Text-size

Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF SOUTH JAMAICA

Jan
17
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Storytime @ the Library

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Calling all Preschoolers and toddlers! Come to the South Jamaica Library and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Wednesday Kid's Club

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join the South Jamaica Kid's club every Wednesday. Adopt your very own library shelf and participate in various programs that include, table-top games, zen coloring, paper Makerspace crafts, spelling bees, literacy workshops and much more. All school aged children welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Prenatal Group

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Are you pregnant? Join this 5-week, 10-class prenatal series to learn about pregnancy and parenting. To sign up or ask questions, call Mikayla at (718) 883 - 8626. Feel free to bring a support person.

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

Additional Dates


More...
Jan
18
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Healthy Living, Healthy You!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Happy 2018! Start your year on a positive, and healthy note. From nutritious snacking to heart health tips, this program is just for you.


Jan
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Reading Eggs

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Come boost your reading skills with Reading Eggs at South Jamaica Library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Legal Advice for the Disabled

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Are you confused about the process of applying for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration or appealing a decision? A representative from The Legal Aid Society's Government Benefits Unit will be at the library to answer your questions one-on-one.


Jan
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ESOL Conversation Classes

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Come join us at South Jamaica for a lively and informal English conversation class.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Don't Snooze on Clues Author Visit

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Author Keba Cairo will discuss her book "Don't Snooze on Clues", which teaches kids to be more aware of their surroundings.


Jan
27
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Monthly Movie

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Reward your good great behavior and positive attitude with a special movie at the end of the month. See the librarian to receive your ticket and for more details.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Stories of Indian Mythology

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Watch an interactive performance of the fun and cautionary story of Mohini Bhasmasura and then join us as together we bring the classic characters of Indian mythology to life.


Feb
8
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Tall Ships & Pirates Tales by Sciencetellers

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Tall Ships & Pirate Tales (Theme - Actions & Reactions)
Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!


Feb
9
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Express Ya Self

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop will employ live music performance and creative writing to help students discover their personal voice through poetry and songwriting exercises. Angela Wildflower is a Music, TV and Film Actress.


Feb
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Nutrition Workshop for Kids

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

This introductory workshop will cover how our body works, why we need food, the 5 food groups, and their main nutrients.


Feb
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

A Dance Workshop: "A" is for Africa! "D" is for Dance!

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

Join us for this three session, literacy-based African Dance Workshop Series - with live music! Participants will dance, play instruments, sing, read, write and recite poetry to learn about and celebrate Africa!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Author Visit by Rita Garcia-Williams

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will meet award winning author Rita Garcia-Williams as she discuses her books and her life as an author.


Feb
17
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Double Feature

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Come to mend your broken heart with our Broken Heart Week: Double Feature. We will be showing "Love and Basketball" followed by "Something's Gotta Give".


Feb
17
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Double Feature

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Come to mend your broken heart with our Broken Heart Week: Double Feature. We will be showing "Something's Gotta Give".


Feb
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Winter Blues; Seasonal Affective Disorder

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

This time of year may have you feeling unlike yourself. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects approximately 3 million Americans each year. Join us for this health program which discusses SAD, its symptoms, impact and more. A de-stress activity will be included.


Mar
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Author Visit by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a special reading from award-winning writer Andrea Davis Pinkney. You can also enter a raffle to win an autographed book to take home.


Mar
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Author Visit by Douglas Florian

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Douglas Florian, a notable Children’s author and a creator of many books including "How to Draw a Dragon", "UnBEElievables", "Poetrees", and "Dinothesaurus", will be speaking to children about his books.


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. 

.