Nov. 22, 2023 By Iryna Shkurhan This weekend will mark the final day of Sunday service at two Queens Public Library locations for the foreseeable future. Central Library on Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica and Flushing Library on Main Street will no longer be open on Sundays as a result of citywide budget cuts for Fiscal… Read More
Nov. 8, 2023 By Rachel Butler The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is offering a free health and insurance workshop next week in Flushing. The event, scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Queens Public Library branch in Flushing — located at 41-17 Main St. — aims to help local community members understand the various health insurance coverage options which are available to them and their families. The workshop will be carried out by Health Insurance Enrollment Navigator Nancy Cai, of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, and Health Insurance Information… Read More
Sep. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens Public Library (QPL) will defend the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, through a series of events and activities recognizing the stories, voices and titles threatened by censorship across the nation. QPL will also raise public awareness through large graphics at the entrance of every location with the message, “All Books Are Welcome Here. Protect the Freedom to Read.” The initiative comes at a time when book bans and challenges have been rising sharply across America, putting libraries on the frontlines of protecting the freedom to read. Although such book… Read More
Sep. 11, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens Public Library will open its newly renovated teen centers at the Cambria Heights, Central and Flushing libraries this week and open a brand new teen center at its Long Island City branch — modeled after the QPL’s Far Rockaway Teen Library — which was refurbished in 2022, with funding from Google. The four state-of-the-art, tech-focused spaces dedicated exclusively for teens and supporting their unique needs were funded through a $20 million investment by Mayor Eric Adams and private foundations for teen center upgrades at public libraries across the city. The funding was allocated… Read More
As the mercury soars into the nineties during the first heat wave of the summer, Queens Public Library announced extended hours at two branches in neighborhoods where the heat is even more intense due to the lack of tree canopies.
Jul. 7, 2023 By John Schilling To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Queens Public Library (QPL) will release a limited edition library card that honors the genre’s global significance and the role New York City played in its rise as a cultural movement. The new library cards feature a purple background with a… Read More
Mar. 26, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The New York Mets partnered with several organizations and institutions across New York City to celebrate Amazin’ Day on Saturday, March 25. The event provided the team a way to give back to their fans less than a week before Opening Day of the 2023 season. Throughout the day,… Read More
Mar. 21, 2023 By Bill Parry In the annual right of spring known as the “budget dance,” the heads of New York City’s three public library systems testified Monday at the City Council to call on the city to reverse a planned $36.2 million proposed budget cuts that would impact hours of service, fewer programs… Read More