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New Americans Program

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Events for New Americans

We celebrate Queens resident’s cultures, and also help newcomers to understand life in the United States. Come to our programs!

New Americans Program

Dec
15
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Learn English with the Computer!

Location: Rego Park
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.

Join us for an English class that uses the computer to learn English!

Rego ParkSat, Dec 23, 201710:00AM - 2:00PM

Dec
16
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

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

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 9 at 10 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
16
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

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 to create documents and work with tables.
Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call at 718-990-0769 at the Central Library Cyber Center reference desk.

Central LibrarySat, Dec 23, 201710:00AM - 11:30AM

Dec
16
1:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (19)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Overseas Window is a writing Circle for Chinese literature writers and readers; Overseas Window Website is a network platform for original Chinese literature. Overseas Window Writers Association has more than 60 writers from all over the world. This presentation will launch ten recently published books from seven writers of Overseas Window.


Dec
16
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langton Hughes Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 2 at 10 am.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 12/2- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 12/9 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 12/16- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 12/23- 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


Dec
16
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Literary Discussion “Patho-Chakro” for Bengali Speakers!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Bishwa Shahitto Kendro is presenting a Bengali Literature discussion, “Patho-Chakro”, to its audience in a historic partnership with the Queens Central Library. Kendro, the short and popular name for Bishwo (World) Shahitto (Literature) Kendro (Center), is a New York based not-for-profit art organization founded by Bangladeshi Americans.


Dec
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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. The group will meet on Sundays, November 19, December 17.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Dec
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

What is Your Credit?

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

In this workshop, we will explain why credit is important in the U.S. and will provide basic steps people can take to build or repair their credit.


Dec
18
4:30PM

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6:30PM

¡Navidad con la Chef Ana Tinco! [Disfrute de la Especialidad Peruana Navideña: Causa Limeña]

Location: Astoria
Registration: Not required

Ana Maria Tinco was born in Lima, Peru. As a small child, she learned to prepare the typical dishes of her native land. Today you will learn how to make [and have the opportunity to taste] Causa Limeña. This pre-columbian Peruvian dish is widely enjoyed across Peru especially at Christmas time.


Dec
19
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10am to 1pm or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must attend the entire 12 week class series. Candidates must be Green Card holders. The first day of class is registration day when they should have a copy of their Green Card.


Dec
20
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Wednesday, October 4 at 10:00 AM or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance.

Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must attend the entire 12 week class series. Candidates must be Green Card holders. The first day of class is Registration day when they should have a copy of their Green Card.


Dec
21
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: Sunnyside
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.

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.


Dec
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

How to Get Into College with a Scholarship (in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Spanish, you will learn what you need to know in high school in order to become the best candidate for the nation's top colleges and scholarships! Learn about the college process, how to apply for the best scholarships out there, and learn a strategy that could help you get into the Ivy Leagues.


Dec
21
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (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 document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library at Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, November 30 at 10 am or by calling at 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Dec 21, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 21, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 21, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM

Dec
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

7S Art & New York Gu Qin Association New Year Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

7S Art and the New York Gu Qin Association are proud to present the New Year Concert. Featuring renowned Gu Qin artist Li Liu and acclaimed Chinese flutist and music educator Tao Chen and their students.


Jan
4
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, December 28 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Jan 11, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Jan 18, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM

Jan
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Learn Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Master Ming Liang Lu will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to make snowflakes and create a snowman. Supplies are limited to 30 people.


Jan
6
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 10/7- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 10/14 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 10/28- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/04- 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


Jan
8
5:30PM

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7:30PM

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

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 01/8- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 01/22 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 01/29- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 02/05- 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


Jan
11
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Spanish for Beginners

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

¡Hola! Would you like to speak Spanish? Do you want to say hello to your Spanish speaking neighbors? Would you like to be able to read the menu in a restaurant serving Latino food? Are you planning a trip to a Latin American country and want to learn helpful phrases? Then this class is for you. Preregistration is required online or by calling 718-651-1100. First come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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.

Topics include creating and saving documents, working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jan 20, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Jan 27, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Jan
13
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
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 turn on your computer and write an email. Part I - Introduction to the computer; Part II - Navigating the Internet; Part III- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.

HollisSat, Jan 20, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Jan 27, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM

Jan
13
2:30PM

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5:00PM

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 how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library reference desk beginning Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Langston HughesSat, Jan 20, 20182:30PM - 5:00PM
Langston HughesSat, Jan 27, 20182:30PM - 5:00PM

Jan
16
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Naturalization Workshop (in English and Spanish)

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

This workshop is for legal permanent residents to fill out the N-400 application for naturalization and a full or partial fee waiver, if eligible. To register call 718-990-0893 or go online https://www.citizenshipworks.org/info/vieweventdetail/1563


Jan
16
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in-person at the library on Tuesday, January 16 at 10:00 AM or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register.
Participants must attend the entire 12 week class series. Candidates must be Green Card holders. The first day of class is registration day; they should have a copy of their Green Card as well.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
17
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in-person at the library on Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00 AM or call 718-278-4303.
Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must attend the entire 12 week class series. Candidates must be Green Card holders. The first day of class is Registration day; participants should have a copy of their Green Card.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
11:00AM

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1:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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. The group will meet on Sundays, January 21 and February 18.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Business Entities in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Should I get incorporated?
- Understanding different types of business entities
- Understanding tax treatment for different business entities
- Which one is the best for me?


Jan
24
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

We will cover:
o Health
o Education
o Children's behavior
o Cultural competencies
o Healthy relationships
o Resources for immigrant victims of domestic violence


Jan
29
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (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 turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m.or by calling (718) 990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Feb 8, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Feb 15, 20186:00PM - 8:30PM

Feb
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Business Accounting and Taxes ( In Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do I need an accounting system?
- Which one is right for me?
- Understanding accounting reports
- How is income being taxed for LLC and Corporation and S Corporation
- Business owner tax planning


Feb
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Microsoft Excel 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 worksheet and perform calculations. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning February 3 at 9 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Feb 17, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Feb 24, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Feb
10
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect, and include an overview of the programs and services and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


Feb
10
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
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 to create documents and work with tables.
Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating
and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and
printing. Participants should have basic computer skills
and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required.
Please call at 718-465-7355 at the Hollis Library reference desk.

HollisSat, Feb 17, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Feb 24, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM

Feb
10
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (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.

Topics include creating and saving documents, working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, February 3 at 10 am. or by calling (718) 651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Feb 17, 20182:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Feb 24, 20182:00PM - 4:30PM

Feb
10
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year by Learning Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

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

In this workshop, Master Ming Liang Lu and Sharlene Chou will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. Participants will learn how to make snowflakes and snowmen. Supplies are limited to 30 people.


Feb
24
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Lunar New Year Celebration: the Year of the Dog with Chinese Music and Crafts and Korean Food

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together! *10:30 am: Chinese Paper-cutting and lantern making with Master Ming Liang Lu, IRC Conference Room; *10:30 am: Korean Food Preparation: Learn how to prepare most popular Korean dish and dessert,Rooms A&B ; *2:00 pm: Chinese folk music, dance and opera with Peaceever TV Performing Group, Auditorium.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Know Your Rights: Public Benefits and Resources in Bengali

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

We will discuss:
- Getting a job in the U.S.
- Human rights law
- Education, healthcare, language access
- Resources for immigration victims of domestic violence


Welcome to the Queens Library's New Americans Program

Queens Library’s New Americans Program (NAP) was established in 1977 to provide special services to the area’s many new immigrants. NAP organizes workshops (in the languages spoken by Queens' immigrant communities) that assist new immigrants in adapting to life in America and programs that celebrate the culture of the diverse ethnic groups in Queens. The program works closely with the Adult Learner Program, the Job and Business Academy, and community libraries to assess local needs and link residents with existing system-wide library and social services to enhance civic engagement.

Language and Learning

Essential Services for Newcomers

Information Resources

Cultural/Enrichment Programming

International Language Collections

 

Do You Want to be a New Americans Program Volunteer?

Volunteer and give the gift of reading, help us break down language barriers and open doors for immigrants and newcomers to be productive citizens of Americans society. For additional information, please click here, or contact Shelley Ennett, New Americans Program Volunteer Advisor, at 718-480-4270 or shelley.ennett@queenslibrary.org.

 

Learning Resources

Rocket Languages
Transparent Language Online
Scholastic Encyclopedia
eBooks, eAudio, and eVideo

 

For more information on the New Americans Program, please contact:

Cathy (Xi) Chen
Assistant Director of Programming and Operations
Queens Library, Library Services
E-mail: napref@queenslibrary.org

To submit a program proposal, visit this page and click the Submit Your Program Proposal link.