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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HILLCREST

May
23
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.

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May
23
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.

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

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May
23
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Reading: Hour of Code Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come use our laptops for our Hour of Code gaming session! This club will focus on understanding how coding controls everything on computers & technology through gaming. This program is for kids ages 7+.

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

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May
24
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.

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May
25
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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May
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: 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.

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May
29
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Afternoon Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

5/15: Allied (2016, R) Two spies fall in love while posing as a married couple for a mission in Casablanca during WWII.
5/29: "A Star Is Born" (2018, R) "A Star is Born" stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture.


May
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Wednesday Craft Series

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up, join us for our Wednesday craft series in May & June.

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

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Jun
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer: 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.

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Jun
3
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Foot Jewelry Workshop for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 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
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Jun
4
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Summer Reading: 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.

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Jun
5
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Bring Your Story: An Afternoon of Japanese Culture

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Traditional Okinawan dancer, singer, and musician Junko Fisher performs choreographed dance pieces using Okinawan and Japanese dance forms to tell the story of historical places or events in Japanese culture.


Jun
6
12:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Reading: Kickoff to Summer Reading Celebration

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kick off summer reading with activities, crafts, games, & more! Sign up for our (free) summer reading program & learn what exciting programs Hillcrest has for you this summer!


Jun
6
5:30PM

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6:15PM

Pajama Storytime!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Ages 3-6. Children can come dressed in their pajamas, ready to listen
to stories, sing songs and dance.


Jun
10
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Jewelry Making Workshop

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to make beautiful jewelry in this workshop.

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

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Jun
10
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Hillcrest Reading Club: Great books ripe for film

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Ever read a novel that you were sure would soon be made in a film? Come to Hillcrest Reading Club this summer, where we will be reading novels crying out to be made into films.

"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
"Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult
"The Secret History: A Novel" by Donna Tartt
"The Guardian" by Nicholas Sparks

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

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Jun
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Myth or Fact! Autism Workshop

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Find out if it's a fact and how to research the real answers. Connect with important resources to help you in dealing with navigating the world of autism. There will be Q & A after the workshop.


Jun
11
5:00PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading: Family Book Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you want to enjoy reading a book with your child and have them talk about the book with their peers? Is your child too young for our 3&4 or 5&6 grade book clubs? Come try our family book discussion at Hillcrest! Copies of the picture book or easy reader will be available behind the customer service desk. Call for the book title or come in to pick up your copy!

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

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Jun
12
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Afternoon Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

6/12- A Dog's Way Home (2019, PG) A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise.

6/26- The Painted Veil (2006, PG-13 ) A British couple take their troubled marriage to a remote Chinese village.

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

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Jun
13
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Peppa Pig Fun

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Ages 2 and up, join us for a variety of Peppa Pig crafts and fun!


Jun
18
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


Jun
24
5:00PM

--to--

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


Jun
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Medication Management

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Keeping track of all our medications can be difficult for many reasons and as we get older, dealing with numerous medications can be even more complex. Come learn about how to make and keep a comprehensive medication list, information on medications to avoid as we get older, and tips for managing medications from Manpreet Boparai, PharmD, CGP, BCACP, a clinical pharmacist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Jun
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

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

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.


Jul
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: 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


Jul
1
12:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Drop-in Make A Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Drop in from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Mondays in the summer to make a different surprise craft each week!

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

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Jul
2
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Summer Reading: Monthly Meditation at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come to Hillcrest to unwind from your busy summer schedule and enjoy relaxing music & guided meditation for kids ages 8-12.

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

--to--

11:30AM

Summer Reading: 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


Jul
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Explore the Solar System

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Each week explore a different part of our solar system! This is includes the sun, Earth's moon, the planets, stars & more!

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

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Jul
5
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Summer Reading: Friday Family Films

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Don't know what to do this summer? Visit the Queens Library at Hillcrest every Friday 11am to 2pm for a different family film each week. Light refreshments are permitted.
(Films subject to change based on availability).

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

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Jul
5
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Drop-in Activities for Teens

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Drop in on Fridays in the summer to make a different activity week!
Light refreshments are permitted during these sessions.

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

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Jul
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/Care NYC will give insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well.


Jul
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: STEM in Space

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make moon sand and other STEM in Space challenges Thursdays in July for ages 6+!

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

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Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard! Come learn from the experts at H+H/Elmhurst about what foods are recommended, as well as some tips for success. All are welcome!


Jul
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Navigating the Health Care System

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Gain insight about long-term care planning including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. This program is presented by Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC.


Aug
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Space Station Moon Fort Engineering Challenge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Build a space station moon fort in this new engineering challenge at the Hillcrest library! We have over-sized foam blocks to create your fort on the moon! This program is for kids ages 4+.

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

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Aug
1
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Summer Reading: Hour of Code Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come use our laptops for our Hour of Code gaming session! This club will focus on understanding how coding controls everything on computers & technology through gaming. This program is for kids ages 7+.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: End of Summer Reading Celebration

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come to our end of summer reading party to turn in your summer reading logs and celebrate a Universe of Stories at Hillcrest!


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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