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New Americans Program

Jul
24
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Beginners Excel

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

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.


Jul
24
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Getting More From Google Accounts (Google Docs)

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps, to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Jul
24
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

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


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Jul
28
9:00AM

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10:00AM

Removing Barriers to Employment

Location: Arverne
Registration: Not required

This workshop will enable participants to identify and create solutions for the physical conditions or personal situations that make it hard to find or keep employment. For more information call 718-634-4784.


Jul
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

JobMap 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.


Jul
28
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Beginners' Computer Boot Camp

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

After this boot camp, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. This is a 6 week boot camp that will take you through the basics of computers, email and the internet. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-634-4784.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
9:00AM

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11:00AM

Job 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.


Jul
29
11:00AM

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12:30PM

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


Jul
29
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


Jul
31
11:00AM

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12:30PM

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


Jul
31
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.


Aug
4
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.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Skills Identfication

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 own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Aug
5
9:30AM

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10:30AM

Job Search 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


Aug
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Online Job Applications

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


Aug
5
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


Aug
7
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Word

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


Aug
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Beginners Excel

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


Aug
11
5:30PM

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6:30PM

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


Aug
12
9:00AM

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11:00AM

Skills Identfication

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 own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Aug
12
11:00AM

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12:30PM

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


Aug
12
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


Aug
14
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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


Aug
14
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Website Design

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

Learn how to create your own website. HTML is the primary language used to create pages on the Web. This workshop will enable you to build and view a basic web page using the Notepad editor. No prior knowledge of web editing or coding is required, but you must have basic computer skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code CC240


Aug
14
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Create Your Own Jewelry Box: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

Phyllis Ger shows you how to create your own beautifully-styled jewelry box in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.


Aug
18
5:30PM

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6:30PM

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


Aug
19
9:30AM

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10:30AM

Job Search 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


Aug
19
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

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


Aug
19
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


Aug
21
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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


Aug
21
11:00AM

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12:30PM

LinkedIn

Location: Arverne
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 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


Aug
21
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Facebook

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


Aug
25
9:00AM

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10:00AM

Removing Barriers to Employment

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

This workshop will enable participants to identify and create solutions for the physical conditions or personal situations that make it hard to find or keep employment. For more information call 718-634-4784.


Aug
26
9:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Skills Identfication

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 own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-4784. Class code JR110


Aug
26
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

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


Aug
26
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


Aug
28
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Beginners Excel

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


Aug
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Getting More From Google Accounts (Google Docs)

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps, to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Aug
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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


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.