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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Queens Library

This year marks the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you will join us for our special events that pay tribute to his life and legacy.

We also have suggestions for great books and movies about Dr. King.

All Queens Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Corona Library's 50th Anniversary!

 On Saturday, December 8, 2018, the Friends of Corona Library hosted the branch’s celebration of 50 years at its current location.

Our guests included Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NYS Senator Jessica Ramos, NYS ...

Ask Yourself What You Feel Curious About

Pat Cummings has always loved libraries. They were places where she could follow up on any topic that she was curious about—and after her mother became a librarian, she spent even more time at the library.

Now, as an author, illustrator, and teacher, Cummings describes herself as heavily dependent on libraries, to get all ...

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 ...

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 ...

What We Bring: Immigrant Art On View at Central Library

Join us for a new art exhibit at Central Library in Jamaica from January 7 to March 2 that honors the artistic talents and cultural contributions of new immigrants.

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the ...

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 7-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry-level to ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Jan
22
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George.


Jan
23
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, 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


Jan
25
11:00AM

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1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

Location: Auburndale
Registration: By phone or in person

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.


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Jan
25
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!


Jan
31
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Lunar New Year: Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, floral artist Anna Kao will provide instructions on the fine art of floral arranging.


Feb
1
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


Feb
1
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


Feb
5
1:30PM

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4:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling for Low Income Older Adults

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

IRS/TCE-Certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns. On a first come first served basis. You must bring a NYS Driver’s License or Non Driver’s ID; a copy of the 2017 return; SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2 , 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; Healthcare forms; Self-employment records; 1098T from college; Mortgage statement; a cancelled check. AARP flyers are available at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
11:00AM

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11:30AM

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


Feb
9
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Lunar New Year Storytime & Craft Program

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All ages are welcome to listen to stories about the Lunar New Year and make a beautiful craft. Registration is not required.


Feb
14
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Valentine's Day Craft Program

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All ages are welcome to make a beautiful craft for Valentine's Day. No registration is required.


Feb
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Film Showing

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Join us for a showing of the film "I Am Not Your Negro" (2016, PG-13). Writer James Baldwin (author of the novel "If Beale Street Could Talk") tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, "Remember This House." A discussion of the film will follow the showing. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Broken Hearts Week: Quote Challenge

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

It is a truth universally acknowledged that one broken heart written down will last one thousand years. We've read or watched many of these stories and have learned of heartache and woe. Join us for our display of Broken Heart Books and Movies from February 10th to February 16th . Match the Broken Heart title to the quote and receive a reduction off extended use fees. Please see staff about how to participate. For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019.


Feb
19
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Midwinter Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Ages 4 and up, 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


Feb
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!


Feb
26
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch.


Feb
28
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Trivia

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Test your knowledge during a celebration and commemoration of Black History Month focusing on black migrations. This program is for children from fourth grade to teens and adults. Participants will receive small goodies. Registration is not required. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
26
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "When I Was Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago.


Apr
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin.


Apr
24
3:30PM

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4:30PM

What You Need to Know about Cancer and Being Your Healthiest and Happiest

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come learn key information about protecting our health from cancer and other illnesses, including facts and statistics about cancer, as well as who should be screened and when. We will also focus on strengthening our communication skills to encourage those we love who are at risk to pursue relevant health care. Participants will have a chance to ask licensed health professionals important health questions in an open and encouraging environment.


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 Office
Legislative OfficeLegislative Office Bldg. Room 902
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210

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