Home to many special collections, Queens Library at Central has two of note for Black History Month. The Carter G. Woodson Reference Collection contains 4,000+ volumes covering different aspects of African-American culture and life, started in honor of Woodson, the founder of the African-American Historical Association and Black History Month. All month-long each Queens Library, including Queens Library at Central, will be giving away free bookmarks that highlight the great contributions of African-American leaders and authors and include suggested Black History Month reads from the Carter G. Woodson Reference Collection. Two bookmarks we are giving away are pictured below.
The Augusta Baker Reference Collection, comprised of personal donations from Baker—an African-American Queens resident, library and author—contains folklore, poetry, biographies and other nonfiction and a historical children’s collection focused on the African-American, African and Caribbean experience as expressed through picture books, novels and short stories.
Consider visiting on:
Saturday, February 9: Free Event, Celebrate Black History Month with Author and Illustrator Javaka Steptoe
Visit in person: 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 / Hours of Service / (718) 990-0700
View the full Black History Tour. / Visit the next landmark.
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