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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF POMONOK

May
29
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.

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

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May
29
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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May
29
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Adult Book Club

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Adult Book Club is the last Wednesday of the month; enjoy a book and discuss it with a group of adults once monthly!

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

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May
29
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


May
29
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.

Additional Dates


May
31
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.

Additional Dates


Jun
1
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.

Additional Dates


Jun
1
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Cody Childs & The Ladies of Soul

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Friends of Pomonok Presents: Cody Childs & The Ladies of Soul, who will perform a tribute to the songs of the 1960s titled "Shades of Soul: Music of the '60s." The performance will spotlight the songs made famous by such groups/artists as Jackie Wilson, Aretha Franklin, The Beatles, Wilson Pickett, The Supremes, The Impressions, Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, Ben E. King, The Young Rascals, Eddie Floyd, and others.

@ 2:30 pm


Jun
3
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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Jun
6
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Working with Clay: A Workshop for Seniors

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

This is a three-session workshop with teaching artist Alacia Stubbs. Learn how to sculpt with air drying clay. You will learn how to varnish and decorate with acrylic paint. Registration is limited. Please call the library to register. This program is funded through Older Adult Services for Seniors.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Tell Me A Story That's Out Of This World

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-8 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for a space-themed storytime featuring some of this year's summer reading books!


Jun
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.


Jun
8
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Friends of Pomonok Presents: Roz Brown

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Let's travel back to the Motor City with Roz Brown and friends for a Motown revue including hits from the Supremes, Four Tops, Temptations, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight and, of course, some Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.


Jun
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family’s country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


Jun
15
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Friends of 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.


Jun
15
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Queens Public Library Friends Presents LA Blacksmith & Jazz Plus

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

The Friends of the Pomonok Library presents 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.


Jun
17
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Bring Your Story Bingo!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate Immigrant History Month and the amazing diversity in our community with an afternoon of family bingo! In each round, we will learn about famous immigrants throughout history and their important contributions.


Jun
20
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Friends of Pomonok Library Presents Erik's Reptile Adventure

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Educator and author Erik the Reptile Guy will introduce you to reptiles, amphibians, and bugs from around the world, and share these amazing creatures with you. The program features 10-12 animals including snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and bugs! All programs include activity sheets for the children to enjoy.


Jun
21
12:00PM

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2:00PM

HIAS Meeting

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Meet with representatives from the refugee resettlement agency HIAS for a refugee health promotion workshop series for their Afghan clients in Queens.


Jun
22
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to create a beautiful jewelry box, to keep or give as a gift, in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Jun
24
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in a summer reading kickoff and educational musical experience with hip-hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 6-12.


Jun
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games. For ages 6-12.


Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Lunch

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us Mondays through Fridays from 1-2pm for free summer lunches for children ages 0-18. Meals are first-come, first-served; space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
11:30AM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jul
18
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

When was the last time you checked your hearing? Come join us for a short talk on hearing loss followed by a hearing screening, provided by a New York State licensed hearing specialist from St. John's University.


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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