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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LAURELTON

Feb
16
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Instructor Althea Bazemore leads this fitness class that uses easy-to-follow dance moves geared at increasing cardiovascular fitness, body toning, and burning calories. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Broken Heart Week: "Eat, Pray, Love"

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

In celebration of Broken Heart Week come and enjoy the feature film "Eat, Pray, Love." Julia Roberts stars in this fact-based story about a young divorcee's year long journey around the world in search of the self she once lost (2010, PG-13). For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.


Feb
16
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations- Meet the Author: "American Founders" by Christina Proenza-Coles

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Christina Proenza-Coles reveals men and women of African descent as key participants in American democracy. “American Founders: How People of African Descent Established Freedom in the New World” chronicles how black people developed and defended New World settlements, undermined slavery, and championed freedom in the hemisphere from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Books will be available for sale and signing. For Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


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Feb
19
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Stacks After School Enrichment Programs

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us for arts, crafts and educational projects for students enrolled in the STACKS program.

LaureltonWed, Feb 20, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, Feb 21, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, Feb 22, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Feb 25, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Feb 26, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Feb 27, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, Feb 28, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, Mar 1, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Mar 4, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
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LaureltonMon, Mar 11, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Mar 12, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Mar 13, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
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LaureltonFri, Mar 15, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Mar 18, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Mar 19, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
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LaureltonMon, Mar 25, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
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LaureltonFri, Mar 29, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Apr 1, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Apr 2, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
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LaureltonMon, Apr 8, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Apr 9, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Apr 10, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, Apr 11, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, Apr 12, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Apr 15, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Apr 16, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Apr 17, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, Apr 18, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, Apr 19, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Apr 22, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Apr 23, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Apr 24, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
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LaureltonFri, Apr 26, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Apr 29, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Apr 30, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, May 1, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, May 2, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, May 3, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, May 6, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, May 7, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, May 8, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, May 9, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, May 10, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, May 13, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, May 14, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, May 15, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, May 16, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, May 17, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, May 20, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, May 21, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, May 22, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, May 23, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, May 24, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, May 28, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, May 29, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, May 30, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, May 31, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Jun 3, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Jun 4, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Jun 5, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, Jun 6, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, Jun 7, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Jun 10, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Jun 11, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Jun 12, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, Jun 13, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, Jun 14, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonMon, Jun 17, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonTue, Jun 18, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Jun 19, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, Jun 20, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonFri, Jun 21, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM

Feb
20
10:30AM

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1:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling For Low Income Older Adults

Location: Laurelton
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


Feb
20
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, creative movement, and music with your toddler ages 18 months to 5 years. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Wonders of Africa

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history from the origins on the African continent of art, writing, and civilization itself through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Sharing Our Stories

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join us in a conversation about our unique stories of migration. Whether it's from one country to another, a different state, or even a different part of the city, we want to hear your experience. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult English Conversation

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This program is mainly for non-English speakers. Through this carefully designed conversation, participants will improve their skills in English speaking.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
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.

Additional Dates


Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations-Putting my traveling shoes on and off I go on?

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to create the vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure: Car or spaceship? Boat of flying dragon? There is no limit to where the mind and the heart can travel. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
2
12:00PM

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2:00PM

The Community Love Laurelton Library

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Friends and families come to the library to talk about how to promote Laurelton Library' services.


Mar
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Draw A Woman Scientist

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Draw a portrait of a woman scientist.


Mar
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Frogs, Bugs, & Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. This program is for ages 6 to 12.


Mar
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Feature Film "Interstellar"

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Ellen Burstyn and Matthew McConaghey star in this epic space journey "Interstellar" (2014, PG-13).


Mar
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Impression of China

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 43 openings

Through pictures taken by our staff member, who visited China recently, you will have some basic understanding of Chinese people and culture. You will also find out how Western culture influenced Chinese society and how the Chinese people maintain their own cultural tradition.


Mar
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Women's History Month: Draw Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Celebrating the strength and power of women during Women's History Month, we will be creating portraits of women who have greatly impacted our lives.


Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Make a Castle with ArchForKids

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

Participants will learn about castle architecture and how people lived and worked in them. Then design and build your own mini castle! This program is led by educators from ArchForKids. It is recommended for ages 5 and up; caregivers are welcome.


Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Urban Stages Presents: Cathay

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This play follows the life of Cathay, the daughter of a slave from Independence, Missouri who follows her dream to be a solider.


Apr
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Poetry Month: Draw Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Poetry is a collection of words that create an image. In celebration of Poetry Month, let's create an image from a poem.


Apr
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

April is Poetry Time!

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Explore your feelings through poetry. Feelings are in poems and poetry can give us big new feelings that make us proud!


Apr
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Happy Earth Day to You Draw Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

As Earth Day approaches, let's celebrate the beauty of our planet by creating a beautiful nature landscape.


May
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mother's Day Card Making

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

There's nothing like a handmade card from the heart for mom. Join us for a Mother's Day Card Making craft.


May
10
3:15PM

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4:15PM

Animals Alive with Alley Pond Environmental Center

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for a fun show and tell with some of their residents.


May
16
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Draw Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Come join us for Laurelton Library's 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.


Jun
7
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Now is your chance to get all your questions answered! Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medicines. All are welcome!


Jun
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Draw Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Come join us for Laurelton Library's 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.


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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