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with Queens Public Library

Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center invites you to their annual celebration of Kwanzaa!
Join us virtually and in person for these special events!
All programs are at Langston Hughes Library (100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona) or virtual.

A Week of Kwanzaa: Daily Video: Learn About the Seven Principles (Nguzo Saba) (VIRTUAL)

Each day of Kwanzaa, we will share a video from a member of the Langston Hughes Library community, who will explain the meaning of that day’s Principle and how you can apply it to your daily life.

Watch on Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, December 26 to Monday, January 1

A Week of Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity): Pass the Torch (IN-PERSON)

Join us in person as we host “Passing the Torch: A Generational Conversation,” a celebratory dinner with an intriguing conversation. To pass the torch involves trusting your successor to do as good a job (or better) than you have accomplished. Usually, one will pass the torch to someone groomed for the position. Our group of community members will discuss why passing the torch is important and necessary for the success of our community and our nation.

Tuesday, December 26
Langston Hughes Library

A Week of Kwanzaa: Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): Women in the Struggle (VIRTUAL)

We invite you to celebrate Kujichagulia by watching the film Self Respect, Self Defense & Self Determination (2004, 72 min.) with us, featuring Mabel Williams, Kathleen Cleaver, and an introduction by Angela Davis. Following the film, we will have a powerful conversation with panelists Mae Jackson, Rosemari Mealy, and Azali Cyril.

Join us on Zoom:

Wednesday, December 27

A Week of Kwanzaa: Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility): Library Action Committee Annual Meeting (IN-PERSON)

Learn about the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, the founding body and current advisory board of the Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center! Get details about their mission and their vision, and learn how you can join the Library Action Committee, all while enjoying dinner.

Thursday, December 28
Langston Hughes Library

A Week of Kwanzaa: Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): Empowered Commerce Marketplace (IN-PERSON)

Celebrate the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Ujamaa! Enjoy delectable dishes crafted by talented chef-preneurs and explore a variety of products and services created by Black entrepreneurs, all while gaining insight into their passions and experiences.

Friday, December 29
Langston Hughes Library

A Week of Kwanzaa: Nia (Purpose): Brunch, Beats, and Embracing Nia! (IN-PERSON)

Experience Kwanzaa’s Journey while Brunching and Grooving to Music, Embracing Purpose and Community within the African Diaspora. Join us for this Vibrant Celebration!

Saturday, December 30
Langston Hughes Library

A Week of Kwanzaa: Kuumba (Creativity): Celebrating Black Culture (VIRTUAL)

Celebrate Kuumba with us! Immerse yourself in the creativity of Sophia Victor, a visual artist who has devoted herself to sharing the stories and journeys of people who are courageously battling injustice. Her life’s work beautifully captures their experiences.

Watch on Facebook and YouTube.

Sunday, December 31

A Week of Kwanzaa: Imani (Faith): Faithful Connections and the Shared Belief Fabric of Our Community (VIRTUAL)

Join us as we close out this year’s Kwanzaa festivities by celebrating the seventh principle, Imani, with a compilation of reflections and testimonials from members of our community, who will share their personal experiences with faith.

Watch on Facebook and YouTube.

Monday, January 1

Funding is provided in part by the Library Action Committee of Corona-East Elmhurst, NYS Education Department Special Legislative Grants from Assemblyman Jeffrion L. Aubry, discretionary funds from NYC Coalition of Theaters Initiative, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), NYC Council Member Francisco Moya, and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.