Free Oral History Workshop At Queens Library


Members of the METRO community may be interested in this announcement about a free Oral History workshop taking place at the Queens Central Library later this month. The workshop will feature our colleague Natalie Milbrodt, Director of the Queens Memory Project (Queens College) and Digital Content & Strategy Coordinator for the Queens Library. Please note: Natalie advises that anyone interested in documenting his/her community - especially people who want some exercise and background on oral history methods - is welcome to attend.

Free Oral History Workshop: "Capture the Untold Stories of Queens"

Wednesday, September 19
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Queens Central Library, Jamaica
Register at http://goo.gl/iIHKF 

This program is an introductory workshop for people of all ages interested in documenting their communities. Communities can be defined by many factors including geography, religion, ethnicity, school, profession, or lifestyle. If you would like to document the untold stories of people in your community, this workshop can help get you started.

Presenter Natalie Milbrodt will guide workshop participants through a series of fun exercises that can help draw out the untold stories of a community’s history and its importance to life in Queens.

The workshop will cycle through instruction, demonstration, and practice of the key concepts presented. The group will make active use of the space, coming together for demonstrations and instruction and then breaking apart into small groups to process and practice new concepts and information.

Refreshments will be served following the program.
 
Central Library (Area B)
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
718-990-0837

Train: F to 169th Street
Numerous buses go to the 165th Street bus terminal