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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FOREST HILLS

Nov
21
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, Nov 28, 20184:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsWed, Dec 12, 20184:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsWed, Dec 19, 20184:00PM - 5:00PM

Nov
23
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


Nov
23
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


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Nov
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 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.

Additional Dates


Nov
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 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


Nov
24
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 November for the following movies:
November 3: Pinocchio (2018) ⠂ PG ⠂84 min.
November 10: The Boss Baby ⠂PG ⠂97 min.
November 17: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation ⠂PG ⠂120 min.
November 24: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies ⠂PG ⠂ 92 min.

**MCD please add movie poster images**


Nov
26
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
26
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 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 for you, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
27
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


Nov
29
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


Nov
29
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


Nov
29
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
30
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


Dec
1
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Teen Book Display

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Teens! Come peruse our display of your favorite authors. December 1st through December 31st.


Dec
1
2:30PM

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4:30PM

It’s Time for Kind: Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers can sit back and enjoy great feature films that focus on the importance of kindness. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in December for the following movies:
Dec. 1: "The Secret Garden" (1993, G)
Dec. 8: "Pollyanna" (1960, G)
Dec. 15: "Elf" (2003, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
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.
Join us in December for the following movies:
Dec. 1: "The Secret Garden" (1993, G)
Dec. 8: "Pollyanna" (1960, G)
Dec. 15: "Elf" (2003, PG)
Dec. 22: "Disney’s Christopher Robin" (2018, PG)
Dec. 29: "Eight Below" (2006, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Life Transitions: Coping With Loss

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Loss can mean different things to different people. Whether you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one, loss of physical abilities, or the loss of independence, we want you to find a space to connect with others, learn coping strategies, and find support. Join us for a discussion on loss facilitated by Jacqueline LaGrassa, LCSW from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. All are welcome.


Dec
5
4:00PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Read-Aloud

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

Children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers will hear stories about acts of kindness and do a related craft. Preregister in person at the children’s reference desk.


Dec
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

It’s Time for Kind: Wintertime Crafternoon

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 and up accompanied by a parent or caregiver can make a wintertime craft that emphasizes the importance of performing and receiving acts of kindness.

**MCD please add Winter-themed image**


Dec
6
5:00PM

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7:30PM

It’s Time for Kind: Teen Movie Program

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

"Freedom Writers" (2007, PG-13) is about a teacher who has a class of at-risk students.


Dec
8
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Voices of New York Holiday Choral Concert

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This 25 member community chorus based in Manhattan presents their annual concert of sacred and secular Christmas and seasonal music plus a Hanukkah song.


Dec
10
10:00AM

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6:00PM

It’s Time for Kind: Kids’ Box Challenge

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5-12, pick a stick from the Acts of Kindness box and do something nice for others. Kids who come back with their tale of kindness can add a heart to our Kindness Tree. Let's see how many kind acts we can do this week!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
3:30PM

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4:45PM

It's Time for Kind: Teen Book Discussion

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

We want to spread more kindness by reading "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
14
1:30PM

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3:30PM

It's time for Kind Friday Afternoon Movie

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

There will be a special showing of "The Blind Side" for It's Time For Kind month. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
17
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.


Dec
18
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Forest Hills Library Spelling Bee (Grades 3 & 4)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3 & 4, come test your spelling skills by competing in the 2018 Forest Hills Library Spelling Bee! The winner will be eligible to enter the spelling bee finals at our Central Library in Spring 2019 to compete with winning students from other Queens neighborhoods. Registration is required by December 7. Please ask the children's librarians for details and for practice spelling lists for each grade.

**MCD please add Spelling Bee-themed image**


Dec
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Happy Holidays Craft Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
21
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Forest Hills Spelling Bee Grades 5 & 6

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 5 & 6, come test your spelling skills by competing in the 2018 Forest Hills Library Spelling Bee! The winner will be eligible to enter the spelling bee finals at our Central Library in spring 2019 to compete with winning students from other Queens neighborhoods. Registration is required by December 7. Please ask the children's librarians for details and for practice spelling lists for each grade.


Jan
12
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: “Seltzertopia: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Drink" by Barry Joseph

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join local author Barry Joseph for an entertaining look at how seltzer has moved from a simple drink with an ethnic identity to a hipster drink that continues to grow in mainstream popularity . Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jan
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

On Broadway: The '40s and '50s

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Jenny Lynn Stewart and William Lewis on piano take you on a magical journey, singing showstoppers from Broadway by composers such as Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about how older adults can keep their homes healthy and free of bedbugs. All are welcome.


Jan
26
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "A Matter of Chance" by Julie Maloney

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Poet and dancer Julie Maloney will discuss her debut novel “A Matter of Chance.” Julie, the founder/director of Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting women writers, drew on methods gleaned from the international writing retreats she has hosted to craft a novel full of twists and suspense as Maddy Stewart, a single mother, searches for her eight-year-old daughter who has disappeared. 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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