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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Dec
12
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.

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

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Dec
12
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Spelling Bee Grades 3-6

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Spelling bee will be held weekly for 3rd-4th graders and 5th-6th graders.

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

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Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Gingerbread House Day

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for Gingerbread House Day. Decorate a gingerbread house and bring it home. All materials will be provided.


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Dec
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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


Dec
13
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us every Thursday at 5pm for a friendly game of chess. All ages and levels welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Knitting and 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


Dec
14
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

December Movies
12/7 - Blockers (2018, R)
12/14 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018, PG-13)
12/21 - Show Dogs (2018, PG)
12/28 - Ocean's 8 (2018, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Playdate for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Dec
15
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Sudoku & Various Puzzles Club

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Drop in anytime the library is open to join us for various types of puzzles like Sudoku, word search, & mazes!

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

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Dec
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Special Movie Presentation

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for movies that will make you feel good.
12/8 - "Amelie" (2001, R, in French with English subtitles)
12/15- "Blind Side" (2009,PG-13)
12/22 - "Pay it Forward" (2000,PG-13)
12/29 - "Groundhog Day" (1993, PG)
For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Playdate for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

One-on-One Computer Classes

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Come in for a one-on-one basic computer class. Registration is required!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Kids' Discovery Club

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Something new every week! Will it be science? Art? Math? There is always a surprise for kids ages 6-12 and their friends and families.


Dec
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: DIY Adults - Holiday Ornaments Make 2, Gift 1

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Holidays are a great time to express your creativity! Join us as we make holiday inspired ornaments so you can make 2 and gift 1! For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
22
2:00PM

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2:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Spelling bee for 3rd-4th graders and 5th-6th graders.


Dec
22
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Spelling Bee Grades 5-6

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us at our spelling bee for 5th-6th graders.


Dec
22
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Spelling Bee Grades 7-8

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join our spelling bee for 7th-8th graders.


Jan
2
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Spelling Bee Grades 7-8

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Come to our weekly spelling bee for 7th and 8th graders.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
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


Jan
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Jenga Tournament!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

There are simple rules: remove one, stack one, and hold your breath! We invite teens to play the stacking game everyone enjoys.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Knitting and 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


Jan
4
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Family Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We will show the following films in January:
1/4: "Life of the Party" (2018, PG-13)
1/11: "Ant-man and the Wasp" (2018, PG-13)
1/18: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (2018, PG)
1/25: "Skyscraper" (2018, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Playdate for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Bring your babies! Join us for early development fun and socialization using 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


Jan
5
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! In January and February, we'll be showing a selection of independent, award-winning, and classic movies.

January 5: Paper Moon
January 19: East Side Sushi
February 2: Boy
February 16: The Little Shop of Horrors
March 2: Breakfast at Tiffany's
March 16: Tortilla Soup
March 30: A Street Cat named Bob

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Playdate for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Bring your babies! Join us for early development fun and socialization using 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


Jan
7
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Scrabble

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Enjoy weekly Scrabble games at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

One-on-One Computer Classes

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Come in for a one-on-one basic computer class. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
3:30PM

--to--

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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Sensory Fun for Toddlers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Bring your little ones for sensory playtime! Touch, feel, and explore at several kid-friendly stations!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Songs from Your Favorite Movies: A Tribute to the Great Artists of Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, and Pop

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The Vic Vincent Group takes you down memory lane where you can recall the actors and scenes from your favorite movies. Experience the music and enjoy the trivia about the artists and the films, such as "Jersey Boys," "Back to the Future," "Bronx Tale," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and much more.


Feb
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Groundhog Day Craft

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Make and take home a simple Groundhog Day craft.


Feb
20
3:30PM

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4:45PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Holiday Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to create a beautiful jewelry box, to keep or give as a gift, in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Mar
5
3:30PM

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4:30PM

DIY Mardi Gras Mask

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Get creative decorating a Mardi Gras 2019 mask. We'll supply the feathers, beads, glitter, and masks.


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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