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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HILLCREST

Sep
21
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Afternoon Film for Kids

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

9/21: "Beauty and the Beast" (live action; rated PG); 9/22: "Smurfs: the Lost Village" (animated; rated PG); 9/23: "Rock Dog" (animated; rated PG).

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

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Sep
21
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: By phone or in person

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Bring it in get one-on-one help. Registration is required. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 454-2786.

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

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Sep
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Meet & Greet

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab a friend and head to the library for Teen Meet & Greet.

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Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:00AM

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.

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Sep
25
11:00AM

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4:00PM

One on One Computer Classes

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

Get One-on-One help for Beginners. Registration is required. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 454-2786.

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

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Sep
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Tai Chi with Kevin M. Sullivan

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited 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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Sep
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Memory Book Making for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making a memory book that you can put your cherished photos and pictures in.


Sep
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

3-D Paper Bag Trees

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come create 3-D Paper Bag Trees at Hillcrest! Cut and twist the bag into a twisty trunk and branches with tissue paper leaves in bright fall colors!


Sep
27
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler and Pre-school time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For kids ages 2-5. Enjoy songs, storytimes, and free play.

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

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Sep
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Make a Pinata

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This three-session arts workshop is open to children ages 7 to 12. Participants must come to all three sessions. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to come to this program.
Space is limited to first 20 participants. To register call (718) 454-2786 or speak to a librarian.

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

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Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Coloring Fun for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Coloring can be fun. It also can help create focus and encourage mindfulness. Let's get together and have some coloring fun. We will provide coloring sheets, coloring pencils and music.

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

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Oct
3
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Classic Movies

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for free screenings of classic movies: 10/3: "39 Steps"; 10/24: "Vertigo".

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

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Oct
3
4:30PM

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5:30PM

LEGO Engineers Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-10 can enjoy building various structures, vehicles, and other creations with our LEGOs in this STEM program. Each week will present a new challenge in order to experiment with engineering and physics skills, or just come to play with LEGOs!

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

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Oct
5
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Crochet for Kids

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Have you always wanted to crochet? Ms. Ashley will help you learn the basics of crocheting! Over several weeks learn the basics of single crochet or get adventurous and try out new stitches and projects!

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

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Oct
11
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Hanging Spider Web Craft at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a spooky Halloween decoration at Hillcrest Library! Create a spindly string & popsicle stick spider web to hang around the house! For ages 6 and up.


Oct
17
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Origami Crane Making for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Legend says if you fold a thousand cranes you will be granted one wish. Come and get started today!


Oct
18
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Billowing Bat Masks at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Make a silly or spooky bat mask with folded flappy wings for Halloween at Hillcrest! For kids ages 4 and up.


Oct
23
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Make a Monster at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a monster at Hillcrest Library! We'll be making paper bag monster puppets, for kids 4 and up.


Oct
30
3:00PM

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3:15PM

Spooky Story contest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Trick or Treat! Halloween is nearing and we want you to give us a scare. Write a spooky story and you could win a Big Halloween treat. The witching hour for this contest is Monday, October 30, 2017 at
4 pm.
The winning Story announced in the Library on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 31 at 4 pm.


Oct
31
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Spooky Story Contest Winner announcement

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Winning Story announced in the Library on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 31 at 4 pm.
Rules:
All stories must be original, between 500 and 1000 words.
All children and teens can enter. Sorry, no adults.
All submissions must be readable and include author(s) full name and telephone number(s).


Nov
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Silly Scarecrow Craft at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a silly, smiley, scarecrow face at Hillcrest Library to decorate for Fall! For children ages 4 and up.


Nov
16
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Thanksgiving Hand Wreaths at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a colorful decoration for Thanksgiving by tracing your hand and making a wreath with them in fall colors! For kids age 5 and up.


Nov
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Thanksgiving Placemat Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a colorful paper place-mat to decorate your space at the table for Thanksgiving at the Hillcrest Library! For children 4 and up.


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.

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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
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.

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

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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!


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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