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Programs

Sep
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

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

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


Sep
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Computers for Beginners (in Chinese)

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

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


Sep
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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


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Sep
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Broadway to Hollywood

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jill Wasserman of JCRevue sings a mix of Broadway show tunes and songs of the cinema from productions that include "Jekyll and Hyde," "Funny Girl," "Dreamgirls," "Beaches" and "Goldfinger."


Sep
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Computers

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


Sep
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*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
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.

Additional Dates


Sep
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Chinese Moon Festival: Music for Piano and Flute

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Pianist Hannah Hsu Wang and flutist Stephen Josephs will perform classical and pop pieces, mostly moon-related, including some Chopin nocturnes, Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," and the songs "How High the Moon" and "Moon River," among others. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Sep
9
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Job Search Strategies

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


Sep
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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


Sep
10
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Breast-Feeding Basics

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A lactation consultant from Flushing Hospital will address your questions and concerns in a program that will provide support, build confidence and assist with specific problems associated with breast-feeding a child. Mothers and future mothers, their partners, family members and friends are encouraged to attend.


Sep
11
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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


Sep
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Group Presents: Stress Reduction Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Stress can adversely affect your health. Sophia Y. Lee, M.D., will discuss techniques to reduce or cope with it. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Sep
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Internet for Beginners

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

After this workshop, you will have the basic 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


Sep
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. 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.

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Sep
13
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Education and the Family (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

City- and borough-wide high school fairs take place in late September and October. This workshop, part of an ongoing series on education and the family, will detail the process of choosing, applying to and registering for public high schools. It is presented in cooperation with the Association of Chinese-English Bilingual Educators. Rooms A&B, Lower Level


Sep
13
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Pingtung Hakka Music and Dance Troupe Presents Hakka Music and Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Pingtung Hakka Music and Dance Troupe presents, for the entertainment of the American audience, oversea Hakka descendants and Taiwanese compatriots, Hakka popular and folk tunes, nursery songs, aboriginal Cantonese music and original compositions. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Sep
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Obligations under the New York State Dignity for All Students Act

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representatives of Guercio and Guercio, LLP, an education law firm, will conduct a workshop and open discussion for concerned parents, teachers and students on the public school's obligation to protect students from bullying under the New York State Dignity for All Students Act. Student discipline will also be discussed. This program is presented by the American Chinese Women's Association of New York. *In Rooms A&B, Lower Level*


Sep
14
2:00PM

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3:15PM

The Life and Art of Peking Opera Performers: Opera Dreams

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The journeys of Chinese-American opera artists to America are described through Peking opera, costumes, make-up and storytelling.


Sep
15
3:00PM

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5:00PM

StartUP! 9th Annual Business Plan Competition: Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2014. 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 this session. Watch for more information sessions at various locations in September.


Sep
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Superfoods: Healthy and Delicious Eating Plans for Families (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Nutritionist Christina Camacho will present recipes and tips on how to incorporate nutrient-packed "superfoods" into your meal plan, as healthy snacks and how to introduce them to your family.


Sep
16
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 and delete messages and use different email functions.


Sep
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

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


Sep
16
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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


Sep
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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


Sep
18
4:00PM

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5:30PM

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.


Sep
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Email for Beginners

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


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: 8 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: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 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
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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: 13 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: 16 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: 15 openings

In this workshop on JobMap, Queens Library’s new online tool that provides customized recommendations for job search help and computer training, you will learn to how preregister for job search workshops and computer training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 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: 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. 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
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
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
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
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
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Eric Miu, Community Coordinator at the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education, will conduct this pedestrian safety workshop to educate seniors about risks 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.