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Free Prenatal Classes!

Having a baby is joyful, but can be overwhelming. Luckily, we have free prenatal classes available for expectant mothers.

You can learn about important topics, like bonding with your baby, how to take care of yourself while you’re pregnant, your baby’s development, getting ready for labor and delivery, and ...

Adult Learners Program: Pre-Register Now!

Queens Library's Adult Learners Program provides lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through FREE quality educational programs.

The following programs are offered at our seven Adult Learning Centers (located at Central, ...

The 11th Annual StartUP Business Plan Competition!

Got a great idea for a business?

You can get the tools you need to launch your own business and enter a contest to win $10,000 in seed funding!

Thanks to the generous support of Citi Foundation and YouNoodle, the Queens Economic Development Corporation ...

Live JBA Twitter Chats!

Join us for the next round of Twitter chats from our Job & Business Academy, when experts will answer your career questions live!

Our upcoming topics include:

Job Interviews—How to Talk the Talk: August 31 at 1:30 p.m.

You can use the hashtag #JBAQueens to follow along and join the ...

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 ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

Our New Music For August!

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 the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon, Musiq Soulchild, Mike Posner, case/lang/veirs, Neil Young, Kevin ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Aug
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays in the summer for non-competitive play and to learn new words. Adults and teens are welcome.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Aug
27
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Drop Off Your Food Scraps With the NYC Compost Project

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Drop off your food waste with the NYC Compost Project hosted by Big Reuse. We accept fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, filters, and paper tea bags; bread and grains; egg shells, nutshells and corncobs; food-soiled paper towels and paper napkins; stale beans, flour and spices; and cut or dried flowers. Please do not bring meat or fish scraps; cheese or dairy products; and fats, grease, oil, or oily foods.

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

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Aug
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Maker Space

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Makers are creators, artists, tinkerers, and inventors. Explore and share ideas about technology or handcrafts.


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Aug
29
5:00PM

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7:00PM

"We Are New York" English Conversation Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

"We Are New York" is an Emmy Award-winning television show created to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English while informing them of the city’s resources. The Broadway Library will be hosting this 10-session program to help people practice speaking conversational English while learning about health, social, educational and employment services.


Aug
31
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Need health insurance? Come learn about no-cost Medicaid, options for low-cost insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and get your questions answered. Get information or enroll on site one-on-one with one of Callen Lorde Community
Health Center’s culturally competent insurance navigators.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
1
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Basic Computer Class for Adults

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

Topics include:
1. Introduction to the computer.
2. How to use the mouse and keyboard.
3. Navigating the internet.
4. Opening an e-mail account.

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

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Sep
6
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Classes in Spanish

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Learn how to use a computer, search the Internet and send an email in this three-session class.

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

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Sep
6
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; create tables and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic Computer skills are required.

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

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Sep
12
12:00PM

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4:00PM

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

Location: Broadway
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 Broadway Community Library. Classes start the week of Monday, September 19th, 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.

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Sep
13
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Book Lovers' Tuesday

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Book Club meets every second Tuesday of the month.


Sep
21
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Broadway
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 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. 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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Sep
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Rio Afternooms [Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day]

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Virtuoso Cellist Wendy Law and guitarist-composer-vocalist Richard Boukas present an exciting afternoon of contemporary Brazilian music. Their unique blend of classical chamber and jazz influences with Brazilian samba, choro, bossa nova, baião and valsa features original Boukas compositions and pieces by heralded Brazilian composers including Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim and Guinga.


Sep
26
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Broadway
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 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 skills or knowledge is required. Class code CC100


Sep
29
9:30AM

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11:00AM

E-mail for Beginners in Spanish

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an e-mail account, log on, send and receive messages and attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop


Oct
3
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills to start navigating the Internet. 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


Oct
5
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Resumes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Oct
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Head-to-Toe Music and Comedy Show

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Participants will enjoy a interactive, funny and wonderful time filled with movement and music. Fun for the whole family.


Oct
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Color of Frida Puppet Show

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

In this colorful one-woman show, Frida tells the stories behind her most famous paintings with the use of puppets and songs. For ages 6 to 10.


Nov
3
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What is it doing to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? Come learn all of this, as well as some tips to prevent and manage it at this program.


Nov
12
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Queens Memory: 50 Years of Integration

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join Queens Memory to share stories about Astoria, and engage in discussion about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future. Bring your memories and ideas, and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood! You are also invited to bring any Astoria photographs and memorabilia, and the Queens Memory team will be on hand to digitize them and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home.

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

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Nov
16
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

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

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