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New Americans Program

Nov
26
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's book selection is "The Husband List" by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

SNAP Food Assistance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out over the phone if you qualify and get help applying for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, in this teleconferenced program for the homebound. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers. Call AARP, a SNAP funder, at 855-850-2525 to make an appointment to speak privately with a SNAP adviser.


Nov
28
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!

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

Additional Dates


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Nov
28
11:30AM

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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.


Dec
1
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Defensive Driving

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This class is offered by AARP.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
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


Dec
1
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


Dec
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
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.


Dec
3
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Paper Flower-Making

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this crafts course for adults, you will learn how to make rolled paper flowers using construction paper and pipe cleaners.


Dec
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Discussion Group: For Men Only

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Men are invited to call into our program to talk about health, sports, politics and other topics of interest in this weekly discussion group. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 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


Dec
3
3:00PM

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4:30PM

A Quilting Workshop

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this two-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create easy quilting designs. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
3
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Zumba for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Certified Zumba instructor Janise Rambert leads this aerobic exercise class for adults using dance movements to keep you fit. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes and bring a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening program for older adults and the home-bound. Karen Quinones from Patriot Tours is our guest tonight. She will lead an informative and anecdotal discussion about the history of lower New York. First-time callers 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


Dec
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Healthy and Unhealthy Fats

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads a discussion about nutrition, explaining the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats. This is a teleconference event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Dec
9
2:00PM

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3:30PM

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.


Dec
9
3:00PM

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5:15PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Spend an afternoon watching a movie in the comfort of the library! This month's selection is "A Most Wanted Man" (2014), rated R.


Dec
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.


Dec
10
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends!


Dec
11
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Make a Holiday Apron

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

Learn how to make an easy holiday apron.


Dec
12
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.


Dec
16
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners

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

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


Dec
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
17
11:00AM

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12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Tap into your natural ability to enjoy and create original poetry in this teleconferenced discussion group. First-time callers must call Mail a Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "The Storyteller," a novel by Jodi Picoult.


Dec
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.


Dec
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Sing a Long with Rich

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Sing old classics with your friends over the phone in this teleconferenced program. Led by Richard Kagan. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
23
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Alzheimer's Disease

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Roberto Reyes, Alzheimer's Association Outreach Manager, answers questions about Alzheimer's Disease. This is a teleconferenced program. First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.


Dec
24
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Bonnie's Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's book selection is "The Red Garden" by Alice Hoffman This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants must call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Boxing Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The day following Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day. Learn more about the history and traditions of this holiday in this teleconferenced program. First-time callers, please preregister with Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084.


Dec
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Talk for Seniors

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran leads this teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. First-time callers should preregister at 718-464-0084.


Dec
31
7:00PM

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9:00PM

New Year's Eve Party for the Homebound

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

It's our 5th wonderful year celebrating New Year's together by teleconference. Socialize, chit- chat, and have lots of fun from 7-9PM. You don't have to be alone this holiday season! First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.


Jan
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Cowrie Shell Jewelry: A Crafts Workshop

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

Pamela Isaac demonstrates how to create a beautiful bracelet and earrings from cowrie shells. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


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.