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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF SUNNYSIDE

May
28
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Sunnyside
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.

Parents and other caregivers can help children learn the skills they need to be successful before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, library staff will show parents, caregivers, and children how to use games, hands-on activities, and stories that help build the most important language and social skills. Children will be able to keep the games and stories and use them again at home. This program is for children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers.

SunnysideTue, Jun 4, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, Jun 11, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, Jun 18, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM

May
28
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Aging: Intermediate Drawing

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

This nine-week course for adults 50+ will focus on learning two systems: perspective and proportions for portraiture. We will use a variety of dry and wet drawing materials. The first several sessions will review processes and ideas from the "Drawing to See" course. We will work on self-portraits as well as portraits of participants in the course. Space is limited. Registration required with Sunnyside Library at 718-784-3033.

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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5:30PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join the English Conversation Group at Sunnyside Community Library. Registration is not required; just walk in.


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May
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Total Body Conditioning Class for Adults

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Zarina leads this fitness class designed to assist with your daily activities, from lifting shopping bags to climbing the stairs and pushing the carts. Using your own bodyweight, we will incorporate moves like squats and lunges that will build muscle, gain strength, and burn calories. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. 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


Jun
1
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Family Movies

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some family movies in June:
6/1 - "Incredibles 2" (PG)
6/26 - "My Little Pony: The Movie"

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classics in June:

6/3 - "The Big Knife" (1955)
6/10 - "Platinum Blonde" (1931)
6/17 - "Humoresque" (1946)
6/24 - "Gold Diggers" (1935)

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Meditation Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, instructors will use sound in a guided meditation. Teens will learn the basis of meditation and its benefits to assist with stress.


Jun
10
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Classic Comedies: "She Stoops to Conquer"

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a staged reading by Titan Theatre Company of "She Stoops To Conquer" by Oliver Goldsmith. A rich country squire tries to arrange for his beautiful daughter Kate to marry the son of an aristocrat. Unfortunately, the young man is comfortable only with lower class women. Determined to catch him, Kate pretends to be a servant girl. A comedy of errors makes this stunning romantic farce one of the wittiest cross matches in the canon of Restoration/eighteenth century literature.


Jun
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

A Universe of Stories with Storyteller Ria Alexander

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join Alexair Dreams in an exciting show about space, rockets, and the solar system! Participants will explore the universe; it's sure to be an "out of this world" experience! Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for ages 6-9.


Jun
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
17
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a short presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy, or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome.


Jun
21
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Summer Reading: Teen Kickoff Celebration

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Come to the Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration! Enjoy making a solar print (weather permitting) and learn about all the different summer reading programs going on this summer. This program is for teens entering grades 7-12.


Jun
22
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Bring Your Story: An Introduction to Samba: Music, Dance, and Culture by Samba New York!

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Ethnomusicologist/percussionist Philip Galinsky shares some interesting facts about the origins of samba, its instruments, and rhythms. Also included in the program will be a live samba dance demonstration along with a short samba dance lesson!


Jun
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: Create your Family Flag

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family's country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


Jun
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: Ali Bello & The Latin American Songbook

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Violinist Ali Bello and his ensemble present an intimate encounter of melody, harmony, and voice that brings a new perspective on the rich musical repertoire of Latin American and captures the vibrant legacy of styles such as boleros, ballads, tangos, guarachas, festejos, and bossas.


Jul
1
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us in July as we screen movies from the early 1970s.
7/1 - Butterflies Are Free (1972)
7/8 - Chinatown (1974)
7/15 - The Way We Were (1973)
7/22 - Love Story (1970)
7/29 - Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

I Just Had a Baby! Now What?

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This talk will address what to expect during different stages of the postpartum period. Some common issues facing postpartum mothers, such as breastfeeding, postpartum blues and depression, and physiologic changes experienced by mothers, will be addressed. All are welcome, so feel free to bring your little one(s)!


Jul
10
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Summer Reading: Toddler Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This is a program of stories, songs, and rhymes for 2 to 3-year-olds. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Summer Reading: NASA Challenge

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Using common household items, engineer solutions to problems similar to those NASA encounters on real space missions, like landing equipment on the moon or designing rockets. This program is for teens entering grades 7-12 only.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Chair Stretching and Guided Meditation

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will learn and practice stretches that you can do in a chair. To increase feelings of relaxation, energy, and overall well-being, the program also includes a guided meditation.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing


Jul
17
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Bracelets

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

Make a space themed bracelet to keep or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided.


Jul
19
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Picture Book and Craft Time

Location: Sunnyside
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.

4 to 5-year-olds will enjoy space-themed picture book stories and making theme-related crafts.

SunnysideFri, Jul 26, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideFri, Aug 2, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideFri, Aug 9, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideFri, Aug 16, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
24
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Summer Reading: Glow in the Dark Lacing Constellations Cards

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

Explore the night sky! This craft activity allows youth to learn about constellations.


Jul
31
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Summer Reading: Constellations

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

Learn about different constellations such as the Big Dipper, Orion and Taurus and then make your own constellation to take home.


Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Painting

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Make an out-of-this-world galaxy painting using a spray bottle technique and sharpie markers! This program is for teens entering grades 7-12.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Summer Reading: Astronaut Glove Box

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

Pretend you are an astronaut in space as you complete different challenges.


Aug
8
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Summer Reading: Sew the Stars

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Learn to embroider by stitching a favorite constellation, or make up your own! This program is for teens entering grades 7-12.


Aug
14
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Summer Reading: Star Constellation Viewer Craft

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

Make your own constellation viewer as you learn about the night sky.


Aug
29
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Summer Reading: Teen Closing Celebration

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Teen Summer Reading Closing Celebration! Book logs and game boards are due in order to attend. There will be take-home crafts, games, and giveaways. This program is for teens entering grades 7-12.


Dec
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hip and Knee Pain

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Do you suffer from hip or knee pain from arthritis? Come learn some common causes and possible treatments from an orthopedic surgeon from H+H/Elmhurst. All are welcome!


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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