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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFFERTS

May
26
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to US Citizenship: Becoming a US Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 5/5- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 5/12 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 5/19- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 5/26- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.


May
26
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to US Citizenship: Becoming a US Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 5/5- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 5/12 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 5/19- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 5/26- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.


May
30
12:00PM

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2:00PM

ESOL Job Search Training

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

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. The classes are also integrated with a technology component that prepares students for the 21st century workforce.

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

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May
31
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.

Additional Dates


May
31
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


Jun
4
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


Jun
4
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


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Manga Drawing

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheung teaches teens and tweens basic techniques for drawing manga characters.


Jun
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Evolution of Bollywood

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

The Payalia Dance Company provides a performance of Bollywood dance, discusses the various dance styles, and invites the audience to join in and learn some of the steps.


Jun
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Storytime with Council Member Adrienne Adams & President Dennis M. Walcott

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Storytime with Council Member Adrienne Adams


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
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

The Quest for Well-Being: Using Your Inner Powers Presented by Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Learn to access the strength that lies within you to face all of life's challenges. Power of Courage on July 9; Power of Decision Making on July 23; Power of Letting Go on August 6; and Power of Cooperation on August 20.

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

Additional Dates


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 ages 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.


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.


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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