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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FOREST HILLS

Dec
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-7

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-7 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


Dec
13
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 fingerplays and movement games while enhancing their early-literacy skills in a fun, warm environment! Preregistration isn't 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


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Dec
13
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 isn't required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
3:30PM

--to--

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 Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Ask the children's librarians for details.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
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.

Additional Dates


Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Happy Holidays Craft Time

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

Children ages 5 and up accompanied by a parent or caregiver make a simple winter holiday craft.


Dec
14
5:00PM

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6:15PM

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.

Additional Dates


Dec
15
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join the Friday film forum at Forest Hills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join the Friday film forum at Forest Hills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun Friday: Board Games & More!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6 and up: Come play board and card games -- and more -- after school in the Children's Room!
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Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Dec
15
3:45PM

--to--

5:30PM

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.

Additional Dates


Dec
15
4:00PM

--to--

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.


Dec
16
10:30AM

--to--

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!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
11:00AM

--to--

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!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their special grownups can sit back and enjoy a great full-length feature film each Saturday at 2:30 in the comfort of Forest Hills's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies--and it's all free!


Dec
16
2:30PM

--to--

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 December for the following movies:

December 2: Pan (PG) (111 mins.)
December 9: Deep (PG) (92 mins.)
December 16: Nut Job 2 (PG) (91 mins.)

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Dec
16
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Broadway Show Tunes

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Enjoy this music program of classic Broadway shows such as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera," "Fiddler on the Roof" and more performed by pianist William Gati and vocalist Cassie Hawkins.


Dec
18
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, movement games, books, and toys while their parents/adult caregivers socialize, make friends, and share parenting tips. Everyone has fun!

While online registration is not required, only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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Dec
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Tai Chi for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Practice Mirelle Netelle beginner's Tai Chi for health and well-being, using the five elements of qigong, sequences of Tai Chi forms, and 'push-hands.'


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Poetry Circle

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

A discussion group to read and offer close readings of a different iconic American poet's work each month. November: Slyvia Plath, Dec: John Ashbery.


Dec
21
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 4-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators also welcome. Each month will bring a different featured reader. For November: Anum Sattar. For December: Sarah M. Sala.


Dec
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Forest Hills Spelling Bee (Grades 5 & 6)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Forest Hills Library invites all 5th- and 6th-graders to enter the 2017 Forest Hills Library Spelling Bee. Winners will be eligible to enter the big Spelling Bee competition at our Central Library, in Spring 2018, to compete with winning students from other Queens neighborhoods.
PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST -- first come, first served -- beginning Monday, November 13, 2017. Please ask the children's librarians for details.


Dec
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Maker Day: Explore + Make + Share

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

Explore, create, and share your observations as you build with cardboard, tape, and all types of containers. Open to kids 7 and up.


Dec
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Winter Movie Screening: Disney's "Frozen"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don’t let the cold outside bother you...join us for a screening of Disney’s “Frozen” (rated PG, 108 minutes). Watch with your friends - and feel free to sing along!


Jan
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
10:15AM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jan
3
11:00AM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

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!

**MCD please add image**

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
10:30AM

--to--

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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
11:00AM

--to--

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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
2:30PM

--to--

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 January for the following movies:

January 6: Cinderella (PG) (112 mins.)
January 13: The LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG) (90 mins.)
January 20: Despicable Me 3 (PG) (90 mins.)
January 27: My Little Pony: The Movie (PG) (99 mins.)

**MCD please add movie poster images**

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
9:30AM

--to--

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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
3:30PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jan
11
4:45PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jan
20
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Meet the Author: "A Mortal Likeness" by Laura Joh Rowland

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local resident Laura Joh Rowland is a former aerospace scientist, painter, cartoonist and the award-winning author of the samurai detective Sano Ichirō mystery series set in seventeenth-century Japan. Her newest series, set in Victorian England, features Miss Sarah Bain who runs a private detective agency with her friends, Lord Hugh Staunton and former street urchin Mick O'Reilly.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jan
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wellness Workshop: Coping with Insomnia

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

More than 10% of people in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia. Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration and increased risk of serious illnesses. In this workshop, we will look at some common causes of sleeplessness, including physical tension, chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. We will learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need. All are welcome.


Jan
25
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
4:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Gift from the Jazz Giants

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Pianist Ayaka Shirasaki performs the works of Bud Powell, thelonious Monk and Bill Evans.


Feb
10
2:30PM

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3:45PM

A Tribute to Ellington and Strayhorn

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

NY based jazz pianist/composer Ayako Shirasaki performs the works of celebrated American composer/pianist /bandleader "Duke" Ellington and American composer/pianist Billy Strayhorn.


Mar
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

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.


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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