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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend? Well, you can help us celebrate Lunar New Year, share your memories of Flushing, bring your child's favorite friend to a Stuffed Animal Sleepover, find out how to register for Universal Pre-K, enjoy the Afro-Cuban jazz of Dayramir Gonzalez, get skills for emotional wellness, learn the 10 ...

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.

This exciting series of panel discussions and workshops starts this Saturday and Sunday, ...

African-American History Month: The Power of Music

Whether it’s hip hop, jazz, rhythm and blues, or rock n' roll, music has played a central role in the lives of people of African descent in the Americas.

In honor of African-American History Month, Queens Library’s Culture Connection will host four special events at Central Library in Jamaica ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library!

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend traditional ...

Queens Library's Broken Heart Week

We hope you will join us at Queens Library for our inaugural Broken Heart Week this February!

Broken Heart Week (February 12–18) is a time to celebrate loves won and lost. Sure, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, but at Queens Library, every facet of love and heartbreak will be explored in this week-long ...

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 ...

Launch Your Food Business with Jamaica FEASTS!

Calling all aspiring food entrepreneurs: Jamaica FEASTS is the program for you!

This 12-week incubator is completely FREE and was created to provide resources to those who are looking to start and run their own food-based business.

Learn the fundamentals with our hands-on workshops, get access to a commercial kitchen, ...

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 ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Jan
21
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


Jan
21
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


Jan
21
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.

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Jan
21
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


Jan
21
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


Jan
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Playtime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for open play at the library. Meet up with friends and make new ones. This program is geared for kids up through age 5. Siblings are welcome.


Jan
21
1:00PM

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3:00PM

"Pre-K for All" Parent Information Session

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

Registration for Pre-Kindergarten begins January 17, 2017. Rachael Walton, Queens Outreach Manager for NYC DOE's "Pre-K for All" Initiative, will lead an information workshop covering Pre-K school options, the application process and additional information resources. Parents are encouraged to bring their little ones to participate in a special Story Time with Ms. Beth during the information session. Registration preferred.

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

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Jan
21
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.

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Jan
21
2:15PM

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3:00PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers are invited to bring in their stuffed animals to sleep over in the library! Join us for a special storytime with your animal friend. We'll make a picture frame 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.


Jan
21
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


Jan
22
10:00AM

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4:00PM

PRE-HSE CLASSES JAN/ 2017– ALP Online Class

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Pre-HSE Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) will help you prepare for the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. The web-based course that is designed so that each student can access lesson remotely. 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


Jan
23
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


Jan
23
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


Jan
23
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


Jan
23
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


Jan
23
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


Jan
23
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Beginner 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 January 23, 2017
Availability: 6 openings

Learn basic crochet stitches from an experienced instructor. Participants will complete a scarf by the end of the 4-session workshop and receive an introduction to hats. Participants will need to bring a notebook, a crochet needle size H (5mm) or I (5.5mm), and yarn (gauge 4 or 5). Preregistration is required online or at the library. Adults and teens only.

Rochdale VillageMon, Jan 30, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM
Rochdale VillageMon, Feb 6, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM
Rochdale VillageMon, Feb 13, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM

Jan
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


Jan
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


Jan
24
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 January 24, 2017
Availability: 7 openings

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

Rochdale VillageTue, Jan 31, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM7 openings
Rochdale VillageTue, Feb 7, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM7 openings

Jan
24
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


Jan
24
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


Jan
24
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


Jan
25
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


Jan
25
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


Jan
25
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


Jan
25
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


Jan
25
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


Jan
25
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


Jan
26
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


Jan
26
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


Jan
26
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


Jan
26
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


Jan
26
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


Jan
27
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


Jan
27
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


Jan
27
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


Jan
27
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


Jan
27
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


Jan
27
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


Jan
27
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.

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Jan
27
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


Jan
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Sewing Classes

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

In this two-part sewing class for beginners, teens will learn how to sew their own mug rugs.

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

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Jan
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Language Learning Lab at Rochdale Village!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

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.


Jan
30
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


Jan
31
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
1
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


Feb
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


Feb
2
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
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


Feb
4
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Urban Stages presents Circle Singing in the African Diaspora

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Anaïs Maviel performs traditional songs from the African Diaspora with voice, surdo (brazilian drum)& n'goni (west african bass cora) and leads a Circle Singing Workshop where audience members are invited to participate.


Feb
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.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
3:30PM

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6:00PM

Black History Month: Queen of Katwe Movie

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us as we watch movies to celebrate Black History Month.
Queen of Katwe: True story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.


Feb
13
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Open Mic

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

A multi-faceted exploration of the universal human experience of love and loss. An open mic in "Broken Heart Week" that will shine a light on lost loves and second chance at love, lost jobs, lost friendships, lost family relationships, lost homes, lost religions, and even lost former selves. Please come to share your poems or writings on any of these topics. With featured reader Vijay R. Nathan, author of "Escape from Samsara: Poems".


Feb
15
2:00PM

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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


Feb
16
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Broken Heart Week: "The Perfect Guy"

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of "The Perfect Guy".


Feb
18
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Glassware Painting

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Break into Your Creative Side and have fun while painting your own glassware.
Bring your own choice of glassware and join us as we paint them.


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!


Feb
27
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Advanced Crochet

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

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.

Rochdale VillageMon, Mar 6, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM
Rochdale VillageMon, Mar 13, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM
Rochdale VillageMon, Mar 20, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM
Rochdale VillageMon, Mar 27, 20174:30PM - 6:30PM

Feb
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

5 Weeks of Beginner Computer Classes!

Location: Rochdale Village
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

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 - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 14, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 21, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM
Rochdale VillageTue, Mar 28, 20171:00PM - 3:00PM

Mar
9
1:00PM

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2:30PM

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 provided.
Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

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.


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.


Apr
10
10:00AM

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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
20
4:00PM

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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
26
1:30PM

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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.


Sep
7
3:00PM

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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

 

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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