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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ROCHDALE VILLAGE ALC

Nov
20
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.

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

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Nov
21
3:00PM

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4:15PM

"King" Solomon Hicks - The Ties Between Blues & Jazz

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

A musical concert with King Solomon Hicks. Solomon intertwines blues and jazz in his own unique style. His performance is a tribute to Wes Montgomery, BB.King, Howling Wolf and a number of other blues artists! An eclectic musician, Solomon also excels at classical, gospel, R&B, funk and classic rock.


Nov
22
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.

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

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Nov
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Music and Sound: Google CS First

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.

Create your own digital music and sounds!
Use the computer to design your own music, create your own instruments and music videos, and learn how technology is used in the music industry! No previous computer experience necessary. Age 8+. Please register at queenslibrary.org or call 718-723-4440.

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Nov
24
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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Nov
24
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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Nov
24
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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Nov
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Drop In Holiday Crafts

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a drop-in craft with a holiday theme.


Nov
24
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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Nov
25
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.


Nov
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

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.


Nov
27
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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Nov
28
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.

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Nov
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.

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Dec
2
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.


Dec
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Holiday Shopping on a Budget

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Getting ready to buy presents for the holiday season? Come and learn valuable shopping tips! Discover techniques to get the most out of your dollar. For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center, or call 718-723-7662.


Dec
4
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Getting Technologically Savvy!

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

Let's chat about what skills you may need to feel more technologically savvy! Topics will include: email, searching the web, online shopping, travel booking and other basic tech questions or concerns.
Laptops and printing will be provided.

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

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Dec
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

DIY Holiday Gifts

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Everyone loves a homemade holiday gift! Join us for a crafty evening of easy projects you can take home. Please register in person or by calling 718-723-4440.

**please include stock photo

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

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Dec
7
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!


Dec
7
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.


Dec
9
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Itty Bitty Book Club: Pete the Cat

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun discussion of a favorite cool cat in children's literature! We'll hear stories, play the "Find Pete the Cat's button" game and make crafts. Ages 3 and up. Siblings are welcome.


Dec
11
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Cancer Information Table

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Community Outreach Representatives from NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Hospital will be on site to answer questions about cancer, cancer prevention and where you can obtain a cancer screening, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Stop by their table to get all your questions answered.

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

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Dec
16
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register in person at the Rochdale Village Library or call 718-723-4440. Basic computer skills are required.


Dec
16
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Holiday Karaoke Dance Party!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join our karaoke dance party for the holidays!


Dec
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Habits

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

How can we stop the spread of germs? At this interactive workshop we will be making our own soap, as well as learning about hand washing and other healthy habits! It's fun for the whole family.


Dec
21
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Pajama Storytime!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come dressed in your comfy pajamas with your favorite stuffed animal to enjoy books, rhymes, and songs!


Dec
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Minecraft Madness

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

If you build it, they will come. Join us at Rochdale Village, to build, to explore, to gather... to Minecraft. Open to kids and teens.


Dec
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Bingo

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Round up your family and friends for a low-tech evening of bingo and prizes.
For all ages! No registration required.


Dec
30
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Family New Year's Countdown and Celebration

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate the coming of the New Year 2018. We will ring in the New Year with a story or two, resolutions, and noisemakers and hats. Ten seconds to noon we will have a countdown and a balloon drop. Join us on Saturday, December 30, from 11:15 am to noon at the Rochdale Village Library.


Jan
2
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Adult Learner Program Winter Registration

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adult Basic Education beginner literacy classes are for students who are native English speakers and need to learn or improve their basic reading and writing skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
6:30PM

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8:00PM

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.

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

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Jan
13
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Please come sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Rochdale Village's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Rochdale Village Adult Book Discussion Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Please come and join the Rochdale Village Adult Book Discussion Club! Each month we will read and discuss a 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.

Additional Dates


Jan
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Poetry Circle

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

A discussion group to read and offer close readings of a different iconic American poet's work each month. This January we will read Gwendolyn Brooks.


Mar
19
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Steps to Health: Healthy Eating and Fitness

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come discuss ways to be healthier! Space is limited! First come, first served.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager for SHAREing and CAREing, Cancer Support Services


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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