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JobMap Orientation

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.

Oct 3 @ 10:00 AM

Motivating Mondays Job Search Group

Are you looking for work? Not sure how to start? Unsure where you should go from here? Come to Motivating Mondays, a customer lead job search group. Join your fellow job seekers for advice, useful tips, job search techniques, and networking. Looking for a job is one of the most stressful things we have to do, but you don’t have to do it ...

Oct 3 @ 10:00 AM, Oct 17 @ 10:00 AM, Oct 24 @ 10:00 AM, Oct 31 @ 10:00 AM

An Intimate Autumn Evening with Soul, R&B, and Gospel Vocal Artist Cleveland P. Jones

In a world where there are only a handful of artists that will earn the title of "legend", Cleveland Jones is surely en route to earning his rightful place in musical history. His debut album, Ace of Hearts, was released in 2013, and he was named SoulTracks.com's New Artist of The Year as a result - one of his greatest achievements to date. ...

Oct 3 @ 6:30 PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles they 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. ...

Oct 4 @ 1:30 PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

On Tuesdays in October, we will feature the following movies at 2PM

10/4/2016 The Others (2001) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
10/11/2016 Young Frankenstein (1974) Rated PG
10/18/2016 The Shining (1980) Rated R
10/25/2016 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Rated R

Oct 4 @ 2:00 PM, Oct 11 @ 2:00 PM, Oct 18 @ 2:00 PM, Oct 25 @ 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, ...

Oct 4 @ 7:00 PM, Oct 11 @ 7:00 PM

Resume Workshop

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be! This workshop will cover how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR130

Oct 5 @ 10:00 AM, Oct 18 @ 1:30 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. Our one-on-one mock 1 hour interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Registration is required. Call 718-990-8625 for more ...

Oct 5 @ 2:00 PM, Oct 12 @ 2:00 PM, Oct 19 @ 2:00 PM, Oct 26 @ 2:00 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. Our one-on-one mock 1 hour interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Registration is required. Call 718-990-8625 for more ...

Oct 5 @ 3:00 PM, Oct 12 @ 3:00 PM, Oct 19 @ 3:00 PM, Oct 26 @ 3:00 PM

Movie Night Wednesday

On Wednesdays in October, we will feature the following movies:
10/5/2016 The Other Side of the Door (2016) Rated R
10/12/2016 Conjuring 2 (2016) Rated R
10/19/2016 The Shallows (2016) Rated PG-13
10/26/2016 Ghostbusters (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion

Oct 5 @ 6:00 PM, Oct 12 @ 6:00 PM, Oct 19 @ 6:00 PM, Oct 26 @ 6:00 PM

Oct
1
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Computer Introduction 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 computers; Part II - Navigating the Internet; Part III- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required beginning on Saturdays, September 10 @ 9am. at the Central Library Cyber Center reference desk or please call at 718-990-0769.


Oct
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Cotton Spinning Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Central Library for a free cotton spinning demonstration by fiber artist Shikha Dalal in honor of Mahatma Gandhi's 147th birthday. This informative educational workshop will teach you the steps involved in making cotton thread, as well as highlight the impact of this type of spinning on the Indian Independence movement spearheaded by Gandhi. Shikha Dalal has been spinning cotton for the last ten years and will conclude the event with an open Q and A.


Oct
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central: The International Garifuna Band

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the music, dance, and culture of Africa and the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean and Central America, particularly St. Vincent, Honduras, and Belize. The band performs all rhythms of Garifuna music: Punta, Punta Rock, Paranda, Cumbia, Sambey and Wanaragua along with the respective dances. Get your free tickets at https://garifunaband.eventbrite.com.


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Oct
3
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Motivating Mondays Job Search Group

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

Are you looking for work? Not sure how to start? Unsure where you should go from here? Come to Motivating Mondays, a customer lead job search group. Join your fellow job seekers for advice, useful tips, job search techniques, and networking. Looking for a job is one of the most stressful things we have to do, but you don’t have to do it alone.
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


Oct
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

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

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Oct
3
10:00AM

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11:30AM

StayWell

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Poetry Performance

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn and perform your favorite Halloween Poems - or even write your own! Each week we will practice a new poem and on Halloween we will perform them at the Halloween Craft Festival. Featuring poems of Jack Prelutsky, Douglas Florian, Edgar Allen Poe and others!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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


Oct
3
6:30PM

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8:00PM

An Intimate Autumn Evening with Soul, R&B, and Gospel Vocal Artist Cleveland P. Jones

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In a world where there are only a handful of artists that will earn the title of "legend", Cleveland Jones is surely en route to earning his rightful place in musical history. His debut album, Ace of Hearts, was released in 2013, and he was named SoulTracks.com's New Artist of The Year as a result - one of his greatest achievements to date. https://soundcloud.com/clevelandpjones


Oct
4
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This eight-week workshop focuses on training parents/ caregivers to help their children acquire the language and literacy skills they need before entering kindergarten. In person registration will be required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

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


Oct
4
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

On Tuesdays in October, we will feature the following movies at 2PM

10/4/2016 The Others (2001) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
10/11/2016 Young Frankenstein (1974) Rated PG
10/18/2016 The Shining (1980) Rated R
10/25/2016 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Rated R

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Digital Storytelling

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

In this 4 part series users will learn how to create and manage your digital online identity. Students will learn how to build a basic WordPress site, blogging and explore DS 106. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the internet is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Crafternoons

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens! Join us Tuesdays in the Fall for crafts of all kinds. All supplies are provided. Space is limited. For those in grades 7-12 only.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Halloween Movie Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join us to watch a kid's Halloween movie together.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Email

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

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


Oct
4
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
5
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


Oct
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be! This workshop will cover how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Are financial problems causing you stress? A 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 a counselor.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. Our one-on-one mock 1 hour interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Registration is required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. Our one-on-one mock 1 hour interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Registration is required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Resumes

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

A winning resume is a must for any job seeker. In this two-part series, participants will learn what resume reviewers look for and how to select the best resume style, avoid common resume mistakes, properly type and format a resume in Microsoft Word, and send a resume to potential employers. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

On Wednesdays in October, we will feature the following movies:
10/5/2016 The Other Side of the Door (2016) Rated R
10/12/2016 Conjuring 2 (2016) Rated R
10/19/2016 The Shallows (2016) Rated PG-13
10/26/2016 Ghostbusters (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

YouTube

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

Learn about YouTube, one of the world’s leading sources for video content. With YouTube users can watch, post, and share videos that cover just about any and every topic. You can “subscribe” to your favorite YouTube channels, like your favorite videos, and connect with other users through comment sections. Call 718-990-8625 to register and more information. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required.


Oct
6
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. Our one-on-one mock 1 hour interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Registration is required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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


Oct
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

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


Oct
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. Our one-on-one mock 1 hour interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Registration is required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movie Thursdays @ 2

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

October 6th, 2016, Frankenstein (1931) Customer Suggestion
October 13th, 2016, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
October 20th, 2016, Gaslight (1944)
October 27th, 2016 Psycho (1960)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
3:00PM

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8:00PM

Diversity Visa Application Assistance

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is making computers available from October 6 to November 3 to customers who want to fill out the online application for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery (DV-2018). Applicants can get assistance scanning photos at the following libraries: Central and Flushing - Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-8:00PM; Jackson Heights - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Long Island City - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 3:00-8:00 PM

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Test your knowledge by answering jeopardy trivia questions in this friendly competition that can get quite exciting!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers

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

Topics include creating and saving documents, working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library beginning Saturday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. and Central Library Cyber Center or by calling 718-990-0967 beginning Thursday, September 29 at 9 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Spanish Beginner Conversation Class

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

This course introduces the basic elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic vocabulary related to greeting, how to introduce oneself, how to express likes and dislikes, how to talk about a present action, and so on. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Fall Creative Writer's Workshop with Jennifer Celestin

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

Join Jennifer Celestin for a fall series of workshops that will get you writing. We will cover different writing techniques including poetry and short story-writing exercises to free your creativity; tips on publishing and self publishing and many more. Aspiring poets and writers are welcome to attend any or all sessions. Seats are extremely limited.

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Oct
7
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Are you getting all your benefits?

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In partnership with LiveOn NY will be available to answer questions on:
Are you getting all your benefits?
You may be eligible for benefits that help to pay for food and rent!
Information on SNAP (Nutrition Assistance/Food Stamps) & SCRIE (Senior Rent Freeze Program)

Table set-up on the first floor under the TV Monitors

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 months to 2 years are welcome to join us along with their caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! No registration required, but space is limited.


Oct
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

*Join us on Fridays for something different each week. Games, crafts, movies, or...who knows? Program is open for children ages 6-12. Although space is limited, there is no registration required.*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners' Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class code CC170


Oct
8
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Indie Author Day at Queens Library

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us as libraries across North America host local Indie Author Day events on October 8th, 2016. This event is designed to bring local writing communities together in their libraries to participate in author panels, book readings and signings, workshops, presentations and more. At 2 pm EST everyone will join a digital gathering featuring Q&A with writers, agents and industry leaders that will bring together the larger indie community. Get involved!


Oct
8
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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 or call 718-990-8625. Class Code CC200


Oct
8
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

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

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 beginning on Saturday, October 1 @ 9 am at the Central Library Cyber Center reference desk or please call at 718-990-0769.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
9
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Take the stage and read a favorite poem: your own or one by someone else.


Oct
11
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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


Oct
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Tablets With 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.


Oct
12
9:30AM

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11:00AM

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. Pre-registration is require in person or call the Cyber Center call 718-990-0769


Oct
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

A cover letter helps you stand out from the crowd and get an interview. In this two-part series, participants will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of writing cover letters; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


Oct
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Three Keys To Transforming Your Marriage Immediately

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join Dr. Deb Hirschhorn to learn how to transform marriages into relationships of true friendship, trust, respect, and passion. Dr. Deb is a marriage and family therapist with 35 years' experience helping couples and families, and the author of the book "The Healing Is Mutual: Marriage Empowerment Tools To Build Trust and Respect - Together."


Oct
14
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Understanding Anxiety

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps us prepare for important events and warns us when we need to take action. But, when anxiety is overwhelming and disabling, it might be an anxiety disorder. Come learn more.


Oct
15
10:30AM

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12:30PM

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. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625 Class Code: CC180

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Queens Memory Present: King Manor's Fall Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Queens Memory Program will participate in King Manor's Fall Festival. The event will take place at King Manor House Saturday October 15th from 1-4pm. The Queens Memory Program will be located in the King Manor Parlor Room with archival replicas and other historical artifacts explaining Jamaica's rich agrarian history. Bring your best Trick-or-Treat and Thanksgiving photographs for us to scan. Donors will receive free USB containing scanned copies of their images.


Oct
15
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class code CC210


Oct
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Preregister 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


Oct
18
6:00PM

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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.


Oct
19
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to 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.


Oct
19
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Online Job Applications

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 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. Learn to identify common online application sections and prepare information for them to make applying online easier and more successful. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Oct
19
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

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

*Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for the Fall session of Timeless Tales! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Space is limited so don't miss out. Registration begins October 5th.*

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Oct
19
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Central Library Book Club: "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching", Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity. Pick up a copy of the book at the Central Library's reference desk and come to share your thoughts!


Oct
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

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


Oct
22
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 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 a slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625 for more information. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Oct
22
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 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. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class Code: CC220


Oct
24
10:00AM

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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 how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required.Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code CC100


Oct
24
6:30PM

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8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business (in Bengali)

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

Get an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business, and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each.


Oct
25
1:30PM

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3:30PM

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 will be provided.


Oct
25
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Understanding the Labor Market

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


Oct
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Nutrition & Healthy Eating

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This family-friendly workshop will help you to gain a better understanding of the human body, learn ways to stay healthy, and prevent common illnesses like diabetes while participating in fun activities and discussion. Presenter: Dr. Sandhya Malhotra, MD, and the GPNF Team.


Oct
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Twitter

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

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts, and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications, and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130


Oct
28
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Proposal Writing

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

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:
• The basic elements of a proposal
• The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and...


Oct
28
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 "I am Malala," written by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Oct
28
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Knitting 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date October 28, 2016
Availability: 13 openings

Learn basic knitting skills and information, including knit and purl stitches, yarn and needle types and how to read a simple pattern. Supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required online or by calling 718-990-0728.

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Oct
29
2:30PM

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4:00PM

An Autumn Afternoon with The Milton Suggs Quartet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Suggs and his quartet perform up-tempo hard bop and R&B.
“Chicagoan Milton Suggs has a big bold sound that blends the power of Joe Williams and the soul fire of David Ruffin with a jigger or two of Oscar Brown Jr.’s cogency.”- Jazz Times
“A commanding singer…steeped in tradition…but with modern sensibilities.” - Downbeat
http://www.miltonsuggs.com/


Oct
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Independence Day: Resurgence

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Independence Day: Resurgence
Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.


Nov
1
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.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Bingo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

All adults are invited to join us for a fun hour of BINGO! Prizes will be awarded. Bring your friends and make new ones.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies @ 2

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

11/3/16 Citizen Kane, (Customer Request) 1941
11/10/16 Goldfinger, (Customer Request) 1964
11/17/Petrified Forest, 1936

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Health & Hygiene

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This family-friendly workshop will help you to gain a better understanding of the human body and learn ways to stay healthy and prevent infections. Come learn what it means to have good hygiene while participating in fun activities and discussion. Presenter: Dr. Sandhya Malhotra, MD, and the GPNF Team.


Nov
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Origami

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us every Tuesday at 4pm for origami!


Nov
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Tablets With 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.


Nov
9
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


Nov
16
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to 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.


Nov
19
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Sharp Radway's "Music Of The Streets": The Queens Chapter

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Sharp Radway is a pianist, composer, arranger and author who is a native of Hartford, Connecticut and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Sharp has worked with several jazz luminaries, including Yusef Lateef, Benny Golson, Red Holloway, and many more.
He is also the music director, pianist, and arranger for The Celebration of Lionel Hampton Big Band and The New York City Ska Orchestra. http://sharpradway.com


Nov
22
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Email

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

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


Nov
23
9:30AM

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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.


Nov
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: The Cell (2016)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name, Cell follows a desperate New England artist (John Cusack) as he searches for his son following the broadcast of a mysterious cell-phone signal that transforms people into rampaging maniacs.


Dec
9
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Finding Foundation Support for Your Education

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

Are you looking for undergraduate scholarships? Are you a graduate student seeking doctoral support? Are you seeking funding for continuing education? Learn how to obtain financial aid for your studies.


Dec
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Magazine Paper Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join us for this two part magazine craft. We will be creating Christmas Trees from recycled magazines. This program is for children ages 7-12. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: The Duel (2016)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In this Western set in the 1880s, a Texas Ranger (Liam Hemsworth) is sent to the frontier town of Helena to confront a malevolent preacher (Woody Harrelson) who rules the local community with an iron fist.


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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Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
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Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
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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
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Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
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Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
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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