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It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our pick for #BookTuesday, June 30 is Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell.

From the author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries comes an addictive story ...

2015 Summer Reading Program

Join the action this summer and have a blast at the Summer Reading Program at Queens Library. This summer celebrate real-life and fictional heroes, cool books, popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series.

Summer Reading 2015 begins Thursday, June 4.

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Thank You For Investing In Libraries!

The Mayor and the New York City Council have announced their FY 2016 Budget Agreement. We are very pleased and grateful to share that NYC libraries will receive $43 million citywide in additional funding for FY 2016!

This additional funding will increase access to library programs and services, and allow us to ...

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks!

Borrow eBooks and Audiobooks for free!  Queens Library offers a variety of methods to access digital books and articles in any language for all age groups. eBooks can be used on a variety of devices such as PCs, laptops, and supported PDAs.

Axis 360 delivers digital Audiobooks and eBooks for library users in ...

Maker Camp 2015 at Queens Library

Maker Camp is a free summer program for kids ages 8 to 12, and Makers of all ages! Join young inventors and artists from around the world too. We make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers.

Visit the web page to register or more information. 

Rockaways Summer of Health

Rockaways Summer of Health is a series of programs and events designed to educate and get the Rockaways fit and healthy. Participate in a variety of classes and workshops for a healthy lifestyle such as stress reduction, nutrition and exercise classes.

Get Fit! Get Healthy!

Visit the web page for more ...

Alicia Olatuja, Soul and R&B Concert

Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism.  She has played alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and Bebe Winans.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

Queens Library Magazine

Welcome to our brand-new publication!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and information about all our programs and special events, and it's available now at your neighborhood library or ...

Free Summer Meals

Queens Library is partnering with the NYC Department of Education to provide FREE meals for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger, from now until September 4 at twenty-one Queens Library locations.

Enrollment is not required. Meals will be provided ...

Jul
2
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic Gala with Yo-Yo Ma

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 a "Live from Lincoln Center" broadcast of the New York Philharmonic featuring music director Alan Gilbert and special guest cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma.


Jul
6
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Big Little Lies" by Liane Moriarty .


Jul
6
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Zumba Fusion for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Instructor Diana Chen combines Latin rhythms and international music with dance to make exercise fun and social. Please bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first come, first served.

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

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Jul
7
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
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 1-3 will be matched with a pen pal from another Queens Library, 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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
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 15 months to 5 years. Preregistration is required. 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
8
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 15 months to 5 years. Preregistration is required. 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
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Crafts and Fun

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

Paint on t-shirts, make stuff out of duct tape craft, craft something to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Telescope and do interactive and fun science experiments at our Wednesday afternoon workshops for ages 9-14. 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


Jul
9
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 5-8. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Levels of Life" by Julian Barnes.


Jul
10
10:00AM

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11:30AM

English Conversation Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Improve your vocabulary, listening and speaking skills talking about many interesting topics.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble and Bananagrams

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Play word games with new friends!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess

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


Jul
13
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

"The Good Lie" (2014), rated PG-13, concerns the relationship between Sudanese refugees and the straight-talking American woman who tries to help.


Jul
14
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. Supplies are limited, so preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
15
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Computers for Beginners

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

Adults will learn the basics of computer use. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Girl Scout Day

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

Children ages 5 and up are invited to learn about Girl Scouts and participate in some fun Girl Scout activities. Preregistration is required.


Jul
22
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Internet 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 of navigating the Internet. Participants should know how to use a computer keyboard and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Kristin Chenoweth - The Dames of Broadway...All of 'Em!!!

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 the screening of Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth ("Wicked," "Glee") offering a fond salute to the great ladies of Broadway, creating a night filled with “Broadway razzle dazzle.”


Jul
30
2:30PM

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3:30PM

A Musical History Tour of Rock 'n' Roll, Doo-Wop and Pop

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The Vic Vincent Duo invites you on a tour of the great eras of rock 'n' roll, doo-wop and pop, with the music of Elvis, The Drifters, the Del Vikings, Frank Sinatra and more.


Aug
3
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for this month is "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin.


Aug
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Swinging Women of Jazz

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The Carol Sudhalter Jazz Ensemble performs favorites from the American Songbook and an array of sambas, bossa novas and other Latin rhythms.


Aug
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for this month is "The Boston Girl" by Anita Diamant.


Aug
27
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: One Singular Sensation! Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performance to your neighborhood. Enjoy Audra McDonald and other Broadway and television luminaries as they join the New York Philharmonic in a star-studded tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch, replete with “A Chorus Line” kick line.


Aug
27
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Show Tune Boogie, Dance Instruction to Broadway Show Tunes for Adults

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Shannon Antalan teaches this fun class. Participants learn basic choreographed dance moves to select Broadway show tunes. A great way to stimulate your creative side and keep your body and mind healthy.Participation is on a first come, first served basis.


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. 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.