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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF EAST FLUSHING

Jun
22
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Toy Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Family Toy Time Everyday at the library! For children to feel free to play with toys and puzzles at the toy station.

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

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Jun
22
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Library Crafts for Winter and Spring

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter and spring library 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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Jun
23
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Potpourri Collage with Pressed Flowers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn to arrange dried pressed flowers in a colorful collage that you can enjoy for a long time.


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Jun
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

ESOL Job Search Training

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. The classes are also integrated with a technology component that prepares students for the 21st century workforce.

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

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Jun
25
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL


Jun
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays to have fun playing Scrabble.

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

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Jun
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and improve your English conversation skills.


Jun
27
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Winter and Spring Story Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Winter and Spring storytime. For children ages 2-5.


Jun
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

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

with Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald
Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required. Please call the East Flushing Library to register 718-357-6643

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

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Jun
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Everyone Brave is Forgiven" by Chris Cleave.


Jun
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join and enjoy our Bridge club with a number of local players playing bridge for long time.

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

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Jun
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Microsoft Excel: Some Basic Tips

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Learn about creating a MS Excel worksheet, typing in the cells and navigation, getting help from the web, and creating some easy functions. Hands-on training. Space is limited. First-come, first-register. Some basic computer knowledge is needed.


Jun
28
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.

Additional Dates


Jun
30
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Puppet Making Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, we will be turning drawings into exciting movable paper characters. You can make a talking dog or a dancing skeleton. We will add body joints using drawing skills and paper to bring your characters to life.


Jun
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Screening: Peter Rabbit

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The stubborn and naughty Peter Rabbit causes chaos in the home and garden of an irritable human named Mr. McGregor. However, their rivalry grows even more heated when they both fall in love with a new neighbor who adores animals. (2018, PG)


Jul
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening "A Wrinkle in Time"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force. (2018, PG)


Jul
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

DIY 4th of July Jewelry

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come make DIY earrings and necklace in patriotic colors.


Jul
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lunch, Learn, and Play

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens learn while they play and have a healthy lunch too!

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

Illustrator's Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for for a workshop on learning the basics of illustration. Through games and personal projects we will explore color theory, character design, drawing techniques, and more. Come share your creativity and bring your imagination to life through art and storytelling.

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

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Jul
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Intermediate Level.

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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1:00PM

Stress Management and Relaxation Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our club as we share proven ways from all around the world to relax and manage stress.

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

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Jul
6
4:00PM

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4:45PM

East Flushing Fridays Arts and Crafts - Summer 2018

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

East Flushing Fridays Arts and Crafts - Summer 2018 - Ages 3 and Up. Admission is free.

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

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Jul
7
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn to make cool origami projects with Joy.

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

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Jul
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Miniature Seascapes

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Want to remember your seaside vacation? Or create an imaginary scene of the ocean? We will craft miniature dioramas using tins, maps, shells, and seafaring novelties.


Jul
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Watercolor/Collage Greeting Card Project

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

A two-session workshop with teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald. Learn basic techniques of drawing, composition, color, collage, and printmaking. Create original greeting cards using collage and printmaking processes. Registration is required. Call East Flushing to register 718-357-6643.

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

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Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion."

Space is limited 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
11
11:00AM

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11:45AM

East Flushing Summer Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Summer storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. First-come, first-served. Ages 2 and up

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

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Jul
11
12:00PM

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12:45PM

East Flushing Wednesday Crafts - Summer 2018

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for crafts this Summer! For ages 3 and up. Admission is free. 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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Jul
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Shell Menagerie

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will glue shells together to create animal faces or a cute koala bear. Bring your imagination and a sense of humor.


Jul
18
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening "I Can Only Imagine"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A musician writes a popular song about how his faith helped repair his relationship with his dad. Based on a true story. (2018, PG)


Jul
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.


Jul
28
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Hand Rolled Candles from Beeswax

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Make a handcrafted candle from bee's wax. Beeswax is the oldest and purest wax in the world. Learn a bit about the bees!


Jul
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Great Women in Music from '30s-'60s

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singer/entertainer Flo Michaels celebrates great women who made an impact in the music industry of the twentieth century. Hear songs of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Etta James, Marlene Dietrich, Cher, Liza Minelli, Mary Wells, and more.


Aug
6
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Power walk for fitness and good health.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening "Everything, Everything"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A sheltered teenage girl develops a relationship with the boy next door, and their romance eventually inspires her to venture into the outside world. (2017, PG-13)


Aug
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Million Dollar Arm"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An American sports agent travels to India to scout for baseball pitchers. When he returns home with two prospects, he learns an important lesson about friendship and family. (2014, PG)


Aug
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Top Ten Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn the warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Gain insights into behaviors that could suggest deeper problems that may require medical attention.


Aug
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Fabric Painting

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, you will learn about different ways of painting fabric. You will turn a plain t-shirt into a work of art. Materials will be provided. Registration is required.


Aug
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: " Phantom Thread"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A tailor finds his meticulous professional life upended after he falls for a working-class woman (2017, R).


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art History: Greek Art from Ancient to Modern

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

From the Minoans and Myceneans to the Wonders of the World to contemporary artists, we will explore the spectrum of the legacy of Greek Art. Included will be their sculpture, paintings, ceramics, and architecture.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Tomb Raider"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lara Croft helps a secret group open a mythical tomb while on a quest to find her missing father. Rated PG-13.


Aug
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

How to Talk to Your Doctor

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

One of the keys to getting good health care is communication. Learn proven ways to talk to your doctor and health care professionals and how to advocate for yourself and the people for whom you are caring.


Aug
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan.


Aug
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion: "Manhattan Beach"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We are going to discuss the title "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan.


Sep
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, ocarinas, Native American flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Sep
19
3:00PM

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5:00PM

The Quilting Project

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

Professional teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald leads the class in sewing, planning, and quilting processes to create a quilt project from small to large. Participants will learn about the different types of fabrics and approaches to designing a quilt. If you have never used a sewing machine, sewing lessons are included. This is a nine-session course, including a culminating event. Please call 718-357-6643 to register for this class. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko.


Oct
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Marriage" of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.


Nov
12
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Shaping Stories: Memoir Writing Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Judy Kamilhor leads Shaping Stories, a three-session memoir writing workshop. Please register at the East Flushing Library or by calling 718-357-6643.

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

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Nov
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Love Songs From Around The World

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Natalie Zeitlin sings beautiful love songs from around the world in Hebrew, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, and more. Enjoy an afternoon of music and singing.


Nov
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann.


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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