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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

Mar
1
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Elmhurst
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

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
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


Mar
2
10:30AM

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1:30PM

Free English Classes for Intermediate Level at Langston Hughes

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

In-person registration is Saturday, February 23, at 10:30 am. For more information, call 718-651-1100/718-480-4300.

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

Additional Dates


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Mar
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Come and Learn How to Use Finances to Inspire Us Artistically

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This is a participatory design workshop for financial applications. Galleries and show spaces in this Queens neighborhood have attracted artists in large quantities, and this once industrial hub now showcases their creative and colorful talents.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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.
3/02 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history
3/09 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics
3/16- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography
3/23- 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


Mar
4
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four 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


Mar
5
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, Mar 12, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Mar 19, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
ElmhurstTue, Mar 26, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Mar
5
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


Mar
6
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


Mar
6
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Citizenship Workshop

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

Receive free assistance with citizenship application and fee waiver!
To register call 888-839-8682 or for more information, please call 718-990-0730.


Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four 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


Mar
6
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Healing and Learning Circle for Women (in Hindi)

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Healing Learning Circle for Women – in English and Hindi
You will learn information about health, education, children's behavior, cultural competencies, healthy relationships, and resources for immigrant victims of domestic violence.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
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, Mar 14, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 21, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Mar
7
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


Mar
7
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, 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


Mar
7
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 three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library beginning Thursday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Mar 7, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 14, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Mar 21, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

Mar
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

An Interfaith Breakfast Celebrating The Lives of Women

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Women face so many adversities including injustice, discrimination, exploitation, and abuse. Yet we persist! Join us at the Queens Library for an Interfaith Breakfast to honor the strength, courage, and power of women! We will share the stories of women who inspire us, learn from each other, and have a good time! All are welcome. Breakfast will be served. First-come, first-served.


Mar
8
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification Workshop (in Mandarin Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to become certified and do business with the City, how to avoid common certification application mistakes, how your company will benefit from being certified, and about free advertising in the NYC MWBE online directory.


Mar
9
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, Mar 16, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Mar 23, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM

Mar
9
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.
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 Flushing Library Cyber Center beginning Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. or call at 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Mar 9, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Mar 16, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Mar 23, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Mar
9
2:30PM

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5:00PM

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.
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 Langton Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Mar 9, 20192:30PM - 5:00PM
Langston HughesSat, Mar 16, 20192:30PM - 5:00PM
Langston HughesSat, Mar 23, 20192:30PM - 5:00PM

Mar
10
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Personal Safety and Insurance Coverage (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Attorney Lantao Sun will advise us how to avoid personal injuries. Topics include auto accident, slip and fall, purchasing insurance, claims vs. New York City, and case analysis.


Mar
15
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four 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


Mar
16
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Mental Health 101

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, Dr. Menoka Pasha will discuss the depths of our mental health and how to enhance it to live a healthy life. You will learn about what mental health is, good mental health vs. mental illness and how to get help if you're dealing with poor mental health.


Mar
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This group is in Mandarin Chinese for those 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, March 17 and April 21. 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


Mar
18
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Be aware of the early sign of uterine cancer, don't miss the best time to get it cured (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In the past decades, the incidence of uterine cancer, the most common gynecologic tumor has been increasing every year, endangering women's health. Luckily, if it is diagnosed early enough, uterine cancer could be cured. Dr. Shuli Zou from Association of Chinese American Physicians will discuss with you about how to recognize the early signs of uterine cancer to get it diagnosed and treated as early as possible.


Mar
20
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free English Classes for Intermediate Level at Richmond Hill

Location: Richmond Hill
Registration: Not required

In-person registration is Thursday, March 20, at 10 am. 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


Mar
25
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Women's History Month: Screening of Rebel - Loreta Velazquez

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Women's History Month with the screening of Maria Agui Carter's "Rebel - Loreta Velazquez." Disguised as a man and under the alias of Harry T. Buford, Velazquez fought in the civil war and scandalized America when she revealed her story in her 1876 memoir, "The Woman in Battle."


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.