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Auburndale

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our third annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits, and other important topics specifically for adults age 50 and older.

In addition to special seminars and activities, ...

Free Job Readiness Training

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education have partnered to provide a free Job Readiness and Computer Training program for the unemployed or underemployed.

This 9-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry to ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Back-to-School Events!

It’s that time of year again!

You and your kids can get ready for the new school year and ease the transition back to school by checking out one of Queens Library’s fun programs!

Make crafts, watch a movie, or learn about all the resources available at your library. For more information about each event, you ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 begins September 15, and we’ll be celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Now through November 2, Queens Library will put the spotlight on the richness of Hispanic heritage and culture. Join us for concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, movies, and much ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Free Home Internet Access for Eligible NYC Students!

Do you know a New York City public school student with no home Internet access?

Their family may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Queens Library and get FREE Internet service at home!

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

The 12th Annual StartUP Business Plan Competition!

Got a great idea for a business?

You can get the tools you need to launch your own business and enter a contest to win $10,000 in seed funding!

Thanks to the generous support of Resorts World Casino New York City, the Queens Economic Development Corporation is holding its ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Sep
26
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Natchez Burning" by Greg Iles.


Sep
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Family Playtime

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

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding and playing with various dolls and toys. Space is limited. Please register at the library. Registration starts on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Preschooler Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years with caretakers will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs and dancing. 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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Sep
28
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Preschooler Arts & Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

For each session, children ages 3-5 years with caretakers will work on various arts and crafts projects. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

An afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, Mancala for Kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh and more! Come join the fun!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


Oct
18
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddlers Coloring & Craft Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years with parents or caregivers can enjoy coloring and making a beautiful craft.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Italian Cultural Heritage Month with the vibrant music of Sicily & Southern Italy. Join Rosa Tatuata ( Michela Musolino; Phil Passantino; Charlie Rutan; & JP Panettieri ) for an afternoon concert of folk and roots music from Sicily and Southern Italy: songs to make your heart sing and your feet dance!


Oct
21
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Sugar Skull Workshop with Margarita Larios [En Español é Inglés]

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Use sugar to create your own edible skull, a traditional Day of the Dead treat in Mexico that can also be used as a Halloween prop. Materials are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis.
[En Español é Inglés]


Oct
24
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng.


Oct
26
6:30PM

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7:30PM

An Italian Revue

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Pete La Rosa brings the sounds of Italy to center stage with a variety of songs from the past and present.


Nov
2
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

In this introductory class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents, format and edit text, use copy and paste, and use the basic functions and commands of Word.
Basic computer skills and registration are required.


Nov
3
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.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
17
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Play Hooray for Preschool Children

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Preschool children will enjoy a play hooray with their parents or caregivers. Please register at the library.


Nov
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 Art Forger" by B.A. Shapiro.


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@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
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
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11021
phone: (718) 631-0400
fax: (631) 923-3660
Legislative Office 2457 Rayburn HOB
DC Washington , 20516
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669

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