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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s another hot weekend—spend it at Queens Library! You can enjoy arts and crafts, storytime, and coloring for the whole family; join a Drawing Comics workshop; take a practice SHSAT; have fun with science; see great movies; watch wonderful musical performances—and stay cool the entire time! We hope to see you here!

New on Our Blog: An Interview with Lion King Star Alton Fitzgerald White

We’re very happy to welcome the multi-talented Alton Fitzgerald White to Central Library on Monday, July 25!

A versatile singer, actor, and dancer, Alton has starred in several Broadway hits, including "The Lion King," "The Color Purple," "Ragtime," "Miss Saigon," and more.

He ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Register Now for Adult Learning!

Do you want to build your academic skills this summer?

There are still some open seats for Summer 2016 classes at Queens Library's Adult Learning Centers (ALCs)!

We provide quality educational programs and services for adult learners of all ages, FREE with your Queens Library ...

Congratulations to the Battle of the Bands Winners!

We had a packed house on July 14 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium for our 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands!

All the bands did a fantastic job, and after a wonderful evening of music, it was time for our judges to choose the winning musicians.

Congratulations to first-place winners Chiv Culture, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Jul
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Baby and Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This interactive program is for infants ages 7-18 months and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3½ to 5 years join us for storytime and a variety of other activities such as songs, crafts, and circle time.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer: New Action Movie Mondays

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us on Mondays in July for new, action-packed movies that you may have missed in theaters.

7/11 "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" (2016, PG-13); 7/18 "Gods of Egypt" (2016, PG-13);
7/25 "The 5th Wave" (2016, PG-13).


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Jul
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Players age 8 and up learn and compete against each other. All levels welcome.

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

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Jul
26
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Tuesday Art Workshop

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a four week art workshop.
Children ages 8-12 will learn painting techniques, clay sculpturing, and more.

*Registration required and spaces are limited

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Needlework for Kids

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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Children age 8 and older will learn how to do needlework . Registration 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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2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2½ to 3½ and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Family Films

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Calling all kids to join us for our summer family films! As part of the Summer Reading Program, we're screening the following movies: 7/14 "Zootopia" rated PG; 7/28 "Goosebumps" rated PG; 8/11 "Inside Out" rated PG.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Thursday

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens participate in summer crafts and other fun activities! Space is limited.

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

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-4 enjoy an hour of activities and reading with a teen buddy.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens help children with their school assignments.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Monday Action Series: Wesley Snipes

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for film screenings that focus on a different actor each month. In August we will screen and discuss films starring Wesley Snipes. 8/1 - "The Art of War" rated R; 8/8 -"Blade" rated R; 8/15 - "Murder at 1600" rated R; 8/22 - " U.S. Marshals" rated PG-13; 8/29 - "Passenger 57" rated R.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Science Thursdays

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 join us for fun group experiments to learn about the world of science.
*Registration is required and spaces are limited.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Blues and Salsa Jazz Explosion, Featuring Saxophonist Javier Arau

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Internationally renowned saxophonist and New York Jazz Academy director Javier Arau performs contemporary jazz, swing and Latin classics. Enjoy the music and participate in a "How to Improvise" jazz workshop for all ages.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Arthritis: The Medical Approach to Joint Pain

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Learn about both common and rarer causes of joint pain and what treatment options are available to you for each type. Your presenter will be Tehila Zuckerman, M.D., Chief of the Division of Rheumatology at NewYork Presbyterian/Queens.


Aug
13
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of a performance filmed last summer of the New York City sounds of Latin soul with Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo and specials guests, legendary pianist Richie Ray, and in one of his first performances in 40 years, Pete Rodriguez. ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company will perform some of its signature choreography


Aug
18
2:00PM

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5:00PM

Practice SHSAT with Princeton Review

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Find out how you would score on a full-length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strength and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton Review is required. You can register at PrincetonReview.com or by calling 646-362-0628.


Aug
20
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Practice SAT with Princeton Review

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Find out how you will score on a full- length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Registration with Princeton review is required. Go to PrincetonReview.com or call 646-362-0628.


Aug
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Comedy Magic Show

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour of laughter and excitement.


Sep
10
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic Gala with Lang Lang

Location: Bayside
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
8
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Sinatra: Voice for a Century

Location: Bayside
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.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Bayside Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Wireless access for laptops.(For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Bayside Community Library include:

  • Japanese (DVDs and Cassettes)
  • Chinese or Ni HaoKorean or Hannara
  • Korean or Hannara
  • French (DVDs)
  • Hindi (DVDs & Videos)
  • Spanish
  • Italian

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Bayside Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Community History
  • Gardening
  • Classical Music

 


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
Chabad of Bayside
26-06 213th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 279-1457
Flushing YMCA Bayside Program Center
214-13 35th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-5972
Happy Time Nursery School
42-36 209th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-2220
Kids Kampus
45-63 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-8310
Noah's Ark Progressive Learning Center
38-20 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-4251
Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers
61-58 Spring Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-8971

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
fax: (718) 225-4514
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Business Association
PO Box 241
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-2277
Bayside Hills Civic Association
PO Box 640246
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 961-5550
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647
  

Fire Department
Engine 306
40-18 214 Place
Queens NY , 11361
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11364
The Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
P.O. Box 610540
Bayside NY ,
phone: (718) 352- 2080 Emergency phone: (718) 352-1133
fax: (718)352-2080

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
St. Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216 Street
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 281-8890
 

Local Newspapers
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Crocheron Park
33rd to 35th Avenue, Little Neck Bay
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
Douglaston Park Golf Course
John Golden Park
215 Pl., S/O 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
  

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Bayside Annex Post Office
Bayside Post Office
Bay Terrace Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church - School (PreK-8)
34-45 202nd Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Sacred Heart School (PreK-8)
216-01 38 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 631-4804
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 31 - The Bayside School (K-5)
211-45 46th Road
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8288
PS 41 - Crocheron School (K-5)
214-43 35 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8333
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8395
P.S. 130 - Early Childhood School For Science And Technology (PreK-3)
200-01 42 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718)357-6606
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 169 - Bay Terrace School (K-6)
18-25 212 Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 428-6160
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Blvd
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773

Public High Schools
Bayside High School (9-12)
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
MS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
MS 158-Marie Curie (6-9)
46-35 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8100
 

Senior Centers
Bayside Senior Center
221-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
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. Nily D. Rozic
Rozicn@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office 510 CAP
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
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
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

Bayside first drew the attention of English and Dutch settlers almost 400 years ago. William Lawrence, the owner of a fleet of clipper ships used for the China trade, sailed into Little Neck Bay in 1644 and established the first settlement in Bayside. For many years Bayside was the political, social and cultural center of Metropolitan New York. During that time period the Lawrence family played dominant roles in the burgeoning town’s history and development. They were military heroes, mayors, and judges. One such family member, Judge Effingham Lawrence, is recognized as having given Bayside its name for its location by the ocean.

Bayside did not have any library services until June 4, 1906. The Queens Borough Public Library opened a branch on Bell Avenue with Miss Margaret J. Solon in charge. It was the smallest branch in the system, consisting of 2,300 volumes and less than 400 members. In 1911 the library was moved to Elsie Place where it stayed until its move in 1932 to Bell Boulevard.

In May 1965, the Bayside Library moved once again to a new, more spacious, well-lit building at 214-20 Northern Boulevard where its design lent itself to the storage and use of more books. In addition, a new multi-purpose room helped accommodate the growing needs of Bayside’s community with its programs for adults, teens and toddlers. This location remains its home today.