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South Hollis

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our second annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important topics specifically for adults over the age of 50.

In addition to special seminars and ...

Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

Our discussion ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our second season of Shakespeare in Queens starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3 at ...

Get Your Free IDNYC Card in Laurelton!

You can sign up for IDNYC on your side of Queens!

Laurelton Community Library will be hosting a temporary "pop-up" Enrollment Center from October 3 through October 7 where you can apply for your IDNYC card in person.

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Queens Library for several special events where we will celebrate the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the contributions they have made to our society!

Over the next four weeks, we will also highlight books from our collection by celebrated Hispanic authors. You can find a list of them here and see pictures of ...

Buy-A-Book for Queens Library

Did you know that every children’s book you buy for Queens Library will be read by 40 or more kids?

You can help the youngest members of our communities—and many others—explore their dreams through Queens Library’s Buy-A-Book program.

For every $25 you donate, a bookplate with your name (or the ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens 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 ...

It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for September 27 is Barkskins by Annie Proulx.

From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Shipping News” and "Brokeback Mountain"—comes an epic, dazzling, violent, ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

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

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

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

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

Sep
28
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Adult Intermediate Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Intermediate computer class.

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

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Sep
28
3:00PM

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3:15PM

Homework Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every Monday to Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm is homework time! Ask the staff if you need help finding a book or to doing some research!

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

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Sep
28
4:30PM

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4:45PM

Chess Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Like to play? We provide the chess pieces, you provide the skills!

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Sep
28
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids create and design different seasonal arts and crafts.

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

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Sep
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult ESL Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Computer class taught in Creole and English for bilingual students.

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

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Sep
30
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

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

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Sep
30
4:00PM

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4:15PM

Karaoke Time

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do you like to sing? Come sing Karaoke with us! Pick your favorite song and let your star shine!

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

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Sep
30
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Kids Film

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Movies for kids!

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

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Oct
3
12:30PM

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12:45PM

Japanese Language Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Konnichiwa (Good Afternoon)! Let's learn beginner's Japanese together at the library! We'll watch videos and practice speaking together!

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

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Oct
3
2:30PM

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2:45PM

Pokemon GO to the Library

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Don't worry that it's Monday, let's catch some Pokemon to feel better! We'll set up a lure, so that you can catch extra Pokemon! Don't forget to read our collection of Pokemon books with hints and tips for being a Gym Leader!

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

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Oct
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Ping Pong Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens or adults play ping pong!

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

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Oct
3
5:30PM

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6:00PM

Experimental Theater Group

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Everyone is welcome to join our Experimental Theater Group. No experience is necessary. We'll do play-reading, stand-up comedy, and try new and fun things! Performances to the public are also a possibility! Let your star shine bright!

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

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Oct
3
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Beginner-level class for adults.

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

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Oct
3
6:00PM

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7:30PM

South Hollis Horror Fest

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Get scared, eat bloody popcorn, and enjoy our Monday night horror films.

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

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Oct
5
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Spelling Bee

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids participate in a Spelling Bee Competition.

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

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Oct
5
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids Spelling Bee

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids participate in the Spelling Bee competition.

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

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Oct
8
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Adult ESOL Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adult ESOL Computer Class.

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

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Oct
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teens Health Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens learn the importance of hygiene and healthy eating.

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

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Oct
12
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Health Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids learn how to eat healthy and about the importance of hygiene.

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

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Oct
13
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Interested in Foster Care or Adoption?

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come learn more about what it means to be a foster or adoptive parent. What’s the process? What’s the commitment? Come get all your questions answered by experts from MercyFirst. All are welcome. Come start the conversation!


Oct
14
4:00PM

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4:15PM

South Hollis Pirate Radio

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Be a part of South Hollis Pirate Radio Station! Music, interviews, and more! Listen in on http://www.mixlr.com/southhollis.

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

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Oct
31
6:00PM

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6:15PM

Count Dracula Meet and Greet

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

After the sun sets at 5:52 pm, Count Dracula will visit Queens Library at South Hollis. He'll give out free candy to everyone with a costume and he'll autograph copies of your Dracula books! Feeling brave? Let Count Dracula suck your blood so that you can show off your neck bites to all your friends!


Nov
3
12:00PM

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12:15PM

Crunchy Book Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

If you want to spice up your life with fun books, our Crunchy Book Club is the place to be! Our first selection is "Confessions of a Wild Child" by Jackie Collins. Copies are available at the Reference Desk. Note: Adults only!

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

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Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The South Hollis Community Library has:

  • 18 public computers
  • 6 laptops (Teens and Children only) with a wireless internet connection
  • Customers can bring their own laptops to access out wireless connection.
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

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International Language Collections at the South Hollis Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish (books and CDs only)

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the South Hollis Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
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
Blanche Community Program. DDC #1
109-60 202nd Street
Queens NY , 11412
Charles R. Drew DDC
109-45 207th St.
Queens NY , 11429
Elishama Children’s Prep School
206-18 Hollis Avenue
Queens NY , 11429
Step by Step Academy
11209 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Queens NY , 11429
Stepping Stone Pre-Sch.-Kindergarten (I-IV)
114-38 Frances Lewis Boulevard
Queens NY , 11411
Early Childhood Institute
113-53 Springfield Boulevard
Jamaica NY ,

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

Fire Department
Engine 301, Ladder 150
91-02 197th Street
Queens NY , 11423
  

Local Hospitals
Holliswood Hospital (Psychiatric)
87-37 Palermo Street|
Holliswood NY , 11423
phone: (800) 486-3005
fax: (718) 776-8181
Veterans Administration St. Albans Primary and Extended Care Center
179th St. and Linden Blvd.
St. Albans NY , 11425
phone: (718) 526-1000
 

Local Newspapers
Southeast Queens Press
174-15 Horance Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Daniel M. O’connell Playground
113th Avenue & 196th Avenue
Gladys Warren Triangle
between Hollis Ave, 104th Ave. & 194 St.
JHS 192 Playground
205th and Hollis Avenue
Liberty Triangle
Farmer's Boulevard & Liberty Avenue at 109th Road
  

Police Department
103rd Precinct
168-02 P.O. Edward Byrne Avenue
Queens NY , 11423
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
 

Post Office
Holliswood Post Office
197-33 hillside Ave
Hollis NY , 11423-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 217-0927
Archie Spigner Post Office
195-04 Linden Blvd
Saint Albans NY , 11412-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 278-2956
 

Private / Parochial Schools
Merrick Academy
207-01 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
St. Joachim & Anne
218-26 105th Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
Incarnation School
89-15 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11427
St. Joseph's Parish Day School
217-55 100th Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
Montessori Progressive Learn
195-03 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY ,
St. Gerald's School
91st Avenue & 188 Street
Jamaica NY ,

Public Elementary Schools
PS 136 Roy Wilkins
201-15 115 Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-0040
fax: (718) 465-3939
PS 36 St. Albans School
191-90th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 528-1862
fax: (718) 464-7779
PS 36 Mini (Q836)
187-01 Foch Boulevard
Queens NY , 11412
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry
190-20 109th Road
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 465-5538
fax: (718) 264-9178
PS 134 Hollis
203-02 109th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-5544
fax: (718) 464-7779
PS 233Q @ 827
203-02 109th Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 465-1000
fax: (718) 465-3939

Public High Schools
Humanities & Arts Magnet HS
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
Law, Government and Community Service High School (Q 494)
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 192 Renaissance School
109-89 204th Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
Pathways College Preparatory
109-89 204th St
St. Albans NY , 11412
 

Senior Centers
Police Athletic Senior Center
199-10 112th Avenue
Queens NY , 11412
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
VACANT
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
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 community referred to as South Hollis is actually situated with the northern tip of the St. Albans community boundaries. However, it is called the South Hollis community because it is directly south of the Hollis. The South Hollis Branch opened its doors in 1974. The community of Hollis wherein the branch takes its name was founded in 1885 by Frederick Denton. Frederick Denton intended to name the community Woodhull in honor of General Woodhull captured by the British in1776. The name Hollis was picked to honor his place of birth in New Hampshire.

Hollis landscape gradually changed as trolley service was extended into the area in 1897. Middle class houses gradually appeared around Victorian homes. In 1921, Row house construction further changes the community’s infrastructure. By World War II the residents primarily commuted to work. Taking advantage of the nearby LI Rail Road service.

The ethnic transformation of the Hollis community occurred after 1955. South of the Long Island Rail Road (South Hollis) residents were eighty percent African-American and Latin American by 1980. In the last twenty years, people from the countries of Guyana, Haiti, China, India, Columbia and Jamaica added to the community’s ethnic mix.

Source:

Seyfried, Vincent. “Hollis.” Encyclopedia of New York City. Yale University Press, 1995: 551

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.