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093200
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093200000
Agency Name: 
Elmhurst
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Hours
Monday Open: 
9:00 AM
Monday Close: 
8:00 PM
Tuesday Open: 
1:00 PM
Tuesday Close: 
6:00 PM
Wednesday Open: 
10:00 AM
Wednesday Close: 
6:00 PM
Thursday Open: 
12:00 PM
Thursday Close: 
8:00 PM
Friday Open: 
10:00 AM
Friday Close: 
6:00 PM
Saturday Open: 
10:00 AM
Saturday Close: 
5:30 PM
Sunday Open: 
Closed
Sunday Close: 
Closed
Special Alert: 

The Elmhurst Community Library is at a temporary location due to renovations. The new address is 85-05 51st Ave.

The Elmhurst ALC is located at 84-07 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY  11373.

 

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Apr
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

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

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


Apr
27
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

This tutorial presumes that you have little or no computer experience. It covers topics such as parts of a computer, computer terminology, disk drives, using the mouse, purchasing a computer and care of your computer.


Apr
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer Keyboarding for Beginners

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Learn finger and hand positions, home-row keys and a few other tips to increase accuracy and speed through fun and easy lessons. Participation is first come, first served; space is limited.

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

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Apr
27
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games and toys while their parents or adult caregivers socialize, make friends and share parenting tips. Everyone has fun!


Apr
27
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Children enjoy 1/2 hour of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays & simple picture books.

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

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Apr
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Email

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and manage your own email account, including a contacts list; send and receive messages; and add attachments. Participants must possess basic mouse and keyboard skills. First come, first served; space is limited.


Apr
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Baby and Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This interactive program is for infants ages 7-18 months and their caregivers.

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

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Apr
27
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Monday Morning with Miss Michele

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
27
12:00PM

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1:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Not required

Instructor Shirlyn Diego-Lucas teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Apr
27
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Chess and Dominoes Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes! We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners!

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

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Apr
27
12:00PM

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5:00PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, and get help applying. You can also find out if you qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) or other rent-assistance. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are welcome. For information on other times and locations of services, call LiveOn NY (formerly the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York) at 347-815-5930 or email SNAP@liveon-ny.org.

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

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Apr
27
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!


Apr
27
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Infants and their parents enjoy songs and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
27
12:30PM

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1:15PM

Storytime

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 4 years, accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver, will listen to picture books, sing, play games and color.

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

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Apr
27
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their parents enjoy songs, fingerplays and stories.

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

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Apr
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

The Daily Puzzle

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The library makes puzzles available to adults every day.


Apr
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Skype a Crossword

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

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

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Apr
27
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor: A Creative Aging Program

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

This course will focus on getting comfortable with watercolor painting techniques: learning the basics of materials, tools, techniques, color, value and composition. Works by Paul Cezanne, Paul Klee and Georgia O'Keeffe will serve as inspiration and points of discussion. This is an eight-week course that will culminate in week nine with a special event and exhibit of student work. Preregistration is required.

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

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Apr
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Online Job Application

Location: Arverne
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? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
27
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their parents have fun coloring together.

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

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Apr
27
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun-filled half hour of storytime and activities for children ages 3 1/2 to 5.

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

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Apr
27
1:30PM

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3:00PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Improve your English vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation with Lucette and Arline on Monday and Thursday afternoons, except holidays. We will talk about holidays, cooking, shopping, art, music, family and other topics of interest. Your school-aged children are welcome in the Reading Room while we meet. Call or visit the library for more information.

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

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Apr
27
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Flo Michaels Performs the Greatest Hits of Jazz

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Hear an array of jazz standards by legends like Nat King Cole, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and others.


Apr
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This is an hour of fun, stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts on Monday afternoons for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

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

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Apr
27
2:30PM

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6:30PM

Earn Prizes for Reading!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

It's easy! Tell Ms. Lucy about every book you read on your own reading level, either to yourself or someone else, and earn a star. The four readers with the most stars every Friday will win a cool prize. You must be age 12 or under to participate.

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

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Apr
27
2:30PM

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3:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Full Body Fitness

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Evelyn Matos teaches aerobic, anaerobic and everyday exercises designed to develop agility, resistance, strength and mental and physical well-being. Be sure to bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Apr
27
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The Judge (2014), rated R, is a comedy/drama starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga.


Apr
27
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Zone

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Apr
27
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Tutoring and homework help are available to children every day after school. In some cases teen tutors will assist children in small groups.

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

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Apr
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

New York Cares

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

New York Cares will offer an orientation meeting to recruit volunteers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

A teen tutor is available after school to help students in grades K-8 with homework.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

for ages 6-14

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for great classic movies every Monday! 4/6 - "Double Indemnity" (1944); 4/13 - "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954); 4/20 - "The Wrong Man" (1956); 4/27 - "National Velvet" (1944)


Apr
27
3:00PM

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3:15PM

"TrueFlixing" and "BookFlixing"

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

BookFlix, for grades pre-K to 2, and TrueFlix, for older elementary school students, are on-line programs that integrate fiction and nonfiction to improve children's reading ability and content knowledge. Children are invited to use these programs on the library computers Mondays through Thursdays to help themselves raise their reading scores.


Apr
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Help with homework is available for children in grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:00PM

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6:00PM

After-School Homework Help

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Having trouble with your homework? Come on by and get some help. We also help you research school assignments!

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

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Apr
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Children's Chess Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Have fun playing chess! Beginning, intermediate and advanced players are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:30PM

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6:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available after school for students in grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Adults, teens and kids of all levels are welcome. Bring your own yarn, needles and ideas. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading and, if there is interest, participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-8 years will have fun hearing stories and singing songs.


Apr
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Tail Waggin' Tutor

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children will practice reading aloud to well-behaved and attentive Tail Waggin' Tutor dogs. In this relaxed and friendly atmosphere, children can focus on improving their reading skills while building their empathy and self-esteem and having fun at the same time.


Apr
27
3:45PM

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4:45PM

Gentle Yoga with Mirelle Netelle

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Relax with gentle yoga taught by Mirelle Netelle!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Future Business Leaders of America

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

Teens learn about running a business and working cooperatively with others through educational, hands-on activities.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club and Board Games

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: By phone or in person

Children age 6 and up make exciting Lego creations or play board games. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Crafternoon for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Enjoy doing crafts for all ages.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children over age 4 work on a different project each week.


Apr
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Chess club for adults meets every day at 4:00PM in April.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Poetry

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

April is National Poetry Month. Bring a favorite poem to share, explore the world of poetry and participate in poetry-writing exercises for children ages 8-12!


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Card Games

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

We will learn and play spit, hearts, rummy 500 and more.


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Help is available Mondays through Thursdays, except holidays, for children in grades K-6.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Book Buddies are older, experienced readers who mentor children in grades 2-6 and help them improve their reading skills.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Attention, thinkers ages 8-12! Join us for chess and sharpen your thinking skills in a fun way!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Lanyard Club

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.


Apr
27
4:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Debate Day

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Debate day, for young people age 10 and up, is a chance to voice opinions on social issues and books.


Apr
27
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available every Monday and Tuesday from 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm, except holidays.


Apr
27
4:45PM

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5:45PM

Pounds Fitness

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

This modern-day fusion of movement and music lets you channel your inner performer and rock your body. Drum along to music using weighted drumsticks for a fun-filled workout!


Apr
27
4:45PM

--to--

7:45PM

Citizenship Classes and Building Civic Knowledge (in Korean)

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Participants will receive a basic civics education in preparation for the naturalization interview and beyond. Classes will be held in Korean.

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

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Apr
27
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Play chess every Monday! All ages and levels are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Family Movie Night

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Our weekly family movie can be enjoyed by all!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children play Monopoly and other board games after school.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

The Evolution of African Dance

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

The Harambee Dance Company examines the changing definitions of the cultural and physical art form labeled "African dance" in this lecture and demonstration.


Apr
27
5:30PM

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6:00PM

Computer Homework Help

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children will learn how to use the Queens Library online catalogue, find books in the library and browse safe and educational free websites.


Apr
27
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Movie Night

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

We will screen the following films, suitable for adult and young adult audiences, with discussion of the film to follow: 4/6 - "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13; 4/13 - "Jessabelle," rated PG-13; 4/27 - "Dear White People," rated R; 5/11 - "John Wick," rated R; 5/18 - "Ouija," rated PG-13; 5/25 - "Annie" (2014 version), rated PG.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Job Readiness Workshops: Resumes and Cover Letters

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make them the best that they can be! This workshop will cover different types of resumes; how to get started on one; what to include and exclude; and tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Legos and Games

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Play classic board games if you're feeling social, or work on some Legos if you're not! They're available at the library Mondays and Thursdays after school for kids ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:00PM

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6:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 enjoy stories, creative movement, puppets, bubbles and songs.


Apr
27
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Young people age 8 and up enjoy chess for 90 minutes. All levels are invited.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Mix

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Instructor Jane Zheng uses easy-to-follow moves to increase cardiovascular fitness, tone the body and burn calories. Bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.


Apr
27
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Writing in Another's Skin: Creating Poems with a Voice That's Not Your Own

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Participants will use the works of Langston Hughes to learn how to write poems in the voice of someone who is of a different gender, race, generation or economic background.


Apr
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Baroque Keyboard Music with Kanako Koyama

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Pianist Kanako Koyama has performed as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician throughout the United States and in her native Japan. She has played at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, the Liszt House in Weimar and the Hochshule fur Musik und Theater in Leipzig. At this concert, she will perform works by Scarlatti, J. S. Bach, Handel and more. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Apr
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Unclaimed Funds

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Find out if New York State owes you money. Representatives from the Comptroller's Office will conduct a presentation and assist in finding out if you have unclaimed funds.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:00PM

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6:30PM

TumbleBook Read-Along

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Parents and their children in grades pre-K to 2 will participate in a read-along while learning how to use TumbleBooks on iPads. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Apr
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Computer Tutorials

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

New York Cares offers individual assistance on computer use.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Laurelton Reading Society

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Radiance of Tomorrow" by Ishmael Beah, about two longtime friends who return to their hometown in Sierra Leone seven years after its bloody civil war.


Apr
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Instructor Veronica Thomas leads an exciting workout uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone the body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Apr
27
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba Fusion

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Instructor Diana Chen combines Latin rhythms and international music with dance to make exercise fun and social. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Instructor Tanya Gonzalez-Jorge teaches this fusion of Latin, international and popular dance music themes that create a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness workout. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. The program runs Mondays, except holidays, March 2 through June 29.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:30PM

--to--

7:15PM

An Evening of Song with Daphnee Fortunate

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Songstress Daphnee Fortunate will weave her vocal magic through new, soulful renditions of jazz and pop standards from the 20th and 21st centuries in a musical journey that will delight and inspire. Space limited; first come, first served. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library.


Apr
27
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Get-Ready-for-Summer Workout

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

This is a new, jazzy fitness class with a mixture of inspirational, salsa and hip hop cardio-dance for all fitness levels.


Apr
27
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Is English your second or third language? Do you want to improve your
speaking skills? Practice at the library with native speakers!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

This month's selection, "Delicious," by Ruth Reichl, is a dazzling fiction debut about sisters, family ties, and a young woman who must finally let go of guilt and grief to embrace her own true gifts.


Apr
27
6:45PM

--to--

7:00PM

Babies and Books

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Infants age 16 months and under will hear stories accompanied by puppets, songs and bubbles.


Apr
28
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

High School Equivalency Exam Screenings

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Drop in to take an assessment test to see if you are ready for the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) or NEDP (National External Diploma Program) exam. For more information, call 718-752-3723.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to create spreadsheets, use formulas and create tables. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Apr
28
10:15AM

--to--

11:30AM

Computer Classes for Adults

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

) Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse
2) Navigating the Internet
3) Creating your own E-Mail account


Apr
28
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Parents and other caregivers can help young children learn the key skills they need to be successful in school well before they start kindergarten. Adults and children will practice reading and playing together, and join with other families from their communities in fun group activities.

WoodhavenTue, May 5, 201510:30AM - 12:00PM
WoodhavenTue, May 12, 201510:30AM - 12:00PM
WoodhavenTue, May 19, 201510:30AM - 12:00PM

Apr
28
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Computers

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using a computer, including how to log on and off, use the keyboard and mouse, open and close windows and navigate the Internet.


Apr
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Basic Computer for Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Receive Instructions using the Internet and explore how to do online research.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.


Apr
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

This 6-week comprehensive course for beginners covers the basics of Internet use, email, Microsoft Word and more.

WoodhavenTue, May 5, 201511:00AM - 12:30PM
WoodhavenTue, May 12, 201511:00AM - 12:30PM

Apr
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

HOLD FOR CLARIFICATION RE CONTENT. -LYNN, 3/25Beginning 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? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
28
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Technology Bootcamp

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics at this technology series.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Sewing by the Book: Baby Accessories

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

The theme of this season's hand and machine sewing workshop for adults is baby accessories. You may also work on repairs or your own projects. We meet before the library opens; arrive promptly and ring the bell, gently please, for entry. We will create the following: March - blanket trimmed with satin; April - bibs; May - booties; June - bonnets.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Richmond Hill Quilters

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The Quilters meet Tuesdays at noon.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
28
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Share your skills with new friends.


Apr
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach you the techniques and exercises that participants can practice while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Apr
28
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Play Scrabble, the word game that has been played for generations! Please bring your own Scrabble materials.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Drawing to See: A Drawing Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is now closed

Over the course of eight weeks participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques that will sharpen their capacity to see in ways an artist sees. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
1:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Chess Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

The origins of chess are not completely clear, though it is believed to have evolved from earlier chess-like games played in India almost 2,000 years ago. The game we know today has been around since the 15th century, when it became popular in Europe. Play with us to see why it has lasted so long!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Cover Letters

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

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


Apr
28
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

English for Speakers of Other Languages

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

Our ESOL classes for adults are offered weekly. Preregistration is required.


Apr
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Independent Films at 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
28
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.


Apr
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Alice's Kitchen

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Alice Morley leads this discussion on healthy cooking, food and recipes. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knitting and Crochet

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Students select their own project and work on it. Basic knitting or crochet skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Keeping Your Body Strong

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads a discussion about vitamins, nutrition and nutritional deficiencies.


Apr
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Mitch Kahn Celebrates the Great American Popular Songbook

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singer, pianist, arranger, bandleader and veteran entertainer Mitch Kahn explores the vast wealth of the American Popular Songbook with great selections by Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen and more.


Apr
28
2:00PM

--to--

2:45PM

Baby Playtime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
28
2:15PM

--to--

2:45PM

Toddler Play

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers enjoy free play with educational toys. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Art Workshop For Kids

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Kids draw, read and paint.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Beginning a Business: Spring Series

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop series is presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Day 1 - How to start your own business 2 - SBA programs and services that can help your business; Day 3 - writing a business plan; Day 4 - selling to the federal government; Day 5 - e-commerce and social media marketing

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Guitarrazón

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Guitar duo Lisa and Josué perform original compositions as well as traditional flamenco and Latin dance music such as vals, bolero, cumbia and rumba.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Scrabble Club Winter and Spring 2015

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Scrabble Club Winter and Spring 2015

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make and Do

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Tuesday afternoon is arts and crafts time for ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Origami

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3 and up will welcome spring with origami flowers, birds, frogs and butterflies.


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Afternoon Craft Time

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Miss Beverly leads kids in grades 3-8 in a different craft activity each Tuesday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Teen Games . . . and Snacks!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club at Rosedale Library

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Learn to play chess

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Sewing Course

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In this two-part sewing course for beginners, teens will learn how to sew their own mug rugs.


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Be a STAR: Join the St. Albans Advantage Rewards Program

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Earn points by attending programs, doing homework and following library rules. Trade in your points at the end of the month for rewards. Certain conditions apply to this reward program for young people in grades K-12.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

"The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me" by Sherman Alexie

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us for a lively discussion of Sherman Alexie's essay "The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me," and experience the power of the paragraph! Participants will earn STAR reward points for entry into a raffle. See the staff for details.


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Make a Cloud Wind Puppet

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 will create and decorate a simple wind puppet in the shape of a cloud. Preregistration is required in person or by telephone. Please contact the librarian beginning March 30.


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Caring for a Person with Mental and Emotional Challenges (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do you have a loved one receiving mental health treatment, or who you feel should be evaluated or treated? Are you unsure how to proceed? Find out more at this workshop and discussion presented by Dr. Daniel Chen of Flushing Hospital Medical Center.


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Gardening

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

We need help from kids age 4 and up to bring our garden back to life after a long winter. Be prepared to get dirty!


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Help is available Mondays through Thursdays, except holidays, for children in grades K-6.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tuesday Crafternoon Fun

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-7 can explore their artistic, creative sides and make beautiful items to take home.


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Graphic Arts Book Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Create your own graphic Arts and they will participate in a Book Club and Discussion.


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun Crafts

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Arts and Crafts for children grades 2-6.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tuesday Afternoon Art Activity

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages will explore a different, exciting art activity each week.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

NYPD Explorer Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We meet every Tuesday in the Teen Space Conference Room.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Instructor Lilia Rodriguez uses Latin dance moves to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle and feel more energized. Dress for exercise and bring a bottle of water. Preregistration is required for each session. Come early to complete an exercise release form.


Apr
28
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Aerobics for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This class will keep you fit and build your muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories. The instructor is Angela Mendez. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.


Apr
28
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Word

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

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


Apr
28
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 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; how to apply to online job postings; and how to upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: JR160.


Apr
28
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Zumba: Dance for Your Health

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Certified Zumba instructor Maxine Davis teaches this easy-to-follow Latin dance-inspired fitness routine at PS 104Q, 26-01 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 50 openings

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


Apr
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Understanding the Labor Market

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

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


Apr
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 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 afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170


Apr
29
10:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: By phone or in person

Children ages 7-23 months join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Preregistration is required. Note the change in time and day.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Children age 2½-4 years enjoy half an hour of songs, stories, fingerplays and movement activities.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device and learn how to use it.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

At this four-part workshop, participants will learn about the basic components of the computer, computer terminology and how to naviagate folders, files and programs. They will also learn the basics of the Internet, including how to search for and browse websites, and will create an email address for themselves. Preregistration is required in person or by calling the library.


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

StayWell

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Seniors meet every Wednesday for exercise, yoga and other health-related programs.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Playgroup

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddlers for fun time at Steinway Library!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers are invited to join us for 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays and circle time. A parent or other adult caregiver must accompany each child.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Stories and Science for Preschoolers

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

From the kitchen to the playground, science is all around us. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and science activities with your preschooler ages 18 months to 5 years, and instill a love of science in your child! Preregistration is required.


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Adult Activity Hour

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us weekly for a variety of activities and crafts: learn to make jewelry, explore yarn crafts, paint with watercolors and play board games.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to the Internet

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

Learn the basics, including how to search for and browse websites. Preregistration is required in person or by calling the library.


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Picture Book Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:30AM or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register.

BroadwayWed, May 6, 201510:30AM - 1:30PM
BroadwayWed, May 13, 201510:30AM - 1:30PM
BroadwayWed, May 20, 201510:30AM - 1:30PM
BroadwayWed, May 27, 201510:30AM - 1:30PM
BroadwayWed, Jun 3, 201510:30AM - 1:30PM
BroadwayWed, Jun 10, 201510:30AM - 1:30PM

Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-36 months listen to fingerplays, music, rhymes and stories with their parents or other adult caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Internet for Beginners

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

Learn the basics of navigating the Internet. Participants should know how to use a computer keyboard and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

10:45AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-17 months and their caregivers enjoy bounces, rhymes, stories and songs.


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose and Toddler Time

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Every Wednesday in April we hear stories and sing songs. Infants, toddlers and their parents or other adult caregivers will all have fun and make new friends.


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

At this 5-session program for ages 18-36 months, toddlers and their parents or other adult caregivers will play and learn together with toys, games, puzzles and other items specially selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Child-development specialists will be available to talk about the special concerns of parenting.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn the basics, including how to surf the Internet and open an email account. Participants must possess a valid Queens Library card.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:45AM

--to--

11:15AM

STEAM Toddler Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Children ages 2 to 3½, accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver, listen to stories, sing songs and learn about science, technology, engineering, architecture and mathematics (STEAM), too!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Toddler Time includes stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts for ages 1-3 with a parent or other adult caregiver. This program runs every Wednesday all year long.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: By phone or in person

Children ages 2-4 years join us for stories, songs and fun. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and playtime for infants ages 18-30 months and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Storytime for ages 2-6 includes stories, songs and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Picture Book and Story Hour

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months and their parents or caregivers are invited to join our fun-filled picture-book reading and story time.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-3 listen to stories, enjoy fingerplays, sing songs and make crafts.


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango talks about great art. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Children age 5 and under, along with their caregivers, meet for stories, music and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-3 and their caregivers meet weekly for stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and lots of fun!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and fun for children ages 12-36 months with their caregivers. We'll all read and color together.


Apr
29
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Bring out your acting skills and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!


Apr
29
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-17 months and their caregivers join us for nursery rhymes, songs, lap bounces, stories, toys and movement games.


Apr
29
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1½ to 3 years and their caregivers participate in storytime, fingerplays, songs and crafts.


Apr
29
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their parents listen to stories and enjoy fingerplays and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years enjoy storytime with books, exercise and songs.


Apr
29
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn how to use the mouse, keyboard, toolbar and scroll bars and how to open and close "windows." A valid Queens Library card and preregistration are required.


Apr
29
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Coloring Time for Toddlers

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Coloring helps develop hand-eye coordination, patience, focus and the ability to recognize color, line and shape. Our coloring time also provides some some quality quiet time for parents and their toddlers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
12:30PM

--to--

1:00PM

Craft and Play Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers play with toys and work on easy crafts.


Apr
29
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Gather all your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines and herbal supplements and bring a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Preregister at the Reference Desk, call 718-990-5197 or email tmichel@queenslibrary.org to make an appointment to minimize your wait time.


Apr
29
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This interactive program for toddlers age 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 and their caregivers features storytime, nursery rhymes and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Learn Basic Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

This class is for those with little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. A professional Chinese instructor will teach Chinese pronunciation and how to conduct basic conversations. Please call the library or go to queenslibrary.org/events to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Diabetes: A Self-Management Workshop

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

The Resource Center of the New York City Department for the Aging presents a six-part workshop on diabetes self-management. At each 2 1/2 hour weekly session, trained volunteer leaders will show you how to set goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health and life. Preregistration is required; preregister online.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Apr
29
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Mahjong, anyone? Whether you're skilled at the game or have just watched from the sidelines but would like to learn to play, the Pomonok Mahjong Club, which meets Wednesday afternoons, is a great place to meet people, engage in conversation and exercise your ability to strategize.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Computer Basics for Older Adults

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

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


Apr
29
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Divergent" by Veronica Roth.


Apr
29
3:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Computer Drop-In Hours

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Do you need help updating your resume and cover letter, searching for a job or preparing for a job interview? Come in during our drop-in hours for one-on-one job-readiness assistance.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Apr
29
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Board Game Time

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Play games with Arverne Library! Games like Chess, Checkers, Jenga, and Settlers of Catan will be available for use by the community.


Apr
29
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Literacy Inc. Storytime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
29
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Bollywood Movie "Zokkomon"

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Bollywood movie


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Afterschool Read-Aloud

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Join us Wednesdays after school for a story and read-aloud for children in grades K-3.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Challenge

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Cardio Challenge combines both low impact aerobics and bootcamp into one total body workout. Instructor Bona Bhatia Khullar will lead you through easy-to-follow routines to increase cardiovascular fitness, tone the body and burn calories.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Puzzle Time

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Rock the brain
Puzzle teasers for the teens

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

American Sign Language Workshop: Spring Series

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands at this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience allows children age 6 and up the unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Discovery Team Science Fun

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn with the Discovery Team as we explore the wonders of science and math with experiments, activities and projects for children in elementary and middle school.


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Spring Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children age 3 and up will do a different craft activity every week. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Knitting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: By phone or in person

Children age 8 and up are invited to learn how to knit by a member of our adult Knit and Crochet Club. This is a 4-week program. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Participants are asked to bring their own supplies; see the librarian for details.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Jewelry Making

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Teens learn to make beautiful jewelry. Materials will be provided.


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Instructor Lilia Rodriguez uses Latin dance moves to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle and feel more energized. Dress for exercise and bring a bottle of water. Preregistration is required for each session. Come early to complete an exercise release form.


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tabletop Gaming Club

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

If you've played too much Monopoly and want something more exciting than checkers, then you may be ready for our new tabletop gaming club, where you can play a frantic game of Sushi Go!, roll some Dino Dice or hunt for treasure with Munchkin. It's a whole new world of gaming!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Read to a Dog

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami the therapy dog, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Email, Part 2

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn additional email account features and how to send and receive messages and attach documents. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC120


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Ready Readers

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

On Wednesday afternoons we offer early-reading stories and activities for children in grades 1-3.


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Exploring Comics through Drawing

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Learn about comics and how to make your own!


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Art and Poetry: "The Giving Tree"

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Celebrate National Poetry Month with an artistic exploration of Shel Silverstein's children's classic, "The Giving Tree."


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Modern Mythology: Mythic Elements in Anime and Video Games

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Join anime anthropologist Charles Dunbar for a look inside the mythological symbols, story elements and themes that appear in anime and video games.


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

All Together Now: The TL Radio Show Is Here!

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Be a part of Far Rockaway's very own teen radio show, for teens, by teens! Learn how to be a host, create topics, edit or engineerand the TL Radio Show experience, made possible by a grant from American Eagle Outfitters Foundation.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

This is Yu-Gi-Oh season! We will be dueling from now through April, with prizes awarded at the end. Dueling mats and cards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own materials and decks. All ages and playing levels are welcome; prior experience is not necessary.


Apr
29
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Zines to Reach Your Dreams

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Writers, artists, cartoonists and poets are needed for a three-part zine workshop.


Apr
29
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Credit, Business Management and Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

A representative from Accion East, a non-profit organization empowering low- to moderate income business owners through access to capital and financial education, will present a seminar on how to understand, build and manage credit. The presentation will also cover business management practices that will best provide access to start-up and expansion capital.


Apr
29
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Learn to Crochet

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

This is a beginner-level class for those who want to learn to crochet and have little previous experience with the craft. Learn how to hold the yarn and hook and create the basic stitches, including chain and slip stitches and single, half-double and double crochet.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
4:45PM

--to--

5:45PM

Hatha Yoga With Sandhya Kaurwar

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Hatha yoga focuses on increasing strength and flexibility. You will learn yoga postures along with yogic breathing exercises, yoga nidra and meditation for stress relief and peace of mind.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Yoga for Adults

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Adriana Hastings is the instructor. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Yoga for Adults

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Adriana Hastings is the instructor. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
5:00PM

--to--

5:45PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

This cardio-aerobics class led by Shanna Davis will include exercises to popular music and is designed to get your heart rate up while toning and sculpting your entire body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
29
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


Apr
29
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Acing the Test: SAT Prep Strategies

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

SAT prep continues at Queens Library for Teens at a series that will help you get the score you deserve. There's no magic about it, just the latest material for spring testing, some key strategies and lots of practice! This program is made possible by a grant from the Robin and Toni Charitable Foundation.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (In Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way.

You will learn about:

• How to develop a business plan
• How to determine your legal structure
• How to set up your bookkeeping
• How to get permits and licenses
• How to obtain financing


Apr
30
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Apr
30
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Apr
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Apr
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

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


Apr
30
10:15AM

--to--

11:30AM

Computer Classes for Adults in Spanish

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Introduction to computers and how to use the mouse
2) Navigating the Internet
3) Creating your own E-Mail account


Apr
30
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Bring your Google Android or Apple IOS device to these classes and learn how to use it.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Introduction to Excel

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

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Apr
30
11:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, and get help applying. See if you are entitled to rent assistance through the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) program. Call the outreach office of LiveOn, formerly Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York, at 347-815-5930, or email SNAP@liveon-ny.org for other times and locations.


Apr
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Apr
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


Apr
30
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Apr
30
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


Apr
30
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them and sharing it with others throughout the day. Poems will be available at the Reference Desks. Come in and get a poem for your pocket!


Apr
30
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Arverne
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? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
30
12:15PM

--to--

1:00PM

Toddler Movement Workshop

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

This is a fun program packed with movement and music for children aged 18-36 months.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Picture Book Time, Too

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This program is for those who want an earlier Picture Book Time than our Monday afternoon session, with the same fun stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
12:30PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

At Mother Goose Time, there are simple songs, rhymes and other activities for infants and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Create an Email Account

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Would you like to set up your own email account but don’t know where to start? In this step-by-step workshop, you will have access to a computer, and we will help you create an email account and begin using email on the spot.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Angelina Jolie directed "Unbroken," rated PG-13, a film based on Laura Hillenbrand's book about Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash at sea and became a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II.


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Play bridge and learn how to win!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
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? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Toddler Storytime with Tina

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18 months to 4 years listen to stories.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy fingerplays.


Apr
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Classic Movies at 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

The Greatest Singer-Songwriters of Our Time . . . and the Boy Who Loves Them!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Tom Smith sings and plays a dazzling array of masterpieces by 20 of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time: Billy Joel, Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Carole King, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley and others.


Apr
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Apr
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Introduction to Facebook

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create an account, add friends, "like" pages, pursue your personal interests and not embarrass your grandchildren!


Apr
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Prepare yourself for a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn about general and career-specific websites, what is needed to start a job search and how to find and apply for jobs online safely. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR190


Apr
30
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Tai Chi and Qigong for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Mirelle Netelle leads this course on tai chi and qigong basics for health and well-being.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Smoking: Everyone Loves a Quitter

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Although giving up smoking can be a challenging experience, people do it every day. Get tips on how to quit it at this program, presented by the Rockaway Wellness Partnership Program.


Apr
30
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

English Conversation Club

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

Improve your English conversation skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar! Our group is recommended for advanced English language learners, and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Knitting Group

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Share stories, relax, come in out of the cold and learn how to knit with friends!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Kids will choose from a variety of materials to create their own crafts, exercising their imaginations and increasing their confidence in their ability to make decisions.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join us for picture books, singing and coloring fun! Preschoolers and kindergarteners are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Manga Drawing Time

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Our drawing group for tweens and teens ages 10-17 meets weekly. You bring your creativity, we provide the supplies!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Craft Time for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Kids choose from a variety of materials to design and create their own crafts, exercising their imaginations and increasing their confidence in their ability to make choices and decisions.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Miriam Acevedo

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Instructor Miriam Acevedo will teach basic techniques and exercises that participants can practice while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our Anime Club for teens and tweens meets monthly. Selections are based on suggestions from teens and our anime-savvy librarian.


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Wii Games

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

Children age 9 and up are invited to play Wii video games. Preregistration required.


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Chess Club is for young people ages 5-15. A chess coach will be present at each meeting to teach the game and answer any questions. Materials will be provided.


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Tween Poetry Contest, Arverne Idol Edition

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Write a poem and read it aloud, competing with your fellow Arverne tweens for prizes! Poems will be judged by community volunteers and library staff.


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Spring Origami

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will create simple, bright and beautiful origami.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Storytime

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Bring your school-age child to the library to listen to some great picture books read aloud!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Movie Night

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy two animated features this month, both rated PG: "Epic" (2013) on 4/16 and "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" (2014) on 4/30.


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Girl Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all TEEN girls! Come out and discuss everyday issues affecting teens, such as bullying, relationships, goal-setting, and more. Learn new ways to overcome personal challenges.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Book Discussion for Boys

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Join Mrs. Tina to discuss "Cardboard" by Doug TenNapel. Before attending the meeting, participants must read the book, copies of which will be available at the Customer Service Desk. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program. Preregistration is required.


Apr
30
4:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Harry Potter Day

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children and teens age 10 and up will play an interactive Harry Potter video game.


Apr
30
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Play a variety of traditional board games at Thursday's Game Time!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Comics Talk

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Are you into comics? Or are you curious about them but not sure which your might like? Bring your comic book questions and conversation to Pomonok, where you can hang out with other comic book fans!


Apr
30
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Poem in Your Pocket

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will make a pocket from construction paper and will be encouraged to write a poem, place it in the pocket and read the poem aloud to the group.


Apr
30
5:00PM

--to--

6:15PM

Author Talk: Adrienne Onofri

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Adrienne Onofri will discuss her book "Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough," which provides walking tours of more than 30 neighborhoods, including their history, places of interest and more. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.


Apr
30
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Evening at the Movies

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Disney's "Into the Woods" (2014), rated PG, is a live-action musical fairy tale.


Apr
30
5:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Discovery Team Science

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Meet the D Team, conduct experiments and learn interesting facts at this science program for kids in grade 2 and up.


Apr
30
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Poetry Battle

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will use words made out of tablet boxes to make a poem. The race is on to see who completes a poem fastest!


Apr
30
5:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Book Hangman

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Our version of Hangman is all about books, and all ages are invited to play.


Apr
30
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Angela Mendez teaches a mix of dance fitness, low-impact strength training and stretching exercises to relieve stress. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Apr
30
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Fire Safety for Seniors

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important lifesaving skills from demonstrations on fire safety.


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Dance Fusion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Instructor Katwicia Desruisseaux leads a mix of dance fitness, aerobics, low-impact strength training and stretching exercises that help relieve stress. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Basic Computer for Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use the Internet and do research.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Boot Camp

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kiersten Clay provides a total body workout that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Adult Craft Hour

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn to crochet, knit, make jewelry, explore paper crafts and create collages at these weekly craft sessions for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Literature and Art Encounter with Arturo Ruiz-Sánchez (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, painters, orators and others are invited to share their talents every last Thursday of the month with five minutes of prepared material. All levels are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Quilting Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 openings

The quilting history of African Americans is nearly as old as the history of our country itself, and is part of our American cultural heritage. To keep that culture alive, we are offering a quilting program for the public. Space is limited; please preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Shoshana Damari, Queen of Israeli Music

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Ira Epstein, PhD, will discuss the life and career of Israeli singer Shoshana Damari. The presentation will feature samples of her many notable songs and performances.


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Excel for Beginners

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

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


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is Chris Bohjalian's novel "Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands." Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk.


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Job Readiness and Computer Class with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Job Readiness and Computer Class with New York Cares.


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Tech Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for our weekly Tech Thursday program where we explore the basics of computers from typing skills to Microsoft office. Children ages 7-12.


Apr
30
6:15PM

--to--

7:15PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes and sneakers. It is recommended that you not eat for three hours before class. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Learn to Dance Soca

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Instructor Davin McLeod shares the history and movements of this masquerade dance, the "soul of Calypso" and "the power of movement," that is performed at the annual Caribbean Carnival. You do not need to know how to dance to participate, but you will certainly feel like a dancer when you leave! Preregistration is required for each session.


Apr
30
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Conversational English

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

This an intermediate and advanced English class for speakers of other languages. Join us Thursday afternoon for fun discussions that will improve your understanding of spoken English!

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

English Conversation Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Improve your vocabulary, listening and speaking skills talking about many interesting topics.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Sing Along with Marion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Sing old-time favorites with Marion Mango at this teleconferenced program! First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

How Do Leading Entrepreneurs Think

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

In this class you will learn how to think like successful entrepreneurs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


May
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 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


May
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Knitting Club

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Spend a Friday morning sharing ideas with fellow knitters!

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 months listen to stories, sing nursery rhymes and do fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Infants and their caregivers are invited for bouncing rhymes, songs, puppets and circle time.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Knitting Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Knitters, if you are looking for a place to share your "purls" of wisdom and experience, please join us! Bring your own material.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are invited for play time, stories, crafts and songs.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5, with parent or caregiver, enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle games. Preregistration for the series is required. Please contact the librarian, in person or by telephone, beginning March 30th, to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers make a simple craft, listen to stories and sing songs.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Let's Play

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

It's 30 minutes of unstructured play for infants and toddlers with their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Babies and Books

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Bring your baby to enjoy nursery rhymes, playtime and books.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their adult caregivers enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more .

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:00AM

--to--

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


May
1
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computers for Beginners

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

A half hour of one-on-one computer training is available by appointment only. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11:00AM, 11:30AM or 12:00PM.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Infants and their parents enjoy songs and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Mitchell-LindenWed, May 6, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
Mitchell-LindenFri, May 8, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
Mitchell-LindenWed, May 13, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
Mitchell-LindenFri, May 15, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
Mitchell-LindenWed, May 20, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
Mitchell-LindenFri, May 22, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
Mitchell-LindenWed, May 27, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
Mitchell-LindenFri, May 29, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM

May
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Infants and their parents sing songs and enjoy fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-36 months and their caregivers join our Children's Librarian for stories and fun.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 1/2 and up listen to stories, enjoy fingerplays, sing songs and make crafts.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Toddler Learning Center combines a 5-session play group for children ages 18-36 months with a learning opportunity for parents or caregivers. Professionals from the fields of nutrition, physical fitness, speech therapy and child psychology will speak with adults, make simple referrals and give advice while children play.


May
1
11:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Adult Basic Computer Classes

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Need to learn how to use your computer?
Need to learn how to sue the keyboard, mouse and to open and close applications?
This Adult Basic Computer Classes are for you!
Customers encouraged to attend all sessions.

South Ozone ParkFri, May 8, 201511:30AM - 1:30PM

May
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-17 months and their caregivers join us for nursery rhymes, songs, lap bounces, stories, toys and movement games.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their parents sing songs, listen to simple picture books and enjoy fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years enjoy storytime with books, exercise and songs.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Moving and Grooving with Tenaria

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

This aerobics fitness class uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular health and tone the body. The instructor is Tenaria Drummond-Smith.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

English for Hindi Speakers

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Hindi speakers will learn English as a second language and become confident speaking it.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
12:30PM

--to--

1:00PM

Craft and Play Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers play with toys and work on easy crafts.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Scrabble and Bananagrams

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Play word games with new friends!

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

Additional Dates


May
1
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Selections for the next several months are: 5/1 -"The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America" by Erik Larson; 6/5 -
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd; 7/10 - "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford; 8/7 - "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Dai Sijie. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Art Classes and Manga drawings

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Show your artistic skills in drawings.
for teens

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Invigorate your brain with a spelling bee, for children and teens!

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Friday Afternoon Movies

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

2/20: I Am Ali, PG; 2/27: 101 Dalmations, G; 3/6: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, PG; 3/13: Cinderella, G; 3/20: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, PG; 3/27: Despicable Me 2, PG; 4/10: Dumbo, G; 4/17: Frozen, PG; 4/24: Guardians of the Galaxy, PG-13; 5/1: The Lego Movie, PG; 5/8: The Little Mermaid, G; 5/15: Maleficent, PG; 5/22: Mary Poppins, G; 5/29: Monsters University, G; 6/5: Tinkerbell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, G; 6/12: Wreck-It Ralph, PG

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

TGIF Games

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

End your week playing video and board games or just hanging out with your friends.
for teens

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Riddles and Contests

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Every Monday a riddle is posted and children have until Friday to solve it. On Friday a prize is awarded to everyone who answers correctly.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Help with homework is available for children in grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills, learn new strategies and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-3 share books and stories with a teen reading buddy.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Make Reading Fun: A Literacy Workshop for Parents

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

At this workshop, parents will learn first-hand how to make reading fun for their children through the use of song, crafts and creative movement.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Movie Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon movie at your library. We will be showing Disney's "Maleficent." (2014; PG)


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Art Lessons

Location: North Hills
Registration: Registration is now closed

Professional artist Ms. Helen T.W. Zhang will teach children ages 8-12 drawing and painting techniques. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for board games, card games and more fun for children in grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics!


May
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Family Game Day

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Have fun playing a wide variety of board games on Friday afternoons.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
3:45PM

--to--

5:45PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: find better ways to cope. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-8 team up with a teen reading partner.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

New York Cares offers chess lessons for beginners and an opportunity for experienced players to get in some games.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Game Fridays

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Play the latest games Xbox, Playstation and Wii games.
for teens

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Instructor Laura Jenkins teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Nature Photography

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In these fun and interactive workshops, local artist Carlos Martinez will explain the basics of photography and digital storytelling and show how to take great photos on a cell phone.


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Day

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Watch family-friendly films Friday afternoons this spring!

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 and their parents or other adult caregivers will listen to stories read aloud.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Arts and crafts time is for children age 4 and up. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Friday Movie

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

In "The Lego Movie" (2014), rated PG, a simple Lego character is mistakenly recruited into a a group intent on battling an evil force of immobility.


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Game Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Board games, card games and puzzles are waiting for children of all ages, including preschoolers. Those under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Board Game Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-6 enjoy a variety of fun board games.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Parent Literacy Workshop: Making Reading Fun

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Parents and caregivers will learn from Ms. Lucy how to use music and crafts to make reading fun and engaging.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join your friends playing our all-new Nintendo Wii U, our X Box 360 or our huge selection of board and card games! The fun is happening here in the Flushing Teen Room.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Discovery Team Science Fun

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn with the Discovery Team as we explore the wonders of science and math with experiments, activities and projects for children in elementary and middle school.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Chess Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Children age 8 and up can learn the art of chess or master the game.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Magazine Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Magazine Club is for kids in grades 4-6 who want to improve their skills at writing articles, stories, poetry, blogs and comics by working with, and helping, each other. Results will be on display at the library.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Book Discussion and Activity for Girls

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Join Mrs. Tina and parent volunteers for a discussion, for girls ages 7-10, of "Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock" by Carolyn Keene. Participants must read the book before attending the meeting. Copies are available at the Customer Service Desk. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


May
1
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children play Monopoly and other board games after school.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


May
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens help children in grades K-6 with their homework.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Social Dance

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn line and ballroom dances at this dance course for adults.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Math tutoring is available for young people in grades 4-8. Bring your math homework and textbook.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Students ages 6-18 can get homework help at the library Saturdays between 11:00AM and 2:00PM.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Wire-Sculpting Jewelry Workshop for Adults

Location: Bayside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Pamela Isaac shows how to use wire sculpting to design chic necklaces and bracelets. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


May
2
11:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Homework Help is available Saturdays 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Rise and shine and head to the library for 30 minutes of stories and songs!

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

Additional Dates


May
2
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

New York Vocal Artists Research Center Mother's Day Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York Vocal Artists Research Center (NYVARC) was founded in October 2008 in New York and its members have been performing for the community ever since. At this concert, they will sing Chinese folk songs and Italian opera arias. In Auditorium, Lower Level


May
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Kowai: International Monsters of Mystery

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Vampires, ghouls, shape changers . . . . These are characters of our storytelling legacy that live in our dreams but, more particularly, our nightmares. Examine some of the fearsome foes that prowl the corners of the globe through this index of the creepy and scary!


May
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens age 8 and up learn the basics of chess or improve their game.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

A Musical Tribute to Sam Cooke

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Singer Cody Childs presents a tribute to the life and music of legendary soul singer Sam Cooke, with such classics as "You Send Me," " Wonderful World," "Bring It on Home to Me," "A Change is Gonna Come" and more.


May
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

What's That Sound?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a fun-filled exploration of instrument families in the modern classical orchestra. Children ages 5 and up and their parents or caregivers can learn about brass, string, percussion and woodwind instruments and how they make music.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Learn to Dance Soca

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Instructor Davin McLeod shares the history and movements of this masquerade dance, the "soul of Calypso" and "the power of movement," that is performed at the annual Caribbean Carnival. You do not need to know how to dance to participate, but you will certainly feel like a dancer when you leave! Preregistration is required for each session.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

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


May
2
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Brazilian Dance by Silva Dance Company

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This performance showcases various dance styles of Brazil, including the samba de roda, capoeira and orixa with a modern twist.


May
3
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

North American Chinese Calligraphy Association Presents Lectures on Chinese Culture (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Flushing Library and the North American Chinese Calligraphy Association present, as a part of the Flushing Lecture Series, twelve workshops on Chinese culture focusing on the study and appreciation of classical Chinese literature and arts. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


May
4
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Free Security-Guard Training: Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for certification as a security guard. Find out more and preregister for the program at this information session!


May
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


May
4
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, movement games and toys while their parents or adult caregivers socialize, make friends and share parenting tips. Everyone has fun!

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

Additional Dates


May
4
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Basic Typing

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

These sessions involve some instruction and a great deal of practice, practice, practice.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Tai Chi with Kevin M. Sullivan

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited. Preregistration is required for each session.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12-24 months enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Preschool Storytime

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

Join us for stories, songs and creative movement for children ages 3-5 with a parent. Space is limited. Please preregister at the library one week before each session.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Alzheimer's Disease

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


May
4
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This class is offered by AARP.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Bingo for Older Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for bingo! Prizes will be awarded!

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

Additional Dates


May
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

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


May
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

A Quilting Workshop

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

In this two-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create easy quilting designs, including four-patch and cathedral window. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand.


May
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Health, Healing and Hip Hop: A Forum and Showcase Hosted by Ralph McDaniels

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join Ralph McDaniels, a.k.a. Uncle Ralph, at a forum to raise awareness about the challenges of caring for a family member with a debilitating or life-threatening illness. The discussion will feature M. K. Asante, author of “Buck: A Memoir,” health professionals, artists and others. A performance featuring hip hop artists will follow the discussion.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading and, if there is interest, participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-8 will hear stories and sing songs.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children over age 4 work on a different project each week.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Asian Print-Making: Two-Part Program

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a 2-part craft program for teens. Part 1: Viewing short video clips from Japan, participants will learn how to shape patterns for making prints.

Part 2: Using short video clips from China and Japan, participants will learn about making print impressions on rice paper or tracing paper and will decorate the library windows with prints to make like stained glass.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fun with Programming

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Students in grades 5-8 will learn basic coding, such as HTML.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Card Games

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

We will learn and play spit, hearts, rummy 500 and more.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Monday Movie Afternoon

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Bring friends or come alone and enjoy an entertaining film with us! Movies will be listed on our monthly calendar, or you can call the library for more information.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. Copies are available at the library.


May
4
5:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Computer Homework Help

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children will learn how to use the Queens Library online catalogue, find books in the library and browse safe and educational free websites.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Author Talk: "Diamond Head" by Cecily Wong

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Told through the eyes of the wives and daughters of a murdered Chinese shipping magnate, Diamond Head is a powerful first novel about love and lies, sacrifice and loss, and compromise and hope, played out on the island of Oahu in the first half of the 20th century. IRC Conference Room.


May
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Nat "King" Cole and Florence Henderson

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Media specialist Richard Knox delves into the career and life of legendary baritone Nat King Cole and outstanding Broadway musical artist Florence Henderson.


May
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Computer Basics

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults learned how to use the Computer.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Sickle Cell Awareness: Community Resources and Information

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

The Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network promotes awareness of and education on services available for those living with the sickle cell disease or trait.


May
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Computer Literacy: Google Tools and the Cloud (in Spanish)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In these workshops, you will learn how to use various Google tools. Participants will learn how search the Internet using Google, open a Gmail account, share files and documents using Google Drive, and store and access documents in the Cloud, the latest free data-storage method.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

New York Cares Presents Computers for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics: how to open an email account, navigate the Internet and use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel programs.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Learn about computer hardware and software, how to use a computer and how to search the Internet.


May
5
1:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

SNAP and SCRIE Benefits

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Find out whether you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, and the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program, and get help applying. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a list of other locations and times, call the outreach office of LiveOn NY (formally Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc.) at 347-815-5930 or email SNAP@liveon-ny.org.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knitting

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join our weekly knitting sessions, a quiet and relaxing craft time for adults.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


May
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

English for Speakers of Other Languages

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

Our ESOL classes for adults are offered weekly. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


May
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Zumba Exercise for Adults

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Ciara Sandoval teaches dance movements to keep you fit in this aerobic exercise class for adults. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Preregistration is required for each session.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Parker at Your Door

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A representative of Parker Jewish Institute will providing information about free physician home visits for seniors on Medicaid. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers please contact 718-464-0084 to receive access numbers.


May
5
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


May
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lucille Ball: A Retrospective

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Dr. Ira Epstein explores the life, funniest moments and comedic techniques of television pioneer Lucille Ball.


May
5
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Hip Hop Elements: Rep Your Style with FUBU’s Keith Perrin and Hip Hop Saves Lives

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

FUBU's Keith Perrin, one of hip hop's most successful entrepreneurs, will show kids, tweens and teens how to start a business and build a successful brand. Participants will then have a chance to record their rhymes about hip hop style and more with Hip Hop Saves Lives.


May
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Stories and Craft

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children listen to stories and make crafts in this program sponsored by Literacy, Inc.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Word Up Teen Vocabulary Club

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Cacophony. Lapis lazuli. Jejune. Join the Word Up Vocabulary Club and learn these and other exciting words. Participants will earn St. Albans Advantage Rewards (STAR) points. Preregistration is encouraged so we can have materials available for all. Call or visit the library to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mother's Day Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Create a special something for a special someone!


May
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Graphic Arts and Book Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens will create graphic arts and discuss books.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make It 3-D

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Learn how to "print" objects right before your very eyes! Employing cutting-edge technology, an expert will show you how to use 3-D design software to create objects. You will then watch a 3-D printer in operation. This program is made possible by National Grid.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Students in grades K-8 will learn arts and crafts techniques.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tuesday Crafternoon Fun

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-7 explore their artistic, creative sides and make beautiful items to take home.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Gardening

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

We need help from kids age 4 and up to nurse our garden through the spring. Be prepared to get dirty!

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

Additional Dates


May
5
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Reading Rivals: A Contest for Kids

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you like to read? Earn the most points and win a prize at this program for kids ages 10-14!


May
5
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Laurelton Homeowners Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Homeowners come to share your ideas on how to make Laurelton a better community.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Job Search Techniques

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at an interactive workshop that will explain strategies, networking objectives and online search techniques for finding the right job.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Understanding the Labor Market

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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; appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR100


May
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Excel

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

Learn how to create spreadsheets, use formulas and create tables. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 50 openings

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

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

Additional Dates


May
6
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


May
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


May
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 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 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


May
6
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

There are stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 19 months to 3 years.

SunnysideWed, May 13, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, May 20, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, May 27, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 3, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 10, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 17, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jun 24, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM

May
6
10:30AM

--to--

3:30PM

Driver Safety

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This AARP course is open to anyone with a New York State driver's license. Because it is offered by AARP, there is a minimal fee to attend. To preregister, please call 718-641-3911.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computers for Beginners

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

No prior computer experience is required. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Story and Activity Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 2 through 3 1/2 years, with caregivers, enjoy simple stories, songs, rhymes and coloring or craft activities. Preregistration for the series is required. Please contact the librarian, beginning April 6, to register.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

Learn how to create a documents on the computer. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications. Preregistration is required in person or by calling the library.


May
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computer Basics

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using a computer.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
11:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Blood Pressure Screening

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The library has partnered with The Floating Hospital to offer free blood pressure screenings and information on health care services on a monthly basis. First come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn computer basics: how to use the mouse, keyboard, toolbar and scroll bars and open and close windows. A valid Queens Library card and preregistration are required.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads a discussion about keeping your mind sharp through word play.


May
6
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


May
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Computer Basics for Older Adults

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

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

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

Additional Dates


May
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Fairy Tales from Around the World

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

We'll read and discuss a different fairy tale from a different place each time we meet.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
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


May
6
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Hip Hop Elements: Spin a Career with a DJ

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Learn how DJs create successful careers, from the booth to the airwaves, with DJ G$Money and radio personality and television host Lil Nat. A Battle of the DJs with special guests will follow.


May
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Film Screening and Lecture

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

The film "For One English Officer" documents an unprecedented prisoner-of-war exchange brokered by the Red Cross during WWII. Military veteran Bernard Rader, accompanied by his wife June, will screen the film, in which he is interviewed. Mr. Rader endured nearly two months of German captivity in France before becoming one of the 149 Allied prisoners of war involved in the exchange. For his service Mr. Rader was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and France's Legion of Honor medals.


May
6
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

English Conversation Club

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

Improve your English conversation skills, vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. Our group is recommended for advanced English-language learners, and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Fairy Tale Fun

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun reading of folk and fairy tales for children ages 6-12 and their parents or guardians.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Polyhedron Origami

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Using brightly colored paper, we will make three-dimensional geometric shapes which can be put together, stacked, or connected to form towers, containers, and much more.


May
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 get creative and have fun building with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Mother’s Day Craft Project

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will create spring flowers using assorted colors of tissue paper, ribbon, scissors and glue. They will also have an opportunity to make an origami gift box. Step-by-step instructions will be to children for making these items to give to their moms or other adult caregivers for Mother's Day.


May
6
5:00PM

--to--

5:45PM

Cook the Books with Roald Dahl

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

At our new Roald Dahl book club for grade 3 and up we will pair his hilarious stories with his own "revolting recipes." On May 6 we make a blue bubbler to accompany "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me" and on May 13 we concoct our own peach juice to toast "James and the Giant Peach." Space is limited; preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


May
6
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In May, we will screen the following movies, all rated PG-13: 5/6 - "Exodus: Gods and Kings"; 5/13 - "Selma"; 5/20 - "Spare Parts"; 5/27 - "Still Alice"

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

Additional Dates


May
6
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. 5/6-Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 5/13-Calculations and sorksheets; 5/20-Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00AM or by telephone at 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryWed, May 13, 20156:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryWed, May 20, 20156:00PM - 8:30PM

May
7
10:00AM

--to--

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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


May
7
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


May
7
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 2-3 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


May
7
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


May
7
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Beginning a Business

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop series is presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Day 1 - How to start your own business 2 - SBA programs and services that can help your business; Day 3 - writing a business plan; Day 4 - selling to the federal government; Day 5 - e-commerce and social media marketing

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

Additional Dates


May
7
12:00PM

--to--

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


May
7
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
7
12:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Blockbuster Matinee

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Angelina Jolie directs this film based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book about Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash at sea and became a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II. (2014; PG-13)


May
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Little Learners Video Time

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Bring your little learner to the library for video-learning fun! DVDs are chosen from popular educational programming that your child will enjoy. This program is forchildren ages 18 months to 3 years.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
7
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3½ to 5 and their adult caregivers enjoy stories, music, games and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
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


May
7
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In May, we will screen: 5/7 - "White Heat" (1949; customer suggestion); 5/14 - "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953; customer suggestion); 5/21 - "Kings Row" (1942); 5/28 - "Air Force" (1943)

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

Additional Dates


May
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mitch Kahn Sings Academy Award-Winning Songs

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Singer and pianist Mitch Kahn celebrates the legacies of Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Johnny Mercer and others.


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

How to Speak to Your Physician

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Learn how to advocate for yourself and your family in the doctor’s office at this open discussion about doctor-patient communication.


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Kids' Craft Time

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 are invited to bring their favorite adult on the first Thursday of every month to create something wonderful.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Healthy Relationships

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Healthy Relationships is a teen workshop presented by the New York City Healthy Relationship Academy, an initiative of the Mayor's Office to combat domestic violence. The workshop will cover features of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships and give you tools for helping a friend in an unhealthy relationship


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Tongue Twisters

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Sing or rap a tongue twister!


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Mother's Day Floral Craft

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

Children ages 6-12 will make a wall-hanging from cardstock in the form of a woven heart-shaped pouch with a silk flower arrangement.


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Family Film

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

"Spare Parts" (2014), rated PG-13, is based on the true story of four Hispanic high school students who formed a robotics club and, with $800, used car parts and no previous engineering experience, competed in a robotics championship against students from MIT and Cambridge.


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make a Mother's Day Picture Frame

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12, accompanied by an adult, will make a colorful picture frame for Mom.


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Sunnyside Book Club

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for a lively discussion of "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker." New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley.


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Jewelry Making

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Children and teens will learn how to make beautiful jewelry to take home as a gift for Mother's Day.


May
7
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Ojo de Dios Craft

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Join us and make a yarn craft, the Ojo de Dios - Eye of God - an ancient Mexican symbol. Program is open to ages 5 and up. Please register in advance, materials are limited.


May
7
4:30PM

--to--

5:45PM

Mothers Day Arts and Crafts

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Young people age 6-14 make a special gift for Mom and create a pop-up card, too!


May
7
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

A Focus on Hip Hop with Cynthia Horner and Friends Featuring Ken Harris, a.k.a. KENTHEPHOTOGRAPHER

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Hear Cynthia Horner, editor-in-chief of “Hip Hop Weekly” and author of “Real Divas: Living & Loving Out Loud,” discuss her journey as a writer covering celebrities and entertainment news; and meet KENTHEPHOTOGRAPHER (Ken Harris), whose photos of entertainment legends are on display in the art gallery. Be part of our Hip Hop History Show and Tell! Bring your photos, posters and other mementos. The Queens Memory Team will digitize your best submissions and give you a free thumb drive of the scans.


May
7
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Instructor Miriam Acevedo uses dance moves from merengue, salsa, cha cha, cumbia and reggaeton to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle and feel more energized. Preregistration is required for each session. Come early to complete an exercise release form.


May
7
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Mother's Day Craft

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

Make a present for mom!


May
7
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Immigrant Women: Sharing Voices through Film

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Join us for the screening of three indie short films and conversations with the immigrant and first-generation filmmakers who specifically focus on the experience of being an immigrant in New York City.


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult ESL Computer Classes

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of how to use a computer. Class is being taught in Creole and English.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Learn about sensory processing disorder and how it impacts children and adults with autism spectrum disorders at this interactive workshop. A question-and-answer session will follow the workshop.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Interview Techniques

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop will help prepare you for a job interview and provide tips and strategies on what to do before, during and after.


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Buying a Home: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

This workshop, presented by Chhaya Community Development Corporation, covers everything first-time home buyers need to know about home ownership.


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Workshop

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Representatives from the family services organization Forestdale will present a workshop on obtaining legal immigrant status for young people ages 16-33.


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Job Readiness and Computer Class with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

We will help participants search for jobs, fill out online applications and prepare resumes and cover letters. Participants may also practice basic computer skills and receive guidance on preparing for and following up after a job interview.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word.

*In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


May
7
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Holistic Health

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Explore how mind-body wellness can help heal the effects of everyday stresses and toxins. This thought-provoking presentation introduces a holistic perspective, with helpful health tips you can implement the very next day.


May
7
7:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Your Inner Leader

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join the group to find the "leader" locked within you.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: Mother's Day Memories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads this after-hours discussion group. This is a teleconferenced event for older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Things to know before starting a business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Before you start your business take this class to learn key things you will need to know. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


May
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

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


May
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

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


May
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Concerts in Motion Presents Vocalist Abby Powell

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the singing of Abby Powell, who has performed on the operatic and world recital stages and been praised by the New York Times as a vocalist of "solid and youthful" tone. This is a teleconferenced event. First-time participants should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
8
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We have stories, songs and rhymes for infants ages 6-18 months and their parents or other adult caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
11:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Beautiful Potted Plants for Mother's Day

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Are you looking for the "perfect" Mother's Day gift? Consider a beautifully wrapped plant from the Friends of East Elmhurst Library potted plant sale! Both indoor and outdoor varieties will be available. Come early for a good selection!


May
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Spanish and Caribbean Guitar Classics

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dynamic guitar duo Lisa and Josué add flamenco flavor to Spanish and Caribbean classics. Their program also features selections from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Mexico.


May
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make Your Own Movie Poster

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Create a movie poster for your favorite movie or an upcoming attraction! Art supplies will be provided


May
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mother's Day Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Mother's Day Arts and Crafts


May
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Friday Movie Time: "Dolphin Tale 2"

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

A group of sympathetic humans help a dolphin with a damaged tail.


May
8
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Mother's Day Craft Program

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 create a craft for Mother's Day. Preregistration is required. Please contact the librarian, in person or by telephone, to register, beginning April 6th.


May
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Hip Hop Elements: Battle of the Mics with Hip Hop Saves Lives

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join Hip Hop Saves Lives in a friendly MC skills competition. We have the beats and the mics; just bring your lyrics and friends! Participants will be invited to create a “Battle of the Mics” video with Hip Hop Saves Lives.


May
8
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Make a Mother's Day Card

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will make a card for someone special for Mother's Day.


May
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Celebrate 5,000 Years of Chinese Culture

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Roger Pena and George Wei will lecture on China's 5,000-year-old culture, one of the most ancient in the world. They will discuss Chinese history, including the Tang dynasty; the essence of Chinese traditional culture; the significance of the Year of the Sheep; Chinese dance, martial arts and tai chi; herbal cures and acupuncture and much more!


May
8
4:30PM

--to--

6:15PM

Buttons! Buttons! Buttons! A Mother's Day Jewelry Craft

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Join us for a Mother's Day craft of button jewelry. Make something for that special lady in your life. Age restricted; Space and supplies are limited. It is advised that you bring buttons of your special taste and design.


May
8
6:00PM

--to--

10:00PM

Friends of Corona Library Mother's Day Celebration

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Enjoy bingo, live shows, dancing, giveaways, food and drinks at this special event you won't want to miss!


May
9
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. 5/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 5/16-Creating and saving documents; 5/30 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should be able to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 2 at 10:00AM, or by telephone at 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, May 16, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, May 30, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM

May
9
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

CAMBA iChange Information Session

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Are you an immigrant who would like to use in New York the professional credentials you acquired in your native country? CAMBA is a social services organization that can help you locate employment in your field.


May
9
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Community Resource Fair

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Different community organizations will be present to discuss their programs and services and describe ways you can get involved.


May
9
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Puppet Show

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The Bronze Puppeteers of Junior Girl Scout Troop 4791, from Sacred Heart Church, are working to earn their bronze award by writing scripts based on favorite children’s books and bringing them to life with puppets. Each story the girls have chosen will teach a lesson to younger children ages 6-9.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
1:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Hip Hop Elements: International Family Day Jam Hosted by Universal Zulu Nation

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Celebrate hip hop history and culture with an afternoon of music, dancing and art, as MCs, DJs, B-boys, B-girls and graffiti artists recreate the atmosphere of the original hip hop park jams! Families are welcome!


May
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

An Afternoon of Rhythm and Blues performed by Rhythm Ignition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the great sounds of Motown and more with selections of such great artists as The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, and many, many more.


May
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "Audra McDonald in Concert 'Go Back Home'"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, Audra McDonald, the unparalleled performer, a winner of five Tony and two Grammy Awards, takes center stage to sing her favorite songs in the screening of a special gala concert.


May
9
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Computers for Beginners (in Spanish)

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. 5/9 - Introduction to the computer; 5/16 - Navigating the Internet; 5/30- Creating your own email account. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 2 at 10:00AM.

Langston HughesSat, May 16, 20152:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, May 30, 20152:00PM - 4:30PM

May
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Adopting a Pet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A representative from Bobbi and the Strays animal shelter will walk you through the pet adoption process, discussing immunizations, licensing, safety requirements, tagging, microchips and pet care. She will also talk about the shelter's work and will introduce Princess, a five-year-old mixed Labrador Retriever, who does tricks and is a great ambassador for shelter dogs.


May
9
2:30PM

--to--

4:45PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"The Theory Of Everything" (2014), rated PG-13, is the extraordinary story of one our greatest minds, renowned English astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. Eddie Redmayne, who plays Hawking, won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Hawking.


May
9
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 5/9 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 5/16 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 5/23 - Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 5/30 - Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mother's Day Craft: Beading

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate mom with wonderful, creative, unique jewelry made by you!


May
9
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Flushing
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.


May
10
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Music Lecture Series by New York Classical Music Lovers Association (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lecturers will discuss different style of classical music and composers each month. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


May
11
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

This is a 6-hour course offered by AARP. To preregister, please call Elaine at 718-641-3911. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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


May
11
11:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

Smart Driving

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This AARP course is open to anyone with a driver's license. The fee (check or money order only) is $20 for AARP members (membership card required) and $25 for nonmembers with a driver's license. To preregister, call AARP at 718-641-3911.


May
11
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Korean Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Do you enjoy reading? Have you read a good book lately? Share your reading experiences at the Korean Book Club!

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

Additional Dates


May
11
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Doug and Dmitri Klezmer Duo

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an electrifying performance of klezmer music by Doug Leblang and Dmitri (Zisl) Slepovitch, who sing and perform on a variety of instruments.


May
11
2:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

International Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In the award-winning film "The Auction" (in French with English subtitles), directed by Sébastien Pilote, Gaby, a sheep farmer in rural Quebec, decides to sell the family farm to raise money for one of his daughters who asks for financial help.


May
11
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Popular Divas of Our Time

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Dynamic female vocalist Jay Cee Driesen performs songs of your favorite divas: Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Celine Dion and others.


May
11
3:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for two classic movies starring Humphrey Bogart: 5/11 - "Key Largo" and 5/18 - "The Big Sleep"

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

Additional Dates


May
11
3:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Wireless MiFi Information Session

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The MiFi is a wireless router used as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Our information session will explain what you need to know about this portable Wi-Fi device and how you can get one.


May
11
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

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This fun-filled educational experience allows children age 6 and up the unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.


May
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Learn CPR, Be 911

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This lesson, offered by certified FDNY/ EMS personnel, will equip New Yorkers to act in the event of cardiac arrest using compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) will be offered on compressions-only mannequins with “watch while practice” DVD instructions.


May
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

The College Admissions Process (in Chinese)

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This workshop is designed to help college-bound high school students and their parents navigate the complex and confusing college admissions and financial aid application process.


May
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, orators and everyone else are invited to share their talents onstage once a month.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month hear a great country, blues and indie rock concert filmed at "Lincoln Center Out of Doors" this past summer.


May
11
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon.


May
11
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Get an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business, and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each.


May
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Learn how to set up your own email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


May
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Keeping Your Body Strong

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads a discussion about vitamins, nutrition and nutritional deficiencies. This is a teleconferenced event for older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of computer use. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
1:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

SNAP and SCRIE Benefits

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Find out whether you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, and the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) Program, and get help applying. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a list of other locations and times, call the outreach office of LiveOn NY (formally Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City, Inc.) at 347-815-5930 or email SNAP@liveon-ny.org.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics," by Daniel James Brown.


May
12
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This AARP driving class is geared towards older adults.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


May
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Bingo

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Come Fly with Me

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Journey through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from the 1920s to the 1980s, with vocalist Jacques LeBas.


May
12
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Paper Cutting Portraiture with Ming Liang Lu

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Ming Liang Lu, a Chinese born Master Paper Portrait Cutter, will demonstrate Paper Portrait Cutting, one of the ancient Chinese art forms. Dating to the Han dynasty, it’s traditionally associated with designs like those of animals and flowers. Mr. Lu, however, has adapted this unique technique for facial portraits.
First 50 customers on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited.


May
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Learn while Making a Craft

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will make crafts based on children's books at these workshops conducted by the literacy organization LINC.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Afternoon Storytime and Craft

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: By phone or in person

Children ages 3-6 will listen to a fun story and make a related craft.


May
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 get creative and have fun with Legos.


May
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Transferable Skills

Location: Flushing
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 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


May
13
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Internet for Beginners

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

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


May
13
10:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

Defensive Driving

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

This AARP defensive-driving refresher course is especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. Please call the library for preregistration information.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


May
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

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


May
13
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers enjoy exciting stories, music, movement and nursery rhymes.

SeasideWed, May 20, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
SeasideWed, May 27, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
SeasideWed, Jun 3, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
SeasideWed, Jun 10, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
SeasideWed, Jun 17, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

May
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-3 listen to stories, enjoy fingerplays, sing songs and make crafts.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Writing Workshop: Share Your Memories

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads this writing workshop. Learn basics, tips and techniques of memoir writing and share writing assignments, thoughts and ideas.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-17 months and their caregivers join us for nursery rhymes, songs, lap bounces, stories, toys and movement games.


May
13
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years enjoy storytime with books, exercise and songs.


May
13
12:30PM

--to--

1:00PM

Craft and Play Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers play with toys and work on easy crafts.


May
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Meditation: A Spiritual Solution to Stress, Anger and Conflict

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Long-time meditator Jim Rose will take you through a series of exercises that will show how meditation can be a powerful tool for dealing with stress, anger and conflict.


May
13
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


May
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Tai Chi

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

Learn and practice this gentle exercise movement, believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Popular and Beautiful Songs from Around the World

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Galina Gergel and Eduard Nisimov present some of the most popular and beautiful songs from around the world, sung in their original language, with memorable selections such as “Bésame Mucho,” “O Sole Mio,” “America the Beautiful,” “Ochi Chornye,” “Jerusalem of Gold,” “Tum Balalaika” and more.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

TV Talk: "Downton Abbey"

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Fans of the British drama series "Downton Abbey" discuss the ups and downs of the Crawley family and their servants in the years leading up to World War I.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
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


May
13
3:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection, "Big Hero 6." (2014; PG)


May
13
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children’s Dental Health Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will learn about dental hygiene.


May
13
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Simple Science Wednesdays

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Teens and children age 8 and up do fun science experiments and learn a little something in the process.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Learn to Dance Soca

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Instructor Davin McLeod shares the history and movements of this masquerade dance, the "soul of Calypso" and "the power of movement," that is performed at the annual Caribbean Carnival. You do not need to know how to dance to participate, but you will certainly feel like a dancer when you leave! Preregistration is required for each session.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from finding work or reaching other goals? Speech-language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


May
13
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Healthy Cooking with Spices

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


May
13
4:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Election Day

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

You heard the candidates speak. Now it's time to vote. Choose a president, vice president and treasurer for South Jamaica, learn about the voting process and get a voice in our library!


May
13
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


May
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Facebook

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

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


May
14
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


May
14
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
14
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


May
14
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
14
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


May
14
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
14
12:15PM

--to--

12:45PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Join Mrs. Tina for nursery rhymes, stories and fingerplays at this program for children ages 9-23 months with a parent or other adult caregiver. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Writing Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

We meet biweekly on Thursdays to share and discuss each other's writing.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


May
14
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
14
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Mitch Kahn Celebrates the Great American Popular Songbook

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Singer, pianist, arranger, bandleader and veteran entertainer Mitch Kahn explores the vast wealth of the American Popular Songbook with great selections by Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen and more.


May
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Watercolor Painting Workshop

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: By phone or in person

Ms. Moon, a talented member of the library staff, will teach teens and children age 7 and up some useful watercolor painting techniques. Preregistration is required.


May
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Family Film

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children and their caregivers can enjoy the family-friendly animated film "Big Hero 6," rated PG, an action-filled Disney adaptation of a popular Marvel Comics series.


May
14
4:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Family Movie: "Legend of the Guardians"

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

In the fantasy movie "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole!" (2010), fated PG, Soren, a young owl, must escape the talons of an evil band and, with his comrades, save the owl kingdom.


May
14
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Etiquette for Children

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 will read selections from "Emily Post’s The Guide to Good Manners for Kids" by Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning, learn practical etiquette for eating out and get hands-on experience with a formal table setting.


May
14
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Comic Book and Graphic Novel Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

All tweens and teens age 12 and up are invited to discuss new and interesting comic books and graphic novels. Beverages will be served.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Sexuality (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This program in Spanish is presented in collaboration with AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC). All are welcome.


May
14
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Foreclosure Workshop

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Representatives of Queens Legal Aid will be on hand to explain landlord-tenant rights, foreclosure procedures and other housing issues at a workshop provided by the office of Assemblymember Michele Titus.


May
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class code: CC170


May
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes.


May
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Haitian Cultural Exchange Presents "Lakay" (in English and Haitian Creole)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

"Lakay," rated PG, a documentary by filmmakers Tirf Alexius and Remoh Romeo, tells of two brothers on a mission to locate their loved ones in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.


May
14
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Instructor Miriam Acevedo uses dance moves from merengue, salsa, cha cha, cumbia and reggaeton to create a workout that helps you lose fat, build muscle and feel more energized. Preregistration is required for each session. Come early to complete an exercise release form.

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

Additional Dates


May
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

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

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


May
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

1950s Big Band Sing-Along

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Listen to big band tunes from the 50s, reminisce, and sing along with Cecile and Melba! This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


May
15
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Movie Friday

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

This month's feature is "The Theory of Everything" (2014), rated PG-13.


May
15
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use computer, search the Queens Library catalog and the Internet, and create and use an email account at this beginners' class for adults. Preregistration is required; there is a maximum of 4 participants.


May
15
11:30AM

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2:00PM

Film Screening for Seniors

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

In "Inherent Vice" (2014), rated R, based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello, played by Joaquin Phoenix, investigates a kidnapping case in 1960s Los Angeles.


May
15
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Pathways to a High School Equivalency Diploma

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about various ways to obtain a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma in time to prepare for the spring 2015 semester.


May
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

"Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" (2014), rated PG, is based on a children's book by Judith Viorst and stars Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Megan Mullally.


May
15
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Movie Afternoons

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for a matinee! 4/17 - "The Boxtrolls" (2014), rated PG; 5/15 - "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast" (2014), rated G.


May
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Origami

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding.


May
15
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Children's Movie

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

We will screen "Planes: Fire and Rescue" (2014), rated PG.


May
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Advisory Group

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Teens in grades 7-12, this is YOUR time! We will have a different activity every month: crafts, Wii, movies and more. We will also discuss your ideas on how to improve the library. :-) Bring your friends!

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

Additional Dates


May
15
4:00PM

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6:00PM

10 Steps to Creating an Online Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Learn what it takes to starting a business online. Learn the resources available to start an online business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


May
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dragons and Dreams with Sciencetellers

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will learn about the science of fire and ice in this spectacular adventure about a world where dragons are real and dreams come true—and only the daring survive to tell the tale!

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

Additional Dates


May
15
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Family Film

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

"Big Hero 6" (2014), rated PG, by Walt Disney Animation Studios, is a comedy adventure about a lovable robot named Baymax.


May
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Body Bingo

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

Play body bingo and find out how your body works!


May
16
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Foundation for Fighting Blindness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This networking group is an opportunity for those with retinal disease, or the sighted supporter of someone who has it, to share experiences, learn about research development and meet others with the same condition. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


May
16
1:30PM

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2:45PM

100th Birthday Tribute to Billie Holiday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Keisha St. Joan and the band Queens Court pay tribute to Billie Holiday, who would be 100 this year, with many of her memorable songs.


May
16
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway… All of ’Em!"

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth, of "Wicked," "Glee" and "Pushing Daisies," offers a fond salute to the great ladies of Broadway for a night filled with “Broadway razzle dazzle.”


May
16
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences.

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

Additional Dates


May
16
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Ellington and Strayhorn

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Carol Sudhalter Jazz Ensemble performs the lush melodies and multicolored harmonies of the great team of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Experience the nuances of these great American classics, from "Satin Doll" to "Day Dream" to" Lush Life".


May
16
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Jazz-y Sazon!

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Edwin Vazquez and James Grover perform jazzy and spicy-but-romantic boleros and popular standards in English and Spanish by great composers such as Rafael Hernandez, Consuelo Velazquez, Roberto Cantoral, Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Ruth Etting and Guillermo Portabales.


May
16
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC120.


May
16
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Musical Highlights from Broadway's "Side Show" with Henry Krieger, Bill Russell and David St. Louis

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

"Side Show" is a Broadway musical based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who became famous stage performers in the 1930s. Composer Henry Krieger, lyricist Bill Russell and principal David St. Louis will perform musical highlights. Free ticikets are available at Eventbrite, http://queenslibrary-sideshow.eventbrite.com.


May
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Jared Harel’s poems have appeared in "Tin House," "American Poetry Review," "The Southern Review," "The Threepenny Review," "Shenandoah" and "Ecotone." His chapbook, "The Body Double," was published by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2012. In addition, Jared was recently awarded a 2015 Individual Artist Grant from Queens Council on the Arts. He lives in Astoria with his wife and daughter and plays drums for the New York City-based rock band The Dust Engineers.


May
18
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Defensive Driving Workshop

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

This AARP course is open to anyone with a driver's license. The fee is $20 for AARP members (membership card required) and $25 for non-members, paid by check or money order. To preregister, call the instructor at 718-479-8914.

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

Additional Dates


May
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


May
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn the computer on and off, use the keyboard and mouse, search and browse the Internet and type a website address. Seating is limited; first come, first served.


May
18
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!


May
18
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

"The Theory of Everything" (2014), starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, is the extraordinary story of love between the renowned British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his tireless first wife, Jane. The film is rated PG-13 and was directed by James Marsh.


May
18
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Financial Planning for Business Start-Ups

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

If you are interested in starting your own business but are not sure where to begin, then learn more about the Workshop in Business Opportunities, an organization that provides resources for creating a new business.


May
18
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Painting on Glass

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Artist Cristina Cipriani teaches the art of painting on glass and guides participants in making their own colorful suncatcher. Materials will be provided for 24 participants. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


May
18
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" (2014), rated PG-13, is the prequel to director Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the latest installment in the film adaptation based on J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit."


May
18
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Keep Your Family Safe and Together (in Bengali)

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Learn how to establish healthy family relationships in a new environment, obtain financial independence, find free resources about immigration law and locate work in the United States.


May
18
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Help Save a Life: Learn CPR - Free On-Site Training for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides CPR awareness and hands-on participation to help you learn core cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills. Knowing CPR can make a difference in saving the life of a family member, friend or coworker. Preregistration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or online at queenslibrary.org/events.


May
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Celebrate May 5 with Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Founded in 1983, Mariachi Tapatio de Álvaro Paulino, under the direction of Puebla-born Mexican Álvaro Paulino, is considered one of the finest mariachi bands in New York City. The band's music includes “corridos,” a form of storytelling in song that is enjoyed by young and old.


May
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

History and Headlines: A Nonfiction Book Discussion Group

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

In May we will discuss "Physics of the Future," in which renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku forecasts a century of earthshaking advances in technology that could make even the last centuries’ leaps and bounds seem insignificant.


May
18
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

A Celebration of Haitian Flag Day with the Music of Prince Guetjens and Tayno

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the appealing sounds of Haiti with the music of Prince Guetjens and Tayno!


May
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Participants should have basic computer skills. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.


May
19
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Federated Blocks of Laurelton Leadership Workshop

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Board members of the Federated Blocks of Laurelton discuss ways to improve the community.


May
19
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


May
19
1:30PM

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2:30PM

100th Birthday Sinatra Tribute: "Ol' Brown Eyes" Jerry Cardone Sings "Ol' Blue Eyes"

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Jerry Cardone presents a birthday tribute to "the man and his music" with smooth Sinatra-styled vocals.


May
19
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Meditation for Healthy Living

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Renate Lanotte shares a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy-living regimen.


May
19
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Ricky Riccardi, archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of “What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years,” leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
19
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Use, Save and Reuse: Composting in Your Home (in Spanish)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Kitchen scraps, leaves, garden trimmings and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Find out more about the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards and indoor composting using a worm bin!


May
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Making Fabric Beaded Jewelry

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Craft artist Pamela Isaac teaches how to make jewelry from recycled fabric, buttons and other materials. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


May
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience allows children age 6 and up the unique opportunity to see, touch and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.


May
19
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Marketable Skills

Location: Flushing
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 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


May
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Google Tools and Virus Protection (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out how to use Google tools, including its search engine for locating information on the Internet and Gmail for email, and get helpful tips on how to protect your computer from viruses.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Google Tips and Tricks

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

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


May
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, 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.


May
20
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


May
20
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Excel

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

Learn the basics of this spreadsheet program from Microsoft. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications. Preregistration is required in person or by calling the library.


May
20
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," a brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving for a better life in a makeshift settlement near the Mumbai airport. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us to share your thoughts!


May
20
1:30PM

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2:30PM

FDNY Home Fire Safety Event

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Get life-saving tips from New York's Bravest! Participation is limited to 50; preregistration is required at the librarian's desk.


May
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

We meet once a month to read and discuss a great book. 12/17: "Sweet Water" by Christina Baker Kline; 1/21: "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty;
2/18: "One Plus One" by Jojo Moyes 3/18: "The Paris Architect" by Charles Belfoure 4/22: "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn 5/20: "Calling Me Home" by Julie Kibler


May
20
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


May
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Mardi Gras Sounds

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Linda Ipanema takes you on a musical tour of New Orleans with foot-stomping, finger-snapping music featuring Dixieland tunes, blues ballads and great swing selections.


May
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss Jami Attenberg's novel "The Middlesteins."


May
20
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

At our next meeting we will discuss "Life after Life" by Kate Atkinson.


May
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

This month's selection at our book discussion group for adults is "Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel.


May
20
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Tai Chi for Adults with Lenny Antonucci

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Tai chi is a mind-body "soft style" martial art that originated in China. Sometimes called "meditation in motion," it involves graceful forms of exercise using flowing movements. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must complete an exercise release form before the program begins.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
20
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Storytime in the Garden

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Our local gardener invites you to welcome the flowers and vegetables at McKinley's Children's Garden and listen to stories about the garden, which is at 108-56 Union Hall Street at the corner of 109 Avenue, behind the Bravo grocery store.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.+


May
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

It's arts and crafts fun for children ages 6-12!


May
20
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


May
21
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Book Discussion Goup

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

The Book Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of every month. Pick up a copy of this month's selection at the Circulation Desk and join us!

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

Additional Dates


May
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mac Basics

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

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


May
21
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


May
21
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
21
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
21
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Love Songs from Around the World

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Argentinian guitarist and singer Irene Failenbogen and guitarist Mark Marano perform well-known love songs from around the world, including "Love Me Tender," "Besame Mucho" and "The Shadow of Your Smile."


May
21
1:15PM

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2:15PM

The Great American Songbook with Bob Stewart

Location: Kew Gardens Hills
Registration: Not required

Singer Bob Stewart will perform songs of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and more at Young Israel of Queens Valley Senior Center, 141-55 77 Avenue, Kew Gardens Hills, in a program sponsored by the Friends of Kew Gardens Hills Library and Young Israel of Queens Valley Senior Center.


May
21
2:00PM

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6:00PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
21
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


May
21
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Art History: Monet and Renoir

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lecturer Mary Dono traces the artists' journeys from humble beginnings through the Impressionist movement and then to their places in history.


May
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Hudson River Rose: Folk Songs

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Anne Price and Rita Deutsch, who perform together as Hudson River Rose, entertain you with melodic songs by Kate Wolf, John Denver, Bill Staines, Carole King, the Beatles, Gordon Bok and others, singing in sweet harmony about love, rivers, dogs, homes, unicorns and friendship.


May
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Copies are available at the library.


May
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

African Drumming Featuring Ibrahima Kolipe Camara

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Don't miss this explosive hands-on workshop with Ibrahima Kolipe Camara, a former member of Les Merveilles de Guinea and Les Ballets Africaines, and a superb drummer and highly engaging performer. Participants will be treated to a rare experience as he shares the rhythms, sounds and movements of West African dance and music from his native country, Guinea.


May
21
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Film

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

"Strange Magic," rated PG, is a music-filled fairy tale about finding true love in the unlikeliest of places. It features a host of colorful characters, including a princess who has sworn off love, a dubious villain, a slightly nutty Sugar Plum Fairy, a tenacious elf, a mischievous imp and a knight who is no Prince Charming.


May
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

French Language Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids will learn some basic French words and phrases.


May
21
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Movie Night

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

We will screen "The Incredibles" (2004), rated PG. Refreshments will be served.


May
21
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Craft Time

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Take some time to relax with a craft! Whether you want to knit, color or work with duct tape, when you join us you can get your craft on.


May
21
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Open Mic

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Poets, writers, singers, musicians, comedians, orators and everyone else are invited to share their talents at Queens Library at East Elmhurst. Come prepared with five minutes of material. All levels are welcome. You're sure to have a good time.

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

Additional Dates


May
21
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Meditation for Healthy Living with Frank Pawlowski, EdD

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

We try to exercise and eat right to keep fit and healthy, but doctors are now recognizing that a positive attitude and "food for the soul" are just as important. Discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy regimen.


May
21
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

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


May
21
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Jazz Unlimited Octet: Ellington and More

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This eight-piece band belts out the great classics of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nat "King" Cole and a long list of memorable selections from other legendary jazz artists.


May
21
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Design Your Own Lace Bracelet

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Phyllis Ger shows how to give an ordinary cuff bracelet a chic designer look using vintage lace accented with crystals. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


May
21
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Lois Bruno Performs Ella, Barbra and Judy

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Lois Bruno performs music made great by Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.


May
21
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


May
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

Location: Central Library
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. 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.


May
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Richard Hourahan of the Queens Historical Society will discuss the life and work of Grace Lee Boggs, Betty Friedan, Helen Keller, Yeou Cheng Ma, Rise Stevens and Lisa Randall. The first three will be the subject on May 22 and the last three on June 23. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Story Readings by Queens Theatre

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

An actor from Queens Theatre presents dramatic readings of children's favorites such as "Charlotte's Web," "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" and the Junie B. Jones book series for children ages 5-8.


May
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


May
23
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Book and Clothing Swap-o-Rama

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Our book and clothing swap is a fantastic way to get free, new-to-you books and clothing, find a home for items that no longer excites you, meet new friends and help save the environment. You bring clothes and books, other people bring clothes and books, and then you swap!


May
23
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concerts: Ljova and the Kontraband

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ljova and the Kontraband serve up a high-energy blend of folksy melodicism and quirky Central and Eastern European rhythms.


May
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

The Soulful Saxophone

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

L A BLACKSMITH delivers songs of King Curtis, Junior Walker, Maceo Parker and Grover Washington, Jr. in a way that will have you rocking in your seat, nodding your head and tapping your toes to this Saxophonologist’s soulful approach.


May
23
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Genealogy, Part 2

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Professional genealogist and family historian Diane Warmsley introduces participants to a variety of documents other than vital records that can be helpful when researching a family tree.


May
23
3:00PM

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4:30PM

First-Time Home Buyer's Workshop (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for a first-time home-buyer’s grant of up to $15,000 and learn about the differences in co-op and condo owners’ rights and responsibilities before you decide which to buy.


May
23
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Beginners' Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


May
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Bengali New Year Celebration: “Pahela Baisakh”

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate New Year 1422 with traditional Bangladeshi dance and music presented by Udichi School of Performing Arts.


May
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Music from Around the Globe

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

International recording bassist and composer Iris Ornig and her ensemble will perform music from Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Ms. Ornig was born in Germany and attended Jazzschule St. Gallen in Switzerland and Guildhall School of Art and Drama in London. In Auditorium, Lower Level


May
24
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Stress Management for New Immigrants (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This practical workshop will help new immigrants understand the negative effects of chronic stress on physical, mental and emotional health and will suggest constructive methods for dealing with it.


May
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Learn how to create spreadsheets, use formulas and create tables. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


May
26
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


May
26
1:30PM

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3:15PM

Film Screening

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

"Spare Parts" (2014), rated PG-13 and starring George Lopez and Marisa Tomei, is inspired by the true story of four undocumented Mexican-American high school students who entered a science competition and, with the help of their teacher, accomplished something they never thought was possible.


May
26
3:30PM

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4:45PM

Anatomy for Kids

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

We don’t talk about our bodies very much, even though we have lots of questions. What’s puberty? What changes will happen as I get older? There's no need to be shy. This is the place to come and get your questions answered!


May
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Adolescent Health Workshop

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens will learn ways to stay healthy, with tips on nutrition, personal hygiene and dental care.


May
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Personal Branding Online

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC130.


May
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Create an Email Account

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

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


May
27
9:30AM

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10:30AM

Author Talk with Meg Medina

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Popular Young Adult author Meg Medina will host an author talk.


May
27
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Email

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

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


May
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


May
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job-Search Strategies

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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; appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


May
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Inner Circle" by Brad Meltzer. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


May
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Art Deco-Inspired Jewelry Workshop

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

Recycle your favorite buttons or use ours, and see them transformed into an elegant art deco-inspired bracelet. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


May
27
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Would you like a one-on-one appointment with the pharmacist? Gather your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines and herbal supplements and bring a list of your questions. Call 718-990-5197 or email tmichel@queenslibrary.org to make an appointment to minimize your wait time.


May
27
12:30PM

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4:30PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, and get help applying. You can also find out if you qualify for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) or other rent-assistance. No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are welcome. For information on other times and locations of services, call LiveOn NY (formerly the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York) at 347-815-5930 or email SNAP@liveon-ny.org.


May
27
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


May
27
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


May
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn origami techniques from origami master Kazuyo Mizukami.


May
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Ins and Outs of U.S. Military Service for High School Students

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

Keith Tully, a graduate of the United States Miliary Academy at West Point will present information to high school students on the U.S. military as a career or as an option to help pay for college. Preregistration is required.


May
27
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


May
27
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Interview Techniques

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop will help prepare you for a job interview and provide tips and strategies on what to do before, during and after.


May
27
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Mandarin)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn about the key components of a strong business plan in just three hours! This course will teach how to organize a business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote a business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting a business and develop financial projections.


May
28
9:45AM

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10:45AM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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


May
28
10:00AM

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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


May
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Advance Directives (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Dr. Cynthia Pan of New York Hospital Queens will give a talk on different types of advance directives and the importance of having one, as well as medical treatment options in cases of very serious illness.


May
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
28
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


May
28
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


May
28
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
28
12:30PM

--to--

1:00PM

Toddler Dance Party

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Bring your little one to shake and shimmy to children's songs! You and your toddler will make new friends.


May
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


May
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Financial Coaching

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

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


May
28
1:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Double Feature Matinee

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

We will screen two movies from 2014, both rated PG-13 and both directed by actors, about events that took place during World War II: "Unbroken," directed by Angelina Jolie and "The Monuments Men," directed by George Clooney.


May
28
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


May
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Matinee

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

We're screening "West Side Story"--the original. Shark or Jets insignia optional! Refreshments will be served.


May
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Seniorcise: Tips for Keeping Active

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

You’re never too old to be active. Learn tips and tricks for staying active at any age at this workshop presented by the Rockaway Wellness Partnership Program.


May
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Be a Super Typer

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Ms. Lucy will show kids ages 9-12 how to type super-fast on a computer!


May
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

May Craft

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: By phone or in person

Children ages 4-8 are invited to make a lovely craft and hear a related story. Children age 4 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Preregistration is required.


May
28
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun hanging out with friends and watching cool anime movies!


May
28
4:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Today's feature is "Wreck-It Ralph" (2012), rated PG.


May
28
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Energy Fair

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Today's teens are the future "energy architects" of tomorrow. At this showcase of new technology and alternate forms of renewable energy, made possible by a grant from National Grid, you can hear from the experts of today how to keep your world safe for tomorrow.


May
28
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

iPad Basics

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

Learn how to use an iPad and find apps for it that suit your needs.


May
28
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

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

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


May
28
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Friends of Briarwood Library Local Authors Series: Adrienne Onofri

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Adrienne Onofri, the second speaker in Friends of the Briarwood Library's "Meet Our Local Authors" series, will discuss her book "Walking Queens." Ms. Onofri will talk about the history, landmarks and cultural diversity of Queens and why it is such a popular tourist destination. Books will be available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will be provided


May
28
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Starting and Running a Small Business

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business and find out where to obtain free business planning resources.


May
28
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Meditation for Total Health and Happiness

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Researchers are finding evidence of meditation’s beneficial effects on the brain. Join Andrew Vidich, Ph.D., for an engaging and powerful workshop on how meditation can increase your happiness and help calm the mind's constant chatter.


May
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Sing-Along and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Sing along with Rich, then enjoy scenes from classic plays presented by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


May
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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


May
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Chinese for Travelers

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

This workshop will teach basic sentences useful for tourists in China.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

An Afternoon of Theater

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Senior Theater Acting Repertory (STARs) presents scenes from the works of modern playwrights.


May
29
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids' Movie

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

We will screen "Despicable Me 2" (2013), rated PG.


May
29
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Tapping into Free Business Resources

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

NYC is home to many free business resources. Learn which ones you should reach out to for all business help. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


May
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

The New York World's Fairs: 1939-40 and 1964-65

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Noted historian Ron Marzlock takes the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom on a trip through their own history, with more than 200 images of the World's Fairs that are a must-see for Queens residents who were there. And if you are young enough to have missed both, it's a great education about what yesterday thought today was supposed to look like! Refreshments will be served.


May
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss "The Hundred Dresses" by Eleanor Estes. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


May
29
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Queens Theatre Presents a Reading of "Click, Clack, Moo"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Queens Theatre presents a theatrical reading of Caldecott Honor Book "Click, Clack, Moo" for children age 5 and up, who will participate by acting out scenes. Space is limited.


May
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Chicago Soul: A Musical Tribute to Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pop and jazz vocalist Cody Childs performs songs made famous by these two great artists. Selections include Mayfield’s "People Get Ready" and "I'm So Proud" and Cooke's "Bring It On Home to Me” and "Having a Party."


May
30
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Piedmont Bluz

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Less known than the delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture.

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

Additional Dates


May
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

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


May
31
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Director Gary Shore revamps the mythos of Vlad the Impaler in Dracula Untold (2014), a Universal Pictures release from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The horror tale takesplace in 15th century Romania during the Turkish invasion, as Prince Vlad, played by Luke Evans, goes to extraordinary lengths to fight for his homeland.


Jun
1
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Information Session on OSHA 10-Hour Training Courses

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free 10-hour OSHA training for the building and maintenance trades. Find out more and preregister for the program at this information session!


Jun
1
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia face special challenges. This program, presented by the Alzheimer's Association, will assist by providing information about caregiving and coping skills.


Jun
1
12:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Smart Driver Course

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Learn how to drive defensively at this 6-hour course offered by AARP.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is the novel "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty.


Jun
1
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for classic movies in June: 6/1 - "The Creature from the Black Lagoon"; 6/8 - "The Philadelphia Story"; 6/15 - "Black Narcissus"; 6/22 - "The Devil's Brother"; 6/29 - The Birds

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Zumba for Kids

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Let's kick off Summer Reading fun with Zumba dance instructor Audrey Bright-Greene at a workshop for kids ages 6-12 that mixes fun and fitness with great music and easy-to-follow, kid-friendly moves!


Jun
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Club

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Have fun making some delightful Lego creations!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Movie Night

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Attend the showing of movies from the Arverne library’s movie collection! Movies suitable for adult and young adult audiences will be shown every Monday, with discussion of the film to follow.

June 1st Dracula Untold
June 8th The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
June 15th The Boy Next Door
June 22nd The Wedding Ringer
June 29th Jupiter Ascending
July 6th American Sniper

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of computer use.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Art and the City (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Rubin Chen, former lecturer at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and now writer of the "China Press" Friday art column, presents a two-part series on enjoying art in New York City: Part 1 - Art Shows and Fairs; Part 2 - Art Museums. In IRC Conference Room

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


Jun
2
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


Jun
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Department of Consumer Affairs

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A representative of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs joins our chat today. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
2
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


Jun
2
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Broadway through the Decades

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Join Jacques LeBas on a lively and stirring journey along the Great White Way featuring some of Broadway’s greatest melodies.


Jun
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Art with Legos

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

Children will learn about some of the great Lego artists and designers, how they use layering to create their work and what effects the laws of physics have on Lego constructions. Kids will build animals, such as minecraft cows, out of Legos and will work together to create objects on a larger scale.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teens Graphic Arts and Book Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens will create graphic arts and participate in a book club and discussion.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 50 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


Jun
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


Jun
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computer Basics

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn how to use a computer.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Unclaimed Funds

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Find out if New York State owes you money! Representatives from the Comptroller's Office will conduct a presentation and assist in finding out if you have unclaimed funds.


Jun
3
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children’s Health Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This month's subject is the importance of nutritious food for our bodies.


Jun
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Poetry Time with Charles Waters

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Charles Waters leads children ages 6-12 in an appreciation of the sound of poetry. The audience will snap their fingers and clap their hands to the rhythm of poems read aloud, and will echo words in a call-and-response pattern.


Jun
3
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling and interactive games!


Jun
3
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Anti-Bullying Workshop with Dori Crescas

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Anti-bullying advocate Dori Crescas will lead a discussion for ages 5-18 about the effects of bullying and how to deal with it.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In June, we will screen the following movies, all rated R: 6/3 - "American Sniper"; 6/10 - "Wedding Ringer"; 6/17 - "Fifty Shades of Grey"; 6/24 - "Kingsman: The Secret Service"

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing designs and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show. Preegister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Jun
4
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Nappy's Puppets Presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Jack is English in origin, but his energy, enthusiasm, optimism and can-do attitude have made him a true American icon. Follow his many adventures in this funny, fast-paced, action-packed show, based on a collection of Appalachian short stories and featuring handcrafted shadow puppets.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
12:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Matinee Thursday

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Watch a newly-released film monthy at our matinee for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
12:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Summer Reading 2015: Kick-Off Event

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to kick off Summer Reading with games, programs, activities, face painting and more!


Jun
4
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Little Learners Video Time

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddler ages 18 months to 3 years for learning fun! The DVDs we screen are chosen from popular educational programs enjoyed by children in this age group.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about the most fascinating creatures on Earth!


Jun
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Magic Show

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We're celebrating Summer Reading with an interactive comedy magic show--and a real, live rabbit!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Kids in the City: A Musical Concert with Carol and Ed Nicodemi

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

If your elementary school-age children love to sing and move to music, then they will have an unforgettable time at this interactive program with veteran performers and music educators Ed and Carol Nicodemi, featuring a combination of original and traditional kid-tested songs.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Annual Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us at our annual fun-filled Summer Reading Carnival! Children ages 4-10 will be treated to games, activities, crafts, prizes and more.


Jun
4
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Meditation for Healthy Living with Frank Pawlowski, EdD

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

We try to exercise and eat right to keep fit and healthy, but doctors are now recognizing that a positive attitude and "food for the soul" are just as important. Discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy regimen.


Jun
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Protect Yourself: For Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Fred Riley, a representative of the New York City Department of Affairs, will provide resources to help seniors avoid trouble and resolve problems with consumer fraud, scams, identify theft, immigration services, home repairs and other business complaints.


Jun
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mindful Meditation at the Boardwalk

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the benefits of meditation in the beautiful outdoors! Meet at the library, where staff will direct you to the meditation class location. Rain won’t stop us; in the event of bad weather, class will be held in the library. Don’t forget sunblock!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Skin Care

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

Healthy skin starts with proper skin care. Learn how to care for your biggest organ!


Jun
4
4:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Charm and Etiquette with Cathy Politic

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

It's the time of year for celebrations: sweet 16, quinceanera, weddings and other exciting events, such as beginning a new job! It's helpful to know how to behave properly ahead of time. At this event you will learn priceless social skills that will last a lifetime!


Jun
4
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

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


Jun
4
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Karen Quinones from Patriot tours leads a discussion about New York history. This is an evening teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

How Do Leading Entrepreneurs Think?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

In this class you will learn how to think like successful entrepreneurs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jun
6
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

"Drop Me Off in Harlem" with Broadway and Cabaret Star Timothy Oliver Reid

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Timothy Oliver Reid takes you on a Jazz Age tour through Small's Paradise, the Cotton Club, the Radium Club and other venues that made Harlem "the place to be" in 1934.


Jun
8
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Kids Can Cook, Too!

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

Join food educator and local Astoria resident Stacey Ornstein to chop, grate, blend and roll our way through a delicious seasonal dish! Together we will explore the joys of cooking, develop culinary skills and understand new ingredients and world cultures through food.


Jun
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

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


Jun
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

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


Jun
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

A Musical Salute to Molly Picon, Star of the Yiddish Theater, with Diane Cypkin

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Dr. Diane Cypkin narrates, through words and music, the life story of Molly Picon, performing a delightful potpourri of tangos, waltzes and fox-trot melodies sung or written by Picon, the first lady of Yiddish stage and film.


Jun
11
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Meditation for Optimum Well-Being

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Meditation is widely recognized as being beneficial to body, mind and spirit. Renate Lanotte shares a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life.


Jun
11
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Flushing
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.


Jun
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Things to Know before Starting a Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Before you start your business take this class to learn key things you will need to know. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jun
15
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with The Charles Turner Jazz Trio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Word for Resumes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn how to create and save Word documents for your resumes; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


Jun
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job-Search Strategies

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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; appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


Jun
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Long Island Sound Performs Hits of the '50s to '90s

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down memory lane enjoying classic tunes originally made great by Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, great Motown artists and more.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Preregister 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.


Jun
19
4:00PM

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6:00PM

10 Steps to Creating an Online Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn what it takes to starting a business online. Learn the resources available to start an online business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jun
20
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Jazz-y Sazon!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Edwin Vazquez and James Grover perform jazzy and spicy-but-romantic boleros and popular standards in English and Spanish by great composers such as Rafael Hernandez, Consuelo Velazquez, Roberto Cantoral, Joseph Kosma, Johnny Mercer, Ruth Etting and Guillermo Portabales.


Jun
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Flushing
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.


Jun
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170


Jun
24
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course, in Mandarin Chinese, will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be prepared when applying for financing.


Jun
25
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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; how to apply to online job postings; and how to upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: JR160.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jun
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 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.


Jun
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Escape the ordinary with a summer of book discussions! In June we will cover two non-fiction explorations of ethnic New York City: "The Italian Americans: a History" and "97 Orchard Street: an Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement." July's selections are "The End of the Affiar" and "The Heart of the Matter," a couple of classics by the great 20th century British novelist of ideas, Graham Greene. The selection for August is "Bettyville," a modern memoir.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Steps to Starting Your Own Business

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

Learn what it takes to start your own business! This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way.


Jul
29
6:30PM

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8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

This course provides a basic overview of the steps to take to start a business, and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. You will learn how to develop a business plan, determine your legal structure, set up a bookkeeping system, get permits and licenses, and obtain financing.


Aug
26
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Korean)

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

This course will teach you how to organize a business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote a business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting a business and develop financial projections.


Sep
23
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Korean)

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

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be prepared when applying for financing.


Sep
28
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Business Planning Basics

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

Learn about the key components of a strong business plan!

This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections.


Oct
28
6:30PM

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8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Chinese)

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

This course, in Mandarin Chinese, provides a basic overview of the steps to take to start a business, and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. You will learn how to develop a business plan, determine your legal structure, set up a bookkeeping system, get permits and licenses, and obtain financing.


Nov
18
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Chinese)

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

This course will teach how to organize a business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote a business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting a business and develop financial projections.


Nov
23
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Business Financing Roadmap

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

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be best prepared when applying for financing.


Dec
14
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Spanish)

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

This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections.

You will learn about:

• Components of a strong business plan
• Interconnectivity of marketing, finance, human resources and operations
• Strategies for reaching your target customers


Dec
16
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Chinese)

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

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course, in Mandarin Chinese, will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be prepared when applying for financing.