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South Hollis

Chair Yoga Irene

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.

May 24 @ 1:00 PM

May
21
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adults Bingo Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Play the world's friendliest Bingo game with your friends.


May
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pre-Teens and Teens Comic Book Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

With manga becoming more popular than ever, we take a look at some of the most popular series and recommend top choices for teens.

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

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May
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults learn various computer programs and skills at our weekly computer class.


May
23
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Cards, Board Games, and More!

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come join us every week for cards, chess, and board games at South Hollis.


May
23
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Introduction to Peking Opera

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for an introduction to Peking Opera. We'll learn about the different roles, make-up and masks, how people sing each role, and why it is an important part of Chinese culture.


May
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Chair Yoga Irene

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


May
24
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Games Tournament Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children, tweens, and teens are invited to join us every Thursday for a games tournament. Uno, pictionary, checkers, chess - come every week to see what new game we're challenging you to!

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

Additional Dates


May
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Learning Korean!

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Do you want to talk to your Korean neighbors in Korean? Do you want to read all Korean signs? Then this class is for you! You will be able to introduce yourself in Korean! You will know the history of Korean alphabet, Hanguel.


May
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time and Preschool Stories

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

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May
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Game Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids play board game.s

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

Additional Dates


May
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Ping Pong Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us every Saturday for ping pong fun.

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

Teen Arts & Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to join us on Tuesdays for an arts and crafts program.

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

Additional Dates


May
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Reader's Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to join us for fun theater games and to perform adaptations of popular stories and books.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Russian Language Instruction

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Our Russian language class will focus on learning common everyday, typical phrases; basic grammar based on everyday usage of the language; and the pronunciation of vowels and consonants.


Jun
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Russian Language Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Russian Language Class


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Squeaking Squeaking Chicken Craft

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Squeaking Squeaking Chicken Craft: Crafts and games will teach you about the world we live in.


Jun
6
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Monthly Maker Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly maker program where teens and tweens can combine creativity and art with science and technology to create something new!


Jun
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Drum Beats Percussionist Freddy Dugaurd

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This upbeat and engaging three session drum workshop will have children rocking to the beat. Percussionist Freddy Dugard will kick-off Summer Reading "Library Rocks" with musical style and rhythmic patterns. Beginners and experinced participants are welcome. For children 8 to 12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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Jun
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kick Off Summer Reading Program/Drum Workshop Event

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kick Off Summer Reading Program/Drum Workshop Event

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Haitian Creole Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Basic computer classes in Haitian Creole for adults and senior citizens.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Friends Of South Hollis Library Group Meeting

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Friends Of South Hollis Library Group Meeting

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

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Jun
11
6:15PM

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7:30PM

Jazz Plus Presents Sounds of Motown

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

LA Blacksmith and his group Jazz Plus invite you on a musical journey through the hits of Motown featuring the music of superstars like the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, the Commodores, Billy Preston, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Gladys Knight, The Marvelettes, Mary Wells, The Shirelles, and Ashford & Simpson.


Jun
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids' Father's Day Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

A great gift idea for Father's Day would be something that the kids have made.


Jun
18
5:15PM

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6:45PM

Sicilian Folk Dance Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

A workshop on Sicilian folk dances presented by Michela Musolino. Students will be introduced to the identifying rhythms of the accompanying music as the students learn the steps particular to these Sicilian folk dances (tarantella & ballettu). The workshop is open to all ages and skill levels. Students should wear comfortable clothes and footwear.


Jun
21
5:15PM

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6:45PM

Decorating a Russian Traditional Matrioshka Doll

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

In this session, we'll get a brief history of Russian culture and the matrioshka Russian doll. We'll also practice coloring our own matrioshka.


Jun
22
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Japanese Language Learning

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come learn basic Japanese language skills with our instructor.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
30
12:00PM

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4:00PM

STACKS Multicultural Festival

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

To celebrate the end of the school year, our STACKS after-school program attendees will present a festival of multicultural performances and art for the South Hollis community.


Jul
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Reader's Theater: Summer Edition!

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children, tweens, and teens are invited to join our weekly reader's theater program this summer. We'll meet every week to play theater games, learn about careers in theater, and work together to create and perform an original piece based on classic stories at the end of the summer. Reader's theater is a fun way to keep reading and literacy skills up during summer breaks. Weekly participation is highly encouraged!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Book Club: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come join us for our new monthly book club. Our July pick is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, the recent winner of the One Book, One New York contest. Manhattan Beach tells the haunting World War II-era story of Anna Kerrigan, who becomes the Brooklyn Navy Yard's first female diver, and her search for her missing father.


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
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
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., 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 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.