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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend for the Glen Oaks Spring Festival, a Haitian Flag Day Concert with Bohio Music, our special events in honor of Armed Forces Day, writing workshops, our Open Mic for Poets with Jody-Ann Buckle, a Trap-Neuter-Return workshop, art classes, music, movies, and much more. We hope to see you ...

Tweet to Your Council Member in Support of Libraries!

Stand with your library on Twitter!

Our city officials are now deciding the amount of funding that New York City’s libraries will receive in the upcoming fiscal year.

Click the links below to find the Twitter handles of your city leaders and the New York City Council Member that represents your community library ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

Jewish American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Jewish American culture with us this May at our festival at Forest Hills Library!

Our special events will include music, singing, and old-time comedy acts straight out of vaudeville, with the most talented performers around town—featuring special guest star Mitzi Manna, international star of the ...

Now is a Great Time to Support the Queens Library!

Spring is an exciting time of growth and renewal—and a great time to give to the Queens Library Foundation!

The thousands of programs we offer are made possible by the generous support of donors like you.

Your gift today means we can continue to meet the needs of our diverse community.

With your gift, we ...

Mental Health Awareness Month at Queens Library

Mental health challenges impact people across all demographics of society. This May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re bringing you programming to both help you take care of your own mental health and teach you how to help someone else in crisis.

From programs on stress and self-care to information about the ...

Comment on Our FY2019 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2019, and we'd like you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through Sunday, May 20.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2019 and fill out our online feedback ...

May
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Citizenship Preparation and Immigration Assistance

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The Office of New Americans through the Queens Library offers information and resources to help immigrants with their citizenship application and immigration issues such as, Full legal immigration consultations and screening for immigration benefits, Assistance in filing applications (Naturalization, Adjustment of Status, Green Card Renewals, etc.). Please feel free to walk in to our Long Island City Branch or call to set up an appointment at 718-752-3723.

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

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May
21
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Virtual Reality Experience with Oculus Rift

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Step into the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Join us for an VR experience like no other. You can try a fun game like Robo Recall or experience an horror game like Face Your Fears. Must be 18+ and/or 13 with parental consent.

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

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May
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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


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May
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Chess Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

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May
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

The Daily Puzzle

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you love puzzles? Long Island City provides puzzles for adults. Stop in anytime!

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

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May
22
2:30PM

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5:30PM

LinkedIn

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Refresh and revive your online professional persona! In today’s world of social media, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your online profile and resume are fresh, current, and discoverable by your colleagues. Come to this LinkedIn workshop and learn how to create a professional profile that puts your best foot forward and shows off your abilities and accomplishments. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Zentangle 101

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Zentangle is a small work of original art made by creating and repeating different patterns. During the program, participants will learn how to focus and concentrate and how to expect the unexpected. Zentangle has applications in stress reduction, and is thought of as a therapeutic activity.


May
23
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Help, Tips & Tricks

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need help on the computer? Are you Computer Savvy? Stop into Long Island City and receive some basic computer tips.

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

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May
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Interactive stories with simple crafts hand rhymes and finger plays will also be done, along with bubbles and toys.
Ages 1-5

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

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May
24
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Resumes

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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.


May
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Scratch Coding for Children

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Kids will learn the basics of block coding using Hour of Code and Code.org. Then they will explore Scratch on their own and be given different challenges that they can complete if they need some direction.

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

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May
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Movie Night with Kanopy

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Watch classics, international films, indie films, and documentaries featured on Kanopy.


May
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Art Explosion

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Want to get messy? Kids and caregivers can come for a simple project to get your imaginations going. Explore as we play with paints, glue, and everything squishy and fun. Aprons will be provided.


May
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about Microsoft Office. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save documents; format and edit; copy, cut, and paste; and use the basic functions and commands of Office. Basic computer skills required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.
Word: December 6 & 13
Powerpoint: December 20 & 27
Publisher: January 3 & 10
Excel: January 17 & 24

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

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May
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Crafts

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us as we create STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) based crafts.


May
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Scratch Coding For Adults

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Adults, learn to create your own computer games using Scratch.

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

Additional Dates


May
26
10:30AM

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12:30PM

ESOL Job Search Training

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. The classes are also integrated with a technology component that prepares students for the 21st century workforce.

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

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May
28
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Movie of the Month

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

August 28: "The Lego Batman Movie"
September 25: "The Boss Baby Movie"
October 30: "Power Rangers Movie"
November 27: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
December 18: "Believe"

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

Additional Dates


May
29
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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.


Jun
5
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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.


Jun
7
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Jun
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Playtime

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages can come for a story and make a different themed craft each time.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler STEAM Explore

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Get an early start with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Toddlers and caregivers will learn early concepts of STEAM through play. With a new activity and focus each session, together we will build, explore, and create.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
5:15PM

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7:15PM

Adult Movie Night

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Please join us as we watch an R rated movie.
4/9 - Get Out


Jun
14
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Digging for Job Leads

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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.


Jun
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rock! with Alexair Dreams

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Libraries Rock!
All of the cool kids know that libraries rock! There are so many wonderful activities and books to read. Every day holds a new adventure at the library. Join Alexair Dreams Storytelling as we sing, dance, and tell stories about our awesome library! For ages 6 to 10.


Jun
19
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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.


Jun
21
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Interview Preparation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

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 an interview. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Sep
17
6:30PM

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8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends, and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.


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 1882
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 47-40 21st 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 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.