Posted in News | April 21, 2021
The conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is an important step on the long road towards racial justice. Still, the moment makes clear how much work remains to bring systemic change and ensure that people of color can feel safe and…
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Posted in News | April 17, 2021
Update: April 17, 2021, 10:00AM Whitestone Library Has Reopened We’re pleased to report that following its closure, Whitestone Library, located at 151-10 14 Road, has reopened for to-go service. Please check here for hours of service. For a list of all locations with to-go…
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Posted in News | March 17, 2021
Last night’s shootings in the Atlanta area, which killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, are another devastating reminder of the year-long rise in anti-Asian acts of racism, hate, harassment, and violence and of the long history of such incidents in our…
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Posted in News | March 14, 2021
Dear Friends, Over the past 12 months, our city has lost more than 30,000 people to the coronavirus pandemic, many of whom were residents of the borough of Queens. They were our family members, our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues, and our essential workers. More than 770…
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Posted in News | December 31, 2020
Dear Queens Public Library Community: Before this consequential year comes to a close, I wanted to take the time to reflect on the remarkable things Queens Public Library achieved with the efforts and support of so many, even in the face of tremendous challenges and loss…
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