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New Americans Program

Jan
6
10:00AM

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11:00AM

OSHA Job Training Information Session: Construction

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for 10 Hour OSHA Certifications for the building and maintenance trades. Find out more and preregister for this program at this Information Session!


Jan
6
11:00AM

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12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

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 718-990-8625


Jan
7
9:00AM

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10:30AM

Resume Workshop

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best it can be at this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started; about types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making a resume stronger. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR130


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Jan
7
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class; no prior knowledge or skills are required. Class code CC100


Jan
7
3:00PM

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7:00PM

Computer Drop-In Hours

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Do you need help updating your resume and cover letter, searching for a job or preparing for a job interview? Come in during our drop-in hours for one-on-one job-readiness assistance.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
9:00AM

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10:30AM

Interview Skills

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 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, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170


Jan
13
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Jan
14
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Friends of Queens Library at South Jamaica

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

The Friends is a group of community residents who share a common concern for the library's active participation in community life. Join us to learn more about who we are, what we do and how you can help! Refreshments will be served.


Jan
21
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Starting & Managing a Small Business

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

Starting and Managing a Small Business: 10 top business mistakes to avoid
In this seminar you will learn the basics of starting and running a small business. From how to incorporate to how to manage cash flow. In addition, you will hear key tips and the top 10 business mistakes to avoid. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


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.