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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LAURELTON

Nov
20
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

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Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Resume and Cover Letter Writing for Teens

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Are you in high school and interested in finding a job? Come learn how to create a powerful cover letter and resume. It's never too early to learn skills that will help your future!

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Nov
21
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Reading Help

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Our reading program is designed to build the critical reading skills that will help your child develop a lifelong love of reading – and a solid foundation for academic success.

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Nov
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

African American History Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join us as we travel back in time and honor our African American heroes. Every session we will learn the history of our beloved African American public figures.

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

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Nov
24
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Zumba for Adults

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Instructor Eulanda leads this Zumba fitness class, which incorporates low and high intensity dance moves to rhythms including salsa, soca, hip-hop and African beats. Come and have fun while burning calories.

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

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Nov
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Movie Series

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

It's Time for Kind! Join us on Saturdays for some wonderful movies about being kind to others!
11/17: The Wiz (1978, G)
11/24: Annie
12/1: Charlotte's Web (2006, G)
12/8:Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
12/22: Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009, PG)
12/29: Finding Nemo (2003, G)

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Nov
26
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Laurelton's Literary Society

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Please join the Laurelton Literary Society! Our next meeting will be October 22, 2018 in the large meeting room. We will discuss "The Burning Girl" by Claire Messud. Future dates will be November 26 and December 17th. We will be pick books for those dates, probably at October's meeting.

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Nov
27
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job… now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.

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Nov
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Computers For Seniors

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Today’s tech tools are evolving faster than ever. Do you ever feel like it’s too much to keep up with? We’ve all been there at some point, but with a little help it’s easy to improve your skills. Computer classes for seniors can help you learn how to use today’s tech to enrich your life.

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

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Nov
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: The Power of Gratitude

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

It's the season for kindness and gratitude! What are you thankful for? Do you know practicing gratitude can improve your health? At this arts and craft program, we will create gratitude letters for someone special to us.


Nov
29
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Thursday Chess Days

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Laurelton Library every Thursday at 5:30pm for our Chess Club. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert; there's something for everyone to learn! Ages 10 and up.

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Nov
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

It's Time For Kind: Build A Bird Feeder

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Be kind to nature and build a bird feeder. Participants ages 6-12 will create a beautiful bird feeder from popsicle sticks. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
3
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Crocheting with Mrs. Belynda

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Get your crochet hooks, knitting needles, and yarns ready! Learn how to make your very own hats, scarves, and other cozy things for your friends and family. Beginners are welcome.

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

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Dec
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This free event is 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.


Dec
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Enjoy stories and songs that focus on love, empathy, and kindness for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Enjoy finger plays and creative movement and create a beautiful craft. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Card Making

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Everyone loves to receive a kind word, even from a stranger. Come join Ms. Christine as she teaches you how to make your own greeting cards. All cards made this night will be given out to seniors in our Laurelton community.


Dec
10
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Resilience: A Personal Memoir

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Elizabeth Garcia is the author of the bestselling bilingual picture book "El Viaje de Lucita"/"Lucita’s Journey"; she is a former manager of Queens Library at Auburndale. With this program, Elizabeth will introduce her book "Resilience: A Memoir." It is written in simple language so children in the fifth and sixth grade can read it as well as adults.


Dec
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Draw Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Come join us for Laurelton Library's first ever "Draw Night" with Ms. Christine. Using one piece, you will create a masterpiece of your own unique perspective. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own markers, ink, and colored pencils. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Registration is required.


Dec
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Springfield Gardens Leos Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

The Springfield Gardens Leo Club is looking for volunteers between the ages of 10-16. If you're looking to join an organization that organizes events and activities for the community, you are welcome to join!


Jan
17
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Draw Night at Laurelton

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

Come join us for Laurelton Library's first ever Draw Night with Ms. Christine. Using one piece, you will create a masterpiece of your own unique perspective, but feel free to bring your own markers, ink, and colored pencils. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Registration is required.

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

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Jan
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Laurelton Literary Society

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Please come and join the Laurelton Literary Society. This is a monthly adult book discussion group. Please note we will not meet during the summer months.

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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