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Rosedale

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Gather your family and friends and celebrate the holiday season at the Library!

Join us for Christmas tree decorating, Kwanzaa celebrations, Hanukkah crafts, concerts, movies, and more.

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and holiday movies, available to borrow from your community ...

It’s Time for Kind

It’s time for kind at the Library and beyond this holiday season.

At all Queens Library locations, you can join us for many special programs for people of all ages.

You can also donate to our canned food drive in partnership with the Food Bank For NYC from November 19 to 30, share ...

Enter the Queens Library Naturalize Lottery!

Are you a green card holder? Are you able to complete your citizenship application by the end of December?

If so, you could enter the Queens Library Naturalize Lottery, funded by the New York State Office for New Americans, for the chance to have your citizenship application costs waived!

Winners will ...

Double Your Impact This Holiday Season!

You have a special opportunity to double the impact of your gift to Queens Library this holiday season!

Thanks to a generous donor who wishes to motivate others in the Queens community to support our Library, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000.

Your gift right now goes twice as ...

All of Us Deserve Palaces

Eric Klinenberg, author of the new book Palaces for The People, advocates for libraries as part of social infrastructure that promotes interactions between people from all walks of life.

“I became a scholar because I learned to love libraries,” Klinenberg says. While working on ...

Winter Health & Safety Tips

As the temperatures drop in New York City, it’s important to focus on health and safety when braving the cold this season.

Dr. David Slotwiner, chief of Cardiology, and Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, chairman, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and their fellow physicians from ...

Spend Time Thinking about Your Dreams

Alice Robb has always been curious about her own dreams—which she says “have been very vivid for as long as I can remember.”

Her new book, Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey, is a fresh approach to explain how dreams work, what dreams are for, and how dreams ...

Holiday Places in Queens

We asked Joe DiStefano, author of 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss, to share his favorite locations in Queens that embody the spirit of the holidays.

He chose places like the Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society, Gottscheer Hall, the Flushing Free Synagogue, and more.

Be sure to visit them, ...

The World Is Wide Enough for Us All

Genevieve Cogman is a British fantasy writer whose fifth book in the Invisible Library series was published this November.

She told Queens Library Magazine about how the rules of the library in her books were established, her writing process, influences, and more.

“We get far more out of ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Dec
14
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Girls Who Code

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This is a computer programming club for girls in 3rd - 5th grade. This program aims to help launch the path of future coders, data scientists, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Playtime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children have the opportunity to play with different educational items in a simulated playground. There are also coloring pages.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
1:45PM

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4:00PM

Chess With Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program is open to all chess lovers: advanced players, beginners, and in-between players are all welcome.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Current Events

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Teens gather together with a librarian to discuss current issues.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Design on a Dime

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

Participants learn about basic scientific concepts and then are challenged to use their ingenuity and creativity to design, test, and redesign wind powered mobiles made out of household items. This is a three-session interactive series. Participants are encourage to attend all three workshops.


Dec
18
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer Class for Adults and Seniors

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults and seniors learn to navigate the Internet as well as use the library's databases.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess For All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program is for all chess lovers, those who can play as well as those who cannot play but wish to learn.


Dec
19
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time/Story Hour

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers enjoy picture book reading and story telling, followed by an age appropriate arts and craft session.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafternoon Wednesdays

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children use different materials to create their own arts & crafts pieces.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Go Bowling

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us for our fun-filled bowling session.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
6:15PM

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7:15PM

ShapeUp NYC: STRONG by Zumba

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Instructor Tanesha leads this fitness class where participants can increase their intensity levels of training, maximize their workout benefits, and see faster real results from their efforts. High intensity moves are interchanged with lower intensity moves throughout the entire workout. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
6:15PM

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7:15PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low Impact Aerobics

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Kathleen leads this fitness class that uses a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise and sneakers, and bring a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
22
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families enjoy movies together in a simulated theatre atmosphere. Bring your snacks.


Jan
2
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children (18 months old to 4 years) and their caretakers enjoy picture book reading, interlaced with singing, clapping, finger plays and dancing. The program ends with an age appropriate arts and crafts activity.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Crafternoon

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children are encouraged to use their creativity by using media such as yarn, paper, fabric, and paint.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Let's Go Bowling

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This game of bowling is open to all who enjoy the game.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Coding with Matprenuer

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This computer programming club, aims to help launch the path of future coders, data scientists, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Playtime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy playing with educational toys. Coloring pages are also provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
1:45PM

--to--

3:45PM

Chess With Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us for Saturday chess for all chess lovers: beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Teens get together to discuss current events in the country and in other parts of the world, as well as events going on in the community in which they live.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Class For Adults and Seniors

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults and seniors can learn the basics of computer use such as how to navigate the web.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Chess For All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program is opened to all chess lovers: beginners, intermediates and advanced players.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families can enjoy a featured film in a simulated theatre atmosphere. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their snacks.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Animal Science with "Erik The Reptile Guy"

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

In this Rescue and Awareness Animal Science presentation, children will meet Erik the Reptile Guy's newest rescued animals. This presentation discusses topics of the life cycles, food webs, adaptation, endangered species, and conservation of a variety of reptiles. Come meet live frogs, lizards, snakes, and more as Erik the Reptile Guy teaches respect and awareness of nature!. For children ages 6-12.


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@nyassembly.gov
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
NYS Senate
Hon. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: 518-455-3531
fax: 518-426-0529
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
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.