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Hillcrest

Granny Square Crochet Club

Please join our crochet club. Although there will be lessons for the beginners, we invite crocheters of all skill levels to join us. Please bring yarn and a crochet needle.

Feb 21 @ 1:00 PM, Feb 28 @ 1:00 PM

From Seed to Plant

Learn about the science of plants and how they grow through stories and activities and then plant your own seeds to take home. This is for ages 3 & up with an adult.

Mar 19 @ 5:00 PM

Feb
20
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Music and Play Hour

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5, enjoy songs, make music with baby instruments, and join us for free play afterwards.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
20
10:30AM

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4:30PM

One on One Technology Assistance

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you have a phone, table, laptop, gadget or device you need help with? Bring it in to get one-on-one help. Or practice on our in-house computers. 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


Feb
20
12:45PM

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1:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - "A Thousand Midnights: The Great Migration" Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of "A Thousand Midnights: The Great Migration" by Brown Planet Productions. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


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Feb
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - "The City and the World- 1945-2000" Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of "The City and the World- 1945-2000," part of the series "American Experience" (New York: PBS). For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wednesday Craft Series

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids 5+, join us for our Wednesday craft series for January & February!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Granny Square Crochet Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Please join our crochet club. Although there will be lessons for the beginners, we invite crocheters of all skill levels to join us. Please bring yarn and a crochet needle.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hillcrest Reading Group: Book Discussion with a Twist

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Like to read? So do we. So joins us for lively discussions on:
1/17: "By the Book" by Julia Sonneborn
2/21: "Hissy Fit" by Mary Kay Andrews
3/21: "Invisible Man" by H. G. Wells
Readers also encouraged to share titles of books they've enjoyed reading in the past year.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Exploring with Paint

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Designed for ages 8-12, this program will provide various paints, brushes, and paper for emerging artists to explore their creativity. Watercolors, acrylics, and more will provide a medium for experimenting with painting objects, landscapes, modern art, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
11:30AM

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1:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling For Low Income Older Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

IRS certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns. On a first come, first serve basis. Must bring a NYS Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s ID; copy of the 2017 return(s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2; 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; Healthcare forms; self-employment forms; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; cancelled check for refunds.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Shape Up NYC: Chair FITTness for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Mekki leads this seated fitness class which emphasizes functionality, strength, and flexibility with options for ranges of motion. Some exercises can be done seated or standing. Space is limited. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing. Participation is on first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Rhyme & Storytime

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids up to age 5 can enjoy nursery rhymes, storytimes, and free play.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
12:00PM

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5:00PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling For Low Income Older Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

IRS certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring a NYS Driver’s License or Non-Driver’s ID; copy of the 2017 return(s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2; 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; Healthcare forms; self-employment forms; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; and a cancelled check for refunds.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids' Game Hour

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy card and board games with your friends and neighbors at the Hillcrest Library! For an hour, we'll have these games available for free play for kids ages 5 and up!


Feb
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We will be making a different project each session.


Feb
26
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Grades 5 & 6 Book Club at Hillcrest

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

Each month we will read a different book & meet to discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, main plot points, and important topics raised by that month's book. Books available at the circulation desk; please leave your name & phone number so we can tell you when the next book has arrived!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mahjong and Games for Adults

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Put some excitment into your day by dropping in for an afternoon at Hillcrest. Mahjong, cards, and other games are provided.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Dr. Seuss Day Extravaganza

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Drop in and celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday all day with events inspired by Dr. Seuss's books & characters. There will be stories, games, coloring, and crafts!


Mar
5
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Grades 3 & 4 Book Club at Hillcrest,

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

Each month we will read a different book & meet to discuss our favorite and least favorite parts, main plot points, and important topics raised by that month's book. Books available at the circulation desk; please leave your name & phone number so we can tell you when the next book has arrived!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Aging: Collage and Printmaking

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Teaching Artist Karen Fitzgerald leads this nine-session collage/printmaking course. Registration is required; attendance at all sessions is recommended. Call the Hillcrest Library at 718-454-2786 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
5:30PM

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6:15PM

Pajama Storytime!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Ages 3-6. Children can come dressed in their pajamas, ready to listen
to stories, sing songs and dance.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

March STEM at Hillcrest

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

As part of our STEM series, kids ages 7 and up can come experiment with us at the Hillcrest Library!
3/7: Moon sand
3/14: Balloon rockets
3/21: Slime

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Inspiring Women In Science: My Next Great Big Invention!

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate International Women's Day & women in science at the Hillcrest Library! Kids are invited to imagine what their next big invention will be. From concept idea to design and from design to model, let the imagination take flight for these future scientists!


Mar
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Melodic Masters of the American Musical Theatre: Victor Herbert

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Early musical theatre in America featured production numbers with songs that were especially memorable for their lovely melodic content. Often, these early stage musicals would feature four or five songs that would become hits and are remembered still today. Join Jack Merlis, lecturer in the Road Scholar (Elderhostel) program, for a discussion of the orchestral and vocal music composed by Victor Herbert (1859-1924) and his background and collaborators.


Mar
13
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Afternoon Film Screening

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

10/3 - The Others (2001, PG-13)
10/17 - Haunted
10/31 - Nosferatu (1922 silent film)
11/7 - Barefoot In The Park (1967, G)
11/21 - Goodbye Girl (1977, PG)
12/5 - The Greatest Showman (1952)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
5:00PM

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5:45PM

From Seed to Plant

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Learn about the science of plants and how they grow through stories and activities and then plant your own seeds to take home. This is for ages 3 & up with an adult.


Apr
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

LEGO Engineers Club

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 4+, build structures, vehicles, & other creations with LEGOs! Each week will have a new challenge in order to experiment with STEM 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


Apr
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wednesday Craft Series

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up, join us for our Wednesday craft series in April.


Apr
8
5:00PM

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5:45PM

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, finger crocheting, or get adventurous and try out new stitches and projects! This is for kids 7-12.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
9
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Celebrate National Library Week: Family Book Discussion

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Do you want to enjoy reading a book with your child and have them talk about the book with their peers? Is your child too young for our 3&4 or 5&6 grade book clubs? Come celebrate National Library Week with a family book discussion at Hillcrest! Copies of the picture book will be available behind the customer service desk. Call for the book title or come in to pick up your copy beginning March 19.


Apr
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate National Library Week: Design Your Own Bookmark Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Celebrate National Library Week & design your own bookmark with your favorite book, character, or design of your own!


Apr
11
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Celebrate National Library Week: Family Book Bingo

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Celebrate National Library Week & come play a game of bingo with your family, all based on famous children's books!


Apr
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Melodic Masters of American Musical Theatre: Rudolf Friml

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Early musical theatre in America featured production numbers with songs that were especially memorable for their lovely melodic content. Often, these early stage musicals would feature four or five songs that would become hits and are remembered still today. Join Jack Merlis, lecturer in the Road Scholar (Elderhostel) program, for a discussion of the operettas/musicals, songs and piano pieces composed by Rudolf Friml (1879 - 1972) and his background and collaborators.


Apr
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Earth Day: Afternoon Movie "Deepwater Horizon"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

"Deepwater Horizon" is an American disaster film based on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (2016, PG-13).


Apr
17
5:00PM

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5:45PM

Magical Unicorns

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Explore the magical world of unicorns through fun activities and a craft for children ages 3-6.


Apr
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Earth Day: Recycled Materials Craft

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Earth Day & use recycled materials such as paper tubes, gallon water jugs, and more in our craft this week!


Apr
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hillcrest Reading Group: Book Discussion with a Twist

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Like to read? So do we. Join us for a lively discussion on novels by popular authors.
Readers are also encouraged to share titles of books they've enjoyed reading in the past year.
4/29-- "Island Girls" by Nancy Thayer
5/20-- "A Place for Us" by Fatima Farheen Mirza

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Elissa Meditz, MS, RD, CSO, CDN, will teach seniors, including those with conditions like hypertension and diabetes, how to choose healthy foods. Learn how to have a nutritious diet that you can enjoy!


May
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate Mother's Day: Afternoon Movie "Steel Magnolias"

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Robert Harling adapted his stage hit celebrating friendship among a group of strong-willed women who discuss their lives at a beauty salon. Julia Roberts earned her first Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress (1989, PG).


May
17
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Dino Digs

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

Enjoy some dinosaur fun with a story and "Dino-mite" crafts for ages 3-6.


Jun
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating

Location: Hillcrest
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard! Come learn from the experts at H+H/Elmhurst about what foods are recommended, as well as some tips for success. All are welcome!


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
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
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
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
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

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.