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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RIDGEWOOD

Jun
23
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Family Story Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children and their families are invited to join us for songs, books, and parachute play. A parent or caregiver must be present.


Jun
23
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Daily Crossword Puzzles

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Solve fun daily crossword puzzles at your favorite library.

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Jun
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Crayon Club

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Come join us at the library for some fun and relaxing coloring! Children in grades Pre-k through 5th grade can come into the library after school and enjoy coloring some different types of coloring pages. Pre-k children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.

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Jun
25
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Babies ages 6-18 months are invited to join us for nursery rhymes, books and singing. Caregivers must be present.


Jun
25
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 19-36 months are invited to join us for singing and story time. A parent or caregiver must be present.


Jun
25
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers age 1-4 accompanied by a parent or guardian create a simple craft.


Jun
25
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Ridgewood Student Social Hour

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Hang out after school in the library! Mingle, eat your snacks and participate in a library activity!

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

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Jun
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Legos

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to create a Lego project using a different theme each week. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

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Jun
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: High Intensity Interval Training for Adults

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Instructor Erica Schutz leads this total body workout which works on muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. Space is limited. Participation is first-come, first-served.

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Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Children's Summer Movie Series

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 years old are invited to join us for a different children's film. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

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Jun
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Knitting Circle

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Have fun while making your own creations! Materials will be provided or you may bring your own.

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

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Jun
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Puzzle Club

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Come join us at the library for some fun problem solving! Children in grades pre-K through 6 can come into the library after school and enjoy the library's puzzle collection. Pre-K children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.

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

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Jun
28
12:15PM

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1:00PM

Toddler Playtime

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for 45 minutes of unstructured play. A parent or caregiver must be present.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Jun
28
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to make a seasonal craft.

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

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Jun
28
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals at Ridgewood

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Queens Library @ Ridgewood is honored to partner with SchoolFood to provide an essential summer service — FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long. Queens Library @ Ridgewood will provide summer meals from Thursday, June 28 through Friday, August 31. Summer meals are OPEN to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required. There is no cost. Meals will be provided Mondays through Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. There will be a fun learning activity each day.

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

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Jun
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Girl Scouts of Greater New York Pre-K Birthday Party

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

You're invited to a special birthday party for all girls entering kindergarten in fall 2018! Get a birthday surprise and information about Girl Scouts!

RSVP to Alida Cintron with number of girls attending by Tues June 26, to acintron@girlscoutsnyc.org.
Use ‘"Birthday Party June 28” in the subject line.


Jun
28
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 are invited to join us for a weekly spelling bee. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

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Jun
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Bubbles In The Garden

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to join us for some fun with bubbles in the library's garden. This program is weather permitting. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

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Jun
29
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Children's Movie Series

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 years old are invited to join us the last Friday of each month for a different children's film. A parent or guardian must be present.


Jun
29
5:00PM

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5:30PM

Nail Polish Workshop

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Design and polish your own nails or have them done for you. All nail polishes and supplies will be provided.

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

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Jun
30
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Pride Month Film Festival

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a selection of movies we hope you will enjoy in celebration of Pride Month. For film titles, please contact Ridgewood Library.


Jul
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Book Buddies

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to practice and improve their reading skills by reading out loud. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

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Jul
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading Club Craft: Music Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Make a different musical instrument each week, including flutes, rain sticks, mandolins, drums, and many more!

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

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Jul
7
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Glendale Book CLub

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join the Glendale book club in group discussions every first Saturday of the month at the Ridgewood Library.

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

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Jul
9
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Club Discussion

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a discussion of "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.


Jul
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading Club Craft: Sand Art

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to decorate paper items including bunny rabbits, fish, monsters, bugs, school buses, and mandalas with colored sand. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

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Jul
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Open Mic at Ridgewood Library

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for an open mic at Ridgewood Library. Share your talents in a performance of either poetry, fiction, music, comedy, or spoken word. Each performer gets five minutes to present their work.


Jul
14
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Japanese Storytime

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for Japanese language storytime! Enjoy songs, books, and parachute play, all in Japanese! A parent or caregiver must be present.


Jul
28
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Harry Potter Escape Room

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

You and your friends have been given detention by Professor Snape and locked in his potions study. His timing could not be worse, because only you know that Voldemort is on his way to Hogwarts. You have less than 45 minutes to use your potions and spell skills to escape and warn everyone.
Groups of 6-10. Registration is required. Sponsored by Friends of Ridgewood Library.

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

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Jul
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals at Ridgewood

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Queens Library @ Ridgewood is honored to partner with SchoolFood to provide an essential summer service — FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long.
-Queens Library @ Ridgewood will provide summer meals from Thursday, June 28 through Friday, August 31. Summer meals are OPEN to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required.
There is no cost. Meals will be provided Mondays through Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
There will be a fun learning activity each day.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
18
11:00AM

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2:30PM

Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to be part of the solution for feral and stray cats in your neighborhood? Our expert instructors will teach you best practices for Trap-Neuter-Return and colony management plus provide you with information on NYC resources. Attendees will become TNR certified, making them eligible for free and low cost services like spay/neuter, trap rentals, and expert assistance. Sign up today and join the over 7000 caretakers trained to date.


Aug
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading Club Craft: Superhero Tote Bag

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to decorate their own superhero tote bag. A parent or guardian must be present.


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.

Date Formed: February 28, 1998

Current Board Members:

President – Ernie Searle

Vice President – Michaeline Von Drathen

Treasurer – Maryellen Borello

Corresponding Secretary – Alice Lum

Recording Secretary - Colette Slagle

Member at Large

Significant Accomplishments: Organize successful Annual Fun Days to raise awareness and funds for the Library. Secured $3,300 in donations from local banks to purchase reading Organized Bu-a-Tree Campaign and raised $3,000 to purchase children books. Recently received a sizeable award from the Queens Fellowship Grant Making Committee.

Friends Fun Facts: Created a pictorial history of the Ridgewood Library. Planted and maintained a perennial garden, winning the Molly Parnis dress Up Your Neighborhood Award in 1998.Participated in the local Myrtle Avenue Santa Parade.

Contact Info: CLM Slaven A. Lee at 718-821-4770.

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