Posted in General | July 15, 2013
They say music soothes the savage beast. Well, maybe, but it certainly has made life at Queens Library at Peninsula better since Superstorm Sandy hit.On the book bus at Peninsula in the first few weeks after the library was destroyed, my colleague Kacper Jarecki brought in a…
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Posted in Books | June 26, 2013
If you like sports, then you know there are periods when teams push their intensity to the max. You know about the Super Bowl in football, which is the most watched program in television. You know about the NBA Finals in basketball, you know about the World Series in Major…
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Posted in General | March 27, 2013
On Friday, March 8, the Consul General of Japan in New York, Shigeyuki Hiroki, came to the Queens Library at Peninsula.Our libraries in the Rockaways have had a rough time since Superstorm Sandy, which sent a huge storm surge through the plate glass windows of four locations,…
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Posted in General | March 8, 2013
It has been months since Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, and things are still far from back to normal in the Rockaways. At the Peninsula Library where I work as the manager, we served the community from a book bus for nearly two months. Priorities have changed…
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Posted in General | November 7, 2012
Just a couple of days after a hurricane devastated Queens’ waterfront communities and left many others without power or heat, Queens Library’s Book Bus rolled up and parked in front of the Peninsula Community Library. In the midst of all that devastation, it seemed almost…
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