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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF WOODSIDE

May
20
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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May
20
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.

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

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May
20
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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May
22
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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May
22
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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May
23
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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May
23
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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May
23
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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May
23
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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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
24
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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May
24
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Friday Films

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come join us for Friday Films! Every Friday, we'll be showing a mix of classics, new movies, and hidden gems.

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

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May
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Frogs, Bugs & Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. This program is for ages 6 to 12.


May
24
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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May
25
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.

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Jun
1
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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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
1
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Bring Your Story--Renayung: The Journey of Living Traditions

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This is a multidisciplinary performance which features the Kulintang Gong Ensemble, as well as ritual and storytelling dances and chants of the Meranao, Taosug, Higaoonon, and T'boli people of southern Philippines.


Jun
4
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family’s country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


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.

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

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Jun
6
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Flag Making

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Color pride flags in support of our community!


Jun
8
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Come to our new book club! This month we'll be discussing Nicholasa Mohr's "Nilda" for teens and adults.


Jun
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: Drawing and Storytelling -- How Do We Stay Hopeful in the Face of Climate Change?

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Be inspired by the exhibit "Remember Y(our) Connection/Tandaan Ang Ating Ugnayan: Filipino Wisdom in the Face of Climate Change." Participants can share stories of how they tap into their own power, resilience, and strength (lakas ng loob), make drawings, and envision a role for themselves towards creating a sustainable world. Everyone is welcome! This program is for ages 5 and up, accompanied by parent/guardian. Registration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.

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

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Jun
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
14
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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Jun
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Father's Day Project

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

We will create a decorative panel using some fabrics/textiles, paint, cardboard, scissors, duct tape, and glue to celebrate Father's Day.


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.


Jun
18
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Arts and Crafts for Adults

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts and crafts for adults in Spanish with Marco Laria.

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

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Jun
19
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Silent Dance Party

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Party and silence do not usually go together unless the venue of the party is your favorite library! Put on your party shoes and your headphones and join us in a dancing party that won’t disturb the rest of the library’s patrons but is sure to make you move to the rhythm of DJ Sparkx!


Jun
19
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Face Painting with Akbar Chowdhury

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a face painting workshop for the entire family with artist Akbar Chowhury. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jun
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Space! The Cosmos For Kids

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space dance party for kids. Each song includes dancing, music technology, and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. This program is free. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. This program is for children ages 6 to 12.


Jun
27
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.

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

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Jun
27
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!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Myth or Fact! Autism Workshop

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Find out if it's a fact and how to research the real answers. Connect with important resources to help you in dealing with navigating the world of autism. There will be Q & A after the workshop.


Jun
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Create Beaded Animals with Sharen Lin

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Our artist will help you create beautiful beaded animals representing the Chinese horoscope. This is the Year of the Pig. We will create pigs and other whimsical animals. Come join us on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited.


Jul
5
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!

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

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Jul
6
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
8
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
9
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.

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

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Jul
10
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.

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

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Jul
11
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
12
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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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
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
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.


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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