Published poets who live in and write about Queens are encouraged to apply by April 24.
The branch serves nearly 200,000 people a year.
The kids' reading room boasts new carpeting, furniture, computers and other upgrades.
Several Queens cultural institutions organize events celebrating the heritage of African-Americans.
Applicants waited on line for hours just to book appointments as far ahead as April, officials said.
The board of trustees voted to oust the library's CEO, Thomas Galante.
Cardholders can now check out Wi-Fi devices at several branches, including Jamaica and Forest Hills.
Cardholders can get Internet access at home for up to one year with the library's mobile hot spots.
Six former trustees filed the lawsuit after Melinda Katz removed them from the board.
Steve Vazquez, aka "Mr. Queenscapes," will take over the Queens Library's Instagram page for a week.
Thomas Galante used library funds for Maroon 5 concert tickets and Mets great Mookie Wilson's autograph.
Left Bank will donate half of its food sales to the No Kid Hungry Campaign on Sept. 8.
The six plaintiffs said their removal was “unconstitutional.”
The program marks its 15th anniversary at the Queens Library this week.
Queens Borough President said the trustees “fail to perform their duties."
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