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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RIDGEWOOD

May
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Intro to Microsoft Word

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

In this beginner's class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents. Learn basic formatting and editing as well as functions and commands of Word.


May
22
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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May
22
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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May
22
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!

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

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May
22
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Digging for Job Leads

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


May
23
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.

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

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May
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting Circle

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Have fun while making your own creations! Materials will be provided or you may bring your own.


May
23
2:30PM

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5:30PM

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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


May
23
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.

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

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May
24
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.

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

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May
24
12:15PM

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1:15PM

Drag Queen Story Hour

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). DQSH is a program for children ages 3 – 8 years old that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. The children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity.

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May
24
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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May
24
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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May
25
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.

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May
25
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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May
26
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Friends of Ridgewood - First Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Friend of Ridgewood, First Annual Arts & Crafts Fair for local artists, both physical: painting, sculpture, etc., and performing: music, singing, dance, etc., as well as local crafts people.


May
26
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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May
29
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections; and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


May
30
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Jun
1
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Pride Month Film Festival

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a selection of movies we hope you will enjoy in celebration of Pride Month. For film titles, please contact Ridgewood Library.

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

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Jun
2
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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Jun
2
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.


Jun
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

2018 Queensboro Dance Festival Performance Tour

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival is a 6-month tour across Queens' theaters, parks, plazas, streets, and libraries, featuring 26 diverse Queens-based dance companies of all styles. On June 2 at 3pm, Ridgewood Library hosts Barbara Mahler, Mala's Odissi, and DIPR in performance; on June 9, Peninsula Library will host Barbra Mahler, Spaces of Fontana, Yamini Kalluri, DIPR, and Sector Dance. Visit www.queensborodancefestival.com for more info and schedule.

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Jun
4
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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Jun
4
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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Jun
4
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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Jun
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: High Intensity Interval Training for Adults

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Instructor Erica Schutz 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, a bottle of water and 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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Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEM and Literacy Programs with Kyshia Lawrie

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy interactive STEM and Literacy programs for children with Kyshia Lawrie.

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

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Jun
8
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.


Jun
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Long Island Sound Performs Hits of the '50s and More

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down memory lane with classic tunes by Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, great Motown artists, and more.


Jun
11
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Club Discussion

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a discussion of "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman.


Jun
14
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.


Jun
16
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Fun Day

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a fun-filled day at the library with flea market activities and children's games. Refreshments will be provided with donation. All proceeds will be used for new books. Rain date: June 23. Sponsored by the Friends of Ridgewood Library.


Jun
16
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Lip Synch for Your Library

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Register online at https://tinyurl.com/rdlipsynch or in person by Saturday, June 9. You may perform in more than one act. Check in by 1PM on the day of the show or you may not be able to perform. Must supply your own music—either a CD in good condition or mp3 (cued iPod is OK). Maximum time limit for your performance or song will be limited to no more than three minutes 30 seconds. All songs and performances must be in good taste!


Jun
21
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Make Music Day New York

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us in the garden for live music as part of a festival of 1,000+ free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs on the first day of summer.

12pm - Lauren Lee- Jazz

5:45pm - Ken Voisin - Keyboard & Songs

6:45pm - Echoes of Antiquity - Balkan Tales & Music

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

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Jun
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library & Sciencetellers Rock with the Wild West: "The Mystery of the Golden Piano"

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia, and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!


Jun
28
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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Jul
28
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter Escape Room

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

You and your friends have been given detention by Professor Snape and locked in his potions study. His timing could not be worse, because only you know that Voldemort is on his way to Hogwarts. You have less than 45 minutes to use your potions and spell skills to escape and warn everyone.
Groups of 6-10
Registration is required.
Sponsored by Friends of Ridgewood Library.

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

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Aug
18
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.


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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