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Rochdale Village

This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend for our final Broken Heart Week events, our all-day Lunar New Year celebration, homework help, family storytime, English conversation classes for children and adults, a public speaking seminar, science activities, arts and crafts, and much more! We hope to see you ...

Nominate Your Library for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

How does your library make your community a better place? Here's your chance to share your story and tell us how your neighborhood library has made a difference in your life!

The Fourth Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are accepting nominations now through March 13. Nominate your ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Queens Hip Hop Pioneers Launch!

The official launch celebration for Queens Hip Hop Pioneers has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23!

Curated by Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels, with images taken by MFidel Photography, the Queens Hip Hop Pioneers exhibit shines a light on the DJs, MCs, artists, and historians that nurtured hip ...

Celebrate African-American History Month!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for African-American History Month!

We're honoring a special selection of notable African-American writers on the Queens Library blog. Check our special blog post every week in February, starting February 3, as well as our social media channels!

All month ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

Shape the Future of Queens Library!

At Queens Library, we are continually working to serve you better.

To do this, we are undertaking a strategic planning process across the borough that will guide the Library for the next five years.

You can be a part of this process. Take our survey and share your thoughts.

To ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're over 60 or earn less than 64,000 a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

Our next event is this series will be Community Organizing Today in Corona/East Elmhurst, on Saturday, February ...

Feb
21
1:30PM

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3:30PM

ESOL CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP – INT

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

For speakers of other languages - This intermediate ESOL level is for non-native English speaker who have a stronger command of simple learned phrases, express basic survival needs, have control of basic grammar, but are not fluent in English conversation. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
3:30PM

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5:30PM

ESOL TUTORING JAN/2017 – ALP

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - These volunteer led sessions help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Move!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Let's Move! Come join the program inspired by Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. In the United States, childhood obesity rates have tripled. The “Let’s Move!” initiative aims to reduce obesity and prolong life for Americans. Come learn about the “Let’s Move!” program, the benefits of physical activity for heart health, and enjoy an energizing low impact Zumba workout with certified instructor, Fiona Harvey!


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Feb
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ABE CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP - BEG -AM

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adult Basic Education beginner literacy classes are for students who are native English speakers and need to learn or improve their basic reading and writing skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP - Mon & Wed

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - These classes will help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Classroom instruction covers reading and writing with science and social studies topics. Applicants must register in per person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP – BEG

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

For speakers of other languages. This non-native ESOL class combines beginner conversational group with a literacy component. This course is focused on vocabulary building, common every day activities and oral communication skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
10:00AM

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1:00PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP - St Albans

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - This class held at the St. Albans library will help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Classroom instruction covers all five subject areas which include: math, reading, writing, science and social studies. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
10:00AM

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1:00PM

ESOL CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP – MIXED LEVEL-So Ozone

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

ESOL at So. Ozone Park library is for non-native English speaker who have a stronger command of simple learned phrases, express basic survival needs, have control of basic grammar, but are not fluent in English conversation. This course is focused on vocabulary building, life skills and oral communication skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
11:00AM

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1:00PM

ABE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP -INT -AM

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adult Basic Education intermediate literacy classes are designed to develop and improve a person's mastery of basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, comprehension and emphasis on critical thinking skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
1:00PM

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4:00PM

ESOL CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP –ADV LITERACY

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

For speakers of other languages - This ESOL Literacy class is design to aide non-native English speakers master basic reading and writing skills in English in the areas of life skills, career readiness, health, family life and much more. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

BEG-COMPUTER JAN/ 2017 – ALP

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This class will be help you to navigate a computer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, programs in Windows environment, and Microsoft Office. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP - Intermed Math

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - These classes will help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Classroom instruction that places special emphasis on basic high school level mathematics. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Learn to Play Bridge

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Learn this popular and stimulating game! It will keep you mentally fit and socially active, and add to your card-playing enjoyment.
Preregistration is required by visiting or calling the library.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
3:00PM

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5:00PM

ABE CLASSES JAN/ 2017- ALP - Bridge to Pre-HSE

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adult Basic Education Bridge to Pre-HSE classes is designed for the advanced ABE student preparing to make the transition to TASC readiness preparation. Focus will be on improving a person's mastery of advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, comprehension and emphasis on critical thinking skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
4:00PM

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6:00PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP - TASC Fast Track Math

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - These classes will help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Classroom instruction that places special emphasis on advanced math skills needed for the TASC exam. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
5:30PM

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7:45PM

Black History Month: Thursday Night Movie

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us as we watch movies to celebrate Black History Month.
Thursday February 2: Southside With You- Young associate Barack Obama tries to win the heart of a young lawyer, Michelle Robinson, in Chicago in 1989.
Thursday February 23: Life- The story of wrongfully convicted men who discover the value of life after serving 65 years in prison.


Feb
23
5:30PM

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7:30PM

ABE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP -BEG -EVE

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adult Basic Education beginner literacy classes are for students who are native English speakers and need to learn or improve their basic reading and writing skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
5:30PM

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7:30PM

ABE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP - INT-EVE

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adult Basic Education intermediate literacy classes are designed to develop and improve a person's mastery of basic skills in reading, writing, speaking, comprehension and emphasis on critical thinking skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
5:30PM

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7:30PM

PRE-HSE- SCIENCE JAN/2017 – ALP

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE -Science classes will help you prepare for Science portion of the High School Equivalency (HSE) TASC Exam. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
5:30PM

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7:30PM

PRE-HSE / FAST TRACK Writing - JAN/2017 – ALP

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - Hybrid classes will help you prepare for the writing portion of the High School Equivalency (HSE) TASC Exam. The web-based and face-to-face components of the course are designed so that each student can take advantage of the best features of each. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
10:00AM

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1:00PM

ESOL CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP – MIXED LEVEL-LEFFERTS

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

ESOL at Lefferts library is for non-native English speaker who have a stronger command of simple learned phrases, express basic survival needs, have control of basic grammar, but are not fluent in English conversation. This course is focused on vocabulary building, life skills and oral communication skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Infants age 30 months and under enjoy 1/2 hour of nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and simple picture books.
Ages: Newborn - 30 months

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
10:30AM

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12:30PM

ABE CLASSES JAN/ 2017- ALP - MATH

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adult Basic Education- MATH. Classroom instruction that places special emphasis on basic mathematics. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
10:45AM

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11:15AM

Play Date at the Library

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Drop in on Fridays to socialize and play with other caregivers and children!
Join us at 10:15 - 10:45 am for Mother Goose time (newborn through 30 months).
Join us at 11:15 - 11:45 am for Toddler Time ( ages 30 months and up).

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Storytime is a great way to encourage a love of reading. Toddlers and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and more! For ages 2 1/2 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
1:30PM

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4:30PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP - Advanced Math

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - These classes will help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Classroom instruction that places special emphasis on advanced mathematics. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
1:30PM

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3:30PM

ESOL CONVERSATION JAN/2017 – ALP –WE ARE NY

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

We Are NY is a ten-week program designed to helps students practice every day English, while learning about important NYC resources. Video episodes each week address health and wellness, education, financial literacy, starting a business, friendship and emergency preparedness. Following the video, participants are then engaged in a lively discussion. Students that attend a minimum of 7 out of the 10 sessions receive a certificate signed by Mayor De Blasio.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Fun Friday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays in January through April for something different each week. Games, crafts, science experiments, movies, or...who knows? The program is open for children ages 6-12. Although space is limited, preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
10:00AM

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1:00PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP - Cambria Heights

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - This offsite class at the Cambria Heights Library will help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Classroom instruction covers all five subject areas which include: math, reading, writing, science and social studies. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
10:00AM

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1:00PM

ABE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP - BEG -Sat AM

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adult Basic Education beginner literacy classes are for students who are native English speakers and need to learn or improve their basic reading and writing skills. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
10:00AM

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1:00PM

ESOL CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP –ADVANCED

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

For speakers of other languages - This advanced ESOL conversation is design to aide non-native English speakers master the language by integrating conversations that includes a variety of topics, i.e. life skills, career readiness, health, family life and much more. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
10:00AM

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1:00PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/2017 – ALP - Saturdays

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - These classes will help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Classroom instruction covers all five subject areas which include: math, reading, writing, science and social studies. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
11:30AM

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1:30PM

COMPUTER FOR BEGINNERS

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

This class will be help you to navigate a computer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, how to navigate computer folders, files and programs in Windows environment, and Microsoft Office. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Readiness/Search Assistance

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you seriously looking for a job? Do you need to create or update your resume? Do you want to know how to interview effectively? This group is for you! Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling or visiting the Adult Learning Center (718) 723-7662.
Interviewing Skills
Applications
Resume Basics
Cover Letter Basics
Job Retention Skills

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
5:30PM

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7:30PM

PRE-HSE TUTORING JAN/2017 – ALP

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - These volunteer led sessions help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
1:30PM

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4:30PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP – Soc Studies

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE - These classes will help you prepare for taking and passing the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. Classroom instruction that places special emphasis on Social Studies. Applicants must register in person. For more information, please call the Rochdale Village ALC at 718-723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Advanced Crochet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date February 27, 2017
Availability: 7 openings

Learn advanced crochet techniques from an experienced instructor. Participants will learn how to add crochet embellishments to garments, complete a hat with floral detailing, and pattern reading and writing. Participants will need to bring a notebook, a crochet needle size H (5mm) or I (5.5mm), and yarn (gauge 4 or 5). Register online or at the library. Adults and teens with crochet experience only.

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Feb
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Rochdale Village Adult Non-Fiction Book Discussion Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Non-Fiction lovers, please come and join the Rochdale Village Adult Non-Fiction Book Discussion Club! Each month we will read and discuss a non-fiction book. Any questions, please call the Adult Reference Desk at Rochdale Village Library, 718-723-4440.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

5 Weeks of Beginner Computer Classes!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date February 28, 2017
Availability: 7 openings

Please join us for a very informative and interactive five-week computer workshop.
Topics will include email, how to navigate the Internet, basic search engines, and much, much more.

Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 7, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM7 openings
Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 14, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM7 openings
Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 21, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM7 openings
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Feb
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Civics/Community Resources

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Are you new to the US and want to learn more about it? Do you need information on programs, benefits or social services you may be eligible for? This group is for you! Space is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling or visiting the Adult Learning Center (718) 723-7662.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Crafty Tuesday

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Get creative at the library. Join us on most Tuesdays for simple and fun crafts for school-age kids. Preschoolers are invited with a caregiver. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Storytime

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children birth to age 5 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, crafts and lots of fun.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us one afternoon a month at the Rochdale Village library for stories, songs, and crafts on a different theme. For children ages 3 to 5 with parent/caregiver. Siblings are welcome.

January 12: Farm Animals and Let's Celebrate the "Year of the Rooster"
February 2: Let's Celebrate Groundhog Day
March 2: Let's Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday
April 13: Let's Celebrate Earth Day

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

CISTA Girls: Leading the Way to Save Our Planet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Be a volunteer and help save our planet for future generations! Have fun participating in beach clean-ups, presentations, planting trees, panel discussions on TV shows, art shows and more. Families are encouraged to attend. Preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Bullet Journaling

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Nee to organize your life? Of course you do. Try a Bullet Journal, a customizable and forgiving organization system you can build in any notebook.


Mar
9
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Typing Lab 101

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

Learn to type accurately and effectively or just brush up on your typing skills, using self paced software.
Laptops and headphones provided.
Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Job Readiness Boot Camp

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This series of classes will teach you how to Identify your work skills, create a resume and improve your interview skills.


Mar
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

The Quiet Room @ Rochdale Village

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Looking for quiet space to study or just surf the Web?
Join us for some quiet time.
Laptops and headphones will be provided.
Preregistration is required.


Mar
22
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Elder Abuse 101

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging) presents "Elder Abuse 101: What to look for and how to report it", led by social worker Joshua Rotkin.


Mar
29
11:00AM

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5:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $64,000, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
9:00AM

--to--

8:00PM

Toddler Learning Center Registration

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Register for the upcoming Toddler Learning Center. In this five week class children will learn and play with their caregivers. Each week parents will speak with a different specialist in the following categories: Parenting, Speech Development, Reading, Nutrition and Creative movement. Ages 1-3 years.
Registration is for all 5 sessions. Registration may be done in the library or over the telephone, 718-723-4440.
Sessions will be held on Mondays, April 24; May 1; May 8; May 15; May 22

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Typing Lab 101

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

Learn to type accurately and effectively or just brush up on your typing skills, using self-paced software. Laptops and headphones will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Safe Online Shopping!

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

Online shopping is a convenient way to buy almost anything from the comfort of your home. While there are some risks with shopping online, there are also many ways to protect yourself and your financial information. Learn more about staying safe when shopping online in this very informative hands on session.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
8
2:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 through 6 are invited to bring in their stuffed animals for a memorable story time. We will make a special craft. Tuck in your animal friend before you leave. The library staff will take pictures of what your animal does in the library over the weekend. Pick up your picture and your stuffed animal on Monday. Siblings are welcome.


Apr
10
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Spring Semester Registration

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Registration for Spring Semester: Free classes offered in ESOL (All Levels), Adult Basic Education, Computer, Job Skills and preparation for the TASC test (formerly GED). Register in person April 10-15th 10am to 5pm (Tues April 11th 1-5pm only; Thursday until 7pm). An assessment test will be given for class placement.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
12
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Queens Community Partners Network Meeting

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

An opportunity for local agencies and organizations to meet and showcase their work, network with other community based organizations and learn about the services and resources they offer.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
13
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Language Learning Lab

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

Learn 95+ languages using self paced learning software. Laptops and headphones will be provided. You must have a basic knowledge of navigating the Internet and using the keyboard and mouse.
Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
13
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Job Readiness Boot Camp

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

This series of classes will teach you how to Identify your work skills, create a resume and improve your interview skills.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Quiet Room @ Rochdale Village

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

Looking for quiet space to study or just surf the web?
Join us at Rochdale Village for some quiet time.
Laptops and headphones provided.
Registration Required.


Apr
20
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Spelling Bee Competition for Kids in Grades 1 to 3

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a spelling bee competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty. This event is for kids in grades 1 through 3. Spectators are welcome!
We will be holding an event next week for kids in grades 4 through 6.


Apr
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), compressions-only mannequins and "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.


Apr
24
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Rochdale Village Adult Non-Fiction Book Discussion Club

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Non-fiction lovers, please come and join the Rochdale Village Adult Non-Fiction Book Discussion Club! Each month we will read and discuss a non-fiction book. Any questions, please call the Adult Reference Desk at Rochdale Village Library, 718-723-4440.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

FDNY Fire Safety for Seniors

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


Apr
27
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Spelling Bee Competition for Kids in Grades 4 through 6

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a spelling bee competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty. This event is for kids in grades 4 through 6. Spectators are welcome!


Apr
29
2:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Prince and Princess Story Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun afternoon with stories and crafts about princes and princesses. Royal attire is optional.


May
2
1:30PM

--to--

2:45PM

Early Detection Education for Breast and Colon Cancer

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Ms. Ann Stephens, Outreach Coordinator from the North Well/ LIJ Women's Center, will make a presentation and demonstrate how to do self examinations of the breast. She will also provide information about colon cancer. She encourages participation in the demonstrations and there will be a Q&A session as she provides informational handouts.


May
13
2:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Superhero Story Time

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun afternoon with stories and crafts about superheroes. Costumes are optional. Ages 3-6. Siblings are welcome.


Sep
7
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mask Making / Cultural History

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Mask Making / Cultural History: A look at mask-making across cultures and time. Create your own mask. Older Adult Services-Creative Aging 9 session art course. Space is limited. Register at the Rochdale Village Library 718-723-4440

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Rochdale Village Community Library has:

  • 4 public computers in Adult room
  • 4 public computers in Children room
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Rochdale Village Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitain Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Rochdale Village Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Cook Books
  • Audio Books
  • College Admission Books
  • Civil Service Test Books
  • Large Print Books

 


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
CCS Montessori Center
165-21 Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-9538
D’s Sunshine DC Pre-School
121-07 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 659-3855
First Star Day Care Learning Center
145-88 Guy R Brewer Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-3363
Herbert Birch Early Childhood
145-02 Farmers Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 527-5220
Holy Unit7 Dare Care
167-10 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-3794
Myrtle Pl Jarmon E.C.E. Center
116-55 Guy Brewer Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-0922
New World Education Center
137-37 Farmers Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 52808751
Rochdale Village Kinder Garden
170-10 130th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-2224
Rochdale Village Kinder Nursery School
170-20 130th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-2224
Yahweh Day Care
115-13A Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 206-1922
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-3308
fax: (718) 739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Rochdale Village Civic Association
P.O. Box 340881 Rochdale Village Station
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-7588 or (718) 723-5390
fax: RochVillCivAssoc@aol.com
Rochdale Village Board
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 336
Rochdale Village Community Center
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 339
Girl Scouts
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 336
Boy Scouts
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 336
Little League (Baseball)
RVCC Defensive Drivers Class
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 338
Sign Language Class
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 338
Toastmasters Club
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 338
Math Tutorial Classes
169-65 137th Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700 ext. 338
  

Fire Department
Engine 275/Ladder 133
111-36 Merrick Blvd.
Engine 311/Ladder 158
145-50 Springfield Blvd
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
South Queens Community Health Center
114-02 Guy R Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: 718) 883-5262
Friendship Center Clinic
145-06 Farmers Blvd.
Jamaica NY , phone: (718) 657-6648
HIP Center
169-59 137th Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 525-5600
  

Local Newspapers
Rochdale Village Bulletin
Southeast Queens Press
Jamaica Times
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Baisley Pond Park
N Conduit Ave Baisley Boulevard
Rochdale Park
Guy Brewer Boulevard, 134 Avenue
Roy Wilkins - Southern Queens Park
Baisley and Merrick Boulevard, 115 Avenue
North Rochdale Playground (PS 30)
Baisley Blvd and Bedell Street
Jamaica NY , 11434
South Rochdale Playground (PS 80)
173 Street, 137 Avenue, 134 Road
Jamaica NY , 11434
 

Police Department
113 Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 712-7733
  

Post Office
Rochdale Village Post Office
165-100 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (800)275-8777
fax: (718) 978-2765
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School
171-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 657-1676
Gil-Blu Nursery-Kinder Garden (PreK-K)
120-02 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-8454
New World Education Center (K-2)
137-37 Farmers Blvd.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-8751

Public Elementary Schools
PS 354
126-10 Bedell Street
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-1648
fax: (718) 276-2498
PS 052
178-37 146 Terrace
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-2238
fax: (718) 276-2854
PS 080 Thurgood Marshall Magnet
171-05 137 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-7070
fax: (718) 949-0963
PS 223 Lyndon B Johnson
125-20 Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 558-2900
fax: (718) 925-9020
Cynthia Jenkins School
179-37 137 Avenue
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-5399
fax: (718) 949-0887
 

Public High Schools
HS For Law Enforcement & Public Safe
116-25 Guy R Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 977-4800
fax: (718) 977-4802
August Martin HS
156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-2920
fax: (718) 276-1846
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 072 Catherine & Count Basie
133-25 Guy R Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-6200
fax: (718) 527-1675
  

Senior Centers
JSPOA Friendship Nutrition Center
145-06 Farmers Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 657-6660
Rochdale Village Senior Center
169-65 137 Ave
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 276-5700
Robert Couche Senior Citizens' Center
137-57 Farmers Blvd.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11434
phone: (718) 978-8352

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Ruben Wills
Ruben.Wills@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 95-26 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 206-2068
fax: (718) 206-2748
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1877
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6850
fax: (212) 442-2729
NYS Assembly
Hon. Vivian E. Cook
CookV@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 142-15 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3975
fax: (718) 322-4085
Albany Office LOB, Room 939
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-4203
fax: (518) 455-3606
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

For more than fifty-five years the air in a comparatively quiet but progressively decaying area of Queens just outside Jamaica, reverberated to the thunder of horse’s hooves as they beat around an elliptical course known as the Jamaica Race Track. Then progress in the form of a population-explosion out stripped the facilities of the Jamaica track, and on August 1, 1959 the last race was run at Jamaica. The possibilities of erecting a large housing development on the 170 acre site of the Jamaica track was the vision of Robert Moses, the then Chairman of the Slum Clearance Committee and City Construction Coordinator. The Jamaica Race Track was demolished in 1960 to make way for the complex, which was built for $ 86 million as a middle income cooperative.

Since Rochdale Village was to be the largest single cooperative housing community ever to be undertaken at that time, considerable thought was given to endowing it with an appropriate name. Because it was expected that the development would set a precedent for establishment of future “cooperative villages” around the country, the name most fitting seemed to be that of the little English village of Rochdale which gave birth to the Cooperative movement in 1844. This lead to the Rochdale Principles of Cooperation. Thus did Rochdale Village derive its name.

The architect’s concept for Rochdale Village was an attractive community covering 122 city blocks, that would provide the residents with the park-like setting and facilities of suburbia within the limits of the urban Jamaica area.

Rochdale Village in southeast Queens opened in 1963 ( pop. over 25,000), lying within South Jamaica and bounded to the north by Baisley Boulevard and Bedell Street, to the east by Bedell Street, to the south by 137th Avenue, and to the west by Guy R. Brewer Boulevard. When the village first opened in 1963 it was the largest private housing complex in the world (later surpassed by Co-op City). The population was at first heavily Jewish but became mostly black in the early 1970s.

Rochdale Village is composed of 20 buildings, each with 3 sections, 13 floors. In addition, there are two shopping malls with parking lots, 11 cooperator parking lots (3,200 spaces) and a community center. This complex has its own power plant, its own post office, police precinct, 3 schools and is surrounded by other stores on Guy R.Brewer Boulevard.

Rochdale Village library was built to serve the Rochdale Village-Springfield Gardens area . The library was planned for the north side of 137th Avenue and the west side of 173th Street. In 1965, Mayor Robert Wagner approved preliminary plans for the proposed library branch. The nearest libraries are the South Jamaica branch and the Baisley Park branch. The library was dedicated on April 21, 1969 and invited then mayor John Lindsay, Municipal Service Administrator John G. Duba, Borough President Sidney Leviss, and trustees of the Queens library board. The Rochdale Village library is the 55th branch of the Queens system.

In 1985, the Rochdale Village branch opened its new Adult Learning Center to serve adults who wanted to improve their basic reading skills. Now it has been expanded to a full-fledged center, with computer-assisted instruction and a full range of instructional materials both for learners and teachers of Adult Basic Education.

Excerpts from: Rochdale Village: A New Concept In Community Living United Housing Foundation. 1967

Book: The Encyclopedia of New York City edited by Kenneth T. Jackson

Queens Borough Public Library News July-August 1969.

Rochdale Village Bulletin December, 2004