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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BROADWAY

Jan
22
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Broadway
Registration: By phone or in person

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required.
Preregistration is required.


Jan
22
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes for Beginners in Spanish

Location: Broadway
Registration: By phone or in person

Topics include:
*Introduction to the computer (using mouse & keyboard)
*Introduction to Microsoft Word: You will learn how to edit and format and print and save a file.
*Navigating the Internet
Please call at 718-721-2462 to register.


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tech Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 9-12 can improve their computer skills and explore new apps using the library’s laptops and tablets. Try something new each week! No registration required, but space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children’s Room before each session.

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Jan
23
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Wednesday, January 9 to register in person at the Broadway Library (first-come, first-served) or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Candidates must be green card holders.


Jan
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Story & Play Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

This is a half hour of free play with educational toys, followed by stories, song, rhymes, and movement for toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/caregivers. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children's Room at least 15 minutes before each session.

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

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Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Messy Art Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Paint, glue, clay, glitter, and more—we’ll use lots of messy materials to create beautiful and unique works of art. Children ages 5 through 12 are welcome; 5- and 6-year-olds should bring an adult. No registration is required but materials are limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children’s Room before each session. Dress for a mess!

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

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Jan
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Practice

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Spellers in grades 3 through 8 can prepare to compete in Broadway Library’s annual spelling bee, to be held January 31. Registration is required; sign up and get a word list in the Children's Room. Participants must attend one spelling bee practice session in order to compete in the annual spelling bee.


Jan
24
5:45PM

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7:30PM

English Intermediate Conversation Class

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join our English intermediate conversation group at the Broadway Library! No registration required.

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

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Jan
25
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Broadway Babies

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for the littlest library visitors! This program is for babies up to 17 months old and their parents/caregivers. No registration is required.

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

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Jan
25
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Arts & Crafts for Adults

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Please join us for arts & crafts. We will be working on simple projects using different craft materials. This class is designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. All interested adults are welcomed.

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

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Jan
25
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

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

Topics include:
*Introduction to the computer (using mouse & keyboard)
*Introduction to Microsoft Word
Preregistration is required.


Jan
25
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Film Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a free, family-friendly movie. Children ages five and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Jan
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Write Now! NY Writer's Coalition

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join NY Writer's Coalition for a free, drop-in writing workshop open to writers of all genres--poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else. Writers of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome. No advanced registration is required.

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

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Jan
28
9:00AM

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12:00PM

Healthcare Insurance Enrollment

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Get help from a Healthcare Navigator of the NY State of Health with enrolling into a low-cost health plan.

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

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Jan
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Preschool Storytime

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and movement, followed by a fun, creative activity for children ages 3 and 4 years with their parents or caregivers. Space is limited; pick up a free ticket in the Children's Room at least 15 minutes before each session.

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

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Jan
28
1:00PM

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7:00PM

Drop Off Your Food Scraps With the NYC Compost Project

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Help transform organic disposals into a nutritious plant food.

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

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Jan
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Favorite Characters Book Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Dog Man, Greg Heffley, Junie B. Jones, and more--we will celebrate some of the best-loved book characters with read-alouds, games, crafts, and other fun activities. Each week will focus on a different character--maybe you will find a new fictional friend! This program is for readers ages 6 to 12. No registration required.


Jan
28
5:30PM

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7:30PM

English Advanced Conversation Group

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join our English advanced conversation group at Broadway Library! No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Annual Spelling Bee

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

Spellers in grades 3 through 8 are invited to compete in Broadway Library’s annual spelling bee. Three winners (Grade 3/ 4, Grade 5/ 6, and Grade 7/ 8) will participate in a Queens Library Spelling Bee at the Central Library this spring. Registration is required; sign up and get a word list in the children's room. Participants must attend one spelling bee practice session in order to compete. Practice sessions will be held Thurs., Jan. 17, and Thurs., Jan. 24, at 4 p.m.


Jan
31
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Blood Sugar Basics: What You Should Know

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Diabetes affects millions of Americans. Are you at risk? Join Dr. Yasmin Khan as she discusses steps you can take to reduce your risk for developing diabetes or how to take control of the disease and still live a full life. Dr. Khan is an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an internal medicine attending physician at Mount Sinai Queens. She specializes in endocrinology, diabetes, and bone disease. All are welcome!


Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

End the school week with an hour of fun! Board games, puzzles, cards, coloring, crafts--a different activity each week. Ages 5-12 years. No registration required.

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

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Feb
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"Who Was....?" Book Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Each week we'll focus on one book in this popular biography series, learning about the life of someone outstanding through shared reading, crafts, games, and more. For Black History Month, we'll explore the lives of important African Americans. In March we will learn about influential women for Women’s History Month. It's not necessary to read the books ahead of time. For readers ages 6 to 12. No registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes For Beginners In Spanish

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

Learn basic computer skills including an introduction to the computer and navigating the Internet as well as an introduction to Microsoft Word. You will learn how to format, edit, print, and save a file.
Please call 718-721-2462 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Jewelry Workshop

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Make your own piece of jewelry to keep or to give to your valentine. All supplies will be included.


Feb
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lunar New Year Celebration

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Welcome the Year of the Pig with stories, a craft, and other fun activities. This program is for children ages 5 to 12; no registration is required.


Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations – Jacob Lawrence Panel 61 Activity

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

The story of migration is ongoing. In the final, 60th panel of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence leaves us with the words “And the migrants kept coming.” Today, more than 75 years later, Lawrence’s epic narrative continues to have powerful echoes. Come and help us create the next chapter, the next powerful image of migration. This program is for children ages 5-12; no registration is required. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
8
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Microsoft Word For Beginners In Spanish

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit a text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word’s main functions and commands. You will also learn how to use a flash drive or USB. Basic computer skills are required. To register please call 718-721 2462.

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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5:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

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

Topics include introduction to the computer (using mouse & keyboard), introduction to Microsoft Word, and introduction to the Internet. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations – Putting my traveling shoes on and off I go on ... ?

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to create the vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure: Car or spaceship? Boat or flying dragon? There is no limit to where the mind and heart can travel! This family program is for children ages 4 to 8 with an adult. Not registration is necessary. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
12
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Broken Heart Book Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

We will discuss Fiona Davis's "The Address." It is a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of the Dakota, New York City's most famous residence.


Feb
12
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Sing-Along Screening of "Grease"

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

It’s California in 1959 and good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they are now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? Join us for a screening and sing-along to such memorable songs as "Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "Tears on My Pillow," and many more. (1978, PG-13)


Feb
13
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Introduction to Typing in Spanish

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

Learn how to use the keyboard and it will be easier for you to use a computer. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 718-721 2462 to register.


Feb
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Valentine Workshop

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Make a beautiful valentine for someone special. This program is for children ages 4-12 years; 4- and 5-year-olds should bring an adult. No registration is required.


Feb
14
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Broken Heart Week: Comedy with Comedians Michelle Slonim and Ben Rosenfeld + Friends

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Husband and wife comedians Michelle Slonim and Ben Rosenfeld and friends present Broken Heart Week Comedy, an afternoon of clean standup comedy geared to those who have been in love, want love, or hate love. For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019


Feb
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Vacation Week Fun!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Games, puzzles, crafts, tech time, a movie, and more—there will be something fun to do at the library every afternoon during school vacation week for children ages 5-12! No registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
20
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Vacation Week Fun: Film Friday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a free, family-friendly movie. Children ages five and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Feb
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Protest Music

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

From slavery to the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, music has always been a vital part of protest and social change. We will explore a wide array of music including spirituals, soul, and rap, along with current artists such as Beyoncé and Childish Gambino. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


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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