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Pearl Bracelet and Earring Workshop for Adults

Melody Burns leads this craft class where participants learn how to create a beautiful pearl bracelet and earring set.

Sep 25 @ 5:00 PM

Aug
23
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Storytime is a great way to encourage a love of reading. Toddlers and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and more! For ages 18-36 months.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Playtime

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for play with toys. A parent or caregiver must be present. Participants are welcome to walk in at any point during the program, if space permits.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Fun

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Summer time means Summer FUN! Beat the heat and join us for an activity that children of all ages can enjoy!

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

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Aug
24
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Creative Writing Workshop

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join us as we go over the basics of various creative writing styles and receive topics to experiment with. We will cover such topics as poetry, essays, speeches, and reviews in a supportive group environment.


Aug
24
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low Impact Dancercise for Adults

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Instructor Zaneifa Mycoosingh leads this exercise class, low impact aerobics combined with dance moves to emphasize toning and cardio while burning calories. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
25
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Infants and babies are invited to join us for 30 minutes of bouncing rhymes, short books, songs, and play time. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

For safety concerns, the child must be between the ages of 0-2.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Friday Paint Party

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Paint the summer away every Friday with us! Please wear clothing you don't mind getting messy, but don't worry! Our paints are washable!


Aug
26
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Comic Book to Movie: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

After watching the movie, we will discuss the differences and similarities between the character's comic book origins and their theatrical interpretations.


Aug
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Talk About...

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

A weekly discussion where we talk about topics including food, music, culture, dance and current events.


Sep
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Yoga for Teens

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Teens will explore yoga postures and mindful activities to release energy and honor their artistic selves.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Comic to Movie: "Constantine"

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we view the film "Constantine". As usual afterwards we will discuss the differences and similarities between the characters in the books, animation, and its cinematic adaptation.


Sep
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sickle Cell Disease 101

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Did you know sickle cell disease affects millions of people throughout the world? Join us for this educational presentation and discussion on sickle cell disease.


Sep
14
5:00PM

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5:30PM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is open to patrons who are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school, have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up and have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines. To check out a HotSpot visit one of the participating community libraries. Limited number of devices. Conditions apply.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Queens Connections

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Do you or someone you know have questions about housing, homelessness or other services? Are you looking for resources but not sure where to start or what is available? Join us for coffee and conversation with experts on housing and other services who are happy to answer your questions, provide information, or just chat. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.


Sep
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dreamboard!

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Dreamboards, or vision boards, are an inspirational tool to help bring a person's desires for their future development a reality! Using images, text, and colors, you will have a point of reference for their creative and personal future! All ages are welcome!


Sep
23
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Movie Time: "The Fate of the Furious"

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage...and to bring home the man who made them a family.


Sep
25
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Pearl Bracelet and Earring Workshop for Adults

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

Melody Burns leads this craft class where participants learn how to create a beautiful pearl bracelet and earring set.


Sep
30
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Comic to Movie: "Blade"

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we view the film "Blade". As usual afterwards we will discuss the differences and similarities between the characters in the books, animation, and its cinematic adaptation.


Oct
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about:
Lead poisoning and sources of lead
How to control pests safely and
How to prevent and get rid of bedbugs
All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.


Oct
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Autumn Health and Safety

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Fall into healthy habits this autumn! From flu prevention to Halloween, learn how to have a safe and healthy autumn season.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Lefferts Community Library has:

  • 9 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Lefferts Community Library include:

  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

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

  • Graphic Novels
  • Caribbean collection
  • New York Times on microfilm

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
A to Z Learning Center
123-21 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11418
phone: (718) 805-4400
Happy Day Nursery
104-25 Jamaica Ave
Richmond Hill NY , 11418
phone: (718) 847-0223
Nareesa’s Day Care
104-30 116th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 835-6721
Playmates Nursery Inc.
131-15 Liberty Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 659-0474
fax: (718) 529-6690
Talented Little Children Pre-School
104-18 134th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 658-6380
Wonder World
107-42 117th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 835-9660
fax: (718) 925-9061

Community Board
Community Board District #10
115-01 Lefferts Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: 718) 843-4488
  

Community Organizations & Services
Kew Gardens Civic Association
105 82nd Street
Kew Gardens NY , 11415
NHS (Neighborhood Housing Services) of Richmond Hill
115-02 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11418
phone: (718) 441-3063
Richmond Hill Block Association
110-08 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11418
phone: (718) 849-3759
South Queens Boys & Girls Club
110-04 Atlantic Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-6050
 

Fire Department
Engine 308
107-12 Lefferts Boulevard
South Richmond Hil NY , 11419
  

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

Local Newspapers
Caribbean Life
The Forum South
Neighborhood News
Queens Tribune
Senior News
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Smokey Oval
125th Street and Atlantic Avenue
NY ,
  

Police Department
106th Precinct
103-53 101st Street
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 845-2211
  

Post Office
South Richmond Hill Post Office
117-04 101st Avenue
South Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Benedict Joseph Labre (PK-8)
94-25 117th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-6674
St. Teresa of Avila (K-8)
109-55 128th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 641-1316
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (PK-8)
111-10 115th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11424
phone: (718) 843-4184

Public Elementary Schools
PS 055 Maure (PK-6)
131-10 97th Avenue
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 849-3845
fax: (718) 847-5473
PS 062 Chester Park (K-5)
97-25 108th Street
Richmond Hill NY , 11419
phone: (718) 849-0992
fax: (718) 850-5521
PS 100 Glen Morris School (K-5)
111-11 118th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 843-8390
PS 108 Capt. Vincent G. Fowler (K-5)
108-10 109th Avenue
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 641-4956
PS 121 (K-6)
126-10 109th Avenue
South Ozone Park NY , 11420
phone: (718) 738-5126
fax: (718) 843-5584
PS 161 Arthur Ashe School (K-6)
101-33 124th Street
Jamaica NY , 11419
phone: (718) 441-5493
fax: (718) 441-6202

Public High Schools
John Adams High School (9-12)
101-01 Rockaway Boulevard
Ozone Park NY , 11417
phone: (718) 322-0500
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Ruben Wills
Ruben.Wills@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 95-26 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 206-2068
fax: (718) 206-2748
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1877
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6850
fax: (212) 442-2729
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
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

Lefferts is in the South Richmond Hill area of Queens where the first settlers were the Rockaway Indians. Its modern history can be traced back to 1869 when Mr. Albon Man, a New York Lawyer, purchased the Lefferts farm. He then bought Welling Farm from the Indians for a bag of shells. He continued to buy the adjacent area and called his whole land Richmond Hill. With Edward Richmond and other assistants’ help, Mr. Man and his son Alrick built streets and lined them with Elm and Cedar trees. The main avenue was later named Lefferts Boulevard.

Today the Lefferts community is composed of mostly Guyanese and Asian Indians, African Americans, Hispanics, and other ethnic groups.

Lefferts Community Library, actually named the Lefferts Reference Center, opened to the public on September 3, 1975. Since then, in the Richmond Hill area, the Lefferts Reference Center has been providing service as the regional branch for its immediate community and a higher level of reference and resource service between the local branch and Central library.

On May 31, 1978, the Lefferts Reference Center initiated the computerized library circulation system, the first of its kind in New York City. The computerized system checked out the books, now with attaching barcodes, to the customers’ library cards. This technology greatly helped the library staff to issue items and accept returns, and offered the customers information about the items, fines, and other information on their cards.

In 2003, The Lefferts Reference Center again pioneered the use of new circulation technology. That spring, when the branch was renovated, new self check machines were installed. Customers can now check out books, music CDs, videotapes, and DVDs by using the machines themselves, which changed the function of the Circulation desk into the Customer Service desk.