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English Conversation Group at Hollis Library

Join us and practice your English language skills in friendly conversation with others. Preregistration is not required.

Oct 24 @ 1:15 PM, Oct 31 @ 1:15 PM, Nov 7 @ 1:15 PM, Nov 14 @ 1:15 PM, Nov 21 @ 1:15 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.

Oct 25 @ 1:00 PM, Nov 1 @ 1:00 PM, Nov 8 @ 1:00 PM, Nov 15 @ 1:00 PM, Nov 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!

Nov 3 @ 2:30 PM, Dec 1 @ 2:30 PM

Oct
23
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


Oct
23
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Teen Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Continue the fun with teen crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.

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

Additional Dates


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Oct
24
1:15PM

--to--

3:00PM

English Conversation Group at Hollis Library

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us and practice your English language skills in friendly conversation with others. Preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Frightful Flicks

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

It's that time of year! Join us for a spooky movie!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
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


Oct
27
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.


Oct
30
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Halloween Costume Party

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come show off your costume at our Halloween party!


Oct
31
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Spooky Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us in costume for a spooky storytime as we read Halloween books and sing Halloween songs. Ages 0-4.


Oct
31
12:15PM

--to--

12:45PM

Halloween Parade

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddler in costume to march in our spooky parade!


Nov
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Kids' Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 years old are invited to join us for a craft!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Ages 18-36 months, join us for 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


Nov
2
12:15PM

--to--

12:45PM

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


Nov
2
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


Nov
3
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

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!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Matinee

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Welcome to the Hollis movie matinee - feel free to bring your snacks.
We'll be viewing the new documentary, "Whitney" (2018, R).


Nov
6
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


Nov
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Nutrition Workshops for Children Ages 6-12

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 will learn about nutrition in a fun and interactive way. This program focuses on nutritious food choices. Children will learn the five food groups and why healthy eating is important for their bodies.


Nov
10
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Course (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 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, Nov 17, 201810:30AM - 12:00PM
HollisSat, Nov 24, 201810:30AM - 12:00PM

Nov
19
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


Dec
8
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, Dec 15, 201810:30AM - 12:00PM
HollisSat, Dec 22, 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.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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)