Text-size

Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS

Jan
22
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

In this workshop you will learn the basics of Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Crafts and Stories

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and crafts for children ages 5-7. Caregiver must attend with the child. Space may be limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose Time for Little Ones 0-18 months

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, stories, and finger plays. 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.

Additional Dates


More...
Jan
23
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time Little Ones

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and movement. Caregivers must attend with toddlers 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


Jan
24
1:00PM

--to--

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


Jan
24
2:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-1/2 through 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


Jan
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Jazz on Fire! featuring Javier Arau, saxophonist with Joe Knipes, guitar

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join Jackson Heights jazz musicians Javier Arau and Joe Knipes for a memorable afternoon of jazz for the whole family. Featuring classic and contemporary jazz and blues from all eras, Javier and Joe heat it up with toe tapping music filled with fun and fire!


Feb
1
10:30AM

--to--

2:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling For Low Income Older Adults

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

IRS certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring a NYS Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s ID; copy of the 2017 return(s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2; 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; Healthcare forms; self-employment forms; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; and cancelled check for refunds.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Homework Help for Grades 4-8

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

There will be homework help for grades 4-8 on Saturdays.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: New York as a Character: A Fiction Writing Class

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Author Radha Vatsal explores how place can serve not just as a backdrop but as a character that grounds the narrative, and provides granular details as well as problems to solve, obstacles, and opportunity. Writers of all genres are welcome. Look for other workshops that are part of this series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.


Feb
5
10:30AM

--to--

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 using the Internet.


Feb
11
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Movie Screenings

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

We will show two romantic movies: "Me Before You" (2016) on February 11th at 6 pm and "Cafe Society" (2016, PG-13) on February 15th at 3 pm. For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations -Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series VS My Own

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Observe Jacob's Lawrence's Migration Series and draw your family's migration story! Children ages 6-10 will learn about the African-American migration experience of the twentieth century and draw a comic strip about their own family's unique migration experience. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
16
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Songs from the Golden Age of Mexican Bolero

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Enjoy familiar selections from the golden era of Mexican bolero like "Bésame Mucho," "Reloj," "Sabor a Mi," and more performed by Adderesound featuring Marilyn Castillo (vocals and guitar) with Rudyck Vidal (bass).


Feb
23
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

The Evolution of Jazz

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

The Ken Simon Quartet tells the history of jazz, from its early beginnings in New Orleans to its arrival in Chicago, New York, and abroad.


Mar
5
3:30PM

--to--

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.


Mar
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Epic Poems: Our Heroes, Ourselves

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

In this writing workshop on narrative poems for ages 8-12, we will read classical and contemporary examples of the epic poem, and then mine our histories to create our own.


Mar
21
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Credit 101 - Presented by Business Outreach Center

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Your credit score affects your employment, insurance, housing, ability to borrow, and cost to borrow money. This workshop will cover what credit is, factors that influence your credit score, and how to obtain a free credit report. Learn how to establish credit, repair your credit, and how to maintain a good credit score from a BOC business counselor. Additional resources will be provided.


Apr
13
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Poems That Tell Stories

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

Who are the poets telling the stories of our time? In this class for ages 13-17, we will read, examine, and write poetry with themes of migration, class, race, and family.


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. 

.