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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF DOUGLASTON/LITTLE NECK

Mar
26
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
26
3:00PM

--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


Mar
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Spring is Near! DIY Terrarium for Kids

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Calling all children! Come decorate and create a fun and festive terrarium for spring, using rocks, soil , plants, and more. Registration is required. Space and supplies are limited.


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Mar
27
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 singing and listening to stories. 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


Mar
27
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


Mar
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Anna's Book Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
27
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids' Cards

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children and caregivers are welcome to join in a friendly card game.


Mar
28
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Adult Crafting

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome do hands-on crafts supplied by the library. Make a creation with us!


Mar
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Dr. Miriam Rafailovich

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Dr. Miriam Rafailovich speaks on nanotechnology, what it is, how it works, and its benefits and potential dangers. Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
29
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
30
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
2
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STEM: All About Birds

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children 5 to 12 years of age are welcome to learn about birds and make bird feeders just in time for spring!


Apr
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

DIY Tile Decorating

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome to do some tile decorating! Make a creation with us!


Apr
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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


Apr
6
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
8
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun afternoon featuring the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018, PG-13).


Apr
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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


Apr
10
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
11
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Kids' Cards

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children and caregivers are welcome to join in a friendly card game.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Noah Lederman Author Talk

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Noah Lederman is the author of the memoir "A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets." The Philadelphia Inquirer selected the memoir as one of the best books of the year and Booklist called it "a vital contribution to Holocaust collections." His writing has been featured in the Economist, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Miami Herald, Tablet Magazine, Slate, the New Republic, the Times of Israel, JTA, the Jerusalem Post Magazine, and elsewhere.


Apr
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Blackout Poetry

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to try their hand at creating their own artistically designed blackout poetry.


Apr
13
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Spring Craft for Kids

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Please join us for fun spring craft ideas. Space is limited.


Apr
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Picnic Poetry

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

To celebrate National Poetry Month, children 5 to 12 years old will learn different ways of creating poetry in the form of poetry sandwiches, poetry plates, and more.


Apr
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STEM: Fossils

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years are welcome to hone their scientific skills and observations studying shark teeth and fossils in this activity.


Apr
18
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Discover the Spider-Verse Virtual Field Trip Showing

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 years are welcome watch and discuss this behind the scenes 30-minute STEM video.


Apr
23
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Mail-A-Book Informational Table

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Mail-A-Book will be visiting our Douglaston branch to answer any questions in the community and offer information on the services they offer for senior citizens and the homebound.


Apr
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Movie Time: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an afternoon of fun and adventure featuring “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” (2001, PG). All are welcome; space is limited.


Apr
26
4:45PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
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


May
1
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


May
1
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


May
2
1:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Douglaston & Little Neck: Then & Now

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join neighborhood historian Michael Kurucz for a photo “tour” of historic Douglaston and Little Neck, along with views of the same spots as they exist today. Explore a wonderful collection of photos, postcards, ephemera and maps, and bring your own family’s stories and photos to share. The Queens Memory team will be on hand to scan and save them to a free flash drive that you can take home. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Douglaston / Little Neck Community Library.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

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


May
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

DIY Jewelry Beading

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-15 are welcome to do some beading! Make a creation with us!


May
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tissue Paper Flower

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join us in doing the easy and fun crafts with tissue paper. This program is for children of all ages


May
17
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Comics Drawing Session and Author Talk with Kristen Gudsnuk

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for a fun workshop with the comics writer and illustrator Kristen Gudsnuk, creator of the series Henchgirl and Making Friends. Join Kristen and play an imagination-enhancing doodle game, and then brainstorm suggestions for character and story and make a three-panel comic strip!
Ms. Gudsnuk will also talk about her books and answer questions about the way she creates her characters. Bring your drawing pads and pencils. Books will be available for sale and signing.


May
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Memorial Day Crafts

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to make an after-school craft for your Memorial Day. All ages are welcome.


May
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Pocket Bunny

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.


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.


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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