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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF MCGOLDRICK

Aug
18
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
18
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Healthy Living Style

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come in to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Design and program your own video games using code. Learn important gaming concepts while building racing games, mazes, and other fun games. Must register with the librarian ahead of time.

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

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Aug
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Charades Fun

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join the fun of charade games.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
18
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Family Movies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come out of the heat and join us for exciting and fun family movies, rated G or PG.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
18
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Pictionary Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for fun Pictionary games.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Chess

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play chess with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Summer Meals

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays through Fridays from 1-2pm for free summer meal for ages 0-18. First-come, first-served; space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
2:15PM

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4:15PM

Book Buddies (ages 6-8)

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Kids in grades 1-3, come and practice your reading with a teen buddy.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Wii Music

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and dance with our Wii music.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Chess and Games for Adults

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome to join us for an afternoon of chess and other games during the summer.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Bowling

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and bowl with us!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Puzzle Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and work on jigsaw puzzles of all types. Make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn computer basics. Topics include but are not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and email. Classes are not held on the last week of every month.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Free Summer Tutoring

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Students from Stuyvesant High School provide free English and math tutoring to children in 2nd to 5th grade. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Ping Pong Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to come and challenge your friends or play for fun in a game of ping pong.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Uno Tournament

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for an Uno tournament and make new friends.


Aug
21
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Wii Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play with our Wii gaming system.


Aug
22
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Family Playtime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come play with toys and make new friends. For children ages 2-5.


Aug
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess & Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play monopoly or Connect Four and other various board games with your friends.


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Step into Designing

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to create a series of creative designs over the summer break.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Movie Night

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Teens and adults are invited to join for a rated PG-13 or R movie night.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Harry Potter 20: Owl Post Craft and Movie

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Harry Potter movie, as well as a craft.


Sep
4
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Homework help for kids grades K-6 is available on Mondays-Fridays 3-5pm.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months can join us for simple songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes. Caregivers must be present.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Family Playtime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5, come and play with toys and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Chess Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Everyone is welcome to learn the basics or improve their knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Kids learn about coding!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Family Movies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for various family movie screenings!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun with Wii Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy playing Wii games with other players.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Please come to the book discussion at McGoldrick. We will be discussing "Dog On It," a mystery by Spencer Quinn. All adults are welcome to attend.


Oct
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Nov
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Screening and Discussion of "My Love, Don't Cross that River"

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Reimagine End of Life Week is a city-wide exploration of big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. As part of this event, we will screen "My Love, Don't Cross that River," a documentary of an elderly couple, married for 76 years, that captures their everyday life and simple acts of affection. Following the screening, we will discuss the film and the idea death is not the opposite of life, but part of it.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

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. 

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