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This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, Queens Library invites you to all kinds of great musical performances, a Book and Clothing Swap-o-Rama, a quilting workshop and an introduction to photography class for children. We hope to see you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Drop Me Off In Harlem” with Broadway and Cabaret Star Timothy Oliver Reid
Timothy Oliver Reid takes you on a Jazz Age tour through Small's Paradise, the Cotton Club, the Radium Club and other venues that made Harlem "the place to be" in 1934. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Sat. June 6, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432

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Book and Clothing Swap-o-Rama
Our book and clothing swap is a fantastic way to get free, new-to-you books and clothing, find a home for items that no longer excite you, meet new friends and help save the environment. You bring clothes and books, other people bring clothes and books, and then you swap!

Sat. June 6, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Queens Library at Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103

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Radio Jarocho
Son jarocho is the traditional music and dance of the swampy countryside of southern Veracruz, Mexico. It has its roots in Spanish, Afro-Caribbean and native Mexican music. The New York-based band Radio Jarocho keeps this sound alive, capturing the spirit of this popular style in its original compositions, and has been playing son jarocho since 2003 in cities all along the east coast of the United States.

Sat. June 6, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Queens Library at Flushing
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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A Quilting Workshop
In this two-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create easy quilting designs, including four-patch and cathedral window. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; call 718-723-4440.

Sat. June 6, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Queens Library at Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11434

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Piedmont Bluz
Less known than the delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture.

Sat. June 6, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Queens Library at Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375

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Fifty Years of the New York Philharmonic in Queens Parks
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic's free concerts in New York City Parks, the Archives at the New York Philharmonic present audio and visual clips on the history of the Philharmonic and its relationship with the borough of Queens.

Sat. June 6, 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm
Queens Library at Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365

Sun. June 7, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Queens Library at Flushing (In Auditorium, Lower Level)
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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Introduction to Photography for Children
Participants will explore and experiment with apertures, shutter speeds and ISO settings to create blur, double exposures and other intriguing effects.

Sat. June 6, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Queens Library at Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City, NY 11103

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QL International Resource Center Presents Andean Dreamer
Geo Suquillo is an Ecuadorian composer and instrumentalist who bases his compositions on musical forms typical of the Andean regions of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. His compositions combining Andean genres such as sanjuanito, pasillo, albazo, huayno and trote with jazz, flamenco and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean styles create a sound universal in its appeal yet Andean in its essence.

Sat. June 6, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Queens Library at Flushing (In Auditorium, Lower Level)
41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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Sunday Concerts @ Central Presents Soh Daiko
This taiko drumming group incorporates accessories such as bamboo flutes, brass bells, conch shells, gongs, African shekere and Tahitian toere and features the visual elements of movement and choreography, demonstrating the physical strength, endurance and energy that makes taiko such an exciting performance experience.

Sun. June 7, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432

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