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Format: 2019-03-22

Emergency Closing

Long Island City Community Library, located at 37-44 21 Street, will be closed on Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20.

The water supply has been temporarily shut down in the area due to construction.

We will notify the community when the neighborhood’s water supply has been restored and we are able to reopen.

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We apologize for the inconvenience.

Queens Library Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Its New Americans Program



From:             QUEENS LIBRARY, For Immediate Release

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




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. 19, 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.

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


Get Advice about Pregnancy & Newborn Care

At our Prenatal Group at Central Library in Jamaica, on Thursdays at 6 p.m., now until November 9, we will cover different topics about pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting each week.

And at Elmhurst Community Library, on Thursday, September 21, at 5 p.m., you can learn important Newborn and Baby Care basics with pediatricians from NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, with plenty of time during the program for Q&A.

Entrepreneurship and Business Planning Workshop

Starting your own company may be the best thing you ever do. But before you open, you will need to spend countless hours trying to figure out next steps.

Save yourself the time by learning all the things you will need to know before starting your business in this two-session workshop, on Thursday, September 14 and Thursday, September 28 at 5:30 p.m.

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Fresh Meadows Community Library
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Ready for Business ESOL Program

Ready for Business is an exciting, free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at Queens Library, funded by TD Bank in partnership with Queens Economic Development Corporation.

Up to 20 immigrant students will receive training in intermediate English, with a focus on improving speaking, writing, reading, and grammar skills through the use of business English.

Participants must have basic English speaking and writing skills; demonstrate that they are an aspiring entrepreneur or are operating a small business; and commit to a 10-week program starting September 18. Learn More