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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FOREST HILLS

Feb
23
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!

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Feb
23
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.

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Feb
24
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 lots of fun and definitely great exercise too!

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Feb
24
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 coloring pages, board games, jigsaw puzzles, blocks and Legos--and the occasional craft!

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

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Feb
24
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' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

Join us in February for the following movies:

February 3: “Surf’s Up II: WaveMania” (PG) (84 mins.)
February 10: “Against the Wild” (PG) (91 mins.)
February 17: Valentine’s Special: “Tangled” (PG) (100 mins.)
February 24: “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast” (G) (76 mins.)

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Feb
26
9:30AM

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10:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Feb
28
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!

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Feb
28
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!

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

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Feb
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Picture Books for Preschoolers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and parents/adult caregivers will hear delightful stories, learn rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement games--and more, including STEM activities and occasional crafts--while youngsters develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills. PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST--first come, first served--beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.


Mar
1
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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Mar
3
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' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in March for the following movies:
March 3: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (PG) (81 mins.)
March 10: “Capture the Flag” (PG) (97 mins.)
March 17: “Wonder” (PG) (113 mins.)
March 24: “Coco” (PG) (109 mins.)
March 31: “Swan Princess: Royally Undercover” (G) (79 mins.)

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

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Mar
5
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar". Loyalty, political machinations, and ambition collide in this timely historical drama about the most infamous assassination in history and the fall-out that follows it.


Mar
6
2:00PM

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7:00PM

Career Fair for Teens

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Career Fair for Teens


Mar
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Winter Blues; Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: Forest Hills
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. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Mar
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Picture Books for Preschoolers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and parents/adult caregivers will hear delightful stories, learn rhymes, sing songs, do fingerplays and movement games--and more, including STEM activities and occasional crafts--while youngsters develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills. PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST--first come, first served--beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.

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

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Mar
8
4:45PM

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6:00PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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Mar
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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

Children ages 6 and up: learn about Irish culture and folklore, and make a St. Paddy's Day craft! (You don't need to wear anything green unless you really want to!)

Preregistration is required. First come, first served beginning 3/8/2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.

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Mar
17
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "Visionary Women" by Andrea Barnet

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join Andrea Barnet as she discusses "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World." Her book traces the arc of each woman's career and explores how their work collectively changed the course of history. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Mar
19
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.

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Mar
24
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Con Brio Ensemble presents From Europe to America

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Con Brio Ensemble is a Queens-based nonprofit professional chamber music group that features commentary with its selection of works. They are members of the faculty of Lehman College-CUNY. They will perform works from the 18th to the 20th century featuring selections from Quantz, Mozart, Schumann, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Rossini, Still, and Wieniawski.


Mar
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Colon Cancer Awareness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Sometimes we are uncomfortable talking about cancer, but it’s so important to learn about the risk factors and what you can do to prevent or help lower your risk. Come join experts from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst to learn the colon cancer basics and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.


Mar
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Towards A More Perfect Union: Making Your Voice Heard

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion led by Michael Krasner, Co-Director of Taft Institue, Queens College. Participants will be able to empower themselves to make the changes they want by learning how the system works and what they can do, concretely and specifically, to get the government to respond to them.


Mar
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spring Craft for Kids

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

Children ages 6 to 12 years participate in a craft activity to celebrate the coming of Spring.
Preregistration is required. First come, first served beginning 3/22/2018. Ask the children's librarian for details.


Mar
29
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 4-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.

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Apr
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Stroke Prevention (in Russian)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

National health statistics indicate that hypertension increases the risk of stroke, and the incidence of stroke has drastically increased in the last decade. In this presentation, Dr. Irina Belman, M.D., will discuss how to reduce the risk of stroke and review advances in treatment.


Apr
3
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Class

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

If you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you might be eligible for this free program! The classes provide group and individual support, educational materials, personalized feedback, health information, and specific steps to achieve a healthier you! If you’re interested in participating in weekly classes, email Tamara at tmichel@queenslibrary.org to learn more about how you might be able to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Apr
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

International Travelers’ Checklist

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A lot of work goes into planning a trip, but don’t forget to consider your health! Come get some tips from a medical doctor about some steps you can take to help you avoid health problems or injuries that could ruin your travels or even be very serious.


Apr
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Russian Festival

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Spring Rhapsody with pianist Svitlana Syrtsova and celebrate the joy of classical music with masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky 4/5 @ 6PM and come hear pianist Inna Leytush and friends as they celebrate the 145th anniversary of the great Russian composer Sergey Rachmaninov--4/16 @ 6PM.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Apr
7
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!

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

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Apr
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hip and Knee Pain

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Do you suffer from hip or knee pain from arthritis? Come learn some common causes and possible treatments from Dr. Hasija, Orthopedic Surgeon at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


Apr
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hands-On STEM Energy Workshops!

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

Join Queens Public Library, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and Solar One for hands-on STEM activities! Solar One is a nonprofit sustainability education organization based in NYC. Throughout the workshops, Solar One educators will work with children and teens to explore energy efficiency, solar power, and more!
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required at the childrens reference desk only. No online registration is available.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Apr
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Meet the Authors: "Daring Democracy" by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as legendary "Diet for a Small Planet" author Frances Moore Lappé and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen present their book "Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want". With riveting stories and little-known evidence, they expose the well-orchestrated effort that has robbed Americans of their rightful power and discuss the posivite actions citizens can take to achieve historic change. Books will be available for sale and signing


Apr
21
1:30PM

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4:30PM

Come and learn about minipainting techniques with artist Teng Teng!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Through the minipainting workshop participants will have unique experience of learning how to use their imagination to create an artwork on 1.1 x 1 inch frames. The teaching artist, Teng Teng, will give hands on instruction on how to paint with a size 0 brush on the miniature frames. The finished minipainting can also turn into a unique brooch, necklace or earring. All materials will be provided and no previous painting experience is required.


Apr
23
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Meet the Author: "Only Child" by Rhiannon Navin

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Debut author Rhiannon Navin grew up in Bremen, Germany and her career in advertising brought her to New York City. Join us as Rhiannon Navin discusses her novel "Only Child" about a family facing a tragedy like those too often in the news and its path to publication.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Apr
30
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Radio Free Brooklyn Presents

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come to listen and learn from a different hour long broadcast from Radio Free Brooklyn each week and discuss the episode with the host of the broadcast. Discussion about best practices in a web series is guided by Vijay R. Nathan, librarian and host of "The Truth to Power Show".

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May
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sleep Hygiene

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

A lot of us have difficulty falling or staying asleep. Come learn good sleep habits from Dr. Astua, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Studies suggest that sleep helps mental and emotional health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. What better time to take steps to improve your sleep!


May
4
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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May
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Percussia Presents Hammer & Keys: Groovy Classical Piano and Percussion Music

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jackson Heights resident Ingrid Gordon (percussion) and Maspeth resident Barbara Podgurski (piano) team up with percussionist Frank Cassara. Together they will perform a program of modern yet ear-friendly works, including several pieces by composers with roots in Queens. Also included are Mark Mellit’s tongue and cheeck “Tight Sweater” and Alan Hovhaness's ritualistic “Invocations to Vahakn”—a prayer to an ancient Armenian deity.


May
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sleep Apnea

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Snoring may be more than just an annoying habit – it may be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Come learn about the different types of sleep apnea, as well as some potential causes and symptoms from Dr. Astua, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


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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