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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Feb
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Maker Cart Time!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Maker carts have arrived at the library! Practice engineering, innovation, and creativity using various materials. This is STEM fun for all.

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

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Feb
21
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


Feb
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Putting my traveling shoes on and off I go on..?

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Kids are invited to create the vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure: Car or spaceship? Boat or flying dragon? There is no limit to where the mind and heart can travel! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


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Feb
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Uno Tournament for Teens

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Be the first player to earn 500 points to win the game!

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

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Feb
22
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.


Feb
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Friday Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon movie at the library!
Feb 1 - "Mama Mia! Here We Go Again" (2018, PG-13)
Feb 8 - "The Meg" (2018, PG-13)
Feb 15 - "Incredibles 2" (2018, PG)
Feb 22 - "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018, PG-13)


Feb
23
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!


Feb
23
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Kanopy Movie Screening of "Goin' to Chicago"

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The migration of African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North and West during and after World War II is retold through personal stories of a group of Chicagoans born in the Mississippi Delta. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
25
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!


Feb
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

One-on-One Computer Class

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is now closed

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 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.

Additional Dates


Feb
26
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!


Feb
27
10:30AM

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1:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling For Low Income Older Adults

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

IRS certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring a NYS Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s ID; copy of the 2017 return(s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2; 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; healthcare forms; self-employment forms; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; and a cancelled check for refunds.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
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.


Mar
1
10:30AM

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12:30PM

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


Mar
1
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Friday Movie Afternoon

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

March Movie Line-Up

3/1 - Night School (2018, PG-13)
3/8 - Alpha (PG-13)
3/15 - Searching (2018, PG-13)
3/22 - Small Foot (2018, PG)
3/29 - House with the Clock in its Wall (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
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. There is space for everyone.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
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


Mar
4
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. There is space for everyone!

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

Additional Dates


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.


Mar
5
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!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

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.

Additional Dates


Mar
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Maker Cart: Craft Edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

A cart full of craft supplies awaits at the library! What will you be inspired to make? Anything you make, you can take home with you.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
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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Mar
9
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Sensory Fun for Toddlers!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers are invited to explore their senses with clay, kinetic sand, sensory bags, and more! There is space for everyone.

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

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Mar
9
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM: Feel the Breeze

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers will explore and learn about the wind in this hands-on program.

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

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Mar
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Women's History Month Movie: "Suffragette"

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for "Suffragette," an all-star movie about the women's suffrage movement (2015).


Mar
16
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM: Inch by Inch

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers will explore with measuring tools in this hands-on program.

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

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Mar
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

DIY Adults: Mosaic Art

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Mosaic art is an easy and fun way of expressing your creativity. All supplies and directions will be provided.


Mar
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM: Light & Shadow

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers will explore and learn about light and shadow in this hands-on program.

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

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Mar
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science Movie: "Interstellar"

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for the screening of "Interstellar" (2014, PG-13) a sci-fi movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain.


Mar
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Inspiring Women in Science - Bingo!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The excitement of Bingo and the fun of learning something new? Yes please! Fun facts about fifty Inspiring Women in Science in a bingo game for the whole family!


Mar
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM: Balancing Act

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers will explore and play with balance in this hands-on program.

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

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Apr
2
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.

Additional Dates


Apr
6
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM: Sound Is All Around

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers will explore and learn about the properties of sound in this hands-on program.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
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 April we'll be showing a selection of independent movies.
April 6: "The Florida Project" (2017, R)
April 13: "Ida" (2013, PG-13)
April 20: "Hearts Beat Loud" (2018, PG-13)
April 27: "20th Century Women" (2016, R)

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Fake News vs. Real News

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

As a trusted resource to our customers, we would like to show you how to determine the accuracy of the news stories you read, especially online. Learn how to detect fake news, expand your evaluation skills of news resources, and learn how to fact-check them. All ages are welcome.


Apr
13
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM: Drip, Drip, Drop

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers will explore and learn about the properties of water in this hands-on program.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
17
3:30PM

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4:30PM

DIY Adults: Dot Painting

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

It's time to spruce up your gardens! We will instruct you how to dot paint on rocks and plant pots. All supplies will be provided.


Apr
20
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM: Magnets

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers will explore and learn about magnetism in this hands-on program.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Howard Beach Talent Show

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Howard Beach talent search: kids, tweens & teens! Can you sing, dance, or twirl a baton? Do you tell jokes or know how to perform magic tricks? If you do, please join us on Monday, May 6 for a community talent show. Please register at the children's desk. Don't miss it!


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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