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Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 27!

Now in its ninth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island Park. ...

Culture Connection 5th Anniversary Concerts!

Culture Connection, the program that brings NYC’s artistic talent to Queens, is turning five this year!

To celebrate, we're hosting a star-studded series of five concerts at five different library locations this October.

Get your taste of musical magic at these exciting events featuring a Broadway star and ...

Reimagine End of Life Week

Reimagine End of Life Week is a citywide exploration of big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation.

Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, this weeklong series of events from Saturday, October 27 to Saturday, November 3 will break down taboos and bring diverse ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at our community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens ...

Promote a Lifelong Love of Learning. Donate Now!

Our STACKS afterschool program provides a nurturing environment to read and to do homework. It also encourages participation in other learning activities that help develop life skills.

But we can’t offer programs like this without the support of our community.

Programs like STACKS are made possible thanks to the ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your fall adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a ...

Queens Library’s Back-to-School Guide!

It’s time for kids to go back to school—and we’ve got the perfect guide to help you prepare for a successful school year!

From tips on healthy eating and sleeping to how to talk to your child about their day, our Back-to-School Guide will help smooth the transition from summer to school.

Our guide is ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Oct
23
2:00PM

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Teen Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens wind down each school day with their friends. Games and other programs available daily. Dedicated quiet space available for homework/studying.

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

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Oct
23
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Study Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Dedicated quiet space for teens doing homework/studying. Homework help and information about college programs and other resources available.

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

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Oct
23
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Kids Book Reviews

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 fill out book review slips of books they read. This is good practice for their critical thinking and writing skills.

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

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Oct
24
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Parents will learn baby bounces, songs and fingerplays to do with their baby to encourage reading. Bubbles and a craft follows! ages 0 to 14 months.


Oct
24
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Bubble Toddler Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 5 years old can come hear some stories, along with music, bubbles and fingerplays! A coloring activity is included.

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

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Oct
24
12:00PM

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2:00PM

WeSpeak NYC Conversation Group

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join our community English conversation group, facilitated by WeSpeak NYC. Have fun practicing English by speaking to other English language learners, watching Emmy-winning videos about life in New York, and playing word games. Please register with a librarian by either visiting Queensboro Hill or calling 718-359-8332.

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

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Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Buzzzzfest!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-6 only! Children compete by spelling words appropriate for their grade level.


Oct
25
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Google Coding Haunted House Creations for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to make their own creepy haunted house with eerie sounds using Google CS coding. Space is limited. Registration required with librarian.

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Oct
25
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.

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Oct
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Table Top Gaming for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens! This is your chance to play new and rare table top games with your friends.

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

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Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Fright Fest Halloween Stories and Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

For children ages 5-12. Scary stories will be told and a craft will follow. Feel free to come in your Halloween costume!


Oct
30
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Pop Culture Book Club: Dread Nation

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This month's Pop Culture Book Club read is "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland: "Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever." Zombies, the Civil War, and a dark vision of America - what more could you want for Halloween reading?


Nov
2
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Geek Reference: Getting Started on Social Media

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Want to create a Facebook page, but you're not sure how to do it? Not sure what Twitter or Pinterest are all about, but really want to find out? Let one of our resident geek-brarians help you get up and running! We'll walk you through creating a Facebook page and simple navigation; get you Tweeting; or show you how to pin your favorite recipes. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.


Nov
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen LGBTQIA Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Club for LGBTQIA teens and their allies. Teen-led topics every meeting.

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

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Nov
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Spelling Bee Practice Run

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3 to 6 will practice spelling the words in front of an audience. This is to prepare for competing in the Queens Library Central Library Spelling Bee Competition in spring 2019.

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

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Nov
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dinosaur Mondays for Kids!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Each week, children ages 5-12 will learn about a different type of dinosaur. Then we will do a simple craft based on that dinosaur.

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

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Nov
5
5:30PM

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7:30PM

World Movie Night: "In the Time of the Butterflies"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

"In the Time of the Butterflies" (2001, PG-13) is a movie based on the 1994 historical fiction novel by Julia Alvarez, based on the lives of the Mirabal sisters during the time of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic.


Nov
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

S.T.E.A.M Tuesdays for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will learn to do various science and computer-related activities.

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

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Nov
10
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Dance and Sing Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's a dance and sing storytime! We'll read picture books and board books, sing songs, and dance into Saturday! All kids welcome, but priority is given to children under 6.

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

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Nov
19
5:30PM

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7:30PM

World Movie Night: "Monster Hunt 2"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

The sequel to "Monster Hunt" is here, and Wuba is back! Wuba is on his own journey through the monster realm, and the darker forces of the evil monster king are searching for him. Families welcome! The movie will be shown in Chinese with English subtitles.


Nov
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Bilingual Birdies presents Movin' to Mandarin Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Preschool children and their parents/caregivers will enjoy a storytime class in Mandarin.


Nov
26
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Let's Lighten Up! Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We all wish to feel a sense of lightness - not only during the holiday season, but throughout life. Yet things happen, people say and do things, and we can easily overthink and become heavy. The best results happen when we are prepared to go with the flow. Let's explore how to sail through life more easily with a sense of peace and joy.


Nov
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry.

With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea.

Books are available near the Customer Service Desk.


Nov
29
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Movie: "Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to see this new addition to the thrilling Jurassic Park movie series!


Dec
5
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children up to five years old will listen to stories that have the theme of kindness. Then they will make a kindness garden out of kind words they have for one another present at the program to teach how words are very powerful and/or hurtful to others. For more information about the It's Time For Kind campaign and programming, visit https://queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will listen to stories that have the theme of kindness. Then they will make a kindness garden out of kind words they have for one another present at the program to teach how words are very powerful and/or hurtful to others. For more information about the It's Time For Kind campaign and programming, visit https://queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STEAM Cooking with Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join Allergic to Salad and explore new and exciting healthy foods and cultures. Cooking is known to increase fine motor skills, math, science, reasoning, and problem solving skills.


Dec
10
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Bringing Light into Life - Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

At a time when the world often seems dark and gloomy, let's explore together, in this season of darkness, how to bring light into the world. Then darkness will not be able to influence us and we can help remove the darkness of others. We first need to be kind to ourselves, to be friends with ourselves, and then we can spread kindness in the world. After the darkness, light will come.


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.