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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF POMONOK

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

Feb
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Wellness Workshop: Coping with Insomnia

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

More than 10% of people in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia. Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration and increased risk of serious illnesses. In this workshop, we will look at some common causes of sleeplessness, including physical tension, chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. We will learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need. All are welcome.


Feb
20
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for movies for the whole family.


Feb
21
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

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

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


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Feb
21
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Whether you're skilled at the game or have just watched from the sidelines but would like to learn to play, the Pomonok Mahjong Club, which meets Wednesday afternoons, is a great place to meet people, engage in conversation and exercise your ability to strategize.


Feb
21
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 an 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


Feb
22
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Registration is now closed

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Feb
22
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Strategic Games

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

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


Feb
22
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year by Learning Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

In this workshop, Master Ming Liang Lu and Sharlene Chou will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. Participants will learn how to make this year's Lunar New Year zodiac symbol, the dog as well as paper lanterns. Master Lu will make 3-D portraits of lucky winners. Supplies are limited to 40 people.
For all Lunar New Year Programs, visit http://queenslib.org/lunarnewyear18


Feb
23
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Music Fun

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

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


Feb
23
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 Music Fun program on Friday mornings. For children ages 1-3 and their caregivers.


Feb
23
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Baby and Me

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

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


Feb
23
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Emerging Readers' Storytimes

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for special storytimes that celebrate Library Lovers Month. For Ages 3-8.
2/2 "Elephant and Piggie"
2/9 "Pinkalicious"
2/16 "Amelia Bedelia"
2/23 "Pete the Cat"


Feb
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Preschool Fun

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 3-6, will participate in age-appropriate games and an occasional craft.


Feb
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Saturday Discovery Club--African American Explorers

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us in February for a Saturday Discovery Club series where we learn about the achievements of African American Explorers through strategic games. For children ages 6-12.
For all Black History Month programs, visit http://queenslib.org/blkhistorymonth18


Feb
26
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Library Squad

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come play strategic games and tell us what you would like to do for future library programs in this advisory group. For ages 8-12.


Feb
27
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


Feb
27
4:30PM

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5:15PM

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!


Feb
28
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.

Additional Dates


Feb
28
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.

12/20: "Lost Luggage" by Jordi Punti
1/31: "Lilli De Jong" by Janet Benton
2/28: "From Sand and Ash" by Amy Harmon
3/28: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate
4/25: "Still Me" by Jojo Moyes
5/30: "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and advance formulas. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Mar
1
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Strategic Games

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us for board 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


Mar
2
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Music Fun

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


Mar
2
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Explore Play

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children can enjoy an exploration play session after our Toddler Music Fun program on Friday mornings. 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


Mar
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Baby and Me

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Babies (ages birth 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


Mar
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Dr. Seuss Celebration

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday! We'll read stories, make a craft, and enjoy fun activities.
For ages 3 to 8.


Mar
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Preschool Fun

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-6 will participate in age-appropriate games and an occasional craft.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Saturday Discovery Club

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join our Saturday Discovery Club! Become a builder, create a work of art, or participate in a scientific experiment! For children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Library Squad

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come play strategic games and tell us what you would like to do for future library programs in this advisory group. For ages 8-12.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

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


Mar
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

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

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


Mar
7
11:00AM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
3:30PM

--to--

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


Mar
8
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call (718) 990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Painting and Drawing

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Create beautiful works of art! This month the medium is watercolors. For ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
16
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Family Movie

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for our family movie--Coco!


Mar
22
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Advanced Internet

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

Go beyond the basics and explore the more advanced aspects of the Internet by learning about advanced search techniques, different Internet browsers, deleting cookies and caches, bookmarking and personalizing your browser, incognito browsers, and securing online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Mar
23
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Jeopardy

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for afternoon trivia! For ages 6-12.


Mar
29
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles such workers may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Apr
5
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Navigating Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to: prepare information to make online applications easier, complete common online application sections, and master how to get noticed and avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Apr
5
4:30PM

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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.

Additional Dates


Apr
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Strategic Games

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us for board 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


Apr
12
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Apr
17
2:30PM

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3:30PM

"King" Solomon Hicks - The Ties Between Blues & Jazz

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

A musical concert with King Solomon Hicks. Solomon intertwines blues and jazz in his own unique style. His performance is a tribute to Wes Montgomery, BB.King, Howling Wolf, and a number of other blues artists! An eclectic musician, Solomon also excels at classical, gospel, R&B, funk, and classic rock.


Apr
19
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Apr
26
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Advanced Excel

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

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and advance formulas. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for movies for the whole family.


May
3
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


May
10
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


May
17
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Advanced Internet

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

Go beyond the basics and explore the more advanced aspects of the Internet by learning about advanced search techniques, different Internet browsers, deleting cookies and caches, bookmarking and personalizing your browser, incognito browsers, and securing online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


May
24
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles such workers may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


May
31
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Navigating Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to: prepare information to make online applications easier, complete common online application sections, and master how to get noticed and avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Jun
18
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Mr. Chris's Musical Experience

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children will engage in a high energy and interactive show with Mr. Chris featuring music, song, and dance with an educational twist. Come kick off Summer Reading and pick out great books to read over the summer. For children 6-12. 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: 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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