Posted in Arts | July 31, 2019
Above: Kids make paper by hand in Week 3 of our Book Creation Workshop. For the past two years, Queens Public Library Foundation’s Innovation Fund has supported creative initiatives at the libraries with awards of up to $10,000 each. In the Fund’s second year, winning projects…
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Posted in Arts | July 24, 2019
We asked Evelyn Kanter, author of the new NYC guidebook 100 Things To Do in New York City Before You Die, who visited the Forest Hills and Briarwood libraries this spring, for suggestions for the best summer locations in the city. She shared this collection of small NYC museums…
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Posted in Arts | July 3, 2019
The Queens Memory Project invites you to Making Community Story Quilts, a new exhibit at the Queens Museum featuring artwork created during their 2017 and 2018 story quilt workshops. These multi-session workshops invited people from the Fresh Meadows and Flushing library…
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Posted in Arts | April 26, 2019
Since April is National Poetry Month, we asked our librarians and staff members to share their favorite poems and poets. Stop by your local library to discover (or rediscover) these fantastic purveyors of verse! “My favorite poet is Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and her poem that…
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Posted in Arts | April 19, 2019
In honor of National Poetry Month, and Immigrant Heritage Week, we are very pleased to share some poems from the outgoing Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella. Maria has served as Queens Poet Laureate—the person charged with promoting a love of poetry and literacy throughout our…
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