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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ST. ALBANS

Feb
24
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Book Flicks Book vs Movie Club

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Each month the group reads a selected title then meets to watch the movie and discuss the differences and similarities. This month title is "The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley.


Mar
1
12:00PM

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7:00PM

That's What She Said A Women's History Month Interactive Quiz (Display)

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

In observance of Women's History Month in March, this interactive display features quotes by notable women, accompanied by images of each. The user would read the quote and try to guess who said it.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
10:30AM

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12:30PM

ESOL Job Search

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

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.

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Mar
3
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Movie Saturday @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us as we view the movie "Marshall" about the first African-American Supreme Court justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.(2017)


Mar
10
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have intricate designs and patterns different than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. Note: This program is not structured; draw and color at your leisure.


Mar
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Women's History Month: But It's Not My Life

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Do you have difficult days sometimes? Would you like to be encouraged? But it’s Not My Life (BINML) was created by best friends and health advocates Tyresa and Tiffany. Their mission is to raise awareness for chronic autoimmune diseases, in a positive mindset. It is to bring encouragement to anyone going through a daily fight, and to remind them that their situation is not their life. Join us for this uplifting and motivational program!


Mar
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Flicks: Book vs Movie

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Each month the group reads a selected title and then meets to watch the movie and discuss the differences and similarities. This month's title is "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote.


Mar
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Women In Black Theatre: The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. - Karen Brown and Bette Howard

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Meet Karen Brown, executive director of the Negro Ensemble Company and Bette Howard, director and original member of the company. Each will speak on their experiences, the challenges of black theater today, and the role women have historically played vs today.


Mar
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Open Mic Tribute to Phife Dawg

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Come join Queens Library at our Open Mic Tribute to Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest. On this day we pay homage to one of the greatest emcees to touch the microphone. So if you are an emcee, a poet, or a singer, then come on down and show us your talent!


Apr
9
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Learning to Let Go: How End Of Life Doulas Help Their Loved Ones Say Goodbye

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

End of life doulas provide emotional support and comfort to patients and their loved ones who are in the final phase of life. The focus of this program is on planning for death and it will help patients who lack family or adequate caregiver support to die comfortably and without fear of being alone.


Apr
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

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

Location: St.Albans
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.


Apr
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Specialized High Schools Admissions Information Session

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Specialized High Schools Admissions Information Session hosted by the NYC Department of Education. Learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), find out about LaGuardia High School auditions, and speak to a NYC Department of Education representative. At the session, families can learn about the Specialized High Schools and the admissions process, and they can ask any questions they may have. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.


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: February 10, 1992; re-chartered on July 3rd 1998; re-chartered November 15, 2007

Current Board Members:
President – James Dowdy
Vice President – Edna Worrell
Treasurer – Geraldine James 
Secretary – Millicent Gormandy
 

Committee Chairs:
Education - Millicent Gormandy
Programs - Rita Robinson & Marie Booker

Significant Accomplishments: Since 1994, the Friend has organized the annual Essay/Poetry Contests for community’s elementary students. Sponsored several arts and crafts exhibitions of the works of local community artists and craftspeople. The Friends have purchased computers and laptop table and electric work; and you can always count on seeing the Friends on our Annual Bus Trips to Albany and City Hall.

Friends Fun Facts: Last year, the Friends celebrated twenty years of service to the Library and the community.  Thomas Galante, recognized the contributions of the group.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager at 718-528-8196.

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