2011-01-21 / Community

Queens Library Hosts ‘Harlem On My Mind’

Queens Library will host Xoregos Performing Company’s “Harlem On My Mind” at multiple performances in honor of African American History Month. Admission is free. It is suggested for adults and children over age 8. “Harlem On My Mind” will be performed on Saturday, February 5 at 2 p.m., inside Queens Library at Peninsula, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard.

It is a 70-minute celebration of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s, when so much of black music and literature began to enrich American culture. It consists of four works that epitomize the literary dynamism of the Harlem Renaissance. These will be interspersed with early songs by Duke Ellington and Fats Waller and Irving Berlin’s “Harlem On My Mind,” which was written for Ethel Waters. Poems by Langston Hughes and other poets of the era will also be featured. Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. Queens Library serves a population of 2.3 million in the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. With 23 million items in circulation for FY 2010, the Library has among the highest circulations of any public library system in the world.

For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library Web site at www.queenslibrary.org or phone 718-990-0700.

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