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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Jun
20
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Lego Challenge

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Can you complete our weekly Lego challenge? Maybe build a bridge, something that flies, or Lego pizza! You won't know unless you come in and pick a challenge. This is fun for all ages.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Young Debaters Program

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The Young Debaters Program is a skill development program aimed at teaching students the fundamental skills required to be effective debaters and public speakers.


Jun
20
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Storytime

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Let's read picture books together!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
21
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Knitting & Crochet Group

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

If you like to knit and crochet, the library invites you to meet up and share techniques and patterns with one another. You must bring your own supplies.

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

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Jun
21
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Aging: Watercolor Workshop

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald leads this two-session art workshop. Registration is required. Please call the Howard Beach Library to register at 718-641-7086.


Jun
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Playdate: STEAM edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers are invited to play and interact with one another as we sing, read, and explore balance, sound, water, and magnetism. There is room for everyone!

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

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Jun
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be given away for children to take home.


Jun
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Playdate: STEAM edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers are invited to play and interact with one another as we sing, read, and explore balance, sound, water, and magnetism. There is room for everyone!


Jun
24
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love Is Love Is Love!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Come in and add your very own creation to our Love Is Love Is Love collage. We will provide you with colorful supplies so just bring your imagination and create whatever you like! For more Pride programming, visit https://queenslib.org/pride19.


Jun
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

One-on-One Technology Assistance

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Want to learn how to use a computer? Do you have a device you need help with? Bring it in to get one-on-one help or practice on our in-house computers. Registration is required. Please come in or call Howard Beach Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at 718-641-7086.

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

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Jun
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

American Girl Book Club

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

This book club is for anyone interested in American history. We will use the series of "American Girl" books to discuss the different periods. There will also be crafts and activities to add to the fun!


Jun
26
11:30AM

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12:45PM

Toddler Time

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Jun
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Classic Concert

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful, and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel, and Frederic Chopin.


Jun
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Kanopy Saturday Film Series

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Get to know Kanopy, a free on-demand video service available to Queens Library cardholders!
5/4: "100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (2013, R)
5/11: "Harold & Maude" (1971, PG)
5/18: "Don't Talk to Irene" (2016, NR)
5/25: "As it is in Heaven" (2004, NR)
6/1: "Greenfingers" (2000, R)
6/8: "Love Story" (1970, PG)
6/22: Here and There (2012, NR)
6/29: Starting Over (1979, NR)


Jul
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Playdate: Take Me to Your Reader

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate favorite books and themes as your little ones get the opportunity to socialize and have fun!

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

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Jul
5
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Friday Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

7/5 "What Men Want" (2019, R)
7/12 "Escape Room" (2019, PG-13)
7/19 "Lego Movie: The Second Part" (2019, PG)
7/26 "Isn’t it Romantic" (2019, PG-13)
8/2 "A Dog’s Way Home" (2019, PG)
8/9 "The Upside" (2017, PG-13)
8/16 "The Kid Who Would Be King" (2019, PG)
8/23 "Welcome to Marwen" (2018, PG-13)
8/30 "Miss Bala" (2019, PG-13)

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

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Jul
6
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Playdate: A Sky Full of Stories

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Stars and the night sky are the focus as your little ones explore through songs and stories. There is room for everyone!

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

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Jul
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Marvel Movie Marathon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We are presenting the Marvel Cinematic Universe in what is currently the best viewing order.
Phase I:
7/6 "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011, PG-13)
7/13 "Captain Marvel" (2019, PG-13)
7/20 "Iron Man" (2008, PG-13)
7/27 "Iron Man 2" (2010, PG-13)
8/3 "The Incredible Hulk" (2008, PG-13)
8/10 "Thor" (2011, PG-13)
8/17 "The Avengers" (2019, PG-13)
Phase II begins:
8/24 "Iron Man 3" (2013, PG-13)

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

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Jul
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Starlit Night in a Cup

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

This fun craft kit allows children ages 5-8 to learn about different constellations while improving their fine motor skills.


Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Constellations

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Ages 9 & up, learn about different constellations such as the Big Dipper, Orion, and Taurus, and then make your own constellation to take home.


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Pop Culture Cubeecraft

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Teens will make paper craft characters that they can design themselves or use pre-printed characters.


Jul
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Star Program

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Ages 5-8, learn about the night sky as you make your own telescope.


Jul
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Glow in the Dark Lacing Constellation Cards

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Explore the night sky! This craft activity allows youth ages 9 and up to learn about constellations.


Jul
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

DIY Adults: Sea Shell Creatures

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Sea creatures come to life as you decorate small wooden shapes with seashells. Your choices will be dolphin, whale, clam, starfish, turtle or fish. All supplies will be provided or bring your own seashells.


Jul
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Starry Night Sidewalk Art

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Using inspiration from Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, teens will create their own version using sidewalk chalk.


Jul
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Astronaut Helmet

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

This astronaut helmet craft encourages pretend play and engages the tactile senses for ages 5-8. Create your helmet and take off into space!


Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Bracelets

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Make a space-themed bracelet to keep or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided. This program is for ages 9 + up.


Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Sci-Fi Internet Meme Making

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Teens and memes, what more can you ask for? We will use an online meme generator and then print your memes. They can be put on display at the library and/or taken home.


Jul
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Rocket Program

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children learn about rockets and space through a rocket-themed storytime for ages 5-8.


Jul
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Star Constellation Viewer Craft

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Make your own constellation viewer as you learn about the night sky for ages 9 & up.


Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Moon Artwork

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Come in and create a realistic moon painting with a quote on canvas to decorate your room or desk.


Aug
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Eric Carle's "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me" Story and Craft

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We will read Eric Carle's beloved story and make a craft inspired by it for ages 5-8.


Aug
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Lava Slime

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

This super slime changes colors due to a special ingredient: thermochromic pigment. Create your slime and look for fun ways to change its colors for ages 9 & up.


Aug
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Moon Garden

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Let's create a moon garden that functions like a Zen garden. You will paint your own "moon rocks" and place them in your own moon garden. All supplies will be provided.


Aug
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Minifigure Rescue

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Rescue minifigures and equipment from ice and get them to safety! All supplies will be provided for ages 5-8.


Aug
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Games

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Design your own galaxy-themed board game for ages 9 & up.


Aug
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Paper Lantern Planet Globes

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Participants can decorate paper lanterns to recreate their favorite planetary setters of objects from popular series such as Star Wars.


Aug
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Pool Noodle Lightsabers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Create your own pool noodle lightsaber for ages 5-8.


Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Stop-Motion Videos

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Here is an opportunity to tell a story using stop-motion technology. Bring your own props or use the ones provided. This program is for ages 9 and up.


Aug
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

DIY Adults: Dream Catchers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Believed to give good dreams and catch bad ones, dream catchers are a beautiful addition to any room. We will provide all the supplies.


Aug
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: "Sky Full of Stories" Puppet Making

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Teen storytellers, we need you! We have the supplies you need to design your own puppets and put on a show at the library. You can either tell your own story or retell a classic during our Summer Reading Party.


Sep
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Marvel Movie Marathon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We are presenting the Marvel Cinematic Universe in what is currently the best viewing order.
Phase II:
9/7: "Thor: The Dark World" (2013, PG-13)
9/14 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (2014, PG-13)
9/21 "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014, PG-13)
9/28 "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" (2017)
10/5 "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015, PG-13)
10/12 "Ant-Man" (2015, PG-13)
Phase III
10/19 "Doctor Strange" (2016, PG-13)
10/26 "Captain America: Civil War" (2016, 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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