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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LAURELTON

Apr
22
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.

LaureltonTue, Apr 23, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonWed, Apr 24, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
LaureltonThu, Apr 25, 20193:00PM - 6:00PM
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

Apr
22
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


Apr
22
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


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Apr
27
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


Apr
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Tie Mi Dye Mi Workshop

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Workshop participants will be able to learn about the ancient African art of tying cloth and dying it to create beautiful shapes using string, rubber bands, beads, and shells.

Create your own artful tie dye shirt!


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
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Paint Night at Laurelton

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Last fall Laurelton Library introduced our first ever Draw Night series. This spring, we are now excited to announce our first ever Paint Night! Adults, come join us for an evening of creating beautiful, colorful pictures on canvas using acrylic paint. We'll provide the paint, brushes, canvases, and palettes. Space is limited so be sure to register at the reference desk or give us a call. See you then!


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
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.


May
13
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Roz Brown's "Divas of Soul" Experience

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Roz Brown’s “Divas of Soul" experience takes you on a musical journey paying homage to some of music's extraordinary soul divas such as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and Gladys Knight.


May
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

How To Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC presents on how to identify your own needs as a caregiver and the barriers that prevent you from self-care. Identify the signs which can lead to caregiver burnout.

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

Additional Dates


May
18
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Paint Workshop for Children

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

Children ages 8-12 join artist Juan Ortega in a fun-filled paint workshop. Participants will learn paint mixing techniques and create their own masterpieces to take home. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Draw Night At Laurelton

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.


May
23
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Circuit Productions Inc. presents Jazz Trumpeter Joey Morant

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Joey Morant is one of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides. Audiences enjoy his Louis Armstrong interpretations; his playing and singing is extraordinary.


Jun
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


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
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art with Legos with RPGA Studio, Inc.

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Children will learn about some of the great Lego artists and designers, how they use layering to create their work, and what effects the laws of physics have on Lego constructions. Children will work together to build with Lego pieces. Space is limited. Registration is required.


Jun
10
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
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Super Slides Workshop with ArchForKids

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will design, build, and test a mini roller coaster for marbles to ride on. This fun-filled event will teach children engineering concepts. Space is limited. Registration is required.


Jun
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Pop, Rock & Soul: Songs of the 60s

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Pop/Jazz vocalist Cody Childs performs the music of the 60s featuring the songs of Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Ben E. King, The Young Rascals, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others. . This tribute includes biographical notes of the artists as well as a performance of their hits such as “Respect”, “Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You”, “Stand By Me”, ”Knock On Wood”, "Groovin’ ", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine” and more.

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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7:00PM

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
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Jul
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Teen Art Studio With Ms. C

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Hello teens and tweens! This summer, create portraits, landscapes, still lives, and more in Ms. C's art studio!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Chinese For Travel

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

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.

Additional Dates


Jul
25
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Movie Nights with Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Please join Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman as she hosts movie nights at three libraries:

Rosedale
Thursday, June 27 6PM-8PM: "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse" (2018, PG)
Thursday, July 11 6PM-8PM: "Incredibles 2" (2018, PG)

Laurelton
Thursday, July 25 6PM-8PM: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (2018, PG)
Thursday, August 8 6PM-8PM: "Hotel Transylvania" (2012, PG)

Central
Thursday, August 22 6PM-8PM: "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


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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