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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF GLEN OAKS

Oct
23
1:15PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong CLub

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play mahjong and share the fun, excitement, and camaraderie with others.

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Oct
23
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Music and Movement Workshop for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Linda Choldenko leads a music and movement workshop for seniors 50+. Ms. Choldenko is professional dancer, director, and choreographer. She worked on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theatre, touring companies, and in Paris and Montreal. She has been a Teaching Artist with Lincoln Center for 20 years.

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Oct
23
3:15PM

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4:15PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-7 (Group A)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free afterschool art classes for children ages 4-7. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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Oct
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Study Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

On Tuesdays we chill. Kick back with your homework or a good book.

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

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Oct
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Ping Pong Game Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Let's play ping pong. Everyone is welcome. Children 13 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

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Oct
24
10:15AM

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11:30AM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets and other activities.

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

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Oct
24
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! This class can be done seated or standing and you are encouraged to do what is comfortable for you.

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

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Oct
24
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Hump Day Board Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Halfway through the week! Reward yourself with some gaming.

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

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Oct
24
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children will receive support in reading and homework. If interested, they may also participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

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Oct
25
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations, listen to music and songs, and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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

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Oct
25
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Ukulele Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come one, come all, ukulele fans. Bring your own instrument and play.


Oct
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

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Oct
25
3:15PM

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4:15PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-7 (Group B)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free afterschool art classes for children ages 4-7. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

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Oct
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Virtual Realiteen

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come use our Oculus Rift headset! Parental permission required.


Oct
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

ProjectArt for Ages 8-12

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free after-school art classes for children ages 8-12. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

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Oct
25
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Whether you are experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

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Oct
25
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

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

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Oct
26
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly to play this popular word game. Please bring your own Scrabble set.

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

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Oct
26
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and more.

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

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Oct
26
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft for children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers.

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

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Oct
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Friday Kids' Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 join us for a variety of fun activities each week: knitting, arts and crafts, board games, Legos, and much more! Parents, grandparents, and other adult caregivers are encouraged to join the activities!

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

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Oct
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Code Academy Python Basics

Location: Glen Oaks
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.

Come learn how to program in Python! Registration required. Participants must attend the full course.


Oct
27
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your own coffee, tea, and biscuits. We will provide the atmosphere, including music and coloring supplies. Coloring is a new adult craze that promises relaxation, fun, and community.

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

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Oct
27
12:00PM

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1:15PM

Film Screening of "Diwal'Oween" and a Conversation with Filmmaker Shilpa Mankikar

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Award-winning filmmaker Shilpa Mankikar is the writer/director/producer of the multicultural family comedy "Diwal'Oween" about two friends who try to introduce their parents on the night when Diwali falls on Halloween Fright Night, but everything goes wrong. This web series won the Best Family Series at Baltimore New Media WebFest and the Audience Award and Best Actor at Jersey City Popup Fest. It is appropriate for everyone 7 and up.

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Oct
29
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Gamers Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Gamers Club
Mondays 12 to 3 pm
July 2, 2018 through December 31, 2018
Except 9/3, 10/8, 11/12, 12/24

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

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Oct
29
12:15PM

--to--

1:00PM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets and other activities.

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

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Oct
29
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills and meet others to share experiences. Please bring your own supplies.

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

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Oct
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Maker Mondays

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Start the week off on a high note! Each Monday we will have craft supplies and templates available to creative teens who want to make their mark on the world. Bracelets, papercraft, duct tape and more!


Oct
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Mondays

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Craft Mondays
Monday, July 30th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, August 27th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, September, 24th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, October 29th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, November 26th @ 6 p.m.

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

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Oct
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Book Discussion
"The Golem and the Jinni" By Helene Wecker, Wednesday 10/31
"Behold the Dreamers" By Imbolo Mbue, Wednesday 11/28

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

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Nov
1
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Ukulele Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come one, come all, ukulele fans. Bring your own instrument and play.

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

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Nov
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Virtual Realiteen

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come use our Oculus Rift headset! Tour Venice, take a space walk, or punch robots really hard.

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

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Nov
1
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Spanish Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Spanish?
Join to talk about anything and everything including film, music, cooking, and news.
Meet guest authors and connect with new friends.

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

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Nov
2
1:00PM

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2:30PM

English Conversation Class

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

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Nov
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Writing Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

A writing club for teens and tweens. Learn the craft and get feedback from your peers.


Nov
3
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

11/3: "The Divine Order" (2017)
11/10: "Book Club" (2018, PG-13)
11/17: "The Soloist" (2009, PG-13)
11/24: "You've Got Mail" (1998, PG)

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

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Nov
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Writing Workshop with New York Writers Coalition Leader Alison Lowenstein

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Reimagine End of Life Week is a city-wide exploration of big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. Join NY Writers Coalition for a special creative writing workshop exploring end-of-life themes. NYWC’s Workshop Leader, the playwright and author Alison Lowenstein, will lead the group through writing prompts touching on legacy, endings, and imagination - or you can write what you feel. Share in the dialogue about loss, denial, wonder, and preparation through writing.


Nov
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Maker Mondays

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Start the week off on a high note! Each Monday we will have craft supplies and templates available to creative teens who want to make their mark on the world. Bracelets, paper crafts, duct tape, and more!

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

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Nov
5
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Family Fort Night

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring the family to the children's room for some family fun! We supply the forts. You bring the family and a flashlight. Settle into your fort with some books or a game and enjoy some quality family time.


Nov
6
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited 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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Nov
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Ping Pong Game Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Let's play ping pong. Everyone is welcome. Children 13 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

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Nov
7
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Arts and Crafts

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Join us for creative arts and crafts programming and social time! Due to limited materials, preregistration for arts and crafts programming is required. To preregister, call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Nov
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Investor Education - St. John's University

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program is presented by St. John's university students from the School of Law Securities Arbitration Clinic. Topics will include common scams, tips to avoid being a victim, protecting your investments, types of investments, and how to track your investments.


Nov
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Hump Day Board Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

It's halfway through the week! Reward yourself with some gaming.

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

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Nov
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Blackout Poetry for Teens

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Create emergent poetry with books and markers. Make art via creative destruction.


Nov
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Diwali with the Glen Oaks Library!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Diwali with the Glen Oaks Library: Henna hand painting* with Anowara Ahmed at 1pm and classical dances of southern India with the Sadhanalaya Dance School at 3pm.
* Supplies are limited. Available 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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Nov
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Study Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

On Tuesdays we chill. Kick back with your homework or a good book.

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

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Nov
14
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Read-to-Discuss Adult Literacy Programs

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Engage with books through hands-on science experiences and social activities. Due to limited materials, preregistration is required. Please call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.

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Nov
14
2:00PM

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3:30PM

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Each month, NORC WOW will provide talks from Northwell Health on a variety of health issues that affect seniors. Learn about diabetes, what it is, and the treatments and management of the disease, presented by Dr. Jennifer Lee.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Nov
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Honor Our Veterans: WWII Combat Through the Eyes of a Jewish Infantryman

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

After he arrived in Europe with the 35th Infantry Division, Murray Leff traded his cigarette ration for a 35mm camera. Local resident Mr. Leff will show some of the images captured with that camera, and recount his World War II experiences from Gremercey Forest through the Battle of the Bulge, the Ruhr Pocket, and the fall of Germany


Nov
16
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Voices

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come have a say in your library! A roundtable will be held for teens to make requests of the library, state what programs and materials they would like to see available, and any other concerns they may have.


Nov
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks - The Next Step Program: Soft Skills Training

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Center for Independence of the Disabled (CIDNY) presents information that will be helpful as you transition to adulthood. Some of the topics we will cover include time management, organizational skills, and decision-making.


Nov
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Kindness!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In honor of World Kindness Day, children ages 5-9 are invited to share books and stories about kindness and make a craft to illustrate everyday acts of kindness.


Nov
24
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Family Movie: "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family screening of "A Wrinkle In Time" (2018, PG). All ages welcome!


Nov
30
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Table Talk

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

A hangout to try out new games and connect with other tabletop hobbyists. This is also an opportunity to playtest games still in development!


Dec
1
12:00PM

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1:45PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

12/1: "Renoir" (2012, R)
12/8: "Finding Your Feet" (2017)
12/15: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017, PG-13)
12/22: "Lovely Still" (2008, PG)
12/29: " Sound of Music" (1965, G)

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Dec
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join Jason Reilly as he introduces his animal friends. Children will learn where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. Meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, reptiles, birds, hermit crabs, and a chicken. Enjoy dancing, singing, and a surprise activity at the end of the show.


Dec
8
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Meet the Author: "We Want Fish Sticks" by Nicholas Hirshon

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

What difference does a logo make? If it is the rebranding of the New York Islanders in the mid 1990s, it means three tortuous seasons. Nicholas Hirshon, author of "We Want Fish Sticks: The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders" captures this colorful hockey story in a book that provides stranger than fiction moments as he explores this era through period resources and interviews with the people who lived it.

Books will be available for sale and signing.


Dec
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Write Your Own Script: Be Kind to Yourself: Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

"Acknowledge my strengths...Respect myself...Be kind to myself...How I treat myself determines how I will treat others." What script would you like to write for your life? After all, it's your life and the pen is in your hand! Let's explore together how to take life into our own hands, starting with being kind to the self.


Dec
19
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Preparing for Emergencies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come learn about the additional steps that you should take to be prepared for emergencies in New York City. NYC Emergency Management will educate you on how to make a plan, gather supplies for one’s needs, and how to be best informed for emergencies. All are welcome.


Date Formed: August 19, 2016

Current Board Members:

President - Harriet Peaceman
Vice President - Barbara Kaplan
Treasurer - Zarina Maher
Secretary - Mary Ann Leonard 
Member-at-Large - Joan L. Scguster; Dede Silverston; Gertrude Wolf; Patricia Woods 

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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