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Motivating Mondays Job Search Group

Looking for a job is one of the most stressful activities we do. It's easier if we don't do it alone. Join fellow job seekers for tea, cookies, stress relief techniques, and networking. For more information and to preregister, call 718-990-8625.

Feb 27 @ 10:00 AM, Mar 6 @ 10:00 AM, Mar 20 @ 10:00 AM, Apr 3 @ 10:00 AM, Apr 17 @ 10:00 AM

New Cuban Masters: The Power of Changó - Expressions of Santeria through Music and Dance

Kali Rodriguez-Peña is an up-and-coming trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator. Carlos dos Santos, Jr. is a recognized dancer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed as a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble and more. This program was made possible with the support of Time Warner.

Feb 27 @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Tuesdays in February, we will screen the following movies at 2:00 P.M.:

2/7/2017 Purple Rain (1984) Rated R Customer Suggestion
2/14/2017 The Way We Were (1973) Rated PG
2/21/2017 Pride and Prejudice (2005) Rated PG
2/28/2017 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Rated R Customer Suggestion

Feb 28 @ 2:00 PM

Small Business Workshop

Learn how to turn a business idea into a business plan! In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a demand for a product or service, set goals and objectives, budget and schedule, identify resources and networks, and get ready to open the "doors" of their business. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, ...

Feb 28 @ 7:00 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. Class code JR130

Mar 1 @ 10:00 AM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. ...

Mar 1 @ 2:00 PM, Mar 1 @ 3:00 PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Wednesdays in March, we will screen the following movies:
3/1: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
3/8: Queen of Katwe (2016) Rated PG Customer Suggestion
3/15: The Girl on the Train (2016) Rated R Customer Suggestion
3/22: The Light Between the Oceans (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer ...

Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM, Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM, Mar 15 @ 6:00 PM, Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM, Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM

Instagram

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 ...

Mar 2 @ 10:00 AM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. ...

Mar 2 @ 10:00 AM, Mar 2 @ 11:00 AM, Mar 2 @ 1:00 PM, Mar 2 @ 2:00 PM

Author Talk with Denise Laidler: Journey to the Land of Look Behind

From the intoxicating bacchanal of New Orleans' speakeasies to the green grottoes of Port Antonio in Jamaica, Denise Laidler's novel captures a journey beyond the bounds of family and obligation to full self-emancipation. Come join us for an author talk! Books will be available for sale and signing.

Mar 2 @ 6:00 PM

Feb
24
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Financial Coaching

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

Are financial problems causing you stress? The Financial Coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability, including knowing how to access, review, and understand your credit report. Preregistration is required. Call 718-990-8625 to make a one-on-one appointment to speak with the Financial Coach.

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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12:00PM

Networking

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190.


Feb
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers Kids' Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Roald Dahl's "BFG" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


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Feb
24
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Hip-Hop Aerobics

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come de-stress, burn calories and have some fun with an energizing aerobics class to Hip-Hop Music! Minors must have a signed release form to participate.


Feb
25
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If your 2016 income is under $64,000, 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 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
25
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Feb
25
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children to age 12 along with their families are invited to check out Saturday Science Lab. Not only learn, but actually participate in an amazing science experiment. No registration is required!


Feb
25
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 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. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Feb
25
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

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 to create documents and work with tables.
Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating
and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and
printing. Participants should have basic computer skills
and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required.
Please call at 718-990-0769 at the Central library
Cyber Center reference desk.


Feb
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: APPROACHING THE UNKNOWN

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An astronaut (Mark Strong) battles otherworldly forces and a creeping sense of insanity during the first manned mission to Mars. After being told to return to Earth, the space traveler begins to veer off course. This sci-fi thriller was written and directed by Mark Elijah Rosenberg.


Feb
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

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 718-990-08625 or online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org


Feb
27
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Motivating Mondays Job Search Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Looking for a job is one of the most stressful activities we do. It's easier if we don't do it alone. Join fellow job seekers for tea, cookies, stress relief techniques, and networking. For more information and to preregister, call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
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 the
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
27
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.

*Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all kinds of fun! Space will be limited. Online registration begins January 23rd. Don't miss out!*

Central LibraryMon, Mar 6, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 20, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

CLDC Children's Chorus

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join the Children's Library Discovery Center's (CLDC) Children's Chorus. The Chorus will sing tradition chorus songs, along with a selection of todays hits. The program will culminate with a performance at the Queens Central Library. Space is limited to 25 children. To register please email Suzanne.casasnovas@queenslibrary.org.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
5:00PM

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8:00PM

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, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


Feb
27
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Fun with Watercolors

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Artist Karl Lorenzen will teach basic watercolor techniques, and participants will take home a beautiful painting they create at the end of the session. No experience is necessary. All materials will be provided.


Feb
27
6:30PM

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8:00PM

New Cuban Masters: The Power of Changó - Expressions of Santeria through Music and Dance

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kali Rodriguez-Peña is an up-and-coming trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator. Carlos dos Santos, Jr. is a recognized dancer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed as a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble and more. This program was made possible with the support of Time Warner.


Feb
28
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Understanding the Labor Market

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success by familiarizing yourself with how the job market works and how to begin a productive search. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR100


Feb
28
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in February, we will screen the following movies at 2:00 P.M.:

2/7/2017 Purple Rain (1984) Rated R Customer Suggestion
2/14/2017 The Way We Were (1973) Rated PG
2/21/2017 Pride and Prejudice (2005) Rated PG
2/28/2017 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Rated R Customer Suggestion


Feb
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Hip Hop In The Afternoon

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of old-school hip hop music spun by local community DJs, and view an exhibition by local graffiti artists. Meet DJ Cool V as he discusses his new book "The Symphony." Cool-V is the legendary DJ for Biz Markie and a member of the infamous Juice Crew. There will be a book signing and Q & A. This program is part of our Hip Hop in The Afternoon series.


Feb
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

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.


Feb
28
7:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 49 openings

Learn how to turn a business idea into a business plan! In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a demand for a product or service, set goals and objectives, budget and schedule, identify resources and networks, and get ready to open the "doors" of their business. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Mar
1
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 or in person. Please call 718-990-0769.


Mar
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. Class code JR130


Mar
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

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 1, 2017
Availability: 12 openings

*Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are welcome. Space is limited and registration begins February 15th! Don't miss out.*

Central LibraryWed, Mar 8, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 15, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 22, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 29, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Mar
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in March, we will screen the following movies:
3/1: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
3/8: Queen of Katwe (2016) Rated PG Customer Suggestion
3/15: The Girl on the Train (2016) Rated R Customer Suggestion
3/22: The Light Between the Oceans (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
3/29: Jackie (2016) Rated R Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Instagram

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

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. Class Code CC130.


Mar
2
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Author Talk with Denise Laidler: Journey to the Land of Look Behind

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

From the intoxicating bacchanal of New Orleans' speakeasies to the green grottoes of Port Antonio in Jamaica, Denise Laidler's novel captures a journey beyond the bounds of family and obligation to full self-emancipation. Come join us for an author talk! Books will be available for sale and signing.


Mar
2
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.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning January 26 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.


Mar
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 months to 2 years and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for simple picture books, nursery rhyme fingerplays, and play time. No registration required!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Find the Feeling Story Hour

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Reading books with your child is very important! Join us for a fun and free story hour with Safe Space's Seen & Heard Program. Families will have the opportunity to hear and share stories while enjoying time together. Selected stories will highlight common feelings and give children the opportunity to express and better understand their emotions. This program is for children who are 5 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Mar
4
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at Jobmap.Queenslibrary.org or call (718)990-8625. Class code: CC170.


Mar
4
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Grief Recovery: Moving Beyond Loss

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 4, 2017
Availability: 10 openings

Join us for an 8 week general support group for those who have experienced losses: the death of a loved one, a divorce, job displacement, your health, or any type of loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to move forward. (Seating limited to 10)

Central LibrarySat, Mar 11, 201711:30AM - 1:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Mar 18, 201711:30AM - 1:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Mar 25, 201711:30AM - 1:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Apr 1, 201711:30AM - 1:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Apr 8, 201711:30AM - 1:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Apr 15, 201711:30AM - 1:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Apr 22, 201711:30AM - 1:00PM

Mar
4
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


Mar
4
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 3/4- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 3/11 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 3/18- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 3/25- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Concerts at Central: Bertha Hope

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Jazz piano great Bertha Hope along with guest vocalist Antoinette Montague perform bebop classics by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock and the great, under-appreciated composer-pianist Elmo Hope, Bertha's late husband.


Mar
6
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Have you ever wanted to learn how to sew or just want to brush up the skills you do have? Please join us in our new Sewing Club! An experienced sewing instructor will be teaching participants how to make beginner projects using our sewing machines. All materials are provided. Beginners and those with some experience are welcome. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Adults only!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

So Fresh and So Clean,Clean!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Have you ever made your own soap? At this interactive workshop you will make soap of different shapes and scents! You will also will learn how to maintain a clean body and healthy grooming habits.


Mar
6
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

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; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR160


Mar
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

People's Theater Project: Community Acting for All!

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 6, 2017
Availability: 23 openings

Learn theater arts through the process of collaborative theater making. Registration is required. Please register online, in person, or by calling 718-990-0728 before March 20. Online registration is available until March 5.

Central LibraryMon, Mar 13, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 20, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 27, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Apr 3, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Apr 10, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Apr 17, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Apr 24, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, May 1, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, May 8, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, May 15, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM
Central LibraryMon, May 22, 20176:30PM - 7:30PM

Mar
7
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Live Online Lecture: Demystify Diabetes

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What does it do to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? How can you manage it better? Learn all this and more from Queens Library's Community Health Educator. This program will only be available online. Space is limited, so email Fiona at fharvey@queenslibrary.org for more information or to register now!


Mar
7
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Personal Branding Online

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 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.


Mar
7
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in March, we will screen the following movies at 2:00 P.M.:

3/7- Lady Sings the Blues (1972) Rated R Customer Suggestion
3/14- My Left Foot (1989) Rated R
3/21- Frida (2002) Rated R
3/28- Fargo (1996) Rated R

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Online Job Searching with Indeed

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

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 use indeed, upload your resume and apply for various positions on 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.


Mar
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learn How to Search Databases

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn how to search the Queens Library database.


Mar
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

African American History Resources Databases

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

Learn how to access information on African American history, culture, sports, music, politics and more using the African American History database and websites. One will learn how to access primary source documents, video and audio clips, articles and images on a wide variety of topics. Preregistration is required in person or by phone. Call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Mar
7
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

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

Learn how to turn a business idea into a business plan! In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a demand for a product or service, set goals and objectives, budget and schedule, identify resources and networks, and get ready to open the "doors" of their business. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
9:30AM

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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
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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 jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Mar
8
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Bingo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a fun hour of BINGO! Exciting prizes will be awarded. All adults are invited. Be sure to bring your friends and make some new ones!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Mar
9
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Youth Employment: Young People Need Work Too!

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

Are you too broke to do the things you like, such as: travel, try new restaurants or just going places to chill with your closest friends? If you are between the ages of 14-24 and want a job, join this fun and interactive workshop to learn how to find the job for you! Say goodbye to asking your parents to hold a $20!


Mar
9
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

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

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center beginning Thursday, March 2 at 10:00 a.m. or 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
9
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Telling Time Bingo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will practice telling time on an analog (non-digital) clock with a fun game of bingo.


Mar
10
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 jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR300


Mar
11
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

Learn how to navigate a spreadsheet, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information please call (718)990-8625


Mar
11
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code: CC210


Mar
11
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

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

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Part I - Introduction to the computer; Part II - Navigating the Internet; Part III- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call at 718-990-0769 at the Central library Cyber Center reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Vijay R. Nathan is a supervising librarian in New York City, where he was born and raised. He recently published his debut poetry collection entitled Escape from Samsara. His writing explores spirituality in the modern world, taking the reader on a trip through all the road blocks that exist between here and enlightenment.


Mar
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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


Mar
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

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

Individuals with disabilities often face many challenges, both internal and external, 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 regarding hiring job seekers with disabilities. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. American Sign Language interpreter can be provided with 2 weeks notice.


Mar
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Anime and Graphic Novel 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 despised.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Dead Like Us

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Charles Dunbar, the anime anthropologist, explores ghosts, the afterlife, and Japanese death gods.


Mar
14
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Online Job Applications

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

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; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR160


Mar
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Typing Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Discover home keys and practice speed typing. Ages 7-12.


Mar
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

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
15
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
15
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150


Mar
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


Mar
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Central Library Book Club: "Nickel and Dimed"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed" is an account of a prominent journalist and writer going "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Pick up the book at the Central Library's reference desk and join us to share your thoughts!


Mar
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and macros.Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.
Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Mar
16
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
16
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

A Musical Celebration of Women in Music with the Founder of Grammy-winning Motéma Music & Friends

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Producer, performer, and entrepreneur Jana Herzen is founder and president of Motéma Music, a Grammy-winning, art-first record label specializing in unique, culturally trenchant jazz, world, soul and other creative music. Under Herzen's stewardship, Motéma’s artists and projects have been nominated in the NAACP awards, SoulTrain Awards, Latin Grammy awards among others, and have so far earned 18 Grammy nominations, 2 Grammys and a Latin Grammy.
http://motema.com/


Mar
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Advancing in the Workplace

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

Are you unsatisfied with your work? Do you want to move up in your career? Make more money? Come to the Job and Business Academy’s new workshop, Advancing in the Workplace. Learn how to make a plan for your career and set reasonable and achievable goals for yourself. Get noticed by your supervisor, improve your outlook, and move up.


Mar
18
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


Mar
18
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Advanced Internet

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

Go beyond the basics and explore the more advanced aspects of the internet by learning about advanced search techniques, different internet browsers, deleting cookies and caches, bookmarking and personalizing your browser, incognito browsers, and securing online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Class code CC110


Mar
18
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Jazzmeia Horn - Winner of the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Women's History Month concert

Winner of the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, singer Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself capturing her very essence. Jazzmeia has appeared at renowned jazz festivals and legendary jazz clubs such as Lenox Lounge, Bill’s Place, The Apollo, The Blue Note, and more. www.TheArtistryofJazzHorn.com / soundcloud.com/msjazzhorn


Mar
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

A Sunday Afternoon of Indian Classical Music and Dance

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Library and Navatman, Inc. present a Sunday afternoon of Indian classical music and dance.

In their first ever joint program, Navatman Dance and Navatman Music Collective join forces for a family friendly program featuring Indian classical dance and music about the Tales of Akbar and Birbal.


Mar
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Mar
20
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR190


Mar
21
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Preparedness: Confidence & Assertiveness

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Take control of your personal and professional development by learning the skills necessary to lead to greater chances of success. This class will take a much more hands-on approach to understand proper etiquette techniques in and out of the workplace to get ahead, get noticed, and get motivated. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR350.


Mar
21
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Facebook

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

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. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code CC130


Mar
21
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Volunteer in the Vaults: March 21st

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Queens Memory Program will be hosting our third Volunteers in the Vaults, a bi-monthly event aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in getting special access to the library’s archival collections. It’s also an opportunity to learn what other volunteers are working on in their own neighborhoods as Queens Memory contributors. Event attendees will also be given a special tour of the library archives.


Mar
21
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

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.


Mar
22
9:30AM

--to--

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.


Mar
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Mar
22
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
22
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

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

The Internet is buzzing with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search, seek out job opportunities and postings, and find out more information on specific companies and organizations. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet required. Class code JR200


Mar
23
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you and strategies for successfully using social media for your business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Mar
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Library Radio Show Launch

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us at Queens Library for Teens as we celebrate our Teen Radio Show! Listen to our first podcast, meet with a Hip Hop pioneer and share your thoughts as we enjoy the first of many podcasts for Teens by Teens! Refreshments will be served! All ages welcome. Experience the experience at Queens Library for Teens!


Mar
23
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Learn Russian Language at Queens Library!

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

Say more than just "hello!" Delve into the foundations of Russian language: the alphabet, sentence structure, and the rules of pronunciation.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

An Evening with Pop and Jazz Crooner Brandon Bain

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Brandon Bain is a Brooklyn born vocalist, activist and songwriter already known for his warm, easy-going delivery of the greatest of the traditional pop and jazz standards.

http://www.brandonbain.com/


Mar
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s 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 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190.


Mar
25
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Mar
25
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


Mar
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Suicide Squad

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.


Mar
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to not only know your job skills, but also being able to market these skills to potential employers during your job search. In this Job Skills workshop, you will learn how to: Define and categorize job skills; identify your job skills; become aware of the most sought after job skills by employers. Class code: JR110 To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call (718) 634-4784.


Mar
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240.


Mar
27
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. Class code JR170

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

Additional Dates


Mar
28
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Youth Employment: Young people need work too!

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

Are you too broke to do the things you like, such as: travel, try new restaurants or just going places to chill with your closest friends? If you are between the ages of 14-24 and want a job, join this fun and interactive workshop to learn how to find the job for you! Say goodbye to asking your parents to hold a $20!


Mar
28
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

LinkedIn for Job Searching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR200


Mar
28
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Computer Basics for Older Adults

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

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
29
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn the basics of using computers: logging on and off, using a keyboard and mouse, opening and closing “windows,” and using tool bars and scroll bars. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Mar
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 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. Class code JR100


Mar
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Downsized: Breaking the destructive cycle of job loss

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

In this class we will discuss the reasons for job loss, some statistics to understand this demographic, and what you could do to prevent being in the small percent of unemployed Americans.


Mar
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking for the Job you want: An Interactive workshop

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

How do you actually network? Networking is an essential part of job searching in today’s labor market. Join us for an interactive workshop where you will learn useful networking techniques to help you successfully market your skills and build mutually beneficial relationships. Be prepared for practical activities and effective group scenarios with others!


Mar
31
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Understanding Healthy Relationships

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

To know whether you are in the right relationship or not, you need to first be aware of all the traits of a healthy relationship. This workshop will provide insight on healthy relationships, as well as how to spot signs of a toxic relationship.


Apr
1
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at Jobmap.Queenslibrary.org or call (718)990-8625. Class code: CC170.


Apr
1
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Queens Memory Program: King Manor Museum Hands on History

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Queens Memory Program be at at King Manor [150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432] for Hands on History event Saturday April 1st from 1-4 pm. We'll be located in the Parlor Room with archival replicas explaining Jamaica's rich history. Children and their families will be able to interact with archival replicas from the library archives. Bring in your best Queens photographs and get them added to the library archive.


Apr
1
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code CC200


Apr
1
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

An April Fools' Day Celebration with The Wayne Tucker Quintet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wayne Tucker is a trumpet player, arranger and composer based in New York City. He is a 2009 graduate of the Jazz Studies program at SUNY Purchase under the direction of Todd Coolman.

https://soundcloud.com/waynetuckermusic


Apr
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central: Pablo Mayor's Folklore Urbano - El Barrio Project

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Pablo Mayor presents new repertoire from his latest “El Barrio Project,” which crosses cultural boundaries by delving into the heart of NYC’s barrios (ethnic neighborhoods). Hear high-energy salsa and Colombian music inspired by themes and sounds of NYC's Latin American communities.


Apr
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


Apr
4
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while seeking a job, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code CC130


Apr
4
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Job Searching Online with Indeed.com

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

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 use indeed, upload your resume and apply for various positions on 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.


Apr
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Building

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 jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


Apr
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Changing Career Paths

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Stuck in a job that isn't you? Ready for a career change, but have no idea what else you could do – or where to start? Join us for this workshop to learn tips and techniques you can use to successfully land a job in a new field with confidence. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Apr
6
6:00PM

--to--

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.

Learn how to create a document and work with table. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, March 30 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Poetry Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Poetry is life distilled.
-Gwendolyn Brooks
Whether you consider yourself a poet or a novice, join us every Thursday in April for National Poetry Writing Month. In the supportive space of the workshop, bring your lived experience to life on the page.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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 jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR300


Apr
8
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Apr
8
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code: CC210


Apr
8
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

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

Learn to create documents and work with tables.
Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating
and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and
printing. Participants should have basic computer skills
and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required.
Please call at 718-990-0769 at the Central library
Cyber Center reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


Apr
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

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

Individuals with disabilities often face many challenges, both internal and external, 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 regarding hiring job seekers with disabilities. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. American Sign Language interpreter can be provided with 2 weeks notice.


Apr
10
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Skills Identification

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Online Job Applications

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

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; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class Code: JR160


Apr
11
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

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; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class Code: JR160


Apr
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150


Apr
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Apr
12
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


Apr
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Youth Employment: Young people need work too!

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

Are you too broke to do the things you like, such as: travel, try new restaurants or just going places to chill with your closest friends? If you are between the ages of 14-24 and want a job, join this fun and interactive workshop to learn how to find the job for you! Say goodbye to asking your parents to hold a $20!


Apr
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Be Prepared to Speak: An Introduction to Public Speaking

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

Can you captivate an audience? While it may take years of practice and experience to master the art of public speaking, there are ways to increase your speaking and presentation skills. In this workshop you will learn useful tips to help you to improve your public speaking and presentation skills in any setting and take charge of speech.


Apr
15
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


Apr
15
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Advanced Internet

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

Learn advanced search techniques; different internet browsers; deleting cookies and caches; bookmarking and personalizing your browser; incognito browsers; and securing your online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Class Code: CC110


Apr
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

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 Job and Business Academy Desk.


Apr
18
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Preparedness: Confidence & Assertiveness

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

Take control of your personal and professional development by learning the skills necessary to lead to greater chances of success. This class will take a much more hands-on approach to understand proper etiquette techniques in and out of the workplace to get ahead, get noticed, and get motivated. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR350.


Apr
18
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Facebook

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

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. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code CC130


Apr
19
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Apr
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Apr
19
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Self-Care Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Do you want to de-stress? Come learn what self-care is, as well as the benefits and activities you can do to live a healthier life.


Apr
19
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


Apr
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you and strategies for successfully using social media for your business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Apr
20
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In this five-week class children will learn and play with their caregivers. Ages 1-3 years. In person registration begins April 6th. Preregistration is required, beginning on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s 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 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190.


Apr
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call us at 718-990-6625. Class code CC190


Apr
22
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call us at 718-990-8625. Class Code: CC220


Apr
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240.


Apr
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


Apr
24
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

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 jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Youth Employment: Young people need work too!

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

Are you too broke to do the things you like, such as: travel, try new restaurants or just going places to chill with your closest friends? If you are between the ages of 14-24 and want a job, join this fun and interactive workshop to learn how to find the job for you! Say goodbye to asking your parents to hold a $20!


Apr
25
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

LinkedIn for Job Search

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

LinkedIn is a social media website that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR200.


Apr
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. Class code JR100


Apr
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Apr
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Downsized: Breaking the destructive cycle of job loss

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

In this class we will discuss the reasons for job loss, some statistics to understand this demographic, and what you could do to prevent being in the small percent of unemployed Americans.


Apr
27
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Celebraing Russian-American Heritage Month: "Stalingrad"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of "Stalingrad".


Apr
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Advancing in the Workplace

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

Learn how to make a plan for your career and set reasonable and achievable goals for yourself. Get noticed by your supervisor, improve your outlook, and move up.


Apr
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Arrival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecrafts plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star.


May
3
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


May
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

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.


May
8
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


May
10
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


May
15
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

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; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR160


May
17
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


May
31
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Jun
5
5:00PM

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Digging for Job Leads

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR190


Jun
7
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


Jun
12
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. Class code JR170


Jun
14
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

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

The Internet is buzzing with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search, seek out job opportunities and postings, and find out more information on specific companies and organizations. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet required. Class code JR200


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@assembly.state.ny.us
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. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-3531
fax: (718) 523-3670
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
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

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

History

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