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Agency abbrev: 
Qh
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DRA Code: 
096900
Virtua Code: 
096900000
Agency Name: 
Queensboro Hill
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0
Hours
Monday Open: 
11:00 AM
Monday Close: 
7:00 PM
Tuesday Open: 
2:00 PM
Tuesday Close: 
7:00 PM
Wednesday Open: 
1:00 PM
Wednesday Close: 
7:00 PM
Thursday Open: 
11:00 AM
Thursday Close: 
7:00 PM
Friday Open: 
11:00 AM
Friday Close: 
7:00 PM
Saturday Open: 
Closed
Saturday Close: 
Closed
Sunday Open: 
Closed
Sunday Close: 
Closed
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Nov
29
10:00AM

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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


Nov
29
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

High School Equivalency Exam Prep

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Do you want to improve your math and reading skills? Are you hoping to pass the high school equivalency exam to get your diploma? Then sign up now for prep classes and register for the official TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion), offered Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
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.


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Nov
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and under and their caregivers enjoy picture books and storytime in the Children's Room.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
11:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

HSE/TASC Screenings

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Drop in Fridays until 2:00PM for a test of your readiness for the high school equivalency exam. You will be placed in a Bridge to HSE or pre-HSE class based on the results of your test. 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


Nov
29
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


Nov
29
11:15AM

--to--

12:45PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math with the Discovery Team!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
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.


Nov
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Junior SMART Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

SMART stands for science, math, art, reading and technology. This Junior SMART Club program for ages 4-8 emphasizes reading and science, with children working collaboratively in groups, reading and playing games that use common sight words.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

8th Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival Lecture Series: Introduction to Peking and Kun Opera

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jianguo Zhang, president of the China National Peking Opera Company, Troupe III and acclaimed performer of the Xi School of Peking Opera, and Ling Yang, famous “female role” of the Peking and Kun Opera in New York, will speak.


Nov
29
2:30PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Nov
29
3:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Nov
29
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Introduction to Computers (in Bengali)

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 turn on your computer and write an email. Part 1 - Introduction to the computer; Part 2 - Navigating the Internet; Part 3- Creating an email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by phone at 718-990-0769. November registration begins November 1 at 9 am and December registration begins November 29 at 9 am.


Nov
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "Maleficent" (2014), a vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.


Nov
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Winter Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ling Sing Manhattan Music and Dance Association Inc. presents its 2014 winter concert. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
1
9:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

Affordable Care Act: Insurance Enrollment (in English and Spanish)

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

New York’s official health plan marketplace is up and running! You and your family can shop for, compare and enroll in health coverage that fits your budget. A certified bilingual navigator is ready to assist in the enrollment process.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
9:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Affordable Care Act: Insurance Enrollment

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

New York’s official Health Plan Marketplace is up and running! You and your family can shop, compare plans and enroll in health coverage that fits your budget. A Certified Navigator is ready to assist you in the enrollment process.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
9:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Ridgewood
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 preschoolers learn skills that will improve their school performance and enjoyment of school, even before kindergarten. During seven weekly sessions, library staff will show adults how to use games, hands-on activities and stories to help build language and social skills that are crucial to success in school. Children will receive giveaways, including games and books, at each session. Preregistration in person with the Children’s Librarian is required.


Dec
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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


Dec
1
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Intermediate Computers for Seniors

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date December 1, 2014
Availability: 10 openings

Learn how to use Microsoft Word, upload pictures and documents and safely surf the web.

Cambria HeightsMon, Dec 8, 201410:00AM - 11:30AM
Cambria HeightsMon, Dec 15, 201410:00AM - 11:30AM

Dec
1
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Computers for Seniors, Intermediate Level

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn how to upload, save and create documents. Participants must have basic computer skills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
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. 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


Dec
1
10:15AM

--to--

11:00AM

Storytime (in Spanish)

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

We have Spanish language stories, songs and more for children ages 3-5 with a parent.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Storytime

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Young children listen to stories read from picture books.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This is a free, multi-session program to enable parents/caregivers of 3-5 years olds to help their preschoolers prepare for kindergarten. Our staff will demonstrate the use of educational games, hands-on activities, and stories that help children gain academic and social skills for success in school. Giveaways will be distributed weekly. Eligible parents/caregivers must pre-register "in person" with the Children’s Librarian and be able to attend all seven sessions.


Dec
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Storytime Stars

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This storytime for children ages 3-5 years includes music and books followed by a related activity.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Brown Bag Discussion with a Pharmacist

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Gather ALL your prescription bottles, vitamins, over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements, bring them to the library and find out why it's so important to know what medications you are taking and why. You will also get tips from the pharmacist on how to remember to take your medications.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers up to age 30 months enjoy a half hour of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple picture books.
Age (Newborn-30 months)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

The Daily Puzzle

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

The library makes puzzles available to adults every day.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

12:15PM

ShapeUp NYC: Total Body Conditioning for Adults

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Instructor Lily Vasquez's total body workout combines low impact, dance fitness, chair fitness, stretch and cardio sculpt exercises to help you get fit. Participants should wear loose clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a 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.

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Young children develop listening skills and eye-hand coordination working on simple crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Babies ages 6-17 months and their caregivers join us for a lapsit program of rhymes, fingerplays, bounces and songs!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

English for Speakers of Hindi

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

These are beginning level classes. Please preregister at the Librarian's Desk.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

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


Dec
1
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 is $20 for AARP members (membership card required) and $25 for non-members with a driver's license, paid by check or money order. To preregister, call AARP at 718-641-3911.


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This interactive program features simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for children ages 12-24 months.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Skills Identitifcation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 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 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

Health Insurance Enrollment

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

New York’s official health plan marketplace is up and running! You and your family can shop, compare plans and enroll in heath coverage that fits your budget. A certified navigator is ready to assist you in the enrollment process.


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Infants and their parents enjoy songs and fingerplays together.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:00AM

--to--

6:00PM

Celebrate #GivingTuesday at Queens Library

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Queens Library will be celebrating #GivingTuesday during the entire week—from December 1-5!

Please join us for “Giving Week” by showing how much you love Queens Library and sharing what Queens Library means to you!

Queens Library at Broadway will host a special event to celebrate #GivingTuesday.


Dec
1
11:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Mother Goose Time

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

Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 7-23 months. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Mother Goose Time

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

Join Mrs. Tina for nursery rhymes, songs and stories for children ages 9-23 months. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Music

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Toddlers learn about music, listen to music and make their own music, then do a simple craft. A caregiver must attend with each child.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Children's Learning Circle

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers are invited to join us 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


Dec
1
11:15AM

--to--

12:15PM

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


Dec
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

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.

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months accompanied by their caregivers join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:30AM

--to--

5:30PM

Safe Driving for Older Adults

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

AARP offers this 6-hour driving safety course. Preregister directly at 888-227-7669.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

There are books, songs, fingerplays and other early literacy activities for toddlers and preschoolers joined by their parent or other adult caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn how to use a computer to search the Queens Library catalog and the Internet, and how to create and use an email account. The class runs for an hour and a half. Space is limited to six participants. Preregistration is required. Preregister at queenslibrary.org/events.


Dec
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their parents enjoy songs, fingerplays and simple storybooks together.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
12:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

This AARP defensive driving course is especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. Please preregister in person at the Bellerose Library and bring a personal check with you, for there is a minimal fee to attend.


Dec
1
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their parents color together.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
12:30PM

--to--

12:45PM

Babies and Books

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Babies ages birth to 16 months will hear stories with puppets, songs and bubbles.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

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.

Additional Dates


Dec
1
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to create your own beautiful jewelry box in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Dec
1
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that they can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784.


Dec
1
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Domino Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play dominoes and the card game Phase 10.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

These programs incorporate stories with a variety of other activities, such as songs, crafts and creative movement, for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Improve your English vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation with Lucette and Arline. 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.

Additional Dates


Dec
1
2:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Laptops for Homework

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Our laptop computers are available for use in the library for homework and school projects.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Friends and Family Portrait Session

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Our customer service specialist and in-house photographer will take your portrait in front of a green holiday screen, add a unique background and send it to you through our Gmail account as a special gift from Queens Library at Long Island City to you. Portrait subjects must sign a library photo release in order to receive their portrait.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 will receive one-on-one tutoring.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Homework Assistance

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Homework assistance is available until 6:00PM Mondays through Wednesdays, except holidays, for students in grades 1-8.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

All ages and levels are welcome at our Club, which meets every Monday except holidays. 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


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Spelling Bee!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Test your knowledge of words and spell it out for prizes! "Bee" a spelling star!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Help with homework 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


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

A teen tutor is available every day after school, until 6:30PM, 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


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 can get afterschool help with their homework in all subjects.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading Mondays through Thursdays, except holidays 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


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:45PM

Book Discussion: "A Land More Kind Than Home"

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash.


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Social Media for Small Business (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representative from the Queens Chamber of Commerce will share best practices that will help you attract new customers and boost your business with the latest online marketing and cutting-edge social media.


Dec
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

This storytime with age-appropriate music is for children in grades pre-K to 2 and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:45PM

--to--

4:45PM

Gentle Yoga with Mirelle Netelle

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Relax with gentle yoga taught by Mirelle Netelle every Monday until the end of 2014!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages build fine motor skills while having fun playing with Legos and blocks.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
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


Dec
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lanyard Club

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Please join us to make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.
for teens

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Computer Skills and Drills

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 will learn basic computer skills, including searching for information on the Internet and exploring resources available on the Queens Library website. They will also receive a brief introduction to computer coding.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

The Little Orchestra Society Presents Music Explorers

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

This series of family education workshops will connect the worlds of music and reading through creativity and discovery. 11/17: Explore Sound; 11/24: Explore Melody; 12/1: Explore Imagination.


Dec
1
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Origami

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Teens use origami to create objects out of paper.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Act Out!

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Tweens ages 8-12 will learn about acting and stage mini-performances.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

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


Dec
1
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
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


Dec
1
5:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

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


Dec
1
5:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

Women and Finance: Money-Management Seminar

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This program will provide women with an overview of the various elements of managing their finances. Topics will include life insurance, long-term care, retirement planning and other basic aspects of managing money and building financial security.


Dec
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Virginia Dominquez 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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens teach and play chess with children in grades 3-8.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club, Evening Edition

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

This is a special meeting of the Steinway Knit and Crochet Club. Drop by any time between 6:00 and 7:30PM. Bring your knitting or crocheting project and enjoy a social evening with fellow crafters. For adults and teens 13 and up.


Dec
1
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Business Operations and Management - Start Up-Business Plan Competition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Business is more than an idea! Learn how you can run a successful business. Part of the 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Quilted Lives, Shared Visions: A "Wimmin’s" Tapestry of Self-Love and Self-Acceptance

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

In this creative writing and visual arts workshop designed specifically for women by facilitator Nikki Williams, participants will explore the definition, beauty, power and worth of women.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Asset Protection

Location: Flushing
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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
6:30PM

--to--

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


Dec
1
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Amber Adams combines a cross-cultural blend of dance styles and musical influences to give you a total body workout that is sure to increase strength and aerobic stamina. It's a fusion of fitness and fun. 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


Dec
1
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Zumba: Dance for Your Health

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow dance-fitness party. Come dressed for exercise!


Dec
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Learn how to open an email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


Dec
2
10:15AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Computers 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.

Would you like to know how to use computers and send e-mails to a friend or family member? These classes will teach: 1) An introduction to computers and how to use the mouse; 2) Fundamentals of Microsoft Word; 3) Navigating the Internet; 4) Creating your own email account. Preregistration is required.

SunnysideTue, Dec 9, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideTue, Dec 16, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideTue, Dec 23, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideTue, Dec 30, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM

Dec
2
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Fun with Food: Art Workshops for Preschoolers with Paula Vergara

Location: Corona
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.

Teaching artist Paula Vergara will demonstrate to parents strategies to promote creativity and learning with their child in this program for children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

CoronaTue, Dec 9, 201410:30AM - 11:30AM

Dec
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will learn the full capabilities of USB flash drive storage device. You will learn how to transfer, upload and save files, folders and programs to a USB flash drive. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-634-4784. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


Dec
2
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computer Classes for Beginners

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

This is a slow-paced class for first-time users that will teach how to browse and search the Internet, create and use an email account and understand elements of Windows. It will be conducted in English for one hour and Spanish for one hour.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

This course on computer basics includes a lesson on using a mouse and an Internet tutorial.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:15PM

Bilingual Read-Aloud (in English and Spanish)

Location: Court Square
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

In this Queens Library program offered in collaboration with Bard High School Early College, high school students who are studying Spanish and are specially trained in read-aloud practices will entertain young children with the energetic rhythm of prose and the lush beauty of pictures. Books will be read in both Spanish and English. This is a special opportunity for small-group reading, socializing and meeting other parents in the Court Square neighborhood.


Dec
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Basic Computer and Internet

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

Learn the parts of the computer, use of the mouse and navigation of the Internet. Participants must have a valid Queens Library card and pin number.


Dec
2
11:45AM

--to--

12:45PM

Introduction to Computers 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.

Would you like to know how to use computers and send emails to a friend or family member? These classes will teach: 1) An introduction to computers and how to use the mouse; 2) Fundamentals of Microsoft Word; 3) Navigating the Internet; 4) Creating your own email account. Preregistration is required.

SunnysideTue, Dec 9, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM
SunnysideTue, Dec 16, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM
SunnysideTue, Dec 23, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM
SunnysideTue, Dec 30, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM

Dec
2
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

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


Dec
2
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Quilting Workshop for Older Adults: Beginners' Level

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

In this 6-session workshop, Geraldine Hazel teaches beginning quilters basic sewing and quilting techniques by having them work on different projects as they develop new skills. Materials will be available for the first 18 participants.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
1:00PM

--to--

10:00PM

Celebrate #GivingTuesday at Queens Library

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library will be celebrating #GivingTuesday during the entire week—from December 1-5!

Please join us for “Giving Week” by showing how much you love Queens Library and sharing what Queens Library means to you!

Queens Library at Flushing will host a special event to celebrate #GivingTuesday.


Dec
2
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Beginners' Computers (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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


Dec
2
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Understanding the Labor Market

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


Dec
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Knitting Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us at our weekly meetings to knit and share knitting projects together.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

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

Share your knitting and crocheting skill with your new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
2
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

The Technologist Is In

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

Are you confused about some new-fangled device? Receive personal instruction on how to use iPads and iPods, smartphones, e-readers, MP3 players and tablets. Call the library for a 30-minute appointment with a staff member.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Tai Chi for Adults with Lenny Antonucci

Location: North Forest Park
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.


Dec
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Read with a book buddy! Children of all ages can practice their reading skills by reading with a friend.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Wire-Sculpting Jewelry Workshop for Adults

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
2
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Adults face off Tuesday afternoons with Scrabble!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Stories and Craft

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will listen to stories and make a craft at these programs sponsored by Literacy, Inc.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
3:45PM

--to--

5:45PM

Anti-Bullying Workshop Presented by Don't Snooze on Clues

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you being bullied? Learn what to do about it at this anti-bullying workshop for children ages 6-8! Don't Snooze on Clues offers programs to empower young people to become aware of potential dangers around them and build up the courage to speak out,. It also seeks to create a safe and supportive system of parents, school and community.


Dec
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Juggling Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Learn to juggle and do tricks! Anyone can do it. No experience is necessary.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt

Location: Steinway
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.

In this 10-session series, children ages 7-11 will work with a teaching artist to learn the basic elements of design in various media, including painting, collage and drawing. Students will be introduced to notable artists of the past and encouraged to explore their own distinctive styles. The course will conclude with a professional show at a contemporary art gallery. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

SteinwayTue, Dec 9, 20144:00PM - 5:00PM

Dec
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Book Buddies

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

Children ages 4-8 share books of their choice and practice their reading skills with teen buddies. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Needlecraft Workshop

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

At our fall needlecraft workshop for children age 9 and up we will work on a continuing project, so participants must attend all sessions. Preregistration is required in person at the branch; space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
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


Dec
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

The Diversity of Muslim Art with Children's Museum of Manhattan

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Children will engage in an in-depth exploration of the shapes, patterns, materials and environments found in a striking selection of mosques from around the world and will create their own projects inspired by design and structural elements found in Muslim architecture.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Sports Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

John, our youth counselor, will lead students in discussions of current and past sports news and controversies.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Dream and Reach through Poetry

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

In this 3-part poetry-writing workshop, Kevin Anglade, author and founder of Flowered Concrete, will guide teens as they write their own poems or raps.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to attend our meeting and discuss ways to improve our collection and teen programs. Light refreshments will be served.


Dec
2
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Knit and Crocheting Club

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Bring your knitting and crochet project for a social afternoon. Drop by any time between 5:00 and 6:30PM and stay as long as you like!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Learn to Crochet

Location: Arverne
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 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.

ArverneTue, Dec 9, 20145:00PM - 6:30PM
ArverneTue, Dec 16, 20145:00PM - 6:30PM

Dec
2
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Learn to Crochet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Participants are encouraged to bring their own size K crochet hook and yarn so they can practice at home. Supplies will be made available for in-class use. This program is for all ages.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Art Deco-Inspired Jewelry Workshop

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

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Snowscape with Bells!

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Ring the bells and welcome the winter season at an interactive musical installation! Participants will improvise on individual bells, creating a musical soundscape for this colorful winter sonic playground. Parents and teens are all welcome to this special Queens Library for Teens event, made possible by the Pinkerton Foundation.


Dec
2
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Blast

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This mix of dance fitness, low-impact strength training and stretching exercises helps relieve stress. Instructor: Katwicia Desruisseaux. 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


Dec
2
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

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. Instructor: Angela Mendez. 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


Dec
2
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness for Adults

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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


Dec
2
5:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

New York Cares Presents Computers For Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Staying fit couldn't be more fun! This class, taught by Isabel Zumba, uses easy-to-follow dance moves with Latin, international and pop music. 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


Dec
2
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Staying fit couldn't be more fun! This class, taught by Christina Johnston, uses easy-to-follow dance moves with Latin, international and pop music. 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


Dec
2
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! Participants will learn: 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


Dec
2
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


Dec
2
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


Dec
2
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 48 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


Dec
3
9:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Resume Workshop

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

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


Dec
3
9:00AM

--to--

10:00AM

Interview Skills

Location: Arverne
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 after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR170


Dec
3
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.


Dec
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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


Dec
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Understanding the Labor Market

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


Dec
3
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! Participants will learn: 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 Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR190


Dec
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Computer Basics

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn how to operate a personal computer.


Dec
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

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


Dec
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, stories, fingerplays and more, for infants age 18 months and under!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and under with their caregivers meet with the Children's Librarian for storytime, fingerplays and songs. Just ring the bell to your left!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
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


Dec
3
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.


Dec
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This interactive program for infants and their caregivers features nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs and play time for children ages 18-30 months

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Playgroup

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Enjoy fun time for young children at Queens Library at Steinway.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Picture Book Storytime

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

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


Dec
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Basic Computer Classes

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Library staff will teach entry-level skills, including understandings the parts of a computer, what computers are for and computers operate; distinguishing between applications and files; identifying and organizing files; and activating and installing software. Future classes will build upon these skills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

Drop In Hours

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-4784.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:45PM

Computers for Beginners

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

Everyone needs to know how to use a computer! We will show you how to send an email, surf the web and more.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Toddler Time is a half hour of songs, stories, fingerplays and movement activities.
age (21/2 – 4)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

At our weekly storytime for toddlers we read picture books and sing songs for 30 minutes of fun, laughter and learning.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-3 years 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


Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult caregiver join us for 45 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes and puppets to develop pre-reading skills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-35 months hear stories, sing songs, do fingerplays and play movement games in this literacy-enriching program. Space is limited and in-person preregistration is mandatory. Preregistration starts October 1 at 11:30AM and closes when slots are filled. Come early: Tickets will be distributed 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


Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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, rhymes and songs for children ages 19 months to 3 years. Preregistration is required.

SunnysideWed, Dec 10, 201411:30AM - 12:00PM
SunnysideWed, Dec 17, 201411:30AM - 12:00PM

Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Storytime

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers ages 18 months to 5 years enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, creative movement and music with a parent or other adult caretaker. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us for songs, stories and a simple craft.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date December 3, 2014
Availability: 20 openings

Children ages 18-36 months are invited to experience an exciting storytime with nursery rhymes, movement, music and a craft.

SeasideWed, Dec 10, 201411:30AM - 12:15PM20 openings
SeasideWed, Dec 17, 201411:30AM - 12:15PM20 openings
SeasideWed, Dec 24, 201411:30AM - 12:15PM20 openings
SeasideWed, Dec 31, 201411:30AM - 12:15PM--

Dec
3
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Howard Beach
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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer skills are not required. Class code CC100


Dec
3
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Coloring Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Toddlers will learn about colors, letters, words, numbers and animals, developing hand-eye coordination and early literacy skills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
12:15PM

--to--

1:00PM

Pre-K Storytime

Location: Corona
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.

Join us for books, songs and movement for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Preregister Wednesday, October 1, at 12:15PM at the library.

CoronaWed, Dec 10, 201412:15PM - 1:00PM

Dec
3
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Need Health Insurance? We Can Help!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
3
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Social Media for Older Adults

Location: Rochdale Village
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 program on the use of social media such as Facebook and Instagram will be held at the Rochdale Village Senior Center. Call Dr. Salwa Elmeawad at Rochdale Village Library to preregister.

Rochdale VillageWed, Dec 10, 20141:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Dec 17, 20141:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Jan 7, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Jan 14, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Jan 21, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Jan 28, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Feb 4, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Feb 11, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Feb 18, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Feb 25, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Mar 4, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Mar 11, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Mar 18, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageWed, Mar 25, 20151:00PM - 3:00PM

Dec
3
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Improve your vocabulary, listening and speaking skills talking about holidays, shopping, family and other topics of interest.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This interactive program for children 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years and their caregivers features storytime, nursery ryhmes and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Paper Flower-Making

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this crafts course for adults, you will learn how to make rolled paper flowers using construction paper and pipe cleaners.


Dec
3
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Learn Basic Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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


Dec
3
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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 new 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


Dec
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Discussion Group: For Men Only

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Men are invited to call into our program to talk about health, sports, politics and other topics of interest in this weekly discussion group. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must 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


Dec
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

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


Dec
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Dec
3
2:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Stories and Arts and Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 enjoy stories, crafts and age-appropriate music.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
3:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

One-on-One Job Readiness and Computer Assistance

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Are you looking for a job but unsure where to start? Do you need to revise your resume? Would you like to sign up for JobMap? Make an appointment with the Job and Business Academy and get assistance! Sign up in person or by calling 718-426-2844.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

StartUp Business Plan Competition: All about Business Planning and Research

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Get started with your business plan! Learn how you can get your new venture off on the right foot, Part of the 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Science Explorers

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

Children age 6 and up explore a different science concept every month through hands-on crafts and activities. Preregistration is required.


Dec
3
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


Dec
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

A Quilting Workshop

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this two-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create easy quilting designs. 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


Dec
3
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


Dec
3
3:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available after school every Wednesday and Thursday, except holidays, until 6:00PM. All students under age 18 are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Create a Video Game

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Make your vision come through using cutting edge technologies to create a video game complete with characters, settings, obstacles and controls! This program is made possible by a grant from Pinkerton Foundation.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
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


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Comics Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Read, watch and discuss your favorite comics, heroes, villains and storylines.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Our chess club for children and teens is for all player levels. Intermediate and advanced players interested in volunteering as teachers are also welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt

Location: Corona
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.

In this 10-session series, children ages 8-12 will work with a teaching artist to learn the basic elements of design in various media, including painting, collage and drawing. Students will be introduced to notable artists of the past and encouraged to explore their own distinctive styles. The course will conclude with a professional show at a contemporary art gallery. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

CoronaWed, Dec 10, 20144:00PM - 5:00PM

Dec
3
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


Dec
3
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


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

BOOST Craft Hour

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 will enjoy making crafts for all seasons, holidays and just for fun.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Hao Bang Ah Horse: a Hand-Puppet Show

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Enjoy these hand-puppet vignettes by Chinese Theatre Works, for children ages 6 to 12.


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Crafts Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children age 3 and up work on craft projects with materials we supply. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Holiday Wreath Workshop with Yvette Powell

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

Have you ever wondered how florists turn a few leaves and blossoms into a beautiful floral arrangement? Find out how at this hands-on workshop for children ages 7-12, where by the end of the afternoon you will have learned new skills and created a beautiful holiday wreath to take home!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Not required

This program is for children ages 2-5.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Here's Looking at You!: Wednesday Afternoon Movies

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Movie schedule;
Nov. 5. "The Amazing Spider Man 2"(PG13; 2014)
Nov. 12 "God's Not Dead" (PG; 2014)
Nov. 19. "Casablanca" (NR; 1942)
Dec. 3, "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" (PG13; 2013)
Dec. 10. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (NA; 1966)
Dec. 17. "The Grace Card" (PG13; 2011)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Be creative and have fun building with Legos at this program for children in grades 1-6.


Dec
3
4:15PM

--to--

5:30PM

Typing Practice Lab

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Jewelry Making

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids will use simple materials to make jewelry they can take home.


Dec
3
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Korean Language and Culture

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

On Wednesday afternoons we will be learning about Korean writing, music and more.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
5:15PM

--to--

5:45PM

Creative Writing

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will learn how to write creatively by being given a topic and being guided through the writing process.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

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


Dec
3
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

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


Dec
3
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Zumba for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Certified Zumba instructor Janise Rambert leads this aerobic exercise class for adults using dance movements to keep you fit. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes and bring a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Corona
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


Dec
3
5:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

Job Readiness with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn important tips and skills for getting and keeping a job!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
5:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

Job Readiness and Computer Basics with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Get help searching for jobs, filling out online applications and writing cover letters; receive guidance on pre- and post-interview questions; practice computer skills and learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

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


Dec
3
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This month's films are: 12/3 - "Jersey Boys" (2014), rated R; 12/10 - "Black Nativity" (2013), rated PG; 12/17 - "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" (2013), rated PG

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (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 turn on your computer and write an email. 12/3 - Introduction to the computer; 12/10 - Navigating the Internet; 12/17- Creating your own email account. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, November 26 at 9:00AM.

Central LibraryWed, Dec 10, 20146:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Dec 17, 20146:00PM - 8:30PM

Dec
3
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter 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.


Dec
4
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


Dec
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

How do I use this thing?

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

Do you have a device that you will love to use but don’t know how? Bring in your device to learn tips and tricks to get more out of your equipment.Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or Call 718-990-8625 for additional information


Dec
4
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

It's time for stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 1-2 and their caregivers!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
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


Dec
4
11:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Citizenship Classes

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

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Preregistration is required starting in person at the library or by calling 718-278-4303 starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
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


Dec
4
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formally known as Food Stamps, and get help applying. Call AARP, a SNAP funder, at 855-850-2525 to make an appointment to speak with a SNAP adviser at this outreach event. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Dec
4
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

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

Join us for stories, songs and fun for ages 2-4. Preregistration is required.


Dec
4
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Play Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers age 18-36 months accompanied by their caregivers listen to music, play with educational toys and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

We have stories, songs, nursery rhymes and a simple craft for children ages 18 months to 3 years with their parent or other adult caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers and preschoolers, accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver, will read, sing, color and play games inspired by a different theme each week.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Learn and enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays, and listen to simple stories. For children ages 12 through 24 months, with caregivers. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-36 months enjoy 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


Dec
4
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

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

Parents and other caregivers can help children learn the skills they need to be successful before they start kindergarten. During seven weekly sessions, library staff will show parents, caregivers and children how to use games, hands-on activities and stories that help build important language and social skills. Children will receive giveaways, including games and books, at each session. In-person preregistration with the Children’s Librarian is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for play time, stories and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to Do When Disaster Strikes

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

The American Red Cross presents a citizen preparedness course designed to teach you how to prepare and respond to a man-made, technological or natural disaster, and how to recover from such an emergency.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Work Incentives for People with Disabilities

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

A representative from The Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY) will discuss special rules that permit people with disabilities who receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicare or Medicaid benefits to work at a paying job and continue receiving these benefits.


Dec
4
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Writing Club

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly 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


Dec
4
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


Dec
4
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
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


Dec
4
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Code Camp

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

College Application and Financial Aid Processes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

We will discuss how to apply to college and seek and apply for financial aid.


Dec
4
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


Dec
4
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


Dec
4
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


Dec
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This month’s movies are: 12/4 - "Penny Serenade" (1941), at the suggestion of a customer; 12/11 - "March of the Wooden Soldiers" (1934), also at the suggestion of a customer; 12/18 - "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946).

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Eat Smart New York

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers this 8-seesion nutrition course as part of the Eat Smart New York and Emergency Food Assistance Program.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

If you suffer from anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress or depression, we invite you to attend our free meetings. Recovery International provides a safe and confidential place to get help coping with these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Zumba for Adults

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Certified zumba instructor Patrice Valenti leads this aerobic exercise class for adults which uses dance movements to keep you fit. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes and bring a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Kids' Craft Time

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 are invited to come in with 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


Dec
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Jami the Therapy Dog

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

This is kids' chance to meet Jami the Therapy Dog. They will also learn about animal therapy in general.


Dec
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Picture books, songs, rhymes and crafts make this a fun program for preschoolers ages 3-5. Actress Lourdes Simon will be making a guest appearance as Miss Lou Lou at one or more sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

African Drumming: Feel the Beat!

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Learn about the fast-paced, upbeat percussive sound of Africa! Discover its connection to hip hop and Latin music! Find your own sound from various styles and vibes! This event is made possible by the Pinkerton Foundation.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Children's Movie Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

The first Thursday of every month we screen a family-friendly film for children.


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

If you like to explore science, art and more, with hands-on projects and fun, then Kids Club is for you! It offers something new and different every month for children ages 8-12.


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to our Thursday afternoon arts and craft program.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tear Apart Thursday

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

We will rip apart discarded electronics to try and figure out how they work and also build some basic electronics.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Craft Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to our Thursday afternoon arts and craft program.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt

Location: Forest Hills
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.

In this 9-session series, children ages 8-12 will work with a teaching artist to learn the basic elements of design in various media, including painting, collage and drawing. Students will be introduced to notable artists of the past and encouraged to explore their own distinctive styles. The course will conclude with a professional show at a contemporary art gallery. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Forest HillsThu, Dec 11, 20144:00PM - 5:00PM

Dec
4
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


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Anime Club Unleashed

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy your favorite anime series, epic movies and more in the Teen Room. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have the time of your life, all in Japanese with English subtitles, of course. Hang out with your friends and enjoy the show! All tween and teens are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Challenge your brain with the exciting game of chess! Beginners are welcome; those under age 9 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


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Learn to Play Chess

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children, teens and adults are all welcome at this program.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Robotics Workshop with Yvonne Shortt

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

Learn to design and program real robots using a laptop and robot parts! This hands-on class will inspire creativity and teach kids important engineering concepts.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Science Lab

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Get messy and learn something new at our science lab.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how you can use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Dec
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Board Game and Coloring Time

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon of fun!


Dec
4
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

All adults are welcome to attend our computer courses. We offer
instruction in how to use computers, the Internet, email and Microsoft Word.
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


Dec
4
4:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Teen and Adult Chess Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens and adults on at least an intermediate level meet Thursday afternoons. Sometimes U.S. Chess Federation rated tournaments will be played.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

DIY Buttons

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens design and make their own buttons. Supplies are limited; first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Author Talk with James A. Mitchell: "The Walrus and the Elephants—John Lennon's Years of Revolution"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In 1971, John Lennon moved with Yoko Ono from London to New York City, where he was soon on the front lines of a youth movement seeking an end to the Vietnam War. His activism made him a cultural hero and the object of government suspicion and harassment. “The Walrus and the Elephants” tells the story of this time in Lennon’s life through interviews with those who lived it with him. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Dec
4
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess Club

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Would you like to play chess but don't know how? Don't worry! It's never too late to learn how to play the most popular game in the world!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Young Entrepreneurs

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

Young Entrepreneurs are teens and tweens ages 9-15 looking to develop their business savvy. Attend this meeting to find out how to start making money by setting up your own table at our Holiday Craft Fair!


Dec
4
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Scrabble Game Day

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Fans of this word game are invited to play. If possible, please bring your own Scrabble board.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Cash Poor or College: The Essential Guide to College Admissions

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Diane M. Warmsley, a former college admissions director, brings 35 years of experience to this workshop on college admissions. She will address issues such as why college matters and how to devise a winning college-bound strategy for the teen years.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 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. 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


Dec
4
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 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. 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


Dec
4
5:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

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


Dec
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Total Body Fitness for Adults

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Lauren Benitez uses a mixture of dance fitness and strength training to get you fit. 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


Dec
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

To be rescheduled_The Write Life: Everything You Need to Know About Publishing with Renee Flagler

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Author Renee Daniel Flagler will chat about her latest release, “Society Wives,” and talk about the nitty-gritty of getting published. Bring all your questions and leave with a thorough understanding of the publishing industry and how to make it in this ever-changing arena.


Dec
4
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Open Mic Night with Performance Poets Association

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.


Dec
4
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening program for older adults and the home-bound. Karen Quinones from Patriot Tours is our guest tonight. She will lead an informative and anecdotal discussion about the history of lower New York. 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


Dec
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Memory in Sunnyside

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This program takes place at the Sunnyside Community Services Center (43-31 39 Street). Share your Queens memories and get those family photos digitized for free! Each week, Queens Memory staff will scan your photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive you can take home. Bring materials and stories that relate to the theme of the week, or come to learn something new about your neighborhood!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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. Class code: CC170


Dec
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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


Dec
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Healthy and Unhealthy Fats

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads a discussion about nutrition, explaining the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats. This is a teleconference event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Dec
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computers (Spanish)

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


Dec
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Baby and Me

Location: Corona
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 up to age 18 months and their caregiver enjoy songs, stories and movement activities.

CoronaFri, Dec 12, 201410:30AM - 11:00AM
CoronaFri, Dec 19, 201410:30AM - 11:00AM
CoronaFri, Dec 26, 201410:30AM - 11:00AM

Dec
5
11:00AM

--to--

6:00PM

Driver Safety

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This AARP course is open to anyone with a New York State driver's license. Because 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


Dec
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

English Conversation Course

Location: Windsor 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.

This course employs the We Are New York television series, which addresses issues that most concern immigrants: healthcare, healthy lifestyle, education, managing finances and more.

Windsor ParkFri, Dec 12, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM

Dec
5
11:00AM

--to--

1:30PM

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


Dec
5
11:00AM

--to--

1:30PM

Sewing Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We explore a variety of sewing techniques in a creative space while visiting, inspiring and helping each other. Several sewing machines are provided. Adults and teens at all levels of experience are welcome. We meet every Friday except holidays.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

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


Dec
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bridge Instruction for Adults and Seniors

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of bridge at this interactive workshop that teaches everything from concept to bidding to how to count points and more. Participants should bring a notebook and pen.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
11:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

Drop-In Hours

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
5
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


Dec
5
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Movement

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Young children will enjoy age-appropriate movement activities.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
11:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

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


Dec
5
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


Dec
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-35 months hear stories, sing songs, do fingerplays and play movement games in this literacy-enriching program. Space is limited and in-person preregistration is mandatory. Preregistration starts October 1 at 11:30AM and closes when slots are filled. Come early: Tickets will be distributed 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


Dec
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We offer stories, songs and rhymes for ages 6-18 months.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Story and Activity Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 3 1/2 years, with caregivers, enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft or coloring activity. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play and learn with your child in this five-session workshop for toddlers and their adult caregivers that includes toys, games, puzzles and other activities specially selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Child-development specialists will be available to talk to parents and caregivers about the special concerns of child-rearing.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Reading time is cuddle time! Bring your little ones, up to age 4, for storytime, singing time play time and snuggle time.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Scrabble

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Exercise your brain at our Scrabble sessions for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:45PM

Classic Movie Friday

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every Friday at noon adults can enjoy a different classic movie at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
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 how to 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


Dec
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

It's books, exercise and songs for preschoolers up to age 5.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the following books this autumn at our discussion group: 9/5 - "Dear Life: Stories" by Alice Munro; 10/3 - "Etched in Sand" by Regina Calcaterra; 11/7 - "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri; 12/5: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Dec
5
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


Dec
5
1:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Health Insurance Application Assistance

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
1:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
1:15PM

--to--

1:45PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Infants and toddlers and their caregivers join us for rhymes, songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 3 1/2 and their parents have fun together, listening to stories, singing songs, learning fingerplays and more!


Dec
5
3:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Game Club and Movie Time

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Our youth counselor will play games and watch educational movies with teens. Movie days are every second and fourth Friday of the month and game days the first and third Fridays.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills and make friends. Chess master Paul will teach new strategies to players.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make a Mosaic

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Use a variety of materials to create your masterpiece.


Dec
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Winter and Holiday Arts and Crafts

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

Children ages 6-12 will make a snowflake wreath (12/5), create a winter-theme painting (12/12) and decorate Christmas stocking (12/19). Preregistration is required at the Children’s Reference Desk or by calling 718-721-2462.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Learn to play or improve your game.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
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


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Gaming Galore

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children and teens age 8 and older are invited to join us every Friday afternoon to play console and board games.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children play Mario Party, Just Dance and other Nintendo games. All ages are welcome; children under 6 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


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 and up work on different crafts every Friday afternoon this autumn. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Friday Afternoon Arts and Crafts

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

School-age children are invited to create a different arts and crafts project each week starting at 4:00PM.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Lego Builders

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

Build structures from the library’s Lego blocks, then visit throughout the month to see them on display! Children must be age 6 or older to participate. Preregistration is required.


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Book Buddies

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Beautiful Music, Beautiful Writing

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

In the first half hour of this weekly one-hour session, children in grades 1-8 will practice their penmanship and cursive writing while listening to jazz and classical music. In the second half hour, we will learn simple phrases in Spanish, French and Japanese.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Rainbow Reading

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

At this program for children in grades 1-3, participants will be briefly introduced to the biography of an author, his or her books, and a story or excerpt read aloud.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Flash Card Spelling

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 compete to see who can spell the most words from flash cards.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hang out with friends and play Xbox or Nintendo Wii and board and card games. All teens and tweens are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

TGIF Games

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Book Buddies

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-8 pair up with tweens for interactive reading.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make a Hanukkah Ornament!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Get ready for Hanukkah by making your own ornament to display in your home or give as a gift! Ages 5-12 are welcome, but space is limited. Please preregister!


Dec
5
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Movie Night

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Join us for "A Christmas Story" (1983), rated PG! Light snacks will be provided and you may also bring your own.


Dec
5
4:15PM

--to--

5:15PM

Chess Club

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

Children age 6 and up learn to play and improve their skills. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess Club

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Want to play chess? Don't know how? Don't worry! It's never too late to learn how to play the most popular game in the world.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

If you suffer from anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress or depression, we invite you to attend our free meetings. Recovery International provides a safe and confidential place to get help coping with these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Children age 8 and up learn the art of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

JobMap Orientation

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Movie Night

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Join us for a free movie and snacks! We feature family-friendly movies for all to enjoy.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Book Discussion and Activity for Girls

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Mrs. Tina and parent volunteers will lead a discussion of "The Family Under the Bridge," by Natalie Savage Carlson. Participants must have read the book prior to the day of the program. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program. To preregister, please call the Douglaston/LIttle Neck Community Library. Space is limited. (To the designer--please embolden "Read Down Your Fines.")


Dec
5
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Children's Movie

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Our December movie for children in grades K and up is "Toy Story" (1995), rated G.


Dec
5
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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
5:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Blast

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This fun, energetic aerobics class led by instructor Sondra Gray will burn calories, tone muscles and increase cardiovascular fitness for a full body workout. Participants should wear loose clothing and sneakers and bring a mat, 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.

Additional Dates


Dec
5
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

ShapeUp NYC: Calypso Cardio

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Instructor Debra Brown offers a total body workout that improves muscle strength and endurance and keeps the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardiopulmonary system. 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


Dec
6
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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


Dec
6
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Kaplan Practice SAT

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Take a practice SAT through Kaplan! Preregistration is required at http://bit.ly/LibraryPracticeTest. Contact Danielle.Black@Kaplan.com with questions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
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


Dec
6
11:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

Sixth Annual Langston Hughes Literary Arts Festival

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Celebrate writers and writing with author talks, workshops, performances, panels discussions and more!


Dec
6
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 for all ages!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

A Jazzy Christmas Concert with Edward Kalendar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Composer, pianist, conductor and arranger Edward Kalendar performs well-known Christmas carols and melodies improvised with jazz harmonies and rhythms. Equally at home in classical, jazz, pop and folk idioms, he has composed 26 film scores and over 300 popular, children's and classical songs and concertos. Born and trained in the former Soviet Union, Mr. Kalendar has entertained audiences in Spain, the Canary Islands, Germany, Bulgaria, Russia and the United States.*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

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


Dec
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Jamaica Drum Jam: West African Drum and Dance Circle Event

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of drumming with Brendan Finnegan and participate in a drum circle. Instruments will be provided for the first 50 participants. Participation will be on a first come, first-served basis.


Dec
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

SMART Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

SMART stands for science, math, art, reading and technology. This SMART Club program for ages 9-14 emphasizes reading and science, with tweens working collaboratively in groups, reading and playing games that use common sight words.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
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


Dec
6
2:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Talks on Chinese Literature (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Professor Tang will explain the influences on modern Chinese literature of ancient and modern Chinese and Western forms and ideas. Chinese literary works will be compared to those of other languages, and literary theories and trends as well as works by outstanding authors will be discussed.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

John Yao Quartet

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Trombonist, composer and arranger John Yao and his Quartet will perform some of his original compositions that range from hard-hitting, aggressive and experimental jazz to ballads that exude passion, tenderness, complexity and understanding.


Dec
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Rap It Out!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 9-12 rap about their favorite book with a rap beat provided to them.


Dec
6
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Marimba Music from Guatemala

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lira Huehueteca performs on the marimba, an instrument that expresses Guatemalan sentiment like no other. A distinguishing feature of the Guatemalan marimba is its size, which accommodates three or four musicians at once. Osman Martinez is the program's artistic director. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Dec
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central Presents Soprano Monique McDonald and Friends

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Acclaimed American soprano Monique McDonald and friends perform "Summertime" from George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from Jerome Kern's "Show Boat” and songs based on lyrics by Langston Hughes from Ricky Ian Gordon’s "Only Heaven," as well as spirituals and other songs.


Dec
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to 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


Dec
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning: how to register and build an employment profile on a job site; 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.


Dec
8
11:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

Defensive Driving for Older Adults

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This is a 6-hour AARP course. To preregister, please call the instructor, Mr. Grover, at 917-642-7785 or 718-276-5426. Space is limited.


Dec
8
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-634-4784 or visit Arverne Library for more information.


Dec
8
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, using a web browser and search engine, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Preregister at www.queenslibrary.org.


Dec
8
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

This weekly conversation program is for adults who want to practice their English.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code JR160. For further information call (718) 634-4784.


Dec
8
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Canned Goods Drive

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Help us feed those in need by donating unexpired canned goods and boxes of non-perishable food for distribution to neighbors. Donations will be accepted from 2:00-5:00PM weekdays and Saturdays, except holidays, until January 9, 2015.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is the novel "The Secret History" by Donna Tartt.


Dec
8
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Steampunk Jewelry Design

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger will demonstrate how to create steampunk jewelry from 19th century mechanical parts, using design ideas from that period. Materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Dec
8
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Monday Movies

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

The titles of our monthly Monday movies will be announced closer to the date of screening.


Dec
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Nappy's Puppets Presents "Jack and the Beanstalk"

Location: Auburndale
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.


Dec
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Christmas Holidays around the World

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Learn how Christmas holidays are celebrated around the world!


Dec
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club and Board Games

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

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


Dec
8
4:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Health Insurance Enrollment

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

New York’s official health plan marketplace is up and running! You and your family can shop, compare plans and enroll in heath coverage that fits your budget. A certified navigator is ready to assist you in the enrollment process.


Dec
8
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Reactions to Stressful Events: PTSD

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can develop after a person has experienced a highly stressful event. Learn about the signs and symptoms of PTSD and where to go for help.


Dec
8
5:00PM

--to--

6:15PM

Genealogy, Part I

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Professional genealogist and family historian Diane Warmsley shows you how to get started researching your family tree.


Dec
8
5:00PM

--to--

5:45PM

Anti-Bullying Workshop

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Anti-bullying advocate Dori Crescas will lead a discussion for young people ages 5-18 on the effects of bullying, and will offer ideas on how to cope with it.


Dec
8
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 12/8: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 12/15: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 12/22: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 12/29: 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


Dec
8
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Holiday Collage Box Craft

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Children ages 9-12 will create a beautiful gift box for a friend or family member.


Dec
8
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Developing Financial Statements - Start Up-Business Plan Competition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you know if your profitable? Or, where you can make changes to make more money? Learn how to analyze your business's finances. Part of the 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Global Harmony House Presents: What Is Real Self-Esteem?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kamla Etwarrow, a raj yoga meditation teacher at Global Harmony House, and Catherine Piccione, PhD, will explore how feeling better about oneself can ultimately improve relationships and lead to true success in life. Wei Yee Ho, who holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from HELP University (Higher Education Learning Philosophy) in Malaysia, will provide translation into Mandarin. IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Dec
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Learn to Dance Soca

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
8
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

We will discussion Cheryl Strayed's autobiography "Wild," which, in a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, hits theaters in December.


Dec
9
9:00AM

--to--

10:00AM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? 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; tips for making your cover letter stronger. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR130


Dec
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Managing an Email Account

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

Get more out of your email account by learning how to send and open attachments and print your emails.


Dec
9
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computer Basics

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

Learn how to start and use a computer and how to search the web. Preregistration is required by calling the library.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 718-634-4784. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Dec
9
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


Dec
9
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Introduction to the Internet (In Chinese)

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

After this workshop, you will have the 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


Dec
9
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.


Dec
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This month we will discuss "The Chaperone" by Laura Moriarty.


Dec
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Create your own Christmas ornaments from buttons! Materials will be provided.


Dec
9
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Painting on Glass

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 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.


Dec
9
3:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Spend an afternoon watching a movie in the comfort of the library! This month's selection is "A Most Wanted Man" (2014), rated R.


Dec
9
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Live Animals with Ranger Eric Powers

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Ranger Eric will display live animals and a variety of animal artifacts.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 make crafts based on children's books.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Quilting Workshop

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

This community quilt workshop is presented by The Creative Cookie. Teen quilters will explore quilting through books and images and then, after agreeing on a theme, will each make a picture block using fabric crayons, markers, dye and fabric applique. Materials will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II Presents Navidad Flamenca

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

This performance, part of the Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II 7th annual Flamenco in the Boros Tour, highlights the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world, from Argentina and Mexico to Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Despicable Movie Time!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Have fun with the family watching "Despicable Me" on December 9 and "Despicable Me 2" on December 16. Both are rated PG.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Hanukkah and Christmas Concert

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

This Hanukkah and Christmas concert for all ages, featuring Irene Failenbogen, is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library. Light refreshments will be served.


Dec
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Robotics Workshop with Yvonne Shortt

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

Children program real life robots, create fun designs and explore engineering concepts using a laptop and robot parts in a Robotics 101 program that inspires creativity in a whole new way.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Night

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Watch movies the entire family can enjoy, both rated PG! 12/9: "Snow Queen" (2013); 12/30: "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
5:00PM

--to--

6:15PM

Genealogy, Part 2

Location: Baisley Park
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.


Dec
9
5:45PM

--to--

6:45PM

Introduction to Martial Arts

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Participants will experience the wonders of the martial arts in these introductory classes.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR130


Dec
10
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.

In this one-session workshop, learn how to search the web 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.


Dec
10
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Beginners' Sewing Circle for Women (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn sewing skills into a career and earn money working for yourself. Lessons may include, but are not limited to, preparing and measuring fabrics, types of seams, finishing and pressing, and proper use of threads and tension for sewing. Basic math skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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


Dec
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Treehouse

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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. Participants 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 at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Dec
10
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be the Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
10
11:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

iPad for Toddlers

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 2-4 learn using educational and music apps on the iPad. A caregiver must attend.


Dec
10
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computers 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! No prior computer experience is required.


Dec
10
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intoruction to the Internet

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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 718-641-7086. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Dec
10
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Eric Miu, Community Coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education, will conduct this pedestrian safety workshop to educate seniors about crossing New York City streets. Seniors will learn safety tips and about Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.


Dec
10
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Beginners Excel

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn how to navigate a spreadsheet, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information please call 718-990-8625.


Dec
10
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends!


Dec
10
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


Dec
10
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Creative Sales and Marketing Strategies - Start Up-Business Plan Competition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Without sales, you don't have a business. These tried and true strategies will help you to start making money. Part of the 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
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


Dec
10
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make a Beautiful Christmas Candleholder with Cristina Cipriani

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Italian-born artist Cristina Cipriani will help you design and make a beautiful candleholder to take home and add warmth and cheer to your holidays.


Dec
10
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Readers ages 10-14 share books and fun with listeners ages 2-5 accompanied by their caregivers. Stickers and snacks are included. Our first meeting on December 10 is for readers only.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Draw Manga with Eric Cheung

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheung will teach teens and tweens basic drawing techniques for creating manga characters.


Dec
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Holiday Cupcake Decorating

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

Children age 8 and up get creative with colored frostings and candy decorations at our second annual cupcake-decorating event. Preregistration is required.


Dec
10
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Teen Karaoke

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Karaoke continues at Flushing's Teen Center, by popular demand! Sing along with the lyrics to an endless choice of music you select from online choices. There are two mics, so if you can't handle a solo, you can sing a duet. All teens and tweens are welcome.


Dec
10
4:30PM

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5:30PM

The Making of a Gentleman

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Young men will find out how to create a positive image through their actions, dress and speech.


Dec
10
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Steering Clear of Stress

Location: Peninsula
Registration: Not required

Representatives from Visiting Nurse Service will share techniques for reducing and dealing with everyday stress.


Dec
10
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Corona
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 after the interview. Class Code: JR170
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Dec
10
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Disaster Preparedness

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do you know how to help keep your family safe in an emergency? Would you know what supplies you need in case the power goes out, or what documents you should have on hand if you need to evacuate your home? From flooding to wildfires, emergency preparedness begins with three simple actions: get a kit, make a plan, be informed. Learn how!


Dec
10
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Understanding the Labor Market

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

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


Dec
11
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


Dec
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Mac : Basics

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

Learn the basics of Apple computers on our MacBook Pro laptops in these weekly Mac labs. This week's topics are 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


Dec
11
10:00AM

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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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Dec
11
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Starfall Reading and Math Programs

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Starfall is an online learning site that teaches young children early literacy and math concepts, with an emphasis on phonics for reading. These sessions will introduce parents to the program and demonstrate how it can be used to improve their children’s language and number skills.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Dec
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Resources for Helping Your Child with Homework

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Find out about resources you can use to help your child with homework, even if you do not know how to help directly.


Dec
11
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


Dec
11
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


Dec
11
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Anything Goes! with Eddie Lee Isaacs and Friends

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Eddie and his friends dip into a grab bag of great American songs and perform selections of jazz, rock 'n' roll, pop, blues and everything in between.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Make a Holiday Apron

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

Learn how to make an easy holiday apron.


Dec
11
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Bring your school-aged child to the library to listen to some great stories!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Yoga for Youth

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Teens will learn basic yoga poses and stretches. Yoga mats will be provided.


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Job-Search Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to look for jobs, put together a resume and master workplace etiquette.


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Long Island Sound Performs Hits of the '50s to '90s

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down memory lane with classic tunes by Johnny Mathis, Roberta Flack, the great Motown artists and more.


Dec
11
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Twitter

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

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Science Fun

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Participate in exciting and fun science activities for children ages 6-12.


Dec
11
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Winter Holiday Arts and Crafts

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

T'is the season to give presents! Make something special for someone special at this program for children and teens ages 6-14.


Dec
11
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Jingle Bell Swing with Richard Lanham

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Bring the entire family and celebrate the holidays with Richard Lanham in a concert of favorite Christmas songs and carols, from "Winter Wonderland" to "Silent Night" and so much more!


Dec
11
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.


Dec
11
5:00PM

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7:30PM

Student Winter Holiday Piano Recital

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Students of piano instructor Vivian Fang Liu perform classical piano repertoire, Broadway musicals and pop songs. The performers, who range in age from 4 to 16 years, include the winners of the 2013 and 2014 National Association for Music Education, Eastern Division, Student Composers Competition and a Gold Award winner from the Sixth International Youth Arts and Culture Competition (2014). *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
11
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Sexually Transmitted Infections (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This program is presented in collaboration with ACQC. All are welcome.


Dec
11
5:30PM

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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


Dec
11
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel.


Dec
11
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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 718-9908625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Dec
11
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Block Association

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Members of the community meet every second Thursday of the month to exchange ideas and come up with solutions for community problems.


Dec
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Medicare Minutes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Nancy Herman joins us from the Medicare Rights Center in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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


Dec
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet (Spanish)

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

After this workshop, you will have the 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


Dec
12
11:00AM

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6:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

These driving classes are offered by AARP.


Dec
12
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use a computer to search the Queens Library catalog and the Internet and how to create and use an email account. The class runs for an hour and a half. Space is limited to four participants; preregistration is required.


Dec
12
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children up to age 2 accompanied by an adult caregiver enjoy short books, 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


Dec
12
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Avoid Those Winter Pounds!

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Allison Amores, a clinical dietician at Mount Sinai Queens, has tips on how to make sure that the only thing you're putting on this winter is extra clothing. Learn how to make healthier food choices, improve your eating habits and, as a bonus, make your New Year's resolution that much easier to stick to! Call 718-267-4333 for more information.


Dec
12
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Meditation for Mind, Body and Spirit

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Eric, our instructor, will explain the techniques of meditation and, through exercises such as tai chi, lead you to achieve inner peace and a healthy life style. Space is limited. Preregister online or call 718-225-8414.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
11:45AM

--to--

1:45PM

Movie Fridays

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Watch the latest and hottest releases at the library! Today's feature is "Black Nativity" (2013), rated PG.


Dec
12
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Holiday Flea Market Fun Day

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Our Holiday Flea Market is fun for all ages! Are you interested in selling things? Contact a librarian for more information.


Dec
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Jewelry-Making

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Robotics Workshop with Yvonne Shortt

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

Children program real life robots, create fun designs and explore engineering concepts using a laptop and robot parts in a Robotics 101 program that inspires creativity in a whole new way.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Board Game Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Secret Lives of Dresses

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kelsey Brow of Bowne House Museum will discuss the history of fashion and fashion magazine illustration techniques. Participants will design their own fashion plate and view the exhibit of fashion illustrations on display outside the Auditorium. This program is for children of all ages and their families.


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Christmas Crafts with Margaret

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Margaret will show elementary school children how to make various Christmas crafts.


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make a Bottlecap Necklace

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

This craft program is for ages 10-14. Space is limited; please preregister!


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will create stuff out of materials we provide.


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Holiday Talent Show

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

Show us your talent or just watch and vote! You must be ages 8-15 to participate but can be any age to watch and enjoy.


Dec
12
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Celebrate Christmas with Colombian Food and Music

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Gianina Enriquez will teach participants how to make the traditional Colombian Christmas delicacies Arepas de Queso and Tamales de Pollo; and Pablo Mayor and Folkore Urbano will perform traditional Colombian Christmas music.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
12
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

First Annual Holiday Spectacular

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for our first annual Holiday Spectacular, with singing, dancing, acting and fun for all ages!


Dec
13
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC170


Dec
13
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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 worksheet and perform calculations. 12/13 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 12/20 - Calculations and worksheets; 12/27 -Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 6 at 9:00AM.

FlushingSat, Dec 20, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Dec 27, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Dec
13
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Fresh Meadows Poets

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local poets meet to discuss and critique their work.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Holiday Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To celebrate Christmas, the I Yue Music Salon and the New York Salon Oriental Chamber Orchestra will hold a concert featuring well-known former Chinese national stage actress and soprano Liu Xufeng. The concert will also showcase former members of other Chinese musical and arts groups performing mellifluous vocal music and instrumental works. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Dec
13
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

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


Dec
13
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers

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 create a document and work with tables. 12/13 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 12/20 - Creating and saving documents; 12/27 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference desk beginning Saturday, December 6 at 10:00AM.

Langston HughesSat, Dec 20, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Dec 27, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

Dec
13
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Jamaica Drum Jam: The Roots of Afro-Latin Rhythms

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Latin percussionist Geraldo Flores discusses and demonstrates Afro-Latin rhythms with an array of various New World percussion instruments.


Dec
13
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Success Strategies for Bilingual Immigrant Students

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Association of Chinese English Bilingual Educators presents the second in a series of workshops on education and the family. In this program, bilingual subject class teachers will explain how they worked collaboratively with parents to help students overcome hardship and achieve academic success. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Dec
13
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"Love Actually," (2003), rated R, follows the attempts of numerous London couples, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, to find and maintain love.


Dec
13
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Popular and Beautiful Songs from Around the World

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Some of the most popular and beautiful songs from around the world, sung in their original language, take center stage in this performance by Galina Gergel and Eduard Nisimov. Hear 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


Dec
13
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.


Dec
13
5:00PM

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6:15PM

Oh So Neo-Soulful

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Stacia Hobdy sings the music of today's neo-soul artists, including Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, India.Arie, D'Angelo and John Legend, in this concert highlighting their poetic sounds.


Dec
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Featured poet John Casquarelli is the author of two full-length collections, "On Equilibrium of Song" (Overpass Books 2011) and "Lavender" (Authorspress 2014). He is an English instructor at CUNY Kingsborough and serves in an advisory role at the Kingsborough Poetry and Creative Writing Club.


Dec
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-9908625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Dec
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes

Location: Long Island City
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 they 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.


Dec
15
11:00AM

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12:00PM

La Leche League of Queens

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This breast-feeding support group meets monthly.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identitifcation

Location: Arverne
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 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Dec
15
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Join Mrs. Tina for nursery rhymes, songs, stories, fingerplays and more for children ages 9-23 months. Preregistration required. Space is limited.


Dec
15
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Preregister at queenslibrary.org/events.


Dec
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

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.


Dec
15
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Arverne
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 they 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 Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784.


Dec
15
2:00PM

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5:00PM

International Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In "2 Autumns, 3 Winters" (in French with English subtitles), 33-year-old Arman, having decided to change his life for the better, literally bumps into the lovely Amelie while jogging in the park. In the meantime, his friend Benjamin falls for the charming physical therapist who cares for him after a stroke. Fate and the camera follow the couples and their friends over the course of 2 1/2 years in this homage to French filmmaker Jean-Luc Goddard about youth's experience of time's passage.


Dec
15
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Art History: Degas, Bazille and Caillebotte

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lecturer Mary Dono examines the life, artistic style and contributions to the world of art by French artists Edgar Degas, Frederic Bazille and Gustave Caillebotte.


Dec
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pen Pal Club

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

Children in grades 2-5 improve their writing and spelling skills and make new friends who are not really that far away. Participants at Windsor Park Library will write letters to participants at Bellerose Library, and vice-versa. Preregistration is required.


Dec
15
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Making Jewelry by Quilling: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

Phyllis Ger teaches participants how to roll and glue special paper to form unique jewelry which can then be embellished with sequins or crystals if desired. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials are provided.


Dec
15
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Healthy Woman: Coping with Stress

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Women’s health can be impacted by the stresses of marriage, motherhood and career. In this workshop, participants will learn how stress affects the body and how natural treatments can alleviate it.


Dec
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

History and Headlines: A Book Discussion Group

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Our non-fiction book group meets on or about the third Monday of every month. For more information, call 718-721-2462.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, orators and everyone else are invited to share their talents every third Monday of the month at 6:00 PM. Share your talent!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Participants should have basic computer skills. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.


Dec
16
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 or call 718-634-4784. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Dec
16
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

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

Adults will learn the basics of using a computer. 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


Dec
16
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter 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.


Dec
16
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Driving Class

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This AARP class is recommended for seniors who wish to reduce their insurance rates.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
16
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Health Insurance Enrollment

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

New York’s official health plan Mmrketplace is up and running! You and your family can shop, compare plans and enroll in heath coverage that fits your budget. A certified navigator is ready to assist you in the enrollment process.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Music for the Holidays with Linda Ipanema

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Linda Ipanema sings an international medley of favorite songs of the season to put you in the holiday spirit.


Dec
16
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

An Arts and Crafts Afternoon

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

We offer simple and seasonal arts and crafts activities for kids age 6 and up. Preregistration is required.


Dec
16
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Great Music from the '30s to the '70s

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and Friends bring back memories with favorites like "Autumn Leaves," "Misty" and "Body and Soul" by performers including Louis Prima, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, mixed with a little rock 'n' roll.


Dec
16
3:00PM

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4:15PM

A Holiday Celebration with Lois Bruno

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Lois Bruno sings classic holiday favorites, including "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "White Christmas," "Oh Chanukah," "Shalom Chaverim," "Winter Wonderland" and more.


Dec
16
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Animation Workshop for Teens

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Instructors from The Children's Museum of the Arts will teach teens the basics of stop-motion animation.


Dec
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Self-Defense for Girls

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

This workshop for girls ages 12-18, presented by the Hit Like a Girl Project, founded by Master Barry Cuda Yedwabnick, teaches self-defense, anti-bullying techniques and personal empowerment skills. All participants must execute a release form, signed by a parent or legal guardian if the participant is under age 18.


Dec
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pen Pal Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Join the Pen Pal Club for children in grades 2-5! You will improve your writing and spelling skills and make new friends who are not really that far away: participants at the Bellerose Library will write letters to participants at the Windsor Park Library. Preregistration is required.


Dec
16
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-5 compete to see who can correctly spell the most words.


Dec
16
6:00PM

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8:00PM

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.


Dec
16
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

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.


Dec
17
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

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.


Dec
17
10:00AM

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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 over. Please call the library for preregistration information.


Dec
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Interview Skills

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 after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170


Dec
17
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter 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.


Dec
17
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 callers must call Mail a Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
17
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s, Ernest J. Gaines' novel "A Lesson Before Dying" tells the enormously moving story of one man condemned to die for a crime he did not commit and the young man who visits him in his cell. Pick up the book at the Reference Desk and join us to share your thoughts.


Dec
17
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Getting More From Google Accounts

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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 718-641-7086 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Dec
17
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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


Dec
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

This month's selection at our book discussion group for adults is "Positive: A Memoir" by Paige Rawl.


Dec
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Storyteller," a novel by Jodi Picoult.


Dec
17
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


Dec
17
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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
2:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Arts and Crafts and Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 enjoy picture books, work on craft activities and listen to age-appropriate music.


Dec
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Kidney Support Group

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Adults share their experiences with kidney disease and discuss how to improve their well-being.


Dec
17
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


Dec
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Season of Light: An Art Workshop for Children

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will design an original, one-of-a kind holiday ornament inspired by Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Artist Talent Panel

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Meet local artists from different entertainment fields, learn about different careers in the entertainment industry and watch live performances.


Dec
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business (in Chinese)

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Get helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business and find out about free resources to help them plan a business.


Dec
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Hanukkah Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will make something fun for Hanukkah!


Dec
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and be part of Flushing's Favorite intellectual pastimes!
Form teams with friends and answers fun trivia.
We have buzzers and a big TV screen to view all the action.
All Teens & Tweens are welcome!


Dec
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

December Holiday Craft

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

Children ages 4-8 make a festive, seasonal craft. Children age 4 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver. Preregistration is required.


Dec
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make a Christmas Ornament

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

At this workshop for all ages, you will make a fun ornament to hang on your Christmas tree - or wherever!


Dec
17
4:00PM

--to--

6:15PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (2003), rated PG-13, a young house servant of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.


Dec
17
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Make a Holiday Wreath

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the holidays and make a wreath to hang up or give as a gift at this workshop for children ages 5-12! Space is limited so please preregister. Supplies will be provided.


Dec
17
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

There's arts and crafts fun for children ages 6-12.


Dec
17
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Business Plan Writing Basics

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

In this seminar you will go through the steps and pieces of writing a successful business plan. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625


Dec
17
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


Dec
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

DIY Business Cards

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

A business card can be a great way to stay in a new contact’s mind. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create business cards using Microsoft Publisher and will leave with 10 of their very own cards. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC250


Dec
18
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


Dec
18
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Keep Your Bones Healthy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tony Quach, MD, of New York Hospital Queens, will give a talk on the many causes of knee pain. He will also discuss the newest technology available to help treat various conditions that causes knee pain.


Dec
18
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


Dec
18
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


Dec
18
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Making Fabric Beaded Jewelry

Location: North Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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.


Dec
18
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

How to Open a Bank Account

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Find out what questions you should ask the bank representative and what documents you will need to in order to open a bank account.


Dec
18
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


Dec
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Learn to Draw...or Learn to Draw Better!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Adults will improve their drawing skills in a class led by instructor Jessica Wolff. All art materials will be supplied. Seating is limited; preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
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


Dec
18
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Design Your Own Lace Bracelet

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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.


Dec
18
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Learning is fun when fun is learning. It’s time to think and get your brain wheels turning. Check out the show you just can’t miss: A Musical Experience with Mr. Chris! Children ages 6-12 will enjoy movement, storytelling, puppetry, comedy and hip hop musical theater.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Holiday Ornaments

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children age 6 and up create holiday ornaments.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Family Film

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

We screen films appropriate for family viewing. All ages welcome.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Draw Manga with Eric Cheung

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheung will teach teens and tweens basic drawing techniques for creating manga characters.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Permanent Opportunity: You Have a Green Card—Get More! (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be eligible to become a U.S. citizen, which will allow you to vote in local, state and national elections and enjoy many other opportunities and benefits.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Animal Celebration

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

At this literacy program for families, there will be small group readings, a literacy activity, an arts and crafts project and light snacks.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Dragons and Dreams with Sciencetellers

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 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!


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Pinterest

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

Pinterest is a popular social media site that allows you to save images and links from the Internet, creating a virtual “pin board” of your interests. Learn about this tool for online sharing and marketing in this introductory workshop! Basic computer skills, knowledge of the Internet and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-1876 for additional information. Class code CC130


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Book Discussion and Activity for Boys

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Mrs. Tina will lead a discussion of "The Whipping Boy" by Sid Fleischman. Before the day of the discussion, participants must read the book. Participation in this program will count toward the "reading down your fines" program. To preregister, please call the Douglaston/LIttle Neck Community Library. Space is limited.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Cupcake Decorating

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Making cupcakes look gorgeous has never been easier, with simple and fun decorating techniques that children can master!


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Celebrate Christmas with Artist Catherine Lau (In English and Chinese)

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Join our artist as she teaches the amazing and beautiful Chinese art of creating figures from dough, then make your own charming and fun snowman figurine! Materials are limited; first come, first served.


Dec
18
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Literature and Art Encounter with Arturo Ruiz-Sanchez

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
18
5:00PM

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6:00PM

eBook Workshop

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Bring your own e-reader or use one provided by the library to learn how to load the latest eBooks from our website.


Dec
18
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Man in 3B" by Carl Weber.


Dec
18
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Book Discussion Group for Adults

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of Daniel James Brown's "The Boys in the Boat," copies of which are available at the Reference Desk.


Dec
18
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

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


Dec
18
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Open Mic

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, orators and everyone else are invited to share their talents at the East Elmhurst Community Library. Come prepared with five minutes of material. All levels are welcome. You're sure to have a good time.


Dec
18
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

A Gospel Christmas Concert

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for a gospel celebration of traditional and modern Christmas hymns and songs featuring Bishop Dr. Julius Sloane and The Family and Friends Choir, with special guest Pastor Chantel Renee Wright and Songs of Solomon: An Inspirational Ensemble (SOS)


Dec
18
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Open Mic

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Poets, writers, musicians, comedians, orators and everyone else are invited to share their talents. Come prepared with five minutes of material. All levels are welcome.


Dec
18
6:30PM

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7:45PM

A Holiday Concert with Songs of Joy and Healing from Around the World

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Peace of Heart Choir performs a concert of holiday songs and more, sung in English, Spanish, Hebrew, Gaelic, Swahili and other languages of the world.


Dec
18
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny will be moderating this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. We meet the third Thursday of each month. 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.


Dec
19
10:00AM

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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


Dec
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

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

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


Dec
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Sing a Long with Rich

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Sing old classics with your friends over the phone in this teleconferenced program. Led by Richard Kagan. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email (in Spanish)

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.


Dec
19
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Book Discussion Group for Adults

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Book selections for the next couple of months are: 11/21 - "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho and 12/26 - "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Books will be available for check-out at the Circulation Desk. Light refreshments will be served.


Dec
19
1:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make a Present!

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Did you forget to buy a holiday gift for someone on your list? No problem! We have materials at the library for some awesome gifts! This craft session is for teens in grades 7-12.


Dec
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Teen Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of crochet.


Dec
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Bring the whole family for board games, card games and puzzles, too, after school in the Children's Area.


Dec
19
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Plastic Craft-Tie Necklace

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 will craft a never-before-seen-on-earth necklace from a colorful variety of plastic bag ties.


Dec
19
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We have 16 slots for our holiday Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament for teens and tweens. The top three finishers will be awarded prizes. Sign up at the library while spaces are still available!


Dec
19
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Game Day

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

All ages are invited to join us to play one of our many board games.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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


Dec
20
12:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

Foundation for Fighting Blindness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The group meets monthly to share information and support.


Dec
20
12:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Christmas Classics Triple Movie Feature

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Enjoy three great classic Christmas movies: "A Christmas Carol" (1938) at 12:00PM, "We're No Angels" (1955) at 1:15PM and "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) at 3:15PM.


Dec
20
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Holiday Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This month our teen craft for grades 7-12 will have a holiday theme. All supplies will be provided but space is limited.


Dec
20
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Dec
20
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Holiday Concert with Inkarayku

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

NYC-based band Inkarayku welcomes the holidays in Andean style. Bring the entire family and kick off the season with this concert of Andean folk melodies and carols.


Dec
20
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing (in Chinese)

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 after the interview. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170


Dec
20
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents: Celebrating South Asia through the Arts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

On the wings of story, music and dance, Arif Choudhury, Indhra Rajashekar, Rani and Prapt Shrestha take us on an odyssey celebrating the diverse cultural heritages of Bangladesh, India and Nepal, in a program organized by the New York STORY Exchange - Barbara Aliprantis, founder. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Celebrate Kwanzaa with Grace Drums

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This percussion-and-vocal ensemble of spirited women of African descent uses time-honored traditional West African percussion instruments, music and vocals from African and Caribbean cultures, infusing traditional sounds with rhythm and blues, Afro-Caribbean dance beats and vocal improvisation.


Dec
22
9:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Affordable Care Act Insurance Enrollment (in English and Spanish)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

New York’s official health plan marketplace is up and running! You and your family can shop for, compare and enroll in health coverage that fits your budget. A certified bilingual navigator is ready to assist in the enrollment process.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
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.


Dec
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

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


Dec
22
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Arverne
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 they 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 Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784.


Dec
22
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Participants should have basic computer skills. Preregistration is required at www.queenslibrary.org.


Dec
22
1:30PM

--to--

3:15PM

Movie Screening

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In director Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star as astronauts who attempt to survive the destruction of their space vessel. Rated PG-13; 91 minutes; 2013


Dec
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

New York Cares Meeting

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The volunteer organization New York Cares will hold a meeting to recruit new volunteers.


Dec
22
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Fire Safety for Children

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Learn about fire safety in the home, from a member of the FDNY's Fire Safety Education Unit. For children ages 5-10.


Dec
22
3:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading Mondays through Thursdays, except holidays 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


Dec
22
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Movie Night

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Join us for "The Muppet Christmas Carol" (1992), rated G. Light snacks will be provided and you may also bring your own.


Dec
22
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Let's Celebrate a Polish Christmas in Song with Piotr Rudzinski

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Piotr Rudzinski is a talented actor, guitarist and singer from Poland who is dedicated to promoting Polish culture in the United States through his poetic lyrics and beautiful sounds. He will perform Polish Christmas carols.


Dec
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Publisher

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

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 to create flyers, edit cards and print your own publications. Knowledge of MS Word is required.


Dec
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Improve your workplace skills with this intermediate class for adults. Knowledge of Microsoft Word is required.


Dec
23
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview.
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.


Dec
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Alzheimer's Disease

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Roberto Reyes, Alzheimer's Association Outreach Manager, answers questions about Alzheimer's Disease. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.


Dec
23
2:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Health Insurance Enrollment

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

New York’s official Health Plan Marketplace is up and running! You and your family can shop, compare plans and enroll in heath coverage that fits your budget. A certified navigator is ready to assist you in the enrollment process.


Dec
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Be creative and have fun building with Legos at this program for children in grades 1-6.


Dec
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Christmas Crafts

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This Christmas crafts program is for children ages 5-12.


Dec
23
4:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Snowscape

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Ring the bells and welcome the winter season with this interactive musical installation. Participants will musically improvise by ringing individual bells that contribute to a musical soundscape in a colorful winter sonic playground.
Family Program


Dec
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Jewelry-Making Workshop

Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

This exciting jewelry-making workshop is for the entire family.


Dec
23
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 suite your needs.


Dec
24
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's book selection is "The Red Garden" by Alice Hoffman This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
24
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Coloring Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Toddlers will develop hand-eye coordination and early literacy skills as they learn about colors, letters, words, numbers and animals.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Boxing Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The day following Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day. Learn more about the history and traditions of this holiday in this teleconferenced program. First-time callers, please preregister with Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084.


Dec
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Maker Club

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Geek out with science, tech and electronics for ages 8-14! Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00PM to play with Legos, littleBits, MaKey MaKey and our button-maker.


Dec
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Board Game Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
26
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us to play your favorite games! This program is for children in grades 1-6.


Dec
26
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a children's movie at the library!


Dec
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kwanzaa Mask Workshop

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

Children ages 5-14 will celebrate the harvest by painting an African-style mask to display at home. All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Please preregister.


Dec
26
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Kwanzaa Celebration and Film: "The Black Candle"

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 45 openings

Learn more about the growth and meaning of Kwanzaa in this documentary film narrated by Maya Angelou and stay for other holiday activities.


Dec
27
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

The Haiyun Choir: Christmas in New York

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This concert in celebration of Christmas and New Year's will feature traditional Christmas carols and Chinese folk songs with vocal solos and duets and instrumental music.

*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Jamaica Drum Jam: Unleash Your Groove! A Drum Circle Event

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Unleash your groove at this drum circle, where you will receive basic instruction in percussion. Mike Veny is a drum circle aficionado known for his high-energy grooves and ferocious backbeat. Participation will be on a first come, first come basis. Instruments will be provided for the first 50 participants.


Dec
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

"Fighting for the Dream": Panel Discussion and Book Signing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

“Fighting for the Dream,” by Victoria Moy, is a collection of oral histories of 40 Chinese-American men and women, ages 24-94, who served in wars from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan. The panel discussion brings together the author and several military veterans, including Fang A. Wong (U.S. Army), Tony Lee (U.S. Air Force) and William Chan (U.S. Army). *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Dec
27
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Family Film Feature

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Walt Disney's "The Santa Claus" answers the question: What happens when an ordinary man replaces Santa Claus?


Dec
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day with Music and Dance from Bangladesh

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Bangladesh independence day with Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (the World Literature Center). Dressed in beautiful and colorful traditional folkloric clothing, musicians and dancers will perform patriotic songs and dances made popular during the 1971 struggle of independence from Pakistan that will take you back to those moving times.


Dec
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Film Screening

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," rated PG-13, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. The fragile peace they reach proves short-lived and both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.


Dec
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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


Dec
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
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 they 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.


Dec
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Arverne
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 they 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 Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784.


Dec
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


Dec
29
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

We will screen Billy Wilder's mordant comedy "The Apartment" (1959), starring Jack Lemmon as a New York City salaryman who must compromise his values or risk remaining at the bottom of the corporate ladder.


Dec
29
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Children's Movies

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

It's vacation time! If your kids age 5 and up need something to do outside the house on their week off from school, they can come to the library for two fun movies: "The Aristocats" (1970), rated G, on Monday and "The Incredibles" (2004), rated PG, on Tuesday. Space is limited, so please show up 15 minutes before show time to get a seat.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We will screen Disney's "Planes 2: Fire & Rescue," rated PG.


Dec
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Computer Worshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Build your typing skills at this workshop for kids!


Dec
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Introduction to the Guitar

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.

Children ages 6-12 will learn basic guitar chords and songs in this 3-day course. Preregister beginning December 10.

WoodhavenTue, Dec 30, 20143:00PM - 4:30PM
WoodhavenWed, Dec 31, 20143:00PM - 4:30PM

Dec
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Super Spelling Bee

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 1-6 compete to show their skill in spelling. Prizes will be awarded! Preregistration is required.


Dec
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

The Music, the Rhythm, the Pulse of Kwanzaa

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Musician, poet and storyteller Atiba Kwabena-Wilson brings forth the beauty and joyousness of Kwanzaa in an uplifting program of music, dance and celebration. To the beat of drums, you will learn the significance of Nguzo Saba, the seven life-affirming principles of Kwanzaa, and how they can guide you throughout the year.


Dec
29
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra was, above all, a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Join us in our discussion of the biography "Cleopatra," by Stacy Schiff.


Dec
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Downloading e-Magazines

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

Learn how to download free e-magazines onto your electronic device using the Queens Library website. You must have an email account and valid Queens Library card with PIN. Preregistration is required.


Dec
30
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! Participants will learn: 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


Dec
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Health Talk for Seniors

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads this teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Dec
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Winter Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

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

Bring your own cards (official and no Japanese versions or stall decks) to compete for the championship. The winner will receive a booster pack or a choice of a limited edition card.

- Pre-registration required. (Grades 5-12 only)
- Sign-up as soon as possible!
- There are 32 spots. Then will be placed on waiting list


Dec
30
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

The Jewish-American Songbook Featuring Jazz Vocalist Lois Bruno

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Lois Bruno performs classic American songs written by Jewish composers and lyricists: the Gershwins, Sammy Cahn, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Berlin and many others.


Dec
30
2:30PM

--to--

3:15PM

Wintertime Story and Craft

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5, with caregivers, are invited to hear a seasonal story and do a simple craft. Preregistration is required.


Dec
30
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "American Heiress" by Daisy Goodwin.


Dec
30
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Celebrate Christmas with Lego and the Library!

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

Join us at Pomonok Children's Area to make Lego Christmas ornaments and watch The Lego Movie! Please register in person or call the library at
(718) 591-4343. Space is limited!


Dec
30
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Computer Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will learn how to use the Internet to do research.


Dec
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

A "Frozen" Sing-Along

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join us for a sing-along for kids in grades K and up!


Dec
30
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of knitting. Preregister at the Reference Desk. This program is for adults and teens.


Dec
30
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Children's Movie

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Unwind after the holidays with "The Lego Movie," rated PG!


Dec
30
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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


Dec
31
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Book to Movie: Jumanji!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Get ready to ring in the New Year with a great movie - the fantasy story, "Jumanji!" We'll have a storytime before the movie, where we'll read "
Jumanji," the book that inspired the movie. For children


Dec
31
2:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Family Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We will screen the live-action film "Dolphin Tale 2," rated PG.


Dec
31
7:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

New Year's Eve Party for the Homebound

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

It's our 5th wonderful year celebrating New Year's together by teleconference. Socialize, chit- chat, and have lots of fun from 7-9PM. You don't have to be alone this holiday season! First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.


Jan
2
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

January 2: "100 Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
February 6: "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
March 6: "The View from Castle Rock" by Alice Munro
April 3: "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud
IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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Jan
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Creating PowerPoint Presentations

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids will learn how to create a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint software.


Jan
2
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Picture Bingo

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 play the fun and simple game of Picture Bingo! Space is limited.


Jan
4
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central Presents Hart & Soul

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Hart & Soul keeps the New Year celebration going with a performance of classic rock, dance, disco, Motownn, country rock and Top 40 selections.


Jan
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga

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

Certified yoga instructor Flo Meyers teaches basic techniques and exercises that can be performed while seated on a chair. Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions. Preregistration is required for each session.

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Jan
5
2:00PM

--to--

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.

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Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Design, Build, Sit! Chair Masters Design Studio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn fundamentals of structure, force and resistance as you design and construct a life-size model chair out of cardboard, capable of supporting the weight of a person. For Teens, in the Teen Center
This program made possible by funding from National Grid.

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Jan
5
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Bubble Gum Thoughts: Reflections on a Girl's Life

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Take delight in who you were made to be! Local poet Christina Carpenter will show you how and why.

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Jan
5
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Learn to Dance Soca

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

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.

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Jan
5
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.

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Jan
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Sinatra

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Tom Smith recreates Sinatra's best-known hits and shares some little-known bio-facts about Ol’ Blue Eyes, from his humble origins in Hoboken to his incredible international success.


Jan
7
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Beginning a Business

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

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

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Jan
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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

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Jan
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Anime and Manga for Kids!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Do you like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh? Are you a big fan of Sonic the Hedgehog? Then you like anime and manga, the Japanese art of animation! Come to the children's meeting room at Pomonok on Wednesdays to talk about anime and manga, watch some Pokémon, and meet new friends! Ages 5-11 welcome!

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Jan
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Cowrie Shell Jewelry: A Crafts Workshop

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

Pamela Isaac demonstrates how to create a beautiful bracelet and earrings from cowrie shells. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


Jan
8
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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Jan
8
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This month’s movies are: 1/8 - "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948) (customer suggestion); 1/15 - "On the Waterfront" (1954); 1/22 - "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (1966); 1/29 - "Scarface" (1932 ) (customer suggestion)

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Jan
8
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Broadway and Nightclub Songs of New York

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Master vocalist Tom Smith presents a fast-paced, entertaining retrospective of the composers, theatrical icons and nightclub performers who shaped the New York music scene in the 20th century, with performances of the songs of George M. Cohan, Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong and others.


Jan
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

African Dance Workshop

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Dance to the beat of the drum in an explosion of rhythm and movement led by African dance specialist Damon Foster! At the fifth and last session, you will perform in a Black History Month kickoff presentation.

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Jan
8
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Kids Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Enjoy something new and different for children ages 8-12. Explore science, art and more, with hands-on projects and fun!

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Jan
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Making Fabric Beaded Jewelry

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

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.

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Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

We will discuss Betty Smith's classic, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn."


Jan
8
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*

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Jan
9
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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Jan
9
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Spelling Bee

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

Participants will be divided into 3 categories: grades 2 and 3, grades 4 and 5, and grades 6 and 7. The winners in each category will receive a special prize and automatically enter the Spelling Bee Grand Finale at Queens Central Library in April. There are great prizes for the winners and lots of fun for everyone!


Jan
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Anime and Manga for Tweens and Teens

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Do you like anime and manga? Are you unsure but interested in finding out what it's all about? Join us to read and talk about Japanese animation and comics, watch movies and just hang out. All teens and tweens are invited!

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Jan
10
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Family Film Feature

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The classic C. S. Lewis book series The Chronicles of Narnia comes to life in Disney's "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" (2005), rated PG.


Jan
11
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*

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Jan
12
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!

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Jan
12
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

International Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In the award-winning "Salvo" (2013), in Italian with English subtitles, directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, a solitary, cold and ruthless Sicilian Mafia hitman on assignment sneaks into a house and discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl.


Jan
12
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Cathedral Window Design Block: A Quilting Workshop for Adults

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

Alacia Stubbs will show how to create a “cathedral window design” block that can be embellished with embroidery or found objects like buttons, lace or even a photo, making this piece truly a "window" into memory. Preregistration is required. Materials are provided.


Jan
13
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Mitch Kahn Sings Academy Award-Winning Songs

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
14
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, stories, fingerplays and more for infants up to age 18 months.

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Jan
14
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

At our weekly storytime for toddlers we read picture books and sing songs for 30 minutes of fun, laughter and learning.

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Jan
14
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Wire-Sculpting Jewelry Workshop for Adults

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

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


Jan
14
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Four-Patch Design Block: A Quilting Workshop for Adults

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

Alacia Stubbs will show how to create a “four-patch design” block, the oldest and most basic of all patchwork designs, containing four squares of fabric joined to make a block. Preregistration is required. Materials are provided.


Jan
14
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Friends of Queens Library at South Jamaica

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

The Friends is a group of community residents who share a common concern for the library's active participation in community life. Join us to learn more about who we are, what we do and how you can help! Refreshments will be served.


Jan
15
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Laughathon!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Funny meeting you here! Kids ages 8-14 are invited to showcase their comedy skills telling jokes, asking riddles, doing a silly skit, juggling or just clowning around: anything to make the audience laugh! If you want to perform, you must come to the audition on January 15, 2015 at 4:30PM. The show will be held on January 22, 2015. Refreshments will be served.

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Jan
15
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho.


Jan
16
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Movie Friday

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

In "Maleficent" (2014), rated PG, a vengeful fairy who curses an infant princess discovers that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to a troubled land. 97 mins; directed by Robert Stromberg; starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Sharlto Copley


Jan
17
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Growing up in Tennessee, Joy Kelly experienced the the civil rights movement firsthand. Her father, Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, was a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At age 6 Joy became directly involved in school integration in Nashville, Tennessee and through her father met both Dr. King and Rosa Parks. Joy will relate some of her personal experiences during this period through storytelling, memoir and songs of the movement.


Jan
17
1:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Kaplan Practice SAT/ACT Combination

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

This practice exam is a combination of both the SAT and ACT, so you can decide which exam is right for you. Preregistration is required at http://bit.ly/LibraryPracticeTest. Contact Danielle.Black@Kaplan.com for more information.

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Jan
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mitch Kahn Celebrates the Great American Popular Songbook

Location: Middle Village
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.


Jan
22
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Changing Neighborhoods of Queens: Bellerose Then and Now

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Queens historian Ron Marzlock, writer of Queens Chronicle’s weekly "I Have Often Walked" column, highlights the community of Bellerose, from its farming beginnings, through its post World War II development as a model suburb for the Baby Boom, to the present.


Jan
22
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Urban Stages Presents "The Gates of Equality"

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

This dramatic presentation tells about the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his speeches, press conferences and fictional narrative.

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Jan
23
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

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.


Jan
24
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Tre Bella: Three Beauties, One Voice

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tre Bella will perform Italian and American favorites in both English and Italian. They'll also perform girl group numbers, doo wop, rock, standards and familiar tunes that will delight all ages, including a rat pack set with hats and canes that will have you dancing in your seats. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Apr
12
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central present Ologundê

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the rich Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador, Bahia through a diverse repertoire of music, dance and martial arts.


May
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central presents The Villalobos Brothers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Villalobos Brothers are one of today's leading World Muisc and Classical Fusion Ensembles that blend indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.


Jun
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central Presents SOH DAIKO

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Taiko drumming group that also incorporates accessories such as bamboo flutes, brass bells, conch shells, gongs, African shekere and Tahitian toere (wooden slit drum) and features the visual element of movement and choreography, requiring physical strength, endurance, and energy that makes taiko such an exciting performance experience.