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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF DOUGLASTON/LITTLE NECK

Jul
17
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time!

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for toddler time! Here, children will play with others their age while also doing educational activities! This is designed for children that are 18 months to 5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Craft

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for toddler arts and crafts! This program is designed for children that are 18 months to 5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Douglaston Discovery Zone

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Please join us for fun after-school activities. Activities include problem solving, puzzles, coloring, games, and more for children in elementary and middle school.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
18
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: DIY Tote Bags

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Do you need a bag after checking out your library materials? If so, please come and join us for a fantastic afternoon of fun. Come and learn how to make your own custom tote bag. Space and supplies are limited. Please sign up at the customer service desk.


Jul
18
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Ukulele for Kids

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Registration for is required for this six-class session. Please contact the branch directly to register.
Children 10 to 15 years old can join in these beginners' ukulele lessons. Ukuleles will be provided and registration will be first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Storytime and Me

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages of 8 months to 18 months and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy a storytime and activity time together.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
12:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

One-on-One Technical Assistance for Adults

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with downloading our apps, navigating our website, or surfing the Internet? Do you have a phone, table, laptop, gadget, or any device you need help with? Bring it in to the Customer Service Specialist desk and get one-on-one help. Please sign up at the customer service desk.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading: Force Awakens

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children in 3rd to 5th grade can celebrate summer reading by discussing books and participating in the space-related light saber project.


Jul
20
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Summer Reading: Early Childhood

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children 0 to 5 years old can celebrate summer reading with space-themed crafts, activities, and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Dance Cardio for Adults

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Lucette leads this low-impact fitness class that uses fun music and high energy movement to help sculpt and stretch your body. Beginners and higher levels are welcomed. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Fun Time (Playroom)

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Please join us for hours of fun and games for the entire family. Come and play board games, Legos, puzzles, and much more. Space is limited; registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Teens Knit and Crochet for Charity

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Calling all teens! Come and learn how to knit and crochet for a great cause. We are teaming up with Long Island Jewish Medical Center's NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) to create handmade caps for premature babies. This is a fun way for teens to engage with their community and learn new skills. No knitting experience is required; all materials are provided. Participants will earn Community Service hours. Ages 14-18. Working papers required. Call to register

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Lego Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children and caregivers are welcome to join in Lego playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
3:15PM

--to--

4:15PM

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Please bring your own yarn and needles.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Orbiting Planets

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

All children are invited to join us for the craft.


Jul
25
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Paper Circuits

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Teens can celebrate summer reading by discussing books and participating in a paper circuit STEM program.


Jul
26
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Diorama

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children in 3rd to 5th grade can celebrate summer reading by discussing books and participating in the space-related diorama craft. You can bring your own shoe box or small cardboard box to work with.


Jul
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Make a Flying Rocket!

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come join this craft event for children of all ages.


Aug
1
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Adult Crafternoons: DIY Hurricane Candle Holders

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us and make your own hurricane candle holder. Use your imagination and de-stress while creating a glamorous piece of home décor!


Aug
2
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading: Galactic Mobile

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children in 3rd to 5th grade can celebrate summer reading by discussing books and creating a mobile of different types of galaxies.


Aug
5
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Adult Crafternoons: Join Us and Make Your Own Lotion with Essential Oils

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Mix and make your own lotion with essential oils. Materials will be provided.


Aug
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Topics include basic introduction to the computer, introduction to Microsoft office, and navigating the Internet. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading: Make a Pinwheel Galaxy pinwheel

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come join our arts and crafts event during the summer. Children in all ages are welcome.


Aug
8
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading: STEM Kit

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Teens can celebrate summer reading by discussing books and participating in a space-themed STEM program.


Aug
9
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Painting

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children in 3rd to 5th grade can celebrate summer reading by discussing books and creating space- themed small canvas paintings.


Aug
10
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Summer Reading: Party Early Childhood

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children 0 to 5 years old can celebrate the end of our summer reading program with a space-themed party.


Aug
13
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading: Party K-2

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to 2rd grade can celebrate the end of our summer reading program.


Aug
14
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Louise's Book Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

This is a book club for book discussion and reading inspiration. Everyone is welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Adult Crafternoons: Jewelry Making Class

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us for this fun jewelry making class and create your own necklace and earrings! Art supplies will be provided.


Aug
16
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading: Party 3-5

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children in 3rd to 5th grade can celebrate the end of our summer reading program and all of the exciting books they have read with a party!


Aug
19
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Adult Crafternoons: Create Your Own Vision Board

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us and spend a relaxing afternoon creating your own vision board. Using pictures, cut outs, and words from recycled magazines on a poster board will help you visualize your goals and plans for the future. Art supplies will be provided.


Aug
20
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a fun storytime in your PJs for ages 4-8.


Aug
22
2:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Movies and Ice Cream Social

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Families with children and teens are welcome to cool off with a movie and ice cream!


Aug
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Adult Crafternoons: DIY Paper Flowers

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Come join us for a fun afternoon of adult crafts: We will show you how to make beautiful flowers using paper. Materials will be provided.


Aug
29
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Adult Crafternoons: Colorful Paper Clip Earrings

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Make your own beautiful earrings. Materials will be provided.


Sep
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Douglaston Discovery Zone

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Please join us for fun after-school activities. Activities include problem solving, puzzles, coloring, games, and more for children in elementary and middle school.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time!

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for toddler time! Here, children will play with others their age while also doing educational activities. This is designed for children that are 18 months to 5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Craft

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for toddler arts and crafts! This program is designed for children that are 18 months to 5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Back to School Craft

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate the start of school with craft activities.


Sep
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Storytime and Me!

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for a storytime! Here, children will play with others their age and enjoy a storytime and songs! This is designed for children that are 5 months to 5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler STEM: Drip, Drop, Water

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 7 and their caregivers are welcome to join in a water-themed STEM program and storytime.


Sep
9
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children and caregivers are welcome to join in Lego playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Kids' Jewelry Beading

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children 6 years old and up are welcome to bead their own jewelry.


Sep
12
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children and teens can enjoy some friendly chess competition.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Density STEM: The Liquid Rainbow

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 and up are welcome to learn about density and viscosity while creating a liquid rainbow.


Sep
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Talent Show

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children and teens of all ages are welcome to participate in or watch our talent show. In order to participate please register over the phone or in person with our staff.


Sep
25
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Anna's Book Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Anna's Book Club is a book club for discussion and reading inspiration. The club will discuss "The Good Son" by You-Jeong Jeong. Everyone is welcome!


Oct
1
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Autumn Wreath Craft

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children 5 years old and up are welcome to make beautiful autumn wreaths.


Oct
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Preschool Crafts: Paper Puppets

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children 2 to 7 years old are welcome to make different paper bag puppets.


Oct
8
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Lanyards

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children and teens 10 years old and up are welcome to learn to weave their own lanyards.


Oct
18
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Teen and Tween Paint Night

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Teens and tween are invited to our paint night. Please register over the phone or in person with our staff. This is for ages 12 and up.


Oct
21
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

A Caregiver's Guide to Alzheimer's/Dementia

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

This program will help you better understand the basics of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, including the warning signs, stages, symptoms, and behaviors of the person for whom you are caring. All are welcome.


Oct
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

STEM: Leaves and Rubbings

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 and up can join in the seasonal STEM program about leaves.


Oct
28
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Halloween Crafts

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to make a fun Halloween-themed craft.


Oct
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Halloween Costume Contest

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to show off those fun, flashy, cute, or spooky Halloween costumes! Please register in person or over the phone with staff. All are welcome to come cheer them on!


Current Board Members:

President - Robert Perreti 

Vive President-

Member-At-Large - Jeanne Chu

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: Government and Community Affairs, Camille T. Barrett at 718-990-8583 or cbarrett@queenslibrary.org

 

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