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Newtown Literary for Kids!

2017-12-09

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!

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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

2017-11-28

 

QUEENS LIBRARY UNVEILS PLAQUE AT MCGOLDRICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY IN HONOR OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF ITS 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.

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Closed for Thanksgiving

2017-11-23

All Queens Library locations will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.

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.

Free Writing Workshop for Teens!

2017-11-18

Calling all teens: do you have a way with words?

Many words we have today were created through stringing older words together, word associations, and playing with sound and images.

In this Newtown Literary creative writing class for kids ages 13-17, we will do the same, experimenting with existing words and meanings to create new ones, and using those words to write new pieces. Become a poetic inventor!

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Saturday, November 18
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Community Library

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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