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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 16 @ 4:00 PM

Queens Memory at the Queensboro Hill Library

Come see historic photos and maps of Flushing from the library’s archival collections and join the Queens Memory story circle. Find out more about your neighborhood and share your recollections of living and working in Queens. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections.

Oct 2 @ 1:30 PM

May
26
5:00PM

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5:30PM

Mind Blowing Puzzles!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children can choose a fun puzzle to do on their own or with other children. Some of these puzzles include secret message decoding, word search, Sudoku, crossword puzzles, and even math puzzles!

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

Additional Dates


May
29
3:30PM

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4:00PM

What A Wonderful World Practice

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 and up will practice singing Louis Armstrong's song titled "What A Wonderful World" to perform in public in June.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Lessons grades 1-12

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

New to chess or need to brush up on your game? We have a chess instructor ready to help you. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.

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

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May
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafty Tuesday-Mother's Day Crafts

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Every Tuesday this month at 4pm come and join us in making great gifts to give to Mom on her special day! Also come visit our Mother's Day book display in the children's room!


May
30
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 will get to meet other children while listening to songs, doing fingerplays, playing with instruments and dancing along with bubbles!

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

Additional Dates


May
31
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Tai Chi with Jenny Kim

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Instructor Jenny Kim teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited. First-come; first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ping Pong for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Ping pong for teens! Come challenge your friends or play for fun. Available during Teen Time. Sign-up upon arrival.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Bubble Music Story Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will listen to stories, finger plays, and music while dancing to bubbles around them.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Celebrating Asian/American Writers from Queens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Newtown Literary is proud to partner with Queens Library to celebrate the poetry and prose from Asian and Asian-American writers from Queens. Join us for this special event hosted by Pichchenda Bao to hear established and emerging writers Malcolm Chang, Syeda S. Rahman, Sangamithra Iyer, and Noelle de la Paz who are living, writing, and thriving in our borough.


Jun
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Father's Day Book Display Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children up to ages 12 will help design a colorful unique Father's Day craft for our Father's Day Book Display.


Jun
5
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will cover all the basics to get you started with using the computer.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading 2018 Kickoff Event

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Library Rocks! is our Summer Reading Club theme for this year! Come join us in singing along to and visiting American and Asian musicians from the past and present! Such musicians are Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Selena Quintella, BTS, NSYNC, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, and many, many, more!


Jun
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Musical Movies Saturdays Series!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to see various children's movies that have a lot of music in them such as The Wizard of Oz (1939), Trolls (2016, PG), Pocahontas (1995, G), The Lion King (1994, G), The Little Mermaid (1989, G), Cinderella, Descipicable Me 2 (2013, PG), and Frozen (2013, PG).

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Libraries Rock! with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Award winning balloon artist Nick the Balloonatic has twisted balloons all over the world. The Balloonatic interacts with children ages 6-12 as he is sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special. This program is free. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Father's Day Storytime and Tie Making!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 will hear stories about Father's Day and dads. Then they will make a unique tie for their dad or grandpa to wear.


Jun
18
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Color Me Stress Free: What a Wonderful World

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song "What a Wonderful World." We will be creating a collage based on how the lyrics inspire you!


Jun
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Mr. Chris's Musical Experience

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will engage in a high energy and interactive show with Mr. Chris featuring music, song, and dance with an educational twist. Come kick off Summer Reading and pick out great books to read over the Summer. For children ages 6-12. Space is limited.


Jun
25
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Children's Book Discussion of Aru Sha and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Chidren ages 8-12 will discuss the book Aru Sha and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi and do a craft based on this novel.


Jun
28
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Summer Ping Pong for Families!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Families can come and play a fun and healthy game of ping pong on our library ping pong table! ***Parents must sign a consent form allowing physical activity.***

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Libraries Rock Movie Series!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Libraries Rock Summer Movie series! We'll be viewing the Asian film Together (7/6), the British film Sing Street (2016, PG-13) (7/20), the award-winning film Dreamgirls (2006, PG-13) (8/3), the family film High School Musical: China (8/17), and the James Brown biopic Get On Up (2014, PG-13) (8/31).

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Color Me Stress Free: Libraries Rock!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Create musical art with colors and designs based on how you are feeling. No experience necessary! Join us for a relaxing afternoon.


Jul
10
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America.
“Extraordinary…hilarious…Elegantly written, Rooney creates a glorious paean to a distant literary life and time―and an unabashed celebration of human connections that bridge past and future.
―Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed)

Books will be available at the library a month before the discussion.


Jul
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Program with the Girl Scouts of Greater New York

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

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


Jul
26
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Libraries Rock: Create Your Pet Rock!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

A pet rock is the ultimate low-maintenance pet! Come in and design one of your very own! We provide all the materials.


Oct
2
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Queens Memory at the Queensboro Hill Library

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come see historic photos and maps of Flushing from the library’s archival collections and join the Queens Memory story circle. Find out more about your neighborhood and share your recollections of living and working in Queens. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections.


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.

 

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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 1749
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, Suite A
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.