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Movie Month 

Join us for screenings of black history movies.
2/1: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13)
2/8: "BlacKkKlansman" (2018, R)
2/15: "42" (2018, PG-13)
2/22: "Selma" (2014, PG-13)
Seating is limited and available first-come, first-served. 

Fridays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 12pm
31-32 Union Street, Flushing

Color Your African American Heroes and Sheroes 

Color famous African American heroes and sheroes and learn about them along the way.  

Saturday, February 2 @ 4pm
Fridays, February 8, 15, 22 @ 4pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

“Who Was…?” Book Club 

Each week we'll focus on one book in this popular biography series, learning about the life of someone outstanding through shared reading, crafts, games, and more. For Black History Month, we'll explore the lives of important African Americans. In March we will learn about influential women for Women’s History Month. It's not necessary to read the books ahead of time. This program is for readers ages 6 to 12. No registration is required.  

Mondays, February 4, 11, 25 @ 4pm
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City

Getting to Know Langston Hughes

2/4 - Put a poem in your pocket: Copy Langston Hughes' poem "Slave Song" on small piece of paper, create a design or image that relates to the poem.
2/11 - Emoji poetry: With Langston Hughes' poem "Laughers," use emoji or clip art images to fill in for words in the poem.
2/25 - Poem with collage: Using Langston Hughes' poem "One-Way Ticket," create a collage around this poem, using maps, locations, and modes of travel. 

Mondays, February 4, 11, 25 @ 4pm
Langston Hughes 
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

Historical Figures in Watercolor  

Paint watercolor portraits of famous African Americans with creative borders. Choose from a list of subjects or propose one of your own. We will have the option of incorporating collage techniques as well.    

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20 @ 4pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona

Kids’ Club Celebrates Black History!  

Join the kids' club of South Jamaica Library for stories and crafts celebrating Black History Month! All children are welcome!  

Wednesdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4pm
South Jamaica
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica

Sock Doll Workshop  

Children 5 years and up will participate in a "sock doll workshop" to commemorate Black History Month. No registration required.    

Friday, February 8 @ 3pm
312 Beach 54 Street

Jewelry Making   

Come join us to celebrate Black History Month by making a special gift.  

Saturday, February 9 @ 2pm
312 Beach 54 Street

Film Series

Please join us for films celebrating the African American experience.    

Saturdays, February 9, 16, 23 @ 2pm
North Forest Park
98-27 Metropolitan Avenue, Forest Hills

African American Dance Workshops with Christine Campbell 

Join us for African American dance workshops with Christine Campbell.     

Monday, February 11 @ 4pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica

Black History Jeopardy  

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and share your knowledge! There will be questions about black history, famous African Americans, music, athletes, and other topics.    

Monday, February 11 @ 4pm
South Ozone Park
128-16 Rockaway Boulevard

African Art  

In observance of Black History Month, please join us for this exciting event. Assistant Director of the QCC Art Gallery Lisa Scandaliato will give us a brief overview of select African art from various cultures throughout countries south of the Sahara. This is an open lecture and discussion that will aim to explore pieces and ritual practices. Sponsored by the Friends of Kew Gardens and Rory Lancman.  

Tuesday, February 12 @ 2:30pm
Kew Gardens Hills
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing 

African American Stories and Songs with Bobaloo 

Join us for African American stories and songs with Bobaloo including the famous trickster Ananse!     

Tuesday, February 12 @ 4pm 
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica

Toddler Time   

Come and join us for toddler time! This week, we will focus on Black History Month. This program is designed for children that are 18 months to 5 years old.    

Wednesday, February 13 @ 10:30am 
249-01 Northern Boulevard, Little Neck

Teen Film: "Selma"    

Come watch this historical drama film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. (2014, PG-13) 

Wednesday, February 13 @ 3:30pm 
Forest Hills 
108-19 71 Avenue

Family Movie “The Butler”    

Come and bring your family to celebrate and watch "The Butler" movie in honor of Black History Month (2013, PG-13). 

Thursday, February 14 @ 5:30pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard

Who Am I?    

An interactive display for Black History Month, Who Am I? shares historically important facts about 17 black Americans. It invites users to read the information and guess to whom the facts are referring, then lift the cover page/fact sheet to reveal the image of the person, along with date of birth and, when applicable, date of death. 

Tuesdays, February 19, 26 @ 1pm 
Wednesdays, February 13, 20, 27 @ 10am 
Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28 @ 12pm 
Fridays, February 15, 22 @ 10am 
Saturdays, February 16, 23 @ 10am 
Monday, February 25 @ 12pm 
St. Albans
191-05 Linden Boulevard

Middle School Book Club: “Hidden Figures”   

Join us for our middle grade book club where we will be reading "Hidden Figures" in honor of Black History Month! We will discuss the remarkable lives of the four African American women who made remarkable contributions to the NASA space program while confronting segregation. Please be sure to check out Margot Lee Shetterly's version of the book for young readers.    

Friday, February 15 @ 3:30pm
Middle Village 
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue

African American Stories and Songs     

Children will enjoy myths, fables, and songs that celebrate the traditions of Africa including an Anansi folktale. 

Friday, February 15 @ 4pm
South Jamaica 
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard

Black History Concert: Lyn Lockamy    

Please join us for an exciting concert sponsored by the Friends of Kew Garden Hills and Rory Lancman. The very talented and professional singer Lyn Lockamy will be performing in observance of Black History Month.

Monday, February 25 @ 2pm
Kew Gardens Hills 
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing

African American History

In observance of African American History Month, we will be discussing black women who have made a special mark on their communities and the world. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.  

Wednesday, February 27 @ 11am

Movie: "BlacKkKlansman"

Come celebrate and watch "BlacKkKlansman" in honor of Black History Month (2018, R).  

Thursday, February 28 @ 5:30pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard

Celebrate Black History Month with “Marcus the Artyst”      

Marcus Miller has been performing professionally on the saxophone since age thirteen. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in mathematics. He developed a reputation as a versatile and virtuosic player while studying music production and engineering under Grammy-winning engineer “Bassy” Bob Brockmann. Come hear this exciting concert.   

Thursday, February 28 @ 6pm
Central Library  
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

History of Urban Fashion in America      

Join J. Alexander (FUBU), April Walker (Walker Wear), Dapper Dan (Gucci), Shirt King Phade, Gerard Murray (SOHK & Tradition), Jackie Love, Jay-Nisa Dance Company and introducing Tyyan Williams as we celebrate Black History Month and the origin of urban fashion in America. Buy books, join a panel, and meet some of the biggest names in urban fashion. There will be a live fashion show, dance, and drums. Music by DJ G Money. Elana Romero from Fashion Institute of Technology will host.   

Thursday, February 28 @ 6pm
Central Library 
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica