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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF PENINSULA

May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spring Origami for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us Tuesdays at 4pm for our Spring Origami for Kids program.

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

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May
23
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. After Toddler Time, enjoy our early childhood educational play space!

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

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May
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Space

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

We set aside a comfortable space for children to do their homework and school projects every Thursday from 4-5pm. Tutoring and homework assistance are available upon request.

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May
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Build it Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Get creative with Legos! For children in grades K-5.

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

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May
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Yoga on the Beach

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This class will help you to align your mind, body, and breath. Feel free to bring a mat if you have one or a towel if you don't. This class will provide a welcoming environment for all. The program will take place on the beach, near the boardwalk on Beach 94th Street. If it's raining, we will be inside Peninsula Library. For more mental health programming, visit https://queenslib.org/learnmentalhealth.

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

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May
25
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Babies (0-17 months) and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for bounces, nursery rhymes, stories, and more!

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

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May
26
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Crochet and Knitting Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to learn how to crochet and knit.

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

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May
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Picture Book Time!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Picture book time is for children ages 4-6. Activities will include stories, songs, and a fun craft. Registration is required. Space is limited.

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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4:00PM

Pre-K Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Open to children ages 3-4 and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, and simple crafts. Supplies are limited. 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
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Saturday Storytime!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Saturday Storytime is for children ages 4-6. Activities will include stories, songs, and a fun craft. Registration is required. Space is limited.

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

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Jun
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Family Coloring Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

We will have coloring pages for both adults and children so that families can enjoy the relaxing and creative benefits of coloring together.

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

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Jun
5
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Computer Classes for Beginners

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come join us to learn basic computer skills.

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

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Jun
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Paint Club for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Join us for our Paint Club for Kids Program. Our program includes acrylics, watercolors, and other mediums of paint. Space is limited. 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
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Build it Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Get creative with Legos! For children in grades K-5.

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

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Jun
7
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Book Discussion

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion! Books are available at the library prior to each meeting. We will be reading:
Thursday May 3, 2018 -- Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Thursday June 7, 2018 -- A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Thursday July 5, 2018 -- Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Thursday August 2, 2018 -- My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

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

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Jun
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

2018 Queensboro Dance Festival Performance Tour

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

The 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival is a 6-month tour across Queens' theaters, parks, plazas, streets, and libraries, featuring 26 diverse Queens-based dance companies of all styles. On June 2 at 3pm, Ridgewood Library hosts Barbara Mahler, Mala's Odissi, and DIPR in performance; on June 9, Peninsula Library will host Barbra Mahler, Spaces of Fontana, Yamini Kalluri, DIPR, and Sector Dance. Visit www.queensborodancefestival.com for more info and schedule.


Jun
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

POUND

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Channel your inner rockstar and move your body with this modern-day fusion of movement and music. Drum along to music using weighted drumsticks for a fun-filled workout!


Jun
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Father's Day Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Father’s Day Craft.


Jun
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

End of the School Year Memory Book

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

In this interactive program, children will look back at their school year and create their own memory book. They can also create goals for the next year and share about their time in school with other children. Ages 5-8. Space is limited. Registration is required.


Jun
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Meals & Fun

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays through Fridays at 1pm for our Summer Meal & Fun program. Ages 0-18 are welcome!

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

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Jun
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Kick Off to Summer Reading!

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

We will discuss the benefits of reading over the summer and provide information on how to participate in our summer reading program. At the end of the program, we will have a fun ice cream social. All children are welcome. Supplies are limited. Let’s get ready to read and rock!


Jun
29
6:00PM

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8:00PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: The Louis Armstrong Eternity Band Concert Series

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Grammy Award nominee David Ostwald and his ensemble The Louis Armstrong Eternity Band come to Queens Public Library to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jul
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Coloring Time

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

We will have coloring pages for both adults and children so that families can enjoy the relaxing and creative benefits of coloring together.

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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4:00PM

Music and Movement!

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

Join us for songs, stories, and rhythmic movement. For children ages 3-5 accompanied by a caregiver. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

Build it Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Get creative with Legos! For children in grades K-5.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Baby and Me

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

Babies (0-17 months) and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for bounces, nursery rhymes, stories, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Summer Storytime

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

Join us for Summer inspired stories, songs, and a fun craft.

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

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Jul
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids’ Garden Club

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

Join us for our Kids’ Garden Club Fridays at 3pm. Children will learn the importance of gardening, develop a connection with nature, and grow their own plants and vegetables. Ages 5-12. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

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Jul
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

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

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join us for summer inspired stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. After Summer Toddler Time, enjoy our early childhood educational play space!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Music and Games for Kids!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun, music, and games. Children can get together to play board games and solve puzzles.

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

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Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Instrument Making for Kids

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

Join us for our instrument making program! Ages 4-8. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

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Aug
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Music and Games for Kids!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun, music, and games. Children can get together to play board games and solve puzzles.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Name that Tune!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our music trivia series! Ages 5-12. No registration is required.

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

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Aug
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Science Rocks!

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

Join us for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiments suited for ages 6-12. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

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Aug
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Campfire Storytime

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

Join us for summer themed stories, songs, and a fun activity. Ages 4-7. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

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Sep
13
6:30PM

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8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends, and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.


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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