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Informational Workshops

Aug
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Homebuyers Seminar—Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• down payment assistance programs and first time homebuyer mortgages, Landlord/Tenant Training, Credit Repair Boot Camp, Financial Capacity Building, First Home Club, and HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance.
• how to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market
• pros and cons of renting vs. buying
• how to purchase REO properties
• how to apply for government sponsored programs


Aug
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Financial Literacy in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Part I
How to Get Access to Capital for your Business—Chinese

Topics:
• What are some of the lending requirements?
• What are some of your financing options?
• What are some of the best practices to get approve

Part II:
Understanding and Managing your Credit
Topics:
• Understanding credit report & score
• How to build good credit
• How to rebuild your credit, make disputes


Sep
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.

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 Cyber Center reference Desk beginning Thursday, August 31 at 10:00 a.m. calling 718-990-0769

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

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Sep
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.

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 beginning Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. 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


Sep
9
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 Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 9/9- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 9/16 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 9/23- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 9/30- 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


Sep
9
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Need to Know: Boost Your Nutrition in Spanish

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

* Nutrient Synergies= how to pair nutrients in various foods to maximize absorption.
* Nutrient Preservation= how to best preserve the nutritional content of foods via various cooking methods.
* Nutrient-Dense seasonings-enhance your food's flavor while adding beneficial nutrients/without adding harmful ones.


Sep
16
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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 at 718-990-0769 at the Central library Cyber Center reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
1:00PM

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3:00PM

First-Time Homebuyer's Seminar (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• Qualifications for a first-time home-buyer grant of up to $25,000
• Differences between co-ops and condos
• Deciding whether a co-op or condo is right for you
• Rights and responsibilities of co-op and condo ownership


Sep
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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.
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


Sep
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Woodside
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


Sep
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Eating the Right Way Makes Gout Go Away (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This lecture will discuss what causes gout, and how to make changes in your diet to help control it.


Sep
30
2:30PM

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4:00PM

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

Location: Sunnyside
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.


Oct
5
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.

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 Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, September 28 at 10a.m. or by calling at 718-990-0769

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Know Your Rights: Public Benefits and Resources in Bengali

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Richmond Hill
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


Oct
14
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.

Learn how to create a document and work with table. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. 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


Oct
14
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

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

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.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
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.

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, October 7 at 10 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Current Treatment of Parkinson's Disease (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our experienced expert will help you understand Parkinson Disease's symptoms and current treatments.


Oct
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Jackson Heights
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.


Welcome to Coping Skills Informational Workshops

New Americans Program offers Copings Skills workshops: lectures and workshops to help immigrants adjust to life in America presented in select community libraries as well as the Central Library. Programs are presented in English and in the major immigrant languages of Queens by lawyers, teachers, counselors and other professionals. Topics presented include immigration law, becoming a citizen, tenant’s rights, career planning, starting a business, parenting, education and health.

 

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