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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF PENINSULA ALC

Mar
26
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.

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

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Mar
26
1:00PM

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4:30PM

Free Health Literacy ESOL Classes

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Learn to talk to you your doctor in English--for Free!
Are you an intermediate ESOL student? This course will help you learn the correct words and phrases to use when talking to your doctor about your health. It's important to be able to communicate what's wrong and what you need from your doctor. Enroll now so you'll know how to say what's going on with your body.

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

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Mar
26
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.


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Mar
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

March Math Madness for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us Tuesdays at 4pm for our March Math games and contests for ages 6 through 12. Space is limited.


Mar
27
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


Mar
27
11:30AM

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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


Mar
27
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
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 Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm.


Mar
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Homework Help

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

There will be homework help for grades 7-12.


Mar
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Build it Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Get creative with our STEAM based program for children in grades K-5.


Mar
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Database Search Game!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come learn about women in science and test your database searching skills! Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
28
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.

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

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Mar
29
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!


Mar
29
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
29
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Bilinigual Birdies Presents Speakin' Spanish

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Bilingual Birdies presents Speakin' Spanish for preschool children and their caregivers/parents. Please call the library to register at 718-634-1110.

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

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Mar
29
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Video Games

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Super Science Women!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

For the month of March, Queens Library is celebrating inspiring women and their achievements in all the fields of applied science! On Fridays from 4-5pm we’ll provide fun STEM activities and discuss amazing women in the sciences. This program is for ages 6-12. Registration is not required.


Mar
29
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.

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

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Mar
30
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.

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Mar
30
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.

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

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Apr
1
11:00AM

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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.

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

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Apr
1
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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
3:30PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
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


Apr
2
10:30AM

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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.

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Apr
2
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.

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Apr
3
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Culture Pass Community Programs: CIVICKIDS Make Art. Make a Difference.

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join our series with Culture Pass Community Programs with Children's Museum of the Arts.
"Unusual Upcycled Planters: Environmentalism"
"Collage Who You Are: Identity"
These programs are for children 5-12 years old. Space is limited for all sessions. First-come, first- served.

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

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Apr
4
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Teen Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
4
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!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
6:30PM

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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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
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
9
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
10
11:30AM

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12:45PM

National Library Week Outreach with Shayshahn MacPhearson

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join Queens Library as we celebrate National Library Week with live live music with Violinist Shayshahn MacPhearson.


Apr
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Contest for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Are you a legendary lego builder? Participate in our lego challenge Tuesday, April 16th from 4-5pm.


Apr
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Earth Day Activity: STEM Experiment

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to join us to take part in our seed jar science experiment in honor of Earth Day. We will be examining and watching different type of seeds grow throughout the spring season.


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
25
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Teen Movie Night

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for teen movie night!


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
3:30PM

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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

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4:45PM

Teen Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


May
3
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Creative Aging: Working with Watercolors

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

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

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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
6
4:00PM

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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.

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May
7
3:00PM

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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

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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
8
3:30PM

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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
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
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
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.

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

Additional Dates


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
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

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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.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

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.

Date Formed: Jan 4, 2011

Current Board Members:
President -  Pearl Achs
Vice President -  Al Daley
Treasurer -  Carol Beach
Secretary -  Elif Mehdi
Members-at-Large -  Sonia Daley & Halina Macierakowska

Significant Accomplishments: Hosted three successful rummage sales, bake sales, snack bar sales, Anniversary Celebration parties, eat meet and greet parties, membership drives, and a Membership Thank You Luncheon party. Prior to Super Storm Sandy, the Friends had monthly Boards meetings and a very active community interaction. However, while Friends wait for the construction of their new library, they continue to remain committed in serving the Peninsula.

Friends Fun Facts: Currently have a total of 60 paid members, 10 of them are Supporting Members.

Contact Info: Center Manager Barbara Miller at 718-990-8502.
 

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