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New Americans Program

Oct
6
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.


Oct
7
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Free Job-Training Information Session: Become a Certified Security Guard

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering free classes for certification as a security guard. Find out more and preregister for the program at this information session.


Oct
8
3:00PM

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6:00PM

One-on-One Job Readiness and Computer Assistance

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Are you looking for a job but unsure where to start? Do you need to revise your resume? Would you like to sign up for JobMap? Make an appointment with the Job and Business Academy and get assistance! Sign up in person or by calling 718-426-2844.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Oct
14
9:00AM

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10:30AM

Interview Skills

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

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 at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR170


Oct
14
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: South Jamaica
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 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Oct
15
9:00AM

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10:30AM

Resume Workshop

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, about types of resumes, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. To preregister, go to jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Visit Arverne Library or call 718-634-4784 for more information about the class. Class dode JR130


Oct
20
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Jazz Ain't Nothing but Soul Genre Fusion

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Stacia Hobdy takes best loved jazz songs and rearranges them into Pop/R&B favorites. Hear selections like “All of Me,” ‘My Funny Valentine,” "The Shadow of Your Smile” and more interpreted with a contemporary approach and feel.


Oct
22
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Coding with Treehouse

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers. Students can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC310


Oct
27
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Friends of the Queens Library at South Jamaica

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

The Friends is a group of community residents who meet and share a common concern for the library's active participation in community life. Join us for more information. Refreshments will be served.


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.