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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Jul
18
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers will read, color, and have fun together.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
18
2:30PM

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3:30PM

DIY Adults: Rock Terrariums

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Fill a jar with rocks, foliage plants, or succulents for a super low-maintenance garden.


Jul
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 4-5

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 4-5 can make a bird craft.


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Jul
19
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teens: Around the World in Ten Snacks

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Munch on exotic snacking options from around the world while listening to a variety of world music.


Jul
20
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Friday Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon movie.

7/6 - 12 Strong (2018, R)
7/13 - Forever My Girl (2018, PG)
7/20 - Early Man (2018, PG)
7/27 - Black Panther (2018, PG-13)

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
23
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Playdate for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Bring your babies! Join us for early development fun and socialization using board books and toys. Space for everyone.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
23
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Let's Listen, Learn, and Rock!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers are invited to explore, build ,and rock on along with their grown-ups as the librarian reads and sings to your little ones.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Game Night

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for some friendly fun & games! All ages are welcome.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 1-3

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 1-3 can make their own spinning humming toy.


Jul
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 4-5

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 4 and 5 can make an owl wind sock craft.


Jul
26
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teens: Sheet Music Art

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Teens can create a unique piece of art incorporating sheet music.


Jul
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Storytime for Grown-Ups

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We welcome you to a read-aloud session for grown-ups. You may share short stories or poetry or just listen.


Jul
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 1-3

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 1-3 can color their own guitar.


Aug
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 4-5

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 4-5, color your own guitar!


Aug
2
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teens: The Stacks are Alive with the Sound of Music

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We are celebrating music by hosting a sing-along movie program. We will feature a range of musicals that teens can sing-along with. After all...Libraries Rock!


Aug
3
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Friday Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon movie.

8/3 - Game Night (2018, R)
8/10 - Hostiles (2018, R)
8/17 - Tad the Lost Explorer (2018, PG)
8/24 - Annihilation (2018, R)
8/31 - Proud Mary (2018, R)

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Aug
6
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Playdate for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Bring your babies and join us for early development fun using board books and toys. There is space for everyone!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Aug
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 1-3

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 1-3, make your own mandoharp!


Aug
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 4-5

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 4-5 can make their own tom tom drums.


Aug
9
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teens: Name that Musical Matching Game

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

How's your knowledge of musicals? Participants will match the song with its source. We will cover a range of classic and current musical theater.


Aug
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Music Trivia

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

How good is your music history? Can you name that tune? Bring a friend and test your skills with us!


Aug
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 1-3

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 1-3 can make their own squeaking squawking chicken!


Aug
15
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Recycled CD Coasters

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Transform CDs into durable, useful beverage coasters.


Aug
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts- Grades 4-5

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 4-5 can make their own hacky sacks.


Aug
16
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teens: Music Journalism

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We invite our teens to consider the music they enjoy and write about it. They are welcomed to share their thoughts and feelings on artists and albums.


Aug
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Family Science: Musical Edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Families could come and explore hands-on activities, such as setting up music- or sound- based experiments.


Aug
20
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Movie Nights with Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Please join Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato as she hosts movie nights at three libraries:

Queens Library at Seaside
Monday, August 6th, 6-8PM: "Despicable Me 3" (2017, PG)

Queens Library at Ozone Park
Monday, August 13th, 6PM-8PM: "Finding Dory" (2016, PG)

Queens Library at Howard Beach
Monday, August 20th, 6PM-8PM: "Toy Story 3" (2010, G)


Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 1-3

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 1-3, let's play musical chairs!


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 4-5

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 4-5 can make their own rain sticks.


Aug
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teens: Book Discussion

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We will discuss a book selection from our "Libraries Rock" suggested summer reading list.


Aug
27
2:00PM

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2:30PM

Harry Potter 20: Magic Trick of the Day

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Calling all beginner magicians! Learn easy magic tricks to impress your friends and family!

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Aug
27
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Make Your Own Magic Wand

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Every wizard, witch, and magician needs a good wand! Join us and craft your own unique wand. All supplies will be provided.


Aug
28
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Make Your Own Magic Broom

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Do you have magical places to be, but no way of getting there? How about a "magic broom"? Let us help you construct your own broom to get around!


Aug
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 1-3

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 1-3 can make their own instruments with clay.


Aug
29
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Hogwarts Bingo

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Hagrid, Snape, Hermione, Harry, Muggle - BINGO! Come in for a round of Bingo, Harry Potter style. This will be fun for all ages.


Aug
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 4-5

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 4-5 can make their own adventure river raft.


Aug
30
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Create a Mandrake

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Cover your ears! Mandrakes are in season. Create your very own version of the Harry Potter plant.


Aug
31
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Trivia

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

How much do you really know about the Harry Potter series? Test your knowledge with our family trivia night.


Sep
1
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Harry Potter 20: Movie Marathon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Harry Potter movies will be featured all day at the library.


Sep
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Friday Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon movie.

9/7 - 15:17 to Paris (2018, PG-13)
9/14 - Commuter (2018, PG-13)
9/21 - Peter Rabbit (2018, PG)
9/28 - Everyday (2018, PG-13)

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising. 

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