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New Americans Program

Dec
22
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 12/8: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 12/15: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 12/22: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 12/29: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Let's Celebrate a Polish Christmas in Song with Piotr Rudzinski

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Piotr Rudzinski is a talented actor, guitarist and singer from Poland who is dedicated to promoting Polish culture in the United States through his poetic lyrics and beautiful sounds. He will perform Polish Christmas carols.


Dec
27
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

Location: Flushing
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.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. 12/13 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 12/20 - Calculations and worksheets; 12/27 -Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 6 at 9:00AM.


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Dec
27
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers

Location: Langston Hughes
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.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. 12/13 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 12/20 - Creating and saving documents; 12/27 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference desk beginning Saturday, December 6 at 10:00AM.


Dec
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Celebrate the Independence Day of Bangladesh with Music and Dance

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Bangladesh independence day with Bishwo Shahitto Kendro (the World Literature Center). Dressed in beautiful and colorful traditional clothing, musicians and dancers will perform patriotic songs and dances made famous during the 1971 struggle of independence from Pakistan.


Dec
31
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Learn Basic Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

This class is for those with little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. A professional Chinese instructor will teach Chinese pronunciation and how to conduct basic conversations. Please call the library or go to queenslibrary.org/events to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Call 718-278-4304 to preregister, or preregister at the library starting on Wednesday, January 7 at 11 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Word for Spanish Speakers

Location: Central Library
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.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. 1/7 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 1/14 - Creating and saving documents; 1/21 -Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 31 at 9:00 a.m.

Central LibraryWed, Jan 14, 20156:30PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Jan 21, 20156:30PM - 8:30PM

Jan
8
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 1 /8 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 1/15 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 1/22 - Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 1/29 - Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes for Spanish Speakers

Location: Flushing
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.

Learn how to turn on your computer and use email. 1/10 - Introduction to the computer; 1/17 - Navigating the Internet; 1/24 - Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 3 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Jan 17, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Jan 24, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM

Jan
10
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

Location: Langston Hughes
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.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. 1/10 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 1/17 - Calculations and worksheets; 1/24 - Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use a keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Langston HughesSat, Jan 17, 20152:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Jan 24, 20152:00PM - 4:30PM

Jan
10
3:00PM

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5:30PM

Computer Classes for Bengali Speakers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you need to learn how to turn on a computer or use the Internet or email? These classes are for you. 1/10 - Introduction to the computer; 1/17 - Navigating the Internet; 1/24- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 27 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Beginners' Sewing Circle for Women (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn sewing skills into a career and earn money working for yourself. Lessons may include, but are not limited to, preparing and measuring fabrics, types of seams, finishing and pressing, and proper use of threads and tension for sewing. Basic math skills are needed. Preregistration is required by calling Ms. Abida at 917-443-6394.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Celebrate Pakistani Culture: Henna Hand-Painting Workshop with Summiya and Samia

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Henna is a natural product made from powder derived from the leaf of the henna plant mixed with lemon juice and lavender or tea tree oil. Summiya and Samia are young henna hand-painting artists with years of experience. Please join us for this workshop.


Jan
15
11:30AM

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1:00PM

How to Stay Young with Aging Joints (in Russian)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Russian you will learn about steps you can take to keep your joints healthy and well-functioning no matter what your age.


Jan
15
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Know Your Rights: Immigration Law (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This workshop in Bengali will cover how to become a legal permanent resident (Green Card holder) and U.S. Citizen, and how to petition for relatives and apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA).

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Mandarin Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Keep Your Family Safe and Together (in Bengali)

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

This workshop in Bengali will cover how to establish healthy family relationships in a new environment and how to find a job in the U.S.

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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6:00PM

Make an Adorable Sock Doll with Shahnaz Begum! (in Bengali and English)

Location: Ozone Park
Registration: Not required

Talented artist Shahnaz Begum teaches adults and children age 10 and up how to make adorable dolls from patterned knee socks, googly eyes and a variety of trims. All materials will be provided. Each doll will be unique! Space is limited.


Jan
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Pain Management (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dr. Wensong Li will discuss how to manage and control pain without surgery and with minimal medication and drug side effects.


Jan
22
4:00PM

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8:00PM

Permanent Opportunity: You Have a Green Card—Get More! (in Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business (in Spanish)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In this workshop participants will learn helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business and where to obtain free resources to help them plan a business.


Jan
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Korean Food Preparation with Soh Young Lee Segredo: Learn to Prepare Doenjang

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Doenjang (“thick paste”) is a traditional fermented soybean paste that is considered one of the essential sauces of authentic Korean cuisine. It is rich in flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and plant hormones (phytoestrogens) that some believe possess anti-carcinogenic properties. It will be served with Korean cabbage, turnip soup, and rice and pickles.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

New Year's Celebration 2015

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To celebrate New Year 2015, members of Ginger's Dance Studio will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances. Chinese Kung Fu demonstrations and excerpts from Peking Opera will also be featured.


Jan
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Mostly Tchaikovsky

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Soprano Svetlana Gaskova and friends will celebrate Tchaikovsky's 175th anniversary with an evening concert of vocal music from the great Russian composers Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff.


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.