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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF POPPENHUSEN

Mar
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Adults can relax and take their minds off their stressful lives and color at the library.

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

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Mar
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

STACKS Homework Help

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Welcome to the STACKS Homework Help! Conquer all your schoolwork challenges; sign up to get homework help every day after school (ages 6-14). Registration Required. Please call 718-359-1102 for details.

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

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Mar
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STACKS Program

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

The STACKS program will enhance learning experiences through structured and unstructured age (6-14) appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps build emotional, social, and academic skills. Participate in a variety of enrichment activities that are informative, hands-on, and fun! Activities include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and literacy-based activities that complement the school curriculum.

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

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Mar
27
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children 2-4 years old and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle time in this 45-minute program.

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

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Mar
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

That's Puzzling!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Bring your patience and problem-solving skills as we make puzzles and challenge each other to solve them. This program is for school-age children; those under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


Mar
28
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Microsoft Office for Beginners / Build Your Resume Workshop

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome to the Poppenhusen Library to learn Microsoft Office for beginners or get assistance in building your resume.

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

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Mar
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

You Can Do It!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

This is a program for kids who feel that they aren't as good as others. We'll talk about feeling better about ourselves and how we can build self-confidence. This is for school-age kids.


Mar
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Chess is a game of strategy and problem solving, Whether you have never played, are a beginner, or a more advanced player, you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Play a game of chess with friends at Poppenhusen Library.

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

Inspiring Women in Science Movie: "Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars"

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of Inspiring Women in Science movie. Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh's ambitions and her plans to go to university are in danger, but Sepideh holds on to her dream, takes up the fight, and teams up with the world's first space tourist, Anousheh Ansari. Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

In this 45-minute program, infants to 3 years olds enjoy bouncing rhymes, puppets, and free play with our toys and puzzles. An adult must accompany the child.

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

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Mar
29
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Do you have a gadget or device that you are having issues with or need help with? Bring your device to the library and get one-on-one help! To make an appointment or if you have any questions please call Poppenhusen Library at 718-353-8894.

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

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Mar
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come race your wheels off, battle your heart out, and dance your socks off with Wii games at the library every Monday! We have sports games, dancing games, racing games, and more! No registration or experience necessary. A parent or guardian must accompany children under age 8.

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

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Mar
30
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Walk-In Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come create an awesome craft every Saturday, free of charge! The fun begins at 11am in the Children's Room.

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

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Mar
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Coloring Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Relax and unwind at Poppenhusen Library and make new friends while having fun with family coloring time. We will provide coloring sheets and pencils. Just come in and have fun!

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

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Apr
1
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Drop-In Computer Help

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Is your computer stumping you? Do you want to learn how to do something specific on the computer? We're here to help! Bring us your computer questions and queries and we'll provide basic instruction. This is a drop-in class for beginner to intermediate computer users. Library card is required. First-come, first-served.

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

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Apr
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Weekly Crossword

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

A weekly crossword to challenge you!

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

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Apr
1
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Knit and Crochet Circle

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Learn to knit, get help with projects, share patterns and techniques, or have an enjoyable chat as you work on your projects. All handicrafts welcome! We have some supplies, but please bring your own if you have them.

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

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Apr
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make It and Take It!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

If you like to make things, join us each Tuesday for a fun craft. This is for school-age kids; those under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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Apr
3
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Native American Folktale and Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come hear a Native American folktale and do a related activity. This is for school-age children; those under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Apr
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Beading Bonanza!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us to create bracelets, necklaces, and more with our colorful beads! This is for school-age children; those under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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Apr
4
6:45PM

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7:45PM

April Astronomy Sessions

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Learn about and view the wonders in the sky at our April Astronomy Sessions on our front lawn. Weather permitting.

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

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Apr
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue at the library. A mystery will be presented and customers will have the opportunity to solve it and win a prize.


Apr
8
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Citizenship Preparation Information Session

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Have questions about getting your US citizenship? Started the process but feeling stuck? Join us for an overview on the citizenship application process as well as tips and tools that will help you prepare for your test and interview.


Apr
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Who Was Hans Christian Andersen?

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Let's hear about his life and fairy tales, and do a related activity. This is for school-age children; those under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Apr
15
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Spider-Man, into the Spider-Verse!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Did you know that you have superhero qualities? We'll see how each one of us can make a difference, and create a spider-verse for our own Spider-Men. This program is for school-age kids.


Apr
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join our monthly adult book club to read and discuss a variety of books.

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

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Apr
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Earth Day!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Let's talk about why it's important to take care of our earth. Take our recycling quiz; there will be prizes for all! This is for school-age kids, those under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Apr
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

TED Talks at Queens Library Poppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of TED Talk videos. This month's theme is Our Awesome Earth.


Apr
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Tops and Bottoms

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come listen to this trickster tale about a clever rabbit who outsmarts a lazy bear, and then do an activity about vegetables that grow above and below the ground. This is for school-age children; those under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Apr
29
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Health at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Your health is important! Join us for a conversation about how to stay and be healthy.


May
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Book Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for an adult craft. We'll be using old books to create art!


May
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Conversational English Group

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us in our meeting room to practice speaking English in an informal setting.

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

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May
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Joins us for an evening of mystery and intrigue at the library. If you solve the murder mystery, you'll win a prize!


May
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Create a Puppet!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

In this family program we will make puppets, learn how to make them express different emotions, and put on a show the last week of the month.

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

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May
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Story Circle

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

If you like to hear stories, come hear adventurous, mysterious, scary, and funny stories while stretching your imagination and reading comprehension skills. This program is for school-age kids.

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

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May
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Mothers' Day!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Let's make something showing how much our mothers mean to us. Children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.


May
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Thursdays

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us each week for a fun science, art, or math activity for school-age kids 8 years or older.

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

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May
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

TEDxQueensLibraryPoppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of TED Talk videos about mental health.


May
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Documentary Night

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a viewing of a documentary about mental health.


Jun
3
1:00PM

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2:00PM

It's National Doughnut Day!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers and their caregivers will hear a story about a doughnut and decorate paper doughnuts to celebrate this holiday.


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun with Legos

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Building with our Legos is limited only by your imagination! For school-age kids due to small pieces.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
4:30PM

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5:30PM

What are Wordless Books?

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Books without words still tell a story. Let's look at a few and talk about those stories and the different outcomes we can predict. For school-age kids; those under 8 years must come with an adult.


Jun
13
1:00PM

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2:00PM

It's Upsy Daisy Day!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers and their caregivers will hear a book and make bobbing daisy hats.


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

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. 

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