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Workshops

Aug
22
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

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

In these one-on-one practice sessions, you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. You must preregister for a one-on-one session.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

Location: Central Library
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.


Aug
22
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Creating a Logo with Illustrator

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

Learn fundamental Illustrator tools of modifying shapes and tracing images to create your own custom logo. Your logo can be 3D printed afterward. Beginners are welcome.


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Aug
22
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Aug
23
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Using Formulas & Functions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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.


Aug
24
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Getting Started with Web Development and Coding

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

This 8-week course will take a close look at how HTML & CSS work together to build engaging websites. Each class will be taking a deep dive into web development basics. Exploring everything from centering images to using CSS gradients and organizing content with Flexbox. There will also be optional at-home resources to push your web development skills to the next level! If you have written a single line of HTML and have an email address, this course will be perfect for you.

QueensbridgeSat, Sep 7, 201911:00AM - 1:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Sep 14, 201911:00AM - 1:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Sep 21, 201911:00AM - 1:00PM

Aug
25
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Queens FEASTS Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Queens Food Entrepreneurship and Services Training Space (FEASTS) provides knowledge, tools, and resources to those who are interested in starting their own food business. Over a 12-week program, accepted students will learn the fundamentals of the food industry through interactive workshops and training, gain insight from industry experts, and receive one-on-one individualized assistance from counselors.


Aug
26
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Stay Well

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Special Services and New York City Department for the Aging-Health Promotion Unit present
Stay Well Program for New Yorkers 60 and older.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
26
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? 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 afterwards.


Aug
26
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Jump Start Your Online Portfolio

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Ever wanted to show your creative work to the world, but don't know where to start? We will talk about the different ways you can display multimedia work online for others to see and to get hired, from designing a website on WIX to creating a portfolio in InDesign.


Aug
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 28 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.


Aug
26
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Web Development Summer Boot Camp: Web Portfolio

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us this summer for a boot camp covering the fundamentals of web design. Topics include HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The boot camp will span the course of 12 weeks in total. Students will learn the basics of web design and create their own personal portfolio that can be shown online.


Aug
27
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Make it Legal! Register Your Business

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 openings

If you don’t own it, don’t promote it. Make your business legal! Participants are guided through the organizational tasks needed to set up a business and begin operation. Learn about legal structures and all the information you need to register and operate legally in NYC.


Aug
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? 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 afterwards.


Aug
28
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Writing Resumes in MS Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

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 to make your resume stand out above the rest. Basic computer skills are required.


Aug
28
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Intermediate Excel: Advanced Functions and Macros

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Take your Excel skills to the next level. Learn advanced formulas and how to automate your work with macros. Previous Excel experience is required.


Aug
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 21 openings

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up-and-coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking and improve your job search techniques at this workshop! For more information, call 718-990-8625 .


Aug
30
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show.


Sep
3
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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.


Sep
3
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Developing Business Connections

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Building relationships are key for starting a business. In this class you will learn to develop networking strategies in order to foster partnerships and build relationships that lead to motivation, connections, resources, and investment opportunities. Attain new skills in an accessible and low-pressure setting.


Sep
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

That Suits You! Professional Style Workshop Series with PK Kersey (Sept.)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

Author and entrepreneur PK Kersey is partnering with the Central Library Job & Business Academy (JBA) to offer style workshops and lessons on image. Come and learn about custom fittings, professional style tips, and other topics related to suit care, image etiquette, and what is the proper attire that allows you to put your best foot forward during interviews and within the workplace. All attendees get a free necktie from the Job & Business Academy’s TIEbrary.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Hacks for Going Green: Accessible Sustainability

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 4, 2019
Availability: 29 openings

Learn about the importance of sustainability in today's world as well as some easy hacks to "go green" in your daily life!

QueensbridgeWed, Sep 11, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM

Sep
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

In these one-on-one practice sessions, you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. You must preregister for a one-on-one session.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Join us for an introduction to basic parts and functions of a computer. Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, and how to edit, print, and save.


Sep
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your work skills and market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your work skills and how to identify them.


Sep
5
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Introduction to Word

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 5, 2019
Availability: 29 openings

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word, and gain hands-on experience creating documents, learning Word’s main functions, and discovering many features Word provides like styling, key commands, and more. Basic computer skills are required.

QueensbridgeThu, Sep 12, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM

Sep
5
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Basic Electricity

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 5, 2019
Availability: 25 openings

In this seven-part series, gain an understanding of electricity and all of its components, from resistance to voltage. Build circuits and become aware of what is going on a subatomic level. Realize the relationship between quantum mechanics and technology!

QueensbridgeThu, Sep 12, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeThu, Sep 19, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeThu, Sep 26, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeThu, Oct 3, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeThu, Oct 10, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeThu, Oct 17, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM

Sep
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sonic Pi: Coming Out of Queensbridge

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 7, 2019
Availability: 25 openings

Reimagine the music that was produced in Queensbridge by Marley Marl using Sonic Pi - a real world gateway coding app for music production that has extensions to P5js and Python. At the end of this seven-part series, you will create a work of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic art that lives on the intersection of hip-hop and technology.

QueensbridgeSat, Sep 14, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Sep 21, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Sep 28, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Oct 5, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Oct 12, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Oct 19, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM

Sep
9
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Family 3D Designing Printing Series

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 9, 2019
Availability: 20 openings

Come learn the basics of 3D printing and 3D design with the whole family! Turn your sketches and ideas into 3D objects! Get trained to use our in-house 3D printer and learn the basics of 3D modeling. 3D printing opens the door to engineering, business, art, and design! This program is open to all with any level of computer experience.

QueensbridgeMon, Sep 16, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
QueensbridgeMon, Sep 23, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
QueensbridgeMon, Sep 30, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM

Sep
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 9, 2019
Availability: 29 openings

You might already use Google for email. Now learn what else your Google account can do for you. We'll be covering calendars, maps, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and more.

QueensbridgeMon, Sep 16, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM

Sep
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
9
6:30PM

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8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2019. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends, and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Public Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The cover letters 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.


Sep
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

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.


Sep
10
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Marketing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

You can’t just rely on social media. This class is geared towards teaching you some of the most recognizable types of marketing. Traditional marketing encompasses the advertisements that we see and hear every day. Determine the traditional marketing actions you will take to make your business visible and attractive to your target customer.


Sep
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up-and-coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking and improve your job search techniques at this workshop! For more information, call 718-990-8625 .

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Learn how to access and navigate the Internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser, and understand how to use searches and websites.


Sep
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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.


Sep
12
6:00PM

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8:00PM

The JBA Small Business Voices Series: Powered By Taylor Insights (Sept.)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

The Job & Business Academy is proud to offer Small Business Voices, a six-session series of evening talks and networking for current small business owners (as well as aspiring business owners) here in Queens. Attendees hear from successful small business owners, authors, and/or advocates, who deliver a practical real world message and the tools for achieving small business success.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
17
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

The cover letters 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.


Sep
17
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Social Media Marketing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Social media is at its prime for marketing, if you know how to use it the right way. This course will prepare you with the knowledge to skillfully utilize social media resources to connect to your customers. Pick up strategies to becoming successful in a variety of social media marketing tools for your business.


Sep
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Finding a Job

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 18, 2019
Availability: 29 openings

Finding a job in today's market can be difficult! In this three-part series we will cover how to identify your skills, finding open jobs, and creating a professional portfolio that includes a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile.

QueensbridgeWed, Sep 25, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeWed, Oct 2, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM

Sep
19
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Excel: Data Entry and Tables

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Learn the basics of data entry and creating simple tables in Microsoft Excel. Basic computer knowledge is required. To register call 718-990-8625.


Sep
19
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, navigate your inbox, send and receive email messages, and attach documents.


Sep
19
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The cover letters 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.


Sep
19
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Introduction to PowerPoint

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, choosing designs and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presentation tips.


Sep
19
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

NYC Open Data 101

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

What is the Internet?

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

The growth of the Internet has changed the way that we get and share our information, and how every aspect of our world works. We have access to it on our phones, in our homes, at schools, and on the street. But what exactly is the world wide web? We'll look into the history of how it was developed, how it became the world's #1 source for every kind of transaction, and how its uses will continue to evolve in the future.


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
24
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Where's The Money? Get The Money!

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

Of course you need money to start, but in the end you’ll be making a huge profit from your own product! Become familiar with the variety of traditional and nontraditional resources available to help fund your business. The course will leave you knowledgeable about various loan options, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, and more.


Sep
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? 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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Our World in Data

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Learn how to access open data on sociological trends like food insecurity and working hours, and how you can use this information yourself!


Sep
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? 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 afterwards.


Sep
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Data Privacy: Don't Get Hacked

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Learn how to protect yourself from online threats - from hackers and identity thieves to nosy neighbors at the coffee shop - in this privacy workshop. We will discuss how to create a strong password, staying safe on open wi-fi networks, using a virtual private network, and securing your mobile device.


Sep
26
5:30PM

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8:00PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Sep
28
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Intro to Sewing

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 26 openings

Do you want to learn how to machine sew? Beginners will learn basics like threading your machine, how to sew a straight line, and how to sew a basic seam. All materials will be provided!


Sep
30
5:45PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
1
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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

Learn how to use MS Word to create and design marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, and business cards! Basic computer skills are required.


Oct
1
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

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.


Oct
1
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Basic Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) with Centro

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

JBA in partnership with Centro is hosting a nine-week Basic Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) to teach entrepreneurs about strategy, business finance, market analysis, operations, personal finance, products, and services resulting in a business plan. Centro’s Basic Entrepreneurship Program is an in-person, nine-session course for individuals primarily in the idea stage of their business and who have not been exposed yet to any formal business education.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Boss Talk Live

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

Got questions? We’ve got answers! This is a question and answer panel with experienced industry professionals to hear their real life struggles and successes, or address your inquiries about entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity to come in and meet directly with industry professionals. This is open to all.


Oct
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

That Suits You! Professional Style Workshop Series with PK Kersey (Oct.)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

Author and entrepreneur PK Kersey is partnering with the Central Library Job & Business Academy (JBA) to offer style workshops and lessons on image. Come and learn about custom fittings, professional style tips, and other topics related to suit care, image etiquette, and what is the proper attire that allows you to put your best foot forward during interviews and within the workplace. All workshop attendees get a free necktie from the Job & Business Academy’s TIEbrary!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

American FactFinder

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Learn how to access open census data and what it can tell you with American FactFinder! This class will also discuss the 2020 Census and the importance of a fair and accurate count.


Oct
3
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
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 an interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Intro to PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, choosing designs and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presentation tips.


Oct
3
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your work skills and market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your work skills and how to identify them.


Oct
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Data Privacy: Protect Your Online Self

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

Learn how to protect your privacy online in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to use built-in browser tools and extensions to keep their browsing history private, opt out of online tracking, and customize security settings on their mobile devices to prevent unauthorized access.


Oct
3
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

The JBA Small Business Voices Series: Powered By Taylor Insights (Oct.)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

The Job & Business Academy is proud to offer Small Business Voices, a six-session series of evening talks and networking for current small business owners (as well as aspiring business owners) here in Queens. Attendees hear from successful small business owners, authors, and/or advocates, who deliver a practical real world message and the tools for achieving small business success.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
5
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Tech Lab Open House

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Not required

Drop into our family-friendly, for all ages, free tech open house! You can try VR, 3D printing, sewing, arts & crafts, animating stories, building robots, and seeing what workshops we are offering for the month of October!


Oct
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Empowering Financial Literacy Through the Use of Technology with JBA

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

“Listos, Clic, Avance” (LCA) is a micro-learning video series. The series provides participants an opportunity to learn additional banking tools to budget better and improve their ability to save money. At select locations, the series will include a lesson on CreditWise® with a Capital One adviser. To register visit queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
5:45PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Word

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word, and gain hands-on experience creating documents, learning Word’s main functions, and discovering many features Word provides like styling, key commands, and more. Basic computer skills are required.


Oct
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

"The Hard Facts About Soft Skills" Author Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Join us at Central Library to hear author Richard Celestin, Esq. talk about the importance of soft skills in the professional world, the most critical soft skills to understand and master, and how to develop a mentality of success.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
8
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Using Formulas & Functions

Location: Flushing
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.


Oct
9
5:45PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Video Editing with Premiere

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date October 9, 2019
Availability: 30 openings

Learn the basics of editing your own video projects with Adobe Premiere in this hands-on workshop series. You'll learn how to add effects, music, captions, and color adjustments to your videos. You'll walk out of the series with a finished video project and the skills to begin editing your own short videos or documentaries.

QueensbridgeWed, Oct 16, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeWed, Oct 23, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeWed, Oct 30, 20195:45PM - 7:30PM

Oct
10
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Flushing
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.


Oct
12
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Fundamentals of Coding with Python

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Want to learn how to code? Come join us at the Queensbridge Tech Lab for our four-week introduction to Python course that introduces the fundamentals of coding. Learn basic programming terms, logic, and structures while using the easy-to-read, simple, and fun Python coding language.

QueensbridgeSat, Oct 19, 201911:00AM - 1:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Oct 26, 201911:00AM - 1:00PM
QueensbridgeSat, Nov 2, 201911:00AM - 1:00PM

Oct
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Hard Facts About Soft Skills Job Search Workshop: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

This workshop is by author Richard A. Celestin, Esq. It is an essential skill to be able to process information in a logical and coherent manner in both the personal and professional world. This session will focus on the need to think outside-of-the-box and identify the most relevant information in an effort to establish a solid foundation for handling the day-to-day obstacles and challenges we face.


Oct
17
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

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

The cover letters 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.


Oct
17
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
17
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Empowering Financial Literacy Through the Use of Technology with JBA

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

“Listos, Clic, Avance” (LCA) is a micro-learning video series. The series provides participants an opportunity to learn additional banking tools to budget better and improve their ability to save money. At select locations, the series will include a lesson on CreditWise® with a Capital One adviser. To register visit queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Data Privacy: Protect Your Online Self

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

Learn how to protect your privacy online in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to use built-in browser tools and extensions to keep their browsing history private, opt out of online tracking, and customize security settings on their mobile devices to prevent unauthorized access.


Oct
21
5:45PM

--to--

7:30PM

Surveillance in NYC

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

With new and emerging technologies being utilized to collect information about all of us at an ever-increasing pace, do we know the extent to which our movements, decisions, and feelings are being captured and studied? Explore the history and present-day functions of surveillance, and how NYC has been at the forefront of its push into our daily lives.


Oct
21
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Hard Facts About Soft Skills Job Search Workshop: Emotional Intelligence

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

Richard A. Celestin, Esq. leads this workshop. Emotional Intelligence encompasses a set of critical skills that impacts what you do and say on a daily basis. In this workshop we discuss how we manage our behavior and navigate through complex social situations to make decisions that lead to positive results. In addition, we will learn about navigating through the emotions of others as we interact with them in both a personal and professional setting.


Oct
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Anti-Social

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

In this hands-on privacy workshop, explore what information large technology companies collect about you – and learn how to use data export tools to request your personal data files as well as how to opt out of data collection.


Oct
23
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Safe, Secure, and Online: Census 2020 Info Session

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

Do you have questions about completing next year's decennial Census? Learn about the history of the US Census, discover best practices for filling out your Census form online, and explore how QPL and the city government are working to ensure that all New Yorkers are counted.


Oct
24
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

PowerPoint: Animating Presentations

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

Learn how to design your PowerPoint presentations. Call 718-990-8625 to register.


Oct
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? 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 afterwards.


Oct
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Safety First

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

Learn how your personal information is used online and what you can do to guard against cybersecurity vulnerabilities.


Oct
24
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
24
5:45PM

--to--

7:30PM

Introduction to Facial Recognition

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

In this hands-on workshop, learn how facial and voice recognition technologies have been developed and are being used in many of our home devices. We'll look at many of the ways we interact with these technologies in our cities, and what the future holds as they continue to advance. You'll also get to test out facial recognition software with our live demos!


Oct
24
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
25
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Surveillance in NYC

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

With new and emerging technologies being utilized to collect information about all of us at an ever-increasing pace, do we know the extent to which our movements, decisions, and feelings are being captured and studied? Explore the history and present-day functions of surveillance, and how NYC has been at the forefront of its push into our daily lives.


Oct
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Introduction to InDesign

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

Design eye-catching flyers, brochures, resumes, decks, and books using InDesign! Learn the basics of print layout design with Adobe InDesign in this introductory course. InDesign is a design tool used all over the contemporary industry.


Oct
28
5:45PM

--to--

7:30PM

Finding Your Family History with Genealogy

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

What is genealogy? How was DNA research developed to find familial linkages? We'll look at the growing field and the way you can find your family history with it. Looking at the most popular genealogy databases, we'll determine what information each provides. We'll also look at what other unforeseen consequences might arise from giving your DNA to these databases.


Oct
28
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Oct
31
5:45PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Nov
20
5:45PM

--to--

7:30PM

NYC Open Data 101

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

Want to know more about how your local government and city agencies work? Curious how you can use open data to better understand and advocate for change in your community? Join us for this introductory workshop to learn how to access, filter, and analyze information about your neighborhood from New York City’s open data platform.


Dec
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Job & Business Academy Presents A Vision Board Workshop (Day)

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

Visualize your future with a vision board. The Job & Business Academy (JBA) welcomes you to join author and motivational speaker Richard Celestin, Esq. to envision the career success you desire with the creation of a vision board. This is a workshop of purpose, fun, and creativity. Bring in your old magazines and let us help you set the stage for dreaming big in 2020!


Dec
18
6:00PM

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8:00PM

The Job & Business Academy Presents A Vision Board Workshop (Evening)

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

Visualize your future with a vision board. The Job & Business Academy (JBA) welcomes you to join author and motivational speaker Richard Celestin, Esq. to envision the career success you desire with the creation of a Vision Board. This is a workshop of purpose, fun, and creativity. Bring in your old magazines and let us help you set the stage for dreaming big in 2020!