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Poem in Your Pocket Day with Ms. Seales

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the children will write a poem and place it in an attractive little pocket which they create.

Apr 26 @ 4:00 PM

Video Game Club

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

Apr 28 @ 1:30 PM

Hollis All Star Stitches - 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.

May 3 @ 1:00 PM, May 10 @ 1:00 PM, May 17 @ 1:00 PM, May 24 @ 1:00 PM, May 31 @ 1:00 PM

Poetry Writing Workshop

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

May 5 @ 2:30 PM

Hollis All Star Stitches - 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.

Jun 7 @ 1:00 PM, Jun 14 @ 1:00 PM, Jun 21 @ 1:00 PM, Jun 28 @ 1:00 PM

Apr
26
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Poem in Your Pocket Day with Ms. Seales

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the children will write a poem and place it in an attractive little pocket which they create.


Apr
27
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
27
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun and Games

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us on Friday afternoon for a movie or Wii!


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Apr
28
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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 718-465-7355 at the Hollis Library reference desk.


Apr
28
1:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Video Game Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

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


May
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Bring your children ages 18 to 38 months old to Hollis Library for the Toddler Learning Center.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
12:15PM

--to--

12:45PM

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


May
3
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Hollis All Star Stitches - 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


May
3
6:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

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. For ages 18 months-5 years.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
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


May
4
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Kids' Movie

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kids' movie!

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

Additional Dates


May
5
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Poetry Writing Workshop

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

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


May
7
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Must sign up at the reference desk.
These classes will help you improve your computer skills. Learn how to navigate the Internet and search the web. Also, learn how to use email accounts.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Fiesta Concert

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Fiesta Concert is an English/Spanish bilingual musical experience that brings music from all over the world together with storytelling and puppetry in one magical experience!


May
10
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Mother's Day Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us to make a beautiful Mother's Day craft.


May
12
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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, May 19, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, May 26, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM

May
14
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 The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues by Edward
Kelsey Moore on Aug. 20. Bring your opinions, 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


May
14
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Flamenco Meets Pop

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Recording artist/singer/guitarist Edwin Vazquez fuses flamenco and pop influences with vocals, dance, and guitars using pop music.


May
15
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Drag Queen Story Hour

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH). DQSH is a program for children ages 3 – 8 years old that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience. The children will sing songs, listen to stories, and participate in a craft activity.


May
18
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

But It's Not My Life

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do you have difficult days sometimes? Would you like to be encouraged? Created by health advocates Tyresa and Tiffany, But It's Not My Life is a campaign that focuses on chronic autoimmune disease awareness and living a positive life. Join us for the motivational and educational program.


May
19
2:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Bengali Book Club "Pathoker Pata"

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for Bengali book club.


May
30
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Adult Movies: "Darkest Hour"

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Movies for Adults.
Come and join us watch an afternoon movie featuring "Darkest Hour" (2017, PG-13). You are welcome to bring your own snacks.


Jun
4
6:30PM

--to--

7:45PM

It's Just An Illusion!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do you believe in magic? Come to the library and see three great magicians baffle, bewilder, and entertain you. You will leave the show a believer.


Jun
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Hollis All Star Stitches - 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


Jun
9
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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, Jun 16, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Jun 23, 201810:00AM - 11:30AM

Jun
12
3:45PM

--to--

4:45PM

STEM and Literacy Programs with Kyshia Lawrie

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy interactive STEM and Literacy programs for children with Kyshia Lawrie.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Queens Library Rock! with the Rappin Fireman

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

The "Rappin Fireman" John Ruiz engages and teaches children about fire prevention and fire safety. This event encourages audience participation. For ages 6 to 12.


Jun
23
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Eid Mubarak: A Celebration with Performances and Sweets

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will entertain the audience with cheerful songs and dances. On this joyous occasion, they will offer samples of traditional Bangladeshi sweets and demonstrations of henna hand painting. Food and supplies are limited; first-come, first-served.


Jun
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Mr. Chris's Musical Experience

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will engage in a high energy and interactive show with Mr. Chris featuring music, song, and dance with an educational twist. Come kick off Summer Reading and pick out great books to read over the summer. For children 6-12. Space is limited.


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)