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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ROCHDALE VILLAGE ALC

Jun
20
10:45AM

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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.


Jun
20
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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Jun
21
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: 4 openings

Are you technically involved in the evolution of the internet? Why or why not; what are your concerns? Let's chat about it.


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Jun
22
3:30PM

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5:30PM

"Where's Your Focus? Present and Future!" A Focus Board Session for Young Men

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a fun-filled, hands-on focus board session.


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.


Jul
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Music Monday: Summer Reading

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for some activities to explore music and sound. Build your own instruments, discover the
science behind sound, and make lots of fun activities. All ages.
7/2: Name that Tune and Sound Instrument Guessing
7/9: Percussion
7/16: Woodwind and Brass
7/23: String Instruments
7/30: Sing and Songwriting; Sound effect stories
8/6: Musical Charades and "Guess that sound from Nature"
8/13: Kid Karaoke

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

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Jul
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Rock 'n' Roll: Rock Painting

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Let's start the summer off right with a little rock and roll. We are painting rocks while listening to classic rock music. Supplies will be provided.


Jul
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Techy Tuesday: Summer Reading

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Our youngest visitors will be introduced to Tumblebooks Library’s animated, talking picture books.  School-age youngsters can learn to type, use Microsoft Word, visit places around the world, and more!
7/3: Learn to Type
7/10: Learn to Type
7/17: MS-Word
7/24: Virtual Museum Visit, Paris? NY? You'll choose
7/31: Take a virtual field trip! No need to pack
8/7: Be an entrepreneur! Play "Cookie Tycoon"; "Lemonade Stand"
8/14: Minecraft Madness

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

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Jul
3
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Music and Sound: Google CS First

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date July 3, 2018
Availability: 3 openings

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. Space is limited.

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Jul
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Crafty Thursday: Summer Reading

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Get inspired at the library!  Stay cool for a story followed by fun crafts.  
7/5: Design your own rain stick and castanets
7/12: Spin-Art using CDs
7/19: Make a reusable bag from a T-shirt
7/26: Make your own shark to celebrate shark week!
8/2: Slime
8/9: Make your own membranophone--it will sound a bit like a cross between a saxophone and a clarinet.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Jul
5
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!

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

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Jul
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Futuristic Friday: Summer Reading

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Have fun designing your own cardboard robots, exploring science fiction, and creating time capsules. Budding scientists, engineers, and artists can enjoy STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) challenges. We'll also enjoy some classic sci-fi movies. All ages welcome.

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

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Jul
7
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
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Jul
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Senior Saturday: Friend Speed Dating

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Would you like to make a new friend this summer? Come to friend speed dating, where you can meet new people in your community!

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

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Jul
11
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Summer Reading Club: Dance, Dance Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Libraries Rock! Enjoy stories and dancing for children ages birth to 5. Dancing is a great way to bond with your child . Here are just a few skills children develop while dancing: balance, coordination, rhythm, social skills, self-esteem, body awareness, listening skills, and gross and fine motor skills. Birth to age 5. 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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Jul
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Wordy Wednesday: Summer Reading

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us each Wednesday to  share a love of words.  Participate as a reader, listener, writer, and/or puppeteer.
7/11: Musical storywriting inspired by the music of Dizzy Gillespie
7/18: Help an ill New Yorker celebrate a birthday by writing birthday card wishes
7/25: Reader's Theater: Dooby, Dooby Moo
8/1: Puppet Show: Bark, George
8/8: Reader's Theater: Punk Farm
8/15: "Put a smile on someone's face" greeting cards: write a note to a homebound Queens resident

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Welcome families, caregivers, and children for a weekly session of positive one-on-one reading experiences. Children in pre-K to 3rd grade will be paired with mentors as they read and engage in literacy-based activities. Join as a reader or a mentor!

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

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Jul
12
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Thursday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to Rochdale Village for Teen Thursday! We will have a different craft every week.
7/12: T-shirt painting
7/19: Lanyards
7/26: Duct tape wallets

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

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Jul
14
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Cooling, Coloring; An Adult Coloring Session

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Please join us as for a fun filled adult coloring session. There will be light refreshments.


Jul
14
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Sing-along Saturdays

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Warm up your vocal chords! All through the summer, we'll be showing some of your favorite family movies to sing along to.
7/14: Annie
721: Frozen (2013, PG)
7/28: Mary Poppins (1964, G)
8/11: The Princess and the Frog (2009, G)
8/18: Sing (2016, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Movie Trivia

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Think you know everything about movies? Come to our movie trivia and test your knowledge!


Jul
23
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Discussion: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to Rochdale Village to discuss "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. We want to know what you think of the book!


Jul
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter Day

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you love Harry Potter? So do we! Come to Harry Potter Day, where we are going to share in a little of the magic. Join us for crafts, finding your Hogwarts house, and celebrating a 20 year legacy.


Aug
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Gmail Camp

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to know what you can do with your Gmail account? Let us show you how to utilize your Gmail.

8/2: Intro to Gmail
8/23: Google Docs and Drive

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Make your own T-shirt bags

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is going eco-friendly by eliminating plastic bags. Learn how to make your own reusable bags from T-shirts. Supplies are limited. Please bring a T-shirt you would like to use.


Aug
9
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Teen Resume Lab

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Libraries Rock! End of Summer Reading Party!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate all your summer reading achievements with games, awards, and prizes!


Aug
20
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Adult Book Discussion: "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" by Gabourey Sidibe

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to Rochdale Village to discuss "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" by Gabourey Sidibe. We want to know what you think of the book!


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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