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Poppenhusen

Mother Goose Time

Babies and toddlers up to 2 years of age and their caregivers are invited for 45 minutes of bouncing rhymes, short books, songs and circle time.

Sep 16 @ 10:30 AM, Sep 23 @ 10:30 AM, Sep 30 @ 10:30 AM, Oct 7 @ 10:30 AM, Oct 14 @ 10:30 AM

Let's Look at Birds' Nests

Preschoolers and their caregivers will hear some stories about nests, learn about the different kinds and make a floating bird.

Sep 27 @ 1:00 PM

Aug
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Read-to-me Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers will hear two stories and do a simple activity. Adult caregivers must attend.


Aug
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Reading Adventures

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages will read to each other or have someone read to them. Time reading will count towards summer reading log total and reading down your fines, if any. An adult must accompany children under the age of 9 yrs.


Aug
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

End of Summer Reading Party-School Age

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children age 6 and up listen to classic stories about famous races, including the story of Atalanta and the fable about the tortoise and the hare. They will learn about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac and many other creatures, then make up their own story about a race and decide which animal wins it.


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Aug
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Friday Game Day

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Kids of all ages can enjoy our board games, puzzles, chess and checkers and age-appropriate games for preschoolers. An adult must accompany all children.


Aug
27
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Saturday Crafts

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a craft every Saturday between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Aug
29
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Movie: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Take a break from the summer heat and join us in the Meeting Room as we watch Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day.
Please note that this film is rated PG.


Aug
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Make a Tie Dye T-shirt

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to come make their own unique tie dye shirts!


Sep
1
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Origami Program

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come join us for the art of paper folding. You will learn the basic steps of folding paper into birds, flowers and other shapes. For all ages, children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


Sep
2
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Basic Computer

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Learn basic computer skills such as how to use the mouse, keyboard, toolbar and how to operate windows. 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


Sep
7
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers aged 2 years and up and their caregivers will enjoy 45 minutes of stories, songs and rhymes followed by circle time.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Movie: The Good Dinosaur

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us as we watch the "Good Dinosaur" (PG)!
In this enchanting computer-animated fantasy, set in a world where the dinosaurs never went extinct, an amiable young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a storm and is swept away by a vicious river current, stranding him in a frightening new place far from his home. He soon embarks on a journey to reunite with his family, and befriends a prehistoric human child known as Spot along the way.


Sep
10
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Saturday Crafts

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a craft every Saturday between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Children 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


Sep
12
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Monday Movies

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

We will be showing the hottest new releases: 1. Monday, September 12, at 2:30 p. m -- By the Sea, starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt; 2. Monday, October 31, at 5:00 p. m. -- Money Monster, starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

YA Graphic Novel Club: "American Born Chinese" Written and Illustrated by Gene Luen Yang

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Join us for a discussion of “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang. This 2007 Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Album: New contains three stories about acceptance. One story is about the Monkey King who is trying to claim his place among the gods. Another focuses on a boy named Jin who is trying to fit in while being bullied by his classmates and dealing with his crush on a classmate. The third story is about Danny, a popular boy who is embarrassed by his naive Chinese cousin Chin-Kee.


Sep
16
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Babies and toddlers up to 2 years of age and their caregivers are invited for 45 minutes of bouncing rhymes, short books, songs and circle time.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come hear selections of some of this wonderful author's books, and do a related activity. For grades 1-6; children under grade 4 must be accompanied by an adult.


Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Read Outdoors

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Grab a blanket and a book, and come join us as we enjoy the warm weather by reading on the lawn!*
This event is for all ages. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

*Weather Permitting


Sep
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Find the Hidden Artist in You

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Artist Doug LeBlang shares tips and techniques in this painting workshop for adults of all ages. No art experience is necessary. Preregistration is required. Space is limited and materials are available for up to 15 people.


Sep
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Club: "A Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a book discussion of "A Marriage of Opposites" by Alice Hoffman. From the New York Times bestselling author of "The Dovekeepers" and "The Museum of Extraordinary Things": a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro; the Father of Impressionism.


Sep
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Let's Look at Birds' Nests

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers and their caregivers will hear some stories about nests, learn about the different kinds and make a floating bird.


Oct
3
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Halloween Family Movie Series - "Paranorman" (PG)

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the first film in our Halloween movie series, "Paranorman"! It is sure to be a spooktacular time!
When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse.


Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make a Nature Placemat

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Bring leaves, twigs and other objects you find outside to make a placemat. For all ages. Children under 9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


Oct
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Zumba for Adults

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Certified zumba instructor Susy Bustamante leads a fitness class for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Basic Computers

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

Learn basic computer skills such as how to use the mouse, keyboard, toolbar and how to operate windows. 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


Oct
11
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Paint Your Own Mini Pumpkin

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

Join us as we get into the Halloween spirit by painting our own pumpkins! Come up with a design of your very own and bring it home to decorate your house. This is an all-ages event but pre-registration is required.


Oct
13
5:00PM

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6:00PM

YA Graphic Novel Club: "Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy" by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis

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

Join us for a discussion of “Lumberjanes: Beware of the Kitten Holy” written by Noelle Stevenson & Grace Ellis, illustrated by Brooke Allen. Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are campers at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniququl Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. These campers constantly encounter all types of strange happenings including three-eyed foxes, river monsters, talking statues, and more, over the objections of their disbelieving camp counselor Jen.


Oct
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Blackout Poetry

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Looking for a way to express yourself, but feel overwhelmed by the idea of working from a blank page? Join us for Blackout Poetry! Teens will use a black marker to turn established pages of text into their own verse.

Ages 12-19 welcome


Oct
17
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Halloween Family Movie Series - "Hocus Pocus" (PG)

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the first film in our Halloween movie series, "Hocus Pocus"! It is sure to be a spooktacular time!
Halloween night will never be the same after three 17th century witches are accidentally conjured up in present-day Salem where they brew a hilarious cauldron of mischief and mayhem. Bette Midler stars with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy bringing her outrageous antics to this fun-filled tale of witchcraft.


Oct
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mesh Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Bring your imagination to make a fun craft using mesh. For all ages, children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult.


Oct
20
5:00PM

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6:00PM

The Trivia Challenge

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Think you know it all when it comes to pop culture? Here’s the chance to test your knowledge of current events, popular culture, literature, sports, and more in the trivia challenge!


Oct
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Halloween Family Movie Series - "Goosebumps" (PG)

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the final film in our Halloween movie series, "Goosebumps"! It is sure to be a spooktacular time!
A teenager named Zach reluctantly moves from New York City to the quiet town of Madison, DE, where he quickly realizes that his reclusive new neighbor is in fact the horror author of the Goosebumps series. He soon discovers the dangerous secret inside their home -- the creatures from Stine's famous stories are real, and are kept locked away inside their original manuscripts.


Oct
27
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Origami Program

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come join us for the art of paper folding. You will learn the basic steps of folding paper into birds, flowers and other shapes. For all ages, children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


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. Michael A. Simanowitz
simanowitzm@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office Address 159-06 71st Avenue
Flushing NY, 11365
phone: (718) 969-1508
fax: (718) 969-8326
Albany Office LOB, Room 742
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 1436 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.