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Memorial Day Craft

Queens Library honors our veterans with a Veterans' Day craft! Children up to age 12 are invited to join us for this free program. No registration required.

May 22 @ 4:00 PM

Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Nothing says “welcome” quite like a beautiful floral display, and the Central Library is proud to offer a five-week instruction program in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. This program is open to anyone aged 14 or older, and enrollment is limited to ten people. Advance registration is required and opens on April 10th. Once ...

May 22 @ 4:00 PM, May 29 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 5 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 12 @ 4:00 PM

Cultivate Your Personal Power Through Meditation

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

May 23 @ 6:30 PM, May 30 @ 6:30 PM

Creative Writing Workshop

Have you ever wanted to write a novel, a comic, or both? Do you find yourself thinking about different characters and the worlds they belong to? Not sure where to start? Join us for our creative writing workshop! Each week, we will cover a different topic in creating your novel, from world building to character development.

Space is ...

May 24 @ 4:00 PM, May 31 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 7 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 14 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 21 @ 4:00 PM

Teen Graphic Novel and Anime Club

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 25 @ 4:00 PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

May 29 @ 7:00 PM

Oral History Workshop at Queens Central Library

Learn how to conduct great oral history interviews as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library's permanent collections. This workshop will take place in the first floor meeting ...

May 30 @ 6:00 PM

Teen Graphic Novel and Anime Club

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.

Jun 1 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 8 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 15 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 22 @ 4:00 PM, Jun 29 @ 4:00 PM

Timeless Tales

The weather is finally warming up and so that means the spring session of Timeless Tales is returning. Children ages 3-5 years old are invited to hear stories, sing songs, and partake in a variety of fun! Registration begins April 23rd. Space will be limited so don't miss it!

Jun 4 @ 10:30 AM

Designing your New York Startup Journey with Lloyd Cambridge

Each business owner has a unique startup path. Learn how three entrepreneurs in the food, health and fashion business launched successful businesses in NYC and how you can chart your own journey.
The following topics will be covered:
● Refining Your Business Concept
● Building an Audience in NYC
● Building a Strong ...

Jun 5 @ 7:00 PM

May
22
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

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.


May
22
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in May, we will screen the following movies at 2pm:
5/1: "The Theory of Everything" (2014) Rated: PG-13
5/8: "The Joy Luck Club" (1993) Rated: R
5/15: "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992) Rated: R
5/22: "Witness" (1985) Rated: R Customer Suggestion
5/29: "The Last King of Scotland" (2006) Rated: R Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


May
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


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May
22
3:30PM

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6:30PM

Compass Explorer (Teen Radio Podcast Program)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Memorial Day Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Library honors our veterans with a Veterans' Day craft! Children up to age 12 are invited to join us for this free program. No registration required.


May
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Ikebana: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

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.

Nothing says “welcome” quite like a beautiful floral display, and the Central Library is proud to offer a five-week instruction program in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. This program is open to anyone aged 14 or older, and enrollment is limited to ten people. Advance registration is required and opens on April 10th. Once registered, customers are expected to attend all sessions. No experience in Ikebana is necessary and all equipment will be provided.

Central LibraryTue, May 29, 20184:00PM - 5:30PM
Central LibraryTue, Jun 5, 20184:00PM - 5:30PM
Central LibraryTue, Jun 12, 20184:00PM - 5:30PM

May
22
5:30PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Photoshop

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

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

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

Additional Dates


May
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

paint time on the laptop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come explore Paint software! Learn new ways to express yourself and create your own work of art! Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to join us. No registration is required, but space is limited. Don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


May
22
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Building Extraordinary Relationships in Business

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

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


May
23
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Medical and Consumer Health Database Workshop

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

This class will provide information on medical and consumer health databases and websites available on the Queens Library homepage. An overview of the medical librarian services available at Queens Library will also be discussed. Pre-registration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


May
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online or for further information, please call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Parents and other caregivers can help young children 3-4 years old learn the skills they need to be successful in school before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, library staff and early childhood teachers will teach parents and caregivers how to use games, book-reading, and hands-on activities to help build the most important language and social skills. Materials will be provided to the participants to use at home. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


May
23
12:00PM

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2:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group at CEL (NAP-ESOL)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for conversation in an ESOL Conversation Group!

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

Additional Dates


May
23
4:00PM

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6:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group at CEL (Wed 4-6 PM) (NAP-ESOL)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for conversation in an ESOL Conversation Group!

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

Additional Dates


May
23
6:00PM

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8:15PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

5/2/2018: The Shape of Water (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
5/9/2018: Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
5/23/2018: Phantom Thread (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
5/30/2018: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017, PG-13) Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


May
23
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Cultivate Your Personal Power Through Meditation

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

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

Central LibraryWed, May 30, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM

May
24
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


May
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel

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

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

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

Additional Dates


May
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group at CEL (Thurs 10 AM - 12 PM) (NAP-ESOL)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for conversation in an ESOL Conversation Group!

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

Additional Dates


May
24
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bingo for Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movie Thrusday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

May 3, "The Deadly Affair," 1966
May 10, "The Old Maid," 1939
May 17, "Shane," 1953, Customer Suggested
May 24, "Mary, Queen of Scots," 1971
May 31, "Johnny Eager," 1942, Customer Suggested

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

Additional Dates


May
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Creative Writing Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to write a novel, a comic, or both? Do you find yourself thinking about different characters and the worlds they belong to? Not sure where to start? Join us for our creative writing workshop! Each week, we will cover a different topic in creating your novel, from world building to character development.

Space is limited. For ages 12-19.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group at CEL (Thurs 4-6 PM) (NAP-ESOL)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for conversation in an ESOL Conversation Group!

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

Additional Dates


May
24
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Finding Foundation Support For Your Education

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

Are you looking for funding for continuing education?
We'll dispel some common myths about foundation support and discuss:
• What you need to know before approaching foundations
• The different sources of funding
• How to create a personal profile to attract funders
• Online resources that provide information on scholarships from foundations
• The application process, including tips on how to make your application successful


May
25
9:00AM

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12:00PM

Free DMV Permit Practice Tests

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

An Afternoon with the Gavroche Duo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Gavroche Duo brings the early twentieth century streets of Paris to New York City. Combining Valentine Biollay's expressive voice with Sunny Knable's melodic accordion playing, Gavroche Duo adds its own twist to the stylings of Edith Piaf, Mistinguette, Damia, Charles Trenet, Yves Montand, and many others.


May
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Graphic Novel and Anime Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


May
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


May
26
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Guyanese Cultural Festival: Celebrating Guyana’s Independence

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In honor of Guyana's Independence Day, join Queens Library in celebrating the rich and diverse culture of Guyana. The event will feature performances by local musicians and dancers, film screenings, traditional costumes, and more.


May
26
12:30PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt: Children's Library Discovery Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


May
27
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Spanish Beginner Conversation Class

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

This course introduces the basic elements of the 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 speak about a present action, and more. Develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Central LibrarySun, Jun 3, 20181:00PM - 2:30PM
Central LibrarySun, Jun 10, 20181:00PM - 2:30PM
Central LibrarySun, Jun 17, 20181:00PM - 2:30PM

May
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Jumanji

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Synopsis: Four teenagers are sucked into a jungle-themed video game (2017, PG-13).
Runtime: 119 minutes
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas


May
29
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Council for Airport Opportunities

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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.


May
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafty Tuesdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls, join us for Crafty Tuesdays! We will do something different every week which gives you an opportunity to be creative. No registration required; supplies may be limited. Children up to age 12 are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


May
29
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

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


May
30
9:30AM

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11:00AM

How to Navigate the Queens Library Website

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

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


May
30
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Oral History Workshop at Queens Central Library

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to conduct great oral history interviews as a Queens Memory volunteer interviewer. You will learn how to prepare for an interview, how to ask good questions, make a high-quality recording, and how to submit your completed interview to the library's permanent collections. This workshop will take place in the first floor meeting room, behind the quiet room at the Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd). RSVP with DigitalArchives@queenslibrary.org.


May
31
5:30PM

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8:30PM

Web Design Using Wix

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

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


May
31
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Hip Hop Filmmakers Talk: "Cowboys and Werewolves: Sometimes Evil Is Good"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Hip Hop and Filmmakers collide and speak about their movie "Cowboys and Werewolves: Sometimes Evil Is Good."


Jun
1
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 required in person or call the Cyber Center call 718-990-0769.


Jun
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Crafty Hands: A Season Story

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 June 1, 2018
Availability: 20 openings

Please join us in June for Crafty Hands and develop your artistic skills! Each week participants will create a craft celebrating the season of spring and the beginning of summer.

June 1st: Spring is Here Decorative Wreath
June 8th: My Garden 3-D Painting
June 15th: Egg Carton Tulips Bouquet
June 22nd: Dyed Rice Summer Fest Craft

Central LibraryFri, Jun 8, 201811:00AM - 12:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Jun 15, 201811:00AM - 12:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Jun 22, 201811:00AM - 12:00PM

Jun
1
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

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

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.


Jun
1
4:00PM

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6:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Rhythm is Gonna Get You

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Seniors, seniors and more seniors! If you enjoy fun and music with healing techniques that help alleviate arthritis and joint paint, come with your walkers or canes and sit or stand. Join us as we sing, dance, socialize, and share a few laughs.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central: LA Blacksmith & Jazz Plus

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Gifted saxophone and vocal artist LA Blacksmith and his ensemble Jazz Plus perform classics from Motown, reggae, Earth Wind & Fire, blues, and then some. To register for free tickets, visit https://lablacksmith.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing


Jun
4
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Stay Well

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word Workshop

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

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


Jun
4
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club: Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
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.

The weather is finally warming up and so that means the spring session of Timeless Tales is returning. Children ages 3-5 years old are invited to hear stories, sing songs, and partake in a variety of fun! Registration begins April 23rd. Space will be limited so don't miss it!


Jun
4
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Sexual and Reproductive Justice Film and Discussion

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Sexual and reproductive justice (SRJ) exists when all people have the power and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction. Join us for a video and discussion around SRJ and how our lives are impacted when lack of access, injustices, racism, and oppression have occurred when accessing health care.


Jun
4
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Birth Scenarios

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

When you're in labor, it can be difficult to think clearly. Come discuss common birth scenarios with a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula. This program will help you better prepare if things don't go exactly according to the plan when it's time to have your baby. This program is a must if you're pregnant, considering having a(nother) child, serving as a support person for someone in labor, interested in birth justice, or if you're a birth working and want to better serve your clients.


Jun
4
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Prenatal Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you pregnant? Come to this prenatal group to learn about pregnancy and parenting. To sign up or ask questions, call Jemila at 718-883-8626.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Qigong Pain Management

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Rooted in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, Qigong is a holistic system of coordinating body posture, movement, breathing, and meditation used to improve health, invigorate spirit, and manage pain.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Haitian Creole Class for Beginners

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

This course is for people with little or no prior knowledge of Haitian Creole (Kreyòl). Participants will learn speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension within a Haitian cultural context. Core concepts of grammar, phonetics and other aspects of language structure will be covered. At the end of the course, participants will be able to conduct simple conversations and write at the basic level in Kreyòl. Space is limited.

Central LibraryMon, Jun 11, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryMon, Jun 18, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryMon, Jun 25, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM

Jun
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in June, we will screen the following movies

6/5: My Beautiful Launderette (1985, R) Customer Request
6/12: Kill Your Darlings (2013, R)
6/19: A River Runs Through It (1992, PG) Customer Request
6/26: The Hours (2002, PG-13) Customer Request

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
5:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to PHP

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

Looking to become a software engineer? Take the first step and join us in our four-week course where we teach you the basic concepts of programming and participate in open discussions with other people/patrons learning how to code. Register now!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Designing your New York Startup Journey with Lloyd Cambridge

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Each business owner has a unique startup path. Learn how three entrepreneurs in the food, health and fashion business launched successful businesses in NYC and how you can chart your own journey.
The following topics will be covered:
● Refining Your Business Concept
● Building an Audience in NYC
● Building a Strong Team
● Raising Capital
● Protecting Your Business


Jun
6
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Overdrive

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

Overdrive provides a platform for many mobile devices including Nook, Kindle, iPhone/iPod/iPad, Zune, Windows 7, BlackBerry, Android, and Sony Readers. By clicking on the above "ebooks @ Overdrive" or the Overdrive icon, you will be taken to a site where you can browse, checkout, and download through Queens Library items from one of the largest collections of audiobooks, eBooks, and videos. Pre-registration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Jun
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Correctional Outreach: Queensboro Correctional Facility

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Correctional Outreach will be having a event at the Queensboro Correctional Facility with special guest LA Blacksmith.


Jun
6
6:00PM

--to--

8:15PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in June, we will screen the following movies:

6/6: Atomic Blonde (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
6/13: The Post (2017, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
6/20: All the Money in the World (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
6/27: Call Me By Your Name (2017, R) Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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.


Jun
7
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Kickoff 2018

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Preregistration: 11:30am in the Children's Library Discovery Center
Sciencetellers: 12pm (Auditorium)
Mr. Chris' Musical Experience: 1:15-2:15pm (2nd Floor Reading Area)
Libraries Rock Art Program! 2-4pm (Multipurpose Room)
Rock the Library with Emily: 2-3pm (Early Childhood Area)


Jun
7
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Alzheimer's/Dementia: Legal and Financial Planning

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. This program discusses important legal and financial issues to consider. You will need to be able to put plans in place and know how to access legal and financial resources near you.


Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Healthy Woman: Coping with Stress

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Women’s health can be impacted by the stresses of marriage, motherhood, and career. In this workshop, participants will learn how stress affects the body, and how natural treatments can alleviate it.


Jun
7
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.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center reference desk beginning Thursday, May 31 at 10am or call at 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Jun 14, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Jun 21, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM

Jun
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

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


Jun
9
10:30AM

--to--

3:30PM

Community Health Conference

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

We all want healthy bodies and thriving communities. Come learn from experts from Community Healthcare Network about some steps you can take to improve your health and the health of your loved ones. Conference presenters will share information and action steps to help improve your health in areas including chronic disease prevention and management as well as mental health improvement and accessing local resources. All are welcome. Registration is required and lunch will be provided.


Jun
9
12:00PM

--to--

12:45PM

Jazz for your Health

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come hear a 45-minute live jazz music concert! Following the concert there will be free health information!


Jun
10
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Queens Library Family Day

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for Family Day at Queens Library!


Jun
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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


Jun
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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.


Jun
13
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Axis 360

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

Axis 360 delivers digital audiobooks and eBooks for library users in EPUB and PDF to PC and Mac computers, laptops, and netbooks, to smartphones and tablets running on Android and iOS, and to popular eReaders such as NOOK, Sony Reader and Kobo. Pre-registration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Jun
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Creative Movement & Art at the Children's Library Discovery Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and jump for joy at our Creative Movement and Art program. Children and their caregivers will get moving and create their own art project.

Ages 3-5 years old.
Time: 10:30 AM
Multipurpose Room

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

Additional Dates


Jun
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

"Positive Vibes Only" Hip Hop Open Mic

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come out for Queens Libraries Hip Hop and Spiritual Open Mic . We call this "Positive Vibes Only." Uplifting music, messages, and performances from new artists. It's time to bring the positive message back to the music.
Join Ralph McDaniels, Sean Sexton, and maybe you for this Spiritual Open Mic. Come by and get your mind right.
Arrive 1 hour early to possibly perform at this event. Rappers, Singers and Poets.


Jun
14
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking with Robin Richie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This 3-part masterclass series offers a comprehensive creative approach to provide the essentials you need to become and engaging, highly effective and memorable public speaker. Robin Richie is an independent cable television producer and on-air host.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

RB Digital

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

RB Digital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire. RB Digital features an easy-to-use interface with streamlined navigation, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Pre-registration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Jun
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

AfriCarib Steel Pan Concert

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate Caribbean heritage by putting on your dancing shoes on and keeping them on, while AfriCarib grooves you to the ground! Or if you want to just lay back and enjoy the music we can be there, too. This renowned band Brooklyn-based band will rock you with familiar soca, calypso, and reggae tunes.


Jun
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Toy Inventions

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Children's Library Discovery Center welcomes the Toy Museum of New York and an informative and fun production about the history of toy inventions! Children ages 7-12 can watch a fun show, learn a few things, and design their own toy idea! No registration is required; however, space is limited. Toy around with the idea of coming!


Jun
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Jun
20
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Freegal & Kanopy

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

Freegal Music is a downloadable music and streaming service that gives patrons access to over 7 million songs in more than 100 genres in MP3 format, and 12,000 music videos, including Sony Music's catalog of artists. Get out your library card and sign up for Kanopy, the library's newest on demand video streaming service where you can watch over 30,000 independent, international, classic, or documentary films.
Pre-registration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Jun
20
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Central Library Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Sand Art

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join us at the Children's Library Discover Center for our Summer Sand Art series. Children ages 6-12 will have the chance to participate in making their own sand art bottle and Jewlery.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Mass Incarceration and Social Reentry PT2

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join a panel of experts on Mass Incarceration and Reentry with Ralph McDaniels, of Video Music Box special co-host Lithera Forbes of Hip Hop Roses, and Maxwell Melvins founder of The Lifers Group.
Get up to date information on the current state of mass incarceration, social reentry, family matters, plus the latest on women and LGBTQ inmates. This is a family event please bring loved ones!


Jun
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-990-8265.


Jun
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency Statesman to save the world. (2017, R)
Cast: Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Mark Strong, Edward Holcroft, Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, Sophie Cookson, Pedro Pascal


Jun
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Movie: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency Statesman to save the world. (2017, R)


Jun
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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.


Jun
25
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Cancer Prevention

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic facts about breast, prostate, cervical, and colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with peer educators from New York Presbyterian Queens. All are welcome.


Jun
27
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.


Jun
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
28
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

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

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.
This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:
• Making your case for support
• Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base
• Creating a plan of action


Jun
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Amazing Readers' Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss R.J. Palacio’s "Wonder" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the “Read Down Your Fines” program.


Jun
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Time for Amazing Readers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. The Amazing Readers between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "Wonder" together after discussing the book written by R.J. Palacio.


Jun
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Author Talk with Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont: Guyana Contract

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont is the editor-in-chief of "The Network Journal," a New York-based business magazine for Black professionals and entrepreneurs. Rosalind has published works of both fiction and non fiction. Join her as she discusses her most recent title "The Guyana Contract" which portrays high-powered executives, including a strong female protagonist, and their influence on a small South American country.


Jul
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The answer is: A fun way for children to show how much they know and even learn a few things while having fun. And the question is...What is Library Jeopardy? Boys and girls ages 8-12 are welcome to join us! No registration is required; however, space is limited. Program begins on July 5th and runs until August 23rd.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Reading: Origami

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children age 6 and up are invited to join Ms. Sue to learn the ancient art of paper folding known as origami. Each week in this six-week series, children will learn a new origami that they can take home and enjoy.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Queens Artists and Nonprofit Organizations: Do You Need Funding?

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts supports the hard work and contributions of Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts disciplines through grants. Applicants must attend a Application Information Session to learn about the guidelines before applying.


Jul
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Stop Motion Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us in the Children's Library Discover Center for Stop Motion Friday. This program will take place every Friday between July 13 and August 24 from 2PM to 3PM. Children will create their own claymation characters and learn how to produce their own stop motion movie staring their clay creations. No registration is required, but space and materials are limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Reading: Crafty Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Summer is such a fun time of year to roll your sleeves up and get crafty! Join us each Wednesday for a new fun-filled activity.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Amazing Readers' Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Thomas Rockwell’s "How to Eat Fried Worms" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Jul
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Time for Amazing Readers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. The book club members between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "How to Eat Fried Worms" together after discussing the book written by Thomas Rockwell.


Jul
29
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018, PG-13)
Young hero, Thomas, embarks on a mission to find a cure to a deadly disease known as the "Flare."


Jul
31
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Harry Potter Birthday Bash

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens, your Hogwarts acceptance letter has finally arrived! Come celebrate the boy who lived at the library for our Harry Potter Birthday Bash! We will have an assortment of activities, including make your own Butterbeer and wand crafting! Hogwarts robes are encouraged, but not required.


Aug
31
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Amazng Readers' Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Aug
31
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Time for Amazing Readers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. The book club members between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" together after discussing the book written by Roald Dahl.


Sep
8
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Central Library in Jamaica has:

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

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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


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Local Newspapers
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Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Senior Centers
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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@nyassembly.gov
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11434
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

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

History

Community History

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library History

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Queens Poet Laureate 2007 – 2010

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

Julio Marzan
Queens Poet Laureate

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

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