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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ASTORIA

Jun
21
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.


Jun
21
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Movie Night at Astoria Library

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for a film screening at the Astoria Library. We will be screening age-appropriate movies for kids every Friday.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
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.


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Jul
1
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
6
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.

Additional Dates


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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