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Giant Coloring Poster

Grab your friends and get to Hillcrest for the giant READ coloring poster!

May 5 @ 3:30 PM, May 12 @ 3:30 PM, May 19 @ 3:30 PM, May 26 @ 3:30 PM

Ladino Music Transformed from Yesterday to Today

International Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste weaves stories from her personal family history, together with song, in this multi-media presentation.

May 11 @ 2:30 PM

Mar
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Family Films

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our family film! We will show new films and old favorites. Contact the library to find out what's playing each week.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
9:30AM

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11:30AM

WANY Group at Hillcrest CL

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We Are New York English conversation group.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Storytime is a great way to encourage a love of reading. Toddlers and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and more! For ages 18-36 months.

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

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Mar
27
12:00PM

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6:00PM

One-on-One Computer Class

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Hillcrest is offering one-on-one computer classes for all skill levels. Class subjects may include but are not limited to operating a computer, accessing the Internet, using smartphone apps and/or computer programs, managing social media sites and online shopping. Classes are flexible and geared to the specific needs of each student. Sessions are 30 minutes long and held every day except Tuesday & Saturdays. Call Hillcrest Library @ 718-454-2786 to schedule your class today.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Timeless Tales

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for Timeless Tales! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Bring it in and let the Specialist here teach you how to properly use it. Bring in all of your technology questions and receive one-on-one assistance.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
29
10:30AM

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4:30PM

One-on-One Computer Class

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Hillcrest is offering one-on-one computer classes for all skill levels. Class subjects may include but are not limited to operating a computer, accessing the Internet, using smartphone apps and/or computer programs, managing social media sites and online shopping. Classes are flexible and geared to the specific needs of each student. Sessions are 30 minutes long. Call Hillcrest Library @ 718-454-2786 to schedule your class today.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
29
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Picture Book!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-4 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy picture books together.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

After School Arts & Crafts

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will learn and explore new arts and crafts!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Meet the Author: A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Noah Lederman writes of his quest to uncover the stories of his grandparents’ harrowing past—a riveting journey through repressed memory, unspeakable trauma, and the landmarks of European genocide that lead the author to a fresh understanding of his family's wartime past and his own identity. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Mar
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Space

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab your friends and head to the library! We will provide occasional craft and creative opportunities.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Diabetes Q&A

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about preventing or managing diabetes? Nutrition, foot care, understanding the numbers—it can seem overwhelming! Students and faculty from St. John’s University School of Pharmacy are ready to answer your questions. Join us!


Apr
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Tween Advisory Board

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For tweens and teens to engage and have a say in youth programming! The Teen/Tween Advisory Board will assist in planning suitable events and activities for the local community as well as decorating the children's area. Service hours will be given for participants.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
7:00PM

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7:30PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, fingerplays and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. For ages 2-6 years.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
11
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Hour of Coding

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

3rd and 4th Graders: Join us for an introduction to Computer Coding using Hour of Code at Hillcrest Library! Have your own laptop? Great! Let us know when you sign up if you want to use your own device! Participants will use Hour of Code programs to learn computer logic through code.org. Sign up in person at Hillcrest beginning March 27th.


Apr
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Drive in Movie

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Drop into our drive in at the Hillcrest Library for a classic kid’s movie. Seating for the little kids will be in retro cars made by our Tween Advisory Board, big kids of all ages can grab a seat with us and enjoy a great day!


Apr
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Coloring Fun for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Coloring can be fun. It also can help create focus and encourage mindfulness. Let's get together and have some coloring fun. We will provide coloring sheets, coloring pencils and music.


Apr
13
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

The groundbreaking Texan singer and bandleader bridges the gap between big-band jazz and the Grand Ole Opry and mixes in bits of blues, bluegrass and grassroots folk. In this concert originally performed in August 2015, Lovett is a perfect slice of Americana topped off with a fine-looking Stetson hat.


Apr
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

STEM Challenge

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Use science, technology, engineering and math to tinker, design and create the challenge with an array of unexpected materials. Join us and explore new materials, tools and processes as you make a project to take home. For ages 4-12.


Apr
14
11:00AM

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1:15PM

Matinee Movie

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Take advantage of your vacation break and join us for a matinee movie.


Apr
20
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Classic Movies: "Far From the Madding Crowd"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for a free screening of "Far From the Madding Crowd".


Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies: Cold Comfort Farm

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for free screenings of classic movies:
Cold Comfort Farm
2-4 pm


Apr
27
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Film Screening: A Man Called Ove

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Film adaptation of novel "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman.
Swedish with English subtitles. Rated PG-13 (116 mins.)


May
4
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Free Film Screenings: Lincoln

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a free film screening:

Lincoln

Thursday, May 4, 2-4:30PM


May
5
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Giant Coloring Poster

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab your friends and get to Hillcrest for the giant READ coloring poster!

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

Additional Dates


May
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed at Lincoln Center in October, 2015, Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham star in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s groundbreaking musical saga about the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of show folk on the Mississippi River.


May
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Ladino Music Transformed from Yesterday to Today

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

International Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) singer/songwriter Sarah Aroeste weaves stories from her personal family history, together with song, in this multi-media presentation.


May
15
5:00PM

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6:00PM

It's Never Too Early (or Too Late) To Plan for Your Child's College Education

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into developing the right strategy for you and your child to get into the college of their dreams and to ease the financial burden of a college education. Arnold Davis has conducted presentations on college admissions and financing at high schools, secondary schools and primary schools in the Midwest and regional New York.


May
16
1:00PM

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3:15PM

Afternoon Film Screening: Loving

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. (Rated PG-13)


May
18
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Hillcrest After Dark Films: The Dressmaker

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, "The Dressmaker" is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage (played by Kate Winslet) who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. Love, revenge and haute couture.
Rated R (119 mins)


May
24
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Villalobos Brothers

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this concert filmed in March 2015, the Villalobos Brothers masterfully blend the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music to create a new sound in Latin music.


May
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Free Film Screenings: The Long Walk Home

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a free film screening:

The Long Walk Home

Thursday, May 25, 2-4PM


Jun
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Space

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab your friends and head to the library!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Classic Movies: Edge of the City

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a free classic movie screening:

Edge of the City

Tuesday, June 6, 2-3:30PM


Jun
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Inon Barnatan, piano

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Filmed at the "Mostly Mozart Festival" in August 2016, the Israeli pianist brings his impressive “intelligence, musicality, and story-telling ability” (Washington Post) to a suite of his own imagination that draws from a jewel box of repertoire including everything from Baroque miniatures to a New York premiere by celebrated British composer Thomas Adès.


Jun
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movies: A Patch of Blue

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a free classic movie screening: "A Patch of Blue".


Jun
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Lincoln Center Festival: Reich/Reverberations

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in July 2016, Ensemble Signal, two identical ensembles comprising flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone, and piano engage in a vibrant interplay that brings together four decades of Reich’s endlessly inventive work with interlocking patterns, timbre, and musical color. The celebration concludes with "Music for 18 Musicians", Steve Reich’s 1976 masterpiece, on the 40th anniversary of its premiere.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Hillcrest Community Library has:

  • 10 public computers
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Hillcrest Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

 

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

  • CD-ROMs

 


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
Little Friends House II Day Care, Inc
75-41 164th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
phone: (718) 380-8800
All My Children Day Care, Inc.
175-44 Mayfield Road
Jamaica Estates NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-1563
First Step International
67-11 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
Little Meadows Early Childhood Center
67-25 188th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 454-6460
Jack & Jill Nursery School II
68-05 Fresh Meadow Lane, #1
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 939-8687
QCP Children’s Center, Apple Pre-School, and Apple Tree Nursery School
82-25 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 374-0002
Rainbow Montessori International School, Inc. (2 locations)
164-07 Goethals Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 380-1384
Rainbow Montessori International School, Inc
150-30 Union Turnpike
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 380-1384
 

Community Board
Community Board District #8
81-26 150th Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 264-7895
fax: (718) 264-7910
  

Community Organizations & Services
Jamaica Estates Civic Association
Holliswood Civic Association

Fire Department
Engine 315 Ladder 125
159-06 Union Turnpike
NY ,
EMS Hillcrest Station #50-Queens
82-68 164th Street
NY ,
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-70 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Local Newspapers
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Utopia Playground
73rd Avenue, between Jewel Avenue and Utopia Pkwy
NY ,
Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike and 196th Street
NY ,
 

Police Department
107th Precinct
71-01 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , phone: (718) 969-5100
  

Post Office
Utopia Station
182-04 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Holy Family Catholic School
74-15 175th Street
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 591-6438
Summit School
183-02 Union Turnpike
Flushing NY , 113661
phone: (718) 969-3944
United Cerebral Palsy of Queens
Yeshiva Madreigas Haadam
171-05 Jewel Avenue
Fresh Meadows NY , phone: (718) 969-7437
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.173 Fresh Meadows School (K-6)
174-10 67th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 358-2243
P.S.178 Holliswood (Pre-K-5)
189-10 Radnor Road
Jamaica Estates NY , 11423
phone: (718) 464-5763
 

Public High Schools
Francis Lewis HS
58-20 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-7740
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
J.H.S. 216 George J. Ryan
64-20 175th Street
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 358-2005
  

Senior Centers
BFFY Hillcrest Senior Center
168-01b Hillside Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 297-7171
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Rory Lancman
RLancman@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 78-40 164th Street
Hillcrest NY , 11366
phone: (718) 217-4969
fax: (347) 561-6116
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1773
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6956
fax: (212) 676-0471
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
Rozicn@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office 510 CAP
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
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
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Hillcrest was developed on two hundred acres of farmland in 1909 by William F. Wyckoff of the Hillcrest of Jamaica Company. Prior to development, the area was referred to as “The Hills,” a name deriving from its location on the hills between Jamaica and Flushing. Situated in central Queens, Hillcrest lies primarily in Jamaica and partly in Flushing. This small residential area of mainly one-family houses and some 2-family and multi-family dwellings is roughly defined by Union Turnpike to the north, Jamaica Estates to the east, Hillside Avenue to the south, and 164th street to the west. The population of Hillcrest had became more ethnically diverse in the 1980’s when immigrants from Guyana, Haiti, China, India and Colombia began settling into the area.

The 7,500 sq. ft library building situated in the commercial strip of Union Turnpike was completed in 1974, but its opening was delayed because of a fiscal crisis. During this interim, the building was rented out to several community groups. When it opened on April 28, 1980, it became the 54th branch of the Queens Borough Public Library system.