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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, ...

Jul 30 @ 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, ...

Jul 30 @ 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, ...

Jul 30 @ 1:00 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, ...

Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM

Facebook

Learn how to use social media site Facebook 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 a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at ...

Jul 30 @ 6:00 PM

Job-Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles they may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. ...

Aug 4 @ 1:30 PM

Open Lab

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.

Aug 4 @ 2:00 PM, Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM, Aug 18 @ 2:00 PM, Aug 25 @ 2:00 PM

Hair Care

Participants will learn healthier ways of caring for their hair and scalp in this two-part workshop with certified beautician Judaea Evans.

Aug 4 @ 6:00 PM, Aug 18 @ 6:00 PM

Resume Workshop

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success by learning what is needed to start a job search, the locations of general and career-specific websites, and how to find and apply for jobs online safely. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR190

Aug 5 @ 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, ...

Aug 5 @ 2:00 PM

Jul
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Jul
30
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


Jul
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


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Jul
30
12:00PM

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12:45PM

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


Jul
30
1:00PM

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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


Jul
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In July, we will screen the following movies: 7/2 - "Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); 7/9 - "Out of the Past" (1947) (customer suggestion); 7/16 - "The More the Merrier" (1943); 7/23 - "The Bitter Tea of General Yen" (1933); 7/30 - "The Searchers" (1956) (customer suggestion)


Jul
30
2:00PM

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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


Jul
30
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how to use social media site Facebook 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 a Facebook account and answer questions about it. 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


Jul
31
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 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


Jul
31
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Sewing Social

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you like to sew? Would you like to meet others who share your interest in this creative and fun activity? Join us every Friday as we visit, sew and share information and inspiration. All levels of experience are welcome. Several sewing machines are available for use.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
31
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Meditation is a powerful means to quiet your mind, dive deep within yourself and discover your true potential. This workshop will teach you effective techniques to help you transcend your limitations.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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 and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
1
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Town Hall for Veterans: Learn about VA and GI Bill Benefits

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Veterans of all eras are encouraged to attend this presentation to find out about applying for VA benefits, including disability compensation, pensions and burial assistance, as well as benefits offered by New York City and State. Following the morning question-and-answer session, veterans will have the opportunity to sign up for VA Care on the spot.


Aug
1
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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


Aug
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 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 and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
3
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Beginning Guitar

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

Tad Schaefer, who holds a master's degree in jazz performance from Queens College, teaches this 8-week course. Space is limited. Preregistration is required and will reserve your spot for the entire series. Preregister online at queenslibrary.org/events or call 718-990-0728. Bring your guitar and let's make some music!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Job-Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles they may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Aug
4
2:00PM

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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


Aug
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Hair Care

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn healthier ways of caring for their hair and scalp in this two-part workshop with certified beautician Judaea Evans.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 46 openings

Turn a business idea into a business plan by learning 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 a business’s "doors." To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, 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
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success by learning what is needed to start a job search, the locations of general and career-specific websites, and how to find and apply for jobs online safely. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR190


Aug
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

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 help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability, including knowing how to access, review and understand your credit report. Preregistration is required. 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
5
2:00PM

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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


Aug
5
3:00PM

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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


Aug
5
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In August, we will screen the following movies: 8/5 - "The Longest Ride" (2015), rated PG-13; 8/12 - "A Little Chaos" (2014), rated R; 8/19 - "5 Flights Up" (2014), rated PG-13; 8/26 - "Child 44" (2015), rated R.

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

Getting More from Your Google Account

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 21 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240


Aug
6
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 and learn from mistakes before they count. You will also learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Mock interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Aug
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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
6
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
6
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
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In August, we will screen the following movies: 8/6 - "Footlight Parade" (1933); 8/13 - "In the Heat of the Night" (1967) (customer suggestion); 8/20 - "Scarlet Street" (1945); 8/27 - "Damsel in Distress" (1937).

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

Additional Dates


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. 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
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 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 and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s job market, it is one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up and coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking in this workshop. Class code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Aug
8
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 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. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class code: CC170


Aug
8
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Aug
8
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Promoting Literacy in the Home: Raising a Child who Excels in School

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Educator Keba Cairo, the author of "Don't Snooze on Clues," will help parents understand why children turn away from reading and how to foster the love of books and reading in a child.


Aug
8
2:30PM

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6:30PM

Garment Patternmaking: Creative Sleeves

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 27 openings

Sondy Ortiz has a degree in patternmaking from FIT will demonstrate how to alter a basic pattern to create a variety of sleeves. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Preregister online or by calling 718-990-0728.


Aug
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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


Aug
11
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 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


Aug
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

So You Have Health Insurance—Now What?! (An Introduction to Health Insurance)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Health insurance is confusing! Learn basic terms and information that will help you get the most out of your coverage. If you don't have health insurance but want to learn more about it, this program is also for you!


Aug
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

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


Aug
12
2:00PM

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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


Aug
12
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


Aug
13
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
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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


Aug
13
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
13
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


Aug
13
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
13
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
13
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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


Aug
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Your Child Support Questions Answered

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The New York City Office of Child Support Enforcement is holding an informational session to explain how child support is determined and collected. Representatives will answer questions about the child-support process and will offer assistance to help manage child support payments.


Aug
15
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 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.


Aug
15
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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
15
2:30PM

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4:00PM

The Art of Memoir Mapping

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

Authors TS Bradley and Emmanuelle (Laura Torres) will show you how to release the inner voice you've been longing to free in this a memoir-writing workshop: 8/15 - Memoir Mapping; 8/22 - Live Readings

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of using email such as how to create an email account, log on, navigate your email account, send and receive email messages, and 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
18
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success by learning what is needed to start a job search, the locations of general and career-specific websites, and how to find and apply for jobs online safely. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR190


Aug
19
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Job-Search Strategies

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

In this workshop participants will 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; Class Code: JR190 To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784.


Aug
19
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

ReServe Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens professionals age 55 and above with skills, talent and generosity of spirit can make a social impact and reinvest a career’s-worth of experience towards serving a nonprofit or public institution through Queens Library's partnership with ReServe, Inc. Find out more at this information session.


Aug
19
11:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Book Discussion Group: "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The lives of ordinary New Yorkers become extraordinary in this story spun around real-life tightrope artist Philippe Petit's 1974 walk on a wire rigged between the World Trade Center towers. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and come to share your thoughts!


Aug
19
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


Aug
19
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
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
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

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


Aug
20
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
20
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
20
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
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
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of using email such as how to create an email account, log on, navigate your email account, send and receive email messages, and 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
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Know Your Rights: What You Need to Know about Employment Law

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you believe you have been discriminated against at work or unfairly deprived of your pension? Find out what your rights and options are in this program led by experienced employment attorney Andrew Shatkin.


Aug
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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
21
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Knitting for Beginners

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

Learn the basics of knitting in this 6-class series: how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. All supplies are provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required; preregistration for the first session will reserve space for all classes. Preregister online or call 718-990-0778.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Aug
22
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

"Someone Must Wash the Dishes:" Celebrate Women's Equality Day with a 1912 Anti-Suffrage Satire!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Many women fought against getting the vote, but none with more charm, prettier clothes and less logic than the character in this 1912 satire by Marie Jenney Howe. The role of the unintentionally hilarious anti-suffragette is played by Michele LaRue, who tours nationally performing works from the American Gilded Age.


Aug
24
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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240


Aug
25
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job-Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

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

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define what a mature worker is, explain the obstacles they may face and suggest how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Aug
26
9:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A mobile screening van will be parked outside Central Library to provide mammograms and clinical breast exams at no cost to eligible women, regardless of insurance or immigration status. For more information or to make an appointment, call 718-828-9772. There will be Bengali, Hindi and Urdu interpreters on site to assist.


Aug
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Understanding the Labor Market

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


Aug
26
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
26
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
27
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
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 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
27
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
27
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
27
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
27
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
27
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Twitter

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Aug
29
9:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 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 and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Aug
29
1:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

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 search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Aug
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "Run All Night" (2015), rated R, Liam Neeson reunites with director Jaume Collet-Serra in a thriller about a mob hit man and his estranged son, played by Joel Kinnaman, who flee the wrath of a vengeful crime boss.


Aug
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how to use social media site Facebook 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 a Facebook account and answer questions about it. 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


Sep
2
4:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

How to Read a Knitting Pattern

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn knitting terminology and how to read and follow patterns. Basic knitting skills are required. Please bring a ball of yarn and a pair of size 7 knitting needles.


Sep
3
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In September we will screen the following movies: 9/3 - "The Caine Mutiny" (1954); 9/10 - "The Sweet Smell of Success" (1957) (customer suggestion); 9/17 - "Some Like It Hot" (1959) (customer suggestion); 9/24 - "Golden Boy" (1939)

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

Additional Dates


Sep
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Haitian Creole for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This course is for people with little or no prior knowledge of Haitian Creole (Kreyòl). Participants will learn speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension within a Haitian cultural context. Core concepts of grammar, phonetics and other aspects of language structure will be covered. At the end of the course, participants will be able to conduct simple conversations in Kreyòl and write at the basic level. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
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


Sep
8
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

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

Turn a business idea into a business plan by learning 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 a business’s "doors." To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, 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


Sep
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success by learning what is needed to start a job search, the locations of general and career-specific websites, and how to find and apply for jobs online safely. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR190

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Twitter

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

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 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

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 and skills are not required. Class code CC100

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

The Art of Thinking Positively

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Swami Radheswarananda, Hardik Sevak and Serita Babulal, of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Kendra, teach medication and how to understand and harness the mind's positive energy to attain true peace and sustaining happiness.


Sep
12
1:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Painting Workshop: Paint in the Style of Matisse

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

Artist and professor Donna Davis will lead a painting workshop exploring the art of Henri Matisse. All materials, including acrylic paints and canvas, will be supplied. Space is limited. Preregister online or by calling 718-990-0728.


Sep
16
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

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. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR170

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Answering Questions about Child Support

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The New York City Office of Child Support Enforcement is holding an informational session to explain how child support is determined and collected. Representatives will answer questions about the child-support process and will offer assistance to help manage child-support payments.


Sep
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how to use the social media site Facebook 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 a Facebook account and answer questions about it. 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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

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. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class code: CC170

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
1:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of using email such as how to create an email account, log on, navigate your email account, send and receive email messages, and 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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Life, Love and Loss: A Spiritual Perspective

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Licensed mental health professional and self-published author Kathleen Crews-Hall will discuss the positive and negative aspects of life, love and loss from a clinical and spiritual perspective.


Sep
23
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Bingo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Older adults are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun playing bingo. Prizes will be awarded. Bring your friends!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
24
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.


Sep
24
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

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

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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240


Sep
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s job market, it is one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up and coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking in this workshop. Class code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.

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

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Sep
26
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

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

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.

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

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Sep
26
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

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

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

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Sep
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Taylor Lautner stars in "Tracers" (2015), rated PG-13, which follows an ace bicycle messenger in New York City who tries to repay a debt to a group of organized criminals. His fast-paced world becomes even more explosive after he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger.


Sep
29
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Sep
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job-Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

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

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define what a mature worker is, explain the obstacles they may face and suggest how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100

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

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Oct
1
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In October, we will screen the following movies: 10/1 - "Sweethearts" (1938) (customer suggestion);
10/8 - "The Lady Vanishes" (1938); 10/15- "The Tarnished Angels" (1957); 10/22- "Horse Feathers" (1932); 10/29- "Frankenstein" (1931)10/29/15 (customer suggestion).

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

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Oct
6
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Independent Films, Fall Series 2015

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Every Tuesday, we screen an independent, foreign or documentary film. Films to be announced.

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

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Oct
7
7:00PM

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8:30PM

You Can Prevent Diabetes

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? You may be eligible for this year-long program. The Diabetes Prevention Program provides:
-Group and Individual Support
-Educational Materials
-Personalized Feedback
-Introduction to Physical Activity
-Health Information
A HEALTHIER YOU!
Call or email Tamara for more information or to register: (718) 990 - 5197.
The class will take place near Central Library at First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica.


Oct
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Answering Questions about Child Support

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The New York City Office of Child Support Enforcement is holding an informational session to explain how child support is determined and collected. Representatives will answer questions about the child-support process and will offer assistance to help manage child support payments.


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