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New Americans Program

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Events for New Americans

We celebrate Queens resident’s cultures, and also help newcomers to understand life in the United States. Come to our programs!

New Americans Program

Aug
20
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Elmhurst
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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Tuesday, July 2 at 10:00 AM or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must to attend the entire 10 week class series. Candidates must be green card holders. The first day of class is registration day when they should have a copy of their green card.

ElmhurstTue, Aug 27, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Sep 3, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Sep 10, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Sep 17, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Aug
21
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Wednesday, July 3 to register in person at the Broadway Library (first-come, first-served) or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Candidates must be green card holders. The first day of class is the registration day when they should bring a copy of their green card.

BroadwayWed, Aug 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Sep 4, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Sep 11, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Sep 18, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Aug
22
12:00PM

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1:30PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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

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Aug
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
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


Aug
24
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #44: Sharon Chang

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sharon Chang, member of the New York Chinese Women Writers Association, will introduce her two books, “Rains from the Castle Gate” and “ Encounter: Love Songs from Tsangyang Gyatso.”


Aug
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Classical Vocal Music Concert with Jennifer Zamorano & Friends

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Take a fabulous international musical journey of great classical vocal music. Program includes Qui la voce from I Puritani by Bellini, Marfa's aria from Tzar's Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov,
duets from Don Giovanni by Mozart, La Traviata by Verdi, Malagueña by Lecuona and Gonzalo Roig’s Salida de Cecila Valdes.


Sep
3
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Education Workshop: Important Legal and Financial Documents

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide information about power of attorney, types and benefits of power of attorney, trust funds, family member eligibility for Medicaid (covering for MLTC and nursing home services), and organizations assisting in power of attorney and trust funds.


Sep
3
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean III

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

This course is designed for those who have taken Elementary Korean I & II, or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocabulary, and grammar will be covered in this ten week program.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Medicaid Advantage Plus Integrated Plan

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about Medicaid Advantage Plus Integrated Plan that brings Medicare and Medicaid benefits together, presented by Visiting Nurse Services of New York. This program is in Chinese.


Sep
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Elementary Korean III

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

This course is designed for those who have taken Elementary Korean I & II, or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocabulary, and grammar will be covered in this ten week program.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

This course is designed for those who have taken Elementary Korean I & II, or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocabulary, and grammar will be covered in this ten-week program. Register partially online and partially in person at the 1st class.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Citizenship Workshop

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

Receive free assistance with citizenship application and fee waiver!
To register call 888-839-8682 or for more information please call 718-990-0730.


Sep
12
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: East Elmhurst
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 East Elmhurst Library Reference Desk beginning Thursday, September 5 at 12pm or by calling 718-242-2619.

East ElmhurstThu, Sep 19, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
East ElmhurstThu, Sep 26, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

Sep
14
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

Location: Flushing
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 Flushing Library Cyber Center beginning Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Sep 21, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Sep 28, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Sep
14
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
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 to create documents and work with tables. Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.

HollisSat, Sep 21, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Sep 28, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Oct 12, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Oct 19, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Oct 26, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM

Sep
14
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

Location: Langston Hughes
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, such as being able to use the keyboard and mouse and to open and close applications. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Sep 21, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Sep 28, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM

Sep
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program is in Mandarin Chinese for those people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences. The group will meet on Sundays, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

We will cover health, education, children's behavior, cultural competencies, healthy relationships, and resources for immigrant victims of domestic violence.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Are You Connected to Your Kids' Education System? ( in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

This workshop is in Spanish. You will learn how to get involved with your children's school, how to get support from your children's school, and how to help your children to be successful in the NYC education system.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Learn Latin Dances with Urzua Queens Center of Performing Arts

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by learning to dance traditional Hispanic dances with the team of Urzua Queens Center of Performing Arts.
Monday Sept. 23rd 6 – 7pm - Flamenco Instruction;
Monday Sept. 30th 6 – 7pm - Tango Instruction;
Monday Oct. 7th 6 – 7pm - Bachata Instruction;
Monday Oct. 21st 6 – 7pm - Salsa Instruction.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Elmhurst
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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Tuesday, October 1 at 10AM or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must to attend the entire twelve-week class series. Candidates must be green card holders. The first day of class is registration day where they should have a copy of their green card.

ElmhurstTue, Oct 8, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Oct 15, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Oct 22, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Oct 29, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Nov 5, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Nov 12, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Nov 19, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Nov 26, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Dec 3, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Dec 10, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Dec 17, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Oct
2
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Wednesday, October 2 at 10 am or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must to attend the entire 10 week class series. Candidates must be green card holders. The first day of class is registration day where they should have a copy of their green card.

BroadwayWed, Oct 9, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Oct 16, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Oct 23, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Oct 30, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Nov 6, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Nov 13, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Nov 20, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Nov 27, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Dec 4, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Dec 11, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
BroadwayWed, Dec 18, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Oct
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

An Interfaith Breakfast: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Domestic violence is now a leading cause of homelessness in New York City, and accounts for one in every five homicides and two in every five reported assaults citywide. Each one of us has a powerful role to play in ending this destructive problem that affects so many people. Please join us to talk about how we can contribute to safer families and more peaceful communities.


Oct
3
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Flushing
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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Thursday, October 3 at 10 am or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must to attend the entire 10 week class series. Candidates must be green card holders. The first day of class is registration day where they should have a copy of their green card.

FlushingThu, Oct 10, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Oct 17, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Oct 24, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Oct 31, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Oct
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Learn How to Make Root Vegetables with Codfish

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Root vegetables with cod fish is a traditional Puerto Rican dish that is usually served during spring and summer, especially during Easter. It serves as both appetizer and main course. The cod is the star ingredient which is accompanied with a mixture of oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. It is a light dish, easy to prepare, and has the advantage that it can be prepared the previous day.


Oct
7
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Langston Hughes
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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Monday, October 7 at 10AM or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must to attend the entire twelve-week class series. Candidates must be green card holders. The first day of class is registration day where they should have a copy of their green card.

Langston HughesMon, Oct 21, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
Langston HughesMon, Oct 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Langston HughesMon, Nov 4, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Langston HughesMon, Nov 18, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Langston HughesMon, Nov 25, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Langston HughesMon, Dec 2, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Langston HughesMon, Dec 9, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Langston HughesMon, Dec 16, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Langston HughesMon, Dec 23, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Langston HughesMon, Dec 30, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Oct
7
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Stroke Prevention (in Russian)

Location: Briarwood
Registration: Not required

National health statistics indicate that hypertension increases the risk of stroke and the incidence of stroke has drastically increased in the last decade. In this presentation, Dr. Irina Belman, M.D., will discuss how to reduce the risk of stroke and review advances in treatment.


Oct
10
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

Location: East Elmhurst
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 East Elmhurst Library Reference Desk beginning Thursday, October 3 at 12 pm. or by calling 718-242-2619.

East ElmhurstThu, Oct 17, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
East ElmhurstThu, Oct 24, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

Oct
12
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
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 Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1280.

FlushingSat, Oct 19, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Oct 26, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Oct
12
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Gypsy Latin Soul Meets Pop

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come experience Edwin Vazquez's heartfelt vibe of Gypsy Latin soul mixed with bossa flamenco rhythms sung with strong silky vocals accompanied by violin, trumpet, and dance!


Oct
12
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

Location: Langston Hughes
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 Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Oct 19, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Oct 26, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM

Oct
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy. Join Michela Musolino & Rosa Tatuata for an afternoon concert of folk and roots music from Sicily and Southern Italy: songs to make your heart sing and your feet dance!


Oct
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Recyclable Halloween

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Participants will have a small introduction to the Halloween holiday's meaning and how to recycle regular items in the house. We will create candle holders with recyclable items. All materials will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited.


Oct
28
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Preventing Obesity (in Russian)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn what causes obesity, why it is dangerous to your health, and how to prevent it.


Welcome to the Queens Library's New Americans Program

Queens Library’s New Americans Program (NAP) was established in 1977 to provide special services to the area’s many new immigrants. NAP organizes workshops (in the languages spoken by Queens' immigrant communities) that assist new immigrants in adapting to life in America and programs that celebrate the culture of the diverse ethnic groups in Queens. The program works closely with the Adult Learner Program, the Job and Business Academy, and community libraries to assess local needs and link residents with existing system-wide library and social services to enhance civic engagement.

Language and Learning

Essential Services for Newcomers

Information Resources

Cultural/Enrichment Programming

International Language Collections

 

Do You Want to be a New Americans Program Volunteer?

Volunteer and give the gift of reading, help us break down language barriers and open doors for immigrants and newcomers to be productive citizens of Americans society. For additional information, please click here, or contact Shelley Ennett, New Americans Program Volunteer Advisor, at 718-480-4270 or shelley.ennett@queenslibrary.org.

 

Learning Resources

Rocket Languages
Transparent Language Online
Scholastic Encyclopedia
eBooks, eAudio, and eVideo

 

For more information on the New Americans Program, please contact:

Cathy (Xi) Chen
Assistant Director of Programming and Operations
Queens Library, Library Services
E-mail: napref@queenslibrary.org

To submit a program proposal, visit this page and click the Submit Your Program Proposal link.