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New Americans Program

Dec
26
2:30PM

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6:30PM

Earn Prizes for Reading!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

It's easy! Tell Ms. Lucy about every book you read on your own reading level, either to yourself or someone else, and earn a star. The four readers with the most stars every Friday will win a cool prize. You must be age 12 or under to participate.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
26
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Flash Card Spelling

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 compete to see who can spell the most words from flash cards.


Dec
29
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 enjoy stories, creative movement, puppets, bubbles and songs.


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Dec
29
12:30PM

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12:45PM

Babies and Books

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Babies ages birth to 16 months will hear stories with puppets, songs and bubbles.


Dec
30
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Stories and Craft

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will listen to stories and make a craft at these programs sponsored by Literacy, Inc.


Jan
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Flash Card Spelling

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 compete to see who can spell the most words from flash cards. The winner gets pizza!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Rap It Out! South Jamaica Youth Rap about Books!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 9-12 rap about their favorite books with a rap beat that's provided to them.


Jan
5
6:00PM

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6:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 enjoy stories, creative movement, puppets, bubbles and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
6:45PM

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7:00PM

Babies and Books

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Infants age 16 months and under will hear stories accompanied by puppets, songs and bubbles.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
5:30PM

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6:00PM

Getting to Know You: A Community Forum at the Library

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

The purpose of this forum is to give library staff a chance to get to know you and give you a chance to tell us what you like about your library and community and what you’d like to see improved. Refreshments will be served


Jan
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Learn While Making a Craft with Ms. Lucy!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will make crafts based on children's books.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Stories and Craft

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children listen to stories and make crafts in this program sponsored by Literacy, Inc.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make a Dove to Help Spread Peace!

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children make paper doves in honor of Martin Luther King's birthday and learn about his legacy.


Jan
29
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Fairy Tales from Around the World

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Children will listen to fairy tales from many different cultures.


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.