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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF WHITESTONE

Apr
22
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Bring Your Own Device

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Get one-on-one assistance with your device, ask questions, and get basic tutorials.

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

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Apr
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

After-School Fun

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

After-school fun for kids of all ages includes puzzles, puppets, games, coloring pages, Legos, and math worksheets. Please come and join us.

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

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Apr
22
3:00PM

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7:00PM

Earth Day Craft

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Make an Earth Day craft from recycled materials.


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Apr
23
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come to Whitestone branch, have fun, and relax in a joyful atmosphere. Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your knitting projects!

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

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Apr
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Whitestone Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join local author Jason D. Antos for a discussion of his book, "Whitestone." Mr. Antos, a lifelong resident of Queens, is also the author of two other local history books, "Queens: Now and Then" and "Shea Stadium."

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

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Apr
24
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time and Puzzle Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for finger plays, songs, and puzzle time for children ages 1 ½ to 2 ½ with parent/caregiver.

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

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Apr
24
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler and Coloring Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 ½ and up can join us for two short stories, finger plays, circle time, and coloring time

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

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Apr
24
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Career Workshop: Job Search and Resume Help

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Get one-on-one help with your resume and job search. Please register in person or call to schedule an appointment.

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

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Apr
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Deconstruct and Draw Objects

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

This is an introduction to drawing; learn useful methods and techniques used in analyzing and drawing.

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

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Apr
26
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come and join us.

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

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Apr
26
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Korean book discussion.

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

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Apr
26
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Whitestone Mahjong Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Interested in playing Mahjong or learning how to play? Sign up by calling 718-831-8644.

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

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May
2
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

The New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education will offer tips for seniors on how to stay safe while crossing New York City streets and discuss Mayor de Blasio's traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


May
4
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Meet the Author: "Our Invisible Neighbors" by Crystal Wolfe

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Are you or someone you know one paycheck away from homelessness like millions of New Yorkers? Local author Crystal Wolfe will discuss her book "Our Invisible Neighbors: Accounts, Causes, and Solutions to the Epidemic of Homelessness in the 21st Century." Books will be available for sale and signing.

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

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May
8
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Korean book discussion.

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

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May
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

New York State has custody of over $14 billion in unclaimed funds. Every day the Comptroller's Office returns approximately $1 million to owners; are you one of them? Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.


May
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Elder Law and Financial Planning presentation

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Presenter Ronald Fatoullah, Esq. will teach how to be prepared for unexpected long term care expenses.


May
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fall Prevention

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn how to prevent falls through understanding the medical and environmental causes of falls. We will review safety devices, equipment, and a home safety checklist that can help keep you and your loved ones safe and free from injury. Lastly, we will learn together the "ABC Exercise" that will help keep you in good step. All are welcome!


May
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Steampunk Jewelry Design

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

Phyllis Ger will demonstrate how to create steampunk jewelry from 19th century mechanical parts, using design ideas from that period. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
1
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Design Your Own Lace Bracelet

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

Phyllis Ger shows how to give an ordinary cuff bracelet a chic designer look using vintage lace accented with crystals. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Magic Show with Urban Stages

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Magic with Urban Stages

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.


Jun
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
12
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Korean book discussion.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Managing Emotions - Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Our emotions affect every area of our life, from health and relationships to the workplace. Sometimes the whirlwind of emotions does not allow us to experience peace of mind. Guilt, anger, sadness, jealousy – these emotions can drain or block our energy and stop us from thriving. Explore how to understand and manage your emotions in a healthier way.


Jun
21
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Korean book discussion.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Pearl Bracelet and Earring Workshop for Adults

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

Melody Burns leads this craft class where participants learn how to create a beautiful pearl bracelet and earring set. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided for up to 15 participants.


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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