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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ASTORIA

Apr
26
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with NYCitizenship staff to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

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Apr
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Circle of Friends for Autistic Children

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Children in our Circle of Friends discover the wonders of science doing simple experiments, develop social skills, and have fun playing games. Caregivers must be present. This program is for children ages 6 -12.

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

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Apr
27
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Fall Writing Circle and Performance Workshop

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

In this creative writing and performance workshop series, anyone with a story to offer, an interesting/dramatic character to present, or an interest in connecting their creative work with an audience will have the opportunity to offer and receive constructive feedback on work presented with emphasis on how effectively a piece might engage with an audience.

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

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Apr
27
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help Weekly Report

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Homework assistance Monday through Friday for children up to 5th grade.

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

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Apr
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Two Coves Community Garden Meeting

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

The library is hosting a meeting for the Two Coves Community Garden.

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

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Apr
29
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Perfect Form Bodyweight Bootcamp

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Shape Up NYC instructor Matt leads this fitness class designed to build strength and improve your movement capabilities with just your own bodyweight (and emphasis on perfect form!). Class is structured so you can move at your own pace in order to monitor your progress and do what’s right for your body. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Day of the Child/Day of the Book

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join the Queens Library to celebrate children, their culture, language, and books. The "Cinderella" story as it is told in different cultures will be presented. This program is for children up to 6th grade and their caregivers. Preregistration is necessary.


May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Mother's Day Celebration

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join our Mother's Day program to honor moms from all over the world. Program includes crafts.


May
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Family Playtime

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy playing board games, giant floor puzzles, Legos, and other educational toys with your little ones. This program is for families with children up to 12 years old. No registration is required.

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

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May
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

R.E.A.D. a Book With a Dog Named Shadow

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Reading Education Assistance Dogs is a program which helps children build confidence while reading to a dog (Shadow) in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. The program, offered in conjunction with New York Therapy Animals, focuses on children K-3, but is equally successful for students with special needs, physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities, and ESL students. Preregistration is recommended.

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

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May
6
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Culture Pass Community Programs: Learning Through Art for Children

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join our Culture Pass Community Programs with The Noguchi Museum.

Monday, April 1st 2019 from 4-6pm
"Playground Design"

Monday, May 6th 2019 from 4-6pm
"Mixed Media Sculpture"

This program is for children 8-12 years old. Space is limited for all sessions. First-come, first-served.


May
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mother's Day Crafts

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Children 5 to 11 years old are welcome to join us and have fun creating Mother's Day crafts. No preregistration required.


Jun
6
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard of Oz

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets, and the music of the MGM movie.

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

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Jun
13
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Bring Your Story: Day of the Dead Tradition

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Mexican-born artist Aurelia Fernandez will discuss ancient traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead altar and demonstrate the making of it. She will also teach attendees in this workshop how to make calaveras---clay versions of the elaborately decorated sugar skulls used in Mexico. This is a crafts program for the entire family; all ages are welcome. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first- served basis.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

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. 

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