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Queensboro Hill

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

Aug
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Discussion for Kids: Savvy by Ingrid Law

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss the page-turning adventurous book "Savvy" by Ingrid Law. A short craft based on the book will follow.


Aug
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

STEAM Mondays for Kids

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

Every Monday children ages 6-12 will do a different STEAM project and learn about that topic in detail. Some of these projects are slime, space, and robots!

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

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Aug
20
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.

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Aug
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Harry Potter Rocks Series!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We are so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter Book Series! For a week there will be Harry Potter related activities, crafts and movies! Activies will be on August 21, 22, 23, 24 from 1-2pm.
We will also have popcorn and watch "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone" August 25, at 1pm.

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

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Aug
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Game Day for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to play various board games.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Google Coding for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Childrens ages 8-12 will learn how to create their own music video using Google Coding. Registration is required. Must come in person to sign up with librarian. Space is limited!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
3:45PM

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4:00PM

American Museum of Natural History Raffle for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children who completed their summer reading log with us will have their name put in a special raffle to win a ticket to the American Museum of Natural History. One ticket lets 5 people in. The drawing will be on August 22nd at 4pm so kids keep on reading to win!


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make a Musical Instrument Fridays Series!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to make and decorate their own musical isntrument to take home!


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crochet Club for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will learn the basics of crocheting and with practice will end with learning how to make a bag.


Aug
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Crochet for Kids (Beginners)

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn the basics of crocheting and slowly build up their skills to learn more advanced projects in the future.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
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


Aug
23
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


Aug
25
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).


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
27
5:30PM

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8:00PM

Summer Music Movie Series at Queensboro Hill

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for summer music movie nights at Queensboro Hill!
7/2: Together
7/16 - Sing Street (2016, PG-13)
8/6 - Dreamgirls (2006, PG-13)
8/27 - Get On Up (2014, PG-13)


Aug
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Kids' Book Discussion: Hyacinth and the Stone Thief

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Jacob Weinstein's book "Hyacinth and the Stone Thief." A short craft based on this book will follow.


Aug
28
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Summer Reading Club Party for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will have a party for those children who completed their summer reading log this summer. Their reading log is their ticket into the party. We will do a fun STEM activity with some music, bubbles, and stories!


Aug
31
12:30PM

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1:45PM

Teen LGBTQIA Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
31
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).


Sep
8
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Bubble Music Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages birth to age 5 will get to dance to music with bubbles. Stories will follow along with the chance to play some small musical instruments!

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

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Sep
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teddy Bear Celebration with Winnie the Pooh!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with us, starring our favorite Silly Ol' Bear, Winnie the Pooh! We'll have crafts and stories!


Sep
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Computer Class for Beginners Evening Session

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions: mousercise/typing club, web browsing, and creating a cover letter in Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

STEAM Buildables for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will get to build amazing structures using straws with connectors.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
6:30PM

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7:30PM

The Power of Elevated Thoughts - Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Thoughts can either drain or nurture our spirit. When I waste my thoughts in regret, wishful thinking, or guilt, then I waste my energy as well. When I think elevated thoughts of generosity, respect, or kindness, my spirit is nurtured. In this session, we will explore how thoughts create our experience and how we can create thoughts that will bring us peace and happiness.


Sep
17
6:30PM

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7:15PM

Pop Culture Book Club: Wonder Woman-Warbringer

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Our pop culture book club pick this month is Leigh Bardugo's "Wonder Woman: Warbringer." Pick up your copy at Queensboro Hill Library and join us for a discussion!


Sep
24
5:30PM

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8:00PM

Chinese Movie Night

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for Chinese movies this month! We've got the hilarious hits "Mermaid" (Sept. 3) and "Monster Hunt" (Sept. 24). Movies are spoken in Chinese and feature English subtitles. Join the fun!


Sep
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Seymour "Swede" Levov--a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory--comes of age in thriving triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, "American Pastoral" is Roth's masterpiece.

Books are available near the Customer Service Desk.


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Oct
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Awakening with Meditation - Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

As life’s challenges become increasingly difficult, we need tools to help us remain stable and unshakable in the midst of upheaval. When the soul is awakened we learn to use our inner powers so that external situations cannot defeat us. This introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation will help you connect with the peace and power within.


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.