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Oct 27 @ 6:00 PM

Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


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Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Oct
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Meet Children's Book Author Rick Riordan

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join this live-streaming event for young people ages 8-12, featuring a talk with Rick Riordan, author of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series. The discussion will take place at the main branch of New York Public Library and will be streamed live to participating library locations all over the city.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Baisley Park Community Library has:

  • Five adult computers
  • Four teen computers
  • Four children's computers
  • One card catalog computer
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Baisley Park Community Library include:

  • Spanish- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • French- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • Chinese- Books only
  • Haitian Creole- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • Bengali- Books & DVD’s
  • African- DVD’s only

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Baisley Park Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels
  • Young Adult Books
  • Christian Fiction

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Baisley Park Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 529-1590 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Community Board
Queens Community Board District # 12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)658-3308
fax: (718)739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Afro-American Parents #2
112-06 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 322-9080
Afro-American Parents #1
117-16 Stuphin Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 322-2030
Quick Start Head Start
126-22 150 Street
S. Ozone Park NY , 11434
phone: (718)659-6928

Fire Department
Engine 302 Ladder 155
143-15 Rockaway Blvd.
  

Local Hospitals
Cath Medical Center Brooklyn
8825 153rd Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)558-6900
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 558-2000
Mary Immaculate Hospital
15211 89 Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)558-2000
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)291-5400
  

Local Newspapers
Courier
editorial@queenscourier.com
38-15 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 224-5863
Press of Southeast Queens
150-50 14th Road
Whitestone NY, 11357
phone: (718) 357-7400
fax: (718) 357-9417
Laurelton Times Timesledger Newspapers
timesledgernews@cnglocal.com
41-02 Bell Blvd 2 fl
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 229-0300
Queens Chronicle
letters@qchron.com
62-33 Woodhaven Blvd
Rego Park NY, 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Baisley Pond Park
Foch, Rockaway Boulevard
Dr. Charles Drew Memorial Park
Van Wyck, 116 Avenue, 140 Street,115 Avenue
Van Wyck Playground
Van Wyck Exwy, Rockaway Boulevard, 140 Street,

Police Department
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 712-7733
  

Post Office
Rochdale Village Post Office
165100 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-1726
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 45 - The Clarence E. Witherspoon (K-5)
126-28 150th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 529-1885
PS 223 - Lyndon B. Johnson School (PK-K-6)
125-20 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-9012
PS 123 (K-5)
145-01 119 Avenue
South Ozone Park NY , 11435
phone: (718) 529-4300
P.S. 160 -Walter F. Bishop School
109-59 Inwood Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 526-8196
  

Public High Schools
August Martin High School (8-12)
156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-2920
Q752 - Queens School for Career Development
142-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3580
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Ruben Wills
RWills@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 95-26 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 206-2068
fax: (718) 206-2748
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6850
fax: (212) 442-2729
NYS Assembly
Hon. Vivian E. Cook
CookV@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 142-15 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3975
fax: (718) 322-4085
Albany Office LOB, Room 939
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-4203
fax: (518) 455-3606
NYS Senate
Hon. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-3531
fax: (518) 426-0529
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The Baisley Park area was originally in the territory through which the Rockaway Indians (who spoke the Algonquin language) passed on their way to Jamaica.

Sutphin Blvd and Rockaway Blvd at present are built on much of the old Indian trail. The community was named for early Queens resident David Baisley, who sold his pond (Baisley Pond) to a Brooklyn water supply company in 1857. In 1858, a large quantity of teeth belonging to the American Mastodon were found near the pond. There was speculation that a herd of Mastodons came down to Baisley Pond to drink and were trapped by a huge wall of ice.

At the beginning of the century, Baisley Park was still farmland. The modern suburban development of Baisley Park began about 1923. The area became settled with one-family frame homes; small business and shopping centers grew up on Sutphin Blvd in the heart of the development. Churches and schools were also established.

Baisley Pond was drained to provide deeper water for residents to go boating and ice skating, and a picturesque Baisley Park was built around the pond. In the past 50 years area residents and others have put great efforts in beautifying the area, improving housing, and fighting drugs.

Community library service began on July 17th 1930, when the Queens Library Book Bus, “The Pioneer”, made its first regular stop in the neighborhood. The public response to this service was enthusiastic: in the first 6 months, 6000 books were circulated. In 1933, the Cherokee Democratic Club offered its club room for after-school children to wait for the book bus. Finally, in 1935, the Baisley Park station (as a sub-branch) was opened next to the park. It was designated as a branch in 1956.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.

 

Cancer Action Council

The Baisley Park Cancer Action Council is a group of community leaders who discuss community health issues and make plans for action in Baisley Park. Contact (718) 990-5197 or (718) 529-1590