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Upcoming Programs

Sep
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be at this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Sep
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

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


Sep
3
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 of poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word.

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

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Sep
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship: Lead Up to StartUP!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

The first course of this four-part series provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helping participants chart a path to success by assessing their skills, aptitudes and interests, and exploring the right type of business based on the results of these assessments. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
4
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our upcoming selections are: 9/4 - “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore; 10/2 - “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Phillipp Sendker; 11/6 - “Vanessa and Her Sister” by Priya Parmar; 12/4 - “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry.
*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


Sep
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

Increase your job leads by following nontraditional approaches and cast a wider net in the employment market. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR350


Sep
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to set up your own email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


Sep
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150.


Sep
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


Sep
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Setting Up Your Business: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

In this second course of a four-part series, students will be guided through the elements needed to set up a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring and other preliminaries. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
12
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should be familiar with computer use, and must attend all sessions. Preregistration for the Flushing session is required at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by telephone at 718-661-1280 beginning 9/12 at 9:00AM. Preregistration for the Langston Hughes session is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning 10/3 at 10:00AM.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

The Duplication of Chinese Rare Books

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

One of the features of Chinese culture is its long and rich history of bookmaking. In a way, Chinese classics exist because of books. However, these books are extremely rare and valuable and therefore not in circulation. Recent efforts have been made to produce highly accurate duplicates of these books so that more readers can access and enjoy their richness. This lecture by Professor Taiping Chen will talk discuss the processtopic. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Sep
14
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn what Alzheimer’s disease is, what the warning signs and treatments of the disease are, why early diagnosis is important and how the Alzheimer’s Association can help you.


Sep
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

Knowing your marketable skills is critical in various aspects of job searching. In this class you will learn about the 3 skills sets wanted by employers (job-related, self-management, transferable) and the importance of building a marketable skills triangle. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110.


Sep
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

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


Sep
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

WeChat Public Platform (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zhemiao Chen, of the law office of Jiali Pan and Associates, PLLC, will speak about the advertising uses of the messaging and calling app WeChat and the proper way to use it to avoid legal risk. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.


Sep
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

The interview is the most important part of a job search. Find out the 10 toughest interview questions and how to answer them, and learn new strategies to employ at your next interview. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR170


Sep
16
3:00PM

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5:00PM

10th Annual StartUP! Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 10th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2015. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Life Skills Seminar (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Find out about Medicaid and Medicare billing, fee waivers for naturalization and senior benefits.


Sep
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180.


Sep
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Marketing- Become an Expert: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

This is the third course in our four-part series. In this course we will explore the exciting world of marketing and learn the tried and tested models for success and explore technologies that are best suited for marketing your business. However, fundamental to success in marketing is understanding the customers you are serving and developing a story and message that they love. To register or for additional information call 718-990-8625.Class Code: JR310.


Sep
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Information Session Presented by Center for the Independence of the Disabled

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representatives of the Center for Independence of the Disabled, in partnership with Queens Library, will describe free services it provides to people with disabilities, their family and their friends. It will also provide general information on public benefits for the disabled.


Sep
19
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.


Sep
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

There are over 400 transferable skills that can show employers a worker's added value, but that job seekers often fail to mention about themselves. Learn to identify some of these skills in yourself! To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Sep
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

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

Learn how to create spreadsheets and tables and use formulas. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Sep
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 afterwards. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170


Sep
23
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Korean)

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

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be prepared when applying for financing. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
23
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "New York Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the Philharmonic to perform his personal favorites.


Sep
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Hepatitis B (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, board-certified gastrointestinal specialist Dr. Michael Li will explain the causes of hepatitis B and its route of infection. If you have suffered from hepatitis B or have concerns about how to deal with this disease, your questions will be answered here.


Sep
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

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


Sep
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Social Media for Your Business: "Lead Up to StartUP!"

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

This is the fourth course in our four-part series. Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese Book Club: The Westernization of Chinese Drama and Cinema

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Drama and cinema were introduced to China in the late Qing and early Republic periods and had a huge impact on traditional Chinese performing arts and social norms, giving rise to both growth and conflict. The monthly Chinese book club will examine the changes wrought by these performing art forms in terms of literary works, theater and film in modern China. *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Sep
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint is a Microsoft presentation program. Learn how to create and edit slides, insert clipart, apply designs, work with views and run a slide show. We will also cover how to save, print and open presentations. Familiarity with Word basics or experience using MS Word is required.


Sep
30
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. To make an appointment, visit the JBA table on the second floor at Flushing or call 917-294-9301. Class code JR170


Oct
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media websites that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code CC130


Oct
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class will help entrepreneurs develop on the diverse paths of business ownership provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them dependent on skills, aptitudes and interests, and charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Tradition Meets Online in Literature (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Zongzi Zhang, a renowned Chinese author living in New York, will share his perspective on reading and writing for Chinese Americans, and Lan Zhang, a well-known online Sina blogger and writer, will discuss her experiences establishing "Yi Xiang Fang Wen Xue City" (WeChat Literature Account in Chinese).


Oct
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Stroke and Spinal Injuries and Illnesses (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Ning Lin, MD, a neurosurgeon with New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and New York Hospital Queens, will discuss stroke and its neurological impact on a patient. He will also discuss diagnoses and treatment options for conditions affecting the central nervous system, including the spine.


Oct
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

Knowing your marketable skills is critical in various aspects of job searching. In this class you will learn about the 3 skills sets wanted by employers (job-related, self-management, transferable) and the importance of building a marketable skills triangle. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110.


Oct
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Oct
7
6:30PM

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7:30PM

A Tale of Two Kidneys

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program, presented in collaboration with Northshore LIJ, will help you learn how to prevent and treat chronic kidney disease as well as other common problems, such as diabetes, that can damage kidneys.


Oct
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media:Twitter

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

Twitter is a social Media websites that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code CC130


Oct
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

The Essence of Chinese Traditional Culture

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This presentation will feature an insightful introduction into the foundation of traditional Chinese culture and values. It will explore aspects of history, including the different dynasties; the calendar and designation of years; dance, music, martial arts and tai chi, medicine and much more. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Oct
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring and other preliminaries. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
10
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Computers for Beginners (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to turn on a computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required for the Central Library session in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by telephone at 718-990-0967 beginning Wednesday, September 2 at 9:00 a.m. Preregistration is required for the Flushing session in person at the Cyber Center or by telephone at 718-661-1280 beginning Saturday, October 3 at 9:00 am.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

There are over 400 transferable skills that job seekers often overlook but can show employers they have added value…and can do more than what the job requires. Learn to identify many other skills to offer an employer. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110.


Oct
14
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150.


Oct
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Social Networking for your Job Search

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

The Internet is abuzz with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to leverage your network for your 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR200


Oct
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Clinical Trials

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What are clinical trials, how do they work and why do we need them? This lecture will help you understand the benefits and challenges of clinical research and will highlight important questions to ask your healthcare provider so that you can make informed decisions regarding your health.


Oct
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Becoming an Expert in Marketing

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

In this course we will explore the exciting world of marketing and learn the tried and tested models for success and explore technologies that are best suited for marketing your business. However, fundamental to success in marketing is understanding the customers you are serving and developing a story and message that they love. To register or for additional information call 718-990-8625.Class Code: JR310.


Oct
17
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. The group will meet on Saturdays, October 17, November 21 and December 19.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Oct
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Job finding is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to find out what words the employers want to see in the resume and online applications. This class will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using 5 resources. It will allow you to identify what types of accomplishments or achievements you had a hand at in your career. Class Code: JR130.


Oct
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

Increase your job leads by following nontraditional approaches and cast a wider net in the employment market. To register, visit us on jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code: JR350.


Oct
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

On the Spectrum: Autism and Its Treatments

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Autism spectrum disorder rates have increased 10-17% annually in recent years, affecting more than 3 million people nationally. Each individual with autism is unique, with his or her own areas of ability and challenge. Attend this program to find out more about the diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and common treatments of autism spectrum disorder.


Oct
24
12:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Blood Fest 2015

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The all-female rock band Shattered Serenade will perform, along with a seance with flying ghosts, magicians, a psychic, movies and ghost stories. There will also be a costume and scream contest with special guest The Great Pumpkin and, live onstage: Freddy vs. Jason: The Final Battle. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Oct
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Oct
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from finding work or reaching other goals? Speech-language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Oct
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

In this workshop participants will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, including creating an account at a major job search website, posting your resume online and emailing a resume. They will also learn appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Oct
28
6:30PM

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8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Chinese)

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

This course, in Mandarin Chinese, provides a basic overview of the steps to take to start a business, and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. You will learn how to develop a business plan, determine your legal structure, set up a bookkeeping system, get permits and licenses, and obtain financing. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also 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 and improve your job search techniques in the workshop. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Oct
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Nov
18
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Chinese)

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

This course will teach how to organize a business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote a business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting a business and develop financial projections.


Dec
16
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Chinese)

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

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course, in Mandarin Chinese, will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be prepared when applying for financing.


Dec
17
2:00PM

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6:00PM

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 ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities.