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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LAURELTON

Apr
26
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Students Poetry Contest For Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. Laurelton Library will conduct this program. Students from grade five and under will write a poem on Dr. King and hand it in by the end of April. We will select the best poems as winners of the contest.


Apr
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Empowered Parenting: Raising a Preschooler with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This workshop is geared towards parents and caregivers of children under the age of five who have recently received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or are in the process of having their child evaluated.
To register for this event, please contact Aaren Kokubun at (646) 588-2301, akokubun@ramapoforchildren.org, or visit
www.ramapoforchildren.org/parent-workshops

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

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Apr
26
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Stacks After School Enrichment Program

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

STACKS Enrichment program - Arts, Crafts and educational projects for students enrolled in the STACKS program. Starts from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Apr
26
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Thursdays Chess Days

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Interested in learning chess? This program uses the game of chess to enhance critical thinking, build self-esteem, participate in team play, teach responsibility and accountability skills and more.

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

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Apr
27
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Apr
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Color Me Calm For Seniors

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Come and color while meeting new people. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as coloring materials will be provided.

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

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Apr
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Math Homework Help

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Students from Grades 1 - 5 will be helped with their math homework.

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

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Apr
28
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Family Movie Time

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join us for some of the latest family movies as well as some classics.

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

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Apr
28
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Meet the Author: "Pieces of My Soul: A Collection of Poems" by Helena Consuela Sayles

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Through innovation in both word choice and form, author Helena Sayles's poetry touches on topics such as family, friendship, self-reflection, love, struggle, strength, and what lies ahead for younger generations. Ms. Sayles, a retired elementary school teacher, will discuss her creative process and the steps involved in completing the book and having it published. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Apr
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Resume & Cover Letter for Youth

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Our staff experienced staff member will help teens with their efforts to create a powerful cover letter and impressive resume.

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

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Apr
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Full Body Toning for Adults

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Full body or Toning is a gentle workout with the goal of improving balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and heart health. Instructor Ysabel Chirinos leads the program for adults who want to have a strong and skillful body.

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

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May
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Skills for Seniors

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Seniors will learn how to use a computer and how to search for information on the Internet.

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

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May
2
3:00PM

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5:30PM

Reading Help

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Students under Grade Five will be helped with their efforts to improve their reading comprehension.

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

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May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Open Mic

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Open to performers and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, and others are all welcome. Audience seating is on a first- come, first-served basis. Interested in performing? The Laurelton Community Library would love to hear your talent.

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

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May
4
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


May
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Prince of Motown: The Music of Marvin Gaye

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Pop/jazz vocalist Cody Childs performs a musical tribute to legendary soul singer Marvin Gaye with notes on the singer's life and including Gaye's Motown classics “What's Going On,” “Mercy Mercy Me,” “Can I Get A Witness?” and “Little Darling,” among others.


May
8
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


May
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Laurelton Literary Society

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Each month we will select, read and discuss a particular book. Upcoming book titles will be selected at our monthly meetings. The September 25 book is "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah. The October 23 book is "Evicted" by Matthew Desmond.

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

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Jun
1
1:30PM

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2:30PM

African-American History Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

The African-American History Club is organized to expose students to the rich heritage of African Americans and to support them in their own academic and personal growth as black citizens thriving in a global world.

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

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Jun
2
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Chair Yoga with Miriam

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Miriam will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Jun
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Math Club For Students

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

There are many benefits to engaging children in math. Our math club will meet every day and promote a love of learning.

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

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Jun
9
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

James Lovell and Alex Colon-Olaniyan are both Garifuna artists, musicians, educators, and activists. They present Garifuna history and culture using film, lecture, music, and dance demonstration.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rock! with the Rappin Fireman

Location: Laurelton
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.


Jun
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Libraries Rock! with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Award-winning balloon artist Nick the Balloonatic has twisted balloons all over the world. The Balloonatic interacts with children ages 6-12 as he is sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special.
This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Jun
29
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Arts and Crafts with Mrs. K

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Do you have a love for arts and crafts? Every Friday join Mrs. K for some creative projects fun for the whole family!

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

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Jul
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Bingo Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Bingo can be played right here at the Laurelton Community Library. Join us every other week. Bring the family for some good old fashioned fun!

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

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Jul
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Chinese for Travel

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Dr. Dave Wang will introduce you to the basic language you will need to eat, live, and get around in Mandarin speaking countries. Since this is a language course, we recommend taking this course with a friend or group of friends. Practicing with others by speaking the language will help you learn it more effectively. Additionally, Mandarin is a tonal language, which means that in order to truly master it, you will need to say the words out loud!

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

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Jul
18
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Crochet Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy the lively company of other members, designing items through knitting and crochet. Class is open to all (beginners, intermediates, and advanced members) every Wednesday at your Laurelton Community Library.

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

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Current Board Members:

President - Khaldun Al-Shakeer
Vice President - Caroline Rogers
Treasurer - Shalimar Reid
Secretary
Member-At-Large - Fay D. Hill


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.
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. 

Contact Info: Government and Community Affairs, Camille T. Barrett at 718-990-8583 or cbarrett@queenslibrary.org

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