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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF WOODSIDE

Mar
20
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.

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Mar
20
4:00PM

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4:45PM

First Day of Spring Activities

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us as we say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! This program is for grades K & up.


Mar
21
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.

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Mar
21
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
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Mar
21
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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Mar
21
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.

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Mar
22
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.

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Mar
22
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Oscar Movie Fridays

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Please join us for Oscar Movie Fridays for the month of March where we will show one Oscar winner or nominee at noon.

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

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Mar
22
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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Mar
23
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


Mar
25
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.

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Mar
25
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


Mar
25
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.

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Mar
26
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Bingo!

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

The excitement of Bingo and the fun of learning something new? Yes please! Fun facts about fifty Inspiring Women in Science in a bingo game for the whole family! Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
27
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.

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Mar
27
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.


Mar
28
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Origami Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us as we say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! This program is for grades K & up.


Apr
12
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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Apr
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

This Birth Control Goes Where?: IUDs, Contraceptive Implants, and Going Beyond the Pill

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

For everyone who has ever skipped a pill or not made it to the pharmacy to pick up a refill, or for those hesitant to start hormonal contraception, this talk is for you! We will review the basics and demystify long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), while also debunking those myths you read on the Internet or heard from your friend's cousin. All are welcome!


Apr
16
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

The Toddler Learning Center is open to young children ages 18 – 38 months. Parents will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and parenting skills, while toddlers become familiar with social environments at a young age. Each session is led by an early learning professional.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Funtastic Family Sing-Along

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

A singer/guitarist with percussionist will perform original and popular songs incorporating movement for preschool children and their families.


May
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.


Jun
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate EID and Make Rasgulla (Traditional dessert) In English and Bengali

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Rasgulla is a special sweet in Bangladesh that people eat during Eid or other special holidays. It is made from ball-shaped dumplings of “chhena” (cottage cheese) and semolina dough cooked in light syrup made of sugar. Learn how to make this delicious treat, which is also famous in other South Asian countries. This program is in English and Bengali.


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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