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Glen Oaks
Spring Festival

Saturday, May 18
10am – 4pm

Glen Oaks Library
256-04 Union Turnpike
(718) 831-8636

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Welcome Spring with the Community!

This day is packed with fun and learning for the entire family. Enjoy a community coloring project, music and movement for toddlers, VR for older adults, meeting the Friends of Glen Oaks Library, two concerts, face painting, a magic show, and more!

Schedule

10am - Community Coloring Project
Join us in a collective community coloring project. All are welcome!

10:15am - Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers
Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities. 

10:15am - Safety Street
Safety Street is an interactive educational activity offered for families. During this activity, children practice crossing the street with our simulated street model and learn safe pedestrian behaviors. 

11am - Older Adults VR Lab
Have you ever wanted to hear the waves lapping against the boat as you get a guided tour of the meandering canals in Venice?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to browse around the Oval Office? Be transformed into another space, just by donning special goggles and headphones. 

11am - Meet the Friends of the Glen Oaks Library
Stop at the Friends table to find out how you can become a Friend. Children are invited to participate in the “Guess How Many” contest and other activities! 

11:30 - Yoga Storytime
Enjoy stories, stretches, and relaxing for children ages 3-5. 

12pm - Gravity, The Force That Brings Us Together Concert
Enjoy a high-energy concert! This band’s diverse repertoire includes pop, R&B, dance, retro, disco, funk, rock, and much more. 

12pm - Roll and Throw Engineering with the Discovery Team
Use our library-made Marble Run. Create your own catapult and see how far it can fling things. All ages are welcome; this is as much fun for adults as kids! 

1pm - Intergenerational Nok Hockey Games
Have a great time playing Nok Hockey games and remember the days of old. Come with your children and grandchildren to have fun together. 

1pm - Ping-Pong
Children under 13 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

1pm - Magic Theatricks by Phil
Come and see Mr. Phil Levy dazzle you with some magic tricks! 

2pm - Children’s Face Painting
Numbered tickets will be distributed from 1:30 pm at the Lower Level Reference Desk. Activity is available for the first 50 children on a strict first-come, first-served basis.   

2pm - Celebrate Seeds!
Queens Farm will provide visuals of the farm through the seasons, and a variety of seeds that students can see and touch. We will also have supplies for a collage activity; using both seed catalogues and real seeds visitors can make works of art celebrating where plant life begins. 

2pm - Henna Painting for Teens and Adults
Numbered tickets will be distributed from 1:30 pm at the Lower Level Reference Desk. Activity is available for the first 50 guests on a strict first-come, first-served basis.   

2:30pm - Scavenger Hunt for Children
Get to know your children's library better with a scavenger hunt for children up to 12 years old. 

3pm - Great Women in Music from ‘30s – ‘60s
Singer/entertainer Flo Michaels celebrates great women who made an impact in the music industry of the twentieth century. Hear songs of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Etta James, Marlene Dietrich, Cher, Liza Minelli, Mary Wells, and more. 

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