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New Americans Program

Nov
28
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Knitting Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Knitters, if you are looking for a place to share your "purls" of wisdom and experience, please join us! Bring your own material.

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Dec
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Play Scrabble, the word game that has been played for generations! Please bring your own Scrabble material.

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

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Dec
2
5:30PM

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6:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Blast

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This mix of dance fitness, low-impact strength training and stretching exercises helps relieve stress. Instructor: Katwicia Desruisseaux. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Dec
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Tai Chi for Adults with Lenny Antonucci

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Tai chi is a mind-body "soft style" martial art that originated in China. Sometimes called "meditation in motion," it involves graceful forms of exercise using flowing movements. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must complete an exercise release form before the program begins.

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

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Dec
13
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

"Love Actually," (2003), rated R, follows the attempts of numerous London couples, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, to find and maintain love.


Dec
15
2:00PM

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5:00PM

International Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In "2 Autumns, 3 Winters" (in French with English subtitles), 33-year-old Arman, having decided to change his life for the better, literally bumps into the lovely Amelie while jogging in the park. In the meantime, his friend Benjamin falls for the charming physical therapist who cares for him after a stroke. Fate and the camera follow the couples and their friends over the course of 2 1/2 years in this homage to French filmmaker Jean-Luc Goddard about youth's experience of time's passage.


Dec
29
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

We will screen Billy Wilder's mordant comedy "The Apartment" (1959), starring Jack Lemmon as a New York City salaryman who must compromise his values or risk remaining at the bottom of the corporate ladder.


Jan
12
2:00PM

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5:00PM

International Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In the award-winning "Salvo" (2013), in Italian with English subtitles, directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, a solitary, cold and ruthless Sicilian Mafia hitman on assignment sneaks into a house and discovers Rita, an innocent young blind girl.


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.