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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF QUEENS VILLAGE

Aug
20
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Test Your Hearing

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Doctor of Audiology Emily M. Esca, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA, will be at the Maspeth Library to provide hearing screenings and discuss the topic of hearing loss.


Aug
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Make a Picture Frame

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Create your own unique picture frame.


Aug
21
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Toddler Time in Space!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for songs and stories. 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


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Aug
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is 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


Aug
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginning Knitting for Adults and Teens

Location: Queens Village
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.

Learn the basics of knitting: casting on, knit stitch, and casting off. Please bring your own materials: size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn in a light color.

Queens VillageWed, Aug 28, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

Aug
21
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Crayon Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Continue the fun after Story Time with coloring pages and crayons in the Children's Room!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Purple Hibiscus" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


Aug
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Prenda Code Club for Children and Teens

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us in the weekly coding club for children and teens ages 10 to 17. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult 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


Aug
22
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


Aug
23
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


Aug
23
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

World History: 1492

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads this teleconference history discussion group. She will be discussing the year 1492 in two sessions. First-time participants please contact Mail-A-Book for access numbers: 718-464-0084.


Aug
23
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

YA Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun and crafting.


Aug
26
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. 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


Aug
26
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
26
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This fitness class teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

American Life in 1919

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

What was life like in America in the year 1919? Prof. Debbie Van Cura from the Astoria Historical Society leads this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
28
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


Aug
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, and 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.


Sep
4
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


Sep
4
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Continue the fun after Toddler Time with an age-appropriate craft.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Back-to-School Kickoff

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Queens Village Library and get ready for the new school year! Stop by and learn how the library can help you succeed!


Sep
5
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult 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


Sep
5
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Hollywood in History: Wage Inequality

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a discussion group led by social worker Lisa Wartur. The topic today is Hollywood in History: Wage Inequality. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
6
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Livestream: STAR Singers

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The STAR Singers perform live via Zoom Livestream. Watch from your PC or mobile device. First- time participants please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for a link to the performance.


Sep
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Famous Ladies Aging Gracefully

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a discussion group led by social worker Lisa Wartur. The topic today is about famous ladies who have aged gracefully, part 2. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
6
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


Sep
6
3:00PM

--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


Sep
6
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Teen Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun and crafting.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Prenda Code Club for Children and Teens

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us in the weekly coding club for children and teens ages 10 to 17. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

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


Sep
10
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Computers

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 10, 2019
Availability: 4 openings

New to computers? Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.

Queens VillageTue, Sep 17, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

Sep
10
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference program on hearing loss with audiologist Emily Esca. First-time participants should contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
10
3:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Paint Night

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us to create an inspiring painting!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Family Homes for Adults: A One-on-One Tabling Event

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Everyone needs a place to call home, but many frail elderly persons, or persons with disabilities or with medical problems need a home with a caregiver who will provide some basic services. If you would like to become a family home caregiver or if you or someone you know need placement as a resident in a family home, find out more at one of these information events provided by NYC Human Resources Administration.


Sep
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconference 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


Sep
11
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chat and Cards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to enjoy friendly games of cards and Uno.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
3:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "12 Strong" (2018, R).


Sep
12
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make A Collage

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Cut and paste paper to create your own unique design.


Sep
12
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After-Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers, 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


Sep
13
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

New York History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this teleconferenced discussion, Karen Quinones from Patriot Tours gives a "talking tour" about the history of New York. First-time participants should contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
17
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Women in the Military

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Presented by the Intrepid Museum. A Teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
17
3:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Back-to-School Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a back-to-school craft.


Sep
18
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Open to young children ages 18–38 months and their parents/caregivers, this five-week workshop is led by early childhood professionals. Adults will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and other parenting topics, while toddlers play with age-appropriate educational toys and develop social interaction skills. Registration required. Please visit or call the Children's Room.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "We Need to Talk about Kevin" by Lionel Shriver

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "We Need to Talk about Kevin" by Lionel Shriver.


Sep
19
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After-Hours Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening book discussion group by teleconference. First-time callers, please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and for this month's book selection.


Sep
20
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Whitney Museum Teleconference Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Whitney Biennial 2019
Call Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 to register and to receive access codes for these teleconferences. Printed documentation will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, and then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconference 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


Oct
1
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

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
4
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


Oct
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. 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
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Movie Discussion Group - "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's." This is a teleconference discussion group. Please call Mail-A-Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.


Oct
9
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Mid 90s" (2018, R).


Oct
15
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of accessing & navigating the Internet. Participants should have basic knowledge of how to use a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Public Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.


Oct
17
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Draw A Still Life

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Draw a realistic picture of various objects.


Oct
17
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After-Hours Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening book discussion group by teleconference. First-time callers, please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and for this month's book selection.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Unacknowledged women in Science: A Teleconference Event

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

10/18 Rosalind Franklin,cheated of a Nobel prize for her original work on DNA because she was a women. In this program we will learn more about this physicist and her contribution to our understanding of DNA. 11/14 Mileva Marie, Albert Einstein's first wife was a physicist and mathematician who worked closely with him from 1899. How much of his later published work was his, and how much hers. Contact Mail-A-Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
8:00PM

--to--

9:30PM

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


Oct
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Self-Help: Friendly Visiting Program

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Led by Christella Tuldanes, this teleconference provides information about the various services provided by Self-Help Community Services and other benefits available through their organization (Friendly Visiting, meals-on-wheels, and others). First-time participants, call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
31
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Halloween Movies and Stories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

BOO! Discuss Halloween movies and stories with MSW Lisa R. Wartur. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers please contact Mail-A-Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.


Nov
6
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
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconference 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
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Medicare Updates and Changes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Michelle Berney from the NYS Department for the Aging will be discussing updates and changes to Medicare. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please contact Mail-A-Book for access numbers at 718-776-6800.


Nov
20
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is 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
22
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Art Lecture - Brooklyn Museum of Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference presented by the Brooklyn Museum of Art.


Nov
27
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Vision Loss: Services and Resources

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

VISIONS Services For The Blind and Visually Impaired leads this discussion about how to adjust to vision loss. Learn about free resources, services, and individualized plans to help you stay independent at home, work, or in the community. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers please contact Mail-A-Book for access numbers 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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