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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

Jan
19
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: By phone or in person
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Topics include creating and saving documents, working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jan 27, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Jan
20
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: By phone or in person
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.

HollisSat, Jan 27, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM

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Jan
20
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: East Flushing
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


Jan
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 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Langston Hughes Library reference desk beginning Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Langston HughesSat, Jan 27, 20182:30PM - 5:00PM

Jan
21
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

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 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.

Central LibrarySun, Jan 28, 201812:30PM - 2:00PM

Jan
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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, January 21 and February 18.
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


Jan
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
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: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 01/8- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 01/22 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 01/29- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 02/05- 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


Jan
23
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in-person at the library on Tuesday, January 16 at 10:00 AM or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register.
Participants must attend the entire 12 week class series. Candidates must be Green Card holders. The first day of class is registration day; they should have a copy of their Green Card as well.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
1:00PM

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2:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Sunnyside

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Business Entities in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Should I get incorporated?
- Understanding different types of business entities
- Understanding tax treatment for different business entities
- Which one is the best for me?


Jan
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in-person at the library on Wednesday, January 17 at 10:00 AM or call 718-278-4303.
Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must attend the entire 12 week class series. Candidates must be Green Card holders. The first day of class is Registration day; participants should have a copy of their Green Card.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Healing Learning Circle for Women! (in Bengali)

Location: Sunnyside
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


Jan
25
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.

Additional Dates


Jan
25
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Spanish for Beginners

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

¡Hola! Would you like to speak Spanish? Do you want to say hello to your Spanish speaking neighbors? Would you like to be able to read the menu in a restaurant serving Latino food? Are you planning a trip to a Latin American country and want to learn helpful phrases? Then this class is for you. Preregistration is required online, by phone at 718-651-1100 or in-person at the reference desk. First come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
29
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Sunnyside
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Woodhaven
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 2/03- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 2/10- Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 2/17- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 2/24- 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


Feb
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Business Accounting and Taxes ( In Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do I need an accounting system?
- Which one is right for me?
- Understanding accounting reports
- How is income being taxed for LLC Corporation and S Corporation
- Business owner tax planning


Feb
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
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 must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning February 3 at 9 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Feb 17, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Feb 24, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Feb
10
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 at 718-465-7355 at the Hollis Library reference desk.

HollisSat, Feb 17, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Feb 24, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM

Feb
10
10:30AM

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12:00PM

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 and services and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


Feb
10
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.

Topics include creating and saving documents, working with tables, and printing. 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, February 3 at 10 am. or by calling (718) 651-1100.

Langston HughesSat, Feb 17, 20182:00PM - 4:30PM
Langston HughesSat, Feb 24, 20182:00PM - 4:30PM

Feb
10
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year by Learning Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

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

In this workshop, Master Ming Liang Lu and Sharlene Chou will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. Participants will learn how to make snowflakes and snowmen. Supplies are limited to 30 people.


Feb
22
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year by Learning Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

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

In this workshop, Master Ming Liang Lu and Sharlene Chou will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. Participants will learn how to make this year's Lunar New Year zodiac symbol, the dog as well as paper lanterns. Master Lu will make 3-D portraits of lucky winners. Supplies are limited to 40 people.


Feb
24
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Lunar New Year Celebration: the Year of the Dog with Chinese Music and Crafts and Korean Food

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together! *10:30 am: Chinese Paper-cutting and Chinese Knots making with Master Ming Liang Lu, IRC Conference Room; *10:30 am: Korean Food Preparation: Learn how to prepare Pajeon [Scallion Pancake] ,Rooms A&B ; *2:00 pm: Chinese folk music, dance and opera with Peaceever TV Performing Group, Auditorium.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Know Your Rights: Public Benefits and Resources in Bengali

Location: Broadway
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
10
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Come and Practice Your Artistic Skills by Creating Your Own Works of Art

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this course, you will learn the basics of drawing by hand. From strokes to observation and hand-eye coordination, you will learn to draw things as you see them in a studio environment. You will cover still lives through pencil, pen, ink, and other materials, ultimately finishing with body parts. All drawings will be done on paper.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Celebre la Primavera con la Chef Ana Tinco! [Causa Limeña de Perú]

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Ana Maria Tinco was born in Lima, Peru. As a small child, she learned to prepare the typical dishes of her native land. Today you will learn how to make [and have the opportunity to taste] Causa Limeña. This pre-columbian Peruvian dish is widely enjoyed across Peru.


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.