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Making Jewelry by Quilling: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

Dec 15 @ 5:00 PM

Dec
1
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identitifcation

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Dec
1
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Health Insurance Enrollment

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


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Dec
2
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


Dec
2
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Learn to Crochet

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

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

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

Dec
3
9:00AM

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10:00AM

Interview Skills

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR170


Dec
3
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Job Search Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! Participants will learn: About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR190


Dec
3
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Picture Book Storytime

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

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


Dec
3
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Basic Computer Classes

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hao Bang Ah Horse: a Hand-Puppet Show

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
8
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

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


Dec
9
9:00AM

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10:00AM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; what to include and not include; tips for making your cover letter stronger. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR130


Dec
9
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-634-4784. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Dec
9
5:45PM

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6:45PM

Introduction to Martial Arts

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Yoga for Youth

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Robotics Workshop with Yvonne Shortt

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Skills Identitifcation

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Dec
15
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


Dec
15
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Making Jewelry by Quilling: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

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


Dec
16
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-634-4784. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Season of Light: An Art Workshop for Children

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
22
11:00AM

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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
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.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Arverne Community Library has:

  • 18 public computers.
  • One early literacy station
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • limited free printing.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Arverne Community Library include:

  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Arverne Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels
  • Study Aid
  • Test Prep
  • Jobs & Careers
  • Citizenship
  • Parenting
  • Computers
  • Nollywood
  • Bollywood

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Lucille Rose Day Care Center
148 Beach 59 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-0331
Peach Tree Day Care
612 Beach 65 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-1670
Rockaway Corp. Head Start
7205 Beach Channel Drive
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 945-3077

Community Board
Community Board District # 14
19-31 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7300
fax: (718) 868-2657
  

Community Organizations & Services
Far Rockaway Adult Day Center
23-55 Healey Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-2809
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
426 Beach 40 St.
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-5453
Rockaway Family Resource Center
19-31 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 337-9428
Rockaway Food Pantry
323 Beach 37 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-4730
  

Fire Department
Ladder 121
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Engine 265
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Battalion 47
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
Emergency Medical Services 47
Rockaway Beach Boulevard & Beach 49 Street
  

Local Hospitals
Peninsula Hospital
5115 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 734-2000
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
1624 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 869-7367
 

Local Newspapers
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Arverne Playground
Beach 54 St & Arverne Boulevard
Cardoza Playground
Beach 57 St. & Arverne Boulevard
 

Police Department
100th Precinct-Satellite
343 Beach 54 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 318-1294
100th Precinct
92-24 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Park NY , 11693
phone: (718) 318-4200
101st Precinct
16-12 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-3400

Post Office
Arverne Post Office
329 Beach 59 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (800)275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Daytop Village HS
316 Beach 65 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 474-3800
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS42 Robert Vernam School
488 Beach 66 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 634-7914
PS 105
420 Beach 51 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 474-8615
PS 106
180 Beach 35 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 327-5828
P.S. 256 ANNEX
360 Beach 53 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
  

Public High Schools
Beach Channel HS
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 945-6900
Far Rockaway HS
821 Bay 25 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-6000
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Goldie Maple Academy
365 Beach 56 Street
Arverne NY , 11692
phone: (718) 945-3300
  

Senior Centers
Seaview Manor for Adults
210 Beach 47 Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-1311
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 234-26 A Merrick Blvd
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 527-4356
fax: (718) 471-7391
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1820
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
TitusM@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 131-17 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY, 11420
phone: (718) 322-4958
fax: (718) 327-1878
Albany Office LOB, Room 844
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5668
fax: (518) 455-3892
NYS Senate
Hon. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-3531
fax: (518) 426-0529
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The first arrivals in the area were fisherman, among them a NY attorney named Remington Vernam. He was very interested in the prospects for real estate development in Rockaway. He was persistent in buying land owned by William Amerman’s heirs. After several years he was successful in acquiring the land that now makes up the section they named Arverne. According to legend, it was Mrs. Vernam who suggested this name when she observed her husband’s signature, “R. Vern,” with the last letters “am” almost illegible.

In 1884 he incorporated Ocean Front Improvement Company where he wanted to open a new vacation village. Essential to this was the construction of a large hotel, completed in 1888. Despite a good start, Vernam’s hotel did not share in the general success of the community. Financial difficulties came early on. In January 1899 he filed for bankruptcy. He died unexpectedly in 1907, and his son Clarence continued his father’s work. In 1916, Clarence sold the last sizable open tract of land to investors.

Arverne began to decline in the 1950’s and by the 70’s, most of the buildings had been leveled. Recently, the “Arverne by the Sea” project has been revitalized.

The library was initially housed in a drug store from November 10, 1914 through 1929. It was temporarily relocated to PS 42 for one year when in 1930 it was replaced by a bookmobile stop. In 1951, the branch was established in small quarters in a housing project, and on October 23, 1964 a newer rental facility opened for service at the present site. A new title was vested with the City and was designated for Library use on September 6, 2000.

Sources:

History of the Rockaways by Alfred Bellot

Old Rockaway, New York in Early Photographs by Vincent Seyfried

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

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