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New Americans Program

Jul
28
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Celebrate Peruvian Independence Day with Delicacies and Music from Peru

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In part 1, Peruvian-born teacher and cook Gianina Enriquez will demonstrate how to make three classics of the Peruvian kitchen; food is limited and available first come, first served. In part 2, Grupo Wayno will play Andean music of Peru.


Aug
2
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Ramadan with Turkish Crafts, Music, Sweets and Gifts

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Artist Mustafa Yasar will lead a workshop for children on the Turkish art of ebru, or water marbling. Afterwards, Ercan Dereyayla will play Turkish music, followed by a raffle with gifts for the lucky winners and Turkish sweets for all.


Aug
4
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Learn Basic Japanese from Anime

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

In this three-session course for beginners, Japanese anime film will be used to teach basic expressions. Participants will also engage in conversations and role play.

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

Additional Dates


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Aug
6
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations: 8/6 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 8/13 - Calculations and worksheets; 8/20 - Workbooks and layout. Participants should be able to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, August 6 at 9:00AM or call 718-990-0769 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations: 8/6 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 8/13 - Calculations and worksheets; 8/20 - Workbooks and layout. Participants should be able to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, August 6 at 9:00AM or call 718-990-0769 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 8/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 8/16 - Creating and saving documents; 8/23 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should know how to use the keyboard and mouse and be able to open and close applications, and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Saturday, August 2 at 9:00AM or call 718-661-1280 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 8/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 8/16 - Creating and saving documents; 8/23 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should know how to use the keyboard and mouse and be able to open and close applications, and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Saturday, August 2 at 9:00AM or call 718-661-1280 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Computers for Beginners (in Spanish)

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 turn on your computer and write an email to someone. 8/9 - Introduction to the computer; 8/16 - Navigating the Internet; 8/23- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, August 2 at 10:00AM.

Langston HughesSat, Aug 16, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Aug 23, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

Aug
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Starting and Running a Small Business

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

Learn helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business, and where to obtain free resources to help plan a business.


Aug
15
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Korean Independence Day at the Library

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

There will be arts and crafts, music, martial arts, games, food and more at this wonderful community event for adults and kids of all ages. You will also be able to learn the Korean alphabet!


Aug
16
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Eid Celebration with Music and Food from Pakistan

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Abha Bhatnager Roy presents an afternoon of Kathak, a North Indian form of storytelling through classical dance, accompanied by a talk from Queens librarian Sabahat Zeejah on the history of the dance during the Mughal Period. Traditional Eid hors d'oeuvres from Pakistan will be available.


Aug
16
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in 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. This group will meet in July Sat 19, August Sat 16 and September Sat 20.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr: End of Ramadan with Music and Dance and Sweets!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Surbahar Music School was established in 2005 to promote Bangladeshi Culture. In this joyful occasion there will live music with colorful costumes, and other traditions of Eid-Al-Fitre including Folk, Modern and Classic Bengali Song and dance.
On this joyous occasion there will be traditional Bangladeshi sample sweets on a first-come, first-served basis.


Aug
23
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr: End of Ramadan with Music and Dance and Sweets!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Surbahar Music School was established in 2005 to promote Bangladeshi Culture. In this joyful occasion there will live music with colorful costumes, and other traditions of Eid-Al-Fitre including Folk, Modern and Classic Bengali Song and dance.
On this joyous occasion there will be traditional Bangladeshi sample sweets on a first-come, first-served basis.


Aug
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Contemporary Brazilian Jazz with Quarteto Moderno

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Quarteto Moderno is a contemporary Brazilian jazz ensemble that features acclaimed guitarist, vocalist and composer Richard Boukas. The group performs primary Brazilian genres including samba, choro, baião, frevo, maracatu, marcha and guarânia. The repertoire ranges from Boukas’s original compositions to interpretations of legendary Brazilian composers from Minas Gerais, including Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta and Sérgio Santos.


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.