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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RIDGEWOOD

Apr
19
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.

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Apr
19
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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Apr
20
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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Apr
20
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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Apr
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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Apr
22
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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Apr
22
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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Apr
22
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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Apr
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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.

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Apr
22
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


Apr
23
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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Apr
24
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Theater Fun

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children and teens are invited over spring break 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.


Apr
25
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Board Games for Adults

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us Thursdays for a variety of board games at the library (chess, Scrabble, Monopoly, and more).

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Apr
25
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.

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Apr
26
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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May
4
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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May
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Crafternoon: Tissue Paper Flowers

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to celebrate spring by making flowers out of tissue paper.


May
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Poetry Writing Prompts to Stimulate the Creative Noodle

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for writing poems based on fun and inventive prompts and sharing them in a workshop setting.


May
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Breathe, Let It Go

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

During this workshop, teens will explore different techniques and modalities like meditation, breathwork, and visualization to help you stay calm and collected no matter what life throws at you. The workshop is guided by Mariam Mouna, reiki practitioner and the founder of I See You Wellness lifestyle and wellness brand. All attendees will receive an affirmation card to take home.


May
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Culture Week: Sculpture Painting Inspired by the Aztecs

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Learn about the Aztecs and paint your own sculpture of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl.


May
18
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 https://queenslibrary.org/support/friends-of-library.

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May
18
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Ridgewood Photo Collection

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The Friends of the Ridgewood Library and the Queens Memory Project are working together to gather rare images of Ridgewood to add to the library’s digital archives. Bring your photos from home on one of the drop-in dates and volunteers will help you record all the information about them. Photos will be sent off to the digitization lab to be scanned and saved to a flash drive for you to keep! You will be notified once your images are back at the Ridgewood Library for pickup.

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May
18
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Friends of Ridgewood Library Monthly Book Sale

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Friends of Ridgewood Library Monthly Book Sale in the Library Garden. A huge selection of books and media are available for purchase (CASH ONLY). All proceeds go directly to Ridgewood Library to purchase books and media and fund programs for all ages. In case of inclement weather, the Book Sale will be held in the Library.

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May
18
11:00AM

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2:30PM

Neighborhood Cats TNR Workshop

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

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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May
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Monthly Maker Challenge

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Each month library staff will challenge teens to make something innovative. April: Paper Airplane Challenge. May: Paper Circuits.


May
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Cold, Cold, Cold

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Learn about science and make ice cream! In this workshop students will use CO2 to make ice cream and other science experiments.


Jun
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Young Debaters Program

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The Young Debaters Program is a skill development program aimed at teaching students the fundamental skills required to be an effective debater and public speaker.

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

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Jun
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Make Your Own Pride Flag

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Help decorate the library for Pride Month!


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love is Love is Love Zine Workshop for Tweens

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Love is love is love! Use colorful paper, markers, and clip art to create your own zine expressing how you think of love.


Jun
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Middle School College Family Workshop

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Middle school is not too early to start thinking about college. This workshop welcomes all families; however, the focus will be with students in middle school. We will explore the various paths to higher education and the steps parents can take in preparation for college.


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love is Love is Love Crafternoon

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Love is love is love! Use colorful paper, markers, and your own imagination to express how you think of love.


Jun
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love is Love is Love Zine Workshop for Teens

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Love is love is love! Use colorful paper, markers, and clip art to create your own zine expressing how you think of love.


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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