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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LAURELTON

Jan
18
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Arts and Crafts for Adults

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Come join us at the Laurelton Library for an hour of creativity! From jewelry making to yarn crafts, we have projects we know you’re sure to enjoy. Bring a friend or come to make new friends!


Jan
18
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.


Jan
18
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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Jan
19
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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Jan
19
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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Jan
20
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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Jan
22
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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Jan
22
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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Jan
23
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids Strategy Game Hour

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Finished with your homework? Children of all ages are welcome to join us for some strategy game fun. Let's play chess, checkers, and more games to challenge your mind.

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

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Jan
24
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 - 5 years. 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
24
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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Jan
27
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Orientation for Youth Volunteering

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Volunteering in the community is the spirit of American culture. We will introduce how you can serve your community in this program and provide you some good opportunities for you in your efforts to search for where you can serve.


Feb
3
2:00PM

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4:30PM

A Reading of the Play Two Trains Running

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Two Trains Running is a play by African-American playwright August Wilson. The play explores the African-American experience of a 1960's black neighborhood in the grips of a major economic development versus gentrification and their changing view of race amidst the legal victories of the Civil Rights movement and at the height of the Black Power Movement.


Feb
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make a Valentine's Day Craft

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a craft.
Ages 6 -12 years


Feb
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Young Author Making Black History

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

A young writer in the community will discuss his books on African American history.


Feb
12
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Broken Heart Week Open Mic Night

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Kick-off Broken Heart Week with our Open Mic Night. This special open mic night's topic is on love and loss. Are you a poet? Maybe a singer/songwriter or musician? Are you a writer and have a story you want to share? Come down to your Laurelton Library and perform! For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
17
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Chinese New Year Celebration at Laurelton

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

In cooperation with the Laurelton Library Friends Association, Laurelton Library will present the community with a cultural event on the Lunar New Year. Through which community will learn and enjoy Chinese culture, therefore, our community will be able to enrich our knowledge on multi cultures in the United States.


Feb
17
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Positive American Woman Figures in the History of the United States

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

In order celebrate the Black History Month, we will present you a brief history of Black woman's role in the formation of American culture. Several important figures will be discussed.


Feb
20
10:00AM

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2:00PM

OSHA 10 Hour Training Information Session: Construction

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering classes for 10-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. For more information call (718) 990-8625.


Feb
24
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Poetry Contest for Black History

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to write a poem in the theme of African American history. Students from Grade One to Grade Five can participate the contest. It will start from February 1 and end on February 28, 2018.


Feb
24
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Black History Celebration

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

We will celebrate the Black History Month together with the community.


Feb
24
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Art and Poetry in the Struggle Against Racism

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

YuliaTikhonova, Director of St. John's Art Gallery, will discuss activist trends in contemporary art and the use of art to illustrate Claudia Rankine's poignant book "Citizen: An American Lyric".
This program is part of the Big Read in partnership with St. John's University

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.

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

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Mar
2
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn what resume reviewers look for, how to select the best resume format, how to avoid common resume mistakes, and how to properly type and format your resume in Microsoft Word.

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

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Mar
3
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Vision Health Awareness Day

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

We will show the importance of good vision and how to keep your vision good.


Mar
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Interview Preparation

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview.

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

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Mar
6
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
8
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Winter Blues; Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This time of year may have you feeling unlike yourself. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects approximately 3 million Americans each year. Join us for this health program which discusses SAD, its symptoms, impact and more. A de-stress activity will be included. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Mar
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Laurelton Quilting Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

The Laurelton Quilting club will gather together to work on joint projects and to discuss how to improve their skills in quilting.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.

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

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Mar
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Easter! Make an Easter Craft

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Easter by making an Easter Craft.


Apr
2
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Interview Preparation

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview.


Apr
21
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Earth Day Celebration

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

We will educate through handcrafts our children and adults as well the significance to keep our environment in good condition.


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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