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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ASTORIA

Aug
22
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Movie Showing: "Galaxy Quest" (1999, PG)

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Astoria Library goes to the movies! Come watch a screening of "Galaxy Quest" (1999, PG). We speak movies.


Aug
24
10:30AM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading (STEAM): iPad Gaming/Tech Time

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Children 6-11 years old are invited to play their favorite games, play educational games, or do research by themselves or in groups. You must have a library card to borrow iPad. 1 hour session limit. Registration not required.


Aug
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris and his team in a performance that includes music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 5-12.


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Aug
26
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Perfect Form Bodyweight Boot Camp

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 a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
29
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Movie Showing: "Spaceballs" (1987, PG)

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Astoria Library goes to the movies! Come watch a screening of "Spaceballs" (1987, PG). We speak movies.


Sep
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Adult Coloring Hour

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Bring creativity and stress relief into your life by joining us for adult coloring club.


Sep
6
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Preschool children up to 5 years old enjoy finger rhymes, read aloud, coloring, and/or crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Circle of Friends

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

This program is for children 6-13 years old with autism spectrum disorder. The goal of this program is to help children to learn social skills through simple science experiments, art projects, and board games. A therapist or caregiver must be present.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Welcome Back-to-School for Library Parents & Students

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for a short orientation for parents and children. Afterwards we will have arts & crafts for kids up to 11 years old.


Sep
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Read Aloud

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Come listen as we read a chapter a week (or maybe more) of a book aloud. Follow along with your own copy or just enjoy the dulcet tones of our reader. This is suggested for ages 6 and older.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STEAM Activities

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

This program introduces children 6 - 11 years old to the amazing world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through simple science experiments and related activities. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Back-to-School Tabling Event

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about library services, sign up for a library card, and meet the staff.


Sep
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Crochet a Ripple Blanket

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Learn this pattern and create your own baby blanket or afghan. Adult participants must be able to cast on a foundation chain and be comfortable with single and double crochet stitches. You will need to bring light colored worsted yarn and a H/5mm crochet hook. Stitch counters will be helpful too. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
12:00PM

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1:15PM

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


Oct
9
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Storytime (Bilingual English/Spanish)

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for a read aloud, finger rhymes, games, and more. This program is for children up to 3 yrs. old and their caregivers. Walk-ins are welcome.

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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