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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF ROCHDALE VILLAGE ALC

Jan
22
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


Jan
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Readiness Drop-In Hours

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with your resume or cover letter? Not sure how to search for a job? Come to our Job Readiness Drop-In Hours for assistance on these topics, and more! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center, or call 718-723-7662.

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

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Jan
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Motivational Monday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Motivational Monday is a series of Monday programs designed to help you stick with your New Years Resolution. Each week will focus on a specific resolution.

1/8: DIY face masks
1/22: Budgeting
1/29: Planning

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

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Jan
22
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Job Readiness Drop-In Hours

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

If you need help with your resume, cover letter, or how to search for a job. Come to the Job Readiness Drop-In Hours for assistance on these topics, and more! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center, or call 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Jobmap is a Queens Library online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-1110 for more information.


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Practice

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your spelling skills in preparation for the Rochdale Village Spelling Bee. For grades 3-6.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Book Discussion: Personal Experiences & Political Opinions

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Discuss the books: "We Should All Be Feminists", by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie & "Between the World and Me", by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Participants may choose to read just one or both titles. We will discuss


Jan
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Case Management Services

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Need assistance? Come see a case manager and learn what services you may qualify for! We offer information, help with employment, housing, healthcare, immigration, social services, education, and finances. We also refer to partner organizations for additional services.

Case management is available on a walk-in basis, but we may be able to assist you best if you schedule an appointment in advance! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center or call 917-436-7379

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Case Management Services

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come visit a case manager and learn what services you may qualify for! We offer assistance with employment, housing, healthcare, immigration, social services, education, and finances. We also refer to partner organizations for additional services. Case management is available on a walk-in basis, but we may be able to assist you best if you schedule an appointment in advance! For further information, visit the Rochdale Village Adult Learning Center or call 917-436-7379

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Typing Tuesdays!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn how to type accurately and effectively or just brush up on your typing skills, using self-paced software. Laptops and headphones will be provided. Registration is required.


Jan
24
10:45AM

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11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children birth to age 5 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts and lots of fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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 by calling (718) 990-8625.


Jan
24
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.


Jan
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-6 are invited to test their spelling skills in the Rochdale Village Spelling Bee! The winnners of this contest will go on to Central Library to compete against winning students from all over Queens.


Jan
26
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Drop-In Creative Play

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Looking for a safe, indoor enclosed place for your child to run around and explore? Meet other children and caregivers while enjoying unstructured, child-directed imaginative play. We will be enjoying the library meeting room with its toy kitchen, toy shopping cart, ride-on toys, building blocks and more!


Jan
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Poetry Circle

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

A discussion group to read and offer close readings of a different iconic American poet's work each month. This January we will read Gwendolyn Brooks.


Jan
29
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview.


Jan
29
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been a professional for years, keeping an up-to-date resume is important! In this class, you will learn layouts and formatting skills using MS Word to make your resume stand out above the rest.


Jan
31
10:00AM

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10:15AM

One-on-One Technology Appointments

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Rochdale Village is offering one-on-one technology appointments for all skill levels. Topics may include, but are not limited to, using a desktop or laptop computer, accessing the Internet, using apps on smartphones or tablets, introduction to social media sites and online shopping. Call our Customer Service Specialist to schedule your one hour appointment @ 718-723-4440.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Cover Letter

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online or for further information, please call (718) 990-8625


Jan
31
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.


Feb
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Monthly Building Bricks Program

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us once a month for "building brick" challenges!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Resume Lab

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be at this lab! Participants can create and work on their resume to help pursue employment while getting tips for making a resume stronger.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
10:30AM

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12:30PM

CISTA Girls: Leading the Way to Save Our Planet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Be a volunteer and help save our planet for future generations! Have fun participating in beach clean-ups, presentations, planting trees, panel discussions on TV shows, art shows and more. Teenage girls and boys are encouraged to attend. Preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics, such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.


Feb
5
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Jobmap is a Queens Library online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-1110 for more information.


Feb
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Rochdale Village "Who Was...?" Biography Book Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Do you enjoy the "Who Was..." biography series? Read a biography of your choice. At the book discussion, we'll play 20 questions to guess your famous person. Come in and pick up a copy!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
6:15PM

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7:45PM

Documentary: Africa's Great Civilizations

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Three-part viewing of the landmark series "Africa's Great Civilizations." Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. Journey through 2000 years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped their own rich civilizations and also the wider world. Registration not required. Light refreshments served.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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 by calling (718) 990-8625.


Feb
7
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.


Feb
8
6:15PM

--to--

7:45PM

Black Heritage using Ancestry.com Library Edition

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Explore black heritage and your ancestry through the resources of Ancestry.com Library Edition. Register online or by calling Queens Library @ Rochdale Village 718-723-4440. Space limited.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
9
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Glass Painting with Love: A Valentines Day Theme

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Join us for a fun filled session of glass painting, with a Valentines Day theme.
Glassware and materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


Feb
10
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Pigeon Party! Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun-filled storytime to celebrate the birthday of Mo Willems, author and illustrator of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus; Knuffle Bunny; the Elephant and Piggie series and more. We'll be reading some funny books, drawing some famous characters and creating some memorable moments!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

"Pre-K for All" Parent Information Session

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Registration for Pre-Kindergarten is from February 5, 2018 through March 30, 2018. Rachael Walton, Queens Outreach Manager for NYC DOE's "Pre-K for All" Initiative, will lead an information workshop covering Pre-K school options, the application process and additional information resources. Parents are encouraged to bring their little ones to participate in a special Story Time with Ms. Beth during the information session. Registration preferred.


Feb
12
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview.


Feb
12
1:45PM

--to--

2:30PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic facts about breast, prostate, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention alongside early detection with peer educators from New York Presbyterian Queens. All are welcome.


Feb
12
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been a professional for years, keeping an up-to-date resume is important! In this class, you will learn layouts and formatting skills using MS Word to make your resume stand out above the rest.


Feb
14
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Cover Letter

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online or for further information, please call (718) 990-8625.


Feb
14
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.


Feb
15
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Black History Bingo

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month. Learn about prominent African Americans while enjoying a game of bingo and competing for fun prizes!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
15
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

New Year, New You, Vision Board 2018 and Beyond!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

What's your vision for your future? Join us for a fun and interactive session creating vision boards. If you can see it.. you can be it!


Feb
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Lunar New Year: Year of the Dog

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

From new moons to fireworks, and lanterns to smiles, let the Lunar New Year Shine bright with Asian music, stories, crafts and your library friends and families. Children and their families will make special decorations to welcome in the Chinese New Year just like "The Year of the Dog" and "Bringing in the New Year."


Feb
17
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Poetry Circle/Open Mic

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join our group to read and discuss poetry. We will also be offering an open mic for those who wish to share poetry of their own.


Feb
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Black History Trivia

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Find out how "woke" you really are by testing your knowledge of important people, places and events in American history. Prizes will be awarded.


Feb
20
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This workshop covers a variety of topics, such as professional conduct and attitudes, business communication, suitable apparel, and maintaining an appropriate work environment.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
20
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Resume Building

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about the types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
11:00AM

--to--

5:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

If your 2017 income is under $66,000 or less, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Linkedin

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you looking to upgrade your job search? Find out how LinkedIn can help you!


Feb
23
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Art Lecture: Great Migration Series, by Jacob Lawrence

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an interactive art lecture about the era in United States history known as the "Great Migration". “The Migration Series”, a collection of paintings by Jacob Lawrence, will be our visual guide to the experiences of 6 million African-Americans as they resettle in the North. Registration not required. Families welcome.


Feb
26
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after an interview.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been a professional for years, keeping an up-to-date resume is important! In this class, you will learn layouts and formatting skills using Microsoft Word to make your resume stand out above the rest.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Book Discussion: "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

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

Discuss the book "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. The story follows the parallel paths of sisters and their descendants: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem.


Feb
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Black History Month Art Workshop

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

Join artist Audrey Bright-Greene in a hands-on art workshop. Participants will learn about the African American artists Faith Riggold and Jacob Lawrence and their important contributions to our nation's history.


Feb
28
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Cover Letter

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making your cover letter stronger.


Feb
28
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate general and career-specific websites, find and apply for jobs safely online, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email your resume.


Mar
1
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Stress Management

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come learn how to identify your stressors and some of the ways to feel more calm and relaxed. We will talk about breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, simple relaxation stretches, and behavioral strategies.


Mar
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Excel Lab For Beginners!

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register in person at the Rochdale Village Library or call (718) 723-4440. Basic computer skills are required.


Mar
8
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Teen Cinema Thursday! A Hip Hop Series

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun and informative hip-hop teen cinema session.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Let's Chat! - Womens History Month Edition

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a chatting session and movie based on Women's History Month.


Mar
17
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Super Cinema Saturday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Please come sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Rochdale Village's program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Steps to Health: Healthy Eating and Fitness

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Come discuss ways to be healthier! Space is limited! First come, first served.
Presenter: Merryl Reichbach, LCSW, Program Manager for SHAREing and CAREing, Cancer Support Services


Mar
19
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Spring Shopping Spree!

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

Join us for a fun and interactive online shopping experience! Online shopping is a convenient way to buy almost anything from the comfort of your home. While there are some risks with shopping online, there are also many ways to protect yourself and your financial information. Learn more about staying safe when shopping online in this very informative hands-on session.


Apr
18
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Health Challenge

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

It is time for the Community Health, Health Challenge! Bring your friends and come enjoy this interactive game and lesson plan. Compete to learn about nutrition tips, healthy habits and more!


May
14
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Jobmap is a Queens Library online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online.

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

Additional Dates


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising.

Date Formed: May 10, 2002. Re-chartered on November 15, 2007

Current Board Members:
President – Emily Banks
Vice President – Sarah Payne
Treasurer – Marie Wheeler-Thomas
Corresponding Secretary – Karen Udo
Recording Secretary – Christine Hughes
 

Significant Accomplishments: Through the Friends advocacy and community outreach efforts. Additional grants provided funds for the purchase of a copy machine, laptops, 27" TV, Herman Miller furniture et al. The Friends also support the library on the annual trips to Albany and City Hall. Also attend the Fight out against Crime night. 

Friends Fun Facts: Created, published, and sold a cookbook at an event with samples of cookbook entries. Also organized Annual Mothers'' and Fathers' Day Plant and Bake Sales
Tea Tasting and poetry reading events. Creation of a African American History Month book, Forgotten Black Heroes. Participated in Harlem Book Fair. 

Contact Info: Center Manager Michael Semple or Friends President Emily Banks at718-723-4440.

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