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Celebrate Queens Central Library's

50th Anniversary

Celebration Program

Wednesday April 20, 2016

Queens Central Library (89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Commemoration Ceremony (Main Floor)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Cake, Tea, and Coffee for All (Main Floor)

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Face Cartooning and Face Drawing (Main Floor)

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Queens Poet Laureate Maria Lisella and Musician/Rapper/Spoken Word Artist Shayshahn "Phearnone" MacPherson Meld Poetry and Music

MacPherson is a classically trained violinist whose background as a West African percussionist, hip hop lyricist and producer inspires his "gumbo-like" musical style. (Main Floor)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Hits of '66

Hear clips of the songs that teens listened to 50 years ago and learn interesting facts about the songs and the artists who performed them. (CLDC)

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Photo Booth for Teens

Share your love for Central Library by sharing your selfie in social media! (Teen Space)

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

50 Years of Technology

Denny Daniel, curator of The Museum of Interesting Things, presents a collection of technology and household items from the '60s to the present. Visitors can try out some old technology in the Children's Library Discovery Center. (CLDC)

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Special Concert with R&B Artist Alexis Hightower and Friends

Hightower's sound has been described as "mesmerizing" on Ebony.com. (Auditorium)

Eventbrite - 50th Anniversary Concert with R&B Artist Alexis Hightower and Friends

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Mobile Library Showcase in front of Central Library

Queens Library Through The Years