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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RIDGEWOOD

Feb
19
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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Feb
19
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.

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Feb
22
10:00AM

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1:00PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Learn to edit and manipulate data in the Using Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data! Basic computer skills are required.


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Feb
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Children's Film Series

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to join us for a different children's film on the last Friday of each month.

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Feb
22
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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Feb
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.

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Feb
23
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.

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Feb
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.

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Feb
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.

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Feb
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series VS My Own

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

More than 75 years ago, Jacob Lawrence created The Migration Series, an epic narrative that through an ambitious 60-panel series portrays the Great Migration, the flight of over a million African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Come learn about this monumental work and recreate the narrative of your family's journey in multiple images representing milestones of your family's history. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
27
1:45PM

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3:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Learn English with a great volunteer! All levels welcome. No registration needed. Aprann anglè. Apprendre l'anglais. Fasl allughat al'iinjlizia.

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Mar
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Crafternon: St. Patrick's Day Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to join us to make a craft for St. Patrick's Day.


Mar
2
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.

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Mar
4
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Come join us to make a simple craft. For toddlers ages 1-4 years old. Must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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Mar
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Bingo!

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The excitement of Bingo and the fun of learning something new? Yes please! Fun facts about fifty Inspiring Women in Science in a bingo game for the whole family!


Mar
5
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Checkology

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Can you tell the difference between fact and fiction?
In Checkology sessions you will learn to:

Categorize information. Make and critique news judgments. Detect and categorize misinformation.
Interpret and apply the First Amendment. Compare the ways that different countries protect or restrict press freedom. Identify logical fallacies and evaluate arguments. Evaluate bias and learn about confirmation bias.

https://checkology.org/

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Mar
7
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.

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Mar
7
12:15PM

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1:00PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The Toddler Learning Center is open to young children ages 18 – 38 months. Parents will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and parenting skills, while toddlers become familiar with social environments at a young age. Each session is led by an early learning professional.

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Mar
7
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Toddler Learning Center Craft

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 to 38 months old are invited to create a simple craft. A parent or caregiver must be present.

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Mar
16
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Grow Your Own Planter Using Mycelium (mushroom roots)

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Biodesigner/biomimicry specialist Danielle Trofe teaches parents and their children (ages 8+) how to grow their own planter using mushroom roots. Space is limited. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; please call the library.

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Mar
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Trivia Game!

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Do you think you know your Inspiring Women in Science? Think again! Prepare yourself to be amazed, surprised and, well, definitely inspired learning more about the achievements of these fearless scientists that changed our thinking, science, and world forever!


Mar
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science – My Next Great Big Invention!

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to imagine what their next big invention will be. From concept idea to design and from design to model, let the imagination take flight for these future scientists! This program is for grades K-6.


Apr
1
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Pathway to U.S. Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education.
4/1- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history
4/8 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics
4/15- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography
4/22- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions

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May
18
11:00AM

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2:30PM

Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop

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

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

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Jun
21
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Frogs, Bugs, & Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. This program is for ages 6 to 12.


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.


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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