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Long Island City

ESOL Home Health Aide Information Session

Queens Library’s has partnered with NYACH, Small Business Services and Sunnyside Community Services to provide an ESOL Home Health Aide Training Program. This program will help improve English Language Learner skills and train to become a successful Home Health Aide. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive job ...

Dec 5 @ 10:00 AM, Dec 5 @ 5:00 PM

Resume Building

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 718-752-3700. Class code JR130

Dec 8 @ 12:30 PM

Dec
3
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Citizenship N-400 Assistance Day

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Are you or someone you know interested in getting free assistance with becoming a U.S. citizen and free legal advice on immigration-related issues? Do you need help with paying your application fees? We may be able to help you!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Pre-K PlayGroup

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Children accompanied by caregivers play in an informal setting and improve their social, motor, and sensory skills. Toys will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Home Health Aide Information Session

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 50 openings

Queens Library’s has partnered with NYACH, Small Business Services and Sunnyside Community Services to provide an ESOL Home Health Aide Training Program. This program will help improve English Language Learner skills and train to become a successful Home Health Aide. Participants who successfully complete the program will receive job placement opportunities. Call 718-990-8625 to register and for more information.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
5
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Table Service

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, call (718) 752-3700.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Christmas with a Special Adaptation of the Tortoise and the Hare

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

IATI brings you a bilingual, fun and twisted adaptation of the famous Aesop’s fable,
adding music and magic to this old race that has entertained kids and adults alike.
This Holiday season be part of this great competition, encourage your favorite character
and have fun dancing and singing with Santa! [In Spanish and English]


Dec
6
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 openings

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your job skills and how to market them to potential employers. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn about different types of skills, how to identify their own and how to develop keywords and accomplishment statements. For further information, please call (718) 752-3700. Class code JR110


Dec
6
2:45PM

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3:30PM

Holiday Craft and Gift Making Series

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us after school for our holiday craft and gift making series. Participants will make ornaments, ceramics, crazy crayons, jewelry and more.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Short-Cuts for the Computer

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn how to move about on a computer with just only using the keyboard!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 40 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 718-752-3700. Class code JR130


Dec
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

30 Minutes or Less Cooking Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Patrons will explorer various recipes each month from a different part of the world that can be made under 30 minutes or less.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

30 Minutes or Less Cooking Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Patrons will explore various recipes each week from different parts of the world! Plus, they can be made in 30 minutes or less. The whole family is welcome to join.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Sculpt for Adults

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Instructor Susie Nin leads a total body workout fitness class that addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen circulatory and respiratory systems. Bring a towel and bottle of water. 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


Dec
9
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Table Service

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need help with JobMap and revising your resume or cover letter? Drop in for one-on-one assistance and learn how to preregister for our computer classes. For further information, call (718) 752-3700.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Microsoft Office

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

NY Aquarium: Far Out Kelp Forest

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Venture to the West coast of the United States to explore the life within the kelp forest habitat! Build a kelp forest and reveal how a special furry mammal plays an important role in this rich and diverse habitat. You'll also meet a live animal and discover why kelp forests are also important to humans.

Credit line: This program was generously provided by the Rockefeller Development Group.


Dec
12
6:15PM

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7:15PM

Create Craft Space

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This unstructured crafting event will allow participants to create crafts and art out of scrapes and random upcycled materials.


Dec
13
3:45PM

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4:30PM

Hot Cocoa Creations

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library to craft your own delicious hot cocoa mix! Personalize the flavor and the jar and take it home for yourself or to give as a gift.


Dec
16
2:45PM

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3:45PM

Tween Color Me Calm

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come join us and create your own bookmark.


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Lab: Basic Circuitry

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about different types of circuits, flows of electricity, and alternative ways to switch off grid.


Dec
19
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Monday Afternoon Movies

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

August 5th -- Space Jam
August 12th -- Cutting Edge
August 19th -- Cool Runnings
August 26th -- Blindside
September 26th -- Here Comes the Boom School of Rock
October 31st -- Nightmare Before Christmas
November 28th -- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
December 19th -- Norm of the North


Dec
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tween/Teen Self-Defense Sessions

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn basic self-defense techniques and how to handle yourself when facing a difficult situation.


Jan
7
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Emotional Wellness Saturday Series

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn coping mechanisms to deal with the stress and chaos of everyday life.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
3:45PM

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4:30PM

Maker's Space - Create!

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Build a skyscraper with toothpicks and clay! Make a battery out of lemons! Join our crew of science explorers as we collaborate on a variety of maker lab projects with an emphasis on teamwork and innovation. For children 6 - 12.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "The Making of a King"

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents staged readings of Shakespeare's of four of Shakespeare's most famous history plays adapted to recount the rise of the House of Lancaster to the British throne.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
3:45PM

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4:30PM

Tuesday Create Space

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a brief crafting or creation activity after school! Children ages 6+ are welcome to join us to make all kinds creations and stretch their imaginations.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
2:00PM

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3:15PM

OSHA 10 Job Training Information Session: Construction

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 50 openings

Queens Library is offering free classes for 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA training for the construction trades. Registration is required in order to attend this event. To register go to www.queenslibrary.org or call (718) 752-3700 or (718)990-8625.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
3:45PM

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4:45PM

Mathletes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Participants will practice various math skills while playing games, earning badges and accruing points.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
5:00PM

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5:15PM

Wall of Broken Hearts

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

“Who was the first person to break your heart?” “Have you ever been the heartbreaker?” “What is being in love like?” “What does heart break feel like?” Share your feelings on heartbreak and love in this interactive exhibit.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Valentine's Day Celebration

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Fun and games for the entire family.


Feb
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Jewelry Making Program for Adults

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Participants will make rings and bracelets.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Kind Words Grow Kind Hearts

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Tweens will read and discuss the book Blubber by Judy Blume.


Feb
17
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Love Lost Scrapbook

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Create a scrapbook where you collect your thought and write about the people that you love. Journaling and scrapbooking can be a healing experience.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Long Island City Community Library has:

  • 18 public access computers
  • 15 in-library laptops providing core library services
  • Software and databases for public use
  • Internet access

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Long Island City Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Cookbooks
  • Travel
  • Computer Books
  • Test Books

Child Care / Preschools
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Astoria Child Care Center
21-20 35 Avenue
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 784-2856
fax:
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
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phone: (718) 784-2092
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659
fax:
  

Community Organizations & Services
Meals On Wheels
45-18 Court Square #501
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 482-8620
fax:
Ravenswood Community Center
35-40 21 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3131
fax:
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 937-1093
fax:
Hanac Ravenswood Senior Center
34-35 12 Street #A
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-1550
fax:
  

Emergency Services
Engine 206
11-15 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone:
fax:
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
fax:
 

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
fax:
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune

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phone: (718) 357-7400
fax:
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Astoria Park Pool
19 Street and 23 Drive
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 626-8620
fax:
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River
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phone:
fax:
 

Post Office
Grand Station Post Office
45-08 30 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone:
fax:
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.111 Jacob Blackwell School
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-2073
fax:
P.S.112 Dutch Kills School
25-05 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-5250
fax:
 

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
fax:
Aviation Career & Technical H.S
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
fax:
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204 O. W. Holmes School
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 937-1463
fax:
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 47-40 21 Street, Room 810
Long Island City NY, 11101
phone: (718) 784-3194
fax: (718) 472-0648
Albany Office LOB, Room 836
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4851
fax: (518) 455-3847
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Senate Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Located in northwestern Queens, Long Island City (LIC) is the largest neighborhood in the borough. It was the earliest part of Queens to be recognized by the Dutch and was the scene of many British troop movements. Created in 1870 from the communities of Astoria, Hunters Point, Blissville, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Bowery Bay, Steinway and Sunnyside, locals now use the term LIC only for the area south of Astoria.

In the mid 1800s, Hunters Point, the southern tip of LIC on the East River water front, became linked with the North Fork Line of the LIRR. Ferry service also began between Wall Street and 34th Street. By 1870 when Long Island City was chartered, it had become the center of industry for Queens County. By the end of that century a major building boom had established a number of important factories as well as urban residential areas.

With the opening of the Queensborough Bridge in 1908 and the original Pennsylvania Station on the Queens waterfront in 1910, many factories located here and innumerable industries took advantage of the ample space and low land cost. By 1940 with the completion of The Triborough Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Long Island City sitting next to the Sunnyside Rail Yards had become a world class industrial center though more or less a passing through point for commuters between Manhattan, Eastern Queens, and Long Island.

By the mid 1970s, however, due to the migration of businesses out of New York, LIC had become a small sleepy town with many empty factories and warehouse spaces. A new group began to emerge composed of younger artists and musicians who were being priced out of the tight market in Manhattan and who were drawn to the spacious lofts, unhindered light, and the almost rural quality of the neighborhood. Equally attractive was the existence of the studios of two world renowned artists, the late Isamu Noguchi, whose studio is now a museum, and Mark DiSuvero who established the Socrates Sculpture Park, the city's largest outdoor exhibition space. The Urban and Contemporary Arts Institute, better known as P.S. 1, at one time Public School #1, became central to the Long Island City Arts movement.

The 1980s saw greater industrial expansion in Long Island City and a rebirth of the film industry, which had its early roots here. Most notable was the establishment of Silvercup Studios, which converted an old bread factory into what would become the largest independent, full-service film and television production facility in the northeastern United States. The International Design Center of New York was opened on the site where the Sunshine bakery and Adams Chewing Gum plants stood. La Guardia Community College took over the disused factories of the White Motor Company and the Equitable Bag Company. The 48 story Citicorp building was erected in 1989 and is the tallest building in New York City outside Manhattan.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.