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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ROCHDALE VILLAGE ALC

Sep
21
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Mask Making / Cultural History

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Mask Making / Cultural History: A look at mask-making across cultures and time. Create your own mask. Older Adult Services-Creative Aging 9 session art course. Space is limited. Register at the Rochdale Village Library 718-723-4440

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

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Sep
22
10:00AM

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11:00AM

DOE Hot Spot Lending

Location: Rochdale Village
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 a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines.


Sep
22
10:00AM

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10:30AM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Rochdale Village
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.


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Sep
22
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Fun Friday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Sep
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Rochdale Village Adult Non-Fiction Book Discussion Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Non-fiction lovers, please come and join the Rochdale Village Adult Non-Fiction Book Discussion Club! Each month we will read and discuss a non-fiction book. Any questions, please call the Adult Reference Desk at Rochdale Village Library, 718-723-4440.

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

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Sep
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Online Shopping 101

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 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 session.


Sep
27
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Learn to Sew

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Beginning Sewing - Learn how to use a sewing machine, take measurements, create and work with a pattern. Learn how to sew a seam, pockets, zipper and darts. Make a skirt or pants. Fabric and sewing supplies are not included. Contact Rochdale Village Mgr for a sewing kit list before the first session. 718-723-4440 Registration required


Sep
28
9:30AM

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11:00AM

OSHA 10 Hour Training Information Session: Construction

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering classes for 10-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. For more information call (718) 990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Friday Quiet Room @ Rochdale Village (internet usage and printing available)

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Looking for a quiet space to study, do reports or just surf the web? Internet usage and printing available.


Sep
30
10:00AM

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10:15AM

One-on-One Technology Appointments

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Rochdale Village is offering one-on-one technology appointments for all skill levels. Topics may include, but are not limited to, using a desktop or laptop computer, accessing the Internet, using apps on smartphones or tablets, introduction to social media sites and online shopping. Call our Customer Service Specialist to schedule your one hour appointment @ 718-723-4440.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your own coffee, tea, and biscuits. We will provide the atmosphere, including music and coloring supplies. Coloring is a new adult craze that promises relaxation, fun and community.

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

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Oct
2
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.

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

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Oct
4
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 723-4440.

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

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Oct
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. For further information call 718-723-4440. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
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.

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Oct
5
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Let's Talk About...

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

A monthly discussion where we talk about topics including food, music, culture, dance and current events.

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

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Oct
6
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 30 months and under enjoy a 1/2 hour of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple picture books. Ages: Newborn - 30 months.

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

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Oct
6
10:45AM

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11:15AM

Play Date at the Library

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Drop in on Fridays to socialize and play with other caregivers and children! Enjoy the library's toys, games, puzzles and our "play kitchen."

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

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Oct
6
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Storytime is a great way to encourage a love of reading. Toddlers and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and more! For ages 2 1/2 and up.

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

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Oct
7
10:00AM

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2:00PM

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. Families 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.

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Oct
10
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Autumn Health and Safety

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Fall into healthy habits this autumn! From flu prevention to Halloween, learn how to have a safe and healthy autumn season.

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

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Oct
11
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly afterward. For more information call 718-723-4440. Class code JR170.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been a professional for years, keeping an up-to-date resume is important! In this class, you will learn layouts and formatting skills using MS Word to make your resume stand out above the rest.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Employment and Resource Fair

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Workforce 1 will be conducting interviews for open positions with many employers. To interview, dress professionally and bring resumes. Community organizations will be onsite to showcase resources in education and training, public benefits, immigration and citizenship, financial literacy, health care and more! A list of job openings and participating organizations will be available one week prior to the event. Free and open to the public (18 and older).


Oct
12
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Music for the Soul

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Sean Condron, born in Queens to Irish parents, is a modern-day bard who's repertoire spans the melting pot of American music. Armed with just a guitar and voice, his energetic and humor filled performances have delighted audiences the world over.


Oct
14
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Senior Saturday Board Games

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to the Rochdale Village Library to enjoy board games and good company! older adults are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Design your own beaded bracelet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger shows you how to design a beaded bracelet in this jewelry making workshop. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required at the Rochdale Village Library 718-723-4440


Oct
21
11:00AM

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1:00PM

DIY Halloween Costumes

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Who will you be? The paper bag princess? Cat in the hat? Curious George? Spiderman?
Makers are creators, artists, tinkerers, and inventors. Join us to create your own costume. We'll use paper, fabric, and unusual pieces to create costumes to take home. It may be based on a favorite children's book character or based on your imagination.
Kids of all ages are invited with adult participation!


Oct
30
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Medicare Basics

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Healthcare policies can be confusing. Come get the most current information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. All are welcome. Come get all the information you need!


Nov
6
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Know Your Rights for Immigrants: What to Do If You Encounter ICE

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you concerned about your rights in case you come in contact with immigration officers? This workshop in Spanish presented by a lawyer will help you understand what to do if stopped by ICE; what your rights are when faced with ICE; arrest tactics used; and creating a safety plan for your family. Presented in collaboration with The NYS Office for New Americans and the NYS Liberty Defense Project.


Nov
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Typing Lab 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.


Nov
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Language Learning Lab 101

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.


Nov
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medicines. Call/text/email Tamara at 917 702 4295/tmichel@queenslibrary.org to reserve a spot.


Nov
16
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Black Friday Ready?

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 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 session.


Nov
18
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Glass Painting for the Holidays

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

Glass painting with a cheerful holiday theme. Create your own unique glassware. Materials provided. Limited spaces available.


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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