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Format: 2017-11-17

Elizabeth Nunez: "Even in Paradise"


Join us for an author talk with acclaimed Trinidad-born writer Elizabeth Nunez.

Her recent novel "Even in Paradise" is a masterful riff on Shakespeare's "King Lear" in a Caribbean setting, that explores racial tensions on the islands while celebrating their lush natural beauty.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Sunday, June 11
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

An Acoustic Evening with Maya McClean


Maya McClean is an Australian singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, healer, truth coach, and filmmaker. She has been in various films, including "Moulin Rouge." She was also a back-up singer and dancer for Prince for over 13 years, and has performed with Rihanna.

Maya now performs as a solo artist, bringing her own unique flair to the stage.

Join us for this intimate performance in the Main Lobby of Central Library.

Tuesday, June 6
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Queens Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Sunnyside Stories with Queens Memory


Join the children of Sunnyside from the 1940s and 1950s for an afternoon of storytelling and photo sharing hosted by Queens Memory, together with the website Bliss Street Sunnyside.

Please join us as we remember and celebrate childhood memories of school, home life, sports, play, and politics; as we recreate the atmosphere of the era. You and your neighbors are invited to bring stories to share and old photos of Sunnyside for the Queens Memory archivists to scan.

Saturday, June 3
2 to 4 p.m.
Queen of Angels Church Parish Center

43-18 Skillman Avenue, Sunnyside
Entrance on Skillman Avenue at 44th Street (wheelchair accessible)



All Queens Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.

Library materials can be returned 24/7 at more than 40 Queens Library locations and renewed by phone at 718-990-8508 or online.

Digital materials are available for download, even when we're closed—including thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, songs, movies, and videos!

Ozone Park Reopens This Friday!


Join us on Friday, May 12 at 11 a.m. to celebrate the reopening of Ozone Park Community Library!

Elected officials will help us open the renovated library at 92-24 Rockaway Boulevard and also participate in Picture Book Time with children and their families at 11:30 a.m.

Thank you to New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, NYS Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato, New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich, former NYS Assembly Member Phil Goldfeder, and the New York State Education Department, whose funding made the new Ozone Park library possible.

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