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This Weekend At Queens Library

Enjoy this weekend at Queens Library with a free Lincoln Center Local Live event, tips on immigration law, science, crafts, and ancient Chinese music.

 

 


Go Inside the Whimsy Works!

Grey Johnson, son of Disney legend Jimmy Johnson, tell tells us what is was like growing up alongside the Disney empire.

"THE SOLAR POWERED LIBRARY" -- ALL SUMMER IN GANTRY PARK

 Queens Library and the Friends of Hunters Point Library are pleased to announce a special series of library services coming to the Gantries all summer long. All activities are ...

Join the Summer Reading Fun!

Queens Library invites children from all over Queens to take part in "Fizz, Boom, READ!" -- our 2014 Summer Reading ...

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica),

Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Enjoy world-class music and dance, free at your local Queens Library. See the full schedule

Jul
14
9:00AM

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10:00AM

Skills Identification

Location: Far Rockaway
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 job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-327-2549. Class code JR110


Jul
14
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Resume Workshop

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718 327-2549 for more information. Class code JR130


Jul
14
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Interview Skills

Location: Far Rockaway
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. For more information please call 718-327-2549. Class code JR170


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Jul
14
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Bubble Painting

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and up will have lots of fun painting with bubbles.


Jul
14
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Storytime

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and up will listen to a story and do a related activity.


Jul
15
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Storytime with Assemblywoman Michele Titus

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and up will hear a story read by Assemblywoman Michele Titus, and will then work on a story-related activity.


Jul
16
11:15AM

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12:15PM

Summer Storytime

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Summer Storytime for children ages 2-4 includes stories, music, fingerplays and an activity afterwards.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
12:00PM

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2:30PM

Summer Movie Wednesdays

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

In July and August, we will screen: 7/2 - “Frozen” (PG); 7/9 - “The Little Mermaid” (G); 7/16 -16 - “March of the Penguins” (G); 7/ 23 - “Mary Poppins” (G); 7/30 - ”The Princess and the Frog” (G); 8/6 - “Remember the Titans” (PG); 8/13 - “Up” (PG); 8/20- “Wall•E (G); 8/27 - “The Wiz” (G).

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Gloop Workshop

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Is it a liquid or a solid? Children age 5 and up will get their hands messy, have fun and make gloop!


Jul
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the movies. Light refreshments will be served.
May: "Robot and Frank," 90 min., rated PG-13; June: "Short Circuit," 99 min, rated PG; July: "Flubber," with Robin Williams, 93 min., rated PG; August: "Bikini Beach," with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, 100 min., unrated

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

The program for infants ages 1-2 includes toys, fingerplays and music.


Jul
17
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Rocket Time!

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Blast off! Children age 5 and up will learn about rockets by helping to make one and then watching it fly.


Jul
21
9:00AM

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10:00AM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 327-2549.


Jul
21
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Online Job Applications

Location: Far Rockaway
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. Class code JR160. For further information call (718) 327-2549.


Jul
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-327-2549. Class code JR130


Jul
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Build a Tower of Straws

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Test your building skills at this construction program for children age 5 and up!


Jul
21
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Mad Scientist Book Club

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

At our Mad Scientist Book Club, for children age 8 and up, we will make a different project each week: 7/21 - lab coat; 7/28 - scientist's bag; 8/11 - lab goggles.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Small Wonder Puppet Theater

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the magic of the Small Wonder Puppet Theater! The show will feature stories and musical entertainment that everyone can enjoy and appreciate. All ages are welcome.


Jul
25
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is the American classic "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville. The novel starts with the words "Call me Ishmael," but its subject matter is as wide as the oceans across which Captain Ahab chases his demon whale. Join our discussion on one of two meeting times.


Jul
28
9:00AM

--to--

10:00AM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Learn how to define and categorize job skills, what skills are most sought by employers, and how to identify and market your skills to potential employers. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call (718) 327-2549. Class code JR110


Jul
28
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Resume Workshop

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718 327-2549 for more information. Class code JR130


Jul
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Interview Skills

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Class Code: JR170. For more information please call (718) 327-2549.


Jul
29
11:30AM

--to--

2:30PM

What's in the Bag?

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and up will try to figure out the contents of a bag using nothing but their sense of touch and powers of deduction.


Jul
29
11:30AM

--to--

2:30PM

What's in the Bag?

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and up will try to figure out the contents of a bag using nothing but their sense of touch and powers of deduction.


Jul
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Sand Art

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Have fun making sand art pictures in this program for children age 5 and up.


Jul
31
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Noisemaker Time

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and up will exercise their sense of hearing by making a musical instrument.


Aug
4
9:00AM

--to--

10:00AM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 327-2549.


Aug
4
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Online Job Applications

Location: Far Rockaway
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. Class code JR160. For further information call (718) 327-2549.


Aug
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code JR130. For further information call (718) 327-2549.


Aug
7
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Sparkly Explosion

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

This fun experiment that will produce a sparkly explosion.


Aug
11
9:00AM

--to--

10:00AM

Skills Identification

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call (718) 327-2549. Class code JR110


Aug
11
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Resume Workshop

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718 327-2549 for more information. Class code JR130


Aug
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Interview Skills

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Class Code: JR170. For more information please call (718) 327-2549.


Aug
13
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Spider Web Art

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and up will create a spider web replica.


Aug
18
9:00AM

--to--

10:00AM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 327-2549.


Aug
18
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Online Job Applications

Location: Far Rockaway
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. Class code JR160. For further information call (718) 327-2549.


Aug
18
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code JR130. For further information call (718) 327-2549.


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Parent Workshop: Learn What Your Children Learn

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Parents will receive materials to review and will then take sample English language arts (ELA) and math assessments based on tests given to children in grades 3-8 each year. Parents will also be offered information on resources to support both achieving and struggling students, and will learn about the new proposed promotion policy, IEP review for children with special needs, and the appeal process.


Aug
25
9:00AM

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10:00AM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 327-2549.


Aug
25
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Networking

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-327-2549. Class code JR190


Aug
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Social Media and Your Job Search

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

The Internet is buzzing with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search, seek out job opportunities and postings. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call (718) 327-2549 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: JR200.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Far Rockaway Community Library has:

  • 10 public computers for adults/li>
  • 8 public computers for young adults
  • 4 public computers for children
  • 1 catalog computer
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Far Rockaway Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 327-2549 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.