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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LONG ISLAND CITY

Dec
10
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Virtual Reality Experience with Oculus Rift

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Step into the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Join us for an VR experience like no other. You can try a fun game like Robo Recall or experience an horror game like Face Your Fears. Must be 18+ and/or 13 with parental consent.

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Dec
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafternoons

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of crafts!

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

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Dec
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Daily Puzzle for Kids

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Stop by and do a puzzle or two!! Challenge yourself and enjoy!!

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Dec
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Dominoes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a game of dominoes.

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

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Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Foster a sense of positive physical activity and sportsmanship using our Wii cart.


Dec
12
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Help, Tips & Tricks

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need help on the computer? Are you Computer Savvy? Stop into Long Island City and receive some basic computer tips.

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

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Dec
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for interactive stories with simple crafts, hand rhymes, and finger plays, along with bubbles and toys. For ages 1-5.

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

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Dec
12
12:45PM

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2:45PM

The Weekly Puzzle

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you love puzzles? Long Island City provides puzzles for adults. Stop in anytime!

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

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Dec
14
10:00AM

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6:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Kids' Box Challenge

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Ages 5-12, pick a stick from the Acts of Kindness box and do something nice for others. Let's see how many kind acts we can do this month! For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.

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Dec
14
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.

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

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Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Game Bonanza

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a night of board games.

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

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Dec
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us every Saturday for family Movie Time. Upcoming movies include:

11/3 - Lego Batman
11/10 - A Wrinkle Time
11/17 - Captain Underpants
11/24 - Emoji Movie

12/1: Frozen (PG, 2013)
12/8: Happy Feet (2006, PG)
12/15: The Grinch (2018, PG)
12/22: Muppet Christmas Carol (1992, G)
12/29: SpongeBob Square Pants (2004, PG)

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

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Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Share Your Favorite Book

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Kindness comes from sharing things that are dear to us. Come together with other library customers to share your favorite book passage and tell us why it moves you. Read it out loud! For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
20
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Budding Bookworms

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

An evening story and playtime for our youngest audience, baby through Pre-K.


Dec
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Time For Slime

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Make your own slime.


Dec
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Countdown to the "Noon Year"

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Can't wait until midnight to celebrate? Come for an early New Year's Eve party at the library as we count down to 12pm. Make your own noisemakers and party hats and get ready for a brand new year.


Jan
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Virtual Reality vs. Retro Games

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

It's old school versus the newest gaming in technology, Virtual Reality vs. Retro Games!

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

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Jan
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Stop-Motion Animation Shorts

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Create your own stop-motion short movie with other kids. What crazy story can you come up with?

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

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Jan
4
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Play Today

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Program for babies through pre-K and caregivers to drop in and play with a variety of early literacy toys (blocks, puzzles, and movement toys such as bikes and crawl tunnel).

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

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Jan
7
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Acting Workshop for Teens

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents an introduction to acting workshop for teens. Join Titan Resident Company member Gregory Couba as he introduces basic acting methods and techniques. The workshop is open to all teens who want to come explore the magic of drama.


Jan
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

PC Gaming CLub

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Test your skills out on the hottest games on some of the best technology in the system.

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

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Jan
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

Location: Long Island City
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.


Feb
4
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Classic Comedies: "The Way of the World"

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a staged reading by Titan Theatre Company of "The Way of the World" by William Congreve and prepare to enjoy a riotous Restoration comedy that is an unexpectedly moving tale of the trials and tribulations of true love and true riches.


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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