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"In Colors": Celebrating the Colors of Music and Autumn with Charles Duke

Charles Duke is an award-winning singer, songwriter, composer, and classically trained pianist residing in Harlem, NY. His music fuses soul, jazz, R&B, and pop styles with vivid lyrical imagery. Inspired by the quiet storm ambience of Sade and the neo-soul movement of recent years, Charles' music is one of melody and message. He is ...

Sep 24 @ 6:00 PM

Building Relationships in Business

This class will show how to build relationships through networking, foster partnerships in business, and get "buy in" from business acquaintances. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. The class code is JR310.

Sep 25 @ 7:00 PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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 ...

Sep 26 @ 10:00 AM

Chess Club

An exciting program for children ages 7-12 to...rook out for! It's our chess club. Learn about this exciting and skillful game on Wednesdays. No registration required; however, space is limited so make your move!

Sep 26 @ 4:00 PM, Oct 3 @ 4:00 PM, Oct 10 @ 4:00 PM, Oct 17 @ 4:00 PM

Facebook

Learn about the social media site that everyone is using, and how you can use it to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and leverage your network for your job search! We will help you set up your new Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills, and a valid email account required.

Sep 27 @ 10:00 AM, Oct 25 @ 10:00 AM

Come to the Neighborhood: A Presentation from El Museo del Barrio

Founded in the 1960s, El Museo del Barrio has become a gem of New York City’s cultural scene. With a collection of over 6,500 artifacts, El Museo promotes an appreciation and understanding of Latin American culture and its rich contribution to the fabric of North America. The Central Library invites you to join us for a brief presentation ...

Sep 27 @ 11:00 AM

Health Benefits of Vegetarianism

Are you curious about vegetarianism? Maybe you've been a vegetarian for a few months, or even many years. Come by the library to learn more about how to eat a healthy vegetarian diet, the benefits of a plant-based approach to eating, myths and facts about things like protein, cooking tips, and tricks and answers to your burning questions.

Oct 1 @ 6:30 PM

Leaf Craft

This is an activity you will easily "fall" into. Join us for a leaf craft. Boys and girls ages 6-12 are invited to join us. No registration required, but space is limited so don't miss it!

Oct 4 @ 4:00 PM

Freeway of Love: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Roberta Flack

Emilie Surtees is an independent recording artist who writes, co-produces, & performs her original music all around her native New York and abroad. She also performs tribute shows at some of New York's top venues such as the Main Stage at BB King's Blues Club in Times Square, The Highline Ballroom in Chelsea, Cafe Wha? in the Village, ...

Oct 4 @ 6:00 PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

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.

Oct 10 @ 10:00 AM

Sep
24
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


Sep
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

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 718-661-1205. 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


Sep
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club: Draft Your Own A-Line Skirt (Intermediate)

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 use your own body measurements to draw, cut, and sew your own A-Line skirt to take home. This is a two-session program. You must attend both sessions. This program is for intermediate sewers and adults only. You must know how to use a sewing machine. This program is limited to 7 participants. This program starts promptly at 10AM; latecomers will not be seated. All materials will be provided.


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Sep
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

School is back on, but so is Toddler Time! Children between the ages of 1 1/2 years and 3 years can join us, along with a caregiver, for stories, songs, games, and fun. Registration starts on August 27th and space will be limited. Don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
24
5:00PM

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6:30PM

SHSAT 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.

Free SHSAT Tutoring.

Central LibraryMon, Oct 1, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Oct 15, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM

Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

"In Colors": Celebrating the Colors of Music and Autumn with Charles Duke

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Charles Duke is an award-winning singer, songwriter, composer, and classically trained pianist residing in Harlem, NY. His music fuses soul, jazz, R&B, and pop styles with vivid lyrical imagery. Inspired by the quiet storm ambience of Sade and the neo-soul movement of recent years, Charles' music is one of melody and message. He is also a veteran and favorite of Culture Connection/Queens Library. For free tickets, visit https://charlesduke2018.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Sep
25
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. The 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


Sep
25
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in September, we will screen the following films:

9/4: An Education (2009, PG-13)
9/11: Trees Lounge (1997, R)
9/18: Peril and Promise (2013) and Fighting for Political Power (1995) Not Rated
9/25: Entre Nos (2009, Not Rated)


Sep
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Coding Using JavaScript

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Want to learn how to code, but don’t know where to start? Come join us in our four-lesson course where we will teach you how to become a programmer using JavaScript. Register now!

Tuesdays September 4, 11, 18, 25 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Library Training Room


Sep
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Laptop Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Ages 7-12, explore Microsoft software. Find new ways to express yourself and create your own works of art!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Building Relationships in Business

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 42 openings

This class will show how to build relationships through networking, foster partnerships in business, and get "buy in" from business acquaintances. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. The class code is JR310.


Sep
26
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to the iPad

Location: Central Library
Registration: By phone or in person

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.


Sep
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

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.


Sep
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Fall Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

September is here, school's back on, and so is the fall session of Timeless Tales. Stories, songs, finger plays, and more fun is back for boys and girls ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration will begin online and in person starting August 29th. Space will be limited so don't miss out.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Mobile Library Outreach: Back to the Books

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Jump on board the Bookmobile powered by the Queens Library!
Location: Jamaica Coliseum Mall

Back to the Books Powered by Queens Library:

Experience the Bookmobile and

•Sign up for a FREE library card

•Check out books & DVDs

•Play video games

•Learn about Digital Q (Free eMagazines)

•Learn about the Google Tablets and Mifi borrowing programs

•Receive a free gift while supplies last


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An exciting program for children ages 7-12 to...rook out for! It's our chess club. Learn about this exciting and skillful game on Wednesdays. No registration required; however, space is limited so make your move!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in September, we will screen the following films:
9/5: "Isle of Dogs" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
9/19: "A Fantastic Woman" (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
9/26: "Red Sparrow" (2018, R)


Sep
27
9:30AM

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4:30PM

Apply For U.S Citizenship: Free legal help at a library near you

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

* Meet with a free, trusted lawyer
* Apply for citizenship easily
* Find out if you can apply for free
* Get free, confidential financial counseling

Make your appointment today!
Call 311 and say "Citizenship Appointment"


Sep
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn about the social media site that everyone is using, and how you can use it to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and leverage your network for your job search! We will help you set up your new Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills, and a valid email account required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

In these one-on-one practice sessions, you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow-up properly after the interview. You must preregister for a one-on-one session.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An exciting program for children ages birth to 5 years old. Learn and have fun at the same time. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration is required, but space will be limited. Don't miss it!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Come to the Neighborhood: A Presentation from El Museo del Barrio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Founded in the 1960s, El Museo del Barrio has become a gem of New York City’s cultural scene. With a collection of over 6,500 artifacts, El Museo promotes an appreciation and understanding of Latin American culture and its rich contribution to the fabric of North America. The Central Library invites you to join us for a brief presentation showcasing all that El Museo has to offer. No tickets are required and all are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there.


Sep
27
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

9/6: "The King and I" (1956) Customer Suggested, 9/13: "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (1939), 9/20: "Time After Time" (1979), 9/27: "The Letter" (1940) Customer Suggested


Sep
27
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Hindi Beginner Conversational Class

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.

This course introduces the basic elements of the Hindi language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic vocabulary related to greeting, how to introduce onself, how to express likes and dislikes, how to talk about a present action, and so on. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
By the end of the course you will have some proficiency in basic Hindi grammar and vocabulary
and beginner level conversational skills.

Central LibraryThu, Oct 11, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Oct 18, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Oct 25, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Nov 1, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Nov 8, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM

Sep
28
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


Sep
28
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Mother Goose is back! Children from 6 months to 2 years and their caregiver can join us for rhymes, stories, sing-alongs, and more! No registration is required for this program. Just stop by!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

An Afternoon Concert with the Giannini-Pagán Duo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join us for an exciting performance by the Giannini-Pagán Duo! Hear music by some of the greatest 19th century Italian composers to write music for guitar and violin, such as Mauro Giuliani and Ferdinando Carulli. The colorful and rhythmic music of Argentina and other Latin American countries will also be featured in their performance.


Sep
28
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 or learn skills you can use in the real world right now to make whatever you can dream up.


Sep
29
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Open House for NYC Schools and Student Success

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Central Library will provide tours for individuals or groups for the Open House. The purpose of these tours is to familiarize adults, teens, or children with the Queens Central Library’s resources and services. Tours are available on Saturday September 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 pm. The tours last up to one hour depending of the needs of the group. A limited amount of goodies will be available for the participants.


Sep
29
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Open House for NYC Schools and Student Success

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Explore the Children's Library Discovery Center! Learn about the many resources for your children's learning and development. Between 11AM and 2PM meet the Discovery Team, with lots of awesome science fun and play Bug Bingo with our friend Plant Hero.


Sep
29
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Pivot Tables

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn to create and display data with pivot tables in Excel. Previous knowledge of Excel is recommended.


Sep
29
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls to age 12 are invited to join us (almost) every Saturday for a hands-on science experiment. Observe, learn, and...most importantly...DO! Families are welcome too. No registration is required so don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Telling the Art Deco Story of Jamaica

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Did you know that Jamaica has a rich and exciting history told through its beautiful and special Art Deco buildings? Discover the neighborhood's fascinating Art Deco architecture and design of the 1930s and '40s with an expert from the Art Deco Society of New York, architectural historian Glen Leiner. Register online for this slide illustrated talk at: Jamaica Talk.Eventbrite.com


Sep
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. (2007, PG-13)


Oct
1
10:00AM

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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 718-661-1205. This is an introductory computer class; no prior knowledge or skills required.


Oct
1
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Sewing Workshop by Brooklyn Ladies Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Hands-on Sewing Workshop in Bengali—Part I
Learn to cut simple pattern of Salwear & Kameez. Two-hour hands-on workshop conducted by Hafiza Hossain, member of Bangladeshi Ladies Club.

Hands-on Sewing Workshop in Bengali---Part II
Learn to cut simple patterns of blouse. This is a two-hour hands-on workshop conducted by Hafiza Hossain, member of Bangladeshi Ladies Club.


Oct
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Health Benefits of Vegetarianism

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

Are you curious about vegetarianism? Maybe you've been a vegetarian for a few months, or even many years. Come by the library to learn more about how to eat a healthy vegetarian diet, the benefits of a plant-based approach to eating, myths and facts about things like protein, cooking tips, and tricks and answers to your burning questions.


Oct
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in October, we will screen the following films:

10/2: Neruda (2016, R) Customer Request
10/9: Illegal (2010, R)
10/16: The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, R)
10/23: Dead Again (1991, R)
10/30: The Dead Zone (1983, R) Customer Request

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

"Voices of Queens" Teen Radio Podcast Open House

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

Interested in joining the "Voices of Queens" Teen Radio Podcast held at the Central Library location? You are invited to our fall open house event! Join us for a cool introduction to our all teen produced podcast career training program. Learn all about the program and how it works and sign-up for the 2018 session on the spot!


Oct
2
5:30PM

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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 eight-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


Oct
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Coding Using Python

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

Want to learn how to code, but don’t know where to start? Come join us in our four-lesson course where we will teach you how to become a programmer using Python. Register now!

All participants MUST have knowledge in basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse, and creating files and folders. Participants must attend all four classes.

Tuesdays October 2, 9, 16, 23 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Library
Cyber Center Training Room

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Traditional Marketing for Small Business

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 47 openings

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.


Oct
3
9:30AM

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11:00AM

How to Navigate the Queens Library Website

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

Learn how to navigate the Queens Library website at www.queenslibrary.org. Search the catalog for books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and more. Browse our library programs and events for all ages as well as a multitude of valuable services. Preregistration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Oct
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your work skills and market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your work skills and how to identify them.


Oct
3
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We will screen the following films:
10/3: "Jigsaw" (2017, R)
10/10: "Winchester" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
10/17: "Tyler Perry's Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween" (2017, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
10/24: "A Quiet Place" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
10/31: "It" (2017, R) Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet required.


Oct
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bingo for Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Bingo is back for the Fall! Welcoming all adults for a fun hour of Bingo every other week at Central Library. Come for the neat new prizes, making new friends, or simply for the love of the game.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

10/4:"The Fly" (1958) Customer Suggested, 10/11: "Rebecca" (1940) Customer Suggested, 10/18 "Experiment in Terror" (1962), 10/25 "The Exorcist" (1973) Customer Suggested

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Leaf Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This is an activity you will easily "fall" into. Join us for a leaf craft. Boys and girls ages 6-12 are invited to join us. No registration required, but space is limited so don't miss it!


Oct
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Freeway of Love: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Roberta Flack

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Emilie Surtees is an independent recording artist who writes, co-produces, & performs her original music all around her native New York and abroad. She also performs tribute shows at some of New York's top venues such as the Main Stage at BB King's Blues Club in Times Square, The Highline Ballroom in Chelsea, Cafe Wha? in the Village, Resorts World Casino, Empire City Yonkers Casino, and more. To register for free tickets, visit https://emiliesurtees.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Oct
4
6:30PM

--to--

9:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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 October 4, 2018
Availability: 1 openings

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. 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, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Oct 11, 20186:30PM - 9:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Oct 18, 20186:30PM - 9:00PM

Oct
5
4:00PM

--to--

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 or 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


Oct
6
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Register to Vote! Voter Registration Drive with the League of Women Voters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Elected officials make decisions about things that are important to you, such as schools, health care or immigration. Elections are your chance to choose the decision makers and tell them what you want. Come to become a registered voter or change your voter information!


Oct
7
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Concerts at Central: Gerardo Contino & Los Habaneros

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The explosive Los Habaneros are a force to behold on stage. Mixing musical styles from their home in Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon. To reserve your free tickets, visit https://loshabaneros.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Oct
9
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

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

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.


Oct
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

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


Oct
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Apple Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This fall, we're having fun you can take a bite out of. It's an apple craft and it's a fun and creative program for children up to age 12. No registration required. Don't miss out!


Oct
11
6:30PM

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8:00PM

The Public Theater's 2018 Mobile Unit presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A classic New York City block party becomes the enchanted setting where fairies work their mischief in Shakespeare's beloved play A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, where four young New Yorkers discover the course of true love runs anything but smooth, as supernatural sprites and the lovable Puck conspire to reveal what fools we mortals be, and draw us all into the collective dream of romance and merriment.


Oct
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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


Oct
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Bengali Storytime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 1/2 to 3 years are invited to join us for Bengali Storytime. Stories, songs, activities, and more. No registration is required, but children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Beginning a Business: Winter Series

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Day 1 Steps to starting your own business
Day 2 Business plan writing
Day 3 Marketing strategies
Day 4 Expand your business to the global market & government contracting

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Word

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

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts.


Oct
13
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Central Library Health Fair

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Everyone needs a healthy body and thriving community. Local agencies will be on-site to provide resources and educational materials on health care support, mental health services, and more.


Oct
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

A Culture Connection Five Year Anniversary Celebration: Encore: From Havana to Broadway

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us in a special Five Year Anniversary Celebration of Culture Connection. The musical fireworks will be a soulful fusion of two musical empires and traditions: From Havana to Broadway: An Encore. Acclaimed Cuban jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Dayramir Gonzalez with backing band Habana enTRANCe join Broadway star Alton Fitzgerald White for this special anniversary spectacular. To register for free tickets, visit https://havanatobroadway.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Oct
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Featured reader Patricia Carragon hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an active member of brevitas, PEN Women’s Literary Workshop, Women Writers in Bloom, and Tamarind. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Ms. Carragon lives in Brooklyn and works in Queens.


Oct
15
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 so you must know how to use a sewing machine.* 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


Oct
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show.


Oct
16
3:30PM

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6:30PM

The "Voices of Queens" Teen Radio Podcast

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create your very own radio podcasts in this free workshop program! Come along and learn how to produce fun and engaging podcast episodes. Completion of this course gives you scholarship opportunities, enhances your resume, and can even get you started on the road to a rewarding career in broadcast journalism, audio engineering, news reporting, radio presentation, and beyond. This program series is for teens ages 12 – 19 years old and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Graffiti Art Workshops

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.

Students will learn to use visual art for storytelling with shapes, letters, and coloring, and various illustration techniques such as lettering, pencilling, inking, character design, coloring, as well as proper terminology for storytelling. There will be added content on the oral history of hip hop music and its relationship to graffiti art with goals set on completing works in a timely manner. Students will use drawing influences from anime, manga, and comic books as well as graffiti art.

Central LibraryTue, Oct 23, 20187:00PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryTue, Oct 30, 20187:00PM - 8:00PM

Oct
16
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Funding Your Business

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

Become familiar with the variety of traditional and nontraditional resources available to help fund your business. The course will leave you knowledgeable about various loan options, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
9:30AM

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11:30AM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Oct
17
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Google Tips and Tricks

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, participants will learn about different Google tools, including sharing documents online, organizing your medical records, and much more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Preregistration is required by phone at 718-990-0769 or in person at the Cyber Center desk.


Oct
17
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!


Oct
17
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Anti-Social: Exporting Your Google and Facebook Data

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Find out exactly what information large technology companies collect about you in this hands-on privacy workshop. We will explore how to use Facebook and Google’s data export tools to request and analyze our personal data files, and how to use built-in privacy tools to opt out of certain types of data collection. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or USB drive, and should have either a Facebook or Google account prior to attending this workshop.


Oct
18
10:00AM

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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.


Oct
18
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Hip Hop Talk with Kool DJ Red Alert: Celebrating 35 Years on the Radio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come out and celebrate Kool DJ Red Alert's 35th Anniversary with special guests.
Learn how he has maintained his presence on NYC radio for over 35 years and get some behind-the- scenes stories from this iconic entertainer. Hosted by Ralph McDaniels.


Oct
19
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Safety First! Protecting Your Privacy Online

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

Learn how your personal information is being used (and misused) online, and what you can do to protect it. We will discuss how and why companies track and profit from your browsing data, and give you some tools to keep your online behavior private. This workshop will help you improve your understanding of how the web works, and what you can do to guard against cybersecurity vulnerabilities.


Oct
20
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Indie Author Day at Queens Library

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us as libraries across America host local Indie Author Day events! This event is designed to bring local writing and reading communities together in their libraries. The event will include a tabling session and, at 2 pm, a workshop with a professional publisher on the ins and outs of getting published. Get involved!


Oct
22
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club: Learn How to Sew (Beginners)

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

This is a one-session class. Do you want to learn how to machine sew? Beginners will learn basics like threading your machine, how to sew a straight line, and how to sew a basic seam. Adults 18 and over only. All materials are provided. Class is limited to seven participants. Class starts promptly and extreme latecomers will not be admitted. Register online or call 718-990-0714.


Oct
22
3:00PM

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4:15PM

An Afternoon With Trío de Reinas

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Trío de Reinas brings together three powerful voices in the NYC musical landscape: Blanca Cecilia Gonzalez (violin), Asuka Elias (clarinet), and Kristin Samadi (piano). Their unique talents culminate in engaging performances featuring works by Mendelssohn, Khachaturian, Milhaud, and Monti, as well as an arrangement of Black Orpheus.


Oct
23
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! Question and Answer Panel with experienced Industry Professionals to hear their real-life struggles and successes or address your inquiries about Entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity to come in and meet directly with Industry Professionals. Open for all. For more information, call 718-990-8625.


Oct
24
9:30AM

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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.


Oct
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.


Oct
24
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Oral History Workshop at the Central Library

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to conduct a great interview to capture the history of your family or neighborhood as a Queens Memory volunteer. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library. We will meet in the main floor conference room at the Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11432).


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Paper Masks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

It's almost time for Halloween! Be ready for a treat...with our fun and SPOOKtacular paper mask craft. Boys and girls ages 5-12 are welcome. No registration required, but space is limited so don't miss out!


Oct
26
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Tablet Using Samsung Galaxy Tablet 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.


Oct
27
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Presenting with Microsoft PowerPoint

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

Learn how to improve your presentation skills with PowerPoint! Learn tips and tricks to use PowerPoint to enhance your work and school presentations. Get ideas and practice with speaking in front of others! Basic computer skills are required.


Oct
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Insidious: The Last Key (2018)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Parapsychologist Elise Rainier fights to save her family from supernatural forces. (2018, PG-13)

Directors: Adam Robitel

Production year: 2018

Rating: PG-13

Studio: Columbia Pictures Industries Inc.

Runtime: 103 minutes

Cast: Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard


Oct
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

MS Excel: Key Formulas and Functions

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

Learn advanced methods to edit and manipulate data in the Key Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data!


Oct
29
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with NYCitizenship staff to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.


Oct
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Ghost Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Here's a treat: a ghost craft program for kids! Get in the spirit and join us if you're ages 6-12. Make your own ghost. No registration is required, but space will be limited so don't miss it!


Oct
30
3:00PM

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5:00PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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

Learn how to make your own calendar in Microsoft Word. To register please call 718-990-8625.


Oct
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Search Queens Library Database

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn how to search the Queens Library databases. Improve your research skills and discover all the resources available for free at your local library!


Oct
31
9:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

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.


Oct
31
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Halloween Party!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and celebrate Halloween at the Children's Library Discovery Center with fun, games, music, and more. Come in costume if you want! This is guaranteed to be a spooktacular time for girls and boys up to age 12. Don't miss it!


Nov
4
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Concerts at Central: Barbara King & The Spirit of Jazz

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Barbara King and her ensemble The Spirit of Jazz perform music of jazz greats like Ella, Sarah, Nancy, Nina, and more.


Nov
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in November, we will screen the following films:
11/6: "The Quiet American" (2002, R)
11/13: "The Verdict" (1982, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
11/20: "Home for the Holidays" (1995, PG-13)
11/27: "Carnage" (2012, R)

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, 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. The class code is JR310.


Nov
7
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in November, we will screen the following films:
11/7: "Goodbye, Christopher Robin" (2017, PG)
11/14: "Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco" (2017, Not Rated)
11/21: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (2018, PG-13)
11/28: "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
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.


Nov
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Jerry Drake and The Front Page Big Band

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Jerry Drake is a composer and performer of original music in the Great American Songbook and classic big band style. Jerry has a long history as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. The 12-piece concert band (called The Front Page) that accompanies Jerry is comprised of many of the best musicians in the New York area, some of whom have been with Jerry for over twenty years.


Nov
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The featured reader Richard Alexandro was born and raised in Queens. He currently works as a peer advocate, helping people with mental health challenges to use art in their recovery. His book of poetry "Unfazed in the Teeth of a Microscope" was published in 2016.


Nov
20
7:00PM

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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.

Make your business legal! Participants are guided through the organizational tasks needed to set up a business and begin operation. Learn about legal structures and all the information you need to register and operate legally in NYC


Nov
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Spider Man: Homecoming

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Spider-Man learns the ropes of being a superhero under the tutelage of Tony Stark, all while juggling his responsibilities as high schooler Peter Parker. Eager to prove himself to Stark, Parker soon gets tangled up with a villain known as the Vulture. (2017, PG-13)


Nov
27
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Building Extraordinary Relationships

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. Please call 718-990-8625 for additional information and to preregister.


Dec
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Typing Class

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Presenting a fun and educational program that will be...just your type! Children ages 6-12 are invited to learn how to type. This two-part class will show you how the keyboard is set up, let you practice typing, and teach you a skill you will use always! No registration is required, but space is limited. Please make sure you attend both sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Traditional Marketing

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

Still one of the most recognizable types of marketing, traditional marketing encompasses the advertisements that we see and hear every day. Determine the traditional marketing activities to make you visible and attractive to your target customer. To preregister or for more information, call (718) 990-8625.


Dec
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for the open mic for poets. Our featured readers for this month are Jennifer Franklin and Michael Collins. Jennifer Franklin is the author of "No Small Gift" and "Looming." Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 70 journals and magazines. He is also the author of the chapbooks "How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water" and "Harbor Mandala."


Dec
11
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Social Media Marketing

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

This course will prepare you with the knowledge to skillfully utilize social media resources to connect to your customers. Pick up strategies to becoming successful in a variety of social media marketing strategies for your business. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bangladesh Victory Day

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Mohan Bijoy Dibosh is a glorious day in the history of Bangladesh. This is called December 16th in Bangladesh. In English, it is the victory day of Bangladesh. More than 40 years ago, to the day, Bangladesh was free from Pakistan. You could call it the birthday of Bangladesh.
No registration required; children up to age 12 are welcome.


Dec
18
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Funding Your Business

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

Become familiar with the variety of traditional and nontraditional resources available to help fund your business. The course will leave you knowledgeable about various loan options, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625.


Dec
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Annihilation"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Biologist Lena volunteers to lead an all-female team on an expedition into a mysterious region where evolution has taken a twisted turn. The group must uncover the area's monstrous secrets to save Lena's husband and the world. (2018, R)


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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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, 11413
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