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Poppenhusen

Knit and Crochet Circle

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.

May 7 @ 6:00 PM, May 14 @ 6:00 PM, May 21 @ 6:00 PM, Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM, Jun 11 @ 6:00 PM

STEAM Program with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Girls will engage in hands-on activities designed to spark their interest in STEAM concepts and careers, through the arts.

Jul 24 @ 3:00 PM

Apr
23
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Knitting and Crochet Circle

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join our drop-in knitting circle with project help and ideas and more!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Earth Day Celebration

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon celebrating Earth Day!


Apr
25
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children aged 2 to 5 years and their caregivers will hear stories and rhymes, meet our puppets and enjoy circle time in this 45-minute program.

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

Additional Dates


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Apr
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Chess is for Everyone

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Interested in learning chess? Already a chess expert? Come play at the library! Our chess program welcomes all who are interested in the strategic game.


Apr
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Make a Grass Hair Planter!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Make a unique grass hair planter! Materials are limited; first-come, first served. For school-aged children.


Apr
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Conversational English

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join our weekly group to practice speaking English in an informal setting. For adults 17 years and older.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

In this 45-minute program, infants and children up to age 2 and their caregivers will enjoy rhymes, puppets and toys.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Learn basic computer skills such as how to use the mouse, keyboard, toolbar and how to operate "Windows". A library card and preregistration are required.


Apr
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us every Friday as we play Wii games! A parent or guardian must accompany children under age 8.


Apr
28
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Walk-In Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us every Saturday between 11am and 1pm for a craft. For all ages.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Movie Mondays

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a great movie on the last Monday of the month!


May
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come relax at the Poppenhusen Library with adult coloring.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess is for Everyone!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Interested in learning chess? Already a chess expert? Come play at the library! Our chess program welcomes all who are interested in the strategic game.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Paint a yo-yo!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

We'll supply the yo-yos, you supply the imagination. Show us your yo-yo tricks if you dare. For school-aged children. Supplies are limited.


May
4
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Basic Microsoft Excel. (Prereg.)

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn the essentials of Excel such as: creating and editing spreadsheets and practical uses in business and at home. Library card and preregistration are required.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us every Friday as we play Wii games! 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.

Additional Dates


May
7
6:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


May
8
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids Movie Time!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a great movie at the library. For all ages; children under 6 years 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


May
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Letters for the Troops

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Show your appreciation for the military by joining us to write letters to soldiers overseas.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make a Crazy Hat!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children and teens can create a hat using our materials. Those under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.


May
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


May
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Trivia Time!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of trivia! Show off your knowledge and you may win a prize!

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

Additional Dates


May
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us each month for a fun and engaging discussion about selected books from different genres.


May
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Photo Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Bring copies of your favorite photos to make a keepsake box.


May
17
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Help! It's a hurricane!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Find out what kind of damage hurricanes can cause, why it takes so long to recover, and what people can do to help in this informational/craft program. For ages 7 and up.

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

Additional Dates


May
21
5:00PM

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7:30PM

Monday Movies at Poppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for exciting movies at the library.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Comedy Magic Show

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their families will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement.


May
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Create your own zipper pouch

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Decorate our white canvas pouches to clip onto a belt or bookbag! For school-aged kids and teens. Supplies are limited.


May
31
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Weave a pot holder!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Take turns using our looms to weave a colorful pot holder. For school-aged children and teens; those under 9 years will need adult help. Supplies are limited.


Jun
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Introduction to Basic Computers

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a class on basic computer skills.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Celebrate the Poppenhusen Institute's 150th Anniversary

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Poppenhusen Library to celebrate the historic anniversary of the Poppenhusen Institute and learn about the history of College Point. Watch a video about College Point's benefactor, Conrad Poppenhusen, and browse a local history display.


Jun
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Game Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of games - board games, puzzles, checkers, and more! All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Love Songs from Around the World

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Argentinian guitarist and singer Irene Failenbogen performs well-known love songs from around the world, including "Love Me Tender," "Besame Mucho," and "The Shadow of Your Smile."


Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

From caterpillar to butterfly

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Learn about how caterpillars become butterflies, and watch the progress of ours. For all ages.


Jun
7
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Queens Memory Project at the Poppenhusen Library

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

Join the Queens Memory story circle to share your recollections of living and working in College Point with fellow residents. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections. The Queens Memory team will be on hand with their pop-up scanning station to help participants to digitize and preserve historic photos and memorabilia.


Jun
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Conversational English

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.

Additional Dates


Jun
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Let's do some colorful science experiments!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Let's see what happens when paper towels, food coloring, and Skittles collide! For school-aged kids; those under 9 years old should bring an adult.


Jun
13
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Make an elephant finger puppet

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children will hear an elephant story and make an elephant finger puppet. For preschoolers and their caregivers.


Jun
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Building Structures

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Create and build anything you like with LEGO® bricks and other materials. For teens.


Jun
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. Contact the branch to see what title we'll be reading.


Jul
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

STEAM Program with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Girls will engage in hands-on activities designed to spark their interest in STEAM concepts and careers, through the arts.


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.