Earth Day is Monday, April 22, but you can celebrate our planet all month long with Queens Library, including at our weeklong film festival (see below).
Catch free screenings of:
Dirt! The Movie - Monday, 4/22 at 3 p.m., Woodside Library
The future of the outer layer of earth and the place where nearly all the world's vegetation comes to life is in peril. Filmmakers Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow explain how we must protect it! Check out the movie.
Fuel - Saturday, 4/20 at 3 p.m., Steinway Library; Monday, 4/22 at 4:30 p.m., Astoria Library
Discover the shocking connections between the auto industry, the oil industry and the government, while learning about alternative energies. Check out the movie.
The Greenhorns - Monday, 4/22 at 4 p.m., Steinway Library; Thursday, 4/25 at 5 p.m., Astoria Library
What are the conditions facing this generation of agriculture workers? Get an inside look at America’s young farming community, its spirit, practices and needs.
Get Vegucated - Saturday, 4/20 at 3 p.m., Sunnyside Library; Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m., Steinway Library
Can we create a greener world through nutrition? Three New Yorkers, used to consuming meat and dairy products, attempt to adopt a strict vegan diet. Check out the movie.
Queen of the Sun - Monday, April 22 at 6 p.m., Sunnyside Library
With bees involved in the growth of 40 percent of the world's food, restoring the global bee population—which has been on a mysterious decline—is of crucial importance and the subject of this documentary. Check out the movie.
A Man Named Pearl - Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m., Sunnyside Library
Pearl's dazzling garden has served as an inspiration to his family, his community and the thousands of visitors who come to experience Pearl's world each year. Check out the movie.
Beijing Besieged by Waste (In Chinese) - Wednesday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m., Sunnyside Library
Filmmaker Wang Jiuliang travels to more than 500 landfills, documenting Beijing’s cycle of consumption and waste through.
Cartoneros (In Spanish) - Saturday, 4/20 at 3 p.m., Broadway Library
This film is both a record of an economic and social crisis and an invitation to audiences to rethink the value of trash.