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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFFERTS

Dec
16
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Holiday Toy Giveaway/Senior Holiday Giveaway

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Get a free toy for your child age 4-12! The child must be present to receive the toy and must be accompanied by a parent. One toy per child, while supplies last. Seniors can also come out and get a holiday gift while supplies last. Thanks to the Lions Club of Richmond Hill/South Ozone Park for sponsoring this event!


Dec
16
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Comic to Movie "Lucy"

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug.


Dec
18
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Balloon Twisting Workshop with Nick the Balloonatic

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

Want to know how to twist balloons and create basic animal characters? Children 8 to 12 become the balloon twister with step-by-step instruction from Nick the Balloonatic. Nick will include a brief history of the balloon. This fun-filled event is free! Pre-registration is required.


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Dec
21
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.

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Dec
22
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Infants and babies are invited to join us for 30 minutes of bouncing rhymes, short books, songs, and play time. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

For safety concerns, the child must be between the ages of 0-2.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
28
12:00PM

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3:30PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Do you need healthcare coverage for yourself or your family? Stop by and speak with a health insurance navigator from Callen Lorde Community Health Center to get all of your questions answered. You can even enroll on site if you qualify.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Family Bingo

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Bring the whole family out for Bingo fun!


Jan
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


Jan
8
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


Jan
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Winter Craft

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun, winter themed craft.


Jan
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Healthy Living, Healthy You!

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Happy 2018! Start your year on a positive, and healthy note. From nutritious snacking to heart health tips, this program is just for you.


Jan
24
4:30PM

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4:45PM

Simple Science: How Do We Filter Water?

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

In this experiment children will learn how filters work to make water cleaner.


Jan
29
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!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
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 718-478-3948.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

This time of year may have you feeling unlike yourself. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects approximately 3 million Americans each year. Join us for this health program which discusses SAD, its symptoms, impact and more. A de-stress activity will be included.


Feb
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NY Aquarium: Watercolors Underwater

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

STACKS presents a NY Aquarium program where art and science come together, in which students create watercolor paintings of marine wildlife and their habitats. With the story of the Bathysphere Expeditions as our inspiration, we will observe bio-facts from different species and meet an animal to fuel the art we create!


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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