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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF KEW GARDENS

Oct
23
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Vision Board Party!

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Dream it, believe it, do it... Make your dreams reality with a vision board. Please join us for this fun and inspiring activity.


Oct
23
5:00PM

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6:15PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: DIY Back to School Accessory

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Come and create your own accessory to look cool for school.


Oct
24
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Create a Facebook Account

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Join the Facebook community by opening a Free account. Learn to connect with family and friends to communicate and share photos. Register at the Reference Desk. Space is limited.


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Oct
25
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Morning Storytimes

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Come join us for stories, songs, and crafts for children 18-36 months old. Space is limited, so advance registration will be required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Show off your spelling ability and help lead your team to victory. For children ages 6 and up.


Oct
31
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Make Your Own Monster

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Draw your own mix-and-match book and use it to create dozens, maybe hundreds, of different creatures. For children ages 5 and up.


Nov
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

How to Shop Safe Online

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

With the holidays approaching learn how to shop safely online. Join us for this presentation and learn how to buy great gifts for family and friends safely online. Learn how to get deals and discounts that are not in stores. Also learn how to earn cash back when shopping from the comfort of your home. Registration required.


Nov
3
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Friday Morning Storytimes

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Come join us for stories, songs, and crafts for children 18-36 months old. Space is limited, so advance registration will be required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Puzzle Time for Adults

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for some brain teaser puzzles.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tall Ships & Pirate Tales with Sciencetellers

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
4:15PM

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6:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a screening of "Wonder Woman" (PG-13).


Nov
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

FabFest

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Heads up! What's up? Calling all teenagers! Join us for a "FabFest". What's a "Fabfest"? It's where we get to talk about whatever is on our minds; play some cards, some games and do some cool science experiments like how to make a naked egg or an orange float.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Color My World

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for some adult coloring.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
14
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Cancer Information Table

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Community Outreach Representatives from NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital will be on site to answer questions about cancer, cancer prevention and where you can obtain a cancer screening, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Stop by their table to get all your questions answered.


Nov
14
2:00PM

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2:30PM

Mother Goose Time (Ages 12-18 Months)

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Bring your children 12-18 months old to the library for stories and songs.


Nov
16
4:30PM

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5:15PM

The Happy Punks' Music Celebration

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

We'll be reading the book "Happy Punks 123" and playing along on drums and other instruments. There may even be a parade afterward. For children ages 4 and up. People with no musical experience are especially welcome.


Nov
20
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Fiction Book Club Planning Meeting

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our monthly fiction book club.


Nov
21
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Basic Computer Class

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join our 3 session computer classes. Learn how to use a computer (mouse, keyboard). Learn how to navigate the internet and how to create and use an email account. Register at the reference desk. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Torn Paper Collage

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for this art therapy project recommended by Mayo Clinic. We will be using variety of colored paper to arrange pieces which helps reduce stress.


Nov
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Childhood Asthma

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

What is childhood asthma? How do our lungs work? At this interactive program, we will be making our own lungs! We will also learn about asthma, its causes and ways to treat it.


Nov
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie Night

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please run, run, run for a Fun Family Movie Night featuring "Chicken Run".


Nov
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun and Games for Adults

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for some fun and games that may include B.I.N.G.O, Scrabble and other board games!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Spelling Bee (Ages 6 and Up)

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Show off your spelling ability and help lead your team to victory. For children ages 6 and up.


Dec
4
6:15PM

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7:15PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

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

Instructor Meiling Schumm uses Latin dance moves to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle, and feel more energized. Dress in exercise clothes, bring a bottle of water, and come early to complete an exercise release form. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Holiday Concert

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for the holidays and bring the entire family for an afternoon of music and song.


Dec
14
4:15PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie Time

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a holiday film for family and children to enjoy. We will be screening "Muppet's Christmas Carol" rated (G).


Dec
18
12:30PM

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1:45PM

Movie Matinee: A Holiday Special

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a holiday movie screening "Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn" (NR) for everyone to enjoy.


Dec
21
4:15PM

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5:00PM

Holiday DIY: Last Minute Gift Ideas

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Need a last minute gift idea for that special someone? Join us for a fun creative workshop for the holiday season.


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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