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 General | July 3, 2013
To mark the six-month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Queens Library, Queens Memory Project and Jamaica Bay Lives!, a documentary project about Jamaica Bay, invited the community to Queens Library at Broad Channel to record their personal experiences of Sandy, share their…
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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 Books | April 23, 2013
When I was an undergrad English major I took a course in American Literature after World War II. On the first day of class, the professor said, “This is a rare chance to read several of the same books as a group and then discuss them.”I realize now how right she was. Reading is…
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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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