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Comment on Our FY2017 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017, and there's still time for you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through May 6.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 and fill out our online ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Queens Library Celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month! Several upcoming Queens Library events will honor Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our borough, our city, and beyond, including our ongoing program series “Living Memory: The Culture and Heritage of Chinese New Yorkers.” Visit our Events webpage throughout the month for ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Spring 2016 Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars

Protect Your Assets. Ensure Your Legacy. Come to our Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars where you can learn strategies for your finances and estate planning.

By attending one of our seminars, you will be introduced to strategies that will help you better plan for your financial future, medical care, ...

From Dennis M. Walcott

In my first weeks as the newly-appointed President and CEO, I visited every community library to meet the staff and gain an overview of what each library adds to the community. Among the most impactful programs are the Job and Business Academy’s job skills training workshops.

Library users attend free classes at the library ...

New on Our Blog: An Interview with New Langston Hughes Executive Director Mikisha Morris!

We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Mikisha Morris to Queens Library as the new Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. She succeeds Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), who will be retiring in July 2016 after more than 35 years of service to ...

Support the Gracie Book Club!

The Gracie Book Club is a new collaborative effort between the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and First Lady Chirlane McCray. The first Gracie Book Club selection is Bright Lines. Read Bright Lines along with the First Lady and your fellow New Yorkers, and be a part of a ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small-business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our new monthly ...

Hip Hop Thursdays: From Old School to New School!

Queens Library is continuing its mission to recognize, document, and celebrate the positive evolution of hip hop culture.

A fun part of our ongoing Hip Hop Programs and Culture series is Hip Hop Thursdays, where we feature celebrity interviews, performances, seminars, and much more!

Here is the schedule of our upcoming ...

May
9
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market these skills to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class Code: JR110

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

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May
19
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics include computer terminology; using the mouse and touchpad; basic keyboarding skills; and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Class code CC100


May
23
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Resumes

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

A winning resume is a must for any job seeker. In this two-part series, participants will learn what resume reviewers look for and how to select the best resume style, avoid common resume mistakes, properly type and format a resume in Microsoft Word, and send a resume to potential employers. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR130

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

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May
26
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Topics include computer terminology, using a browser, search techniques, the basic structure of a website, and Internet safety. While this is an introductory class, basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Class Code: CC110


May
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Astoria Book Club Discussion - Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

This Month's Book Club Pick is "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness" by Susannah Cahalan.


Jun
2
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create, log on to and navigate an email account, send and receive messages and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Class code: CC120


Jun
9
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC170


Jun
13
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

A cover letter helps you stand out from the crowd and get an interview. In this two-part series, participants will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR150

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

Additional Dates


Jun
16
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel! Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to use it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180


Jun
18
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Full Circle Writer's Recital

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

The Creative Writing Group that was at the Broadway Library has moved! Join us in our new location at Queens Library @ Astoria where we will present short selections that were created in our class over the past nine months. Class moderator, playwright Johnny Culver encourages feedback, discussion and will inform guest of the upcoming class which begins in the Fall. Feel free to bring a bag lunch!


Jun
23
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Jun
27
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to prepare information to make online applications easier, what are common online application sections, and how to get noticed and avoid rejection. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR160


Jun
30
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn how to format documents and bibliographies and insert tables, charts, headers, and footers. Basic computer and Microsoft Word skills are required. Class code CC200


Jul
18
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Job-Search Strategies

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR190

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

Additional Dates


Jul
21
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Topics will include creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, and inserting charts, and multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Jul
28
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook for networking, job opportunities and other information. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet are required. Class Code: JR200.


Aug
1
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, how to respond to common and difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR170

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

Additional Dates