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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF EAST FLUSHING

Jul
16
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!

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Jul
16
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.


Jul
16
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Free Math Tutoring

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Free math tutoring for grades 2-8.

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Jul
16
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Creative Corner!

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Create a new piece of jewelry or bring your own broken pieces of jewelry to life.

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

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Jul
16
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Introduction to Gmail (Google Email)

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will walk through the basics of creating and using a Gmail account to send and receive.
Participants must have basic computer skills and should attend both sessions.
Space is limited. Registration is required. To register please visit the adult reference desk or call 718- 831-8636.

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Jul
17
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
17
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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Jul
17
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.

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

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Jul
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Ipad and Iphone

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An introduction on IPHONE and iPad: their accessories and their operations.

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

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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.

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Jul
18
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
18
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
18
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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Jul
18
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of accessing & navigating the Internet. In this class, you will learn to use a web browser and understand how to use searches and websites. Participants should have basic knowledge of how to use a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

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Jul
19
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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Jul
19
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
19
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Tutoring English Language and Math

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Free English and math tutoring for children in grades 2-5.

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

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Jul
19
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Microsoft Excel: Some Basic Tips

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

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

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Jul
19
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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Jul
20
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
20
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
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
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Make a Kazoo Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Libraries Rock! Come and make your own musical instrument. This week we will make a kazoo.


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.

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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
11
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn to make cool origami projects with Joy.


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.

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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
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie: Nights in Rodanthe

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An unhappily married woman retreats to an inn on the North Carolina coast, where she meets a doctor who is struggling with his own crisis of conscience. Based on Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. (2008, PG-13)


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.

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Sep
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Heaven is for Real"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A young boy suffers a near-death experience and claims to have visited heaven. As skeptics dismiss his story, his astonished parents seek meaning in the alleged miracle that has turned their once-peaceful lives upside down (2014, PG).


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.


Sep
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our origami club. We meet every month and make different cool origami projects.

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

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Oct
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Collage/Watercolor Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this four-session collage workshop. Registration is required. Please contact the East Flushing Library at 718-357-6643 to sign up.

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

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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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