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Workshops

Jul
19
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.

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


Jul
19
10:00AM

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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.


Jul
20
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Basics of Data Entry

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include basics of data entry and vary from class to class. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


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Jul
21
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Intro 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, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents.


Jul
21
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Creating with Electronics Series

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 24 openings

Learn to use LEDS, motors, sensors, and other components to make projects in this series. Beginners welcome!


Jul
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel. Call 718-990-8625 to register.


Jul
23
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Cover Letters: Do's and Don'ts

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

In this workshop you will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. To preregister please call 718-661-1205.


Jul
23
5:45PM

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7:30PM

HTML 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 July 23, 2018
Availability: 30 openings

Learn the basics of computer coding in this series. Week 1: Getting Started with HTML. Week 2: Using images and external files. Week 3: Creating tables and advanced structures . Week 4: Creating forms and wrap up.

QueensbridgeMon, Jul 30, 20185:45PM - 7:30PM30 openings

Jul
24
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Council for Airport Opportunities

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Take flight into an exciting career within the aviation industry. The Council for Airport Opportunities will be available to answer questions and provide information on positions available at the airport.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this course, students will be guided through the fundamental elements needed to set up a business and become aware of the variety of resources available to help fund their business. The course will cover traditional and nontraditional ways of getting the money you need to get your business off the ground and successful. Learn about various loans, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, and more. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Jul
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Jul
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

NYC Open Data Training

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

NYC’s Open Data Portal is a free way to get facts about crime, housing, transportation, the environment, employment, business, and more. City residents can use this tool to better understand their neighborhood and advocate for their community. In this workshop, participants will:
• Learn to find data about your community
• Explore how data tells the story of New York City
• Share feedback on how we can improve this resource for you!


Jul
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

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


Jul
27
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel. Call 718-661-1205 to register.


Jul
28
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Intro to Word

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

Learn to navigate Microsoft Word in this workshop for beginners.


Jul
28
2:30PM

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4:30PM

LinkedIn

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

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


Jul
30
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Mistake Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
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. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Jul
31
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Building Extraordinary Relationships

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

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.


Aug
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Central Library
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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625.


Aug
2
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Aug
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Creating with Electronics Series

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 27 openings

Learn to use LEDS, motors, sensors, and other components to make projects in this series. Beginners welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Illustrator CC

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 21 openings

Learn the basic navigation of Illustrator CC. Participants should have basic computer skills, but no previous Illustrator experience is required. For more information or to register, call 718-990-8625.


Aug
4
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners' class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Register online.
queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625.


Aug
4
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Job Skills ID: Know What You're Good At!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills. Preregister by calling 718-661-1205.


Aug
4
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

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

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


Aug
4
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Intro to Photoshop

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

Learn the basic navigation and layout of Adobe Photoshop CC in this hands-on workshop.


Aug
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in these workshops. Learn how to format your Word document; insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Excel: Creating Charts and Graphs

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Learn how to create charts and graphs in Microsoft Excel.


Aug
6
5:45PM

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7:30PM

CSS 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 August 6, 2018
Availability: 17 openings

Learn CSS in this series. Week 1: Getting Started with CSS. Week 2: Styling texts, links, and structures. Week 3: Managing the layout of a web page. Week 4: Wrap up project.

QueensbridgeMon, Aug 13, 20185:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeMon, Aug 20, 20185:45PM - 7:30PM
QueensbridgeMon, Aug 27, 20185:45PM - 7:30PM

Aug
7
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

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

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel. Call 718-661-1205 to register.


Aug
7
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Traditional Marketing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Marketing activities continue to evolve from traditional strategies to nontraditional methods that involve the Internet. Both traditional and nontraditional marketing have advantages and disadvantages. Traditional marketing activities help you become visible and attractive to your target customer and typically involve advertising, publicity, sales, merchandising, and distribution. To preregister or for more information, call 718-990-8625.


Aug
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Aug
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

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


Aug
9
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Resume: Making Impressive Resumes!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Make your resume the best it can be. Topics include how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-661-1205 for more information.


Aug
9
5:45PM

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7:30PM

Designing with Illustrator

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 August 9, 2018
Availability: 22 openings

Create projects with the guidance of an instructor in this series.

QueensbridgeThu, Aug 16, 20185:45PM - 7:30PM

Aug
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.


Aug
11
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume: Making Impressive Resumes!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Make your resume the best it can be. Topics include how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-661-1205 for more information.


Aug
11
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Intro to PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations with PowerPoint 2010. Learn how to:
• Create and edit slides
• Change designs and colors
• Insert illustrations
• Present your slide show
Preregistration is required.


Aug
11
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Photoshop: Layers and Layer Masks

Location: Queensbridge
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

Learn the use of layers and layer masks in Adobe Photoshop CC. For more information or to preregister, call 718-990-8625.


Aug
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 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. Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Aug
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Excel: Using Formulas and Functions

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

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel.


Aug
14
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Advanced Lists

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topic includes advanced lists. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
14
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Presenting with PowerPoint

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

Brush up on your public speaking skills with this PowerPoint workshop. Call 718-990-8625 to register.


Aug
14
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Social Media Marketing

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

In an advanced technological world with so many resources for socially connecting to your customers, it's hard to decide on which platform to choose and how to use it. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media marketing for your business. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Aug
15
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Advanced Flyers

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Aug
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Salary Negotiations

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

Have you been offered a new job? If so, do you know the best way to conduct salary negotiations? Before you start negotiating with a prospective employer about salaries, you need to find out how much you and the job are worth. Learn how to negotiate salaries in this workshop! Preregister at 718-990-8625.


Aug
16
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Aug
18
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Cover Letters: Do's and Don'ts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

In this workshop you will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. To preregister please call 718-661-1205.


Aug
18
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Excel: Creating Charts and Graphs

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

Learn how to create charts and graphs in Microsoft Excel. To register call 718-990-8625.


Aug
18
11:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Presenting with PowerPoint

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

Learn how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint to provide clear and concise presentations in and out of the workplace. Attendees will be prepped on the best practices when presenting with slide presentations and speaking with others. Please register for this program by following this link: https://queenslibrary.coursestorm.com


Aug
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Excel: Advanced Formulas and Functions

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

You’ve mastered the basics. Now learn to use more complex formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel.


Aug
21
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
21
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. For more information call 718-990-8625.


Aug
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Aug
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Call 718-661-1205 to preregister.


Aug
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

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


Aug
25
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
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. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Aug
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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.


Aug
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Excel: Advanced Formatting

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

Learn advanced formatting techniques in this hands-on Excel workshop.


Aug
28
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

MS Excel: Basics of Data Entry

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include basics of data entry and vary from class to class. Register online or by calling 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
28
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Entrepreneurship Open Lab

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 an opportunity to come in and meet directly with a certified small business consultant. Ask questions and solve your challenging problems. Meetings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Aug
30
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.


Aug
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Create a Website with Wix

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

Learn how to use Wix to create a free website that will suit your individual needs.


Sep
8
10:30AM

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12:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. 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 Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.