Posted in Events | February 11, 2020
We asked QPL Hip Hop Coordinator Ralph McDaniels to talk about Ben Horowitz’s new book What You Do Is Who You Are and his upcoming author event with Horowitz on Thursday, February 13 at Central Library. Ben Horowitz’s new book What You Do Is Who You Are asks the question: What…
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Posted in Music | September 6, 2019
Queens Public Library is devoted to recognizing, documenting, and celebrating the history of hip hop culture, and we’re bringing a new six-month exhibit to Central Library this fall that honors three hip hop pioneers. A Cypher in Queens features nine-foot-tall “audio sculptures…
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Posted in Books | November 1, 2018
Ndaba Mandela, a 35-year-old grandson of legendary South African leader Nelson Mandela, came to the Library this fall to discuss his new book about his grandfather’s lessons. Queens Library Hip Hop Coordinator Ralph McDaniels was excited to bring Mandela to Central Library for…
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Posted in Music | July 15, 2016
We had a packed house on July 14 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium for our 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands!“These bands represent the best of the best,” said Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott at the start of our show. “We’re going to have a great competition.”…
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Posted in Music | November 10, 2015
Legendary DJ, VJ, producer, and pioneer hip-hop personality "Uncle" Ralph McDaniels has joined Queens Library as its first Hip Hop Coordinator!Mr. McDaniels will be working with Queens Library to build relationships within the hip hop community with an eye toward preserving that…
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