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Queensboro Hill

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Join us for Queensboro Hill's newest club - learn to knit or crochet. Please bring your own materials - and ask a friend to join you!

Dec 19 @ 3:00 PM, Dec 26 @ 3:00 PM

Dec
15
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Need help with homework? We've got helpers ready to get you through it! Bring your assignments to the children's room, and sign up at the Homework Help table.


Dec
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Let's make it snow in the Queensboro Hill Children's Room! Make a snowflake for the room, and make one to take home; we'll show you how! Color a snowflake or cut one out of paper; the only limit is your imagination! We'll need parents to help out, since we'll be using scissors. Ages 5-12 welcome. Material may be limited; this is a first-come, first-served program.


Dec
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Bring your assignments to the children's room and sign up at the Homework Help table; one of our helpers will get you through it!


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Dec
20
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Storytime 0-18 mos

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Reading time is cuddle time! Bring your babies to a lapsit storytime for stories and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time storytime ages 18 mos-3 yrs

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddlers to Toddler Time! Sing a song or two, hear a story, learn a fingerplay, and take home a coloring sheet.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun picture book storytime! We read some books, sometimes we play some games, sometimes we color and talk about our day. Can you keep up with us in Simon Says? Or be the last one standing in Musical Chairs? Come join the fun! Ages 3-8 welcome!


Dec
22
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Yoga Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Breathe in, breathe out. Cuddle your little ones and join us for a yoga storytime; we'll read soothing, cuddle-worthy books and practice deep belly breathing to give you and your snugglers a clear head and a positive outlook for the day.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Holiday Slime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get slimed for the holidays! We're going to make some Santa slime with glitter - but this one, you can't eat! Join the fun, make some slime, and get ready for the holidays. First-come, first-served; materials may be limited. Ages 5-12 welcome!


Dec
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Duct Tape Designs!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We had so much fun during the last Duct Tape Designs, we're doing it again! We've stepping up the skill level (but we'll still have the easy stuff for beginners) this time, so bring your crafty expertise and your ideas. We provide the supplies, you take home your craft. Ages 5-12, please. Materials may be limited; first come, first served.


Dec
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Lessons ages 7-11

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

New to chess, or need to brush up on your game? We have a chess instructor ready to help you. Call Queensboro Hill Library (718-359-8332) and speak to the librarians to register; 16 spaces are available.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Family Movie: "Kubo and the Two Strings"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a viewing of 2016's award-winning animated film, "Kubo and the Two Strings". A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Families welcome; space may be limited, so seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dec
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Book-to-Movie Book Club: "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Our next book-to-movie club is based on the book by Roald Dahl, "Fantastic Mr. Fox". When a fox goes back to raiding farms and... well, being a fox, he puts himself and his whole community at risk for the farmers' anger. There will be copies of the book available to take home and read! Families welcome.


Dec
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Bookend Beautification!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Okay, we have a LOT of bookends here at the library, but they're kind of dull. We need to spruce them up! Come in for a bookend beautification workshop - we supply the paint, markers, and bookends; you supply the imagination. Want to paint Pete the Cat on one? How about giving some love to Percy Jackson with a nice lightning bolt across another? Let your favorite book inspire you, or just let your imagination run wild! Ages 5-12 welcome. WEAR CLOTHES YOU DON'T MIND GETTING MESSY.


Jan
4
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's an after-school storytime! Stories, activities, and crafts are all part of the fun. Ages 3-7 welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Science Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Little bit storytime, little bit mad science, Science Storytime is great to introduce a little bit of science and math to little ones! We'll read a story or two, and do something fun and hands-on for everyone. Ages 2-4 welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Get Crafty: Duct Tape Designs

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Duct Tape Designs is back! Join us for some duct tape crafting time! We provide the materials and some inspiration, you make it happen with your imagination. Ages 7-11 welcome.


Jan
8
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Tabletop Gaming for Tweens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Go beyond Monopoly and Connect Four and check out some new tabletop games! We'll be introducing a new one with every session: see how many monsters you can pack on an elevator; build your group of nightmare monsters before anyone else; or storm dungeons, steal treasure, and outwit your friends! You don't need to know the rules to play, you'll learn right here. Ages 9-12 welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
19
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Winnie the Pooh Day Celebration!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's A.A. Milne's birthday - the creator of that Silly Old Bear, Winnie the Pooh! Join us for a Winnie the Pooh storytime, make a Pooh & Friends craft, and watch a Winnie the Pooh cartoon!


Jan
23
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Pete the Cat Party!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate our favorite Cool Cat! Come by for a Pete the Cat storytime, snack on some Groovy Buttons (they're really just M&Ms), and make a Pete craft or two! Ages 3-10 welcome!


Jan
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Anime Friday! Naruto Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Welcome to Anime Fridays! We're starting this program off with a viewing of Naruto: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals: One day, Rock Lee, the hardest working ninja in the village, rescues a young girl. Later, Rock Lee is on a mission to get a special cake from a bakery where only limited quantities are made daily. Suddenly, Naruto appears with the same goal. Ages 8-12 welcome!


Jan
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

QH Kids Book Club: "Harriet the Spy"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join our book discussion group for a snack and fun book chat! This month, we're reading "Harriet the Spy" by Louise Fitzhugh. Come in and pick up your copy!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensboro Hill Community Library has:

  • 13 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


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
Annette Berrien
137-40 45th Avenue, Floor Ground
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 461-3251
BO-RAM After School
140-30 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
fax: (718) 888-3331
Boon Church Chinese
43-72 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 445-7640
fax: (718) 445-5323
Beaco 189 Tasc Program
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-6014
fax: (718) 961-6030
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queensboro Hill Jewish Center
156-03 Horace Harding Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 445-4141
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-05128
Chinese Cultural Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 997-4747
Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts
147-17 45th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-4682
Angela Banks
133-24 Sandford Avenue, Apartment 1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-1024

Fire Department
Engine 273 / Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY ,
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
Crocheron Park
215th Place and 33rd Road
NY ,
Alley Pond Environmental center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
NY , phone: (718) 229-4000

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Post Office
4165 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Townsend Harris High School
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
fax: (718) 575-4069
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 163 Flushing Heights
159-01 59 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 353-2514
PS 024 Andrew Jackson
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
fax: (718) 460-3251
PS 201 Kissena School
65-11 155 Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 359-0620
Queens College School
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 461-7462
  

Public High Schools
H.S. 425 John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Senior Centers
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)358-3030
Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-5777
Selfhelp Prince St Senior Center
36-12 Prince Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718 )961-4550
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queensboro Hill is a relatively small and ethnically diverse residential community situated on the main line between Flushing and Jamaica. In the past, it was a section composed of large farms. The esteemed names of Whitson, Bowne and Elliot are part of the history of Queensboro Hill. The site now occupied by the library was once called “Ireland Hill” after a grist mill on Flushing Creek. Wheat or corn grown on the hill was carted down the hill to be ground at the mill. Later the neighborhood changed its name to Spring Hill, most likely after the well-known Spring Hill residence of Gov. Cadwallader Colden.

The name Queensboro Hill was adopted around 1900. In 1930, Queensboro Hill was described in the yearly report of the Book Bus as “a small community entirely cut off from any other community – the school (P.S. 120) is the center of activity." That center was soon to be replaced by the new Queensboro Hill Library.

The history of book borrowing in Queensboro Hill goes back to 1930 when the Book Bus began to operate in Queens and Queensboro Hill was one of its original stops. At the end of the first year the circulation had reached 2,680 items and there were 146 borrowers, only 3 of whom were adults. The circulation continued to grow with the community and when a small building erected by the city for the comfort of World’s Fair visitors was found to be impracticable it was offered to the QBPL. The building was solidly built, spacious and located in an attractively landscaped plot. Alterations were completed from funds allotted by the Works Progress Administration and $1,000 was allowed from corporate funds for furniture and equipment. Shelves were installed to accommodate 4,500 volumes and $3,000 was allocated by the Board of Trustees for the purchase of books. In November 1940 Queensboro Hill branch opened in the presence of the Borough President and several members of the Board of Trustees. The new building boasted a separate children’s room, sturdy Library Bureau furniture and an oil burner. During the first 8 months the branch circulated 17,444 volumes and registered 739 new customers. By the end of 1944 Queensboro Hill library had 1,254 registered borrowers.

On June 14, 1982, a modern, city-owned, library building opened for service.