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New Americans Program

Oct
21
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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Oct
21
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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
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.

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

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Oct
27
2:30PM

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4:15PM

Movie Time: "Dead Poets Society"

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This 1989 film stars Robin Williams. 128 minutes; rated PG


Oct
30
2:30PM

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4:15PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This month's selection at our book discussion group for adults is "Summer House with Swimming Pool" by Herman Koch.


Nov
5
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
6
2:30PM

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4:00PM

St. John's University School of Law Securities Arbitration Clinic: Investor-Education Seminar

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Topics will include common investor problems and scams, tips to avoid being a victim, protecting your investments, types of investments, and tips to keep track of your investments.


Nov
8
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Today's feature is "Hope Springs" (2012), rated PG-13 and starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell.


Nov
10
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Getting Involved in Your Child's Education (in Korean)

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn why teacher conferences are important, why parents should attend PTA meetings and why you should discuss your child’s school day and homework with him or her daily.


Nov
17
2:00PM

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5:00PM

International Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In the award-winning "Tanta Agua" (in Spanish with English subtitles), directed by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, divorced Montevideo father Alfredo takes his two children, 14-year-old Lucia and 10-year-old Federico, on vacation. But bad weather and Lucía’s adolescent rebellion clashes with her father’s enthusiastic efforts for quality family time.


Nov
20
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

This month's selection for our book discussion group for adults is "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein.


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Meditation for Healthy Living

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Dr. Frank Pawlowski shares a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy living regimen.


Nov
22
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Art History: Monet and Renoir

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

Lecturer Mary Dono traces the artists' journey from humble beginnings through the Impressionist Movement and then to their places in history.


Nov
24
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Movie Time

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

We will screen Woody Allen's 1986 classic "Hannah and Her Sisters," starring Mia Farrow and rated PG-13.


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.