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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BELLEROSE

Feb
26
12:30PM

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2:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group.

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

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Feb
26
12:30PM

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2:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Bellerose

Location: Bellerose
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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Feb
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available after school, Monday through Thursday, for children in grades K-6.

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

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Feb
26
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Chemistry Tutoring

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come get step-by-step high school chemistry tutoring.


Feb
27
1:30PM

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5:30PM

Tax Preparation Assistance

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

IRS-trained counselors will help you complete your 2017 personal income tax return. Bring a copy of your 2016 income tax return(s); all W-2, 1099,and other tax forms and documents for 2017; unemployment compensation statements; an SSA-1099 form if you received Social Security benefits; a photo I.D. for every person listed on your return; and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents.


Feb
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Story Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Please join us for stories, songs and finger plays. This program is for children, birth to 4 years old, and their parents or caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come in for a one-on-one computer session. Training is available for: Microsoft Office suite, email, Internet, Facebook, and more. Preregistration is required.

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

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Feb
28
12:00PM

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3:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

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Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

LEGO Building Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-6 have fun being creative with Legos!

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

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Mar
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dr. Seuss Celebration!

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Enjoy Dr. Seuss stories and celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday!


Mar
1
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

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Mar
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tween & Teen Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

For those of you in 6th-12th grade, come hang out at the Bellerose Library! We'll be playing board games, watching movies, creating crafts and more. Bring your friends!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Intrepid Museum Presents: Poof! Life in a Vacuum

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Learn how important the earth’s atmosphere is and why astronauts need to wear those big, heavy space suits. Using a bell jar and vacuum pump, museum educators will mimic the vacuum of space.
For teens


Mar
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

One-on-One Computer Class

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come in for one-on-one PC training. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Chess Class for All

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

It's never too early (or too late) to learn how to play chess, which is the game of kings! Come learn how to play, enhance your skills and have fun. Registration is required!

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

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Mar
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Divas of Broadway and Opera

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Soprano Irene Failenbogen performs pieces from both classical opera and Broadway shows, including "La Traviata," "Carmen," and "Fiddler on the Roof."


Mar
15
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

We meet on the third Thursday of every month. Pick up a copy of the month's selection at the Circulation Desk and join us!

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

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Mar
15
1:00PM

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8:00PM

Smart Defensive Driving Course

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Learn how to drive defensively at this 6-hour course offered by AARP. Registration is required.

DO NOT WEB APPROVE

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

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Mar
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Mar
22
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Film Screening: "Darkest Hour" (2017)

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

U.K. prime minister Winston Churchill must rally the nation to war against the Nazis.


Mar
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Advanced Internet

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Go beyond the basics and explore the more advanced aspects of the Internet by learning about advanced search techniques, different Internet browsers, deleting cookies and caches, bookmarking and personalizing your browser, incognito browsers, and securing online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Mar
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Creative Craft Time for Adults

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Get creative and share your creativity while making new friends in our program. You get to take home your work of art. Registration is required online, in person, or by phone.


Mar
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Navigating Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to: prepare information to make online applications easier, complete common online application sections, and master how to get noticed and avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Apr
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available after-school on Monday through Thursday for children in grades K-6.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Story Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Please join us for stories, songs and finger plays. This program is for children ages 0-4 and their parents or caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

LEGO Building Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-6 can have fun being creative with Legos!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Spring Cleaning for the Soul Series Presented by Global Harmony House

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Develop greater self-awareness by exploring the practice of meditation in this series that includes "Healing from Within," "Overcoming Anger," "Think Positive!," and "A Clean and Clear Mind."

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hands-On STEM Energy Workshops!

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

Join Queens Public Library, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and Solar One for hands-on STEM activities! Solar One is a nonprofit sustainability education organization based in NYC. Throughout the workshops, Solar One educators will work with children and teens to explore energy efficiency, solar power, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Great American Songbook

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

The Great American Songbook, also known as "American Standards", is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century. It comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin, and also Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers, and others. Bill Gati and Willa Bassen interpret some of the most popular songs in a contemporary style.


Apr
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles such workers may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Apr
24
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Film Screening: Get Out (2017)

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.


Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Jewelry Making

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

Join us for an hour of jewelry making. Step by step instructions on how to make your own adornments. All materials are provided. Registration is required: online, in person or by phone.


May
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. To preregister, call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
24
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Film Screening: Phantom Thread

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

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


May
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Advanced Excel

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

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, formulas, and advance formulas. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Jun
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


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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