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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF PENINSULA

Jul
23
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!

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

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Jul
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

In Search of Earth’s Secrets: Career Week!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Have an interest in ocean and science-based careers? Join us this week as special guests discuss their careers from 2-3pm. Children, teens, and their family members are all welcome.

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

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Jul
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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.

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

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Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Music and Movement!

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

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.

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Jul
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

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

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.

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Jul
25
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.


Jul
26
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.


Jul
27
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Summer Fun at Rockaway Beach

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from July 6 thru August 26 join the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, NYC Parks and Queens Library at Shore Front Parkway and Beach 98th Street for some Summer Fun at Rockaway Beach! Enjoy free lawn games, arts and crafts, summer activities, a reading area and more from 10 AM to 4 PM. The play area is open to the public - all ages welcome. For more information visit www.jbrpc.org.

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

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Jul
27
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 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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Jul
27
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Summer Storytime

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

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
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids’ Garden Club

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

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.


Jul
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

In Search of Earth Secrets: Ocean Discovery Time!

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

Join us after our summer meals for an interactive ocean themed program Monday through Friday from 2-3pm for 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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Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Instrument Making for Kids

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

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.

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Aug
2
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


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: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

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: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

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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Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Harry Potter Week!

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

The children's room of Peninsula Community Library will be dedicating the last week of August to all things Harry Potter! This year is the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter being published in the U.S. Join us Monday through Friday at 2pm for a special Harry Potter themed program. 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
6
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:

9/6: Emma Cline, The Girls
10/4: Lisa Genova, Every Note Played
11/1: Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
12/6: Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project
1/3: Christopher Yates, The Grist Mill Road

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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