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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF PENINSULA ALC

Nov
24
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

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


Nov
24
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Book Buddies

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children in Pre-K-to 3rd grade will be paired with student mentors as they read and engage in literacy-based activities. Book Buddies occur on Fridays at 3:30pm.


Nov
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Knitting Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come to our knitting club we meet once a week.

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

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Nov
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Picture Book Time!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
27
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Kid’s Book and Film Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Join us as we discuss the book and watch the film, "James and the Giant Peach", Monday, November 27th from 5-7pm. Make sure to pick up a copy of the book, located in the children’s room before the date. Ages 8-12 are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Nov
28
10:30AM

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12:45PM

Computer Classes For Beginners

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

You will learn the basics of computers including Word, Internet, and email.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
28
1:00PM

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4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.


Nov
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Rhyme Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Children ages 3-5 could learn new vocabulary words through the use of rhymes on Tuesdays 3-4pm. Activities include listening to children's poems, reciting nursery rhymes, sight word bingo, activity sheets, and more. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Nov
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crocheting for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Join us for our children’s crocheting program for ages 8-12. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Nov
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Senior Social Hour

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for Senior Social Hour. Learn about library services, contribute ideas for programs, and socialize with new people in the community!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Toddler Social Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for Toddler Social Time.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Need help with homework? Join us Thursdays at 4pm for help with your homework. All ages are welcome to attend.


Dec
1
2:00PM

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5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Winter Crafts for Kids

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

Join us Fridays at 3:30pm for our Winter Crafts for Kids program. K to 4th graders are welcome to join us. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Games

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Video and board games in the Teen Area.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Book Buddies

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children in Pre-K-to 3rd grade will be paired with student mentors as they read and engage in literacy-based activities. Book Buddies occur on Fridays at 4:30pm.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Family Yoga and Movement

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Join us for our Family Yoga and Movement series. Young children and families are welcome. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Homework Help for Kids!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Need help with homework? Join us Mondays at 3:30pm for help with your homework. All ages are welcome to attend.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
7:00PM

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7:30PM

Learn Basic Conversational Chinese

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Come and join us to learn how to say some basic phrases and dialogues in Mandarin Chinese!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
1:00PM

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4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Science Hour for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Science Hour is a program where children and families will be working on amazing science experiments. K-6 grades are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
2:00PM

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5:00PM

NY Rising: Drop In- Hours - Disaster Case Management

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, come speak to a case manager from Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica to receive information on disaster relief aid, financial aid and other forms of resources.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Mathemania Challenge!

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

Grades K-6th are welcome to join us for our math challenge series.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion! Books are available at the library prior to each meeting. Selections are:
Thursday September 7 -- Everything I Never Told You - Celeste Ng
Thursday October 5 -- The Ocean at the End of the Lane -- Neil Gaiman
Thursday November 2 -- The Light Between Oceans -- M.L. Steadman
Thursday December 7 -- Orphan Train -- Christina Kline


Dec
9
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Holiday Concert

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for the holidays and bring the entire family for an afternoon of music and song.


Dec
9
3:00PM

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4:15PM

The Roz Brown Christmas Experience

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Roz Brown Christmas Experience as we celebrate the holidays with familiar favorites like “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and more.


Dec
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Skate & Surf Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our gnarly Skate & Surf Club. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Free skate tool, while supplies last!


Dec
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Peninsula Open Mic

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Calling all musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, and magicians! All performers are welcome to share their creative work at Peninsula's Open Mic Registration is encouraged, but not required. All ages welcome.


Dec
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

End of the Year Spelling Bee!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our End of the Year Spelling Bee! K-6th Grade are welcome to join us on Wednesday, December 20th at 4pm.


Dec
21
12:00PM

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2:00PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Job Readiness

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-327-2549.


Dec
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our afternoon book discussion! Books are available at the library prior to each meeting. Selections are:
Thursday, November 16: "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen
Thursday, December 21: "Atonement" by Ian McEwan


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Balloon Twisting Workshop with Nick the Balloonatic

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

Want to know how to twist balloons and create basic animal characters? Children 8 to 12 become the balloon twister with step-by-step instruction from Nick the Balloonatic. Nick will include a brief history of the balloon. This fun-filled event is free! Pre-registration is required.


Jan
4
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. Selections are:
Thursday January 4, 2018 -- "The Round House" - Louise Erdrich
Thursday February 1, 2018 -- "Station Eleven" - Emily St. John Mandel
Thursday March 1, 2018 -- "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" - Jamie Ford
Thursday April 5, 2018 -- "Commonwealth" - Ann Patchett

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
11
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Job Readiness

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-1110.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our afternoon book discussion! Books are available at the library prior to each meeting. Selections are:
Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 2 pm: "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2 pm: "Stone Mattress" by Margaret Atwood
Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 2 pm: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
Wednesday April 19, 2018 at 2 pm: "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Job Readiness

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-1110.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

NY Rising: Professional Etiquette

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


Mar
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

NY Rising: Job Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 634-1110.


Mar
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

NY Rising: Interview Preparation

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


Mar
6
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

NY Rising: Drop-In Hours - Housing Counseling

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come speak to a representative from Margert Community Corporation to receive more information on how to obtain, sustain, and improve your housing. Information can be provided on the following services: homeownership assessment, homeownership preparation, housing search assistance, fair housing, and much more.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

NY Rising: Job Search Strategies

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

NY Rising: Professional Etiquette

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


Mar
15
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

NY Rising: Job Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 634-1110.


Mar
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

NY Rising: Professional Etiquette

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


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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