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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF HOWARD BEACH

Sep
20
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Sudoku & Various Puzzle Club

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for various types of puzzles like Sudoku, word search, & mazes!

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

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Sep
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School Bingo

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Do you know what September means? Back-to-School Bingo! We invite you to enjoy a few rounds of Bingo as we tell you about all of the valuable resources and services available at your local libraries.


Sep
20
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us every Thursday at 5pm for a friendly game of chess. All ages and levels welcome.

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

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Sep
21
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.

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Sep
22
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.

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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.

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Sep
24
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.

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

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Sep
25
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
26
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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Sep
26
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
29
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Open House for NYC Schools and Student Success

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us during our Open House to find out how essential your local library is for your students' achievements. We have valuable resources and services available to all.


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.

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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
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wild West: The Mystery of the Golden Piano

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12, join us as ScienceTellers brings science to life! Grab your spurs and journey with us to the Wild West, where a legendary bank-robbing outlaw is back in town, about to strike again! After the sheriff mysteriously vanishes, two young kids saddle up to foil the great heist and put a rotten cowboy back behind bars! We use awesome science experiments to bring key parts of the story to life.


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.


Oct
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Prepare for Your Care: Learn How to Have Your End-of-Life Wishes Honored

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Reimagine End of Life Week is a city-wide exploration of big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. A workshop leader from Reimagine will first lead participants in creating personal six word memoirs and then provide the tools for participants to identify wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life. Learn how to talk more effectively with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and those of loved ones.


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.

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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.

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Nov
17
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 raffled off for children to take home.


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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