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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BAISLEY PARK

Welcome New Friends Executive Board of Baisley Park Chapter

Sep
22
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's in grades K-6 will have a STACKS leader help them with homework assignments, and participate in after-school enrichment workshops.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Library Card Drive at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Visit the Baisley Park Library for our Back to School Library Card Drive. Children may replace a card, free of charge, if they need a new card. In addition, children 18 and under, may receive a one time waive voucher for up to $5.00 towards their fines, on any given Library Card Drive day (September 25th, 26th, and 27th). Children must have fines in order to qualify. Families and children must physically visit the library to receive the voucher.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Nutrition Workshop for Kids

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

School age kids will explore nutrition and its effect on the human body, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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

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Sep
27
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Learning Center at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

In this interactive workshop (ages 18-36 months), parents and caregivers will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and parenting skills. Registration is required. Call to register! 718-529-1590

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Sickle Cell Disease 101

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Did you know sickle cell disease affects millions of people throughout the world? Join us for this educational presentation and discussion on sickle cell disease.


Oct
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Back to School: Double Read Down Your Fines

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come to the library during the whole month of October for Double Read Down Your Fines! Patrons 21 years and under, can earn double the amount of library bucks. During Double Read down Your Fines, patrons can earn up to $4.00 an hour towards their fines! Patrons must have fines to qualify.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Let's Make Hispanic Instruments

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month! We will create Hispanic instruments and enjoy Latin tunes!


Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pattern Pumpkins

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come to the library and create your own pattern pumpkin! We will use drawing techniques to create a pumpkin masterpiece.


Oct
16
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Latin American Drumming

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

The Drummer will explore the rhythm of Latin America and how these beats have shaped and been shaped by other cultures. This interactive program can shows how music is a universal language


Oct
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Drama for Literacy

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Interactive session that fosters literacy through the use of dramatic activities and exercises.


Oct
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Yo-Yomania!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Watch our yo-yo master Justin wow with his yo-yo and circus expertise!


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Scooby Doo Marathon and Frankenstein Pudding Cups!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come to the library and help Scooby Doo solve the mystery! We will watch a marathon of Scooby Doo episodes and make Frankenstein Pudding Cups! Ages 3-12. Younger children will need to be accompanied by a grown-up.


Oct
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Halloween Slime

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come to the library and create your own ooey gooey Halloween slime!


Oct
26
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.


Nov
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Abracadabra

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini lesson.


Nov
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Found Object Puppet Making

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us in this hands-on workshop where you will learn how just about anything can be animated and brought to life as a puppet.


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Harvest Moon: A Collection of Native American Tales

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Our storytelling sisters share some of their favorite stories about colors, animals, spirits and family in this collection of Native American tales.


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.


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 – Bernadette McKetney-Brown
Member-at-Large – Joanne Copeland

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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