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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF CAMBRIA HEIGHTS

Dec
18
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Computer Classes for Beginners

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of how to use a computer, surf the web, and use email.


Dec
18
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Table Tennis Anyone?!?

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join us and learn to play table tennis/ping pong. Beginners, intermediate or advanced, all skill levels are welcome!

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

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Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Cambria Heights Teen Comic Book Club

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Teen Comic Book Club is open to all teens with an interest in comics. Whether you are new to the genre or a devoted fan, come join us to discuss your favorite story arcs, movie and television tie-ins, and everything else comics related in a fun, relaxing environment.

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

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Dec
20
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Holiday Hand Crafted Cards & Jewelry Making

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us to create beautiful hand crafted holiday cards and jewelry beautiful enough to give away as a gift or to yourself!

Handmade Cards: Wednesday, November 15, 22, 29
Jewelry: Wednesday, December 6, 13, 20, 27

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

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Dec
20
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Ages 2-4 years
Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games, books, and toys. Everyone has fun!

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

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Dec
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Hour

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us weekly for a variety of crafts. We will learn to crochet, knit, make jewelry, explore paper crafts, create collages and paint with coffee, watercolor and acrylics.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

My Baby & Me

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games, books, and toys Everyone has fun!

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

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Dec
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Video Game Club

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join us to play fun video games on our video game wagon!

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

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Dec
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Write Now! with NY Writers Coalition

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Want to write words that will be music to the ears, get around your writer’s block or just put pen to paper and see what happens?

This workshop is open to writers (adults and
young adults) of all genres, backgrounds and
experience levels. Writing prompts and other
materials will be provided. Just bring yourself!

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

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Jan
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Happy New Year Resolutions and Goal Setting!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join Us as we celebrate the New Year by creating resolutions and setting goals for 2018. This workshop is open to all community members: children, teens, adults and older adults! Something for Everyone!


Jan
3
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Cambria Heights Quilters

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Please join us Wednesday mornings for beginner quilting. We will learn basic and intermediate techniques to create beautiful individual and group projects. All are welcome, supplies will be available for use during the sessions.

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

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Jan
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

The Empowered Gardener Series: Surviving the Big Freeze

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

We will make a self-watering planter from scratch. We will learn to read seed packs and discuss care for indoor house plants.


Jan
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pamper a Shelter Pet

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Teens make toys to be donated to dogs and cats at a local animal shelter.

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

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Jan
10
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Animals Alive with Alley Pond Environmental Center

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join Ally Pond Environmental Center for a fun show and tell with some of their residents.


Jan
10
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Attention all spellers: Please join our Spelling Bee. Open to grades 3, 4, 5, and 6! There will be prizes and special judges.


Jan
12
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Teen GLBTQA Club @ Cambria Heights Library Teen Center

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and aromantic teens and allies:
Wherever you fall on the rainbow spectrum, we want you in the Teen GLBTQA Club. Make friends, talk pop culture, and discuss other topics important to you.

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

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Jan
13
2:00PM

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4:30PM

A Reading of the Play Two Trains Running

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Two Trains Running is a play by African-American playwright August Wilson. The play explores the African-American experience of a 1960's black neighborhood in the grips of a major economic development versus gentrification and their changing view of race amidst the legal victories of the Civil Rights movement and at the height of the Black Power Movement.


Jan
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Winter Craft

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun, winter themed craft.


Jan
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us as we discuss the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a national Civil Rights Leader and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Grade school children will explore and discuss Dr. King's famous quote, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." We will use the exploratory writing prompt, "What does content of character mean to me?"


Jan
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Healthy Living, Healthy You!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Happy 2018! Start your year on a positive, and healthy note. From nutritious snacking to heart health tips, this program is just for you.


Jan
18
7:00PM

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7:45PM

Between Da Sheetz Urban Fiction Book Club

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us monthly to discuss the latest and greatest stories in urban fiction. Contact the customer service department to register 718-528-3535 or online.

Cambria HeightsThu, Feb 15, 20187:00PM - 7:45PM
Cambria HeightsThu, Mar 15, 20187:00PM - 7:45PM

Feb
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Sankofa Discussion and Multimedia Club

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Sankofa Discussion and Multimedia Club will meet bi-monthly to discuss histories of the diaspora. Using a variety of formats, we reach back to see our way forward to meet the challenges of today.

Join Us 1st Thursday Evenings Alternating months at 6pm

October 5, 2017: Explore Africa
December 7, 2017: Kwanzaa: A Cultural Celebration
February 1, 2018: African American History


Feb
5
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $66,000, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available who speak English and Haitian-Creole.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Between the Eye and the Other: Writing with You and Images

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

"Citizen: An American Lyric" by Claudia Rankine explores the fluid relationship between text and visual art as well as the first person, second person and third person points of view. In this workshop, led by Sherese Francis, we will look at the writing and imagery in "Citizen" and write pieces based on prompts inspired by Rankine's words, use of images, and different points of view. This program is part of the Big Read in partnership with St. John's University


Feb
14
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: Cambria Heights
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.


Mar
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

The Empowered Gardener Series: Get Ready For Spring!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

We will prepare our gardens for planting. Sunny or shady yards, which plants go where? We will learn how to start the germination process and how to acclimatize plants that are non-indigenous to our hardiness zone.


Current Board Members:

President - Angela Sinclair

Vice President - Wanda Best

Treasurer - Cheryl Caddle 

Secretary- Aletta Seales

Member-At-Large - Laura Andrews; Kelli Singleton 

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. 

Contact Info: Kacper Jarecki, Community Library Manager (718-528-3535)

 

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