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New Americans Program

Nov
28
5:00PM

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7:00PM

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

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 11 /7: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 11/14: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 11/21: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/28: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.


Nov
29
3:00PM

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5:30PM

Introduction to Computers (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 how to turn on your computer and write an email. Part 1 - Introduction to the computer; Part 2 - Navigating the Internet; Part 3- Creating an email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by phone at 718-990-0769. November registration begins November 1 at 9 am and December registration begins November 29 at 9 am.


Dec
1
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Social Media for Small Business (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representative from the Queens Chamber of Commerce will share best practices that will help you attract new customers and boost your business with the latest online marketing and cutting-edge social media.


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Dec
3
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Learn Basic Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

This class is for those with little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. A professional Chinese instructor will teach Chinese pronunciation and how to conduct basic conversations. Please call the library or go to queenslibrary.org/events to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
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. 12/3 - Introduction to the computer; 12/10 - Navigating the Internet; 12/17- Creating your own email account. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, November 26 at 9:00AM.

Central LibraryWed, Dec 10, 20146:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Dec 17, 20146:00PM - 8:30PM

Dec
4
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Citizenship Classes

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

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Preregistration is required starting in person at the library or by calling 718-278-4303 starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
5:30PM

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7:30PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 12/8: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 12/15: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 12/22: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 12/29: 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
10
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners' Sewing Circle for Women (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn sewing skills into a career and earn money working for yourself. Lessons may include, but are not limited to, preparing and measuring fabrics, types of seams, finishing and pressing, and proper use of threads and tension for sewing. Basic math skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Make a Beautiful Christmas Candleholder with Cristina Cipriani

Location: Howard Beach
Registration: Not required

Italian-born artist Cristina Cipriani will help you design and make a beautiful candleholder to take home and add warmth and cheer to your holidays.


Dec
12
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Celebrate Christmas with Colombian Food and Music

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Gianina Enriquez will teach participants how to make the traditional Colombian Christmas delicacies Arepas de Queso and Tamales de Pollo; and Pablo Mayor and Folkore Urbano will perform traditional Colombian Christmas music.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
9:30AM

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12:00PM

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. 12/13 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 12/20 - Calculations and worksheets; 12/27 -Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 6 at 9:00AM.

FlushingSat, Dec 20, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Dec 27, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Dec
13
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Microsoft Word 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 document and work with tables. 12/13 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 12/20 - Creating and saving documents; 12/27 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference desk beginning Saturday, December 6 at 10:00AM.

Langston HughesSat, Dec 20, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Dec 27, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

Dec
13
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers 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.


Dec
17
4:00PM

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5:30PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business (in Chinese)

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Get helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business and find out about free resources to help them plan a business.


Dec
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Keep Your Bones Healthy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tony Quach, MD, of New York Hospital Queens, will give a talk on the many causes of knee pain. He will also discuss the newest technology available to help treat various conditions that causes knee pain.


Dec
18
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Permanent Opportunity: You Have a Green Card—Get More! (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be eligible to become a U.S. citizen, which will allow you to vote in local, state and national elections and enjoy many other opportunities and benefits.


Dec
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

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

Location: Ridgewood
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
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Celebrate Bangladesh Independence Day with Music and Dance from Bangladesh

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Bangladesh independence day with Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (the World Literature Center). Dressed in beautiful and colorful traditional folkloric clothing, musicians and dancers will perform patriotic songs and dances made popular during the 1971 struggle of independence from Pakistan that will take you back to those moving times.


Collections

Most of our international language collections include books, periodicals, CDs, CD-ROMs and videos. Check out our romances, computer books, cookbooks, biographies, best-sellers, martial arts novels, parenting books and much more!


Resource Guides

Find multicultural web sites, English classes, citizenship classes, immigrant-serving agencies, demographics and more.


Cultural Programs

New Americans Program offers Cultural Arts programs celebrating the arts and literature of ethnic groups in Queens communities. Programs are presented in the Central Library and in community libraries. Offerings include music, dance, drama performances, bilingual poetry and storytelling. Cultural arts programs are bilingual in English and the language of the culture being showcased.


Coping Skills

New Americans Program offers Copings Skills workshops: lectures and workshops to help immigrants adjust to life in America presented in selected community libraries as well as the Central Library. Programs are presented in English and in the major immigrant languages of Queens by lawyers, teachers, counselors and other professionals. Topics presented include immigration law, becoming a citizen, tenants rights, career planning, starting a business, parenting, education and health.