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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

Apr
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free English Classes for Intermediate Level at Richmond Hill

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

In-person registration is Thursday, March 20, at 10 am. For more information, call 718-849-7150/718-480-4300.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
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. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Wednesday, April 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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Healing and Learning Circle for Women (in Urdu)

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

You will learn information about 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


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Apr
25
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


Apr
26
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Astoria
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


Apr
26
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Know Your Rights: What Immigrants Need to Know in the Current Immigration Climate

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join us for this free workshop and learn about the most recent updates on immigration policies & your rights as an immigrant. Topics include federal policy changes, public charge, how to interact with ICE in both public and private settings, warrants, protections from discrimination, how to avoid immigration fraud, and city services.


Apr
27
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, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. or call at 718-661-1280.


Apr
27
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.


Apr
27
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Free English Classes for Intermediate Level at Langston Hughes

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

In-person registration is Saturday, February 23, at 10:30 am. For more information, call 718-651-1100/718-480-4300.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
2:30PM

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5:00PM

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, April 6 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.


Apr
27
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from reaching your goals? Does it make it difficult to find work? Speech language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Apr
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This group is in Mandarin Chinese for those 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, March 17 and April 21. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Apr
29
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Achieve Financial Independence ( in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will help you plan how to get out of debt. If you're struggling with debt and you need help to get back on the road to financial independence, there are habits you can adopt now to help you achieve financial independence. Break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.


Apr
30
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. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Tuesday, April 2 to register in person at the Elmhurst Library/ ALC (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.

ElmhurstTue, May 7, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, May 14, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, May 21, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, May 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Jun 4, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Jun 11, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Jun 18, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Apr
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Learn how to make your child's homework fun at home!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This workshop is for parents/guardians to learn tips for how to make your child’s homework and study fun! Bring your questions and have them answered by the parent teacher coordinators from P.S. 135, P.S. 95, P.S. 35, and P.S. 131. As a bonus, you will receive a homework free coupon for your child when you attend this workshop. This program is in Spanish.


May
2
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 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center beginning Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. or call 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, May 9, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, May 16, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

May
3
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is not required.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

How To Navigate Windows 10 (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Windows 10 is the most powerful operating system that Microsoft has ever made, but it's also the most complex. While the user interface is extremely intuitive, you will learn how to dig a little deeper to customize your experience, get maximum performance, and make the most of features
such as the Cortana voice assistant, Edge browser, and multiple desktops.


May
4
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Autism (In Spanish)

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Juan Carlos Valderrama, a special education school teacher, will explain:
• What Is Autism?
• Early Recognition
• Latest advances in treatment


May
4
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education.
5/4 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history
5/11- Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics
5/18- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography
6/1- 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


May
5
1:00PM

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4:00PM

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, services, and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


May
6
5:30PM

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7:30PM

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

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education.
5/6- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history
5/13 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics
5/20- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography
6/3- 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


May
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Jewish American Heritage Month

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Jewish American Culture with a monthlong festival of outstanding performers and acclaimed authors: Diane Cypkin's celebration of Yiddish Theater, 5/6; Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Concert, 5/9; Hy Wolf Sings Yiddish Songs, 5/16; Allen L. Rickman's "Mikhoels Presentation," 5/13; Shane Baker as Mitzi Manna, 5/20; and Armando Lucas Correa, "The Daughter's Tale" [novel], 5/31

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

Additional Dates


May
8
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Getting Involved in Your Child's Education: Parents as Role Models (in Arabic)

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Liana Grey, director of educational programs at CIANA and a certified elementary and early
childhood educator, and Tania Makki, a group leader at CIANA's after school program and
former high school teacher, will discuss the role parents can play in their children's education.


May
9
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

Founded in 1983, Mariachi Tapatio de Álvaro Paulino, under the direction of Puebla-born Mexican Álvaro Paulino, is considered one of the finest mariachi bands in New York City. The band's music includes “corridos,” a form of storytelling in song that is enjoyed by young and old.


May
11
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, 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 Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 4 at 10 AM or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, May 18, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, May 25, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

May
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

How To Navigate Windows 10 ( in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Windows 10 is the most powerful operating system that Microsoft has ever made, but it's also the most complex. While the user interface is extremely intuitive, you will learn how to dig a little deeper to customize your experience, get maximum performance, and make the most of features
such as the Cortana voice assistant, Edge browser, and multiple desktops.


May
11
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Immigration Law: Know Your Rights (in Nepali)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Nepali, you will learn about current US immigration law with different types
of visas; termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); Temporary Protected
Status (TPS) programs, and available options; and defense in removal proceedings.
Speaker: Binod Roka, Esq.


May
11
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 three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, May 18, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, May 25, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM

May
11
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Depression (in Spanish)

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn what depression is, how to identify it, and how depression can affect your mental health.


May
11
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Queens Village
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. 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 the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.

Queens VillageSat, May 18, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM
Queens VillageSat, May 25, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM

May
12
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #36: Sister by Liu Ying

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Novelist Liu Ying will share the experience and thoughts behind the creation of her new book "Sister." Books will be available for sale and signing.


May
12
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Make and Play Korean Traditional Instruments

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have you ever had the chance to play Korean traditional instruments? This workshop is a great opportunity for students to learn more about Korean culture and arts through traditional musical instruments. This workshop aims to inform and disseminate Korea traditional culture and arts in mainstream America. Come join us for a fun and interesting workshop! All equipment and materials will be provided.


May
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Health Care Access, Health Insurance, and Your Health (in Korean)

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Why is health insurance important for your health? Learn about different types of health insurance plans and eligibility, as well as accessing health care in NYC.


May
17
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Chinese Crafts with Master Lu and Sharlene Chou

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

In the Chinese Calendar, it is the Year of the Pig. Master Lu and Sharlene Chou will create paper cutting designs and teach you how to make whimsical, funny pig figurines made of real egg shells in order to celebrate the calendar year. Join us to learn about the Year of the Pig and take home your own paper cutting design and egg-pig to display on your shelf.

Supplies are limited. 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


May
18
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with a Film Screening: "Undiscovered Haiti" with Jose Andres

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join world-renowned chef Jose Andres on an exploration of the most unknown - and some say, the most beautiful - country in the Caribbean. While most Americans know Haiti only through its disasters (earthquake, hurricane, poverty), Jose explores the undiscovered Haiti.


May
19
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is an Alzheimer’s 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, May 19 and June 16. 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


May
20
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Lupus Myths and Facts in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lupus is an immune system disease that affects almost 2 million Americans. Asians are affected by lupus two to three times more often than Caucasians. The mission of LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network) at Hospital for Special Surgery is to support, empower, and enhance the quality of life of Asian-Americans with Lupus and their families through our bilingual peer health education program.


May
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Keep Your Family Heart Healthy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What is a healthy heart? Learn about a balanced diet and nutrition tips for a healthy heart. This program will also cover exercising for better heart health.


May
23
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. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Thursday, May 23 to register in person at the Flushing Library/ IRC Conference Room 3rd Floor (first-come, first-served) or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Candidates must be green card holders.

FlushingThu, May 30, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jun 6, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jun 13, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jun 20, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jun 27, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jul 11, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jul 18, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jul 25, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Aug 1, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Aug 8, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Aug 15, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

May
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Learn How to Make: Korean Tea Cookies [Da-shik]

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Get a taste for Korea with our Korean tea cookie making workshop. Participants will learn how to make Da-shik; wonderfully light and mildly sweet, they melt in your mouth. Dating all the way back to the 17th century, these cookies were served with traditional tea and enjoyed only by the nobility and royalty. Come join us in this tasty workshop! All equipment and materials will be provided.


Jun
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Bring Your Story: Four Treasures ( Chinese Opera, Dance, and Folk Music)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Peking and Kun Opera, which includes exciting segments from well-known traditional opera pieces such as "The Monkey King”, “Peony Pavilion,” and operatic spectacles including the ribbon and sword dance. Our instrumental musical programs feature some of the most talented Chinese classical and folk musicians in the U.S. featuring gems performed on the shen, guzheng, pipa, and other traditional Chinese instruments.


Jun
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate Russian Culture with Food and Music

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Russian culture with food and music. Master of the Guild of Jewish Artists Yevgeniya Rozentsvit invites you to a celebration of Russian cooking. Participants will have a chance to taste pancakes prepared by Ms. Rozentsvit and take a serving of dough to cook at home.
Bon appétit and have fun! June 6th @ 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Allegro Singers Presents a celebration of great Russian composer P. Tchaikovsky. June 13 @ 6:00 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
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 three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Jun 13, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Jun 20, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

Jun
7
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Welcoming Summer with Chinese Folk Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To welcome a beautiful summer season, the members of Ginger’s Dance Studio will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances.


Jun
8
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 Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jun 15, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Jun 22, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Jun
8
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: Eid Mubarak [A Celebration with Performances and Sweets]

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will entertain the audience with cheerful songs and dances. On this joyous occasion, they will offer samples of traditional Bangladeshi sweets and demonstrations of henna hand painting. Food and supplies are limited; first-come, first-served.


Jun
8
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 and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning June 1 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Jun 15, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Jun 22, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM

Jun
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate EID [Henna Hand Painting Workshop with Anowara Ahmed]

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Henna is a product that is 100% natural. Made from a powder derived from the leave of the henna plant, it is mixed with lemon juice and lavender or tea tree oil. Anowara Ahmed is a henna hand painting artist with years of experience. Please join us for this workshop.


Jun
8
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Queens Village
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.

Queens VillageSat, Jun 15, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM
Queens VillageSat, Jun 22, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM

Jun
10
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with Queer Film Screening: "Front Cover"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ryan is a handsome fashion stylist who rejects his traditional Asian upbringing in favor of enjoying his life as openly gay. However, that all changes when Ryan is assigned to style Ning, a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot for his firm. Despite a rocky start, an unlikely romance develops between the two, leading Ryan to reexamine his roots and consider an enticing new path for his career. "Front Cover" is a tender, entertaining look at clashing cultures and love.


Jun
11
10:00AM

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3:00PM

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.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Need to Know: Accessing Health Care, Health Insurance, and Your Health (in Bengali)

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Why is health insurance important ? Learn about different types of health insurance plans and eligibility, and accessing health care in New York City.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Healing and Learning Circle for Women (in Hindi)

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

You will learn information about 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


Jun
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with Chanel International

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Transgender performer Chanel International, born and raised in Spanish Harlem, has performed as a female impersonator and dazzled audiences in gay clubs around the country. Join her and some of her friends for a performance and discussion about their transgender lifestyle. A question and answer session will follow the show.


Jun
15
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with Music, Crafts, and Food

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Philippine Independence Day with a flag making workshop at 12-1:30 p.m., and food tasting [a delicious Filipino sweet: guinataan, made of tubers, coconut, and tapioca] from 1:30-2:00. Our finale will be a brief lecture on Filipino history followed by a traditional musical performance from 2:30-3:00 p.m. Food and supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses or adverse reactions from tasting food.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bring Your Story: Celebrate EID and Make Rasgulla (Traditional dessert) In English and Bengali

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Rasgulla is a special sweet in Bangladesh that people eat during Eid or other special holidays. It is made from ball-shaped dumplings of “chhena” (cottage cheese) and semolina dough cooked in light syrup made of sugar. Learn how to make this delicious treat, which is also famous in other South Asian countries. This program is in English and Bengali.


Jun
18
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Arts and Crafts for Adults

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts and crafts for adults in Spanish with Marco Laria.

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.