Recently I visited the New Americans Program at Queens Library’s headquarters in Jamaica. The program provides materials and activities to recent immigrants to the borough in the languages they speak – more about it to come shortly.
In the meantime here are two video clips of people who work for Queens Library, saying the equivalent of “I live here” in (Mandarin) Chinese and in Bengali:
Chinese – 我住在这里
Mandarin Chinese is the third most-spoken language in Queens after English and Spanish (and followed by Korean, then Bengali).
and Bengali – আমি এখানে থাকি :
And here are flyers from just a few of the recent programs at the library: