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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF WOODSIDE

Jul
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Free Summer Meals and Fun

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Free summer meals for children 18 and under, plus fun activities like coloring, puzzles, and board games! Supplies are limited; first-come, first-served.

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Jul
23
2:00PM

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5:30PM

Remember Y(our) Connection/Tandaan Ang Ating Ugnayan: Filipino Wisdom in the Face of Climate Change

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

How do we survive and thrive in the face of climate change? In this exhibit, Filipino/a/x immigrants teach us about tapping into our resourcefulness, community power, resilience, hope, faith, and strength (lakas ng loob). Enjoy photos and video from interviews with Filipino/a/x immigrants, and learn about how the Fil-Am artist team engaged the community in this arts project.

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Jul
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts & crafts, games, and more as we explore the universe from our library. This program is for grades K-6.

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Jul
24
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Storytime

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1-3 and their adult companions are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more. Space is limited; please ask for a ticket at the librarian's desk.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
24
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Story Time

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1-3 and their adult companions are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more. Space is limited; please ask for a ticket at the library.

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

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Jul
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Tutoring

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Students from Stuyvesant High School provide free English and math tutoring to children in 2nd to 5th grade. Preregistration is required: please sign up at the children's librarian desk. Space is limited.

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Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Switch Gaming at Woodside

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come join us and show your skills on the Nintendo Switch. Play casual games with your friends or join us for tournaments to see who is the champion at Woodside! All are welcome!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

We will cover health, education, children's behavior, cultural competencies, healthy relationships, and resources for immigrant victims of domestic violence.


Jul
24
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Picture Book Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Share stories, crafts, and activities for pre-K & up.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
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.

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Jul
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Paper Coloring

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy paper coloring for adults.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Jul
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

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

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts & crafts, games, and more as we explore the universe from our library for grades K - 6.

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

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Jul
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Chair Exercise for Adults

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Peggy leads this low-impact workout designed to help build muscle strength while improving cardiovascular health and range of motion. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Jul
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Playtime

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a fun toddler playtime for 1-3 year olds with caregivers.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
26
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Podcast Corner

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us to listen to out-of-this-world podcasts made especially for kids! Coloring, quiet games, and puzzles will also be on hand for grades 2 & up.

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

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Jul
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Jenga Fun

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Grades K and up, join us to play Giant Jenga and regular Jenga!

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Jul
26
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.

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Jul
27
12:00PM

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2:00PM

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.

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Jul
27
2:00PM

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2:30PM

Origami Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn the Japanese art of folding paper for grades K & up.

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Jul
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Bingo

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Please come join us for Summer Reading Bingo! Fun and prizes for the whole family (supplies are limited).

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Jul
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Board Games and Puzzles

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us for board games and puzzles on Mondays throughout the summer for grades K & up.

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

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Jul
29
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Practice gentle, restorative yoga with certified instructor Mirelle Netelle.

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Jul
29
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.

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Jul
29
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.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Make Summer Handbags for the Beach from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish summer handbags for the beach, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread, and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace, and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.


Aug
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Comics Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us to read your favorite comics and manga and to practice drawing and creating your own stories for grades 2 & up.

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

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Aug
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Nutrition Workshops

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents free nutrition workshops! You will learn to make recipes your family will love, plan meals and menus, enjoy physical activities, read labels to choose healthier foods, taste healthy snacks, practice food safety, and have fun! Those who attend six or more sessions will receive a certificate from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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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


Aug
9
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.

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Aug
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 2 & up are invited to a battle of words!


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Karaoke

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

It's time to sing at the library! This program is for grades K & up.


Aug
29
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Talent Show

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come show off your talent at Woodside's annual talent show for kids, teens, and tweens.


Sep
5
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.

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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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