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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HILLCREST

Jan
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Masterpieces of Erhu and Pipa Music

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

The duo of Wang Guowei and Sun Li perform music of the erhu and pipa, two of the most iconic and virtuosic Chinese instruments.


Jan
24
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Sewing Club for Kids

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For those who already know how to sew, we will provide materials to make various projects such as pocketbooks, stuffed animals, and more! For kids 7-12. Guidance in sewing given.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Shape Up NYC: Chair FITTness for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Mekki leads this seated fitness class which emphasizes functionality, strength, and flexibility with options for ranges of motion. Some exercises can be done seated or standing. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on 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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Jan
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids up to age 5 can enjoy nursery rhymes, storytimes, and free play.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you like to play chess? If so, visit us at the Hillcrest Library and join our chess club for players of all levels, from beginners to experts.


Jan
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

LEGO Engineers Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5+, build structures, vehicles, & other creations with LEGOs! Each week will have a new challenge in order to experiment with STEM skills or just come to play with LEGOs!


Jan
29
3:30PM

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5:00PM

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


Jan
29
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Grades 5 & 6 Book Club at Hillcrest

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

Each month we will read a different book & meet to discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, main plot points, and important topics raised by that month's book. Books available at the circulation desk; please leave your name & phone number so we can tell you when the next book has arrived!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
30
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Music and Play Hour

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5, enjoy songs, make music with baby instruments, and join us for free play afterwards.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
30
10:30AM

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4:30PM

One on One Technology Assistance

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you have a phone, table, laptop, gadget or device you need help with? Bring it in to get one-on-one help. Or practice on our in-house computers. Registration is required. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at 718-454-2786.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Afternoon Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

10/3 - The Others (2001, PG-13)
10/17 - Haunted
10/31 - Nosferatu (1922 silent film)
11/7 - Barefoot In The Park (1967, G)
11/21 - Goodbye Girl (1977, PG)
12/5 - The Greatest Showman (1952)


Jan
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wednesday Craft Series

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids 5+, join us for our Wednesday craft series for January & February!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Granny Square Crochet Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join our crochet club. Although there will be lessons for the beginners, we invite crocheters of all skill levels to join us. Please bring yarn and a crochet needle.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
6:30PM

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6:45PM

Spelling Bee Competition: Grades 3 & 4

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a spelling bee competition, where the winner at our local Hillcrest Branch will go on to a Queens-library wide competition at the Central branch later in the year!


Feb
1
11:30AM

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1:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling For Low Income Older Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

IRS certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns. On a first come, first serve basis. Must bring a NYS Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s ID; copy of the 2017 return(s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2; 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; Healthcare forms; self-employment forms; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; cancelled check for refunds.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mahjong and Games for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Put some excitment into your day by dropping in for an afternoon at Hillcrest. Mahjong, cards, and other games are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
12:00PM

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5:00PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling For Low Income Older Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

IRS certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring a NYS Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s ID; copy of the 2017 return(s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2; 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; Healthcare forms; self-employment forms; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; and a cancelled check for refunds.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids' Game Hour

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy card and board games with your friends and neighbors at the Hillcrest Library! For an hour, we'll have these games available for free play for kids ages 5 and up!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Pearl Bracelet and Earring Workshop for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Registration is now closed

Melody Burns leads this craft class where participants learn how to create a beautiful pearl bracelet and earring set.


Feb
5
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Grades 3 & 4 Book Club at Hillcrest,

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

Each month we will read a different book & meet to discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, main plot points, and important topics raised by that month's book. Books available at the circulation desk; please leave your name & phone number so we can tell you when the next book has arrived!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Putting my traveling shoes on and off I go on..?

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to create the vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure: Car or spaceship? Boat or flying dragon? There is no limit to where the mind and heart can travel! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
7
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about how older adults can keep their homes healthy. Some of the topics they will cover include how to avoid mold and chemical poisoning. All are welcome.


Feb
7
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Exploring with Paint

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Designed for ages 8-12, this program will provide various paints, brushes, and paper for emerging artists to explore their creativity. Watercolors, acrylics, and more will provide a medium for experimenting with painting objects, landscapes, modern art, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
6:30PM

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7:00PM

Spelling Bee Competition: Grades 5 & 6

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a spelling bee competition, where the winner at our local Hillcrest Branch will go on to a Queens-library wide competition at the Central branch later in the year!


Feb
20
12:45PM

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1:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - "A Thousand Midnights: The Great Migration" Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of "A Thousand Midnights: The Great Migration" by Brown Planet Productions. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - "The City and the World- 1945-2000" Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of "The City and the World- 1945-2000," part of the series "American Experience" (New York: PBS). For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hillcrest Reading Group: Book Discussion with a Twist

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Like to read? So do we. So joins us for lively discussions on:
1/17: "By the Book" by Julia Sonneborn
2/21: "Hissy Fit" by Mary Kay Andrews
3/21: "Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells
Readers also encouraged to share titles of books they've enjoyed reading in the past year.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Aging: Collage and Printmaking

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Teaching Artist Karen Fitzgerald leads this nine-session collage/printmaking course. Registration is required; attendance at all sessions is recommended. Call the Hillcrest Library at 718-454-2786 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

March STEM at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

As part of our STEM series, kids ages 7 and up can come experiment with us at the Hillcrest Library!
3/7: Moon sand
3/14: Balloon rockets
3/21: Slime

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Melodic Masters of the American Musical Theatre: Victor Herbert

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Early musical theatre in America featured production numbers with songs that were especially memorable for their lovely melodic content. Often, these early stage musicals would feature four or five songs that would become hits and are remembered still today. Join Jack Merlis, lecturer in the Road Scholar (Elderhostel) program, for a discussion of the orchestral and vocal music composed by Victor Herbert (1859-1924) and his background and collaborators.


Apr
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

LEGO Engineers Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 4+, build structures, vehicles, & other creations with LEGOs! Each week will have a new challenge in order to experiment with STEM 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.

Additional Dates


Apr
8
5:00PM

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5:45PM

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, finger crocheting, or get adventurous and try out new stitches and projects! This is for kids 7-12.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Melodic Masters of American Musical Theatre: Rudolf Friml

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Early musical theatre in America featured production numbers with songs that were especially memorable for their lovely melodic content. Often, these early stage musicals would feature four or five songs that would become hits and are remembered still today. Join Jack Merlis, lecturer in the Road Scholar (Elderhostel) program, for a discussion of the operettas/musicals, songs and piano pieces composed by Rudolf Friml (1879 - 1972) and his background and collaborators.


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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