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New Americans Program

Aug
20
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Fun Time

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Bring your preschooler to the library and play and read together, sharing your favorite books and games with other parents and children. This program is for children ages 1-5 and their parents.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
5:00PM

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6:45PM

Read with Me, Read to Me

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children who need help reading, are reluctant readers or just want to hear or read a story can practice reading, one on one, with a teen volunteer. Each child will get a minimum of 15 minutes of individual attention. First come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Fun with Science

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.

In this 2-session program, children ages 8-12 will learn the workings of microscopes, magnifiers and other tools for viewing objects closely. We will also make a robot from a tin can. Space is limited to 11 children and preregistration is required. Please preregister online or at the Children's Reference Desk.


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Aug
22
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: Broadway
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Children ages 8-12 will work on different crafts using various art techniques: papier-mache, clay, beading, painting and printing. Preregistration is required.


Aug
23
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Read with Me, Read to Me

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Children who need help reading, are reluctant readers or just want to hear or read a story can practice reading, one on one, with a teen volunteer. Each child will get a minimum of 15 minutes of individual time. First come, first served.


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.