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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFFERTS

Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Writing: Poetry

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Bring your kids to any or all of these three classes to learn about different types of poems, their origins, and how to write their own. Elementary and middle school age children are welcome.


Sep
24
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to create a beautiful jewelry box, to keep or give as a gift, in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Sep
24
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Queens Artists and Nonprofit Organizations: Do You Need Funding?

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts supports the hard work and contributions of Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts disciplines through grants. Applicants must attend a Application Information Session to learn about the guidelines before applying.


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Sep
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddler to this interactive storytime where they can hear stories, sing songs, and play, all while enhancing their early literacy skills!


Sep
27
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) at 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.

Additional Dates


Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Live Green! Build a Sustainable City

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

ArchforKids and Queens Library presents STEAM at Baisley Park Library
Participants ages 6-12 will build a model of a sustainable Queens neighborhood - one that includes a "green" library in a park setting. In these hands-on workshops participants will collectively create structures to make up a sustainable neighborhood. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Jewelry Making: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Pamela Isaac teaches how you can create beautiful jewelry from semi-precious stones, glass shells, and beads to complement your wardrobe. Preregistration required.


Sep
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Shape Up Dancersize

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Instructor Zaneifa Mycoosingh leads this exercise class of low impact aerobics combined with dance moves to emphasize toning and cardio while burning calories. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low Impact Dancercise for Adults

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Instructor Zaneifa Mycoosingh leads this exercise class, low impact aerobics combined with dance moves to emphasize toning and cardio while burning calories. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Bring your baby to Mother Goose Time to hear stories, sing songs, and have fun at the library! At the same time, learn ways to engage your child as you read to them to develop early literacy skills and a love of reading.


Sep
29
11:00AM

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11:15AM

Open House for NYC Schools and Student Success Lefferts Library Mini Tour

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Come find out what programs and resources the Lefferts Library has to offer your family.


Sep
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
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


Oct
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Don't Snooze on Clues: An Anti- Bullying Workshop

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

This program will engage students with simple techniques to:
• Promote respect for diversity and differences
• Prevent bias-based harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying
• Promote becoming a “change agent” in their school & community

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Know Your Rights: Keep Your Family Safe and Together (in Bengali)

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to have a healthy relationship, get a job in the U.S., and learn about your rights for legal options and immigration remedies for victims of domestic violence.


Oct
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Star Wars Spelling Bee

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

October is Star Wars Reads month. In celebration, please join us for our spelling bee. Prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers. This program is for children from 1st grade to 8th grade. Please register in person at the librarian's desk.


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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