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New Americans Program

Jul
30
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.


Jul
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt Classes for Ages 4-7

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

In this ten-sesson series, children ages 4-7 will work with a teaching artist to learn the basic elements of design in various media, including painting, collage and drawing. Students will be introduced to notable artists of the past and encouraged to explore their own distinctive styles. The course will conclude with a professional show at a contemporary art gallery. Space is limited and preregistration is required.


Jul
30
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.


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.