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Citizenship Assistance at Queens Library

Sunday, September 17 is Citizenship Day and Constitution Day, so what better time to learn about the citizenship process at your nearest participating library?

You can sign up for civic knowledge classes, free legal consultations, and naturalization workshops to aid you in the immigration process.

Stay informed and know ...

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 ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our third annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits, and other important topics specifically for adults age 50 and older.

In addition to special seminars and activities, ...

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 9-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry to ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Back-to-School Events!

It’s that time of year again!

You and your kids can get ready for the new school year and ease the transition back to school by checking out one of Queens Library’s fun programs!

Make crafts, watch a movie, or learn about all the resources available at your library. For more information about each event, you ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 begins September 15, and we’ll be celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Now through November 2, Queens Library will put the spotlight on the richness of Hispanic heritage and culture. Join us for concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, movies, and much ...

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 ...

Free Home Internet Access for Eligible NYC Students!

Do you know a New York City public school student with no home Internet access?

Their family may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Queens Library and get FREE Internet service at home!

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

The 12th Annual StartUP Business Plan Competition!

Got a great idea for a business?

You can get the tools you need to launch your own business and enter a contest to win $10,000 in seed funding!

Thanks to the generous support of Resorts World Casino New York City, the Queens Economic Development Corporation is holding its ...

Sep
20
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


Sep
20
10:30AM

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11:30AM

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.

Don't know how to use computers? No problem! You will learn the basic knowledge of computers. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
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.

Additional Dates


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Sep
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movie for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Classic movies on Wednesdays: 9/6, "Casablanca"; 9/13, "Some Like it Hot"; 9/20, "The Age of Innocence"; 9/27, "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"; 10/4, "Gunga Din"; 10/11, "Lost Horizon (1937)"; 10/18, "King Kong (1933)"; 10/25, "It Happened One Night (1934)".

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come and learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese with Jenney. She will also introduce and teach you how to get onto Transparent Language Online.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
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


Sep
22
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


Sep
22
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


Sep
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt for Children Ages 4-7

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free visual art classes for children ages 4-7 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc".

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
4:15PM

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5:15PM

ProjectArt Drawing Class for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free drawing art classes for children ages 8-12 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc".

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

ProjectArt Watercolor Class for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free art classes for children ages 8-12. All art supplies are provided.Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc".

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
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


Sep
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Easy, Gentle Yoga for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This yoga class uses poses to extend and expand joints and muscles. Relaxation and meditation is the goal. Participants must bring a mat, wear comfortable clothing, and bring a bottle of water. Space is limited and on a first come; first served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
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


Sep
30
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Weekend Mother Goose

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for September will be “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult.
The book for October will be "If Not For You" by Debbie Macomber.


Oct
7
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movie for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

9/9: "To Kill a Mockingbird"; 10/7: "His Girl Friday".


Oct
12
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book discussion for September will be "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan. The book for October will be "A Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.


Oct
13
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Parents and other caregivers can help young children, ages 3-4, learn the key skills they need to be successful in school well before they start kindergarten. During 8 weekly sessions, library staff and early childhood teachers will coach parents and caregivers how to use book-reading, games,and hands-on activities to help build the most important language skills. Pre-registration required. Limited space. Please speak to the Children's Librarian to register.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Weekend Mother Goose

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
21
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Button Jewelry Workshop for Adults

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

Learn how to transform ordinary buttons into beautiful necklaces and earrings. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be supplied.


Oct
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

October Monthly Craft

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a spooky arts & crafts activity getting us ready for Halloween fun! Ages 5-10.


Oct
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Weekend Mother Goose

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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


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.