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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Aug
15
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.

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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.


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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
17
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
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
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
20
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.

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Aug
20
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


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
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


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.

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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
4
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.

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

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Sep
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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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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


Sep
8
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.

Additional Dates


Sep
10
1:00PM

--to--

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


Sep
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Spelling bee 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.

Additional Dates


Sep
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

National Coffee Day Coffee Hour

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Celebrate National Coffee Day at the library! Have a cup of joe on us!


Oct
5
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us every Friday for an afternoon movie! October's Line Up:
10/5: "Rampage" (Rated PG-13)
10/12: "Acrimony" (Rated R)
10/19 "Disney’s: Z.O.M.B.I.E.S" (Rated G)
10/26 "Insidious: The Last Key" (Rated PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Book or Movie? Which is Better?

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Which is better? The movie or the book? Read the books and join us to watch the movies. A short discussion will follow.
October 6: "Pet Sematary" by Stephen King.
October 13: "Cujo" by Stephen King

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

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Oct
18
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 hours to listen to constituent/community concerns and to make his office more accessible to the public.

5:30PM - 7PM
Thursday, August 16: Glendale temporary space
Thursday, September 6: Broad Channel
Thursday, September 20: Middle Village
Thursday, September 27: Seaside
Thursday, October 4: North Forest Park
Thursday, October 11: Ozone Park
Thursday, October 18: Howard Beach
Thursday, October 25: Kew Gardens Hills


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Read for the Record

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join people all across America in Jumpstart's 'Read for the Record.' We'll be reading this year's selection "Maybe Something Beautiful" by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell.


Nov
7
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


Nov
8
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


Nov
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

You're invited to a Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Drop off your stuffed animal on Friday, November 16 at 4 pm. You will make a sleep mask for your friend and complete an activity sheet about him or her. Come back Saturday, November 17 after 2 pm to find out what kinds of mischief and fun your friend got into during their sleepover.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
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.

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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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