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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF QUEENS VILLAGE

Oct
19
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. Call to find out this month's selection. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
19
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our library for Homework Help.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children from 2 to 5 years old and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.


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Oct
19
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone. This is a teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First time callers please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Song and Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages of 3 to 9 are welcome to enjoy a few stories, songs, and fun.


Oct
23
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Tarot 101

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn about the history of the tarot card, meanings of cards, and how to read a tarot spread.


Oct
24
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required.


Oct
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kid's Acting Theater

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join in some casual acting with peers.


Oct
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Health Insurance Info Session

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn about no-cost Medicaid, options for low-cost health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or plans for people who are 65+ living with a disability or visual impairment? Come ask questions and get information from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene so that you have the information you need to enroll for health insurance through the Marketplace. All are welcome.


Oct
25
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in songs and stories.


Oct
25
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome make a toddler craft.


Oct
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Book Club: 'Return to the Isle of the Lost'

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

"Return to the Isle of the Lost" by Melissa De La Cruz. Elementary age children are welcome to come by our Library for these books. Please, have the selection read for the meeting. We will discuss the book and do a fun activity.


Oct
26
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.


Oct
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Museum Art Lecture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference event led by the Queens Museum. First time callers need to register with Older Adult Services, 718-464-0084 to get access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Halloween Costume Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to have fun at our Halloween costume party and competition.


Oct
31
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Halloween Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to create a Halloween Craft at this program.


Nov
1
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
12:45PM

--to--

1:15PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 through 4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our library for Homework Help.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Shyan Bhairo leads this teleconferenced topical discussion group.
First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango discusses great art in this teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

STARs Holiday Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Theater Acting Repertory will perform a medley of theatrical works.


Nov
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Beyond the Pow-Wow

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Award-winning children's author S.D. Nelson brings the culture of the Lakota people center stage; Chief Dwaine Perry discusses the proposed oil pipeline that threatens the sacred areas of the Ramapoul Lunaape Reserve and the National Alliance of Native American Dancers perform with Wolfsmoon Medicine Drum.


Nov
6
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of computer use. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Arm Knitting

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of arm knitting. Must bring your own supplies (super bulky yarn).


Nov
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Principles of Jewish Faith

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Scholar Lee Slavutin, MD, CLU, leads a discussion about the principles of Jewish faith. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please contact Mail-a-Book for access numbers, 718-464-0084.


Nov
7
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Google CS First Animation Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Children ages 8 through 14 are welcome to test their scratch programming skills in the animation series. There will be 5 one hour lessons you can register for and learn how to use scratch with tutorials.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Wonder Woman" (2017, PG13).


Nov
9
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children from 2 to 5 years old and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
9
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group: Local History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local Historian, Oliver Hummel leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Book Club: 'Esperanza Rising'

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

"Esperanza Rising" by Pam Munoz Ryan. Elementary age children are welcome to come by our Library for these books. Please, have the selection read for the meeting. We will discuss the book and do a fun activity.


Nov
15
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Livestreamed Health Series in Mandarin

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In Partnership with New York Presbyterian Queens: a series of 4 live-streamed health programs in Mandarin Chinese. Registration is very limited. Call Older Adult Services to register and to receive a link to the program 718-464-0084. Topics:Sept 20-Stroke / Oct 18-Memory / Nov & Dec topics to be announced.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
15
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Live-streamed Health Program: Lower Back Pain: Diagnosis and Management (In Chinese)

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Library live-streamed health program in Mandarin Chinese in partnership with New York Presbyterian present: Lower Back Pain: Diagnosis and Management led by Dr. Jason Hu, M.D.


Nov
15
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. A teleconference event. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Dinner" by Herman Koch.


Nov
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lanyard Weaving

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to make lanyards at this program.


Nov
16
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. Call to find out this month's selection. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Movie Night: "The Emoji Movie"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Emoji Movie".


Nov
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Pharmacist Chung-Shien Lee will help you understand more about the medications you're taking and why, and give tips on how to remember to take them. This is a teleconferenced event. First time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Thanksgiving Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make Thanksgiving crafts.


Nov
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
25
1:45PM

--to--

4:45PM

National Novel Writing Month Write In

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for the last stretch of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWrMo) for a write-in! We'll provide the space, you provide the words.


Nov
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kid's Acting Theater

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join in some casual acting with peers.


Nov
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

MOMA Art Lectures

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

MoMA leads discussions about current art exhibits at the museum. Two sessions. This is a teleconference. First time callers please contact Mail a Book for access numbers 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Memories and Stories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Judy Kamilhor leads this program: Memories and Stories. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
30
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Lion" (2016, PG13).


Dec
7
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Children's Movie Night: "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Nightmare Before Christmas."


Dec
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of navigating the Internet. Participants should know how to use a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

The Power of Imagination

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Power of Imagination, a teleconferenced health chat with RN Kathy Moran. First time callers please register with Mail a Book, 718-464-0084


Dec
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Holiday Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make a fun holiday craft.


Dec
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

New York History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Karen Quinones from Patriot Tours gives a "talking tour" about NY History. Teleconferenced discussion. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
15
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

STARs Christmas Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Senior Theater Acting Repertory will perform a medley of theatrical works to celebrate the holidays.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Gingerbread Houses

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

All children are welcome to make gingerbread houses to bring home. For more information, call (718) 776-6800.


Dec
20
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Live-streamed Health Program: Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis (in Chinese)

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Library live-streamed health program in Mandarin Chinese in partnership with New York Presbyterian present: Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis, led by Robert Li, M.D.


Dec
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Vinegar Girl"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Vinegar Girl" by Anne Tyler.


Dec
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Memories and Stories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share your memories, tell your story. This is a teleconference Chat. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Yiddish Literature from the 17th and 18th Centuries

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Rabbi Smith (from the Or HaLev congregation in NJ) leads a discussion about 4 women writers. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please register with Mail a Book, 718-464-0084 to receive access numbers.


Jan
1
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

New Year's Teleconferences

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Ring in the New Year with Friends, two special teleconference events moderated by Queens Library Older Adult Services. Socialize, chit chit chat and mingle with your friends on this holiday New Years Eve from 7pm to 9pm; New Years Day from 11am to 1pm. Come join the fun. You don't have to be alone this holiday season! First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.


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

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

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. 

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