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Apr
23
11:30AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will learn the full capabilities of USB flash drive storage device. You will learn how to transfer, upload and save files, folders and programs to a USB flash drive. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-634-1876. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Apr
23
1:00PM

Online Job Application

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-1876 for additional information. Class code JR160.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Apr
23
3:00PM

Jigsaw Puzzles

We have a great selection of jigsaw puzzles for adults. You can work solo, team up with friends or even compete against others. It's a great way to relax as well as maintain visual acuity and eye-hand coordination. Choose from a large selection, including landscapes and animals.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
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Apr
23
4:00PM

Craft Club

Children of all ages are invited to make a new and exciting craft each week out of unique materials.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
23
4:15PM

Spanish Conversation Club

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Come to our conversation group to get more practice, and you'll be speaking fluently in no time. Vamos hablar espanol con nosotros, amigo.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
24
10:00AM

Salary Negotiations

Have you been offered a new job? If so, do you know the best way to conduct salary negotiations? Before you start negotiating with a prospective employer about salaries, you need to find out how much you (and the job) are worth. Learn how to negotiate salaries in this workshop! Class Code: JR300.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 71-634-1876.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Apr
24
12:00PM

Networking

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s job market, it is 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 in this workshop. Class code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 71-634-1876.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Apr
24
4:00PM

Seaside Science Thursdays

At Seaside's afterschool science club, children in grades 1-3 will have fun exploring a new science topic each week.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
25
1:00PM

Table Tennis Club

Join us for a friendly game of table tennis! Balls and paddles will be provided and players of all levels are welcome, or you can just come to watch. Either way, you'll have a ton of fun!


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
25
4:00PM

LGBTQA Teen Group

All teens are welcome to join our peer support group for discussion, literature, and snacks.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
25
4:00PM

Indie Film Festival

Spring is film festival time in NYC. Some of the best independent cinema is available to Queens Library customers right in the neighborhood. Your ticket is free-- your library card!

Join us for a screening of four short films centered around a different theme--4/2 is Love, 4/11 is Comedies, 4/25 is Fantastic-- followed by a trivia game and discussion. Then vote for your favorite film and actor.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
25
4:00PM

Board Game and Coloring Time

Children and teens are invited to color and play board games at the library.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
10:45AM

Soothing Aroma Club

Are you too early to the library? If you're waiting outside for the library to open after the weekend, then this is your lucky day! Every Monday we will do aroma infusions in front of the library! Smell wonderful and exotic scents that will brighten up your day!


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
28
2:30PM

Make Friends with a Prisoner

April is National Letter Writing Month. Come to the library and learn how to make a new friend and enrich another person's life by becoming pen pals with someone in prison.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
4:00PM

Lego Building Club

Children of all ages are invited to play with Legos and other blocks and build up their fine motor skills while having fun!


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
4:15PM

International Explorer's Club

Discover a new country every month! We will read books and watch movies to learn more about different countries every month!

April 28th: Ukraine -- We will discuss "Death and the Penguin," then watch "Avrora."

May 26th: Monaco -- We will discuss "Loser Takes All," and then watch "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo."

June 30th: France -- We will discuss "Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong," then watch "La Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie."


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
28
5:00PM

Chess Club

Are you a new player or an expert player? Come and play chess with us! All ages, all levels are welcome.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:00AM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered include creating transitions, using animations, and inserting charts and multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code: CC220


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Apr
29
11:00AM

Beginner's Excel

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Apr
29
12:00PM

Email Etiquette

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the proper etiquette for sending and replying to emails. Topics include how to compose and format an email, attach documents, address recipients, and send and receive email messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-1876. Class Code: CC120


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Apr
29
2:00PM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior knowledge or skills required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-634-1876. Class Code: CC100


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Apr
29
2:15PM

Be a Pretend Librarian

April 29 is Library Snapshot Day here at Seaside, when you can find out what goes on in the day of a librarian, without the years of education and experience it actually takes to become one, by sitting next to our librarian at the Reference Desk and watching what goes on behind the scenes!


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
29
4:00PM

Jewelry Making Workshop

Families are invited to participate in an exciting jewelry making workshop. Make earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
30
11:30AM

JobMap Orientation

In this workshop on Jobmap, Queens Library’s new online tool that provides customized recommendations for job search help and computer training, you will learn to how preregister for job search workshops and computer training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call (718) 634-1876 or visit the Job Information Center.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Apr
30
1:00PM

Word for Resumes

Make your resume stand out with Microsoft Word. Learn how to create different types of resumes, open and save Word documents, format and align text, add bullets and change typeface. Basic computer skills are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Word is a plus. To preregister, call 718-634-1876, visit the Job Information Center or preregister online. Class Code: CC170


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

May
1
10:00AM

Skills Identification

It is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but also know how to market these skills to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn how to define, categorize and identify your job skills, and how to distinguish between job skills job duties. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 634-4784. Class Code: JR110.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

May
1
11:00AM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
1
12:00PM

Interview Skills

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 after the interview. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class Code: JR170.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
2
1:00PM

Table Tennis Club

Join us for a friendly game of table tennis! Balls and paddles will be provided and players of all levels are welcome, or you can just come to watch. Either way, you'll have a ton of fun!


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
2
5:30PM

Writing Club

Are you a writer of fiction, nonfiction or poetry? At our writing group you can read your work to your peers in a positive, supportive environment.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
5
4:15PM

Shakespeare Club

If you love Shakespeare, you will not want to miss these filmed versions of great Shakespeare plays: 4/7 - "Hamlet" (1969) with Anthony Hopkins; 5/5 - "Julius Caesar" (1970) with Charlton Heston; 6/2 - "Hamlet" (2003) with William Houston.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
5
5:00PM

Chess Club

All ages and levels are welcome.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
6
10:00AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
6
12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-1876. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
6
2:00PM

Introduction to Email

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
7
1:00PM

JobMap Orientation

JobMap is a new Queens Library online tool that provides customized recommendations for job search help and computer training. In this workshop you will learn to how preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-634-1876.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
7
3:00PM

Jigsaw Puzzles

We have a great selection of jigsaw puzzles for adults. You can work solo, team up with friends or even compete against others. It's a great way to relax as well as maintain visual acuity and eye-hand coordination. Choose from a large selection, including landscapes and animals.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
7
4:15PM

Spanish Conversation Club

Are you interested in learning Spanish? Come to our conversation group to get more practice, and you'll be speaking fluently in no time! Vamos hablar espanol con nosotros, amigo.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
8
10:00AM

Cover Letters

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
8
11:00AM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 634-4784.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
8
12:00PM

Online Job Applications

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 634-1876 for additional information. Class code JR160


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
12
4:00PM

Medjugorje and Other Visions

Have you ever had visions of loved ones, pets or spiritual figures? You are not alone! Join us to discuss your experiences and opinions in a non-judgmental atmosphere.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

May
13
10:00AM

Beginners Word

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
13
11:00AM

Beginner's Excel

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
13
12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
13
2:00PM

Digital Photography

Bring your own camera and master the elemental aspects of digital photography in this hands-on instructional workshop. Basic computer skills and a digital camera are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code: CC240


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

May
14
11:30AM

Email Etiquette

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the proper etiquette for sending and replying to emails. Topics include how to compose and format an email, attach documents, address recipients, and send and receive email messages. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are recommended. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-1876. Class Code: CC120


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

May
14
1:00PM

Skills Identification

It is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but also know how to market these skills to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn how to define, categorize and identify your job skills, and how to distinguish between job skills job duties. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 634-4784. Class Code: JR110.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
15
10:00AM

Skills Identification

It is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but also know how to market these skills to potential employers during your job search. In this workshop, you will learn how to define, categorize and identify your job skills, and how to distinguish between job skills job duties. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 634-4784. Class Code: JR110.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
15
11:00AM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
15
12:00PM

Interview Skills

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 after the interview. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class Code: JR170.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
16
3:30PM

Biographer's Day

May 16th is Biographer's Day! Tell us about your favorite biography and find out which biographies other people recommend. Important biographies will be on display, so come check them out!


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

May
16
4:00PM

Liberace Birthday Celebration

May 16 is the 95th anniversary of Liberace's birth. Join us to watch a video of Liberace performing!


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

May
16
6:00PM

Yoga on the Beach

Enjoy the benefits of yoga in the sand and sun! Meet at the library, where staff will direct you to the yoga class location. Please wear exercise attire and bring a towel and sun block. The first 10 participants will receive giveaways. Rain won’t stop us! In the event of bad weather, class will be held in the library.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
19
3:00PM

A Musical History Tour of Rock 'n' Roll, Doo-Wop and Pop

The Vic Vincent Duo invites you on a tour of the great eras of rock 'n' roll, doo-wop and pop, with the music of Elvis, The Drifters, the Del Vikings, Frank Sinatra and more.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

May
20
10:00AM

Creating Files and Folders

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. You will learn how to create computer files and folders in a Windows environment. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718 327-2549. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
20
11:00AM

Website Design

Learn how to create your own website. HTML is the primary language used to create pages on the World Wide Web. This workshop will enable you to build and view a basic web page using the Notepad editor. It does not require any prior knowledge of web editing or web coding, but basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 327-2549 for additional information. Class code CC240


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
20
12:00PM

Intermediate Word

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
20
2:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
21
1:00PM

Resume Workshop

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
22
11:00AM

Salary Negotiations

Have you been offered a new job? If so, do you know the best way to conduct salary negotiations? Before you start negotiating with a prospective employer about salaries, you need to find out how much you (and the job) are worth. Learn how to negotiate salaries in this workshop! Class Code: JR300.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 71-634-4784.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
22
12:00PM

Networking

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s job market, it is 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 in this workshop. Class code: JR190
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
22
3:30PM

Health Benefits of Animal Companions

Meet our furry friend, Jami the therapy dog, and learn about the mental, physical and emotional benefits of interacting with therapy animals.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
27
10:00AM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
27
11:00AM

Intermediate Excel

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
27
12:00PM

Email Etiquette

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the proper etiquette associated with sending and receiving email. You will learn: how to compose an email, how format an email, how address recipients, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 634-1876. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
27
2:00PM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
28
1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 634-4784.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
29
10:00AM

Cover Letters

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-4784. Class code JR150.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
29
11:00AM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and How to safely find and apply for jobs online. Class Code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 634-4784.


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
29
12:00PM

Online Job Applications

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 634-1876 for additional information. Class code JR160


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

May
30
3:30PM

Hug Your Cat Day

May 30 is Hug Your Cat Day! If you don't have a cat, just come and hug our stuffed cat at the library and get a temporary cat tattoo!


Location: Seaside
Registration: Not required

Jun
3
10:00AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Jun
3
12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-1876. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Jun
3
2:00PM

Introduction to Email

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Location: Seaside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Jun
10
10:00AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
10
12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-1876. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
10
2:00PM

Introduction to Email

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
11
11:30AM

Email Etiquette

In this introductory workshop, you will learn the proper etiquette associated with sending and receiving email. You will learn: how to compose an email, how format an email, how address recipients, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call (718) 634-1876. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
17
10:00AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; prior computer knowledge or skills are not required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-641-7086. Class code CC100


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
17
12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-1876. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
17
2:00PM

Introduction to Email

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
24
10:00AM

Beginners Word

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
24
11:00AM

Beginner's Excel

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
24
12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
24
2:00PM

Digital Photography

Bring your own camera and master the elemental aspects of digital photography in this hands-on instructional workshop. Basic computer skills and a digital camera are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code: CC240


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Jun
25
11:30AM

Social Media for Beginners

There are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to leverage your network for a job search. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the Internet are required. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR 200


Location: Seaside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Seaside Community Library has:

  • 13 total public access computers
  • Including:
  • Five adult computers
  • Four Young adult computers
  • Four children's computers
  • Two computers with scanners
  • Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Seaside Community Library include:

  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Seaside Community Library include:

  • Popular and literary fiction
  • DVDs, videos, audio books
  • Large print fiction

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Seaside Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 634-1876 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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
School
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A Child’s Place/Joan Gallagher
141-07 Beach Channel Dr.
Belle Harbor NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1160
Kidz Playhouse
127-10 Newport Ave
Belle Harbor NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-7270
THE ACTION CENTER,A.S.P #2 @ PS:225
190 Beach 110th St.
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 945-5218

Community Board
Queens Community Board 14
1931 Mott Ave. 1931 Mott Ave
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7300
  

Community Organizations & Services
Graybeards, Ltd.
436 Beach 129 St.
Rockaway NY , 11694
Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc.
260 Beach 116 St
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 474-0861
Rockaway Music and Arts Council, Inc.
PO Box 97
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693
phone: (718) 474-6760
Chamber of Commerce of the Rockaways
253 Beach 116 St.
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1300
  

Fire Department
Engine 268 Ladder 137
257 Beach 116 St.
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
Engine 329
402 Beach 169 St.
Fort Tilden NY , 11695
 

Local Hospitals
Peninsula Hospital Center
51-15 Beach Channel Dr.
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 734-2000
St. Johns Episcopal Hospital South Shore
327 Beach 19th St.
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 869-7000
 

Local Newspapers
The Wave
88-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach NY , 11693
phone: (718) 634-4000
Rockaway Point News, Inc.
PO Box 164
Ft. Tilden NY , 11695
phone: (718) 634-8730
fax: editor@rpnewsonline.com
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Gateway National Recreation Center
Beach 149 St., Beach Channel Drive, beach 169st
phone: (718) 318-4300
Fort Tilden Visitor Center
Beach 169 Street
Rockaway phone: (718) 318-4300
Breezy Point Tip
Beach 222 St., Rockaway Inlet
Atlantic Ocean
Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk
Beach 73 Street to Beach 109 Street
Rockaway Beach NY , 11694
Rockaway Park /Ocean Promenade
Beach 110 Street to Beach 126 Street
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
Rockaway Beach
Beach 126 Street to Beach 149 Street
Belle Harbor NY , 11694
Seaside Playground
Beach 109-110 Streets, Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Belle Harbor NY ,
  

Police Department
100th Precinct
92-42 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Rockaway Park NY , 11693
phone: (718) 318-4200
  

Post Office
Rockaway Park Post Office
113-25 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694-8777
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Francis de Sales (Nursery-8)
219 Beach 129 St.
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-2775
Peninsula Preparatory Academy Charter School
111-11 Rockaway Beach BLVD
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone:
Yeshiva of Belle Harbor (N-5)
134-01 Rockaway Beach Blvd.
Belle Harbor NY , 11694
phone: (718) 474-0045
Yeshiva Merkaz Hatorah of Belle Harbor (HS and Post HS)
505 Beach 129 Street
Belle Harbor NY , 11694
phone: (718) 474-3064
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. / M.S. 114 Belle Harbor (Q114)
134-01 Cronston Avenue
Rockaway Beach NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-3382
Waterside Children's Studio School (Q317)
190 Beach 110 St
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1344
 

Public High Schools
Beach Channel High School
100-00 Beach Channel Dr.
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 945-6900
Channel View School for Research (Q262)
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1970
ROCKAWAY PARK HIGH SCHOOL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY (Q324)
100-00 BEACH CHANNEL DRIVE
Queens NY, 11694
phone: (718) 318-6170

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
WATERSIDE SCHOOL FOR LEADERSHIP (Q318)
3-20 Beach 104 St.
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1128
Scholars' Academy Middle/High School
320 Beach 104th Street
Rockaway Park NY, 11694
phone: (718) 474-6918
 

School
Q318 Waterside School for leadership
1 90 Beach 110 St.
Rockaway Park NY, 11694
  

Senior Centers
JASA Rockaway Park Senior Center
106-20 Shorefront PKWY
Rockaway Park NY, 11694
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Eric Ulrich
eulrich@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 93-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park NY, 11416
phone: (718) 738-1083
fax: (718) 738-1918
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1555
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7069
NYS Assembly
Hon. Phillip Goldfeder
GoldfederP@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 214 Beach 96th Street
Rockaway Beach NY, 11693
phone: (718) 945-9550
fax: (718) 945-9549
Albany Office LOB, Room 834
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4292
fax: (518) 455-4723
NYS Senate
Hon. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
addabbo@nysenate.gov
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
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

The Rockaway peninsula, a barrier beach eleven miles long in southern Queens, includes the neighborhoods of Far Rockaway, Arverne, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, and Neponsit. The original inhabitants of the Rockaways were the Canarsie Indians. It is thought the name Rockaway is derived from “rechquarkie”, an Indian word with many spelling variants, which means “the place of our people”, or “the sand place”.

The Rockaways, along with Coney Island in Brooklyn, were long a favorite summer resort for New Yorkers, only declining in popularity after World War II. Considered a healthy place to get away from the dirt and heat of the city, people flocked to the beaches in the summer. There were once piers, pavilions by the water, grand hotels, large rooming houses, and colonies of beach cottages. Most cottages have disappeared, but some still are in use today, and in some areas there is attention to their preservation. The amusement park “Playland” opened in 1901 and enjoyed a heyday until it closed in 1986. The entire area has undergone many changes: enduring urban blight, seeing vigorous housing development, moving from being largely a resort area to a bedroom community.

In 1935, 30,000 to 36,000 people lived in Rockaway Beach. According to the U.S. Census, the largest immigrant groups were Irish, German, Russian, and Jewish. The population rose 25% between 1950 and 1959, including the addition of African-American residents. In 1998, the population of the Rockaways was almost 100,000. Today, the population of the community includes Polish, Hungarian, Hispanic, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic immigrants.

Its proximity to the mainland still draws thousands of summer visitors from the rest of the city to enjoy its beaches and sea air.

An article in the Rockaway Argus newspaper in 1930 refers to “numerous additions” to the “collection of books” at the first Seaside Branch, located at the north side of Beach Channel Drive. In her annual report for 1929, the children’s librarian refers to the many summer beachgoers coming to the library.

In April 1961, the Seaside Branch relocated as a “storefront library” on the ground floor of the Pioneer Hotel at 184 Beach 116th Street. Open House was held during National Library Week. There were 52,000 books in its collection. Harold Tucker was Chief Librarian of QBPL. That branch closed in January 1977 while construction continued on the present branch at 116-15 Rockaway Beach Blvd. The staff moved to the Peninsula Branch until the new Seaside Branch was completed and opened in 1979.

In 2010 the Seaside Library was renovated. The renovation included new furniture, interior changes, self check out, RFID technology, a Young Adult area, and more public computers

Sources:

Seyfried, Vincent and William Asadorian. Old Rockaway, New York in Early Photographs, Dover, 2000

Bellot, Alfred H. History of the Rockaways from 1685 to 1917, Bellot’s Histories, Far Rockaway, NY, c1918.

The Wave, Wave Publishing Co., Rockaway Beach, NY.

Rockaway Argus, Rockaway Beach, NY.

Annual Reports, Seaside Branch. Long Island Division, Queens Library.

Website:www.rockawave.com


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