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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

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
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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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.


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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.


Aug
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Storytime

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Let's read picture books together!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
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.

Additional Dates


Aug
23
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.

Additional Dates


Aug
24
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!


Aug
24
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)


Aug
26
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!


Aug
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Recovery International

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Recovery International is a peer-led community mental health self-help group. Recovery International gives people the tools to lead more peaceful and productive lives. The group leader is Holly Weiss.


Sep
3
3:30PM

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5:00PM

American Girl Doll Fan Club: Kaya and the Nez Perce Indians

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The focus of this club are the books, time periods, and dolls from the American Girl series. The library will provide copies of "Meet Kaya" by Janet Shaw. The fan club will read the book and discuss it. We will also do crafts and activities. Books are for ages 8 to 12 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Back-to-School: Bingo for Kids

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun way to get ready for back-to-school! Winners will receive backpacks and school supplies.


Sep
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Little Kids' Craft

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts and crafts fun.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Playdate for Babies and Toddlers: Alphabet Edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Your little ones can play and socialize as we sing songs and read a story on different themes. There is room for everyone!

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

Additional Dates


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


Sep
9
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Workforce1 Recruitment

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

There are great employment opportunities in industries such as airport and transportation, customer service & sales, hospitality & healthcare, social work & education, maintenance, and food service & security. You must be 18 years of age to apply, must bring ID with date of birth, social security card, updated resume, and be professionally dressed for a screening interview. Screening interviews may take approximately 1-2 hours.


Sep
9
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Back-to-School: QPL Website Tutorial

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Learn to navigate the library's website. We will show you how to access databases, which programs and services we provide, and many new features.


Sep
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Back-to-School: Message Board

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Beat the back-to-school blues! Students will write or draw motivational messages to encourage fellow classmates. All supplies will be provided.


Sep
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Back-to-School: Crayon Collage

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Break in those new back-to-school crayons by coloring in our Giant Howard Beach Crayon. We will supply the crayons.


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
1
3:30PM

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5:00PM

American Girl Doll Fan Club: Felicity and the American Revolution

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The focus of this club are the books, time periods, and dolls from the American Girl series. The library will provide copies of "Meet Felicity" by Valerie Tripp. The fan club will read the book and discuss it. We will also do crafts and activities. Books are for ages 8 to 12 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Playdate for Babies and Toddlers: Animals at Night

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Your little ones can play and socialize as we sing songs and read a story on different themes. There is room for everyone!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
10
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.'s Mobile Office Hours

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is hosting library office hours to listen to constituent/community concerns and to make his office more accessible to the public.


Oct
10
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Senator Addabbo - Library Office Hours

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Have a concern or question about your community? Come speak with Senator Addabbo.


Oct
19
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Financing Your Education Presented by NYS Department of Financial Services

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

This program is open to families and high school students. The subjects covered include
completion of the FAFSA, grants, scholarships (including the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards), work study, and various types of loans. Bring your friends. This information will be helpful as you pursue secondary education.


Oct
28
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Ghost Tales with Joy Kelly

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Enjoy ghost stories for grades 3 and up with famous storyteller Joy Kelly.


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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