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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF WOODSIDE

Oct
22
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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Oct
22
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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Oct
22
6:45PM

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7:45PM

Tai Chi

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Practice Mirelle Netelle's beginner Tai Chi for health and well-being, which consists of five elements of qigong, sequences of Tai Chi forms, and 'push-hands'.

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

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Oct
23
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


Oct
23
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.

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

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Oct
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Sewing with Shahnaz

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come learn and practice basic sewing skills with our resident artist Shahnaz. Supplies will be provided, but are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. For 6th grade and up.


Oct
24
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.

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

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Oct
24
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
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.

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Oct
25
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.

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Oct
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Color your stress away with us! Materials will be provided or you can bring your own.


Oct
25
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Spooky Stories Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Grades K and up, join our spooky stories club if you dare! We will share books and crafts as we celebrate the month of October.


Oct
25
5:45PM

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7:45PM

Halloween Film Festival

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

It's that time of year! Come join us for a frightful flick and celebrate the Halloween season.


Oct
26
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.

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Oct
26
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to US Citizenship: Becoming a US Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 10/6- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 10/13 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 10/20- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 10/27- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Slime Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come to the library and make spooky Halloween slime! For grades K & up. First-come, first-served; supplies are limitied.


Oct
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mummy Wrap

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Do you like Halloween? Do you like toilet paper? Come take part in Woodside's second annual Mummy Wrap! For kids, tweens, and teens.


Nov
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Pokémon Go!

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come learn about and play Pokémon Go, and play Pokémon cards! Kids, teens, and tweens must provide their own phone for Pokémon Go.

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

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Nov
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

How to Shop for Healthy Items at the Grocery Store

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Many foods are labeled with healthy sounding words, but are they really good for you and your family? Learn how to read nutritional labels and evaluate the food you are buying. Discover the secrets of efficient grocery store shopping to find the healthiest foods.


Nov
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Tenant Rights in Rent Controlled, Rent Stabilized, or Unregulated Apartments

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Central Astoria LDC, which provides housing advice and assistance to the public, presents a workshop on tenant and landlord responsibilites; basic rights of tenants; rent, rent increases and rent surcharges; and complaint forms and procedures.


Nov
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Eating healthy doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Whether you buy organic, canned, fresh, or frozen foods there are many ways to save. Come and learn some basic money-saving tips and strategies, including couponing, that will help you add healthy foods to your diet and save you money too!


Nov
29
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Insomnia

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Chronic sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and increased risk of serious illnesses. It can make us feel terrible and impact how we treat ourselves and those around us. Sleeping better makes us kinder! Give yourself the gift of sleep and self-care by attending this workshop and learning what is getting in the way of your peaceful sleep and how you can sleep better.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing


Dec
5
10:15AM

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10:45AM

It's Time For Kind: Storytime

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a special kindness-themed storytime! For ages 1-3 with adult caregivers.


Dec
5
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kindness-themed storytime for ages 1-3 and adult caregivers. For more information about the It's Time For Kind campaign and programming, visit https://queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
6
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

You will learn about information about health, Education, Children's behavior, Cultural competencies, Healthy relationships and Resources for immigrant victims of domestic violence.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from reaching your goals? Does it make it difficult to find work? Speech language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Dec
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Stress Management

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

One of the greatest acts of kindness we can do for ourselves is to become aware of our stress and how it’s impacting us (and the people around us), and learn and practice some healthy and simple strategies to manage our stress. In this workshop, we will do just that! We will be doing some brief, light stretching so wear comfortable clothing. Increase the kindness and bring a friend!
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager of SHAREing and CAREing


Dec
15
1:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Celebrate a Filipino Christmas with Queens Library!

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

1. Filipino Christmas Caroling
2. Parol making demonstration: Parol is a Christmas Lantern, a traditional iconic symbol of the Filipino Christmas Spirit.
3. Spice of Life: How to make puto maya, sweet sticky rice with fresh mangoes cooked in coconut milk.


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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