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New Movie Night

The Bayside Library is welcoming the New Year with new movies! Come and join us for the all-new Action Thursday! 1/12 "Star Trek Beyond "(2016) Rated PG-13, 1/19 "Mechanic Resurrection" (2016) Rated R, and 1/26 "Jason Bourne "(2016) Rated PG-13 .

Jan 26 @ 5:00 PM

Broken Heart Week: How to be Single (film)

As a part of the Broken Heart program, Bayside Library presents the film "How to be Single".

Feb 16 @ 5:30 PM

Jan
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens volunteer to 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


Jan
21
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Universal Pre-K Workshop for Parents

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

A representative from the Board of Education will assist parents in applying for Universal Pre-K.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Baby & Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Babies 7-18 months and their caregivers enjoy an hour of songs and playtime.

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

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Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean

Location: Bayside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Elementary Korean, teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society. Please register online or by calling the Bayside Library at 718-229-1834.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
6:15PM

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7:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Bayside CL

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group at Bayside Community Library.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginner Computer Classes

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

In this slow-paced class for beginners, you will learn how to safely browse the Internet, attach a document to an email, and understand elements of Windows. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Needlework

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children, age 8 and up, learn needlework. Materials will not be supplied.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

NYPD Explorers/111th Precinct at Bayside

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teen and young adults 13-20 years old will have an opportunity to earn service credit as participants in this program. Law Enforcement Exploring is a community service, career-oriented program designed to educate young men and women about Law Enforcement. Space is limited.


Jan
26
5:00PM

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7:00PM

New Movie Night

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

The Bayside Library is welcoming the New Year with new movies! Come and join us for the all-new Action Thursday! 1/12 "Star Trek Beyond "(2016) Rated PG-13, 1/19 "Mechanic Resurrection" (2016) Rated R, and 1/26 "Jason Bourne "(2016) Rated PG-13 .


Jan
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children read with a teen partner.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens will read to kids. For grades K-4.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
30
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Picture Book

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime. For ages 3 1/2-5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children 18-30 months and their caregivers enjoy an hour of songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
11
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Curtain Up - The School of American Ballet Workshop Performances

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Go behind the scenes to experience the intensive training of ballet’s brightest future stars as they prepare for their vital end-of-year performances. Stay after the screening for a reflection activity and discover the world of dance with Lincoln Center Education.


Feb
15
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for children 2 1/2-3 1/2 and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What is it doing to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? Come learn all of this, as well as some tips to prevent and manage it at this program.


Feb
16
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a Korean Food Preparation Demonstration

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Yaksik is a kind of Korean rice cake made with glutinous rice, honey, nuts, and dried fruits and it’s eaten as a dessert. It’s a sweet, delicious treat with healthy ingredients. In Korean, yak means “medicine,” and sik means “food.”
Come taste and learn how to make Yaksik the traditional way with the talented artist, singer, teacher and chef, Soh Young Lee-Segredo and as an added bonus drink it down with the perfect accompaniment, Korean tea!


Feb
16
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Broken Heart Week: How to be Single (film)

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

As a part of the Broken Heart program, Bayside Library presents the film "How to be Single".


Feb
18
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Broken Heart Week: Heartbreak Hilarities

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Bring the entire family and enjoy animated cartoons of the 1920 and 30s that show the downside of love and romance with film archivist, animation historian and lifelong Queens resident Tommy Stathes.


Feb
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Fun Times at the Library

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Spend your winter break with us! On Tuesday, 2/21, we'll have different puzzles for all ages to put together. On Wednesday, 2/22, join us for craft time! On Thursday, 2/23, we'll screen the movie "The Secret Life of Pets."

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

Additional Dates


Apr
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Healthy Eating for Cancer Prevention

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

There is always a hot new diet that everyone is talking about, but what should I really be eating if I want to maximize my health? Come sort out the facts about healthy eating for cancer prevention at this program, delivered by an Oncology Nutritionist from New York-Presbyterian/Queens.


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.