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New Americans Program

Sep
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movie Mondays

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy classic movies every Monday. In September join us for classic westerns: 9/8 - "The Magnificent Seven" (1960); 9/15 - "Shane" (1953); 9/22 - "Red River" (1948); 9/29 - "The Searchers" (1956)

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
11:00AM

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3:00PM

SNAP Food Assistance Outreach Event

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps, and get help applying. Call 855-850-2525 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Sep
23
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Immigration Information

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Attorneys from Immigration Legal Services (ILS) will present information on resident status, citizenship, DACA, asylum and family petitions, and other immigration issues. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.


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Oct
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Eric Miu, Community Coordinator for the New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education, will conduct this pedestrian safety workshop to educate seniors about crossing New York City streets. Seniors will learn safety tips and about Mayor de Blasio's new traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.


Oct
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Queens Memory in Sunnyside

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This program takes place at the Sunnyside Community Services Center (43-31 39 Street). Share your Queens memories and get those family photos digitized for free! Each week, Queens Memory staff will scan your photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive you can take home. Bring materials and stories that relate to the theme of the week, or come to learn something new about your neighborhood!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hudson River Rose: Folk Songs

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Anne Price and Rita Deutsch perform folk ballads and songs by traditionalists Woody Guthrie, Jean Ritchie, Peggy Seeger and others, including some original songs, in a voice that is, according to a review in "Rambles: a Cultural Arts Magazine," "expressive, rich, and honest."


Oct
15
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Senior Citizen Rent-Increase Exemption

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

If you are a senior citizen and a tenant in a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartment or hotel, you may qualify to have your rent frozen at the current level and be exempt from future increases. Find out if you are eligible.


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.