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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BAISLEY PARK

Feb
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STACKS Afterschool

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for a free after-school program! STACKS is a curriculum based after-school program that assists children with their homework assignments and projects, and do a curriculum based writing activity or craft after homework hour. Ages 6-14. Hours are 3:00-5:30pm. Transportation not provided.

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

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Feb
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using a computer, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and email. Space is limited. Preregistration is required in person.

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

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Feb
23
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.

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Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tall Ships & Pirates Tales by Science Tellers

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Tall Ships & Pirate Tales (Theme - Actions & Reactions)
Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!


Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Author Talk: Andrea Pinkney

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Andrea Davis Pinkney is a children's author and Coretta Scott King Award winner who writes about African-American culture. She is also a New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction. Her works include "A Poem for Peter," "Rhythm Ride," and "The Red Pencil."


Mar
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mr Chris Musical Experience

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris and his team in a performance that includes music, movement, storytelling and interactive games. For ages 5-12.


Mar
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Children Sing and Celebrate Around the World

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children and their caregivers will learn about the variety of ways people sing and celebrate around the world in this interactive program.


Mar
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Author Visit by Douglas Florian

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Douglas Florian, a notable Children’s author and a creator of many books including "How to Draw a Dragon", "UnBEElievables", "Poetrees", and "Dinothesaurus", will be speaking to children about his books.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Express Ya Self

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop will employ live music performance and creative writing to help students discover their personal voice through poetry and songwriting exercises. Angela Wildflower is a Music, TV and Film Actress.


Mar
20
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Broken Heart Week: Winter Blues; Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This time of year may have you feeling unlike yourself. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects approximately 3 million Americans each year. Join us for this health program which discusses SAD, its symptoms, impact and more. A de-stress activity will be included. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Mar
26
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Magic Show

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children will enjoy a magical day by Prestinos Magic


Mar
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Keep it Fresh!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

At this interactive educational workshop we will be discussing healthy habits for youth like you. Come make your very own soap and hygiene kit!


Apr
26
5:30PM

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6:30PM

"King" Solomon Hicks - The Ties Between Blues & Jazz

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

A musical concert with King Solomon Hicks. Solomon intertwines blues and jazz in his own unique style. His performance is a tribute to Wes Montgomery, BB.King, Howling Wolf, and a number of other blues artists! An eclectic musician, Solomon also excels at classical, gospel, R&B, funk, and classic rock.


May
1
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Fun-tastic Family Sing Along

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

A fun-tastic sing along for the whole family.


Jun
5
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Sciencetellers Presents The Wild West Science Show

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

ScienceTellers will use science in storytelling in their new show "The Wild West."


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Drum Beats Percussionist Freddy Dugaurd

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This upbeat and engaging three session drum workshop will have children rocking to the beat. Percussionist Freddy Dugard will kick-off Summer Reading "Library Rocks" with musical style and rhythmic patterns. Beginners and experinced participants are welcome. For children 8 to 12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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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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