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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RIDGEWOOD

Aug
15
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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Aug
15
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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Aug
15
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.

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Aug
15
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.

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

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Aug
15
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.

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

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Aug
15
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.

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

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Aug
16
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.

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

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Aug
16
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.

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Aug
16
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.

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

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Aug
16
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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Aug
16
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

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. Basic computer skills are required.


Aug
17
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.

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Aug
17
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!

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Aug
17
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.

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

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Aug
18
10:00AM

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4:00PM

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.
https://fs10.formsite.com/NCats/workshop/index.html


Aug
18
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.

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

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Aug
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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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Aug
20
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.

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Aug
21
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.

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Aug
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

CSI Club

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8 to 12 years old are invited to use their scientific knowledge to solve a different crime each week.

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

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Aug
25
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Friends of Ridgewood Library Monthly Book Sale

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for Friends of Ridgewood Library Monthly Book Sale. Proceeds will help purchase special items, such as new children's books, and fund programs for all ages. A great selection of books and media will be available for purchase (cash only). To become a Friend, visit: http://www.queenslibrary.org/support-the-library/friends

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Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter 20: O. W. L. Camp

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Calling all aspiring witches and wizards! Attend Hogwarts at our O.W.L. Camp. This is your chance to be sorted into your Hogwarts house, play Quidditch, and learn subjects like Potions and Defense Against the Dark Arts.
We will be:
* Watching the Harry Potter movies
* Sorting students into Hogwarts houses
* Making slime
* Battling magical creatures
* Playing Jeopardy
* Making wands

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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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.


Sep
4
3:15PM

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3:45PM

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.

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Sep
4
5:00PM

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5:30PM

Jeopardy

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Sep
6
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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Sep
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: High Intensity Interval Training for Adults

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp Instructor Erica 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 and a bottle of water; wear comfortable clothes. Space is limited. Participation is first-come, first-served.

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

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Sep
8
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.


Sep
8
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Everything You Can't Google About Freelance Writing

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 46 openings

In this workshop, presenters cover everything you can’t Google about freelancing writing, including working with editors, negotiating pay, and drafting pitches that editors read and accept.

Students will:
Review and critique real pitches directly from editors’ inboxes
Practice writing and editing their own great pitches
Learn about current industry rates, and how to ask for what they are worth
Leave with a list of 100+ editors’ email addresses


Sep
15
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Princeton Review Specialized High School Information Session

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

Are you confused about the Specialized High School exam? Join the Princeton Review as they go over the ins and outs of the Specialized High School exam and process.


Sep
17
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Computer Basics

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

Learn the basics of using the Windows operating system and get hands-on practice using a mouse and keyboard in this workshop for beginning computer users. No experience required!


Sep
22
1:00PM

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5:00PM

SHSAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 35 openings

Take this free, full-length practice test to find out how you might score on the real SHSAT! Your personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses will help you know what to focus on as you prep. Preregistration is required.


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big Band

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Jerry Drake is a composer and performer of original music in the Great American Songbook and classic big band style. He has a long history as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. The 12-piece concert band that accompanies Jerry is comprised of many of the best musicians in the New York area, some of whom have been with him for over twenty years.

Co-sponsored by NYC Councilperson Bob Holden and Friends of Ridgewood Library


Sep
27
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Internet Basics

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

Learn the basics of browsing the web in this hands-on workshop for beginning computer users. No experience required!


Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Children's Movie Series

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us the last Friday of every month to watch a different children's movie.

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

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Sep
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sonido Costeño Trio

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Take to the floor with this high energy band that fuses Latin music and salsa and features a dance repertoire that includes merengue, bachata, mambo, and more.


Oct
6
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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Oct
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Rockabye Baby: Safe Sleep

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Everyone wants to take the best care of their children. Whether you're a parent, babysitter, or considering having a child, come learn about ways that you can keep your baby safe while they sleep.


Oct
13
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Financial Aid Basics with Bell Curves

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join Bell Curves as they discuss the basics of financial aid and paying for college. This workshop is open to both students and their parents.


Oct
18
12:15PM

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1:00PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddler Learning Center is open to young children aged from 18 – 38 months. Parents will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and parenting skills. Each TLC session is led by an early learning professional.

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

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Oct
18
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
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 Halloween themed games and crafts. A parent or caregiver 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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