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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS

Oct
22
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Ready, Set, Bank! Financial Literacy

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

This six-session series is a program of financial literacy where users will learn how to download and navigate financial and banking applications. They will also learn how to deposit checks from their phone, pay bills online, and gain knowledge about credit reports. This program will also be offered in Spanish. For more information, call 718-990-8625 and to register visit queenslibrary.org.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Email Part Two

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

In this two-part workshop, participants will learn how to create an email address and how to use it. Participants must attend both sessions.


Oct
24
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose for Little Ones 0-18 months

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, stories and fingerplays. Caregivers must attend with children. Space may be limited and 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.

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Oct
24
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time Little Ones Age 19 months - 4 years

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and movement. Caregivers must attend with toddlers. For ages 19 months to 4 years. First come, first served. Space may be limited

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
1:00PM

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1:45PM

Toddler Playtime

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we play with new building toys. First-come, first-served. Space may be limited.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Picture Book Time for Children Ages 2 1/2 - 6 years

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-1/2 - 6 years and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and coloring. Families may join us after they arrive from school.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Council for Airport Opportunities (Table Set-up)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Take flight into an exciting career within the aviation industry. The Council for Airport Opportunities will be available to answer questions and provide information on positions available at the airport.


Oct
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Homework Help for Teens Grades 6-8

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come and get homework help and school assistance from our after-school tutors.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Truth or Dare: An Open Conversation about Medical Care at the End of Life

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Reimagine End of Life Week is a city-wide exploration of big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. Dr. Dawn Gross will explain why our current health care system errs on the side of “quantity” over “quality” of life. Learn how to clarify, advocate, and align medical services to support you and those you love the way you wish.


Nov
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Transgender Health: Receiving Optimum Care

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an overview of health topics for transgender community members seeking to transition from male to female and female to male. Some topics we will explore include the transition process with your physician, medication safety, and receiving care in an LGBTQ inclusive environment.


Nov
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Heading Home Healthy

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Our goal is to help travelers stay healthy when they are returning home to visit friends and relatives. Come learn from health experts at the city's Department of Health about ways that you can stay safe and healthy when you travel abroad.


Nov
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to the Internet

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

In this one-hour workshop, you will learn the basics of using the Internet.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tenant Rights in Rent Controlled, Rent Stabilized, or Unregulated Apartments

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Central Astoria LDC, which provides housing advice and assistance to the public, presents a workshop on tenant and landlord responsibilites; basic rights of tenants; rent, rent increases and rent surcharges; and complaint forms and procedures.


Nov
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Drag Queen Story Hour

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Please join the Jackson Heights Community Library for a Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). The program features a drag queen reading picture books, singing songs, and leading children in a craft activity. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm.


Nov
17
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Film Screening and Discussion of "Three Trembling Cities" with Writer-Director Arthur Vincie

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of the first season of this webseries that follows the fictional lives of NYC immigrants struggling with work, friends, romance, and family expectations. Overshadowing their efforts is their often uncertain status - culturally, emotionally, and legally. Each episode concludes with interviews with immigrants who have faced similar issues. Q & A with filmmaker Arthur Vincie and cast members after the screening.


Nov
20
3:30PM

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5:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with NYCitizenship staff to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.


Dec
8
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Does Kindness Matter?

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Did you know that kindness significantly impacts well-being? Kindness.org, a non-profit organization that educates and inspires people to choose kindness, will explore kindness research and ways we all can be a part of creating a kinder world.


Dec
10
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Street Safety

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Did you know that pedestrian and traffic incidents start to peak in November and continue to increase throughout the holiday season? Experts at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst see many preventable accidents during this time of year. Come raise your awareness about the issue and get some suggestions for prevention. Come learn how you can keep your children and family safer.


Jan
18
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Hip Hop Vs Gamers

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Are you interested in hip hop music? Do you love video games? Come join Queens Library with host Ralph McDaniels and special guest Lashawn Lukes as we have a open discussion on how hip hop and games are the perfect duo!


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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