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Long Island City

Facebook

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

Jun 28 @ 3:30 PM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code ...

Jul 20 @ 12:30 PM

Cover Letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150

Jul 20 @ 1:30 PM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code ...

Aug 3 @ 12:30 PM, Aug 17 @ 12:30 PM

Cover Letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150

Aug 3 @ 1:30 PM, Aug 17 @ 1:30 PM

Jun
27
10:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

QuickBooks for Beginners

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to set up a business and do online book keeping in QuickBooks Online. Come to class with an email address and paper and pen.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Interactive stories with simple crafts hand rhymes and finger plays will also be done, along with bubbles and toys.
Ages 1-5
Every Tuesday @ 10:30am


Jun
27
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Surf the Internet

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn to surf the internet (learn how to use the browser, Google search engine and news)!


More...
Jun
28
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

IDNYC at the Long Island City Community Library

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come to Long Island City Community Library to get your IDNYC card! Find out more during library hours. Apply on the second floor inside the Adult Learning Center.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Facebook

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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


Jun
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mid-week Meetup

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Each Wednesday we'll complete a new surprise project. Join us to find out.


Jul
5
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Wonderful World Wednesday

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This family oriented class provides an opportunity to learn basic sewing, table manners, nail design, arts and crafts, and kite making.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Wonders of Space series

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

In this STEAM project, the children will learn and experience the elements of Space in various projects. The children will do a different space project once a week and learn spatial skills and cosmic crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Sidewalk chalk

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Summer is just around the corner, come learn how to make your very own sidewalk chalk.


Jul
10
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Tenant Rights in Rent Controlled, Rent Stabilized and Unregulated Apartments

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Central Astoria LDC, which provides housing advice and assistance to the public, presents a workshop on tenant and landlord responsibilities; basic rights of tenants; rent, rent increases and rent surcharges; and complaint forms and procedures.


Jul
11
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Basic Microsoft Word

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Get an introduction to Microsoft Word.


Jul
11
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Interactive stories with simple crafts hand rhymes and finger plays will also be done, along with bubbles and toys.
Ages 1-5
Every Tuesday @ 10:30am

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
10:00AM

--to--

6:00PM

Free Legal Immigration Consultations

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Need to meet with an immigration lawyer? Queens Library offers free one-on-one legal consultations through a partnership with immigration attorneys. Legal services provided include how to get your green card, citizenship applications, housing etc. Consultations by appointment only. Please visit qlform.weebly.com/legal or call 718-752-3723

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Email

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about Introduction to PowerPoint.


Jul
20
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code JR190


Jul
20
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150


Jul
20
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 718-752-3700. Class Code: JR160


Jul
24
6:15PM

--to--

7:15PM

World of Calm series

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create Zen inspired crafts that will help you relax and have a calming effect on your everyday life.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Email

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn to create an email account, and attach a document.


Aug
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Surf the Internet

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn to surf the internet (learn how to use the browser, Google search engine and news)!


Aug
3
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume. Call 718-752-3700 for more information. Class code JR190

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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 718-752-3700. Class Code: JR160

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Basic Microsoft Word

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about introduction to Microsoft Word.


Aug
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

An Introduction to Vinyasa Yoga

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This exercise class combines stretching, breathing exercises and meditation to help manage stress and promote peace from within. Participants must bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable pants and a fitted top. Bring a bottle of water.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to PowerPoint

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about Introduction to PowerPoint.


Aug
22
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Email

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn to create an email account, and attach a document.


Aug
29
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Surf the Internet

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn to surf the internet (learn how to use the browser, Google search engine and news)!


Sep
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Project Art is an interactive free program for children of all ages. Resident artist will work with students throughout the entire school year. Registration for individuals is not required. Groups must pre-register at least 24hours in advance.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

ProjectArt

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Project Art is an interactive free program for children of all ages. Resident artist will work with students throughout the entire school year. Registration for individuals is not required. Groups must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

ProjectArt

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Project Art is an interactive free program for children of all ages. Resident artist will work with students throughout the entire school year. Registration for individuals is not required. Groups must pre-register at least 24 hours in advance.

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Long Island City Community Library has:

  • 18 public access computers
  • 15 in-library laptops providing core library services
  • Software and databases for public use
  • Internet access

 

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Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Long Island City Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Cookbooks
  • Travel
  • Computer Books
  • Test Books

Child Care / Preschools
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Astoria Child Care Center
21-20 35 Avenue
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 784-2856
fax:
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
,
phone: (718) 784-2092
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659
fax:
  

Community Organizations & Services
Meals On Wheels
45-18 Court Square #501
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 482-8620
fax:
Ravenswood Community Center
35-40 21 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3131
fax:
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 937-1093
fax:
Hanac Ravenswood Senior Center
34-35 12 Street #A
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-1550
fax:
  

Emergency Services
Engine 206
11-15 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone:
fax:
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
fax:
 

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
fax:
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune

,
phone: (718) 357-7400
fax:
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Astoria Park Pool
19 Street and 23 Drive
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 626-8620
fax:
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River
,
phone:
fax:
 

Post Office
Grand Station Post Office
45-08 30 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone:
fax:
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.111 Jacob Blackwell School
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-2073
fax:
P.S.112 Dutch Kills School
25-05 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-5250
fax:
 

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
fax:
Aviation Career & Technical H.S
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
fax:
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204 O. W. Holmes School
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 937-1463
fax:
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 47-40 21 Street, Room 810
Long Island City NY, 11101
phone: (718) 784-3194
fax: (718) 472-0648
Albany Office LOB, Room 836
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4851
fax: (518) 455-3847
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
Gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Located in northwestern Queens, Long Island City (LIC) is the largest neighborhood in the borough. It was the earliest part of Queens to be recognized by the Dutch and was the scene of many British troop movements. Created in 1870 from the communities of Astoria, Hunters Point, Blissville, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Bowery Bay, Steinway and Sunnyside, locals now use the term LIC only for the area south of Astoria.

In the mid 1800s, Hunters Point, the southern tip of LIC on the East River water front, became linked with the North Fork Line of the LIRR. Ferry service also began between Wall Street and 34th Street. By 1870 when Long Island City was chartered, it had become the center of industry for Queens County. By the end of that century a major building boom had established a number of important factories as well as urban residential areas.

With the opening of the Queensborough Bridge in 1908 and the original Pennsylvania Station on the Queens waterfront in 1910, many factories located here and innumerable industries took advantage of the ample space and low land cost. By 1940 with the completion of The Triborough Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Long Island City sitting next to the Sunnyside Rail Yards had become a world class industrial center though more or less a passing through point for commuters between Manhattan, Eastern Queens, and Long Island.

By the mid 1970s, however, due to the migration of businesses out of New York, LIC had become a small sleepy town with many empty factories and warehouse spaces. A new group began to emerge composed of younger artists and musicians who were being priced out of the tight market in Manhattan and who were drawn to the spacious lofts, unhindered light, and the almost rural quality of the neighborhood. Equally attractive was the existence of the studios of two world renowned artists, the late Isamu Noguchi, whose studio is now a museum, and Mark DiSuvero who established the Socrates Sculpture Park, the city's largest outdoor exhibition space. The Urban and Contemporary Arts Institute, better known as P.S. 1, at one time Public School #1, became central to the Long Island City Arts movement.

The 1980s saw greater industrial expansion in Long Island City and a rebirth of the film industry, which had its early roots here. Most notable was the establishment of Silvercup Studios, which converted an old bread factory into what would become the largest independent, full-service film and television production facility in the northeastern United States. The International Design Center of New York was opened on the site where the Sunshine bakery and Adams Chewing Gum plants stood. La Guardia Community College took over the disused factories of the White Motor Company and the Equitable Bag Company. The 48 story Citicorp building was erected in 1989 and is the tallest building in New York City outside Manhattan.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.