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Kanopy Film Streaming Service Now On Tap At Queens Library



Wednesday, December 13, 2017


With New Film Collection, Queens Library Expands Its Cinema Coverage in Time for the Holidays with More Than 30,000 Foreign-Language Films, Indies, Documentaries, Instructional Videos from The Great Courses, Classics from the Criterion Collection and More

          JAMAICA, N.Y. (December 13, 2017) _ Queens Library today began offering to any cardholder more than 30,000 acclaimed foreign-language films, award-winning documentaries, instructional videos and classic movies for free through Kanopy, the San Francisco-based, on-demand video streaming service.

          “Our goal is to offer innovative and thought-provoking books, classes, services and materials that help people succeed in their lives and achieve their dreams,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott. “Kanopy provides an incredible collection of films that is sure to satisfy anyone with a strong appetite for great story lines and learning. And with the holidays upon us, the timing could not be better for our customers to try out this fantastic service.”

          Kanopy is available on any device with access to the internet via queenslibrary.kanopy.com, or by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Those who do not have a Queens Library card can still watch Kanopy movies with a Queens Library e-card, and apply for one through the library’s website. Queens Library standard and e-cardholders can stream up to six movies per month.  Kanopy a;sp provides captions and transcripts and JAWS screen readers for those with visual and/or hearing difficulties.

          Called a “garden of cinematic delights,” by The New York Times, Kanopy showcases well-known and hard-to-find titles through collections such as Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

         Also included are a number of films that are set in and about Queens, such as the Tribeca Film Festival winner, “Between Us,”  the acclaimed historical drama, “Leonie”, and L.A. Outfest winner, “Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House,” among many others.


About Kanopy

Kanopy was founded in 2008 by CEO Olivia Humphrey as an educational tool for 3,000 colleges and universities worldwide, and is now available to public library systems around the globe. More than 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.

About Queens Library

Founded in 1896, Queens Library is an independent, non-profit public library system and one of three serving the City of New York. It consists of a Central Library and 62 community libraries that attract more than 11.2 million visitors each year. Queens Library is one of the highest circulating library systems in the nation and among the busiest in the world. Visit online at: http://www.queenslibrary.org/


NYCitizenship Information Sessions


Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions to learn how to apply for citizenship easily; the benefits of becoming a citizen; and how to receive financial counseling.

Tuesday, December 19
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jackson Heights Community Library

35-51 81st Street

Broadway Holiday Magic!


Don't miss this evening of holiday favorites, Broadway classics, and original tunes by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin ("Mary & Max"), featuring some of Broadway's brightest talent, including Anne Brummel (Elphaba in "Wicked"), Chase Crandell ("Mary & Max"), Javier Ignacio ("Side Show" on Broadway), Alicia Krakauer ("Kiss Me Kate"), and Kyle Scatliffe (most recently in Broadway revivals of "The Color Purple" and "Les Misérables").

Monday, December 11
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Newtown Literary for Kids!


Kids and tweens: do you love reading, hearing, and telling stories?

Then come to this Newtown Literary creative writing workshop for kids ages 8-12!

We often imagine characters in our head, but don't give them enough attention when we write about them. Starting with just one small detail, you’ll use your imagination and powers of observation to create your own fun and interesting character!

Register for This Workshop

Saturday, December 9
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Community Library

Queens Library Unveils Plaque at McGoldrick Community Library in Honor of the Contributions of it's Namesake, The Late Rev. Edward McGoldrick




Ceremony Commemorates the Contributions of the Late Rev. Edward McGoldrick, Founder of St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church, to the Queens Library System and Board of Trustees

QUEENS, N.Y. (Nov. 28, 2017) _ Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott and members of the Library staff today welcomed elected officials, community leaders, the St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Academy Chorus and other special guests to McGoldrick Community Library in Flushing for a rededication and plaque unveiling ceremony honoring St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church founder and Queens Library Trustee, the Rev. Edward McGoldrick.

Rev. McGoldrick immigrated from Ireland to the United States in the late 19th century, and established St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church in Flushing in 1914. A champion of education, McGoldrick pressed for the opening of Broadway-Flushing Library, which was named for him in 1933, and served on the Queens Library Board of Trustees from 1921 to 1930. A reception was be held immediately after the ceremony.