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It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

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

In addition to special seminars and ...

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Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

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See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

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Our New Music For September!

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Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

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Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

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Sep
27
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

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Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Lego Building Club (6 years and up)

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

Be creative! Make exciting Lego creations!

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

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Sep
28
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose

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

7-23 month-old babies are welcome.

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

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Sep
28
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.

Topics include:
1. Introduction to computers
2. How to use the mouse and keyboard
3. Navigating the Internet

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

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

Children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

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 course will help you understand and practice basic conversational skills.

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Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Children's Knitting Club

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

Instruction will be provided to beginners. Please bring your own needles and yarn.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Humane Education with Cats & Dogs

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

Children will explore various ways to treat animals with kindness and compassion. They will recognize cat and dog body languages, which is one way their pet shows its feelings. They are taught the "rules" of pet ownership, responsibility and kindness. A hands-on activity and fun worksheet follow the presentation. for ages 4-10. Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Writing Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

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
30
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
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Board Games and Chess (5-12 years)

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Find your game partners and have fun with different kinds of board games, including chess.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic Gala with Lang Lang

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of the opening gala with the New York Philharmonic and piano virtuoso Lang Lang as they play Grieg and Beethoven in a concert filmed in September, 2015.


Oct
1
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Here is your time and space! We offer Wii games, crafts, movies, and talent show stage, your favorite books, and much more. Feel free to bring friends!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Meeting Room reserved for Teen activities.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess Club (6 years and up)

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

Instruction will be provided to beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Take part in Zumba, a free exercise class from ShapeUp NYC with instructor Meiling Schumm. Space is limited. Participation is 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


Oct
6
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Time: Now You See Me 2

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the movie "Now You See Me 2" (2016, PG-13).


Oct
6
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Storytime and Crafts (3-6 years)

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

Enjoy a story read by our Children's librarian and then work on a craft based on the story.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Watercolor Meet-Up

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Practice your painting skills and share your work with your new friends. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Monthly Crafts

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

Every month there is a different craft project idea. Come have fun and be creative!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We will discuss: 9/8--"The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen; 10/13--"Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Krueger.


Oct
15
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screenings: New York Philharmonic: Kern & Hammerstein’s Show Boat in Concert

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed at Lincoln Center in October, 2015, Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham star in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s groundbreaking musical saga about the lives, loves, and heartbreaks of show folk on the Mississippi River.


Nov
2
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Spelling Bee - Fall 2016

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

Join us for our Fall 2016 Spelling Bee. Children from 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade are invited to participate and have fun. Prizes will be given to winners.


Nov
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Emanuel Ax, Anna Polonsky, and Orion Weiss

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Pianist Orion Weiss joins his mentor, Emanuel Ax, and Anna Polonsky, who has been described as “consistently captivating” in “The Washington Post,” in an extraordinary concert of Brahms and Schumann for piano four-hands.


Nov
19
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Sinatra: Voice for a Century

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of the gala concert filmed at the 100th birthday celebration of Ol' Blue Eyes. The New York Philharmonic and performances by Christina Aguilera, Sting, and Bernadette Peters - among others - make this a memorable event.


Dec
3
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in November 2015, Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season.


Dec
17
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "Act One"

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony®-nominated Best Play as three-time Tony® winner James Lapine reimagines Moss Hart’s captivating memoir for the stage with a cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin, and Santino Fontana.


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@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
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.