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Informational Workshops

Jun
21
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 Cyber Center reference desk beginning Thursday, May 31 at 10am or call at 718-990-0769.


Jun
23
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.

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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 Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 2 at 10am or by calling 718-661-1280.


Jun
23
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Microsoft Word (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 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 the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.


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Jun
23
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.
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 and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning June 2 at 10am or by calling 718-651-1100.


Jul
12
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Need to Know How to Boost Your Nutrition in Spanish

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Part I: Thurs. 7/12, 1-2 pm
*Boost your nutrition know-how
* Nutrient synergies:how to pair nutrients in various foods to maximize absorption.

Part II Mon. 8/13, 3-4 pm
* 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.


Jul
14
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Financial Planning for Retirement (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Benjamin Li, board member and former president of the Chinese American Insurance Association, will discuss the basics of retirement planning, how to maximize your social security benefits and health insurance options after retirement, and common mistakes to avoid.


Jul
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Caringkind offers a monthly 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, July 15 and August 19. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

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Jul
16
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the US --in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the US. By age 80, more than half of all people in the United States either will have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. Dr. John Kim, an Assistant Clinical Professor from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will give a discussion on “What you need to know about Cataracts”.


Jul
18
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Access to Capital for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs--in Spanish

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

The Inventors Foundation assists organizations in New York City and Long Island that invigorate their local communities focused on the arts, education, health and human services, youth programs, and more. In addition, learn strategies to promote your business online, free apps, free advertisements, and other ways to promote your business.


Jul
19
5:30PM

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7:00PM

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma--- in Russian

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please come and join us to know about the signs, symptoms, and causes of glaucoma. You will also learn the early signs of glaucoma. If you have any questions, Dr. Irina Belman will answer.


Jul
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

College Financial Aid Process (in Chinese)

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

• What is college financial aid?
• How do colleges determine your eligibility for aid?
• A closer look at the two important aid formulas.
• How do colleges calculate the values of your house and property?
• What is the composition of financial aid awards?
• How can you maximize your aid eligibility?


Jul
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Financial Application Process in Spanish

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

• What is FAFSA?
• When should you apply for FAFSA?
• Who needs to file a FAFSA?
There will be time for questions and answers.


Aug
8
3:00PM

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5:00PM

How to Do Business with the NYC Department of Education--in Spanish

Location: Steinway
Registration: Not required

For small business owners and minority women business owners this presentation will give your business insight into opportunities to sell your goods and services to the nation’s largest school system with 1,700 schools, 1.1 million students, and 138,000 employees. NYCDOE contracts with a vast array of vendors to purchase the goods and services necessary to ensure that students will have all they need to receive the quality education they deserve.


Aug
11
2:00PM

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3:30PM

College Admissions Process (in Chinese)

Location: Fresh Meadows
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Mandarin Chinese you will learn about college aid formulas, how colleges calculate income and assets, how to determine your eligibility for aid, and the composition of financial aid awards, with case studies.


Aug
11
3:00PM

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4:30PM

How to Apply For College and Scholarships! (in Spanish)

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

If you are a student in high school, this workshop is for you! We invite you to learn everything you need to know to become the best candidate for the college of your choice. You will also learn how to apply for scholarships beginning in the ninth grade!


Aug
19
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect, and include an overview of our programs and services and other available resources.


Aug
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis—in Russian

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Please come and join us to know about the signs, symptoms, and causes of hepatitis. You will also learn which types of hepatitis are fatal. If you have any questions, Dr. Irina Belman will answer them.


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