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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF BELLEROSE

May
28
1:30PM

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2:30PM

One-on-One Computer Classes

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come for one-on-one computer help.

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

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May
28
2:30PM

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4:30PM

The Knitting Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come learn knitting and enjoy the fun! Yarns and needles are provided during the sessions.

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

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May
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available after school on Mondays through Thursdays 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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May
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Storytime

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.

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May
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come in for a 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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May
29
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Parents and other caregivers can help children learn the skills they need to be successful before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, library staff will show parents, caregivers, and children how to use games, hands-on activities, and stories that help build the most important language and social skills. Enrolled parents and students must attend all eight sessions.

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

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May
29
12:00PM

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2:00PM

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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May
29
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.

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May
31
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Canasta Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come play or learn the game.

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

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May
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tween and Teen Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Tweens and teens, join us every Friday (that school is open) to hang out with your friends, make new friends, play games, and create crafts. There will be a different activity every week for 5th-12th graders.

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

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May
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Manga Drawing

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheung teaches teens and tweens basic techniques for drawing manga characters.


Jun
1
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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Jun
1
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Foot Jewelry Workshop for Adults

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Craft artist Melody Burns teaches participants how to transform colorful beads into jewelry for your feet. Materials will be available for up to 15 participants. Preregistration is required.


Jun
3
12:00PM

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1:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Bellerose

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Join our ESOL Conversation Group at Bellerose Library and improve your English speaking skills!

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

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Jun
3
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Monday Afternoon Movies

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

5/6: "Hunter Killer" (2018, R)
5/13: "King of Thieves" (2018, R)
5/20: "Mule" (2018, R)
6/3: "On the Basis of Sex" (2018, PG-13)
6/10: "Glass" (2019, PG-13)
6/17: "Cold Pursuit" (2019, R)
6/24: "Upside" (2019, PG-13)

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

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Jun
3
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Chemistry Tutoring

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Jun
6
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Whether you are experienced or a beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.


Jun
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Science of Happiness: Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Recently, scientific studies in positive psychology have given us beautiful insights into discovering what makes happy people happy. It has been shown that specific ways of thinking and acting can strongly impact our sense of happiness and peace of mind. Join us to learn some tips on living a happy and meaningful life.


Jun
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to create a beautiful jewelry box, to keep or give as a gift, in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Jun
20
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

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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Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Free Summer Meals & Music for Kids & Teens

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children 18 and under are welcome to enjoy a free lunch and music from 1 to 2 pm during the summer.

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

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Jul
1
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Program 2019: Arts and Crafts by Sueli Zaquem

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

This craft program is for 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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Jul
1
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Monday Evening Movies

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come to an evening movie at the library. Bring your own popcorn. Sit back and enjoy.

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

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Jul
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Please join us for stories, songs, and toys. This program is for children ages 0-6 and their parents or caregivers.

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

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Jul
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Summer Teen Time at Bellerose Library

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Join us for a new activity every week for all tweens and teens entering 6th-12th grade.

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

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Jul
10
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Prenda Code Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Calling all children from 8 to 18 to join the Prenda Code Club. Come learn the basics of coding and enjoy the fun in the process.

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

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Jul
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Pajama Storytime!

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime and bring your favorite stuffed animal.

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

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Nov
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into some of the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn some steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well. All are welcome.


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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