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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF SOUTH HOLLIS

Apr
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time and Preschool Stories

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

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Apr
26
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Kids and Teens Make Their Own Magazines

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids and teens will make their own magazines.


Apr
26
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Freestyle Fridays

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us after school on Fridays to hang out with your friends and participate in activities like board games, ping pong, art, and karaoke! Each week features a different activity; come on by to check it out!

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

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Apr
26
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Kids' Film

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

We will show a children's film or family film, a genre that contains children or relates to them in the context of home and family.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Young Ambassadors Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

The Young Ambassadors Program is an innovative education and leadership development program focused on experiential learning and community.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

21st Century Tech Skills

Location: South Hollis
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.

Using laptops, smart phones, and tablets, staff will demonstrate and teach you about different websites, tech tools, and social media tips to help with everyday needs.

South HollisSat, May 4, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 11, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 18, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 25, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 1, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 8, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 15, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 22, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ping Pong Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come to the library to challenge friends to ping pong every Saturday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Make Your Own Magazine

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids create their own magazine style.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adult Bingo Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for adult Bingo.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
12:30PM

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2:30PM

ESL Conversation Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join our ESL conversation class!

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

Basic Introduction to Excel

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for Introduction to Excel.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Children's Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Podcast and Oral History Workshop

Location: South Hollis
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.

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.


May
1
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Beginner's Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
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.

Learn the basics of computers in our weekly class running September through June. Registration recommended. This is a weekly class and participation at least three times a month is expected.

South HollisWed, May 8, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 15, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 22, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 29, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 5, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 12, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 19, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

May
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Coloring Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Think coloring is for kids? Not anymore! Join the crowd of adult coloring fans and find out why adults are going back to coloring.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Intermediate Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
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.

Our weekly intermediate computer class is for anyone who knows the basics, but wants to learn more advanced computer skills. Registration is recommended. This is a weekly class running September-June and we recommend attending at least three classes a month.

South HollisThu, May 9, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 16, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 23, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 30, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 6, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 13, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 20, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM

May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids' Board Game Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

A day for kids to play board games.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Arts Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other week we'll explore a new arts technique and create our own projects.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Haitian Creole Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
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.

Basic computer classes in Haitian Creole for adults and senior citizens.

South HollisThu, May 9, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 16, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 23, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 30, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 6, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 13, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 20, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM

May
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Friends Of South Hollis Library Group Meeting

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Friends groups serve to strengthen the Queens Library as a whole through legislative advocacy, program planning, community awareness, and fundraising.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Interview Skills

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

These interview tips will teach you how to answer interview questions and convince the hiring manager that you are the one for the job.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Mother's Day Plant Sale

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Our Mother's Day sale includes many potted plants, container gardens, and more.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Learn Creative Ways to Preserve Memory Photos

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Learn how to preserve your memories.


May
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

National Scrapbooking Contest

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This day will gather thousands of people all over the country to celebrate with scrapbooking workshops and share their talents with others.


May
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun with Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens (grades 5 and up) will get an introduction to theater, play acting games, and write and produce their own original play in June.

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

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May
7
4:15PM

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5:30PM

Teen Techsplorers: Digital Storytelling

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to a special South Hollis Techsplorers series on digital storytelling. Participants will learn the basics of storytelling, and will explore various tools (including podcasting, animation, and video creation) to share content and stories.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mother's Day Cards

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Show your mom how much you love her this Mother's Day with one of our easy homemade Mother's Day cards.


May
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Young Debaters Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

The Young Debaters Program is a skill development program aimed at teaching students the fundamental skills required to be an effective debater and public speaker.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Comics Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other week we'll discuss the latest comics and create our own comic books or comic-related craft.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Jewelry Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Make your own piece of jewelry to keep or to give to your valentine. All supplies will be included.


May
11
2:00PM

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4:30PM

An Afternoon of Haitian Culture

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Haitian culture takes center stage with a discussion of Haitian cuisine and performance of music, dance, and storytelling. Meet Haitian chef Nadege Fleurimond, author of Haiti Uncovered, a book that embraces every region and tradition of Haiti, and enjoy a performance by La Troupe Zetwal.


May
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Mental Health Week: De-stigmatizing Mental Health

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Understand mental health through filmmaking and storytelling. Learn how to be an advocate for those who are suffering with mental health challenges and engage in the much-needed practice of eliminating mental health stigma.


May
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Go to Disney, a STEM workshop

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

Participants learn about the forces of flight and the engineering process and participate in a hands-on activity.


May
16
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Black in the Military/ Black Americans and the Independence of the U.S.

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This workshop focuses on the military, political, and social history of blacks in the United States.


May
23
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Animals Alive with Alley Pond Environmental Center

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for a fun show and tell with some of their residents.


May
25
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Crochet

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Adult Knit and Crochet program. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. Learn to knit or crochet; learn new stitches and techniques.


Jun
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids and Teens Technology Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Computer classes for kids & teens, beginner to advanced training.


Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Jun
6
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Bring Your Story: Akoko Nante Ensemble

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This Queens-based Pan African percussion and vocal ensemble presents music harvested from the continent of Africa and its diaspora—from the royal palaces of Ghana to the groves of old Haiti, the seaside shanties of Cuba, and more.


Jun
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Pop-Up Tabling for Teens

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Pop-Up events engage teens in games and other interactive activities, as well as one-on-one education about sexual and reproductive health. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) sexual development and anatomy, teen rights, access to sexual and reproductive health services, and public insurance programs that can help teens to get those services. Onsite assistance with making appointments at PPNYC’s health centers is also available. All are welcome!


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Nutrition Workshop for Kids and Teens

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This workshop promotes healthy eating, food safety, and nutrition information for kids and teens.


Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Nutrition Workshop for Kids and Teens

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This workshop promotes healthy eating, food safety, and nutrition information for kids and teens.

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

Additional Dates


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, 2016

Current Board Members:

President- Muying (Chena) Hunt

Vice President- Florence Robinson

Treasurer- George Parker

Secretary- Marie F. Bathard

Member-at-Large- Merrill Lindenbaum

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