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Hollis All Star Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club

Whether you are experienced or just a beginner, come join the Hollis All Star Stitches. You can create projects for yourself or donate to the community. Please bring your own materials if possible.

Aug 16 @ 12:00 PM, Aug 23 @ 12:00 PM, Aug 30 @ 12:00 PM

Video Game Club

Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

Aug 18 @ 1:00 PM, Aug 25 @ 1:00 PM

Book Buddies

Read books with a buddy!

Aug 21 @ 2:00 PM

Hollis All Star Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club

Whether you are experienced or just a beginner, come join the Hollis All Star Stitches. You can create projects for yourself or donate to the community. Please bring your own materials if possible.

Sep 6 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 13 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 20 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 27 @ 1:00 PM

Video Game Club

Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

Sep 8 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 15 @ 1:00 PM, Sep 29 @ 1:00 PM

Poetry Writing Workshop

Adults and teens are invited to learn about this fun way to express yourself and make your own poem!

Sep 22 @ 1:00 PM

Aug
15
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Math Games

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Math games and origami for kids.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Rockin' Reels

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kids' movie!
7/11 Camp Rock(NR)
7/18 Sing(PG)
7/25 Coco(PG)
8/1 Frozen Sing-A-Long(PG)
8/8 High School Musical 2(NR)
8/15 Annie(PG)

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Hollis All Star Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Whether you are experienced or just a beginner, come join the Hollis All Star Stitches. You can create projects for yourself or donate to the community. Please bring your own materials if possible.

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

Additional Dates


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Aug
16
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Nutrition Workshop for Children

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

School-age kids will explore nutrition and its effect on the human body, as well as how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
2:30PM

--to--

3:15PM

Nutrition Workshop for Kids and Teens

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

This program will explore how the body works, eating a balanced meal, reading food labels, and being active for 60 minutes a day.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join us to make a rockin' summer craft!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
6:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to five years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Enjoy juice and cookies.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Learn to how to use Microsoft Word. Create, edit, save, and print documents. Must sign up for both dates.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Reading Rocks

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to join us for musical stories, finger plays, songs, and fun!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Friday Fun!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun! We will be making exciting crafts and doing amazing activities. One book report is required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
18
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Video Game Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

In this introduction to the Internet, learn how to search the web and navigate the Internet.
Sign up at the reference desk for both dates.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Microsoft Word Basics

Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Learn the basics of Microsoft Word in this workshop for beginning computer users.


Aug
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Singin' in the Stacks

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Sing along with popular vocal and instrumental tracks, karaoke style! Join us and rock on!


Aug
20
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Adult Book Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for book discussions and light refreshments. We will be reading and discussing One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline on May 14, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier on June 18, Every Day by David Levithan on July 16, and Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan on Aug. 20. Bring your opinions, reactions, and criticisms to share with the group.


Aug
20
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Book Discussion of "Manhattan Beach" and a Video Conference Call with Author Jennifer Egan

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Manhattan Beach", the One City, One Book winner. The author Jennifer Egan, in her only video conference with a group in Queens, will Skype during the discussion to answer questions and tell us more about her writing process.
Don't miss this chance to see, through the power of the internet, the author of the book New Yorkers chose for summer reading.


Aug
20
4:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in watching a movie.
8/13 "The Post" (2017, PG-13)
8/20 "Molly's Game" (2017, R)
8/27 "Finding Your Feet" (2017, PG-13)
Feel free to bring your own snacks.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
1:15PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toy Time

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come play with us! Play with toys and socialize with other toddlers and their guardians! A fun time for all! Ages 1-3 years with parent or guardian

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Read books with a buddy!


Aug
21
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Coding for Kids: Game Design

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 8-12 can take summer computer classes for coding. There will be Game Designing using CS First Google Scratch. Participants must sign up for classes.


Aug
22
12:30PM

--to--

1:00PM

Pre-K Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Continue the fun after storytime with a pre-K craft.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Theatricks by Phil

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

End summer the right way by participating in a magic show by Mr. Phil!
Sponsored by Marc Haken, Chair, Community Board 8, Youth, Education, and Library Committee.


Aug
27
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Internet Basics

Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Learn the basics of browsing the Web in this hands-on workshop for beginning computer users. No experience required!


Aug
27
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Harry Potter 20 - Movie Marathon!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the publishing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! We will be showing the Harry Potter movies all throughout the week August 27 - August 31 starting each day at 1pm.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
31
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Harry Potter 20 - Harry Potter Party!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us in celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! Sorting, trivia, and butter beer for all!


Sep
4
1:15PM

--to--

2:00PM

Toy Time

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come play with us! Play with toys and socialize with other toddlers and their guardians! A fun time for all! Ages 1-3 years with parent or guardian

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and fun! Ages 18-36 months.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Hollis All Star Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Whether you are experienced or just a beginner, come join the Hollis All Star Stitches. You can create projects for yourself or donate to the community. Please bring your own materials if possible.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
12:15PM

--to--

1:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Continue the fun after storytime with a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Friday Fun!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 8, 2018
Availability: 1 openings

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Part I - Introduction to the computer; Part II - Navigating the Internet; Part III- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.

HollisSat, Sep 15, 201810:30AM - 12:00PM
HollisSat, Sep 22, 201810:30AM - 12:00PM

Sep
8
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Video Game Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Matinee

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in watching a movie.
9/12 Ready Player One (2018, PG-13)
9/19 Chappaquiddick (2017,R)
9/26 Justice League (2017, PG-13)
Feel free to bring your own snacks.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Hollis Adult Book CLub

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us on Mondays at 3 pm for book discussions and light refreshments: we will be reading "The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues" by E.K. Moore on 9/17, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Hurston on 10/15, "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie on 11/19 and "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah on 12/17. Pick up copies at Hollis Library about four weeks before each meeting. Bring your opinions, your reactions, and criticisms to share with the group!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Poetry Writing Workshop

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults and teens are invited to learn about this fun way to express yourself and make your own poem!


Sep
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

The Benefits of Organic Food for Your Family! (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Learn what organic food is and how to distinguish it from non-organic food, and get recipes and tips
on how to incorporate nutrient-packed “superfoods” into your daily meal plan.


Oct
13
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn to create documents and work with tables. Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.

HollisSat, Oct 20, 201810:30AM - 12:00PM
HollisSat, Oct 27, 201810:30AM - 12:00PM

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Hollis Community Library has:

  • 6 adult public computers
  • 4 children's public computers
  • 1 early literacy station
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

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International Language Collections at the Hollis Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

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

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels

 


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
Hollis Community Service Center
193-25 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-0923
Kiddy Corner
197-25 Hillside Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 740-0717
Little Red Wagon Day Care Center
188-06 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 468-6627
Precious Children Day Care
202-11 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 479-2127
Rainbow Day Care
90-16 187th Pl.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-4284
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 12
90-28 161 Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-3308
fax: (718) 739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Community Care
97-11 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-7677
YMCA of Greater New York
89-25 Parsons Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-6600
 

Fire Department
Engine 301 Ladder 150
91-02 197 St
Hollis NY , 11423
  

Local Hospitals
Holliswood Hospital
87-37 Palermo Street
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 776-8265
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Bellaire Playground
89 Ave., 207 & 208 Streets
Hollis NY , 11472
  

Police Department
107th Precinct
71-01 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 969-5100
  

Post Office
Hollis Post Office
197-33 Hillside Ave.
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Yeshiva University HS For Girls
86-86 Palo Alto Street
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 479-8550
Summit School
187-30 Grand Central Parkway
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 264-2931
Incarnation
89-15 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 465-5066
Cambria Heights Academy
188-04 91 Ave.
Hollis NY, 11423
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 35 Nathaniel Woodhull
191-02 90 Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-6820
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry
190-20 109 Road
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-5538
PS 134 Hollis
203-02 109th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-5544
PS 178 Holliswood
189-10 Radnor Road
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 464-5763
Ps 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89th Ave.
Queens Village NY, 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 776-4728
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 109 Jean Nuzzi
213-10 92 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-0651
IS 238 Susan B. Anthony
88-15 182 St.
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 297-9821
 

Senior Centers
Allen Community Senior Center
166-01 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 658-0980
Hillside Comprehensive Care Center
188-11 Hillside Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 264-6680
Jewish Association for services to the aged (JASA) Young Israel of Holliswood / Holliswood Jewish Center
86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd
Queens Village NY, 11427

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The town of Hollis is subdivided into two major sections, Hollis and Holliswood. It was originally part of the famous Dutch purchase of Jamaica in 1656 from the Jameco Indians. During the revolutionary war, General Nathaniel Woodhull, the commander of the Queens and Suffolk militia, was mortally wounded by the British forces in a tavern at Hollis’ village center. His crime was refusing to say “God save the King”.

Previously known as East Jamaica, Hollis was developed in 1884-5 by former Queens Highway commissioner Frederick W. Dunton. After having purchased 136 acres of land in Hollis, Dunton interested several of his friends in the district, and sold them land lots. Homes were quickly built on the land that was previously farmland. Dunton named the town after Hollis, New Hampshire, where he was born. In 1885, Dunton and several other residents donated land and opened a new railroad station.

In 1895, the towns little old wooden school house was replaced by Public School 35, which was later moved to a larger building. In 1896, a library in Hollis was organized through voluntary contributions, and by 1897, the library contained 800 volumes. The Hollis library became a branch of the Queens Borough Public Library on January 1, 1901, and in that year circulated 4,428 books. The library’s present location on Hillside Avenue was established in 1973.

By 1920, the population of Hollis grew to almost 4,000 residents, and attracted many Manhattan commuters. Hollis now houses approximately 31,000 residents. It is a growing and diverse community with Hillside and Jamaica avenues serving as its main shopping areas. Famous residents of Hollis have included Mario Cuomo, L.L. Cool J., and Colin Powell.

More information about the Hollis community is available from the following sources:

Global Community in Queens, New York City, HollisNY.com, http://www.hollisny.com/history.htm

Hollis, Ruth M. Haines, The Queens Borough Public Library Bulletin, 1937 (pamphlet)

Hollis in History, Edward Hale Brush, Long Island Life, 1922 (pamphlet)