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Lunar New Year: Film Screening: Chinese Zodiac

Please join us for this free film screening of Academy Award winner Jackie Chan's Chinese Zodiac as part of our week long Lunar New Year celebration.

Jan 24 @ 2:00 PM

Dec
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 18-24 months and their parents or adult caregivers enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle games.


Dec
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Be Prepared: Spelling Bee 2016 Practice

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children in Grades 3-6 can join us to prepare for our upcoming spelling bees!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
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 for fun and learning!


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Dec
15
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Night!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab your friends and get to Hillcrest Library for game night! Ages 6-12 welcome!


Dec
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Spelling Bee!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Third and Fourth graders can join us on Wednesday, December 28th for a fun and challenging Spelling Bee! Winners will move on to compete with spellers from across Queen's Library!


Dec
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Spelling Bee!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Fifth and Sixth graders can join us on Thursday, December 29th for a fun and challenging Spelling Bee at the Hillcrest Library! The winner of this bee will be representing Hillcrest against winners from all of Queens Library!


Jan
9
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


Jan
12
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


Jan
18
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 for fun and learning!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
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.

Additional Dates


Jan
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lunar New Year Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Make a moveable dragon, with the help of the librarians, for your own personal dragon dance.


Feb
21
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Hour of Coding

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

5th and 6th 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 be using Hour of Code programs to learn computer logic through code.org. Signup in person at Hillcrest starting 2/1.


Feb
23
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 6-12.


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.