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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ASTORIA

Aug
21
11:30AM

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12:45PM

Beginners' Computer Class

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

This is a beginners' computer class. You will learn how to use a computer, how to navigate the Internet, create and use email account, and learn the basics of Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Bilingual Story Time (English/spanish)

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Storytime for children under 5 years old and their caregivers. Walk-ins welcome.


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


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Aug
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Two Coves Community Meeting

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Two Coves Community Garden meeting. Meetings occur bi-weekly.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
9:30AM

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4:30PM

Apply For U.S Citizenship: Free legal help at a library near you

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

* Meet with a free, trusted lawyer
* Apply for citizenship easily
* Find out if you can apply for free
* Get free, confidential financial counseling

Make your appointment today!
Call 311 and say "Citizenship Appointment"

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Explorers

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Children 6 & up are welcome to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Knitting for Beginners

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

If you don't know how to knit and always wanted to learn, get started in this adults only class for total beginners. Dominique will help you learn the very basics of knitting: how to cast on; work the knit and purl stitches; and, finally, how to bind off and finish your beginner's project - a small Teddy Bear scarf or a headband. Please bring size #8 knitting needles and light colored worsted or chunky yarn.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
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.

Additional Dates


Sep
14
4:00PM

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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.


Sep
15
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.

Additional Dates


Sep
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

What'cha Readin' Book Club

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

What'cha readin'? We'd like to know. Tell us all about a book you're currently reading, or one that you've recently read or just liked. Come and find new titles to add to your reading list from other readers.


Oct
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

My Grandfather Don Quixote

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Two children used to modern technology are taught by their grandfather that if they use their imagination, reading can be a lot of fun.


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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