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St. Albans Crochet Stars

Join us to share crochet patterns and techniques. There will be lessons for beginners, with all skill levels welcome to attend. Please bring your own yarn and crochet needles.

Dec 5 @ 11:00 AM, Dec 12 @ 11:00 AM

Make it a Better World: Paint Me an Act of Kindness

Look at the harvesters in the painting on the screen.
How would you make their lives easier?
Paint them an act of kindness.

Dec 11 @ 4:00 PM

Nov
19
12:00PM

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7:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Acts of Kindness Tree

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Customer can choose a card from the kindness tree and write an act of kindness they have performed or will do in the future.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Choose your Thanksgiving Craft! A Native American Shield or a Paper Bag Turkey

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

Thanksgiving is getting near! It's time to choose your own Thanksgiving craft! Make a Native American shield or a paper bag turkey! Registration is required.


Nov
24
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Adult Coloring

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Come and experience adult coloring, the latest trend in relaxation! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness.


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Nov
24
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Movies At St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Saturdays as we show the latest new releases.

11/24 - "Superfly" - With retirement on his mind, a successful young drug dealer sets up one last big job, while dealing with trigger-happy colleagues and the police. (Trevor Jackson) (2018, R). 10:30 am.

11/24 - "Life of the Party" - After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree. (Melissa McCarthy) (2018, PG-13). 2pm.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Movies At St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us as we show the latest new releases.
11/30 - "Jurassic World" - When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. (Chris Pratt) (2018, PG-13) 10:30am.
11/30 "Tag" - A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country. (Ed Holmes) (2018, R) 2pm

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Saturday Movies: The Polar Express

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (2004, G)


Dec
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Movies: This Christmas

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

A Christmas time drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years. (2007, PG-13)


Dec
5
11:00AM

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12:00PM

St. Albans Crochet Stars

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us to share crochet patterns and techniques. There will be lessons for beginners, with all skill levels welcome to attend. Please bring your own yarn and crochet needles.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
4:00PM

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5:15PM

It's Time For Kind: Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

'Tis the season to be kind. Join us at the St. Albans Library as we read a book about kindness and do a craft related to the book. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make it a Better World: Paint Me an Act of Kindness

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Look at the harvesters in the painting on the screen.
How would you make their lives easier?
Paint them an act of kindness.


Dec
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

It's Time for Kind: The Power of Gratitude

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

It's the season for kindness and gratitude! What are you thankful for? Do you know practicing gratitude can improve your health? At this arts and craft program, we will create gratitude letters for someone special to us.


Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

St. Albans Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Party!

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

'Tis the season to decorate the St. Albans Library Christmas tree. Join us for some holiday cheer and decorating fun.


Dec
15
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Saturday Movie: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. (2000, PG)


Dec
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Movie: "Almost Christmas"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mom died. (2016, PG-13)


Dec
29
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Movie: "Crazy Rich Asians"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. (2018, PG-13)


Dec
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Movie: "Mission Impossible: Fallout"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong. (2018, PG-13)


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The St. Albans Community Library has:

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

  • 11 public computers
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing.Please contact the library for more details.

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International Language Collections at the St. Albans Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the St. Albans Community Library include:

  • African American fiction and non-fiction
  • Caribbean fiction and non-fiction

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Jamaica NAACP Linden Day Care
189-26 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0400
Montessori Progressive Learning Center, Inc.
195-05 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 723-3967
Quick Start
118-46 Riverton Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0800
fax: (718) 527-7930
True Deliverance Christian Pre-School
188-15 Turin Drive
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0601
  

Community Board
Queens Community Board 12
90-28 161st Street,
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)658-3308
fax: (718)739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
NAACP-Jamaica Branch
189-26 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 723-3653
Parent Leadership Institute, Alumni Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 120310
St. Albans NY , 11412-0310
phone: (718) 276-4263
fax: (718) 723-4993
St. Albans Civic Improvement Association
P.O. Box 120561
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (646) 373-6087
fax:

Fire Department
Engine 317 Ladder 165 Battalion 54
117-11 196th Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
  

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Chronicle - East Queens Edition
Press of Southeast Queens

Parks and Playgrounds
St. Albans Memorial Park
Merrick Boulevard, 173 Place, Sayers Avenue
Roy Wilkins -- Southen Queens Park
Baisley & Merrick Boulevards, 115Avenue
Locust Manor Playground (PS 15)
192 Street, S/S 121 Avenue
Nautilus Playground
Merrick & Baisley Boulevards, 120 Avenue
  

Police Department
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11434
phone: (718) 712-7733
  

Post Office
Archie Spigner Post Office
195-04 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (800) 275-8777 (718) 528-5026
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Allen Christian School (K-8)
171-10 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 657-1676
fax: (718) 291-7751
True Deliverance Christian School (K-5)
188-15 Turin Drive
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 978-0601
 

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 15 Jackie Robinson School (K-5)
121-15 Lucas Street
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 525-1670
fax: (718) 723-7613
P.S. 36 The St. Albans School (K-5)
187-01 Foch Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 528-1862
fax: (718) 723-6928
Riverton Street Charter School (K-3)
118-34 Riverton Street
St. Albans NY, 11412
phone: (866) 642-3676
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry School
190-20 109 Road
St. Albans NY, 11412
phone: (718) 465-5538
  

Elected Officials

History

The colonial history of St. Albans is rather vague in as much as it wasn’t until about 1899 that it received its present name. A committee of residents selected the name St. Albans for the railroad station after the English village of the same name in Hertfordshire, England. It is known that it was an early farming community owned by the families of Nicolas Everitt, Benjamin Carpenter, and Everett Remsen.

The St. Albans Golf Club opened in 1919 along Merrick, Linden, and Baisley Boulevards. Addisleigh Park, a beautiful residential section was developed overlooking the golf course in 1926.

The post-war boom period, which followed 1920, unprecedented expansion in real estate was responsible for bringing in most of the residents who poured into the area. The creation of the government financing agency for home building in the 1930’s caused another spurt in real estate activity. The sale of the 100-acre St. Albans Golf Club to a building organization in the 1930s for a housing development did not materialize. The U.S. government acquired the property and the Department of Defense built the St. Albans Naval Hospital. The buildings and grounds are an architectural asset to the community. When the hospital closed in 1974, the Veterans Administration converted the facility into an extended care center. Fifty-three acres were given to the City of New York in 1977 which developed the Roy Wilkins Park.

During the 1940s, the population became more ethnically diverse as Lena Horne, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Roy Campanella, and other prominent African-Americans moved into Addisleigh Park. By the early 1970s, St. Albans was considered an African American community; during the 1980s, immigrants from the Caribbean, Africa, and the United Kingdom settled in the community.

Seyfried, Vincent, “St. Albans” The Encyclopedia of New York City, Yale University Press, 1995:1032-1033.

The Library in St. Albans has a unique history. Then, as now, community involvement has factored into the design and delivery of library services to the residents of St. Albans. On July 16th, 1918, the St. Albans Library was established as a small library called a village collection utilizing the services of volunteers. The Ladies Society and Red Cross workers spearheaded the project. The lending collection was housed in a small room in the Ladies Social Club building on Baisley Boulevard near Farmers Boulevard. Books were given out each week on Wednesdays.

The Library was taken over by Queens Borough Public Library in 1920 and also became a station collection the same year. The club house building was sold and the volunteer librarian relocated. The Library faced closure. The Mother’s Club of P.S. 36 came to the rescue. A small bunkhouse which looked like a “lunch wagon” was purchased and made into an attractive library. It was a small building on wheels. The use of a lot on a street very near the railroad station was donated by the owner. The building opened in January 1922. The wagon was used at this site for several years, until development in the area necessitated the moving of the wagon to a new location on Everitt Place where the lot was rent free.

In July 1931, the Library moved to a storefront at 187-10 Linden Boulevard and became a full-fledged branch.

On February 5, 1947, the library received a certificate of registration from the Board of Regents of the State of New York.

The building of the present site, 191-05 Linden Boulevard was erected in 1968. This facility was designed by an African-American architect, Frank Thompson. The city owned building was dedicated on March 10th, 1969.

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.