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New Americans Program

Sep
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

Learn how to navigate a spreadsheet, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information please call (718)634-4784.


Sep
4
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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 your slide show. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Sep
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Map Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a new Queens Library online tool that provides customized recommendations for job search help and computer training. In this workshop you will learn how to 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 718-634-4784.

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Sep
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

Learn how to define and categorize job skills, what skills are most sought by employers, and how to identify and market your skills to potential employers.
Class code: JR110. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call (718)634-4784.


Sep
9
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Sep
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Interview Skills

Location: Arverne
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 after the interview. Class Code: JR170. For more information please call (718)634-4784


Sep
11
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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
11
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Sep
16
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s job market, it is 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 in this workshop. Class code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-4784.


Sep
16
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

Before you start talking salary with a prospective employer, you need to know how much you and the job are worth. Learn how to negotiate in this workshop! Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Sep
16
12:30PM

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1:30PM

LinkedIn

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

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 LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the internet required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: JR210


Sep
18
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Beginners Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC170


Sep
18
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 your slide show. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Sep
18
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

Learn how to navigate a spreadsheet, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information please call (718)634-4784.


Sep
18
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Beaded Bracelet Workshop for Adults

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

Learn how to design your own beaded bracelet. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Sep
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

Learn how to define and categorize job skills, what skills are most sought by employers, and how to identify and market your skills to potential employers.
Class code: JR110. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call (718)634-4784.


Sep
23
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and not include in a resume and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call (718) 634-4784 for more information. Class code JR130


Sep
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Interview Skills

Location: Arverne
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 after the interview. Class Code: JR170. For more information please call (718)634-4784


Sep
25
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Twitter

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Sep
25
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn about the social media site that everyone is using, and how you can use it 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 your new Facebook account and answer your questions. Basic computer knowledge, internet skills, and a valid email account required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: CC130


Sep
25
1:00PM

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2:30PM

LinkedIn

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the internet required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: JR210


Sep
30
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Job Seach Strategies

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself to start a successful one! In this workshop participants will learn: what is needed to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; and how to safely find and apply for jobs online. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR190


Sep
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Arverne
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, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR160


Sep
30
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Make your cover letter the best that it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and not include and tips for making a cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


Collections

Most of our international language collections include books, periodicals, CDs, CD-ROMs and videos. Check out our romances, computer books, cookbooks, biographies, best-sellers, martial arts novels, parenting books and much more!


Resource Guides

Find multicultural web sites, English classes, citizenship classes, immigrant-serving agencies, demographics and more.


Cultural Programs

New Americans Program offers Cultural Arts programs celebrating the arts and literature of ethnic groups in Queens communities. Programs are presented in the Central Library and in community libraries. Offerings include music, dance, drama performances, bilingual poetry and storytelling. Cultural arts programs are bilingual in English and the language of the culture being showcased.


Coping Skills

New Americans Program offers Copings Skills workshops: lectures and workshops to help immigrants adjust to life in America presented in selected community libraries as well as the Central Library. Programs are presented in English and in the major immigrant languages of Queens by lawyers, teachers, counselors and other professionals. Topics presented include immigration law, becoming a citizen, tenants rights, career planning, starting a business, parenting, education and health.