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Spanish Language Movies Tuesdays at 2:00 PM

Tuesdays in June, we will screen the following Spanish language movies at 2:00 p.m.: 6/7 - "Under the Same Moon"; 6/14 - "Wild Tales"; 6/21 - "Pan’s Labyrinth"; 6/28 - "The Motorcycle Diaries."

Jun 28 @ 2:00 PM

Open Lab

Join us in the Cyber Center Training Room every Tuesday from 2:00-6:00 PM for Open Lab practice. During Open Lab, you can search for a job, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Customers will be limited to two hours of lab time. To utilize the computers during Open Lab, you must create a Jobmap account. To create your account, ...

Jun 28 @ 2:00 PM, Jul 5 @ 2:00 PM, Jul 12 @ 2:00 PM, Jul 19 @ 2:00 PM, Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM

Small Business Workshop

Turn a business idea into a business plan by learning how to create a demand for a product or service, set goals and objectives, budget and schedule, identify resources and networks, and get ready to open a business’s "doors." To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or ...

Jun 28 @ 7:00 PM, Jul 5 @ 7:00 PM, Jul 12 @ 7:00 PM, Jul 19 @ 7:00 PM, Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM

Mock Interviews

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

Jun 29 @ 2:00 PM, Jun 29 @ 3:00 PM, Jun 30 @ 10:00 AM, Jun 30 @ 11:00 AM, Jun 30 @ 1:00 PM

Movie Night Wednesday

The Wednesday Night Movie Program will feature the following films in the month of June:
June 1st- Macbeth (2015, R)
June 8th- Joy (2015, PG-13)
June 15th- The Forest (2016, PG-13)
June 22nd- How to Be Single (2016, R)
June 29th- Race (2016, PG-13)

Jun 29 @ 6:00 PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

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

Jul 5 @ 1:30 PM

Resume Workshop

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

Jul 6 @ 10:00 AM

Movie Night Wednesday

The Wednesday Night Movie Program will feature the following films in the month of July

July 6th- Deadpool
July 13th- Hail, Caesar!
July 20th- The Perfect Match
July 27th- Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Jul 6 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 13 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 20 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM

Facebook

Learn how to use Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and expand your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer and Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class ...

Jul 7 @ 6:00 PM, Jul 14 @ 10:00 AM

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 jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, ...

Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM

Jun
27
10:00AM

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11:30AM

StayWell Exercise for Seniors

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

StayWell programs for adults age 60 and older, presented in partnership with the New York City Department for the Aging, are a new way to take charge of your health and help your friends do the same. Learn how special exercises and relaxation techniques can make a positive difference in your life.


Jun
27
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Jun
28
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Learn to identify common online application sections and prepare information for them to make applying online easier and more successful. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


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Jun
28
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us in the Cyber Center Training Room every Tuesday from 2:00-6:00 PM for Open Lab practice. During Open Lab, you can search for a job, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Customers will be limited to two hours of lab time. To utilize the computers during Open Lab, you must create a Jobmap account. To create your account, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Spanish Language Movies Tuesdays at 2:00 PM

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in June, we will screen the following Spanish language movies at 2:00 p.m.: 6/7 - "Under the Same Moon"; 6/14 - "Wild Tales"; 6/21 - "Pan’s Labyrinth"; 6/28 - "The Motorcycle Diaries."


Jun
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to African American History Resources

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

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


Jun
28
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Small Business Workshop

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

Turn a business idea into a business plan by learning how to create a demand for a product or service, set goals and objectives, budget and schedule, identify resources and networks, and get ready to open a business’s "doors." To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Email

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

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


Jun
29
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
6:00PM

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8:15PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Wednesday Night Movie Program will feature the following films in the month of June:
June 1st- Macbeth (2015, R)
June 8th- Joy (2015, PG-13)
June 15th- The Forest (2016, PG-13)
June 22nd- How to Be Single (2016, R)
June 29th- Race (2016, PG-13)


Jun
30
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with the NYCitizenship attorney 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


Jun
30
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Learn to Relax, Have Fun, and Eliminate Stress: A Workshop for Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Certified Laughter therapist Sharia Jones-Bey provides simple, easy techniques to help you cope and become stress-free. Participants will learn how to use restorative breathing, combined with laughter therapy and guided meditation to become happier and healthier.


Jul
5
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

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

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles they may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Jul
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


Jul
6
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Financial Coaching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Wednesday Night Movie Program will feature the following films in the month of July

July 6th- Deadpool
July 13th- Hail, Caesar!
July 20th- The Perfect Match
July 27th- Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how to use Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and expand your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer and Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code CC130

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

Have you been offered a new job? If so, do you know the best way to conduct salary negotiations? Before you start negotiating with a prospective employer about salaries, you need to find out how much you, and the job, are worth. Learn how to negotiate salaries in this workshop! Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR300


Jul
9
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Town Hall for Veterans

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about these benefits and more. Veterans of all eras are encouraged to attend to obtain information about applying for VA benefits, compensation and pension, burial benefits, New York City and New York State benefits. Following a Q & A session, veterans may enroll in VA care on-the-spot. The Queen Central Library will also be providing information about its job- and business-related services and will assist in applying for library cards.


Jul
9
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Grupo "Libro Abierto" (Open Book): A project by Aurora De Armendi with Other Artists

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Develop an appreciation for the creation of “the book” through a series of workshops: July 9, Fold & Paste: a Bookbinding Workshop; July 16, Pop-Up Books; July 23, Drawing Comics Workshop; July 30, Creating Paper Pamphlets. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Class code CC200


Jul
12
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Cover Letters

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

A cover letter helps you stand out from the crowd and get an interview. Participants will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of writing cover letters; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


Jul
12
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Tuesday Afternoon Movie Program will feature the following films in the month of July:

July 12th- The Warriors
July 19th- Do the Right Thing
July 26th- Wag the Dog

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


Jul
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR190

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Word

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

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


Jul
16
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class Code CC200


Jul
18
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Motivating Mondays Job Search Group

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170.


Jul
20
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Jul
20
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Central Library Book Club: "A Brief History of Seven Killings"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Marlon James's novel examines the attempted assassination of Bob Marley and the ghosts of Jamaica's past. Pick up a copy of the book at the Central Library's reference desk and come to share your thoughts!


Jul
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240


Jul
21
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Twitter

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

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


Jul
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up-and-coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking and improve your job search techniques at this workshop! For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Jul
23
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Jul
23
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Jul
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to create, log onto and navigate an email account; send and receive messages; and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call (718) 990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC120


Jul
25
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


Jul
25
6:30PM

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8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business (in Bengali)

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

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


Jul
26
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Learn to identify common online application sections and prepare information for them to make applying online easier and more successful. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.


Jul
27
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-990-5102. Class code JR170

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required


Jul
28
6:00PM

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8:00PM

JobMap Orientation

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

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


Jul
30
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Jul
30
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Aug
1
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Motivating Mondays Job Search Group

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

Are you looking for work? Not sure how to start? Unsure where you should go from here? Come to Motivating Mondays, a customer lead job search group. Join your fellow job seekers for advice, useful tips, job search techniques, and networking. Looking for a job is one of the most stressful things we have to do, but you don’t have to do it alone.
For more information and to preregister, call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

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

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


Aug
2
7:00AM

--to--

8:30AM

Small Business Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
2:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us in the Cyber Center Training Room every Tuesday from 2:00-6:00PM for Open Lab practice, when you can search for a job, edit your resume, or practice your computer skills. To use computers during Open Lab, you must create a JobMap account. To create an account, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
10:00AM

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Build Your Own Websites: Become a WordPress Power User

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

Learn to create a WordPress site for your own blog or small business! In this 3-session course, participants will learn the basics of webhosting and WordPress setup, how to create and style content, and how to navigate the administration area of WordPress. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
10:30AM

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Introduction to Computers

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
1:30PM

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Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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


Aug
11
6:00PM

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JobMap Orientation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
13
10:30AM

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Beginners Word

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

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


Aug
13
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Class Code CC200


Aug
20
10:30AM

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Beginners' Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel! Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180


Aug
20
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Aug
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to create, log onto and navigate an email account; send and receive messages; and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call (718) 990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC120


Aug
27
10:30AM

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Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625 Class code CC190


Aug
27
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625 Class Code: CC220


Oct
24
6:30PM

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10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business (in Bengali)

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

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


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Central Library in Jamaica has:

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

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

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

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

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

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

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

Local Newspapers
Jamaica Times
Queens Chronicle
Queens Tribune

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Alicia Hyndman
Hyndmaa@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11434
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
NYS Senate
Hon. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-3531
fax: (718) 523-3670
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

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

History

Community History

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Library History

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Queens Poet Laureate 2007 – 2010

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

Julio Marzan
Queens Poet Laureate

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

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