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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF POMONOK

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

Dec
12
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Makers Lab - Create!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Whether 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


Dec
13
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Explore Play

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children can enjoy an explore 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.

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Dec
13
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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Tell Me a Story

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 3-6, and their caregivers 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


Dec
14
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Spelling: Games, Tricks, and Tips

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Bee in it to win it! Come join us for spelling games, tricks, and tips! For ages 8-12.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Music Fun

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


Dec
15
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Explore Play

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children can enjoy an explore 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


Dec
15
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Baby and Me

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


Dec
16
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Preschool Fun

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-6 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


Dec
16
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, 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


Dec
18
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. The event is for ages 8-12.


Dec
19
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Holiday Origami: A Crafts Program for Adults

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

Learn origami techniques from origami master, Kazuyo Mizukami, to create beautiful holiday decorations for your home. Preregistration is required. Space is limited for up to 25 participants. Materials will be provided.


Dec
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Are You Getting Your Benefits?

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Over 2 million New Yorkers are eligible for SNAP benefits. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. Stop by the library for a SNAP eligibility screening. If you meet the requirements, get help filling out an application.


Dec
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.

12/20: "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


Dec
28
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Kwanza Celebration

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Musician, poet and storyteller Atiba Kwabena-Wilson brings forth the beauty and joyousness of Kwanza in an uplifting program of music, dance and celebration. To the beat of drums, you will learn the significance of Nguzo Saba, the seven life-affirming principles of Kwanza, and how they can guide you throughout the year. Whether young or old, you do not want to miss this joyous musical affirmation of heritage and culture.


Dec
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Kwanzaa Celebration with Atiba Kwabena Wilson

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Musician, poet, and storyteller Atiba Kwabena Wilson brings forth the beauty and joyousness of Kwanzaa in an uplifting program of music, dance and celebration. To the beat of drums, you will learn the significance of Nguzo Saba, the seven life-affirming principles of Kwanzaa, and how they can guide you throughout the year.

Whether young or old, you don't want to miss this joyous musical affirmation of heritage and culture.


Jan
2
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


Jan
3
10:30AM

--to--

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


Jan
3
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


Jan
3
3:30PM

--to--

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


Jan
4
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Spelling: Games, Tricks, and Tips

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Be in it to win it! Come join us for spelling games, tricks, and tips! For ages 8-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
10:30AM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
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


Jan
5
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


Jan
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Glam and Style Day!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Discuss the latest fashion trends and join in fun activities focusing on style and wellness.
For ages 10 and up.


Jan
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

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


Jan
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Saturday Discovery Club

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join our Saturday Discovery Club! Become a builder, create a work of art, and 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


Jan
8
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


Jan
12
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Winter Craft

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a fun Winter Craft!


Jan
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

A New Year; A New You: Harmonizing Relationships

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Understanding ourselves better is the key to understanding others and enhancing our relationships with them. We will explore how to know and connect with our true selves to be the person we are meant to be, free of neediness, and positive in all our interactions. Learn to build trust in relationships, to discover the true meaning of love and connect heart to heart with people.


Jan
19
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for our family movie!


Jan
29
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Legal Advice for the Disabled

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Are you confused about the process of applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration or appealing a decision? A representative from The Legal Aid Society's Government Benefits Unit will be at the library to answer your questions one-on-one.


Jan
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


Jan
31
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
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

The Pomonok Library Spelling Bee

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

You've been practicing your spelling skills! Now take part in our fun and friendly spelling competition! Sign up at the Children's Reference Desk beginning January 2nd. There will be a prize for the winners in each grade category. For children in grades 3-6.


Feb
2
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"

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
4:30PM

--to--

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


Feb
13
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Valentine's Day Celebration

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Come join us for our Valentine's Day Celebration where we will enjoy games, rhymes and stories about friendship and love. For ages 3 and up.


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.


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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