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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF EAST FLUSHING

May
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Aquaman"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be: a king (2018, PG-13).


May
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using 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. All are welcome!

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May
20
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our ESOL Intermediate Level course.

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

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May
21
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York State has custody of over $14 billion in unclaimed funds. Every day the Comptroller's Office returns approximately $1 million to owners; are you one of them? Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.

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

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May
21
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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May
22
10:00AM

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11:45AM

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.

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May
22
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Spring Storytime 2019

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime, songs, and coloring for toddlers and preschool age children. This program for ages 2-5 is first-come, first-served.

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

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May
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Aging: Pastel Art Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

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+.

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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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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing bridge at East Flushing Library.

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

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May
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Ukulele Lessons

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

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.

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

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May
23
4:15PM

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5:15PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program 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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May
23
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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May
23
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.

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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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1:00PM

Free Nutrition Workshops

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents free nutrition workshops! You will learn to make recipes your family will love, plan meals and menus, enjoy physical activities, read labels, taste healthy snacks, practice food safety, and have fun! Those who attend six or more sessions will receive a certificate from Cornell Cooperative Extension.


May
24
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Spring Arts and Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for spring arts and crafts for 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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May
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our Mahjong club.

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

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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
3
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "A Dog's Way Home"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise (2019, PG).


Jun
5
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and practice English with our group.

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

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Jun
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
7
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Feel the Breeze Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 to 5 will play with fun, interactive toys that will make them feel a nice breeze. They will learn about wind.

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

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Jun
7
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Try our indoor gentle fitness for health and wellness.

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

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Jun
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Empire of the Sun"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A British boy gets trapped in Shanghai at the dawn of WWII and interned in a Japanese prison camp, where he uses the skills he learned from a soldier-of-fortune to survive the harrowing ordeal. At the end of the war, the child has become a man. (1987, PG)


Jun
11
2:00PM

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3:15PM

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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Jun
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Awakenings"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Based on a true story, a doctor tries to revive a catatonic patient. (1990, PG-13)


Jun
19
1:00PM

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2:00PM

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

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "I am Sam"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A man fights for custody of his daughter when the state tries to place her in a foster home. (2001, PG-13)


Jun
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/Care NYC will give insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well.


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
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "On the Basis of Sex"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional (2018, PG-13).


Jul
2
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Summer Reading - Make Art with Science!

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Make art with science at the East Flushing Library! Children ages 3 and up will engage in scientific activities that will become works of art. Slime making and creating homemade toys will be some of the activities taking place.

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

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Jul
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Navigating the Health Care System

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Gain insight about long-term care planning including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. This program is presented by Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC.


Jul
3
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading storytime for toddlers and preschoolers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Children ages 2-5 will be read picture books, sing finger plays, and enjoy coloring as well. Space 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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Jul
3
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Summer Reading Arts and Crafts on Wednesdays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ages 3 and up, participate in summer arts and crafts on Wednesdays.

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

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Jul
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Wellness Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us as we practice meditation and breathing exercises, and share tips for overall well-being.

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

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Jul
5
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading Arts and Crafts for Fridays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 and up, participate in summer arts and crafts on Fridays.

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

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Jul
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Ben is Back"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A woman's addict son arrives on Christmas Eve bringing a promise of sobriety. Assigning him one day to prove himself, the family experience an upsetting event that yet again brings his addiction into the forefront (2018, R).


Jul
11
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Jewelry Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our club and make your own unique piece of jewelry.

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

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Jul
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Intermediate

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for intermediate ESOL.

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

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Jul
15
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: "Mary Poppins Returns"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family (2018, PG).


Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

DIY Photo Transfer to Wood

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bring your favorite photo image (5"x 5"). In this easy workshop we will show you how to transfer this image to wood.


Jul
22
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: Paddington 2

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Paddington 2” continues the story of the enduringly popular little bear in the trademark blue coat and red hat that touched audiences worldwide. The new story finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes


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.


Jul
29
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: "Flipped"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Schoolboy Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) realizes that a girl he ignored may be his true love. All through grade school, Juli pines for Bryce, who does everything in his power to put her off. Later, Bryce discovers girls and realizes his feelings for Juli (2010, PG).


Aug
5
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: "Beauty and the Beast"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic , staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle (2017, PG).


Aug
12
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie: "Oliver 2019"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An innocent orphan in 19th-century London falls in with a gang of young pickpockets and thieves led by the evil elder, Fagin. The Best Picture-winning musical is based on Dickens' "Oliver Twist."


Aug
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Caregiver's Guide to Long-Term Placement Options

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC leads this presentation on the right questions to ask when choosing care options such as home care, assisted living, long-term care facilities, and more. Discover the steps you can take to insure your loved one receives the proper care.


Aug
19
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Family Movie: "Hugo"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A young orphan lives in a train station in 1930s Paris and tries to repair a mechanical man built by his father. Eventually, he befriends a filmmaker and his goddaughter, who help him understand the mystery of his dad's invention (2011, PG).


Aug
26
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Family Movie: "Coco"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. He journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse (2017, PG).


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
16
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Movie Screening: "Sense and Sensibility"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Oscar-nominated adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about the still-single Dashwood sisters and how they cope with men, marriage, and money after their father dies (1995, PG).


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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