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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.

Jun 22 @ 3:30 PM

May
29
4:30PM

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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.

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May
30
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Afterschool Activity

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

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

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May
31
1:00PM

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2:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group.

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

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Jun
2
10:30AM

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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


Jun
2
2:45PM

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4:45PM

Family Film Friday

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for two different family film screenings!
"A Dog's Purpose" (2017, PG) on June 2nd at 2:45pm and "The Wild Life" (2016, PG) on June 16th at 2:45pm.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
11:00AM

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1:00PM

80's Films: "Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club"

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us in watching movies from the wonderful "I Want my MTV" decade of the 1980's.

6/3 Breakfast Club
6/10 Valley Girl
6/17 Pretty in Pink
6/24 Summer School
7/1 St. Elmo's Fire
7/8 Steel Magnolias
7/15 Labyrinth
7/22 Stand by Me
7/29 Uncle Buck

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

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Jun
3
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Grace Garland Outfit

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Singer-songwriter Grace Garland brings a unique fusion of jazz standards, blues and adult contemporary with her own delicious twist of spiciness and her smokey-coated voice.

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

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Jun
5
5:30PM

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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
6
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Ipad Class - Basics (Ebooks/Audiobooks and Email)

Location: North Hills
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

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


Jun
6
3:00PM

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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


Jun
7
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 months to 2 years and their parent/caregiver are invited to join us for simple picture books, nursery rhyme fingerplays, and play time. No registration required!

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

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Jun
10
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Learn how to make Mi Yuk Nang-che (Sea Weed Soup)

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Come and learn how to make Mi Yuk Nang-che (Sea Weed Soup) . Mi Yuk Guk, a summer soup, is served cold or at room temperature and is made with seaweed and cucumber. This dish is full of vitamins and minerals. Korean salad will be made with many well-known Korean vegetables and served with homemade dressing. Come and cool yourself with healthy taste of Korea!


Jun
13
3:00PM

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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


Jun
16
1:00PM

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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.


Jun
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Fun-tastic Family Sing Along

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Come join Carlos & Co. for their Fun-tastic Family Sing Along. You'll sing, dance, watch story videos and even learn a little Spanish. Playing original and well known songs on guitar and percussion, Carlos and Co delivers a delightful musical experience that will also enhance your child's literacy skills.Please register at the Library

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
3:30PM

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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.


Jul
10
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Family Magic Show By Phil Levy

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Mr. Philip Levy will dazzle the family with his Summer Magic show!


Jul
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

What is Depression?

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

This program will discuss what is and is not meant by clinical depression. Come learn about signs and symptoms of depression and ways it might be treated.


Aug
23
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Play Hooray Time for Preschoolers

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

A fun-filled music and interactive play for preschoolers with their caregivers. Please register at the Library

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Anesthesia and You: What to Expect when Having Surgery

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Dr. Sandhya Malhotra, MD and her colleagues of Global Physicians Network Foundation will discuss what to expect from medical procedures and how to prepare for them to optimize your health before and after surgery.


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
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11021
phone: (718) 631-0400
fax: (631) 923-3660
Legislative Office 2457 Rayburn HOB
DC Washington , 20516
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669

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