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Informational Workshops

Jun
1
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

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 Reference Desk beginning Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-990-0769.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
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: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 6/03- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 6/10- Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 6/17- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 6/24- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Stroke Prevention (in Russian)

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

National health statistics indicate that hypertension increases the risk of stroke, and the incidence of stroke has drastically increased in the last decade. In this presentation, Dr. Irina Belman, M.D., will discuss how to reduce the risk of stroke and review advances in treatment.


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Jun
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.

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 Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning June 3 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jun
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.

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 Langston Hughes Library Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m.

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

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Jun
10
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Financial Planning for Retirement (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Benjamin Li, Board Member, 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.


Jun
10
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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 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.

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Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Conozca Su Derecho: Beneficios y Recursos Públicos en Español

Location: Langston Hughes
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• Human Rights Law
• Public Benefits and Resources
• Education, Healthcare, Language Access


Jun
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Know Your Rights: Immigration Services & Tenants Rights

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

*Rights and protections for immigrant communities as well as resources for those seeking immigration related assistance

*Rights all tenants in New York City should be familiar with.


Jun
15
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Coronary Artery Disease: Prevention and Treatment (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the United States, killing over 370,000 people annually.
Dr. Qian Zhao M.D. will discuss the prevention and treatment of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).
Qian Zhao, M.D, F.A.C.C.


Jun
15
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Sunnyside
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? A Speech-language pathologist will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.

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

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Jun
18
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. The group will meet on Sundays, April 16, May 21, June 18.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Jun
24
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Teenage Sexual and Character Development (Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teenage years are a time for growth and discovery. With proper guidance throughout this journey, young people will be prepared to develop healthy self-esteem in order to lead a meaningful, productive, and happy life.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Know Your Rights: Immigration Services & Human Rights:

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

*이민 관련 도움을 찾고 있는 사람들을 위한 자료는 물론, 이민자 커뮤니티의 권리와 보호 장치
*차별 대우를 금지하는 뉴욕시의 법과 그 법을 유지시키는 기관들에 대해 배우십시요


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