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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF JACKSON HEIGHTS

Mar
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Basic Computer Class

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

Come and learn the basics of using the computer.


Mar
27
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
11:30AM

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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.


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Mar
28
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
28
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
29
10:30AM

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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


Mar
30
2:00PM

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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


Apr
2
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.

Practice your typing in this one hour workshop.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Oral, Head, and Neck Cancers

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In recognition of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, H+H/Elmhurst will share information about these common types of cancer. Come learn what you should know so that you can keep yourself and your family healthier.


Apr
5
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Culture Pass Community Programs: Learning Through Art for Children

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join our series for Culture Pass Community Programs with Children's Museum of Manhattan.
Friday April 5th, 2019 3:30-5pm
"Ancient Greek Myths"

Friday April 12th, 2019 3:30-5pm
"China Through The Eyes Of The Monkey King"

Friday April 19th, 2019 3:30-5pm
"Space Oddities"

Friday April 26th, 2019 3:30-5pm
"Diggin Dinos"

These programs are for children in grades K-5. Space is limited for all sessions. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Titanic's Survivors: Where Did They Go in New York City?

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

700 survivors from the Titanic were rescued by the RMS Carpathia and were brought to New York City. Eric Cimino, assistant professor in history and political science at Molloy College, will present an illustrated talk about the next part of that story: what happened to the survivors when they left the rescue ship. Join us and gain insight into a little known aspect of the sinking and discover the central role New York City and its institutions played in the care of the Titanic survivors.


Apr
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Stand Against Hate

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In this interactive workshop about hate crimes and bullying with ARISE NY, participants learn how to react to and report hate crimes through skits and discussions.


Apr
13
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Poems That Tell Stories

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

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.


Apr
13
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Carnegie Hall Citywide 2018-2019 Season: Ensemble Connect

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

These outstanding young professional musicians of Ensemble Connect provide a refreshing approach to a vast range of music from the earliest Baroque works to cutting-edge pieces by Missy Mazzoli and Caroline Shaw. Ensemble Connect is entertaining and always inspirational.


Apr
16
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.

In this one-hour workshop, learn the basics of using the Internet.


Apr
24
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Walk-In Art Workshop

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join teaching artists from the Children's Museum of the Arts for a drop-in workshop. Children ages 7-11 will work with an artist to create a postcard about a current issue.


Apr
27
3:00PM

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4:30PM

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.


May
4
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Immigration Law: Know Your Rights (in Nepali)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Nepali, you will learn about current US immigration law with different types
of visas; termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); Temporary Protected
Status (TPS) programs, and available options; and defense in removal proceedings.
Speaker: Binod Roka, Esq.


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
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
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.

Additional Dates


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

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.


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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