Text-size

Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS

Dec
13
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose Time for Little Ones 0-23 months

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, stories and fingerplays. Caregivers must attend with children. 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


Dec
13
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time for Children Ages 2 - 4 years

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays and movements. Caregivers must attend with children. 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


Dec
14
1:00PM

--to--

1:45PM

Toddler Playtime

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

We will play together with new building toys. First come, first served. Space may be limited.


More...
Dec
15
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Movie Fridays

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come kick off your weekends leading up to the holidays with a Friday after school movie!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Time for Kids

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us to watch a fun kid-friendly movie!


Dec
19
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
23
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Holiday Concert

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for the holidays and bring the entire family for an afternoon of music and song.


Dec
23
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Winter Graces

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Winter Graces is a professional all-female vocal acappella caroling ensemble. They perform an elegant blend of classic women's holiday songs and modern favorites ranging from blues to jazz, country to pop, and uptempo toe-tappers to beautiful ballads the entire family is sure to enjoy and welcome to take part in this festive occasion.


Jan
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Meet the Author: "The Newcomers" by Helen Thorpe

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Award-winning author Helen Thorpe’s latest work, “The Newcomers” is a powerful and moving account of twenty-two immigrant teenagers who struggle to learn English and American culture. Their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. Join us as Helen Thorpe puts a human face on the refugee problem in the United States and the rest of the world.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jan
8
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "Timon of Athens"

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens". It’s never easy finding out who your real friends are. Timon is the most generous man in Athens, always willing to help a friend in need, or even a stranger. But when his creditors come calling and Timon loses his fortune, the friends that he has been so generous to are nowhere to be found – forcing Timon to come face to face with the wilderness outside of Athens and inside of men’s hearts.


Jan
27
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Adolescent Health

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come learn everything you need to know as your child grows to be a young adult from providers at NYC Health and Hospitals at Elmhurst.


Jan
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Newtown Literary-Taking the Leap With Poetry

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Taking a literary leap, students will learn about and craft powerful imaginative and effective descriptions in poetry using simile and metaphor.


Feb
3
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: There is a Place in Poetry Here

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Fulbright fellow and author of the poetry collection "Threshold and Imago" will explore ways to write about and conjure place, which in turn anchors the poem. This series of free writing classes is provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.
Credit line: Council Member Daniel Dromm


Feb
20
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Newtown Literary: Twisted Tales-Retelling Fairy Tales, Myths and More

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Tell new stories by putting your own spin on your favorite tales from mythology, folklore and classic literature.
Credit Line Council member Daniel Dromm


Mar
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Newtown Literary: Write on Your Nerve

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn to write poetry freely, honestly, excitingly, and strangely, using everything around you as sources of inspiration.
Credit Line; City Council Daniel Dromm


Apr
7
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: There's Poetry...There!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Get ready and write with poet/author Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie. In this workshop we will reconsider what poetry does. Writers of all genres are welcome. Look for other workshops, part of this series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.


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. 

.