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Join Us on April 26

Clear your calendar for a special event at Corona on Wednesday, April 26!

First, join us at the Mobile Library parked at 104th Street and Roosevelt Avenue at 9:30 a.m. From there, we will travel to Corona Community Library, at 38-23 104 Street, at 10 a.m.

Hear how your ...

It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our #BookTuesday pick for April 25 is What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah.

Arimah's debut collection, which has been named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, Time Magazine, Elle, the ...

Help Shape the Future of Queens Library

Queens Library is planning for its future, and we want to hear from you.

Please help us understand how to serve our customers and communities better by sharing your views and ideas at a community conversation with Dennis M. Walcott, President and CEO of Queens Library.

We hope you can join us at one of ...

Listen to Our Volunteer Voices!

It’s National Volunteer Week 2017, and we want to celebrate the important role of volunteers at Queens Library!

All this week, to say Thank You to our volunteers, we will share their voices and let them tell you what their service to the Library means to them and their communities.

Check our special blog post ...

Comment on Our FY2018 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018, and we'd like you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through Saturday, May 20.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 and fill out our ...

Our New Music For April!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from CeCe Winans, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, LeAnn Rimes, Pitbull, Kehlani, Little Big Town, and Nathan ...

Battle of the Bands 2017

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever, and we're looking for performers!

For the third year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 27.

Queens ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

If you didn't get a chance to sign up before, Round 2 of applications for Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood is now open!

Queens Library’s UPK program now offers free after-school care, available until 6 p.m., in addition to an outstanding pre-K education; free ...

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage!

This April, Queens Library is celebrating the heritage and legacy of immigrants in America!

Join us for craft workshops, concerts, dance, and theater from around the globe.

Learn about the evolution of Bollywood with the Payalia Dance Company; explore culture and tradition with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano El ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Apr
26
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers: Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Class For Adults

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

Learn and understand the world of technology. Come get a solid foundation and have fun in the process.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers: Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only.

For the Marketing Department:
Please make it clear on the marketing materials that this is a children's program.

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

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Apr
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children can come and get help for homework during the weekdays based upon the availability of the volunteers. First come first served.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Children's Knitting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Instruction will be provided to beginners. Please bring your own needles and yarn.
Preregistration is required in-person or over the phone only. This program is for children ages 7-12.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the new movie "Allied", starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.


Apr
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Monthly Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for Monthly Crafts. Have fun and be creative!
Preregistration is required over the phone or in-person only.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Afternoon Storytime and Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (3-6 year olds) can join us for a story and an easy craft activity.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Writer's Group

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

We meet biweekly on Thursdays to share and discuss each other's writing.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Group

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

Improve conversation with others.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Windsor Park
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.

This is a program for children between the ages of 3-4 along with their parent/caregiver. Over the course of eight consecutive weekly sessions, we will focus on teaching various Dialogic Reading techniques to incorporate into at-home story time. At the end of each session, your child will be given a book as a gift! Pre-Registration is required.

Windsor ParkFri, May 5, 201710:30AM - 12:00PM
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Apr
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Test your skills and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Board Games and Chess

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Find your game partners and have fun with different kinds of board games, including chess. This program is for ages 5-12. Preregistration is required by telephone or in-person only.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Weekend Mother Goose

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

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays.
Preregistration is required.


Apr
29
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Mandarin Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

Have you ever wished you could speak Mandarin Chinese? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a 10-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a lively discussion.
5/1: "A piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline;
6/5: "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hal Kelly.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 6 years and up, are invited to join us for Chess. Instruction will be provided to beginners. Preregistration is required by phone or in-person only.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

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

Bring your own yarn, needles and ideas.
Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Building Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Be creative! Make exciting Lego creations!
This program is for ages 5 and up. Children ages 5 and 6 must be accompanied by parents or caregivers. Preregistration is required in-person or by telephone only.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Wednesday, 5/3: "Loving" (2016);
Monday, 5/22: "Fences" (2016);
Thursday, 5/25: "Nocturnal Animals" (2016);
Wednesday, 6/7: "Jezebel" (1938);
Monday, 6/12: "La La Land" (2016);
Saturday, 6/10: "American Pastoral" (2016);
Monday, 6/26: "Jane Eyre" (2005).

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Storytime and Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Enjoy a story read by our children's librarian and then work on a craft based on the story.
Preregistration is required in-person or by telephone only. This program is for children ages 3-6.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Watercolor Meet-Up

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

Practice your painting skills and share your work with your new friends. Please bring your own supplies. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II Presents Fiesta Flamenca

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Take a journey through Spain and Latin America with Fiesta Flamenca! Dancers, singers, and guitarists in colorful flamenco costumes present a variety of dances revealing a life full of pride, passion, honor, love, and sorrow.


May
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Clay Figures, A Craft Workshop for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Create beautiful clay figures that you can paint at home on your own.


May
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

5/11: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead;
6/8: "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir" by J.D. Vance.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Photo Gallery Q&A Reception

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

You come and meet with three photographers and discuss about their art works. Simple refreshments will be provided.


May
20
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Funny Girl: The Music of Barbra Streisand

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Accomplished jazz vocalist Lois Bruno performs the music made great by Barbra Streisand.


May
27
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Rana Santacruz

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in March 2016, Mexico City–born and Brooklyn-based since 2002, Rana Santacruz is redefining both traditional Mexican music and the American singer-songwriter tradition. The multi-instrumentalist and gifted musical storyteller embodies the current incarnation of the great American melting pot and the next wave of great music that is springing from it.


Jun
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Variety Show

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Van Parrish, Linda Beckford and Roberto Williams present your favorite hits of yesterday and today in this program of popular songs of the last six decades, from Frank Sinatra to John Legend and more.


Jun
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.


Jun
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert originally performed in July 2015, Danny Elfman vividly conjures his unforgettable Tim Burton film scores-including "Batman," "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," and "Nightmare Before Christmas."


Jun
29
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Painting on Glass

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Artist Cristina Cipriani teaches the art of painting on glass and guides participants in making their own colorful suncatcher. Materials will be provided for 24 participants. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Windsor Park Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Windsor Park Community Library include:

  • Chinese or Ni Hao
  • Korean or Hannara
  • Spanish
  • Hindi (DVDs, Videos & CDs Only)

 


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
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
L W Future Prospect Inc
210-03 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-6862
Marathon Infants & Toddlers
220-18 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-5370
Nadra Ahad
57-75 Cloverdale Boulevard
Oakland Gardens New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Tutor Time Learning Centers
61-58 Springfield Blvd
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Colonial Church Nursery School
54-02 217 Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229 9464
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck New York , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten New York , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
The Community Planning Board #11
213-02A 42nd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 225-1054
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647

Fire Department
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Little Neck Bay to Springfield Boulevard
New York ,
Cunningham Park
Horace Harding Expressway, Grand Central Parkway
New York ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
6143 Springfield Boulevard
Oakland Gardens, New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-1614
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
209-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-4826
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773
PS 213 Carl Ulman (Q213)
231-02 67 Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8747

Public High Schools
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania St
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
  

Senior Centers
Bffy Bayside Senior Center
221-15 HORACE HARDING EXP
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Oakland Gardens consists of almost 20,000 acres that were deeded to European settlers in 1645. This area was originally referred to as the “alley”. The “alley” consisted of the marshes, fields, and trees south of the Little Neck Bay. The community developed its name from the Oakland Golf Course, which was created in the 1890s. The golf course later became home to Queensborough Community College, Benjamin Cardozo High School, and P.S. 203. The area further developed due to the addition of Long Island Rail Road service in the 1800s.

The population experienced a boom after WWII. The development of many of the major apartment complexes and single-family housing occurred between the 1940s and 1960s. Many of the people who came to settle in Oakland Gardens during this time period were from Brooklyn and the Bronx. The diversity in the population has grown in recent years.

The first library services in Oakland Gardens began through the efforts of the Library Sub-Committee of the Bell Park Gardens School Committee. They championed for library facilities for the community. The early efforts of the committee succeeded in obtaining a Book Bus stop for the Bell Apartments; however the committee continued their efforts to obtain a branch library.

The Windsor Park Branch Library had its grand opening on September 17, 1951 at 73-28 Bell Boulevard in a rented store space. The community discovered that a larger library facility was needed. In 1956, Windsor Park Branch Library moved to its current location of 79-50 Bell Boulevard. The branch experienced major renovations in 1976 as well as several minor building projects that contribute to the appearance of the library today.