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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF DOUGLASTON/LITTLE NECK

May
27
3:15PM

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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.

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

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May
28
10:00AM

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6:00PM

Ladies From Your Past: A Traveling Exhibit on the Contributions of Outstanding Women

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Please join us and view this amazing traveling exhibit "Ladies from Your Past" on the contributions of outstanding women in today's world. It is on display to educate, inspire, and motivate women, men, and children.

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

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May
28
2:30PM

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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.

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May
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

After-School Fun and Activities

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us as we do fun activities after school!

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

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May
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Dreamcatcher

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us in making easy and fun crafts after school! This program is for children of all ages.


May
29
10:30AM

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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.

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May
29
11:00AM

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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.

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May
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

French Conversation Circle

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Improve your French with the French Conversation Circle.

Rejoinds Robert et les autres pour un peu de conversation français à la bibliothèque Douglaston/Little Neck. Un niveau intermédiaire à locuteur natif préferé mais tous sont les bienvenus. Nous parlerons français seulement.

Join Robert and others for a little French conversation at the Douglaston/Little Neck library. An intermediate to native speaker level is preferred but all are welcome. We will speak French only.

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

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May
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mandarin Chinese Conversation Class

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Do you want to learn Mandarin Chinese? Please join our Mandarin Chinese conversation class for beginners. This class introduces the basic elements of the Chinese language. Space is limited; registration is required.

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

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May
31
10:30AM

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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.

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May
31
12:30PM

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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.

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May
31
4:45PM

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5:45PM

Girls' Junior Book Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

This is a book club for girls reading at second to third grade level! Come join in the book discussion and encourage healthy reading habits. Please pick-up and read the month's selection for the club meeting.

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

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Jun
1
11:00AM

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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.

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Jun
1
2:00PM

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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.

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Jun
3
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the movie "A Star Is Born" (2018, R), an American musical romantic drama produced and directed by Bradley Cooper (in his directorial debut), starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Dave Chappelle. It marks the third remake of the original 1937 film.


Jun
4
10:30AM

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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.

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Jun
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Origami Ladybug

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come join our arts and crafts event for children of all ages.


Jun
5
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Joys of Beekeeping: Lecture and Honey Tasting Demonstration

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Ruth Harrigan presents the joys of beekeeping and importance of apians in the global environment.


Jun
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Wine Glass and Bottle Painting

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Please join us for a fun-filled session of wine glass and bottle painting; bring a friend and join us for a memorable afternoon. Glassware and materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


Jun
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Crafts for Father's Day

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come make crafts for Father's Day. All ages are welcome.


Jun
12
1:00PM

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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.

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Jun
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Boys' Book Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Are you interested in reading and discussing books? Come and join our Boys' Book Club! All are welcome.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Boys' Book Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Are you interested in reading and discussing books? Come and join our Boys' Book Club! All are welcome.


Jun
14
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun and adventure featuring “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002, PG).


Jun
14
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Families can celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month on Flag Day by creating their own family flags.


Jun
15
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Father's Day Family Craft Workshop

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a fun Father's Day family craft workshop! Materials will be provided. All are welcome.


Jun
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Space! The Cosmos For Kids

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space-dance-party for kids. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For children ages 6 to 12.


Jun
20
5:00PM

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6:15PM

Bring Your Story: An Afternoon of Japanese Culture

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Traditional Okinawan dancer, singer, and musician Junko Fisher performs choreographed dance pieces using Okinawan and Japanese dance forms to tell the story of historical places or events in Japanese culture.


Jun
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Yarn Bookmark

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come join our arts and crafts event for children of all ages to make DIY yarn bookmarks.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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 "Hum If You Don't Know the Words" by Bianca Marais. Everyone is welcome!


Jun
27
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 beginner's 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
1
2:00PM

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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.

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Jul
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Fourth of July Crafts

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to make easy crafts for celebrating your Fourth of July.


Jul
5
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Star Constellations

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 constellation project.


Jul
6
10:30AM

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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.

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Jul
8
1:00PM

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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.

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Jul
8
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Adult Crafternoons: An Afternoon of Watercolor Painting

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a fun crafternoon of painting with watercolor! De-stress and express your inner self through the art of watercolor painting! No special skills are required. Materials will be provided.

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

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Jul
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Spaceship Crafts

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come join this crafts event for children of all ages.


Jul
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Alien Invasion

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Teens can celebrate summer reading by discussing books and working with fun Space Invasion craft kits.


Jul
12
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Moon Phases

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children in 3rd through 5th grade can celebrate summer reading by doing moon phase stem projects using cookies to create the moon phases, and learn the science behind them and facts about the moon.


Jul
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Star Constellation Viewer

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children are welcome to make the spaceship craft.


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
19
2:30PM

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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
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

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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

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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

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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

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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
2:30PM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
15
2:30PM

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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

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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

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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.


Sep
25
11:00AM

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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
21
1:00PM

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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.


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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