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Programs

Sep
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

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


Sep
18
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Twitter

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


Sep
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Email for Beginners

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


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Sep
20
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. 9/13-Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 9/20-Calculations and worksheets; 9/27-Workbooks and layout. Customers should be able to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications. Customers are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, September 6 at 9:00AM.

FlushingSat, Sep 27, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Sep
20
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Asian Real Estate Association of America Presents a First-Time Home Buyer's A-Z Seminar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This seminar will discuss the appraisal process, surveys, titling, home owner's insurance and first-time home buyer grant programs. Real estate transactions will be conducted in a role-play format. In Rooms A&B, Lower Level


Sep
20
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. This group will meet in July Sat 19, August Sat 16 and September Sat 20.


Sep
21
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Understanding Hepatitis B (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hepatitis B is a very common viral infection that has no signs or symptoms. It is very treatable, but can cause liver cancer if untreated. Drs. Weining Liang, Guo Wenbin, William Li and Jianjun Li will explain the prevention and treatment of the disease. *In IRC Conference Room*


Sep
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Improve your workplace skills in this intermediate class for adults. Prior knowledge of Microsoft Word is required.


Sep
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 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.


Sep
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Interview Skills

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


Sep
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network and access knowledge, insights and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use it to network, look for employment and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR210


Sep
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to JobMap

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

In this workshop on JobMap, the Queens Library online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training, you will learn 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 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.


Sep
30
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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. Class Code: JR170
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Oct
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Computers

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


Oct
2
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
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*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
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.

Additional Dates


Oct
5
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Queens Museum Presents "Rodin in Your Backyard" with Artist Jia-Jen Lin (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This eight-week sculpture workshop in Mandarin Chinese will teach the making and casting of molds through two projects: the casting of an everyday object and the re-creation of a body part. Students will learn how to handle clay and plaster and explore sensory experiences through modeling and sculpting. Art appreciation, hands-on practice and group presentations will provide students an understanding of the art of sculpture. Follow-up sessions will be held at the Queens Museum.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Let's Talk About Arthritis

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn more about arthritis, the general term for a disorder that includes more than 100 different conditions affecting joints and surrounding tissues.


Oct
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

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

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


Oct
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Computers for Beginners (in Chinese)

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

This class, taught in Mandarin Chinese, is for beginning computer users. No prior computer experience is required.


Oct
7
1:30PM

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3:30PM

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.


Oct
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Downloading E-Magazines

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

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


Oct
7
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Skills Identification

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


Oct
8
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 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


Oct
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Thursday Night at the Movies: "Little Shop of Horrors"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This funny musical about a man-eating plant stars Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and Vincent Gardenia. Rated PG-13


Oct
11
9:30AM

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12:30PM

Lan-Ping Zhou and the Legend of Green Island Serenade

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dr. Tung Shen will discuss Lan-Ping Zhou and the legend of "Green Island Serenade,” a Mandarin pop song that has remained for six decades one of the most famous songs in Chinese-speaking regions.
*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Oct
11
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes 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 use a computer and send email. 10/11 - Introduction to the computer; 10/18 - Navigating the Internet; 10/25- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Oct 11, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 18, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 25, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Oct
11
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes 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 use a computer and send email. 10/11 - Introduction to the computer; 10/18 - Navigating the Internet; 10/25- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Oct 11, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 18, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 25, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Oct
11
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes 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 use a computer and send email. 10/11 - Introduction to the computer; 10/18 - Navigating the Internet; 10/25- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Oct 11, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 18, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 25, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Oct
14
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

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


Oct
14
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

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


Oct
16
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
3:00PM

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5:00PM

How Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? (in Mandarin 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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
2:00PM

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3:30PM

You|Stories: A Presentation of Scenes from Greek Dramas

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The power of classical drama is brought to life in a staged reading of scenes from Greek dramas, including selections from Homer’s “Odyssey,” Sophocles’ “Ajax" and "Philoctetes,” and Euripides’ “Herakles.” A discussion exploring the similar experiences of ancient warriors and veterans of recent conflicts will follow the performance.


Oct
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

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


Oct
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Improve your workplace skills in this intermediate class for adults. Prior knowledge of Microsoft Word is required.


Oct
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Breast Cancer and Women's Health (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dr. David Chiang, MD, of New York Hospital Queens, will discuss basic aspects of women’s health, breast and cervical cancer awareness, and prevention and treatment of gynecological cancers. Free blood pressure screening will be available from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.


Oct
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

First-Time Home Buyers Workshop (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop in Chinese will cover how to find out if you qualify for a first-time home-buyer’s grant of up to $15,000; and what you need to know about the differences in co-op and condo owners’ rights and responsibilities before you decide which to buy.


Oct
25
12:00PM

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5:00PM

"Blood Moon Rising Horror Magazine" Presents Halloween Blood Fest 2014

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This year's blood fest, hosted by Dark Soul, features live entertainment, horror movies, magicians, psychics, ghost stories, a costume parade and contest, a haunted tunnel and a Freddy vs. Jason face-off live on stage. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Oct
26
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It's the zany musical, set in the 1920s—with frisky flappers, a dashing leading man and a dragon-lady villainess—that has everyone dancing the Charleston!


Oct
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Eric Miu, Community Coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education, will conduct this pedestrian safety workshop to educate seniors about crossing New York City streets. Seniors will learn safety tips and about Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.


Oct
27
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Halloween Film Screening: "Dark Night of the Scarecrow"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In a small town, a murdered man exacts revenge on his killers from beyond the grave. Starring Charles Durning and Larry Drake. This TV movie is unrated but contains disturbing scenes.


Oct
28
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 MS Publisher 2010 to create flyers, edit cards and print your own publication. Knowledge of MS Word is required.


Oct
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Downloading eBooks

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

Learn how to download library materials to your e-reader. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.