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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS

Aug
20
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Reading Circle for Children entering Kindergarten - Grade 2

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for reading practice and fun activities. Caregivers of kindergarteners should be available.


Aug
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Art and Activities for Children entering Kindergarten-Grade 2

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for exciting art and music projects and other fun activities. Caregivers of kindergarteners should be available.


Aug
20
4:45PM

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5:00PM

Games and Lego Building

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Share in Lego building and other construction activities. You may also play games. Young children must be supervised by caregivers.


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Aug
21
9:30AM

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4:30PM

Apply For U.S Citizenship: Free legal help at a library near you

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

* Meet with a free, trusted lawyer
* Apply for citizenship easily
* Find out if you can apply for free
* Get free, confidential financial counseling

Make your appointment today!
Call 311 and say "Citizenship Appointment"

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
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.

Learn the basics of the Internet in this one-hour workshop.


Aug
21
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Book and Music Adventure for Children Entering Kindergarten - Grade 2

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

We will combine musical adventures with books and reading. Caregivers of kindergarteners should be available.


Aug
21
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Musical Art and Other Fun Projects for Children entering Kindergarten - Grade 2

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Share art and music from around the world. Caregivers of kindergarteners should be available.


Aug
21
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Report on Your Books for Children Entering Grades 1-6

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come share the books you are reading. Younger children may come with caregivers. Please bring your reading log or ask for one.


Aug
24
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Friday Family Fun Time for Children and Families

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for reading, coloring, games, and special activities.


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
29
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Harry Potter: Movie and Puzzle Marathon

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for a day of Harry Potter movies and fun Harry Potter puzzles.


Aug
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join Jason Reilly as he introduces his animal friends. Children will learn where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. Meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, reptiles, birds, hermit crabs, and a chicken. Enjoy dancing, singing, and a surprise activity at the end of the show.


Sep
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Queens Artists and Nonprofit Organizations: Do You Need Funding?

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts supports the hard work and contributions of Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts disciplines through grants. Applicants must attend a Application Information Session to learn about the guidelines before applying.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Practice Your Typing

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, participants will be able to practice their typing skills.


Sep
22
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Traditional Music and Dance from Ecuador

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Ayazamana Dance Group presents traditional dance with authentic music and costumes from different regions of Ecuador.


Sep
29
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Banned Books Week: Fahrenheit 451, A Performance Reading In The Style of Radio Drama

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Bradbury's famous novel is undeniably a champion in the unending fight against censorship. The story takes place in the 24th Century where firemen with flamethrowers destroy all books to support the government's suppression of independent thought.


Oct
4
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Queens Council on the Arts "Under the Hood": Grantwriting Essentials

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Artists and community organizations: Are you planning to apply for an upcoming grant opportunity at QCA or elsewhere? You are invited to participate in the latest rendition of our professional development workshop series, "Under the Hood." Learn important aspects of grantwriting: creating a compelling artist or mission statement and best practices when drafting a project plan and budget in this two-hour workshop.


Oct
16
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Email Part One

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
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
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
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
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.


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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