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Don't Erase Us from History: Why Black Cemeteries Matter

Teresa Vega’s genealogical research traced her roots back to the mid-1700’s as a descendant of slave owners and slaves in Greenwich, Connecticut. She will discuss their journey to freedom, the startling discovery of the desecration of the Bryam African-American Cemetary, and her family’s current battle to preserve and save her ancestor’s ...

Feb 25 @ 3:00 PM

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

Celebration of Life: Poetry, Dance, and all that Jazz!

Haitian artists Michèle Voltaire Marcelin (poet, performer, painter, actress), premier jazz saxophonist Alix Buyu Ambroise, and dancer/choreographer Jessica St. Vil-Ulysse transform elements of their lives into artistic expressions.

Apr 22 @ 3:00 PM

Feb
23
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

ESL For Kids

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Learning English can be fun in the right environment. Students between the ages of 6-12, will utilize the libraries online database "Rocket Languages." Children will improve their language skills in no time. Interactive online lessons will increase their recognition of common words and phrases (while having fun at the same time) as well as popular Master Games, Worksheets and Puzzles.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
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


Feb
24
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 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


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Feb
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Black History Month Jeopardy

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Check your knowledge of Black History events. Teens and tweens are welcome to participate in a "Black History Month Jeopardy Challenge.


Feb
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Tween Saturday Matinee

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Saturday Teen Matinee Movie:
2-4-17 The Lego Movie @ 1:00 pm (PG 101 min)
2-11-17 Southside With You @ 1:00 pm (PG-13 84 min)
2-18-17 The Wedding Planner @ 1:00pm (PG-13 103 min)
2-25-17 Hitch @ 1:00pm (PG-13 118 min)


Feb
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Don't Erase Us from History: Why Black Cemeteries Matter

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Teresa Vega’s genealogical research traced her roots back to the mid-1700’s as a descendant of slave owners and slaves in Greenwich, Connecticut. She will discuss their journey to freedom, the startling discovery of the desecration of the Bryam African-American Cemetary, and her family’s current battle to preserve and save her ancestor’s final resting place.


Feb
27
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


Feb
27
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


Feb
28
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!


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. Preregister 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
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Storytime

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, creative movement, music and crafts with your toddler.
Ages: 18 months - 5 years. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Read To Me Program

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Volunteers from the Lions Club help students with their literacy skills by having children read to them. They will also help your child with reading assignments and keeping their reading log up to date.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

ELA Tutoring

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

The ELA exam is approaching, join us for extra practice and get a winning score.
4 -6 pm.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Dr. Seuss Story and Craft

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Dr. Seuss, librarians read aloud to children and lead a craft activity related to the themes and images of the book.


Mar
2
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Computer Lab for Kids

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively. You want them to access the best tools possible. We offer math, reading, news, and reference websites that will help kids practice skills, find facts, and explore cool topics including free access to ABCmouse.com. Join us on Thursdays from 5pm-7pm.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Hanging With Mr. Jeffrey

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are welcome to hang with Mr. Jeffrey for Sports talk, open mic time, and Uno card challenges.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

The Knit and Crochet Club is not just for experts. New to crocheting or knitting? Then, this is the group for you. Working together, learn new patterns and tips and tricks from seasoned members. .

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

STEAM Cart Activities

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Come and join our Teens and Tweens as they discover fun ways to create art, up-cycle projects and much more.

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
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Culture Flex: A Black History Month Fashion Event

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

CULTURE FLEX is a celebration of Black fashion and its African origins. Learn about hammer pants, the afro, red black and green, African print, cowrie shells and so much more! Fashionable and educational, interactive and FUN!! All ages welcome! Free admission.


Mar
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Cyber Skills for Seniors

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Seniors will have the opportunity to attend a variety of computer literacy workshops. Each week will touch on a different subject. Join us on Monday's from 1-2pm.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Family Craft Time

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Enjoy craft time with the whole family.
6 -7pm.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Digging for Job Leads

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 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
8
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Color Me Calm for Seniors

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Looking for a quiet place to relax and color? Join us at the Laurelton Community Library for Tea, light background music and color me calm pages.

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

Additional Dates


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
10
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

So Fresh and So Clean,Clean!

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Have you ever made your own soap? At this interactive workshop you will make soap of different shapes and scents! You will also will learn how to maintain a clean body and healthy grooming habits.


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: 9 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
15
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Seniors Puzzles and Game Hour

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join our community of fun and games. Bring a good friend or meet a new friend, all games will be provided: Chess, Scrabble, Cribbage, Uno, Checkers and many others.

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

Additional Dates


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
27
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Harriet Tubman: The Underground Railroad, the Cause of Slavery, & Us

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

An interactive event about Harriet Tubman and the cause of slavery.
For K-12.


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
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Self-Care Workshop

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Do you want to de-stress? Come learn what self-care is, as well as the benefits and activities you can do to live a healthier life.


Apr
6
7:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Financial Mangement Information Session

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Join Mrs. Terry- Ann Gray for this free information session and take away valuable information, tips, and tools to help achieve financial security. Attendees will learn the basics of building a strong financial foundation. Topics covered include managing debt, building savings, and protecting against risk and unexpected events.


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
15
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

Early Detection Education for Breast and Colon Cancer

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Ms. Ann Stephens, Outreach Coordinator from the North Well/ LIJ Women's Center, will make a presentation and demonstrate how to do self examinations of the breast. She will also provide information about colon cancer. She encourages participation in the demonstrations and there will be a Q&A session as she provides informational handouts.


Apr
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Genealogy, Part I

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Professional genealogist and family historian Diane Warmsley shows you how to get started researching your family tree.


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
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Celebration of Life: Poetry, Dance, and all that Jazz!

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Haitian artists Michèle Voltaire Marcelin (poet, performer, painter, actress), premier jazz saxophonist Alix Buyu Ambroise, and dancer/choreographer Jessica St. Vil-Ulysse transform elements of their lives into artistic expressions.


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
5
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginning Mahjong

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to join a mahjong game but didn’t know how to play? Here’s your chance to learn! In six simple, step-by-step sessions, with enjoyable activities, Donna Miller-Small will teach you the skills for beginning play, so that you can share in the fun, excitement and camaraderie with others. Beginners and experienced players are both welcome. This is a sequential 6 session class. Contact the Laurelton Library to register 718-528-2822

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

Additional Dates


May
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Great Music from the '30s to the '70s

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and friends bring back memories with favorites like "Autumn Leaves," "Misty" and "Body and Soul," made great by performers including Louis Prima, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, mixed with a little rock 'n' roll.


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
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


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: 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


May
30
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


Jun
2
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


Jun
6
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


Jun
9
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


Jun
16
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


Jul
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Laurelton
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

Additional Dates


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