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It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our second annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important topics specifically for adults over the age of 50.

In addition to special seminars and ...

Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

Our discussion ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our second season of Shakespeare in Queens starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3 at ...

Get Your Free IDNYC Card in Laurelton!

You can sign up for IDNYC on your side of Queens!

Laurelton Community Library will be hosting a temporary "pop-up" Enrollment Center from October 3 through October 7 where you can apply for your IDNYC card in person.

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Queens Library for several special events where we will celebrate the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the contributions they have made to our society!

Over the next four weeks, we will also highlight books from our collection by celebrated Hispanic authors. You can find a list of them here and see pictures of ...

Buy-A-Book for Queens Library

Did you know that every children’s book you buy for Queens Library will be read by 40 or more kids?

You can help the youngest members of our communities—and many others—explore their dreams through Queens Library’s Buy-A-Book program.

For every $25 you donate, a bookplate with your name (or the ...

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 ...

It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for September 27 is Barkskins by Annie Proulx.

From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Shipping News” and "Brokeback Mountain"—comes an epic, dazzling, violent, ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

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 ...

Sep
28
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.

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

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Oct
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens volunteer to help children with their school assignments.


Oct
1
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Meet Terry Ballard, author of "Fifty Specialty Libraries of New York City: From Botany to Magic"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Terry Ballard set out to visit 50 libraries that had a specific specialty less than a year and shares his findings. Learn about the library devoted to magic or the dog library run by the American Kennel Club, a German language library, and much, much more. Books will be available for sale and signing.


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Oct
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Monster Movie Marathon

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

See a different kids monster movie on selected nights in October! 10/3: Paranorman (PG), 10/4: Frankenweenie (PG), 10/12: Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG).

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

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Oct
3
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Monday Action Series: Denzel Washington

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us film screening that focus on a different actor each month. In Oct we will screen and discuss films starring Denzel Washington. Oct 3: "Safe House," rated R; Oct 17: "Taking of Pelham 123," rated R; Oct 24: "Equalizer," rated R; Oct 31: "Book of Eli," rated R.

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

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Oct
3
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children, age 8 and up, play chess with other kids.

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

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Oct
3
6:15PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Bayside Community Library

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group.

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

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Oct
4
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. This eight week workshop focuses on training parents/ caregivers to help their children acquire the language and literacy skills they need before entering kindergarten. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

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

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Oct
4
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.

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Oct
5
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This interactive program is for children 18 months - 2 1/2 years old and their caregivers.

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

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Oct
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Mandarin Chinese

Location: Bayside
Registration: Registration is now closed

Have you ever wished you could speak Mandarin Chinese? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a 10-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

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Oct
7
11:00AM

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12:15PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

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

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Oct
7
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


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.


Oct
14
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Asthma

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Asthma affects more than 25 million children and adults in the US. Come learn about the pathophysiology and treatment of asthma, the similarities and key differences between asthma in adults and children, and the importance of controlling asthma, regardless of age.
Presenter: Dr. Dionysia Mamais-Raptis, MD, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Attending Physician


Oct
17
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Baby &Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Picture Book

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for our story time program for children 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


Oct
22
2:30PM

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4:30PM

A Bill Apter Showminar, author of "Is Wrestling Fixed?"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Meet Bill Apter, the world’s best known wrestling magazine personality. Bill has had professional and personal relationships with a who’s-who of the business, like Triple H, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Sting, Ric Flair, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns. He'll share stories of his days photographing boxing stars like Muhammad Ali and other champions, bring great footage and memorabilia, and so much more. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
24
6:30PM

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7:45PM

Relaxation Through Meditation

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Renate Lanotte, MS LCSW, Psychotherapist and long time meditator, discusses how meditation can evoke a deeper state of relaxation and more peace within. She also presents a powerful meditation technique which you can practice that can help in all aspects of your life.


Oct
29
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Practice SAT with Princeton Review

Location: Bayside
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 28 openings

Find out how you would score on a full-length practice test. You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Registration is required.


Nov
12
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in November 2015, Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season.


Dec
10
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of a concert originally broadcast on New Year's Eve 2015 with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, and music by Ravel, Offenbach, and Saint-Saëns’s "Carnival of the Animals" narrated by Tony-Award winner Nathan Lane.


Dec
27
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Comet, Asteroids, and the Solar System

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore basic astronomy using their creativity to build models of the solar system demonstrating their understanding of the subject.


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.