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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF MCGOLDRICK

May
28
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

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

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children can join us for daily board games after school.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

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


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May
29
11:45AM

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12:15PM

Coloring Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun coloring time!


May
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to the McGoldrick Book Club. We will be discussing poetry samples by Robert Frost.


May
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to McGoldrick on Thursday, May 30 to discuss poetry readings from Robert Frost. All adults are welcome to attend.


May
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8 and above will learn how to code using Scratch.


May
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Air Hockey Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to come in and play a game of air hockey.


Jun
1
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Movies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come 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.

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Jun
1
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts.

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

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Jun
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

LEGO Robotics Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

In partnership with NYC First, McGoldrick Library brings robotics and coding to the community. Kids and teens (grade 4-8) will learn how to code and use LEGO EV3. By following simple directions, they will be able to code and control their own robot to walk, talk, drive, grab, and spin. Registration is required.

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

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Jun
1
3:00PM

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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.

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Jun
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Get a copy of our monthly Chinese book. Book discussion will take place on the first Saturday of every month.


Jun
3
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Starts for Kids

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us as we read some of the classics (easy versions) and then discuss. This program is for school-age children.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
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


Jun
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers 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


Jun
5
11:45AM

--to--

12:15PM

Coloring Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun coloring time!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


Jun
7
11:00AM

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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


Jun
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Father's Day Craft

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun Father's Day craft for ages 6-12.


Jun
13
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us to combine colors and shapes which come from your family's country of origin to create your own unique family flag.


Jun
15
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Father's Day Family Craft

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun Father's Day crafts!


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Bring Your Story: An Introduction to Samba: Music, Dance, and Culture by Samba New York!

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Ethnomusicologist/percussionist Philip Galinsky shares some interesting facts about the origins of samba, its instruments, and rhythms. Also included in the program will be a live samba dance demonstration along with a short samba dance lesson!


Jun
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Adult Board Game Night: Ticket to Ride

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

We will be demonstrating a board game for adults. The game is 'Ticket to Ride' and it is a colorful strategy-based game.


Jun
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to McGoldrick on Thursday June 27. We will be discussing the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. We will be comparing it to other poetry. The book talk will be at 2 PM and we hope you can join us.


Jun
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip-hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 6-12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jul
1
12:00PM

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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


Jul
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Lunch

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays through Fridays from 1-2pm for free summer lunches for children ages 0-18. Meals are 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


Jul
1
2:30PM

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3:30PM

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.

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Jul
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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.

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Jul
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

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


Jul
2
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


Jul
2
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Make fun crafts for the summer.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play with our Wii gaming system.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Summer Storytime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages two to five are invited for stories, songs, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Craft

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages two to five and their caregivers are invited to join us for a weekly story-themed craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:45AM

--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


Jul
3
3:00PM

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3:45PM

STEM Science

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-10 are invited to join us for some cool STEM science activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Summer Program: Astronaut Glove Box

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Pretend you are an astronaut in space as you complete different challenges.


Jul
3
4:00PM

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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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
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


Jul
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Uno Tournament

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for an Uno tournament and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Ping-Pong Tournament

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.

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Jul
6
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Constellations

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Learn about different constellations, and then make your own constellation to take home.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8 and above will learn how to code using Scratch. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Program: Star Constellation Viewer Craft

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Make your own constellation viewer as you learn about the night sky.

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

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Aug
20
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Program: Galaxy Bracelets

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Make a space themed bracelet to keep. All materials will be provided.


Aug
21
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Rocket Program

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for a rocket-themed storytime.


Current Board Members:
President - Soo Jin Kim
Vice President - Lynn Hwang
Treasurer - Barbara Chien
Secretary-Jieun Yi

 

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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