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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF EAST FLUSHING

Jan
23
10:00AM

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11:45AM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Class.

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

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Jan
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Vision Board: Manifest Your Life's Desires

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will show you how to create a vision board to help you get on track with your New Year's resolutions and get exactly what you want in 2019.


Jan
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing bridge at East Flushing Library.

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

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Jan
24
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join our ongoing Chess Club every week on Thursdays. Anyone who is interested is welcome.

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

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Jan
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to iPhone & iPad: Use and Navigation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use the proper settings and functions of the iPhone and iPad. There will be hands-on practical training. Space is limited; registration is required. Participants have to bring their own iPhone/iPad.

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

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Jan
25
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Chair Happy Yoga

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy gentle movements for relaxation and well-being.

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

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Jan
25
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Winter Arts and Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter arts and crafts for children ages 3 and up.

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

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Jan
26
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Wellness Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us as we share ways to deal with stress and anxiety for a healthy outlook on life.


Jan
28
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Try our indoor gentle fitness for health and wellness.

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

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Jan
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Mr. Holland's Opus"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A frustrated composer finds his calling in teaching while raising a hearing-impaired son (1995, PG).


Jan
28
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for ESOL Intermediate.

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

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Jan
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing Scrabble game every Tuesday with intelligent people.

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

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Jan
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

DIY Creative Spa Gifts on a Budget

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Whether you would like to pamper yourself or gift it to someone you love, we will demonstrate how to make creative simple spa recipes at home on a budget. Admission is free. First-come, first-served.


Jan
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion: "The Little Paris Bookshop"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George.


Feb
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Anyone Can Draw! Kids' Art Class

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and be an artist! Let your imagination come to life. There is no limit to what you can do when you combine observation and imagination. In this class we will be using techniques such as line, color, and texture to draw.

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

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Feb
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Lake House"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A doctor and an architect exchange love letters across time (2006, PG).


Feb
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about how older adults can keep their homes healthy. Some of the topics they will cover include how to avoid mold, chemical poisoning, preventing and getting rid of bedbugs, and falls prevention. All are welcome.


Feb
8
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Four Ways to a Healthy Relationship

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

How do you know if you are ready to be in a relationship? Come and learn four mindful ways to create and keep a healthy relationship.


Feb
11
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "The Last Song"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An estranged father and daughter slowly reconnect through their mutual love of music. (2010, PG)


Feb
13
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education will offer tips for seniors on how to stay safe while crossing New York City streets and discuss Mayor de Blasio's traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


Feb
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Memory 101 Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this interactive workshop we will talk about the latest information on memory research. We will play games and quizzes on how to strengthen and train your brain to retain information.


Feb
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: The Chorus

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Watch this foreign-language Oscar nominee about a music teacher at a boys' school in France in the 1940s. (2004, PG-13)


Feb
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Working with Clay

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make objects with air drying clay. You will learn how to varnish and decorate with acrylic paint. Registration is limited. Please call the library to register. This program is funded through Older Adult Services for Seniors.

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

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Feb
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


Feb
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion: "The Japanese Lover"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "The Japanese Lover" by Isabel Allende.


Mar
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come watch this Holocaust drama. (2008, PG-13)


Mar
6
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our ESOL Conversation Group.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
11
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie screening: "Life is Beautiful"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An Italian Jew tries to protect his son in a Nazi concentration camp. This is an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film. (1997, PG-13)


Mar
12
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Creative Aging: Mixed Media and Self-Portraits

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Richard Estrin presents Mixed Media and Self-Portraits, a four-session intermediate level drawing workshop. Bring a mirror for self-portraits. Registration is required. Call the East Flushing Library to register at 718-357-6643.

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

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Mar
18
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: Music of the Heart

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An elementary school teacher gives violin lessons to her underprivileged students, despite indifference from the administration and budget cuts that force her to seek outside funding. (1999, PG)


Mar
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Aging: Pastel Art Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Participants will strengthen their drawing skills by working with oil-based pastels. We will explore the range of techniques pastels offer and examine the medium's potential for expressiveness. Participants will spend time working with photo-based imagery as a source and point of departure in constructed drawings. Preregistration and a commitment to attend all sessions is required. Space is limited. Call East Flushing Library to register, 718-357-6643. This program is for older adults 50+.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Ukulele Lessons

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Creative Aging Program: Learn how to play the ukulele, for beginning students. Bring your own ukulele or use one at the library. Teaching artist Nancy Hinchliffe leads this ten-session course for older adults 50+. Registration is limited to 15 students. Register at the East Flushing Library by calling 718-357-6643.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "The Light of Paris"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "The Light of Paris" by Eleanor Brown.


May
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion: "Educated"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover.


Jun
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Exit West"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid.


Jul
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Almost Sisters"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Almost Sisters" by Joshilyn Jackson.


Aug
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Dreams of Joy"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See.


Sep
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Sing, Unburied, Sing"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward.


Oct
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "The Library Book"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.


Nov
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Before We Were Yours"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.


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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