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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s another great weekend at the Library! Join us for a Children's Reading Group with special guests Bill de Blasio and Jimmy Van Bramer, an early Mother’s Day craft fair and flea market, a poetry workshop, our Earth Day Family Fest, wonderful musical performances—including two different Motown revues and our Sunday ...

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 ...

Celebrate Earth Day With Us!

On Friday, April 22, events will be held worldwide to support the environment and remind us all that we need to protect our planet.

This week, Queens Library has great programs planned at several of our community libraries to celebrate Earth Day and promote environmental awareness.

They include movies, ...

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 ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poems from Our Patrons!

Thank you to our patrons for sending us their poems in honor of National Poetry Month—and now it’s our pleasure to share them with you!

You can read poems from Shoshana Goldman, Michael P. Kusen, Agnes Wong, and Qi-Hong Zheng by visiting our ...

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 ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be Troilus and Cressida on Monday, May 2 at 5:30 ...

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, ...

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 ...

May
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Boot Camp for Adults

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Ronald Williams provides a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

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May
4
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Register for Job Search Help, Computer Training and Job Placement Programs

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education’s Jobs to Build On program have partnered to bring free job-search help, technology training, and job-placement services to our customers at Lefrak City Community Library. Classes start the week of Monday, May 9, but you must preregister in person beforehand. During registration, you will also meet the Employment Counselors and Job Placement Specialists who will help you prepare to find a job.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Friday Night Movie: "The Namesake"

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

To celebrate Asian American Heritage Month, we will screen the movie "The Namesake" (2006, PG-13). The story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old.


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May
20
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and 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. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


May
20
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Thursday Night Movie: "Million Dollar Arm"

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Asian American Heritage Month, we will screen the movie "Million Dollar Arm"(2014). A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.


May
27
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Lefrak City
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; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Jun
3
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn how to create an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Basic computer skills and a valid Queens Library card are required. Class code: CC120


Jun
10
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners' Word

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners 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 required. Class code: CC170


Jun
10
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Thursday Night Movie: "Brokeback Mountain"

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The movie "Brokeback Mountain"(2005, R), is set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas. This epic love story tells of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range.


Jun
17
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

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


Jun
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 a slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Jun
24
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Thursday Night Movie: "Milk"

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.


Jul
8
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code CC200


Jul
15
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Improve your productivity and boost your knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code CC210


Jul
22
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Jul
29
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Advanced Internet

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

Go beyond the basics and explore the more advanced aspects of the internet by learning about advanced search techniques, different internet browsers, deleting cookies and caches, bookmarking and personalizing your browser, incognito browsers, and securing online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Class code CC110