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Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Gather your family and friends and celebrate the holiday season at the Library!

Join us for Christmas tree decorating, Kwanzaa celebrations, Hanukkah crafts, concerts, movies, and more.

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and holiday movies, available to borrow from your community ...

It’s Time for Kind

It’s time for kind at the Library and beyond this holiday season.

At all Queens Library locations, you can join us for many special programs for people of all ages.

You can also donate to our canned food drive in partnership with the Food Bank For NYC from November 19 to 30, share ...

Double Your Impact This Holiday Season!

You have a special opportunity to double the impact of your gift to Queens Library this holiday season!

Thanks to a generous donor who wishes to motivate others in the Queens community to support our Library, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.

Your gift right now goes twice as ...

Holiday Recipes from Jamaica FEASTS!

Jamaica FEASTS is Queens Library’s FREE training program to provide knowledge, tools, and resources to people who want to start and run their own food businesses in Queens.

Several talented students have graduated from Jamaica FEASTS, and we’re very pleased to share their holiday recipes with you!

Our next ...

All of Us Deserve Palaces

Eric Klinenberg, author of the new book Palaces for The People, advocates for libraries as part of social infrastructure that promotes interactions between people from all walks of life.

“I became a scholar because I learned to love libraries,” Klinenberg says. While working on ...

Winter Health & Safety Tips

As the temperatures drop in New York City, it’s important to focus on health and safety when braving the cold this season.

Dr. David Slotwiner, chief of Cardiology, and Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, chairman, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and their fellow physicians from ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Dec
18
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Computer Class for Seniors

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

Learn the basics of using a computer and how to download library ebooks to apps. Preregistration is required in person.


Dec
18
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Craft Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to join us to make a fun craft!

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

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Dec
19
2:30PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Letters to Soldiers

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join staff and volunteers at the North Hills Community Library by participating in a letter writing campaign to soldiers--both those in active duty and those who are retired. This program is for all ages. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.

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

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Dec
21
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Picture Book and Craft Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 years and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Movie Matinee

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us at the North Hills Library for a screening of two feature films.
12/7: "Pearl Harbor" (2001, PG-13)
12/21: "Ocean's 8" (2018, PG-13)


Dec
21
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Family Film Friday

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for three different family film screenings!
12/7: "Disney's Christopher Robin" (2018, PG); 12/14: "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" (2009, PG); 12/21: "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" (2013, PG)


Dec
26
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Crochet and Conversation

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Experienced knitters and crocheters will team up with our English Conversation Class. Ideas, patterns, and vocabulary will be exchanged!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 4 years and their caretakers will enjoy listening to stories, dancing, singing, and playing with various toys. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
3:00PM

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5:15PM

Family Film Friday

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for two different family film screenings!
1/4: "The Karate Kid" (1984, PG)
1/18: "Gnomeo & Juliet" (2011, G)

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Computer Classes for Seniors

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

Learn the basics of using a computer and how to download library ebooks to apps. Preregistration is required in person.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Family Film Friday

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family film screening:
2/1: "The House with a Clock in its Walls" (2018, PG)
2/15: "Max 2: White House Hero" (2017, PG)

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

Additional Dates


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
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
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, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
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