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Hillcrest

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 ...

The 12th Annual StartUP Business Plan Competition!

Got a great idea for a business?

You can get the tools you need to launch your own business and enter a contest to win $10,000 in seed funding!

Thanks to the generous support of Resorts World Casino New York City, the Queens Economic Development Corporation is holding its ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Sep
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Memory Book Making for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making a memory book that you can put your cherished photos and pictures in.


Sep
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

3-D Paper Bag Trees

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come create 3-D Paper Bag Trees at Hillcrest! Cut and twist the bag into a twisty trunk and branches with tissue paper leaves in bright fall colors!


Sep
27
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler and Pre-school time

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For kids ages 2-5. Enjoy songs, storytimes, and free play.

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

Additional Dates


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Sep
27
11:00AM

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4:00PM

One on One Computer Classes

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

Get One-on-One help for Beginners. Registration is required. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 454-2786.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Make a Pinata

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This three-session arts workshop is open to children ages 7 to 12. Participants must come to all three sessions. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to come to this program.
Space is limited to first 20 participants. To register call (718) 454-2786 or speak to a librarian.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

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

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Bring it in get one-on-one help. Registration is required. Please call Hillcrest Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 454-2786.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Meet & Greet

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Grab a friend and head to the library for Teen Meet & Greet.


Oct
2
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Baby Movement and Music

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For children 6 to 18 months. Enjoy songs, fingerplays, and board books.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Tai Chi with Kevin M. Sullivan

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited on a first come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Classic Movies

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for free screenings of classic movies: 10/3: "39 Steps"; 10/24: "Vertigo".

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
4:30PM

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5:30PM

LEGO Engineers Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-10 can enjoy building various structures, vehicles, and other creations with our LEGOs in this STEM program. Each week will present a new challenge in order to experiment with engineering and physics skills, or just come to play with LEGOs!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Crochet for Kids

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Have you always wanted to crochet? Ms. Ashley will help you learn the basics of crocheting! Over several weeks learn the basics of single crochet or get adventurous and try out new stitches and projects!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Hanging Spider Web Craft at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a spooky Halloween decoration at Hillcrest Library! Create a spindly string & popsicle stick spider web to hang around the house! For ages 6 and up.


Oct
17
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Origami Crane Making for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Legend says if you fold a thousand cranes you will be granted one wish. Come and get started today!


Oct
18
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Billowing Bat Masks at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Make a silly or spooky bat mask with folded flappy wings for Halloween at Hillcrest! For kids ages 4 and up.


Oct
23
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Make a Monster at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a monster at Hillcrest Library! We'll be making paper bag monster puppets, for kids 4 and up.


Oct
30
3:00PM

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3:15PM

Spooky Story contest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Trick or Treat! Halloween is nearing and we want you to give us a scare. Write a spooky story and you could win a Big Halloween treat. The witching hour for this contest is Monday, October 30, 2017 at
4 pm.
The winning Story announced in the Library on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 31 at 4 pm.


Oct
31
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Spooky Story Contest Winner announcement

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Winning Story announced in the Library on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, 31 at 4 pm.
Rules:
All stories must be original, between 500 and 1000 words.
All children and teens can enter. Sorry, no adults.
All submissions must be readable and include author(s) full name and telephone number(s).


Nov
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Silly Scarecrow Craft at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a silly, smiley, scarecrow face at Hillcrest Library to decorate for Fall! For children ages 4 and up.


Nov
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movie: Alfred Hitchkock's "Marnie"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join us for free screenings of Alfred Hitchkock's "Marnie", as we conclude our month long tribute to the directoral genius of Alfred Hitchcock.


Nov
16
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Thanksgiving Hand Wreaths at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a colorful decoration for Thanksgiving by tracing your hand and making a wreath with them in fall colors! For kids age 5 and up.


Nov
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Thanksgiving Placemat Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a colorful paper place-mat to decorate your space at the table for Thanksgiving at the Hillcrest Library! For children 4 and up.


Nov
27
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Karaoke Dance Party After Dark!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join our karaoke dance party!


Nov
30
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Children's Game Night

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy Wii games and board games with your friends and neighbors from the community at the Hillcrest library! For an hour we'll have the Wii and board games available for free play. For kids 7 and up!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
4
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Baby Movement and Music

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

For children 6 to 18 months. Enjoy songs, fingerplays, and board books.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Up-cycled Penguin Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make an adorable, silly penguin out of recycled materials! Up-cycling is good for creativity and good for the environment! For kids 6 and up.


Dec
11
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Holiday ornament making

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

Come make a beautiful, colorful holiday ornament by painting 'stained glass' style baubles and making decorative loops for them to hang on. For kids 6 and up. Capped at 15, please register with Ms. Ashley in Children's.


Dec
21
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Up-cycled Gingerbread Man Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come make a gingerbread man to decorate for winter out of recycled materials! Up-cycling is good for creativity and good for the environment! For kids 6 and up.


Dec
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Calendar Decorating

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Help get yourself ready for the new year by decorating printed calendars for 2018!


Dec
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Storytime and Free Play

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

School's out for winter break, so come on down to the Hillcrest library for a storytime and some free play with our games and toys!


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@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
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.