New Americans Program




Film Screening and Book Discussion

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

We will screen the film "The Painted Veil," starring Edward Norton and Naomi Watts. The following Monday, we will discuss the film and the W. Somerset Maugham book on which it is based.

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

Additional Dates




Come to the Cabaret

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down Memory Lane with singer Diana Templeton, who performs all-time favorites from her 27 years in cabaret, including "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," "Teach Me Tonight" and more. Enjoy amusing anecdotes of her nightclub experiences and poignant remembrances of being 15 and in love.


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.