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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FRESH MEADOWS

May
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.


May
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

College 101: Pre-College Prep and Tips for Surviving Freshman Year and Beyond

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

It is never too early to plan for college. These fun and interactive programs are offered to tweens and teens with a curiosity about how to prepare and what to expect freshman year and beyond. This program will be offered at the Fresh Meadows Library.

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

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May
24
10:30AM

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1:00PM

Knitting & Crochet Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Knitters and crocheters, if you are looking for a place to share your "purls" of wisdom and experience, please join us. Bring your own material.

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

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May
24
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Let's Bingo!

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Spend an hour playing Bingo with old friends and new. Earn bragging rights & sometimes a surprise library prize.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Table Top Gaming & Chess

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join Fresh Meadows in our Funday Friday with gaming.

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

Additional Dates


May
28
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come play Scrabble, the word game that has been played for generations. Please bring your own Scrabble kit.

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

Additional Dates


May
28
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Adult Chess Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come join our chess club!

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

Additional Dates


May
28
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Anime Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Watch the hottest anime with your friends on our Crunchyroll Premium account.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
11:30AM

--to--

2:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come join our club!

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

Additional Dates


May
29
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Adult Book Discussion: "Beartown"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us to discuss "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman.


May
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Trivia Contest

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Attention 4th, 5th, and 6th graders: join us for the start of our monthly trivia contest. Each month a different category of questions will be selected. Winners will enter our Trivia Hall of Fame!
No registration is required!


Jun
1
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Practice SAT Exam

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

Take a full length, timed practice SAT exam. This program is open to all high schoolers. Registration requested; please call 718-454-7272. Walk-ins accepted if space allows.


Jun
3
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time: "Instant Family"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us to watch "Instant Family" (2018, PG-13).


Jun
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Study

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The program room is open for teens needing space to work on homework, do group projects, read down fines, or just hang out.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Latin Cardio Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Instructor Michele leads this fitness class that addresses muscle strength, flexibility, and endurance while keeping your heart rate up in order to burn maximum calories and tone the body. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.


Jun
6
5:30PM

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6:30PM

High School Admissions: Getting Ahead

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This is an introduction for families about the NYC high school application process. Families will get tips on how to plan ahead and successfully navigate the path to selecting a high school. The presenter will discuss specialized schools, private schools, opportunity programs, and admission testing.


Jun
8
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Practice ACT Exam

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

Take a full length, timed practice ACT exam. This program is open to all high schoolers. Registration requested; please call 718-454-7272. Walk-ins accepted if space allows.


Jun
10
1:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

International Film Screening and Discussion: "The Third Murder"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In Hirokazu Kore-eda's award-winning film "The Third Murder" (in Japanese with English subtitles), leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi. His client freely admits his guilt, but as Shigemori digs deeper into the case, he begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.


Jun
13
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Navigating the Healthcare System

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Gain insight on long-term care planning, including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. All are welcome!


Jun
17
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Movie Time: "Ben is Back"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us to watch "Ben is Back" (2018, R).


Jun
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Yoga is for Every Body!

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness can benefit everyone, but you might not think that from who you see practicing poses on Instagram. No matter your orientation, gender presentation, color, shape, or size, join us in a safe space to learn how to focus your mind and body! It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on.


Jun
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Queens Symphony Woodwind Quintet Presents Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf for woodwind quintet and narrator is a classic for all ages. Peter, his animal friends, his grandfather, the wolf, and the hunters are represented by the instruments of the woodwind quintet and all have appropriate musical themes making this piece a delight to hear.


Jun
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Pearl Bracelet and Earring Workshop for Adults

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Melody Burns leads this craft class where participants learn how to create a beautiful pearl bracelet and earring set. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided for up to 15 participants.


Jun
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Space! The Cosmos For Kids

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space-dance-party for kids. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For children ages 6 to 12.


Jun
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Motown Revue

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Vintage Bliss performs the hits of the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston, and the Temptations.


Jun
24
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

Wholesome Skin Care

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Licensed cosmetologist Mirelle Netelle shares tips and techniques to creating more beautiful, healthier skin.


Jun
24
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Pride Month Movies: "The Birdcage"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us to watch "The Birdcage" (1996, R) Armand Goldman (Robin Williams) owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover, Albert (Nathan Lane), stars there as Starina. "Their" son Val (actually Armand's by his one heterosexual fling, twenty years before) comes home to announce his engagement.


Jun
26
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Reading: Volunteer Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Decorate the library for this year's summer reading theme: A Universe of Stories. Community service credit given.


Jun
27
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Adult Book Discussion: "There There"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "There There" by Tommy Orange.


Jun
29
2:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Movie Time: "Mary Poppins Returns"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
PG ‧ Fantasy/Adventure/Comedy ‧ 2h 10m. Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw. Director: Rob Marshall


Jul
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

SHSAT Prep

Location: Fresh Meadows
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.

Prepare for the SHSAT English section with tutor John Castellano. Registration for all three sessions is required and opens on June 17. Call 718-454-7272 or come in person to register. Preference is given to students entering 8th and 9th grade.

Fresh MeadowsTue, Jul 2, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
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Jul
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

American Mathematics Competitions Review Pre-Screening Evaluation

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

A pre-screening evaluation for those interested in working with Fresh Meadows' All Summer Math Review on the American Mathematics Competitions. Teens entering grades 6-10 only.


Jul
2
1:15PM

--to--

3:00PM

Adult Chess Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come join our chess club!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
1:15PM

--to--

3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Come play Scrabble, the word game that has been played for generations.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
10:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Knitting & Crochet Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Knitters and crocheters, if you are looking for a place to share your "purls" of wisdom and experience, please join us. Bring your own material.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Table Top Gaming & Chess

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join Fresh Meadows in our Funday Friday with gaming.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Summer Reading: Fresh Meadows Mother Goose Time Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, stories, finger plays, and movement activities for ages newborn-2.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Summer Reading Club Session 1

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays or Wednesdays in July and August for fun craft projects for grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Summer Reading Club Session 2

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays or Wednesdays in July and August for fun craft projects for grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading Club Session 3

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays or Wednesdays in July and August for fun craft projects for grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
10:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Toddler Time Summer Reading

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, stories, finger plays, and movement activities for ages 3 - 5.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join in the fun and camaraderie of mahjong in our non-instructional weekly session.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading: Constellation Circuitry

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In this out-of-this-world workshop, teens will learn the basics of circuitry by wiring constellation art to light up using copper tape, LED lights, and a small battery. Teens entering grades 7-12 only.


Jul
18
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Anime Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Watch the hottest anime with your friends on our Crunchyroll Premium account! Teens entering grades 7-12 only.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading: Build This Weird Thing...In Space!

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Something’s busted on the space station and it’s up to you to fix it! Take on the role of either astronaut or mission control and work together to build a repair part…without seeing what the other person has in front of them! Teens entering grades 7-12 only.


Jul
25
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading: NASA Engineering

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Using common household items, engineer solutions to problems similar to those NASA encounters on real space missions, like landing equipment on the moon or designing rockets. This program is for teens entering grades 7-12 only.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Crafts

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Make out-of-this-world crafts including a galaxy tote bag, duct tape wallet, and Star Wars origami. This is for teens entering grades 7-12 only.


Aug
6
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading: Alien Invasion in a Box

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Teams compete to create and show off the coolest alien made from materials in a box of random space junk. This is for teens entering grades 7-12 only.


Aug
8
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading: Sew the Stars

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Learn to embroider by stitching a favorite constellation, or make up your own! This program is for teens entering grades 7-12 only.


Aug
24
10:30AM

--to--

4:30PM

Room Escape

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

Welcome to The AstroAcademy! You’re here for the first day of orientation…but something’s gone deadly wrong! Can you and your fellow classmates survive? Register your group of up to 8 people for one half-hour session by calling 718-454-7272, or sign up in person. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled session time. Walk-in half-hour sessions are first-come first-served, subject to availability. This program is for ages 12+ through adult (8+ with adult supervision).

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

Additional Dates


Aug
28
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Volunteer Club: Fall Decorations

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Help take down the summer reading decorations and make new ones to transform the library for fall and back-to-school! This activity is for teens entering grades 7-12 only.


Sep
4
11:30AM

--to--

2:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join in the fun and camaraderie of mahjong in our non-instructional weekly session.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Table Top Gaming & Chess

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join Fresh Meadows in our Funday Friday with gaming.

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

Additional Dates


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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