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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RIDGEWOOD

Dec
12
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.


Dec
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Daily Crossword Puzzles

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Solve fun daily crossword puzzles at your favorite library.

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Dec
12
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!

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Dec
12
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.

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Dec
12
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.

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Dec
13
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 to 4 years old are invited to an hour 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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Dec
13
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.

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

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Dec
14
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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Dec
14
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 with a different theme each week.

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

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Dec
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Balloon Twisting Workshop with Nick the Balloonatic

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

Want to know how to twist balloons and create basic animal characters? Children 8 to 12 become the balloon twister with step-by-step instruction from Nick the Balloonatic. Nick will include a brief history of the balloon. This fun-filled event is free! Pre-registration is required.


Dec
15
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.

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Dec
16
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
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Dec
18
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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Dec
18
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.

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Dec
18
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.

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Dec
18
5:00PM

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6:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group.


Dec
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.

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

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Jan
6
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.


Jan
8
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Club Discussion

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join us on Monday January 8, 2018 for a discussion of "Lone Wolf" by Jodi Picoult.


Jan
12
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.

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Jan
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Championship

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3rd to 6th are invited to join us for the first ever Ridgewood Library Spelling Bee Championship. Sign up at the library and practice beforehand for the big event!


Jan
25
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Guitarrazón

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Puerto Rican-born guitarist and composer Josué Pérez and guitarist and flamenco dancer Lisa Spraragen present "danza" and "bolero" selections by Rafael Hernandez, Angel Mislán and Don Felo, as well as original pieces by Pérez that range from a delicate prelude to a bold flamenco.


Jan
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Manga Drawing

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheung teaches teens and tweens basic techniques for drawing manga characters.


Feb
5
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $66,000, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English, Spanish and Arabic.

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

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Feb
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Urban Rhythm Flex and Flow with Crystal Starr

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Hip Hop Yoga - Urban Rhythm Flex and Flow for Teens aims to invigorate the mind, body and spirit as you flow through your favorite Hip Hop, R&B, Motown, Neo Soul and Afro-Beat Rhythms.


Feb
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Pain and Tears; Why and How Relationships End

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

One of our basic human needs is to be loved. In this discussion led by Marisa Cohen, an Associate Professor of Psychology and author of the book "From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love", we will explore the life cycle of love and the end of relationships.


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 – 

Treasurer – 

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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