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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ELMHURST

May
20
2:30PM

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3:30PM

ESL Conversation Group

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment! Everyone will have the opportunity to speak and share about their culture and experiences. A group leader will facilitate the discussion.


May
20
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Afternoon Movies

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for an relaxing afternoon film!

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

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May
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.

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

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May
21
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Elmhurst
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.

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Tuesday, April 2 to register in person at the Elmhurst Library/ ALC (first-come, first-served) or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Candidates must be green card holders. The first day of class is the registration day when they should bring a copy of their green card.

ElmhurstTue, May 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Jun 4, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Jun 11, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Jun 18, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

May
21
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Coloring Therapy

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Come and color while also listening to relaxing music. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


May
21
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Let's Read!

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This is a storytime for beginning readers ages 4-7.

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

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May
22
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This is a lapsit storytime including simple books, chants, and songs for infants, ages 0-11 months and pre-walkers.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wacky Wednesday

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

If it's Wednesday, it must be wacky! Join us for activities for children in grades K-6.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Chinese Folk Dance

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come join us for Chinese folk dance!

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

Additional Dates


May
24
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This program offers stories, songs, and finger plays for young children from 1 year (walkers) -2 yrs.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This program offers stories, songs, and finger plays for young children ages 3-4.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Bead Art for Teens

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Learn to create animals and various objects using beads. This program is for teens in 7th grade through high school only. Preregistration is required. Please call the Elmhurst Library to register.


May
25
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Tai Qi Class

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come join us for Tai Qi class!

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

Additional Dates


May
25
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Ballroom

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come join us for adult ballroom!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:30PM

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3:30PM

ESL Conversation Group

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment! Everyone will have the opportunity to speak and share about their culture and experiences. A group leader will lead the discussion.


Jun
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love Is Love Is Love: Collaborative Collage

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Use colorful paper, markers, and your imagination to make hearts, or whatever shape you think love has. Add your creations to Elmhurst's Love Is Love Is Love collage!


Jun
5
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park - Much Ado About Nothing

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

You’re invited to get free tickets at the library on the same day as the show! Tickets will be distributed at library locations at noon, and are first-come, first-served – there are limited quantities so be sure to get there early. Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets, while supplies last. Note that ticket vouchers are distributed by the Public Theater.


Jun
6
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate Mexican Culture with Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Founded in 1983, Mariachi Tapatio de Álvaro Paulino, under the direction of Puebla-born Mexican Álvaro Paulino, is considered one of the finest mariachi bands in New York City. The band's music includes “corridos,” a form of storytelling in song that is enjoyed by young and old.


Jun
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Space! The Cosmos For Kids

Location: Elmhurst
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
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family’s country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage! This is for grades Pre-K-6.


Jun
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Meditation Workshop

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, instructors will use sound in a guided meditation. Teens will learn the basis of meditation and its benefits to assist with stress.


Jun
17
2:30PM

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3:30PM

ESL Conversation Group

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment! Everyone will have the opportunity to speak and share about their culture and experiences. A group leader will lead the discussion.


Jul
22
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park - Coriolanus

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

You’re invited to get free tickets at the library on the same day as the show! Tickets will be distributed at library locations at noon, and are first-come, first-served – there are limited quantities so be sure to get there early. Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets, while supplies last. Note that ticket vouchers are distributed by the Public Theater.


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.

Current Board Members:

President- Lester W. Fong

Vice President-  Jackie Li

Treasurer- Gloria Abene

Secretary- Marion E. Ebner

Member at Large- Connie Ting

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