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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend?

Well, you can enjoy the Afro-Venezuelan jazz of Alí Bello & The Sweet Wire Band, plus visit our other Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations, take a SHSAT Practice Exam, borrow a Library HotSpot, play a Pathfinder pen-and-paper RPG, learn the Turkish art of ebru, join creative ...

Citizenship Assistance at Queens Library

There's no better time than now to learn about the citizenship resources at your nearest participating library.

You can come to civic knowledge classes, Know Your Rights workshops about the DACA program, free legal consultations, and naturalization workshops to aid you in the immigration process.

Stay informed and ...

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 ...

Sep
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available after school, Monday through Thursday, for children in grades K-6.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mobile Hotspot Lending Event

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a collaborative program by Queens Library and Department of Education to provide thousands of NYC K12 students with free Internet access for the school year.


Sep
25
6:00PM

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6:30PM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is open to patrons who are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school, have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up and have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines. To check out a HotSpot visit one of the participating community libraries. Limited number of devices. Conditions apply.


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Sep
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Canasta Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

If you want to play Canasta, come and join our Canasta Club.


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

September Movies

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

September 5: "The LEGO Batman Movie"; September 12: "Smurfs: The Lost Village"; September 19: "Kong: Skull Island"; September 26: "The Boss Baby"


Sep
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come in for a one-on-one computer session. Training is available for: Microsoft Office suite, email, Internet, Facebook, and more. Preregistration is required.


Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

LEGO Building Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-6 have fun being creative with Legos!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
12:30PM

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2:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Story Time

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Please join us for stories, songs and finger plays. This program is for children, birth to 4 years old, and their parents or caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
4:30PM

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5:30PM

One-on-One Computer Class

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come in for one-on-one PC training. Preregistration is required.


Oct
3
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Not-so-Spooky Tuesday Afternoon Movies

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Enjoy some Halloween themed films with your family. All are invited!
10/3- "Where the Wild Things Are" (PG, 2009, 101 min.)
10/10- "Hotel Transylvania" (PG, 2015, 89 min.)
10/17- Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (PG, 1993, 76 min.)
10/24- "Goosebumps" (PG, 2015, 103 min.)
10/31- "Gremlins" (PG, 1984, 106 min.)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come in for a one-on-one computer session. Training is available for: Microsoft Office suite, email, Internet, Facebook, and more. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Live Theatrical Performance by STAR

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Senior Theater Acting Repertory presents an afternoon of live theater.


Oct
5
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tween & Teen Club

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

For those of you in 6th-12th grade, come hang out at the Bellerose Library! We'll be playing board games, watching movies, creating crafts and more! Bring your friends!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

One-on-One Computer Class

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Come in for one-on-one PC training. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Drawing for Beginners: Portraits

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Learn portrait drawing techniques for beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Songs of Italy

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Tom Smith pays tribute to Italy with traditional Italian favorites.


Oct
19
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

We meet on the third Thursday of every month.
Pick up a copy of the month's selection at the Circulation Desk and join us!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Manga Drawing

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Artist Eric Cheng teaches teens and tweens basic techniques for drawing manga characters.


Nov
6
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
2:00PM

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3:30PM

A Christmas Carol

Location: Bellerose
Registration: Not required

This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. Actor Greg Oliver Bodine plays Dickens who must perform from memory the magical story of Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption. This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over ten (10) years of age. Join us!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Bellerose Community Library has:

  • 7 public computers
  • Wireless access(For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Bellerose Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • Malayalam
  • Punjabi

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Bellerose Community Library include:

  • Extensive musical CD collection
  • Collections of Hindi magazines, Videos, 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
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Bright Beginnings
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-3860
Cross Island YMCA ECC
238-10 Hillside Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 479-0505
Cross Island YMCA After-school –PS186
252-12 72nd Avenue
Queens NY , 11426
phone: (718)479-0505
Cross Island YMCA A.S. Glen Oaks Campus
74-30 Common Wealth Blvd
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 465-1665
Kashet PS/Young Israel/NHP
264-15 77 Avenue
Queens NY ,
Life-Line Center Child Development
80-09 Winchester Blvd.
Queens NY ,
Our Little Angel Day Care Preschool
86-29 Commonwealth Blvd.
Bellerose NY , phone: (718)347-7377
So Big Pre-School Nursery
4 Belmont Avenue
Floral Park NY , phone: (516) 352-1173
St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church
87 Avenue & Cross Island Parkway
Bellerose NY , phone: (516) 437-8753
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
6 Commonwealth Blvd.
Bellerose Village NY , phone: (516) 354-6866
Star’s Day Care
246-46 86th Avenue
Bellerose NY ,
 

Community Board
Community Board 13Q
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)464-9700
fax: (718)264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bellerose Commonwealth Civic Association BCCA
P.O. Box 260225
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (516) 859-1169
Creedmoor Civic Association
PO Box 260143
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 464-3369
Bellerose Hillside Civic Association
80-20 242 Street
Bellerose NY , 11426
Bellerose Business District Development Corporation
50 Superior Road
Bellerose Village NY , 11001
Cill Cais Players
242nd Street & 88th Street
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 347-0025
Cross Island YMCA
238-10 Hillside Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 479-0505
Queens Village/Hollis/Bellerose Volunteer Ambulance
235-01 Braddock Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-2424
Green Meadows Farm
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park NY , 11428
phone: (718) 470-0224
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park NY , 11004
Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Prince Post 6478
242-37 Braddock Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 347-9662
ESL Classes for Parents
248-05 86 Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
Beacon Program at MS 172
81-14 257th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-3279
Natural Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-6750
  

Fire Department
Engine 251
254-20 Union Turnpike
Queens NY , 11004
Engine 313 Ladder 164
44-01 244 Street
Queens NY , 11363
 

Local Hospitals
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park
270-05 76th Avenue
Queens NY , 11040
phone: (718) 470-7100
Schneider Children's Hospital
269-01 76th Avenue
Queens NY , 11040
Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 263rd Street
Queens NY , 11004
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Courier
38-15 Bell Blvd.
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718)224-5863
Gothem Gazette|
299 Broadway, Suite 700
NY NY , 10007
phone: (212) 227-0342
Queens Chronicle
62-33 Woodhaven Blvd
NY , 11421
phone: (718) 441-1411
Queens Tribune
174-15 Horace Harding Expressway
NY , 11365-1527
phone: (718) 357-7400
Times Ledger
41-02 Bell Blvd. Suite 2
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: 718-260-4545
fax: (718) 229-7177
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Breininger ParkCreedmoor Farm Park
Braddock Avenue & 240th Street
NY ,
Creedmoor Farm Park
Little Neck Parkway & Commonwealth Blvd
NY ,
Douglaston Golf Club
63-20 Marathon Parkway
Douglaston NY , 11362
phone: (718)224-6566
  

Police Department
105th Precinct
92-08 222nd Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
  

Post Office
Bellerose Post Office
237-15 Braddock Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
Glen Oaks Post Office
256-29 Union Turnpike
Glen Oaks NY , 11004-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
Floral Park Post Office
35 Tulip Avenue
Floral Park NY , 11001-9998

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Gregory The Great School (K-8)
244-44 87th Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426-0114
phone: (718) 343-5053
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 018 Winchester (K-5)
86-35 235 Court
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-4167
PS-IS 208 (K-7)
74-30 Commonwealth Blvd.|
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718)468-6420
PS-IS 266 (K-8)
74-10 Commonwealth Blvd
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 479-3920
PS 133 Queens School (PreK-5)
248-05 86th Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 831-4016
PS 191-Mayflower School
85-15 258 Street
Floral Park NY , 11001
phone: (718) 831-4032
PS 186 Castlewood
252-12 72nd Avenue|
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 831-4024

Public High Schools
Queens High School of Teaching (Q566)
74-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718)736-7100
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
PS 186 Castlewood
252-12 72nd Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 831-4024
PS-IS 266 (K-8)
74-10 Commonwealth Blvd.
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 479-3920
 

Senior Centers
St Gregory The Great Community Counseling Service Center
88-19 Cross Island Parkway
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 343-5938
St. Gregory The Golden Age Leisure Club
87 Avenue & Cross Island Parkway
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 347-7079 or (718) 347-3908
Service Now for Adult Persons, Inc
80-45 Winchester Blvd. CBU 29 Building 4
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 786-7110

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
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

Bellerose traces its roots back to 1906, when a Massachusetts real estate developer named Helen M. Marsh purchased 77 acres of gladiola fields in Long Island for $155,000. Ms. Marsh dreamed of developing a model community which contained modestly priced homes. In the Panic of 1907, the mortgage on one of the properties was called and Ms. Marsh pledged $50,000 of her own securities to prevent foreclosure.

Construction on the first home began in 1910. Ms. Marsh lived in this home while supervising construction on the remaining properties. She worked with an architect to lay out streets and houses around circular flower bed islands. During a drought, she was known to drive around the neighborhood watering the plants and in the wintertime, she also went from home to home to keep the furnaces burning.

Transportation was already provided by the Long Island Railroad at the nearby Floral Park and Trolley service along Jericho Turnpike. In 1911, Ms. Marsh convinced the LIRR to build a station in Bellerose.

In 1917, the property owners ratified the name of “Bellerose”. According to some sources, the name derives from the Rose farm that was found south of the area and their daughter “Belle”. Ms. Marsh always replied that she chose the name merely because it sounded “euphonious”.

Today, there are three communities with the name Bellerose —the Queens section of Bellerose, and the Incorporated Village of Bellerose and Bellerose Terrace, which are both part of Nassau County. Bellerose, Queens, is bordered by Little Neck Parkway on the East, Grand Central Parkway on the West, the Creedmoor State Hospital grounds on the north and Braddock and Jamaica Avenues on the south. Bellerose Queens is known for the state-run Queens Children’s Psychiatric Center and the New York City-owned, but privately operated Queens County Farm Museum.

In recent years, Bellerose continues to grow and thrive. According to the 2000 census, the population was 18,687 comprised of Irish, Italian, German, Polish, Scottish, Hispanic, Asian Indians, Filipino and Chinese. One example of the diversity of Bellerose can be seen from the different Southeast Asian shops and grocery stores that have opened around the community.

The Bellerose Library opened its doors on February 27, 1978 with Ms. Jean Dickerson as the Branch Library Manager, a small staff, 20,000 books and various periodicals on order. The idea of opening a branch library in Bellerose was conceived in 1975 and accomplished through the work of local community leaders and civic leaders, including then-State Senator Frank Padavan, Councilman Matt Troy, Jr. and Borough President Donald R. Manes.