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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF AUBURNDALE

Apr
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


Apr
22
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Happy Spring Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Ages 4 and up, come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Celebrating Earth Day: Making a Beautiful Craft

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Today is Earth Day! Let's celebrate by making a beautiful craft. Registration is not required. This program is for children ages three and up.


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Apr
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin.


Apr
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Self-Help Community Program

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Self-Help Queens North Friendly Visiting is a program that matches homebound seniors with volunteers in their community who make weekly visits. Friendly visiting is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. There will also be information about the Case Management and NY Connects Programs. Please visit the Auburndale Library for more information.


Apr
24
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

What You Need to Know about Cancer and Being Your Healthiest and Happiest

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come learn key information about protecting your health from cancer and other illnesses, including facts and statistics about cancer, as well as who should be screened and when. We will also focus on strengthening our communication skills to encourage those we love who are at risk to pursue relevant health care. Participants will have a chance to ask licensed health professionals important health questions in an open and encouraging environment.


Apr
24
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Reading Buddies

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants can read to each other for a reduction in their library card fees. Reduce your fees by $2.50 for each thirty minutes, up to a maximum of one hour. All participants should be between 4 years and 21 years old. Registration is required at the children's reference desk.


Apr
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Springtime Arts & Crafts Program

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages three and up will make a beautiful craft relating to spring. Registration is not required.


Apr
26
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11am, 11:30am, or noon.


May
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Italian Conversation Circle: Il Nostro Salotto Italiano

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Ciao! Have you studied a lot of Italian but lack opportunities to converse in this beautiful language? Do you want to practice speaking Italian and become so comfortable with it that you begin thinking in Italian? Using print (easy but challenging), video, music, and more, we will explore all things Italian in our Salotto Italiano. A presto! This is for advanced beginner & intermediate speakers.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Reading Buddies

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants can read to each other for a reduction in their library card fees. Reduce your fees by $2.50 for each thirty minutes, up to a maximum of one hour. All participants should be between 4 years and 21 years old. Registration is required at the children's reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

One Book One New York Book Discussion

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us at Auburndale for a book discussion on "Another Brooklyn" by Jacqueline Woodson.


May
3
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11am, 11:30am, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


May
4
10:15AM

--to--

11:15AM

Pokemon Homes with ArchforKids

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Join ArchforKids and make a fabulous house where your Pokémon can live and train. This program is for children 6 to 12; caregivers are welcome. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


May
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Pearl Bracelet and Earring Workshop for Adults

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Melody Burns leads this craft class where participants learn how to create a beautiful pearl bracelet and earring set. Preregistration is required; materials will be provided; class is limited to 15 participants.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Let's Make a Beautiful Craft for Mother's Day

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages three and up will be making a beautiful craft for Mother's Day. Registration is not required.


May
18
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

A Watercolor Workshop for Adults

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

Tina Jefferson leads this painting class where participants will learn tips and techniques to create their own watercolor masterpiece. No art experience needed. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!

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

Additional Dates


May
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants will be able to solve word puzzles to identify famous Asian Americans. This program is for third graders and up, including teens and adults. Prizes will be given out.


May
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Kanopy: Be Entertained, Be Enriched

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

Join us as we explore and sign up for Kanopy, the library's newest on demand video streaming service where you can watch over 30,000 independent, international, classic, or documentary films. Bring your library card; you may also bring your own device. Call the Auburndale Library to register.


May
28
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Address" by Fiona Davis.


May
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

In Celebration of Pan Asian Month: Japanese Culture through Music and Dance

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Traditional Okinawan dancer, singer, and musician Junko Fisher performs her choreographed dance pieces using Okinawan and Japanese dance forms to tell the story of historical places or events in Japanese culture.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
10:15AM

--to--

11:15AM

Marble Run Fun: A STEM Workshop

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

Participants in this workshop will use household items to design/create their own marble run. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
3
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Children ages three and up will listen to the story and make a craft relating to the story. Registration is not required.


Jun
4
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Magic Show with Urban Stages

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading Magic with Urban Stages

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Italian Conversation Circle: Il Nostro Salotto Italiano

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Ciao! Have you studied a lot of Italian but lack opportunities to converse in this beautiful language? Do you want to practice speaking Italian and become so comfortable with it that you begin thinking in Italian? Using print (easy but challenging), video, music, and more, we will explore all things Italian in our Salotto Italiano. A presto! This is for advanced beginner & intermediate speakers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Reading Buddies

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants can read to each other for a reduction in their library card fines. Reduce your fines by $2.50 for each thirty minutes, up to a maximum of one hour. All participants should be between 4 years and 21 years old. Registration is required at the children's reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading Kickoff: Game Time?

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

It's Anniversary Day and there's no school today! Ages 4 and up, come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!


Jun
7
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11am, 11:30am, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Let’s Make Some Noise: "Hearts Beat Loud" Film Showing

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Join us for a showing of the movie "Hearts Beat Loud" (2018, PG-13). A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Celebrating Father's Day: Making a Craft

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate Father's Day by making a craft for children ages 3 and up. Registration is not required.


Jun
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag!

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family's country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


Jun
22
10:15AM

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11:15AM

It's Rocket Science: STEAM Workshop for Children

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

It is rocket science. This is an interactive workshop for ages 7-12 that explores rocketry basics and scientific concepts such as Newton’s laws of motion through various crafts and activities. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
25
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Child" by Fiona Barton.


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Charades

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate the summer by playing charades. This program is for children ages 6 and up, teens, and adults.


Jul
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.


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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