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New Americans Program

Jan
26
12:00PM

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1:00PM

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.


Jan
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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


Jan
27
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be at this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started writing and what to include and not include in it, and tips for making it stronger. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-634-4784 or ask at the library. Class code JR130


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Jan
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Search for a job, receive job search assistance, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Participants are limited to two hours of lab time. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Feb
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-4784. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


Feb
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Home Health Aide Information Session

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for certification to become a home health aide. Find out more and preregister for this program at this information session!


Feb
9
12:00PM

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1:00PM

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.


Feb
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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


Feb
10
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Resume Workshop

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


Feb
11
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

Location: Arverne
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, using a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search engines and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-4784. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Feb
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

Search for a job, receive job search assistance, edit your resume or practice your computer skills. Participants are limited to two hours of lab time. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
17
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Interview Preparation

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. Preegister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-9634-4784. Class code JR170


Feb
17
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn what is needed to start a job search, what are some 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


Feb
18
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to create, log onto and navigate an email account; send and receive messages; and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call (718) 634-4784 for additional information. Class code CC120


Feb
23
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Online Job Application

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. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR160


Feb
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

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. Class code JR130. For further information call (718)634-4784.


Feb
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

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


Feb
24
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Resume Workshop

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

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.


Feb
25
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 634-4784. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


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.