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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

Jan
3
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Free English Classes for Beginning Level at Richmond Hill

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

In-person registration is Thursday, January 3, at 12pm. For more information, call 718-849-7150/718-480-4300.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
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
3
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 should have basic computer skills, such as being able to use the keyboard and mouse and to open and close applications. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, December 27 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Jan 10, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Jan 17, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

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Jan
4
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners

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

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.


Jan
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from reaching your goals? Does it make it difficult to find work? Speech language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Jan
7
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

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 for all sessions. Please register by calling 718-784-3033.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Naturalization Workshop (in English and Spanish)

Location: Corona
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 for the workshop, call 718-990-0730 or text Catholic Migration Services at 718-866-3687 or go online: https://www.citizenshipworks.org/info/vieweventdetail/1654


Jan
8
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Elmhurst
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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series.Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Tuesday, January 8 to register in person at the Elmhurst Library/ Adult Learning Center (first-come, first-served) or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Candidates must be green card holders.

ElmhurstTue, Jan 15, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Jan 22, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Jan 29, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Feb 5, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Feb 12, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Feb 19, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Feb 26, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Mar 5, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Mar 12, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Mar 19, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Mar 26, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Jan
9
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. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Wednesday, January 9 to register in person at the Broadway Library (first-come, first-served) or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Candidates must be green card holders.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

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 everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Thursday, January 10 to register in person at the Flushing Library/ IRC Conference Room 3rd Floor (first-come, first-served) or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Candidates must be green card holders.

FlushingThu, Jan 17, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jan 24, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jan 31, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Feb 7, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Feb 14, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Feb 21, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Feb 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 7, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 14, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 21, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Jan
10
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Spanish for Beginners

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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, by phone at 718-651-1100, or in person at the reference desk. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
5:30PM

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7:30PM

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

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 1/10 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 1/17 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 1/24- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 1/31- 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
12
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.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Flushing Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jan 19, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Jan 26, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Jan
12
10:30AM

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12:00PM

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 19, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
HollisSat, Jan 26, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM

Jan
12
2:00PM

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4:30PM

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 three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes beginning Saturday, January 5 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Jan 19, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Jan 26, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM

Jan
15
3:30PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with NYCitizenship staff 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
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our Alzheimer’s 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 20 and February 17. 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
24
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Lunar New Year: Learn How to Make Korean-Style Pumpkin Porridge, Hobakjuk

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Hobakjuk is a Korean- style pumpkin porridge. It has a rich aroma, great taste, and numerous nutritional values. Come and learn how to make smooth, colorful hobakjuk and warm up from the winter weather!

On a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses, allergies or adverse reactions from tasting food.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
30
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Lunar New Year: Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Floral Artist Anna Kao will provide instructions on the fine art of floral arranging.

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

Additional Dates


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.