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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFRAK CITY

Jun
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come to the Lefrak City Library to view the new movie releases and blockbuster hits.


Jun
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Total Body Workout with Get Right Fitness Inc.

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Ronald Williams and Get Right Fitness return to Lefrak City Library for the popular Total Body Workout program for adults. Come with your towel, bottle of water, and prepare to sweat!


Jun
27
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 4 years that are accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver could 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.

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Jun
28
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Summer meals are free, healthy meals for childrens and teens served Monday through Friday from 1-2pm.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Teen Trivia Showdown

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Do you enjoy playing trivia games? Come out to the Friends of the Library Trivia Night and test your wits. Teen trivia is a game to test your knowledge of music, sports, history, and more! Our aim is to bridge the gap between teens and adults. For ages 11-18.


Jun
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Sidewalk Chalk and Summer Reading Sign-Up

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Meet us outside in front of the library to have fun with sidewalk chalk and to sign up for our exciting summer reading program.


Jun
30
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Louis Armstrong Documentary

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a short documentary of Louis Armstrong's " What a Wonderful World." Participate in a visual activity that will have you using your imagination and creativity.


Jun
30
12:00PM

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3:30PM

Shout it Out! Bingo

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join the Friends of the Library at Lefrak City for an afternoon of community bingo.


Jul
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Lefrak City Book Discussion Group

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our book discussion group. This month we will read and discuss "Exit West" by Moshen Hamid. The novel is about a young couple, Saeed and Nadia, "who live in an unnamed city undergoing civil war and finally have to flee, using a system of fictitious doors, which lead to different locations around the globe."


Jul
3
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Family Movie Matinee: "Black Panther"

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us to watch the movie "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13) as he is drawn into conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading 1st-6th Grade: Owl Windsock Craft

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in first to sixth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and creating and decorating an owl windsock craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
5
5:00PM

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7:30PM

Friends of Lefrak City Teen Trivia

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a night of fun and entertainment. TEST YOUR WITS!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Dodgeball Friday

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

Come join us and have a great time playing dodgeball. Have fun as you throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit! Preregistration is required. First-come, first-serve.

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

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Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading 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


Jul
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading 1st-6th Grade: DIY Maracas

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in first to sixth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and decorating maracas at this summer reading program.


Jul
13
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Mancala Challenge

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn how to play the ancient African game mancala and challenge each other in a tournament for prizes.

June 8- Learn to Play
July 13- Challenge Tournament


Jul
14
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

What better way to spend a Saturday than by coloring? Join us for an hour of relaxation accompanied by soothing music. Coloring sheets and pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.


Jul
14
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Friends of Lefrak City Spellabration

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Board Games for Adults

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Scrabble, Monopoly, Sodoku, Mancala, checkers, chess...you name it, we have it. Stop in and join us for a relaxing afternoon of board games and light refreshments. All games and goodies will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn A New Board Game

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come to our library to play board games and perhaps learn a new one. This month, we will be teaching "Forbidden Island" - a cooperative game in which two to four players hunt for treasure while the island sinks around them. Think you can survive?


Jul
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Book Talk & Book Swap

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn about hot and most talked about books for teens. Grades 7 and up are also encouraged to bring a book to swap for another gently used one. Snacks and fun are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading 1st-6th Grade Crafts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in first to sixth grade can enjoy discussing their recent readings while creating some fun crafts!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading 1st-6th Grade: DIY Backpacks

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 could enjoy discussing their recent reading and design their own backpacks at this summer reading program.


Aug
21
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Adult Craft: Flower Pen

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Are you crafty? Flower pens are a great way to let your creativity blossom. Join us and make your very own.


Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Book Talk & Swap

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn about the hot and most talked about books for teens. Grades 7 and up are also encouraged to bring a book to swap for another gently used one.

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

Additional Dates


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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