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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ASTORIA

Jun
22
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Financial Counseling

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

For immigrants ready to apply for citizenship.
Learn how to
» Save for the citizenship application fee
» Check or improve your credit score
» Open a bank account
» Manage your debt
» Create a budget
» Set financial goals
» Find out where you can file your taxes and more!


Jun
23
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


Jun
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Minecraft Mondays

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

If you build it, they will come. Join us every Monday for Minecraft Mondays, to build, to explore, to gather... to Minecraft.


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Jun
26
11:30AM

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12:45PM

Computer Class For Beginners

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Learn the basics on how to navigate the internet; how to create and use email; and how to use Microsoft World 2010.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess, Board and Card Games

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Everyone is invited to play chess and various board games at the Astoria Library. Card games include Yu-Gi-Oh and Dominion. Beginners are welcome - open to all ages.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Adventures in Architecture & Engineering

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Adventures in Architecture is a series of fun, fast-paced introductions to the tools, strategies, and work of architects. There is a different building activity every session, from bridges to towers to animal habitats. No registration required - open to children in grades K-6 and their caregivers.


Jun
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Explorers

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Children 5-12 years old enjoy learning STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts through simple science experiments, art & crafts, and more. This program is limited to 15 children and is on a first come first served basis.


Jun
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun time of finger rhymes, games, stories, and more. This program is for children up to 5 years old and their caregivers. Walk-ins welcome.


Jul
11
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for an hour of summer fun singing, finger rhymes, playing games, coloring, and listening to stories. This program is for children under 5 years old and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

What'cha Readin'? A Different Kind of Book Club

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of books you're already reading. It's a great way to recommend or warn your neighbors about your recent reads. Book assignments are meant for high school - no thanks! It is like Goodreads - but in real life.


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


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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