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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RIDGEWOOD

Aug
22
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Daily Crossword Puzzles

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Solve fun daily crossword puzzles at your favorite library.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Reading: Lunch and a Movie

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays through Fridays for free lunch and a movie. Please note that lunch is provided by the Department of Education and is first-come, first-serve for children and teens only.

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

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Aug
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Make Your Own Magazine

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children and teens are invited to create their own magazine compiled of reviews of books, comics, movies, video games, and more this summer for their friends and classmates.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Summer Reading: Thursday Nights in the Garden

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Have fun with friends and family in the Ridgewood Library garden!

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

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Aug
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Nora leads this fitness class that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardio fitness and mobility and to tone the body. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. 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.

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Aug
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

21st Century Tech Tools

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us this summer to learn about the 21st century tech skills you've always wanted to learn how to use better. This eight-week series led by one of our staff will feature a flexible curriculum that's based partially on the tools you want to learn more about. Registration is not required but please pick up a survey starting June 1 to fill out your interests at the adult reference desk.

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

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Aug
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Typing Challenge

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Get ready for next school year and challenge yourself, friends, and the librarians to improve your typing skills.


Aug
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Book Buddies

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Partner with a book buddy this summer to read something new.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Out of this World Explorations

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Each Friday we’ll explore outer space through arts, crafts, and more!


Aug
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Theater Fun

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Play fun theater games and create your own play to be performed at the end of the summer.


Aug
23
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.

Additional Dates


Aug
26
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Toddler Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, and games.


Aug
26
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Summer Reading: Toddler Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to make a seasonal craft. A parent or caregiver must be present.


Aug
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Book Buddies

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Partner with a book buddy this summer to read something new.


Aug
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Understanding Emotional Wellness

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

OHEL Project HEAL presents on the importance of emotional wellness. Join us for a discussion on normal aging and how to cope with challenges that may arise as one ages.

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

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Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Comics Club

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Read and create your own comics.


Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Coloring Pages

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join us for adult coloring pages. 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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Aug
28
10:30AM

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11:00AM

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.


Aug
28
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Summer Reading: Escape Room in Outer Space

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

You and your friends have an important mission – to escape the room! Solve puzzles and find clues in this outer space-themed escape room adventure.


Aug
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Board Games

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for all types of board games.


Aug
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: End of the Summer Party

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Say goodbye to the summer at our end of summer reading party.


Aug
30
2:45PM

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3:45PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be given away for children to take home.


Sep
3
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Snack and Chat

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Bring your own snack and hang out with your friends in the Ridgewood auditorium every day after school.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Back-to-School Crafternoon

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a special back-to-school craft!


Sep
3
5:00PM

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5:30PM

Book Jeopardy

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 years old are invited to join us for an exciting, book-themed kid version
of the trivia game Jeopardy.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
10:30AM

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11:00AM

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


Sep
5
12:30PM

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1:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, and games.

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

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Sep
5
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for a back-to-school scavenger hunt and get to know what the library has to offer you.


Sep
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School: Party

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the beginning of the school year with special games and prizes!


Sep
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Ridgewood Tenants Union

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The Ridgewood tenants' assembly meets to grow tenant power in the neighborhood in the face of increasing displacement and gentrification. Tenants will come together to discuss the issues they are facing and start working together to create a plan of action. The Tenants Union meets at the library the first Saturday of each month.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, and games.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Video Games

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for video games in the auditorium every Monday!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tuesday Trivia

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Our teen librarian challenges you to a round of trivia every Tuesday!

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

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Sep
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Hour of Code

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Every week we'll tackle a different coding challenge.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-8 are invited to practice their spelling skills. The final date of the program will be an actual competition to win prizes! 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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Sep
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Crafternoons

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to join us every Thursday for a fun and unique crafting project.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Crafternoons

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Have fun crafting each week with our children's librarian!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Arts Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Teens will explore different artists and styles and create their own work in a judgement-free environment. Every week is a new project and will feature classic and new (comics, zines, etc.) styles. No experience with art required! Drop in whenever to join.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Crafternoon: Still Life

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Each month we'll explore a different artistic medium. In September we'll explore still life drawing and/or painting.


Sep
19
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Insomnia

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and increased risk of serious illnesses. We will look at common causes of sleeplessness, and learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing.


Sep
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

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.


Sep
20
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Movie

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to join us the first and third Friday of every month for a movie.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Dungeons and Dragons

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Ever wanted to fire a Magic Missile, or slay a dragon? Come make new friends and work cooperatively to survive the dungeon! No experience required!


Sep
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us this school year for an exciting choose your own adventure book club. Each month we'll read and discuss a different CYOA book, collect passport stamps, and participate in fun book-themed activities. Check with the children's librarian in late August for the first book!

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

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Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Theater Fun

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children and teens are invited the last Wednesday of each month to join us for some theater fun. We'll play improv games, learn a little about theater, and perform scenes from popular books and favorite classic stories.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Comics Club

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Come chat about the latest comics and create your own comic art in our new club for tweens ages 8 through 12.

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

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Oct
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Crafternoon: Pablo Picasso

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Each month we'll explore a different artistic medium or artist. In October in honor of his birthday, we'll look at the art of Pablo Picasso and create our own Picasso-inspired piece.


Oct
21
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Intro to Excel

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Learn tips and tricks of using Excel in this six-week workshop.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Dec
12
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.'s Mobile Office Hours

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is hosting library office hours to listen to constituent/community concerns and to make his office more accessible to the public.


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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