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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF POMONOK

Join us for Pomonok's Dreams Screening on Sunday, October 15

Sep
26
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

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

Children ages 1-2, accompanied by a caregiver, will enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.


Sep
26
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Explore Play

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children can enjoy an exploration play session after our Toddler Time program on Wednesday mornings. For children ages 1-2 and their caregivers.


Sep
26
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Open House Library Tours

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Take a tour of your local library! Discover all that we have to offer including: computer access, borrowing privileges, access to our e-materials, exciting new programs and book displays.

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

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Sep
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mahjong for Beginners

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Mahjong, anyone? Join us and learn about this fun game at Mahjong for Beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

We meet once a month to read and discuss a great book.
6/27: The World We Found by Thrity Umbrigar
7/25: Paris In the Present Tense by Mark Helprin
8/29: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
9/26: Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford
10/31: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
11/28: The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

The Pomonok Mahjong Club, which meets every Wednesday afternoon, is a great place to meet people, engage in conversation, and exercise your ability to strategize.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Tell Me A Story

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can enjoy interactive picture book storytelling and rhymes!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Internet Basics

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

Learn the basics of browsing the web in this hands-on workshop for beginning computer users. No experience required!


Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Makers Lab - Create!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Whether they're completing a science experiment or a craft project, children ages 6-12 are sure to enjoy this program which focuses on fun, learning, and creativity!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Music Fun

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

An interactive program involving instruments, songs, and music for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Explore Play

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can enjoy an exploration play session after our Toddler Music program on Friday mornings.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Baby and Me

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Babies (ages 3 months up to 1 year) and their caregivers will enjoy a lap-sit program consisting of stories, songs, and rhymes.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Strategic Games

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us for games that are fun and promote teamwork for ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Preschool Fun

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-6 will play with age-appropriate games and make an occasional craft.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Saturday Discovery Club

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join our Saturday Discovery Club: a STEAM afternoon program for children ages 6-12.

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

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Oct
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Relay

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun and games as we practice listening skills and teamwork for ages 6-12.

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

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Oct
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Play and learn with your child in a five-session workshop that includes toys, games, puzzles, and other items specially selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Child-development specialists will be available to talk to parents and caregivers about the special concerns of child rearing. Ages 18-38 months. Preregistration is required either in-person or by phone at 718-591-4343.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Release your inner artist! Unwind at our adult coloring sessions. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Release your inner artist! Unwind at our adult coloring sessions.
Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

History of Negro Leagues Baseball .311

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an evening with local author and historian Philip Ross as he presents the history of baseball’s Negro Leagues, teams, and players. Mr. Ross will draw upon his lengthy research and interviews with dozens of former players, many of whom have become close friends.


Oct
19
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for our family movie! (For children and their caregivers)


Oct
20
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Meet the Author and Photographer of "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss"

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

How well do you know the neighborhoods of Queens? Author Joe DiStefano and photographer Clay Williams reveal the rich history and cultural diversity that are just a bus, subway, or walk away. Rediscover Queens on your next staycation with "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss."
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
30
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Open House Library Tours

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Take a tour of your local library! Discover all that we have to offer including: computer access, borrowing privileges, access to our e-materials, exciting new programs and book displays.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Celebration

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us for Halloween stories, games, and more for children ages 3 and up.


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: June 12, 2007. Re-chartered February 20, 2013

Current Board Members:

President - Robbie Garrison

Vice President - Erika Brassoi

Treasurer - Corinne Alpert

Secretary - Hyleta Babb Summers

Member at Large - Gloria Walker

Significant Accomplishments: One of the most successful and fun events the Friends have sponsored was the jazz and wine reception for Assembly Member Nettie Mayersohn when she retired. The Assemblywoman was a stalwart support of the Friends and as such, was made an honorary lifetime Friends member. The Friends also support the library by manning tables and collecting signatures against budget cuts. One of our biggest community outreach event is the   Electhester Street Fair.

Friends Fun Facts: Our members are very talented and have coordinated a number of great programs, i.e. The Friends presented an Art Exhibit by the Black Artist Association of Long Island, Read to Me Jamboree for grand parents and an Alzheimer workshop.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Andrew Gibson at 718-591-4343.

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