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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF SUNNYSIDE

Apr
20
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movies

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family movies in April.
4/5 - "Monsters Inc." (2001, G)
4/13 - "Moana" (2016, PG)
4/20 - "Tangled" (2010, PG)


Apr
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate the work of Alfred Hitchcock in April.
4/1 - "Notorious" (1946)
4/8 - "Stage Fright" (1950)
4/15 - "Suspicion" (1941)
4/22 - "North by Northwest" (1959)
4/29 - "I Confess" (1953)

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

Additional Dates


Apr
23
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes for Adults

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.

Would you like to know how to use computers, or how to send an email to a friend or family member? These classes are for you.

Topics covered include:
1) Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse
2) Navigating the Internet
3) Creating your own E-Mail account

SunnysideTue, Apr 30, 201910:15AM - 12:00PM

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Apr
24
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays for ages 19 months to 3 years 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


Apr
25
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes for Adults

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.

Would you like to know how to use computers, or how to send an email to a friend or family member? These classes are for you.

Topics covered include:
1) Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse
2) Navigating the Internet
3) Creating your own E-Mail account


Apr
25
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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
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


Apr
26
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 6 to 18 months 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


Apr
29
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


Apr
30
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, May 7, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, May 14, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, May 21, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, May 28, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, Jun 4, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, Jun 11, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideTue, Jun 18, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM

Apr
30
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Aging: Intermediate Drawing

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Registration is now closed

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
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing "China Dolls" by Lisa See.


May
4
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: The Busy Metaphor

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Poet Jared Harél leads this workshop, where participants will be able to analyze poems and generate new poems.

Instructor: Jared Harél


May
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for some great classic movies in May.
5/6 - "Shenandoah" (1965)
5/13 - "The Grass is Greener" (1960)
5/20 - "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936)

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

Additional Dates


May
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Telling the Art Deco Story of Sunnyside

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Did you know that Sunnyside has a rich and exciting history told through its beautiful and special Art Deco buildings? Discover the neighborhood's fascinating Art Deco architecture and design of the 1930s and '40s with a slide illustrated talk presented by architectural historian and licensed tour guide Matt Postal. Space is limited. Register online at SunnysideTalk.Eventbrite.com


May
18
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Celebrate Holi, Indian Spring Festival

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

The Srijan Dance Center invites you to celebrate Holi, the Indian celebration of the arrival of spring with a performance of music, celebration dances, and a storytelling performance depicting good over evil.


May
20
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sunnyside Library Community Singing

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will be singing some American standards, some pop music, and some other songs that the group selects.


May
23
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Printmaking: A Whitney Museum Presentation

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This is an introduction to the process of creating artworks by printing, normally on paper. This program is presented by the Whitney Museum.


May
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Learn How to Make: Korean Tea Cookies [Da-shik]

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Get a taste for Korea with our Korean tea cookie making workshop. Participants will learn how to make Da-shik; wonderfully light and mildly sweet, they melt in your mouth. Dating all the way back to the 17th century, these cookies were served with traditional tea and enjoyed only by the nobility and royalty. Come join us in this tasty workshop! All equipment and materials will be provided.


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
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
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
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
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


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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