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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF KEW GARDENS HILLS

Jan
22
2:00PM

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2:30PM

Mother Goose Time (Ages 12-18 Months)

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Children 12-18 months old are invited to join us for stories, songs, and finger plays.

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

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Jan
22
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Drawing Workshop with Karen Fitzgerald

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

Please join us for a three-session workshop on drawing skills sponsored by the Friends group and Council Member Rory Lancman. Art instructor Karen Fitzgerald will have participants strengthen their drawing skills.


Jan
22
3:30PM

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6:30PM

Welcome to STACKS

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Come learn about STACKS and how our library can help you with your schoolwork.

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

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Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tuesday Pop-up Art

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

On Tuesdays Jackie and friends are making art. Join us. Ask to see our pop-up art menu for a list of our current art activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Morning Storytime (Ages 18-36 Months)

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Come to the library for stories, songs, and finger plays for children ages 18-36 months old.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

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

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Robotics Workshop (Ages 8 and Up)

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

If you've ever dreamed of creating a robot army to take over the world...this is not the program for you, but it will get you started on building the robot of the future. This program is for ages 8 and up. Supplies are very limited, so registration will be required.

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

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Jan
28
2:00PM

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2:30PM

Special Needs Reading Group

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

We'll be reading to special needs children and adults who have limited verbal abilities. Come join us as we read books that help with sensory development. Contact the Children's Librarian for further information.


Jan
28
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Kew Gardens Hills Adult Book Club

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our monthly book club discussion.
1/28: "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan
2/25: "Two Family House" by Lynda Cohen Loigman
3/18: "The Story of Arthur Truluv" by Elizabeth Berg
4/15: "The Lost Letter" by Jillian Cantor
5/20: "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Family Movie Time

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our Family movie time. 1/3 "House with a Clock in its Walls" (PG) (104 Mins) 1/17 "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" (PG) (92 Mins) 1/31 "Small Foot" (PG) (96 Mins)


Feb
1
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Putting my traveling shoes on and off I go on...?

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to create the vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure: Car or spaceship? Boat or flying dragon? There is no limit to where the mind and heart can travel! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
3
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Broken Heart Week: Blind Date With A Book

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Read 'em and weep! These are tearjerker titles to make you cry, sniffle, and sob! For more Broken Heart Week programs, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Adult Crafts

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for crafts on Wednesdays.
No registration required.

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

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Feb
6
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Flying Dragons

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Build a dragon out of paper cups to accompany you on your journeys and watch over you while you sleep.


Feb
7
12:30PM

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3:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling for Low Income Older Adults

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

IRS certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring a NYS Driver's License or Non-Driver's ID; copy of the 2017 return (s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2s; 1099R, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; Healthcare forms; self-employment forms; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; and a cancelled check for refunds.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Sing-Along Screening of "Fiddler on the Roof"

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village. Join us for a screening and a sing-along to such well-known songs as “Tradition,”“Sunrise, Sunset,” “To Life,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Do You Love Me,” and more. (1971, G)


Feb
12
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Black History Month: African Art

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

In observance of Black History Month, please join us for this exciting event. Assistant Director of the QCC Art Gallery Lisa Scandaliato will give us a brief overview of select African art from various cultures throughout countries south of the Sahara. This is an open lecture and discussion that will aim to explore pieces and ritual practices. Sponsored by the Friends of Kew Gardens and Rory Lancman.


Feb
12
4:15PM

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5:15PM

Broken Heart Week: Lost Love Scrapbook

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

For our Broken Heart Week, please join us in creating a scrapbook where we can collect thoughts and write about the people we love. We will be doing scrapbooking to heal our experiences. For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.


Feb
25
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Black History Concert: Lyn Lockamy

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an exciting concert sponsored by the Friends of Kew Garden Hills and Rory Lancman. The very talented and professional singer Lyn Lockamy will be performing in observance of Black History Month.


Feb
27
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

If you can spell "bibliophile," you might have the skills to win our spelling bee (and maybe even go on to the Queens Library championship). Find out and--just maybe--take home some prizes.


Mar
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Creative Aging: Mixed Media and Self-Portraits

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Richard Estrin presents Mixed Media and Self-Portraits, a four-session intermediate level drawing workshop. Bring a mirror for self-portraits. Registration is required. Call the Kew Gardens Hills Library to register at 718-261-6654.

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

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Mar
7
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Professional Cabaret Singer: Diana Templeton

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Kew Gardens Hills Friends Group proudly presents a special concert featuring Diana Templeton, professional cabaret singer. This event is sponsored by Councilman Rory Lancman.


Mar
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

The Seuss-a-thon

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Come to our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, with stories, special guests, puppets, and surprises.


May
15
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Older Adults Day: Working with Watercolors

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Professional teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this one-session watercolor/collage workshop. Registration is required. Please call the Kew Garden Hills Library to register at 718-261-6654. This program is part of Older Adults Day.


May
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Older Adults Day: Celebrate Jewish Culture in Music

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Cantor Irene Failenbogen is a singer-songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a crossover artist who has performed in operas, musical comedies, and theater. She was trained as a Hazzan in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and leads liturgical services for Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, and Shabbat. Celebrate Jewish culture in English, Hebrew, Ladino, and Yiddish.


Jul
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Navigating the Healthcare System

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Gain insight on long-term care planning, including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. All are welcome!


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:  In 1998. Re-chartered on May 3, 2009

Current Board Members:
President – Helene Schlesinger
Vice President – Ethyl Haber 
Treasurer –  
Secretary – Trudy Garfunkel

Significant Accomplishments: The Friends has been existence for 15 years. They have provided funds to purchase books and furniture. They have hosted numerous programs for children and adults that include chair yoga, Museum of Modern Art slide presentations and lecture series.

Friends Fun Facts: The Friends continue to meet regularly in their temporary home while their brand new library is being built and scheduled to open in 2015.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Susan Paredes at 718-261-6654.
 

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