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New Americans Program

Aug
22
11:00AM

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1:30PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!


Aug
25
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Skype a Crossword

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. This program is open to all older adults and homebound Mail-a-Book patrons. Preregistration is required by calling 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
25
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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

Additional Dates


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Aug
26
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics. Participants must know how to use a computer mouse. Preregistration and a library card are required.


Aug
26
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Singer and Guitarist John Cave

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

John Cave is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer based in New York City, with a style derived from a variety of influences, including rock, jazz, hip hop and West African music. Over the last few years he has emerged as a go-to musician on the city scene, sharing stage and studio with an array of great musicians, singers and rappers from all over the world. This is a teleconference for older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Blossom Sisters" by Fern Michaels. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Aug
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Living Healthy, Body and Mind: Family Relations in Transition

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran looks at how roles within families change as members of the family age.


Aug
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents scenes from classic plays. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
3
11:00AM

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12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to preregister.


Sep
4
8:00PM

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9:00PM

Women in History: After Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Women of influence, countries and customs . . . . We chat about them all! This is an evening teleconferenced event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Sing Along with Rich

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Sing old-time favorites with Richard Kagan. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

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3:30PM

History and Highlights of the 1939 World's Fair

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

It has been 75 years since the opening of the 1939 World's Fair, and the Queens Historical Society will present history and highlights about it. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Origami

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, in this workshop for adults.


Sep
10
11:00AM

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12:30PM

You Be the Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts. This is a teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
10
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Movie Afternoons

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Spend an afternoon watching a movie in the comfort of the library! This month's selection is "Winter's Tale" (2014), rated PG-13.


Sep
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Can You Hear Me?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads a discussion about how to manage hearing loss related to aging. This is a teleconference event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Sep
16
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bingo

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo, and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for bingo cards, chips and access numbers.


Sep
17
11:00AM

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12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Guest poet , Gayle Danley, National Individual Poetry Slam Champion. Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers must call Mail-a-Book for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman.


Sep
17
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Zumba Exercise for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Ciara Sandoval teaches dance movements to keep you fit in this aerobic exercise class for adults. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Preregistration is required for each session.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny will be moderating this teleconferenced evening short-story discussion group. We meet the third Thursday of each month. First-time callers please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Medicare Minutes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Nancy Herman joins us from the Medicare Rights Center in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Healthy Foods, Healthy Eating and Blood Pressure Screening (in Haitian Creole)

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Attendees will learn how to achieve balanced nutrition, how to keep their bones strong with calcium and vitamin D, and the importance of being physically active. There will be also be a blood pressure screening.


Sep
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Autumn

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a topical discussion about the fall season. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Sep
23
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of using a computer. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
24
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Racketeer" by John Grisham. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 to preregister and obtain access numbers.


Sep
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

West Indian Day Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will have a topical discussion on subjects involving the West Indies. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


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.