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New Americans Program

Oct
1
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Learn Basic Chinese

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

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


Oct
1
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Learn Basic Chinese

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

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


Oct
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teatro IATI: "The Brave Calf" (In Spanish)

Location: Howard Beach
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.


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Oct
1
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Word (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 document and work with tables. 10/1 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 10/8 - Creating and saving documents; 10/15 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and how to open and close applications, and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00 am. or call 718-990-0769.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Word (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 document and work with tables. 10/1 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 10/8 - Creating and saving documents; 10/15 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and how to open and close applications, and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Wednesday, September 24 at 9:00 am. or call 718-990-0769.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Preregistration is required starting in person at the library or by calling 718-278-4303 starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Preregistration is required starting in person at the library or by calling 718-278-4303 starting at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 2.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
2:00PM

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7:00PM

Diversity Visa Application Assistance

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is making computers available from October 1 to November 3 to customers who want to fill out the online application for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery (DV-2016). Applicants can get assistance scanning photos at the following libraries: Central and Flushing - Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-8:00PM; Jackson Heights - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Long Island City - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 3:00-8:00 PM

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
2:00PM

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7:00PM

Diversity Visa Application Assistance

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is making computers available from October 1 to November 3 to customers who want to fill out the online application for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery (DV-2016). Applicants can get assistance scanning photos at the following libraries: Central and Flushing - Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-8:00PM; Jackson Heights - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Long Island City - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 3:00-8:00 PM

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
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


Oct
4
3:00PM

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5:00PM

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

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 10 /04: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 10/11: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 10/18: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 10/25: 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


Oct
6
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.


Oct
10
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Arts, Crafts and Music!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Corona Library! 5:00PM: Decorative fruit arrangements for all occasions with Marianela Lazo. 6:00PM: Dominican folk and modern merengue music with Berto Reyes and His Band.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
10
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Author Talk: Xenia Pamfil reads from "Mishka and the Sea Devil" (In Romanian)

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

In this book inspired by the author’s childhood experiences and friendships, Mishka is stuck on a mysterious island for 11 days, and each chapter in the book covers a different day and is illustrated in a different style of art.


Oct
11
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 use a computer and send email. 10/11 - Introduction to the computer; 10/18 - Navigating the Internet; 10/25- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Oct 11, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 18, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 25, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Oct
11
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 use a computer and send email. 10/11 - Introduction to the computer; 10/18 - Navigating the Internet; 10/25- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Oct 11, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 18, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 25, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Oct
11
9:30AM

--to--

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 use a computer and send email. 10/11 - Introduction to the computer; 10/18 - Navigating the Internet; 10/25- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Oct 11, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 18, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Oct 25, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

Oct
11
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Music, Dance and Food of Peru, Argentina and Puerto Rico

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Program highlights: 12:30 p.m. - Classics of the Peruvian kitchen; 2:30 p.m. - Tangos of Buenos Aires; 4:00 p.m. - David Cedeño and his orchestra play salsa hits. Participants are welcome to sample the food prepared on a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for allergic reactions or illnesses resulting from participation.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
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. 10/11 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 10/18 - Calculations and worksheets; 10/25 - Workbooks and layout. 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 Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Langston HughesSat, Oct 18, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Oct 25, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

Oct
11
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. 10/11 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 10/18 - Calculations and worksheets; 10/25 - Workbooks and layout. 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 Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Langston HughesSat, Oct 18, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Oct 25, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

Oct
11
3:00PM

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5:30PM

Computer Classes for Bengali 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 turn on your computer and write an email. 10/11 - Introduction to the computer; 10/18 - Navigating the Internet; 10/25 - Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m.

Central LibrarySat, Oct 18, 20143:00PM - 5:30PM
Central LibrarySat, Oct 25, 20143:00PM - 5:30PM

Oct
15
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


Oct
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Participants will get helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business, and learn where to obtain free resources to help them plan a business.


Oct
15
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Healthy Living Inside and Out: Relationships (in Haitian Creole)

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

In order to have a healthy, loving relationship, you must know what love is, love yourself and be able to recognize of the signs of an abusive relationship.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
4:00PM

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6:30PM

Free Legal Services

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

If you are 15-33 years old, you may be eligible for free immigration services, including counseling on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residence and other types of special immigration status. Come to this program to learn more.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
4:00PM

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8:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be eligible to become a U.S. citizen, which will allow you to vote in local, state and national elections and enjoy many other opportunities and benefits.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with Italian Music and Craft

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Program highlights: 2:00 p.m. - Glass-painting with Italian artist Cristina Cipriani (materials limited and available first come, first served); 4:00 p.m. - Terra, Sangue & Mare (Land, Blood and Sea) performs traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk and roots music, combining ancient and modern sounds with world-music traditions.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
3:00PM

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5:00PM

How Do You Take Care of 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


Oct
20
5:00PM

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6:30PM

In Celebration of Deepavali: Henna Hand-Painting Workshop with Summiya and Samia Malik

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Henna is a safe, natural product made from a powder derived from the leave of the henna plant, mixed with lemon juice and lavender or tea tree oil. Summiya and Samia Malik are young hand-painting artists with years of experience. Please join us for this workshop. Materials are limited and will be used on a first-come, first-served basis.


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!


Oct
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

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.


Oct
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Breast Cancer and Women's Health (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dr. David Chiang, MD, of New York Hospital Queens, will discuss basic aspects of women’s health, breast and cervical cancer awareness, and prevention and treatment of gynecological cancers. Free blood pressure screening will be available from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.


Oct
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

First-Time Home Buyers Workshop (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop in Chinese will cover how to find out if you qualify for a first-time home-buyer’s grant of up to $15,000; and what you need to know about the differences in co-op and condo owners’ rights and responsibilities before you decide which to buy.


Oct
25
12:30PM

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2:30PM

A Celebration of Deepavali with Indian Crafts and Music

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Highlights include: 12:30 p.m. - Henna Hand-Painting Workshop with Summiya and Samia Malik (materials are limited and available first come, first served); 3:00 p.m. - Classical and contemporary music and dances of India, accompanied by Indian instruments, performed by Subhra Goswami and the Ranjanee Group.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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.


Oct
28
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Know Your Rights: Immigration Law

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Topics include: options available to individuals with or without legal status in the United States, information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and eligibility and requirements for obtaining citizenship.


Nov
4
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Celebre el Día de los Muertos creando un cráneo de azúcar: Taller con Margarita Larios

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

In this workshop we will work on creating your own edible skull. Made of sugar, these candies are a traditional holiday treat. Materials are limited. First come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


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.