Library to ‘pop Up’ In Hunters Pt. Sat.

Will Break Ground On Branch Soon

The Friends of Hunters Point Library and the Uni Project are partnering to bring Uni’s pop-up library to Gantry State Park at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue in Long Island City this Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

As noted, the event will give the community an opportunity to come together and interact with books on that day. They can also meet with and join the Friends of the Library.

The event will double as an announcement of the site dedication for the new Queens Library at Hunters Point, which will take place on Friday,

Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Both events are open to the public and are free.

The site of the new Queens Library at Hunters Point will be formally dedicated by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan and other leaders of government and the community. The new library will be built adjacent to Gantry State Park. It will be 21,500 square feet and is being designed by internationally lauded architect Steven Holl.

Those interested in the Friends of the Hunters Point Library are welcome to an open meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, located at 10-08 49th Ave. For additional information, phone 1-718-990-8583.

The Uni Project is a non-profit initiative, part library/part performance art. They bring a portable library kiosk to various venues throughout the world, set up on-the-spot bookshelves and seats, and allow the community to browse, read and discuss books.

For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library website at www.queenslibrary.org or phone 1-718-990-0700. Find more information about the Uni Project at www.theuniproject.org.

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