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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FOREST HILLS

Sep
24
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.

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

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Sep
24
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.

Additional Dates


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

The First Amendment Today

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Paul E. Kerson, past president of the Queens County Bar Association (2015-2016), will discuss the first amendment and how it relates to your freedom to read, see an art exhibit, and watch a movie.


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Sep
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Safe Horizon: Moving victims of violence from crisis to confidence

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Nelkin Ramirez of Safe Horizon, 112th precinct, presents the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), a new program offered by the New York City Police Department and Safe Horizon.


Sep
25
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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
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. Pre-register in person at the Children’s Reference Desk; register for each month during the last 7 calendar days of the previous month.

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Sep
27
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.


Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Read a Poem to a Child

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is supporting 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100TPC),a non-profit, grassroots organization that brings communities together to address issues within the framework of peace and sustainability, and their “Read A Poem To A Child” 2018 initiative. From September 24th – 29th events will include readings in bookstores, schoolrooms, community centers, public parks, and at private homes. You can sign up at the website at http://100tpc.org/sign-up/ to record your activity.


Sep
27
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.

Additional Dates


Sep
27
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: September: Claire Van Winkle, October: Jody-Ann Buckle, November: Paul Legault, December: Vijay R. Nathan

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

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Sep
28
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 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


Sep
28
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.


Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 10-13

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 10-13 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


Sep
29
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Open House for NYC Schools and Student Success

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

We'll be hosting a special back-to-school event at Forest Hills to celebrate the first month of school! Come meet staff, sign up for library cards, and tour the library with us.


Sep
29
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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Sep
29
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 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


Sep
29
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' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

Join us in September for the following movies:
September 8: Show Dogs
September 15: Minions
September 22: Lego DC Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
September 29: Incredibles 2
**MCD please add movie poster images**


Oct
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Falls Prevention: Strong Agility

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Do you worry about falling or have you fallen recently? Come learn some ways that you might be able to reduce your risk and build confidence. The physical therapist will also talk about some changes that you can make in your home to make it safer to prevent falls.


Oct
6
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Modern Line Dancing

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Line Dancing Group at Forest Hills and their instructor Angie Villanueva want to share their passion for dance with the community at this special performance. Join us as the group performs a variety of styles from Latin to ballroom dancing including La Muchachita; Besame Mucho; and Bachata Slide.


Oct
6
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' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in October for the following movies:
10/6: Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017, PG)
10/13: The Secret of NIMH (1982, G)
10/20: Secretariat (2010, PG)
10/27: Scooby Doo and the Gourmet Ghost (2018)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"Things That Go Bump" Goosebumps 2 Event

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

Ages 6+, get inspired with some Goosebumps-themed crafts and games before the movie opens in theaters on October 12th. Preregistration is a must --first-come, first-served--beginning October 5, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.


Oct
13
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "Hidden History of Queens" by Richard Panchyk

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens has a history filled with fascinating firsts, cool characters, and ramshackle ruins. Join us as author Richard Panchyk reveals some of the “Hidden History of Queens” including the nation's first modern highway, the first-ever transatlantic flight, the eerie remnants of Fort Tilden in the Rockaways, and the rifle range at Creedmoor Park.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
15
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.

Additional Dates


Oct
15
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Classic Comedies: "The Importance of Being Earnest"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company is returning to Queens Library with a new series of classic comedies. Join us for a staged reading of "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde and prepare to take a welcome turn with Wilde’s much-loved Algernon, Jack, Gwendolyn, and Cecily, as town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators, and capacious handbags.


Oct
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Midterm Elections: The Stakes - Presented by Let's Talk Democracy

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Through voting we have the opportunity to influence the government. Yet half of U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote do not for midterm elections. What happens when we don’t exercise this privilege? Join us as we dive into the issues and choices facing us with the help of Adam Eichen, activist, communications strategist, and co-author of "Daring Democracy" who will prepare us to be better informed for the upcoming general election on Tuesday, November 6th.


Oct
20
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Broadway - From Back Row to Backstage!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as theater enthusiast Brian Stoll discusses all things Broadway in this interactive, slide illustrated presentation. He will share the history and importance of the Broadway Playbill and offer several tips on how to see Broadway shows for way under cost.


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Happy Haunted Halloween

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 are invited to join us for a Halloween-themed craft and games.


Oct
27
2:00PM

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4:30PM

How End-of-Life Planning Can Give Your Life New Meaning Now

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

When Fay Hoh Yin expressed her end-of-life wishes to daughter, Monona, in 2015 their relationship and lives improved. Miraculously, she recovered from near-death and the two have since published Fay’s memoirs, "Riding with the Wind," which they will share, followed by an interactive session to discuss end of life issues. We will be playing the “Go Wish” game. For free tickets, visit https://endoflifeplanning.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Nov
3
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join the Forest Hills Library, Forest Hills Asian Association (FHAA), and Lend-A-Hand-India (LAHI) as they celebrate Diwali. There will be a special performance by "Gaurav Venkateswar“. His musical inspiration is born from his South Asian heritage as well as musical genres around the world.


Nov
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Learn to Relax Through Meditation

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Experience refreshing moments of calm, balance, and peace any time you want through meditation. As you relax, feel your stress melt away. Discover how meditation can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Join Dr. Frank Pawlowski for this engaging workshop. There will even be a short meditation sitting.


Nov
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Meet the Author: "Our Invisible Neighbors" by Crystal Wolfe

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Are you one paycheck away from homelessness like millions of New Yorkers? Local author Crystal Wolfe will discuss her book "Our Invisible Neighbors: Accounts, Causes, and Solutions to the Epidemic of Homelessness in the 21st Century" and show the city that every voice counts. 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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