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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LONG ISLAND CITY ALC

Apr
26
10:15AM

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11:15AM

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).

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Apr
26
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.

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

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Apr
26
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.

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

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Apr
27
12:45PM

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2:45PM

Query of the Day

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy easy, fun, and simple riddles and trivia questions.

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

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Apr
27
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie Night

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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

4/6 - "Nutcracker and the Four Realms"
4/13 - "Ralph Breaks the Internet"
4/20 - "Paddington 2"
4/27 - "Trolls"

5/4 - "Tangled"
5/11 - Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse
5/18 - Mary Poppins Returns
5/25 - Kubo and the Two Strings

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

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Apr
27
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Get tips and tools for helping your children with their language arts, math, and science homework.

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

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Apr
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Adult Dominoes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a game of dominoes.

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

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May
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer & Microsoft Office Help

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you have a computer question? Need help with Microsoft Office? Stop into Long Island City and receive help and basic computer tips. Bring your questions.
*It is recommended to bring a Flash Drive.

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

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May
1
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.

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

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May
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Solitaire Tournament

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Are you the best in solitaire (patience)? Join us and play in our solitaire tournament. Games will be played online.


May
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Solitaire Online

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Play head-to-head against local library customers.

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

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May
2
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Culture Pass Community Programs: Learning Through Art for Children

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join our Culture Pass Community Programs with The Noguchi Museum.

Thursday May 2nd, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm
"Playground Design"

Thursday, June 6th, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm
"Mixed Media Sculpture"

This program is for children 7-11 years old. Space is limited for all sessions. First-come, first-served.

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

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May
2
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


May
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Windows Mixed Reality Experience

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Windows Mixed Reality combines the thrill of virtual reality mixed with augmented reality in an experience like no other. Must be 18+ and/or 13+ with parental consent.

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

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May
6
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


May
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafternoons

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of crafts!

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

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May
9
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to MS Word

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word, and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts. Basic computer skills are required.


May
13
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Make your resume the best it can be. This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. For further information, call 718-990-8625.

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

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May
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Minecraft Mondays

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us every Monday for an hour of punching trees, crafting, and creeper hunting. Play the pocket edition or new story mode. All ages welcome but recommended for 8 and up.

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

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May
20
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


May
23
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, basic Excel navigation, and basic data entry.


May
30
4:00PM

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7:00PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

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

Learn to edit and manipulate data in the Using Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data! Basic computer skills are required.

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

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Jun
3
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

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

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Jun
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Bring Your Story: Queens Memory Podcast Premiere, Episode 1

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come listen and share with us in a three-part listening event series to celebrate the launch of the first season of the Queens Memory Podcast, “Memories of Migration.” The podcast draws from oral history recordings with Queens residents. At each event, we will listen to a full episode from the season, followed by a talk-back session with a featured storyteller from the episode.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Culture Pass Community Programs: Learning Through Art for Children

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join our Culture Pass Community Programs with Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
"Poof! Life in a Vacuum"
This program is for children 7-12 years old. Space is limited for all sessions. First-come, first-served.


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:30PM

The Woodside Players of Queens Summer 2019 Play Festival

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The Woodside Players of Queens return this summer with ten short one-act plays by local writers, performed by local actors. Join us for an entertaining afternoon suitable for the entire family.


Jun
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Bring Your Story: Mano de Obra/Hands-on [Art] Work: Music, Stories, and Poetry

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening full of art and emotions in which talented Ecuadorian-Americans (Christopher Moncayo-Torres, Maria Fernanda Chamorro, Pedro Mieles Cantos, Sara Ontaneda, Joanne Vance, Stephan Sebastian Herrera) will delight you with stories, poetry, and music.


Oct
19
12:30PM

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4:30PM

2019 Home Movie Day

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you have a canister of 8mm film or a VHS tape in your closet that you’ve always wanted to watch, but don't have the equipment? Do you have family home movies you’re trying to keep safe for future generations? Join us on Home Movie Day 2019 to screen your movie and get help from preservation experts! This free event will include Home Movie Bingo (with prizes!) and other fun interactions with these rare and entertaining treasures. Film, CDs, DVDs, hard drives and videotape welcome!


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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