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Cultural Arts Programs

Feb
22
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a Korean Food Preparation Demonstration

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Yaksik is a kind of Korean rice cake made with glutinous rice, honey, nuts, and dried fruits and it’s eaten as a dessert. It’s a sweet, delicious treat with healthy ingredients. In Korean, yak means “medicine,” and sik means “food.”
Come taste and learn how to make Yaksik the traditional way with the talented artist, singer, teacher and chef, Soh Young Lee-Segredo and as an added bonus drink it down with the perfect accompaniment, Korean tea!


Feb
23
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.

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Feb
24
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Intermediate Korean

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.

Intermediate Korean covers phonetics, syntax, and vocabulary, with a focus on reading, listening, speaking, writing, and an overview of classical Korean literature.

FlushingFri, Mar 3, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Mar 10, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Mar 17, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Mar 24, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Mar 31, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Apr 7, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Apr 14, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Apr 21, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM
FlushingFri, Apr 28, 20175:00PM - 6:30PM

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Feb
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Come and Learn about Watercolor with Artist Guido Garaycochea!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this 8-week long workshop, the instructor will introduce different watercolor techniques through demonstrations and guide participants to create their own pieces. This workshop seeks to create a fun environment and offer basic information on how to deepen and advance in basic and advanced watercolor paintings.

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

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Feb
26
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Author Talk Series (V): Dove Chronicle by Karen Bao

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Karen Bao, a graduate from the Columbia University, will discuss how a science education, as well as the world and people around her, inspired her writing of Dove Chronicle.


Feb
27
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Elementary Korean

Location: Woodside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Elementary Korean teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society. Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-429-4700. First come; first served.

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

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Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean

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

Elementary Korean, teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society. Please register online or by calling the Bayside Library at 718-229-1834.

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

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Feb
28
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Urdu Beginner Conversation Class for Adults

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

This class taught by a native Urdu speaker introduces the basic elements of the Urdu language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic vocabulary related to greeting, how to introduce oneself, how to express likes and dislikes, etc. Develop basic listening and speaking skills and learn more about cultural aspects of Pakistan. Register online.

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

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Mar
4
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrating Lunar New Year

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year.


Mar
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

A Festival of Yiddish Culture!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is extremely proud to present its first ever festival dedicated solely to Yiddish Culture. We have brought together the very best Yiddish entertainers in New York City! Join us every Monday and the last Thursday in March for an evening of laughter, knowledge and entertainment.

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

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Apr
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Bangla New Year with Music, Song, Dance and Henna Hand Painting

Location: Woodside
Registration: Not required

2:00-4:00 p.m.: Henna Hand Painting Workshop with Anowara Ahmed* (Main Floor); 4:00-5:00 p.m.:
Bangla Music, Song and Dance by Rongaloy (2nd Floor)
*Limited to the first 30 guests. On a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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May
8
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi Tapatío de Álvaro Paulino

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Founded in 1983, Mariachi Tapatio de Álvaro Paulino, under the direction of Puebla-born Mexican Álvaro Paulino, is considered one of the finest mariachi bands in New York City. The band's music includes “corridos,” a form of storytelling in song that is enjoyed by young and old.


Welcome to Cultural Arts Programs

New Americans Program offers Cultural Arts programs celebrating the arts and literature of the diverse ethnic groups in Queens Communities. Programs are presented in the Central Library and in community libraries. Offerings include music, dance, drama performances, bilingual poetry, storytelling and crafts. Most cultural arts programs are bilingual in English and the language of the culture being showcased.

 

For further information, please contact:

Fred J. Gitner
Assistant Director of New Americans Program and International Relations
Queens Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432

Tel: (718) 990-0892
Fax: (718) 990-8626
E-mail: fred.j.gitner@queenslibrary.org