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Format: 2018-01-17

NYCitizenship Information Sessions

2017-11-17

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.

Monday, November 13
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Flushing Community Library

41-17 Main Street
718-661-1200

Thursday, November 16
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica
718-990-0778

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Queens Library Hosts International Food, Dance, Craft and Music Expo to Celebrate 40 Years of Serving Immigrant New Yorkers

2017-11-16

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

From:            QUEENS LIBRARY

Contact:        Elisabeth de Bourbon, edebourbon@queenslibrary.org, 718-990-0704
                       Yves Etheart, yetheart@queenslibrary.org, 718-990-0859
 


 

QUEENS LIBRARY HOSTS INTERNATIONAL FOOD, DANCE, CRAFT AND MUSIC EXPO TO CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF SERVING IMMIGRANT NEW YORKERS

Celebration in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of Queens Library’s New Americans Program Includes Afghan Custard and Turkish Pastry Demonstrations and Tastings, Russian Teapot Doll Making, Taiwanese Floral Arrangement Instruction and Chinese, Korean, Bangla and Dominican Music and Dance Performances and More

QUEENS, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2017) _ Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, Library customers and staff, community leaders and other special guests will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Library’s New Americans Program on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Flushing Community Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, N.Y.

Queens Library created the New Americans Program (NAP) in 1977, becoming the first public library in the nation to provide comprehensive programs and services for immigrants. Since then, NAP has helped thousands of immigrants, new Americans and prospective citizens integrate into American society and share their cultures with the greater community of Queens.

The celebration includes an international expo featuring food and craft demonstrations, music and dance performances, games and other activities that reflect the cultural diversity of Queens. In addition, staff from Queens Library’s Queens Memory Project will record and archive participants’ stories of immigration. A full schedule of the day’s events is available here: http://connect.queenslibrary.org/2146. 

WHO: Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott, library customers and staff community leaders and other special guests


WHAT: Queens Library hosts international food and performing arts expo to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its New Americans Program


WHERE: Flushing Community Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

WHEN: Sunday, November 19, 2017
              12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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HOLIDAY CLOSING

2017-11-10

All Queens Library locations will be closed on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Library materials can be returned 24/7 at more than 40 Queens Library locations and renewed by phone at 718-990-8508 or online.

Digital materials are available for download, even when we're closed—including thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, songs, movies, and videos.

Get Out the Vote!

2017-11-07

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 is Election Day in New York City, and several of our community libraries will serve as polling sites.

Queens residents will cast their votes at the Central, Briarwood, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Lefferts, North Forest Park, Peninsula, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, Seaside, St. Albans, and Woodside libraries.

Is your library where you should vote? Please visit https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search or call 866-VOTE-NYC (866-868-3692) to confirm the correct location for you to vote in your neighborhood!

FRESH MEADOWS IS NOW OPEN!

2017-11-03

Fresh Meadows Community Library, at 193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, has reopened to the public after our emergency repairs. Thank you for your patience!