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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FOREST HILLS

Apr
20
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 April for the following movies:
4/6: "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween" (2018, PG)
4/13: "Nutcracker and the Four Realms" (2018, PG)
4/20: "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018, PG)
4/27: "A Dog’s Way Home" (2019, PG)

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

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Apr
22
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.

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

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Apr
24
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.

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Apr
24
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.

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Apr
25
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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Apr
25
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

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Apr
26
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Open to young children ages 18–38 months and their parents, this five-week workshop is led by early childhood professionals. Parents will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and other parenting topics, while their toddlers play with age-appropriate educational toys and develop social interaction skills. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 3/12/2019. Ask the children's librarian for details.

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

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Apr
26
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.

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Apr
26
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!


Apr
26
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.

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Apr
27
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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Apr
27
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!


Apr
29
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!


May
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Literature to Life Stage Presentation of "Black Boy" by Richard Wright

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Based on Richard Wright's searing autobiography, performed by Tarantino Smith, and adapted and directed by Wynn Handman, "Black Boy" dramatizes the author's journey from childhood innocence to adulthood in the Jim Crow South. It is both the unashamed confession of a proud non-conformist and a profound indictment of social injustice and human suffering.

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

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May
3
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


May
4
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


May
4
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6 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 May for the following movies:
5/4: Megamind (2010, PG)
5/11: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)
5/18: A Bug’s Life (1998, G)
5/25: Stuart Little (1999, PG)

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

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May
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Jewish American Heritage Month

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Jewish American Culture with a monthlong festival of outstanding performers and acclaimed authors: Diane Cypkin's celebration of Yiddish Theater, 5/6; Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Concert, 5/9; Hy Wolf Sings Yiddish Songs, 5/16; Allen L. Rickman's "Mikhoels Presentation," 5/13; Shane Baker as Mitzi Manna, 5/20; and Armando Lucas Correa, "The Daughter's Tale" [novel], 5/31

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May
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mother'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 decorate their own Mother’s Day vase gift for their mom, grandma, or aunt in this fun craft program. Supplies are limited to one per child. Space is limited — first-come, first-served; at-desk registration beginning 5/2/2019.


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.


May
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Pregnancy

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Pregnancy can be exciting and stressful. Come learn from Dr. Georges Sylvestre, obstetrician-gynecologist and chief of maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, about some of the ways that you can have a healthy pregnancy. We will discuss nutrition, exercise, what to avoid, and some common myths. This program is a must for anyone who is pregnant, is considering having a child, or who supports a pregnant person.


May
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

3-Dimensional Geometric Origami

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

In this program, origami and paper engineering techniques are used to make different types of 3-dimensional geometric shapes such a pentagon bowl and rectangular prisms, which can be used to store things. The pieces the children make are theirs to take home. All materials are provided. Space is limited. Registration is required. This program is for ages 6 to 12.


May
18
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Voices of New York Spring Choral Concert

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Voices of New York, a 23-voice adult community chorus based in Manhattan, will present a program of beautiful choral music with featured soloists and a ladies' group.


May
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

New Climate Change Solutions: How We All Can Help

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Climate change is a real concern that has an impact on everyone around the world. The good news is that there are things we can do in our daily lives to help make a difference.
Join us to learn more from our panel of speakers: Monica Weiss of 350NYC and the Climate Reality Project (directed by Al Gore); Kim Fraczek, a Sane Energy leader in NYC; Dan Miner of the Forest Hills Green Team; and a representative of the Sierra Club in Queens .


Jun
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: An Afternoon of Chamber Music

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Members of the Queer Urban Orchestra present a concert featuring QUO’s principal cellist Bjorn Berkhout assisted by pianist Marie Blair performing Prokofiev’s haunting and powerful Sonata for Cello and Piano and will also include chamber music performed by violinists Jonathan Bloomfield and Brendan Ratchford, violist Andrew Holland, and others.


Jun
1
3:30PM

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4:45PM

Meet the Author: "100 Things to Do in New York City Before You Die" by Evelyn Kanter

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Author, journalist, and lifelong New Yorker Evelyn Kanter has written an insider's guide to 100 astounding adventures, off-beat treats, and historically significant must-see sites in all parts of the city. Join us as Ms. Kanter shares some of the unexpected delights of the city we call home. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Jun
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Bring Your Story: Poets Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of poetry that touches our hearts and minds. A Q&A session with poets Maria Lisella, Paolo Javier, Alice Lacey, and Kostas Anagnopoulos will follow the reading.


Jun
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate Russian Culture with Food and Music

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Russian culture with food and music. Master of the Guild of Jewish Artists Yevgeniya Rozentsvit invites you to a celebration of Russian cooking. Participants will have a chance to taste pancakes prepared by Ms. Rozentsvit and take a serving of dough to cook at home.
Bon appétit and have fun! June 6th @ 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Allegro Singers Presents a celebration of great Russian composer P. Tchaikovsky. June 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

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

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Jun
10
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Bring Your Story: A Film Screening of the 1923 Silent Film "The Ancient Law"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This cine-concert is accompanied by a live original score by violinist Alicia Svigals and pianist/composer and silent film legend Donald Sosin. This is an outstanding example of the creative contribution of Jewish filmmakers in 1920s Germany that draws a complex portrait of the tension between tradition and modernity.

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

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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.


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Telling the Art Deco Story of Forest Hills & Rego Park

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Did you know that Forest Hills and Rego Park have a rich and exciting history told through their beautiful and special Art Deco buildings? Discover the neighborhoods' fascinating Art Deco architecture and design of the 1930s and '40s with a slide illustrated talk presented by architectural historian and licensed tour guide Matt Postal. Space is limited. Register online at: foresthillstalk.eventbrite.com


Jun
20
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Silent Dance Party

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Party and silence do not usually go together unless the venue of the party is your favorite library! Put on your party shoes and your headphones and join us in a dancing party that won’t disturb the rest of the library’s patrons but is sure to make you move to the rhythm of DJ Sparkx!


Jun
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Understanding the Real Situation at Our Southern Border

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

With so much contradictory information about immigration issues, it’s hard to know what’s really going on. Please join us as Nara Milanich, history professor at Barnard College/Columbia University, breaks it down and separates truth from hype.


Jun
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: An Afternoon of Chinese Culture

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society with cultural presentations of Chinese music and dance.


Jun
24
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Ask Me Anything

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Here's a chance to ask everything you ever wanted to know about our LGBTQ community but were afraid to ask! Our “Ask Me Anything” panel discussion aims to take away the awkwardness of asking personal questions in a public panel forum. Ask anonymously in writing and have your questions answered! There is no such thing as a foolish question, and everybody will be a little bit wiser after this great opportunity for a frank, open, and all-encompassing conversation.


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Emergency Response: React Fast

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Research has shown that bystanders or immediate responders with little or no medical training can become heroic lifesavers. If you know how to stop severe bleeding, it can make the difference between life and death for an injured person. Learn how to help save lives by acting quickly. Providers from H+H/Elmhurst will teach you to become an immediate responder.


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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