Cyprus Federation Donates Books to Queens Library

Cyprus Federation Donates Books to Queens LibraryThe Cyprus Federation of America donated over 100 copies of the hardcover book, “Cyprus Crossroads of Civilizations”, to the Queens Library that will be distributed to over 62 of their branches. The book was published on the occasion of 50 years of Cyprus Independence and was exhibited at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Peter Papanicolaou, CFA President, pointed out that the book is over 300 pages and is a beautiful book explaining the over 10,000 history of Cyprus and illustrates the antiquities in fine detail. Mr. Tom Galante, President & CEO and Queens Library Foundation Executive Director Diana Chapin gratefully accepted the donation. Mr. Galante thanked the CFA for this wonderful donation and would welcome more books about Cyprus.

The book will be included in the frame of expedition “Buy a book” and it will constitute the first phase of donation of Cypriot books. The Consul General of Cyprus Koula Sophianou stated that this is a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about the rich history of Cyprus. Mr. Costas Constantinides was instrumental in organizing this event.

Attending the event were CFA members including Despina Axiotakis, CFA General Secretary, Ms. Sophia Cotzia, Executive Director of PSEKA, Mr. Nikos Tziazas, Mr. Kyriacos Papastylianou, Mr. Angelos Angeli. Mr. Papanicolaou offered tickets to the children visiting the library to attend the upcoming Vassilis Varvaresos piano concert at Carnegie Hall.