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Long Island City

Job Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) ...

Sep 28 @ 12:30 PM

Resume Building

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130

Sep 28 @ 2:30 PM

Interview Preparation

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR170.

Oct 3 @ 2:30 PM, Oct 17 @ 2:30 PM, Oct 31 @ 2:30 PM

Resume Building

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130

Oct 12 @ 2:30 PM, Oct 26 @ 2:30 PM

OSHA 30 Job Training Information Session: Construction

Queens Library is offering classes for 30-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. Call (718) 752-3700 or (718) 990-8625 for more information.

Oct 19 @ 10:00 AM, Oct 19 @ 11:30 AM

Cover Letter

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150

Nov 2 @ 12:30 PM, Nov 16 @ 12:30 PM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop, you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.

Nov 2 @ 1:30 PM, Nov 16 @ 1:30 PM

Resume Building

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130

Nov 9 @ 2:30 PM

Interview Preparation

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR170.

Nov 14 @ 2:30 PM

Sep
25
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Movie of the Month

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

August 28: "The Lego Batman Movie"
September 25: "The Boss Baby Movie"
October 30: "Power Rangers Movie"
November 27: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
December 18: "Believe"

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


Sep
27
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mavis Beacon Typing Class

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn how to type quickly and accurately.

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

Additional Dates


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Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Robotics Workshop

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Explore the capabilities behind robotic platforms in addition to exploring the paradigms within robotic designs.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 752-3700. Class code JR110


Sep
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Watercolor

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Participants will use watercolor crayons to create watercolor images.


Sep
28
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


Sep
28
5:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is open to patrons who are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school, have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up and have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines. To check out a HotSpot visit one of the participating community libraries. Limited number of devices. Conditions apply.


Sep
28
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Journal Writing Class

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

There's nothing more relaxing and expressive than writing in your journal. Journal writing allows you to be less formal as you write down your own thoughts, feeling, and opinions. So come join us for this 4- session journal-writing class and extend your creativity with writing! Registration is required for each session.
S1: A Sentence a Day (9/11)
S2: Picture Journal (9/14)
S3: Habit Journal (9/25)
S4: 5 Good Things (9/28)


Sep
29
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Crafting at the Library

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Arts & crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Needlecraft Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Library to learn a new hobby! Needlecraft is a fun way to express your inner artist. We'll focus on a new craft every week!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR170.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been a professional for years, keeping an up-to-date resume is important! In this class, you will learn layouts and formatting skills using MS Word to make your resume stand out above the rest.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Zentangle 101

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Zentangle is a small work of original art made by creating and repeating different patterns. During the program, participants will learn how to focus and concentrate and how to expect the unexpected. Zentangle has applications in stress reduction, and is thought of as a therapeutic activity.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Origami Hour

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

A quiet and focused activity for kids of all ages and adults. Patrons will spend the hour creating easy origami creations from print-outs and/or videos from "origami fun".

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

Additional Dates


Oct
10
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718)752-3700.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Watercolor

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Participants will use watercolor crayons to create watercolor images.


Oct
14
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Meditation Workshop Series for Adults

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Vajra Henderson teaches simple but effective techniques for transcending limitations and discovering your true potential, and shows you how to integrate these ancient and powerful techniques into your daily life.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Adult Coloring Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

An adult coloring club can provide a fun and conversational space for adults, as well as offer a space to slow down and relax. Recent research has been published about the mental health benefits and calming effects of coloring as a creative outlet.


Oct
17
10:00AM

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6:00PM

Free Legal Immigration Consultations

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

Need to meet with an immigration lawyer? Queens Library offers free one-on-one legal consultations through a partnership with immigration attorneys. Legal services provided include how to get your green card, citizenship applications, housing etc. Consultations by appointment only. Please visit qlform.weebly.com/legal or call 718-752-3723


Oct
19
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

OSHA 30 Job Training Information Session: Construction

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering classes for 30-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. Call (718) 752-3700 or (718) 990-8625 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Blood Pressure Screenings

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

We have partnered with The Floating Hospital to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings and information on healthcare services. Preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Halloween Recipe Party

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Interested in hosting your own Halloween party? We are coming together this Halloween season to exchange recipes, presentation and decorating tips to help make your Halloween as spooky or fun as possible!


Nov
2
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Cover Letter

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop, you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


Nov
9
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718)752-3700.


Nov
9
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


Nov
14
1:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

World Diabetes Day

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14.


Nov
14
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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 afterwards. For more information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR170.


Nov
14
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been a professional for years, keeping an up-to-date resume is important! In this class, you will learn layouts and formatting skills using MS Word to make your resume stand out above the rest.


Dec
4
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "Twelfth Night, or What You Will"

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night, or What You Will". Shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, whom she fears dead, Viola, disguised as a man, is employed by Duke Orsino as a messenger to the beautiful Countess Olivia.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Long Island City Community Library has:

  • 18 public access computers
  • 15 in-library laptops providing core library services
  • Software and databases for public use
  • Internet access

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Long Island City Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Cookbooks
  • Travel
  • Computer Books
  • Test Books

Child Care / Preschools
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Astoria Child Care Center
21-20 35 Avenue
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 784-2856
fax:
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
,
phone: (718) 784-2092
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659
fax:
  

Community Organizations & Services
Meals On Wheels
45-18 Court Square #501
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 482-8620
fax:
Ravenswood Community Center
35-40 21 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3131
fax:
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 937-1093
fax:
Hanac Ravenswood Senior Center
34-35 12 Street #A
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-1550
fax:
  

Emergency Services
Engine 206
11-15 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone:
fax:
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
fax:
 

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
fax:
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune

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phone: (718) 357-7400
fax:
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Astoria Park Pool
19 Street and 23 Drive
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 626-8620
fax:
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River
,
phone:
fax:
 

Post Office
Grand Station Post Office
45-08 30 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone:
fax:
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.111 Jacob Blackwell School
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-2073
fax:
P.S.112 Dutch Kills School
25-05 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-5250
fax:
 

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
fax:
Aviation Career & Technical H.S
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
fax:
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204 O. W. Holmes School
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 937-1463
fax:
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 47-40 21 Street, Room 810
Long Island City NY, 11101
phone: (718) 784-3194
fax: (718) 472-0648
Albany Office LOB, Room 836
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4851
fax: (518) 455-3847
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
Gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Located in northwestern Queens, Long Island City (LIC) is the largest neighborhood in the borough. It was the earliest part of Queens to be recognized by the Dutch and was the scene of many British troop movements. Created in 1870 from the communities of Astoria, Hunters Point, Blissville, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Bowery Bay, Steinway and Sunnyside, locals now use the term LIC only for the area south of Astoria.

In the mid 1800s, Hunters Point, the southern tip of LIC on the East River water front, became linked with the North Fork Line of the LIRR. Ferry service also began between Wall Street and 34th Street. By 1870 when Long Island City was chartered, it had become the center of industry for Queens County. By the end of that century a major building boom had established a number of important factories as well as urban residential areas.

With the opening of the Queensborough Bridge in 1908 and the original Pennsylvania Station on the Queens waterfront in 1910, many factories located here and innumerable industries took advantage of the ample space and low land cost. By 1940 with the completion of The Triborough Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Long Island City sitting next to the Sunnyside Rail Yards had become a world class industrial center though more or less a passing through point for commuters between Manhattan, Eastern Queens, and Long Island.

By the mid 1970s, however, due to the migration of businesses out of New York, LIC had become a small sleepy town with many empty factories and warehouse spaces. A new group began to emerge composed of younger artists and musicians who were being priced out of the tight market in Manhattan and who were drawn to the spacious lofts, unhindered light, and the almost rural quality of the neighborhood. Equally attractive was the existence of the studios of two world renowned artists, the late Isamu Noguchi, whose studio is now a museum, and Mark DiSuvero who established the Socrates Sculpture Park, the city's largest outdoor exhibition space. The Urban and Contemporary Arts Institute, better known as P.S. 1, at one time Public School #1, became central to the Long Island City Arts movement.

The 1980s saw greater industrial expansion in Long Island City and a rebirth of the film industry, which had its early roots here. Most notable was the establishment of Silvercup Studios, which converted an old bread factory into what would become the largest independent, full-service film and television production facility in the northeastern United States. The International Design Center of New York was opened on the site where the Sunshine bakery and Adams Chewing Gum plants stood. La Guardia Community College took over the disused factories of the White Motor Company and the Equitable Bag Company. The 48 story Citicorp building was erected in 1989 and is the tallest building in New York City outside Manhattan.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.