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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFRAK CITY

Mar
28
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Spend a relaxing hour coloring with us. Coloring pages and pencils will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.


Mar
28
6:00PM

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9:00PM

Friends of Lefrak City Celebrate Women's History Month

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Friends of Lefrak City Celebrate Women's History Month: Women of Impact. Join us for remarks from Borough President Melinda Katz and keynote speaker Yvonne Francis, Esq. Women of Impact Honorees include Laren Bierria, Marilyn Cauliffe, and Nzinga Antoine Scott. Come and enjoy live entertainment by Stacia Hobdy.


Mar
29
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.


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Mar
30
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.

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

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Apr
1
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
1
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
3
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


Apr
4
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
5
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Apr
10
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Baby Basics: Moms' Club

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Baby Basics is a group that provides education and support to pregnant people. Join us and learn more about:
• How to have a healthy pregnancy
• Preparing for labor, birth, and the arrival of your baby
• How to care for a newborn
• Emotional changes and challenges
• Breastfeeding and nutrition
• Family planning
Call 347-571-2792 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Apr
10
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


Apr
12
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to MS Word

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word, and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
13
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Easter Egg Decorating

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come and join a local artist to learn about drawing beautiful art designs on Easter eggs.


Apr
17
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Make your resume the best it can be. This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. For further information, call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
18
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!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Apr
26
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Excel

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

Participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, basic Excel navigation, and basic data entry.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Adult Craft

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Break out your tools and get ready for spring! Have an afternoon of fun as we plant seeds and paint a flower pot. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


May
3
10:00AM

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1:00PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

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

Learn to edit and manipulate data in the Using Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data! Basic computer skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

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

Additional Dates


May
16
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


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.


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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