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New Americans Program

Jan
29
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.


Jan
30
4:30PM

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6:30PM

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

Location: McGoldrick
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.


Feb
4
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Citizenship Classes

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

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Call 718-278-4303 to preregister, or preregister at the library starting on Wednesday, January 7 at 10:30 a.m.

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

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Feb
4
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Elementary Korean

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

This weekly class teaches the Korean alphabet, Hangul, using a special method that enables non-Korean speakers to read the Korean alphabet independently in a short time. The course is designed to encourage learners to become acquainted with Korean by providing repetition of daily expressions, and also includes a cultural component that provides insights into Korea and its society.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Intermediate Korean

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

This weekly class continues the development of Korean language skills, covering phonetics, syntax and vocabulary with a focus on reading, listening, speaking and writing. Learners will increase their knowledge of Korean language and culture through an overview of classical Korean literature.

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

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Feb
4
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.
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: 2/4 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 2/11 - Calculations and worksheets; 2/18 - Workbooks and layout. Customers should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, January 28 at 9:00AM.

Central LibraryWed, Feb 11, 20156:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 18, 20156:00PM - 8:30PM

Feb
4
6:00PM

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8:00PM

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

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out what it takes to become a U.S. citizen. Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. Part 1 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; Part 2 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; Part 3 - Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; Part 4 - 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


Feb
5
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Caring for a Person with Mental and Emotional Challenges (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do you have a loved one receiving mental health treatment, or who you feel should be evaluated or treated? Are you unsure how to proceed? Find out more at this workshop and discussion presented by Dr. Daniel Chen of Flushing Hospital Medical Center.


Feb
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Lunar New Year Celebration: Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Floral artist Anna Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging, from simple corsages to more complicated arrangements for home, parties and festivities. Materials are limited; participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Feb
12
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year: Create an Origami Symbol of Good Fortune with Nesta Wu

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Hong Kong-born and -trained origami artist Nesta Wu will help you create an auspicious symbol in celebration of Lunar New Year. The goldfish is believed to attract wealth, peace, prosperity, harmonious movement and a continual flowing of things, especially in business and personal affairs. Materials are limited; participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Feb
12
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 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.


Feb
14
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word 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 document and work with tables: 2/14 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 2/21 - Creating and saving documents; 2/28 - Working with tables and printing. Customers 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 Saturday, February 7 at 9:00AM.

FlushingSat, Feb 21, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Feb 28, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM

Feb
14
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 computer basics. 2/14 - Introduction to the computer; 2/21 - Navigating the Internet; 2/28 - Creating your own email account. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, February 7 at 10:00AM.

Langston HughesSat, Feb 21, 20152:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Feb 28, 20152:00PM - 4:30PM

Feb
14
3:00PM

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5:30PM

Computer Classes (in Bengali and English)

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


Feb
17
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


Feb
21
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Social Media for Small Business

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Representative from the Queens Chamber of Commerce will share best practices that will help you attract new customers and boost your business with the latest online marketing and cutting-edge social media.


Feb
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Healthy Heart (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Dr. Vincent Wang will discuss what coronary artery disease involves, the causes and onset of symptoms. What patients should do to change their lifestyles to reduce the chances of getting coronary diseases.


Feb
26
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Starting and Running a Small Business (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Feb
26
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Dominican Independence Day with Berto Reyes and His Band

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Berto Reyes and his band will perform traditional music, known as perico ripiao, on the güira, drum and accordion. They will also play merengue típico, a traditional Dominican merengue, and merenhouse, a blend of merengue with American hip-hop and rap, with the added sounds of sax, bass and conga. Come to learn about, and enjoy, Dominican sounds!


Feb
28
9:45AM

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10:00AM

Join Us in Celebrating the Year of the Sheep with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts, and Food!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Chinese Paper Portrait Cutting Program. 10:15 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m.; Korean Food Preparation: Learn How to Prepare: Bibimbap. 12:00-1:30 p.m.; Korean Music and Dance by the Korean Traditional Music Association and Institute of America (KTMDI); 2:00 p.m.; The Spirit of Traditional Chinese Culture: a Spectacle of Kunqu, Ancient Music and Tea-Making Performance by Rong Rong Ya Ji, a division of the New York Chinese Opera Society. 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Feb
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts and Food

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn something new! 10:15AM - Chinese paper-cutting portraits; 12:00PM - Korean food preparation: bibimbap; 2:00PM - Korean music and dance by the Korean Traditional Music Association and Institute of America; 3:30PM - Traditional Chinese Kunqu, ancient music and tea-making performance by Rong Rong Ya Ji, a division of the New York Chinese Opera Society

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

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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.