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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF QUEENSBORO HILL

Sep
24
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Kids Book Reviews

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 fill out book review slips of books they read. This is good practice for their critical thinking and writing skills.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Book Discussion: A Hint of Hydrah by Heidi Lang

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss the book "A Hint of Hydra" by Heidi Lang. A short craft will follow. Come pick up your copy today!


Sep
24
5:30PM

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8:00PM

Chinese Movie Night

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for Chinese movies this month! We've got the hilarious hits "Mermaid" (Sept. 3) and "Monster Hunt" (Sept. 24). Movies are spoken in Chinese and feature English subtitles. Join the fun!


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Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Computer Class for Beginners Evening Session

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions: mousercise/typing club, web browsing, and creating a cover letter in Microsoft Word.


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

STEAM Buildables for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will get to build amazing structures using straws with connectors.


Sep
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Seymour "Swede" Levov--a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory--comes of age in thriving triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, "American Pastoral" is Roth's masterpiece.

Books are available near the Customer Service Desk.


Sep
26
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Parents will learn baby bounces, songs and fingerplays to do with their baby to encourage reading. Bubbles and a craft follows! ages 0 to 14 months.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Bubble Toddler Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 5 years old can come hear some stories, along with music, bubbles and fingerplays! A coloring activity is included.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Title Swap with Queensboro Hill librarians at Queens Botanical Garden!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get ready to grow your reading list or share your own recommendations at this title swap led by librarians from the Queensboro Hill branch held at Queens Botanical Garden! This is a community event held at Queens Botanical Garden. Free admission.


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Sep
27
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Crochet Club for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to make the single and double crochet stitch, patterns that can be used to be made scarves and bags.


Sep
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.


Sep
29
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Open House for NYC Schools and Student Success

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Don't go back to school without Queens Library! Stop by and learn about everything we have to offer you and your family for back-to-school success: storytimes, homework help, STEM and STEAM activities, and more! We'll offer a guided tour through the library at noon and will talk about all of our resources throughout the day!


Oct
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Hola Amigos! Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

October is Hispanic Heritage Month. Children ages 6-12 will learn how to use Oh Noah, the online kids Spanish learning website, which teaches them basic Spanish words and phrases. We will then make a Spanish based craft.


Oct
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Awakening with Meditation - Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

As life’s challenges become increasingly difficult, we need tools to help us remain stable and unshakable in the midst of upheaval. When the soul is awakened we learn to use our inner powers so that external situations cannot defeat us. This introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation will help you connect with the peace and power within.


Oct
2
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Queens Memory at the Queensboro Hill Library

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come see historic photos and maps of Flushing from the library’s archival collections and join the Queens Memory story circle. Find out more about your neighborhood and share your recollections of living and working in Queens. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections.


Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Your Favorite Teacher Storytime Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's World Teacher Day! We are going to celebrate and thank your favorite teacher by making him/her a beautiful craft.


Oct
4
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen LGBTQIA Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Club for LGBTQIA teens and their allies. Teen-led topics every meeting.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Spelling Bee for 3rd-6th Graders

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-6 will practice spelling words appropriate for their grade level.


Oct
11
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Google Coding Haunted House Creations for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to make their own creepy haunted house with eerie sounds using Google CS coding. Space is limited. Registration required with librarian.

11 and 25

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Italia Alive! Italian Heritage Month Celebration

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

October is Italian Heritage Month. Children ages 6-12 will learn basic Italian words and phrases. Then they will make an Italian style based craft after hearing stories from Italy.


Oct
15
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Chinese Movie Night

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for family fun and movie adventure at Queensboro Hill with Mermaid (2016, R) (Oct. 15) and Journey to the West (2013, PG-13) (Oct. 22)! Movies are in Chinese and will be shown with English subtitles. All ages welcome! Seating is first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Free Homework E-Resources Online

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn about free online homework websites and E Books, including the Queens library website. They will also learn about Internet safety. Registration required with a librarian. Space is limited.


Oct
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Books Made By Kids: Creative Writing!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to brainstorm, create, and write their own picture books.


Oct
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Button Craft for International Count Your Buttons Day!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 will learn about how buttons are made. They will also make a cute button necklace.


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Buzzzzfest!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-6 only! Children compete by spelling words appropriate for their grade level.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Fright Fest Halloween Stories and Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

For children ages 5-12. Scary stories will be told and a craft will follow. Feel free to come in your Halloween costume!


Oct
30
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Pop Culture Book Club: Dread Nation

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This month's Pop Culture Book Club read is "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland: "Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever." Zombies, the Civil War, and a dark vision of America - what more could you want for Halloween reading?


Nov
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Bilingual Birdies presents Movin' to Mandarin Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Preschool children and their parents/caregivers will enjoy a storytime class in Mandarin.


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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