Our Black History Month celebration of African American icons past and present is nearing its end, but there are still great programs and events for you to enjoy and participate in at our libraries!
We want to know how you or someone you know has been inspired by an African… READ MORE
Here are some of the new books coming to the Library for adults, children, and teens—from magical children’s books to historical fiction to books for Black History Month.
January 7, 2020Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins (adult)
by Katarina Bivald
The latest book by the… READ MORE
For our Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations Black History Month program this year, we challenged customers to complete a passport by obtaining a unique stamp at every one of our library branches.
Twelve customers were able to fill in their entire passports, including Oakland… READ MORE
They stand looking at the camera, their faces neutral, their armbands reading “LIRR Jamaica.” These five men from Queens are draftees, waiting at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road station for the train that will carry them to Camp Upton in Yaphank.
It was 1918, the United… READ MORE
Queens Library houses more than a collection of works about African-American history. Our library has been shaped by, has gone to great lengths to document and continually celebrates the African-American experience.Did you know that one Queens Library, the one with the highest… READ MORE