Tag: queens-public-library

Sunday service at two Queens libraries ending this weekend


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…
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Charles B. Wang Community Health Center hosting free health insurance workshop in Flushing


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…
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Queens Public Library launches Banned Books Week celebrating freedom to read


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…
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Queens Public Library set to open new teen center in Long Island City and reopen three renovated centers


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…
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Queens Public Library celebrates hip-hop with special edition cards

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…
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