New Americans Program


Apr
18
2:30PM

Gala Chinese Concert

To celebrate the re-opening of the Queensboro Hill Library, The New Americans Program is honored to present a Gala Chinese Concert. Performances include: Chinese Folk Songs, Pop Music, Solo, Male & Female Duet, Female Trio, and Vocal quartet, Violin Solo and Piano Solo.


Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Apr
18
4:00PM

Hindi Poetry Recital

Join us for an afternoon of Hindi Poetry, hosted by Ashok Singh, the Director of the International Hindi Association, and featuring invited poets Ashok Vyas, Anand Ahuja, Bindeshwari Agrawal, Purnima Desai, Ram B. Gautam.


Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Apr
19
9:30AM

Computer Basics (in Spanish)

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email to someone. 4/12 - Introduction to the computer; 4/19 - Navigating the Internet; 4/26- Creating your own email account. Customers are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, April 5 at 9:00AM.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
FlushingSat, Apr 26, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

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Apr
19
2:00PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations: 4/12 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 4/19 - Calculations and worksheets; 4/26-Workbooks and layout. Customers should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at Reference Desk beginning Saturday, April 5 at 10:00AM.


Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
Langston HughesSat, Apr 26, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

Apr
19
3:00PM

Basic Digital Photography (in Spanish)

This is a basic course for those who want to improve their photographic skills for day-to-day uses such as documenting family events and sharing photos online. Through simple lessons, practice and viewing exhibits we will reflect on how we use the camera to portray ourselves and our families, improve our picture-taking skills and compile our own albums. Participants will attend four workshops at the library followed by four Saturday afternoon visits to Queens Museum.


Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required
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This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
19
3:00PM

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

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 4/5: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 4/12: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 4/19: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 4/26: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.


Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
23
5:30PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 4/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 4/16 - Creating and saving documents; 4/23 - Working with tables and printing. Customers should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Wednesday, April 2 at 9:00AM.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM

Apr
23
5:30PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 4/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 4/16 - Creating and saving documents; 4/23 - Working with tables and printing. Customers should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Wednesday, April 2 at 9:00AM.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM

Apr
23
5:30PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 4/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 4/16 - Creating and saving documents; 4/23 - Working with tables and printing. Customers should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Wednesday, April 2 at 9:00AM.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM

Apr
23
5:30PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 4/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 4/16 - Creating and saving documents; 4/23 - Working with tables and printing. Customers should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Wednesday, April 2 at 9:00AM.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryWed, Apr 23, 20145:30PM - 8:00PM

Apr
24
11:00AM

Citizenship Classes

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam.
Registration on Thursday, April 10 at 11 a.m. in person at the library or please call 718-278-4303 to register in advance.


Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
26
3:00PM

Turkish Music, Crafts and Sweets for Boy and Girls

Celebrate the Day of the Child/Day of the Book.
Part I: Turkish Music for Kids by Dilek Bekdemir
Part II: Turkish Art for Kids by Mustafa Yasar [Water Marbling–Art of Ebru]
Part III: There will be a raffle and gifts for the lucky winners and Turkish sweets for all! *Snacks are limited and available on a first-come, first served basis. Participants are welcome to sample the snacks. Queens Library is not responsible for any allergic reactions or illnesses as a result of participation.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Apr
26
3:00PM

How Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? (in Mandarin Chinese)

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.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
28
5:30PM

Explore the Beautiful Tradition of Ebru with Artist Bingul Sevimli (in Turkish)

In this workshop, students will learn the techniques of traditional "ebru" (paper marbling), a method of aqueous surface design which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone.


Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Apr
30
6:00PM

Afghan Calligraphy Workshop with Mitra Dejkameh (in Persian and English)

Participants will learn about major Urdu, Persian and Arabic calligraphy styles and practice the basics, using the bamboo calligraphy pen, one of the oldest calligraphy tools in the world. Participants will practice dipping the pen in ink, understanding ink flow and pressure, and writing basic letter forms.


Location: Pomonok
Registration: Not required

May
1
2:00PM

Beginning Business Basics (in Korean)

Learn how to write a business plan, start your business, sell to the federal government and get assistance for your business through SBA programs and services.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
1
3:00PM

Healthy Living Inside and Out: Relationships (in Haitian Creole)

To function in a healthy, loving relationship, you must know what love is and love yourself, as well as be aware of the signs of an abusive relationship.


Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
2
5:30PM

In Celebration of Cinco de Mayo: Traditional Music and Dance of Veracruz

Radio Jarocho is a New York City-based group devoted to the "son jarocho" and fandango traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Formed in 2005, Radio Jarocho has performed in music venues and festivals in New York, Washington D.C. and Boston.


Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

May
6
5:00PM

Workshop for Tweens: Make a Beaded Frog with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Choose from many different color pony beads to weave into a beaded frog that can be used as a delightful key chain, decoration or souvenir keepsake. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Materials are limited to the first 20 participants.


Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

May
9
5:00PM

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

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 5/9: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 5/16: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 5/23: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 5/30: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
10
9:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 5/10 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 5/17 - Creating and saving documents; 5/24 - Working with tables and printing. Customers must have basic computer skills and attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 3 at 9:00AM.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
FlushingSat, May 17, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, May 24, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

May
10
2:00PM

Computer Classes (in Spanish)

Learn computer and email basics: 5/10 - Introduction to the computer; 5/17 - Navigating the Internet; 5/24 - Creating your own email account. Customers must attend all three classes and preregister in person at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 3 at 10:00AM.


Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
Langston HughesSat, May 17, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, May 24, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

May
10
3:00PM

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (in Spanish)

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) schema provides temporary deportation protection and work permits to those who qualify. Learn more about the program and whether you qualify.


Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

May
14
5:30PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations: 5/14 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 5/21 - Calculations and worksheets; 5/28 - Workbooks and layout. Customers must have basic computer skills and attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, May 7 at 9:00AM.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
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This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
19
6:00PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business

In this workshop you will learn helpful tips for turning a hobby or skill into a business and free resources to help you plan a business.


Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

May
19
6:00PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business

In this workshop you will be provided with helpful tips for turning a hobby or skill into a business and learn about free resources available to help you plan a business.


Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

May
21
10:00AM

Beginners' Sewing Circle for Women (in Bengali)

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. Ppreregistration is required by calling Ms. Fatema at 347-300-6052.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
22
4:30PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Korean Stories and Songs

Award-winning artist, singer and educator Soh Young Lee-Segredo will take you on an imaginary journey to her homeland, Korea, the Land of Morning Calm, with beautiful stories and children's folk songs. All are welcome to listen to stories and sing along.


Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

May
24
1:00PM

Pakistani Author Syed Saeed Naqvi Reads from His First Novel, Girdaab

A Pakistani family pursuing the American dream migrates to the U.S. six months before 9/11. Girdaab [Vortex] explores the life of the Pakistani diaspora, and how one family struggles with the fallout of that fateful date, a day that changed America forever.


Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

May
24
2:00PM

College Admissions Process (in Chinese)

In this workshop in Mandarin Chinese, participants will learn about college admissions process, policies and criteria and the elements of a strong application package, including transcript, secondary school report, quality extracurricular activities and personal recommendations.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
29
4:00PM

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

If you have your green card, you might be ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
18
5:30PM

More Musical Gems from the Yiddish Theater: A Concert and Lecture with Diane Cypkin

Because of the tremendous success of Dr. Diane Cypkin’s “Musical Salute to Molly Picon,” and her “In Words and Music: The Story of the Yiddish Theater,” Dr. Cypkin is offering more beautiful music from the Yiddish Theatre in this new program, featuring music made famous by Molly Picon, Aaron Lebedeff and Menashe Skulnik, as well as beloved Yiddish performers such as Itzik Feld, Yetta Zwerling, Menasha Oppenheim, Misha and Lucy Gehrman, Isa Kremer, and Seymour Rechzeit.


Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

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.

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