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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS

May
28
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Special Science Program for Young Children

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Young children (5 and under w/caregiver) learn science topics such as sound, wind, shadow, measurements, and more in a fun six-week program. This interactive program incorporates stories and hands-on explorations. This is perfect for children entering Pre-K in the fall. No registration is necessary but it is recommended to attend all six sessions.

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

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May
28
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Stories and Crafts

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Childre ages 4-8 with their caregivers listen to a fun story and do a craft.

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

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May
29
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 finger plays. Caregivers must attend with children. Space may be limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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May
29
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time for 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.

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May
30
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.

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May
30
2:30PM

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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.

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May
30
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Know Your Rights

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Queens Legal Services provides free legal assistance to low and moderate-income residents of Queens in a wide range of practice areas. Through a generous grant from Council Member Dromm, we are providing Know Your Rights information sessions to older adults. The goal of the program is to educate older adults about financial abuse, consumer rights, homeowner rights, and estate matters. May dates are for tabling & Q&A. July 25th is a more formal lecture.

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

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May
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Storytelling Lab with Action Racket

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

What makes a good story? Teens learn the basics of storytelling in this hands-on workshop. Word games inspire participants to reveal the stories they've always wanted to tell.


Jun
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Visioning Empowerment Workshop for Teens

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

What do you really want out of life? How do you motivate yourself to get there? How do you take better control of keeping your goals on track? Create a vision board that will bring you closer to discovering personal desires, wants, and dreams. We will also practice visioning exercises and relaxation techniques.


Jun
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
8
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Let’s Make Some Noise! Meet the Author: “Indecent Advances” by James Polchin

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us as James Polchin, PhD discusses his book “Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice before Stonewall.” Through extensive research, Dr. Polchin has recovered stories of killers and victims over the decades. Often lurid and euphemistic, these crime page stories reveal the hidden history of violence against gay men and the society that criminalized them. This discrimination shaped the burgeoning gay rights movement in the years leading up to Stonewall.


Jun
11
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Basic Computers

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 computer in this one-hour workshop.

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

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Jun
11
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family’s country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Space! The Cosmos For Kids

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space-dance-party for kids. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For children ages 6 to 12.


Jun
14
3:00PM

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5:15PM

Summer Reading: Teen Summer Movie

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy the biggest, best films to kick off your weekend this summer!

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

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Jun
15
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love is Love is Love! Create a Special Collage

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us to create and decorate a special Love is Love is Love! collage.


Jun
15
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with Music, Crafts, and Food

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with a flag making workshop at 12-1:30 p.m., and food tasting [a delicious Filipino sweet: guinataan, made of tubers, coconut, and tapioca] from 1:30-2:00. Our finale will be a brief lecture on Filipino history followed by a traditional musical performance from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Food and supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses or adverse reactions from tasting food.

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

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Jun
17
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Bring Your Story: Queens Memory Podcast Premiere, Episode 2

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come listen and share with us in a three-part listening event series to celebrate the launch of the first season of the Queens Memory Podcast, “Memories of Migration.” The podcast draws from oral history recordings with Queens residents. At each event, we will listen to a full episode from the season, followed by a talk-back session with a featured storyteller from the episode.


Jun
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: PrEP and PEP

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Announcing the next generation of HIV prevention! Did you know that there are medications that can help prevent HIV infection? Come learn about them from Maureen Jones, RN infectious disease nurse. All are welcome.


Jun
22
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Bring Your Story: Drums Around the World

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Musicians of Percussia take you on a musical journey using percussion instruments, chants, and rhythms from all over the world, including Brazil, West Africa, India, Cuba, and China. The audience is invited to become active participants by clapping rhythms, singing songs, and even participating in a Chinese Lion Dance.


Jul
19
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Create Treasure From Trash Challenge!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Use our deluxe kits to create original costumes from weird materials.


Jul
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Board Games for Teens

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Play games with each other and see who will come out on top!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Special Teen Craft for End of Summer

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a special creative program made just for teens!


Sep
12
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Queens Artists and Non-Profit Organizations: Do You Need Funding?

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn about the 2020 Queens Arts Fund Grant Program! The Queens Arts Fund (QAF) awards grants to Queens-based individual artists and non-profit organizations that are producing arts and cultural programming in visual, performing, literary, and folk arts disciplines. Program guidelines and the application process will be reviewed.


Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Emergency Preparedness and Prevention

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Everyone wants to keep themselves and their loved ones safe, especially during emergency situations. Come learn about strategies every household should be aware of. There will also be a discussion of common household accidents and injuries, lead by experts from H+H/Elmhurst. All are welcome!


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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