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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HILLCREST

Nov
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

School's Out Family Film Series

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come join us at the Hillcrest Library for a series of films when school is out!
11/7: "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie" (PG)
11/24: "Cars 3" (G)
12/29: "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" (PG)
Light refreshments are permitted for this program only.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Childhood Asthma

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

What is childhood asthma? How do our lungs work? At this interactive program, we will be making our own lungs! We will also learn about asthma, its causes and ways to treat it.


Nov
27
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Karaoke Dance Party After Dark!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join our karaoke dance party!


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Nov
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making a different project each session.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Children's Game Night

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy Wii games and board games with your friends and neighbors from the community at the Hillcrest library! For an hour we'll have the Wii and board games available for free play. For kids 7 and up!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Baby Movement and Music

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For children 6 to 18 months. Enjoy songs, fingerplays, and board books.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Storytime & Free Play

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come on down to the library for a storytime and some free play with our toys & coloring!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ismail Merchant Fil FEstival

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This December Hillcrest honors Southeast Asian producer-director Ismail Merchant (1936-2005) with screenings of two of his films:
"Cotton Mary" (1999) December 6
"Mr. & Mrs. Bridge " (1990) December 13

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Up-cycled Penguin Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make an adorable, silly penguin out of recycled materials! Up-cycling is good for creativity and good for the environment! For kids 6 and up.


Dec
11
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Holiday ornament making

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

Come make a beautiful, colorful holiday ornament by painting 'stained glass' style baubles and making decorative loops for them to hang on. For kids 6 and up. Capped at 15, please register with Ms. Ashley in Children's.


Dec
14
5:00PM

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7:15PM

After Dark Film Screening: "The Shack"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

A grieving man experiences a divine intervention while visiting a nearby shack. Starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, and Tim McGraw.


Dec
21
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Up-cycled Gingerbread Man Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a gingerbread man to decorate for winter out of recycled materials! Up-cycling is good for creativity and good for the environment! For kids 6 and up.


Dec
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Calendar Decorating

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Help get yourself ready for the new year by decorating printed calendars for 2018!


Dec
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Storytime and Free Play

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

School's out for winter break, so come on down to the Hillcrest library for a storytime and some free play with our games and toys!


Jan
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Basics

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

Learn the different parts of the computer and their functions.


Jan
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Upcycled Snow-Measuring Snowman

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids can measure how much snow has fallen with a snowman paint stirrer ruler.


Jan
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For kids up to age 5. Enjoy songs, storytimes, and free play.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STEM: Making Slime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

As part of our January STEM series, come make slime with us at the Hillcrest Library! Kids 6+.


Jan
11
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STEM: LEGO Engineering Challenge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

As part of our January STEM series, join us at the Hillcrest Library for a LEGO engineering challenge! Kids 5+.


Jan
16
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Upcycled Newspaper Polar Bears

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come join us at Hillcrest in recycling old newspapers into polar bear portraits! Kids 5+


Jan
18
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STEM: Lava Lamps

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

As part of our STEM series, join us at Hillcrest for making electricity-free lava lamps using chemistry & physics! Kids 6+.


Jan
22
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Spelling Bee Competition: Grades 3-6

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a spelling bee competition, where participants that make it through the two rounds for their grade at our local Hillcrest Branch will go on to a Queens-library wide competition at the Central branch later in the year! Dates below:
1/22: Grade 3 & 4 round 1
1/29: Grade 5 & 6 round 1
2/5: Grade 3 & 4 final round
2/12: Grade 5 & 6 final round

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STEM: Rain Clouds

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

As part of our STEM series, come do a science experiment where we learn through a visual demonstration how rain clouds work. Kids 5+.


Jan
30
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Snowflake Suncatchers

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come join us to make a beautiful snowflake suncatcher to catch all that bright winter sunlight! Kids 5+.


Feb
1
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STEM: Silly Putty

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

As part of our STEM series, come make silly putty with us at the Hillcrest Library! Kids 6+.


Feb
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Positive Thinking

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

“You are what you think!” Thoughts are like seeds. Loving and happy thoughts produce beautiful flowers and nourishing fruits, while angry and depressed thoughts produce painful thorns and poisonous weeds. In this workshop, we will explore how Raja Yoga Meditation enables us to master our lives by producing those ‘flowers and fruits’ that are wholesome, attractive and nourishing. It’s time to cultivate a life that brings true inner peace and contentment.


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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