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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF LONG ISLAND CITY ALC

Jan
16
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
16
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Long Island City
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Acrylic Stencil Painting

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an array of objects to paint. This is a fun class that allows you to paint using stencils and acrylic paint. No former painting experience is necessary.

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

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Jan
16
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Adult Game Night

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join LIC for Adult Game Night, a meetup for busy adults to converse and socialize while playing board games, Uno, Dominoes and other games.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Help, Tips & Tricks

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.

Additional Dates


Jan
17
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Interactive stories with simple crafts hand rhymes and finger plays will also be done, along with bubbles and toys.
Ages 1-5

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Night

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

All chess lovers are welcome to this program. Beginners, advanced and in between learners.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Blood Pressure Screenings

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

We have partnered with The Floating Hospital to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings and information on healthcare services. Preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come join us for fun word games and challenges and get ready for the Spelling Bee. All school age kids welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Short Story Society

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us to discuss a new and interesting short story selected from a variety of literary sources, such as "The New Yorker" and short story collection books. Stop by the library to find out what we will be reading!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
10:30AM

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11:30AM

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.
Word: December 6 & 13
Powerpoint: December 20 & 27
Publisher: January 3 & 10
Excel: January 17 & 24

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Craft

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to make a seasonal craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math)

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Have fun with Science Technology Engineering Art and Math at the Long Island City Queens Library!


Jan
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Drama for Literacy Workshop

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

Participants engage in drama techniques/activities that fosters an interest in reading and literacy concepts. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Watercolor

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Participants will use watercolor crayons to create watercolor images.


Jan
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Long Island City
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
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Natural Wonders

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

A weekly craft activity will be based on a Natural Wonder of the world (such as the Northern Lights, the Grand Canyon, Parícutin Volcano, Mount Everest and more). Participants will learn interesting facts about each natural wonder and complete a fun and educational craft based on the natural wonder.


Jan
25
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

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.


Jan
25
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
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
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Oscar Winners Book Chat

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come on down for a half hour of discussion of current and previous Oscar nominated movies that have been adapted from books. We’ll discuss how great book adaptations have influenced cinema.


Jan
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Library Lover's Month

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Show your love for the library! Create your own color wheel for our tree!


Jan
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Storytime

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Storytime for Children


Jan
29
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Movie of the Month

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

August 28: "The Lego Batman Movie"
September 25: "The Boss Baby Movie"
October 30: "Power Rangers Movie"
November 27: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
December 18: "Believe"

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Kids can complete Lego Challenges, or just free build and see where their imagination takes them. This encourages creative thinking, making, and problem solving skills for school age kids.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Grow a Garden with Peter Rabbit

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Plant your own garden in a cup! The new Peter Rabbit movie is in theaters February 9th and to get ready, we'll be planting a garden just like Mr. McGregor's. Hopefully the pesky Peter Rabbit stays away.


Feb
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Lunar New Year Paper Plate Drum

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

It's the year of the Dog. Come join us for a heartwarming film for families, caregivers and children to enjoy. We will be featuring "A Dog's Purpose" (PG).


Feb
5
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Author Talk: The Burial Society by Nina Sadowsky

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join author, Nina Sadowsky as she discusses her latest novel, “The Burial Society”, a psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal. A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and secrets. “The Burial Society” is Nina Sadowsky’s second novel. Her first novel, “Just Fall” received rave reviews and is in development as an original series for STARZ.


Feb
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Professional Etiquette

Location: Long Island City
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
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fashion Design

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Love to draw and design? Then this program is for you! We will draw miniature clothing, then cut and design these fashionable pieces.


Feb
8
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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.


Feb
8
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
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
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Crafting for All

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for an hour of crafting! We will make cute, mini origami books. This paper craft can go as far as your imagination will take you.


Feb
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Competition

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Have what it takes to be the crowned as the Spelling Bee Champ? Join Long Island City as we host our very own Spelling Bee. Come test your skills! For grades 3-6.


Feb
12
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Broken Heart Week: When Was the Last Time You Went on a Date?

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Go on a "date" with one of our mystery titles. What you'll get, no one knows. Give your date a rating to join the ranks of "Good" or "Bad" dates. Your blind dates will be available from February 12-17.


Feb
13
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Interview Preparation

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

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
13
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Writing Resumes

Location: Long Island City
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
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Love Letter 2025

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Write your future self a love letter. Customers will write a love letter to their future selves to be read in the year 2025. This letter will contemplate and consider what will make you happy and enhance your wellbeing, how you envision your lifestyle by 2025, and how would you react to this future self…


Mar
26
1:00PM

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5:00PM

OSHA 30 Job Training Information Session: Construction

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering classes for 30-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. Call (718) 752-3700 or (718) 990-8625 for more information.


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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