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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RIDGEWOOD

Oct
19
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Toddler Learning Center Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers age 18 to 38 months old are invited to create a simple craft. 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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Oct
19
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Beginners Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will 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. Call 718-661-1205.


Oct
19
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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Oct
20
5:00PM

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5:30PM

Nail Polish Workshop

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join our nail art activity.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
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.


Oct
23
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
5:00PM

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6:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Resumes

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625.


Oct
24
3:00PM

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3:15PM

Book Bingo

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to join us each week for a literary themed game of bingo. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Jeopardy

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 years old are invited to join us for an exciting kid's version of the trivia game Jeopardy. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting Circle

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Supplies will be provided or you may bring your own.


Oct
25
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Readers' Theatre: "The Tell-Tale Heart"

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a dramatized reading of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "The Tell-Tale Heart".


Oct
26
3:00PM

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6:00PM

LinkedIn

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Refresh and revive your online professional persona! In today’s world of social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your online profile and resume are fresh, current, and discoverable by your colleagues. Come to this LinkedIn workshop and learn how to create a professional profile that puts your best foot forward and shows off your abilities and accomplishments. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Oct
27
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Games & Prize Giveaways

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

We would like to invite kids and teens to have fun playing board games and answering trivia. Prizes will be given out.


Oct
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Movie Screening

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

All kids and teens are welcome to join us for our movie screening event.


Oct
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Games and Prize Giveaways

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

We would like to invite kids to have fun playing board games and answering trivia. Prizes will be given out.


Oct
27
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Arts and Crafts

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Use your creativity in our fun-filled arts and crafts project. All kids and teens are welcome.


Oct
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Party

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to join us for a Halloween-themed craft and game. A parent or caregiver must be present.


Nov
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting Circle

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Supplies 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.

Additional Dates


Nov
2
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Nov
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Friends of Ridgewood Library Meeting

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Support the Ridgewood Library.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
9
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.


Nov
13
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Club Discussion

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join us on Monday, November 13 for a discussion of "Razor Girl" by Carl Hiaasen.


Nov
14
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
14
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Intro to MS Word

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics to Microsoft Word in this introductory course.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
16
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Nov
18
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Newtown Literary: Inventing New Wor(l)ds

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

We will be poetic inventors and will make up new words by experimenting with existing words, objects and poems!


Nov
21
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Samsung Galaxy Tablet Training Course

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Come to Corona to experience our new Samsung Galaxy tablets. Learn about the new features that are offered and feel free to check one out at the conclusion of the class. PRESENTED IN ENGLISH ONLY.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
28
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
30
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Dec
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafternoons

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to make a seasonal craft. A parent or guardian must be present.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Newtown Literary-What a Character!

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Develop a fun and interesting character from even one small detail by using your imagination and powers of observation!
Credit Council Member Elizabeth Crowley


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 – Maureen Hess

Treasurer – Kathleen Kelly

Secretary – Alice Lum

Member at Large- Leslie Tu

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 Vesna Simonovic at 718-821-4770.

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