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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF RICHMOND HILL

Sep
22
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime fun! Stories, songs, finger plays and free-play with educational toys!

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Sep
22
1:00PM

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1:45PM

The Daily Puzzle

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The library makes puzzles available to adults every day.

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Sep
22
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Sit and Think with Sudoku

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Come and do a Sudoku puzzle for fun, or just refresh your math skills. All levels of difficulty are offered.

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Sep
22
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Lanyard Club

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.

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Sep
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Saturday Kids Craft

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Join our Saturday creations in arts and crafts in the Children's Room.

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Sep
25
5:30PM

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6:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Body Rock

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Instructor Donna James leads this fitness class designed to get your "Body Rockin" with a fusion of cardio-based dance and aerobic moves while groovin' to some vibrant, soulful beats. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Sep
26
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Richmond Hill Quilters

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Quilters meet on Tuesdays at noon.

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Sep
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

This course, for adults age 50 and up, will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Space is limited. Preregistration for the entire 9 session series is required. Register by calling Richmond Hill @ 718-849-7150 or Sunnyside @ 718-784-3033

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Sep
27
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and a simple arts and crafts activity.

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Sep
28
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and free play with educational toys!

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

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Sep
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Instructor Miriam Acevedo uses dance moves from merengue, salsa, cha cha, cumbia and reggaeton to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle and feel more energized. Preregistration is required for each session. Come early to complete an exercise release form.

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Sep
29
3:30PM

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4:00PM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is open to patrons who are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school, have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up and have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines. To check out a HotSpot visit one of the participating community libraries. Limited number of devices. Conditions apply.


Oct
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 10/7- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 10/14 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 10/28- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/04- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Genealogy Workshop

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

A three--part genealogy workshop presented by instructor Diane Warmsley, genealogist and family historian.

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

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Oct
11
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Oct
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Urban Stages presents: "Price of Courage"

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

This play depicts three famous whistleblowers from history and asks audiences how far they would go to ensure the right thing is done.


Nov
8
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Creating Community: An Intergenerational Art Program

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

An inter-generational watercolor art program. Celia Caro, professional teaching artist, leads this 4 part series; working with young and old to help build community. Express yourself, explore the art of portraiture using watercolors. For ages 12 and up. Register at the Richmond Hill Library 718-849-7150

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

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Nov
9
6:30PM

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7:45PM

It's Never Too Early (or Too Late) To Plan for Your Child's College Education

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into developing the right strategy for you and your child to get into the college of their dreams and to ease the financial burden of a college education. Arnold Davis has conducted presentations on college admissions and financing at high schools, secondary schools and primary schools in the Midwest and regional New York.


Nov
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Watercolor Art Workshop

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Two session Watercolor Workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. Advance your painting & drawing skills Come have fun, build your skills and socialize. Registration is required, 718-423-7004

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

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Nov
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Watercolor Art Workshop

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

A Watercolor Workshop for beginner and intermediate level students. Advance your painting & drawing skills. Come have fun, build your skills and socialize. Registration is required, 718-423-7004. Three sessions 11/14, 11/21 and 11/28.


Dec
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

How to Control Pests Safely

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about how to create a healthier home by controlling pests safely. All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.


Dec
13
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Health Chat: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion about the symptoms and care of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a common disorder that affects the large intestine.


Dec
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Concert

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

"Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin."


Dec
20
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Health Chat: Thyroid Disorders, Treatment & Types

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion about common thyroid disorders, symptoms, causes and treatments.


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:  December 7, 1992

Current Board Members:
President -  Carina Nieves-Snow
  Treasurer - Linda Meeth
 

Significant Accomplishments:
Our Friends Group works with the library to provide books, materials, programs and more for one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Queens. We are excited to announce an exciting new reading series event. We are always looking more members!

Friends Fun Facts: The Richmond Hill Library was founded by the Twentieth Century Club on April 8, 1899. It became part of the Queens Borough Public Library in 1901. In 1905, the present Carnegie building was opened for service.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Rebecca Alibatya at (718) 849-7150 or           Friendsofrhlibrary@gmail.com.

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