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Auburndale

This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend and enjoy a wonderful concert with Noni Rene, celebrate Persian New Year, meet up-and-coming actress Angela Wildflower, get help with your taxes, take a ShapeUp NYC class, bring your children in for help with their homework, practice your English, watch a comic book blockbuster, and much more! We hope to see you ...

Vote for Your Library Projects!

It’s participatory budgeting voting season!

Each fiscal year, the New York City Council provides residents of participating Council Districts with the opportunity to directly decide how to spend at least $1 million of their districts’ capital funds.

You can use your vote to help secure more ...

Sunday Mobile Library Service at Hunters Point!

We're pleased to announce that mobile library service is returning to Hunters Point!

Our mobile library will come to Center Boulevard near Gantry State Park on Sundays starting April 9 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The vehicle will provide free Wi-Fi, books, DVDs, pickups requested online, library card ...

Adult Learner Program: Pre-Register Now!

It’s time to spring into a new adventure! Why not complete your High School Equivalency or brush up on your reading and writing skills?

Queens Library's Adult Learner Program provides lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through FREE quality educational ...

Our New Music For March!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features The Hamilton Mixtape, plus music from Miranda Lambert, Lupe Fiasco, Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, J. Cole, The ...

Public Budget Hearing April 20

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The public is invited to find out what the Library’s funding priorities are and to provide input to the Library.

The Library’s public budget hearing will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Queens Central Library, ...

Take the Create NYC Survey!

New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs is asking New Yorkers from all walks of life to help shape the future of arts and culture in NYC as part of the city’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan, CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers.

CreateNYC is incorporating robust public input ...

Invest in All New Yorkers: Invest in Seven-Day Service

Advocacy season for New York City’s libraries got locally underway Wednesday, March 8, as Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott testified alongside the leaders of the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library at the preliminary budget hearing for the NYC Council's Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, ...

A New App & Website for Queens Memory!

We’re proud to announce the release of the new Queens Memory upload tool application, which lets anyone submit images and audio recordings from their mobile device directly to Queens Library staff for inclusion in our digital archives.

Approved photos and audio documenting Queens history will join the library’s ...

Celebrate Women's History Month!

March is Women’s History Month, and Queens Library is excited to present a range of programs dedicated to the creativity and achievements of women throughout history. Join us for performances, art exhibits, film screenings, children’s crafts, and plenty more!

Also, we're posting pictures of noteworthy books by ...

Mar
28
1:30PM

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4:30PM

Tax Preparation Assistance

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

IRS-trained counselors will help you complete your 2016 personal income tax return. Bring a copy of your 2015 income tax return(s); all W-2, 1099,and other tax forms and documents for 2016; unemployment compensation statements; an SSA-1099 form if you received Social Security benefits; a photo I.D. for every person listed on your return; and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Mar
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Improve your English conversation skills, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar! Our group is recommended for advanced English-language learners.


Mar
31
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

We are offering 30 minutes of one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12:00 p.m.


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Apr
5
3:30PM

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4:30PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Improve your English conversation skills, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar! Our group is recommended for advanced English-language learners.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
7
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

We are offering 30 minutes of one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12:00 p.m.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
10
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come share your talent in poetry, music and comedy. Walk in performers are welcome.


Apr
19
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist from St. John's University. Understand what kinds of medications you're taking and get tips to help you remember to take them.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Apr
24
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


Apr
25
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.


May
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

English Conversation Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Improve your English conversation skills, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar! Our group is recommended for advanced English-language learners.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
5
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

We are offering 30 minutes of one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12:00 p.m.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Long Island Sound Performs Hits of the '50s to '90s

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down memory lane with great tunes originally performed by Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, Motown artists and more.


May
22
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


May
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman.


Jun
2
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

We are offering 30 minutes of one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12:00 p.m.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
27
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini.


Jul
25
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Auburndale Community Library has:

  • 7 adult computers
  • 4 teen computers
  • 4 children's computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Scanner and Copy Machine available. No Microfiche

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Auburndale Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Community Library include:

  • Chinese Collections Of books, CDs and DVDs

 


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
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Almodovar-Mastrototaro, Jennifer
29-50 170 Street, Apartment PVT
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 353-7688
Chou, Yun-Feng
46-02 194th Street, 1st floor
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 327-1282
Roses Daycare
137-40 45th Avenue, Apartment #4K
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-2152
Precious Angels Daycare
139-29 34th Road, #A5
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-2594
Community Nursery School at the Church on the Hill
167-07 35th Avenue
Queens NY , 11358
phone: (718) 539-0732
The Corner School Nursery and Kindergarten
150-03 Bayside Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2811
Montessori School of Bayside
34-57 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Queens NY , 11358
Sweet Angels Nursery School II
27-11 Bayside Lane
Queens NY , 11358
YAI NYL Clearview school
16-50 Utopia Parkway
Queens NY , 11358
phone: (718) 352-0104

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Auburndale Improvement Association
P.O. Box 580331, Station A
Flushing NY , 11358
North East Flushing Civil Association
peteron@verizon.net
 

Fire Department
Ladder Company 167
36-18 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-2000
 

Local Newspapers
Queens Chronicle
  

Parks and Playgrounds
  

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 312-2250
  

Post Office
Bay Terrace
21271 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
34-45 202 Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Holy Cross HS
26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
Lowell School of Bayside
203-05 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 352-2160

Public Elementary Schools
PS 209 Clearview Gardens (K-6)
16-10 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-3939
PS 184 Flushing Manor (K-6)
163-15 21 Road
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-7800
PS 159 (K-6)
205-01 33 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8553
PS 032 State Street (K-6)
171-11 35 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 463-3747
  

Senior Centers
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
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 902, 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

In 1901, President L.H. Green of the New England Development and Improvement Company named Auburndale after his New England hometown. Previously the ninety acres had been the farm of Mr. Thomas Willet. Auburndale was born in 1901 as a housing development.

During the twentieth century, New York City experienced one of the most rapid population increases in history. With the railroad expansion and the creation of the city of Greater New York, Queens was no longer a backwater to the cities of Brooklyn and New York. Queens’ population grew steadily through to the 1940s. Bridges linked Queens to both Manhattan and the Bronx. After World War II, Auburndale’s population and demographics exploded. The GI Bill recipients coupled with immigrants fleeing post-war Europe flooded into Queens. By the 1960s, Auburndale did not look anything like a family farm.

The most dramatic changes occurred in the last two decades of the 1900s, from 1980-2000. As census records for 2000 show, the population of foreign-born immigrants has reached forty percent. Many of these speak a language other than English at home. High density housing is now the norm, replacing single family dwellings.

The library at Auburndale was established in the year 1930 when the developer of the area and the local Democratic Club provided space in the form of a store, rent-free. The library moved twice since then to rented store facilities on 32nd Avenue. City funds for the new branch were first approved in May 1964, and a Federal grant of $103,375 was approved in June 1966 under the Library Services and Construction Act. On October 20, 1969, A city–owned facility was opened at the present site in October 2010, after 4 months renovation, the modern high- technology Auburndale Library was reopened with fully RFID equipped and self-check in .machine.

Special Services

AARP Defensive Driving Class Book Club Discussion Chess Club Meeting Poetry Club Please call 718-352-2027 for details