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Windsor Park

Celebrate Friends of the Library Week

National Friends of Libraries Week is October 19 – 25. It is a national recognition celebrating the people who volunteer their time to advocate for and raise funds for their local libraries. Queens Library has 29 Chapters of the Friends of the Library, with more than 1,600 Friends. Friends create so much value in their communities, ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

Have a fun filled weekend at Queens Library with a celebration of Deepavali, Halloween hijinks, contemporary Brazilian Jazz, an author talk, a Hip Hop, Jazz, and Dance Extravaganza, and a zany musical set in the 1920s! 

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Hot New Music for October

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 collection. This month features Iggy Azalea, Boy George, JoDee Messina, and more!


Check them out here.

QUEENS LIBRARY EXPANDS LENDING FREE GOOGLE TABLETS

Queens Library will begin lending Google Tablets from the community library at 108-19 71st Avenue in Forest Hills on October 22, 2014 and from the Flushing Library at 41-17 Main Street at Kissena Boulevard on October 29, 2014. Additional libraries will begin lending them in the coming weeks. Loans are free with a Queens Library card. ...

Free Financial Coaching

Are money problems causing you stress? A financial coach can help you build the skills you need to manage money and gain stability!

One-on-one appointments will cover:

• Reviewing and understanding your credit report
• Addressing debt-related legal problems
• Dealing with debt ...

Oct
23
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

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

Join us for stories, songs and fun for ages 2-4. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

The Fabulous '50s featuring Linda Ipanema

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Linda Ipanema celebrates the singers and songs that were big hits from 1950 to 1959. Hear music made famous by artists Nat King Cole, Teresa Brewer, Johnny Ray, Doris Day, Johnny Mathis and more!


Oct
23
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 PM, we will offer homework help, with our experienced tutor. No registration required but must sign in before receiving homework help to ensure a slot for your child. For ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


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Oct
24
11:00AM

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12:30PM

English Conversation Course

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 employs the We Are New York television series, which addresses issues that most concern immigrants: healthcare, healthy lifestyle, education, managing finances and more.

Windsor ParkFri, Oct 31, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM
Windsor ParkFri, Nov 7, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM
Windsor ParkFri, Nov 14, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM
Windsor ParkFri, Nov 21, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM
Windsor ParkFri, Nov 28, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM
Windsor ParkFri, Dec 5, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM
Windsor ParkFri, Dec 12, 201411:00AM - 12:30PM

Oct
24
5:45PM

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6:45PM

ShapeUp NYC: Cardio Blast

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This fun, energetic aerobics class led by instructor Sondra Gray will burn calories, tone muscles and increase cardiovascular fitness for a full body workout. Participants should wear loose clothing and sneakers and bring a mat, towel and bottle of water. 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
27
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose Time

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

Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays for children ages 7-23 months. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in "Dallas Buyers Club," rated R, the true story of a working class hero who takes matters into his own hands after being diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live.


Oct
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Games

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 make new friends and have fun playing a variety of board games and doing puzzles.


Oct
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

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.

Bring your yarn and needles and share your skills with friends new and old.

Windsor ParkTue, Nov 4, 20142:00PM - 4:00PM
Windsor ParkTue, Nov 18, 20142:00PM - 4:00PM
Windsor ParkTue, Nov 25, 20142:00PM - 4:00PM

Oct
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

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

Children ages 4-8 share books of their choice and practice their reading skills with teen buddies. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
29
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Computers for Beginners

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

Learn the basics! No prior computer experience is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
29
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Learn Basic Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

This class is for those with little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. A professional Chinese instructor will teach Chinese pronunciation and how to conduct basic conversations.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
29
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Jewelry Making

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Teens learn to make beautiful jewelry. Materials will be provided.


Nov
3
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is the novel "Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline.


Nov
10
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Flo Michaels Performs the Greatest Hits of Jazz

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Hear an array of jazz standards by legends like Nat King Cole, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and others.


Nov
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Live Animals with Ranger Eric Powers

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Ranger Eric will display live animals and a variety of animal artifacts.


Nov
13
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy.


Nov
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore reunite with "Wedding Singer" director Frank Coraci in "Blended" (2014), rated PG-13, a Warner Brothers romantic comedy about a terrible blind date that segues into a nightmare family vacation.


Nov
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Can Cook, Too!

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

Join food educator and local Astoria resident Stacey Ornstein as we chop, grate, blend and roll our way through a delicious seasonal dish. Together we will explore the joys of cooking, develop cooking skills and understand new ingredients and world cultures through food.


Nov
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Can Cook, Too!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join food educator and local Astoria resident Stacey Ornstein as we chop, grate, blend and roll our way through a delicious seasonal dish. Together we will explore the joys of cooking, develop cooking skills and understand new ingredients and world cultures through food.


Dec
1
11:00AM

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5:00PM

Smart Driving

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This AARP course is open to anyone with a driver's license. The fee is $20 for AARP members (membership card required) and $25 for non-members with a driver's license, paid by check or money order. To preregister, call AARP at 718-641-3911.


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)

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Windsor Park Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 468-8300 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@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 504, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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.