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Indie Author Day at Queens Library

Queens Library - Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Get involved with your New York indie writing community! In October, libraries across North America will host Indie Author Day events to bring local writing and reading communities together. Join the folks at the Central Library in Jamaica for children’s…

Free

Words and Voices

Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

The Jamaica Performing Arts Center and Three-Legged Elephant Publishing are to pleased to present "Words and Voices". Come out and enjoy the new voices of the literary scene including Malcolm Boyd, Julie Shaw, and Sherese Francis. From hard-hitting fiction to…

Free

Author Talk with Hugh Wyatt: “Sonny Rollins: Meditating on a Riff”

Queens Library - Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Veteran journalist and author Hugh Wyatt's book explores Sonny Rollins’ spiritual journey. Wyatt will discuss how jazz musicians, like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, inspired millions of Americans to embrace Eastern spirituality, particularly Buddhism, Hinduism, and yoga. Books will be…

Free

Meet the Author: “The Black Tax” by Shawn D. Rochester

Queens Library - Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

The author of recently published book "Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America" will discuss the massive financial burden on African American households that dramatically reduces their ability to leave a substantial legacy for future generations. Books will…

Free

Black Spectrum Talk, Sip & Paint

Black Spectrum Theatre Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park), Jamaica

The Black Spectrum Theatre is pleased to invite one and all to a talk, sip and paint. Talk, sip and paint is a wisdom-filled afternoon of good conversation and the savoring of wine with the celebrity host Synthia St. James.…

$60

Second Saturdays: Words and Voices

Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica

The Jamaica Performing Arts Center and Three-Legged Elephant Publishing are pleased to present Second Saturdays: Words and Voices. Come on out to celebrate a diversity of women, making their voices heard! This month's featured authors include: Amira Ford; Jody-Ann Buckle;…

Free

Young Black Men: We’re Not Who You Say We Are

Queens Library - Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Join Queens Library as we sit down with Jamiyl Samuels to discuss his book, "Pass the Torch: How a Young Black Father Challenges the Deadbeat Dad Stereotype."

Free

Meet Wally Lamb, Author of “She’s Come Undone”

Queens Library - Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Join us for an exceptional evening you won’t want to miss. Wally Lamb, author of “She’s Come Undone,” will be discussing his book with moderator LaShonda Barnett, author, educator, and radio host. “She’s Come Undone” is the extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey…

Free

Brookville Park Literacy in the Park

Brookville Park Brookville Boulevard (at 143rd Avenue), Rosedale

The Friends of Brookville Park is pleased to present Literacy in the Park. Come on our for a ribbon cutting of the Little Free Library. The celebration will include a book signings from authors and illustrators Delicia Davis, Leslie Marshall,…

Free

Meet the Author: Voncille Chaney

Queens Library - Rochdale Village Branch 169-09 137 Avenue, Rochdale Village

Queens native and author/illustrator of I Am Queen Ruby Voncille Y. Chaney, will join us for a special story time and reading of her 2nd book in the Queen series, Queen Iris Gets Her Crown! Iris is a girl sho…

Free

3rd Annual Author Festival

Queens Library - Cambria Heights Branch 218-13 Linden Boulevard, Cambria Heights

Come and celebrate our local authors! Meet and greet with local talent! There will be readings, performances, information sessions, and much more! Come and be inspired! Please e-mail [email protected] if you are an author and want to participate.

Free

Go Far, Go Together: The Day Harlem Saved Dr. King

Queens Library - Central Branch 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Join the folks at the Queens Library as they honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. with dance, poetry, crafts, a book discussion, and much more. This is a multimedia, theatrical reenactment that depicts the day, over sixty years…

Free

“Images of America: St. Albans” Book Party

Black Spectrum Theatre Baisley Boulevard at 177th Street (Roy Wilkins Park), Jamaica

Come celebrate the start of Black History Month and St. Albans, Queens at an upcoming event at Black Spectrum Theatre Company Inc. On Thursday, January 30 from 5:30 PM to 7:20 PM, author Claire Serant will be available to sign…

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