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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Mar
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. 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
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.

Additional Dates


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. Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


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Mar
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. There is space for everyone!


Mar
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.


Mar
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!

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

Additional Dates


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! Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
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


Mar
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, 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
28
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
29
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
29
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)


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.

Additional Dates


Mar
30
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"


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
4
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


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

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.


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


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 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.


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
3
10:30AM

--to--

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 6! 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)
6/15: "Keep the Change" (2017, NR)
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
11
11:00AM

--to--

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
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
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

--to--

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
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!


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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