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An Evening of Stevie Wonder Songs

Two of the most prominent musicians on the Russian jazz stage, Oleg and Natalia Butman, present their own vibrant jazz arrangements of unforgettable Stevie Wonder songs.

Feb 20 @ 6:30 PM

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler:" A Mardi Gras Mask Craft Creation Celebration

Come “pass a good time” in the Teen Space and celebrate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) at the same time by designing your own masquerade mask. After you’ve finished your mask you can show it off, dance it off, and laugh it off to the hot New Orleans jazz sounds of Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings in the Plaza/Lobby. Post selfies and photos on ...

Feb 23 @ 1:00 PM

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”- A Mardi Gras Celebration with Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings

The Gotham Kings are a high energy immersive jazz experience that you won’t want to miss. This band is coming to Culture Connection for a special Mardi Gras celebration: “Laissez les bon temps rouler.” They are led by two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter Alphonso Horne.

Feb 23 @ 2:00 PM

Spanish Beginner Conversation Class

This course introduces the basic elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on basic vocabulary related to greetings, how to introduce oneself, how to express likes and dislikes, how to speak about a present action, and more. Preregistration is required, and a single registration will secure your place for ...

Feb 24 @ 12:30 PM

Sunday Movie: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"

When a volcano threatens the dinosaurs, Claire recruits Owen to save the animals from extinction. (2018, PG-13)

Feb 24 @ 2:00 PM

Meet the Author: "The Black Tax" by Shawn D. Rochester

The author of recently published book "Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America" will discuss the massive financial burden on African American households that dramatically reduces their ability to leave a substantial legacy for future generations. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM

Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting

The Central Library is pleased to offer a two-part instructional program in Chinese brush painting. Using an ink brush, a teaching artist will demonstrate how this simple tool and a range of ink colors can create panoramic landscape views of mountains, rivers, and forests. Advance registration is required for this program, and registering ...

Feb 27 @ 5:00 PM

Networking

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 ...

Feb 28 @ 10:00 AM

Celebrate Black History Month with "Marcus the Artyst"

Marcus Miller has been performing professionally on the saxophone since age thirteen. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in mathematics. He developed a reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player while studying music production and engineering under Grammy-winning engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockmann. Come hear this exciting ...

Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM

Passing the Torch: A Women’s History Month Tribute to “Song Stylist” Nancy Wilson with Candice Hoyes

Candice Hoyes is a classically trained groundbreaking multi-genre artist who defies genre categorization. She began formal vocal study as an undergraduate at Harvard University, soon gracing the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as an award-winning classical soloist.

Mar 2 @ 2:00 PM

Feb
19
5:30PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Web Design

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

Build websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript! You've got ideas and we want to give you the skill set to bring your ideas to life. There are many web developer jobs out there. Contribute your ideas to the internet. Website are built using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We use HTML to create content, CSS to style it, and JavaScript to add interactivity. We'll train you in the basics of web design and development with hands-on practice. Register today by calling the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Typing Class

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to type up that next report quickly and (most important) correctly! No more "hunt and peck" typing. This is a free program for boys and girls ages 6-12. Space is limited so don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Funding Your Business

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

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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625.


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Feb
20
9:30AM

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11:30AM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
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.


Feb
20
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Google Tips and Tricks

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

In this single-session workshop, participants will learn about different Google tools, including sharing documents online, organizing your medical records, and much more. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. Preregistration is required by phone at 718-990-0769 or in person at the Cyber Center desk.


Feb
20
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club - Learn How to Sew (Beginners)

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

This is a one-session class. 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. Adults 18 and over only. All materials are provided. Class is limited to seven participants. Class starts promptly and extreme latecomers will not be admitted. Register online only.


Feb
20
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Central Library Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Central Library Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month. Pick up our next selection at Central Library's reference desk and join us to share your thoughts!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Building Batteries

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children can investigate how batteries work and explore the challenges of storing energy and renewable resources. Learn then how to make your own battery and run a small motor with it! No registration required, but space and materials will be limited. This program is first-come, first-served.


Feb
20
5:00PM

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8:00PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

Location: Central Library
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.


Feb
20
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In February, we will screen the following films:

2/6: BlacKkKlansman (2018, R) Customer Suggestion
2/13: Acrimony (2018, R) Customer Suggestion
2/20: The Hate U Give (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion


Feb
20
6:30PM

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8:00PM

An Evening of Stevie Wonder Songs

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Two of the most prominent musicians on the Russian jazz stage, Oleg and Natalia Butman, present their own vibrant jazz arrangements of unforgettable Stevie Wonder songs.


Feb
21
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Feb
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Email

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 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.


Feb
21
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

2/7-"Imitiation of Life" (1959) Customer Suggested
2/14-"Mary Poppins" (1964, G)
2/21-"In the Heat of the Night" (1967) Customer Suggested
2/28-"The Awful Truth" (1937)

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wind Turbine Design Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Get wind of this exciting program for kids. Learn about the benefits of wind power and how wind energy works. In a hands-on experiment, design and construct model wind turbines, and measure the power they produce. No registration is required; however, space and supplies will be limited. Don't miss out!


Feb
21
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Youth Leadership Council

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Make your voice heard! You’ll advocate for your community and make real change in this yearlong program. Community service credit is available! Visit queenslib.org/youthcouncil18 for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

Location: Central Library
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.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 31 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.


Feb
21
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Drama Club

Location: Central Library
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.

Are you an aspiring actor or actress? Are you curious about what it’s like to perform on stage? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a movie star? This ten-week program will give you a chance to learn about theater, explore the art of acting, and perform in a final showcase. Participation in the showcase is voluntary. Help put on the show or be in the show yourself! Please register online or by calling 718-990-0728 between January 1 and 30.

Central LibraryThu, Feb 28, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 7, 20196:30PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 14, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 21, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 28, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Apr 4, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM

Feb
21
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Conversational Chinese for Beginners

Location: Central Library
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 for our 8 week conversational Chinese class presented by Sheng-Hong Chen. This course introduces the basic elements of the Chinese Language.

Central LibraryThu, Feb 28, 20196:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 7, 20196:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 14, 20196:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 21, 20196:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 28, 20196:30PM - 8:00PM

Feb
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Financial Literacy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

In this workshop customers will be able to define and understand the basics of banking and financial transactions, learn the different types of banking accounts, define and know the difference between savings and investments, and gain understanding of credit reports.


Feb
22
2:00PM

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3:30PM

An Afternoon of Jazz with Kelly J. Fallon

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kelly J. Fallon is sweeping through NYC with her beautiful renditions of classic jazz standards, and will now be sharing her talents with Queens Library! With her soft vocal lines and captivating energy, she will take you back to a simpler time when music was evolving into the most influential movement in America. Kelly has worked with renowned musicians such as Marni Nixon, John Pizzarelli, Latanya Hall, and more. Come join us for an afternoon of jazz with Kelly J. Fallon!


Feb
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Building Solar Race Cars

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Steer yourself towards this fun and educational program for children. Design, build, and test your own mini solar-powered race car. No registration will be required however space and supplies will be limited. (It is recommended that younger children be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to help with the building process.)


Feb
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn to code at Queens Library! Our code club has no lectures: you’ll learn to make websites, animations, apps, and games by actually making them, step by step. Prepare for a tech career or learn skills you can use in the real world right now to make whatever you can dream up.


Feb
22
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Teen Anime and Graphic Novel Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Like manga? Enjoy graphic novels? Love anime? Then join us for our Anime and Graphic Novel Club! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.


Feb
23
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If your 2018 income is $66,000 or less, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department and Urban Upbound will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Instagram

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

Learn how to share and take photos, add filters and image adjustments, connect accounts, and respond to comments. Please bring your smartphone with the Instagram app already installed to class. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required.


Feb
23
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Saturday Science Lab Family Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for a special edition of Saturday Science Lab. It's Saturday Science Lab Family Festival with a focus on engineering! There will be all sorts of activities, learning, and fun about engineering. No registration is required. Children up to age 12 and their families are welcome!


Feb
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

"Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler:" A Mardi Gras Mask Craft Creation Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come “pass a good time” in the Teen Space and celebrate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) at the same time by designing your own masquerade mask. After you’ve finished your mask you can show it off, dance it off, and laugh it off to the hot New Orleans jazz sounds of Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings in the Plaza/Lobby. Post selfies and photos on Instagram using #cultureconnection #mardigras #queenslibrary.


Feb
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”- A Mardi Gras Celebration with Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Gotham Kings are a high energy immersive jazz experience that you won’t want to miss. This band is coming to Culture Connection for a special Mardi Gras celebration: “Laissez les bon temps rouler.” They are led by two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter Alphonso Horne.


Feb
24
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Spanish Beginner Conversation Class

Location: Central Library
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 course introduces the basic elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on basic vocabulary related to greetings, how to introduce oneself, how to express likes and dislikes, how to speak about a present action, and more. Preregistration is required, and a single registration will secure your place for all seven sessions. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required, and all adults and teens are invited to participate. We hope to see you there.


Feb
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

When a volcano threatens the dinosaurs, Claire recruits Owen to save the animals from extinction. (2018, PG-13)


Feb
25
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


Feb
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
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.

Enjoy songs, finger plays, and simple story books for toddlers ages 18-35 months and their caregivers. Registration will begin on January 22nd. Space is limited so don't miss out!

Central LibraryMon, Mar 4, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 11, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM

Feb
25
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

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.


Feb
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Meet the Author: "The Black Tax" by Shawn D. Rochester

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The author of recently published book "Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America" will discuss the massive financial burden on African American households that dramatically reduces their ability to leave a substantial legacy for future generations. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Feb
25
7:00PM

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8:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low-Impact Chair Fitness for Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Sharon leads this low-impact fitness class that focuses on improving core, upper body strength, and mobility. This low-impact, gentle workout will help you burn calories, tone your body, and increase your heart health. Wear comfortable clothing, and bring a towel and water bottle. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In February, we will screen the following films.

2/5: White Nights (1985, PG-13)
2/12: Waiting to Exhale (1995, R)
2/19: I Am Not Your Negro (2016, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
2/26: The Soloist (2008, PG-13)


Feb
26
3:30PM

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6:30PM

The "Voices of Queens" Teen Radio Podcast

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create your very own radio podcasts in this free workshop program! Come along and learn how to produce fun and engaging podcast episodes. Completion of this course gives you scholarship opportunities, enhances your resume, and can even get you started on the road to a rewarding career in broadcast journalism, audio engineering, news reporting, radio presentation, and beyond. This program series is for teens ages 12 – 19 years old and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Entrepreneurs Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

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 even is open to all. For more information, call 718-990-8625.


Feb
27
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Medical and Consumer Health Database Workshop

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

This class will provide information on medical and consumer health databases and websites available on the Queens Library homepage. An overview of the medical librarian services available at Queens Library will also be discussed. Preregistration is required in person or by calling the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Feb
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Job Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 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.


Feb
27
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Sewing Club: Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Need to sew? Do you have a project you would like to work on? We provide the sewing machines and accessories, you bring your own project and fabric. *There is no instruction during the lab so you need to know how to use a sewing machine.* No registration is required but space is limited. Adults 18 and over only.


Feb
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Choose and Manage Your Social Media

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 50 openings

Learn how to choose the right social media platform for your business, startup, or brand and use the best free tools to make your social media more engaging and convert your visitors into customers.
Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting

Location: Central Library
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.

The Central Library is pleased to offer a two-part instructional program in Chinese brush painting. Using an ink brush, a teaching artist will demonstrate how this simple tool and a range of ink colors can create panoramic landscape views of mountains, rivers, and forests. Advance registration is required for this program, and registering once will secure your place for both sessions. We hope to see you there.


Feb
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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


Feb
28
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bingo for Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come in from the cold and join us for a fun hour of Bingo every other week at Central Library. We welcome all adults, both young and old. Come for the neat prizes, making new friends, or simply for the love of the game.


Feb
28
5:00PM

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7:00PM

History of Urban Fashion in America

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join J. Alexander(FUBU), April Walker (Walker Wear) Shirt King Phade, Elena Romero(F.I.T.) for a book signing,
fashion show and panel celebrating Black History Month and the History of Urban Fashion.
Jackie Love and Jay-Nisa Dance Company present and introduce teen fashion designer Tyyan Williams.
and special guest Life Style guru Vera Moore on skin care tips.
This program will be hosted by Ralph McDaniels and moderated by Elena Romero. Limited Seating.


Feb
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Black History Month with "Marcus the Artyst"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Marcus Miller has been performing professionally on the saxophone since age thirteen. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in mathematics. He developed a reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player while studying music production and engineering under Grammy-winning engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockmann. Come hear this exciting concert.
http://www.marcustheartyst.com/


Mar
1
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn the basics of using computers: logging on and off, using a keyboard and mouse, opening and closing “windows,” and using tool bars and scroll bars. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Mar
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Bengali Storytime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1-3 are invited to enjoy our very special storytime in Bengali! Enjoy stories, songs, and all types of fun. No registration required, but space will be limited. Don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn to code at Queens Library! Our code club has no lectures: you’ll learn to make websites, animations, apps, and games by actually making them, step by step. Prepare for a tech career or learn skills you can use in the real world right now to make whatever you can dream up.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Teen Anime and Graphic Novel Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Like manga? Enjoy graphic novels? Love anime? Then join us for our Anime and Graphic Novel Club! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Word

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

Learn to navigate Microsoft Word in this workshop for beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Parents' Playdate

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

All parents who are under 21 years old are welcome for refreshments, conversation, and to share stories and advice about what it’s like to be a parent. You’re welcome to bring your child or children with you.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing into focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the fifty years since the Immigration Reform Act, What We Bring celebrates the rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, especially in New York City.


Mar
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Passing the Torch: A Women’s History Month Tribute to “Song Stylist” Nancy Wilson with Candice Hoyes

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Candice Hoyes is a classically trained groundbreaking multi-genre artist who defies genre categorization. She began formal vocal study as an undergraduate at Harvard University, soon gracing the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center as an award-winning classical soloist.


Mar
3
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Author Talk with Caitlin McDonagh

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Caitlin McDonagh will read from her book "ABCs of What I Can Be" and autograph thirty copies for the children.


Mar
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Concerts at Central present Inner Circle Band

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Multi-instrumentalist/composer/bandleader Kim Clarke (on bass) and vocalist Asa Lovechild are backed by an ensemble of dynamic, phenomenal women musicians (Erene Terakubo, sax, Yayoi Ikawa, piano, Deborah Knapper, guitar, Lucianna Padmore, drums) performing music from the African-American diaspora, the American songbook of blues, gospel, R&B, and some of today's dance music.


Mar
5
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in March we will screen the following films:

3/5: "Belle" (2013, PG) Customer Suggestion
3/12: "A League of Their Own" (1992, PG) Customer Suggestion
3/19: "Private Benjamin" (1980, R)
3/26: "Sylvia" (2003, R)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
5:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Java Script

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

Want to learn how to code, but don't know where to start? Come join us in our four-lesson course where we will teach you how to become a programmer using JavaScript. Register now.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Laptop Time: Microsoft Paint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Use your imagination and increase your tech skills while creating your own work of art using Microsoft Paint on the laptop.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
7:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Understand and Master Your Mind through Art

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In these workshops, art teacher and empowerment coach Elena Zelenina will help you experience personal growth and tap into your intuitive knowledge while making art. Participants will learn art techniques and explore paths to creative breakthroughs in art, personal empowerment, and parenting. Art supplies will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Current Issues Databases

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

Learn how to access information on controversial topics such as abortion, the death penalty, gun control, euthanasia, and much more using electronic databases and other online sources. Preregistration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Mar
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

Location: Central Library
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Sewing Club: Open Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Need to sew? Do you have a project you would like to work on? We provide the sewing machines and accessories, you bring your own project and fabric. *There is no instruction during the lab so you need to know how to use a sewing machine.* No registration is required but space is limited. This program is for adults 18 and over only.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in March we will screen the following films:

3/6: "Ocean's 8" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
3/13: "The Wife" (2018, R) Customer Suggestion
3/20: "Mary, Queen of Scots" (2018, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
10:00AM

--to--

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


Mar
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.


Mar
7
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Bingo for Adults

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We welcome all adults, both young and old. "Spring" into the library and join us for a fun hour of Bingo every other week at Central Library. Come for the cool prizes, to make new friends, or simply because you love Bingo!!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

3/7: "All About Eve" (1950), Customer Suggested
3/14: "Woman of the Year" (1942)
3/21: "Rachel, Rachel" (1968)
3/28: "The Woman" (1939) Customer Suggested

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and learn how to improve your chess skills with your friends over at the Children's Library Discovery Center!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Women in Hip Hop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join Ralph McDaniels, Sha Rock, and Lady Love for "Women In Hip Hop."


Mar
7
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Central Library
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.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library beginning Thursday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Mar 7, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 14, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 21, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

Mar
7
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Opera with a Feel of Swing: An International Women’s Day Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come hear a wide selection of jazz, popular, and classical music performed by the rising vocal star Nafset Chenib and Yaacov Mayman’s international jazz band! Their performances will span music traditions from opera classics to jazz, from Gershwin and Porter to Tchaikovsky and Sibelius. Nafset Chenib has surmounted her visual impairment to pursue a brilliant career as a classical soprano and a crossover singer.


Mar
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

An Interfaith Breakfast Celebrating The Lives of Women

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Women face so many adversities including injustice, discrimination, exploitation, and abuse. Yet we persist! Join us at the Queens Library for an Interfaith Breakfast to honor the strength, courage, and power of women! We will share the stories of women who inspire us, learn from each other, and have a good time! All are welcome. Breakfast will be served. First-come, first-served.


Mar
9
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Finding Your Inner Self

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Have you questioned who you are? Do you feel alone, misunderstood, stuck, or invisible? If yes, this course was designed with you in mind. During Women's History Month, this workshop uses Black feminist teachings and womanist ethics to uncover our hidden gifts and talents.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
13
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Tablet Using Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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

In this single-session workshop, you will learn how to navigate the web using a tablet device, the differences between a PC and a tablet, how to start up programs on your tablet, how to connect wirelessly to the internet, and how to navigate using a virtual keyboard. Preregistration is required in person or by phone. Please call (718)-990-0769.


Mar
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
13
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Sewing Club: Tunic Top (Intermediate)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Online registration is required. In this three-session course, participants will create their own tunic top from a pattern that will be altered for your personal fit. You must attend all sessions. This program is for intermediate sewers and adults only. You must know how to use a sewing machine. This program is limited to seven participants. This program starts promptly at 10AM, latecomers will not be seated. All materials will be provided.

Central LibraryWed, Mar 20, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 27, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Mar
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to PowerPoint

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

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. Basic computer skills are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
14
1:45PM

--to--

2:30PM

Author Talk at Business Technology Early College High School With Kareem Hayes

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join Kareem Hayes as he discuss his book "Necessary Evil." The author will discuss how he wrote, published, and distributed the book. There will also be a Q&A. This program will be hosted by Ralph McDaniels and will take place at Business Technology Early College High School.


Mar
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Hip Hop: Deeper than Rap Series

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join in on the conversation with Jon Hope and Brian "B Dot" Miller (Rap Radar Podcast) as they introduce the Deeper Than Rap Series. The conversation will be about Meek Mill's latest album, Championships. We will discuss the album under a variety of themes that include (but are not limited to)
● Black incarceration
● True freedom
● Born into injustice
● Self-motivation
● Criminal justice system
● Restoring differences and humbling yourself


Mar
15
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Overdrive

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

Overdrive provides a platform for many mobile devices including Nook, Kindle, iPhone/iPod/iPad, Zune, Windows 7, BlackBerry, Android, and Sony Readers. By clicking on "ebooks @ Overdrive" or the Overdrive icon, you will be taken to a site where you can browse, checkout, and download through Queens Library items from one of the largest collections of audiobooks, eBooks, and videos. Preregistration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Mar
16
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Excel: Data Entry and Tables

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

Learn the basics of data entry and creating simple tables in Microsoft Excel.


Mar
16
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Breastfeeding Basics Workshop: Build Confidence and Get Answers to All Your Breastfeeding Questions

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you, a friend, or a loved one considering breastfeeding now or in the future? Parents, future parents, partners, family members, and friends are encouraged to attend this workshop. This course will provide support, build confidence, and assist with common challenges associated with breastfeeding. The workshop is presented by a Certified Lactation Counselor. Free Metrocards and refreshments will be provided. To register, please call or text Jasmin at 646-629-2413.


Mar
20
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

How to Navigate the Queens Library Website

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

Learn how to navigate the Queens Library website at www.queenslibrary.org. Search the catalog for books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and more. Browse our library programs and events for all ages and a multitude of valuable services. Preregistration is required in person or call the Cyber Center at 718-990-0769.


Mar
20
9:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Young Black Men: We're Not Who You Say We Are. How a Young Black Father Challenges the Stereotype

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join Queens Library as we sit down with Jamiyl Samuels to discuss his book, "Pass the Torch: How a Young Black Father Challenges the Deadbeat Dad Stereotype."


Mar
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

Refresh and revive your online professional persona! 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.


Mar
23
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Email

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

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
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Stacy-Ann Gooden

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Meteorologist Stacy-Ann Gooden shares her personal story of how she became interested in the science of the earth's atmosphere, provides insight on climate change, and discusses some of the challenges she faced as a woman in a male-dominated field.


Mar
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Bangladesh Independence Day

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day with this fun and educational program. There will be drawing, coloring, and all sorts of fun for children up to age 12. No registration is required!


Mar
27
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Email

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

We'll help you feel comfortable and confident in managing your own email account! Learn about sending and receiving email and get a general overview of email etiquette. Students must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills. Preregistration is required by phone by calling 718-990-0769 or in person at the Cyber Center Desk.


Mar
27
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
5:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk: "The World Before Your Feet" Documentary Screening

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

For over six years, and for reasons he can't explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City - a journey of more than 8,000 miles. "The World Before Your Feet" (2018) tells the story of one man's unusual personal quest and the unexpected journey of discovery, humanity, and wonder that ensues.
https://www.theworldbeforeyourfeet.com/


Mar
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

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 .


Mar
28
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with NYCitizenship staff to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
29
9:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Business Database Workshop

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

This workshop will provide information on databases, websites, and print sources useful to first-time entrepreneurs interested in starting their own business, and to researchers and students looking for financial and investment information. Space is limited; preregister online.


Mar
31
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Searching

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A father spirals down an unnerving internet rabbit hole to find his missing daughter in this laptop thriller. Their seemingly idyllic family life in San Jose unravels as he makes increasingly disturbing discoveries. (2018, PG-13)


Apr
1
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Musical Crossroads: A Blugrass Celebration of Immigrant Heritage

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join Fiddler & The Crossroads trio to celebrate our country’s and city’s immigrant heritage. Blues Hall of Fame fiddler Greg Holt and his trio will take you to the crossroads of bluegrass and a variety of music traditions from Ireland, Brazil, and around the world.


Apr
2
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

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

Parents and other caregivers can help young children 3-4 years old learn the skills they need to be successful in school before they start kindergarten. During eight weekly sessions, Library staff and early childhood teachers will teach parents and caregivers how to use games, book reading, and hands-on activities to help build the most important language and social skills. Materials will be provided to the participants to use them at home. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Tuesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Tuesdays in April, we will screen the following movies at 2:00 P.M.:

4/2: "Ex Machina" (2015, R) Customer Suggestion
4/9: "Clue" (1985, PG)
4/16: "Possession" (2002, PG-13)
4/23: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" (1990, PG) Customer Suggestion
4/30: "Everything is Illuminated" (2005, PG-13) Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This dual workshop analyzes both the internal and external factors that make a successful entrepreneur. Internally, assess your character, skills, interests, and aptitude in pursuing entrepreneurship. Externally, decide if your business idea is worth pursuing.


Apr
3
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in April, we will screen the following movies at 6:00 P.M.:

4/3: "Operation Finale" (2018, PG-13)
4/10: "A Star is Born" (2018, R) Customer Suggestion
4/17: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion
4/24: "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald" (2018, PG-13) Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
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.

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


Apr
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

4/4- "They Shoot Horses Don't They" (1969) Customer Suggested
4/11- "In a Lonely Place" (1950)
4/18- "Easter Parade" (1948)
4/25- "The Last Picture Show" (1971) Customer Suggested

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

Location: Central Library
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.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning March 28 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Apr 11, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Apr 18, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

Apr
5
5:30PM

--to--

6:45PM

Teen Anime and Graphic Novel Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Like manga? Enjoy graphic novels? Love anime? Then join us for our Anime and Graphic Novel Club! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Sunday Concerts @ Central presents Saxophonist Javier Arau

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Saxophonist Javier Arau with an all-star lineup of musicians will perform a concert of jazz and popular music.


Apr
8
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

SAT Tutoring

Location: Central Library
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.

Come for free SAT tutoring to help you prepare for your SAT exam. Registration is required. Online registration begins Saturday, March 9th. There will be 7 sessions every Monday beginning Monday April 8th.

Central LibraryMon, Apr 15, 20195:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Apr 22, 20195:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Apr 29, 20195:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, May 6, 20195:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, May 13, 20195:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, May 20, 20195:00PM - 6:30PM

Apr
9
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

A business plan is the core document in convincing readers that your enterprise has potential to be successful. This course will cover the purpose, basic structure, and process to begin building your business plan the right way.


Apr
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Central Library
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.


Apr
16
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

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.


Apr
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

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

You already use Google for email. Now learn what else your Google account can do for you, including calendars, maps, Google Drive, and more.


Apr
20
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

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.


Apr
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Journey Down the Silk Road: Music of Dunhuang by Ba Ban Chinese Music Society

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Dunhuang Music Scores, known as Dunhuang Pipa Scores, were found in the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang. The scores comprise 25 pieces in ancient pipa tablature from the late 4th to 11th centuries. Performed by Zhou Yi on pipa and Yimin Miao on bamboo flute, joined by guest musicians Tomoko Sugawara on konghou, August Denhard on medieval lute, Adem Merter Birson on Turkish ud, and Rex Benincasa on percussion. *Auditorium*


Apr
23
10:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

Naturalization Workshop (in English and Spanish)

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

This workshop is for legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 application for naturalization and a full or partial fee waiver, if eligible. To register for the workshop call 718-990-0730 or text Catholic Migration Services at 718-866-3687 or go online to www.citizenshipworks.org/info/vieweventdetail/1669.


Apr
23
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Building Extraordinary Relationships

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

This class is geared toward developing 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.


Apr
24
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Sewing Club - Learn How to Sew (Beginners)

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

This is a one-session class. 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. This is for adults 18 and over only. All materials are provided. Class is limited to seven participants. Class starts promptly and extreme latecomers will not be admitted. Register online only.


Apr
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

College 101 : Pre College Prep and Tips for Surviving Freshman Year and Beyond

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

It is never too early to plan for college. These fun and interactive programs are offered to tweens and teens with a curiosity about how to prepare and what to expect freshman year and beyond. This program will be offered at the following locations: Cambria Heights, Central, Flushing, Glen Oaks and Peninsula.


Apr
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

Before you start negotiating salary with a prospective employer, you need to know how much you and the job are worth. Learn how to negotiate in this workshop.


Apr
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Microsoft Word for Kids

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Have a big report due soon? Boys and girls ages 7-12, come learn how to use Microsoft Word. Get that report done quick and most of all get it done right! No registration required, but space is limited. Don't miss out!


Apr
30
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Traditional Marketing

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

Still one of the most recognizable types of marketing, traditional marketing encompasses the advertisements that we see and hear every day. Determine the traditional marketing activities to make you visible and attractive to your target customer. To preregister or for more information, call 718-990-8625.


May
2
4:00PM

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6:00PM

ESOL Job Search Training at Central Library

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

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. Participants will exit the series with at least an outline of a resume or a complete resume.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Best Mothers Day Ever: Writing Mom as a Character

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

Build a fictional character based on the mother figures in your life. Through reading and writing exercises, we will use real life inspiration to craft a special short story in honor of Mother's Day.


May
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami: Mother’s Day Flowers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 and up are invited to join Miss Sue in creating a colorful Mother's Day bouquet in this fun and exciting origami program.


May
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to PowerPoint for Kids

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Big project due at school? Make that report look even better once you can use PowerPoint! Children ages 7-12 can learn this incredible tool. No registration required. This program is first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
12:00PM

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1:00PM

ScienceTellers presents Aliens: Escape from Earth

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Throughout this amazing intergalactic story, we use science experiments to bring the story to life! In the second part of the show, we go “behind the scenes” of the special effects and recreate the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience. Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure. It's totally out of this world!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Central Library in Jamaica has:

  • 100 public computers in the Cyber Center
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  • 18 computers in the Children's Library Discovery Center for children 12 and under
  • 4 computers for toddlers
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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The Central Library @ Queens Library contains nearly one million volumes of materials in comprehensive subject collections, and more than 800 titles of academic and professional journals and magazines, as well as professional indices and abstracts. For more information, see:


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A Special Place for Kids
89-14 163rd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-1601
Afro American Parents Day Care Center Incorporated
117-16 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 322-2030
All My Children Day Care
175-44 Mayfield Rd
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-1563
All Our Children Family Daycare
148-07 111th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 739-5930
Early Sunrise Daycare
187-08 Hillside Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 736-9064
Head Start
161-06 89th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-1888
Kids Circle Daycare
164-04 Goethals Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 380-1280
Queens Child Guidance Center
161-06 89th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 558-8657
Sensational Kids Incorporated
176-21 Wexford Terrace
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-0851
Allen Christian Pre-School
114-32 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
Gil-Blu Nursery - Kindergarten
120-02 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
Kids Porta Bright Horizon Center
Bldg 350 JFK Airport
Jamaica NY , 11430
Little Flowers Early Childhood
23410 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11422
Rochdale Village Nursery & Kindergarten
170-30 130th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
Treehouse Day Nursery
168-40 127 Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434

Community Board
Community Board District #12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-3308
fax: (718) 739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
90-04 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 291-0282
fax: (718) 658-1405
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
90-25 161st Street, Suite 505
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-4800
Jamaica Business Development Center
90-33 160th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 206-2255
fax: (718) 206-3693
Community Mediation Group
89-64 163rd Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-6868
BFFY Jamaica Family Youth Center
90-11 160th St
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 526-5151
Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning
161-04 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-7400
fax:
York College Performing Arts Center
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 262-3750
fax:
King Manor Museum
King Park, 153rd Street and Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 206-0545
fax: (718) 206-0541
Afrikan Poetry Theatre
176-03 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 523-3312
fax:
Black Spectrum TheatreRoy Wilkens Park
177th St. & Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 723-1800
fax:
Chung-Cheng Art Gallery St. John's University Visual Arts
Sun Yat Sen Hall
Jamaica NY , 11439
phone: (718) 990-6583
fax: (718) 990-1881
 

Fire Department
Engine 275, Battalion 50:
111-36 Merrick Blvd.
Engine 298, Battalion 50:
153-11 Hillside Ave.
Engine 315, Battalion 50:
Engine 315, Battalion 50:
Engine 315, Ladder 125, Battalion 50:
159-06 Union Tpke.
Ladder 127, Battalion 50:
153-11 Hillside Ave.
 

Local Hospitals
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica NY , 11418
phone: (718) 206-6000
Queens Hospital Center
82-70 One Hundred Sixty-Fourth Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
 

Local Newspapers
Jamaica Times
Queens Chronicle
Queens Tribune

Parks and Playgrounds
Rufus King Park
Jamaica Avenue from 150th to 153rd Street
Major Mark Park
Hillside Avenue, from 173rd to 175th Street
Captain Tilly Memorial Park
Bordered by Highland Ave, Upland Pkwy, Gothic Pkwy
Harvard Playground
179th Place, north of Jamaica Ave
  

Police Department
103rd Precinct
168-02 Police Officer Edward Byrne Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-8181
  

Post Office
Jamaica Post Office
88-40 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432-9997
phone: (718) 990-1090
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School
171-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
Archbisop Molloy High School
83-53 Manton Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
Bethel Mission Junior Academy
10615 154th St
Jamaica NY , 11433
Ideal Montessori School
87-41 165th St
Jamaica NY , 11432
Immaculate Conception School
179-14 Dalny Road
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Day School of St Demet
84 35 152nd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Montessori
90-01 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432
Jamaica Seventh-day Adventist Busy Bee Learning
88-28 163rd St
Jamaica NY , 11432
New Dawn Elementary School
90-34 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
Nativity B V M School
92nd St & Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11416
St Clement Pope School
120-27 141st Street
Jamaica NY , 11436
St Peter Claver School
149-18 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica NY , 11435
St Nicholas of Tolentine School
80-22 Parsons Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432-1096
The Mary Louis Academy
176-21 Wexford Terrace
Jamaica NY , 11432
United Nations International School
173-53 Croydon Road
Jamaica NY , 11432

Public Elementary Schools
PS 086 Queens (Q086)
87-41 Parsons Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 291-6264
fax: (718) 297-0298
PS 131 Abigail Adams (Q131)
170-45 84 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-4229
fax: (718) 658-5690
PS 095 Eastwood (Q095)
179-01 90 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-0007
fax: (718) 658-5271

Public High Schools
Hillcrest High School (Q505)
160-05 Highland Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-5407
fax: (718) 739-5137
Jamaica Educational Campus
167-01 Gothic Drive
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-5942
fax:
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School (Q620)
165-65 84th Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 297-6580
fax: (718) 658-0365
Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School (Q680)
60-20 Goethals Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 969-3115
fax: (718) 969-3552
  

Senior Centers
Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, Inc.
162-04 Jamaica Ave.,
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 657-6500
fax: (718) 523-7746
Robert Couche Senior Center
137-57 Farmers Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 978-8352
Senior Citizens Center
123-10 143rd St
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 657-6500
Senior Citizens Center
166-01 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 658-0980
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Alicia Hyndman
HyndmanA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11413
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

History

Community History

 

Jamaica was a former town and capital of Queens County. The first European settlers were probably New Englanders from Hempstead. They were granted a patent by Peter Stuyvesant, governor of New Netherland, on March 21, 1656. The settlement was initially called Rusdorf. After the English conquest in 1664 the name was changed to Jameco, after the Indians who were the earliest inhabitants of the area. In 1680, the present name was adopted.

On May 17, 1686, New York governor Thomas Dongan issued a charter to the landowners of Jamaica. The Dongan Charter consolidated the various hamlets into the town of Jamaica and set its boundaries. (The Dongan Charter is on display in the Long Island Division of the Central Library.)

In 1702 Jamaica briefly served as the capital of the New York Colony during a Yellow Fever outbreak in Manhattan.

Important to the history of Jamaica is Prospect Cemetery. The cemetery, which is the oldest cemetery in Queens, dates back to 1668 and includes the graves of some of the earliest inhabitants of Jamaica.

Two of Jamaica’s important landmarks are King Manor and Grace Episcopal Church. King Manor is named after Rufus King, a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress, one of the two first New York Senators to Congress, a diplomat, and anti-slavery advocate. Grace Church was founded in 1702 and served as the official church of the British colonial government during the Revolutionary War. Rufus King is among those buried in the Church’s graveyard.

In 1898 Queens became part of the City of New York of which Jamaica was the county seat.

Jamaica owes its strength as a major shopping area to transportation. Jamaica Avenue was once a toll road between the ferry in Brooklyn and Hempstead. The Long Island Rail Road in Jamaica developed into a major hub. King Kullen, the first self service supermarket in the U.S., opened on Jamaica Avenue in 1930. In the 1960s, interest in Jamaica as a major shopping district began to decline. However, in recent years there has been a coordinated effort, through the work of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, to revitalize Jamaica.

Library History

The first Central Library was located on Parsons Boulevard. It opened in 1930 and was expanded with WPA funds in 1941. The current building on Merrick Boulevard was dedicated on April 11, 1966. The new building was the result of the unwavering efforts of Library Director Harold Tucker. It was designed by the architects York & Sawyer, Kiff, Colean, Voss and Souder. The new Central Library was the first major branch of an urban library to place all public services on one floor. The library cost $5,700,000 and contained 195,000 square feet of floor space. The library was renovated and expanded in 1989. Additional renovation and expansion has begun and is expected to be completed in the next few years, and will include the new Children’s Library and Discovery Center.

The Queens Library’s online catalog, InfoLinQ (Information online at Queens Library) was unveiled at the Central Library in October 1993. In January 1999 the Cyber Center opened at the Central Library. The Cyber Center has 48 computers for customer use, allowing access to the Internet and word processing. The Cyber Center, along with additional computers in the library, has helped to close the gap between the technology “haves” and “have-nots.”

Bibliography

“Libraries” by Phyllis Dan in The Encyclopedia of New York City.
Lighting the Way: The Centennial History of the Queens Borough Public Library 1896-1996 by Jeffrey A. Kroessler.

Suggested Reading on Jamaica’s History (available at the Central Library)

“Jamaica” by Vincent Seyfried in The Encyclopedia of New York City.
The Origin and History of Grace Church, Jamaica, New York by Horatio Oliver Ladd.
Recollections of Old Jamaica: 1655-1887.
Records of the Town of Jamaica Long Island: 1656-1751 edited by Josephine C. Frost.

Queens Poet Laureate 2007 – 2010

The Queens Borough President’s Office has announced the Fourth Poet Laureate to serve from 2007 to 2010:

Julio Marzan
Queens Poet Laureate

An honorary position, the Queens Poet Laureate promotes an appreciation of poetry throughout the borough and writes poetry that is inspired by, or relate to, the borough of Queens.

To learn more about the Queens Poet Laureate, go to http://www.queensbp.org/content_web/cultural_affairs
/cultural_poet2007.shtml