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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFFERTS

Apr
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Upcycling

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Children and teens will learn how to take materials that they might throw out (such as cardboard, water bottles, etc.) and make something useful or fun out of it.


Apr
23
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.

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Apr
26
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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Apr
26
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


Apr
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Comic to Movie: "Justice League"

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.


Apr
30
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


May
2
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.

Additional Dates


May
3
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.


May
5
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
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


May
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mental Health Awareness Month: Stress and Self-Care

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

This Mental Health Awareness 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.


May
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Stress Management

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Does all your homework, studying for tests, and trying to find time for family and friends have you feeling stressed? It’s not easy being a kid but experts from Thrive NYC will give you some tips that might make things a little easier.


May
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Comedy Magic Show

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their families will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement.


May
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spring Craft

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun spring-themed craft.


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
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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