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New Americans Program

Sep
22
11:00AM

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12:15PM

ShapeUp NYC: Total Body Conditioning for Adults

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Instructor Lily Vasquez's total body workout combines low impact, dance fitness, chair fitness, stretch and cardio sculpt exercises to help you get fit. Participants should wear loose clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Sep
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from finding work or reaching other goals? Speech-language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Oct
2
11:00AM

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2:00PM

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. 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.

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Oct
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Best of the Big Band Singers

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards take a nostalgic look back to the great music of the Big Band Era and those who made it great.


Oct
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

History and Headlines: A Book Discussion Group

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Our non-fiction book group meets on or about the third Monday of every month. For more information, call 718-721-2462.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Oct
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Contemporary Brazilian Jazz with Quarteto Moderno

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Quarteto Moderno is a contemporary Brazilian jazz ensemble that features acclaimed guitarist, vocalist and composer Richard Boukas. The group performs primary Brazilian genres including samba, choro, baião, frevo, maracatu, marcha and guarânia. The repertoire ranges from Boukas’s original compositions to interpretations of legendary Brazilian composers from Minas Gerais, including Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta and Sérgio Santos.


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.