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Laurelton

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or ...

Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that ...

Jan 27 @ 10:00 AM

Introduction to Internet

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that ...

Apr 21 @ 10:00 AM

Jan
18
3:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Tweens and Teens Puzzles & Coloring Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Explore your creativity by coloring! Tweens & Teens are welcome to drop-in, relax and color the stress of the school day away, or maybe you are looking for more of a challenge; Test your visual, spatial, mathematical, logical geometric and pictorial puzzles; LEGO; wooden blocks; and more.
Grades 6 – 12 only. All supplies will be provided. Monday through Friday from 3-5pm.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Please call 718-990-8625 to preregister. Class code: CC100.


Jan
20
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Family Holiday Live Singalong!

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Sing along to popular holiday songs, "Jingle Bells, Let it Snow, Frosty the Snowman".


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Jan
21
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Tween Saturday Matinee

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Saturday Teen Matinee Movie:
January 7, 2016 @ 1:00 pm-- Radio (PG 109 min)
January 14, 2016 @ 1:00 pm-- Selma (PG-13 128 min)
January 21, 2016 @ 1:00 pm-- Secret Life of Pets (PG 89 min)
January 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm--Storks (PG 87 min)

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cyber Skills for Seniors

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Are you afraid of technology? Are you scared of the computer age? Join us for this workshop on how to become more tech savvy.

Our first set of workshops include the following:
12-19-2016 Digital Photos
01-23-2017 Working with e-mail
02-20-2017 Online Shopping

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Jewelry Box Workshop

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger teaches you how to create your own beautiful jewelry box in different shapes from materials you might have discarded. Space is limited. Materials will be provided. Please register by calling the Laurelton library at 718-528-2822


Jan
23
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Laurelton Reading Society

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Book lovers, please come and join the Laurelton Reading Society! Each month we will select, read and discuss a particular book. Upcoming book titles will be selected at our monthly meetings. Any questions, please call the Adult Reference Desk at Laurelton library 718-528-2822.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110.


Jan
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

DIY Teen Tuesdays

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Do you want to create cool artwork for your bedroom, or just have fun making cool projects from re-cycled materials? Join us to participate in the fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
27
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


Jan
28
2:30PM

--to--

3:45PM

Jazz in the Civil Rights Era

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

The Ken Simon Ensemble performs music of socially-conscious musicians such as Billy Taylor, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Eddie Harris, whose music told the story of life in the ’60s, social injustice, and the struggle of a people for civil and economic freedom.


Jan
31
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Let's Learn the Strategic Game of Mahjong!

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join us for the opportunity to learn, step by step, how to play the strategic game of Mahjong in a social environment.


Feb
3
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


Feb
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Social Security Administration

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

The Social Security Administration provides people with the knowledge and tools they can use throughout their working lives: if they become disabled, at retirement, and for their survivors. Presentation and Q&A led by Nilsa Henriquez.


Feb
4
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Tween Saturday Matinee

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Saturday Teen Matinee Movie:
2-4-16 The Lego Movie @ 1:00 pm (PG 101 min)
2-11-16 Southside with you @ 1:00pm (PG-13 84 min)
2-18-16 The Wedding Planner @ 1:00pm (PG-13 103 min)
2-25-18 Hitch @ 1:00pm (PG-13 118 min)

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Digital Craft Time: Green Screen Holiday Photobooth

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Learn to use Green Screen photography to put yourself in your favorite Holiday scene or event. Our Green Screen will be set up with a variety of holiday-themed backgrounds. Take a picture in front of a winter wonderland or with your favorite characters! All ages are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Digital Crafts

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join us in creating new skills and experiences. We will take traditionally known crafts and introduce them to the world of technology.


Feb
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Bingo for Adults!

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Make a bingo: up-and-down, side-to-side, or diagonally on one of our reading sheets and enter for a chance to win a prize.


Feb
10
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Feb
11
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Let's Move!

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Let's Move! Come join the program inspired by Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. In the United States, childhood obesity rates have tripled. The “Let’s Move!” initiative aims to reduce obesity and prolong life for Americans. Come learn about the “Let’s Move!” program, the benefits of physical activity for heart health, and enjoy an energizing low impact Zumba workout with certified instructor, Fiona Harvey!


Feb
13
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Open Mic Poetry Reading

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join Us! Celebrate "Broken Heart Week." Participants will spend time selecting “Poems” and “Quotes” reflecting on healing hearts and read or wrap them aloud.


Feb
13
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Recovering from a breakup is hard too! Come hear from Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Renisher Roberts, about how to move on from heartbreak and healthy ways to explore singlehood.


Feb
14
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


Feb
14
3:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Chicken Soup Puzzles and Color Pages for the Soul

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join us for an hour of relaxation, color and word search puzzles, served with calm tea and soft background music.


Feb
17
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Feb
18
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Movie - Clara's Heart

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

"Clara's Heart" depicts the story of a young boy who grows fond of his housekeeper. Join us for the viewing of a heart warming film.


Feb
21
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR160


Feb
24
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


Mar
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mask Making / Cultural History

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Mask Making / Cultural History: A look at mask-making across cultures and time. Create your own mask. Older Adult Services-Creative Aging 9 session art course. Space is limited. Register at the Laurelton Library 718-528-2822

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Please call 718-528-2822 to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Senior Health Chat: Arthritis and Joint Pain

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Kathy Moran, R.N. discusses causes and symptoms of arthritis and joint pain and available treatments.


Mar
7
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR190


Mar
10
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Mar
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Senior Health Chat: Hypertension

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion about hypertension, its causes and treatments.


Mar
14
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170

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

Additional Dates


Mar
14
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), compressions-only mannequins and "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.


Mar
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Elder Abuse 101

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) presents "Elder Abuse 101: What to look for and how to report it", led by social worker Joshua Rotkin.


Mar
17
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Mar
21
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

FDNY Fire Safety for Seniors

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


Mar
24
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

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

The Internet is buzzing with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search, seek out job opportunities and postings, and find out more information on specific companies and organizations. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet required. Class code JR200


Mar
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Here's your chance to have the pharmacist's full attention! Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why, and get tips on how to remember to take them.


Apr
1
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion about hypertension, its causes and treatments.

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this discussion about Allergies, some possible triggers and symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and treated.


Apr
8
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Senior Health Chat: Alternative Therapies

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Alternative medicine has grown in popularity and is used widely around the world. What is Alternative therapy anyway? Is it Safe? RN Kathy Moran leads the discussion.


Apr
11
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
14
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required. Class Code: CC100


Apr
21
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


Apr
25
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120


May
5
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


May
9
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


May
12
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


May
16
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn: how to prepare information to make online applications easier; common online application sections and how to get noticed and how to avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR160


May
19
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


May
30
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

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

Are your resume and cover letters ready? How do you search for jobs? What are the most effective ways to find open jobs? In this two-part series, participants will learn traditional and creative ways to find jobs, how to network for job leads, and how to use online tools to find job leads. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR190


Jun
2
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Jun
6
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

Preparation and practice make perfect when it comes to job interviews. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, different interview techniques and common questions, how to successfully respond to difficult questions, and how to follow up properly after as interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170

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

Additional Dates


Jun
9
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Jun
16
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Social Networking for Your Job Search

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

The Internet is buzzing with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search, seek out job opportunities and postings, and find out more information on specific companies and organizations. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the internet required. Class code JR200


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Laurelton Community Library has:

  • 27 public computers
  • 9 laptops for homework help
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Laurelton Community Library include:

  • Creole
  • French
  • Spanish

 

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

  • Black Experience
  • African American popular fiction
  • Ob tape and CD and an extensive DVD/Video

 


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
Care & Love Day Care Center
228-23 Merrick Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 949-9890
Hermy’s Day Care Center
133-55 242nd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 276-2020
Linden Day Care
137-01 228 Street
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 527-6868
Little Flowers Early Childhood Center
234-10 Merrick Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 712-1440
Middleton’s Day Care Center and First Grade
225-16 Merrick Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 712- 4845
Middleton Day Care Center
226-02 Merrick Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 949-9890

Community Board
Community Board District # 13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
224th/ 225th Street Block Association of Laurelton
PO Box 130171
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 670-3303
Concerned Citizens of Laurelton
PO Box 130206
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 723-9085
Federated Blocks of Laurelton
137-07 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 978-7456
The Garden Club of Laurelton
135-06 230 Street
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 949-3455
  

Fire Department
Engine 311
145-50 Springfield Blvd
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 476-6211
  

Local Hospitals
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
8900 Van Wyck Expressway
Jamaica NY , 11418
phone: (718) 206-6000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Brookville Park
149 Ave & 235 St & Brookville Boulevard
Springfield Park
149 Ave & Springfield Boulevard
Laurelton Playground
Brookville Boulevard & 137 Avenue
Springfield Playground
147 Avenue & 184 Street
  

Police Department
105th Precinct
92-08 222nd Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Springfield Gardens Station
218-10 Merrick Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Christopher Robin Academy
222-16 Merrick Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 525-1330
Dessaline Academy School for the Gifted
133-55 242 St
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 977-1900
Laurelton Academy
141-25 Merrick Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 712-1860
Linden Seventh Day Adventist Elementary
137-01 228th Street
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 527-6868
Martin de Porres School for Exceptional Children
136-25 218th Street
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 525 -3414
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 37 The Cynthia Jenkins School
179-37 137 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-5399
P.S. 270 (Q270) (K-8)
233-15 Merrick Blvd
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 341-8280
231 Educational Magnetech (6-8)
145-00 Springfield Blvd
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 276-5140
PS 156 Laurelton School (K-6)
229-02 137 Avenue
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 528-9173
  

Public High Schools
Excelsior Preparatory High School
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
George Washington Carver High School
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 281-7612
Queens Preparatory Academy
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
Springfield Gardens High School
143-10 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 341-3033
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 59 Springfield Gardens School (6-8)
132-55 Ridgedale Street
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 527-3501
231 Educational Magnetech (6-8)
145-00 Springfield Blvd
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 276-5140
 

Senior Centers
Laurelton-Rosedale Senior Center
133-21 232nd Street
Laurelton NY , 11413
phone: (718) 527-7577
Robert Couche Senior Citizen Center
137-57 Farmers Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11434
phone: (718) 978-8352
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7014
fax: (718) 327-4794
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1731
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Alicia Hyndman
Hyndmaa@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11434
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
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., 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

In 1905 the Laurelton Land Company purchased several farms in this area and developed these properties the following year. One theory for the name is that it was given because of the laurels that grew in the vicinity of the railroad station, but it is more probable that there were no laurels and it was simply given a name that seemed attractive.

The Laurelton-Springfield Gardens area was developed as a bedroom community, an area providing a welcome respite for people who worked in New York City and its surrounding areas. The Laurelton-Springfield Gardens area was typical of the many tranquil neighborhoods which offered single family homes and well manicured lawns; a comfortable alternative to the congestion found in Manhattan and other boroughs of New York.

From the 1920s to the 1930s, Laurelton's population expanded tenfold, from 3,000 to 30,000, fueled by Jewish, Irish, Italian and German immigrants seeking homes with backyards for their children. African-Americans with the same objective began arriving in the 1940s. There was some racial tension at first.

The 1960’s and early 1970’s witness a significant increase in Black home ownership in Laurelton. The movement of the black families into the Laurelton –Springfield community though, was accelerated by blockbusting practices. Here unscrupulous real-estate dealers engineered a panic in whites living in the area. By convincing white families that an influx of blacks would cause the value of their property to decline, many whites were persuaded to sell their homes and move to areas more remote with respect to New York City. With more houses available for purchase, a shift in the racial composition of the community was produced. Hoping to stop the blockbusting, Rabbi Harold Singer, leader of a synagogue, began a free real-estate service, employing volunteers to encourage white as well as black families to buy into the community. The experiment gained nationwide attention.

Hoping to stop the blockbusting, Rabbi Harold Singer, leader of a synagogue, began a free real-estate service, employing volunteers to encourage white as well as black families to buy into the community. The experiment gained nationwide attention. Laurelton's population is now predominately black. That is, there is a large presence of African Americans, as well as West Indian Americans. African immigrants are also represented. Hispanic and Asian-American residents are also present in Laurelton.

Sources:
Ricard, Herbert F. - The Origin of Community Names in Queens. 1944
Jamaica Times 21 Date: FLBA
www.lihistory.com

Library service in Laurelton began with two Book Bus stops in 1934. One of the stops moved to a public school in the community, followed by a Deposit Station which opened in April 1936. In response to increasing circulation, the library moved to a larger location on Merrick Boulevard in December 1937.

The branch opened at its current location on January 11, 1955. It was designed and constructed on an 80 by 90 foot site, under the supervision of the Department of Public Works. In 1968 the branch was expanded and in 1985 underwent extensive renovation. The branch’s most recent renovation was completed in the summer of 2004. At this time, two dividable meeting rooms, three self-check machines and nine more computers were added. In September, 2004, the branch celebrated its renovation with entertainment for children and adults. In the summer of 2005 a new roof was added to the library.

The branch’s most recent renovation was completed in the summer of 2004. At this time, two dividable meeting rooms, three self-check machines and nine more computers were added. In September, 2004, the branch celebrated its renovation with entertainment for children and adults. In the summer of 2005 a new roof was added to the library. The funds were raised by Queens Councilman James Sanders Jr., who secured $335,000.

Sources:

 

  1. The Queens Borough Public Library Bulletin, October 1939
  2. Queens Chronicle-Eastern/South Eastern edition
  3. New York Daily News, June 29, 2005