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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

--to--

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"

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
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
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
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
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
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.


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.