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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF PENINSULA

Apr
23
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Teen Coloring

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to relax and enjoy some after-school coloring.


Apr
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids’ Garden Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.


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Apr
24
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Space is limited.


Apr
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Coloring Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Bring creativity and stress relief into your life by joining us for adult coloring club.


Apr
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Puzzle Club for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

School-age children, stop by and do a puzzle or two!


Apr
25
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Teen Movie Night

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for teen movie night!


Apr
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Jazz and Classical Music Appreciation Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us as we explore the sounds of jazz legends and classical greats! Feed your soul and expand your cultural palate.


Apr
26
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Babies (3-17 months) and their parents and 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


Apr
26
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Morning Storytime for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and songs Fridays at 11:30am. All ages are welcome.


Apr
26
5:00PM

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5:30PM

Meditation

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us on our guided meditation journey. We will enter a relaxed state where we will explore our soul's purpose and inner state of being.


Apr
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Knitting Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your knitting projects!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Bring your family for a fun movie experience. This is a great way to bond and spend family time.


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Monday Midday Matinee

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a midday movie! We will explore the world of film together and have a fruitful discussion about the movie afterward.


Apr
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

PreK Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This program is open to children ages 4-5 and their caregivers. Join us for stories, songs, and simple crafts. Space is limited.


Apr
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Homework Hour for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Stop by on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm.


Apr
29
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Video Games

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Tweens and teens, come and enjoy an afternoon of board games and video games.


Apr
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Brain Teasers and Board Games

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Do you like Scrabble? Do you play chess? Join us for afternoon fun in an effort to keep our brains sharp and supple.


Apr
30
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.


Apr
30
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Teen Thursday Trivia

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Test your knowledge and have fun at teen trivia.


May
1
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be. This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. For further information, call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Bookmark Coloring for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us at 3:30pm for our bookmark coloring program. We'll provide paper bookmarks, crayons, markers, and color pencils for ages 4-12.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Teen Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to stop by and create an awesome craft.


May
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Peninsula Book Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our winter and spring book club! We meet the first Thursday evenings of the month.
February 7th, "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng.
March 7th, "Gentleman in Moscow" by Omor Towles
April 4th, "The Rent Collector" by Camron Wright
May 2nd, "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens


May
3
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Creative Aging: Working with Watercolors

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Working with Watercolors is taught by professional teaching artist Richard Estrin. This is a nine-session sequential course. Attendance at all sessions is recommended. Registration is required. Register by calling the Peninsula Library at 718-634-1110. All supplies will be provided by the Library.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Storytime

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and songs Fridays at 11:30am. All ages are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Video Games

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Tweens and teens, come and enjoy an afternoon of board games and video games.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Monday Midday Matinee

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for a morning movie Mondays at 11:00 am.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Spring Origami for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays at 4pm for our spring origami for kids program. Supplies are limited.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Classes For Beginners

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Learn basic computer skills to get you through everyday life. You will also learn how to safely surf the Internet.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Take a break and relax! Join us for adult coloring.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
3:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Spring Storytime

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-6 are welcome to join us for our spring storytime program at 3pm. We will work on our spelling and read stories aloud.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Mother's Day Craft for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us May 7th at 3:30pm for our Mother's Day craft program. Ages 6-12 will make cards and create a fun craft project. Supplies are limited.


May
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Teen Coloring

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to relax and enjoy some after-school coloring.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Homework Hour for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Stop by Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a fun night of Teen Jeopardy!


May
14
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Movie Night

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for teen movie night!


May
22
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
4:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Teen Movie Night

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for teen movie night!


May
30
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Animals Alive with Alley Pond Environmental Center

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for a fun show and tell with some of their residents.


Jun
4
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Picture book time is for children ages 4-6. Activities will include stories, songs, and rhymes. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Let’s Make Some Noise: Love is Love is Love!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Love is love is love! We will provide colorful paper and markers; use your imagination to make hearts, or whatever shape you think love has. Add your creations to your Love Is Love Is Love collage!


Jun
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Space! The Cosmos For Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space-dance-party for kids. Each song includes dancing, music technology and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For children ages 6 to 12.


Jun
6
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Teen Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to stop by and create an awesome craft.


Jun
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Club for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for Lego Club for ages 5-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Book Discussion

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our book discussion group! We meet at 6:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month. Our book for June is Tayari Jones's "An American Marriage."


Jun
7
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Babies (3-17 months) and their parents and 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


Jun
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Insomnia

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and increased risk of serious illnesses. We will look at common causes of sleeplessness, and learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing.


Jun
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Father's Day Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Father’s Day Craft for ages 5-12. Supplies are limited.


Jun
13
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Let's Makes Some Noise: LBGTQ Trivia

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Please join Peninsula as we celebrate Pride Month with some LGBTQ trivia!


Jun
18
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Peninsula Talent Show!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Can you sing, dance, or twirl a baton? Do you tell jokes or know how to perform magic tricks? If you do, please join us Tuesday, June 18th from 4-5:30 pm for our community talent show. Please register at the children's or teen’s desk. Show us what you've got!


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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