New York City has had the honor of hosting the World’s Fair three times — and two of them have been held in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park! Now, 50 years after our city’s last World’s Fair, a new project has been created to preserve their memory by talking with the people who were… READ MORE
December 8 is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon. Many around the world will take time on that day to remember the life of the rock star, peace activist, and cultural icon.
We’re pleased to host a talk with James A. Mitchell, author of the critically acclaimed The… READ MORE
Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center will be nationally recognized on Saturday, February 9, 2013, as a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries. It is the first public institution named for the famed poet/author of the Harlem Renaissance. A… READ MORE
Sandy – it weakened from hurricane strength before it made landfall – is far from the only major storm to hit the New York City and Long Island region over the last half-century. But the storm that set the bar for East Coast carnage was the 1938 hurricane, which struck at a time… READ MORE
Our borough is the source of countless stories, some recorded and ready to be discovered—in the Queens Library collection, in the Archives at Queens Library, and on the Queens Memory Project website, a collaboration between Queens College and the Archives at Queens Library—and… READ MORE