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New Americans Program

Oct
3
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Crafternoons

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Children ages 6-12 do craft projects. Space is limited; preregistration is required.

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

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Oct
4
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children age 5 and under and their caregivers enjoy picture books and storytime in the Children's Room.

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

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Oct
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

ArchForKids Community Workshop

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Queens Library and ArchForKids present a three-session community workshop for families. Drop in for one session or participate in all three: facades of the community, greenhouses and sustainable community design.

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

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Oct
6
9:15AM

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10:45AM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Parents and other caregivers can help preschoolers learn skills that will improve their school performance and enjoyment of school, even before kindergarten. During seven weekly sessions, library staff will show adults how to use games, hands-on activities and stories to help build language and social skills that are crucial to success in school. Children will receive giveaways, including games and books, at each session. Preregistration in person with the Children’s Librarian is required.

RidgewoodMon, Oct 20, 20149:15AM - 10:45AM
RidgewoodMon, Oct 27, 20149:15AM - 10:45AM
RidgewoodMon, Nov 3, 20149:15AM - 10:45AM
RidgewoodMon, Nov 10, 20149:15AM - 10:45AM
RidgewoodMon, Nov 17, 20149:15AM - 10:45AM
RidgewoodMon, Dec 1, 20149:15AM - 10:45AM

Oct
6
11:00AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Babies ages 6-17 months and their caregivers join us for a lapsit program of rhymes, fingerplays, bounces and songs!

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

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Oct
6
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months accompanied by their caregivers join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

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

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Oct
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Read with a book buddy! Children of all ages can practice their reading skills by reading with a friend.

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

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Oct
8
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Sewing for Kids

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Young people ages 9-13 learn basic sewing skills and complete a quilt-block pillow project. Participants must attend all sessions. Space is limited; preregistration is required.

RidgewoodWed, Oct 15, 20144:30PM - 5:30PM
RidgewoodWed, Oct 22, 20144:30PM - 5:30PM
RidgewoodWed, Oct 29, 20144:30PM - 5:30PM

Oct
21
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Read for the Record

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 100 openings

Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign, Read for the Record, mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the country's largest shared reading experience. Join people across the country in reading "Bunny Cakes," by bestselling children's author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: working toward the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.


Oct
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hello Kitty Reading Day

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

The first Hello Kitty Reading Day celebrates the 40th anniversary of beloved pop culture icon Hello Kitty. There will be trivia, recipes, crafts, activity sheets, coloring pages, Mad Libs, read-alongs and more!


Oct
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Ghost Tales with Christine Campbell

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Christine Campbell spins Halloween ghost tales for children in grades 3-8.


Oct
30
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Play Group

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Toddlers age 18-36 months accompanied by their caregivers listen to music, play with educational toys and make new friends.

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

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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.