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Treehouse Orientation

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 ...

Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM

Author Talk with True-Crime Master John Glatt

John Glatt is an investigative journalist, music historian and international bestselling master of true-crime writing. Over the past 14 years he has published 19 true-crime books and four biographies, ...

Aug 4 @ 6:30 PM

Peer Mediation

Our peer mediation groups meet every Tuesday afternoon.

Aug 5 @ 4:00 PM, Aug 12 @ 4:00 PM

Beginning a Business-Summer Series

Join us for an interactive workshop series in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Day 1 - starting your business; Day 2 - SBA programs and services that can help your business; Day 3 - ...

Aug 6 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 13 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 28 @ 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. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with ...

Aug 6 @ 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 ...

Aug 6 @ 3:00 PM

Movie Night Wednesday

We will screen the following movies in August: 8/6 - "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (2014), rated PG-13; 8/13 - "Muppets Most Wanted" (2014), rated PG; 8/20 - "Noah" (2014), rated PG-13; 8/27 - "The Single ...

Aug 6 @ 6:00 PM, Aug 13 @ 6:00 PM, Aug 20 @ 6:00 PM, Aug 27 @ 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 ...

Aug 7 @ 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 ...

Aug 7 @ 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 ...

Aug 7 @ 12:00 PM

Aug
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Gear Up for the ELA Exam: Grade 3

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This 6-session program on skills required for the New York State English Language Arts Test is for children entering grade 3 this September.
Preregister June 12 at 4:00PM at the Children's Library Discovery Center. Participants should plan to attend all six sessions and bring a copy of their most recent report card.

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

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Aug
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

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. Class code: CC170


Aug
1
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Networking

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

Networking is one of the best ways to find a job. Learn how to exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations and up-and-coming industries. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-1876 for more information.


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Aug
1
11:00AM

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1:30PM

Sewing Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We explore a variety of sewing techniques in a creative space where we visit, inspire and help each other. All levels of experience are welcome. Several sewing machines are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-17 months and their caregivers enjoy songs, rhymes and stories with a librarian.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Gear Up for the ELA Test: Grade 4

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This 6-session program on skills required for the New York State English Language Arts Test is for children entering grade 4 this September.
Preregister June 12 at 4:00PM at the Children's Library Discovery Center. Participants should attend all six sessions and bring a copy of their most recent report card.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Search for a job, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Participants are limited to three hours of lab time. To use the computers, you must create a JobMap account at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-1876 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Meet Science Fiction Author Georgia Clark

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Georgia Clark, author of the thrilling young adult science fiction novel "Parched," will discuss her work.


Aug
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 can enjoy board games, cards, puzzles, crafts and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
5:00PM

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6:00PM

JobMap Orientation

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

JobMap is Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
2
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
2
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Discover our wild and amazing world under the guidance of the Children's Library Discovery Center's acclaimed Discovery Team! Children in grades 1-6 will execute awesome experiments, learn something new and enjoy educational fun at this wonderful weekly lab.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Intoduction to the Internet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 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


Aug
4
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

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 18-35 months and their caregivers meet for weekly storytimes with a children's librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and plenty of fun! Preregistration is required.


Aug
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Treehouse Orientation

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


Aug
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bilingual Storytime (in English and Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities and plenty of fun. Tickets will be distributed at 11:30AM on a first-come, first-served basis.


Aug
4
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Mac Monday: DIY Movies

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

Create, shoot, and edit your very own short film in this 3 session class. We will be using a simple handheld digital video camera and iMovie to create the video. Bring your writing chops and acting face! Basic Mac skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Aug
4
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Beginning Guitar with Tad Schaefer

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 to play the guitar with Tad Schaefer, graduate of Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA and MA, Jazz Performance from Queens College. This class meets for 8 weeks on Monday evening. Bring your guitar and let's make some music! Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Preregister online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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Aug
4
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Author Talk with True-Crime Master John Glatt

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

John Glatt is an investigative journalist, music historian and international bestselling master of true-crime writing. Over the past 14 years he has published 19 true-crime books and four biographies, and currently has more than one million books in print worldwide. His latest book is "The Prince of Paradise: The True Story of a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder."


Aug
5
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Queens Library at Rufus King Park

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Visit the Queens Library table on the southern lawn at Rufus King Park (Jamaica Ave. to 89 Ave. between 150 and 153 Streets) to meet friendly Library staff, find out how to get a free Library card and learn about all the programs and services Queens Library offers, including: youth and adult literacy programs, citizenship classes, health information, job-search help, computer labs and free WiFi, special programs for older adults and the homebound and more.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Rufus King Park Magic Show

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This special show uses magic and illusion to craft a dynamic theatrical experience for the whole family at Rufus King Park.


Aug
5
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn what is needed to start a job search; what are some general and career-specific websites; and how to safely find and apply for jobs online. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR190


Aug
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Make a big splash at the library with a fun craft to take home in this weekly program for children ages 4-12. First come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Catapult Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Young people in grades 7-12 build mini-catapults out of common office supplies and then use them to hit targets. Space is limited but the fun isn't!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Make Your Own Bath Minerals

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Learn how to create bath minerals for a relaxing and refreshing bath experience. Make them for yourself or as gifts, as a fun hobby or small business. All materials will be provided. Space is limited; preregistration is required. Preregister online or by calling 718-990-0728.


Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Peer Mediation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Our peer mediation groups meet every Tuesday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Game Mania

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 7-12 play classic board games like Monopoly and Checkers.


Aug
5
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 41 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


Aug
6
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Beginning a Business-Summer Series

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for an interactive workshop series in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Day 1 - starting your business; Day 2 - SBA programs and services that can help your business; Day 3 - writing a business plan; Day 4 - selling to the federal government; Day 5 - e-commerce and social media marketing

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Film Fest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Cool off with a different movie each week! Films are appropriate for ages 4-12 and children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver. Tickets will be distributed at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

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


Aug
6
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Girls Who Code Summer Club

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.

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs open in the computing related fields, but right now girls are being left behind. Join Queens Library's Girls Who Code Club and work to close the opportunity gap in technology by providing high-quality computer science education to girls ages 10-18 nationwide. The Girls Who Code Summer Club is on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 2 PM and runs from July 9th to August 21st. Registered participants will be expected to attend all sessions.

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Aug
6
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. 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


Aug
6
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


Aug
6
4:15PM

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5:30PM

Typing Practice Lab

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

Improve your typing for work, school or any other reason with guided assistance and tips from a Queens Library instructor. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code CC290

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Interview Skills

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. Class Code: JR170. For more information please call (718) 990-8625.


Aug
6
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We will screen the following movies in August: 8/6 - "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (2014), rated PG-13; 8/13 - "Muppets Most Wanted" (2014), rated PG; 8/20 - "Noah" (2014), rated PG-13; 8/27 - "The Single Moms Club" (2014), rated PG-13

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations: 8/6 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 8/13 - Calculations and worksheets; 8/20 - Workbooks and layout. Participants should be able to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, August 6 at 9:00AM or call 718-990-0769 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations: 8/6 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 8/13 - Calculations and worksheets; 8/20 - Workbooks and layout. Participants should be able to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, August 6 at 9:00AM or call 718-990-0769 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
10:00AM

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11:00AM

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


Aug
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Digital Photography

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

Bring your own camera and master the elemental aspects of digital photography in this hands-on instructional workshop. Basic computer skills and a digital camera are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code: CC240


Aug
7
11:00AM

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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


Aug
7
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
12:00PM

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1:00PM

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


Aug
7
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


Aug
7
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Code Camp

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

Teaching yourself computer programming can be lonely, but no more! Join us for two hours of social open lab time dedicated strictly to practicing programming.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Jason and His Portable Menagerie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Touch, observe, learn! You won't want to miss our friend Jason and his amazing collection of critters, in a program made possible by funding from National Grid.


Aug
7
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


Aug
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Every Thursday at 2:00PM we screen a different classic movie. In August, we feature customer requests: 8/7 - "I Confess" (1953); 8/14 - "The Wizard of Oz" (1939); 8/21 - "Storm Warning" (1951); 8/28 - "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967)

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Jamaican Folk Songs, Poetry and Drumming

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of poetry and music followed by a drumming workshop. Participants will learn Jamaican folk songs as well as drumming and percussion techniques. Bring your own instruments or create rhythms with your hands and feet!


Aug
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Typing Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 will learn about home keys and how to type accurately and faster using the Mavis Beacon program for typing.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

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


Aug
9
9:30AM

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11:30AM

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. Class code: CC170


Aug
9
10:00AM

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2:00PM

SHSAT Practice Exam

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kaplan Test Prep and the Teen Space at Central Library will administer a practice Specialized High School Aptitude Test so students can get a taste of what the actual exam will entail. Registration through Kaplan is required! Go to Kaptest.com/SHSATPractice, click on the “register” link, enter your home zip code, find the test offered at Central Library and register from there.


Aug
9
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

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


Aug
9
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Wii Gaming

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Get fit with Wii tennis, bowling and boxing for ages 4-12!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
12
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

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


Aug
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Sewing 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to sew in this 4-session course for beginners. Materials will be provided and sewing machines will be available for use. Space is limited; preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Sewing 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to sew in this 4-session course for beginners. Materials will be provided and sewing machines will be available for use. Space is limited; preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Sewing 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to sew in this 4-session course for beginners. Materials will be provided and sewing machines will be available for use. Space is limited; preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Sewing 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to sew in this 4-session course for beginners. Materials will be provided and sewing machines will be available for use. Space is limited; preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Sewing 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to sew in this 4-session course for beginners. Materials will be provided and sewing machines will be available for use. Space is limited; preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Sewing 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to sew in this 4-session course for beginners. Materials will be provided and sewing machines will be available for use. Space is limited; preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Sewing 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to sew in this 4-session course for beginners. Materials will be provided and sewing machines will be available for use. Space is limited; preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Sewing 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to sew in this 4-session course for beginners. Materials will be provided and sewing machines will be available for use. Space is limited; preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Interview Skills

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. Class Code: JR170. For more information please call (718) 990-8625.


Aug
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Aug
13
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Aug
13
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Bento Box

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Bento boxes for carrying lunch can be simple or quite elaborate, with contests held for the most beautiful. Teens will assemble and decorate their own bento boxes to take home.


Aug
13
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Alienware Computer Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Alienware laptop computers have amazing gaming graphics. Children ages 7-12 are invited to sample them at this open lab. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
13
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

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


Aug
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Twitter

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

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-1876 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Aug
14
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


Aug
14
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


Aug
14
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


Aug
14
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


Aug
14
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


Aug
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Getting More From Google Accounts

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


Aug
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

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 7-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!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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


Aug
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intoduction to the Internet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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


Aug
15
10:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

Health Insurance Assistance (in English and Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In-person application assistance is available for Medicaid, Child Health Plus and various New York State of Health qualified plans.


Aug
15
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn the basic functions of Microsoft Word: cut, copy and paste. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Aug
16
9:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Intermediate Word

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

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


Aug
16
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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


Aug
16
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Film Screening: "On My Own"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This eye-opening documentary shatters the stigma of single motherhood and examines this crisis in the Black family through the eyes of black women with commentary from fathers who have abandoned their families, children who live with feelings of resentment, abandonment and inadequacy, and community leaders and educators who are well-versed in the topic. A discussion will follow.


Aug
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Getting More From Google Accounts

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


Aug
18
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Mac Monday: DIY Movies

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

Create, shoot, and edit your very own short film in this 3 session class. We will be using a simple handheld digital video camera and iMovie to create the video. Bring your writing chops and acting face! Basic Mac skills required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Aug
18
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

A Summer Evening with The Alphonso Horne Jazz Quartet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Jazz trumpet wunderkind Alphonso Horne will perform with his jazz quartet following his stellar run in Wynton Marsalis’s production of After Midnight on Broadway. A distinguished jazz-trumpet soloist, Horne earned an Outstanding Soloist award at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Competition in New York City and has performed with renowned artists such as Marcus Roberts and Dianne Reeves.


Aug
19
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Interview Skills

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. Class Code: JR170. For more information please call (718) 990-8625.


Aug
19
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Introduction to Windows Movie Maker

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to create home movies and slide shows on the computer using the Windows Movie Maker program.


Aug
20
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

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


Aug
20
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

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


Aug
20
11:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Paris Wife"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Paula McLain’s fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingway and first-wife Hadley Richardson's life in 1920s Paris captures the hard-drinking and free-loving lifestyle of Jazz Age Paris and introduces readers to the circle of notable Americans then living there, including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound. Join the discussion and share your thoughts!


Aug
20
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


Aug
20
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


Aug
20
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn what is needed to start a job search; what are some general and career-specific websites; and how to safely find and apply for jobs online. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR190


Aug
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Facebook

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 21 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 are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130


Aug
21
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


Aug
21
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


Aug
21
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


Aug
21
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


Aug
21
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


Aug
21
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

110th Birthday Tribute to Count Basie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Something Special Big Band with vocalist Barbara Fairfax and bandleader Phil Costa celebrates Count Basie’s 110th birthday with a rousing tribute featuring memorable selections such as “Jumpin' at the Woodside,” “One O'Clock Jump” and more.


Aug
21
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

EBooks

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

Queens Library has many popular electronic books available free from our website. Bring your own Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader along with your USB connecting cable to learn how to download free eBooks from the library. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240


Aug
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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


Aug
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Guided Relaxation for Cancer Survivors

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Research indicates that stress reduction and relaxation practices can help to reduce pain, nausea and fatigue. At this workshop you will learn and experience guided relaxation exercises that can reduce stress and anxiety and help you to relax and unwind. The workshop will be held at the Queens Cancer Center, 82-68 164 Street, Room A-540. For more information or to preregister, call Jordan at 212-647-9700 x239. This workshop is open to all cancer patients.


Aug
23
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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


Aug
23
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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


Aug
23
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr: End of Ramadan with Music and Dance and Sweets!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Surbahar Music School was established in 2005 to promote Bangladeshi Culture. In this joyful occasion there will live music with colorful costumes, and other traditions of Eid-Al-Fitre including Folk, Modern and Classic Bengali Song and dance.
On this joyous occasion there will be traditional Bangladeshi sample sweets on a first-come, first-served basis.


Aug
23
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr: End of Ramadan with Music and Dance and Sweets!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Surbahar Music School was established in 2005 to promote Bangladeshi Culture. In this joyful occasion there will live music with colorful costumes, and other traditions of Eid-Al-Fitre including Folk, Modern and Classic Bengali Song and dance.
On this joyous occasion there will be traditional Bangladeshi sample sweets on a first-come, first-served basis.


Aug
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Movies: "Transcendence"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A brilliant innovator in the field of artificial intelligence becomes the bridge between man and machine in this sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman. 2014; 199 minutes; rated PG-13


Aug
26
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Painting Workshop: Vincent Van Gogh

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Artist and professor Donna Davis will lead a painting workshop exploring Van Gogh's use of texture and complementary colors. All materials, including acrylic paints and canvas, will be supplied. Space is limited. Preregister online or by calling 718-990-0728. Participants must be age 15 and older.


Aug
27
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

End of Summer Reading: Teen Bash

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with music, dancing and games. We will draw the winning raffle tickets for the Kindle Fires!


Sep
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central presents REDHOYE BANGLADESH

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Accomplished singer/songwriters Wahid Azad and Nazreen Azad present a performance of Bengali patriotic, folk and modern songs including dance presentations of Dhallywood music, dressed in traditional Bangladeshi costumes.


Sep
10
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Fighting a Silent Killer

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Did you know that in the United States the hepatitis C virus is the most common bloodborne infection? Did you know that the prevalence of hepatitis C is highest among those born between 1945 and 1965? Did you know that an estimated 75% of those infected with hepatitis C are unaware they are infected? Learn about hepatitis C transmission, screening, diagnosis, treatment and community resources for those with the disease in this program presented by Global Health AspirAction.


Sep
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

StartUP! 9th Annual Business Plan Competition: Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2014. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at this session. Watch for more information sessions at various locations in September.

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

Additional Dates


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:


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Central Library Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 990-0700 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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: (347) 618-5979
fax: (718) 776-3798
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1865
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. Malcolm A. Smith
masmith@nysenate.gov
District Office 205-20 Jamaica Avenue
St. Albans 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