Named in honor of the famous African-American poet and author of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, this leading institution in the community has been designated as a Literary Landmark for its great efforts in paying tribute to this extraordinary man. The library is also home to the Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, the largest public circulating collection of print and non-print material on the black experience in the state.
It is must-visit destination for arts lovers, too. The Langston Hughes Art Collection (see some pictures of some of the items here) contains a selection of prints, posters, paintings, African textiles, kente cloth and African sculpture.
The Library’s Executive Director, Andrew Jackson, editor of The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America and author of Queens Notes, has received the Governor's Award for African-Americans of Distinction for educational outreach programming.
Consider visiting on:
Saturday, February 9: This is the date of the 28th Annual Langston Hughes Celebration, which will be held in honor of the library being designated as a Literary Landmark (and there will be a plaque ceremony for the occasion), Black History Month and Langston Hughes’s birthday.
Tuesday, February 26: Free Event, African-American and Jewish Poetry: From Images of Despair to Images of Hope
Learn more: Visit the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst website.
Visit in person: 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, NY 11368 / Hours of Service / (718) 651-1100
View the full Black History Tour. / Visit the next landmark.
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