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Queens Library recognized as literary landmark
Queens Library recognized as literary landmark
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 1/25/2013 at 9:26AM

The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center of the Queens Library will be nationally recognized on Saturday, February 9 as a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries, as the first public institution named for the famed poet/author of the Harlem Renaissance. In her letter to Queens Library C.O.O Tom Galante, United for Libraries Executive [...]

$17M facelift for Glen Oaks library
$17M facelift for Glen Oaks library
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/17/2013 at 10:12AM

A $17 million facelift will soon bring chic changes to a Glen Oaks library, officials said. A sweeping interior staircase, a sky-lit reading lounge and a partially transparent exterior are some of the modern designs being built at the 255-01 Union Turnpike site of the Glen Oaks branch of the Queens Library. “We’re very excited [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
Arts & Music Mitchell Kirk 1/11/2013 at 6:07PM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 At 10:30 a.m., Alley Pond Environmental Center, located at 22806 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, will be holding an event titled “Young Chefs,” which invites kids to prepare homemade grilled cheese sandwiches and fresh banana split milkshakes. All materials will be included. Space is limited to eight participants and registration is required. Recommended for [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/08/2013 at 7:46AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 52. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then clear. Low of 37. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Best Flicks of 2012 This seven-film series at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, opens [...]

Sandy changes Hunter’s Point library plans
Sandy changes Hunter’s Point library plans
Top Stories Alexa Altman 12/27/2012 at 9:50AM

Fear of another Sandy is altering plans for the Queens Library’s upcoming Hunter’s Point destination. The land supporting the 21,500-square-foot facility, to be located at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue on the banks of the East River, will be graded an extra foot higher to avoid any possible flooding that could occur during another Sandy-type [...]

Queens Library ESOL program set to celebrate 35 years
Queens Library ESOL program set to celebrate 35 years
News Queens Courier Staff 12/23/2012 at 11:48AM

BY MATT SURRUSCO The difference between “noisy” and “nosey” offered a learning opportunity for the students gathered one recent Saturday at the Sunnyside branch of the Queens Library. “This group is noisy,” said instructor Lorna Blancaflor, who smiled as she gestured to a few talkative women sitting in the corner of the library’s meeting room. [...]

Bayside Library to close for renovations
News Melissa Chan 12/17/2012 at 3:57PM

Bayside bookworms will soon have to get their literary fixes elsewhere. The Bayside branch of the Queens Library, located at 214-20 Northern Boulevard, will close on December 29 to begin its $1.3 million renovation project, officials said. The complete interior makeover, funded by city and borough leaders, includes the installation of a new self-service check-out [...]

Queens Library helping Rockaways get back on their feet
Queens Library helping Rockaways get back on their feet
News Billy Rennison 12/04/2012 at 4:22PM

Flood waters crashed through the glass front of the Queens Library’s Peninsula branch during Sandy, turning its aisles into rivers and damaging books, videos and equipment. A similar scene could be found at the Arverne, Seaside and Broad Channel branches. A month later, a temporary building is up and running in Arverne, while one is [...]

How Sandy affected libraries
Letters Letters 11/15/2012 at 11:11AM

I want to update you and everyone in Queens about how Queens Library has responded to community needs following the recent devastating storm, and what our plans are to serve the affected communities in the immediate future. More than 50 libraries opened for public service right after the storm. They provided important information, places to [...]

OpEd: Ban sex offenders from childrens’ sections of public libraries
News Queens Courier Staff 10/26/2012 at 8:25AM

BY DAVID WEPRIN When I heard about the sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl at the Pomonok branch of the Queens Public Library in the middle of the day on Monday, October 15, I was disturbed and outraged that we as a community failed once again to keep our children safe. I immediately called upon my fellow [...]