Italian Heritage Month and Indigenous Peoples' Day

Queens Public Library joins our City in celebrating Italian Heritage Day & Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which honors the past, present, and future contributions of Indigenous communities and Italian Americans.

In 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the resilience and strength of Indigenous peoples, and “the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of American society."

October is also Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month, which honors the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States.

Join QPL in celebrating these important cultural holidays with our upcoming programs, plus booklists for adults, teens, and kids!

All QPL locations will be closed on Monday, October 10 in observance of Italian Heritage Day & Indigenous Peoples’ Day.



Mni: A Celebration of Water & Women in Indigenous Dance
Thursday, October 13, 6pm
Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard

Italian Heritage Month Celebration for Children (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 19, 3pm
Join Ms. Lucy and Mrs. Deborah from Mitchell-Linden Library to celebrate Italian Heritage Month! Children will hear stories and Italian songs for kids, then learn how to make delicious pizza and a simple tambourine, a popular Italian musical instrument.
In order to keep children safe online, please email Ms. Lucy at or come to Forest Hills Library or Mitchell-Linden Library for more information, including the link and password to join.



Indigenous Heritage Adult Fiction

Indigenous Heritage Adult Nonfiction

Indigenous Heritage Books for Young Adults

Indigenous Heritage Picture Books

Indigenous Heritage Middle Grade Fiction

Indigenous Heritage Middle Grade Nonfiction Part 1

Indigenous Heritage Middle Grade Nonfiction Part 2