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Queens Public Library launches Banned Books Week celebrating freedom to read

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Sep. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Queens Public Library (QPL) will defend the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, through a series of events and activities recognizing the stories, voices and titles threatened by censorship across the nation. QPL will also raise public awareness through large graphics at the entrance of every location with the message, “All Books Are Welcome Here. Protect the Freedom to Read.” The initiative comes at a time when book bans and challenges have been rising sharply across America, putting libraries on the frontlines of protecting the freedom to read. Although such book…
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Queens councilwoman hosts back to school backpack giveaway in Forest Hills

Sep. 6, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed As the summer comes to a close and families prepare for the new school year, Councilwoman Lynn Schulman hosted a successful back-to-school backpack giveaway event in Forest Hills on Aug. 30.  The event was a joint effort involving several esteemed partners, including District Attorney Melinda Katz, Queens Center Mall,…
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Queens Public Library celebrates hip-hop with special edition cards

Jul. 7, 2023 By John Schilling To celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the Queens Public Library (QPL) will release a limited edition library card that honors the genre’s global significance and the role New York City played in its rise as a cultural movement. The new library cards feature a purple background with a…
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