-Care

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

This Mental Matters series focuses on the benefits of self-care and how to reduce stress. When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Today is the day to get started!


May
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Manga workshop with Ivan Velez

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

Children ages 8-12 learn to build their own manga stories in their own manga style in this workshop taught by a professional cartoonist. Preregistration is required.


Jun
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Animals Rock! with Queens Library Summer Reading

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Summer 2018 Animals Rock!
This animal show will rock your library
with many creatures. Discover why frogs
sound like a drum, how some bugs sing &
how animals make music. Meet frogs,
bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, reptiles, birds
& more. Everyone is encouraged to dance
our version of the Crazy Chicken Dance
with Feathers our chicken.


Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Libraries Rock! with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Award-winning balloon artist Nick the Balloonatic has twisted balloons all over the world. The Balloonatic interacts with children ages 6-12 as he is sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special.
This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Aug
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Mr. Chris's Musical Experience

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Children will engage in a high energy and interactive show with Mr. Chris featuring music, song, and dance with an educational twist. Come kick off Summer Reading and pick out great books to read over the summer. For children 6-12. Space is limited.


Aug
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Face Painting with Apryl Cadabra Entertainment

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Children will enjoy the adorable face painting of familiar children's characters with colorful designs.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising. 

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