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Preserve and Share Your Family’s History (IN-PERSON)

Do you have photos or documents you’d like to preserve and share with family over the holidays? QPL can help! Get assistance scanning your treasured family files, then get a free flash drive to store and share them with your loved ones. QPL staff can also offer guidance on how your family’s history can be included in Queens Public Library’s permanent local history collections. Call to make an appointment or pick up a flyer with drop-in hours. 

Mondays, November 28, December 5, 12
3pm
Saturdays, December 10, 17
11am
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue

Monday, December 5
1pm
Thursday, December 15
4pm
Douglaston/Little Neck
249-01 Northern Boulevard

Thursday, December 8
5pm
Middle Village
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue

Monday-Thursday, December 19-22
4pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street

North Forest Park*
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue
*Drop in at this location during open hours

Peninsula*
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
*Drop in at this location during open hours

Craft Lab (IN-PERSON)

Create kindness crafts to give to others to show your kindness throughout the month of November on Mondays. This program is for kids and their families. All are welcome but space and supplies are limited. First-come, first-served!
Mondays, November 14, 21, 28
3pm
South Ozone Park
128-16 Rockaway Boulevard

Letters of Kindness (IN-PERSON)

Queens Public Library is ready to spread kindness to all. Join our Letters of Kindness program, where we will be creating cards and writing letters to our veterans, seniors, and those in need! All are welcome to help us spread the warmth, but space and materials are limited.
Monday, November 14
4pm
McGoldrick
155-06 Roosevelt Ave

Thursday, November 17
4pm
South Ozone Park
128-16 Rockaway Boulevard

The Key to Kindness (IN-PERSON)

Join us for a creative activity centered on kindness. Make a keychain and give it to someone who needs a little pick me up! You’ll feel great making something wonderful and helping someone else feel wonderful too.

Monday, November 14
4pm
Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue

Friday, November 25
1pm
Broad Channel
16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard

Thursday, December 8
2:30pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue

Tuesday, December 13
3:30pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue

Tuesday, December 13
4pm
Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike

Wednesday, December 14
3pm
Pomonok
158-21 Jewel Avenue

Thursday, December 15
3pm
Maspeth
69-70 Grand Avenue

Be Kind Sunflower Craft (IN-PERSON)

Help children learn kindness as they grow! At this craft program, we’ll decorate and write out acts of kindness on paper flower petals to create a beautiful, inspirational paper sunflower. 

Monday, November 14
4pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street

Wednesday, November 16
11am, 3pm
Ozone Park
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard

Tuesday, November 29
3:30pm
Astoria
14-01 Astoria Boulevard

Friday, November 30
3:30pm
Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard

Friday, December 2
4pm
Middle Village
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue

Friday, December 9
4pm
Whitestone
151-10 14 Road

Tuesday, December 27
2pm
Auburndale
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard

Holiday Cards (IN-PERSON)

Create a beautiful, heartwarming holiday card for someone living in a local senior center for immigrants. You’ll get to decorate your card with words of kindness and include festive sayings in multiple languages. Cards will be shared with neighbors throughout the holiday season. This program is for children ages 6 and older.

Tuesdays, November 15, 22
3:30pm
Seaside
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Thursday, November 17
4pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street

Thursday, November 17
4pm
Auburndale
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard

Thursday, December 1
2:30pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue

Tuesday, December 6
3pm
Douglaston/Little Neck
249-01 Northern Boulevard

Wednesday, December 7
4pm
Ozone Park
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard

Friday, December 9
2:30pm
Briarwood
85-12 Main Street

Friday, December 9
3:30pm
Long Island City
37-44 21 Street

Friday, December 9
4pm
Middle Village
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue

Leaves of Thanks (IN-PERSON)

Pick up a Leaf of Thanks and share what you are most thankful for in your life. It could be a book, a special person, or anything else that brings gratitude to your mind and heart. We will collect the Leaves of Thanks and display them throughout the library. You can share your gratitude in any language you wish.
Wednesday, November 16
12pm
Douglaston/Little Neck
249-01 Northern Boulevard

Literary Thursdays: Clarence Shuler, Co-Author of Life-Changing Cross-Cultural Friendships (VIRTUAL) 

Most people want to do something to improve race relations, but many don’t know where to start. Clarence Shuler will show you how to develop authentic friendships across racial and ethnic barriers through important lessons learned with his lifelong friend Gary Chapman.
Join on Webex: https://queenslib.org/3CqLXwN
Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388
Access code: 2349 692 2465
Thursday, November 17
6pm

Queens Memory Family Stories Workshop (VIRTUAL)

Would you like to record a conversation with a loved one or record your own memories to share with others? Join the Queens Memory team to learn how to record in-person or over the phone or computer, how to ask good questions, and how to share the recording with family and friends. Learn more about how your family’s history can be part of the Queens Public Library’s permanent local history collections. Email queensmemory@queenslibrary.org to register. You will receive a confirmation with an event link.
Thursday, November 17
7pm

Kindness Bingo for Teens (IN-PERSON)

Teens: Engage in acts of kindness and have some fun with the It’s Time for Kind Bingo board. It’s full of prompts and activities to inspire you this holiday season. Once you’ve completed 10 acts of kindness, bring your filled-in Bingo board to your community library for a special prize.

Friday, November 18
3pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street

Friday, November 18
4pm
Long Island City
37-44 21 Street

Monday, December 5
1pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street

Painting Slip-Proof Socks for Seniors (IN-PERSON)

Share kindness and creativity with the community! Slip-proof socks are an effective way to prevent falls while walking indoors. At this craft program, we’ll decorate and paint socks to create slip-proof socks for senior adults. After they dry, the library staff will deliver them to local senior citizens in our area. This program is for children ages 4 and older and their families. All materials will be provided.
Fridays, November 18, December 2
4pm
Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike

Thank-You Cards for Teachers (IN-PERSON)

Let’s show our favorite teachers that we appreciate them by making thank-you cards. All supplies will be provided.
Monday, November 21
4pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard

Songs & Memories from the ‘60s (IN-PERSON)(VIRTUAL)

Acclaimed artists Ed and Carol Nicodemi will perform a family repertoire full of familiar ‘60s songs that take us back in time. This program will feature songs from a variety of artists including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Peter, Paul and Mary, Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, John Denver, and more. This is a live show with the option to join virtually. 
Join on Zoom: https://queenslib.org/3TEworA
By Phone: 1 (929) 436-2866
Access Code: 842 5118 2484
Password: 1122
Tuesday, November 22
6:30pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street

I Will Walk With You (IN-PERSON)(VIRTUAL)

Popular music has often been focused on romance. But the human experience of love is much bigger and wider than that. Love is present wherever there is kindness and generosity of spirit. In this concert, singer and songwriter Pat Wictor will present songs about the love of friends, companions, family, good listeners, and Good Samaritans. This is a live performance with the option to join virtually.

Join on Zoom: https://queenslib.org/3TZz6aW
By Phone: 646-931-3860
Access Code: 822 5252 8206
Password: 1128
Monday, November 28
4pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street

Portraits of Kindness (for Elementary and Middle Schoolers) (IN-PERSON)

A person can remember a small act of kindness forever. Can you think of a time someone was kind to you? It could have been a family member, a friend, a teacher, a stranger… Get inspired by kindness in this discussion with writer and educator Nicole Haroutunian. Join us to create a portrait and write a story about a memorable act of kindness. Who knows—when others see your portrait, they may be inspired to do something kind themselves!

Tuesday, December 6
4pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard

Wednesday, December 7
4pm
Kew Gardens Hills
72-33 Vleigh Place

Tuesday, December 13
4pm
Pomonok
158-21 Jewel Avenue

Wednesday, December 21
4pm
Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Street

Reusable Shopping Bag Decorating (IN-PERSON)

Spread a little happiness and goodwill while being kind to the environment. Decorate a reusable shopping bag for some festive fun. All materials will be provided.
Wednesday, November 30
11am
Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike

Japanese Human Compassion Music by WaFoo (IN-PERSON)

This concert will highlight Japanese music with the theme of Human Compassion, featuring two Japanese traditional instruments, Koto and Shinobue. WaFoo will play Japanese popular music specially arranged for the Trio as well as original music, all of which relate to the main theme from different points of view. This is a STARR funded program.
Thursday, December 1
6pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street

Caring Cards (IN-PERSON)

Drop by to make a greeting card for our neighbors in need of some seasonal cheer and good wishes! All ages welcome.
Friday, December 2
4pm
Hunters Point
47-40 Center Blvd

Speed Friending for Adults (IN-PERSON)

Join us for a friend speed “dating” session in which participants will be given icebreaker conversation prompts that will inspire long-lasting connections. Just one conversation might make someone’s day!
Saturday, December 3
3pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard

Kindness Toddler Crafts Time (IN-PERSON)

Little ones ages 18 months-3 years old and their caregivers will make a Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who-inspired Kindness Craft Roll. Registration is not required.
Monday, December 5
11am
Auburndale
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard

Create Your Own Holiday Sled (IN-PERSON)

At this craft program, participants will create and design their own wooden sled, then write a kind word or two on it. Participants are also welcome to create the sled for someone special to give as a gift!
Monday, December 5
4:30pm
Briarwood
85-12 Main Street

Christmas Cards for Seniors (IN-PERSON)

It’s Time for Kind season is kicking off, and that means wishing others the happiest of holidays. Join us at Corona Library to make Christmas cards for senior citizens. We have the materials, you bring the creativity! All ages welcome.
Tuesday, December 6
4pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street

Toddler Story and Play Time (IN-PERSON)

Briarwood’s story and play time is for little ones who are 18-36 months. After reading a few age-appropriate stories, there will be socializing with other children and parents with educational and fun toys.
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28
10:30am
Briarwood
85-12 Main Street

Queens Memory Project (IN-PERSON)

Use our library’s multipurpose machine to create archival preservation quality scans of your family photos and documents. Plus: Learn how you can submit your digital materials to be included in Queens Public Library’s permanent local history collections!
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, 28
3pm
Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Street

Kindness Canvas Creations (IN-PERSON)

Children will have the chance to draw their vision of “kindness” on a small canvas square, which will then be collected and included in QPL’s community mosaic. Come make some art!
Wednesday, December 7
3:30pm
Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard

Story And Craft (IN-PERSON)

Join Ms. Alex for a story about kindness to our animal friends, and learn how to make an easy origami cat.
Wednesday December 7
4:30pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard

Queens Memory Family Stories  (VIRTUAL)

Would you like to record a conversation with a loved one or record your own memories to share with others? Join the Queens Memory team to learn how to record in-person or over the phone or computer, how to ask good questions, and how to share the recording with family and friends. Learn more about how your family’s history can be part of the Queens Public Library’s permanent local history collections. Email queensmemory@queenslibrary.org to register. You will receive a confirmation with an event link.
Thursday, December 8
7pm

Overcoming Deepest Grief with Author Mary Aviyah Farkas (VIRTUAL)

Mary Aviyah Farkas shares her journey of overcoming immense grief from the loss of her wife, sister, and two close friends to living a new life filled with great joy. Her book Overcoming Deepest Grief, A Woman’s Journey: Grief, Acceptance, Gratitude, and Joy is the winner of a 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award and a 2022 Readers’ Choice Finalist-5 Star Review-Book Award. 
Join on Webex: https://queenslib.org/3FXWNwv
Saturday, December 10
3pm

Holiday Cards for New Neighbors Seeking Asylum & Shelter (IN-PERSON)

Create a beautiful, uplifting holiday card to welcome asylum seekers and new Queens residents to our city. You’ll get to decorate an artistic card with words of warmth, kindness, and festive sayings in multiple languages. Cards will be shared with neighbors throughout the holiday season. Join us!

Monday, December 12
4pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard

Tuesday, December 13
3pm
Glen Oaks
256-04 Union Turnpike

Tuesday, December 13
3pm
Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue

Wednesday, December 14
4pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street

Thursday, December 15
2:30pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue

Thursday, December 15
3:30pm
Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Street

Thursday, December 15
4pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard

Friday, December 16
3pm
Rego Park
91-41 63 Drive

Upcycled Gifts (IN-PERSON)

All ages are free to attend this environmentally-friendly craft activity in which we will make upcycled decoupage containers to give to loved ones and friends during the holiday season.
Thursday, December 15
6pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard

Teddy Bear Giveaway Event (IN-PERSON)

If you’d like to give a Teddy Bear plush toy to a child in your life, come and pick up one at Queensboro Hill Library. Distribution of toys will be on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Monday, December 19
10am
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street

Decorate a Wooden Ornament (IN-PERSON)

At this craft program, participants will get to decorate their own wooden ornament and write a kind word on it. Take your beautiful ornament home, or give it to someone special as a gift.
Monday, December 19
4:30pm
Briarwood
85-12 Main Street

Music Celebrating the Holidays (IN-PERSON)

Holiday celebrations can bring people together with goodwill, inclusiveness, and understanding. ALBA Consort rejoices with soothing lullabies and joyful rhythms from ancient Mediterranean and Near East tradition, including Italian, French, Spanish, Sephardic, Armenian and Persian music.
Tuesday, December 20
4pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street

Shelter Pet Gifts (IN-PERSON)

Let’s not forget shelter pets as we strive to be kind! Come in and make a shelter pet gift, to be donated to a local shelter. We provide the material; you provide the love and creativity. All ages welcome.
Tuesday, December 20
4pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street

Toddler Storytime (IN-PERSON)

Our family storytime includes picture books, songs, and fingerplays for children ages 3 and under. After reading is play time, with plenty of educational toys and games!
Wednesday, December 21
11am
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street

DIY Ornament Making for Adults (IN-PERSON)

Let’s celebrate kindness. We will make several ornaments for you to keep and share with family and friends. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for adults only.
Wednesday, December 21
2:30pm
Howard Beach
92-06 156 Avenue

Thank-You Notes (IN-PERSON)

With all the kindness this holiday season, what better time to practice writing thank you cards? Children in Grades 2-6 will be provided with craft supplies to let their friends and family know how much they appreciate them.
Friday, December 30
3:30pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard