Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center Celebrants

Tracy Crawford (Curator, Black Heritage Reference Ctr.,LHL), Andrew Jackson (Director, LHL), author/poet Beverly Willis, performing artist, cultural activist Nana Camille Yarbrough, radio personality Ken “Spider” Webb, Sandra Trim-DaCosta (BulLion Entertainment), Hip Hop/Spoken Word artist The One Sun Lion Ra. (photo credit: Reed Hadley – Jaris Reed Group)

*The 45th Anniversary Celebration of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center (Corona, NY) featured appearances and presentations from Queens elected officials, Queens Library administrators, founding Library staff members and appearances by authors and various musical guests.

BulLion Entertainment, headed by Anre’ DaCosta, sponsored The Literary Arts presentation, which featured radio broadcaster Ken “Spider” Webb; performance artist and cultural activist Nana Camille Yarbrough; author(Corn Rows) and Beverly Willis;, poet and author (Barefoot Reflections) and Hip Hop/Spoken Word artist, The One Sun Lion Ra.(son of the late, great musician Lou Wilson of MANDRILL).

The Library, which is part of the Queens Library system, began in 1969 as a federally funded special project and is now a nationally recognized Library Center. The Library houses The Black Heritage Reference Center of Queens County, which contains over 40,000 volumes of print and non-print materials on the African Diaspora. The Library also offers a Homework Assistance Program and presents various performances, lectures, and literary presentations through its ongoing cultural arts program.

The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center is located at 100-01 Northern Blvd. Corona, N.Y. 11368. For more information, please call 718-651-1100 or visit www.queenslibrary.org or www.libraryactioncommittee.org.