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This week: American Sign Language workshop going on at Queens library

This week, various activities are going on within Western Queens for families to participate in, especially at Queens Library.

This class will teach the basics of ASL to families.
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Seedling swap and giveaway: April 28 at 5 p.m.

Description: Start a garden by swapping seeds, seedlings, and gardening ideas with local gardeners; registration not required.

Age: All ages

Price: Free

Location: Broadway library- 40-20 Broadway Long Island City, NY 11103

Telephone: (718) 721-2462

Come, sit, read! May 1 at 3 p.m.

Description: Twinkie the therapy dog is a certified R.E.A.D Pet Partner who proves that animals can serve as ideal reading companions. Children can select a homework or book to read aloud to Twinkie, thereby improving their literacy skills. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Age: Kids aged 5-12

Price: Free

Location: Long Island City library-37-44 21 Street Long Island City, NY 11101

Telephone: (718) 752-3700

Allegro-presented by the Astoria Performing Arts Center: May 1 at 8 p.m.

Description: This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical follows the story of Joseph Taylor Jr., the son of a small-town doctor, from his birth till the age of 35. It looks at how much his life changes after he moves to the big city away from his small Midwestern town.

Age: Tweens, teens, adults

Price: $18 adults; $15 seniors and students

Location: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church- 30-44 Crescent St. 30th Rd. Astoria, NY 11102

Telephone: 888-596-1027

Website: Astoria Performing Arts Center

American Sign Language Workshop: May 2 at 4 p.m.

Description: Learn the basics of ASL through this interactive workshop; registration not required.

Age: Teens, adults

Price: Free

Location: Broadway library- 40-20 Broadway Long Island City, NY 11103

Telephone: (718) 721-2462

Yellow Sneaker Puppets present, "What's for lunch today?" May 2 at 4 p.m.

Description: This dynamic show uses puppets, live actors and music to help children learn to make healthy, everyday eating choices. Sing along with the Healthy Snack Band and decide which healthy foods provide the most energy!

Age: Kids aged 4-8

Price: Free

Location: Jackson Heights library- 35-51 81 St. Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Telephone: 718-899-2500

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