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Arverne

Resume Building

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 718-634-4784. Class code JR130

Mar 23 @ 12:00 PM

Interview Preparation

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 afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call ...

Mar 23 @ 2:00 PM

Drop-In Hours

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-4784.

Mar 24 @ 10:00 AM

Marketing Basics for Small Business

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call ...

Mar 24 @ 12:00 PM

Job Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also being able to market these skills to potential employers during your job search. In this Job Skills workshop, you will learn how to: Define and categorize job skills; identify your job skills; become aware of the most sought after job skills by ...

Mar 27 @ 12:00 PM

Book Club Discussion - I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan

This month's Book Club pick is "I Almost Forgot About You", by Terry McMillan.

Mar 27 @ 6:00 PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Mar 28 @ 11:00 AM

Toddler Time

Active toddlers, ages 2-5, have fun and develop early literacy skills by listening to great picture books being read, singing songs, doing finger plays, and playing movement games.

Mar 29 @ 10:00 AM, Apr 5 @ 10:00 AM, Apr 12 @ 10:00 AM, Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM, Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM

OSHA 30 Job Training Information Session: Construction

Queens Library is offering classes for 30-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. To register go to www.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-4784 or (718) 990-8625.

Mar 30 @ 12:00 PM, Mar 30 @ 1:30 PM

Resume Building

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. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130

Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM

Mar
23
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


Mar
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
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 afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170.


Mar
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Kidz Build 2

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Children develop fine motor, structural, and cooperative play skills playing with Magna-Tiles, Lego Duplos, train tracks, and blocks.

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

Additional Dates


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Mar
23
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

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

STACKS is a free, afterschool program for children ages 6-14. STACKS provides homework assistance followed by fun, educational activities.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Tech Time

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Come and join your fellow teens at our Teen Tech Time! You will be given your own personal laptop to use to finish your homework, research colleges, or update your social media. See you there!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Kids Movie

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to join us for our weekly kids movie screening. In March, we will screen the following:
March 2 – "Akeelah and the Bee"
March 9 - "The Adventures of Tintin"
March 16 - "The Boxtrolls"
March 23 - "Into the Woods"
March 30 - "Kronk's New Groove"

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Beginners' Computer Class

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Adults are introduced to basic computer programs: Internet, email, and Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
24
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Drop-In Hours

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-4784.


Mar
24
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Marketing Basics for Small Business

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR310


Mar
24
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the end of the week with board games, arts and crafts, coloring, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
24
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fun Fridays for Teens

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the end of the week with board games, arts and crafts, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
25
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Saturday Family Movie

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

The Saturday Family Movie program will feature the following films in the month of March:
March 4th – Nine Lives
March 11th – An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
March 18th – Despicable Me
March 25th – The Addams Family


Mar
27
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also being able to market these skills to potential employers during your job search. In this Job Skills workshop, you will learn how to: Define and categorize job skills; identify your job skills; become aware of the most sought after job skills by employers. Class code: JR110 To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784.


Mar
27
5:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Merry Mondays

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Get a good start into the week with puzzles, word games, magna-tiles, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Monday Night Movie

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

The Monday Night Movie program will feature the following films in the month of March:
March 6 – The Accountant
March 13 - Deepwater Horizon
March 20 - Inferno
March 27 - Sully

In April, we will screen the following:
April 3 – Doctor Strange
April 10 - Fences
April 17 – Loving
April 24 - Passengers

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Club Discussion - I Almost Forgot About You, by Terry McMillan

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

This month's Book Club pick is "I Almost Forgot About You", by Terry McMillan.


Mar
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Please call 718-634-4784 to preregister. Class code: CC100.


Mar
29
10:00AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Active toddlers, ages 2-5, have fun and develop early literacy skills by listening to great picture books being read, singing songs, doing finger plays, and playing movement games.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
29
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Kidz Build!

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 2-5 develop fine motor and cooperative play skills playing with Magna-Tiles, Lego Duplos, match-it boards, and wooden Brio train tracks.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Video Gaming

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Come and join your fellow teens as we play the latest video games on our PS 2 and Wii video systems. You will have fun while building your hand-eye coordination.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

OSHA 30 Job Training Information Session: Construction

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

Queens Library is offering classes for 30-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. To register go to www.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-4784 or (718) 990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Young Bosses of Queens

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Go Get The Money! Go Get The Money!

This new and innovative program will consist of hands on interactive workshops over the course of 8 weeks. Learn entrepreneurial skills and present your idea Shark Tank style.

Open to residents in all 5 boroughs ages 14-24. Preference will be given to young adults that live or attend school in the Rockaways.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Saturday Family Movie

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

The Saturday Family Movie program will feature the following films in the month of April:
April 1st - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
April 8th - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
April 15th - Stuart Little
April 22nd - Bolt
April 29th - Up

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them 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. For further information, please call (718) 634-4784. Class code JR110


Apr
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Please call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code: CC100.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


Apr
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170.


Apr
6
5:30PM

--to--

7:15PM

Kid's Movie

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to join us for our weekly kids movie screening. In April, we will screen the following:
April 6 – "The Little Mermaid"
April 13– "Finding Dory"
April 20– "Pete’s Dragon"
April 27 – "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water"

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Author Talk: Katherine Blakeney

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Debut author, Katherine Blakeney, discusses her book "Digging in the Stars".


Apr
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

The Fire Safety Show with the Rappin' Fireman

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

The Rappin' Fireman and his safety friends take children ages 6-12 through an adventure in safety, rapping safety songs with robots, puppets, a smoke house, and a whole lot of help from the audience.


Apr
10
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


Apr
10
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150


Apr
10
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR160


Apr
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. Please call 718-634-4784 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
13
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Home Health Aide Information Session

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Are you interested in becoming a certified home health aide?
Queens Library is offering a FREE Home Health Aide program. Registration is required to attend the event. Attendance to this session is required! To register go to www.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-4784 or (718) 990-8625

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

Additional Dates


Apr
17
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them 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. For further information, please call (718) 634-4784. Class code JR110


Apr
18
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-634-4784 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
20
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


Apr
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170.


Apr
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Jewelry Making

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Teens learn to make beautiful jewelry. Materials will be provided.


Apr
24
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


Apr
24
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cover Letter

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150


Apr
24
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR160


Apr
25
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Club Discussion - Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil, by Lezley McSpadden

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

This month's Book Club pick is "Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil - The Life, Legacy, and Love of My Son Michael Brown", by Lezley McSpadden.


May
1
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them 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. For further information, please call (718) 634-4784. Class code JR110


May
4
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


May
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170.


May
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Get Fit with FitFund

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

This fitness workshop will set up space with cones, jump ropes and hoops. Kids learn to strategize and work together to overcome obstacles.


May
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

The Music of Stevie Wonder

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

The legendary soul singer’s music is performed by NYC pop/jazz vocalist Cody Childs. This tribute includes biographical notes on the singer's life as well as a performance of Stevie Wonder classics.


May
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Kids Can Cook, Too!

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

Join food educator and local Astoria resident Stacey Ornstein to chop, grate, blend and roll our way through a delicious seasonal dish! Together we will explore the joys of cooking, develop culinary skills and understand new ingredients and world cultures through food.


May
8
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


May
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cover Letter

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150


May
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR160


May
11
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Free Security Guard Training Information Session

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

Queens Library is offering 8-hour (pre-assignment) and 16-hour (on-the-job training) Security Guard classes. Find out more about the program and how to register at these information sessions! For more information please call 718-634-4784 or 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Zumba for Kids

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun dance-based exercise, designed just for kids!

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

Additional Dates


May
15
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them 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. For further information, please call (718) 634-4784. Class code JR110


May
18
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


May
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170.


May
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Stringin' It: Light Sculptures

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Join the Science Wizard in making amazing light sculptures. Students will use vibrating strings and strobe lights to create their sculptures.


May
22
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


May
22
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cover Letter

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150


May
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR160


May
25
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them 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. For further information, please call (718) 634-4784. Class code JR110


Jun
1
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


Jun
1
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170.


Jun
1
4:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Magic Show with Speedo The Clown and Company

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled event for children will feature balloon-twisting and magic!


Jun
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


Jun
5
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cover Letter

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150


Jun
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR160


Jun
12
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them 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. For further information, please call (718) 634-4784. Class code JR110


Jun
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Face Painting

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading Kick-Off Face Painting for Children 6 to 12.


Jun
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Build It! with Arch for Kids

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

Children will design and build connecting inclines while they learn about the forces behind your creation. Then test they will test their super slide with marbles. For ages 6 and up, caregivers welcome. Fun for all!


Jun
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Join Jason Reilly as he introduces his animal friends. Children will learn where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep and how they protect themselves. Meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, reptiles, birds, hermit crabs and a chicken. Enjoy dancing, singing and a surprise activity at the end of the show.


Jun
15
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


Jun
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170.


Jun
19
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


Jun
19
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cover Letter

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150


Jun
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR160


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Arverne Community Library has:

  • 18 public computers.
  • One early literacy station
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • limited free printing.

 

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International Language Collections at the Arverne Community Library include:

  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Arverne Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels
  • Study Aid
  • Test Prep
  • Jobs & Careers
  • Citizenship
  • Parenting
  • Computers
  • Nollywood
  • Bollywood

 


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 High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Lucille Rose Day Care Center
148 Beach 59 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-0331
Peach Tree Day Care
612 Beach 65 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-1670
Rockaway Corp. Head Start
7205 Beach Channel Drive
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 945-3077

Community Board
Community Board District # 14
19-31 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7300
fax: (718) 868-2657
  

Community Organizations & Services
Far Rockaway Adult Day Center
23-55 Healey Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-2809
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
426 Beach 40 St.
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-5453
Rockaway Family Resource Center
19-31 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 337-9428
Rockaway Food Pantry
323 Beach 37 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-4730
  

Fire Department
Ladder 121
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Engine 265
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Battalion 47
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Emergency Medical Services 47
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
  

Local Hospitals
Peninsula Hospital
5115 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 734-2000
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
1624 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 869-7367
 

Local Newspapers
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Arverne Playground
Beach 54 St & Arverne Boulevard
Cardoza Playground
Beach 57 St. & Arverne Boulevard
 

Police Department
100th Precinct-Satellite
343 Beach 54 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 318-1294
100th Precinct
92-24 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Park NY , 11693
phone: (718) 318-4200
101st Precinct
16-12 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-3400

Post Office
Arverne Post Office
329 Beach 59 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (800)275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Daytop Village HS
316 Beach 65 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 474-3800
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS42 Robert Vernam School
488 Beach 66 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-7914
PS 105
420 Beach 51 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 474-8615
PS 106
180 Beach 35 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 327-5828
P.S. 256 ANNEX
360 Beach 53 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
  

Public High Schools
Beach Channel HS
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 945-6900
Far Rockaway HS
821 Bay 25 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-6000
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Goldie Maple Academy
365 Beach 56 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 945-3300
  

Senior Centers
Seaview Manor for Adults
210 Beach 47 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-1311
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7014
fax: (718) 327-4794
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1731
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
TitusM@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 19-31 Mott Avenue, Room 301
Far Rockaway NY, 11691
phone: (718) 327-1845
fax: (718) 327-1878
Albany Office LOB, Room 522
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5668
fax: (518) 455-3892
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The first arrivals in the area were fisherman, among them a NY attorney named Remington Vernam. He was very interested in the prospects for real estate development in Rockaway. He was persistent in buying land owned by William Amerman’s heirs. After several years he was successful in acquiring the land that now makes up the section they named Arverne. According to legend, it was Mrs. Vernam who suggested this name when she observed her husband’s signature, “R. Vern,” with the last letters “am” almost illegible.

In 1884 he incorporated Ocean Front Improvement Company where he wanted to open a new vacation village. Essential to this was the construction of a large hotel, completed in 1888. Despite a good start, Vernam’s hotel did not share in the general success of the community. Financial difficulties came early on. In January 1899 he filed for bankruptcy. He died unexpectedly in 1907, and his son Clarence continued his father’s work. In 1916, Clarence sold the last sizable open tract of land to investors.

Arverne began to decline in the 1950’s and by the 70’s, most of the buildings had been leveled. Recently, the “Arverne by the Sea” project has been revitalized.

The library was initially housed in a drug store from November 10, 1914 through 1929. It was temporarily relocated to PS 42 for one year when in 1930 it was replaced by a bookmobile stop. In 1951, the branch was established in small quarters in a housing project, and on October 23, 1964 a newer rental facility opened for service at the present site. A new title was vested with the City and was designated for Library use on September 6, 2000.

Sources:

History of the Rockaways by Alfred Bellot

Old Rockaway, New York in Early Photographs by Vincent Seyfried

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.