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Intermediate PowerPoint

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 28 @ 2:00 PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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 after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a ...

Mar 31 @ 1:30 PM

Independent Films at 2:00

Every Tuesday afternoon we screen an independent, foreign or documentary film: 3/3 - "Fill the Void" (2012, rated PG, in Hebrew); 3/10- "Foxcatcher" (2014, rated R); 3/17 - "The Good Lie" (2014; rated PG-13); 3/24 - "Magic in the Moonlight" (2014; rated P-13); 3/31 - "Wadjda" (2012, rated PG, in Arabic).

Mar 31 @ 2:00 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, ...

Apr 1 @ 2:00 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, ...

Apr 1 @ 3:00 PM

Movie Night Wednesday

In April, we will screen the following movies, all from 2014:
4/1 - "Birdman" (R); 4/8 - "Whiplash" (R); 4/15 - "Interstellar" (P-13); 4/22 - "Unbroken" (P-13); 4/29 - "Top Five" (R)

Apr 1 @ 6:00 PM, Apr 8 @ 6:00 PM, Apr 15 @ 6:00 PM, Apr 22 @ 6:00 PM, Apr 29 @ 6:00 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, ...

Apr 2 @ 10:00 AM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, ...

Apr 2 @ 11:00 AM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, ...

Apr 2 @ 12:00 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, ...

Apr 2 @ 1:00 PM

Mar
28
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Mar
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If you have always wanted to give this beautiful language a try, this is your opportunity! We will teach fingerspelling, numbers, beginning conversations and proper sign language etiquette. This ASL course is designed for beginners with little or no known knowledge of ASL. Space is very limited.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 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


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Mar
28
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Manga Artists "Clamp"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Clamp is an all-female group of manga artists from Japan. We're celebrating their excellent work as part of our Women's History Month observances.


Mar
28
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Zone

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

*Children up to age 12 can get homework help with a teen tutor. Mondays through Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm. Hours may vary.*

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Computer Classes (in Bengali and English)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you need to learn how to turn on a computer or use the Internet or email? These classes are for you. 1/10 - Introduction to the computer; 1/17 - Navigating the Internet; 1/24- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 27 at 9:00 a.m.


Mar
28
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Filmmaker Talk and Screening: "Reconciliation" by Elliot Storey

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The film incorporates dance and sculpture into a narrative about a family's breadown and reconciliation. The filmmaker will discuss his work and answer questions following the screening.


Mar
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

"The Maze Runner (2014), rated PG-13, concerns the efforts of a group of young men to escape the maze that surrounds their de facto prison.


Mar
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Getting More From Google Accounts

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps, to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Mar
30
1:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Get Free Help with Your Taxes!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Sign up to get FREE help with electronic filing. If your income is under $60,000 per year then you qualify to receive assistance from New York State Tax Department volunteers. Volunteers will be available to provide FREE guidance to taxpayers who are electronically preparing and filing their own personal income tax returns. Sign up at Queens Central Library. Volunteers will be available that speak English and Spanish.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Central Library
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 after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


Mar
31
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Independent Films at 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Every Tuesday afternoon we screen an independent, foreign or documentary film: 3/3 - "Fill the Void" (2012, rated PG, in Hebrew); 3/10- "Foxcatcher" (2014, rated R); 3/17 - "The Good Lie" (2014; rated PG-13); 3/24 - "Magic in the Moonlight" (2014; rated P-13); 3/31 - "Wadjda" (2012, rated PG, in Arabic).


Mar
31
2:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Search for a job, receive job search assistance, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Participants are limited to two hours of lab time. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Mar
31
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Teen Games . . . and Snacks!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join your friends for light snacks and classic board games in our Teen Space Programming Room, for teens in grades 7-12. Snacks are first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
4:30PM

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6:00PM

NYPD Explorer Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We meet every Tuesday in the Teen Space Conference Room.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Drama Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you an aspiring actor or actress? Are you curious about what it’s like to perform on stage? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a movie star? This 10-week program will give you a chance to learn about theater, explore the art of acting and perform in a final showcase. Participation in the showcase is voluntary. Help put on the show or be in the show yourself!


Mar
31
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 48 openings

Do you have an idea for a business? Learn how to turn a business idea into a business plan in our workshop. Participants will learn how to create a demand for a product or service; set goals and objectives; budget and schedule; identify resources and networks; and get ready to open their business’s "doors." To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code JR130


Apr
1
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn the basics of using computers: logging on and off, using a keyboard and mouse, opening and closing “windows,” and using tool bars and scroll bars. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Apr
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Are you an older job-seeker (50+) about to start a new job search? If so you need to learn: What you need to start a job search; About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Apr
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
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.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and more! Preregistration is required.


Apr
1
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Literacy Inc. Storytime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The literacy organization Literacy Inc. will be conducting Wednesday storytimes for children up to age 5 in the Early Childhood section of the Children's Library Discovery Center.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens ages 14-19 discuss current events, race relations, bullying, relationships and more. Come and have your say!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Understanding the Labor Market

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success by familiarizing yourself with how the job market works and how to begin a productive search. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR100


Apr
1
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In April, we will screen the following movies, all from 2014:
4/1 - "Birdman" (R); 4/8 - "Whiplash" (R); 4/15 - "Interstellar" (P-13); 4/22 - "Unbroken" (P-13); 4/29 - "Top Five" (R)

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers

Location: Central Library
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.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. 4/1 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 4/8 - Creating and saving documents; 4/15 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 a.m. or call 718-990-0769 to register.

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Apr
2
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Getting More From Your Google Account

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Apr
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
2
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
2
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Classic Movies at 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In April, we will show: 4/2 - "Death Takes a Holiday" (1934); 4/9 - "Baby Face" (1933; a customer suggestion); 4/16 - "The Most Dangerous Game" (1932); 4/23 - "The 39 Steps" (1935); 4/30 - A Night at the Opera" (1935)

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
2
6:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Information Session for Access Code: An Innovative Tech Education Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 219 openings

Access Code is an innovative tech-education program that equips talented adults with the computer-programming skills and entrepreneurial training they need to launch their careers in tech. Join representatives from Coalition for Queens at this information session and learn how to apply!


Apr
4
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Music Industry Talk with Three-Time Grammy Award Winner Russ Titelman

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Record producer Russ Titelman will discuss his career and the music industry in general. He received Grammy awards for Steve Winwood's “Higher Love,” the 1986 Record of the Year; Eric Clapton's “Tears in Heaven,” the 1992 Record of the Year; and Eric Clapton's "Unplugged,” the 1992 Album of the Year.


Apr
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 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
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Yummy, Yummy!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Toddlers will be introduced to nutrition. They will make fruit salad, nutritional meals and healthy snack portraits.
for ages 3-5

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Are you an older job-seeker (50+) about to start a new job search? If so you need to learn: What you need to start a job search; About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Apr
7
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Independent Films at 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This month, we will screen the following films, all from 2014: 4/7 - "Force Majeure" (R, in Swedish with English subtitles); 4/14 - "Nightcrawler" (R); 4/21 - "Rosewater" (R); 4/28 - "Wild" (R)

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
2:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Search for a job, receive job search assistance, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Participants are limited to two hours of lab time. Call 718-990-0700 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
2:00PM

--to--

2:45PM

Baby Playtime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers up to age 24 months are invited to play, learn and grow together. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn the basics of using computers: logging on and off, using a keyboard and mouse, opening and closing “windows,” and using tool bars and scroll bars. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Apr
7
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 49 openings

Do you have an idea for a business? Learn how to turn a business idea into a business plan in our workshop. Participants will learn how to create a demand for a product or service; set goals and objectives; budget and schedule; identify resources and networks; and get ready to open their business’s "doors." To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or 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
8
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Internet for Beginners

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

In this one-session workshop, learn how to search the Internet for reliable resources and navigate a website. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Apr
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


Apr
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
8
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
9
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
9
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
9
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
9
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
9
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class code: CC170


Apr
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class code: CC170


Apr
11
9:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 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
11
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 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. Register 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
11
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Part I - Introduction to the computer; Part II - Navigating the Internet; Part III- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk at 9:00AM beginning April 7 for April classes; May 9 for May classes; and June 6 for June classes.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

A Spring Concert with the Charles Turner Jazz Trio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the delicious jazz vocals of Charles Turner, who has appeared at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center) and is a recent winner of the Duke Ellington Vocal Competition. He has sung throughout Europe, appears regularly at supper clubs and jazz venues around the city, and has a residency at Minton's in Harlem with the JC Hopkins Biggish Band.


Apr
12
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central present Ologundê

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through a diverse repertoire of music, dance and martial arts.


Apr
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 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. Register 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
13
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Monday Morning with Miss Michele

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The program will include stories, music and an activity for children ages 3-5.


Apr
14
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Apr
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Create an Email Account

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

Learn how to set up (open) your own email account. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Apr
15
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Email

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

We'll help you feel comfortable and confident in managing your own email account. Learn about sending and receiving email and get a general overview of email etiquette. Students must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Preregistration is required by phone by calling 718-990-0769 or in person at the Cyber Center Desk.


Apr
15
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Resume Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Apr
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Estate and Elder Law Seminar

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Noted elder law and estate planning attorney Juliet Gavriel will present strategies and aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.


Apr
15
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The widely-acclaimed novel "Boy, Snow, Bird," by award-winning British novelist Helen Oyeyemi, brilliantly recasts the Snow White fairy tale as a story of family secrets, race, beauty and vanity. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us to share your thoughts!


Apr
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
15
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Author Reading: Melanie Hope Greenburg

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Melanie Hope Greenberg, an award-winning illustrator and author of children's picture books, will will read some of her stories aloud to children ages 3-5. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Apr
15
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


Apr
16
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners WordPress

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Publish your own website or blog without the need for a vast amount of technical knowledge. Design your own online site by choosing from 200+ of WordPress pre-designed template themes or even create your own. Make your site accessible to millions with WordPress. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required.


Apr
16
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
16
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
16
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
16
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
16
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Craft a Candle

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will learn how to create a candle from recycled wax. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Apr
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Zumba for Teens

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for this fun, dance-based aerobic exercise class. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers! Participation is first come, first served.


Apr
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


Apr
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR160


Apr
18
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class code: CC170


Apr
18
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


Apr
18
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Spelling Bee Final

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Welcome to the Queens Library Spelling Bee Final, where winners of the community library spelling bees in grades 3-7 will face off against each other. May the best speller win!


Apr
19
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Open Mic

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Roberto Montes is the author of "I Don't Know Do You," named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio, and "How to Be Sincere in Your Poetry Workshop." His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in "Coconut Magazine," "The Atlas Review," "Apogee Journal," "Everyday Genius" and elsewhere. This event will be hosted by Tejas Desai, author of “The Brotherhood” and “Good Americans.”


Apr
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Email

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 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
20
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Monday Morning with Miss Michele

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Miss Michele leads storytime, songs and activities for children ages 3-5.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
20
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

A Tale of Two Kidneys

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Did you know that hypertension and diabetes can contribute to kidney disease, and that kidney disease often goes undetected until it is advanced? Find out about risk factors and how to prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease at this program presented by the Janet and John Raggio Nephrology Institute of North Shore LIJ Health System Foundation.


Apr
20
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Healthy Cooking with Spices

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Spice up your life learning how to cook delicious and healthy food with spices! Participants are welcome to sample the food prepared. Queens Library is not responsible for any allergic reactions or illnesses as a result of participation.


Apr
21
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Apr
21
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Word

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

Learn how to format documents, save files and cut, copy and paste text in this two-session workshop. Participants must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center desk. Please call 718-990-0769 for details.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Google Tips and Tricks

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

In this single-session workshop, participants will learn about different Google tools, including sharing documents online, organizing your medical records and much more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Preregistration is required by phone at 718-990-0769 or in person at the Cyber Center desk.


Apr
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Apr
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Computer Basics for Older Adults

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

Learn the main parts of a computer and how to use a keyboard and mouse and browse the Internet. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-990-0769 for more information or to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
22
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

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


Apr
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the internet required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: JR210


Apr
23
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
23
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
23
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
23
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
23
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
23
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
23
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
23
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
23
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


Apr
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180.


Apr
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Ron Roy’s "The Empty Envelope" in the "A to Z Mysteries" series. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Apr
25
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Excel for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 21 openings

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180


Apr
25
11:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

Earth Day at Queens Library

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Earth Day, April 22, is an annual, worldwide event started in 1970 to celebrate our planet and promote environmental awareness. Queens Library will mark the 45th anniversary of this global initiative with programs and activities for the whole family. Join the celebration!


Apr
25
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 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


Apr
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, "A Walk among the Tombstones" (2014), rated R, stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.


Apr
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers. Students can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC310


Apr
28
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

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


Apr
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Understanding the Labor Market

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success by familiarizing yourself with how the job market works and how to begin a productive search. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR100


Apr
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
29
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Apr
30
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
30
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and macros.Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.


Apr
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
30
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
30
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Are financial problems causing you stress? A financial coach can assist you in developing the skills needed to manage money and gain financial stability, including accessing, reviewing and understanding your credit report. Please call 718-990-8625 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Excel for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180


May
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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. Register 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


May
3
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central presents The Villalobos Brothers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Villalobos Brothers are one of today's leading World Muisc and Classical Fusion Ensembles that blend indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.


May
4
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Free Security Guard Training Information

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for Certification as a Security Guard. Find out more and preregister for this information session!


May
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Alzheimer's Disease

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual disabilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Learn about the symptoms of and treatments for these diseases in a program presented by the Alzheimer's Association.


May
5
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


May
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


May
6
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


May
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Getting More From Your Google Account

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


May
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


May
9
4:30PM

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6:00PM

A Saturday Afternoon with Talya: Gershwin Classics

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Talya Smilowitz trained in vocal performance at the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music. She has performed in various musical styles and genres at prestigious venues worldwide, from Carnegie Hall and the Broadway stage to opera and symphony halls in China. She has recently become lead singer of the jazz ensemble Thread of Blue that performs in the New York City area.


May
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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. Register 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


May
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


May
13
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


May
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Facebook

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Learn about the social media site that everyone is using, and how you can use it to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and leverage your network for your job search! We will help you set up your new Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer knowledge, internet skills, and a valid email account required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC130


May
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Email

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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.


May
19
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


May
20
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


May
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mac Basics

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Learn the basics of Apple computers on our MacBook Pro laptops . The differences between Macs and PCs, using the mouse and navigating the Mac interface and applications. Preregistration is required online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC280


May
21
2:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Permanent Opportunity: You Have a Green Card - Get More! (in Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities. Please call 212-480-1918 to preregister or sign up at www.citizenshipworks.org/register.


May
21
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


May
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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


May
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


May
27
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


May
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the internet required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: JR210


May
28
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


May
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


May
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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


Jun
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central Presents SOH DAIKO

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Taiko drumming group that also incorporates accessories such as bamboo flutes, brass bells, conch shells, gongs, African shekere and Tahitian toere (wooden slit drum) and features the visual element of movement and choreography, requiring physical strength, endurance, and energy that makes taiko such an exciting performance experience.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Central Library in Jamaica has:

  • 100 public computers in the Cyber Center
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  • 18 computers in the Children's Library Discovery Center for children 12 and under
  • 4 computers for toddlers
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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The Central Library @ Queens Library contains nearly one million volumes of materials in comprehensive subject collections, and more than 800 titles of academic and professional journals and magazines, as well as professional indices and abstracts. For more information, see:


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
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A Special Place for Kids
89-14 163rd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-1601
Afro American Parents Day Care Center Incorporated
117-16 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 322-2030
All My Children Day Care
175-44 Mayfield Rd
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-1563
All Our Children Family Daycare
148-07 111th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 739-5930
Early Sunrise Daycare
187-08 Hillside Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 736-9064
Head Start
161-06 89th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-1888
Kids Circle Daycare
164-04 Goethals Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 380-1280
Queens Child Guidance Center
161-06 89th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 558-8657
Sensational Kids Incorporated
176-21 Wexford Terrace
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-0851
Allen Christian Pre-School
114-32 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
Gil-Blu Nursery - Kindergarten
120-02 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
Kids Porta Bright Horizon Center
Bldg 350 JFK Airport
Jamaica NY , 11430
Little Flowers Early Childhood
23410 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11422
Rochdale Village Nursery & Kindergarten
170-30 130th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
Treehouse Day Nursery
168-40 127 Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434

Community Board
Community Board District #12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-3308
fax: (718) 739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
90-04 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 291-0282
fax: (718) 658-1405
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
90-25 161st Street, Suite 505
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-4800
Jamaica Business Development Center
90-33 160th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 206-2255
fax: (718) 206-3693
Community Mediation Group
89-64 163rd Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-6868
BFFY Jamaica Family Youth Center
90-11 160th St
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 526-5151
Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-7400
fax:
York College Performing Arts Center
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 262-3750
fax:
King Manor Museum
King Park, 153rd Street and Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 206-0545
fax: (718) 206-0541
Afrikan Poetry Theatre
176-03 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-3312
fax:
Black Spectrum TheatreRoy Wilkens Park
177th St. & Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 723-1800
fax:
Chung-Cheng Art Gallery St. John's University Visual Arts
Sun Yat Sen Hall
Jamaica NY , 11439
phone: (718) 990-6583
fax: (718) 990-1881
 

Fire Department
Engine 275, Battalion 50:
111-36 Merrick Blvd.
Engine 298, Battalion 50:
153-11 Hillside Ave.
Engine 315, Battalion 50:
Engine 315, Battalion 50:
Engine 315, Ladder 125, Battalion 50:
159-06 Union Tpke.
Ladder 127, Battalion 50:
153-11 Hillside Ave.
 

Local Hospitals
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica NY , 11418
phone: (718) 206-6000
Queens Hospital Center
82-70 One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
 

Local Newspapers
Jamaica Times
Queens Chronicle
Queens Tribune

Parks and Playgrounds
Rufus King Park
Jamaica Avenue from 150th to 153rd Street
Major Mark Park
Hillside Avenue, from 173rd to 175th Street
Captain Tilly Memorial Park
Bordered by Highland Ave, Upland Pkwy, Gothic Pkwy
Harvard Playground
179th Place, north of Jamaica Ave
  

Police Department
103rd Precinct
168-02 Police Officer Edward Byrne Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-8181
  

Post Office
Jamaica Post Office
88-40 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432-9997
phone: (718) 990-1090
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School
171-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
Archbisop Molloy High School
83-53 Manton Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
Bethel Mission Junior Academy
10615 154th St
Jamaica NY , 11433
Ideal Montessori School
87-41 165th St
Jamaica NY , 11432
Immaculate Conception School
179-14 Dalny Road
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Day School of St Demet
84 35 152nd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Montessori
90-01 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Seventh-day Adventist Busy Bee Learning
88-28 163rd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
New Dawn Elementary School
90-34 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
Nativity B V M School
92nd St & Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11416
St Clement Pope School
120-27 141st Street
Jamaica NY , 11436
St Peter Claver School
149-18 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica NY , 11435
St Nicholas of Tolentine School
80-22 Parsons Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432-1096
The Mary Louis Academy
176-21 Wexford Terrace
Jamaica NY , 11432
United Nations International School
173-53 Croydon Road
Jamaica NY , 11432

Public Elementary Schools
PS 086 Queens (Q086)
87-41 Parsons Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 291-6264
fax: (718) 297-0298
PS 131 Abigail Adams (Q131)
170-45 84 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-4229
fax: (718) 658-5690
PS 095 Eastwood (Q095)
179-01 90 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-0007
fax: (718) 658-5271

Public High Schools
Hillcrest High School (Q505)
160-05 Highland Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-5407
fax: (718) 739-5137
Jamaica High School (Q470)
167-01 Gothic Drive
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-5942
fax: (718) 739-4826
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School (Q620)
165-65 84th Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 297-6580
fax: (718) 658-0365
Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School (Q680)
60-20 Goethals Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 969-3115
fax: (718) 969-3552
  

Senior Centers
Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, Inc.
162-04 Jamaica Ave.,
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-6500
fax: (718) 523-7746
Robert Couche Senior Center
137-57 Farmers Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 978-8352
Senior Citizens Center
123-10 143rd St
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 657-6500
Senior Citizens Center
166-01 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 658-0980
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. William Scarborough
ScarboW@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 129-32 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11434
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 622
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518)
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 205-20 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 918, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
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

Community History

 

Jamaica was a former town and capital of Queens County. The first European settlers were probably New Englanders from Hempstead. They were granted a patent by Peter Stuyvesant, governor of New Netherland, on March 21, 1656. The settlement was initially called Rusdorf. After the English conquest in 1664 the name was changed to Jameco, after the Indians who were the earliest inhabitants of the area. In 1680, the present name was adopted.

On May 17, 1686, New York governor Thomas Dongan issued a charter to the landowners of Jamaica. The Dongan Charter consolidated the various hamlets into the town of Jamaica and set its boundaries. (The Dongan Charter is on display in the Long Island Division of the Central Library.)

In 1702 Jamaica briefly served as the capital of the New York Colony during a Yellow Fever outbreak in Manhattan.

Important to the history of Jamaica is Prospect Cemetery. The cemetery, which is the oldest cemetery in Queens, dates back to 1668 and includes the graves of some of the earliest inhabitants of Jamaica.

Two of Jamaica’s important landmarks are King Manor and Grace Episcopal Church. King Manor is named after Rufus King, a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress, one of the two first New York Senators to Congress, a diplomat, and anti-slavery advocate. Grace Church was founded in 1702 and served as the official church of the British colonial government during the Revolutionary War. Rufus King is among those buried in the Church’s graveyard.

In 1898 Queens became part of the City of New York of which Jamaica was the county seat.

Jamaica owes its strength as a major shopping area to transportation. Jamaica Avenue was once a toll road between the ferry in Brooklyn and Hempstead. The Long Island Rail Road in Jamaica developed into a major hub. King Kullen, the first self service supermarket in the U.S., opened on Jamaica Avenue in 1930. In the 1960s, interest in Jamaica as a major shopping district began to decline. However, in recent years there has been a coordinated effort, through the work of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, to revitalize Jamaica.

Library History

The first Central Library was located on Parsons Boulevard. It opened in 1930 and was expanded with WPA funds in 1941. The current building on Merrick Boulevard was dedicated on April 11, 1966. The new building was the result of the unwavering efforts of Library Director Harold Tucker. It was designed by the architects York & Sawyer, Kiff, Colean, Voss and Souder. The new Central Library was the first major branch of an urban library to place all public services on one floor. The library cost $5,700,000 and contained 195,000 square feet of floor space. The library was renovated and expanded in 1989. Additional renovation and expansion has begun and is expected to be completed in the next few years, and will include the new Children’s Library and Discovery Center.

The Queens Library’s online catalog, InfoLinQ (Information online at Queens Library) was unveiled at the Central Library in October 1993. In January 1999 the Cyber Center opened at the Central Library. The Cyber Center has 48 computers for customer use, allowing access to the Internet and word processing. The Cyber Center, along with additional computers in the library, has helped to close the gap between the technology “haves” and “have-nots.”

Bibliography

“Libraries” by Phyllis Dan in The Encyclopedia of New York City.
Lighting the Way: The Centennial History of the Queens Borough Public Library 1896-1996 by Jeffrey A. Kroessler.

Suggested Reading on Jamaica’s History (available at the Central Library)

“Jamaica” by Vincent Seyfried in The Encyclopedia of New York City.
The Origin and History of Grace Church, Jamaica, New York by Horatio Oliver Ladd.
Recollections of Old Jamaica: 1655-1887.
Records of the Town of Jamaica Long Island: 1656-1751 edited by Josephine C. Frost.

Queens Poet Laureate 2007 – 2010

The Queens Borough President’s Office has announced the Fourth Poet Laureate to serve from 2007 to 2010:

Julio Marzan
Queens Poet Laureate

An honorary position, the Queens Poet Laureate promotes an appreciation of poetry throughout the borough and writes poetry that is inspired by, or relate to, the borough of Queens.

To learn more about the Queens Poet Laureate, go to http://www.queensbp.org/content_web/cultural_affairs
/cultural_poet2007.shtml