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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF WOODSIDE

Jan
19
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.


Jan
23
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
11:00AM

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11:30AM

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.

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

Additional Dates


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Jan
23
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


Jan
24
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
24
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
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

NHS Housing Workshop

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens presents a workshop on general tenants' rights, differences between the rental sectors, and affordable housing options. There will also be information on first-time homebuyers programs, offerings for existing homeowners, financial counseling, and workforce development programs.


Jan
25
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
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
26
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
28
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
31
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Diabetes 101

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn more about diabetes and some of the ways that you can keep yourself and your loved ones healthier? Come learn about some of the ways you can prevent or manage diabetes. All are welcome.
Presenter: Dr. Malgorzata Klek, Primary Care Physician at H+H/Elmhurst


Feb
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Crafts with Carmela

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come do a craft with Carmela!


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


Feb
7
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
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


Feb
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Crafts With Carmela

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate Broken Heart Week at Woodside by crafting with Carmela. For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.


Feb
12
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.


Feb
16
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Broken Heart Week Movie: "The Zookeeper's Wife"

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate the end of Broken Heart Week at Queens Library with a special screening of "The Zookeeper's Wife" (2017, PG-13). For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.


Feb
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations--Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series VS My Own

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

More than 75 years ago, Jacob Lawrence created The Migration Series, an epic narrative that through an ambitious 60-panel series portrays the Great Migration, the flight of over a million African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Come learn about this monumental work and recreate the narrative of your family's journey in multiple images representing milestones of your family's history. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations--Putting My Traveling Shoes On and Off I Go On...?

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to create the vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure: Car or spaceship? Boat or flying dragon? There is no limit to where the mind and heart can travel! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
6
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!

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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