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Arverne

Skills Identification

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a ...

Apr 28 @ 12:00 PM

Interview Preparation

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a ...

Apr 30 @ 1:00 PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Apr 30 @ 2:00 PM

Apr
27
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Online Job Application

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
27
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Movie Night

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


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Apr
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

HOLD FOR CLARIFICATION RE CONTENT. -LYNN, 3/25Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
28
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Skills Identification

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
29
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Picture Book Time

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Game Time

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
29
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Learn to Crochet

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784


Apr
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

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


Apr
30
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Tween Poetry Contest, Arverne Idol Edition

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


May
4
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Job Readiness Workshops: Resumes and Cover Letters

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


May
7
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Beginning a Business

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
13
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Healthy Cooking with Spices

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Spice up your life learning how to cook delicious and healthy food with spices! Participants are welcome to sample the food prepared. Queens Library is not responsible for any allergic reactions or illnesses as a result of participation.


Jun
1
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
1
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Movie Night

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Attend the showing of movies from the Arverne library’s movie collection! Movies suitable for adult and young adult audiences will be shown every Monday, with discussion of the film to follow.

June 1st Dracula Untold
June 8th The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
June 15th The Boy Next Door
June 22nd The Wedding Ringer
June 29th Jupiter Ascending
July 6th American Sniper

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling and interactive games!


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.

 

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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 1731
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.