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This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend at Queens Library, learn more about your family history, participate in a library advocacy rally, take a home buyer’s workshop (in Chinese), celebrate the Bengali New Year and attend various musical performances. We hope to see ...

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks!

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks for free!  Queens Library offers a variety of methods to access digital books and articles in any language for all age groups. eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported PDAs.

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Invest in Libraries-Rally!

Rally with us in support of library funding!

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New Books in Chinese

Looking for books to read in Chinese? Check out these new arrivals!

想讀到最新的中文書嗎?請看以下新書介紹!

 

 

 

請問侯文詠 / Qing wen Hou Wenyong: yi chang yu nei zai dui hua de lü cheng, by Hou Wenyong, 侯文詠

 

四十九日・祭 / Si shi jiu ri ji, by Yan Geling, 严歌苓

New Books in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

 

 

 

Diario emprendedor by Joshua A. Aguilar

 

El mejor medicamento, eres tú by Frédéric Saldmann

 

Congratulations to our Winning Libraries!

The NYC Neighborhood Library Awards recognize the tremendous impact public libraries have on the diverse communities they serve. Queens was proud to have three out of the ten finalists.

We’re happy to announce that the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center was one of the five local libraries awarded ...

June is All About Jazz!

The Culture Connection Program at Queens Library is presenting three exceptional Jazz concerts by three incredible Jazz performers -- Timothy Oliver Reid, Charles Turner and Sharp Radway.   

Mr. Reid will take the audience back to the sounds of Harlem in 1934 where clubs like Small’s Paradise, the Cotton Club, the ...

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

May
26
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Computer Classes

Location: North Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

This is basic computer class for adults.


Jun
1
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the novel "The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat" by Edward Kelsey Moore. Copies are available at the library.


Jun
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Great Music from the '30s to the '70s

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and friends bring back memories with favorites like "Autumn Leaves," "Misty" and "Body and Soul," made great by performers including Louis Prima, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, mixed with a little rock 'n' roll.


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Jun
24
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Budgeting and Setting Financial Goals

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

This workshop will cover the most important topics in personal finance, with strategies and tips on setting goals, creating a spending plan and tracking money. You will leave with tools and skills you need to accomplish your financial goals, whatever they may be.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The North Hills Community Library has:

  • 4 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the North Hills Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the North Hills Community Library include:

  • CDs and DVDs in Chinese and Korean languages

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Samuel Field YM + YMHA
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Queens NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-6750
Marathon Childhood Center
245-37 60th Avenue
Little Neck NY , 11362
Nursery School of Community Church - Little Neck
46-16 Little Neck Parkaway
Little Neck NY , 11362
TASC @ MS67/Queens Child Guidance Center
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8179
fax: (718) 423-8281
Community Church of Little Neck UPK (Nursery School)
46-16 Little Neck Pkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)229-9389
ABC Early Learning Center
5425 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-8044

Community Board
Community Board #11
46-21 Little Neck Parkaway
NY , 11362
fax: (718) 225-4515
  

Community Organizations & Services
Alley Pond Environment Center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston NY , 11363
phone: (718)224-9450
Douglaston Little Neck Historical Society
328 Manor Road
Douglaston NY , 11363
Knights of Pythias
North Shore Lodge #824
Douglaston NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-4166
Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps, Inc.
42-18 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11363
phone: (718) 229-0400
Little Neck/Douglaston Lions Club
P.O. Box 630330
Little Neck NY , 11363-0330
phone: (718) 229-0173
Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)225-6750

Fire Department
Engine 326, Ladder 160
64-04 Springfield Blvd.
Bayside NY , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue,
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) or (516) 470-7000
  

Local Newspapers
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Douglaston Park
244 St, 242 St, 61 Ave., Commonwealth Blvd., 72 Av
JHS 67 Playground (Louis Pasteur)
52 Ave. bet 248 St. and Marathon Parkway
Queens NY , 11362
PS 187 Playground (251st)
W/S 251 St. bet 61 & 63 Avenues
Little Neck NY , 11362

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215 Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Horace Harding Post Office
5601 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 321-5975
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Anastasia (PK-8)
45-11 245th Street
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 631-3153
Yeshivat Ohr Haim (K-6)
5427 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 658-7066
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 221 North Hills School (PK - 5)
57-40 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8825
PS 94 David Porter School (K-5)
41-77 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)423-8491
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
MS 67 Louis Pasteur Middle School (6-9)
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)423-8138
  

Senior Centers
Community Education Resource Center
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@Council.NYC.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 504, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The area known as North Hills, situated in Little Neck, New York, is roughly rectangular in shape. It is bounded westerly by the Long Island Expressway, southerly by the Douglaston Parkway, northerly by Nassau County and easterly, by the Grand Central Parkway service road. A part of North Hills also extends into Nassau County.

The early settlers of what is now the North Hills section of Little Neck were Matinecock Native Americans, who later sold the land to Thomas Foster in 1676. In the early 18th century, residents began calling the area Little Neck, as a “little neck” of land from the Douglaston Manor estate extended in the Little Neck Bay. During the American Revolution, the area became a stronghold for Loyalists.

Farming was the main economic activity. Goods were taken to market in Brooklyn by wagon. Improvements in transportation came in 1886, with the extension of the Long Island Railroad from Flushing. The area boasted a trolley service from 1910 to 1920.

By 1900, there were 200 telephones in town. Gossip was the order of the day; residents were able to eavesdrop on their neighbors’ calls, given the party line technology of the time.

In 1929, Little Neck became incorporated in order to enact its own zoning laws. Many estates were converted into housing developments and gated communities in the 1970s. Between 1970 and 1990, the area underwent a 25% population increase, from only 295 to 3453 residents respectively. The Westmoreland Civic Association has been very active in curtailing urban sprawl.

Library service to the North Hills area began when a traveling station was opened in a real estate office in Douglaston in 1914 and in Little Neck, in 1915, at Public School 42.

The two libraries were combined and relocated to Douglaston in 1935.

The residents of the North Hills area, however, longed for their own library. Their dreams were realized on February 3, 1964. The branch was renovated and reopened on June 22, 1987. The redesigned building is unique among the branches, as it features a 6000 square foot circular, domed edifice capped in the center by a crown celebrating the mythological Celtic warrior, Queen Medb. For their unique use of space and color, the architects won The Percent for the Arts and the Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Building awards.

References

The Encyclopedia of New York City edited by Kenneth Jackson

The Encyclopedia of New York State, edited by Peter Eisenstadt

The Chronicle of Little Neck and Douglaston, by Lester Riley, 1936