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This week: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World program at Queens Library

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This week families in and around Western Queens can enjoy the following special activities below, including a unique program celebrating poetry from around the Muslim world.

Story Garden: March 3 to December 29, 2014 at 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Description: This is a musical story time session for toddlers led by Ms. Alexia and her magical ukulele; event is held every Monday and sign-up is required.

Age: Kids aged 1-4

Price: $5/$8 for two

Location: 76-11 37th Ave., 2nd Fl. Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Telephone: 646-872-8147

Website: Story Garden with Ms. Alexia

Noguchi's Early Drawings 1927-1932: March 3 to May 25, 2014 during museum hours

Description: Come view the early drawings of artist Isomu Noguchi following his apprenticeship under Brancusi.

Age: All ages

Price: $10 adults; $5 seniors and students with ID; free for children younger than 12

Location: Noguchi Museum- 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City, NY 11106

Telephone: 718-204-7088

Website: The Noguchi Museum

Learn to Grow: March 3 at 4 p.m.

Description: Kids will learn how to grow organic food through hands-on activities consisting of seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. Adults must accompany children under the age of 4.

Age: All ages

Price: Free

Location: Astoria library- 14-01 Astoria Blvd. Astoria, NY

Telephone: 718-278-2220

African Dance Workshop: March 4 at 3:30 p.m.

Description: Damon Foster will teach kids about traditional African dances to the beat of a drum. Participants can showcase their skills at the final workshop; preregistration is required.

Age: All ages

Price: Free

Location: East Elmhurst library- 95-06 Astoria Blvd. East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Telephone: 718-424-2619

Queens World Film Festival: March 4-9, 2014

Description: The Fourth annual QWFF is set to open at the Museum of the Moving Image beginning on March 4, will move on to the Secret Theater and Nesva Hotel in LIC, and then finish up at P.S. 69 in Jackson Heights. The program will feature both shorts and full-length films by 18 local Queens filmmakers, as well as movies from around the world including Belgium, Iran, India, Spain, Kosovo, Switzerland, Vietnam, the UK and Canada.

Age: All ages

Price: Free

Location: See website for festival scheduling, pricing, and locations.

Telephone: 718-429-2579

Website: Queens World Film Festival

EcoHouse at the NY Hall of Science: March 4- April 24, 2014 during museum hours

Description: The state-of-the-art mobile home EcoHouse is coming to be displayed at the NY Hall of Science this spring. Visitors can learn how their house or apartment really functions behind the walls, as well as find out ways to save energy and money and protect one's immediate environment.

Age: All ages

Price: $11; $8 for seniors,children ages 2-17, students with ID

Location: NY Hall of Science- 47-01 111th St. Corona, NY

Telephone: 718-699-0005

Website: NY Hall of Science

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World: March 5 from 6 p.m.

Description: The exhibit and program series, which will celebrate poetry from around the Muslim world, will be on display throughout various Queens library branches till the end of May. Author and Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar will speak about the Muslim-American experience. Light refreshments and a docent-led tour of the exhibit will complete the evening; registration not required.

Age: All ages

Price: Free

Location: Central Library- 89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11432

Telephone: (718) 990-0700