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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LEFRAK CITY

Sep
25
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Drop-In Computer Service for Older Adults

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Learn basic computer skills: the functions of a computer, browsing the web, creating an e-mail address, and composing digital documents like business letters and resumes. Sessions are 30 minutes maximum and are on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not required . Ages 50+ only.

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

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Sep
25
12:00PM

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1:00PM

NYS StandOut-Early Intervention

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

StandOut - Early Intervention is an outreach program sponsored by NYS about coping skills training for children ages 3 years and under.

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

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Sep
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Dance Aerobics

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Lizzie Romeo shows participants how to dance their way to good health and have fun at the same time!

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

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Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Tuesdays

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for exciting fun and games after school in the Teen Space Room. Activities includes B.I.N.G.O., Cube Art, Origami, a Manga Film Festival and more.

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

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Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Afterschool Arts and Crafts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in 1st through 6th grade can join us after school and make fun crafts!

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

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Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Yoga for Teens

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Teens will explore yoga postures and mindful activities to release energy and honor their artistic selves.


Sep
29
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon movie. The latest releases and blockbuster hits will be shown.

September 1: "Race"
September 15: "The Shack"
September 29: "Get Out"
October 13: TBD
October 27: TBD

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

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Oct
2
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Adult Crafts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Sign up to create useful and decorative crafts to take home. Call or stop by the branch to sign up. Space is limited. (10)
Sep 11-Fall Holiday Craft
Oct 2-Fall Holiday Craft pt. 2


Oct
10
4:00PM

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4:45PM

After School Arts and Crafts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Children in 1st through 6th grade can join us after school and make fun crafts!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Oct
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Finding My Roots

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Please join us for a special series on finding your familial roots. Participants will learn about resources to search for records tracing their family history in the U.S. and beyond. Please bring a notepad, pen and flash drive to keep track of findings. Registration is required for all dates.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Oct
25
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625.


Oct
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Zumba for Kids

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun dance-based exercise, designed just for kids! For ages 7-12.


Oct
27
10:00AM

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2:00PM

LinkedIn

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

Refresh and revive your online professional persona! In today’s world of social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your online profile and resume are fresh, current, and discoverable by your colleagues. Come to this LinkedIn workshop and learn how to create a professional profile that puts your best foot forward and shows off your abilities and accomplishments. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Nov
1
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come join us for toddler storytime! Children ages 12 months to 4 years old with 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


Nov
2
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Drop-In Computer Service for Older Adults

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Ages 50+
Learn basic computer skills: the functions of a computer, browsing the web, creating an e-mail address, and composing digital documents like business letters and resumes. Sessions are 30 minutes maximum and are on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Family Game Night

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Bring in the family for a game night before or after dinner. Board games, interactive games, and a dance party are included.


Nov
3
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Nov
6
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Afternoon Craft

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Sign up to create useful and decorative crafts to take home. Call or stop by the branch to sign up before the program date. Space is limited to 10.

November 6- Holiday Trees
December 4- New Year Celebration Glasses

Please use stock photo

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Tuesdays

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for exciting fun and games after school in the Teen Rec Room. Activities will encourage creativity and bonding with peers.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
15
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
16
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Recipe Swap

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Do you enjoy cooking? Have you ever wanted to try new recipes for Thanksgiving or other holidays? Join us for an evening of trying new dishes and swapping recipes with the local community. Please contact the branch for further details and/or to sign reserve a table for recipe sharing. Table space is limited.


Nov
17
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.


Nov
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon of the latest releases and blockbuster hits.

November 17- "The Mummy"
December 8- "Pirates of the Caribbean"
December 22- "All Eyes on Me"

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
30
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Black Experience Book Discussion

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a film and book discussions regarding contemporary issues impacting the black community.

11/30- "A Kind of Freedom" by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
12/28- "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Dec
6
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


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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