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




Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Thursday, October 4 to register in person at the library (first come, first served)
or call 718.278.4303 to register in advance. Candidates must be Green Card holders. The first day of class is the Registration day when they should bring a copy
of their Green Card. Students must be able to arrive at 10 am sharp on Thursdays to be granted admission to the class.




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.




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 Cyber Center reference desk beginning Thursday, November 29 at 10:00 am or call 718-990-0769.

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.