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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Jun
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Science Fun

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 & up are welcome to join us for fun, hands-on S.T.E.A.M activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
20
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


Jun
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Family Mini Golf

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

It's tee time at the library! Bring the family for a round of mini-golf. Equipment will be provided.


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Jun
22
3:00PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for Friday movie afternoon.
June 1 - Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017, R)
June 8 - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017, PG-13)
June 15 - Paddington 2 (2017, PG)
June 22 - Pitch Perfect 3 (2017, PG-13)
June 29 - Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Jun
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Long Island Sound Performs Hits of the '50s and More

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down memory lane with classic tunes by Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, great Motown artists, and more.


Jun
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Coloring Club

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Come to adult coloring and enjoy a relaxing environment to color and chat!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Playdate for Babies and Toddlers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Early development fun with board books, toys, and space for everyone!


Jun
25
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Game Night

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for some family fun and games!


Jun
30
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Technology 101

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Technology 101

June 9, 2018: Need help using your own mobile device?
Bring in your own mobile device or tablet and learn some tips and tricks to make the best of its use.

June 30, 2018: What is Facebook?
Wanted to sign up for Facebook but don't know how? Come join us and learn how to sign up and navigate Facebook.


Jul
2
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
2
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
2
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
5
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teens: Together We Are Music

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

By using musical notes and notations, we invite teens to express what music means to them. They can write recommendations, draw how the music makes them feel, and recommend music to one another.


Jul
6
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
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts - Grades 1-3

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Grades 1-3 can decorate their own flute.


Jul
11
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 maracas.


Jul
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teens: Make Your Own Instrument

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We will give teens hands-on experience with another culture by making their own castanets, mbira and/or zamponas.


Jul
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Karaoke

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Sing along with popular vocal and instrumental tracks. Join us and rock on!


Jul
17
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 animal mask.


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.


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
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

--to--

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

--to--

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
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
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
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.


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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