Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci
A library in south Queens is holding an Inauguration Celebration this evening, on the eve of the swearing in of President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
The Dream to Read event will include multiple story times and feature readings from three books, “Joey: The Story of Joe Biden,” written by Jill Biden; and “Superheroes are Everywhere,” written by Harris; and “My Uncle Martin’s Words for America,” written by Angela Farris Watkins.
Watkins is the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr., and her book is a portrait of the civil rights leader told from her perspective.
The online event was organized by The Friends of Rosedale Library and the Queens Public Library through the Rosedale branch, which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the event is being sponsored by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, according to a flier for the celebration.
A spokesperson for the Queens Library confirmed that the event is set to begin at 6 p.m. Eighteen hours later, inaugural festivities in Washington, D.C., are slated to commence.