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Queens Library for Teens

Teen Movie Screening: "John Q"

The story focuses on a man's nine-year-old son in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage in a last-ditch attempt to save his child. ...

Aug 2 @ 3:00 PM

Jul
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

DIY Slime

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Come unwind with us at the Teen Library with a DIY stress relief creating slime.


Jul
24
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Uno Tournament

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Do you think you're the Uno champion? Come to the Teen Library and let's see how skilled you are while having fun.


Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Chill & Chat

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

We would love for you to come chill and chat with us about what you've been doing, reading, and watching.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Youth Justice Court

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Hey teens! Are you interested in finding out more about the civic opportunities for young adults in the borough of Queens? Are you looking to study or start a career in criminal justice? Well, we have the perfect program for you! Join the Far Rockaway Teen Youth Court. Learn the rules of the law and the roles and responsibilities of the various people who work in the judicial system such as law enforcement officers, judges, clerks, attorneys, and much more!


Jul
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Trivia Genius

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy an afternoon at the Teen Center battling to be the champion while having fun!


Jul
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Adulting Hacks!

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Can't wait to be an adult? Come learn tips and life skills to ease the transition from teen to independent adult in these practical skills workshops.
7/18 - Getting an I.D.
7/29 - Understanding credit scores
8/5 - Sewing buttons
8/15 - Driving permit question

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Movie Screening: "John Q"

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

The story focuses on a man's nine-year-old son in desperate need of a life-saving transplant. When he discovers that his medical insurance won't cover the costs of the surgery and alternative government aid is unavailable, John Q. Archibald (Denzel Washington) takes a hospital emergency room hostage in a last-ditch attempt to save his child. (2002, PG-13)


Aug
6
3:45PM

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4:30PM

Trips Around the World (Virtual Reality)

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Come take a trip without your passport using our Oculus Rift Virtual Reality to visit famous monuments across the globe.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Got Game?

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Whether you're deciding to do something fun or relaxing, come play a new or an old favorite game with us at the Teen Center.


Aug
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Packet Homework Help

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Need help with your math or reading summer packets? Youth counselors and Teen Net mentors are here to help you out.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
3:30PM

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4:45PM

Phase 10 Tournament

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Can you finish all ten phases before everyone in the game? We'd love to see you try. Never heard of Phase 10? That's okay; we'll teach you how to play. It's simple and fun!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Typing Skills 101

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

There is more to typing than on your phone keyboard. Come in to improve your typing skills.


Aug
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Write About It!

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Are you passionate about writing? Join us as we put our creative minds to use!


Aug
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Are You Up For A Challenge?

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Are you looking for something fun to do involving science, technology, engineering, or math? Come check out our DIY activities & contests.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Resume Help

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Come and take your resume to the next level with your recent work experience.


Aug
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Create with 3D Pens

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

We have 3D pens. Come be creative and take your project home with you.


Sep
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Queens Library for Teens
Registration: Not required

Bring your old sandals to spice it up with some DIY jewelry. We'll be making bracelets and other cool things.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

Queens Library for Teens has:

  • 48 public computers for Teens
  • 20 laptops
  • Google Nexus tablets
  • 1 Recording studio
  • 3 Recording studio editing stations
  • 3 gaming systems and Gaming Lounge
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections and Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections are available at the Far Rockaway Community library.


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
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
Valerie Bacchus
316 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-6281
Bowen’s Unique Headstart L.L.C.
449 Beach 21 Street, 1st Floor
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (866) 263-6734
Delreta Brown
15-19 Dunbar St., Ground Floor
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-3709
Blanche Community Progress Day Care Ctr. 2
44-02 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7881
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 14
1931 Mott Avenue,
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7300
  

Community Organizations & Services
101st Precinct Community Council
16-12 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-3441
Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation
1920 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-5300
fax: (718) 327-4990
Safe Space NYC (Children and Family Services)
157-02 Crossbay Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11416
phone: (718) 641-3528

Local Hospitals
St. John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore
327 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 869-7000
  

Local Newspapers
The Wave
88-08 Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Rockaway Beach NY , 11691
phone: (718) 634-4000
fax: (718) 945-0913
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Redfern Playground
Beach 12th Street & Redfern Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
Westbourne Playground / PS 104 Playground
Mott Avenue & Bay 25th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
Grassmere Playground
Grassmere Terrace & Brookhaven Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
Beach 44th Street Playground
between Beach 43rd-44th S
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
  

Police Department
101st Precinct
16-12 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-3400
  

Post Office
Far Rockaway Post Office
1836 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Bnos Bais Yaakov (PreK-8)
710 Hartman Lane
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 337-6000
Christian Training & Recreation (PreK-K)
14-25 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11671
phone: (718) 327-1284
Church of God Christian Academy (K-12)
1332-1336 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-9590
Rockaway Childcare Center (PreK-K)
14-66 Beach Channel Drive
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-1384
St. Mary Star of Sea School (PreK-8)
595 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-2242
Talmud Torah Siach Yitzchok (PreK-8)
1513 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-6247
Torah Academy For Girls (K-12)
444 Beach 6th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-8444
Torah Academy High School For Girls (9-12)
636 Lanett Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-1300
Yeshiva Darchei Torah (PreK-12)
257 Beach 17th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 868-2300
Yeshiva School of Far Rockaway (9-12)
802 Hicksville Road
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-7600
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.43 (K-8)
160 Beach 29th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-5860
P.S. 104 The Bays Water (PreK-6)
26-01 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-1910
P.S. 105 The Bay School (PreK-8)
420 Beach 51st Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 474-8615
P.S. 106 (K-5)|
180 Beach 35th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-5828
P.S.197 The Ocean School (K-5)
8-25 Hicksville Road
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-1083
P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott (K-5)
535 Briar Place
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-7928
P.S. 253 (PreK-5)
1307 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-0895
  

Public High Schools
Frederick Douglass Academy VI High School (9-12)
8-21 Beach 25th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-2154
Channel View School for Research (Q262)
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Rockaway Park NY , 11694
phone: (718) 634-1970
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S.53 Brian Piccolo (6-8)
10-45 Nameoke Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-6900
P.S. / M.S. 43 (K-8)
160 Beach 29th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-5860
 

Senior Centers
JCC of the Rockaway Peninsula
1525 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 327-7755
JASA Queens Care Management
131 Beach 19th Street
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-6677
 

Elected Officials
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queens Library for Teens is a special library dedicated to enriching the lives of teens. It is open Monday through Friday, 2:30p.m. to 6p.m. for young people ages 12 to 19. There is plenty of relaxed, comfortable seating and library materials of high interest to young adults. There are more than 70 magazine subscriptions, an anime book collection and test-prep materials. Rules about noise and snacking are more relaxed than in the “regular” library.

The library houses 48 computers, 10 printers, Wii, X-Box, Kinnect, Play station 3 and Nintendo 3ds.The professional recording studio and music editing stations allow youth to record music and receive training and perform music live. Workshops include learning protools, reasons, audio engineering skills, video production, mixing, song writing, and singing/rapping and playing the piano.

The Homework Club meets every day from 2:30-3:30 pm. Students work in small groups with staff assistance. ELA, Regents and SAT/ACT prep workshops are offered. Science, math and literature programs are a consistent part of the monthly schedule. The technology programs are offered two times per week. They include: introduction to computers, multimedia presentations and publication, web design & graphic arts, college and career survival and much more.

Job Readiness is an integral part of the Teen Library program. Programs assist youth preparing for employment. Job readiness training, workshops, programs and events include; Microsoft Office, computer boot camps, resumes and cover letters, employment and career fairs. Individual sessions are also available by appointment.

Pre-GED classes meet Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-2:00pm. The Pre-GED courses help prepare students who want to improve their skills for a better chance of success in the GED Preparation program .The program helps facilitate a smooth transition from basic skills instruction to the application of knowledge required for success on the official GED test. The Pre-GED program provides language arts, writing and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

At Queens Library for Teens, teens actively participate in developing the calendar of events. Several ongoing and traditional programs include: College Club, youth advisory, chess club, social media club, and health and nutrition workshops, anti gang awareness, substance awareness, healthy relationships, fashion, model railroading, sports club and much more. Annual events include: fashion shows, talent shows, culture programs, college fairs, employment and career day events.

Youth Counselors and Teen Net Mentors staff the Library for Teens, a model that has been integral to the library's success. Queens Library trains its entire public service staff to recognize that "everybody serves youth".

Queens Library for Teens opened in December 2007 in a 3,000-square-foot space, just 1- 1/2 blocks from Queens Library at Far Rockaway, in the heart of the community.

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Websites

Rockaway..."place of waters bright.” The Wave.
http://www.rockawave.com/common/his tory/history.html

Far Rockaway, Queens. Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Rocka way,_Queens

Rosenberg, Miriam. Dual Ceremony for Rockaway Nobel Laureate May 11. (2005).
The Wave
. http://www.rockawave.com/news /2005/0429/Community/155.html

Amon, Rhoda. The Rockaways: A Paradise for Everyman. Newsday
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Far, Far & (Rock)Away. Forgotten NY.
http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET %20SCENES/borderlinefarrock/farrock.html

Hazelton, Henry Isham. The Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens Counties of Nassau and Suffolk, Long Island, New York1609-1924: The Rockaways.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nynassa2/rockaw ays.htm