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Engineer a Solar Car

Build a mini solar-powered race car to take home! Girls and boys ages 7-12 are invited to steer their way into this program. Space and supplies will be limited, but there is no registration required.

Feb 22 @ 1:00 PM

STEAM Movie

During Engineering Week, join us for a different movie about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This is a free and entertaining program for families.

Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM, Feb 23 @ 5:00 PM

New Cuban Masters: Kali Rodriguez-Peña Sextet with Guest Artists R. Filiu OReilly & A. Almonte

Trumpet player and composer Kali Rodriguez-Peña was born in Havana, Cuba and resides in New York City. He has played with renowned Cuban and international musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Arturo O’Farrill, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martinez, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Miguel Zenón, Bobby Sanabria, Cándido Camero, Bobby Carcasses, ...

Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM

Learn Russian Language at Queens Library!

Our course focuses on language of real life everyday situations that will develop your Russian conversation skills and will build your vocabulary.

This class is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Russian.

Class schedule:
Thursdays

Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM, Mar 1 @ 6:30 PM

Mother Goose

Warm up this winter with our February Mother Goose program. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This fun program for children 6 months to 2 years old along with a caregiver is free and doesn't require a registration. Don't miss it!

Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM, Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM

Construction Engineer

An exciting engineering program you will be hooked on! Build and test cranes to move materials from one place to another. Free program for children ages 7-12. No registration required, but space will be limited.

Feb 23 @ 1:00 PM

Family Engineering Festival

Join us for building, constructing, testing, experimenting, and...best of all, it will be fun for all ages. Come for one, come for all!

Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM

Sunday Movie: "Unlocked"

A traumatized CIA agent must prevent terrorists from unleashing a biological attack on London. When she is forced to go on the run after being betrayed, she teams up with an ex-soldier to complete her mission.

Directors: Michael Apted

Production year: 2017

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Feb 25 @ 2:00 PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Please call 718-990-8625 to preregister.

Feb 27 @ 1:30 PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call (718)990-8625.

Feb 28 @ 10:00 AM

Feb
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Twitter

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

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


Feb
22
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview. For further information, please call (718) 990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Crazy Art

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come create your very own Crazy Art at the Children's Library Discovery Center!
Date: February 1, 8, 15 & 22nd.
Time: 11:00 AM
Ages: 3-5 years old


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Feb
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Engineer a Solar Car

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Build a mini solar-powered race car to take home! Girls and boys ages 7-12 are invited to steer their way into this program. Space and supplies will be limited, but there is no registration required.


Feb
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

2/1/18 "Cabin in the Sky" (1943), 2/8/18 "Imitation of Life" (1934), 2/15/18 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967), 2/22/18 "Carmen Jones" (1954)


Feb
22
5:00PM

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6:30PM

STEAM Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

During Engineering Week, join us for a different movie about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This is a free and entertaining program for families.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
6:00PM

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7:30PM

New Cuban Masters: Kali Rodriguez-Peña Sextet with Guest Artists R. Filiu OReilly & A. Almonte

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Trumpet player and composer Kali Rodriguez-Peña was born in Havana, Cuba and resides in New York City. He has played with renowned Cuban and international musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Arturo O’Farrill, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martinez, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Miguel Zenón, Bobby Sanabria, Cándido Camero, Bobby Carcasses, among others. Kali arranged and produced his own album, "Gente de Colores," in 2011.
https://www.kalirodriguezpena.com/


Feb
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Learn Russian Language at Queens Library!

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

Our course focuses on language of real life everyday situations that will develop your Russian conversation skills and will build your vocabulary.

This class is perfect for you if you're completely new to the language and want to get the basics down to start speaking conversational Russian.

Class schedule:
Thursdays
January 11th – March 1st
6:30PM
Central Library (Teen Space Conference Room)
Preregistration required
(718) 990-0778

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
9:00AM

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12:00PM

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Central Library is now offering free DMV permit practice tests for passenger cars, motorcycles and Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Practices tests are available on computers at the Cyber Center every Friday from 9 am to 12 pm starting Dec. 15, 2017. Seating is limited and registration is not required. First come, first served. A Queens Library card is required. If you have your own computer, take the test online at http://queenslibrary.driving-tests.org/new-york/

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club - Beginners Series

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Update: This Class is Now Full. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. With sewing instructor Barbara Garnes. Beginners will learn how to use sewing machines and create basic projects over the course of 4 sessions. All materials are provided. Adults 18 and over only. Class starts promptly and latecomers will not be admitted. Registration begins January 9th, 2018. 1 registration for all sessions. Space is limited to 10 spots.


Feb
23
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Warm up this winter with our February Mother Goose program. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This fun program for children 6 months to 2 years old along with a caregiver is free and doesn't require a registration. Don't miss it!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Construction Engineer

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An exciting engineering program you will be hooked on! Build and test cranes to move materials from one place to another. Free program for children ages 7-12. No registration required, but space will be limited.


Feb
23
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Lyric Lunch with M1619

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join M1619 for an afternoon concert at the Central Library! M1619 is a voice and piano duo featuring Anne Rhodes and Kimmy Szeto. Their eclectic repertoire spans the centuries from classical to jazz and Broadway, with some new and experimental genres thrown in.

This Lyric Lunch music program revolves around the theme of a woman’s life journey, using the songs of Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Virgil Thomson, and George Gershwin.


Feb
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn to code at Queens Library! Our code club has no lectures: you’ll learn to make websites, animations, apps and games by actually making them, step by step. You’ll learn Scratch, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Python at your own pace. You can prepare for a tech career and learn skills you can use in the real world right now to make whatever you can dream up.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If your 2017 income is under $66,000 or less, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English, Haitian-Creole, Urdu and Bengali.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Green is for....

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join the Children's Library Discovery Center for creative art projects.
Date: February 3, 10, 17 & 24th.
Time: 11:00 AM
Ages: 3-5 years old


Feb
24
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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. Basic computer skills are required. Call (718)990-8625 to preregister.


Feb
24
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Family Engineering Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for building, constructing, testing, experimenting, and...best of all, it will be fun for all ages. Come for one, come for all!


Feb
24
12:30PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt: Children's Library Discovery Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn how to create different art projects with a talented artist?
On the following dates we will have ProjectArt at the Children's Library Discovery Center:
January 27.
February 3, 10, 17, & 24th.
March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31st.
April 7, 14, 21, & 28th.
May 5, 12, 19, & 26th.
June 2 & 9th.
Time: 12:30-1:30pm Ages: 4-7, 1:45-2:45pm Ages: 8-12 & 3:00-4:00pm Ages 8-12

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister!


Feb
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Alex Simmons Talks Life and "BlackJack"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Alex Simmons created and wrote the critically acclaimed adventure series, "BLACKJACK", which is about an African-American soldier of fortune in the 1930s. Join us as he discusses growing up in New York to a single mother and how his childhood led to his illustrious career.
For all Black History Month programs, visit http://queenslib.org/blkhistorymonth18


Feb
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Unlocked"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A traumatized CIA agent must prevent terrorists from unleashing a biological attack on London. When she is forced to go on the run after being betrayed, she teams up with an ex-soldier to complete her mission.

Directors: Michael Apted

Production year: 2017

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes


Feb
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC130.


Feb
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Email

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 21 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call (718)990-8625 to preregister.


Feb
26
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Stay Well

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Special Services and New York City Department for the Aging-Health Promotion Unit presents
Stay Well Program for New Yorkers 60 and older.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club - Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Need to sew? Do you have a project you would like to work on? We provide the sewing machines and accessories, you bring your own project and fabric. *There is no instruction during the Lab.*
No registration is required but space is limited. Adults 18 and over only.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
10:30AM

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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.

Join us for winter Toddler Time. Children ages 18 months to 3 years can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and all around fun. Online registration will begin on January 8th. Don't miss out!


Feb
26
12:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Financial Check-Up

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

NYLAG financial counselors will be onsite to provide personalized financial counseling services and help you check your credit for free.
Reserve your free one-on-one meeting to receive guidance to take control of your finances, start or improve your credit, reduce your debt, and achieve your goals!


Feb
26
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Understanding Alzheimer's

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

January 22, Healthy Living for Your Brain, January 29, The Basics of Alzheimer's
February 5, The Dementia Conversation, February 12, Effective Comunication
February 26, Understanding: Behavior Strategies to understand when verbal communication fails


Feb
26
5:00PM

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6:30PM

SAT Tutoring

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.

SAT Tutoring at the Central Library Teen Space.

Central LibraryMon, Mar 5, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM

Feb
26
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Tai Chi for All

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tai Chi is a system of exercises practiced at a steady, meditative pace. Gentle movements coordinated with deep breathing invigorate and heal the body, clear the mind and create inner peace and harmony. This is an intergenerational workshop.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Council for Airport Opportunities

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Take flight into an exciting career within the aviation industry. Council for Airport Opportunities will be available to answer questions and provide information on positions available at the airport.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Please call 718-990-8625 to preregister.


Feb
27
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in February we will screen the following films:
2/6/2018: "42" (2013) Rated PG-13
2/13/2018: "The Five Heartbeats" (1991) Rated R
2/20/2018: "A Solider's Story" (1984) Rated PG
2/27/2018: "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006) Rated PG-13


Feb
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Typing Lab

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

Practice your typing skills at our Typing Lab! Call (718)990-8625 for more information and preregistration.


Feb
27
3:30PM

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6:30PM

Compass Explorer (Teen Radio Podcast Program)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Teen Podcast Career Training program will help you get familiar with what it takes to hold a career in Broadcast Journalism, Audio Engineering, News Reporting, Radio Disc Jockeying and much more. Come be apart of the QL Teen Radio Podcast and learn how to produce your own podcast!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
5:30PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Photoshop

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

Take the first steps to becoming a digital artist. Learn how to use the industry’s leading image editing tool to create graphics, edit photos, and composite works of art. We’ll train you in the basics of Photoshop and give you the skills to bring your imagination to life. Pre-registration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Feb
27
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Entrepreneurs Open Lab

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

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Entrepreneurs Open Lab is a time to come in and meet directly with a certified small business consultant. Ask questions, get tips and advice, and solve challenging problems. Meetings are on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call (718)990-8625.


Feb
28
9:30AM

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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.


Feb
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call (718)990-8625.


Feb
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

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.

Cold outside? Warm up with some wonderful stories and fun times right here at the library. Boys and girls ages 3-5 and a caregiver can join us! Registration will begin on January 24th so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Mar 7, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 14, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM

Feb
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in February we will screen the following films:
2/7/2018: "Marshall" (2017) Rated PG-13
2/14/2018: "The Mountain Between Us" (2017) Rated PG-13
2/21/2018: "Detroit" (2017) Rated R
2/28/2018: "Get Out" (2017) Rated R


Mar
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 28 openings

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also 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 and improve your job search techniques at this workshop! For more information, call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bingo for Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Once again, we are offering Bingo for Adults every other week at Central Library. Listen to the balls rattling in the cage as they go round and round. Will you be the lucky winner? Come in out of the cold for an hour of fun, prizes, and making new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a document and work with tables.
Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, February 22 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Mar 8, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 15, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM

Mar
2
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Funtastic Family Sing Along

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join our Funtastic Family Sing Along. You'll sing, dance, watch story videos, and even learn a little Spanish! Playing original and well known songs on guitar and percussion, Carlos & Co. delivers a delightful musical experience that is full of surprises. Children ages 3-5 are welcome and no registration is required!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Graphic Novel and Anime Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Like manga? Enjoy graphic novels? Love anime? Then join us for our Anime and Graphic Novel Club! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to Internet

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

Learn how to access and navigate the Internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser and understand how to use searches and websites. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturdays at the Children's Library Discovery Center for Saturday Science Lab. This fun and educational program explores a different topic each week. Children and their families can learn and participate. This is a free program. Don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Intro to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-990-8625 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Art and Poetry in the Struggle Against Racism

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

YuliaTikhonova, Director of St. John's Art Gallery, will discuss activist trends in contemporary art and the use of art to illustrate Claudia Rankine's poignant book "Citizen: An American Lyric".
This program is part of the Big Read in partnership with St. John's University


Mar
3
2:30PM

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4:00PM

A Women's History Celebration with Award-Winning International Jazz Vocal Star Thana Alexa

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the power of women creating music and art, with award-winning international vocal star Thana Alexa. On her upcoming album “ONA”, Thana explores the feminine and the essential role women play in our world. The album integrates elements of jazz with soul, electronica, pop and world music to convey a message of strength, female empowerment, and the need to be the change we want to see in the world.
www.thanaalexa.com


Mar
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central: The David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble is one of the most unusual groups of its kind. Eclectic by repertoire and design, their performances include traditional klezmer music along with special "fusions" between klezmer and other musical traditions of the world and improvisational world-beat. Today’s program will provide a healthy dose of traditional Klezmer along with special Purim selections.


Mar
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Feeding The Dragon by and with Sharon Washington

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Actress Sharon Washington, who has appeared on Broadway in The Scottsboro Boys, returns in a personal story of growing up in the St. Agnes branch of NYPL, where her father was the building custodian. She will perform a small part of her play and follow with a Q&A. She examines the power of forgiveness and how writing helped her battle all dragons.


Mar
6
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in March, we will screen the following movies:
3/6: "Working Girl" (1988, Rated R) Customer Suggestion
3/13: "Erin Brockovich" (2000, Rated R)
3/20: "What's Love Got To Do With It" (1993, Rated R)
3/27: "Suffragette" (2015, Rated PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information and registration.


Mar
6
5:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Coding using Python

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

Want to learn how to code, but don't know where to start? Come join us in our 8 lesson course where we will teach you how to become a programmer using Python. Register now at the Cyber Center by calling 718.990.0769.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Volunteers in the Vaults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Volunteers in the Vaults is a public bi-monthly program aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming programs and opportunities. Attendees will also have the chance to discuss possible Queens related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory Program staff. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP with richard.lee@queenslibrary.org.


Mar
6
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Entrepreneurs Open Lab

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

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Entrepreneurs Open Lab is a time to come in and meet directly with a certified small business consultant. Ask questions, get tips and advice, and solve challenging problems. Meetings are on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call (718)990-8625.


Mar
7
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to the iPad

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

In this single-session workshop, you will learn how to navigate the web using a tablet device, the differences between a PC and a tablet, how to start up programs on your tablet, connect wirelessly to the internet, and how to navigate using a virtual keyboard. Preregistration is required in person or by phone. Please call (718)-990-0769.


Mar
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
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 it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online or for further information, please call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

Preparation and practice makes perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques, common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
6:00PM

--to--

8:15PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in March, we will screen the following movies:
3/7: "Atomic Blonde" (2017, Rated R) Customer Suggestion
3/14: "Battle of the Sexes" (2017, Rated PG-13)
3/21: "Lady Macbeth" (2017, Rated R) Customer Suggestion
3/28: "Victoria and Abdul" (2017, Rated PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

Refresh and revive your online professional persona! In today’s world of social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your online profile and resume are fresh, current, and discoverable by your colleagues. Come to this LinkedIn workshop and learn how to create a professional profile that puts your best foot forward and shows off your abilities and accomplishments. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Conversational German for Beginners

Location: Central Library
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 March 8, 2018
Availability: 7 openings

Join us for an 8 week class offered by the Goethe-Institut. This course introduces the basic elements of the German language.

Central LibraryThu, Mar 15, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 22, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Apr 5, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Apr 12, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Apr 19, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Apr 26, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, May 3, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM

Mar
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Microsoft Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginner's 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. Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills are required. It is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
10
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Microsoft Word Workshop

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in these workshops. Learn how to format your Word document; insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. It is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
10
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Claudia & Me

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join us to hear members of the Queens literary community respond to Claudia Rankine's book "Citizen: An American Lyric" and discuss the ways racial imageries seep into the unconscious decisions of writers, artists, and citizens. An open mic will follow the presentation – bring your poem to read!


Mar
12
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club - Winter 2018 - Intermediate Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

TO REGISTER: call Telephone Reference (718)990-0714 with your library card number. With sewing instructor Barbara Garnes. Intermediate level participants will work together to make decor/apparel projects. All materials are provided. Adults 18 and over only. Must know how to use a sewing machine already! Must attend all sessions. Class starts promptly and latecomers will not be admitted. Registration begins January 9, 2018. 1 registration for all sessions. Space is limited to 10 spots.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

College Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

College information session for teens and parents.


Mar
14
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Tablet Using Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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

In this single-session workshop, you will learn how to navigate the web using a tablet device, the differences between a PC and a tablet, how to start up programs on your tablet, connect wirelessly to the internet, and how to navigate using a virtual keyboard. Preregistration is required in person or by phone. Please call (718)-990-0769.


Mar
15
12:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Web Design Using Wix

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

Learn how to build/create a free website without coding and in very simple and easy steps with WIX! Register now online or in person at the Cyber Center or by calling 718-990-0769. Dates and times: March 15, 2018 at 12:30-5 pm, March 22, 2018 at 5:30-8:30 pm, April 5, 2018 at 12:30-5 pm, April 19, 2018 at 12:30-5 pm, May 31, 2018 at 5:30-8:30 pm Class Level: Beginner Requirements: Previous knowledge of Microsoft Office, web browsing.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Reflect the Times: A Tribute Concert to Nina Simone with Pauline Jean & All-Star Ensemble

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

International vocal artist Pauline Jean, together with her all-star ensemble, will celebrate the life, legend, music, and magic of Nina Simone.


“You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times. “ – Nina Simone


www.paulinejean.com


Mar
15
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Ladies Night Done Right!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Womens History Month Celebration with Ladies Night Done Right! in the spirit of Hip Hop for ladies like Queen Latifah, Mc Lyte, Lauryn Hill, and Missy Elliot.


Mar
17
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 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 or by calling 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required; it is recommended to bring your own USB flash drive.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
17
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Microsoft Powerpoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 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 or by calling 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. It is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Sewing Club - Workshop: Zippers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Sewers will learn how to install zippers with instructor Barbara Garnes. Sewers must know how to use a sewing machine already! Adults 18 and over only. All materials are provided. Registration is required, to register call (718) 990-0714. Registration begins February 13th, 2018. Space is limited to 10 spots. Class starts promptly and latecomers will not be admitted.


Mar
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computer

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

Learn how to use the computer, mouse, touchpad, and keyboard! This class will help you navigate Microsoft Windows. Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

The Art of Storytelling

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, you will discover and experiment with a variety of storytelling forms and techniques. You will read and discuss prose and poetry, paying particular attention to the ways in which writers bring their stories to life.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Mar
21
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

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.

Don't know how to use a computer? This workshop will get you started. 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.


Mar
21
9:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-990-8265

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

Additional Dates


Mar
21
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Central Library Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Pick up our next selection at the Central Library's reference desk and join us to share your thoughts!


Mar
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

Have you been offered a new job? If so, do you know the best way to conduct salary negotiations? Before you start negotiating with a prospective employer about salaries, you need to find out how much you, and the job, are worth. Learn how to negotiate salaries in this workshop! Preregister at 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Celebrate Spring with Trío de Reinas!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Trío de Reinas is a young mothers' music ensemble based in Forest Hills. The ensemble will celebrate the Spring Equinox with works by Milhaud, Khachaturian, Beethoven, Chopin, and more! Trío de Reinas features Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez (violin), Asuka Elias (clarinet), and Kristin Samadi (piano), graduates of Queens College and The Juilliard School.


Mar
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Microsoft Excel

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

Learn how to create and use an email account for keeping in touch with family, finding a job, or maintaining your business! Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
24
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Microsoft Excel

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include inserting charts and graphs, using formulas, and more! Topics vary from class to class. Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; it is recommended to bring your own USB flash drive.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
24
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Around the World with Eranga & Prianga

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come on musical journey around the world with Eranga and Prianga. Dubbed "The Pride of Sri Lanka" by the New York Times, this musical duo will perform a multilingual medley offering up the sounds of cultures near and far. No registration is required and all are invited to attend.


Mar
25
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Dark Tower"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A gunslinger battles the sinister Man in Black in a fantasy world that's connected to Earth starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim and Fran Kranz


Mar
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

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

Individuals with disabilities often face both internal and external challenges during a job search. In this workshop, you will learn how to explain your disability to employers and co-workers and identify the most common fears employers have in regards to hiring job seekers with disabilities. American Sign Language interpreters can be provided with two weeks' notice. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Mar
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

An Evening of Italian Musical Enchantment with Virtuoso Classical Guitar and Violin: Ten Strings Duo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Violinist Marianatalia Ruscica and guitarist Davide Sciacca began their collaboration in 2012. Their intensive work together has led to an extended repertoire of classical works from the early 19th Century including Niccolò Paganini, Mauro Giuliani, Napoleon Coste, and Francesco Molino as well as more contemporary pieces by composers such as Astor Piazzolla, Maximo Diego Pujol, Celso Machado, Laurent Boutros, Andrea Amici, Giuseppe Torrisi, and Andrea Schiavo.


Mar
27
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Online Job Searching with Indeed

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

As the world's #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired In this workshop learn how to use Indeed, upload your resume, and apply for various positions in this database. It is strongly recommended to have an electronic copy of your resume in your email or USB flash on hand for the workshop. Register online or call 718-990-8625 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Building Extraordinary Relationships in Business

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

This class is geared toward developing networking strategies in order to foster partnerships and build relationships that lead to motivation, connections, resources, and investment opportunities. Attain new skills in an accessible and low-pressure setting.


Mar
28
8:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

NYPD Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

NYPD Program for Two (2) days
first day 3/28/18 8AM x 4PM
day two 3/29/18 8AM x 2PM


Mar
28
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Email

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

We'll help you feel comfortable and confident in managing your own email account! Learn about sending and receiving email and get a general overview of email etiquette. Students must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Preregistration is required by phone by calling 718-990-0769 or in person at the Cyber Center Desk.


Mar
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles such workers may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Mar
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how to use Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and expand your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer and Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Mar
29
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Getting Personal: Writing About Your Family History with Author Bob Brody

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If no one documents your personal family history, it may be doomed to disappear. But if you get it in writing, the record you leave behind could last forever. Bob Brody, a public relations executive, personal essayist and author of the new memoir Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age, will explain how he chronicled his personal family history and why you should, too. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Apr
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to prepare information to make online applications easier, complete common online application sections, and master how to get noticed and avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Apr
2
7:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

The Art of Thinking Positively

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Swami Radheswarananda, Hardik Sevak, and Serita Babulal, of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Kendra, teach meditation and how to understand and harness the mind's positive energy to attain true peace and sustaining happiness.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away. Call (718)990-8625 for more information.


Apr
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Microsoft Excel 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 worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Apr 12, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Apr 19, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM

Apr
7
2:30PM

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4:00PM

"I Got Love" Culture Connecton Encore with "Color Purple" Broadway Star Joaquina Kalamango

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Rising Broadway star Joaquina Kalamango will be making her Culture Connection encore with ASCAP award-winner Charles Duke as Music Director. She has appeared most recently in Broadway revivals of The Color Purple and Godspell, the Encores! Wild Party, on Broadway in Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Off-Broadway in Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), Antony and Cleopatra (The Public Theater and Royal Shakespeare Company).


Apr
8
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Concerts @Central Harpists Wendy Kerner, Teresa Mango, Brandee Yonger

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Phenomenal female harpists Wendy Kerner, Teresa Mango, and Brandee Younger will perform a mixture of music, including contemporary classical, popular, and jazz selections at our beloved Sunday concerts series.


Apr
9
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

The Basics of Alzheimer's/Dementia: Memory loss, Dementiona and Alzeimer's

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

When someone has a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia, relatives and friends may have many questions as the disease progresses. Learn not only the disease and its stages but also about programs and services available
Living With Alzheimer's/Dementia
Early Stage Part I: April 9th
Early Stage Part 2: April 23rd
Middle Stage Part I: April 30th
Middle Stage Part 2: May 7th
Advanced Stage: May 14th

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

Additional Dates


Apr
9
4:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

National Library Week Book Banquet

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

Join us as Queens Library celebrates National Library Week with our first ever Book Banquet author series. We will be hosting six catered author events with Ting C. Wang, Marina Budhos, Ashley Woodfolk, Zetta Elliott, Ina Yalof, and Javaka Steptoe. The author talks and meals will offer patrons a chance to listen to each author speak about their writing and have a conversation with authors over a meal. All events are free.


Apr
10
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.


Apr
10
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this course, students will be guided through the fundamental elements needed to set-up a business and become aware of the variety of resources available to help fund their business. The course will cover traditional and nontraditional ways of getting the money you need to get your business off the ground and successful. Learn about various loans, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, and more. Call (718) 990-8625 for more information.


Apr
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Instagram

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

Learn how to share and take photos, add filters and image adjustments, connect accounts, and respond to comments. Please bring your smartphone with the Instagram app already installed to class. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required.


Apr
17
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Traditional Marketing for Small Business

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

Marketing activities continue to evolve from traditional strategies to nontraditional methods that involve the Internet. Both traditional and nontraditional marketing have advantages and disadvantages. Traditional marketing activities help you become visible and attractive to your target customer and typically involve advertising, publicity, sales, merchandising, and distribution. To preregister or for more information, call (718)990-8625.


Apr
18
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Central Library Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Pick up our next selection at the Central Library's reference desk and join us to share your thoughts!


Apr
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Public Budget Hearing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The public is invited to find out what the library’s funding priorities are, and to give the library their input. Public comments are invited. Speakers may sign up upon arrival, and will have an opportunity to speak on a first-come, first-served basis. We will also be taking public comments online and by mail from April 20 to May 20 at www.queenslibrary.org/budget for more details.


Apr
22
2:00PM

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3:30PM

A Jazz Messenger from Russia: Valery Ponomarev and His Band

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The life of Valery Ponomarev, a lead trumpeter of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, encompasses a narrow escape from Soviet Union and a brilliant career on both sides of the Atlantic. Come listen to his band and a conversation about his life in music! His book “On the Flip Side of Sound” will be available for sale and signing.


Apr
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Wurzweiler Care Cafe Parents’ Rights in Schools: Help Your Child to Succeed and Thrive

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

School in New York City can be confusing. What are your rights as parents? How can you best help your kids? Learn practical strategies and get resources and friendly support with immigrant advocate, Angelo Cabrera, MPA, and experienced mom Antelma Espejel-Mena. Join us for a relaxed cafe presented by Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. All are welcome. We don’t just want to help you survive…we want to help you thrive. (An interpreter who speaks Spanish will be on site).


Apr
24
7:00PM

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8:30PM

How to Be Successful in Social Media Marketing

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

In an advanced technological world with so many resources for socially connecting to your customers, it's hard to decide on which platform to choose and how to use it. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media marketing for your business. Call (718)-990-8625 for more information.


Apr
25
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Cultivate Your Personal Power Through Meditation

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.

Please join us for six weeks of relaxation & meditation. Achieve peacefulness, happiness and increase energy. Create the life you want and become more joyful.

Central LibraryWed, May 2, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, May 9, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, May 16, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, May 23, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, May 30, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM

Apr
28
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Financial Literacy Conference

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for a financial literacy conference. Students will learn the basics of managing money including budgeting, banking, and credit. There will be snacks and giveaways. All students who participate will earn service credit.


May
6
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central: Andrea Brachfeld & Son Charanga

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

American jazz and Latin jazz flutist, composer, arranger, producer and educator Andrea Brachfeld and her ensemble take the stage with charanga, salsa, and Latin jazz.


May
8
10:00AM

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6:00PM

Naturalization Workshop (in English and Spanish)

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

This workshop is for legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 application for naturalization and a full or partial fee waiver, if eligible. To register call 718-990-0893 or go online:
https://www.citizenshipworks.org/portal/vieweventdetail/1593


Sep
8
10:30AM

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12:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends, and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Central Library in Jamaica has:

  • 100 public computers in the Cyber Center
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  • 18 computers in the Children's Library Discovery Center for children 12 and under
  • 4 computers for toddlers
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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The Central Library @ Queens Library contains nearly one million volumes of materials in comprehensive subject collections, and more than 800 titles of academic and professional journals and magazines, as well as professional indices and abstracts. For more information, see:


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
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A Special Place for Kids
89-14 163rd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-1601
Afro American Parents Day Care Center Incorporated
117-16 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 322-2030
All My Children Day Care
175-44 Mayfield Rd
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-1563
All Our Children Family Daycare
148-07 111th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 739-5930
Early Sunrise Daycare
187-08 Hillside Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 736-9064
Head Start
161-06 89th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-1888
Kids Circle Daycare
164-04 Goethals Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 380-1280
Queens Child Guidance Center
161-06 89th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 558-8657
Sensational Kids Incorporated
176-21 Wexford Terrace
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-0851
Allen Christian Pre-School
114-32 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
Gil-Blu Nursery - Kindergarten
120-02 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
Kids Porta Bright Horizon Center
Bldg 350 JFK Airport
Jamaica NY , 11430
Little Flowers Early Childhood
23410 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11422
Rochdale Village Nursery & Kindergarten
170-30 130th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
Treehouse Day Nursery
168-40 127 Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434

Community Board
Community Board District #12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-3308
fax: (718) 739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
90-04 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 291-0282
fax: (718) 658-1405
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
90-25 161st Street, Suite 505
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-4800
Jamaica Business Development Center
90-33 160th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 206-2255
fax: (718) 206-3693
Community Mediation Group
89-64 163rd Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-6868
BFFY Jamaica Family Youth Center
90-11 160th St
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 526-5151
Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-7400
fax:
York College Performing Arts Center
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 262-3750
fax:
King Manor Museum
King Park, 153rd Street and Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 206-0545
fax: (718) 206-0541
Afrikan Poetry Theatre
176-03 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-3312
fax:
Black Spectrum TheatreRoy Wilkens Park
177th St. & Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 723-1800
fax:
Chung-Cheng Art Gallery St. John's University Visual Arts
Sun Yat Sen Hall
Jamaica NY , 11439
phone: (718) 990-6583
fax: (718) 990-1881
 

Fire Department
Engine 275, Battalion 50:
111-36 Merrick Blvd.
Engine 298, Battalion 50:
153-11 Hillside Ave.
Engine 315, Battalion 50:
Engine 315, Battalion 50:
Engine 315, Ladder 125, Battalion 50:
159-06 Union Tpke.
Ladder 127, Battalion 50:
153-11 Hillside Ave.
 

Local Hospitals
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica NY , 11418
phone: (718) 206-6000
Queens Hospital Center
82-70 One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
 

Local Newspapers
Jamaica Times
Queens Chronicle
Queens Tribune

Parks and Playgrounds
Rufus King Park
Jamaica Avenue from 150th to 153rd Street
Major Mark Park
Hillside Avenue, from 173rd to 175th Street
Captain Tilly Memorial Park
Bordered by Highland Ave, Upland Pkwy, Gothic Pkwy
Harvard Playground
179th Place, north of Jamaica Ave
  

Police Department
103rd Precinct
168-02 Police Officer Edward Byrne Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-8181
  

Post Office
Jamaica Post Office
88-40 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432-9997
phone: (718) 990-1090
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School
171-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
Archbisop Molloy High School
83-53 Manton Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
Bethel Mission Junior Academy
10615 154th St
Jamaica NY , 11433
Ideal Montessori School
87-41 165th St
Jamaica NY , 11432
Immaculate Conception School
179-14 Dalny Road
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Day School of St Demet
84 35 152nd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Montessori
90-01 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Seventh-day Adventist Busy Bee Learning
88-28 163rd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
New Dawn Elementary School
90-34 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
Nativity B V M School
92nd St & Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11416
St Clement Pope School
120-27 141st Street
Jamaica NY , 11436
St Peter Claver School
149-18 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica NY , 11435
St Nicholas of Tolentine School
80-22 Parsons Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432-1096
The Mary Louis Academy
176-21 Wexford Terrace
Jamaica NY , 11432
United Nations International School
173-53 Croydon Road
Jamaica NY , 11432

Public Elementary Schools
PS 086 Queens (Q086)
87-41 Parsons Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 291-6264
fax: (718) 297-0298
PS 131 Abigail Adams (Q131)
170-45 84 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-4229
fax: (718) 658-5690
PS 095 Eastwood (Q095)
179-01 90 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-0007
fax: (718) 658-5271

Public High Schools
Hillcrest High School (Q505)
160-05 Highland Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-5407
fax: (718) 739-5137
Jamaica High School (Q470)
167-01 Gothic Drive
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-5942
fax: (718) 739-4826
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School (Q620)
165-65 84th Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 297-6580
fax: (718) 658-0365
Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School (Q680)
60-20 Goethals Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 969-3115
fax: (718) 969-3552
  

Senior Centers
Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, Inc.
162-04 Jamaica Ave.,
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-6500
fax: (718) 523-7746
Robert Couche Senior Center
137-57 Farmers Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 978-8352
Senior Citizens Center
123-10 143rd St
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 657-6500
Senior Citizens Center
166-01 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 658-0980
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Alicia Hyndman
HyndmaA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11434
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Community History

 

Jamaica was a former town and capital of Queens County. The first European settlers were probably New Englanders from Hempstead. They were granted a patent by Peter Stuyvesant, governor of New Netherland, on March 21, 1656. The settlement was initially called Rusdorf. After the English conquest in 1664 the name was changed to Jameco, after the Indians who were the earliest inhabitants of the area. In 1680, the present name was adopted.

On May 17, 1686, New York governor Thomas Dongan issued a charter to the landowners of Jamaica. The Dongan Charter consolidated the various hamlets into the town of Jamaica and set its boundaries. (The Dongan Charter is on display in the Long Island Division of the Central Library.)

In 1702 Jamaica briefly served as the capital of the New York Colony during a Yellow Fever outbreak in Manhattan.

Important to the history of Jamaica is Prospect Cemetery. The cemetery, which is the oldest cemetery in Queens, dates back to 1668 and includes the graves of some of the earliest inhabitants of Jamaica.

Two of Jamaica’s important landmarks are King Manor and Grace Episcopal Church. King Manor is named after Rufus King, a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress, one of the two first New York Senators to Congress, a diplomat, and anti-slavery advocate. Grace Church was founded in 1702 and served as the official church of the British colonial government during the Revolutionary War. Rufus King is among those buried in the Church’s graveyard.

In 1898 Queens became part of the City of New York of which Jamaica was the county seat.

Jamaica owes its strength as a major shopping area to transportation. Jamaica Avenue was once a toll road between the ferry in Brooklyn and Hempstead. The Long Island Rail Road in Jamaica developed into a major hub. King Kullen, the first self service supermarket in the U.S., opened on Jamaica Avenue in 1930. In the 1960s, interest in Jamaica as a major shopping district began to decline. However, in recent years there has been a coordinated effort, through the work of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, to revitalize Jamaica.

Library History

The first Central Library was located on Parsons Boulevard. It opened in 1930 and was expanded with WPA funds in 1941. The current building on Merrick Boulevard was dedicated on April 11, 1966. The new building was the result of the unwavering efforts of Library Director Harold Tucker. It was designed by the architects York & Sawyer, Kiff, Colean, Voss and Souder. The new Central Library was the first major branch of an urban library to place all public services on one floor. The library cost $5,700,000 and contained 195,000 square feet of floor space. The library was renovated and expanded in 1989. Additional renovation and expansion has begun and is expected to be completed in the next few years, and will include the new Children’s Library and Discovery Center.

The Queens Library’s online catalog, InfoLinQ (Information online at Queens Library) was unveiled at the Central Library in October 1993. In January 1999 the Cyber Center opened at the Central Library. The Cyber Center has 48 computers for customer use, allowing access to the Internet and word processing. The Cyber Center, along with additional computers in the library, has helped to close the gap between the technology “haves” and “have-nots.”

Bibliography

“Libraries” by Phyllis Dan in The Encyclopedia of New York City.
Lighting the Way: The Centennial History of the Queens Borough Public Library 1896-1996 by Jeffrey A. Kroessler.

Suggested Reading on Jamaica’s History (available at the Central Library)

“Jamaica” by Vincent Seyfried in The Encyclopedia of New York City.
The Origin and History of Grace Church, Jamaica, New York by Horatio Oliver Ladd.
Recollections of Old Jamaica: 1655-1887.
Records of the Town of Jamaica Long Island: 1656-1751 edited by Josephine C. Frost.

Queens Poet Laureate 2007 – 2010

The Queens Borough President’s Office has announced the Fourth Poet Laureate to serve from 2007 to 2010:

Julio Marzan
Queens Poet Laureate

An honorary position, the Queens Poet Laureate promotes an appreciation of poetry throughout the borough and writes poetry that is inspired by, or relate to, the borough of Queens.

To learn more about the Queens Poet Laureate, go to http://www.queensbp.org/content_web/cultural_affairs
/cultural_poet2007.shtml