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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ARVERNE

Mar
19
3:00PM

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5:30PM

STACKS After School Program

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Developed by Queens Library, STACKS is a free after school program for children aged 6 – 14. STACKS was created to enhance your child’s learning experiences through structured and unstructured, age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-aged children build their emotional, social and academic skills.

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

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Mar
20
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Babies (3-17 months) and their parents and caregivers are welcome to join us for bounces, nursery rhymes, stories, and more!

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

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Mar
20
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Join us for toddler storytime! Children ages 18 months to 3 years with a parent/adult caregiver may join us for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and other activities.

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

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Mar
21
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Beginners' Computer Class

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Adults are introduced to basic computer programs: the Internet, email, and Microsoft Word.

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

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Mar
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Spring Arts & Crafts Program

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will participate in a colorful glitter arts & crafts project for spring.


Mar
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Family Movie

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Families are invited to join us for our Saturday afternoon movie screening.

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

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Mar
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kidz Build!

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Children can use their creative side to build and create.

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

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Mar
25
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Monday Night Movie

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to join us for the screening of our Monday night movie.

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

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Mar
25
5:30PM

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6:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Trivia Game!

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Do you think you know your Inspiring Women in Science? Think again! Prepare yourself to be amazed, surprised and, well, definitely inspired learning more about the achievements of these fearless scientists that changed our thinking, science, and world forever! Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
25
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Book lovers, please come and join the Arverne Book Club! Each month we will select, read, and discuss a particular book. Upcoming book titles will be selected at our monthly meetings.

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

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Apr
1
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Butterfly Program

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Raise caterpillars into butterflies in our library and plant a butterfly garden out front. The caterpillar/butterfly kit and habitat includes a voucher for five painted lady caterpillars to redeem when needed. The caterpillar to butterfly process takes three weeks and kids will be able to observe the metamorphosis over the period. After a few days of having our butterflies, there will be more butterfly crafts; then we will have a butterfly release party. All are welcome!

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

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Apr
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Flower Pot Painting

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Visit the Arverne library as we embrace spring by painting and decorating clay flower pots.


Apr
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

April is Poetry Time!

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Explore your feelings through poetry. Feelings are in poems and poetry can give us big new feelings that make us proud!


Apr
11
5:00PM

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6:15PM

National Library Week Outreach with DJ Gully

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Join Queens Library as we celebrate National Library Week with DJ Gully. Listen to the DJ sounds of soft instrumental music.


Apr
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Egg Painting Craft

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 can color and decorate eggs. Supplies will be provided. No registration required.


Apr
18
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Origami Workshop with Karen Wellington

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

In this origami workshop, paper folding meets playing games! Not only will origami help you understand more at school and impress your teachers, but you will have lots of fun and complete two games to take home. Space is limited and registration is required by calling or visiting the library. This program is for children ages 6-12.


Apr
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Earth Day Craft - Part 1

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Make an instrument or animal from recycled materials.


Apr
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

DIY Easter Baskets

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Join us in creating baskets just for Easter! Materials will be provided. Prizes will be given while supply lasts!


Apr
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Earth Day Activity: Plant a Tree

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Plant a seed, seedling, or flower and watch it grow over time!


Apr
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Earth Day Craft - Pt. II

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Children will be given various items to determine how they can reuse them to protect the earth.


Apr
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Poetry 'Fest'

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

In honor of National Poetry Month, children ages 7-12 will listen to various types of poetry and create their favorite type of poetry. Children will have the opportunity to share their poetry with their peers, if they wish. No registration required.


May
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Cinco de Mayo Craft

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Come and make or color a Mexican sombrero for Cinco de Mayo.


May
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Memorial Day Crafts

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Come and join us after school to make your Memorial Day craft. All ages are welcome.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Current Board Members:

President - Undra Williams

Vice President - Gloria Chandler

Treasurer - Deborah Clark

Secretary-Maela Blanco

 

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.  

Contact Info: Government and Community Affairs, Camille T. Barrett at 718-990-8583 or cbarrett@queenslibrary.org

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