These shoppers look happy to be on Jamaica Avenue during the Jamaica Day sales in October 1957. This is one of the many images available from Queens Memory.
Queens Memory, a project supported by Queens Public Library and Queens College, and focused on collecting personal… READ MORE
Frederick Douglass was one of the greatest abolitionists, known for his powerful oratory. David W. Blight, author of a new biography of Douglass and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will visit Flushing Library on Saturday, November 16 at 2pm. Register for his talk at davidwblight.… READ MORE
This year, Kenneth C. Davis, author of books about American history, visited eleven schools in Queens in a series organized by the MyLibraryNYC program.
More than 2,000 students and adults attended the author’s presentations, where he primarily spoke about two of his books, In… READ MORE
by Maggie Schreiner, Outreach Coordinator, Queens MemoryMany items that can help add to the history of Queens are sitting forgotten in apartments and basements all over our borough, potentially being damaged by poor storage conditions. Over the past three years, the Queens… READ MORE
To mark the six-month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Queens Library, Queens Memory Project and Jamaica Bay Lives!, a documentary project about Jamaica Bay, invited the community to Queens Library at Broad Channel to record their personal experiences of Sandy, share their… READ MORE