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Lefferts

Beginning a Business-Fall/Winter Series

Day 1: Steps to Starting Your Business
Day 2: SBA Programs and Services to Help Your Business Start-Up
Day 3: Business Plan Writing;
Day 4: Financing Your Business
Day 5: Marketing Strategies Through Social Media

Dec 7 @ 10:30 AM, Dec 14 @ 10:30 AM

Dec
6
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Holiday Card Making Craft

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Make a card for a loved one for the holidays.


Dec
7
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginning a Business-Fall/Winter Series

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Day 1: Steps to Starting Your Business
Day 2: SBA Programs and Services to Help Your Business Start-Up
Day 3: Business Plan Writing;
Day 4: Financing Your Business
Day 5: Marketing Strategies Through Social Media

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
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


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Dec
7
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


Dec
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Snow Flake Ornament Craft

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Make your very own Snow Flake ornament.


Dec
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Color of Frida Puppet Show

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

In this colorful one-woman show, Frida tells the stories behind her most famous paintings with the use of puppets and songs. For ages 6 to 10.


Dec
9
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.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
2:15PM

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3:45PM

Comics to Movies

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join us as we discuss and explore the savage world of Tarzan in the comics and his re-imagination in the film "The Legend of Tarzan."


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Zika Virus 101

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

The Zika Virus has been all over the news headlines. How does Zika Virus impact New Yorkers? What ways is it spread and how can we protect ourselves? Why be concerned about Zika Virus during the winter? For the answers to these questions and more, join us for this informative health program.


Dec
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Fire Safety Show with the Rappin' Fireman

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

The Rappin' Fireman and his safety friends take children ages 6-12 through an adventure in safety, rapping safety songs with robots, puppets, a smoke house, and a whole lot of help from the audience.


Dec
15
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Arch for Kids: Superhero Homes

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

ArchForKids provides young people with dynamic, hands-on learning experiences grounded in architecture, design, engineering and urban planning. What kind of superhero could your community use? Come join us and design his/her home, taking into account the superhero’s powers and purpose.


Dec
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NY Aquarium Combatting Climate Change

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Uncover how climate change is affecting local habitats around New York City. In this program, students investigate scientific data to see how the climate is changing, meet an animal from New York who is threatened by these changes, and learn how you and your community can become leaders in helping to reduce its effects!


Dec
17
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Movie Time at Lefferts

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of the following movies:
12/17 @2:30PM "Pete's Dragon"
12/19 @6PM "ELF"
12/28 @3pm "BFG" (Big Friendly Giant)
12/29 @3pm "The Wild Life"

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
4:30PM

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5:15PM

Origami Craft

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join us and learn the ancient art of paper folding.


Dec
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Simple Science (How to make Ice Cream)

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Join us and learn the science behind making Ice Cream.


Feb
8
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $64,000, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
11
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Urban Stages on Tour presents An Indian Arts Workshop

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

Travel to India in this interactive, dance and music filled performance/workshop. Enjoy a performance of the Mohiniyattam style dance, listening to Carnatic singing and the music of the tablas, and learn about the origins of these beautiful Indian art forms. Audience participation is encouraged.


Feb
13
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Broken Hearts Week February February 12-18 "Kill Bill Volume 1

Location: Lefferts
Registration: Not required

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.


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

 

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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@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
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.