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The consequences of DACA repeal, especially for women

Written by Lumi Zogaj On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced plans to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, implemented via executive order by President Obama in 2012. As of early February 2018, the fate of DACA remains up in the air, with both Democrats and Republicans pledging to continue working toward new legislation to resolve the issue. The main objective of the DACA program is to shield Dreamers – undocumented immigrants who came into...

You’re invited to Queens Museum exhibit, new LEAD series & other news

Our year is off to an energetic start, with our first roundtable discussion, and the launch of our Wellness, Culture, & Food Club, on which you can read more below. The planning of our exhibit at the Queens Museum is in full speed, don’t miss our opening event on February 13 – See our flyer below & RSVP here. We’re also already getting ready to launch two new LEAD series in March, at the NYPL Chatham Square and Mid-Manhattan libraries, with Info Sessions...

Warm up with a vegan spin on traditional borscht this winter

“I love [Borscht] because it’s inexpensive, fulfilling, and always reminds me of my family,”  says Liudmila, a Russian immigrant and LEAD graduate from our 2017 spring series at the NYPL Mid-Manhattan branch. “Borscht is a traditional Russian-Ukrainian soup which is made of beets, cabbage, and potatoes.” “Usually it is prepared with meat, but I decided to make this recipe vegetarian,” Liudmila adds. “For those who still crave for some meat you can add it in the end of this recipe...

Five things you need to know when you move to New York

Written by Shelley McKay Moving to New York is a big deal; it’s exciting, scary, overwhelming, and amazing all rolled into one. Once you’ve accepted living on a movie set as part of your normal life, it’s time to take stock of the daily routine. Here are my top five things you should know when you’re settling in. 1. The weather As I write this, in January, there is a snowstorm raging outside my window and temperatures are plummeting to...