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This Weekend at Queens Library

Enjoy your weekend at Queens Library with a lecture on Peking and Kun Opera, a Ling Sing winter concert, a film screening of “Maleficent,” and a children’s Junior SMART Club ...

Support Queens Library During Giving Week

Dec. 1-5 is Giving Week. Share your library love on social media using #GivingTuesday and #IAmQueensLibrary.

Get a free selfie at our photo booth!

Monday, December 1, 11 am - 7 pm, Queens Library at Broadway, 40-20 Broadway
Tuesday, December 2, 1 pm - 9 pm, Queens Library at Flushing, ...

The 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

The 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are now accepting nominations!

We invite Queens Library lovers of all ages and backgrounds to submit nominations on behalf of their neighborhood libraries. It's a great time to think about what your library has meant to you and your community. One library in Queens will receive a ...

GreeNYC's "Stop Junk Mail" Campaign

Keep unwanted advertisements and catalogs out of your mailbox and out of our landfills. Opt-out of junk mail here.

Free Financial Coaching

Are money problems causing you stress? A financial coach can help you build the skills you need to manage money and gain stability!

One-on-one appointments will cover:

• Reviewing and understanding your credit report
• Addressing debt-related legal problems
• Dealing with debt ...

Sunday Concerts at Central: 29th Annual Series

Queens Library invites you to a series of free concerts featuring world music. Events take place on Sundays at 3:00 pm between October 2014-June 2015 at Queens Central Library. 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432.
 

 

 

Monique McDonald & Friends with Inna Leytush, ...

Nov
29
2:00PM

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4:30PM

8th Annual Winter Cultural Exchange Festival Lecture Series: Introduction to Peking and Kun Opera

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jianguo Zhang, president of the China National Peking Opera Company, Troupe III and acclaimed performer of the Xi School of Peking Opera, and Ling Yang, famous “female role” of the Peking and Kun Opera in New York, will speak.


Dec
1
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Social Media for Small Business (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representative from the Queens Chamber of Commerce will share best practices that will help you attract new customers and boost your business with the latest online marketing and cutting-edge social media.


Dec
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Asset Protection

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Noted elder law and estate planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.


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Dec
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Learn how to open an email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


Dec
2
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Beginners' Computers (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory class; prior computer knowledge and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Dec
2
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! Participants will learn: About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


Dec
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


Dec
4
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how you can use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Dec
4
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Open Mic Night with Performance Poets Association

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word.


Dec
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Computers (Spanish)

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

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory class; prior computer knowledge and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Dec
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the following books this autumn at our discussion group: 9/5 - "Dear Life: Stories" by Alice Munro; 10/3 - "Etched in Sand" by Regina Calcaterra; 11/7 - "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri; 12/5: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Dec
6
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Talks on Chinese Literature (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Professor Tang will explain the influences on modern Chinese literature of ancient and modern Chinese and Western forms and ideas. Chinese literary works will be compared to those of other languages, and literary theories and trends as well as works by outstanding authors will be discussed.

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

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Dec
8
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 12/8: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 12/15: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 12/22: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 12/29: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Global Harmony House Presents: What Is Real Self-Esteem?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kamla Etwarrow, a raj yoga meditation teacher at Global Harmony House, and Catherine Piccione, PhD, will explore how feeling better about oneself can ultimately improve relationships and lead to true success in life. Wei Yee Ho, who holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from HELP University (Higher Education Learning Philosophy) in Malaysia, will provide translation into Mandarin. IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Dec
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Managing an Email Account

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Get more out of your email account by learning how to send and open attachments and print your emails.


Dec
9
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Introduction to the Internet (In Chinese)

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Dec
9
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR130


Dec
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Treehouse

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

Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges created by expert teachers. Participants can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Dec
11
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Twitter

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

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Dec
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet (Spanish)

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Dec
13
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. 12/13 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 12/20 - Calculations and worksheets; 12/27 -Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 6 at 9:00AM.

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Dec
13
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Success Strategies for Bilingual Immigrant Students

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Association of Chinese English Bilingual Educators presents the second in a series of workshops on education and the family. In this program, bilingual subject class teachers will explain how they worked collaboratively with parents to help students overcome hardship and achieve academic success. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Dec
13
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences.


Dec
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Participants should have basic computer skills. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.


Dec
16
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

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; how to apply to online job postings; and how to upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: JR160.


Dec
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Interview Skills

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170


Dec
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Keep Your Bones Healthy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tony Quach, MD, of New York Hospital Queens, will give a talk on the many causes of knee pain. He will also discuss the newest technology available to help treat various conditions that causes knee pain.


Dec
18
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Permanent Opportunity: You Have a Green Card—Get More! (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be eligible to become a U.S. citizen, which will allow you to vote in local, state and national elections and enjoy many other opportunities and benefits.


Dec
18
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Pinterest

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

Pinterest is a popular social media site that allows you to save images and links from the Internet, creating a virtual “pin board” of your interests. Learn about this tool for online sharing and marketing in this introductory workshop! Basic computer skills, knowledge of the Internet and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-1876 for additional information. Class code CC130


Dec
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Preregister 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.


Dec
20
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing (in Chinese)

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170


Dec
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Publisher

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

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 to create flyers, edit cards and print your own publications. Knowledge of MS Word is required.


Dec
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Improve your workplace skills with this intermediate class for adults. Knowledge of Microsoft Word is required.


Dec
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

"Fighting for the Dream": Panel Discussion and Book Signing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

“Fighting for the Dream,” by Victoria Moy, is a collection of oral histories of 40 Chinese-American men and women, ages 24-94, who served in wars from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan. The panel discussion brings together the author and several military veterans, including Fang A. Wong (U.S. Army), Tony Lee (U.S. Air Force) and William Chan (U.S. Army). *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Dec
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Downloading e-Magazines

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Learn how to download free e-magazines onto your electronic device using the Queens Library website. You must have an email account and valid Queens Library card with PIN. Preregistration is required.


Dec
30
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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

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


Jan
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

January 2: "100 Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
February 6: "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
March 6: "The View from Castle Rock" by Alice Munro
April 3: "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud
IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
11
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Music Lecture Series by New York Classical Music Lovers Association (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lecturers will discuss different style of classical music and composers each month. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates