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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS

Feb
21
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Health Insurance Information & Enrollment

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Families and small businesses that need assistance with enrollments into the New York State of Health Marketplace may come in to sit down with a Navigator from the Hispanic Federation to help with the application process.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
23
3:00PM

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5:00PM

After School Movies and Games for Teens

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come and kick off your weekend by chilling out in a space made just for teens!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
24
2:30PM

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3:30PM

I-Heung Lee in Concert

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Classical pianist I-Heung Lee performs the works of Mozart, Bach, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin and others.


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Feb
24
3:00PM

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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.
This program is funded by Council Member Daniel Dromm.


Feb
28
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time for Little Ones 0-18 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.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
28
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time for Toddlers

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

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

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
1
1:00PM

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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.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
1
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.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hao Bang-Ah, Dog!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Audiences will be introduced to traditional Chinese New Year customs and foods (red envelopes, fish and “nian gao”). They will also meet some of other animals of the Chinese zodiac (Tigers, Rabbits, Roosters, Horses, Sheep and Monkeys.) Sing-alongs, games, and a hands-on post-show demonstration will make the Chinese language and cultural experience accessible to even the youngest audience members!


Mar
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Drag Queen Story Hour

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Please join the Jackson Heights Community Library and Council Member Daniel Dromm for a bilingual Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). DQSH is a program for children ages 3 – 8 years old that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. The program features Angel Elektra reading picture books, singing songs, and leading children in a craft activity.

Credit: This program is funded by NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm.


Mar
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Meet the Author: "Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals" by Mark Mehler

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for an entertaining look at “March Madness”, a sports event matched only by the Super Bowl and the Olympics, as local author Mark Mehler presents a look at some of the most compelling and memorable championship games in tournament history.


Mar
13
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Children Sing and Celebrate Around the World

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Children and their caregivers will learn about the variety of ways people sing and celebrate around the world in this interactive program.


Mar
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Brazilian Music Voyage!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Brazilian vocalist Débora Watts performs Brazilian music styles of choro, bossa nova, samba, and baião, including some world famous Brazilian and American jazz standards done in a Brazilian style, and some original compositions by Débora Watts from her recently released CD “Um Samba ao Contrario.”


Mar
24
3:00PM

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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

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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.


Apr
10
3:30PM

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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.


Apr
16
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Understanding Antibiotics

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Lifesaving antibiotics can cure dangerous bacterial infections, but did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? In fact, the main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Come learn from an infectious disease pharmacist and physician assistant about when antibiotics are and are not needed, as well as the potential harms of using antibiotics.


Apr
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Financial Literacy Series for Teens: Savings and Banking

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In this workshop Cents Ability will teach teens the importance of savings and will explain the difference between credit and debit. Service credit will be given to all teens who participate.


May
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Watts Up with the Mad Science Team

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS Program and charge up on static electricity! Make indoor lightning and conduct hair-raising experiments with an electrostatic generator. Make and use your Static Stick on electrons inside your own home!


May
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Percussia presents Sacred Spirits: Forces of Nature

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Jackson Heights-based Percussia’s signature sound is created through the marriage of lyrical melodic instruments (flute, viola, and harp) with a variety of percussion. The highlight of this concert will be a duet for harp and percussion called “Sacred Spirits: Forces of Nature” by Alexis Lamb. Based on a Lakota Sioux prayer, this work paints a musical picture of the spirits from the four elements of air, earth, fire, and water.


Jun
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library & Sciencetellers Rock with the Wild West: "The Mystery of the Golden Piano"

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia, and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!


Jun
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rock! with the Rappin Fireman

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

The "Rappin Fireman" John Ruiz engages and teaches children about fire prevention and fire safety. This event encourages audience participation. For ages 6 to 12.


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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