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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF POMONOK

Feb
20
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

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

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
20
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Explore Play

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Feb
20
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.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Feb
20
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Tell Me a Story

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-8 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.

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Feb
22
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Baby and Me

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Babies (ages birth 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.

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Feb
23
10:30AM

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11:00AM

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.

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Feb
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Jazz and Blues

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Stacia Hobdy performs the music of such legendary artists as Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, BB King, and more. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
25
3:30PM

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4:00PM

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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Feb
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

We meet once a month to read and discuss a great book.
12/19/18: "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn
1/30/19: "Saints for All Occasions" by J. Courtney Sullivan
2/27/19: "The Clockmaker's Daughter" by Kate Morton
3/27/19: "The Fallen Architect" by Charles Belfoure
4/24/19: "The Rain Watcher" by Tatiana De Rosnay
5/29/19: "A Place for Us" by Fatima Farheen Mirza

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

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Mar
2
11:00AM

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12:30PM

What Makes a Strawberry Grow, Smell, and Taste the Way it Does? DNA!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Beth Tuck, from Genspace, teaches how to extra DNA from strawberries. For ages 10+ with their parent/guardian. Call Library to Preregister.


Mar
5
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Introduction to Computers

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

Do you want to become comfortable using computers? Learn the basics at our computer workshops!
Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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Mar
6
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Bilingual Birdies Presents Movin' to Mandarin

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Bilingual Birdies presents Movin' to Mandarin for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Please call the library to register at 718-591-4343.

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

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Mar
15
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!


Mar
19
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Introduction to PowerPoint

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

Learn how to create and edit slides, insert clip art, apply designs, work with views, and run a slide show. We will also cover how to save, print, and open presentations. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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Mar
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Women's History Month: "Alice's World" Film Screening & Discussion

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Stuart Hersh screens his documentary on Alice Austen, one of America's first female photographers. Presented by Friends of Pomonok Library.


Apr
12
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!


May
21
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Introduction to Excel

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

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Jun
15
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Friends of the Pomonok Library Present LA Blacksmith & Jazz Plus

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

The Friends of the Pomonok Library present LA Blacksmith and his group Jazz Plus as they play the hits of Motown featuring the music of superstars like the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, the Commodores, Billy Preston, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight, The Marvelettes, Mary Wells, The Shirelles, and Ashford & Simpson.


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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