Join us virtually for author talks, concerts, crafts, and more.
Boss Talk Live with Guest Kalisha Carmichael
Tuesday, March 2, 7pm
Boss Talk Live is bringing you another exciting interview. Join Entrepreneurship Counselor Candid Mack with her guest Kalisha "Fly" Carmichael. Kalisha is the CEO and founder of Boss Blend Coffee Co. She wanted to see people who looked like herself represented in the coffee industry and has made it her mission to create a safe space for the Black community to enjoy coffee culture. Join us live on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/QPLNYC or @QPLNYC.
When Art Speaks...Millinery Artist Monika Stebbins
Wednesday, March 3, 3pm
Award-winning milliner Monika Stebbins provides an inside look at the craft of hat making. She will discuss and show examples of her work and explain the creative process she uses. Use the link https://queenslib.org/3bzlgaC
Grab & Go STEAM Kit: Falcon Gliders
Wednesday, March 3, 3:15pm
Get your free STEAM kit (complete with all craft materials for 5 projects) at Flushing Library on Main Street -- available starting Feb 22 while supplies last. Then join Ms. Jeanne, Youth Services Manager of Flushing Library, each Wed in March to do the project.
March 3: Falcon Glider: https://queenslib.org/3aHq9iI
*If you don't have a kit, please bring paper, pencil, 9" foam plate, scissors, tape, and a penny.
Literary Thursdays: On Division: A Novel with Goldie Goldbloom
Thursday, March 4, 4pm
On Division is a thoughtful examination of one woman's life, a story of awakening at middle age, and the dynamics of self and collective identity. Author Goldie Goldbloom, winner of the 2020 Jewish Fiction Award, will give us a glimpse of the insular Chasidic community through her multi-layered story of how secrets can shake even the most secure and close-knit families. Join here: https://queenslib.org/3u9ZClK or by phone: 408-418-9388
Event number: 179 935 5806
Event password: 0304
Women's History Month Salute with Lucy from Queensboro Hill and Deborah from Mitchell-Linden
Thursday, March 4, 5pm
Come and join Ms. Deborah from Mitchell-Linden Library and Ms. Lucy from Queensboro Hill Library in this children’s program saluting the female heroes in the healthcare industry! Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
Brandee Younger & Dezron Douglas' Tribute to Female Composers & Artists
Thursday, March 4, 6pm
Genre-defying harpist Brandee Younger and celebrated bassist Dezron Douglas perform an evening of music made great by female composers and artists like Linda Creed, Alice Coltrane, Geri Allen, and Diana Ross! Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
Landscape of International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in Jazz Music Today
Monday, March 8, 3pm
The contributions of women to the jazz landscape are from the blues, folk music, and the Great American Songbook, through the swing and bebop eras, and beyond. Women have been involved with jazz since its beginning, but all too often their achievements are not as well-known as those of men. We have Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone, but there are so many more –singers, instrumentalists and composers –who are unknown. Please join here: https://queenslib.org/2M44wjc
Outstanding Women Zine
Tuesday, March 9, 6pm
We’ll show you how to create your own mini magazine where you can feature some of the outstanding women who inspire you. Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
When Art Speaks...Artist Manu Kaur Saluja
Wednesday, March 10, 3pm
Join New York artist Manu Kaur Saluja, winner of the National Portrait Gallery of London’s Travel Award 2019, as she shares her love of the portrait and the creative process behind her work and how it inspired her to create large scale oil paintings as explorations of her cultural identity and heritage as a Sikh-American. Attend here: https://queenslib.org/3b43JIw
Literary Thursdays: The Doctors Blackwell with Janice P. Nimura
Thursday, March 11, 4pm
The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine looks closely at sisters Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, English immigrants, who became the first and third women in the U.S. to earn medical degrees. In 1857, they founded the first hospital staffed by women, the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children. Join us as bestselling author Janice P. Nimura introduces us to two remarkable women. Join here: https://queenslib.org/3qvkYHX or by phone 1-408-418-9388
Event number: 179 874 4924
Event password: 0311
International Day of the Girl Trivia
Friday, March 12, 5pm
For Women's History Month, we will raise awareness and address the needs that girls all over the world face in a fun, exciting way. Come join us and play Day of the Girl Trivia for teens. Join us: https://queenslib.org/2MA41NU
Culture Connection: An Evening with Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Kimberla Lawson Roby
Friday, March 12, 7pm
Culture Connection is happy to present New York Times bestselling author & speaker Kimberla Lawson Roby in honor of Women's History Month. She is best known for her "Reverend Curtis Black" series and for her depiction of real-life social issues in a fictional format. Watch live on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
A Celebration of the Woman's Voice in Opera
Saturday, March 13, 3pm
Program by soprano Christa Dalmazio includes “Linda's Aria” from Linda di Chamounix by Donizetti; “Mein Herr Marquis” from Die Fledermaus by Strauss; “La Spagnola” by Chiara, and many more. Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
Beat the Blues Concerts Presents Grammy Nominated Miss YaYa’s IntiVibe5
Monday, March 15, 7pm
Latin/salsa band Miss YaYa’s IntiVibe5 pays tribute to American and Latin icons Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Nina Simone, Mariah Carey, Selena, Celia Cruz, and more with a surprising fusion of R&B, tropical, urban, jazz and Afro-Beats. The ensemble includes Abraham Saenz (bass), Luis Pereira (piano), Jesse Perez (percussion), Ali Bello (violin), and Grammy nominated Miss YaYa (vocals). Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
FYI: Millinery History
Tuesday, March 16, 4pm
Award-winning milliner Monika Stebbins explores the history of millinery trade from the 18-20th century as a craftsperson, and takes a look at styles that have trended or kept pace with time. Attend here: https://queenslib.org/3qXXfR2
Boss Talk Live with Dr. Austin
Tuesday, March 16, 7pm
Boss Talk Live is bringing you another exciting interview. Join Entrepreneurship Counselor Candid Mack with her guest Dr. Catrise Austin. Dr. Austin is the owner of VIP Smiles and a celebrity dentist. She will be discussing her journey to becoming the most sought-after dentist. Join us live on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/QPLNYC or @QPLNYC.
Women’s Roundtable with CONNECT
Wednesday, March 17, 10am
New Americans program in collaboration with Connect invites you to attend a special roundtable for Women's History Month that highlights the contribution of women’s work in history and in our society. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
Honoring Women's History Trivia
Thursday, March 18, 12pm
Test your knowledge of women's history with our Honoring Women’s History trivia game! Join here: https://queenslib.org/3qBuSrN
Keeping Jazz Alive Series Presents Tribute to Sarah Vaughan
Thursday, March 18, 1pm
Samara McLendon, winner of the prestigious 2019 Sassy Award, presents a musical tribute to jazz singer Sarah Vaughan a.k.a. "Sassy" and "The Divine One" who won four Grammy Awards. This program is made possible by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. Watch live on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC
Literary Thursdays: The House on Henry Street with Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier
Thursday, March 18, 4pm
For Lillian Wald, a 26-year-old nurse, an 1893 walk through the Lower East Side to a squalid tenement and the bedside of a dying mother called her to action. What she witnessed that day inspired her to create Henry Street Settlement. Author Ellen M. Snyder-Grenier traces the history of The House on Henry Street: The Enduring Life of a Lower East Side Settlement and its role as one of the nation’s most important and renowned social service agencies. Join here: https://queenslib.org/3jW1SbP or by phone: 1-408-418-9388
Event number: 179 880 6907
Event password: 0318
Women and Music with Heather Bennett
Thursday, March 18, 5pm
Celebrate Music in the Schools Month and Women's History Month with Heather Bennett. Her program celebrates songs about and /or written by women. Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
The Museum of Women: A Virtual Escape Room
Thursday, March 18, 6pm
Friday, March 19, 6pm
Join us as we enter a museum dedicated to famous women, and solve the mysteries and secrets of this institution! This escape room is to celebrate Women's History Month. Limited seats! Register at the links below.
Thursday, March 18, 6pm: https://queenslib.org/3bV3Zsy
Friday, March 19, 6pm: https://queenslib.org/2OaAdIc
Salute Women in Science Trivia
Friday, March 19, 5pm
Join us and explore the rich history of women's contribution and impact in science and engineering. The goal is for teens to learn about historical women they may have never heard of or read about. Join us: https://queenslib.org/382teYO
Storytelling through Sound: An Evening With Electroacoustic Performance Artist Bora Yoon
Friday, March 19, 7pm
Culture Connection is pleased to present Bora Yoon for Women’s History Month. Yoon is a Korean-American multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, and sound artist who conjures audiovisual soundscapes using digital devices, voice, and instruments from a variety of cultures and centuries. She formulates audiovisual storytelling through music, movement, and sound. Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
'Women Who Made Good Trouble' with Alexair Dreams Storytelling
Saturday, March 20, 2:30pm
Join Alexair Dreams Storytelling as we salute the many brave women who have contributed so much to our families, society, and culture. Listen to stories and songs that honor their intelligence, strength, and hearts. This program is in collaboration with Friends of East Elmhurst Library, and is made possible by Council Member Francisco Moya. Join here: https://queenslib.org/3bbCITQ
Chowkather Baire, A Collection of Short Stories by Razia Nazmi (Author Talk in Bengali)
Saturday, March 20, 8pm
Chowkather Baire is a collection of short stories written by Razia Nazmi. It is her first work of fiction, and was published in the Ekushey Book Fair of Bangla Academy in 2019. As a realist writer, she tries to convey socio-political issues faced by women in a way that the reader also experiences the difficulties, lies, and hypocrisy as faced by her characters. This program is in Bengali. Please register at email@example.com.
Beat the Blues Concerts Presents A Tribute to Ella
Monday, March 22, 7pm
Jazz vocalist Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch, who has been part of the jazz scene for over 30 years, performs a musical tribute to one-time Queens resident Ella Fitzgerald known as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. Ella won 13 Grammy awards and worked with Ellington, Basie, Gillespie, Sinatra, and more. Enjoy selections like “In a Sentimental Mood,” “Gone with the Wind,” “My Romance,” and more. Watch live on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
Teen Games: Women's History Month Jeopardy
Tuesday, March 23, 3:15pm
Join Ms. Ilana, a librarian at Flushing, for a month of gaming. Relax, have fun and hang out with friends (new and old) while you play! Each week we'll be doing something different and maybe learning some new board games. To join, click the link below and enter the password: fun!
This week: Celebrate Women's History Month with a themed Jeopardy game!
Event link: https://queenslib.org/37Hlcoe
Women Rise Up, Storytelling as a Form of Resistance
Tuesday, March 23, 6pm
The stories we hear and tell help shape and define the way we relate to ourselves and one another. With that goal in mind, we have invited women who are telling our stories via film, art, and writing. These stories are immersed with our traditions, cultures, and history. They are not common to see in the mainstream, but deserve to be recorded and celebrated as acts of resistance. Watch live on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
Boss Talk Live with Chef Nancie Greene
Tuesday, March 23, 7pm
Boss Talk Live is bringing you another exciting interview. Join Entrepreneurship Counselor Candid Mack with her guest, Chef Nancie Greene. Nancie is not only a Queens native, she is a sought-after celebrity chef. In 2010, she received her degree from the New York French Culinary Institute and life went to the next level. Join in on the Boss Talk to learn all about Chef Nancie's entrepreneurial journey. Join us live on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/QPLNYC or @QPLNYC.
Literary Thursdays: This Is Big with Marisa Meltzer
Thursday, March 25, 4pm
Marisa Meltzer, journalist and author, layers the story of Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch with her own lifelong journey through various fad diets in her book This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World -- and Me. Join us for a look at Jean’s remarkable but little-known life in business and growth as a weight loss maven and insight into America's obsession with thinness. Join here: https://queenslib.org/3rXDSaM or by phone: 1-408-418-9388
Event number: 179 306 3330
Event password: 0325
Story & Craft: Shining Star
Friday, March 26, 3:15pm
Join Ms. Janice, early learning assistant at Flushing Library, to explore Women's History Month in story and a craft using paper, scissors, glue, and crayons. This is for ages 0-5. Come prepared! Join us at https://queenslib.org/3qDaarB.
An Evening with Lee Grant: Oscar and Emmy Award-Winning Actress and DGA Award-Winning Film Director
Friday, March 26, 7pm
Culture Connection is proud to present a film screening and Q&A with Hollywood legend Lee Grant in honor of Women's History Month. Ms. Grant is a native New Yorker who went on to become a film icon both in front of and behind the camera. At 26, Ms. Grant won Cannes’ Best Actress award and was Oscar-nominated (for the film Detective Story); within the year, she was blacklisted under the cruel shadow of McCarthyism for over a decade. Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
QPL at Night Presents Virtual Game Night: Women's History Month Trivia
Friday, March 26, 7pm
QPL@Night celebrates Women's History Month! Take a moment to celebrate women around the world and throughout history. From government to health care, business to education and the arts, these women continue paving the way. Join us for women's history virtual trivia celebrating tremendous accomplishments and impact. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qplnight-presents-womens-history-month-trivia-tickets-145137455035
The Life of Mary Elizabeth Shaw (1852-1905)
Monday, March 29, 5pm
Queens historian Carl Ballenas will give a talk on the life of Mary Elizabeth Shaw (1852 – 1905), an African American woman, educator, community activist, and benefactor, who in 1905 bequeathed $1,000 to The Flushing Free Library, now known as Queens Library at Flushing. Attend here: https://queenslib.org/3cSvEL8
Beat the Blues Concerts Presents A Tribute to Ella, Lena, Billie, and Sarah
Monday, March 29, 7pm
Samara McLendon, winner of the prestigious 2019 Sassy Award (Sarah Vaughan) presents a musical tribute to Queens jazz vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Billie Holiday along with selections made famous by Sarah Vaughan. Joining her is Leonid Morosov (guitar), Sameer Shankar (bass), and Simon Ribas (drums). Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.
FYI - Women in Espionage, from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War
Tuesday, March 30, 4pm
Retired forensics teacher Linda Frank tells the story of women’s contributions to America’s war efforts in the world of espionage. This lecture shares some of the most interesting stories of women in the espionage trade from the Revolutionary War to the Cold War. Attend here: https://queenslib.org/3r2ktW8
Chicana en Nueva York
Wednesday, March 31, 4pm
Marilyn Castillo, a Mexican American singer, will tell us her story through songs of how she became a Chicana en Nueva York. We’ll learn about her sources of inspiration and what she encountered and learned on her journey to find herself in the city where all cultures collide and dreams come true. Watch on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/QPLNYC.