2003-08-22 / Community

Targeting Adults At Local Queens Libraries

Targeting Adults At Local Queens Libraries

"Tropical Wreath Making," a crafts workshop with Sheila Black, will demonstrate how to create a decorative wreath for summer out of fruits; materials will be supplied. Enjoy making wreaths good enough to eat at the Cambria Heights Branch, 220-20 Linden Boulevard, on Monday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. For further information, phone 718-528-3535. Additional workshops take place on Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jackson Heights Branch, 35-51 81 Street, 718-899-2500; on Friday, August 8 at 1:00 p.m. at the Glen Oaks Branch, 256-04 Union Turnpike, 718-831-8636; on Monday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Briarwood Branch, 85-12 Main Street, 718-658-1680; on Wednesday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Queensboro Hill Branch, 60-05 Main Street, Flushing; 718-359-8332; and on Thursday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Broad Channel Branch, 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard; 718-318-4943.

An array of Queens Botanical Garden clinics will be offered on herbs, gardening and houseplants. On Friday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m., the Ravenswood Branch, 35-32 21st Street, Long Island City, host "Healing with Herbs," on what can and cannot be safely used; how to pick and store herbs; medicinal teas, syrups, compresses and poultices, oil and ointments and herbal baths. If you miss it catch it again at the Broad Channel, 16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard, 718-318-4943, on Tuesday, 29 at 1:30 p.m. "Cooking with Herbs" will be offered on Wednesday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest Parkway; 718-849-1010. This program is repeated on Monday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, 718-454-7272. You can get tips on "Designing Your Own Herbs Garden" on Friday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Branch, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, depending on herb uses and to maximize planting space. Phone for details, 718-634-1110. "Partnering with Nature," a workshop overview of natural gardening, composting, lawn care, drought strategies and cultural practices will be held on Monday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hollis Branch, 202-05 Hillside Avenue; 718-465-7355. Concluding this herbs/gardening series, "Plant Propagation" will be held also at the Hollis Branch on Monday, August 18 at 6:00 p.m. covering how to grow both indoor and outdoor plants via stem and leaf cuttings, layering, division, and a starting-from-seeds demonstration. Bring your houseplants for diagnosis and treatment and learn the basics of watering, light, feeding soil and potting to the Middle Village Branch, 72-31 Metropolitan Avenue, 718-326-1390, on Monday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m. Houseplant clinics will also be held on Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Albans Branch, 191-05 Linden Boulevard, 718-528-8196 and on Wednesday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodhaven Branch, 85-41 Forest Parkway; 718-849-1010.

The Queens Borough Public Library serves a population of more than two million the most ethnically diverse county in the United States. With 16.8 million items in circulation and in-person attendance of 16.3 million people in Fiscal Year 2002, the Library has the highest circulation of any public library system in the country. For more information about library programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library web site at www.queenslibrary.org or phone 718-990-0778.

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