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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Apr
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

STEAM: Magnets

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
22
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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
23
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.

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Apr
23
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


Apr
24
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, 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


Apr
24
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is now closed

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.


Apr
25
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.


Apr
26
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.


Apr
27
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.


Apr
27
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)


May
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

College Signing Day Celebration

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Wear your college gear and head into the library! We want to officially congratulate you on making the decision to continue your education. We will also show you the many resources available to you for free with your library card. College alumni are invited to share advice and anecdotes.


May
2
3:00PM

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3:30PM

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


May
2
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


May
3
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


May
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Under the Sea Toddler/Baby Prom

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Save the date! We're hosting our first "Under the Sea" Toddler/Baby Prom on Saturday, May 4! It will be lots of fun for all! Dress to impress!


May
4
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!
5/4: "100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (2013, R)
5/11: "Harold & Maude" (1971, PG)
5/18: "Don't Talk to Irene" (2016, NR)
5/25: "As it is in Heaven" (2004, NR)
6/1: "Greenfingers" (2000, R)
6/8: "Love Story" (1970, PG)
6/22: Here and There (2012, NR)
6/29: Starting Over (1979, NR)

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

Additional Dates


May
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Playdate: STEAM Edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers are invited to play and interact with one another as we sing, read, and explore wind, measuring, and light. There is room for everyone!

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!


May
7
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


May
8
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.


May
9
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Tolkien Trivia!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

How well do you know J.R.R. Tolkien and his works? Test your knowledge during our trivia night!


May
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Playdate: STEAM Edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers are invited to play and interact with one another as we sing, read, and explore wind, measuring, and light. There is room for everyone!

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

Additional Dates


May
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Singing Violins, Featuring Claremont Strings and Ensembles

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

A duo from Claremont Strings will perform music from the classical, Baroque, and Romantic eras. Come enjoy hits by Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, and some highlights from operas and symphonies.


May
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

DIY Adults: Fairy Gardens

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Create a magical miniature garden setting for your home. All supplies will be provided.


May
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


May
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Young Debaters Program

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The Young Debaters Program is a skill development program aimed at teaching students the fundamental skills required to be an effective debater and public speaker.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

A Tribute to the Jersey Boys

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The Vic Vincent Group presents a musical tribute to The Jersey Boys, who attained world-wide fame with their unique sound throughout several decades, including other great artists of rock'n roll, doo wop and pop, beginning in the 1950s and the decades that followed.


Jun
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Playdate: STEAM edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers are invited to play and interact with one another as we sing, read, and explore balance, sound, water, and magnetism. There is room for everyone!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Playdate: STEAM edition

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers are invited to play and interact with one another as we sing, read, and explore balance, sound, water, and magnetism. There is room for everyone!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love Is Love Is Love!

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Come in and add your very own creation to our Love Is Love Is Love collage. We will provide you with colorful supplies so just bring your imagination and create whatever you like!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family’s country or countries of origin or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family to make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


Jun
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Bilingual Birdies Concert: Songs for Young Children

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children accompanied by their parents or adult caregivers will learn new words and enjoy music, movement, and songs in English and Spanish at this live, interactive multicultural concert for celebrating summer reading. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Space! The Cosmos For Kids

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Space! The Cosmos For Kids is a techno-space dance party for kids. Each song includes dancing, music technology, and information about our solar system to a thumping beat. This program is free. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. This program is for children ages 6 to 12.


Jun
12
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Making Jewelry by Quilling: A 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 participants how to roll and glue special paper to form unique jewelry which can then be embellished with sequins or crystals if desired. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials are provided.


Jun
14
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Aging: Watercolor Workshop

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald leads this two-session art workshop. Registration is required. Please call the Howard Beach Library to register at 718-641-7086.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard of Oz

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets, and the music of the MGM movie.


Jun
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

DIY Adults: Patriotic Bandana Wreaths

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Celebrate patriotism with a self-made bandana to decorate your door or home!


Jun
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be given away for children to take home.


Jun
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Classic Concert

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful, and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel, and Frederic Chopin.


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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