Activities At The Library

With computers at home it seems a bit old school to send children to the library, but there are a ton of activities for both young kids and adults.

The Astoria branch of Queens Library located at 14-01 Astoria Boulevard, Long Island City has plenty of events going on throughout September and October.

On Sept 22 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm there will be a beginners’ class for adults that will teach them the basics of knitting. If you have always wanted to learn knitting or are just interested in picking up a new hobby, then this should be the perfect opportunity to begin. This adult class will introduce basic techniques of knitting such as learning to cast on, work the knit and purl stitches; and how to bind and finish the beginners’ project – a headband or a teddy bear scarf.

For those looking to become more tech savvy the library has some classes that help folks take a step into learning more about computers. On Sept. 25 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm the library is offering a beginners class for those who want to learn more about computers. It is the perfect opportunity for those who feel overwhelmed when coming face to face with a computer. The class will cover the basics of using a computer such as learning to navigate the internet, creating and using an email account, and the basic functions of how to use Mi- crosoft Word.

Limited spots are available so to register you can call Astoria Queens Library at 718- 278-2220 or register online at and look for the Astoria branch.

For creative minds as well there will be a Fall Writing Cycle and Performance Workshop open to all. It will take place on Sept 29, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm and will be a place to share a story, an interesting character one has been working on, and a place to share one’s own interests and art to get constructive feedback from an audience and see how well the artwork is received. No registration is required.

These are just some fun activities to keep looking out for this September as things begin to cool down after a long summer.

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