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New Americans Program

Dec
22
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
23
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Driving Class

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This AARP class is recommended for seniors who wish to reduce their insurance rates.


Dec
27
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Fresh Meadows Poets

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Local poets meet to discuss and critique their work.


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Jan
5
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Ballroom Dancing with Jing Chen

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Jing Chen studied ballroom dance at the school founded by internationally acclaimed dancers Mr. and Mrs. Lu Ming Da. Mr. Chen is a skilled instructor who will give lessons in ballroom basics for beginners and offer training for more advanced students.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to Do When Disaster Strikes

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The American Red Cross presents a citizen preparedness course designed to teach you how to prepare for and respond to a man-made, technological or natural disaster, and how to recover from such an emergency.


Jan
15
11:30AM

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1:00PM

How to Stay Young with Aging Joints (in Russian)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Russian you will learn about steps you can take to keep your joints healthy and well-functioning no matter what your age.


Jan
24
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Self-Publishing for Writers and Readers

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The world of publishing is changing rapidly with more and more authors self-publishing and readers flocking to diverse self-published materials. Learn about SELF-e, a new platform that connects self-published ebooks with library customers. David Vinjamuri, an expert on branding and social media, and Tejas Desai, self-published author of "The Brotherhood," will discuss their experiences with self-publishing, and a question-and-answer session will follow their presentations


Jan
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

New York Cares

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

New York Cares will offer an orientation meeting to recruit volunteers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Mostly Tchaikovsky

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Soprano Svetlana Gaskova and friends will celebrate Tchaikovsky's 175th anniversary with an evening concert of vocal music from the great Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff.


Jan
31
2:30PM

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3:30PM

A Musical Tribute to Nat King Cole

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Cody Childs presents a tribute to Nat "King" Cole with biographical notes on his life and a performance of great Cole classics.


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.