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May
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!

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

Additional Dates


May
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants will be able to solve word puzzles to identify famous Asian Americans. This program is for third graders and up, including teens and adults. Prizes will be given out.


May
22
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


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May
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Italian Conversation Circle: Il Nostro Salotto Italiano

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Ciao! Have you studied a lot of Italian but lack opportunities to converse in this beautiful language? Do you want to practice speaking Italian and become so comfortable with it that you begin thinking in Italian? Using print (easy but challenging), video, music, and more, we will explore all things Italian in our Salotto Italiano. A presto! This is for advanced beginner & intermediate speakers.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Reading Buddies

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants can read to each other for a reduction in their library card fees. Reduce your fees by $2.50 for each thirty minutes, up to a maximum of one hour. All participants should be between 4 years and 21 years old. Registration is required at the children's reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Meet Kanopy: Be Entertained, Be Enriched

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

Join us as we explore and sign up for Kanopy, the library's newest on demand video streaming service where you can watch over 30,000 independent, international, classic, or documentary films. Bring your library card; you may also bring your own device. Call the Auburndale Library to register.


May
24
11:00AM

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1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11am, 11:30am, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


May
28
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Address" by Fiona Davis.


May
30
4:00PM

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5:15PM

In Celebration of Pan Asian Month: Japanese Culture through Music and Dance

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Traditional Okinawan dancer, singer, and musician Junko Fisher performs her choreographed dance pieces using Okinawan and Japanese dance forms to tell the story of historical places or events in Japanese culture.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Marble Run Fun: A STEM Workshop

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

Participants in this workshop will use household items to design/create their own marble run. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
3
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Children ages three and up will listen to the story and make a craft relating to the story. Registration is not required.


Jun
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Magic Show with Urban Stages

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading Magic with Urban Stages

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Italian Conversation Circle: Il Nostro Salotto Italiano

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Ciao! Have you studied a lot of Italian but lack opportunities to converse in this beautiful language? Do you want to practice speaking Italian and become so comfortable with it that you begin thinking in Italian? Using print (easy but challenging), video, music, and more, we will explore all things Italian in our Salotto Italiano. A presto! This is for advanced beginner & intermediate speakers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Reading Buddies

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants can read to each other for a reduction in their library card fines. Reduce your fines by $2.50 for each thirty minutes, up to a maximum of one hour. All participants should be between 4 years and 21 years old. Registration is required at the children's reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading Kickoff: Game Time?

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

It's Anniversary Day and there's no school today! Ages 4 and up, come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!


Jun
7
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11am, 11:30am, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
13
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Let’s Make Some Noise: "Hearts Beat Loud" Film Showing

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Join us for a showing of the movie "Hearts Beat Loud" (2018, PG-13). A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Celebrating Father's Day: Making a Craft

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate Father's Day by making a craft for children ages 3 and up. Registration is not required.


Jun
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag!

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family's country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


Jun
22
10:15AM

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11:15AM

It's Rocket Science: STEAM Workshop for Children

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

It is rocket science. This is an interactive workshop for ages 7-12 that explores rocketry basics and scientific concepts such as Newton’s laws of motion through various crafts and activities. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
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 Child" by Fiona Barton.


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Charades

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate the summer by playing charades. This program is for children ages 6 and up, teens, and adults.


Jul
3
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Reading Buddies

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants can read to each other for a reduction in their library card fines. Reduce your fines by $2.50 for each thirty minutes, up to a maximum of one hour. All participants should be between 4 years and 21 years old. Registration is required at the children's reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Summer Reading: Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more! This program is for children ages 3 and up, including teens.
and adults. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.


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 1792
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
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
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

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