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It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our #BookTuesday pick for July 26 is The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman.

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling ...

Join Us at National Night Out!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 2.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Sharpen your pencils and your poetry skills

Submissions to our Summer Poetry Contest close on July 31, so we hope you're writing up a storm!

But if you need a jumping-off point, look no further: we've got just the thing.

Check out our blog for poetry writing tips to get your creative juices ...

Read and Sing Along with The Wheels On The Bus!

It’s a song, it’s a book, and it’s the inspiration for a summer craft!

On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m., we invite children ages 3-6 and their caregivers to Whitestone Community Library to read and sing along with the book "The Wheels on the ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be A Midsummer Night's Dream on Monday, August 1 at ...

Celebrate Eid at Queens Library!

In honor of Eid al-Fitr, Queens Library will be hosting a special event on Saturday, July 30 for the public to celebrate and learn more about the holiday.

Members of the Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will greet and entertain our audience with cheerful songs, dances, homemade sweets, and henna painting.

We hope ...

Success Stories from the New Americans Program!

Since July celebrates the birth of our nation, we decided that it’s the best time to showcase our New Americans Program!

NAP helps with immigration issues and provides financial and legal advice, ESOL classes, and cultural events to help those that have recently chosen to live in the United States.

We hope you will ...

Enjoy Our Great Summer Programs!

The weather is heating up, and so is our programming.

Now, there's one place where you can get all the information you need about all the great free activities at Queens Library!

No matter what your interests are, you’ll find something to love at the library. This summer, kids and teens can enjoy free ...

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.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

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 ...

Jul
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Storytime, Session 1

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, crafts and fun this summer for preschoolers ages 18 months to 5 years. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Children may be enrolled in Session 1 or 2, but not both.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
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.

Would you like to know how to use the computer or how to send an e-mail to a friend or family member? These classes are for you.

Topics include:
1) Introduction to computers
2) How to use the mouse and keyboard
2) Navigating the Internet
3) Creating your own e-mail account

Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Summer Storytime: Session 2

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, crafts and fun this summer for preschoolers ages 18 months to 5 years. Preregistration is required as space is limited. Children may be enrolled in Session 1 or 2, but not both.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts and Fun

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

Join us for a story, crafts and fun, for ages 6-9. Preregistration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
10:30AM

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12:00PM

"We Are New York" English Conversation Classes

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Practice English and learn about the city's resources.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come play word games and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Zumba for Kids

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

Come shake it up in this fun Zumba Dance class for kids. There is no live presenter and participants must sign a release form before joining this class. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. This program is for ages 7 and up. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Fun with Science

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

Join us for interactive and fun science experiments. For ages 7-13. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We will discuss: 7/11- "Winter Garden" by Kristin Hannah; 8/1- "Blueprints" by Barbara Delinsky.


Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Youth Public Speaking Workshop

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

Teach kids how to improve public speaking skills.


Aug
1
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess for Kids

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

Children ages 6-13 are invited to play chess with children their age. There will be an instructor for beginners. Preregistration is required, as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Weekly needle craft group. Participants select and work on their own projects. Basic knitting or crochet skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Building Club

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

Children age 6 and up make exciting Lego creations. Preregistration is required as space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Movie Time: Hello, My Name is Doris

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the movie "Hello, My Name is Doris" (2016, R).


Aug
4
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


Aug
6
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: In Need of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Considered a singer's composer, Ben Toth has served as musical director and vocal coach to some of the biggest stars on Broadway. Enjoy a screening of an intimate showcase of new songs by Ben Toth performed by Cheyenne Jackson and Lindsay Mendez.


Aug
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pen Pal Club

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

As part of the Summer Reading program, children in grades 2-6 will be matched with a pen pal from Bay Terrace or Sunnyside libraries, giving them the opportunity to improve their writing and spelling skills and make new friends who are not really that far away. Preregistration is required as space is limited.


Aug
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We will discuss: 7/14- "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalenithi; 8/11- "The Confidence-man" by Herman Melville.


Aug
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time: By the Sea

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us and watch the movie "By the Sea" (2015, R).


Aug
20
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.


Aug
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Race Against Time with Sciencetellers

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children come and see things fly, spin, move and soar while listening to a series of stories that will energize your summer! Throw on your labcoat and get ready to experience the science of power and energy by telling stories and using exciting, hands-on experiments that will have you laughing, learning and having fun! Enjoy this spectacular adventure as we discover what makes us move and what powers the world!


Aug
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Eat Vegetables: Cooking Demonstration with Soh Young Lee-Segredo

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We all know the benefit of vegetables. Koreans eat many different vegetables. Come and learn about them and how to make some popular Korean vegetable dishes. You will get to taste them with rice! Our talented chef and teacher Soh Young Lee-Segredo has been teaching Korean Cooking classes to promote healthy eating for years! *Library guests are free to sample the food, Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses or adverse reactions.


Sep
12
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


Sep
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Enjoy a screening of Emmylou's stirring silver-voiced interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. Together with Crowell, the long-time bandmates and Grammy-winning duo present a fresh approach to country music.


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.


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
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.


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

 

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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.