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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF MCGOLDRICK

Jan
16
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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Jan
16
4:00PM

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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.

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Jan
17
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Program

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. with our fun interactive question and answer time!


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Jan
17
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.

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

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Jan
18
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.

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Jan
18
11:30AM

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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.

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Jan
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Ping Pong Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to come to play ping pong games.

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

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Jan
18
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.

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

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Jan
19
11:00AM

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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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Jan
19
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.

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Jan
19
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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Jan
22
10:00AM

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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.

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Jan
22
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Tell Me a Story

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

The librarian will share songs and stories with the children.

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

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Jan
23
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.

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

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Jan
23
11:45AM

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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.

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Jan
26
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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Jan
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to the book club on Thursday, January 31 at 2PM. Please be prepared to discuss the book of your choice. We hope to learn about each other's reading preferences.


Feb
1
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


Feb
1
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


Feb
2
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Lunar New Year Craft

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun Lunar New Year themed craft.


Feb
2
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.

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

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Feb
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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.

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Feb
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Tell Me a Story

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

The librarian will share songs and stories with the children.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Lunar New Year Craft Program

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us to celebrate the Lunar New Year and make something!


Feb
6
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Putting my traveling shoes on and off I go on...?

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to create the vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure. Car or spacehip? Boat or flying dragon? What do you travel in? Create your own imaginary vehicle. There is no limit to where the mind and heart can travel. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
9
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Valentine's Day Craft

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun Valentine's Day-themed craft.


Feb
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lunar New Year: Learn How to Make Korean-Style Pumpkin Porridge, Hobakjuk

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Hobakjuk is a Korean- style pumpkin porridge. It has a rich aroma, great taste, and numerous nutritional values. Come and learn how to make smooth, colorful hobakjuk and warm up from the winter weather! This program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses, allergies or adverse reactions from tasting food.


Feb
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Music Appreciation for Kids

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us as we listen to classical music and discuss the lives of the composers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
11
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Chess for Adults

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome to join us for an afternoon game of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Chinese Theatre Works presents White Snake

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

This best-loved romantic tale in every genre of Chinese literature and stage performance tells the great tragic love story of White Snake, a snake spirit with magical healing powers who falls in love with a human named Xu Xian, a handsome young herbalist. The result is a unique cross-cultural theatrical experience that will delight audiences of all ages, followed by our artists sharing their own love stories with the audience.


Feb
16
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
1:00PM

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2:30PM

STEAM Cooking with Teens

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join Allergic to Salad and explore new and exciting healthy foods and cultures. Cooking is known to increase fine motor skills, math, science, reasoning, and problem solving skills.


Feb
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

I-Heung Lee in Concert

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Classical pianist I-Heung Lee performs the works of Mozart, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Czerny and others.


Feb
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to McGoldrick on Thursday, February 28, where we will be discussing the book 'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman.


Mar
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Solar One Energy Workshops

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

Join us for three sessions of energy education workshops that are hands-on experiences for children ages 7 to 12. These workshops foster a creative approach to design thinking, collaboration, and solving environmental challenges. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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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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