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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FOREST HILLS

Jan
18
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.


Jan
19
3:30PM

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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**

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Jan
20
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 lots of fun and definitely great exercise too!

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Jan
20
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 coloring pages, board games, jigsaw puzzles, blocks and Legos--and the occasional craft!

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Jan
20
2:30PM

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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
20
2:30PM

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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' 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**

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Jan
22
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, fingerplays and movement games.

Preregistration is not required, but only 28 families may attend each session. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!

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Jan
24
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 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!

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Jan
24
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 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.

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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.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Jan
24
3:30PM

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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.

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Jan
25
4:45PM

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6:00PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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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.

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Jan
26
4:00PM

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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.

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Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"Hop" Into the Peter Rabbit Event

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

Get inspired with some Peter Rabbit crafts before the movie opens in theaters on February 9th.
Ages 5+. PREREGISTRATION IS A MUST--first come, first served--beginning January 25, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.
**MCD please add image of Beatrix Potter's "Peter Rabbit"**


Feb
3
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Chinese New Year Performance

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a memorable performance by the singing group and Silver dancing group of the Austin Senior Center with special guest, Ying Tang, to celebrate Chinese New Year.


Feb
3
2:30PM

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

Join us in February for the following movies:

February 3: “Surf’s Up II: WaveMania” (PG) (84 mins.)
February 10: “Against the Wild” (PG) (91 mins.)
February 17: Valentine’s Special: “Tangled” (PG) (100 mins.)
February 24: “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast” (G) (76 mins.)

**MCD please add movie poster images**

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

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Feb
10
2:30PM

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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.


Feb
12
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Broken Heart Week Care Cafe: Finding your Life's Passion and Purpose

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Now is the perfect time to focus on you. What makes you happy? What inspires you? What steps do you need to take to help your dreams come true? Come learn from experts and enjoy a Care Cafe, presented by Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Light refreshments will be served. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Love Letters to My Past and Future Self

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Participants will write a decorative love letter to their past and future self. They will reflect on thought questions as they write and decorate their card. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
14
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Broken Heart Week: A Heart-Melt Movie for Valentine's Day - "The Vow" for Teens

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

"The Vow" is the tale of a love that refuses to be forgotten. Leo (Channing Tatum, Dear John) is devastated when a car accident plunges his wife Paige (Rachel McAdams) into a coma.
Rated PG-13, Runtime 104 minutes.
For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

My Funny Valentine's Craft

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

Come to the Forest Hills Library for fun crafts celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Preregistation is required. First come, first served beginning February 7. Ask the children's librarians for details. For children ages 5 and up.


Feb
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese New Year Celebration

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

Come to the Forest Hills Library for fun crafts celebrating the year of the dog. Ages 6+
Preregistration is required. First come, first served beginning February 8, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.


Feb
16
3:15PM

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5:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Love Poetry For Teens

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

To celebrate Valentine's Day, come share your perfect love poems with your fellow teens. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
17
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Broken Heart Week: Tragic Love Stories in Opera

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Tenor Arthur Lai & Friends present a concert of beloved arias and duets from "Traviata", "Rigoletto and Aida" by Verdi, "La Boheme" by Puccini, a medley from "Carmen" by Bizet and "Romeo and Juliette" by Prokofiev, including some popular music selections.
For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

President's Day Craft

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 learn about President's Day and complete a related activity. Preregistration is a must--first come, first served--beginning February 15, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.


Mar
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Broken Heart Week: 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. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Apr
7
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


Apr
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hip and Knee Pain

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Do you suffer from hip or knee pain from arthritis? Come learn some common causes and possible treatments from Dr. Hasija, Orthopedic Surgeon at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.


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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