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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LONG ISLAND CITY ALC

Feb
23
12:45PM

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2:45PM

Query of the Day

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Enjoy easy, fun, and simple riddles and trivia questions.


Feb
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Come and Learn How to Use Finances to Inspire Us Artistically

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This is a participatory design workshop for financial applications. Galleries and show spaces in this Queens neighborhood have attracted artists in large quantities, and this once industrial hub now showcases their creative and colorful talents.


Feb
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Podcast Plan-IT

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

In this weeklong workshop, kids will work together to create, record, and edit their own podcast.


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Feb
23
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us every Saturday for family Movie Time. Upcoming movies include:

2/2 - Lego Movie
2/9 - Wreck-It Ralph
2/16 - Up!
2/23 - How to Train Your Dragon

3/9 - BFG
3/16 - The House with Clocks in the Walls
3/23 - My Little Pony Movie
3/30 - Shaun the Sheep


Feb
25
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Virtual Reality Experience with Oculus Rift

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Step into the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Join us for an VR experience like no other. You can try a fun game like Robo Recall or experience an horror game like Face Your Fears. Must be 18+ and/or 13 with parental consent.

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

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Feb
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Game Bonanza

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a night of board games.

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

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Feb
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafternoons

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of crafts!

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

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Feb
27
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Basics

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need help on the computer? Are you computer savvy? Stop into Long Island City and receive some basic computer tips.

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

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Feb
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for interactive stories with simple crafts, hand rhymes, and finger plays, along with bubbles and toys. For ages 1-5.

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

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Feb
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about Microsoft Office. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save documents; format and edit; copy, cut, and paste; and use the basic functions and commands of Office. Basic computer skills required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

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Mar
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Play Today

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Program for babies through pre-K and caregivers to drop in and play with a variety of early literacy toys (blocks, puzzles, and movement toys such as bikes and crawl tunnel).

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

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Mar
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Foster a sense of positive physical activity and sportsmanship using our Wii cart.

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

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Mar
7
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Mar
11
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
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. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Mar
14
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to MS Word

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word, and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts. Basic computer skills are required.


Mar
18
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your resume the best it can be. This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. For further information, call 718-990-8625.


Mar
20
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: STEAM Hidden Figures Craft

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come to our storytime at 10:30 and stay for a special craft celebrating women in science! Little ones and caregivers will create artwork using basic coding concepts great for young minds.


Mar
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: STEAM Hidden Figures Coded Messages

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Celebrate women in science! Learn all about the female mathematicians at NASA in "Hidden Figures" and create your own inspiring message about females in science using Made by Code.


Mar
25
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Mar
28
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to Excel

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

Participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, basic Excel navigation, and basic data entry.


Mar
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Those CSI Shows, Fact or Fiction?

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

If you are a fan of the popular crime-solving genre of television fare, then this program is for you. Retired teacher of forensic science Linda Maria Frank investigates the protocols, procedures, and laboratory world of crime investigation in the real world and on television, with references to notable cases solved by the various divisions of the modern forensics laboratory.


Apr
4
4:00PM

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7:00PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

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

Learn to edit and manipulate data in the Using Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data! Basic computer skills are required.


Apr
8
4:00PM

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7:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.


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

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

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. 

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