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Salary Negotiations

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

Aug 16 @ 10:00 AM

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 limited. ...

Aug 16 @ 4:00 PM, Aug 23 @ 4:00 PM, Aug 30 @ 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.

Aug 17 @ 4:00 PM, Aug 24 @ 4:00 PM, Aug 31 @ 4:00 PM

Typing Class

School will be back before you know it (sorry kids), but that big report you have to do won't take as long! Learn typing skills and get finished quicker. It's a skill you can use forever!

Aug 21 @ 6:00 PM, Aug 28 @ 6:00 PM

Basic Truths: A Summer Evening with Barry Stephenson Quartet

Barry Stephenson is one of the most promising acoustic and electric bassists on the music scene today having studied and worked besides many current legends of jazz. Barry has recently been touring with the Grammy nominated drummer/vocalist Jamison Ross and Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, while maintaining an active performance ...

Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM

Building Relationships in Business

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

Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

Aug 27 @ 10:00 AM

Networking

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up-and-coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking and improve your job ...

Aug 30 @ 10:00 AM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

Sep 4 @ 7:00 PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

Sep 6 @ 10:00 AM, Oct 10 @ 10:00 AM

Aug
15
12:00PM

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3:00PM

SHSAT Practice Test

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

Free SHSAT practice test


Aug
15
2:00PM

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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.


Aug
15
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Prenatal Classes: Getting Ready for your New Baby

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

You're having a baby! This can be a joyful but overwhelming time. Come learn about important topics, like bonding with your baby, how to take care of yourself while you're pregnant, your baby's development, getting ready for labor and delivery and more! Call/text Katherine at 646-841-2864 or email maternalchildhealth@shelteringarmsny.org for more information or to reserve a seat. All expectant parents are welcome.

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

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Aug
15
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in August, we will screen the following films:

8/1: Proud Mary (2018, R) Customer Suggestion
8/8: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
8/15: The Greatest Showman (2017, PG) Customer Suggestion
8/22: Lady Macbeth (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
8/29: Downsizing (2017, R) Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Finding Your Singing Voice

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 Central Library invites you to participate in our two-week program of formal vocal instruction. This program is open to adults and teens. Advance registration is required. Register once for the full series of eight classes. Registrants are expected to attend all sessions. Prior singing experience is not necessary; whether you’ve been practicing the art for years and are looking for a refresher or are just starting out, you will be welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.

Central LibraryThu, Aug 16, 20186:00PM - 7:00PM

Aug
16
9:00AM

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9:00PM

Japanese Calligraphy with Miki Nakashima

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Japanese artist Miki Nakashima's art will be on display at Central Library as part of our Mobile Museum. Born in Saga Prefecture, Japan in 1988, she started learning calligraphy at age 3, became the scholar of the highest honor in calligraphy at 12, and passed the teacher’s license test in calligraphy at age 20. Miki's works feature traditional calligraphy in vibrant pops of color. We invite you to take a look at her unique and beautiful art.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

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


Aug
16
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

8/2: "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967) Customer Suggested, 8/9: "Above Suspicion" (1943), 8/16: "A Summer Place" (1959) Customer Suggested, 8/23: "Superman" (1978) Customer Suggested, 8/30:"The Citadel" (1938)

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
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


Aug
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
4:00PM

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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


Aug
17
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


Aug
17
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


Aug
17
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


Aug
18
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Excel: Creating Charts and Graphs

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Learn how to create charts and graphs in Microsoft Excel. To register call 718-990-8625.


Aug
18
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

York College Performers Present Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

What do police officers, three nuns, a politician, a demonic exorcist, a woman of the evening, and a lusty kitchen lunch-lady all have in common? Answer: The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s madcap farce of identical twins, mistaken identity, and classic confusion, boxed up in a teaching moment on the importance of understanding in a world ruled by the lure of money and inflexible laws.


Aug
20
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


Aug
20
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Space Video Games

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

All teens ages 12-19 years old are invited to join the Teen Space staff for Video Game Mondays! Want to ball like Lebron or have a true need for speed? How about you come and show your skills on the PS4 and Xbox? Or do you like the Wii U? Well, we do too! See you there at 3PM.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
5:00PM

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6:30PM

SHSAT Tutoring

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 August 20, 2018
Availability: 1 openings

Free SHSAT Tutoring.

Central LibraryMon, Aug 27, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Sep 10, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Sep 17, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Sep 24, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Oct 1, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Oct 15, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM

Aug
21
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in August, we will screen the following films:

8/7: A Bigger Splash (2016, R) Customer Suggestion
8/14: The Bourne Identity (2002, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
8/21: Presumed Innocent (1990, R)
8/28: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982, PG) Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Typing Class

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

School will be back before you know it (sorry kids), but that big report you have to do won't take as long! Learn typing skills and get finished quicker. It's a skill you can use forever!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Web Design using CSS

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

Style and customize your own website using CSS! You've got ideas and we want to give you the skill set to bring your ideas to life. Express your creativity and share your ideas on the world wide web. We'll train you in the basics of web design and development with hands-on practice. Register now!

Tuesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Central Library Cyber Center Training Room

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Funding Your Business

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 48 openings

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


Aug
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

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


Aug
23
9:30AM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Basic Truths: A Summer Evening with Barry Stephenson Quartet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Barry Stephenson is one of the most promising acoustic and electric bassists on the music scene today having studied and worked besides many current legends of jazz. Barry has recently been touring with the Grammy nominated drummer/vocalist Jamison Ross and Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, while maintaining an active performance schedule at vanguard New York City jazz venues. To register for free tickets, visit https://barrystephenson.eventbrite.com/?aff=listing.


Aug
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections; and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Aug
24
3:00PM

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4:30PM

The Phantom and the Opera

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a fabulous program of musical favorites from the opera and Broadway stages! Stefanie Izzo (soprano), Gilad Paz (tenor), and Catherine Frank (piano) will perform solos and duets from popular classical and musical theatre productions. Come in out of the heat to hear selections from My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Carmen, Lucia Di Lammermoor, Phantom of the Opera, and more!


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
25
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Building Relationships in Business

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

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


Aug
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

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


Aug
27
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Movie Marathon

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all Harry Potter Heads! Join us for the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone. Each morning we will watch one of the Harry Potter films featuring our favorite boy wizard and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Jumpstart Your Career Info Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you looking for education and new skills to help you get a job? Queens Library is here to help with specialized education and career training programs. Offerings include intensive ESOL, intensive High School Equivalency (TASC test) classes, and job certification programs. Attend an information session to learn more and find out how to apply.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Harry Potter Week - 20th Anniversary Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all Potter Heads as we celebrate 20 years of wizardry and wonder during Harry Potter week! Create a Quidditch stick and vest, win prizes in Harry Potter Bingo, save your page with your very own Harry Potter tie and bookmark, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
28
3:00PM

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5:00PM

MS Excel: Basics of Data Entry

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include basics of data entry and vary from class to class. Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
28
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Entrepreneurship Open Lab

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

Got questions? We’ve got answers! This is an opportunity to come in and meet directly with a certified small business consultant. Ask questions and solve your challenging problems. Meetings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Aug
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up-and-coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking and improve your job search techniques at this workshop! For more information, call 718-990-8625.


Aug
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Harry Potter Alliance Fan Activism 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss their favorite fandoms and what they can do as fans to make a difference in their communities.


Aug
31
3:00PM

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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

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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
4
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Naturalization Workshop (in English and Spanish)

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

This workshop is for legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 application for naturalization and a full or partial fee waiver, if eligible. To register for the workshop call 718-990-0730 or go online: https://www.citizenshipworks.org/info/vieweventdetail/1623 or text Catholic Migration Services at 718-866-3687.


Sep
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in September, we will screen the following films:

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Coding Using JavaScript

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

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. The class code is JR310.


Sep
5
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Google Tips and Tricks

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

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


Sep
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in September, we will screen the following films:

9/5: Isle of Dogs (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
9/12: Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017, PG)
9/19: A Fantastic Woman (2017, R) Customer Suggestion
9/26: Red Sparrow (2018, R)

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

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


Sep
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bingo for Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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 September 6, 2018
Availability: 1 openings

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, August 29 at 10:00 am or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Sep 13, 20186:30PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Sep 20, 20186:30PM - 8:30PM

Sep
7
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
10:30AM

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12:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
8
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Sep
8
11:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Discovery Day Street Fair

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Children's Library Discovery Center's annual Discovery Day Street Fair! It's all day fun with crafts, science activities, music, giveaways, and more! No registration required and kids of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required. Just come join us!.


Sep
9
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central Presents Tabou Combo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Haitian dance band Tabou Combo, with roots from around the world, serves a hot mix of grooves and textures in English, Spanish, French, and their native Creole.


Sep
10
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Sewing Club - Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Sewing Workshop by Bangladeshi Ladies Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Laptop Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Basics of Business Planning

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


Sep
12
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

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

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


Sep
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Fall Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Volunteers in the Vaults: Hosted by the Archives at Queens Central Library

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Volunteers in the Vaults will be hosted by the Archives at Queens Library, housed in the Queens Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd). Please join us! Volunteers in the Vaults is a public, bi-monthly program for anyone interested in learning about upcoming Queens Memory events and volunteer opportunities. Attendees have the chance to discuss their ideas for Queens-related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory volunteers and staff. RSVP to digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org.


Sep
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
13
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Hindi Beginner Conversational Class

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 September 13, 2018
Availability: 20 openings

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

Central LibraryThu, Sep 20, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Sep 27, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Oct 11, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Oct 18, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Oct 25, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Nov 1, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Nov 8, 20186:30PM - 8:00PM

Sep
14
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Business Database Workshop

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

This workshop will provide information on databases, websites, and print sources useful to first-time entrepreneurs interested in starting their own business, and to researchers and students looking for financial and investment information. Space is limited; preregister online.


Sep
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Word

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Writing Resumes in Microsoft Word

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

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been a professional for years, keeping an up-to-date resume is important! In this class, you will learn layouts and formatting skills to make your resume stand out above the rest. Basic computer skills are required.


Sep
17
11:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Constitution Day Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate our constitution and our rights as citizens. Join us, meet "Ben Franklin," hear the story of the constitution, and make a constitution craft.


Sep
17
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Puppet Friends from Taiwan

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

Get a taste of Taiwanese culture as you meet and make friendly puppets! Learn how to design, manipulate, and make your own puppet to bring home. This program is open to all ages. Registration is not required for attendance. However, puppet-making kits will be available only to those who register for the program.


Sep
18
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

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


Sep
19
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Email

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

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


Sep
19
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Central Library Book Club: The Woman Warrior

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This memoir by Maxine Hong Kingston is set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America. Pick up our next selection at Central Library's reference desk and join us to share your thoughts!


Sep
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up-and-coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking and improve your job search techniques at this workshop! For more information, call 718-990-8625 .

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Presenting with Microsoft PowerPoint

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Microsoft Excel

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

Learn how to create and use an email account for keeping in touch with family, finding a job, or maintaining your business! Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to the iPad

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

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


Sep
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

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


Sep
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Facebook

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

An Afternoon Concert with the Giannini-Pagán Duo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Pivot Tables

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

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


Sep
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Telling the Art Deco Story of Jamaica

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computer

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

Learn how to use the computer mouse, touchpad, and keyboard! This class will help you navigate Microsoft Windows. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. This is an introductory computer class; no prior knowledge or skills required.


Oct
2
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Coding Using Python

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

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

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Traditional Marketing for Small Business

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

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


Oct
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
4
6:30PM

--to--

9:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, September 27 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

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

Oct
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Sunday Concerts at Central: Gerardo Contino & Los Habaneros

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The explosive Los Habaneros are a force to behold on stage. Mixing musical styles from their home in Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon.


Oct
9
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

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

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


Oct
11
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
12
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Bengali Storytime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us in a special Five Year Anniversary Celebration of Culture Connection. The musical fireworks will be a soulful fusion of two musical empires and traditions: From Havana to Broadway: An Encore. Acclaimed Cuban jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Dayramir Gonzalez with backing band Habana enTRANCE join Broadway star Alton Fitzgerald White for this special anniversary spectacular.


Oct
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

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

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


Oct
16
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Setting Up and Funding Your Business

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

In this course, students will be guided through the fundamental elements needed to set up and become aware of the variety of resources available to help fund their business. The course will cover traditional and nontraditional ways of getting the money you'll need to get your business off the ground and be successful. Learn about various loans, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625.


Oct
17
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Central Library Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
20
1:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Indie Author Day at Queens Library

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
23
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Entrepreneurs Open Lab

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

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


Oct
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

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


Oct
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Paper Masks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

MS Excel: Key Formulas and Functions

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

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


Oct
30
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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

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


Oct
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Search Queens Library Database

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Bangladesh Victory Day

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Newspapers
Jamaica Times
Queens Chronicle
Queens Tribune

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Alicia Hyndman
HyndmaA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11413
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

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

History

Community History

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library History

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Queens Poet Laureate 2007 – 2010

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

Julio Marzan
Queens Poet Laureate

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

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