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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Queens Library

This year marks the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you will join us for our special events that pay tribute to his life and legacy.

We also have suggestions for great books and movies about Dr. King.

All Queens Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Our Celebration of Kindness

Queens Library celebrated the kindness that fills our communities with our It’s Time for Kind campaign during this past holiday season.

“Kindness can change the world,” President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott said at a kickoff event for our campaign.

Learn all about the programs and events we held across ...

New Year Nutrition Tips!

The New Year is a great opportunity to create new habits and start eating right.

Maria Biondi, RDN, CDN, and Wellbeing Coach for NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, has some tips for a nutritious diet and a healthy year ahead.

“As folks look towards the New Year, many of them want a ...

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 ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

What We Bring: Immigrant Art On View at Central Library

Join us for a new art exhibit at Central Library in Jamaica from January 7 to March 2 that honors the artistic talents and cultural contributions of new immigrants.

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the ...

Free Job Readiness Training

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education have partnered to provide a free Job Readiness and Computer Training program for the unemployed or underemployed.

This 7-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry-level to ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

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 ...

Jan
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Children's Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Techsplorers: Digital Storytelling

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to a special South Hollis Techsplorers series on digital storytelling. Participants will learn the basics of storytelling, and will explore various tools (including podcasting, animation, and video creation) to share content and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Beginner's Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn the basics of computers in our weekly class running September through June. Registration recommended. This is a weekly class and participation at least three times a month is expected.

South HollisWed, Jan 30, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Feb 6, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Feb 13, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Feb 20, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Feb 27, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Mar 6, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Mar 13, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Mar 20, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Mar 27, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Apr 3, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Apr 10, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Apr 17, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Apr 24, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 1, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 8, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 15, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 22, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 29, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 5, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 12, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 19, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

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Jan
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Coloring Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Think coloring is for kids? Not anymore! Join the crowd of adult coloring fans and find out why adults are going back to coloring.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Spelling Bee

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids can participate in a spelling competition.


Jan
24
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Intermediate Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Our weekly intermediate computer class is for anyone who knows the basics, but wants to learn more advanced computer skills. Registration is recommended. This is a weekly class running September-June and we recommend attending at least three classes a month.

South HollisThu, Jan 31, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Feb 7, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Feb 14, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Feb 21, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Feb 28, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Mar 7, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Mar 14, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Mar 21, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Mar 28, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Apr 4, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Apr 11, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Apr 18, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Apr 25, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 2, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 9, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 16, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 23, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 30, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 6, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 13, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 20, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM

Jan
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Urban Comics Drawing Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kawaii not cutting it for you? Learn how to draw street style with Ivan Velez. Bring your characters to life in your very own gritty comic. Students will make connections to their own experiences and cultures as they create their own characters for their own comics. They will pick a genre, a target audience and a theme, all flavored with the grittiness of urban tales.


Jan
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids' Board Game Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

A day for kids to play board games.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Arts Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other week we'll explore a new arts technique and create our own projects.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Haitian Creole Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

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

South HollisThu, Jan 31, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Feb 7, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Feb 14, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Feb 21, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Feb 28, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Mar 7, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Mar 14, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Mar 21, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Mar 28, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Apr 4, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Apr 11, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Apr 18, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Apr 25, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 2, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 9, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 16, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 23, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 30, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 6, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 13, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 20, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM

Jan
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.

Additional Dates


Jan
25
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Freestyle Fridays

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us after school on Fridays to hang out with your friends and participate in activities like board games, ping pong, art, and karaoke! Each week features a different activity; come on by to check it out!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Kids' Film

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

We will show a children's film or family film, a genre that contains children or relates to them in the context of home and family.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Young Ambassadors Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

The Young Ambassadors Program is an innovative education and leadership development program focused on experiential learning and community.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
11:00AM

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12:30PM

21st Century Tech Skills

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Using laptops, smart phones, and tablets, staff will demonstrate and teach you about different websites, tech tools, and social media tips to help with everyday needs.

South HollisSat, Feb 2, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Feb 9, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Feb 16, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Feb 23, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 2, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 9, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 16, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 23, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Mar 30, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Apr 6, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Apr 13, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Apr 20, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Apr 27, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 4, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 11, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 18, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 25, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 1, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 8, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 15, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 22, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

Jan
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ping Pong Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come to the library to challenge friends to ping pong every Saturday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Make Your Own Magazine

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids create their own magazine style.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adult Bingo Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for adult Bingo.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
12:30PM

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2:00PM

ESL Conversation Group

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Comics Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other week we'll discuss the latest comics and create our own comic books or comic-related craft.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun with Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens (grades 5 and up) will get an introduction to theater, play acting games, and write and produce their own original play in June.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Over two weeks, children, teens, and their families will learn about famous black playwrights from the African diaspora and create their own short pieces. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migration - History of Soca

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Davin McLeod traces the history of soca, both the music and dance, back to the "nature" cultures and traditions around the world. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids and Teens Technology Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Computer classes for kids & teens, beginner to advanced training.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
4:15PM

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5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Digital Storytelling for Teens

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us this February for a special Teen Techsplorers weekly program in celebration of Black History Month and the Queens-wide Traveling Shoes initiative. Each week, teens will learn about various contributions of the African diaspora to world culture and create digital stories to showcase what they've learned using tools like online outline and poster creation tools, stop motion animation, and more! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations – Recreate Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series Panel

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

More than 75 years ago, Jacob Lawrence created The Migration Series, an epic narrative that through an ambitious 60-panel series portrays the Great Migration, the flight of over a million African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Lawrence’s work continues to have powerful echoes. Come learn about this monumental work and get inspired by it, recreating the panel that you admire the most. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
7
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Teen Arts Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

In honor of Black History Month, our February Teen Arts Club will focus on black artists from around the world. Each week teens will be introduced to an artist or style of art and create their own artistic interpretation of the work. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Friends Of South Hollis Library Group Meeting

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Friends groups serve to strengthen the Queens Library as a whole through legislative advocacy, program planning, community awareness, and fundraising.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Karaoke

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a special karaoke program to celebrate different genres of music from black history over the past several decades. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Bohio Music and Riva Nyri Precil Perform Haitian Fusion Music

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Enjoy Haitian fusion. Riva and Monvelyno, who was born and raised in Haiti, began collaborating musically five years ago, and together they created their band Bohio Music which fuses traditional Haitian tunes, jazz, and afro rhythms. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

These sweet craft projects will have kids wishing Valentine's Day came around more often than just once a year.


Feb
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations –Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series VS My Own

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

More than 75 years ago, Jacob Lawrence created The Migration Series, an epic narrative that through an ambitious 60-panel series portrays the Great Migration, the flight of over a million African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Come learn about this monumental work and recreate the narrative of your family’s journey in multiple images representing milestones of your family’s history. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Nutrition Workshops for Children Ages 6-12

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 will learn about nutrition in a fun and interactive way. This program focuses on nutritious food choices. Children will learn the five food groups and why healthy eating is important for their bodies.


Feb
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - African Dancing and Folktales

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African dance class. This program is free. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Hip Hop Trivia

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a special Freestyle Friday event - a hip hop trivia contest in honor of Black History Month and our Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations programming. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Storytelling for Kids and Teens

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

To honor Black History Month and the Queens-wide celebration of Black Migrations, we will present stories for children and teens and encourage families to tell their own. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
5
4:15PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Techsplorers: Digital Storytelling

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to a special South Hollis Techsplorers series on digital storytelling. Participants will learn the basics of storytelling, and will explore various tools (including podcasting, animation, and video creation) to share content and stories.

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

Make a Castle with ArchForKids

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

Participants will learn about castle architecture and how people lived and worked in them. Then design and build your own mini castle! This program is led by educators from ArchForKids. It is recommended for ages 5 and up; caregivers are welcome.


Mar
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Podcast and Oral History Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.

South HollisTue, Mar 19, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Mar 26, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 2, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 9, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 16, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 23, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
South HollisTue, Apr 30, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM

Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


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.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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

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