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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LONG ISLAND CITY

Nov
24
2:45PM

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3:45PM

Spelling Bee Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come join us for fun word games and challenges and get ready for the Spelling Bee. All school age kids welcome.

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

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Nov
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Meetup

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Teen Meetup is the place for teens to meet, hangout, and/or discuss the school week.

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

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Nov
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Feel like Royalty

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

You will enjoy designing and wearing your handcrafted crown.


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Nov
27
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Ready For Business

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This event is to prepare participants to be ready for business.


Nov
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Adult Coloring Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

An adult coloring club can provide a fun and conversational space for adults, as well as offer a space to slow down and relax. Recent research has been published about the mental health benefits and calming effects of coloring as a creative outlet.


Nov
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Animals

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Children will learn interesting facts about the animal and complete a fun craft, based on that week's animal.

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

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Nov
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Publisher

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create in publisher. We will also cover how to save, print, and open .


Nov
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Interactive stories with simple crafts hand rhymes and finger plays will also be done, along with bubbles and toys.
Ages 1-5

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

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Nov
29
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mavis Beacon Typing Class

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn how to type quickly and accurately.

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

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Nov
29
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mavis Beacon Typing Class

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn how to type faster with accuracy.

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

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Nov
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Robotics Workshop

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Explore the capabilities behind robotic platforms in addition to exploring the paradigms within robotic designs.

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

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Nov
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Candy Cane Wreath

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Adults will create their own Candy Cane Wreath for the holidays

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

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Nov
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Needlecraft Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Library to learn a new hobby! Needlecraft is a fun way to express your inner artist. We'll focus on a new craft every week!

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

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Dec
1
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Crafting at the Library

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Arts & crafts at your library.

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

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Dec
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Maker Space

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Stop into Long Island City for a day of learning and creating. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy this STEM program which focuses on fun, learning and creativity!


Dec
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Storytime

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Storytime for Children

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

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Dec
4
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "Twelfth Night, or What You Will"

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night, or What You Will". Shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, whom she fears dead, Viola, disguised as a man, is employed by Duke Orsino as a messenger to the beautiful Countess Olivia.


Dec
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Conversations with Tea

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Let's come together for great conversations.

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

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Dec
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Night

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

All chess lovers are welcome to this program. Beginners, advanced and in between learners.

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

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Dec
6
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about Microsoft Office. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save documents; format and edit; copy, cut, and paste; and use the basic functions and commands of Office. Basic computer skills required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.
Word: December 6 & 13
Powerpoint: December 20 & 27
Publisher: January 3 & 10
Excel: January 17 & 24

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

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Dec
14
12:00PM

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8:00PM

Star Wars Day

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The Force is with You! Join us for a day of reliving Star Wars.


Dec
14
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Holiday Talent Show

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 100 openings

Do you have a special talent? Do you want to show the world? Then first show your community! Join our talent show! Sign-ups start on Monday, November 6.


Dec
18
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Movie of the Month

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

August 28: "The Lego Batman Movie"
September 25: "The Boss Baby Movie"
October 30: "Power Rangers Movie"
November 27: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
December 18: "Believe"

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

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Dec
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Game Night

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Bring out the whole family for a fun night of games.

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

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Dec
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kwanzaa Celebration

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come out and celebrate Kwanzaa at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center! Shop at our Kwanzaa Marketplace where you can buy art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, and food! Enjoy a full day of craft workshops, LIVE music, dance and spoken word performances!

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

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Jan
18
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Blood Pressure Screenings

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

We have partnered with The Floating Hospital to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings and information on healthcare services. Preregistration is not required.

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

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Jan
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Drama for Literacy Workshop

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

Participants engage in drama techniques/activities that fosters an interest in reading and literacy concepts. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.


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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