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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF PENINSULA ALC

Jan
22
3:00PM

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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
23
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


Jan
23
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


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Jan
23
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
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
24
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

College 101 : Pre College Prep and Tips for Surviving Freshman Year and Beyond

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

It is never too early to plan for college. These fun and interactive programs are offered to tweens and teens with a curiosity about how to prepare and what to expect freshman year and beyond. This program will be offered at the following locations: Cambria Heights, Central, Flushing, Glen Oaks and Peninsula.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
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
25
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
25
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
25
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.


Jan
26
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


Jan
26
2:00PM

--to--

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.


Jan
28
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.


Feb
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Knitting Club for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date February 1, 2019
Availability: 8 openings

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
1
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.

Additional Dates


Feb
2
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.

Additional Dates


Feb
4
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.

Additional Dates


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
1:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Lunar New Year Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Feb
6
1:00PM

--to--

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


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
7
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Teen Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Feb
7
6:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Feb
7
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


Feb
9
2:00PM

--to--

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


Feb
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Putting my traveling shoes on and off I go on..?

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to create the vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure: Car or spaceship? Boat or flying dragon? There is no limit to where the mind and heart can travel! Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for this adventure. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
13
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Harriet Tubman’s Storywalk

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us as we do a storywalk of the life and journey of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad for children ages 6-10. Space is limited. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


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.


Feb
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Broken Heart Week: Urban Stages presents Venus & Adonis

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

In this one-woman show, Misha Bouvion presents the story of Venus and Adonis, using only Shakespeare’s text from his little-known poem about what happens when Venus, the goddess of love, faces rejection. For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019


Feb
19
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Contest for Kids

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Are you a legendary lego builder? Participate in our lego challenge.


Feb
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations -- Harlem On My Mind

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Julia Breanetta Simpson takes you on a musical journey set during the Harlem Renaissance with music of "Duke” Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and more. Julia will be accompanied by Mario Sprouse. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
1
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


Mar
1
11:30AM

--to--

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
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Spring Craft Mondays

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our spring-inspired crafts. Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join us. Supplies are limited.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
4:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
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. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
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


Mar
6
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


Mar
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Build it Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Teen Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
8
3:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Mar
12
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Teen Coloring

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Contest for Kids!

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Are you a legendary lego builder? Participate in our lego challenge Tuesday, March 12th from 4-5pm.


Mar
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

St. Patrick's Day Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 can create a craft for St. Patrick's Day. Supplies are limited.


Mar
20
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Spring Scavenger Hunt for ages 6-12.


Mar
22
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Teen Thursday Trivia

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Test your knowledge and have fun at teen trivia.


Mar
26
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Teen Coloring

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
1
3:00PM

--to--

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
2
4:00PM

--to--

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
4
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Teen Craft

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
4
4:00PM

--to--

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
5
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


Apr
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Teen Coloring

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
16
4:00PM

--to--

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.


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.


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
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.


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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