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Rochdale Village

Job Search Strategies

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

Feb 28 @ 2:30 PM

JobMap Orientation

Jobmap is a Queens Library online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online.

May 14 @ 2:30 PM, May 23 @ 2:30 PM, Jun 6 @ 2:30 PM

Feb
26
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Readiness Drop-In Hours

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with your resume or cover letter? Not sure how to search for a job? Come to our Job Readiness Drop-In Hours for assistance on these topics, and more! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center, or call 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Readiness Drop-In Hours

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

If you need help with your resume, cover letter, or how to search for a job. Come to the Job Readiness Drop-In Hours for assistance on these topics, and more! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center, or call 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


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Feb
26
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Book Discussion: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

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

Discuss the book "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. The story follows the parallel paths of sisters and their descendants: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.


Feb
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Case Management Services

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Need assistance? Come see a case manager and learn what services you may qualify for! We offer information, help with employment, housing, healthcare, immigration, social services, education, and finances. We also refer to partner organizations for additional services.

Case management is available on a walk-in basis, but we may be able to assist you best if you schedule an appointment in advance! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center or call 917-436-7379

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Case Management Services

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come visit a case manager and learn what services you may qualify for! We offer assistance with employment, housing, healthcare, immigration, social services, education, and finances. We also refer to partner organizations for additional services. Case management is available on a walk-in basis, but we may be able to assist you best if you schedule an appointment in advance! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center or call 917-436-7379

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Black History Month Art Workshop

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

Join artist Audrey Bright-Greene in a hands-on art workshop. Participants will learn about the African American artists Faith Ringgold and Jacob Lawrence and their important contributions to our nation's history.
For all Black History Month programs, visit http://queenslib.org/blkhistorymonth18

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
10:00AM

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10:15AM

One-on-One Technology Appointments

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Rochdale Village is offering one-on-one technology appointments for all skill levels. Topics may include, but are not limited to, using a desktop or laptop computer, accessing the Internet, using apps on smartphones or tablets, introduction to social media sites and online shopping. Call our Customer Service Specialist to schedule your one hour appointment @ 718-723-4440.


Feb
28
10:45AM

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11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children birth to age 5 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts and lots of fun.


Feb
28
11:00AM

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5:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

If your 2017 income is under $66,000 or less, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Cover Letter

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making your cover letter stronger.


Feb
28
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Monthly Building Bricks Program

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us once a month for "building brick" challenges!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Stress Management

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn how to identify your stressors and some of the ways to feel more calm and relaxed. We will talk about breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, simple relaxation stretches, and behavioral strategies.


Mar
1
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Resume Lab

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be at this lab! Participants can create and work on their resume to help pursue employment while getting tips for making a resume stronger.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Machine Sewing for Beginners

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date March 2, 2018
Availability: 1 openings

Participants will be introduced to the basics of machine sewing, including using a sewing machine, cutting fabric, and stitching together a project. Participants must attend all four sessions to complete the project. Contact the library for a list of basic sewing kit ingredients. Please register online or by calling Rochdale Village library @ 718-723-4440.

Rochdale VillageFri, Mar 9, 201810:00AM - 12:00PM
Rochdale VillageFri, Mar 16, 201810:00AM - 12:00PM
Rochdale VillageFri, Mar 30, 201810:00AM - 12:00PM

Mar
2
1:00PM

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3:00PM

We Are NY ESL Conversation Group

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

FREE English Conversation Group using videos created to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English while informing them of the city’s resources. English language proficiency is an important factor in determining accessibility to health, social, educational, and employment services.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Fun Friday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays for some fun! Games, crafts, science experiments, movies, or...who knows? The program is open for children ages 5-12. Although space is limited, preregistration is not required. This program alternates with STEAM Fridays.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
10:30AM

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12:30PM

CISTA Girls: Leading the Way to Save Our Planet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Be a volunteer and help save our planet for future generations! Have fun participating in beach clean-ups, presentations, planting trees, panel discussions on TV shows, art shows and more. Teenage girls and boys are encouraged to attend. Preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Family Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun-filled family Saturday storytime to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 114th birthday. We’ll read Dr. Seuss stories, ending with a Dr. Seuss craft. We’ll have plenty of Dr. Seuss books up on display, so be sure to check one out after storytime. All ages are invited.


Mar
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Excel Lab For Beginners!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 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 in person at the Rochdale Village Library or call (718) 723-4440. Basic computer skills are required.


Mar
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Crafty Tuesday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Get creative at the Library. Join us on Tuesday afternoons for simple and fun crafts for school-age kids. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
10:45AM

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11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children birth to age 5 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts and lots of fun.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Teen Cinema Thursday: A Hip Hop Series

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun and informative hip-hop teen cinema session.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

STEAM Friday!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

School-age children are invited to stretch their minds by trying out a new and different STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
10
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Art Lecture: Great Migration Series, by Jacob Lawrence

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an interactive art lecture about the era in United States history known as the "Great Migration". “The Migration Series”, a collection of paintings by Jacob Lawrence, will be our visual guide to the experiences of 6 million African-Americans as they resettle in the North. Registration not required. Families welcome.
For all Black History Month programs, visit http://queenslib.org/blkhistorymonth18


Mar
10
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Game Design: Google CS 1st for grades 5-9

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date March 10, 2018
Availability: 9 openings

In Game Design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more! Participants must attend all eight sessions. Please register online or by calling Rochdale Village library @ 718-723-4440. Space limited.

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Mar
12
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Her-Story Trivia: Women's History Trivia

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

You may know history, but do you know her-story? Get to know more about women's history and come to trivia!


Mar
15
10:00AM

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11:30AM

OSHA 10 Information Session

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering a FREE classes for 10-hour OSHA training for the construction trades. Registration is required in order to attend this event. To register, visit queenslib.org/jobskills1

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Let's Chat! - Womens History Month Edition

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a chatting session and movie based on Women's History Month.


Mar
17
11:00AM

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12:00PM

STEAM Family Storytime: Three Little Pigs

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programming knows no age limits. First, we'll read our story. Next we'll retell the story and discuss the scientific principles in the story. We'll then have plenty of time to be hands-on with the science at age-appropriate stations geared for pre-schoolers through students in middle school.


Mar
17
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Please come sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Rochdale Village's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Steps to Health: Healthy Eating and Fitness

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come discuss ways to be healthier! Space is limited! First come, first served.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager for SHAREing and CAREing, Cancer Support Services


Mar
19
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Spring Shopping Spree!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Join us for a fun and interactive online shopping experience! Online shopping is a convenient way to buy almost anything from the comfort of your home. While there are some risks with shopping online, there are also many ways to protect yourself and your financial information. Learn more about staying safe when shopping online in this very informative hands-on session.


Mar
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

African-American History Book Talks

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn about new books and delve into discussions about African-American history. Participants are asked to bring in a fiction or non-fiction book related to the month’s topic and share with the group. Meets the third Monday of each month. Register online or by calling the library @ 718-723-4440.

Topics:
3/19 - Slavery in the U.S. until 1865
4/16 - Post-slavery period until FDR
5/21 - The Harlem Renaissance

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Ask for it! Asking for a raise

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

When's the last time you asked for a raise? Are you being paid sufficiently? Find out how to negotiate to get what's yours.


Mar
26
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Book Discussion: "The Wangs vs. the world" by Jade Chang

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to Rochdale Village to discuss "The Wangs Vs. the World" by Jade Chang. We want to hear what you think of the book!


Mar
29
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Crafting Circle

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you have a crafting project you've wanted to finish? Come to the Rochdale Village to craft and chat!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Urban Gardening

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

It's time to get green! Learn how to make your own planter out of water bottles and a little bit of dirt. Start your gardening season off right!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

A Tribute to the Great Women of Soul

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Stacia Hobdy sings the greatest hits of Gladys Knight, Phyllis Hyman, and Aretha Franklin.


Apr
4
10:00AM

--to--

6:00PM

Toddler Learning Center (TLC) Registration Starts

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Registration for the Spring Session of Toddler Learning Center (TLC) begins. TLC is open to young children ages 18 months–3 years and their caregivers. It is a 5-session series with each session led by an early learning professional: parenting; nutrition; speech; creative movement; and literacy. You may register in person at the Rochdale Village Library or over the telephone at 718-723-4440.


Apr
5
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

LiveOn NY Benefits Outreach Program

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to the Free Benefits Assistance for Older Adults program and receive personalized assistance for SCRIE, SNAP, Medicare Savings Program, HEAP, and Low Income Subsidy. Screenings will be conducted for eligibility.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Tech- Know Series @ Rochdale Village- Are you "Technically Involved"???

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

Please join us for an interactive chat session on how "technically involved" are you? Bring your questions, devices and opinions as well on how we have become a highly technically involved society!! Texts or phone calls? Online shopping or in store shopping? etc.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
12
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Travel Thursdays!

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

Please join us for a fun and informative virtual travel session. Laptops will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
14
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Saturday Building Bricks Program

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for "building brick" challenges! All ages are invited.


Apr
14
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Pediatric Immunizations

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn from St. John’s University School of Pharmacy about current immunization guidelines. This program will help you learn which vaccines are recommended, when, and who can provide them. All are welcome to this family-friendly program and participants will receive a certificate.


Apr
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Health Challenge

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

It is time for the Community Health, Health Challenge! Bring your friends and come enjoy this interactive game and lesson plan. Compete to learn about nutrition tips, healthy habits and more!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
21
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come to adult coloring and enjoy a relaxing environment to color and chat!


Apr
21
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Coloring Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Relax and enjoy coloring with your family. We'll provide the materials and the space.


Apr
24
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Typing Tuesdays!

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

Join us for a typing workshop, learn to type or just brush up on your typing skills, speed, and accuracy. Laptops and headphones provided.


Apr
27
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Poem in your pocket day

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

At the Rochdale Village Library
We think poems are as sweet as Cherry
Come to write poems with us
You can come in on the 3, 85, or 111 bus
Or take a poem
and give it an amazing home
In your pocket
Your mind will take off like a rocket


Apr
27
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Arbor Day: Fun Friday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate Arbor Day and the role of trees in our lives. We'll be tree detectives and identify several of the trees in the Rochdale Village neighborhood.


May
2
2:30PM

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3:30PM

NY Senior Medicare Patrol

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

The NY Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) advises you how to Protect, Detect, and Report frauds and scams. The NY Senior Medicare Patrol is a program dedicated to educating Medicare beneficiaries about health care fraud and common scams - how they can protect themselves, what to look for, and where to report them.


May
14
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics, such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Jobmap is a Queens Library online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online.

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

Additional Dates


May
16
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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.

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

Additional Dates


May
30
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Queens Library & Sciencetellers Rock with the Wild West: "The Mystery of the Golden Piano"

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Throughout this absolutely wild adventure story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion, air pressure, inertia, and more. Don’t miss this classic action-packed western with ‘notes’ of science!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Rochdale Village Community Library has:

  • 4 public computers in Adult room
  • 4 public computers in Children room
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Rochdale Village Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitain Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Rochdale Village Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Cook Books
  • Audio Books
  • College Admission Books
  • Civil Service Test Books
  • Large Print Books

 


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
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
CCS Montessori Center
165-21 Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-9538
D’s Sunshine DC Pre-School
121-07 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 659-3855
First Star Day Care Learning Center
145-88 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-3363
Herbert Birch Early Childhood
145-02 Farmers Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 527-5220
Holy Unit7 Dare Care
167-10 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-3794
Myrtle Pl Jarmon E.C.E. Center
116-55 Guy Brewer Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-0922
New World Education Center
137-37 Farmers Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 52808751
Rochdale Village Kinder Garden
170-10 130th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-2224
Rochdale Village Kinder Nursery School
170-20 130th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-2224
Yahweh Day Care
115-13A Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 206-1922
  

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

Community Organizations & Services
Rochdale Village Civic Association
P.O. Box 340881 Rochdale Village Station
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-7588 or (718) 723-5390
fax: RochVillCivAssoc@aol.com
Rochdale Village Board
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 336
Rochdale Village Community Center
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 339
Girl Scouts
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 336
Boy Scouts
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 336
Little League (Baseball)
RVCC Defensive Drivers Class
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 338
Sign Language Class
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 338
Toastmasters Club
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 338
Math Tutorial Classes
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 338
  

Fire Department
Engine 275/Ladder 133
111-36 Merrick Blvd.
Engine 311/Ladder 158
145-50 Springfield Blvd
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
South Queens Community Health Center
114-02 Guy R Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: 718) 883-5262
Friendship Center Clinic
145-06 Farmers Blvd.
Jamaica NY , phone: (718) 657-6648
HIP Center
169-59 137th Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 525-5600
  

Local Newspapers
Rochdale Village Bulletin
Southeast Queens Press
Jamaica Times
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Baisley Pond Park
N Conduit Ave Baisley Boulevard
Rochdale Park
Guy Brewer Boulevard, 134 Avenue
Roy Wilkins - Southern Queens Park
Baisley and Merrick Boulevard, 115 Avenue
North Rochdale Playground (PS 30)
Baisley Blvd and Bedell Street
Jamaica NY , 11434
South Rochdale Playground (PS 80)
173 Street, 137 Avenue, 134 Road
Jamaica NY , 11434
 

Police Department
113 Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 712-7733
  

Post Office
Rochdale Village Post Office
165-100 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (800)275-8777
fax: (718) 978-2765
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School
171-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 657-1676
Gil-Blu Nursery-Kinder Garden (PreK-K)
120-02 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-8454
New World Education Center (K-2)
137-37 Farmers Blvd.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-8751

Public Elementary Schools
PS 354
126-10 Bedell Street
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-1648
fax: (718) 276-2498
PS 052
178-37 146 Terrace
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-2238
fax: (718) 276-2854
PS 080 Thurgood Marshall Magnet
171-05 137 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-7070
fax: (718) 949-0963
PS 223 Lyndon B Johnson
125-20 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 558-2900
fax: (718) 925-9020
Cynthia Jenkins School
179-37 137 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-5399
fax: (718) 949-0887
 

Public High Schools
HS For Law Enforcement & Public Safe
116-25 Guy R Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 977-4800
fax: (718) 977-4802
August Martin HS
156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-2920
fax: (718) 276-1846
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 072 Catherine & Count Basie
133-25 Guy R Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-6200
fax: (718) 527-1675
  

Senior Centers
JSPOA Friendship Nutrition Center
145-06 Farmers Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 657-6660
Rochdale Village Senior Center
169-65 137 Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700
Robert Couche Senior Citizens' Center
137-57 Farmers Blvd.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11434
phone: (718) 978-8352

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Adrienne E. Adams
AAdams@council.nyc.gov
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1877
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6850
fax: (212) 442-2729
NYS Assembly
Hon. Vivian E. Cook
CookV@nyassembly.gov
District Office 142-15 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3975
fax: (718) 322-4085
Albany Office LOB, Room 939
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-4203
fax: (518) 455-3606
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: 518-426-0529
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

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

History

For more than fifty-five years the air in a comparatively quiet but progressively decaying area of Queens just outside Jamaica, reverberated to the thunder of horse’s hooves as they beat around an elliptical course known as the Jamaica Race Track. Then progress in the form of a population-explosion out stripped the facilities of the Jamaica track, and on August 1, 1959 the last race was run at Jamaica. The possibilities of erecting a large housing development on the 170 acre site of the Jamaica track was the vision of Robert Moses, the then Chairman of the Slum Clearance Committee and City Construction Coordinator. The Jamaica Race Track was demolished in 1960 to make way for the complex, which was built for $ 86 million as a middle income cooperative.

Since Rochdale Village was to be the largest single cooperative housing community ever to be undertaken at that time, considerable thought was given to endowing it with an appropriate name. Because it was expected that the development would set a precedent for establishment of future “cooperative villages” around the country, the name most fitting seemed to be that of the little English village of Rochdale which gave birth to the Cooperative movement in 1844. This lead to the Rochdale Principles of Cooperation. Thus did Rochdale Village derive its name.

The architect’s concept for Rochdale Village was an attractive community covering 122 city blocks, that would provide the residents with the park-like setting and facilities of suburbia within the limits of the urban Jamaica area.

Rochdale Village in southeast Queens opened in 1963 ( pop. over 25,000), lying within South Jamaica and bounded to the north by Baisley Boulevard and Bedell Street, to the east by Bedell Street, to the south by 137th Avenue, and to the west by Guy R. Brewer Boulevard. When the village first opened in 1963 it was the largest private housing complex in the world (later surpassed by Co-op City). The population was at first heavily Jewish but became mostly black in the early 1970s.

Rochdale Village is composed of 20 buildings, each with 3 sections, 13 floors. In addition, there are two shopping malls with parking lots, 11 cooperator parking lots (3,200 spaces) and a community center. This complex has its own power plant, its own post office, police precinct, 3 schools and is surrounded by other stores on Guy R.Brewer Boulevard.

Rochdale Village library was built to serve the Rochdale Village-Springfield Gardens area . The library was planned for the north side of 137th Avenue and the west side of 173th Street. In 1965, Mayor Robert Wagner approved preliminary plans for the proposed library branch. The nearest libraries are the South Jamaica branch and the Baisley Park branch. The library was dedicated on April 21, 1969 and invited then mayor John Lindsay, Municipal Service Administrator John G. Duba, Borough President Sidney Leviss, and trustees of the Queens library board. The Rochdale Village library is the 55th branch of the Queens system.

In 1985, the Rochdale Village branch opened its new Adult Learning Center to serve adults who wanted to improve their basic reading skills. Now it has been expanded to a full-fledged center, with computer-assisted instruction and a full range of instructional materials both for learners and teachers of Adult Basic Education.

Excerpts from: Rochdale Village: A New Concept In Community Living United Housing Foundation. 1967

Book: The Encyclopedia of New York City edited by Kenneth T. Jackson

Queens Borough Public Library News July-August 1969.

Rochdale Village Bulletin December, 2004