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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

Nov
18
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Learn English with the Computer!

Location: Rego Park
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 an English class that uses the computer to learn English!

Rego ParkSat, Nov 25, 201710:00AM - 2:00PM
Rego ParkSat, Dec 2, 201710:00AM - 2:00PM
Rego ParkSat, Dec 9, 201710:00AM - 2:00PM
Rego ParkSat, Dec 16, 201710:00AM - 2:00PM
Rego ParkSat, Dec 23, 201710:00AM - 2:00PM

Nov
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

WANY at North Forest Park

Location: North Forest Park
Registration: Not required

We Are New York conversation group at North Forest Park.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
18
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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 worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, November 4 at 10 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Nov 18, 201710:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Nov 18, 201710:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Nov 18, 201710:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Nov 25, 201710:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Nov 25, 201710:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Nov 25, 201710:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Nov 25, 201710:00AM - 12:30PM

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Nov
18
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Part I - Introduction to the computer; Part II - Navigating the Internet; Part III- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call at 718-990-0769 at the Central Library Cyber Center reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
18
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect, and include an overview of the programs and services and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


Nov
18
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Diwali with Subhra Goswami and the Ranjanee Group

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

1:00 p.m. Henna Handpainting with Anowara Ahmed*. 3:00 p.m. Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, celebrates the victory of virtue over the darkness of evil. With a focus on the festive mood of Diwali, Ranjanee Inc. will perform classical, contemporary & folk songs and dances showcasing the diversity of India. Ranjanee Inc. has performed has performed in India and across the United States.
*First 25 guests, 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


Nov
18
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (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 create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Reference Desk beginning Saturday, November 4 at 10 am.

Langston HughesSat, Nov 18, 20172:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Nov 18, 20172:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Nov 18, 20172:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Nov 25, 20172:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Nov 25, 20172:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Nov 25, 20172:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Nov 25, 20172:00PM - 4:30PM

Nov
18
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Literary discussion PathoChakro for Bengali Speakers!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Bishwa Shahitto Kendro is presenting Bengali Literature discussion “Patho-Chakro” to its audience in a historic partnership with the Queens Central Library. Kendro, the short and popular name for Bishwo (World) Shahitto (Literature) Kendro (Center), is a New York based not-for-profit art organization founded by Bangladeshi Americans.


Nov
18
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Mental Health 101 (in Bengali)

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, Dr. Menoka Pasha will discuss the depths of our mental health and how to enhance it to live a healthy life. You will learn about: What mental health is, good mental health vs. mental illness and how to get help if you're dealing with poor mental health.


Nov
19
12:30PM

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1:00PM

40th Anniversary Celebration of the New Americans Program

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join the festivities with the New Americans Program as we celebrate 40 years of providing programs and services to Queens' diverse ethnic communities. Proclamation: 12:30-1:00 pm in Auditorium; Crafts/Food: 1-2:30 pm in Rooms A & B; International music and dance: 1-2:30 pm in Auditorium; Art activity with Queens Museum: 1-2:30 pm in Rooms C & D; Immigration workshop: 2:30-3 pm in Rooms C&D; ESOL Game: 2:30-3 pm Rooms A & B; Closing performance: 3:45-4:30 pm in Auditorium.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
19
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for 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, November 19, December 17.
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


Nov
20
9:00AM

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2:00PM

Diversity Visa Application Assistance

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is making computers available from October 18 to November 22 to customers who want to fill out the online application for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery (DV-2019). Applicants can get assistance scanning photos at the following libraries: Central and Flushing - Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-8:00PM; Jackson Heights - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Long Island City - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 3:00-8:00 PM

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
12:00PM

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1:00PM

What is Your Credit?

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

In this workshop, we will explain why credit is important in the U.S. and will provide basic steps people can take to build or repair their credit.


Nov
20
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

This course is designed for those who have taken Elementary Korean I & II, or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocaburary and grammar will be covered in this 10 weeks program.


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Bayside
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 10 week program.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Information on How to Enroll in New York State of Health Market Place (in Arabic)

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Information on how to enroll in New York State of Health Market Place.
-Medicare for Adults and Children
-Child Health Plush
-Essential Plan and Qualified Health Plan


Nov
20
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Learn English With The Computer!

Location: Woodside
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 a class where you'll use a computer to learn English! Participants will work in groups.

WoodsideMon, Nov 27, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideThu, Nov 30, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideMon, Dec 4, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideThu, Dec 7, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideMon, Dec 11, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM
WoodsideThu, Dec 14, 20175:00PM - 8:00PM

Nov
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

New Americans Program presents: Author Talk: "The German Girl" [In English]

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This stunningly beautiful debut novel by Armando Lucas Correa tells the story of Hannah Rosenthal, a twelve-year-old girl who flees Nazi Germany with her family and best friend only to discover the asylum they have been promised is an illusion.


Nov
20
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 11/6 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 11/13 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 11/20 - Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/27 - Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10am to 1pm 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 attend the entire 12 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.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
22
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

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 4 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 attend the entire 12 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.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: McGoldrick
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 November 22, 2017
Availability: 20 openings

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-461-1616.

McGoldrickWed, Nov 29, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM20 openings
McGoldrickWed, Dec 6, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM--

Nov
23
12:00PM

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2:00PM

WANY at North Hills

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

We Are New York program at North Hills.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
24
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Learning Korean with K-POP

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.

Learning Korean with K-POP is designed to provide Korean lessons through a very unique and easy way for all Korean learners.
Music and singing make a huge difference in learning a new language. Knowledge of Korean Alphabet or/and knowing K-POP is not required for this class. Online registration or call 718-990-8569.

FlushingFri, Dec 1, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM

Nov
25
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Ebru Art Classes with Mustafa Yasar (In Turkish and English)

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

Learn the Turkish art of ebru. Paper marbling (ebru) is the art of creating colorful patterns by sprinkling and brushing color pigments on a pan of oily water and then transferring this pattern to paper. Individual sessions every Saturday, 6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/28, 11/25 @ 2:30 p.m. Participants must register for each session starting two weeks ahead of the program date either in person at Sunnyside or by calling 718-784-3033. Limited to the first 10 applicants per session.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Decorate your house for Thanksgiving: Floral Arrangements with Anna Kao

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Floral Artist Anna Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging.


Nov
30
12:00PM

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1:00PM

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.

Additional Dates


Nov
30
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: Sunnyside
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.

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.

SunnysideThu, Dec 7, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
SunnysideThu, Dec 14, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
SunnysideThu, Dec 21, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM

Dec
2
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 12/2- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 12/9 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 12/16- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 12/23- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
6:00PM

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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 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library at Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, November 30 at 10 am or by calling at 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Dec 14, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 14, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 14, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 14, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 21, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 21, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 21, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 21, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM

Dec
9
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.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 9 at 10 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

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 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 at 718-990-0769 at the Central Library Cyber Center reference desk.

Central LibrarySat, Dec 16, 201710:00AM - 11:30AM
Central LibrarySat, Dec 23, 201710:00AM - 11:30AM

Dec
9
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.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langton Hughes Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 2 at 10 am.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Understanding and Managing Your Credit

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Join us in:
• Understanding credit report & score
• How to build good credit
• How to rebuild you credit, make disputes


Dec
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Understanding and Managing your Credit-- In Nepali

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Understanding and Managing your Credit:
• Understanding credit report & score
• How to get and obtain your credit report
• How to dispute discrepancies on your credit report


Dec
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Let's Celebrate a Polish Christmas in Song with Piotr Rudzinski

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Piotr Rudzinski is a talented actor, guitarist, and singer from Poland who is dedicated to promoting Polish culture in the United States through his poetic lyrics and beautiful sounds. He will perform Polish Christmas carols.


Dec
15
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney 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


Dec
16
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Literature discussion “Patho-Chakro” for Bengali Speakers!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Bishwa Shahitto Kendro is presenting a Bengali Literature discussion, “Patho-Chakro”, to its audience in a historic partnership with the Queens Central Library. Kendro, the short and popular name for Bishwo (World) Shahitto (Literature) Kendro (Center), is a New York based not-for-profit art organization founded by Bangladeshi Americans.


Dec
18
4:30PM

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6:30PM

¡Navidad con la Cocinera Ana Tinco! [Disfrute de la Epecialidad Peruana Navideña: Causa Limeña]

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Ana Maria Tinco was born in Lima, Peru. As a small child, she learned to prepare the typical dishes of her native land. Today you will learn how to make [and have the opportunity to taste] Causa Limeña. This pre-columbian Peruvian dish is widely enjoyed across Peru especially at Christmas time.


Dec
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

How to Get Into College with a Scholarship (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Spanish, you will learn what you need to know in high school in order to become the best candidate for the nation's top colleges and scholarships! Learn about the college process, how to apply for the best scholarships out there, and learn a strategy that could help you get into the Ivy Leagues.


Jan
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

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.

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney 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


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.