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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFRAK CITY

May
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Graffiti Art

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Learn graffiti art at this workshop.


May
29
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 4 years accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver can join us for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and coloring.


Jun
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

ShapeUp NYC: Whole Body Dance Cardio

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Mellissa leads this fitness class, a mixture of dance, aerobics, and toning all wrapped up into an upbeat environment. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on first-come, first-served basis.

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Jun
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

After-School Crafts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 can come to the library and make some fun crafts!

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

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Jun
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Total Body Workout with Ronald Williams, Get Right Fitness Inc.

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Ronald Williams leads this exercise regimen to address muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

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

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Jun
4
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Teen Cookbook/ Recipe Swap

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Teens will come up with a great cookbook concept and then create recipes that they will be able to swap and share in a cookbook that will be published for them and by them in Lefrak City.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Cooking with Teens

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join Allergic to Salad and explore new and exciting healthy foods and cultures.


Jun
5
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 4 years accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver can join us for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and coloring.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Preschool Storytime & Craft

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and a parent or adult caregiver can join us to listen to some stories and create a craft. Preregistration is required for this program. Register by phone or in person. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Robotics Thursday: STEM Introduction to Robotics

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

Are you interested in building a light motorized machine controlled by programs and an ultrasonic sensor? Join us for a robotics program. In-house preregistration is required.

January: "Turtle Robot"
February: "Dozer Bot"
March: "Scorpion Robot"
April: "Desert Explorer"
May : "Helicopter Model"
June: "Rover Bot"

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

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Jun
8
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Classic Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz, Pop, and More with Prest4time

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Prest4time is a classic soul, R&B, smooth jazz, pop, and cover music live band that performs dance music from the '60s to the present. It’s that “feel good” music with beautiful ballads that audiences are sure to recall.


Jun
13
5:00PM

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6:00PM

D.J 101 with D.J. Gully

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

D.J. Gully will teach teens and children the basics of being a D.J.


Jun
13
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Roz Brown's "Divas of Soul" Experience

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Roz Brown’s “Divas of Soul" experience takes you on a musical journey paying homage to some of music's extraordinary soul divas such as Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and Gladys Knight.


Jun
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Jun
15
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Friends of Lefrak City: Spellabration Spring Spectacular!

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for jubilant fun for the whole family at Lefrak Library’s Spellabration Spring Spectacular!
Come see the Meeting Room transformed into a high-spirited mind meld arena where your future little superstars will spell their way into certificates, trophies, monetary awards, and much more!


Jun
15
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Friends of Lefrak City Library: Spellabration

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

Come learn new words and sharpen your spelling skills. Join our spelling bee competition for children in Pre-K through 7th grade. Pre-registration is required.


Jun
20
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Friends of Lefrak City Teen Trivia

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Compete against your peers in various categories and test your wits with teen trivia!


Jun
20
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Teen Trivia

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Teen Trivia Showdown is presented by Lefrak City Friends. Join us for a night of fun and entertainment. Test your wits!


Jun
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard of Oz

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets, and the music of the MGM movie.


Jun
27
5:00PM

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1:00AM

Friends of Lefrak City Family Fun Night

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Family Fun Nights are all about celebrating our customers! We're so thankful for everyone that's part of our extended family here at Lefrak City Library. Your dedication to success deserves a reward! The Friends of LeFrak City presents games for the entire family, a Soul Train line, a vision board craft, prizes, light refreshments, and music.


Jun
29
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Jazz on Fire! featuring Javier Arau, saxophonist with Joe Knipes, guitar

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join Jackson Heights jazz musicians Javier Arau and Joe Knipes for a memorable afternoon of jazz for the whole family. Featuring classic and contemporary jazz and blues from all eras, Javier and Joe heat it up with toe-tapping music filled with fun and fire!


Jul
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Star Constellations

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will learn about different constellations such as the Big Dipper, Orion, and Taurus, and then they will make their own constellation to take home.


Jul
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Starlit Night in a Cup

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will enjoy listening to some star-themed stories. Then the children will create their very own star themed night sky. This fun craft allows children to learn about different constellations while improving their fine motor skills.


Jul
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Bracelets

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will make a space themed bracelet to keep or give as gifts. All materials will be provided.


Jul
10
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading: Blast Off Rocket Frame Program

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will enjoy listening to some rocket-themed stories. Then the children will make their own rocket picture frame.


Jul
15
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading: Glow in the Dark Lacing Constellations Cards

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will have fun exploring the night sky. This craft activity allows youth to learn about constellations.


Jul
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Astronaut Helmet

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will enjoy listening to some astronaut-themed stories. Then we will create an astronaut helmet that will encourage pretend play and will engage the tactile senses. Create your helmet and take off into space!


Jul
29
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading: Space Sun Catchers

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will enjoy creating different space-themed sun catchers.


Jul
31
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading: Star Program

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will learn about the night sky as we make our own telescope.


Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Alien Space Slime

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will enjoy making Alien Space Slime! Please bring in your own container or plastic bag to take slime home in. Pre-registration is required for this program. Please register with the children's librarian by phone or in person.


Aug
28
3:00PM

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5:00PM

August Oral History Workshop

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Learn how to conduct a great interview to capture the history of your family or neighborhood as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer. Queens Memory volunteers are working all over the borough to collect residents' stories and photos for safekeeping in the Queens Public Library digital archives. You will learn how to prepare, how to ask good questions, how to make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library. RSVP to Josselyn.Atahualpa@queenslibrary.org


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.

Date Formed: Aug. 3, 2000 Re-Chartered with current board in October 2016

Current Board Members:

President - Ronald Williams

Vice President - Phiveline Solano

Treasurer - Sylvia Martin

Secretary - Kai Liang

Member-at-Large - Michelle Dunston, James Galloway and Melvin Morgan 

 

Significant Accomplishments: The Friends hosted 150 guests for their Black History Month Celebration. They co-host the popular Open Forum, a monthly town-hall meeting style meeting that engages the elected officials and community leaders by deviling into some of the biggest issues facing New Yorkers.

Friends Fun Facts: The Friends host Family Fun Night an annual event that honors our top students and celebrates their achievements with games and great food.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Greg Gao 718-592-7677.
 

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