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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ROCHDALE VILLAGE ALC

Mar
20
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Origin Story: A Comics and Anime Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you like anime, comic books, or both? Whether you have been reading them all your life, or are just discovering them for the first time, join us as we discuss the origins and adventures of our favorite animated characters!

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Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Karaoke

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Most people have trouble speaking in front of others, let alone singing in front of others. Karaoke offers a non-threatening way for kids to sing popular, fun, and energetic music in a way that will help your child build confidence. Join as a participant or as part of the audience!!


Mar
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Family Storytime and Party

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun-filled family Saturday storytime to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday. We’ll read Dr. Seuss stories, have many hands-on activities, and end with a Dr. Seuss craft. There will be plenty of Dr. Seuss books on display, so be sure to check one out after storytime. All ages are invited.


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Mar
23
1:00PM

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5:00PM

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.

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

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Mar
25
1:00PM

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5:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children and teens can come to learn and improve their knowledge of chess.


Mar
25
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The last Monday of each month we're serving up hot coffee and thought-provoking conversation. Pick up a copy of this month's read at Rochdale Village Library.
March: "Delicious Foods" by James Hannaham
April: "So You Want To Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
May: "How Long 'Til Black Future Month?" by N.K. Jemisin
June: "A More Beautiful and Terrible History" by Jeanne Theoharis


Mar
26
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Intro to Computers for Older Adults

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

These are two 90-minute classes geared towards older adults, emphasizing straightforward learning of computer basics.


Mar
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Code for Equality Challenge

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Younger learners and their caregivers will use computational thinking to create physical coded messages, following each step to create unique messages with graphics, texts and variables. Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
28
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Spring Online Shopping

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

Join us for a fun and interactive online shopping experience! Online shopping is a convenient way to buy almost anything from the comfort of your home. While there are some risks with shopping online, there are also many ways to protect yourself and your financial information. Learn more about staying safe when shopping online in these very informative hands-on sessions.


Mar
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

"The Girls in the Band" - Female Jazz Musicians

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The award-winning documentary film "The Girls in the Band" tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, history-making journeys from the late '30s to the present day. Screening presented via Kanopy, Queens Library's newest on demand video streaming service. Registration preferred.


Mar
29
1:00PM

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2:00PM

St. John's School of Law Students presents an "Investor Education" Workshop

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

The Securities and Arbitration Clinic students of St. John's School of Law presents an "Investor Education" workshop. The topics that will be covered are common investor problems and scams, tips to avoid being a victim, protecting your investments, types of investments, types of fraud, and tips to keep track of your investments.


Mar
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Friday: Build a Tower!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Let off a little S.T.E.A.M. on Friday! Children are welcome to participate in a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activity! This week we will be learning about the design process by building a tower! Your challenge is to build a tower that would support a tennis ball. The ball needs to be 10 cm off the table. The big rule is to use all the supplies! No registration required!


Apr
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children and teens can come to learn and improve their knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Crafty Tuesday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us after school for fun crafts!
April 16: Earth Day Crafts- Make your own paper mache globe!
April 23: Make your own "I Spy" page

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

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Apr
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Intro to Martial Arts: Hung Gar

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This is a six-part lecture series on the various aspects and "forms" of Hung Gar kung fu, a system of Shaolin martial arts. This program is for all ages 11 and up. Registration is preferred online or in the library.
4/4: Taming the Tiger fist
4/11: Tiger/Crane fist
4/18: Five Animals/Five Elements fist
4/25: Eight Diagram staff
5/2: Chinese Broadsword
5/9: Guan Dao

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

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Apr
5
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Children's Book Week 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. Help us celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Children's Book Week. Siblings are always welcome!

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

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Apr
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays for some fun! Games, crafts, science experiments, movies, or...who knows? The program is open to children ages 5-12. Although space is limited, preregistration is not required.

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

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Apr
6
12:00PM

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5:00PM

SHSAT Information Session

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Parents and students (4th to 8th grade) are welcome to learn more about specialized high schools. A representative from the NYC Department of Education will be available to answer any questions prospective students and parents may have. This information session is free. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.


Apr
8
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Craft Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Calling all knitters, crocheters, and crafters! Learn how to make something new each month or bring your own projects to work on and enjoy our company. Open to adults, teens, and children (with a parent/guardian). Registration preferred online or at the library.
3/11: Loom knitting
4/8: Fabric bracelet
5/13: Plastic bag crochet

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

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Apr
9
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Language Learning Lab

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Learn 120+ languages using self-paced learning software. Laptops and headphones will be provided. You must have a basic knowledge of navigating the Internet and using the keyboard and mouse.
Preregistration is required. Please bring your library card.

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

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Apr
11
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Online Travel Booking!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Go around the world in 90 minutes!! Join us for an interactive, hands-on travel booking experience! Learn how to search the Internet for online travel deals and how to successfully book a flight or vacation. Laptops are provided.


Apr
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. This is basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and compressions-only mannequins. There will also be "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
12
3:00PM

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4:15PM

National Library Week Outreach with DJ Kendo

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join Queens Library as we celebrate National Library Week with live art and live music.


Apr
13
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

In this 30-minute program, infants and toddlers enjoy bouncing rhymes, puppets, and free play with our toys and puzzles. An adult must accompany the child. Join us as we get ready for Children's Book Week!

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

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Apr
13
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

It's toddler time! Join us for stories, rhymes, and songs for toddlers.
Join us on 4/27 as we get ready for Children's Book Week!

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

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Apr
13
2:00PM

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5:00PM

The Quiet Room at Rochdale Village

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Looking for a quiet space to brush up on your computer skills? Practice things you already know? Or simply need more time to finish an online application? Come to our Quiet Room. Internet usage and printing are available.


Apr
17
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Spring Health Challenge

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

With the changing of the seasons, spring brings new reasons to stay healthy! Come interact and learn at this health education workshop.


Apr
17
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Chapter Chat

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kids' book discussion! Participants should read the book before the meeting. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Bring your ideas and questions. This will count towards the Read Down Your Fines program.


Apr
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Early Detection Education for Breast and Colon Cancer

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Ms. Shadiyah Evans with the NorthWell/LIJ Cancer Services Program will provide information on the importance of early screenings to detect various cancers. There will be a demonstration on how to perform self- examinations, and additionally she will provide resources about "no cost screenings" and other important resources through the CSP. There will be a Q & A session with informational handouts and give-aways.


Apr
24
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Seedlings & A Story: Celebrating Spring & Earth Day

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

Families are invited to listen to a story about how plants grow and then take home their very own! Children will plant seeds in upcycled containers and adults will make DIY plastic water bottle planters. Feel free to bring your own seeds or water bottles, though both will be provided. Registration preferred online or in the library.


Apr
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Move Like a Robot Coding Challenges

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Using only six symbols, we will create "instructions" for others to move and stack cups. Sounds easy? Join us for fun and challenges. Challenge your friends by writing your own set of instructions. Be prepared to be challenged to follow series of instructions. This is recommended for ages 7 and up.


Apr
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

S.T.E.A.M. Fridays

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Let off a little S.T.E.A.M. on Friday! Children are welcome to participate in a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) activity!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Discussion

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

The last Monday of each month we're serving up hot coffee and thought-provoking conversation. Pick up a copy of this month's read at Rochdale Village Library.
April: "So You Want To Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
May: "How Long 'Til Black Future Month?" by N.K. Jemisin
June: "A More Beautiful and Terrible History" by Jeanne Theoharis


May
1
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Welcome to NYC: Adapting to Life in Queens and the USA

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Participants will have a chance to ask questions and receive useful tips from a native New Yorker and discuss what it’s like to navigate a new culture and city as an adult. We will learn strategies for coping with homesickness, culture shock, and everything in between.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing


May
7
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Jazzy Mother's Day Glass Painting

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

Join us for a fun-filled session of glass painting with a Mother's Day theme. All materials provided. Registration required!


May
9
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Understanding Obesity in Women

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Obesity is a complex health issue that results from a combination of causes and contributing factors. This program will help you understand clinical definitions, the history of obesity in the US, and also some strategies for weight loss management. Come learn from a medical doctor from Northwell Health. All are welcome.


May
16
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Obesity in Women and its Effects on the Family

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Women are often the ones who take care of the rest of the family. When women are affected by health issues like obesity, what effects does this have on the rest of the household and what are strategies for keeping the family as healthy as possible? Come learn more from Dr. Paula Barnes, Family Medicine at Northwell Health.


May
20
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

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

The last Monday of each month we're serving up hot coffee and thought-provoking conversation. Pick up a copy of this month's read at Rochdale Village Library.
May: "How Long 'Til Black Future Month?" by N.K. Jemisin
June: "A More Beautiful and Terrible History" by Jeanne Theoharis


May
21
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Typing 101

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

Learn to type accurately and effectively or just brush up on your typing skills, using self-paced software. Laptops and headphones provided. Registration required.


May
23
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Language Learning Lab

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

Learn 120+ languages using self-paced learning software. Laptops and headphones will be provided. You must have a basic knowledge of navigating the Internet and using the keyboard and mouse.
Preregistration is required. Please bring your library card.


May
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Obesity and Fertility

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you interested in starting or expanding your family? Did you know that your weight can play a role in your level of fertility? Come learn more about this relationship and some tips for success in growing your family. All are welcome.


May
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Medical Complications Associated with Obesity

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Obesity is a serious concern because it is associated with poorer mental health outcomes, reduced quality of life, and all the leading causes of death in the U.S. and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Come learn more about these relationships, but more importantly, ways that you might be able to be your healthiest self, and how you might keep your loved ones as healthy as possible. All are welcome.


Jun
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip-hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 6-12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
24
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

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

The last Monday of each month we're serving up hot coffee and thought-provoking conversation. Pick up a copy of this month's read at Rochdale Village Library.
June: "A More Beautiful and Terrible History" by Jeanne Theoharis


Dec
2
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Navigating the Healthcare System

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Gain insight on long-term care planning, including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. All are welcome!


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: May 10, 2002. Re-chartered on November 15, 2007

Current Board Members:
President – Emily Banks
Vice President – Sarah Payne
Treasurer – Marie Wheeler-Thomas
Corresponding Secretary – Karen Udo
Recording Secretary – Christine Hughes
 

Significant Accomplishments: Through the Friends advocacy and community outreach efforts. Additional grants provided funds for the purchase of a copy machine, laptops, 27" TV, Herman Miller furniture et al. The Friends also support the library on the annual trips to Albany and City Hall. Also attend the Fight out against Crime night. 

Friends Fun Facts: Created, published, and sold a cookbook at an event with samples of cookbook entries. Also organized Annual Mothers'' and Fathers' Day Plant and Bake Sales
Tea Tasting and poetry reading events. Creation of a African American History Month book, Forgotten Black Heroes. Participated in Harlem Book Fair. 

Contact Info: Center Manager Michael Semple or Friends President Emily Banks at718-723-4440.

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