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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ASTORIA

Sep
26
11:30AM

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12:45PM

Computer Class for Beginners

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

This is a beginner's computer class. Come in for one-on-one computer session. Lessons include Introduction to computer, Microsoft Word, email, Internet.


Sep
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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Ipad Gaming/Tech Time

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Ipads are distributed to children. They practice their tech skills while having fun.

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

Additional Dates


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Sep
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Learn to Crochet

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Have you always wanted to crochet? Dominique will help you learn/review the basics of crocheting - chain stitch, single and double crochet stitches, and more. Projects will vary according to participants needs. Bring a size H crochet hook and light colored worsted yarn to the first class. By the end of these four sessions you will be HOOKED. Space is limited, preregistration required.


Oct
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Minecraft Mondays @ Astoria Library

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us every Monday for an hour of punching trees, crafting and creeper hunting. Play the Pocket Edition or new Story mode. All ages welcome but recommended for 8 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Radio Jarocho

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Radio Jarocho keeps alive the music of the swampy Mexican countryside around Veracruz, with original songs that capture the spirit of the popular "son jarocho." This New York City-based band has performed along the east coast of the United States since 2003.


Oct
3
11:30AM

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12:45PM

Computer Classes for Beginners

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

This is a beginner's computer class for adults. Come in for a one-on-one computer session. Learn the basics of computer, mouse and keyboard, how to navigate the internet, sign up for an email account and how to work with Microsoft Word documents.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Science Lab

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Children K - 6th grade enjoy simple science experiments.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Workshop on Mexican Appetizers with Margarita Larios [en español]

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Margarita Larios will instruct participants on the fine art of Mexican cuisine with a workshop on the preparation of Mexican appetizers. The chef will provide the instructions and the ingredients for you to prepare it in the library and boil it at home. Finished appetizers will be available for tasting!


Oct
7
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Crochet Circle

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Have you always wanted to crochet? Dominique will help you learn the basics of crocheting - chain stitch, single and double crochet, and more. This is an ongoing class - so projects and lessons will vary. Bring an H crochet hook and light colored, worsted yarn, if you have some - but it is not necessary as materials will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Full Circle Actor/Writers Workshop

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

This fall, take part in a creative writing and performance workshop that will run every two week beginning in September 2017 thru June 2018. Bring your short written or performance pieces (less than 5 minutes) to share! All genres welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Lego Lab

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Children K-6th grade build with Lego and other construction kits.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney 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.

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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