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Format: 2018-01-24

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!

Register for This Workshop

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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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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