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New Americans Program

Oct
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

JobMap is 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 resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-634-4784 or visit Arverne Library for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784. Class code JR170


Oct
28
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Computer Boot Camp for Beginners

Location: Arverne
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.

Join our Computer Bootcamp for Beginners and explore the wonders of technology! This 3-week course will teach you how to use a computer, the Internet and email. It is strongly suggested that participants attend the entire 3-week course. For more information call the library at 718-634-4784.


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Oct
28
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Learn to Crochet

Location: Arverne
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.

This is a beginner-level class for those who want to learn to crochet and have little previous experience with the craft. Learn how to hold the yarn and hook and create the basic stitches, including chain and slip stitches and single, half-double and double crochet.

ArverneTue, Nov 4, 20145:00PM - 6:30PM
ArverneTue, Nov 18, 20145:00PM - 6:30PM
ArverneTue, Nov 25, 20145:00PM - 6:30PM
ArverneTue, Dec 2, 20145:00PM - 6:30PM
ArverneTue, Dec 9, 20145:00PM - 6:30PM
ArverneTue, Dec 16, 20145:00PM - 6:30PM

Nov
3
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Nov
3
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume 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 stronger. Class Code: JR130. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784.


Nov
3
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Arverne Book Club Reads Toni Morrison's "Sula"

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Please join us as we read and discuss Toni Morrison’s “Sula.” The book examines a lifelong friendship between two women. Tension builds as they grow apart and grow together; the friendship is explored with the talent and poetic language of one of America’s greatest writers.


Nov
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Computer Boot Camp for Beginners

Location: Arverne
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 November 4, 2014
Availability: 10 openings

Join our Computer Bootcamp for Beginners and explore the wonders of technology! This 3-week course will teach you how to use a computer, the Internet and email. It is strongly suggested that participants attend the entire 3-week course. For more information call the library at 718-634-4784.

ArverneTue, Nov 18, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM
ArverneTue, Nov 25, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM

Nov
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Zumba

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

This aerobic exercise class for adults uses dance moves to keep you fit. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes. Preregistration is required for each session.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
10
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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 Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR190


Nov
17
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Nov
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Resume Workshop

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume 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 stronger. Class Code: JR130. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784.


Nov
20
9:00AM

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10:00AM

Home Health Aide Information Session

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering a program to certify home health aides. For more information call the Arverne Library. Registration is not required.


Nov
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Arverne
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 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 Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784. Class Code: JR170


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.