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A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald by Claudette Morgan and the Quietfyre Ensemble

Join the Queens Memory team at the St. Albans Library to enjoy a musical tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald by Claudette Morgan and the Quietfyre Ensemble, followed by stories from local residents about their memories of music and musicians in southeast Queens. Musicians have flocked to the area for decades and enriched the cultural ...

Mar 18 @ 2:30 PM

Feb
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Coloring isn't just for kids! It can help improve concentration and stress levels. Bring your colored pencils and get ready to have some fun.


Feb
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Saturday @ St. Albans: "Jason Bourne"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.


Feb
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

St. Albans Book Discussion: "The Shack"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend.


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Feb
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Tween & Teen Craft: Coasting into Spring

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

We're getting antsy for Spring to come! Join us as we create spring coasters.
Preregistration is required. Space is limited. All supplies provided.


Mar
2
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us and make a Cat in the Hat craft!


Mar
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Family Picture Book Time

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their parents/adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, stories, and related crafts, helping children develop important literacy skills.


Mar
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Saturday @ St. Albans: "Queen of Katwe"

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess.


Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

St. Albans Creators: Tweens & Teens

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Mondays' for Arts & Crafts.
3/6/17 - Tie Dye Art with Baby Wipes
3/13/17- Yogurt Silly Putty
3/20/17-Sugar Scrub
3/27/17-Mardi Gras Beaded Picture Frames

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Evening Movies @ St. Albans

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join us on selected Thursdays for the latest and hottest new releases.
3/9 - The Girl on the Train
3/16 - Jack Reacher: Never go Back
3/23 - Max Steel

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

Additional Dates


Mar
17
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Butterfly Masks

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Springtime is approaching. Flowers will bloom and butterflies will fly. Become a butterfly, by making a butterfly mask!


Mar
18
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Adult Coloring

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Coloring isn't just for kids! It can also help improve concentration and stress levels. Bring your pencils and get ready to have some fun.


Mar
18
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald by Claudette Morgan and the Quietfyre Ensemble

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Join the Queens Memory team at the St. Albans Library to enjoy a musical tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald by Claudette Morgan and the Quietfyre Ensemble, followed by stories from local residents about their memories of music and musicians in southeast Queens. Musicians have flocked to the area for decades and enriched the cultural fabric of our neighborhoods. Share your memories, share your photos and help us add them to the Queens Library’s digital archives.


Mar
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

St. Albans Book Discusion : "Man on the Run" by Carl Weber

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford--locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back--Wil, Kyle and Allan. But, a man on the run requires absolute trust...and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal.


Mar
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Meet Angela Wildflower, Award-Winning Music Artist and Actress

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Meet award-winning music artist and actress who recently made her Broadway debut as Mary Wells in Motown The Musical and hear her speak about her inspirational journey from inner city life to Broadway, Television, and Film. With humor, heart & art, Wildflower weaves a tale filled with dreams, tenacity and unshakable hope!


Apr
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Family Picture Book Time

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, stories, and related crafts, helping children develop important literacy skills.


Apr
6
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Easter Wreath

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

Easter is fast approaching. Make a wreath to celebrate the holiday.


Apr
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Self-Care Workshop

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

When was the last time you did something just for yourself? Do you want to de-stress? Come learn what self-care is, as well as the benefits and activities you can do to live a healthier life.


Apr
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

St. Albans Book Discussion: "Copycat" by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be-in every way possible. She begins copying her role model. Not because she wants to be Traci. She just wants to be exactly like Traci.

Traci doesn't worry, though. She knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration. Until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone.


May
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Book Discussion: "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Location: St.Albans
Registration: Not required

From the award-winning author of "Half of a Yellow Sun", a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.


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.