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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF WOODSIDE

Dec
17
6:30PM

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7:30PM

New York Cares Presents: Computers for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics: how to open an email account, navigate the Internet and use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel programs.


Dec
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Knitting and Crafts with Shahnaz

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come knit and make crafts with local artist Shahnaz! Supplies will be provided, but are limited: first- come, first-served.


Dec
19
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Storytime

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1-3 and their adult caregivers are invited to share books, songs, and fun! Space is limited; please pick up a ticket at the children's libarian desk prior to the program.


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Dec
19
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1-3 and their adult caregivers are invited for books, songs, and fun! Space is limited; please pick up a ticket at the children's libarian desk prior to the program.


Dec
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. This program is first-come, first- served and for adults 18 and older.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Virtual Reality Experience

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Step into the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Join us for a VR experience like no other. See the world, experience art in 3D, play a game, or watch a 360-degree video! This program is for ages 18+ or 13+ with parental/guardian permission. No registration required; first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device and learn how to use it.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chain Theatre Presents A Live Radio Show: It's A Wonderful Life

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us for this Christmas classic staged in the style of a radio drama that follows the life of George Bailey as he learns the true spirit of the holidays.


Dec
21
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Playtime

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy an hour of free play with us here at Woodside, as we build with blocks and play with toys! For toddlers ages 1-3 years old and their caregivers. No registration required, but space is limited. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Club with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

New York Cares offers chess lessons for beginners, and an opportunity for experienced players to get in the games.


Dec
22
10:00AM

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6:00PM

Mental Health First Aid Workshop

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Sign up for a free mental health first aid training! This eight-hour training provides the skills to provide initial support when someone nearby experiences a mental health crisis. The training covers topics including safety, depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and substance use. This training runs from 10am-6pm.

To register, please go to: https://qpl_woodside.timetap.com/


Dec
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Snowman Wrap!

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

We had so much fun wrapping ourselves in toilet paper for the Halloween Mummy Wrap that we decided to do it again! Come join us for the first annual Woodside Snowman Wrap for kids, tweens, and teens. No registration required, but supplies are limited.


Dec
29
2:30PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Family Movie

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This holiday season, Queens Library is celebrating acts of kindness with It's Time for Kind programming! Come see a family-friendly movie celebrating the spirit of the season. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Jan
3
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device and learn how to use it.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

New York Cares offers chess lessons for beginners and an opportunity for experienced players to get in the games.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a family-friendly movie! (Rated PG-13 or below.)

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
6:30PM

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7:30PM

New York Cares Presents Computers for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics: how to open an email account, navigate the Internet, and use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
1:15PM

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2:45PM

Stress Management

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn to identify your unique stressors, as well as powerful techniques to help you experience calm, relaxation, and a healthy perspective. Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
1:30PM

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3:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come learn and practice English in this informal group; no registration necessary!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Birth Control Basics

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join Dr. Sheela Maru, attending physician, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, for an interesting and informative workshop on birth control methods. During this session, participants will learn basic facts about how birth control works, as well as the pros and cons of specific methods. All are welcome.


Jan
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Babywearing Education

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Do you have a baby carrier you've been meaning to use, but feel overwhelmed every time you try? Are you familiar with babywearing safety? Babywearing International of NYC's team of volunteer babywearing educators are here to help! Explore our baby carrier lending and teaching library, or bring your own carrier from home to get hands-on support.

All caregivers are welcome. Meetings are baby, toddler, and older child-friendly.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Drama & Theater Games

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come have fun and learn about movement and drama through theater games for grades 2-6.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Escape the Room!

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

You have an hour to escape a locked room, using only your wits! Can you do it? Come find out! This is an escape room game for teens and tweens.


Feb
4
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Practice gentle, restorative yoga with certified instructor Mirelle Netelle.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
6:45PM

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7:45PM

Basic Qigong for Better Health

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Create a sense of smiling from inside out with Qigong (Chinese yoga) - an ancient set of naturally self-healing practices that will increase strength and vitality.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Chair Stretching and Guided Meditation

Location: Woodside
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


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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