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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend for a Library ComicCon, our Earth Day celebrations, author talks with Voncille Chaney, Crystal Wolfe, and Valery Ponomarev, a minipainting workshop, a poetry slam, writing classes, a bike maintenance workshop for beginners, our “Wonderful World” lecture on Louis Armstrong, happiness workshops, our latest ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
24
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Whistler" by John Grisham.


Apr
25
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding and playing with various toys. Space is limited. Please register at the Library. Registration starts on Tuesday, 2/27/18.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Preschooler Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years with caretakers will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and dancing. Registration is not required.


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Apr
26
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Preschooler Arts & Crafts

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

For each session, children ages 3-5 years with caretakers will work on various arts and crafts projects. Registration is not required.


Apr
27
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

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

We are offering a 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12 p.m.


Apr
27
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, Mancala for Kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!


Apr
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Spring Family Crafts & Storytime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All ages will have fun dancing, singing songs, listening to stories, and making a beautiful craft relating to spring. Registration is not required.


May
4
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, Mancala for Kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


May
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

STEM and Literacy Programs with Kyshia Lawrie

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy interactive STEM and Literacy programs for children with Kyshia Lawrie.


May
11
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

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

We are offering a 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
3:00PM

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6:00PM

What's Happening @ Auburndale Community Library

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Take a trip to Auburndale Community Library and find out what we have to offer. You'll appreciate a variety of resources, programs for all ages, computer classes, and collections that include materials in Chinese, Korean, Italian, and Spanish. We also have multimedia, such as DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and Samsung tablets. Find out how to obtain or replace a library card. Librarians will give you a tour of the library.


May
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Wellness Workshop: Coping with Insomnia

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

More than 10% of people in the United States suffer from chronic insomnia. Sleeplessness can result in ongoing fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and increased risk of series illnesses. In this workshop, we will look at some common causes of sleeplessness, including physical tension, chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. We will learn and practice some sleep-enhancing thoughts and behaviors to help us get the peaceful rest we need.


May
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!

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

Additional Dates


May
22
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman.


Jun
1
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Basics for Beginners

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

We are offering a 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11, 11:30, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Sinatra & Friends

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Susanne LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro celebrate the music that never goes out of style. Sing along to great hits such as Mack the Knife, Cheek to Cheek, Orange Colored Sky, Lady is a Tramp, and many, many more.


Jun
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Poetry Time with Charles Waters

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Charles Waters leads children ages 6-12 in an appreciation of the sound of poetry. Participants will snap their fingers and clap their hands to the rhythm of poems read aloud, and will echo words in a call-and-response pattern.


Jun
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Hands-On STEM Energy Workshops!

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

Join Queens Public Library, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and Solar One for hands-on STEM activities! Solar One is a nonprofit sustainability education organization based in NYC. Throughout the workshops, Solar One educators will work with children and teens to explore energy efficiency, solar power, and more!
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required at the childrens reference desk only. No online registration is available.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Animals Rock! with Queens Library Summer Reading

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Summer 2018 Animals Rock!
This animal show will rock your library
with many creatures. Discover why frogs
sound like a drum, how some bugs sing &
how animals make music. Meet frogs,
bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, reptiles, birds
& more. Everyone is encouraged to dance
our version of the Crazy Chicken Dance
with Feathers our chicken.


Jun
26
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Identicals" by Elin Hilderbrand.


Jul
24
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Auburndale Community Library has:

  • 7 adult computers
  • 4 teen computers
  • 4 children's computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Scanner and Copy Machine available. No Microfiche

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Auburndale Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Community Library include:

  • Chinese Collections Of books, CDs and DVDs

 


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
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Almodovar-Mastrototaro, Jennifer
29-50 170 Street, Apartment PVT
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 353-7688
Chou, Yun-Feng
46-02 194th Street, 1st floor
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 327-1282
Roses Daycare
137-40 45th Avenue, Apartment #4K
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-2152
Precious Angels Daycare
139-29 34th Road, #A5
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-2594
Community Nursery School at the Church on the Hill
167-07 35th Avenue
Queens NY , 11358
phone: (718) 539-0732
The Corner School Nursery and Kindergarten
150-03 Bayside Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2811
Montessori School of Bayside
34-57 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Queens NY , 11358
Sweet Angels Nursery School II
27-11 Bayside Lane
Queens NY , 11358
YAI NYL Clearview school
16-50 Utopia Parkway
Queens NY , 11358
phone: (718) 352-0104

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Auburndale Improvement Association
P.O. Box 580331, Station A
Flushing NY , 11358
North East Flushing Civil Association
peteron@verizon.net
 

Fire Department
Ladder Company 167
36-18 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-2000
 

Local Newspapers
Queens Chronicle
  

Parks and Playgrounds
  

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 312-2250
  

Post Office
Bay Terrace
21271 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
34-45 202 Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Holy Cross HS
26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
Lowell School of Bayside
203-05 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 352-2160

Public Elementary Schools
PS 209 Clearview Gardens (K-6)
16-10 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-3939
PS 184 Flushing Manor (K-6)
163-15 21 Road
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-7800
PS 159 (K-6)
205-01 33 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8553
PS 032 State Street (K-6)
171-11 35 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 463-3747
  

Senior Centers
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
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
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669

History

In 1901, President L.H. Green of the New England Development and Improvement Company named Auburndale after his New England hometown. Previously the ninety acres had been the farm of Mr. Thomas Willet. Auburndale was born in 1901 as a housing development.

During the twentieth century, New York City experienced one of the most rapid population increases in history. With the railroad expansion and the creation of the city of Greater New York, Queens was no longer a backwater to the cities of Brooklyn and New York. Queens’ population grew steadily through to the 1940s. Bridges linked Queens to both Manhattan and the Bronx. After World War II, Auburndale’s population and demographics exploded. The GI Bill recipients coupled with immigrants fleeing post-war Europe flooded into Queens. By the 1960s, Auburndale did not look anything like a family farm.

The most dramatic changes occurred in the last two decades of the 1900s, from 1980-2000. As census records for 2000 show, the population of foreign-born immigrants has reached forty percent. Many of these speak a language other than English at home. High density housing is now the norm, replacing single family dwellings.

The library at Auburndale was established in the year 1930 when the developer of the area and the local Democratic Club provided space in the form of a store, rent-free. The library moved twice since then to rented store facilities on 32nd Avenue. City funds for the new branch were first approved in May 1964, and a Federal grant of $103,375 was approved in June 1966 under the Library Services and Construction Act. On October 20, 1969, A city–owned facility was opened at the present site in October 2010, after 4 months renovation, the modern high- technology Auburndale Library was reopened with fully RFID equipped and self-check in .machine.

Special Services

AARP Defensive Driving Class Book Club Discussion Chess Club Meeting Poetry Club Please call 718-352-2027 for details