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Howard Beach

Toddler Time

Join us for stories and fun for children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers. We'll all read and color together.

Aug 20 @ 1:30 PM, Aug 27 @ 1:30 PM, Sep 3 @ 1:30 PM, Sep 10 @ 1:30 PM, Sep 17 @ 1:30 PM

Book Discussion Group

This month we will discuss "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery.

Aug 25 @ 5:30 PM

Aug
20
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 641-7086. This is an introductory computer class; prior knowledge or skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
20
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include Internet terminology, using a web browser, the basic structure of a website, searching, and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Aug
20
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and fun for children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers. We'll all read and color together.

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

Additional Dates


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Aug
25
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Skills Identification

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call 718-641-7086. Class code JR110


Aug
25
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call 718-641-7086. Class code JR130


Aug
25
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Interview SKills

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job. Now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call 718-641-7086. Class code JR170


Aug
25
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

This month we will discuss "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery.


Aug
27
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Facebook

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Learn about the social media site that everyone is using, and how you can use it to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and leverage your network for your job search! We will help you set up your new Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer knowledge, internet skills, and a valid email account required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class Code: CC130


Aug
27
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

LinkedIn

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the internet required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 641-7086 for additional information. Class Code: JR210


Aug
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

My Social Security, Get Registered and Receive Answers to Your Questions

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Social Security experts will be on hand to answer your questions and help you register for your personal My Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. They will share information of what every worker needs to know about Social Security and Medicare.


Sep
3
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 641-7086. This is an introductory computer class; prior knowledge or skills are not required. Class code CC100


Sep
3
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include Internet terminology, using a web browser, the basic structure of a website, searching, and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Sep
4
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids Craft Time

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 are invited to come in with their favorite adult on the first Thursday of every month to create something wonderful.


Sep
8
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: what is needed to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and how to safely find and apply for jobs online. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086. Class code JR190


Sep
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code JR160


Sep
8
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086. Class code JR150


Sep
10
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn how to create an email account, log on, navigate your email account, send and reply to email messages, and attach documents. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call (718)641-7086.


Sep
10
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn how to navigate a spreadsheet, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information please call 718-641-7086.


Sep
12
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Am I Blue? A Blues Revue with Stacia Hobdy

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Stacia Hobdy sings the blues in the styles of Etta James, B.B. King, Joe Williams and Billie Holiday.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Salary Negotiations

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Before you start talking salary with a prospective employer, you need to know how much you and the job are worth. Learn how to negotiate in this workshop! Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for more information.


Sep
15
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Networking

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s job market, it is one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up and coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking in this workshop. Class code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086.


Sep
17
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 641-7086. This is an introductory computer class; prior knowledge or skills are not required. Class code CC100


Sep
17
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Sep
18
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Bilingual Book Discussion

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.


Sep
22
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: what is needed to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and how to safely find and apply for jobs online. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086. Class code JR190


Sep
22
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code JR160


Sep
22
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-641-7086. Class code JR150


Sep
24
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Facebook

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn about the social media site that everyone is using, and how you can use it to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and leverage your network for your job search! We will help you set up your new Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer knowledge, internet skills, and a valid email account required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class Code: CC130


Sep
24
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Twitter

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Sep
29
11:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Skills Identification

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call 718-641-7086. Class code JR110


Sep
29
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call 718-641-7086. Class code JR130


Sep
29
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Interview Skills

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job. Now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call 718-641-7086. Class code JR170


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Howard Beach Community Library has:

  • 6 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Howard Beach Community Library include:

  • Italian(including VHS & DVDs)
  • Spanish (including VHS & DVDs)

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Howard Beach Community Library include:

  • Careers
  • Black Experience
  • Dummies Books
  • Mind and Body
  • Test Prep
  • Computers
  • Parenting

 

 

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Howard Beach Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 641-7086 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Reach for the Stars
156-18 96th Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 845-1429
Lynn Boutureria
158-03 82nd Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 843-0845
Donna Hovi
160-41 99th Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 925-1303
Caroline Guerra
155-25 78 Street, #1st Floor
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 845-3298
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 10
115-01 Lefferts Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 843-4488
fax: (718) 738-1184
  

Community Organizations & Services
Ozone-Howard Chamber of commerce
P.O. Box 58
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 835-9482
  

Fire Department
FDNY - Engine 331 Ladder 173|
158-57 Cross Bay Blvd.
Howard Beach NY , 11414
  

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164 Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Park Strip
S. Conduit Ave. & 88 Street
Spring Creek Park Addition
157th Drive, 158th Avenue, Sheridan Street
PS 207 (Walter Ward Playground)
88 & 89 Sts & 160 Avenue
PS 232 (Harold Schneiderman Playground)
155 Avenue & 83rd Street
  

Police Department
106th Precinct
103-53 101st Street
Ozone Park NY , 11414
phone: (718) 845-2211
  

Post Office
Howard Beach Post Office
160-50 Crossbay Blvd
Howard Beach NY , 11414-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
Station B Post Office
102-12 159th Ave
Howard Beach NY , 11414-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
 

Private / Parochial Schools
Our Lady of Grace
158-20 101 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414-0114
phone: (718) 848-7440
Saint Helen Elementary School
155-55 Crossbay Boulevard
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 217-4242
fax: (718) 641-8290
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 146 Howard Beach
98-01 159 Avenue
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 843-4880
fax: (718) 641-0901
PS 207 Rockwood Park
159-15 88 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 848-2700
fax: (718) 848-4226
PS 232 Lindenwood
153-23 83 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 848-9247
fax: (718) 738-8505

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 202 Robert H. Goddard
138-30 Lafayette Street
Ozone Park NY , 11414
phone: (718) 848-0001
fax: (718) 848-8082
  

Senior Centers
Howard Beach Senior Center
156-45 84 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 738-8100
Our Lady of Grace
158-50 101 Street
Howard Beach NY , 11414
phone: (718) 845-6635
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Eric Ulrich
eulrich@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 93-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY, 11416
phone: (718) 738-1083
fax: (718) 738-1918
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1555
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7069
NYS Assembly
Hon. Phillip Goldfeder
GoldfederP@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 214 Beach 96th Street
Rockaway Beach NY, 11693
phone: (718) 945-9550
fax: (718) 945-9549
Albany Office LOB, Room 834
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4292
fax: (518) 455-4723
NYS Senate
Hon. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
addabbo@nysenate.gov
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
US Congress
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries
District Office 55 Hanson Place, Suite 603
Brooklyn NY, 11217
phone: (718) 237-2211
fax: (718) 237-2273
Legislative Office 1339 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-5936
fax: (202) 225-1018
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Howard Beach’s earliest inhabitants were Canarsie and Rockaway Indians, and, later, English settlers, all attracted to rich fishing sites at Hawtree Creek and Jamaica Bay. The area was called Remsen’s Landing during the 1770’s, after Col. Jeramus Remsen, its largest landowner and a Revolutionary War Regiment leader.

By 1900, Howard Beach earned the nickname “The Venice of Long Island” for its many waterways, and the name “Ramblersville” was adopted by residents along Hawtree Creek when a visitor remarked about the charm of the sleepy fishing village. The community takes its present name from a Brooklyn glove manufacturer, William J. Howard, who operated a goat farm near Aqueduct as a source of skins for his business, and who opened a hotel and cottage community around the turn of the century. “Hotel Howard” became popular with the rich and famous, and boasted a pier that stretched two thousand feet into Jamaica Bay. Though the resort was destroyed by fire in 1907, Mr. Howard went on to develop land in the area, and the first model home of “Howard Estates” opened in 1913.

The extension of the New York City subway system, completion of a sewer line, and the opening of Aqueduct Racetrack spurred a housing boom, generating a cluster of small developments, such as West Hamilton Beach, Lindenwood, and Rockwood Park, which comprise modern Howard Beach, an amalgam of private homes, cooperative housing, condominiums, and garden apartments. Cross Bay Boulevard is a vigorous and bustling commercial strip. The population is largely Italian-American and Jewish-American.

Library services to the Howard Beach community were provided by Bookmobile until April, 1963, when a rented storefront was opened at 155-12 Cross Bay Boulevard, the Library system’s 52nd neighborhood branch. In 1979, services were moved to the present location, a city-owned building at 92-06 156 Avenue.

Sources:

Jackson, Kenneth T., ed. Encyclopedia of New York City

Ranft, Richard. “History of Howard Beach”, Queens Forum, June 13, 1997