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DRA Code: 
096300
Virtua Code: 
096300000
Agency Name: 
Seaside
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Hours
Monday Open: 
11:00 AM
Monday Close: 
7:00 PM
Tuesday Open: 
2:00 PM
Tuesday Close: 
7:00 PM
Wednesday Open: 
11:00 AM
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
Discussion Group: 

Meets on the 2nd or 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30pm. Please call to confirm.

Dec
22
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Storytime

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Young children listen to stories read from picture books.


Dec
22
11:00AM

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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
22
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

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


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Dec
22
11:00AM

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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
22
11:00AM

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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.


Dec
22
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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
11:00AM

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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
22
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
22
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.


Dec
22
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
22
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
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
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
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
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
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
1:30PM

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5:30PM

Small Business Help

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Do you have a great business idea but aren't sure how to turn it into a reality? Get free help at the library to create a business plan and turn your business idea into reality.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
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
22
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


Dec
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Make a Friendship Bracelet

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Make a friendship bracelet with embroidery thread. The Children's Librarian will give you materials and instructions at her desk.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:15PM

Acting Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Children will play acting exercises and games and create skits and puppet shows.


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
3:00PM

--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
22
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Zone

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
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
22
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
22
3:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
3:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Quiet Computer Lounge Open Lab

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Our Quiet Computer Lounge is a good place to check email or print your resume.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available after school every Monday and Tuesday, except holidays, until 5:00 PM. 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
22
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
22
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
22
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
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--

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
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
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.


Dec
22
3:30PM

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6:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
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.


Dec
22
4:00PM

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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
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
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
22
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
22
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
22
5:30PM

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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
22
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
22
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.


Dec
22
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
22
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
22
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Anything Goes! with Eddie Lee Isaacs and Friends

Location: Rochdale Village
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.


Dec
22
6:00PM

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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.


Dec
22
6:00PM

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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
22
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Holiday Film Screening

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What would you do if given a chance for a new beginning? A priest learns the power of love, forgiveness and redemption in "Noelle" (2007), rated PG, a touching Christmas story starring David Wall and Sean Patrick Brennan. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
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
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: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Improve your workplace skills with this intermediate class for adults. Knowledge of Microsoft Word is required.


Dec
23
10:15AM

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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 30, 201410:15AM - 11:30AM

Dec
23
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: By phone or in person

Adults will learn the basics of using a computer. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.


Dec
23
11:45AM

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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 30, 201411:45AM - 12:45PM

Dec
23
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

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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.


Dec
23
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
23
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
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--

4:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: By phone or in person

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
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
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Computer Lessons

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics!


Dec
23
2:30PM

--to--

4:45PM

Film Screening: Guardians of the Galaxy

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

We close out our film screenings for the year with one of the highest grossing movies of 2014, "Guardians of the Galaxy."


Dec
23
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

"The Birds & the Bees: Unabridged"

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This play, performed by Honest Accomplice Theatre, explores the unique yet interwoven circumstances of eight women and trans people forced to confront their shifting identities and confusions surrounding their sexuality.


Dec
23
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
23
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Film Screening: "This Is Where I Leave You"

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda; 2014


Dec
23
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
23
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.


Dec
23
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
23
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
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 improvise by ringing individual bells that contribute to a musical soundscape in a colorful winter sonic playground.


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
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Music the "Write" Way

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Do you want to take your interest in music as a career to the next level? Learn the art of writing hip hop, R&B and spoken word! You will work with other teens while creating songs, working on structure and learning word play from industry experts. Become the performance artist we know you can be at this program, 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
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Location: Auburndale
Registration: By phone or in person

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make a Foam-Snowman Garland!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

School-aged children will assemble a string of jolly snowmen out of foam pieces.


Dec
23
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
23
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
23
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
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
23
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
23
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
23
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
24
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
24
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
24
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
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
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
24
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.


Dec
24
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.


Dec
24
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 24, 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 31, 201411:30AM - 12:15PM20 openings

Dec
24
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
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Computers for Beginners

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

We offer one-on-one computer instruction to beginners at 2:00, 2:30 and 3:00PM on Wednesdays. Preregister for a space.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
24
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
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Math and Mental Challenges

Location: Lefrak City
Registration: Not required

Come out and join us for our weekly Brain Strain. During these programs, we challenge one another through Math and Brain Teasers. Winners are eligible for prizes.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
24
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
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
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.


Dec
26
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!


Dec
26
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.


Dec
26
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.


Dec
26
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
26
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.


Dec
26
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Children age 4 and under are welcome for storytelling, music and games. This program runs every Friday all year long.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
26
11:30AM

--to--

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.


Dec
26
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
26
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Meditation for Mind, Body and Spirit

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 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.


Dec
26
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
26
11:30AM

--to--

2:30PM

Resume and Job-Search Help

Location: Astoria
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

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
26
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Scrabble

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Exercise your brain at our Scrabble sessions for adults!


Dec
26
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
26
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.


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
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Kids Book Club

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Kids Book Club meets once a week on Friday.


Dec
26
2:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Riddles and Contests

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Every week we pose a different challenge for kids.

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

Additional Dates


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
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Decorative Knots

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn to use colorful paracords to make bracelets or key chains .


Dec
26
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.


Dec
26
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.


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

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
26
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.


Dec
26
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.


Dec
26
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
26
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.


Dec
26
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.


Dec
26
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.


Dec
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kwanzaa Mask Workshop

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Registration is now closed

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
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Fun Hour

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to play board games and Nintendo Wii.


Dec
26
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Children's Movie Friday

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for screenings of blockbuster movies for children in grades K-6 and their parents or guardians.

12/5: Happy Feet
12/12: Elf
12/19: Arthur Christmas
12/26: Frozen


Dec
26
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.


Dec
26
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.


Dec
26
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.


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
9:30AM

--to--

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.


Dec
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
27
10:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Fresh Meadows Poets

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local poets meet to discuss and critique their work.


Dec
27
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.


Dec
27
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


Dec
27
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!


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--

4:30PM

Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: By phone or in person
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.


Dec
27
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


Dec
27
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.


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-served 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).


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 the Independence Day of Bangladesh with Music and Dance

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Bangladesh independence day with Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (the World Literature Center). Dressed in beautiful and colorful traditional clothing, musicians and dancers will perform patriotic songs and dances made famous during the 1971 struggle of independence from Pakistan.


Dec
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movies @ Central

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
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
29
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 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
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 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: 14 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
10:00AM

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10:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Storytime with Ms. Michele

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This program includes stories and music followed by an activity.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Storytime Party

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Let's all celebrate Storytime 2014 and look forward to Storytime 2015!


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
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Floral Arrangement Workshop

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will make and take their own floral arrangement.


Dec
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Animal Geographic

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Meet, pet and learn about animals from all over the world, and discuss their habitats and survival methods, at this special Queens Library for Teens exploratory event, made possible by a grant from the Bader Foundation.


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
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Winter Holiday Movie

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come in from the cold during winter break and watch "Muppets Most Wanted" (2014), a family-friendly film rated PG.


Dec
29
4:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Film and Book Discussion

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

On December 29 we will screen "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962) starring Gregory Peck. On January 5 we will discuss both the movie and the book. Copies of the book are available at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
29
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

The Friends of Pomonok Library Present Welcome to the Karamu!

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

Traditionally celebrated on the sixth day of Kwanzaa, the Karamu, or feast, is a celebration of family, community and culture. Everyone who comes to the Karamu contributes to the meal, so bring a dish or beverage to share and let’s celebrate with food and friendship!


Dec
29
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Laurelton Reading Society

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn. Please preregister at the Reference Desk, where you can pick up a copy of the book. Light refreshments will be served.


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: 8 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: 12 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: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

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: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Join us in the Children's Area to make Lego Christmas ornaments and watch "The Lego Movie"! Preregister in person or by telephone 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
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.


Dec
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

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)


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: 12 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
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.


Dec
31
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
31
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
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--

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
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
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.


Dec
31
3:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Anna, our college student homework helper, is available after school until 6:00PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays except holidays, to work with students ages 5-12. No preregistration is required, but children must sign a list when they arrive and will be assisted in the order they appear on it.


Dec
31
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Comics Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

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


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
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Sing a Long with Rich

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Sing along with Rich - he knows all of your favorites. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


Jan
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

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


Jan
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Word

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


Jan
2
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


Jan
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Stretch and Flex Yoga for Adults

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

This course is designed to encourage movement and flexibility, stimulating blood flow to joints, muscles and internal organs and increasing oxygen delivery to the cells. It has a relaxation component and is great for de-stressing. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle and wear comfortable, stretchable attire. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Douglaston/Little Neck Library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
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


Jan
2
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


Jan
2
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

January 2: "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García 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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

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


Jan
2
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Scrabble and Bananagrams

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Play word games with new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
2:00PM

--to--

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
2
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Screening

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We will be screening "Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13.


Jan
2
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

TGIF Games

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Games Galore

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children and teens age 8 and up play console and board games every Friday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

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. The winner gets pizza!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Movie Night

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Join us for "Maleficent!" Light snacks will be provided and you may also bring your own.


Jan
2
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


Jan
2
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


Jan
2
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Lanyard Club

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens make a lanyard keychain or bracelet.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children play monopoly and other board games.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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


Jan
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.


Jan
3
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


Jan
3
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


Jan
3
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


Jan
3
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


Jan
3
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


Jan
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Rap It Out! South Jamaica Youth Rap about Books!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 9-12 rap about their favorite books with a rap beat that's provided to them.


Jan
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Christmas in Rome: the Pope and the Vatican

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This photo lecture showcases Rome as the city pulses with holiday energy from December to early January’s Epiphany. Few places in the world match the sheer joy, beauty and religious fervor of Christmas in Rome, the Eternal City.
The lecture includes also ceremonies at St. Peter’s in the Vatican, where crowds gather in the tens of thousands to see the new Pope, who seems to be bringing vast changes to this 2,000 year old institution.
*In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Jan
4
3:00PM

--to--

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
10:00AM

--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


Jan
5
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

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


Jan
5
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


Jan
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Writing Workshop: Share Your Memories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kathy Cohen leads a four-session workshop on writing memoirs. Learn basics, tips and techniques, and share writing assignments, thoughts and ideas. This is a teleconferenced event. Call 718-464-0084 to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:15AM

Mother Goose

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-17 months and their caregivers join us for nursery rhymes, songs and lap bounces!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
11:30AM

--to--

4:30PM

Safe Driving for Older Adults

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

AARP offers this 6-hour driving safety course. Preregistration is required by calling 888-227-7669.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Domino Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play dominoes and Phase 10, a card game you will enjoy.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
12:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

AARP Smart Driver Course

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

This course, offered by AARP, is open to anyone with a driver's license. The fee is $20 for AARP members and $25 for nonmembers, payable by check or money order only. Preregistration is required in person at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga

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

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.

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

Additional Dates


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is the novel "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes.


Jan
5
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Join us for the following films: 1/5 - "Touch of Evil" (1958, PG-13); 1/12 - "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962, unrated).

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

Additional Dates


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. This program made possible by funding from National Grid.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

This program 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


Jan
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:45PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Home," by Marilynne Robinson.


Jan
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Play Music Like a Rock Star!

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

The ukulele has made a huge comeback in popular music by performers from Bruno Mars to Jason Mraz. Pick one up and learn to play songs in just one session. No experience required!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Discovery Team Science Fun

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children of middle-school age and younger and their families explore STEM concepts (science, technology, engineering and math) through interactive activities and creative projects.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
4:45PM

--to--

7:45PM

Citizenship Preparation

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Citizenship classes in Korean and English are held every Monday afternoon except holidays.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
5:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Zumba

Location: Far Rockaway
Registration: Not required

Join instructor Jill Ackiron Moses in this dance-fitness class to build a stronger and healthier you!

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

Additional Dates


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
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


Jan
5
6:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

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


Jan
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Access Code: Learn to Code and Become a Leader in Tech

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Access Code is an innovative tech-education program that equips talented adults with the computer-programming skills and entrepreneurial training they need to launch their careers in tech. Join representatives from Coalition for Queens at this information session and learn how to apply!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

New York Cares Presents Computers for Beginners

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
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


Jan
5
6:45PM

--to--

7:00PM

Babies and Books

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

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

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


Jan
6
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

OSHA Job Training Information Session: Construction

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for 10 Hour OSHA Certifications for the building and maintenance trades. Find out more and preregister for this program at this Information Session!


Jan
6
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computers for Beginners

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

Learn the basics. No prior computer experience is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

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

This a slow-paced course 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


Jan
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

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

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


Jan
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

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


Jan
6
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Technology Bootcamp

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics at this technology series.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Share your skills with new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Understanding the Labor Market

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


Jan
6
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Email for Beginners (In Chinese)

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.


Jan
6
2:00PM

--to--

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


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
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Movie Matinee

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come in from the cold and warm with a movie: 1/6 - Godzilla (2014) PG-13; 1/20 "The Hundred-Foot Journey"( 2014) PG.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Independent Movies @ 2:00

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Every Tuesday, we screen an independent, foreign or documentary film: 1/6 - "A Most Wanted Man" (R); 1/13- "The Skeleton Twins" (R); 1/20 - "Dinosaur 13" (PG); 1/27 - "Magic in the Moonlight" (PG-13).

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Ricky Riccardi, Archivist for the Louis Armstrong House Museum and author of “What a Wonderful World: The Magic of Louis Armstrong's Later Years,” leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants should call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Center for Independence of the Disabled New York

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Representatives of the Center for Independence of the Disabled, in partnership with Queens Library, will provide information at various library locations throughout the month of January. The Center’s goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the community's social, economic, cultural and civic life.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Reading and Writing Help

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 in grade 3 get help improving comprehension, writing and vocabulary skills.

WoodhavenTue, Jan 13, 20153:00PM - 4:00PM
WoodhavenTue, Jan 20, 20153:00PM - 4:00PM
WoodhavenTue, Jan 27, 20153:00PM - 4:00PM

Jan
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Teen Library Club Meeting

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Make new friends and voice your opinions on programs and events you'd like to see at the library and items you'd like to see added to the collection. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
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


Jan
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Howard Beach Chess Club

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Join us for some friendly competition. All ages and levels welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tween and Teen Craft Hour

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

At our weekly craft sessions you will learn to make jewelry, explore paper crafts and much more!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Lights, Camera, Action!

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Learn how to write, produce, direct and perform video segments. Tell your own story and watch it come to life! This program is made possible by a grant from Bain Capital, LLC.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
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.


Jan
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Word

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
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


Jan
6
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
9:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Resume Workshop

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best it can be at this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started; about types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making a resume stronger. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR130


Jan
7
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.


Jan
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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


Jan
7
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Job Search Strategies

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


Jan
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Babies Sing and Play

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Babies ages 12-24 months accompanied by caregivers learn simple songs and rhymes and play with educational toys and puzzles. Preregistration for the series is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
10:30AM

--to--

4:30PM

Driver Safety

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

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.

Children ages 18-35 months and their caregivers join us for stories, songs and activities. Preregistration is required beginning Tuesday, December 23.

Central LibraryWed, Jan 14, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jan 21, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jan 28, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 4, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 11, 201510:30AM - 11:30AM

Jan
7
10:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Call 718-278-4304 to preregister, or preregister at the library starting on Wednesday, January 7 at 11 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Picture Book Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and their caregivers join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Play and Learn: A Program for Toddlers and Their Parents

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Parents and their toddlers, ages 18-36 months, interact in a classroom with toys, games and other materials designed to educate and encourage gross motor skills, cognitive development and creative expression. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

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

At Toddler Time there are stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 19 months to 3 years. Preregistration is required.

SunnysideWed, Jan 14, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jan 21, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideWed, Jan 28, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideWed, Feb 4, 201511:00AM - 11:30AM
SunnysideWed, Feb 18, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Feb 25, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 4, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 11, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 18, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Mar 25, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM
SunnysideWed, Apr 1, 201510:00AM - 10:30AM

Jan
7
11:30AM

--to--

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Family Storytime

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Join us for finger rhymes, games and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Storytime

Location: Broad Channel
Registration: Not required

There are stories, coloring and fun for young children every Wednesday at noon.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
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, 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

Jan
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


Jan
7
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


Jan
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Computer Basics for Older Adults

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

This workshop will get you started on computer use. You will learn the basic parts of a computer, how to use a keyboard and mouse and how to browse the Internet. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-990-0769 for more information or to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
2:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Stories, 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


Jan
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

The American Red Cross presents a citizen preparedness course designed to teach you how to prepare for 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


Jan
7
3:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Computer Drop-In Hours

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
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


Jan
7
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


Jan
7
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


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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Cowrie Shell Jewelry: A Crafts Workshop

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Pamela Isaac demonstrates how to create a beautiful bracelet and earrings from cowrie shells. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


Jan
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

All levels are welcome. Come alone or bring a friend and learn how to play!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tween and Teen Game Day

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Wednesdays for gaming fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Korean Culture and Language

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

There are fun activities and learning games about Korean culture and language on Wednesday afternoons at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
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


Jan
7
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


Jan
7
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In January, we will screen the following movies: 1/7 - "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG-13); 1/14 - "The Hundred-Foot Journey" (PG); 1/21 - "Into the Storm" (PG-13); 1/28 - "The Judge" (R).

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
6:00PM

--to--

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


Jan
7
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers

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

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. 1/7 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 1/14 - Creating and saving documents; 1/21 -Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 31 at 9:00 a.m.

Central LibraryWed, Jan 14, 20156:30PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Jan 21, 20156:30PM - 8:30PM

Jan
8
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Advanced Excel

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

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


Jan
8
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Health Insurance Information and Assistance

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come to the table in the lobby to get your questions answered! We can also help enroll you or your family into a health insurance plan through the open marketplace.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Introduction to Computers

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

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.


Jan
8
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mobile Device Computer Classes

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
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


Jan
8
11:30AM

--to--

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


Jan
8
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Enjoy stories, fingerplays, rhymes and more for children 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


Jan
8
12:00PM

--to--

12:45PM

Toddler Play Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months accompanied by a caregiver join us for free play time with educational toys, music and new friends!

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

Additional Dates


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Create an Email Account

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
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


Jan
8
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3½ to 5 years 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


Jan
8
2:00PM

--to--

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)

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
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


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
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Tai Chi/Qi Gong for Health

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

In these classes, participants will learn basic Qigong exercises, Tai Chi walking and Tai Chi Yang Style 24 Forms. These easy-to-do exercises and techniques are for everyone interested in natural health and well-being.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Reading and Writing Help

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 in grades 4-5 get help improving comprehension, writing and vocabulary skills.

WoodhavenThu, Jan 15, 20153:00PM - 4:00PM
WoodhavenThu, Jan 22, 20153:00PM - 4:00PM
WoodhavenThu, Jan 29, 20153:00PM - 4:00PM

Jan
8
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


Jan
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Knitting Group

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
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


Jan
8
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


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
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


Jan
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Stress-Free Living: A Workshop for Adults

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Gain insights into the thoughts that keep you trapped in negative behaviors and ways to change them. Participants will learn how to identify different levels of stress and how to relax the mind and body through meditation.


Jan
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will view Anime chosen by teens and the librarians.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tween and Teen Advisory Board

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

By participating in the Teen Advisory Board (TAB), you will help decide what type of teen and tween programs and materials the library will offer.


Jan
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Craft

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens work on crafts on Thursday afternoons.

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

Additional Dates


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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

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

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 1 /8 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 1/15 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 1/22 - Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 1/29 - 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


Jan
8
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Community Talent Show

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

This is our first annual community talent show. Help make it a success by displaying your talents or enjoying the talents of others!


Jan
8
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
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


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Making Fabric Beaded Jewelry

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

Craft artist Pamela Isaac teaches how to make jewelry from recycled fabric, buttons and other materials. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


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
6:00PM

--to--

6:45PM

Adult Craft Hour

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for weekly craft sessions in a variety of mediums. Learn to crochet, knit, make jewelry, explore paper crafts and create collages.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Learn to Dance Soca

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Job Readiness with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

We will help participants search for jobs, fill out online applications and prepare resumes and cover letters. Participants may also practice basic computer skills and receive guidance on preparing for and following up after a job interview.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Support Your Library

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Friends of Laurelton Library will discuss how you can help support your library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Dance Fusion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

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


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Polish Club

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Explore and celebrate Polish culture!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Learn Chinese with Lin San

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Not required

This is an ongoing course for beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Conversational English

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Improve your spoken English and enhance your vocabulary at these weekly classes. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Photographer Alice Austen

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Filmmaker Stuart Hersh will host a screening of "Alice's World," his acclaimed documentary film, narrated by actress Helen Hayes, about the life and legacy of Alice Austen (1866-1952), one of the earliest and most prolific female photographers in the United States. Although Austen died in virtual poverty at age 87, the airing of this documentary on television helped save Austen's Staten Island home, Clear Comfort.


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*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

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


Jan
8
8:00PM

--to--

9:15PM

After-Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss topical issues. This is an evening program for older adults and the home-bound. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
9
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Improve you vocabulary, listening and speaking skills. We will talk about holidays, cooking, 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


Jan
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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


Jan
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Word Continued

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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


Jan
9
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Story and Activity Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 3½ years, accompanied by their caregivers, enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft or coloring activity. Preregistration for the series is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12-36 months and their caregivers 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


Jan
9
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Join us for a 30-minute storytime with books, songs and fingerplays for toddlers ages 2-4 years. A parent or other adult caregiver must also attend. Please arrive on time; the program starts promptly at 10:30AM and latecomers will not be accommodated.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months and their caregivers join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and more.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use a computer, search the Queens Library catalog and the Internet, and create and use an email account at this basic course for adults. Preregistration is required; there is a maximum of four participants per session.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Moving and Grooving with Tenaria

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Film Screening for Seniors: "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This film about the adventures of a concierge and lobby boy at a famous hotel stars Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton and Jude Law. Directed by Wes Anderson; 2014; 140 minutes; rated R


Jan
9
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 50 openings

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
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Record Like a Star

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Prepare yourself for a career in the music industry by learning how to arrange music, record music and edit songs and videos with real recording equipment at this series made possible by a grant from American Eagle Outfitters Foundation.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Paint a Picture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Paint your own masterpiece using a variety of mediums and brushstrokes.


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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Board Game Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club with New York Cares

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Magazine Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Magazine Club is for teens who want to write poetry, blogs, articles, short stories, comics and reviews and want to help each other with their work. Results will be on display at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
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 Tail of Emily Windsnap" by Liz Kessler. Participants must have read the book, and participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please call the library to preregister.


Jan
9
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


Jan
10
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Classes 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 turn on your computer and use email. 1/10 - Introduction to the computer; 1/17 - Navigating the Internet; 1/24 - Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 3 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Jan 17, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Jan 24, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM

Jan
10
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Word

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


Jan
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.


Jan
10
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


Jan
10
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Pre-HSE: Prepare for your High School Diploma!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Every Saturday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
For more information, please call 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


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
10
1:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Kaplan Practice SAT

Location: Jackson Heights
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


Jan
10
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

A Saturday Afternoon with Rock Radio Legend Ken Dashow

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Meet veteran New York rock radio personality Ken Dashow, who worked at WNEW-FM for 17 years and then joined Q-104, where his afternoon drive-time show is rated Number 1 in New York City. He also hosts Q-104’s popular Sunday morning show “Breakfast with the Beatles,” where he plays requests, shares stories about the Fab Four, and has interviewed everyone from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to Yoko Ono and May Pang.


Jan
10
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Microsoft Excel 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 worksheet and perform calculations. 1/10 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 1/17 - Calculations and worksheets; 1/24 - Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use a keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Langston HughesSat, Jan 17, 20152:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Jan 24, 20152:00PM - 4:30PM

Jan
10
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate Word

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


Jan
10
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Computer Classes for Bengali Speakers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you need to learn how to turn on a computer or use the Internet or email? These classes are for you. 1/10 - Introduction to the computer; 1/17 - Navigating the Internet; 1/24- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 27 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Winter Concert with Maya Caballero and Friends

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Singer, songwriter and chanteuse Maya Caballero was born and raised in New York City. Her whimsical 1920s ragtime and Dixieland style encompasses folk and blues influences from her travels in the Midwest, the Southwest and France. She recorded her new CD, "For Sale," in Tucson, Arizona, with several members of the acclaimed band Calexico.


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*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
11
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Featured reader Audrey Dimola is the author of “Decisions We Make While We Dream” (2012) and “TRAVERSALS” (2014) and founder of the reading/live writing series Nature of the Muse, which BORO Magazine called “one of the most exciting literary events in the city.”


Jan
12
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 needed. Preregistration is required by calling Ms. Abida at 917-443-6394.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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


Jan
12
10:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

Defensive Driving Workshop

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

This AARP course is open to anyone with a driver's license. The fee is $20 for AARP members (membership card required) and $25 for non-members, paid by check or money order. To preregister, call the instructor at 718-479-8914.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

La Leche League of Queens

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This breast-feeding support group meets monthly.


Jan
12
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

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


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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Broadway through the Decades

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Jacques Le Bas takes a nostalgic romp back through some of Broadway's greatest melodies.

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

Additional Dates


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
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
12
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Cathedral Window Design Block: A Quilting Workshop for Adults

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

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
12
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


Jan
12
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Movie: "If I Stay"

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Teens in grade 7 and up: Finish your homework, then bring your snacks and join us for this movie based on the novel by Gayle Forman. PG-13


Jan
12
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Celebrate Pakistani Culture: Henna Hand-Painting Workshop with Summiya and Samia

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Henna is a natural product made from powder derived from the leaf of the henna plant mixed with lemon juice and lavender or tea tree oil. Summiya and Samia are young henna hand-painting artists with years of experience. Please join us for this workshop.


Jan
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
12
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Monday Movie Afternoon

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
5:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Getting to Know You: A Community Forum at the Library

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

The purpose of this forum is to give library staff a chance to get to know you and give you a chance to tell us what you like about your library and community and what you’d like to see improved. Refreshments will be served


Jan
12
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

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

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

The American Red Cross presents a citizen preparedness course designed to teach you how to prepare for 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


Jan
12
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Business Plan Writing Basics

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this seminar you will learn how to develop a good business plan.


Jan
12
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Please join our discussion of "Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson.


Jan
12
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

Indie Short Film Screening and a Conversation with the Filmmaker

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens resident Robertson Tirado wrote, directed and produced "The Lost Interview of Carlina La Salle.” The 18-minute fictional docudrama, which debuted at the New Filmmakers New York Film Festival in October, explores the life of a prominent German-born actress who comes to New York in the early 20th century to act in the "talkies." Tirado will discuss the making of the film and his inspiration as a filmmaker. A question-and-answer session will follow the screening.


Jan
12
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
9:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Interview Skills

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170


Jan
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to set up your own email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


Jan
13
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Internet for Beginners

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

Learn how to search the web for reliable resources and how to navigate a website. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Jan
13
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This month we are reading and discussing "Those Who Save Us" by Jenna Blum.


Jan
13
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


Jan
13
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Beginners' Word (in Chinese)

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


Jan
13
1:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Broadway to Hollywood

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be screening movies that started out as Broadway plays before hitting the big screen. Light refreshments will be served. 1/13 - "Jersey Boys," rated R (134 min.); 1/27 - "Les Misérables," rated PG-13 (195 min.); 2/10 - "Mamma Mia," rated PG-13 (109 min.); 2/24 - "Phantom of the Opera," rated PG-13 (141 min.); 3/10 - "Chicago," rated PG-13 (113 min.); 3/24 - "Hairspray," rated PG (117 min.) (film to play to film)

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Bingo

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
2:30PM

--to--

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
13
3:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Family Movie Event

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children and their caregivers are invited to enjoy these family-friendly, Disney-PIXAR films: 1/13 - "Monsters University" (rated G); 1/27 - "Brave"( rated PG).

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Learn While Making a Craft with Ms. Lucy!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will 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


Jan
13
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


Jan
13
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network and access knowledge, insights and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use it to network, look for employment and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR210


Jan
14
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Smart Driving

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

This AARP course is open to anyone with a driver's license. The fee (check or money order only) is $20 for AARP members (membership card required) and $25 for nonmembers with a driver's license. To preregister, call AARP at 718-641-3911.


Jan
14
10:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

Defensive Driving

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

This AARP defensive-driving refresher course is especially designed for drivers age 50 and older. Please call the library for preregistration information.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
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


Jan
14
10:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
11:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, and get help applying. Walk-ins are welcome. Call the CSCS SNAP Outreach Office at 347-815-5930 or email snap@cscs-ny.org for other times and locations.

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

Additional Dates


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Wire-Sculpting Jewelry Workshop for Adults

Location: South Ozone Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

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: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
2:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Arts, Crafts and Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
14
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Afternoon: "Jersey Boys"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Spend an afternoon watching a movie in the comfort of the library! This month's selection is rated R.


Jan
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Looney Tunes and Classical Music

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What do Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny have in common with the Metropolitan Opera and Franz Liszt? Find out at this fun program of Looney Tunes cartoons and classical music videos.


Jan
14
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Simple Science Wednesdays

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Teens and children age 8 and up do fun science experiments and learn a little something in the process.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
4:30PM

--to--

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
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


Jan
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners WordPress

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

Publish your own website or blog without the need for a vast amount of technical knowledge. Design your own online site by choosing from 200+ of WordPress pre-designed template themes or even create your own. Make your site accessible to millions with WordPress. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required.


Jan
15
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

How to Stay Young with Aging Joints (in Russian)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Russian you will learn about steps you can take to keep your joints healthy and well-functioning no matter what your age.


Jan
15
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Beaded Bracelet Workshop for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Phyllis Ger teaches participants how to design their own beaded bracelet. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Jan
15
3:30PM

--to--

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


Jan
15
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


Jan
15
3:45PM

--to--

4:30PM

Story Live!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 who love acting will perform in an interactive read-aloud session.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Craft Time for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


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. The show will be on January 22. Refreshments will be served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
15
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-8 compete to see who can spell the most words.


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
15
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Know Your Rights: Immigration Law (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This workshop in Bengali will cover how to become a legal permanent resident (Green Card holder) and U.S. Citizen, and how to petition for relatives and apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA).

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

Additional Dates


Jan
15
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Facebook

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

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


Jan
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Excel

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


Jan
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computers

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

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


Jan
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR160


Jan
16
10:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
16
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

Infants ages 6-18 months and their parents or other adult caregivers learn songs and rhymes, listen to simple picture books being read aloud and have a chance to meet families in the neighborhood.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
16
11:15AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

This interactive storytime for children ages 18-36 months and their parents or caregivers will feature picture books, songs and rhymes.

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

Additional Dates


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
16
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


Jan
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Simple Games

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-2 play a variety of simple, fun board games and other games.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Excel

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


Jan
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.


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 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. Joy will perform songs of the movement and share stories of being involved in school integration and meeting Rosa Parks and Dr. King. This program is cosponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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


Jan
17
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Mandarin Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Connecting with Your Children

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Representatives from Queens/Long Island Counseling Services invite you to learn more on how to communicate and deepen connections between you and your child.


Jan
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

How to Use Google Nexus Tablet

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

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet for free at the library and learn how to navigate it.


Jan
20
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Internet for Beginners

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Beginner's Excel (In Chinese)

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

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


Jan
20
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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


Jan
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Come Fly with Me

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Journey through the musical landscape of the 20th century, from the 1920s to the 1980’s, with vocalist Jacques LeBas.


Jan
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Piedmont Bluz

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Less known than the Delta Blues of Mississippi, Piedmont Blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger-picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture. This is a teleconferenced program for the homebound and elderly. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
20
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Keep Your Family Safe and Together (in Bengali)

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This workshop in Bengali will cover how to establish healthy family relationships in a new environment and how to find a job in the U.S.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Art Workshop For Kids

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Kids draw, read and paint.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Stories and Craft

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Holiday Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Holiday Jeopardy Games on the big screen with buzzers and bells!
Questions will cover educational and popular trivia.


Jan
20
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

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.


Jan
20
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

SAT Prep with the Experts

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Prep for Spring testing with experts from Bell Curves and get the score you deserve!

Saturdays - January 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st at 12pm
Weekdays - January 20th, 22nd, 27th and 29th at 6pm

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

Additional Dates


Jan
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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


Jan
21
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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.


Jan
21
10:15AM

--to--

10:45AM

Mother Goose Time

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
21
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Toddlers enjoy fingerplays, music, ryhmes and stories with their parents or adult caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
21
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
21
11:30AM

--to--

1:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly, an imaginative tale about navigating the journey to adulthood while trying to hang onto childhood. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us to share your thoughts.


Jan
21
2:00PM

--to--

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


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
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett.


Jan
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions" by Dan Ariely.


Jan
21
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Make an Adorable Sock Doll with Shahnaz Begum! (in Bengali and English)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Talented artist Shahnaz Begum teaches adults and children age 10 and up how to make adorable dolls from patterned knee socks, googly eyes and a variety of trims. All materials will be provided. Each doll will be unique! Space is limited.


Jan
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Space: Watercolor Workshop

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

Teens and children age 9 and up join us for another session of our watercolor workshop, led by our talented volunteer Mr. Gamer. Preregistration is required.


Jan
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make a Dove to Help Spread Peace!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children make paper doves in honor of Martin Luther King's birthday and learn about his legacy.


Jan
21
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Starting & Managing a Small Business

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

Starting and Managing a Small Business: 10 top business mistakes to avoid
In this seminar you will learn the basics of starting and running a small business. From how to incorporate to how to manage cash flow. In addition, you will hear key tips and the top 10 business mistakes to avoid. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jan
21
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

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.


Jan
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the internet required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR210


Jan
22
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Pain Management (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dr. Wensong Li will discuss how to manage and control pain without surgery and with minimal medication and drug side effects.


Jan
22
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Introduction to PowerPoint

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

Learn the basics. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Jan
22
1:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Movie Time: "A Most Wanted Man"

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut, yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. Directed by Anton Corbijn; 2014; 122 minutes; rated R


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
4:00PM

--to--

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.


Jan
22
4:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

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

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In this workshop participants will learn helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business and where to obtain free resources to help them plan a business.


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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

HIV/AIDS (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This program is presented in collaboration with AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC). All are welcome.


Jan
22
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
22
8:00PM

--to--

9:15PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny will moderate this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.


Jan
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

The 1964 World's Fair: History and Highlights

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Queens Historical Society presents history and highlights of the 1964 World's Fair. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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


Jan
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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


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
23
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Creative Writing Workshop

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Write poems, stories and articles while making new friends.


Jan
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Pen Pal Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing 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


Jan
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.


Jan
24
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Korean Food Preparation with Soh Young Lee Segredo: Learn to Prepare Doenjang

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Doenjang (“thick paste”) is a traditional fermented soybean paste that is considered one of the essential sauces of authentic Korean cuisine. It is rich in flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and plant hormones (phytoestrogens) that some believe possess anti-carcinogenic properties. It will be served with Korean cabbage, turnip soup, and rice and pickles.

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

Additional Dates


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*


Jan
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Jan
24
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Self-Publishing for Writers and Readers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The world of publishing is changing rapidly with more and more authors self-publishing and readers flocking to diverse self-published materials. Learn about SELF-e, a new platform that connects self-published ebooks with library customers. David Vinjamuri, an expert on branding and social media, and Tejas Desai, self-published author of "The Brotherhood," will discuss their experiences with self-publishing, and a question-and-answer session will follow their presentations


Jan
24
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

How Money Works

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

You use money every day but do you know how it works? Learn how to gain control of your money. See how you can get out of debt, build savings and reach financial security. Learning about money can give you some peace of mind. Do not let the fear of money keep you in the dark. Learn how to see money in a different way, a way YOU can control.


Jan
25
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Calvary"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A priest must confront troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish and wonders if has the courage to prevail. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly; 2014; 102 minutes; rated R


Jan
25
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

New Year's Celebration 2015

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To celebrate New Year 2015, members of Ginger's Dance Studio will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances. Chinese Kung Fu demonstrations and excerpts from Peking Opera will also be featured.


Jan
26
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

This is a 6-hour course offered by AARP. To preregister, please call Elaine at 718-641-3911. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

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


Jan
26
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


Jan
26
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

The Life and Art of Vincent van Gogh

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

Artist Rita Tabb will discuss the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, a post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its beauty, emotion and color, greatly influenced 20th century art. Following the discussion, participants will create their own works of art with crayons and colored pencils, using photos of van Gogh's work as inspiration. Seating is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jan
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

New York Cares

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Cultivating Healthy Relationships

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in English and Chinese, we will address the essential elements of open and supportive relationships by discussing real life situations and experiences together. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Jan
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Nat "King" Cole amd Florence Henderson

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn computer basics.


Jan
26
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

In "11/22/63," by Stephen King, a time traveler tries to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Jan
26
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Geriatric Care Management

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Geriatric care manager Marianne Altman, MS, CMC, will discuss the advantages of geriatric care managment for those who find themselves overwhelmed by the care of an aged parent.


Jan
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Publisher

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

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 to create flyers, edit cards and print your own publications. Knowledge of MS Word is required.


Jan
27
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

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


Jan
27
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.


Jan
27
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Film Screening: A Walk Among the Tombstones

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife in this film starring Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens and David Harbor. 2014; rated R; 114 min.


Jan
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Help Save a Life: On-Site CPR Training

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

The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit teaches the core skills of adult cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, which could make a difference in saving the life of a family member, friend or co-worker. Preregistration is required. Call the library or sign up on-line.


Jan
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This spelling bee is for children in grades 3-6.


Jan
27
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Drama Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you an aspiring actor or actress? Are you curious about what it’s like to perform on stage? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a movie star? This 10-week program will give you a chance to learn about theater, explore the art of acting and perform in a final showcase. Participation in the showcase is voluntary. Help put on the show or be in the show yourself!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
27
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Job Market Realities & Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop 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; Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


Jan
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 xxx-xxx-xxxx. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Jan
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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


Jan
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's book selection is "Winners" by Danielle Steel. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Jan
28
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Winter 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 are invited to join us for a lovely seasonal craft. Preregistration is required and children age 4 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Jan
28
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Mostly Tchaikovsky

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Soprano Svetlana Gaskova and friends will celebrate Tchaikovsky's 175th anniversary with an evening concert of vocal music from the great Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff.


Jan
28
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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


Jan
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

How do I use this thing?

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


Jan
29
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

Sign, Read and Learn

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
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.

Sing, hear stories and use props, scarves, parachutes and bubbles, all while learning over 100 ASL vocabulary words and bonding with your child age 4 and under! This 8-week interactive course for preschoolers and their parents is presented by Nuts for Signs. Preregistration is required by calling the library.

Douglaston/Little NeckThu, Feb 5, 201512:00PM - 12:30PM
Douglaston/Little NeckThu, Feb 12, 201512:00PM - 12:30PM
Douglaston/Little NeckThu, Feb 26, 201512:00PM - 12:30PM
Douglaston/Little NeckThu, Mar 5, 201512:00PM - 12:30PM
Douglaston/Little NeckThu, Mar 12, 201512:00PM - 12:30PM
Douglaston/Little NeckThu, Mar 19, 201512:00PM - 12:30PM
Douglaston/Little NeckThu, Mar 26, 201512:00PM - 12:30PM

Jan
29
1:30PM

--to--

2:45PM

Changing Neighborhoods of Queens: Bayside and Bay Terrace, Then and Now

Location: Bay Terrace
Registration: Not required

Queens historian Ron Marzlock, writer of The Queens Chronicle's weekly "I Have Often Walked" column, discusses the history of Bayside, from farmland to cosmopolitan neighborhood of elegant and expensive homes.


Jan
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Healthy Snack Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about healthy snacking and become a new you in the new year!


Jan
29
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Explore the Legacy of the Matinecock Native Americans of Little Neck and Eastern Queens!

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Explore the legacy of the Matinecock Native Americans of Little Neck and Eastern Queens. Author and Historian Jason D. Antos will host a screening of "The Lost Spirits," a documentary about the ancient Native American cemetery that was once located on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck and the descendants who still live in the area. A slide show featuring rarely seen images of the cemetery will follow. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
29
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Fairy Tales from Around the World

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will listen to fairy tales from many different cultures.


Jan
29
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Beginners Word

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


Jan
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents scenes from classic plays. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 xxx-xxx-xxxx. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Jan
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

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


Jan
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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


Jan
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Modern Mythology: Mythic Elements in Anime and Video Games

Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Art Gallery Opening Reception

Location: Douglaston/Little Neck
Registration: Not required

Meet artist-in-residence Marcy Stecker, view her six gorgeous watercolor paintings that will be on display from January 5 to March 31 at the library's art gallery, and enjoy stories, refreshments and conversation.


Jan
30
7:00PM

--to--

9:30PM

Keeping the Dream Alive: How Are We Doing?

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

How are you "keeping the dream alive"? Dramatist David Mills will inspire you with his portrayal of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Jan
31
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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


Jan
31
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Genealogy, Part I

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

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


Jan
31
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Lucknow Nexus: Hindu and Mughal Elements in Kathak

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Kathak dance group Lucknow Nexus displays a perfect balance of Hindu and Mughal elements in a classical north Indian style that developed in the fabled city of Lucknow and draws its stories ("katha") from both Hindu mythology and Persian-Urdu poetry. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jan
31
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Panel Discussion: Demystifying Organ Donation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Experts from the New York Organ Donor Network, South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters (SAMAR) and Janet and John Raggio Nephrology Institute of North Shore LIJ will explain the purpose and process of organ donation.


Jan
31
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Introduction to Email

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


Jan
31
2:30PM

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3:30PM

A Musical Tribute to Nat King Cole

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Cody Childs presents a tribute to Nat "King" Cole with biographical notes on his life and a performance of great Cole classics.


Jan
31
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Memory in Sunnyside

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Share your Queens memories and get those family photos digitized for free! Queens Memory staff will scan your photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive you can take home. Bring your materials and stories and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood!


Jan
31
4:00PM

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5:30PM

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.


Feb
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Free Job Training and Certification Information Session

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for certification as a Home Health Aide. Find out more and preregister for this program at this Information Session!


Feb
7
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Free Job Training and Certification Information Session

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for 10 Hour OSHA Certifications for the building and maintenance trades. Find out more and preregister for this program at this Information Session!


Feb
9
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


Feb
16
6:00PM

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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


Feb
17
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Free Job Training and Certification Information Session

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for certification as a Security Guard. Find out more and preregister for the programs at this Information Session!


Feb
19
2:00PM

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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


Apr
12
3:00PM

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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

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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

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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.