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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FOREST HILLS

May
26
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Line Dancing with Angie

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don’t sit on the sidelines! Join us and learn the latest line dances. It’s a lot of fun and definitely great exercise too!

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May
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Super Saturday Morning

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids of all ages and their special grownups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with origami, coloring pages, board games, and puzzles for the 6+ crowd with Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
26
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage with Memories of Migration

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

For this year’s National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Queens Memory and the Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA) for an event that celebrates the immigrant experience and builds empathy through storytelling and creative expression. Artist EunWoo Nam will lead participants in an interactive drawing activity inspired by the personal migration stories shared by members of the community. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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May
26
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in May for the following movies:
May 5: Wall-E (2008, G) (98 mins)
May 12: Annie (2014, PG) (118 mins.)
May 19: Muppets Most Wanted (2014, PG) (112 mins.)
May 26: Paddington 2 (2017, PG) (105 mins.)

**MCD please add movie poster images**


May
30
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Toddler Story Time I

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of finger plays and movement games while enhancing their early literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!
Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!


May
30
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Story Time II

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of fingerplays and movement games while enhancing their early literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!

Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!


May
31
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free, and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

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May
31
4:45PM

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6:00PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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

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May
31
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic & Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library celebrates its talented community members in a monthly combination Reading Series and Open Mic Night at Forest Hills Library. Community performers are welcome to share their talents in a four-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome. Features include (Jan) Cindy Tran, (Feb) Tala Abu Rahmeh, (March) Shara Hardeson, (April) Marigo Farr, and (May) Avra Wing.


Jun
1
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Working with Watercolors-Intermediate Level

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

Professional teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this nine session intermediate level sequential Introduction to Watercolor workshop. Learn about color theory and the basics of watercolor painting. Pre-registration is required. Call to register 718-268-7934

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
1
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday: Board Games & More!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up: Come play board and card games -- and more -- after school in the Children's Room!

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

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Jun
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 11-13

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 11-13 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


Jun
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Lady and the Vamps

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Lady and the Vamps is a band based in New York that prides themselves on their technical abilities and musical versatility, breaking boundaries with their unique sound. Join us for music and vocals that range from jazz standards to iconic Broadway melodies to to modern classics from pop and R and B.


Jun
2
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in June for the following movies:
June 2: The Sword in the Stone (1963, G) (75 min.)
June 9: Early Man (2018, PG) (89 min.)
June 16: The Aristocats G (78 min.)
June 23: Nanny McPhee (2005, PG) (97 min.)
June 30: Nanny McPhee Returns (2010, PG) (109 min.)

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

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Jun
4
9:30AM

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10:00AM

Mother Goose Time I

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement games.

Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

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Jun
4
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Parent & Baby Playtime I

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months share toys and socialize, while their parents/adult caregivers connect and share parenting tips.

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

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Jun
4
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time II

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement games.

Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

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Jun
4
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Parent & Baby Playtime II

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months share toys and socialize, while their parents/adult caregivers connect and share parenting tips.

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

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Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt End-of-Year Exhibit

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt will present its end-of-year student exhibition, a collection of student artwork from the fall '17 through spring '18 semester.


Jun
6
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Toddler Story Time I

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of finger plays and movement games while enhancing their early literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!

Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

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Jun
6
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Storytime with Council Member Karen Koslowitz & President Dennis M. Walcott

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Storytime with Council Member Karen Koslowitz
Queens Library at Forest Hills


Jun
6
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Story Time II

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of finger plays and movement games while enhancing their early literacy skills in a fun, warm environment!

Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Face Painting at Summer Reading Celebration

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Summer reading celebration with face painting for children.


Jun
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Rock out with us at our Summer Reading Kickoff program! Join us for crafts, music, face painting (starting at 3PM), and a comedy magic show (starting at 4PM)! No registration required.


Jun
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Comedy Magic Show

Location: Forest Hills
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.


Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Demystifying City Politics and Figuring Out Where We Fit In

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Are you frustrated by the way New York City works? Do you have questions about what the City Council does? Join us for an informative and lively panel discussion and open forum to gain a better understanding of our local government and insight on how to get it to work for you. Empower yourself to make the changes you want and hold our elected officials accountable.


Jun
9
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author and Photographer of "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

How well do you know the neighborhoods of Queens? Author Joe DiStefano and photographer Clay Williams reveal the rich history and cultural diversity that are just a bus, subway, or walk away. Rediscover Queens on your next staycation with "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss."
Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Jun
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Father's Day Crafternoon

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

Children ages 6-12 will make a little present for Father’s Day in this fun craft program. Space is limited — first-come, first-served; registration beginning 6/7/2018.


Jun
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Andrea Brachfeld and Insight

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrated flutist, composer, arranger and producer Andrea Brachfeld and her quartet perform straight ahead jazz. This performance is made possible through a grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Jun
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Forest Hills Book Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Forest Hills Book Club will meet to discuss the book of the month.

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

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Jun
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Men’s Health: Ways to Stay On Top of Your Game

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come learn about important health topics affecting men. The doctor will focus on the risk factors for prostate cancer and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.


Jun
21
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Meet the Author: "Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical" by Kevin Winkler

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kevin Winkler, author of "Big Deal", will take you on a tour through videos and images of the history and development of Bob Fosse's career. Bob Fosse (1927-1987) is recognized as one of the most significant figures in post-World War II American musical theatre. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jun
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Business of Music, The Music of the Beatles: An Interview with May Pang

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Beatles authority Kenneth Womack interviews May Pang, John Lennon’s girlfriend in the 1970s as well as a music industry insider during the post-Beatles years.


Jun
25
6:30PM

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8:00PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: A Lecture On The Life and Times of Louis Armstrong

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jun
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Independence Day Crafternoon

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

Please join us for an Independence Day craft session. Children ages 5-12. Space is limited — first-come, first-served beginning 6/21/2018.


Jun
28
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Open Mic and Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This summer, escape the heat with some cool performances! Open Mic is for all performers of any genre to take the mic for four minutes. Spectators are also welcome. Featured readers are as follows: For June: Elsbeth Pancrazi, For July: Jared Harel, For August: Joseph A. Levy.

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

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Jun
30
3:00PM

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4:30PM

What A Wonderful World at Queens Library: Radio Jarocho

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ A song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jul
2
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Moving for Life

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

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

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Jul
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Coding with Google CS First: Storytelling

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

Learn coding with Google CS First! In this coding club, students ages 9-12 use Scratch to tell fun and interactive stories. Only 12 spots are available; preregistration is required. Sign up in person at the Forest Hills Children's Room reference desk. Registration starts at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 7. Club members must be able to attend all 8 sessions.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
9
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Climate Reality: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions to Climate Change

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Climate Reality Project was founded and chaired by Nobel Laureate and former US vice president Al Gore to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis. Join the conversation with Climate Reality Leaders, among thousands of volunteers in 135 countries trained by Al Gore to educate the public about climate change, to discuss where we are today, and how to implement change.


Aug
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Meet the Author: Joan Silber, “Improvement”

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for the launch of the paperback edition of the National Book Critics Circle and PEN/Faulkner Award Winner for Fiction “Improvement” by Joan Silber. In addition to having written six other award-winning works of fiction, Joan teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


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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