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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF STEINWAY ALC

Sep
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Open Lab

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Would you like to brush up on your computer skills? Practice things you already know? Or simply need more time to finish an online application? Come to our Computer Lab!


Sep
21
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Knitting Club

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Yoga for Adults

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

Certified yoga instructor Sandhya Kaurmar teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. Participants should attend all sessions. Preregistration is required for each session. Space is limited


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Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Story Time

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Join us for short stories, nursery rhymes and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "The Translation of Love" by Lynne Kutsukake

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

In a story that takes place in occupied Tokyo, a young girl searches for her missing older sister, who has disappeared into the world of bars and dance halls. This turbulent story shows how war irrevocably shapes the lives of people.


Sep
27
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Baby & Me

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Nursery rhymes, short stories, songs, and simple movements for babies 6 - 20 months.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Lego Club

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Have fun building with Lego bricks at Steinway Library.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Basic Computers

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Learn basic skills to use a computer.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Kids Knit

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Kids in grades 4-8 are invited to join the knitting club. All levels welcome. Limited supplies available.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Steinway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Oct
12
6:00PM

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7:15PM

"Tenements, Towers & Trash" by Julia Wertz, Professional Cartoonist and Amateur Historian

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Through humorous comics, illustrations and photos, Julia Wertz's book shows New York City as it is today and was in the past. She will present an illustrated talk about "Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City" that will appeal to history lovers, comics fans, and urban explorers.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
16
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Steinway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Steinway Globe Trotters

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Explore the world with the Steinway Library. Join us each month as we take a trip to a new country. While there you will learn about the country's people, culture, celebrations, language, food, music and more! Come make your passport on October 19th. You will need it for our first trip on November 16th.
For ages 7-12

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Steinway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this 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 are required. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Oct
25
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Seasonal Crafts

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

If you feel like creative, welcome to join our crafts program.


Oct
26
5:00PM

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8:00PM

LinkedIn

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

Refresh and revive your online professional persona! In today’s world of social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your online profile and resume are fresh, current, and discoverable by your colleagues. Come to this LinkedIn workshop and learn how to create a professional profile that puts your best foot forward and shows off your abilities and accomplishments. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Oct
30
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Resumes

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

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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625.


Nov
2
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Steinway
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 online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Nov
9
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Steinway
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.


Nov
13
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Steinway
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 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 at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
16
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required.


Nov
17
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center: Ask the Pediatrician

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

We all want our children to develop lifelong habits that promote health and learning. Come learn from pediatricians from Mount Sinai Queens. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.


Nov
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

"Celebrity Sadhana, Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer": A Book Reading with Poet Vijay R. Nathan

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Vijay R. Nathan, recipient of Queens Arts Council New Works grant, will read from his soon to be published poetry collection entitled: "Celebrity Sadhana, Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer". These poems imagine meditative moments from the sadhana (spiritual practice) of Hollywood's elite. and include the unauthorized appearances of the personas of Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, and Shia Labeouf, among others.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
27
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Nov
30
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

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 as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


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:

Current Board Members:
President – Seelia Boogert
Vice President – Dalila Fedouache
Treasurer – Najifa Ahmed
Secretary – Pikul Pongthaitatape
Member-at-Large – Marleny Mosquere

Significant Accomplishments:

Friends Fun Facts:

Contact Info: Center Manager Tsansiu Chow (718-932-3239).
 

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