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Read to a Dog

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

Mar 30 @ 4:00 PM, Apr 6 @ 4:00 PM, Apr 20 @ 4:00 PM, Apr 27 @ 4:00 PM

Read to a Dog

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

May 4 @ 3:30 PM, May 11 @ 3:30 PM, May 18 @ 3:30 PM, May 25 @ 3:30 PM, Jun 15 @ 3:30 PM

Chinese Traditional Music and Chinese Opera Dance

Bring the entire family as we celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Enjoy Chinese traditional music on the Guzheng (21-string zither) and Chinese Opera dance excerpts from some of the most famous productions including "Farewell My Concubine", "Peony Pavilion", and "Monkey King". Children will get a chance to demonstrate their dancing skills ...

May 6 @ 2:00 PM

Mar
30
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

WANY Group at North Hills CL

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

We Are New York English conversation group.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Afterschool Game Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Have fun playing board games, card games, or coloring with your friends!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
30
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Homework Help

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

School-age children can work on their homework and get help if needed.

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

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Mar
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Read to a Dog

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 18 months -3 years, and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Homework Help

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

School-age children can work on their homework and get help if needed.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Afterschool Game Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Have fun playing board games, card games, or coloring with your friends!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Kids Chess Club

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Book Discussion

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "After You" by Jojo Moyes. Copies available at the circulation desk.


Apr
7
2:45PM

--to--

4:45PM

Family Film Friday: "The BFG"

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of the film "The BFG" (2016, PG).


Apr
21
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center Local brings a concert originally performed in Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Kentucky to your local library. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center delivers a monumental performance of Copland's "Appalachian Spring," at one of the country's most beautiful historic sites.


Apr
21
2:45PM

--to--

4:45PM

Family Film Friday: "Sing"

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of the animated movie "Sing" (2016, PG), with voices by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, and Nick Kroll.


May
1
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Saving Sophie" by Ronald H Balson. Copies available at the circulation desk.


May
2
10:15AM

--to--

11:15AM

Ipad Class - Basics (Ebooks/Audiobooks and Email)

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

Come and learn the basics of using your iPad, such as downloading ebooks/audiobooks and checking your e-mail.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Craft Time For Children

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 join us for craft time. Every 2 weeks, there will be a different craft.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Read to a Dog

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable, and safe environment. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Floral Artist Anna Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging.


May
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 18 months -3 years, and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
2:45PM

--to--

4:30PM

Family Film Friday

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for two different family film screenings!
"Nine Lives" (2016, PG) on May 7th at 2:45pm and "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life" (2016, PG) on May 19th at 2:45pm.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Chinese Traditional Music and Chinese Opera Dance

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Bring the entire family as we celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Enjoy Chinese traditional music on the Guzheng (21-string zither) and Chinese Opera dance excerpts from some of the most famous productions including "Farewell My Concubine", "Peony Pavilion", and "Monkey King". Children will get a chance to demonstrate their dancing skills with the Ribbon Dance and mini Lion Dance.


May
9
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Craft Time For Toddlers

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 join us for craft time. Every 2 weeks, there will be a different craft.

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

Additional Dates


May
19
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: North Hills

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Go behind the scenes to experience the intensive training of ballet’s brightest future stars as they prepare for their vital end-of-year performances.


Jun
5
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Book Discussion

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley. Copies available at the circulation desk.


Jun
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Rick Barry

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center Local Screenings brings a performance filmed in April 2016 to your local library. In Rick Barry’s award-winning songs there are no secrets. Uncensored and unapologetic, Barry undercuts the rawness of his lyrics with a poetic musicality that adds infinite layers of emotional complexity to his songs.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The North Hills Community Library has:

  • 4 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 North Hills Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the North Hills Community Library include:

  • CDs and DVDs in Chinese and Korean languages

 


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Samuel Field YM + YMHA
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Queens NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-6750
Marathon Childhood Center
245-37 60th Avenue
Little Neck NY , 11362
Nursery School of Community Church - Little Neck
46-16 Little Neck Parkaway
Little Neck NY , 11362
TASC @ MS67/Queens Child Guidance Center
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8179
fax: (718) 423-8281
Community Church of Little Neck UPK (Nursery School)
46-16 Little Neck Pkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)229-9389
ABC Early Learning Center
5425 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-8044

Community Board
Community Board #11
46-21 Little Neck Parkaway
NY , 11362
fax: (718) 225-4515
  

Community Organizations & Services
Alley Pond Environment Center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston NY , 11363
phone: (718)224-9450
Douglaston Little Neck Historical Society
328 Manor Road
Douglaston NY , 11363
Knights of Pythias
North Shore Lodge #824
Douglaston NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-4166
Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps, Inc.
42-18 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11363
phone: (718) 229-0400
Little Neck/Douglaston Lions Club
P.O. Box 630330
Little Neck NY , 11363-0330
phone: (718) 229-0173
Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)225-6750

Fire Department
Engine 326, Ladder 160
64-04 Springfield Blvd.
Bayside NY , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue,
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) or (516) 470-7000
  

Local Newspapers
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Douglaston Park
244 St, 242 St, 61 Ave., Commonwealth Blvd., 72 Av
JHS 67 Playground (Louis Pasteur)
52 Ave. bet 248 St. and Marathon Parkway
Queens NY , 11362
PS 187 Playground (251st)
W/S 251 St. bet 61 & 63 Avenues
Little Neck NY , 11362

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215 Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Horace Harding Post Office
5601 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 321-5975
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Anastasia (PK-8)
45-11 245th Street
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 631-3153
Yeshivat Ohr Haim (K-6)
5427 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 658-7066
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 221 North Hills School (PK - 5)
57-40 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8825
PS 94 David Porter School (K-5)
41-77 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)423-8491
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
MS 67 Louis Pasteur Middle School (6-9)
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)423-8138
  

Senior Centers
Community Education Resource Center
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The area known as North Hills, situated in Little Neck, New York, is roughly rectangular in shape. It is bounded westerly by the Long Island Expressway, southerly by the Douglaston Parkway, northerly by Nassau County and easterly, by the Grand Central Parkway service road. A part of North Hills also extends into Nassau County.

The early settlers of what is now the North Hills section of Little Neck were Matinecock Native Americans, who later sold the land to Thomas Foster in 1676. In the early 18th century, residents began calling the area Little Neck, as a “little neck” of land from the Douglaston Manor estate extended in the Little Neck Bay. During the American Revolution, the area became a stronghold for Loyalists.

Farming was the main economic activity. Goods were taken to market in Brooklyn by wagon. Improvements in transportation came in 1886, with the extension of the Long Island Railroad from Flushing. The area boasted a trolley service from 1910 to 1920.

By 1900, there were 200 telephones in town. Gossip was the order of the day; residents were able to eavesdrop on their neighbors’ calls, given the party line technology of the time.

In 1929, Little Neck became incorporated in order to enact its own zoning laws. Many estates were converted into housing developments and gated communities in the 1970s. Between 1970 and 1990, the area underwent a 25% population increase, from only 295 to 3453 residents respectively. The Westmoreland Civic Association has been very active in curtailing urban sprawl.

Library service to the North Hills area began when a traveling station was opened in a real estate office in Douglaston in 1914 and in Little Neck, in 1915, at Public School 42.

The two libraries were combined and relocated to Douglaston in 1935.

The residents of the North Hills area, however, longed for their own library. Their dreams were realized on February 3, 1964. The branch was renovated and reopened on June 22, 1987. The redesigned building is unique among the branches, as it features a 6000 square foot circular, domed edifice capped in the center by a crown celebrating the mythological Celtic warrior, Queen Medb. For their unique use of space and color, the architects won The Percent for the Arts and the Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Building awards.

References

The Encyclopedia of New York City edited by Kenneth Jackson

The Encyclopedia of New York State, edited by Peter Eisenstadt

The Chronicle of Little Neck and Douglaston, by Lester Riley, 1936