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Upcoming Programs

Feb
7
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Lunar New Year Calligraphy Exhibit and Writing Presented by Thomson Chou

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Chou and his associate will demonstrate Chinese calligraphic art for the audience, and attendees will have the opportunity to receive a piece of calligraphic work as a gift from the artist to welcome in the New Year. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Feb
8
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Elementary Korean

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date February 8, 2016
Availability: 6 openings

Elementary Korean teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society.

FlushingMon, Feb 22, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, Feb 29, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, Mar 14, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, Mar 21, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, Mar 28, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, Apr 4, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, Apr 18, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, Apr 25, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, May 2, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, May 9, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingMon, May 16, 20164:30PM - 6:00PM

Feb
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive 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


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Feb
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Learn about computer hardware and software, how to use a computer, and how to search the Internet.


Feb
9
1:00PM

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6:00PM

Free E-File Tax Assistance for Qualified Tax Payers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April. If your income did not exceed $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file at no cost. Volunteers will be available at this location who speak English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. To learn more about the free e-file program, visit www.tax.ny.gov. For a list of participating Queens Community Libraries, visit www.queenslibrary.org/events.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130


Feb
10
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 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, and 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


Feb
10
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Black History Month Film Screening

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In "Eve's Bayou" (1997, rated R), the Batiste family tries to survive the secrets they've kept and the betrayals they've endured, as summer heats up in rural 1962 Louisiana beside Eve's Bayou. Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, and Debbi Morgan star. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Feb
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

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 a slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Feb
11
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

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 a slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Feb
12
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Free E-File Tax Assistance for Qualified Tax Payers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April. If your income did not exceed $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file at no cost. Volunteers will be available at this location who speak English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. To learn more about the free e-file program, visit www.tax.ny.gov. For a list of participating Queens Community Libraries, visit www.queenslibrary.org/events.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up and begin operating a business. 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


Feb
13
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Topics include creating and saving documents; working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregister for January classes at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk or by calling 718-990-0769 beginning Wednesday, December 30 at 9:00 a.m, and for February classes at the Flushing Cyber Center Reference Desk or by calling 718-661-1280 beginning Saturday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media website 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 JR200


Feb
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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, and 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


Feb
17
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130


Feb
17
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Community Legal Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Four licensed attorneys and a retired immigration officer will discuss tax-filing updates for the 2015 tax year, landlord/tenant conflict resolution, employment-based and family-based immigration procedures, and naturalization applications.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Feb
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 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


Feb
19
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you and strategies for successfully using social media for your business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


Feb
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer's Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc, 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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
2:30PM

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4:30PM

North American Chinese Calligraphy Association Lecture Series on Chinese Culture and Arts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics will be: 1/16 - identification and appreciation of Tang Yin’s calligraphy and painting; 2/21 - appreciation and analysis of famous running cursive samples; 3/19 - discussion of seal and stone carving *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Feb
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Women & Gender in Korean History

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

While the rise of women’s history and feminist theory in the 1960s and 1970s fostered more general re-evaluations of social and cultural history in the West, such advances have been far more modest in Korean history. This talk examines the experiences and representations of Korean women from early modern times to the present, and aims to gauge the ways in which gender roles were influenced—or not—by modernization.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Feb
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while seeking a job, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Preregister 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


Feb
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate MS Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required.


Feb
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Prospecting for Job Leads: 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 at this workshop! For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Feb
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Skills Identification

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


Feb
24
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Mandarin)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. Class Code:JR310.


Feb
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Improve your productivity and boost your knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code CC210


Feb
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code CC210


Feb
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Preventing Gastric Cancer

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Did you know that Chinese and Korean people are at higher risk for gastric cancer? Haejin In, M.D., a gastric cancer specialist from Montefiore Medical Center, will discuss how to prevent gastric cancer and keep yourself and your family healthy. A question-and-answer session will be part of the program, with Mandarin- and Korean-speaking staff available to translate.


Feb
26
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Managing People: Building Relationships in Business

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

This class will show how to build relationships through networking, foster partnerships in business, and get "buy in" from business acquaintances. To preregister or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class code JR310


Feb
27
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*


Mar
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning a Business-Winter/Spring Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Day 1: Starting your own business
Day 2: SBA programs and services
Day 3: Business Plan Writing
Day 4: Expanding your business
Day 5: Marketing strategies

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

Additional Dates


Mar
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.


Mar
4
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our selections are: 2/5 - "How to Start a Fire," by Lisa Lutz; 3/4 - "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean," by Susan Casey; 4/1 - "An Object of Beauty," by Steve Martin

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Photography and the Beauty of the Summer Palace with Tian Jinghui

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The topics of this 2-session program will be: 1-A brief review of photography skills and equipment, including camera and lenses; 2-Photographing classic architecture, using the Summer Palace as an example.
Saturday, March 5 & 26 @ 2:30 pm.
IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Knee Injuries and Physical Therapy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Greg X. Gao, PT, DPT, of United Interventional Pain Management and Physical Therapy Center, will discuss different types of common knee injuries and treatment options, focusing especially on the importance of physical therapy.


Mar
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

The Global Appeals of Japanese Comics or Manga: History, Aesthetics, and the Future

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This talk introduces the rich and longstanding tradition of Japanese comics (manga) that have been globally circulated and embraced by fans across different countries. Providing a brief introduction to the history of Japanese comics, Professor Suzuki discusses manga as a medium that is capable of narrating a nuanced story with its deliberate combination of images, words, and other visual/formal signs that sometimes even challenge the readers’ expectation.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Mar
12
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. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by calling 718-661-1280 beginning Saturday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Mar 19, 20169:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Mar 26, 20169:30AM - 12:00PM

Mar
12
2:30PM

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4:30PM

New York Classical Music Lovers Association 2016 Lecture Series: Going to the Palace of Music

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Featured programs include: 1/9 - New York Uncle Tang: How to analyze a song; 2/6 – Special Chinese New Year celebration, “Let’s Sing”; 3/12- Sissi Zhao: The great pianist Chopin and his works, and how to help children learn piano; 4/9 - Huilin Wang: Musical description of nature in eastern and western compositions (Part 1); 5/7- Huilin Wang: Musical description of nature in Eastern and Western compositions (Part 2).

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: Talking Shakespeare

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lenny Banovez, artistic director of Titan Theatre Company, will give a behind-the-scenes look at “Comedy of Errors”, “King John”, and “The Winter’s Tale” and will discuss modern interpretations of these classic plays.


May
25
6:00PM

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8:00PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

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

Learn what it takes to start your own business!

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. Class Code: JR310.


Jun
29
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Business Planning Basics (in Korean)

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

This course will teach you 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. Class code JR310.


Oct
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

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

Learn what it takes to start your own business!

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. Class Code: JR310.