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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ROCHDALE VILLAGE

Apr
25
10:45AM

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11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children birth to age 5 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts and lots of fun.


Apr
26
11:00AM

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1:00PM

CUNY Information Session at Rochdale ALC

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Queensborough Community College is partnering with Queens Library to provide answers to common questions about applying to college. If you are interested in any of the following, these information sessions are for you.
Starting or completing a degree
Advancing in your field
Finding a new career
Starting or expanding a business
CUNY admission process
How to apply for free
Degrees and certificates offered
Math Start and other CUNY programs


Apr
26
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Travel Thursdays!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Please join us for a fun and informative virtual travel session. Laptops will be provided.


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Apr
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Tech- Know Series @ Rochdale Village- Are you "Technically Involved"???

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Please join us for an interactive chat session on how "technically involved" are you? Bring your questions, devices and opinions as well on how we have become a highly technically involved society!! Texts or phone calls? Online shopping or in store shopping? etc.


Apr
27
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Poem in your pocket day

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

At the Rochdale Village Library
We think poems are as sweet as Cherry
Come to write poems with us
You can come in on the 3, 85, or 111 bus
Or take a poem
and give it an amazing home
In your pocket
Your mind will take off like a rocket


Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Readiness Drop-In Hours

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with your resume or cover letter? Not sure how to search for a job? Come to our Job Readiness Drop-In Hours for assistance on these topics, and more! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center, or call 718-723-7662.


Apr
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Arbor Day: Fun Friday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate Arbor Day and the role of trees in our lives. We'll be tree detectives and identify several of the trees in the Rochdale Village neighborhood.


Apr
28
11:30AM

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1:30PM

ESOL Job Search Training

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. The classes are also integrated with a technology component that prepares students for the 21st century workforce.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Game Design: Google CS 1st for grades 5-9

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

In Game Design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more! Participants must attend all eight sessions. Please register online or by calling Rochdale Village library @ 718-723-4440. Space limited.


Apr
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Crafting Circle

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you have a crafting project you've wanted to finish? Come to the Rochdale Village to craft and chat!


May
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Case Management Services

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Need assistance? Come see a case manager and learn what services you may qualify for! We offer information, help with employment, housing, healthcare, immigration, social services, education, and finances. We also refer to partner organizations for additional services.

Case management is available on a walk-in basis, but we may be able to assist you best if you schedule an appointment in advance! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center or call 917-436-7379

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Crafty Tuesday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Get creative at the library. Join us on Tuesdays for simple and fun crafts for school-age kids. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

NY Senior Medicare Patrol

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

The NY Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) advises you how to Protect, Detect, and Report frauds and scams. The NY Senior Medicare Patrol is a program dedicated to educating Medicare beneficiaries about health care fraud and common scams - how they can protect themselves, what to look for, and where to report them.


May
3
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Online Travel Booking!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn to schedule trips and hotel bookings safely and effectively online.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Monthly Building Bricks Program

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us once a month for "building brick" challenges!

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

Additional Dates


May
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Resume Lab

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be at this lab! Participants can create and work on their resume to help pursue employment while getting tips for making a resume stronger.


May
4
3:00PM

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4:30PM

May the 4th be with you: Star Wars Day

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

May the 4th be with you! At Rochdale Village, we will be offering kids crafts and a film showing.


May
5
10:30AM

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12:30PM

CISTA Girls: Leading the Way to Save Our Planet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Be a volunteer and help save our planet for future generations! Have fun participating in beach clean-ups, presentations, planting trees, panel discussions on TV shows, art shows and more. Teenage girls and boys are encouraged to attend. Preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Crafting Circle

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you have a crafting project you've wanted to finish? Come to the Rochdale Village to craft and chat!

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

Additional Dates


May
7
1:00PM

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4:00PM

LiveOn NY Benefits Outreach Program

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to the Free Benefits Assistance for Older Adults program and receive personalized assistance for SCRIE, SNAP, Medicare Savings Program, HEAP, and Low Income Subsidy. Screenings will be conducted for eligibility.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
1:15PM

--to--

2:00PM

Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children birth to age 5 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
6:00PM

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7:00PM

You're a Card: Card Making and Mother's Day Discussion

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Mother's Day is coming up! Make a card for your mother or the women in your life!

Materials will be provided.


May
11
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Mother's Day Glass Painting, With Love!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Please join us for a crafty, fun-filled paint and chat session. Materials provided. Registration required!


May
12
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Storytime with the Author: Mommy and Me, by Ebony Troncoso

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Queens native and author/illustrator Ebony Troncoso will join us for a special storytime and reading of her picture book, Mommy and Me! This is a heartfelt story told by a child who cherishes nothing more than spending time with her mother and begins to realize that moms really do have superpowers. This program is for children of all ages and their families.


May
14
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Book Discussion: "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to Rochdale Village to discuss "The Mothers" by Brit Bennett. We want to hear what you think of the book!


May
19
3:00PM

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4:15PM

MackSings: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Lascelles Mclaughlin aka MackSings presents a tribute show to the great Stevie Wonder, telling his life story and performing memorable selections that show the progression, social awareness and growth of the artist.


May
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

African-American History Book Talks

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn about new books and delve into discussions about African-American history. Participants are asked to bring in a fiction or non-fiction book related to the month’s topic and share with the group. Meets the third Monday of each month. Register online or by calling the library @ 718-723-4440.

Topics:
3/19 - Slavery in the U.S. until 1865
4/16 - Post-slavery period until FDR
5/21 - The Harlem Renaissance


May
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Music Trivia

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you know your music? Who wrote your favorite songs? Step up and come to our music trivia!


May
25
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Let's Color And Chat: An Adult Coloring Session

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

Join us for an adult chat and color session. Light refreshments welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Compost Mania

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This day is all about compost - how it's made and used. Find out why recycling food scraps and yard waste creates a more sustainable urban environment! Master composter James E. Bressant, Jr. guides you through the process and purpose of composting with an interactive presentation. Master composters are certified by the NYC Department of Sanitation in soil and decomposition science and sustaining green urban spaces. Registration not required.


Jun
6
10:45AM

--to--

11:45AM

Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children birth to age 5 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts, and lots of fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Managing Depression

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

PEARLS by Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Do you know of a senior who seems sad all the time, lost interest in things they used to love, or is having trouble sleeping or loss of appetite? Feeling sad or blue from time to time is normal, but it should fade away after a few days. The Visiting Nurse Services of New York offers free screenings for participation in their new program called PEARLS. You must be 65 or older and live in Queens or Manhattan.


Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Resume Lab

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be at this lab! Participants can create and work on their resume to help pursue employment while getting tips for making a resume stronger.


Jun
11
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Discussion: "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir"

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to Rochdale Village to discuss "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Banadele. We want to know what you think of the book!


Jun
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Queens Library & Sciencetellers Rock with the Wild West: "The Mystery of the Golden Piano"

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia, and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!


Jun
25
6:30PM

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7:45PM

It's Just An Illusion!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you believe in magic? Come to the library and see three great magicians baffle, bewilder, and entertain you. You will leave the show a believer.


Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

First Day of Free Summer Meals for Children and Teens

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is honored to partner with the NYC Department of Education to provide an essential summer service — free lunches for kids and teens all summer long. Enrollment is not required. There is no cost. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


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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