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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

Oct
15
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 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
15
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean III

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

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


Oct
16
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 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.

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

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Oct
16
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Woodside
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


Oct
16
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Flushing
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, vocabulary, and grammar will be covered in this ten-week program. Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


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

Oct
17
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.

Additional Dates


Oct
17
2:00PM

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7:00PM

Diversity Visa Application Assistance

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Queens Public Library is making computers available from October 10 to November 4 to customers who want to fill out the online application for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery (DV-2021). 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; and 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


Oct
17
5:00PM

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7:30PM

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 718-424-2619.

East ElmhurstThu, Oct 24, 20195:00PM - 7:30PM

Oct
18
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Class

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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Participants must attend the entire twelve-week class series. The first day of class is registration day.

Central LibraryFri, Oct 25, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Nov 1, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Nov 8, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Nov 15, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Nov 22, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Nov 29, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Dec 6, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Dec 13, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
Central LibraryFri, Dec 20, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

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

Oct
19
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Microsoft Excel for Bengali Speakers

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 how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Hollis Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 5 for the month of October and Saturday, December 7 for the month of December at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-465-7355.

HollisSat, Oct 26, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Dec 14, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Dec 21, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Dec 28, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM

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

Oct
19
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Free Citizenship Class

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.

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Participants must attend the entire twelve-week class series. The first day of class is registration day.

WoodsideSat, Oct 26, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM
WoodsideSat, Nov 2, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM
WoodsideSat, Nov 9, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM
WoodsideSat, Nov 16, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM
WoodsideSat, Nov 23, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM
WoodsideSat, Nov 30, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM
WoodsideSat, Dec 7, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM
WoodsideSat, Dec 14, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM
WoodsideSat, Dec 21, 20192:00PM - 5:00PM

Oct
20
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


Oct
21
10:00AM

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12:30PM

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 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
21
1:00PM

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4:30PM

Free Citizenship Class

Location: Richmond Hill
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 twelve-week class series. The first day of class is registration day.

Richmond HillMon, Oct 28, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Nov 4, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Nov 18, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Nov 25, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Dec 2, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Dec 9, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Dec 16, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Dec 23, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Dec 30, 20191:00PM - 4:30PM
Richmond HillMon, Jan 6, 20201:00PM - 4:30PM

Oct
21
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Business Leadership Mentor Session

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn how to successfully structure a mentoring session, tips for a successful mentoring session, good questions to ask a business mentor, and the role of a mentor in the workplace.


Oct
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Sunnyside
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
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.


Oct
22
3:30PM

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5:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Jackson Heights
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


Oct
23
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.


Oct
23
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Learn About Health Care Proxy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn what is a health care proxy, why should you fill out the health care proxy, how can you complete the health care proxy, and where to send the health care proxy.


Oct
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latin American Gastronomical Feast, Crafts, and Puerto Rican Zumba

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

10am-12pm: Puerto Rican Zumba with Odin Graniela
2pm: Our Ancestor's Crochet Heritage with Marcia Gomezcoello;
Colombia: 3pm: Savoring Colombia with Luz Correa;
3:30 pm: Ecuador: Chaulafán Ecuadoriano with Hilda Campoverde;
4:00 pm: Mexico: Chicken tacos with carnita and Agua de Jamaica with Gianelli Veyta;
4:30 pm: Peru: Quinoa Superfood: Healthy and Delicious with Christina Camacho

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Job Seminar in Bengali: How to Find Jobs in America

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In this program, in Bengali, you will learn how to analyze your strengths, fears, and shortcomings; where to get job information; how to find out about jobs in NYC, NY state and with the federal government; and get tips on writing a resume, filling out job applications, and how to attend job interviews!


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
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Celebrate Polish Independence Day with A Craft Program for Children

Location: Middle Village
Registration: Not required

One of the most colorful features of the Polish culture is the traditional costume. To celebrate it we will color, decorate, and put together an original paper doll of a girl or a boy wearing an elaborate Polish costume. All materials provided. Supplies limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Nov
2
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Diwali with the Glen Oaks Library!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Diwali with the Glen Oaks Library: Henna hand painting* with Anowara Ahmed at 1pm and classical dances of southern India with the Sadhanalaya Dance School at 3pm.
* Supplies are limited. Available 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
4
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Housing Benefits in NYC for Bengali Speakers ( in Bengali)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Housing Benefits in NYC for Bengali Speakers
Topics:
• How can you apply for housing in NYC
• Who can apply and when
• How can you get qualified for the housing application

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Lefferts
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


Nov
7
5:00PM

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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.


Nov
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Qin (Zither) Song Arts by HE Yi- Hosted by Ba Ban Chinese Music Society

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Qin song has been part of the traditional ritual music culture in China. As a form of
musical expression of traditional scholars’ spirit, qin song can make people
dwell deeply on the ancient Chinese philosophy and Chinese aesthetic, as well as the spiritual
world of Chinese men of letters. Ba Ban Chinese Music Society’s guest artist, singer
and qin player, HE Yi, will play and talk about the history and esthetics of qin song.


Nov
7
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

Location: East Elmhurst
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 three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the East Elmhurst library beginning Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-242-2619.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Erika the Baker!

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Erika the Baker developed her baking talent and creativity by observing famous chef bakers who specialize in “fondant.” For every family birthday, she always made and decorated an exquisite delicious cake. Erika created a photo album of all her cakes and displayed it on her website. Her pastries became popular once her friends and customers tasted her cakes and made requests with specific themes for special events and the rest is history.


Nov
9
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, Nov 16, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Nov 23, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM

Nov
9
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, November 2 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Nov 16, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Nov 23, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Nov
9
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, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Nov 16, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Nov 23, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM

Nov
17
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, 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


Nov
18
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Hypertension in the Elderly (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hypertension is often called the "silent killer" because most people have no signs or symptoms. Come and join a talk by Dr. Wei Liu from Association of Chinese American Physicians to learn common risk factors and treatment of hypertension in the elderly.


Nov
19
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Thanksgiving Crafts with Artist Sol Aramendi [In Spanish]

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Bring your little ones to enjoy an afternoon of creativity by making these lovely paper bag turkeys while they listen to the story of the first Thanksgiving Day. On a first-come, first served basis. Supplies are limited.


Nov
20
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Thanksgiving Crafts with Shahnaz Begum

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Make a cute and fun paper turkey ornament with artist Shahnaz Begum that you can use to decorate your house for Thanksgiving. Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. [Program in English and Bengali].

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

A Musical Encounter on the Silk Road

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

From bamboo flutes to silk stringed zithers and lutes; from the pipa music in Mogao Caves’ Dunhuang Manuscripts to Ottoman music; from ancient Chinese music to the 10th century music along the Silk Road, Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of NY and its guest performers from different cultural backgrounds take the audience on a musical odyssey that connects ancient historical China and its worldwide neighbors.


Dec
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Superfoods: Healthy and Delicious Eating Plans for Families (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Nutritionist Christina Camacho will present recipes and tips on how to incorporate nutrient-packed "superfoods" into your meals and snacks, and how to introduce them to your family.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Designing Websites: A New New Yorkers' Workshop in Cantonese

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop teaches participants the basics of the technology behind webpages. This includes learning how to reuse existing HTML and CSS codes that are available for free on the web to create simple websites.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Know Your Rights: Immigration Law (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

This workshop in Bengali will cover how to become a legal permanent resident (green card holder) and U.S. citizen, and how to petition for relatives.


Dec
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 reference desk beginning Thursday, Dec 5 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-242-2619.

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

Dec
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 Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 7at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Dec
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 and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

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

Dec
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

It’s Time for Kind: Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

More than 20,000 Jews fled to Shanghai during the Second World War to escape the Nazi persecution. Born and raised in Shanghai, Professor Xu, working at Brooklyn Public Library and concurrently teaching in Brooklyn College, makes a schematic analysis of the Jewish migration to Shanghai since 1840 with focus on the latest fleeing of European Jewish refugees, their struggling for survival in Shanghai, and their whereabouts after the war.


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.