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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS

Oct
23
9:00AM

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2:00PM

Diversity Visa Application Assistance

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is making computers available from October 18 to November 22 to customers who want to fill out the online application for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery (DV-2019). Applicants can get assistance scanning photos at the following libraries: Central and Flushing - Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-8:00PM; Jackson Heights - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Long Island City - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 3:00-8:00 PM

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.


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Oct
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from reaching your goals? Does it make it difficult to find work? Speech-language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Oct
27
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Teens DREAD Fridays: An Afternoon of Horror Role Playing Games

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Friday afternoons we will be playing the horror role playing board game Dread. Come and experience the game that will leave you shaking!


Oct
28
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Calligraphy and the Constitution, A 3-session workshop for Adults

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Which part of the Constitution speaks to you? Write it while learning calligraphy in this 3 session, 2 hour workshop for adults facilitated by Timothy Savage. Preregistration is required. Materials will be provided for up to 20 participants.


Nov
4
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: Looking for Trouble: Writing Conflict

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Jill Eisenstadt leads this workshop which highlights the crucial role conflict plays in every aspect of writing fiction form creating momentum to revealing character to shaping story.Look for other workshops, part of this series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.


Nov
6
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 11/6 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 11/13 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 11/20 - Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/27 - Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
18
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Diwali with Subhra Goswami and the Ranjanee Group

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

1:00 p.m. Henna Handpainting with Anowara Ahmed*. 3:00 p.m. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, celebrates the victory of virtue over the darkness of evil. With a focus on the festive mood of Diwali, Ranjanee Inc. will perform classical, contemporary & folk songs and dances showcasing the diversity of India. Ranjanee Inc. has performed has performed in India and across the United States.
*First 25 guests, 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


Nov
25
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Bharathanatyam & Bollywood Dance

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Ragachitra Fine Arts presents a program of South Indian dance which features the dance form of Bharathanatyam, which originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu, and also a performance of Bollywood, which mixes various dance styles, from belly dance to kathak , Indian folk, and more.


Dec
2
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: Never Have Writer's Block Again

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Author Scott Cheshire shares the DNA of storytelling, how to find and use its fundamentals from within to improve one's writing skills. Look for other workshops, part of this series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.


Dec
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

"Celebrity Sadhana, Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer": A Book Reading with Poet Vijay R. Nathan

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Vijay R. Nathan, recipient of Queens Arts Council New Works grant, will read from his soon to be published poetry collection entitled: "Celebrity Sadhana, Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer". These poems imagine meditative moments from the sadhana (spiritual practice) of Hollywood's elite. and include the unauthorized appearances of the personas of Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, and Shia Labeouf, among others.


Dec
23
2:30PM

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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.


Jan
27
3:00PM

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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

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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
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.
Credit Line Council member Daniel Dromm


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.


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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