queenslibrary We’re proud to announce that the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center was one of the five local libraries awarded $20,000 at last night's #myNYClibrary Awards ceremony!

Queens Libraries at Cambria Heights and Sunnyside also received $10,000 each.

NYC Council Members Julissa Ferreras, I. Daneek Miller and Jimmy Van Bramer were each there to introduce their libraries and celebrate with our winners.

Thank you to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Charles H. Revson Foundation for their support, and congratulations to #LangstonHughes, #CambriaHeights and #Sunnyside for this incredible achievement and for their dedication to their communities! #InvestInLibraries
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queenslibrary Our pick for #BookTuesday, May 19 is "God Help the Child" by #ToniMorrison. “What you do to children matters. And they might never forget.” Spare and unsparing, "God Help the Child" — the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment — weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. This fierce, provocative book adds a new dimension to the work of the Nobel Prize-winning author.

Pick up a copy today! http://qnslib.org/N6R5D
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queenslibrary Thank you Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, NYC Council Member @jimmyvanbramer, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and everyone who joined us at our #HuntersPoint Groundbreaking ceremony! 6d

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queenslibrary We hope you can join us for our #HuntersPoint Groundbreaking & Celebration this Saturday, May 16! It’s at Gantry Plaza State Park in #LIC, Center Boulevard between 47 Road and 48 Avenue. http://qnslib.org/MOT9h 1w

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queenslibrary For the next three weeks, we're holding rallies at several of our community libraries in support of restoring library funding.
Check out our full schedule of advocacy events at http://qnslib.org/MUK8J
We hope you will join us at a Queens Library near you and help us tell the city to #InvestInLibraries!
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queenslibrary Our pick for #BookTuesday is "Born With Teeth" by @thekatemulgrew.

We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she's played — Mary Ryan on "Ryan's Hope"; Captain Janeway on "Star Trek: Voyager"; the tough-as-nails Galina "Red" Reznikov on "Orange is the New Black." Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself.

By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, "Born With Teeth" is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.

Pick up a copy today! http://qnslib.org/MRark
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queenslibrary Thank you to Cynthia Horner @cinnamonchipsmedia, #KenThePhotographer, @mrcheekslbfam, #BobbyGarcia & everyone who came to #LIC on May 7! #QLNonStopHipHop 2w

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queenslibrary Thank you to Ralph McDaniels @VideoMusicBox, @warrenwint & everyone who came to support Health, Healing & Hip Hop on Monday! #QLNonStopHipHop 3w

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queenslibrary Thank you to everyone who joined us at Saturday’s Family Day Jam in #Arverne to kick off #QLNonStopHipHop! 3w

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queenslibrary Our new pick for #BookTuesday is “99 Problems,” written and illustrated by Ali Graham @grargmedia.

Begun as a Tumblr, which went viral almost instantly, “99 Problems” riffs on what might be the real problems afflicting a world-famous music mogul who looks just like a certain legendary rapper.

Pick up a copy today! http://qnslib.org/Mu7sC
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queenslibrary In honor of #QLNonStopHipHop, let's take it back to last year with Ralph McDaniels, Zulu Nation, DJ Marley Marl and more! See what's in store this week starting with our Hip Hop Elements: Family Day Jam kicking off tomorrow. Http://qnslib.org/MoQVw 3w

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queenslibrary Celebrate hip hop history and culture with 8 Days of NonStop Hip Hop!
Programs will include music, history, photography, MCs, DJs, and family days filled with fun for the entire family.

Be sure to follow @QueensLibrary and #QLNonStopHipHop on social media. Every day we'll be posting trivia, photos from our events, and more!

Visit http://qnslib.org/LBrWa for program information, locations and details about our 8 days of events!
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queenslibrary Our newest #BookTuesday arrival is #DontStayUpLate by #RLStine.
In the small town of Shadyside, don't stay up late, because horrible things can happen.
Both day and night, Lisa Brooks is plagued with nightmares and hallucinations. Could they be caused by the horrifying accident that landed her in the hospital for weeks? And when Lisa’s friends begin dying one by one, are her nightmares coming true? Find out in the next installment of R.L. Stine's Fear Street series.

Pick up your copy today! qnslib.org/MbLYi
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queenslibrary Our new pick for #BookTuesday is #ThePerfectEgg by Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park.

The ladies behind the popular blog @spoonforkbacon challenge us to set aside our usual over-easy assumptions and reimagine eggs. "The Perfect Egg" is a fresh, unique and modern take on the most humble of foods. Pick up a copy today! qnslib.org/LRt8a
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queenslibrary This week's #BookTuesday selection is "The Buried Giant" by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Set in a mythical Arthurian England, the first novel in a decade from the author of "Never Let Me Go" and "The Remains of the Day" tells a luminous story about the act of forgetting and the power of memory, a resonant tale of love, vengeance and war.

Pick up a copy today! http://qnslib.org/LxDcH
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queenslibrary Our April 8 Discovery Day Engineering Fair was such a great success! Thank you to the staff of HAKS Engineering for serving as incredible teachers, and thank you to Husam and Uzma Ahmad for their wonderful gift to Queens Library! #STEM 1mon

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queenslibrary Our new selection for #BookTuesday is "Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry." This new collection reflects and honors Angelou’s remarkable life, and includes classics like "Still I Rise" and "On the Pulse of Morning" (the poem she read at President Clinton's inauguration), as well as her final long-form poems and the never-before-published "Amazement Awaits," which was commissioned for the 2008 Olympic Games.

Pick up a copy today! qnslib.org/Lgjo0
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queenslibrary Our new pick for #BookTuesday is "Game Seven" by Paul Volponi. Set against the backdrop of the Series on which everything depends, "Game Seven" is a suspenseful story of loyalty, survival and baseball.

Pick up a copy today! qnslib.org/KGNqi
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queenslibrary Today, on the last day of Women's History Month, we honor Virginia Woolf and her book "Mrs. Dalloway." http://qnslib.org/KGzh5 #WomensHistoryMonth 2mon

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queenslibrary Today for Women's History Month, we honor Rachel Carson and her book "Silent Spring." Http://qnslib.org/KHkVn #WomensHistoryMonth 2mon

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