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Apr
17
1:00PM

Specialized High School Admissions Practice Test

Warm up for the test and find out how you would score. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.
This event is free, but preregistration is required. Reserve a seat at PrincetonReview.com/Events or call 800-273-8439. This is event #170551.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Apr
17
3:00PM

Homework Help

Homework help is available for children in grades 1-6 every day after school
except holidays.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
18
2:00PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "Moonrise Kingdom"

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, this film tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact and run away together into the wilderness. As authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm brews offshore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

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Apr
18
4:00PM

Wii Fridays

Join us Friday afternoons for lots of socializing and Wii games!


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
22
2:30PM

How to Raise Children in Today's World

Meet mother, deaconess and recent college graduate Sadie B. Fields, 87 years young, who will speak about her life experiences and share insights and some wisdom, too, about how to raise children, especially in today's world.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Apr
23
11:15AM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Calling all older adults: Join our galaxy of STARs to perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
23
5:00PM

Laptops for Teens

Calling all teens! Learn how to use a laptop to complete your homework assignments and play fun games.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Apr
24
4:30PM

Poem in Your Pocket

Children will make a pocket from construction paper and will be encouraged to write a poem, place it in the pocket and read the poem aloud to the group.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Apr
24
5:30PM

Book Discussion Club: The Ask by Sam Lipsyte

After he loses his job as a development officer at a university, family man Milo Burke is given a chance to regain his position, but only if he can reel in a potential donor, one who has requested his involvement and turns out to be his sinister college classmate. Pick up copies of this book at the Hollis Library.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Apr
29
4:30PM

Architecture and You

Participants will learn what makes buildings here in NYC and around the world beautiful in a hands-on workshop that will give them experience designing and building things.


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

Apr
29
5:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Resumes and Cover Letters

Find out what employers are looking for when reviewing your resume and cover letter, and learn tips for writing both at this interactive workshop.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

May
2
4:00PM

Friday Movie: "Despicable Me"

"Despicable Me" is "Simply Hilarious": one of the funniest animated movies ever, and definitely worth . . . watching . . . twice!


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

May
7
1:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

In these four-part workshops, you will learn about: basic computer components (keyboard and mouse); computer terminology and how to navigate folders, files and programs; how to browse and search the Internet; and how to create an email account. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please call 718-465-7355 or visit the library.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
8
4:30PM

Sudoku Puzzle Club

Children work on solving Sudoku number puzzles.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

May
9
4:00PM

Floral Arrangements

Have you ever wondered how florists turn a few leaves and blossoms into a beautiful floral arrangement? Find out how at this hands-on workshop, where by the end of the afternoon you will have learned new skills and created a beautiful flower arrangement to take home!


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

May
12
11:00AM

Defensive Driving

This AARP driver's course is designed for seniors, but all ages are welcome. Preregistration is required. Call the branch for more information and to preregister. Note: Because this is offered by the AARP, there is a minimal fee to attend.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


May
13
2:30PM

The Golden Age of Radio and Television: A Retrospective

Media specialist Richard Knox presents a nostalgia-filled program that tests your knowledge of popular radio and television shows and personalities, primarily from 1935-1965. Topics include classic comedy, variety shows, newscasters, game-show hosts, commercials, radio theme songs and more.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

May
14
4:00PM

Draw Manga with Eric Cheung

Artist Eric Cheung will teach teens and tweens basic drawing techniques for creating manga characters.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

May
20
5:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Job Search Techniques

This interactive workshop will explain strategies, networking objectives and online search techniques for finding the right job.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Jun
24
5:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Interview Techniques

This interactive workshop will help prepare you for a job interview and provide tips and strategies on what to do before, during and after.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Jun
25
2:00PM

STARs: Theater in the Afternoon

Come one, come all! Enjoy an afternoon of theater presented by Senior Theater Acting Repertory at Queens Library at Hollis.


Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

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

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Hollis Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 465-7355 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@Council.NYC.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Malcolm A. Smith
masmith@nysenate.gov
District Office 205-20 Jamaica Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 918, 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., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
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)


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