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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFFERTS

Jan
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

DJ 101 with DJ Gully From Radio 103.9 FM

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Learn how to DJ for the next big event! Join professional mixer DJ Gully from radio station WBLS as he teaches How to DJ 101. You will learn basic skills that will get you started on your next DJ gig! Learn how to cut, scratch, and blend songs. Learn how to use DJ software and equipment. Learn DJ tricks from one of the top DJs in the business. This is a two-part hands-on course to get you started.

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

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Jan
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Bring your baby ages 6-18 months to this fun storytime program. You and your little one will hear stories, sing songs, and play, all while enhancing early literacy skills!


Jan
26
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Prenatal Group

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

These four sessions will provide education and support for pregnant people. Come to connect with other pregnant people and to learn, share, and support one another. Feel free to bring a support person if you would like. Classes are free and there will be giveaways. Facilitator: Melissa Maldonado, MPH, Childbirth Educator, Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Lactation Counselor.


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Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Knitting and Crochet Club

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Learn to Crochet: Eight-Week Mini Series
Welcome to Lefferts Library Knitting and Crochet Club!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to crochet? This is a beginner class for anyone interested in learning how to crochet. Gather and socialize with others who share your interest and perhaps gain a few tips and tricks as you work your own creations! All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Let's Move!

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Let's Move! Come join the program inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. In the United States, childhood obesity rates have tripled. The “Let’s Move!” initiative aims to reduce obesity and prolong life for Americans. Come learn about the “Let’s Move!” program, the benefits of physical activity for heart health, and much more.


Feb
15
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Broken Heart Week: Bookmark Making

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Sketching and coloring can be healing! Customers will create heartbreak bookmarks out of cardstock to own or to give away! For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.


Feb
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migration - History of Soca

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Davin McLeod traces the history of soca, both the music and dance, back to the "nature" cultures and traditions around the world. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Recreate Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series Panel

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

More than 75 years ago, Jacob Lawrence created The Migration Series, an epic narrative that through an ambitious 60-panel series portrays the Great Migration, the flight of over a million African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Lawrence's work continues to have powerful echoes. Come learn about this monumental work and get inspired by it, recreating the panel that you admire the most. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.


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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