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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF SOUTH JAMAICA

May
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

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

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.

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

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May
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art with Legos with RPGA Studio, Inc.

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will learn about some of the great Lego artists and designers, how they use layering to create their work, and what effects the laws of physics have on Lego constructions. Children will work together to build with Lego pieces. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

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May
22
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Bilingual Birdies in Spanish

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for Bilingual Birdies in Spanish.

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

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May
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


May
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris and his team in a performance that includes music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 5-12.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Scrabble Club

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for a friendly game of scrabble. All teens are welcome to join us. The club will meet every Thursday at 5:00pm. All skill levels are welcome and we look forward to having a tournament at the end of the summer.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
5:30PM

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6:15PM

Cookie Book Club

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us at the South Jamaica Community Library for our monthly Cookie Book Club. This event is appropriate for 3rd-6th graders.


May
24
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEM Storytime

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children in pre-K to grade 1 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a STEM craft and activity.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
10:00AM

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11:00AM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Instructor Farrah leads this fitness class that uses high intensity weight bearing exercises interspersed with cardio to keep your heart rate up and keep you sweating. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Children and Tween Creative Art Studio

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Kids and tweens are invited to join the creative art studio at the South Jamaica Community Library; children will enjoy a variety of art projects. Ages 6+ are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


May
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dancing To the Tune of Black is Beautiful--Part II with Kristin D. Takyi

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for this highly-interactive, three-session African dance workshop! Participants will learn traditional dances, songs, and rhythms from West Africa as well as express their own creativity in a freestyle dance circle each class! Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
30
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Project CARE Stories and Songs with Bob "Bobaloo" Basey

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for cooperation, awareness, respect, and esteem stories and songs with Bob "Bobaloo" Basey.


Jun
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Culture Pass Community Programs: CIVICKIDS Make Art. Make a Difference.

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join our series of Culture Pass Community Programs with Children's Museum of the Arts.

Monday June 3rd, 4-5pm
"Plastic Bottle Challenge: Sustainability"

Monday June 10th, 4-5pm
"Collage Who You Are: Identity"

These programs are for children in 3rd-6th Grade. Space is limited for all sessions. First-come, first- served.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Summer Reading Program: Family Story, Time Babies and Books

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us at the South Jamaica Community Library for family storytime. This event is appropriate for newborns and prewalkers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Play Chess!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 2-6 are welcome to learn the game of chess, and if you already play, come and sharpen your skills.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Multicultural Stories and Songs

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will enjoy stories and songs from around the world with Bob "Bobaloo" Basey.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Need to Know: Accessing Health Care, Health Insurance, and Your Health (in Bengali)

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Why is health insurance important ? Learn about different types of health insurance plans and eligibility, and accessing health care in New York City.


Jun
15
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Let's get the summer started right. Join the South Jamaica Community in registering for the Summer Reading Program. We will have numerous events, a live DJ, arts and crafts, and much more.


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: South Jamaica
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
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Culture Pass Community Programs: Learning Through Art for Children

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join our Culture Pass Community Programs with Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
"Poof! Life in a Vacuum"
This program is for children 6-12 years old. Space is limited for all sessions. First-come, first-served.


Jun
20
5:30PM

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6:15PM

Summer Reading Program: Cookie Book Club

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us at the South Jamaica Community Library for our monthly Cookie Book Club. This event is appropriate for 3rd-6th graders.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Summer Reading Program: STEM Storytime

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children in pre-K to grade 1 are invited to join us weekly for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. This fun and hands-on program will include a read-aloud of a popular children's picture book along with a STEM craft and activity.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Program: Maker Cart

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join other students in creating fun and engaging Maker Projects with our STEAM mobile Maker Cart.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading Program: Children and Tween Art Studio

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Kids and tweens are invited to join the creative art studio at the South Jamaica Community Library; children will enjoy a variety of art projects. Ages 6+ are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Reading Program: Lunch & Movie

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join the library every day this summer at 1pm and take advantage of free lunch and a showing of our favorite family films. All families welcome. Meals are for children ages 18 and under.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Reading Program: Adult Craft Evening

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to enjoy an hour of crafts.


Jul
18
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Summer Reading Program: Adult Book-to-Movie Event

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to join the South Jamaica Library for a movie based on a book.


Jul
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Reading Program: Adult Book Club

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to the South Jamaica Library adult book club. (Book title to be determined).


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

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. 

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