New Americans Program




When Humanity Fails: An Exhibition

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The "When Humanity Fails: Holocaust Exhibition" educates about the events that led to the Holocaust during WWII as well the stories of the courageous U.S. soldiers who liberated the concentration camps and rescued the survivors. The exhibit focuses on the lessons that can be learned from this horrific time in our history and how our emotional and intellectual responses can be channeled into constructive action and awareness.




Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading Mondays through Thursdays, except holidays and, if there is interest, participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

Additional Dates




Live Animals with Ranger Eric Powers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Ranger Eric will display live animals and a variety of animal artifacts.


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.