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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, starting Tuesday, November 13.

You can also donate to our canned food drive in partnership with the ...

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 ...

A Season of Thanks at Queens Library

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But this year, it’s not just about turkey and pumpkin pie!

Queens Library is hosting wonderful seasonal events, including Thanksgiving storytime, music, arts and crafts, and more!

So bring your family and friends, and give thanks at your local ...

Give the Gift of Reading, Lifelong Learning & Community

Giving to the Queens Library Foundation supports programs, services, and collections for our diverse communities across Queens.

When you give, you are helping neighbors—children, families, adults, and seniors—access free resources like our STACKS after-school program, English language and job skills classes, and our ...

It's National Novel Writing Month!

Every November, thousands of writers of all experience levels dedicate themselves to writing a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

If you've decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo, as its fans like to affectionately call it—and you need some help, don't worry; ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at our 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 happens ...

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, ...

Queens Library’s Back-to-School Guide!

It’s time for kids to go back to school—and we’ve got the perfect guide to help you prepare for a successful school year!

From tips on healthy eating and sleeping to how to talk to your child about their day, our Back-to-School Guide will help smooth the transition from summer to school.

Our guide is ...

Nov
17
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Walk-In Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come create an awesome craft every Saturday, free of charge! The fun begins at 11am in the Children's Room.

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

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Nov
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Coloring Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Relax and unwind at Poppenhusen Library and make new friends while having fun with family coloring time. We will provide coloring sheets and pencils. Just come in and have fun!

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

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Nov
19
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Drop-In Computer Help

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Is your computer stumping you? Do you want to learn how to do something specific on the computer? We're here to help! Bring us your computer questions and queries and we'll provide basic instruction. This is a drop-in class for beginner to intermediate computer users. Library card is required. First-come, first-served.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Nov
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Weekly Crossword

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

A weekly crossword to challenge you!

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

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Nov
19
3:00PM

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4:30PM

STACKS Homework Help

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Welcome to the STACKS Homework Help! Conquer all your schoolwork challenges; sign up to get homework help every day after school (ages 6-14). Registration Required. Please call (718) 359-1102 for details.

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

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Nov
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

LEGO at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Build your LEGO superstructure with us! You are limited only by your imagination. For school-aged kids due to small pieces.

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

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Nov
19
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STACKS Program

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

The STACKS program will enhance learning experiences through structured and unstructured age (6-14) appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps build emotional, social, and academic skills. Participate in a variety of enrichment activities that are informative, hands-on, and fun! Activities include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and literacy-based activities that complement the school curriculum.

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

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Nov
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Knit and Crochet Circle

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Learn to knit, get help with projects, share patterns and techniques, or have an enjoyable chat as you work on your projects. All handicrafts welcome! We have some supplies, but please bring your own if you have them.

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

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Nov
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue. A mystery will be presented and if you can solve it, you could win a prize!


Nov
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Adults can relax and take their minds off their stressful lives and color at the library.

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

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Nov
20
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Nonfiction Books That Read Like Fiction

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Looking for something new to read? We will present several engaging nonfiction books that you won't be able to put down.

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

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Nov
21
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children 2-4 years old and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle time in this 45-minute program.

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

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Nov
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Scrabble Hour

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Attention word lovers: Have fun while exercising your brain, improving your vocabulary, and making new friends by playing Scrabble at the Library! Beginning, intermediate, and advanced players are welcome. Bring your own set or use one of ours. Please join us on Wednesday mornings.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Graphic Novel Club!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Enjoy graphic novels? Then join us for our graphic novel club! We'll be exploring graphic novels in a variety of ways from enjoying graphic novels you love to read to drawing your favorite comic legends to creating storyboards and panels to watching new and old favorites. We'll be reading amazing titles, laughing over the funny parts of books, pointing out things we liked and didn't like, and having fun with other people who like comics as well.

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

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Nov
23
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

In this 45-minute program, infants to 3 years olds enjoy bouncing rhymes, puppets, and free play with our toys and puzzles. An adult must accompany the child.

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

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Nov
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Friday Morning Cards

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us Friday mornings for card games.

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

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Nov
23
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Do you have a gadget or device that you are having issues with or need help with? Bring your device to the library and get one-on-one help! To make an appointment or if you have any questions please call Poppenhusen Library at 718-353-8894.

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

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Nov
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come race your wheels off, battle your heart out, and dance your socks off with Wii games at the library every Monday! We have sports games, dancing games, racing games, and more! No registration or experience necessary. A parent or guardian must accompany children under age 8.

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

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Nov
26
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Monday Movies at Poppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for exciting movies at the library.


Nov
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

It's Time for Kind Discussion

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

What does being kind mean? How can we be kind to each other? School-age kids, join us to talk about these ideas and how we can put them into practice. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Nov
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Conversational English Group

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us in our meeting room to practice speaking English in an informal setting.

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

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Nov
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Chess is a game of strategy and problem solving, Whether you have never played, are a beginner, or a more advanced player, you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Play a game of chess with friends at Poppenhusen Library.

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

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Dec
3
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Citizenship Preparation Information Session

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an information session on the citizenship application process as well as tips and tools that will help you prepare for your test and interview.


Dec
5
10:30AM

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11:15AM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 5 years with an adult caregiver, join us for this special Toddler Time dedicated to acts of kindness. After listening to books about being kind to others, we will enjoy our usual songs and circle time.


Dec
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Kids' Box Challenge

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Learn about our acts of kindness box and how you can participate in the kindness movement. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

You Can Do It!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

A confidence-building workshop for school-age children. Join us for fun activities that also increase self-esteem, feelings of well-being, educational achievement, acceptance of others, alertness, attention span, focus, and innovative thinking.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learning at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of learning, with videos and talks on different topics and themes each month. This month's theme is intelligence and we'll be showing videos on different aspects of intelligence.


Dec
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Helping Birds Survive the Winter with Coastal Preservation Network

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Be kind to birds! Brrr, its getting colder outside. Learn about the challenges that our local wildlife face during the cold winter months. And learn how to help our birds survive the winter by creating an upcycled bird feeder! All ages are welcome. If you have a clean plastic bottle (like a soda bottle) please bring it to the program. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue. A mystery will be presented and if you solve it, you could win a prize!


Dec
17
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Adult Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an adult craft using old books. Perfect for the holiday season!


Dec
17
6:30PM

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8:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Monday Movies at Poppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for exciting movies at the library. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Jan
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Graphic Novel Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Do you like graphic novels? We'll talk about your favorite characters and learn about some new ones. For school-age kids.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come use your imagination to build Lego structures! For school-age children.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue. A mystery will be presented and if you solve it, you could win a prize.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make It and Take It

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays for a fun craft! Materials are limited; first-come, first-served. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learning at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of learning, with videos and talks on different topics and themes each month.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Poppenhusen Community Library has:

  • 12 public computers
  • 1 public catalog
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Poppenhusen Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Poppenhusen Community Library include:

  • Cookbooks
  • Mind and Body
  • YA Graphic Novels
  • Community History(College Point)


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

Child Care / Preschools
Flushing YMCA Nursery School
13846 Northern Blvd
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6884
Little Angels Day Care
3-17 127 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-0544
Sensational Kids
12406 14th Ave.
Flushing NY , 11356
phone: (718) 445-2580
Corner School
15003 Bayside Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2811
fax:
Tutor Time Learning Ctr.
2556 Ulmer St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 661-4700
Little Kids on the Block Group Daycare, Inc.
18-34 120 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-359-1853
fax:
Daycare Kangaroo
13th Ave. and 127 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 347-438-1141
fax:
Just Like Your Home Day Care Inc.
7-43 130 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-461-2374
fax:
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
45-35 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
College Point Civic & Taxpayers Assoc.
P.O. Box 564294
College Point NY , 11356
phone:
fax:
College Point Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
123-06 18th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-0199
College Point Little League
1328 123rd St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 460-8408
College Point Security Patrol
P.O. Box 4563,
College Point NY , 11356
Everett F. Herrel Post 885 VFW
120-19 14th Road
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 762-8886
fax: (718) 762-8886
Oscar Ammann Post 853 American Legion
120-17 18th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-3029
Poppenhusen Institute
114-04 14th Road
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 358-0067
College Point Arts Center
14-48 College Point Blvd.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-539-3550
fax:
 

Fire Department
Engine 273 Hook & Ladder
40-18 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Local Hospitals
New York Hospital Queens
5645 Main St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-1231 or (800) 282-6684
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
 

Local Newspapers
Whitestone Times

Parks and Playgrounds
College Point Park
College Point Blvd & 14th Ave.
Herman A. MacNeil Park
Poppenhusen Ave, College Place 115 St, East River
Poppenhusen Playground
20th Ave. Between 23rd & 124th St

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5540
  

Post Office
College Point Branch
120-05 15 Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-8691
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Promise Christian Academy (preK-8)
130-30 31 Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4409
fax:
Holy Trinity School (1-8)
14-45 143rd St.
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-1479
St. Agnes' Academic High School
13-20 124th St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-6276
St. Fidelis School (K-8)
124-06 14th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 539-2628
  

Public Elementary Schools
Community School District 25
30-48 Linden Place
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 281-7600
fax: (718) 281-7608
PS 29 (preK-5)
125-10 23rd Avenue
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 886-5111
fax: (718) 461-6812
PS 129 (preK-5)
128-02 7 Ave
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-3150
fax:

Public High Schools
Flushing High School
3501 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Edward Bleeker J.H.S. 185
147-27 25th Dr.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
William H Carr Jr High # 194Q
15460 17th Ave
Flushing NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-0818
 

Senior Centers
College Point Senior Luncheon Club
13-28 123rd St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 961-0344
fax: (718) 561-0349
North Flushing Senior Citizen Club
22-38 College Point Blvd.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-9488
 

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
NYS Assembly
Hon. Daniel Rosenthal
Beckstk@nyassembly.gov
District Office Address 159-06 71st Avenue
Flushing NY, 11365
phone: (718) 969-1508
fax: (718) 969-8326
Albany Office LOB, Room 431
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4404
fax: (518) 455-5408
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
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1035 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

In 1645, the Matinecock tribe sold 17,000 wooded acres of land to the Governor of the New Netherlands, Willem Kieft, who parceled the land out among Dutch and English settlers. A descendant of English nobility named William Lawrence received 900 acres in an area called Tew’s Neck, as it was then called. In this way, he became College Point’s first English settler. Later, a gentleman named Eliphalet Stratton acquired 320 acres of this original parcel, and Lawrence Neck became Strattonport. In 1838, the Reverend William Augustus Muhlenberg, rector of St. George Episcopal Church in Flushing, founded St. Paul’s College on the site of what is now MacNeil Park. This institution lasted less than a decade, but its name became permanently stamped on the entire community of College Point.

In the 1850’s, a German immigrant named Conrad Poppenhusen arrived in College Point and changed it forever. The process known as Vulcanization – the process of treating rubber to give it strength and durability – had recently been discovered, and Poppenhusen saw the economic potential. He was able to use hard rubber to replace whalebone (which was the standard at the time) in everything from ladies corsets to scientific equipment. Poppenhusen built a large factory in the area, employing hundreds of immigrant workers and constructed a model community with schools, water and sewage systems, a branch of the Long Island Railroad, and a cobblestone road to Flushing. The very first free Kindergarten in the United States was established by Conrad Poppenhusen at the Poppenhusen Institute, an edifice he created for the education and enlightenment of his workers. The original core collection of what would become the Library was housed within the Poppenhusen Institute.

In the year 1904, when Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States, the Poppenhusen Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library opened its doors to an enthusiastic community. It was constructed of brick and stone in the Classical Revival style by Heins and LaFarge, and was one of the original Carnegie buildings in the Queens system. Only six of these remain in the borough. While the building itself was financed by railroad magnate Andrew Carnegie, the land was donated by the citizens of the College Point community. The core of the original collection was donated by Conrad Poppenhusen and family, comprised of the books that had originally been housed at the Poppenhusen Institute. In addition to achieving Landmark status, the branch has gone through a complete interior renovation which preserves its stately appearance while enhancing library service with modern technology. The library celebrated its official Centennial in October of 2004. The Poppenhusen branch proudly bears the name of the historic benefactor of College Point.

While College Point had become known during the latter part of the 19th Century as the hard rubber capital of the Northeast, plastics would eventually take over and replace hard rubber as a component in the manufacture of small consumer goods. The rubber company Mr. Poppenhusen had established at College Point moved to New Jersey in the 1930’s, and the last of the College Point rubber factories closed in the 1970’s. College Point is still home to a number of small businesses and factories, and its community remains vital and involved, solidified by long-time residents and merchants, and revitalized by new immigrant families. College Point, with its many changes over time, still maintains a waterside, small-town feel.