Location: Lefferts Registration: Online or by phone Availability: 12 openings
The FDNY Mobile CPR Training Unit provides CPR awareness and hands-on participation to help you learn core cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills. Knowing CPR can make a difference in saving the life of a family member, friend or coworker. Preregistration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or online at queenslibrary.org/events.
Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 5/9 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 5/16 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 5/23 - Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 5/30 - Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.
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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.
Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make them the best that they can be! This workshop will cover different types of resumes; how to get started on one; what to include and exclude; and tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger.
Lefferts is in the South Richmond Hill area of Queens where the first settlers were the Rockaway Indians. Its modern history can be traced back to 1869 when Mr. Albon Man, a New York Lawyer, purchased the Lefferts farm. He then bought Welling Farm from the Indians for a bag of shells. He continued to buy the adjacent area and called his whole land Richmond Hill. With Edward Richmond and other assistants’ help, Mr. Man and his son Alrick built streets and lined them with Elm and Cedar trees. The main avenue was later named Lefferts Boulevard.
Today the Lefferts community is composed of mostly Guyanese and Asian Indians, African Americans, Hispanics, and other ethnic groups.
Lefferts Community Library, actually named the Lefferts Reference Center, opened to the public on September 3, 1975. Since then, in the Richmond Hill area, the Lefferts Reference Center has been providing service as the regional branch for its immediate community and a higher level of reference and resource service between the local branch and Central library.
On May 31, 1978, the Lefferts Reference Center initiated the computerized library circulation system, the first of its kind in New York City. The computerized system checked out the books, now with attaching barcodes, to the customers’ library cards. This technology greatly helped the library staff to issue items and accept returns, and offered the customers information about the items, fines, and other information on their cards.
In 2003, The Lefferts Reference Center again pioneered the use of new circulation technology. That spring, when the branch was renovated, new self check machines were installed. Customers can now check out books, music CDs, videotapes, and DVDs by using the machines themselves, which changed the function of the Circulation desk into the Customer Service desk.