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Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Advanced Internet

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

Jul 24 @ 10:00 AM

Toddler Time

Children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun! Preregistration begins June 26th and space is limited. Don't miss it!

Jul 24 @ 10:30 AM, Jul 31 @ 10:30 AM, Aug 7 @ 10:30 AM, Aug 14 @ 10:30 AM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130

Jul 25 @ 1:30 PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Tuesdays in July, we will screen the following movies at 2 pm:
7/11 Dirty Dancing (1987) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
7/18 Eve's Bayou (1997) Rated R
7/25 American Graffiti (1973) Rated PG Customer Suggestion

Jul 25 @ 2:00 PM

Advanced Excel

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

Jul 25 @ 3:00 PM

Marketing Basics for Small Business

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call ...

Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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 ...

Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM

Summer Film Fest

Join us each Wednesday during the hot summer for a cool movie! Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are welcome. A different movie each week. No registration required, but space will be limited. Don't miss it!

Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 2 @ 10:00 AM, Aug 9 @ 10:00 AM

Mock Interviews

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

Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM, Jul 26 @ 3:00 PM

Summer Graphic Novel and Anime Club

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

For Teens

Jul 26 @ 3:30 PM, Aug 2 @ 3:30 PM, Aug 9 @ 3:30 PM, Aug 16 @ 3:30 PM, Aug 23 @ 3:30 PM

Jul
22
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Jul
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Preschool Storytime Saturdays in July

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Preschool Storytimes at the CLDC.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


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Jul
24
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Stay Well

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Advanced Internet

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

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


Jul
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 634-4784. Class code JR110


Jul
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

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

Children ages 18 months to 3 years old and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun! Preregistration begins June 26th and space is limited. Don't miss it!

Central LibraryMon, Jul 31, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 7, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 14, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Music and Movement Mondays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us at the Children's Library Discovery Center for Music and Movement Mondays. Children will participate in group singing, dancing, karaoke and Zumba activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Tai Chi for All

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tai Chi is a system of exercises practiced at a steady, meditative pace. Gentle movements coordinated with deep breathing invigorate and heal the body, clear the mind and create inner peace and harmony. This is an intergenerational workshop.


Jul
24
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Beginning Guitar

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.

Vincent Arbona, an instructor with the New York City Guitar School, will teach this eight-week long course covering the basics of guitar playing. Preregistration is required and will reserve your spot for the entire eight weeks. Participants will bring their own guitars and other necessary equipment. Let’s make some music!

Central LibraryMon, Jul 31, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 7, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 14, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryMon, Aug 21, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM

Jul
25
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130


Jul
25
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in July, we will screen the following movies at 2 pm:
7/11 Dirty Dancing (1987) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
7/18 Eve's Bayou (1997) Rated R
7/25 American Graffiti (1973) Rated PG Customer Suggestion


Jul
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Coding Club: Game Design

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In the coding club for game design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!! Ages 8-14 are encouraged to attend all eight sessions. Space is limited. Sign Up in person in the CLDC on June 26 at 1:00pm.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Jul
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami - Summertime is Funtime!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Summertime is here and it's time for some fun crafts with Miss Sue! Create your own works of art while learning the ancient art of origami. There is no end to what you can create with your two hands and a little piece of paper!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

The Art of Meditation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how meditation can alleviate stress, anxiety and depression and help you achieve more peace and balance in your daily life. This program will be conducted by Swami Radeshwarananda, Pinak Guha and Serita Babulal from Divya Jyoti Jagrati Kendra.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Marketing Basics for Small Business

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 36 openings

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR310


Jul
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

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


Jul
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Summer Film Fest

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us each Wednesday during the hot summer for a cool movie! Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are welcome. A different movie each week. No registration 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


Jul
26
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Timeless Tales

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

Timeless Tales returns for the summer! Children ages 3-5 and their caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun. Preregistration begins June 21st. Space is limited, so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Aug 2, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer 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! There will be crafts! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.

For Teens

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join the trivia and prove your knowledge by answering questions on various topics.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
6:00PM

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8:15PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in July, we will screen the following movies at 6:00 P.M.

7/5/2017 Assassin's Creed (2016) Rated PG-13
7/12/2017 Loving (2016) Rated PG-13
7/19/2017 Live By Night (2016) Rated R
7/26/2017 Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Rated R


Jul
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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


Jul
27
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movie Thursday @ 2

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

7/6/17, "Animal Crackers," 1930
7/13/17, "The Young Philadelphians," 1959
7/20/17, "Dr. No," 1962
7/27/17, "Julia Misbehaves," 1948


Jul
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Connections

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you or someone you know have questions about housing, homelessness or other services? Are you looking for resources but not sure where to start or what is available? Join us for coffee and conversation with experts on housing and other services who are happy to answer your questions, provide information, or just chat. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.


Jul
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Tech Studio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Use technology to create art, games and other cool stuff. Each week, teens will experiment with a free computer tool or do a hands-on tech project. Come discover new ways to express yourself!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking with Robin Richie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Gain the tools you need to become an engaging, highly effective and memorable public speaker. Whether you are a high school senior, college student or seasoned professional in the workplace who simply wishes to become more confident, this series will help you comfortably achieve excellence when giving oral presentations. Robin Richie is an independent cable television producer and on-air host.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Lyric Lunch with M1619

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Please join us in welcoming M1619 for their premiere performance at the Central Library! M1619 is a voice and piano duo with Anne Rhodes and Kimmy Szeto. Their eclectic repertoire spans the centuries from classical to jazz and Broadway, with some new and experimental genres thrown in. You’ll hear music by Debussy, Barber, Weill, and Gershwin, as well as blended classical/jazz improvisations by guest pianist Anne Lovering Rounds.


Jul
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Amazing Reader's Movie Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. Book club members between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "Matilda" together, before discussing the book written by Roald Dahl.


Jul
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Amazing Readers' Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Jul
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Typing Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Practice your typing skills in our practice lab.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Secret agent Xander Cage must retrieve a doomsday device from the clutches of supervillain Xiang. But when Cage and his crew uncover a government conspiracy during their mission, they find themselves in the fight of their lives.


Jul
31
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-634-4784 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Jul
31
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Harry Potter Birthday Bash

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens, your Hogwarts acceptance letter has finally arrived! Come celebrate The Boy Who Lived at the library for our Harry Potter Birthday Bash! We will have an assortment of activities, including make your own Butterbeer and wand crafting!

Hogwarts robes are encouraged, but not required.


Jul
31
6:30PM

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8:00PM

A Midsummer Night's Dream Interpretation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

New York’s own Queens Library proudly presents a fun and entertaining Dream Interpretation workshop, interspersed with live music performed by Broadway’s Lauren Elder (Hair, Side Show), Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max, The Cover) and Dream Interpreter Jefferson Harman (Star Dreams Café, Life Unedited Radio). Do you have questions about your dreams?


Aug
1
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC130.


Aug
1
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

8/1/2017: Pirate Radio (2009) Rated R
8/8/2017: Cape Fear (1991) Rated R Customer Suggestion
8/15/2017: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Rated PG Customer Suggestion
8/22/2017: Stand By Me (1986) Rated R Customer Suggestion
8/29/2017: Never Let Me Go (2010) Rated R

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Aug
1
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Web Design using HTML

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

Build websites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript! You got ideas and we want to give you the skill set to bring your ideas to life. There are many web developer job opportunities out there. Contribute your ideas to the Internet. We'll train you in the basics of web design and development with hands-on practice. Register now!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 45 openings

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It 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 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Aug
2
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Web Design using CSS

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

Style and customize websites using CSS! You 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!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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


Aug
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Summer Oral History Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Queens Memory will be hosting an oral history workshop on August 2nd at the Queens Central Library from 4 – 6 PM in the first floor conference room. Even if you have attended a tutorial in the past before we highly recommend attending this more in depth workshop. It’ll also be perfect for those who need a refresher. This workshop will provide invaluable opportunity for attendees to practice with others.


Aug
2
6:00PM

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8:15PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in August, we will screen the following movies at 6:00 P.M.

8/2/2017: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
8/9/2017: A United Kingdom (2016) Rated PG-13
8/16/2017: Rouge One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
8/23/2017: The Shack (2017) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
8/30/2017: Beauty and the Beast (2017) Rated PG Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Instagram

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

Learn how to share and take photos, add filters, and image adjustments, connect accounts, and respond to comments. Please bring your smartphone with the Instagram app already installed to class. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code CC130.


Aug
3
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday @ 2

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

8/3/17, "To Kill a Mockingbird" 1962
8/10/17, "Lili" 1953
8/17/17, "The Treasure of Sierra Madre, 1948
8/24/17, "Duck Soup", 1933
8/31/17, "No Movie"

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Early Literacy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-7 are invited to sharpen their reading skills! Enjoy a story, practice reading, and all types of fun!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
7:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Summer Movie Nights with Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman is hosting movie nights at three libraries.


Aug
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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


Aug
4
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Tie Dye T-Shirts

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

*Brighten up your summer even more with our far out tie dye t-shirts program! Children ages 8-12 are invited to make your very own groovy design and take your shirt home with you. Space is limited and registration will begin July 28th. You must bring your OWN plain white t-shirt!*


Aug
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays for something fun and exciting. Each week we'll do a different activity. Games, crafts, movies, and...who knows? No registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. No prior knowledge or skills are required. Preregistration is required, please call (718)990-8625.


Aug
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. No prior knowledge or skills are required. Preregistration is required, please call (718)990-8625.


Aug
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Jump Start Your Job Search: Motivating Monday

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


Aug
7
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Sewing Club - Summer 2017 - Intermediate Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Sewing instructor Petrice Wideman will be teaching intermediate level participants how to make projects with our sewing machines. All materials are provided. Adults 18 and over only. Class starts promptly and extreme latecomers will not be admitted. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS GROUP.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

August Wilson’s "Jitney": Scene Excerpts by the 2017 Tony-Winning Cast

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Four cast members from August Wilson's "Jitney" (the 2017 Tony Winner for Best Revival of a Play) will do select readings followed by a Q&A with the audience. The four very capable Wilsonians from the Broadway premiere of Jitney are:
Jerome Preston Bates
Brian D. Coats
Brandon J. Dirden
Ray Anthony Thomas

http://jitneybroadway.com/


Aug
8
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

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


Aug
8
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Setting Up and Funding Your Business

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 46 openings

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring and other preliminaries. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Aug
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
10
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Twitter

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


Aug
10
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

An Evening with Bass Virtuoso Michael Olatuja and Lagos Pepper Soup

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

With “a singular voice that taps all the cultures from which it is born” (BBC), British/Nigerian bass virtuoso and composer Michael Olatuja has been applauded by audiences worldwide for his artful amalgamation of sound and culture. Now Olatuja will front band Lagos Pepper Soup for a one-night performance at Culture Connection/ Queens Library, showcasing the wide variety of music styles that he blends and bends to create his singular sound.


Aug
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

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


Aug
12
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Word

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

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


Aug
12
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

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


Aug
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Typing

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

Are you looking to improve your typing skills for work, school or any other reason come to the typing class to get guided assistance and tips from a Queens Library instructor.


Aug
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

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

Individuals with disabilities often face many challenges, both internal and external, during a job search. In this workshop you will learn how to explain your disability to employers and co-workers and identify the most common fears employers have regarding hiring job seekers with disabilities. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. American Sign Language interpreter can be provided with 2 weeks notice.


Aug
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Sewing Club - Intro to Sewing for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Do you have a sewing machine and you’re not sure how to use it? Or you would like to try one out before purchasing? Come join instructor Petrice Wideman as she teaches beginners the basics like threading your machine, how to sew a straight line, and how to sew a basic seam. This is a one session class. Adults 18 and over only. All materials are provided. Class is limited to 7 participants. Class starts promptly and extreme latecomers will not be admitted. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130


Aug
15
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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


Aug
15
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Brianna Thomas & Brandon Bain: Stories of Love

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A summer evening of classic jazz, glamour, and love songs from two of New York City's most sought after jazz vocalists - Brianna Thomas and Brandon Bain.

https://www.briannathomas.com/


Aug
15
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Marketing Basics for Small Business

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

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR310


Aug
16
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

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


Aug
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Facebook

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


Aug
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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


Aug
19
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

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


Aug
19
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

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


Aug
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Jump Start Your Job Search: Motivating Monday

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.


Aug
21
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.* 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


Aug
22
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

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


Aug
22
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Basics of Business Planning

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 44 openings

This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class code JR310


Aug
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

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


Aug
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Searching Online with Indeed.com

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

As the world's #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired In this workshop learn how use indeed, upload your resume and apply for various positions on this database. It is strongly recommended to have an electronic copy of your resume in your email or USB Flash on hand for the workshop. Register online or call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Aug
24
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Amazing Readers' Movie Club

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 "James and the Giant Peach" together before discussing the book written by Roald Dahl.


Aug
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Amazing Readers' Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
26
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Typing Lab

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

Practice your typing skills in our practice lab.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Life"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

"Life" tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.


Aug
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Advanced Internet

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

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


Aug
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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


Aug
28
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

SHSAT Tutoring

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.

Free tutoring for teens taking the 2017 SHSAT.

Central LibraryMon, Sep 11, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Sep 18, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Sep 25, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Oct 2, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryTue, Oct 10, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Oct 16, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM

Aug
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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


Aug
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Aug
31
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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


Sep
5
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

9/5: "Silver Streak" (1976) Rated PG, customer suggestion; 9/12: "Immortal Beloved" (1994) Rated R; 9/19: "Stand and Deliver" (1988) Rated PG; 9/26/2017: "Take the Lead" (2006) Rated PG-13

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

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


Sep
5
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It 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 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Sep
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


Sep
6
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

9/6: "Gifted" (2017) Rated: PG-13; 9/13: "Logan" (2017) Rated: R, customer suggestion; 9/20: "The Zookeeper's Wife" (2017) Rated: PG-13; 9/27: "Inferno" (2016) Rated: PG-13

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Instagram

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

Learn how to share and take photos, add filters, and image adjustments, connect accounts, and respond to comments. Please bring your smartphone with the Instagram app already installed to class. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code CC130.


Sep
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Prenatal Group

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

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


Sep
9
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touch pad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment.


Sep
9
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Grief Recovery: Moving Beyond Loss

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

Join us for a 6-week general support group for those who have experienced losses: the death of a loved one, a divorce, job displacement, your health, or any type of loss. Participants will explore, within a trusting and nurturing environment, their reactions to loss, learn about the grieving process, develop strategies for coping and begin to move forward. (Seating limited to 10)

Central LibrarySat, Sep 16, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Sep 23, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Sep 30, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Oct 7, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Oct 14, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
Central LibrarySat, Oct 21, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM

Sep
9
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Typing Lab

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

Practice your typing skills in our practice lab.


Sep
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touch pad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment.


Sep
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Jump Start Your Job Search: Motivating Monday

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.


Sep
12
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC130.


Sep
12
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

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


Sep
12
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Volunteers in the Vaults: September 12th

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Volunteers in the Vaults is a public bi-monthly program aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming programs and opportunities. Attendees will also have the chance to discuss possible Queens related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory Program staff. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP with richard.lee@queenslibrary.org.


Sep
12
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Setting Up and Funding Your Business

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

In this course of students will be guided through the fundamental elements needed to set-up a business 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
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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


Sep
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

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


Sep
16
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Word

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

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


Sep
16
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

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


Sep
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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


Sep
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

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

Individuals with disabilities often face many challenges, both internal and external, during a job search. In this workshop you will learn how to explain your disability to employers and co-workers and identify the most common fears employers have regarding hiring job seekers with disabilities. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. American Sign Language interpreter can be provided with 2 weeks notice.


Sep
19
10:00AM

--to--

8:00PM

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 call 718-990-0893 or go online:
https://www.citizenshipworks.org/portal/vieweventdetail/1427


Sep
19
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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


Sep
19
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Healthy Homes: Focus on Lead

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come learn about lead poisoning and sources of lead. All are welcome! For more information, please call 646-632-6023.


Sep
19
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Marketing Basics for Small Business

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

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR310


Sep
20
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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.


Sep
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Twitter

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


Sep
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

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


Sep
23
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

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


Sep
23
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

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


Sep
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Ghost in the Shell

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, GHOST IN THE SHELL follows Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology.


Sep
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-634-4784 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Sep
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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


Sep
26
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR160


Sep
26
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.


Sep
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

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

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


Sep
28
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Mariachi Loco de NY

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Enjoy this concert of traditional Mexican mariachi music and dance, with performers in colorful costumes.


Sep
30
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

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


Sep
30
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


Oct
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Three-class series - 7/25: Mouse tutorial; 8/1: Initernet; 8/8: Microsoft Word


Oct
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Jump Start Your Job Search: Motivating Monday

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.


Oct
2
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "Romeo and Juliet"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". The children of two long feuding families fall in love, entwining lips and fates in the most famous love story of all time.


Oct
3
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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


Oct
3
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Advanced Excel

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

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and advance formulas. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required.


Oct
3
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Setting Up and Funding Your Business

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

In this course of students will be guided through the fundamental elements needed to set-up a business 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.


Oct
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


Oct
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Instagram

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

Learn how to share and take photos, add filters, and image adjustments, connect accounts, and respond to comments. Please bring your smartphone with the Instagram app already installed to class. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code CC130.


Oct
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

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


Oct
7
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touch pad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment.


Oct
7
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Typing Lab

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

Practice your typing skills in our practice lab.


Oct
10
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC130.


Oct
10
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

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


Oct
10
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Managing People: 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 or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class code JR310


Oct
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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


Oct
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

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


Oct
14
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Word

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

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


Oct
14
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

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


Oct
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

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


Oct
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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


Oct
17
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! The Employment Counselor will be available for individual assistance after class. For further information, please call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR160


Oct
17
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.


Oct
18
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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.


Oct
20
10:00AM

--to--

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


Oct
21
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

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


Oct
21
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

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


Oct
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-634-4784 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Oct
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Jump Start Your Job Search: Motivating Monday

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

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.


Oct
24
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130


Oct
24
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

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


Oct
24
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you and strategies for successfully using social media for your business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Oct
25
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. Class code JR100


Oct
26
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 how to use Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news, and expand your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer and Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code CC130


Oct
27
9:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

Mental Health First Aid Certification Class

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This 8-hour course will help you to identify signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses and learn how to respond if you see these signs in your colleagues, friends, or loved ones. There are only 35 slots available on a first come, first served basis, so please email vannatour@gmail.com ASAP to register.


Oct
27
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 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190.


Oct
28
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Oct
28
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


Oct
29
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "A Cure for Wellness"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.


Oct
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Typing Lab

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

Practice your typing skills in our practice lab.


Oct
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

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

Individuals with disabilities often face many challenges, both internal and external, during a job search. In this workshop you will learn how to explain your disability to employers and co-workers and identify the most common fears employers have regarding hiring job seekers with disabilities. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. American Sign Language interpreter can be provided with 2 weeks notice.


Oct
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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


Oct
31
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Advanced Excel

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

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and macros. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required.


Nov
7
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Volunteers in the Vaults: November 7th

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Volunteers in the Vaults is a public bi-monthly program aimed at Queens Memory volunteers and at the general public interested in learning about our upcoming programs and opportunities. Attendees will also have the chance to discuss possible Queens related oral history projects and network with Queens Memory Program staff. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP with richard.lee@queenslibrary.org.


Nov
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Alien Covenant"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.


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@nyassembly.gov
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11434
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
NYS Senate
Hon. 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