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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FOREST HILLS

Feb
16
10:30AM

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12:30PM

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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Feb
16
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 3+ crowd, and Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills' Story Hour Room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in February for the following movies:
2/2: "Hedgehogs" (2016, PG)
2/9: "The Lion King" (1994, G)
2/16: "Penguins of Madagascar" (2014, PG)
2/23: "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010, PG)

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

Additional Dates


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Feb
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Tragic Love Stories in Opera

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Allegro Singers present a concert of beloved arias and duets from famous operas "Il Trovatore," "Rigoletto," "Traviata" by Verdi, "La Boheme," "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini, "Romeo et Juliette" by Gounod, "Lakme" by Delibes, and "Carmen" by Bizet including some popular music selections. For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.


Feb
20
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Teens: Tech Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Need extra computer time to do homework? Or just want to surf the net? Join us for Teen Tech Time! Already used your one hour on the computer? Enjoy unlimited computer time to finish that project. For ages 13-18. Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pre-K Storytime Craft

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers will hear stories and do a related craft. Preregister in person at the children’s reference desk; register for each month during the last 7 calendar days of the previous month.

Forest HillsWed, Feb 27, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM

Feb
21
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


Feb
22
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 3 and up, come play board and card games and try your hand at origami on Friday afternoons in the children's room! Start your weekend off in a fun way!


Feb
22
3:45PM

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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


Feb
25
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Teen Program: Teen Cafe

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come join us for fun at the Forest Hills Library in the auditorium! Just come and hang out with your friends! Bring your snacks to enjoy, and do homework and group projects for ages 13-18.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 7-9

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-9 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


Feb
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

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!


Feb
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-6

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-6 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.


Feb
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Program: Spelling Bee Competition

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Are you a good speller in grades 7 or 8? Enter the spelling bee competition at Forest Hills Library! The winner will compete in the spelling bee finals at our Central Library in Spring 2019. Please ask the Young Adult Librarian for more details.


Feb
28
4:00PM

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4:30PM

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

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

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! For ages 4+. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

How Amazon Got to Queens and What's in It for Us: Presented by Let's Talk Democracy

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a lively panel discussion of the pros and cons of having Amazon headquartered in Long Island City.


Feb
28
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic and Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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: January: Enrique Flores-Galbis, February: Gabriel Don, March: Tiffany-Amber Moton, April: Scott Raven Tarazevits, May: Saajida Richard

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 3 and up, come play board and card games and try your hand at origami on Friday afternoons in the children's room! Start your weekend off in a fun way!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Program: Gaming Unplugged

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Play a board game or card game or bring your own to play with friends! Ask for board games at the reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
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 origami, coloring pages, board games, and puzzles for the 3+ crowd, and Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills' Story Hour Room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in February for the following movies:
3/2: Kung Fu Panda (2008, PG)
3/9: Scooby-Doo! and the Curse of the 13th Ghost (2019, NR)
3/16: Bernie the Dolphin (2018, G)
3/23: Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom (2018, NR)
3/30: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

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.

Additional Dates


Mar
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Women’s Wellness Group

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Women face unique health challenges and opportunities. Together we will focus on physical, mental, emotional, and social self-care and learn how to value and protect our health.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing


Mar
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Top Ten Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn the warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Gain insights into behaviors that could suggest deeper problems that may require medical attention. All are welcome.


Mar
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

The Woodside Players of Queens Spring 2019 Play Festival

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Woodside Players of Queens present their spring 2019 production of five one-act rare Broadway comedies from 1910 by Clare Beecher Kummer and Irving Dale. Local actors and directors bring these classics to life! This is suitable for the entire family.


Mar
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Stroke Prevention

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Did you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds? Come learn what you can do to reduce your risk of stroke from Dr. Hazem Shoirah, Stroke Director and Neuroendovascular Specialist at NYC H+H/Elmhurst. All are welcome.


Mar
21
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Grow Your Own Planter Using Mycelium (mushroom roots)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Biodesigner/biomimicry specialist Danielle Trofe teaches parents and their children (ages 8+) how to grow their own planter using mushroom roots. Space is limited. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; please call the library.


Mar
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science – My Next Great Big Invention!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to imagine what their next big invention will be. From concept idea to design and from design to model, let the imagination take flight for these future scientists! This program is for ages 6+. Preregistration is required -- first-come, first-served -- beginning March 14. Ask the children's librarians for details.


Mar
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Community Read of "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for an important discussion as we review the lessons presented in "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" by Timothy Snyder, history professor at Yale University. The founding fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, it is important for everyone to understand the new threats we face and how they impact our political systems. This easy-to-read pocket-sized volume can be requested through Queens Library.


Mar
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Women's Cancers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Even though more people than ever before lead full lives after cancer treatment, it can still be hard to talk about cancer, even with the people you love. Come learn from experts at H+H/Elmhurst about the most common types of cancer that affect women. During this session, we will discuss basic facts about prevention, treatment, and review facts and myths about common women's cancers. All are welcome.


Mar
28
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Hurrah for Springtime! Story & Craft

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 years can participate in a craft activity to celebrate the coming of spring.
Preregistration is required and is first-come, first-served beginning 3/21/2019. Ask the children's librarian for details.


Apr
3
3:30PM

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6:00PM

Teen Program: Teen Movie Wednesdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Teens, join us in the auditorium every Wednesday for a movie. Movie starts at 3:30 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Con Brio Ensemble presents Chamber Works for Duos and Trios

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 chamber works for duos and trios featuring selections from Handel, Brahms, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Paganini-Meshibosky.


Apr
11
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Teen Program: Teen Poetry Slam

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for poetry and spoken word.


Apr
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Understanding How the New York City Charter Controls City Spending

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

If you’re confused about the power struggle between New York State and New York City budgeting, then you won’t want to miss this forum! The New York City Charter Revision controls how the city spends our tax dollars and much more. This November, the NYC Charter Revision will be on the ballot, so it’s important to understand what’s at stake. Join us for an informative evening as members of the commission and others will be on hand to highlight these issues and answer your questions.


Apr
13
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Meet the Author: "The Parsley Thief" by Ingrid Leopold Blanco

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

With a background in reporting and as a social worker, Ingrid Leopold Blanco has found her niche in creative writing. The main character in her new novel is eighty-year-old Elsa Stehlen whose inheritance from her deceased husband has been stolen by their financial advisor. Join us to learn how Ingrid developed her character and how it is possible to achieve self-realization towards the end of one's life. Books will be available for sale and signing.


May
11
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Belle's Players

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Belle's Players will perform a new production of scenes and monologues by well-known playwrights.


Jun
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Oct
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Breast Health: Cancer Screening and Prevention

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join the experts from H+H/Elmhurst for an informative workshop on breast health. During this session, we will discuss basic facts about prevention, early detection, and review facts and myths about general breast health. All are welcome.


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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