New Americans Program




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




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.




Learn Basic Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 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.




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. 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.




New York Asian Women's Center Second Annual Tree of Hope

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

There will be special performances, guest speakers and opportunities for community members to write wishes for survivors of domestic violance and their children and have them placed on our tree of hope. Light refreshments will be provided. Please wear something purple for this event. Please RSVP to http://bit.ly/1sHknl1


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.