Library Events for Kids and Teens in Queens Week of February 11

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Library Events for Kids in Queens Check out these free and low-cost library events and programs for kids and teens in Queens this week of February 11. You'll find fun and inexpensive classes and activities for toddlers, kids, and teens, including story times and storytelling events, arts and crafts, language programs, fitness programs, concerts and performances, and college prep courses. Many programs also welcome parents and caregivers, so the whole family can join the fun. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Queens, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Circle of Haunts: An Evocation of the World of Ghosts - Forest Hills Library
February 11, 2013 - Forest Hills

Lovers of Shakespeare can enjoy The Xoregos Performing Company in this opera/dance-drama presentation , inspired by various spirits in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and "Hamlet" and Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw."

Hurricane Relief Open Lab - Far Rockaway Library
February 11, 2013 - Far Rockaway

At this open lab, individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy can use the computers and printers to apply for and check the status of FEMA and disaster unemployment assistance, and file insurance claims. Staff will be on site to assist those who do not have strong computer skills.

Zumba Workshop for Teens - Poppenhusen Library
February 11, 2013 - College Point

Join Audrey Bright for an exhilarating Zumba workout designed especially for teens. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Drum Workshop - Ridgewood Library
February 11, 2013 - Ridgewood

Make some noise at this hands-on drum and percussion workshop for teens with professional musician Tony Genovese.

Writing Workshop - Langston Hughes Library
February 12, 2013 - Corona

This creative workshop for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers, offered by Educa.Arts, goes beyond good vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and essay-formulation to build writing skills and increase reading and reading comprehension through the use of art and creative writing as tools for success.

Knit and Crochet Club - Rochdale Village Library
February 12, 2013 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens, grades 3 - 8, will learn to knit and crochet, then use their new skills to create an afghan, amigurumis (small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures), and other handicrafts. Bring hooks, needles, and determination; additional supplies will be provided.

Book Buddies - Hillcrest Library
February 12, 2013 - Flushing

Readers, ages 12-15, and listeners, ages 3-5 and their caregivers, get together to share books and have fun.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
February 13, 2013 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those who want to accelerate preparation for online testing. Students will be provided with access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT, and GED. For more details and to preregister call 718-752-3700.

Computer Class Sponsered By New York Cares - Woodside Library
February 13, 2013 - Woodside

Receive one on one training with any computer related questions. Learn the internet, Microsoft program and setting up email accounts.

Game Day for Teens & Tweens - Howard Beach
February 13, 2013 - Howard Beach

Enjoy some friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, Checkers, Chess & other board games.

Timeless Tales - Central Library
February 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Langston Hughes in Harlem - Flushing
February 13, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance with writer Langston Hughes in this one-person-dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes' poems and short stories featuring David Mills.

T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) - Cambria Heights Library
February 14, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Teens can let their voices be heard and share ideas when they join the Cambria Heights' Teen Advisory Board. They can give their input on all things young adult related.

Creating Flyers in Microsoft Word - Far Rockaway Library
February 14, 2013 - Far Rockaway

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create flyers for upcoming holiday parties, small business needs, or distributing information.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
February 15, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
February 15, 2013 - Sunnyside

Ennjoy some friendly competition at this weekly game program for tweens and teens. Play Monopoly, checkers, chess, Connect 4, Uno, and more.

Craft Time - Ozone Park Library
February 15, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children can enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
February 15, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Sunnyside
Through March 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Families can bring their frozen food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Sunnyside, Saturdays thru March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.