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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

November is National Native American Heritage Month! Join us at Queens Library as we pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

Our special events include author talks, film screenings, historical lectures, arts and crafts for kids, and much more.

Help us honor the history and customs of First Nations peoples all month long!

 

 

 

 

 

Native American Picture Stories
Join us at the library to illustrate your own Native American picture story! Children will learn the different picture symbols the Native Americans used, before words were created. Ages 7-12

Thursday, November 2, at 4:00 p.m.
Baisley Park Community Library
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica

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Beyond the Pow-Wow: Keeping Our Culture Alive
Award-winning children's author S.D. Nelson brings the culture of the Lakota people center stage; Chief Dwaine Perry discusses the proposed oil pipeline that threatens the sacred areas of the Ramapoul Lunaape Reserve, and the National Alliance of Native American Dancers perform with Wolfsmoon Medicine Drum.

Saturday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m.
Queens Village Community Library
94-11 217 Street

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Entwined Destinies
The historic relationships in both North and South America between the Indigenous People and the Africans who arrived to this land are complex. Through oral discussions, visual media, traditional folklore (dance, drumming), historical objects, and the exploration of customs seen through the prisms of both African and Native American perspectives, we will shed a bit of light on their intersection and the endurance of these relationships, even until today.

Saturday, November 4, at 2:30 p.m.
Cambria Heights Community Library
218-13 Linden Boulevard

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The Sacred Lands of Matinecock Native Americans
Donna Barron, Tecumseh Ceaser, and Chief Harry Wallace will lead this lecture about Matinecock sacred lands.

Monday, November 6, at 6:00 p.m.
Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck

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"Village of No River" Film Screening & Discussion
Director Stuart Hersh screens his documentary film about the Yupik-speaking Alaskan Native Americans.

Monday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m.
Douglaston/Little Neck Community Library
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck

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Author Talk with Steven Jay Griffel: "The Ishi Affair"
Equal parts drama, thriller, and Native American legend, The Ishi Affair is best-selling novelist Steven Jay Griffel's most powerful book yet. Blending elements of fiction and history until they are virtually inseparable, he spins a tale of people struggling to save their marriages and careers while retelling the harrowing story of Ishi, the last of the Stone Age Indians.

Thursday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m.
Flushing Community Library
41-17 Main Street

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“Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage” by Dr. William Loren Katz
NYU Scholar-In-Residence Dr. William Loren Katz will discuss his book, a monumental work that tells the mostly forgotten stories of African slaves and Native Americans, and teach us about the deep connections between African Americans and Native Americans in our nation’s history.

Saturday, November 18, at 2:30 p.m.
Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

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Harvest Moon: A Collection of Native American Tales
Our storytelling sisters share some of their favorite stories about colors, animals, spirits, and family in this collection of Native American tales.

Monday, November 20, at 4:00 p.m.
Baisley Park Community Library
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica

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Native American Corn Craft
In autumn, we see many different forms of corn. Join us at the library to talk about how the Native Americans used different techniques to cultivate corn. Children will make a corn craft, too! For ages 5-12.

Thursday, November 30, at 4:00 p.m.
Baisley Park Community Library
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica

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