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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ASTORIA

May
24
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.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
24
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.

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May
25
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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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Little Orchestra Society at the Astoria Library

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

The Little Orchestra Society will be presenting the book "Trombone Shorty" about a boy who got his nickname by wielding a trombone twice as long as he was high. A prodigy, he was leading his own band by age six, and today this Grammy-nominated artist headlines the legendary New Orleans Jazz Fest. Like in the book, children get to build their own instruments and make their own band.


May
25
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help Weekly Report

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Homework assistance Monday through Friday for children up to 5th grade.

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

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May
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Two Coves Community Garden Meeting

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

The library is hosting a meeting for the Two Coves Community Garden.


Jun
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Family Playtime

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy playing board games, giant floor puzzles, Legos, and other educational toys with your little ones. This program is for families with children up to 12 years old. No registration is required.

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

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Jun
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Little Orchestra Society at the Astoria Library

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

The Little Orchestra Society will be presenting the books "Zin Zin Zin a Violin," & "The Bat Boy and His Violin." On our journey to learning all the musical instruments of the family, we meet Millie the violin who plays in a duo with Ms. Katie on flute. In this workshop students get introduced to different sounds of the violin and hear two instruments play together. This class features special guest Andie Springer, a versatile violinist and educator who is excited to share her musical talents!


Jun
1
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.

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Jun
3
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.

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Jun
6
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard of Oz

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets, and the music of the MGM movie.

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

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Jun
8
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Little Orchestra Society at the Astoria Library

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

The Little Orchestra Society will be presenting the books "Can You Hear It?" & "What a Wonderful World." In these books, young readers are introduced to great music through great works of art. From "The Flight of the Bumblebee" to "The Four Seasons" to "Night on Bald Mountain," young readers listen for certain instruments. As each piece of music is played, young readers will stop, look, and listen as never before.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Bring Your Story: Day of the Dead Tradition

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Mexican-born artist Aurelia Fernandez will discuss ancient traditions surrounding the Day of the Dead altar and demonstrate the making of it. She will also teach attendees in this workshop how to make calaveras---clay versions of the elaborately decorated sugar skulls used in Mexico. This is a crafts program for the entire family; all ages are welcome. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first- served basis.


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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