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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF CAMBRIA HEIGHTS

Feb
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Arts and Crafts for Kids

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an enjoyable time of arts and crafts for children!

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Feb
21
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Hip Hop Health and Wellness

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Instructor Darlene Arrington demonstrates her hip hop workout through dance and shows participants how to follow a healthy lifestyle.


Feb
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Notes on Music Production

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join us at the Teen Center at Cambria Heights while we explore and make music together!

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Feb
21
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Ask An Expert: Professional Development Sessions for Artists

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Two arts professionals will be available to meet one-on-one with Queens-based artists to advise on topics that can range from portfolio review, project planning, and recommending local arts resources. To register, visit https://qnsmuse.nyc/askanexpert.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
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.

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Feb
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Ping Pong

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Play ping pong in the library!

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

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Feb
22
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Mommy and Me

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for playtime with arts and crafts for toddlers ages 1-3.

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

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Feb
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Movie Fridays for Kids

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for fun movies!

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

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Feb
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Write On with the NY Writers Coalition!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a story. Bring yours and join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive, respectful environment. Poetry, plays, short stories, and everything in between – all crafted in one room! Tap into your unwritten stories at this free workshop for writers (teens and adults) of all experience levels, backgrounds, and genres. Writing prompts and materials will be provided. No sign up required -- simply turn up!


Feb
23
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Meet Playwright Laurence Holder

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Laurence Holder speaks about his life as a playwright. He has written plays on figures in African-American and African history, including "M: The Mandela Saga," "Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography," and "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost." A reading from an excerpt of "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost" will be presented. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
23
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Health and Fitness Challenge

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

All are invited to join the free community-wide, three-month health and fitness challenge, brought to you by Senator Leroy Comrie and the Healthcare Education Project! For more information, please call 718-765-6359.

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

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Feb
23
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Write On With The NY Writers Coalition!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a story. Bring yours and join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive, respectful environment. Poetry, plays, short stories, and everything in between – all crafted in one room! Tap into your unwritten stories at this free workshop for writers (teens and adults) of all experience levels, backgrounds, and genres. Writing prompts and materials will be provided. No sign up required -- simply turn up!

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

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Feb
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Learn English Conversation!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn English at the library for free! No registration required. Aprann anglè! Apprendre l'anglais!

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

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Feb
25
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Computers Class

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of how to use a computer.

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

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Feb
27
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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Feb
27
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

This program is for toddlers ages 1-3.

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

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Feb
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - African Dancing and Folktales

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African dance class. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
2
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in French

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Have you ever wished you could speak French? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a ten-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
4
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Beginners

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn about basic yoga skills you can use to feel and look great! 2019 is your year!

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

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Mar
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Nutrition Workshops with Community Healthcare Network

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for nutrition workshops for kids.

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

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Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Intro to Martial Arts: Hung Gar

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

This program is for ages 11 and up. Each session will be about a specific aspect of Hung Gar martial art technique.

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

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Mar
9
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Circle of Transformation: Empowerment Circle

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Circle of Transformation brings women together to support each other. A healing space is created where women can discuss issues that impact their lives. In a safe environment, women can explore ways to self-develop and address issues that impede their personal development. Workshops will be available for visual art and writing poetry as means to process stress, pain, and facilitate healing.

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

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Mar
9
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Bingo!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The excitement of Bingo and the fun of learning something new? Yes please! Fun facts about fifty Inspiring Women in Science in a bingo game for the whole family!


Mar
12
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Haitian Creole Computer Class

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use a computer with a fun instructor! Aprann kouman yo sèvi ak òdinatè a.

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

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Mar
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Fire Safety Show with the Rappin' Fireman

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Rappin' Fireman and his safety friends take children ages 6-12 through an adventure in safety, rapping safety songs with robots, puppets, a smoke house, and a whole lot of help from the audience.


Mar
19
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Cambria Heights Adult Book Discussion Group

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join our book discussion group at Cambria Heights! We will discuss the following books:
1/15: "Fifty-Five, Unemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Retirement Life" by Elizabeth White
2/19: "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
3/19: "Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean" by Peekash Press and Olive Senior
Books are available in advance for your reading pleasure.


Mar
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Trivia Game!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Do you think you know your Inspiring Women in Science? Think again! Prepare yourself to be amazed, surprised and, well, definitely inspired learning more about the achievements of these fearless scientists that changed our thinking, science, and world forever!


Mar
23
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Moiya McTier

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Having a hard time picturing yourself as a scientist? Award-winning astrophysicist and science communicator Moiya McTier speaks candidly about the research she does. She shares her journey to becoming a scientist given that she had no role models who looked like her and the obstacles she faced along the way including financial struggles and racism.


Apr
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

We Do Family Research

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us as we learn, explore, and record our family histories. Each session we will learn about the basic tools and research methodologies of genealogy. We will also have an opportunity to share our research findings and create visual family trees. Join us as we recover the lives of our ancestors.

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

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Apr
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn to code at Queens Library! Our code club has no lectures: you’ll learn to make websites, animations, apps, and games by actually making them, step by step. Prepare for a tech career or learn skills you can use in the real world right now to make whatever you can dream up.

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

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Apr
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Urban Comics Workshop

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children 6 to 12 will learn how to draw street style with Ivan Velez. Participants will make connections to their own experiences and cultures as they create their own characters for their own comics.


Apr
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Purposefully Pretty Workshops

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

In these workshops young women will have open discussions about different topics such as self- esteem, self-love, relationships, and stereotypes, among other topics.

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

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Apr
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

April is Poetry Time!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Explore your feelings through poetry. Feelings are in poems and poetry can give us big new feelings that make us proud!


May
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Zumba

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Instructor Audrey Bright Greene leads a fun Zumba workshop for children ages 6-12.


Jun
10
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into some of the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn some steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well. All are welcome.

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

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Sep
6
6:00PM

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9:00PM

An Evening of Art with the Cambria Heights Library Craft Artist Extraordinaire

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Cambria Heights Library's artistic community at their 4th Annual Artist Reception and Exhibit. An array of creative expression will be on display through October including yarn crafts, water color, acrylics, jewelry, line art photography, quilts, and sewing projects.


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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