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Rosedale

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Queens Public Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Public Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Public Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Join Us for Jewish American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Jewish American culture with us this May at our festival at Forest Hills Library!

There will be music, singing, Yiddish theater, and plenty of mame loshn, starting Monday, May 6!

All events will take place at Forest Hills Library, at 108-19 71st Avenue.

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Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

May
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bowling for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a game of bowling!

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

Additional Dates


May
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Coding for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us as we learn the basics of coding and play some computer games!

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

Additional Dates


May
25
1:45PM

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3:30PM

Chess with Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

All chess lovers are welcome to this program: advanced players, intermediate, and beginners.

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

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May
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Chess For All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book/Storytime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children and their caretakers enjoy picture book reading mixed with songs, finger play, and dancing ending with age-appropriate arts and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts: Raise Your Flag

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make flags in honor of our veterans and Armed Forces.


Jun
1
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Day Celebration

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

The Friends of The Rosedale Library invite you to "A Family Day Celebration." There will be different activities including Bingo and arts & crafts. Refreshments will be served. This program is made possible through the generous support of Council Member Donovan Richards.


Jun
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us as we do fun activities (like games and/or arts and crafts) for teens!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Disco Divas featuring Roz Brown

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Break out your bell bottoms and platforms to travel back to the '70s with Roz Brown to celebrate the disco divas of the decade with songs like "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," "Car Wash," "I Will Survive," and countless other disco favorites.


Jun
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer Class for Adults and Seniors

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults and seniors can learn the basics of computer usage including how to browse the Internet, set up email accounts, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Children's Puppet Show with Puppeteer Nicola Rose McEldowney

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join Miss Nicola the puppeteer for 45 minutes of puppet fun! We'll sing songs, read stories, play some dance games, and above all, meet lots of friendly puppets! This is for children ages 5 and under. Space is limited. Registration is required.


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Be a Statue for Liberty

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make crafts that will transform us into Statues for Liberty! Learn about what the Statue of Liberty stands for and its significance.


Jun
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Coding Around the World

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Ever wanted to travel the world, and see other cultures and heritages? Come join us as we play and code computer games that will teach us about other countries!


Jun
8
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Matinee: "Brother Outsider"

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

The Friends of The Rosedale Library invite you to a screening of "Brother Outsider" (2003). Refreshments will be served. This program is made possible through the generous support of Council Member Donovan Richards.


Jun
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.


Jun
12
1:00PM

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3:30PM

STAR- Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

The Friends of The Rosedale Library invite you to a presentation by STAR - Senior Theater Acting Repertory. STAR will entertain, inspire, and educate you through short comedic one acts and sing-alongs. Refreshments will be served. This program is made possible through the generous support of Council Member Donovan Richards.


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: Packing Your Suitcase

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

If you were traveling to somewhere else, where would you go, what would you bring with you, and what would you look forward to in a new country? Join us as we make suitcases while learning about other heritages and countries!


Jun
17
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: What the Future Will Know

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

What would you want the future to see about you and your heritage? Join us, as we create the stories of us, and transform our “documents” into papers of old!


Jun
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Jewelry Workshop

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Make your own piece of jewelry to keep or to give as a gift. All supplies will be included.


Jun
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bring Your Story: What’s Your Flag?

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Create a flat that represents who you are!


Jun
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading: Circuited Stars!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us for this special Teen Time, where we will wire together a bright constellation with circuitry and lights! This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


Jun
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip-hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 6-12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
27
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Movie Nights with Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Please join Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman as she hosts movie nights at three libraries:

Rosedale
Thursday, June 27 6PM-8PM: "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse" (2018, PG)
Thursday, July 11 6PM-8PM: "Incredibles 2" (2018, PG)

Laurelton
Thursday, July 25 6PM-8PM: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (2018, PG)
Thursday, August 8 6PM-8PM: "Hotel Transylvania" (2012, PG)

Central
Thursday, August 22 6PM-8PM: "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Fused Glass Jewelry Making Workshop for Adults

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

Learn about and make fused glass jewelry. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required; class is limited to 20 participants.


Jul
2
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 usage including how to browse the Internet, set up email accounts, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program invites all chess lovers: beginners, advanced players, and those in between.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Summer Reading: Read to Me!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children under 5 years old and their caregivers will enjoy a reading of picture books, interlaced with music, finger plays, and dancing. The program will end with age-appropriate arts and crafts, related to this year's Summer Reading Theme!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Coding for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us as we learn the basics of coding and play some computer games!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Reading: Playtime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to explore educational fun toys and coloring in a relaxing atmosphere.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Learn to Play Chess with Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

All chess lovers are welcome to this program.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Summer Reading: Storytime for Little Astronauts!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we learn about rockets and space through a rocket-themed story time. This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


Jul
10
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Frame Yourself In A Rocket!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make our own rocket picture frames!


Jul
11
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Bowling for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a game of bowling!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Family Movie Matinee

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families can enjoy an afternoon of featured movies in a simulated movie theater! Bring your snacks.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
15
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Crafts in Space

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make crafts that are out of this world! This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Create Your Own Constellation

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make our own constellations to take home. This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


Jul
24
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Make Your Own Telescope!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make our own personal telescopes and learn about the night sky! This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


Jul
31
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Astronaut Helmets!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we create astronaut helmets that we can all wear! Create your helmet and take off into space! This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


Aug
7
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Bracelets

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make space-themed bracelets! This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


Aug
14
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Glow in the Dark Lacing!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we lace together constellations that glow in the dark! This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


Aug
21
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: The Force Awakens!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we prepare to become Jedi masters and make our own lightsabers! This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


Aug
28
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Alien Invasion in a Box!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we compete to create and show off the coolest alien made from the materials in a box of random space junk! This program is part of our Summer Reading Program.


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. Alicia Hyndman
HyndmanA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11413
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
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.