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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF SEASIDE

Jan
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Stumped by a math question? Need help with your reading assignment? Drop by the Seaside Library for some homework help!

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

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Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts Hour with Ms. Sophia

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Come to the Seaside Library and join us for exploratory arts and crafts hour with Ms. Sophia!

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

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Jan
23
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Mobile Device & Digital Media Class

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about your mobile device? Are you curious about e-books? How do you listen to an audiobook on your smartphone? Bring your Android or iOS device and learn how to use it.

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Jan
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us for picture books, finger plays, action rhymes, and songs for children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers.

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

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Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Kids' Movie Matinee

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Seaside Library for our kids' movie matinee.

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

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Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Step into VR

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Swim underwater, travel to a foreign country, jump off a skyscraper -- these are just some of the virtual reality experiences that will be available. While wearing the virtual reality headset, you will be able to "look around" the artificial world, move about in it, and interact with features or items that are depicted inside the headset.

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

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Jan
24
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Seaside Library Teen Anime Club

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Teens! Come and join us Thursday afternoons for a variety of anime features, both current and classic.

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

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Jan
24
5:00PM

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6:00PM

All About Alexa

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Learn how to get started with Alexa, what Alexa is capable of, and tips for getting the most out of your smart home devices. Owners of Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Amazon Echo Dot will also find this class useful. Instructor: Jay Dela Cruz

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

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Jan
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Babies & Books

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

You are your child's first teacher. Enjoy our wide variety of board books, nurture preliteracy skills, meet up with other caregivers, and discover the joy of reading with your baby at the library! This program is for infants ages 6-17 months.

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

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Jan
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Ultimate Cardio for Adults

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Gloria leads this total body workout that incorporates techniques such as kicks and punches that move to a rapid pace. This fitness class is designed to promote cardiovascular fitness, strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility using high energy and motivating music. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers; bring a water bottle and towel. Space is limited. Participation 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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Jan
26
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Seaside Library Saturday Matinee

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us Saturdays at 2pm for a seasonal selection of movies we hope our adult and older adult movie fans will enjoy.

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

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Jan
28
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Coloring Club

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Come down to the Seaside Library and de-stress with some coloring! This program is open to all ages.

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

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Jan
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us for chess club, where you can challenge your brain, make new friends, and have fun while learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills!

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

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Jan
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Broadway Show Tunes

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy this music program of classic Broadway shows such as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera," "Fiddler on the Roof," and more performed by pianist William Gati and vocalist Wendy Luck.


Feb
1
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Spelling Bee Final

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us for the spelling bee final where the final two participants from each grade level will compete for a spot at the Queens Central Library Spelling Bee in May 2019.


Feb
2
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Movie Matinee

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us Saturdays at 2pm for a special selection of movies that celebrate Black History Month. We will be showing "A Thousand Midnights - The Great Migration" (2/2), "Don't Shout Too Soon" (2/9), "Goin' To Chicago" (2/16) and "The City and the World" ( 2/23). For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.

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

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Feb
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lunar New Year Arts & Crafts

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year with the Seaside Library and create your own bookmark!


Feb
6
2:30PM

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4:15PM

CIAD Meeting

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

This is the monthly meeting of the Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled (CIAD). CIAD is a non-profit, grassroots organization run by and for adult home and nursing home residents and resident councils.


Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations – Putting my traveling shoes on and off I go on..?

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

In celebration of Black History Month, please join us for an innovative experience where children ages 6 and up will use their imagination to create their own vehicle that will transport them to their next traveling adventure. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hooked On Yarn

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

If you love to create crafts using yarn, this program is for you!

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

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Feb
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Broken Hearts Week: Arts & Crafts

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Take your broken heart and create it into art. Explore the kaleidoscopic colors of a broken heart with watercolors.


Feb
13
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Broken Hearts Week: Kids' Movie Matinee

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Seaside Library for a Broken Hearts week movie showing of Beauty and the Beast!


Feb
14
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Broken Heart Week: Frida Kahlo's A Broken/Feisty Heart

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Claudia Norman, producer and executive director of the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival, will offer a multimedia presentation of Frida Kahlo’s passionate and often devastating love life that inspired some of her most famous and celebrated works. Fragments of love letters, diary entries, music and, of course, art will bring the feisty artist to life in celebration of her uncompromised spirit in art and love.


Feb
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Broken Hearts Week - Mend the Broken Heart Scavenger Hunt

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Attempt to mend some broken hearts at the Seaside Library Broken Hearts Scavenger Hunt. Participants will have to locate the other half of a broken heart by following clues. Test your library knowledge while repairing hearts! Winners will receive a prize!


Feb
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Karaoke

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Music can definitely help mend a broken heart! Join us at the Seaside Library and spread love during our karaoke hour. Participants can choose from a variety of songs meant to spread love and happiness.


Feb
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - African Mud Cloth

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Pay us a visit at the Seaside Library for our first of two arts & crafts session celebrating Black History Month! Explore Africa's culture and create your own mud cloth. Traditionally made with fabric and dyed using resources from the earth, the bògòlanfini or mud cloth is a Malian textile used in fashion, fine art, and decoration. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - African American Read-In

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

This is a celebration of African American authors and their works. Participants will share their favorite stories, poems, and book excerpts from African American authors. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Jewelry Workshop

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Make your own piece of jewelry to keep or to give as a gift. All supplies will be included.


Feb
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Romare Bearden Arts & Crafts

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

This will be the second arts & crafts session celebrating Black History Month! Children will learn about the life and work of African American artist Romare Bearden. Bearden was known for using multimedia throughout his career. Participants will create collages using various multimedia, while discussing the art of Romare Bearden. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Seaside Karaoke

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Seaside Library for a karaoke party. Come down and sing your favorite tunes!

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

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Mar
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Women's History Month: Arts & Crafts

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Celebrate and honor Women's History Month with an introduction to famous women artists! Create an exciting painting inspired by famous 20th and 21st century women artists.
3/5 - Georgia O'Keeffe
3/12 - Frida Kahlo
3/19 - Faith Ringgold
3/26 - Yayoi Kusama

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

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Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Light Painting Photography

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Explore your artistic style and creativity with light painting and long exposure photography. Light painting is an art form that allows you to create stunning exposures by using a handheld light source and the open shutter on your camera.


Mar
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is a great way to get children engaged in math and problem solving. It also improves their thinking skills. Join us at the Seaside Library on Wednesdays at 4pm to make your own origami creations.

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

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Mar
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Aging Mastery: 50+ Specialty Workshops

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

The Aging Mastery 50+ Specialty Workshops will be held prior to the Aging Mastery ten-session workshop. The workshops will be led by experts in their field. The workshops will cover estate and retirement planning, healthcare, and bucket lists. Preregistration is required. This is for customers who live in the Rockaways only. There is a screening process. Call Seaside Library at 718-634-1876 or organizer Susan Lavin at 718-368-5079. Led by National Council on Aging.

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

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Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Aging Mastery: 50+ Wellness Ten-Session Workshop

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

The Aging Mastery Program is a ten-session workshop. Classes are led by experts in their field. Topics include exercise, sleep, nutrition, finances, planning, relationships, medication, community engagement, & falls prevention. Preregistration is required. This is for customers who live in the Rockaways only. There is a screening process. Call Seaside Library at 718-634-1876 or organizer Susan Lavin at 718-368-5079. Led by National Council on Aging.

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

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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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