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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF PENINSULA ALC

Nov
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Puzzle Club for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Stop by and do a puzzle or two!! Challenge yourself and enjoy!!

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

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Nov
15
7:00PM

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7:45PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for an introduction to 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.

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Nov
16
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Video Gaming

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

Come on in and check out our collection of video games! You will need to sign-up in order to play.

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

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Nov
16
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Kids' Fall Book Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Do you like reading? Join us for a special book club and discuss your favorite titles!

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

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Nov
17
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


Nov
17
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Project Art for Children Ages 4-7

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Free art classes through Project Art for children and teens. Participants must preregister for the year-long course at www.projectart.org

PeninsulaSat, Nov 24, 201811:00AM - 12:00PM
PeninsulaSat, Dec 1, 201811:00AM - 12:00PM
PeninsulaSat, Dec 8, 201811:00AM - 12:00PM

Nov
19
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Yoga

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James
In these classes, we will explore the concept of kindness, and how practicing it towards ourselves and others can impact every aspect of our lives. The theme of kindness and its benefits will be woven into the sequence of postures in this class. If you have a yoga mat, feel free to bring it. There will be extras available.

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

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Nov
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Kids' Fall Crafts

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great fall-themed craft activities!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes For Beginners

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Learn basic computer skills including introduction to computers, how to get a email address, how to write a letter, and how to surf the Internet.


Nov
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Dinosaur Storytime

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for some special stories with a dinosaur theme!

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

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Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Studies for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Get ready for our big spelling bee in December with these practice sessions!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

It's Toddler Time! Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs for toddlers.

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

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Nov
21
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Homework Help for Teens

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Having trouble with your homework? Need some assistance with your schoolwork? Stop by the teen area for homework help!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Project Art for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Free art classes through Project Art for children and teens. Participants must preregister for the year-long course at www.projectart.org

PeninsulaWed, Dec 5, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM
PeninsulaWed, Dec 12, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM

Nov
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Project Art for Teens - Ages 13-17

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Free art classes through Project Art for children and teens. Participants must preregister for the year-long course at www.projectart.org

PeninsulaWed, Dec 5, 20184:00PM - 5:00PM
PeninsulaWed, Dec 12, 20184:00PM - 5:00PM

Nov
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Discussion

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This will be a teen discussion on the importance and impact that kindness has on ourselves, our communities, and our world.


Nov
30
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Please join us for some special rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories especially for babies!


Nov
30
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Storytime

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for morning storytime!


Dec
1
12:30PM

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1:30PM

It’s Time for Kind: Make Bird Feeders for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Ages 4-7, join us for this family fun program making bird feeders. Supplies are limited.


Dec
1
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. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Winter Storytime

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Ages 4-6, join us Tuesdays at 3pm for our winter-themed storytime. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
11:00AM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
3:30PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytelling for kids.


Dec
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Puzzle Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our children's puzzle club Thursdays at 3:30pm for ages 5-12. We have a variety of different puzzles from easy to difficult.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Shelter Pet Blankets

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come and help us make blankets for shelter animals.


Dec
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.

Additional Dates


Dec
7
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Babies 3-17 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


Dec
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Story Hour 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


Dec
11
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Peninsula Spelling Bee! Grades 3-6

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Compete in the Peninsula spelling bee. Grades 3-6, join us and take the challenge! Practice spelling lists for each grade will be available at the children's desk.


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Peninsula Spelling Bee - Grades 7-8

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Show off your smarts! Join us for our branch spelling bee for grades 7 and 8!!


Dec
12
3:00PM

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5:00PM

It’s Time for Kind: Let's Make a Kindness Chain!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us Wednesday, December 12th from 3-5pm to make a Peninsula Library Kindness Chain. Write down something kind you do for your environment, animals, pets, friends, family, and people in your community. Children of all ages are welcome to participate.


Dec
13
5:30PM

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7:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Film Screening "Radio"

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy the movie "Radio" (2003, PG). For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Science Rocks!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Wright Brothers Day

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Wright Brothers Day. Ages 6-12. Supplies are limited.


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Animal Science with "Erik The Reptile Guy"

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this Rescue and Awareness Animal Science presentation, children will meet Erik the Reptile Guy's newest rescued animals. This presentation discusses topics of the life cycles, food webs, adaptation, endangered species, and conservation of a variety of reptiles. Come meet live frogs, lizards, snakes, and more as Erik the Reptile Guy teaches respect and awareness of nature!. For children ages 6-12.


Dec
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

It’s Time for Kind: Family Movies

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great movies that celebrate kindness and goodwill towards all.

12/22: "Pay It Forward" (2000, PG-13)
12/29: "Wonder" (2017, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
28
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Video Games

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Come hang out and enjoy the various gaming systems.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
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


Jan
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

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


Jan
2
3:30PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Winter Word Games

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for fun word scrambles, word searches, and other word games for ages 6-11.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Baby and Me

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Babies (3-17 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


Jan
4
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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


Jan
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Winter Crafts for Kids!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our winter craft series Fridays at 3:30pm for ages 5-8. Supplies are limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Beginning Ballet for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for beginning ballet for children ages 4-6. Space is limited. Call or come in person to register.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Puppet Theater

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us Tuesdays for an interactive puppet and storytime program for ages 4-6. Children will act out the parts while staff will read the stories. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Remembering Dr. King

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Ages 5-11, join us as we learn about the legacy of the great Martin Luther King Jr. followed by a fun activity. Space is limited.


Feb
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Knitting Club for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us for our children's knitting club for ages 7 to 12. Children will learn stitching techniques that will enable them to work on their own knitting projects. Preregistration is required.

PeninsulaFri, Feb 8, 20193:30PM - 4:30PM
PeninsulaFri, Feb 15, 20193:30PM - 4:30PM
PeninsulaFri, Feb 22, 20193:30PM - 4:30PM

Feb
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Family Coloring Time

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Feb
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Read to Me Hour

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

This is an interactive storytime for ages 4-6. We will read picture books and talk about children's favorite storybook characters. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chinese New Year Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Ages 5-8, come and celebrate Chinese New Year. Make a New Year's craft. Supplies are limited.


Feb
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Puzzle Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our children's puzzle club for ages 5-12. We have a variety of different puzzles from easy to difficult.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt. Space is 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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