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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF SEASIDE

Apr
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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Apr
22
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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Apr
22
4:00PM

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6:30PM

Seaside Movie Matinee

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us on Mondays at 4pm and Thursdays at 3pm for a seasonal selection of movies we hope our adult and older adult movie fans will enjoy.

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

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Apr
22
5:00PM

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6:00PM

All About Alexa

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Learn how to get started with Alexa and what Alexa is capable of, as well as 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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Apr
22
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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Apr
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Seaside Library to explore famous art techniques by artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, and more. Participants will be introduced to the process each artist used to create their own pieces of art.

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

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Apr
24
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.


Apr
24
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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Apr
24
1:30PM

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2:30PM

New York Reads: "Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming"

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Earth Day and join us at events to discuss the ideas in the book and at documentary film screenings and conversations. On April 18 at 4pm join us for the film "A Fierce Green Fire" at Elmhurst; on April 22pm at 2:30pm come to the "Drawdown" book discussion at Elmhurst; join us on April 24 for a "Drawdown" book discussion at Seaside at 1:30pm and the film "Bag It" at 2:30pm.

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

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Apr
24
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.


Apr
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Seaside Book Club

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Please join our book club for book discussion and reading inspiration. Everyone is welcome! Ask a librarian for details.


Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Aging Mastery: 50+ Wellness Ten-Session Workshop

Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

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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Apr
26
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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Apr
26
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Seaside Open Mic

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Seaside Library invites all neighborhood performers to come and be a part of our Open Mic Night! Bring your guitars, mandolins, voices, poetry, dancing shoes, and more. Let's celebrate each other's creativity and just have fun!

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

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Apr
26
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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Apr
27
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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Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Seaside Time-lapse Film Festival

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Seaside Time-lapse Film Festival showcases the best time-lapse films in the world! A timelapse video involves capturing lots of photos of a scene over a period of time. These images are then assembled to create seamless sped-up video footage. Time-lapse is the opposite of slow motion video, where time appears to be moving slower than normal. The sped-up nature of a time-lapse video can reveal movement that you’d barely notice with the naked eye.


Apr
30
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Creative Aging: Beginning Watercolor and Collage Workshop

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this Creative Aging workshop for adults 50+. This is a nine-session sequential course where you will learn the basics of watercolor and collage. Attendance for all nine sessions is recommended. Registration is required. Call the Seaside Library to register at 718-634-1876.

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

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May
1
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.

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

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May
1
2:30PM

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4:00PM

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.


May
2
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.'s Mobile Office Hours

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is hosting library office hours to listen to constituent/community concerns and to make his office more accessible to the public.

5:30PM - 7PM
Thursday, August 16: Glendale temporary space
Thursday, September 6: Broad Channel
Thursday, September 20: Middle Village
Thursday, September 27: Seaside
Thursday, October 4: North Forest Park
Thursday, October 11: Ozone Park
Thursday, October 18: Howard Beach
Thursday, October 25: Kew Gardens Hills


May
4
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Free Comic Book Day

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Stop by the Seaside Library for Free Comic Book Day! Supplies are limited; first-come, first-served!


May
4
2:00PM

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3:30PM

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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May
6
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Tribute to Tolkien Movie Matinee

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a viewing of a Tolkien movie in tribute to the upcoming Tolkien release.


May
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Season of Color & Nature: Arts & Crafts

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Seaside Library to celebrate the month of May with colors and nature.

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

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May
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Seaside Library Teen Anime Club

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Teens! Come and join us Wednesday 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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May
13
4:00PM

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6:30PM

Seaside Movie Matinee

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Join us on Mondays at 4pm 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.

Additional Dates


May
23
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Broadway and Nightclub Songs of New York

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Master vocalist Tom Smith presents a fast-paced, entertaining retrospective of the composers, theatrical icons, and nightclub performers who shaped the music scene in the 20th century, with songs of George M. Cohan, Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong, and others.


Jun
1
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Bring Your Story: Irish Step Dancing

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Dancers from The Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dancing will delight audiences with their high kicking and lively dancing. After this performance complete with costumes, music, traditional Irish step dancing shoes, and some history on Irish dance, audience members will be walking away humming to the tune of an Irish jig!


Jun
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

A Watercolor Workshop for Adults

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

Tina Jefferson leads this painting class where participants will learn tips and techniques to create their own watercolor masterpiece. No art experience needed. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.


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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