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New Americans Program

Aug
23
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Computers for Beginners (in Spanish)

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: By phone or in person
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.


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.


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Sep
3
1:30PM

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2:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
3
1:30PM

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2:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
3
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Computers for Beginners( In Spanish)

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 turn on your computer and write an email to someone. 9/3 - Introduction to the computer; 9/10 - Navigating the Internet; 9/17- Creating your own email account. Customers are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, August 27 at 9:00AM.

Central LibraryWed, Sep 10, 20146:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Sep 17, 20146:00PM - 8:30PM

Sep
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Basic Digital Photography (in Spanish)

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Photographer Sol Aramendi will use simple lessons, examples and practice to help amateurs improve their photographic skills. Participants will reflect about using the camera on themselves and will compile photo albums. Follow-up sessions will be held at the Queens Museum of Art on Mondays, 10/27 and 11/3 at 10:00AM–12:00PM.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
5:00PM

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7:00PM

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

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 9/9: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 9/16: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 9/23: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 9/30: 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


Sep
10
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 required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Healthy Foods, Healthy Eating and Blood Pressure Screening (in Haitian Creole)

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Attendees will learn how to achieve balanced nutrition, how to keep their bones strong with calcium and vitamin D, and the importance of being physically active. There will be also be a blood pressure screening.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
13
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. 9/13-Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 9/20-Calculations and worksheets; 9/27-Workbooks and layout. Customers should be able to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications. Customers are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, September 6 at 9:00AM.

FlushingSat, Sep 20, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Sep 27, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Sep
13
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. 9/13-Introduction to Microsoft Word; 9/20-Creating and Saving Documents; 9/27-Working with tables and printing. Customers should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard, mouse and how to open and close applications. Customers are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference desk beginning Saturday, September 6 at 10:00AM.

Langston HughesSat, Sep 20, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Sep 27, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

Sep
13
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Basic Drawing (in Spanish)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Excerise your creativity by learning how to draw with artist Georgie Flores. Follow-up sessions will take place at the Queens Museum of Art on Saturdays, 10/11-11/1, 2:30-4:30PM

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
2:00PM

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3:30PM

How to Prevent and Manage Diabetes (in Russian)

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Family practitioner Irina Belman, M.D., will explain what diabetes is, why early diagnosis is important and how to manage diabetes and prevent complications from it. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.


Sep
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Superfoods: Healthy and Delicious Eating Plans for Families (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Nutritionist Christina Camacho will present recipes and tips on how to incorporate nutrient-packed "superfoods" into your meal plan, as healthy snacks and how to introduce them to your family.


Sep
15
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Authentic Spanish Cuadro Flamenco with Maya de Silva and Flamenco Revolution

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

A "cuadro flamenco" is the traditional performance unit for an authentic flamenco show, "cuadro," like "quatro," implying a set of four: guitarist, singer, dancer and percussionist. This authentic performance of Spanish flamenco also features traditional instrumentation.


Sep
17
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Immigration Update for Haitians (in Haitian Creole)

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

September 17 is Citizenship Day. Community liaison specialists from the New York State Office for New Americans will provide information on Temporary Protected Status (TPS), adjustment of status, naturalization and citizenship.


Sep
20
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.


Sep
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from finding work or reaching other goals? Speech-language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Sep
22
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Starting and Running a Small Business

Location: Langston Hughes
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.


Sep
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teatro IATI: "The Brave Calf"

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

A young calf meets a selfish bull who refuses to share water from the only lake in the region. The calf, his rabbit and buzzard friends, and nature itself face down the bull, preventing him from monopolizing the region's natural resources and teaching him the importance of friendship, teamwork and the collective care of the environment.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Mariachi Music with Mariachi Tapatio De Alvaro Paulino

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Mariachi Tapatio De Alvaro Paulino, founded in 1983 under the direction of Puebla-born Mexican Alvaro Paulino, is considered one of the finest mariachi bands in New York City. Its music, which includes the “corridos” form of storytelling in song, will please young and old!


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.