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Informational Workshops

Apr
20
2:30PM

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5:00PM

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.
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 Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Apr 27, 20192:30PM - 5:00PM

Apr
22
5:30PM

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7:30PM

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

Location: Ridgewood
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education.
4/1- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history
4/8 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics
4/15- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography
4/22- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions


Apr
22
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Achieve Financial Independence (in Spanish)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

This workshop will help you plan to get out of debt. If you're struggling with debt and you need help to get back on the road to financial independence, there are habits you can adopt now to help you achieve financial independence.


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Apr
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Healing and Learning Circle for Women (in Urdu)

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
26
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Know Your Rights: What Immigrants Need to Know in the Current Immigration Climate

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join us for this free workshop and learn about the most recent updates on immigration policies & your rights as an immigrant. Topics include federal policy changes, public charge, how to interact with ICE in both public and private settings, warrants, protections from discrimination, how to avoid immigration fraud, and city services.


Apr
27
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.
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 Flushing Library Cyber Center reference desk beginning Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. or call at 718-661-1280.


Apr
27
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.


Apr
27
3:00PM

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4:30PM

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.


Apr
28
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.


Apr
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Achieve Financial Independence ( in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will help you plan how to get out of debt. If you're struggling with debt and you need help to get back on the road to financial independence, there are habits you can adopt now to help you achieve financial independence. Break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.


Apr
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Learn how to make your child's homework fun at home!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This workshop is for parents/guardians to learn tips for how to make your child’s homework and study fun! Bring your questions and have them answered by the parent teacher coordinators from P.S. 135, P.S. 95, P.S. 35, and P.S. 131. As a bonus, you will receive a homework free coupon for your child when you attend this workshop. This program is in Spanish.


May
2
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (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 turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center beginning Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. or call 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, May 9, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, May 16, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

May
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

How To Navigate Windows 10 (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Windows 10 is the most powerful operating system that Microsoft has ever made, but it's also the most complex. While the user interface is extremely intuitive, you will learn how to dig a little deeper to customize your experience, get maximum performance, and make the most of features
such as the Cortana voice assistant, Edge browser, and multiple desktops.


May
4
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Autism (In Spanish)

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Juan Carlos Valderrama, a special education school teacher, will explain:
• What Is Autism?
• Early Recognition
• Latest advances in treatment


May
4
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education.
5/4 - Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history
5/11- Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics
5/18- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography
6/1- 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


May
5
1:00PM

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4:00PM

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 the programs, services, and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


May
6
5:30PM

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7:30PM

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

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education.
5/6- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history
5/13 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics
5/20- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography
6/3- 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


May
8
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Getting Involved in Your Child's Education: Parents as Role Models (in Arabic)

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Liana Grey, director of educational programs at CIANA and a certified elementary and early
childhood educator, and Tania Makki, a group leader at CIANA's after school program and
former high school teacher, will discuss the role parents can play in their children's education.


May
11
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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 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 Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 4 at 10 AM or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, May 18, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, May 25, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

May
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

How To Navigate Windows 10 ( in Spanish)

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Windows 10 is the most powerful operating system that Microsoft has ever made, but it's also the most complex. While the user interface is extremely intuitive, you will learn how to dig a little deeper to customize your experience, get maximum performance, and make the most of features
such as the Cortana voice assistant, Edge browser, and multiple desktops.


May
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Immigration Law: Know Your Rights (in Nepali)

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Nepali, you will learn about current US immigration law with different types
of visas; termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); Temporary Protected
Status (TPS) programs, and available options; and defense in removal proceedings.
Speaker: Binod Roka, Esq.


May
11
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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 document and work with tables.
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 Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, May 18, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, May 25, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM

May
11
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Depression (in Spanish)

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn what depression is, how to identify it, and how depression can affect your mental health.


May
11
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Queens Village
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.

Queens VillageSat, May 18, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM
Queens VillageSat, May 25, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM

May
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Health Care Access, Health Insurance, and Your Health (in Korean)

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Why is health insurance important for your health? Learn about different types of health insurance plans and eligibility, as well as accessing health care in NYC.


May
19
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is an Alzheimer’s 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, May 19 and June 16. 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


May
20
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Lupus Myths and Facts in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lupus is an immune system disease that affects almost 2 million Americans. Asians are affected by lupus two to three times more often than Caucasians. The mission of LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network) at Hospital for Special Surgery is to support, empower, and enhance the quality of life of Asian-Americans with Lupus and their families through our bilingual peer health education program.


May
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Keep Your Family Heart Healthy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What is a healthy heart? Learn about a balanced diet and nutrition tips for a healthy heart. This program will also cover exercising for better heart health.


Jun
6
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 30 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Jun 13, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Jun 20, 20196:00PM - 8:30PM

Jun
8
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 Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jun 15, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Jun 22, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Jun
8
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 1 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Jun 15, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Jun 22, 20192:00PM - 4:30PM

Jun
8
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Queens Village
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.

Queens VillageSat, Jun 15, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM
Queens VillageSat, Jun 22, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM

Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Need to Know: Accessing Health Care, Health Insurance, and Your Health (in Bengali)

Location: South Jamaica
Registration: Not required

Why is health insurance important ? Learn about different types of health insurance plans and eligibility, and accessing health care in New York City.


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