This week families in Western Queens can take a class on worms and composting, listen to a story time session in Spanish, exercise at a Zumba class for kids, take Arabic language courses in Jamaica, and finally take two computer classes, one of which teaches about blogging.
Worms in the House: May 15 at 4 p.m.
Description: Kids can learn about what role worms play inside gardens and compost piles; registration not required to attend. Call Steinway library for more information.
Age: All ages
Location: Steinway library- 21-45 31 Street Long Island City, NY 11105
Telephone: (718) 728-1965
Computer class sponsored by New York Cares: May 15 at 5:45 p.m.
Description: Receive one-on-one training about the internet and about programs on Microsoft. Learn about how to set up an email account too; registration not required.
Age: All ages
Location: Woodside library- 54-22 Skillman Avenue Woodside, NY 11377
Telephone: (718) 429-4700
Computer boot camp on blogging: May 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Description: Participants will learn about the features of blogging, as well as how to set up a blog using online programs like Wikispaces and WordPress. Email account is required; for more information and to pre-register, please call the number below.
Age: Tweens; teens; adults
Location: Long Island City library-37-44 21 St. Long Island City, NY 11101
Zumba for kids: May 16 at 4:30 p.m.
Description: Kids can explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps are simplified so younger ages can participate. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited so pre-registration is required.
Age: Kids aged 5 and up
Location: 108-19 71 Ave. Forest Hills, NY 11375
Storytime (in Spanish): May 16 at 5 p.m.
Description: Children and their caregivers can enjoy listening to stories and songs in Spanish; registration not required.
Age: Kids aged 5-7 years old
Location: Corona library- 38-23 104 Street Corona, NY 11368
Telephone: (718) 426-2844
Learn Arabic at Central Library: May 17 at 4:30 p.m.
Description: This course will introduce students to the basic vocabulary and grammar of Modern Standard Arabic. The class will begin with teaching the Arabic alphabet and then continue towards teaching about complete phrases and sentences. The course will also teach about the many common phrases and terminologies employed by native Arabic speakers today; space is limited so you must register either online or by phone to participate.
Location: Central library- 89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11432
Telephone: (718) 990-0778
Website: Queens library registration site