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Celebrate National Poetry Month At The Library

April is National Poetry Month and we’ve got something planned for the poet in everyone.

We’ve gathered our list of recommendations from our collections, including books by poets and films about poets.

We also invite you to come to our poetry open mics and poetry slams, join in poetry writing events at your ...

Now is a Great Time to Support the Queens Library!

Spring is an exciting time of growth and renewal—and a great time to give to the Queens Library Foundation!

The thousands of programs we offer are made possible by the generous support of donors like you.

Your gift today means we can continue to meet the needs of our diverse community.

With your gift, we ...

One Book, One New York: Cast Your Vote!

Imagine all New Yorkers reading and talking about the same book at the same time!

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Magazine have announced the return of One Book, One New York, the exciting city-wide initiative that brings book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same ...

Celebrate Earth Day at Queens Library!

April 22 is Earth Day, and we're marking the occasion with arts & crafts, celebrations, science workshops, and more.

Plus, you can watch several Earth Day-themed movies on Kanopy, our on-demand video streaming service, all for free with your library card.

Join us for our special programs before ...

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 ...

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 ...

Apr
26
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Writer's Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

We meet 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.

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Apr
27
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Improve your conversations with others.

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

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Apr
27
12:00PM

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2:30PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Test your skills on word games and make new friends.

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

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Apr
28
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Saturday Classic Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come and enjoy your favorite timeless classics as they grace the silver screen once again at Windsor Park. "Coming Home" (1978) on 3/3, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (1967) on 3/10, "Jefferson in Paris" (1995) on 3/24, "the Proprietor" (1996) on 3/31, "the Notebook" on 4/7, "Surviving Picasso" on 4/14, "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943) on 4/28.


Apr
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and advance formulas. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. Call 718-990-8625 for more information.


Apr
30
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, bottle of water, and wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Please bring your own yarn and needles.

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

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May
2
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Classic Movies

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays will be classic movie time. Please come and enjoy your favorite movies. "The Lady Vanishes" on 5/2; "Red River" (1948) on 5/9; "The Taming of the Shrew" (1967) on 5/16; "Ivanhoe" (1952) on 5/23; "Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" (1936) on 5/30; "The Quiet Man" (1952) on 6/6; "The Palm Beach Story" (1942) on 6/13; "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) on 6/20; "A Street Car Named Desire" (1951) on 6/27.

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

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May
3
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Learn basic Mandarin with Jenney.

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

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May
5
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Recommended New Movies

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

"Unlocked" (2017, R) on 5/5; "Darkest Hour" (2017, PG-13) on 5/12; "Same Kind of Different as Me" (2017, PG-13) on 5/19; " American Made" (2017, R) on 5/26; "Wonder" (2017, PG) on 6/2; "Get Out" (2017, R) on 6/23; "Geostorm" (2017, PG-13) on 6/30.

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

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May
7
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for May will be "Last Christmas in Paris" by Hazel Gayn. The book for June will be "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.

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

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May
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for May is "Housekeeping" by Marilynne Robinson. The book for June is "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
12
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Chair Yoga with Miriam

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Miriam will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


May
14
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Online Job Applications

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to: prepare information to make online applications easier, complete common online application sections, and master how to get noticed and avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Rory Lancman.


Jun
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Long Island Sound Performs Hits of the '50s and More

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down memory lane with classic tunes by Johnny Mathis, Connie Francis, great Motown artists, and more.


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
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
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, Suite A
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.