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The 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

One of Queens Library’s signature African American History Month events will take place this Saturday, February 13, at Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, at 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona.

We proudly present our 31st annual celebration honoring the life and work of the great poet ...

In the Mood For Love? Here Are Some Great Romantic Reads!

Valentine's Day is coming soon, and we asked our staff members to share their favorite tales of romance!

Do you have a love story to share with us? Email us today with your favorite romantic novels, poems, short stories and more—and we just might add them to this diverse ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, join us at Queens Library for events celebrating Valentine's Day and African American History Month (including the 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration), as well as arts-and-crafts programs, adult coloring, family science, yoga for kids, great concerts, movies, magic shows, and much more! We hope to see you ...

Discovery Day Engineering Fair!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Children's Library Discovery Center in the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, for a chance for kids to learn about science, technology, and engineering — and have fun at the same ...

Upcoming Concerts to Mark on Your Calendar!

Our Culture Connection program has several upcoming concerts this February and March! Enjoy performances by singer and songwriter Charles Duke, jazz trumpet virtuoso Shareef Clayton, and more!

Click here for dates and free tickets. 

Our New Music For February!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from David Bowie, Babyface, Hank Williams Jr., Tamar Braxton, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, G-Eazy, Young ...

Free Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood!

Registration is now open for Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood UPK in Long Island City!

FREE Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers:

  • outstanding pre-K education from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • free nutritious lunches and snacks
  • warm, friendly, highly-qualified staff
  • the best learning ...

Get Free Help With Your Taxes!

Do you need help with your ‪tax return‬?

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April!

If your income was under $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file your taxes at no cost. Volunteers ...

Feb
16
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Learn how to navigate the Queens Library website and the Internet in general at these classes for adult computer users.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Snack and Read

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Have your snack while enjoying a reading from TrueFlix or BookFlix!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program is for all who love or want to learn the game. Beginners, advanced, and in-between players are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


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Feb
17
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book and Story Hour

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy a program of music, fingerplays, and dance. Age-appropriate arts and crafts end the hour of fun

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

Additional Dates


Feb
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Crafternoon

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Participants will explore their artistic side, using a variety of media, including fabrics.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
18
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Typing

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn to type using an online typing program at this computer class for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Game Day Friday

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children and teens play board games, video games, and computer games.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

We screen feature films appropriate for all ages on the first and last Saturdays of the month.


Mar
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer Class for Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn how to navigate the Queens Library's website and the Internet, and how to use email and Google.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Snack and Read

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Bookflix is an online reading program that helps children improve their reading ability and content comprehension. Bookflix pairs video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks. Children are invited to have their afterschool snack while enjoying this reading session.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program is for all who love or want to learn the game. All levels of players are welcome, including beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children and their parents or caregivers enjoy picture books, music, dancing, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
11:45AM

--to--

12:30PM

Preschool Arts and Crafts

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Preschool-age children participate in age-appropriate arts and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Crafternoon

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Participants will explore their artistic side, using a variety of media, including fabrics.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Typing 101

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Participants learn to type using an online typing program at this computer class for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Preschool Craft and Playtime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Preschool children will be exposed to a variety of toys, games, and age appropriate crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Hip Hop: Hip Hop Camp

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Hip Hop Camp is an interactive music, dance, and arts program about the five core elements of Hip Hop: MCing, DJing, Breaking, Graffiti, and Knowledge.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
11
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Preschool Craft and Playtime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Preschool children will be exposed to a variety of age-appropriate toys, games, and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Movie

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

We screen feature films appropriate for all ages on the second and last Saturdays of the month.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
14
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Aerobics for Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Instructor Leidilin Ramnarine leads a moderate, heart-pumping workout that combines strength and toning exercises to help burn calories and improve heart health. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Celebrate the Month of Francophonie with the Music of Prince Guetjens and Tayno

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the appealing sounds of Haiti with the music of Prince Guetjens and Tayno. A Haitian musician, singer and composer, Prince’s latest CD "Kanmèm" has 13 tracks of vodou, reggae, hip-hop, slow rock, bossa nova, and other alluring rhythms. Tayno are his backup musicians.


Mar
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Natalie Cole Tribute

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Stacia Hobdy pays tribute to musical giant Natalie Cole with some of her best loved songs from the R&B, soul, blues, and jazz genres.


Apr
9
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Creative Designing with Colored Pencils for Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This designing and coloring program for adults is therapeutic and relaxing.

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 Rosedale Community Library has:

  • 8 Adult computers
  • 4 Children's computers
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • Collections of African American and Caribbean fiction and non-fiction
  • Extensive Large Print Collection

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Rosa’s Toddler & Family Day Care
259-10 147th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-9534
Rosedale Child Development Center
241-08 140th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 978-3996
Throop Memorial Day Care
140-17 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-0936

Community Board
Queens Community Board #13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
American Legion Post 483
240-02 135th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
Rosedale Civic Association
P.O. BOX 220-116
Rosedale NY , 11422-0116
Rosedale Civilian Patrol
Rosedale Sports Association
138-10 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 527-5302
Rosedale Soccer Club
P.O. BOX 0158
Rosedale NY , 11422
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
Springfield Gardens (Community Medical Center)
134-64 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 883-6800
fax: (718) 883-6820
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Brookvill Park
149 Ave, 235 St., Brookville Blvd, South Conduit
IDLEWILD Park
Rockaway Blvd., Springfield Blvd., 149 Avenue
Springfield Park
149 Ave., Springfield Blvd., 145 Road, 148 St.
PS 195 Playground (Hook Creek)
149 Road, Weller Lane, 149 Avenue, 253 Street
  

Police Department
105th Precinct
92-08 222nd Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Rosedale Station
145-06 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718)528-4358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Christ Lutheran School (K-8)
248-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-6884
St Clare’s Roman Catholic School (Pre K-8)
137-25 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-7174
St Pius X - Roman Catholic School (Pre K- 8)
147-65 249TH Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-7171

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 38 Rosedale School (K-6)
135-21 241 Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-2276
fax: (718) 712-1598
P.S. 181 Brookfield School (K-6)
148 Avenue & 230 Street
Springfield Garden NY , 11413
phone: (718) 528-5807
fax: (718) 723-7825
P.S. 138 Sunrise School (K-6)
251-11 Weller Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-9053
fax: (718) 528-9053
P.S. 195 William Haberle School (K-6)
253-50 149TH Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 723-0313
P.S. 251
144-51 Arthur St.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 276-2745
fax: (718) 723-7822
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 231 Magnetech 2000
145-00 Springfield Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
  

Senior Centers
Rosedale Senior Citizens Club, Inc.
Brookville Boulevard and 135th Avenue
phone: (718) 525-8899
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7014
fax: (718) 327-4794
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1731
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
TitusM@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 19-31 Mott Avenue, Room 301
Far Rockaway NY, 11691
phone: (718) 327-1845
fax: (718) 327-1878
Albany Office LOB, Room 522
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5668
fax: (518) 455-3892
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

The Rosedale community was established in 1888 and named Foster’s Meadow. In 1894, the area was divided into building lots and the present name was established. In 1919, the Women’s Club asked the library for service. A collection staffed by volunteers was begun and by November a station was established. In 1920, rent-free quarters were found for the library. The Branch was relocated a number of times over the years. In May 1962 the Rosedale Public Library was opened in the rented building that it presently occupies. This was overseen by the Board of Trustees with Cornelius B. Hermann as president and Chief Librarian Harold W. Tucker.