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Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large ...

Oct 26 @ 5:30 PM

Oct
17
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Back to School: Double Read Down Your Fines

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come to the library during the whole month of October for Double Read Down Your Fines! Patrons 21 years and under, can earn double the amount of library bucks. During Double Read down Your Fines, patrons can earn up to $4.00 an hour towards their fines! Patrons must have fines to qualify.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
3:00PM

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5:30PM

STACKS Afterschool at Baisley

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Baisley Park Library offers a free afterschool program. Children's in grades K-6 will have a STACKS leader help them with homework assignments, and participate in after-school enrichment workshops.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Drama for Literacy

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Interactive session that fosters literacy through the use of dramatic activities and exercises.


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Oct
18
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Learning Center at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

In this interactive workshop (ages 18-36 months), parents and caregivers will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and parenting skills. Registration is required. Call to register! 718-529-1590

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Double Read Down Your Fines! Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come to the library during the whole month of October for Double Read Down Your Fines! Patrons 21 years and under can earn double the amount of library bucks. During Double Read Down Your Fines, patrons who read for an hour can earn up to $4.00 towards their fines! Patrons must have fines to qualify. Customers can come in any time during normal business hours.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Yo-Yomania!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Watch our yo-yo master Justin wow with his yo-yo and circus expertise!


Oct
23
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Baisley Park Library Card Drive

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children 18 and under may replace a card, free of charge. In addition, they may receive a one-time waive voucher for up to $5.00 towards their fines, on any given Library Card Drive day, just for visiting the library between October 23rd- October 28th. Children must have fines in order to qualify. Families and children must physically visit the library to receive the voucher. Customers can come in any time during normal business hours.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Nutrition Workshop for Kids

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

School age kids will explore nutrition and its effect on the human body, and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Scooby Doo Marathon and Frankenstein Pudding Cups!

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come to the library and help Scooby Doo solve the mystery! We will watch a marathon of Scooby Doo episodes and make Frankenstein Pudding Cups! Ages 3-12. Younger children will need to be accompanied by a grown-up.


Oct
26
3:00PM

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5:30PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Baisley Park Open House

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Back-to-School Open House. Visit the library to learn about the resources available to you and your child(ren). A staff member will show customers how to access the online Queens Library Catalog, access their online account, use the Queens Library mobile app, access the online research databases, access E-books, and more!


Oct
26
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Make Stylish Handbags from Recycled Jeans with Bengali Artist Shahnaz Begum

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

In this sewing project, participants will learn how to recycle pairs of old jeans into stylish purses, with the option of adding fabric trims and lace. Basic sewing techniques will be reviewed. Jeans, needle, thread and scissors will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 participants. Fabric trims, lace and large beads can be brought to personalize each bag.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Halloween Slime

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come to the library and create your own ooey gooey Halloween slime!


Nov
1
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their accompanying grown-up can enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes, toys, and peer interaction! Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 2yrs-4yrs.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Native American Picture Stories

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library to illustrate your own Native American picture story! Children will learn the different picture symbols the Native Americans used, before words were created. Ages 7-12


Nov
3
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me at Baisley Park

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Babies and their accompanying grown-up can enjoy stories, music, nursery rhymes, toys, and peer interaction! Families will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 6mo-2yrs.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Fall Tree Craft

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library to celebrate fall! We will talk about the changes of weather, clothing, and holidays in the fall. Children will make a fall tree craft. Ages 5-12


Nov
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Abracadabra

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini lesson.


Nov
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Found Object Puppet Making

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Join us in this hands-on workshop where you will learn how just about anything can be animated and brought to life as a puppet.


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Harvest Moon: A Collection of Native American Tales

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Our storytelling sisters share some of their favorite stories about colors, animals, spirits and family in this collection of Native American tales.


Nov
30
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Native American Corn Craft

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

In autumn we see many different forms of corn. Join us at the library to talk about how the Native Americans used different techniques to cultivate corn. Children will make a corn craft. Ages 5-12


Nov
30
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Are you Pregnant or Planning to Become Pregnant?

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Come learn the basics from the experts! Some of the topics covered include: what it means to give birth at a "Baby Friendly Hospital" and how to decide if breastfeeding is for you. Come join the discussion!
Presenter: Ivis Penalver, B.A., IBCLC, Nutritionist and Lactation Consultant at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.


Dec
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dance of the African Diaspora

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Using movement and music, students will go on an interactive dance tour celebrating the differences and similarities of dances within the African diaspora. This event is for ages 6-12.


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art of Mime

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

World-renowned mime Bill Bowers shares a short performance and teaches some of the fundamentals of being a mime. For ages 6-12.


Dec
28
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Cowrie Shell Jewelry: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

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

For Kwaanza, why not learn how to use cowrie shells to make beautiful jewelry? Pamela Isaac leads this hands-on workshop on how to create bracelets and earrings from cowrie shells. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

South African Storytelling and Mask Making

Location: Baisley Park
Registration: Not required

Watch a performance of King Lion's gift, which is Nelson Mandela's favorite story, and then join us in making masks of the South African animals presented in the tale!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Baisley Park Community Library has:

  • Five adult computers
  • Four teen computers
  • Four children's computers
  • One card catalog computer
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Baisley Park Community Library include:

  • Spanish- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • French- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • Chinese- Books only
  • Haitian Creole- Books, CD’S & DVD’s
  • Bengali- Books & DVD’s
  • African- DVD’s only

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Baisley Park Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels
  • Young Adult Books
  • Christian Fiction

 


Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Community Board
Queens Community Board District # 12
90-28 161st Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)658-3308
fax: (718)739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Afro-American Parents #2
112-06 Sutphin Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 322-9080
Afro-American Parents #1
117-16 Stuphin Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 322-2030
Quick Start Head Start
126-22 150 Street
S. Ozone Park NY , 11434
phone: (718)659-6928

Fire Department
Engine 302 Ladder 155
143-15 Rockaway Blvd.
  

Local Hospitals
Cath Medical Center Brooklyn
8825 153rd Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)558-6900
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 558-2000
Mary Immaculate Hospital
15211 89 Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)558-2000
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)291-5400
  

Local Newspapers
Courier
editorial@queenscourier.com
38-15 Bell Blvd
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 224-5863
Press of Southeast Queens
150-50 14th Road
Whitestone NY, 11357
phone: (718) 357-7400
fax: (718) 357-9417
Laurelton Times Timesledger Newspapers
timesledgernews@cnglocal.com
41-02 Bell Blvd 2 fl
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 229-0300
Queens Chronicle
letters@qchron.com
62-33 Woodhaven Blvd
Rego Park NY, 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Baisley Pond Park
Foch, Rockaway Boulevard
Dr. Charles Drew Memorial Park
Van Wyck, 116 Avenue, 140 Street,115 Avenue
Van Wyck Playground
Van Wyck Exwy, Rockaway Boulevard, 140 Street,

Police Department
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 712-7733
  

Post Office
Rochdale Village Post Office
165100 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 723-1726
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 45 - The Clarence E. Witherspoon (K-5)
126-28 150th Street
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 529-1885
PS 223 - Lyndon B. Johnson School (PK-K-6)
125-20 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-9012
PS 123 (K-5)
145-01 119 Avenue
South Ozone Park NY , 11435
phone: (718) 529-4300
P.S. 160 -Walter F. Bishop School
109-59 Inwood Street
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 526-8196
  

Public High Schools
August Martin High School (8-12)
156-10 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 528-2920
Q752 - Queens School for Career Development
142-10 Linden Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3580
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Ruben Wills
Ruben.Wills@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 95-26 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11435
phone: (718) 206-2068
fax: (718) 206-2748
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1877
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6850
fax: (212) 442-2729
NYS Assembly
Hon. Vivian E. Cook
CookV@nyassembly.gov
District Office 142-15 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica NY , 11436
phone: (718) 322-3975
fax: (718) 322-4085
Albany Office LOB, Room 939
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-4203
fax: (518) 455-3606
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The Baisley Park area was originally in the territory through which the Rockaway Indians (who spoke the Algonquin language) passed on their way to Jamaica.

Sutphin Blvd and Rockaway Blvd at present are built on much of the old Indian trail. The community was named for early Queens resident David Baisley, who sold his pond (Baisley Pond) to a Brooklyn water supply company in 1857. In 1858, a large quantity of teeth belonging to the American Mastodon were found near the pond. There was speculation that a herd of Mastodons came down to Baisley Pond to drink and were trapped by a huge wall of ice.

At the beginning of the century, Baisley Park was still farmland. The modern suburban development of Baisley Park began about 1923. The area became settled with one-family frame homes; small business and shopping centers grew up on Sutphin Blvd in the heart of the development. Churches and schools were also established.

Baisley Pond was drained to provide deeper water for residents to go boating and ice skating, and a picturesque Baisley Park was built around the pond. In the past 50 years area residents and others have put great efforts in beautifying the area, improving housing, and fighting drugs.

Community library service began on July 17th 1930, when the Queens Library Book Bus, “The Pioneer”, made its first regular stop in the neighborhood. The public response to this service was enthusiastic: in the first 6 months, 6000 books were circulated. In 1933, the Cherokee Democratic Club offered its club room for after-school children to wait for the book bus. Finally, in 1935, the Baisley Park station (as a sub-branch) was opened next to the park. It was designated as a branch in 1956.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.

 

Cancer Action Council

The Baisley Park Cancer Action Council is a group of community leaders who discuss community health issues and make plans for action in Baisley Park. Contact (718) 990-5197 or (718) 529-1590