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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BAISLEY PARK

Nov
24
3:00PM

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5:30PM

STACKS Afterschool at Baisley

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Baisley Park Library offers a free afterschool program. Children in grades K-6 will have a STACKS Leader and STACKS Assistant help them with homework assignments. Children will also participate in curriculum-based after-school enrichment workshops.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their accompanying grown-up can enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes, toys, and peer interaction! Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 2yrs-4yrs.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Native American Corn Craft

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

In autumn we see many different forms of corn. Join us at the library to talk about how the Native Americans used different techniques to cultivate corn. Children will make a corn craft. Ages 5-12


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Nov
30
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Are you Pregnant or Planning to Become Pregnant?

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come learn the basics from the experts! Some of the topics covered include: what it means to give birth at a "Baby Friendly Hospital" and how to decide if breastfeeding is for you. Come join the discussion!
Presenter: Ivis Penalver, B.A., IBCLC, Nutritionist and Lactation Consultant at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.


Dec
1
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Babies and their accompanying grown-up can enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes, toys, and peer interaction! Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 6mo-2yrs.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dance of the African Diaspora

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Using movement and music, students will go on an interactive dance tour celebrating the differences and similarities of dances within the African diaspora. This event is for ages 6-12.


Dec
5
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Kids Creative Crafts: Holiday Present Ornament

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for some crafting fun! Children will cut, glue, and paste aluminum foil and paper together to create a holiday ornament. The ornament will resemble a gift box. Ages 4-12


Dec
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Holidays Make Us Happy with Alexair Dreams Storytelling

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Holiday are for family, friends and fun! Celebrating with loved ones brings us closer together. Each culture has different ways of coming together. Discover holidays from around the world with Alexair Dreams Storytelling!


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art of Mime

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

World-renowned mime Bill Bowers shares a short performance and teaches some of the fundamentals of being a mime. For ages 6-12.


Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Let's Make Holiday Play-Dough!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Visit the library for some science fun! Children will learn about chemical and physical reactions as they create their holiday play-dough. Ages 5-12


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Life and Legacy of John Steptoe

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Bweela Steptoe will share about John Steptoe's legacy and his children's books and literature. She will provide examples of various techniques used to create his books and share the places that have honored John Steptoe.


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Baisley STEM Makerspace: Build Your Own Igloo

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for some crafting fun! In this group activity, children will use cotton balls, glue, paper plates, and their creative imagination to create an igloo.


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Kids Creative Crafts: Rubber Band Balls

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Visit the library with your friends and make a rubber band ball! Children will use an everyday item to create a ball for some bouncy fun! Ages-7-12


Dec
28
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Let's Learn How to Draw!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for some drawing fun! Children will learn techniques to improve their drawing skills. Ages 8-12


Dec
28
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Cowrie Shell Jewelry: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

For Kwaanza, why not learn how to use cowrie shells to make beautiful jewelry? Pamela Isaac leads this hands-on workshop on how to create bracelets and earrings from cowrie shells. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


Jan
5
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Babies and their accompanying grown-up can enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes, toys, and peer interaction! Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 6mo-2yrs.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mighty Patsy Mink!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join Patsy Takemoto Mink on her journey to become the first woman of color elected to Congress. Despite facing discrimination, Patsy does not let injustice quiet her voice. Ages 8 and up


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

South African Storytelling and Mask Making

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Watch a performance of King Lion's gift, which is Nelson Mandela's favorite story, and then join us in making masks of the South African animals presented in the tale!


Jan
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Gates of Equality

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as told from his speeches and writings.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

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.

Date Formed: June 16, 2007

Current Board Members:
President – Renne A. Bellamy
Vice President – Maurene Wendy Haynes
Treasurer – Joseph Agard
Secretary – Joanne Copeland
Member-at-Large – Laura B. Brown

Significant Accomplishments:
The Friends organized a wonderful “Wine and Cheese Fundraiser and Membership Drive” to support Buy-A-Book program and supported this year’s rally at Baisley Park to save libraries.

Friends Fun Facts:
The Friends was formed out of the Baisley Park Civic Association.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Bella Barclay 718-529-1590.

 

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