Spend the Weekend at the Library!

This Saturday and Sunday, observe Black History Month, hear some piano jazz or share your poetry with the world!

Saturday, February 9
MoMA Presents: Jacob Lawrence and the Migration Series (1941)
Works will be discussed by Jacob Lawrence from the Migration Series, depicting the struggles and achievements of African Americans in their massive northern migration from the South during the first half of the 20th century.
1 p.m.
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard

Celebrate Black History Month with Author and Illustrator Javaka Steptoe
Javaka Steptoe, celebrated children's book author and illustrator, will share his work and inspire children of all ages. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1 p.m. on the day of the program, at the Children's Library Discovery Center.
2 p.m.
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard

Piano Greats From the '40s, '50s, and '60s with The Hank Johnson Quartet
Enjoy this smooth mix of swing, ragtime, and contemporary jazz highlighting such piano greats as Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner, Duke Ellington, Billy Taylor, Fats Waller, and more.
2:30 p.m.
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway

Sunday, February 11
Open Mic for Poets
Sarah Stetson studied poetry at the Queens College MFA program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, where she won the Giro S. Cestaro III Award for her thesis, "Barefoot in the Package Store," and served as editor-in-chief of "Ozone Park," an MFA-run literary journal. She has published her work in The Minetta Review and Sister Psychosis and has read her work around New York City in venues such as Cornelia Street Cafe and KGB Bar.
2 p.m.
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard

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