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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ASTORIA

Dec
16
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


Dec
18
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.


Dec
18
4:30PM

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6:30PM

¡Navidad con la Chef Ana Tinco! [Disfrute de la Especialidad Peruana Navideña: Causa Limeña]

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Ana Maria Tinco was born in Lima, Peru. As a small child, she learned to prepare the typical dishes of her native land. Today you will learn how to make [and have the opportunity to taste] Causa Limeña. This pre-columbian Peruvian dish is widely enjoyed across Peru especially at Christmas time.


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Dec
19
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.


Dec
20
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Bilingual Story Time (English/spanish)

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Interested in your toddler learning Spanish or gaining basic literacy skills? Then this is a program for you! Your toddler will be introduced to stories and songs in English and Spanish. We also play games and color or make crafts. Walk-ins welcomed.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
26
11:30AM

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12:45PM

Computer Class 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


Dec
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun time of stories, finger rhymes, and more! This program is for children under 5 years old and their caregivers.


Jan
5
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help Weekly Report

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Children K - 6th grade are invited to come and complete school assignments, science projects, etc. with the assistance of staff and volunteers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
10:45AM

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11:45AM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Preschool children and their caregivers are invited for a fun time of stories, finger rhymes, games and more. Registration not required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Bilingual Story Time (English/Spanish)

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for an hour of finger rhymes, stories, games, and more. This program is for toddlers and their caregivers. Preregistration not required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
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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