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Nominate Your Library for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

How does your library make your community a better place? Here's your chance to share your story and tell us how your neighborhood library has made a difference in your life!

The Fourth Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are accepting nominations now through March 13. Nominate your ...

Queens Hip Hop Pioneers Launch!

The official launch celebration for Queens Hip Hop Pioneers has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23!

Curated by Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels, with images taken by MFidel Photography, the Queens Hip Hop Pioneers exhibit shines a light on the DJs, MCs, artists, and historians that nurtured hip ...

Our New Music For February!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Leonard Cohen, The Weeknd, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Bon Jovi, ...

Celebrate African-American History Month!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for African-American History Month!

We're honoring a special selection of notable African-American writers on the Queens Library blog. Check our special blog post every week in February, starting February 3, as well as our social media channels!

All month ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're over 60 or earn less than 64,000 a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

Our next event is this series will be Community Organizing Today in Corona/East Elmhurst, on Saturday, February ...

Shape the Future of Queens Library!

At Queens Library, we are continually working to serve you better.

To do this, we are undertaking a strategic planning process across the borough that will guide the Library for the next five years.

You can be a part of this process. Take our survey and share your thoughts.

To ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Feb
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


Feb
25
12:00PM

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1:00PM

We Are New York (WANY) Conversation Group

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs conducts the English conversation group for intermediate level ESOL adults.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

One-on-One Device Help

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Meet with a Specialist or Librarian and learn how to set up your mobile device or tablet. Get help setting up an email account, downloading music, e-books, and digital content. Call or drop in to register.


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Feb
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Total Body Workout with Ronald Williams, Get Right Fitness Inc.

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Ronald Williams leads this exercise regimen to address muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
1:00PM

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4:00PM

NYC Senior Citizen and Disability Rent Increase Exemptions

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

NYC Rent Freeze Program for head-of-household seniors 62+ and the disabled who live in rent-regulated apartments. Lefrak City Tenants Association will host (4) events at Lefrak City Library: Representatives from NYC Department of Finance to assist qualified applicants complete forms on Thursday, March 2, 1-4pm; Monday, March 13, 5-8pm; Tuesday, March 28, 1-4pm; Saturday, April 8, 10am-1pm.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon Matinee. The featured film is "The Girl on the Train."


Mar
6
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Crafts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Create useful and decorative crafts to take home. Call or stop by the branch to sign up. Space is limited.

3/6- Boho Mason Jar Candle Votives


Mar
10
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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


Mar
17
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


Mar
17
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon matinee. The featured film is "The Light Between Oceans."


Mar
23
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist from St. John's University. Understand what kinds of medications you're taking and get tips to help you remember to take them.


Mar
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The Internet is buzzing with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search, seek out job opportunities and postings, and find out more information on specific companies and organizations. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet required. Class code JR200


Mar
30
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Black Experience Book Discussion

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us as we discuss the latest and most talked about books written by authors from the African Diaspora.
3/30- The Mothers by Brit Bennett


Mar
31
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon matinee. The featured film is "Southside with You."


Apr
3
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Crafts

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Sign up to create useful and decorative crafts with string art to take home. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Space is limited.


Apr
12
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
14
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


Apr
21
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


Apr
26
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Resumes

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Black Experience Book Discussion

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join us as we discuss the latest and most talked about books written by authors from the African Diaspora.

4/27- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead


Apr
28
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Apr
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

The featured film is "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk."


May
5
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


May
10
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


May
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


May
12
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


May
17
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR160


May
19
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


May
31
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? 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. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR190


Jun
2
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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


Jun
7
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170

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

Additional Dates


Jun
9
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


Jun
16
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The Internet is buzzing with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search, seek out job opportunities and postings, and find out more information on specific companies and organizations. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet required. Class code JR200