New Americans Program


May
1
11:00AM

Citizenship Classes

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam.
Registration on Thursday, April 10 at 11 a.m. in person at the library or please call 718-278-4303 to register in advance.


Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required
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May
1
2:00PM

Beginning Business Basics (in Korean)

Learn how to write a business plan, start your business, sell to the federal government and get assistance for your business through SBA programs and services.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
1
3:00PM

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

To function in a healthy, loving relationship, you must know what love is and love yourself, as well as be aware of the signs of an abusive relationship.


Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required
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May
2
5:30PM

In Celebration of Cinco de Mayo: Traditional Music and Dance of Veracruz

Radio Jarocho is a New York City-based group devoted to the "son jarocho" and fandango traditions from southern Veracruz, Mexico. Formed in 2005, Radio Jarocho has performed in music venues and festivals in New York, Washington D.C. and Boston.


Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

May
6
5:00PM

Workshop for Tweens: Make a Beaded Frog with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Choose from many different color pony beads to weave into a beaded frog that can be used as a delightful key chain, decoration or souvenir keepsake. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Materials are limited to the first 20 participants.


Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

May
9
5:00PM

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

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 5/9: Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 5/16: Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 5/23: Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 5/30: Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
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May
10
9:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 5/10 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 5/17 - Creating and saving documents; 5/24 - Working with tables and printing. Customers must have basic computer skills and attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 3 at 9:00AM.


Location: Flushing
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Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.
FlushingSat, May 17, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, May 24, 20149:30AM - 12:00PM

May
10
2:00PM

Computer Classes (in Spanish)

Learn computer and email basics: 5/10 - Introduction to the computer; 5/17 - Navigating the Internet; 5/24 - Creating your own email account. Customers must attend all three classes and preregister in person at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 3 at 10:00AM.


Location: Langston Hughes
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Langston HughesSat, May 17, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, May 24, 20142:00PM - 4:30PM

May
10
3:00PM

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (in Spanish)

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) schema provides temporary deportation protection and work permits to those who qualify. Learn more about the program and whether you qualify.


Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

May
14
5:30PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations: 5/14 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 5/21 - Calculations and worksheets; 5/28 - Workbooks and layout. Customers must have basic computer skills and attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, May 7 at 9:00AM.


Location: Central Library
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May
17
3:00PM

How Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? (in Mandarin Chinese)

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.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
19
6:00PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business

In this workshop you will learn helpful tips for turning a hobby or skill into a business and free resources to help you plan a business.


Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

May
19
6:00PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business

In this workshop you will be provided with helpful tips for turning a hobby or skill into a business and learn about free resources available to help you plan a business.


Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

May
21
10:00AM

Beginners' Sewing Circle for Women (in Bengali)

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. Ppreregistration is required by calling Ms. Fatema at 347-300-6052.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required
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May
22
4:30PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Korean Stories and Songs

Award-winning artist, singer and educator Soh Young Lee-Segredo will take you on an imaginary journey to her homeland, Korea, the Land of Morning Calm, with beautiful stories and children's folk songs. All are welcome to listen to stories and sing along.


Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

May
24
1:00PM

Pakistani Author Syed Saeed Naqvi Reads from His First Novel, Girdaab

A Pakistani family pursuing the American dream migrates to the U.S. six months before 9/11. Girdaab [Vortex] explores the life of the Pakistani diaspora, and how one family struggles with the fallout of that fateful date, a day that changed America forever.


Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

May
24
2:00PM

College Admissions Process (in Chinese)

In this workshop in Mandarin Chinese you will learn about: the aid formula; how colleges count your money; how to determine your eligibility for aid; and the composition of financial aid awards and case studies.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
29
4:00PM

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

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.


Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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.

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