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Cambria Heights

Music Everywhere

Angela Wildflower made her Broadway debut in "Motown the Musical" and brings her own ensemble in this poetic tribute to Rhythm and Blues, from vintage 40s to current Billboard top 100s.

Jun 7 @ 1:00 PM

May
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Hour

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us weekly for a variety of crafts. We will learn to crochet, knit, make jewelry, explore paper crafts, create collages and paint with coffee, watercolor and acrylics.

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

Additional Dates


May
26
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me at Cambria

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children 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.


May
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Cambria Crafts for Kids!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for after school arts and crafts! Be creative and be you!


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May
31
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Cambria Heights Quilters

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Please join us Wednesday mornings for beginner quilting. We will learn basic and intermediate techniques to create beautiful individual and group projects. All are welcome, supplies will be available for use during the sessions.

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

Additional Dates


May
31
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Visit the library for educational fun! Toddlers accompanied by an adult can participate in music, stories, and playtime! Children will have the opportunity to interact with peers their age! Grown-ups will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. For ages 2-5.


Jun
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

The Sankofa Discussion and Multimedia Club

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Sankofa Discussion and Multimedia Club will meet bi-monthly to discuss topics affecting the African Diaspora. Using a variety of formats, we reach back to see our way forward to meet the challenges of today.

Join Us 1st Thursday Evenings Alternating months at 6pm

February 2, 2017 Africans in the United States
April 6, 2017 Africans in the Caribbean
June 1, 2017 Africans in Europe
August 3, 2017 Africa, The HeartLand

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
12:15PM

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1:00PM

My Baby and Me at Cambria

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children 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.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Toast Masters

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Interested in overcoming your fear of public speaking? Want to build or enhance your leadership skills? The Cambria Heights Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 6/03- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 6/10- Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 6/17- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 6/24- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Computer Classes for Beginners

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of how to use a computer, surf the web, and use email.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STACKS Presents: Dry Ice Capades

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS students and have fun in this Mad Science Workshop! Manipulate matter in all of its three states! Melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with just a breath of dry ice! Use your Thermocolor Kool Cup™ to test the temperature of liquid matter in your home!


Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Creative Craft at Cambria

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for some crafty fun! Children will use various craft materials to create a masterpiece!

Dreamcatcher Craft 6/6
Tie-Dye Shirts 6/27

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Children who are accompanied by an adult or caretaker will join us for storytime, songs, fingerplays, and playtime with their peers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Music Everywhere

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Angela Wildflower made her Broadway debut in "Motown the Musical" and brings her own ensemble in this poetic tribute to Rhythm and Blues, from vintage 40s to current Billboard top 100s.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen GLBTQA Club @ Cambria Heights Library Teen Center

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and aromantic teens and allies:
Wherever you fall on the rainbow spectrum, we want you in the Teen GLBTQA Club. Make friends, talk pop culture, and discuss other topics important to you.


Jun
9
6:00PM

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9:00PM

An Evening of Art with the Cambria Heights Library Craft Artists Extraordinaire

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Cambria Heights Library's artistic community at their 2nd Annual Artist Reception and Exhibit. An array of creative expressions will be on display through July including yarn crafts, water color, acrylics, jewelry, line art, photography, quilts and sewing projects.


Jun
13
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading Info Session

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Prevent the summer slide! Join the Build a Better World: Summer Reading Club at Cambria Heights. Children can read books at their own pace and earn prizes! Children may read books from their school summer reading list, or, choose from the various books at the library. Children can read in the comfort of their own home, or at the library! Join us for more information about Summer Reading.


Jun
20
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movies at Cambria: Moana

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for a kids movie at Cambria! During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.


Jun
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Queens Jazz Legends

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

The Eric Lemon Ensemble presents music and anecdotes on Southern Queens Superstar Icons like Fats Waller, John Coltrane, Basie, Lester Young and so many others.


Jun
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Poetry Time with Charles Waters

Location: Cambria Heights
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
28
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Grace Garland Outfit

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Singer-songwriter Grace Garland brings a unique fusion of jazz standards, blues and adult contemporary with her own delicious twist of spiciness and her smokey-coated voice.


Jul
5
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time at Cambria

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Visit the library for educational fun! Toddlers accompanied by an adult can participate in music, stories, and playtime! Children will have the opportunity to interact with peers their age! Grown-ups will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. Ages 2-4

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
12:15PM

--to--

1:00PM

My Baby and Me

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Visit the library for educational fun! Babies accompanied by an adult can participate in music, stories, and playtime! Babies will have the opportunity to interact with peers their age! Grown-ups will have the opportunity to connect with each other for support and resources. For ages 6mo-24mo.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Sizzle: Health, Safety, and You

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Summer is right around the corner! This means warm weather, beaches, mosquitoes and more. With the fun this season brings, there are also many health and safety tips we should know about. Join us at this informative and interactive summer workshop.


Jul
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Google Computer Science Class: Game Design (Advanced)

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for free computer programming classes! During this two week program, children will use the computer software Scratch to create video games using coding concepts. Children will be making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!
Children who have used Scratch before, or, children who can follow along in this fast paced class are encouraged to join. Ages 8-12 Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Your Summer Art Experience with Project Art Begins Here!

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Do you enjoy art? Join us for a fun, five week immersive art experience learning new techniques for drawing, painting and more.
Do people comment on your artistic talent? Does drawing make you feel good? Do you find it relaxing? Great! We'll have projects for you.
Sign up now for an educational, creative and awesome way to spend your summer.
Ages 8 - 12

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, Ocarinas, Native American Flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


Jul
22
1:00PM

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6:00PM

Celebration of Southeast Queens Authors

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Many authors call Southeast Queens their home. Join us in celebrating a few of our luminous literary lights. Some of our authors have an extensive publishing pedigree. Others are the proud creators of their first work. One author is eight years old, while the others are …. well, older! Readers of every age will find their favorite subject or story. Support and salute them! They will have their books available for sale and for signing.


Jul
28
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Mask Making/Cultural History

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

NY State Council on The Arts & Queens Library presents an Inter-generational 9 week course - Mask Making and Cultural History. Teens and Older Adults partner to learn about mask making across cultures and time. Taught by teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald. Space is limited. Register by calling the Cambria Heights Library @ 718-528-3535

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

Additional Dates


Aug
14
6:30PM

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7:45PM

The Magic and Mind Reading Tour 2017

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Professional magicians Rich Marotta, Steve Dane and Ulises Beato will bewilder and beguile you with great magic and comedy. Each magician offers a different perspective on the art of magic.


Aug
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Motown Revue

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

Vintage Bliss performs the hits of the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Martha and the Vandellas, the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Billy Preston and the Temptations.


Sep
13
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Sculpture

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

A Creative Aging Course: Join us to explore contemporary figurative sculpture. Participants will look at contemporary work, and design their own sculpture. We will build it using cardboard forms and adding a plaster skin to the constructed framework. Final pieces will be painted. No experience necessary; materials will be provided. Space is limited. 9 sessions Register by calling Cambria Heights 718-528-3535

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Jazz: The Music of Our Lifetime - Modern Jazz with the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quintet

Location: Cambria Heights
Registration: Not required

This concert brings the gift of jazz to the general public. It includes a discussion about jazz, its elements, history, brilliance and significance. There is audience participation. The program delves into the essential elements of jazz (swing, blues, improvisation..... The story-line of the performance will be extraordinary music, engaging demonstration, education, excitement and inspiration.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Cambria Heights Community Library has:

  • 11 public computers
  • 1 Online catalog
  • 10 Laptops
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Cambria Heights Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Cambria Heights Community Library include:

  • African American and Caribbean fiction and non-fiction
  • Student Assignment Center
  • Cookbooks
  • Crafts/Hobbies
  • Home & Garden
  • Health
  • Money Matters
  • Parenting and Computer

 


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
Cambria Center for the Gifted
233-10 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 341-1991
Cambria Heights Christian Academy
221-02 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 276-5920
Helping Hands Day Care
225-16b Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 527-6258
Juliasa Nursery School & Kindergarten
224-03 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 525-9434
Le Grand Elite Learning Lab Universal Pre-K
229-16 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (800) 690-2652
Lil Ones Learning Center
229-16 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
The Nurturing Center
225-11 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 527-5932
Wonder Kids Academy
116-53 227th Street
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 276-8900
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board #13 Queens Reform Church,
www.cb13q.org
219-41 Jamaica Avenue,
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
Cambria Heights Civic Association
Kelli Singleton, President, P.O. Box 110007
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: 917-922-4136
fax:
Cambria Heights Sports Association
116-49 223rd St.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718)525-4494
fax:
ChaRosa Foundation Corporation
228-08 Linden Blvd. P.O. Box 110279
Jamaica NY , 11411
Haitian-Americans United for Progress (HAUP)
221-05 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 527-3776
  

Fire Department
Engine 317 Ladder 165
117-11 196th St.
St. Albans NY , 11412
  

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-70 164th St.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
  

Local Newspapers
Queens Courier
South-East Queens Press South-East Queens Press

Parks and Playgrounds
Cabbell Park/Cambria Playground
121 Ave. & 220th Street
PS 147 Playground (East Springfield)
115th Rd. Bt. 218th & 219th Streets
PS 176 Playground
121 Ave & 237th Street

Police Department
105th Precinct
92-08 222nd Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Cambria Heights Station
229-01 Linden Blvd
phone: (718) 528-1484
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Bethel Christian Learning Center (Pre-K -12)
219-09 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-4357
Cambria Center for the Gifted (Pre-K-5)
223-10 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 341-1991
Le Grand Elite
229-16 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 949-6565
Revealed Word Christian Academy (PreK-6)
230-01 Linden Blvd.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 276-3669
Sacred Heart R.C. School (Pre-K-8)
115-50 221st Street
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 527-0123
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 147 Ronald McNair (Q147) K-5
218-01 116 Ave.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 528-2420
fax: (718) 723-7819
P.S. 147 MINI (Q851)
218-01 116 Ave.
Queens NY , 11411
phone: (718) 528-2420
fax: (718) 723-7819
PS 147 MINI School Spec Ed (Q852)
218-01 116 Ave.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 528-2420
fax: (718) 723-7819
PS 176 Cambria Heights (Q176) K-5
120-45 235 St.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 525-4057
fax: (718) 276-3458
  

Public High Schools
Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School (Q492)
207-01 116 Ave.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-1837
fax: (718) 978-2063
Law, Government and Community Service High School (Q494)
207-01 116 Ave
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-6432
fax: (718) 978-6749
Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School (Q496)
207-01 116 Ave
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-2807
fax: (718) 978-3402
Humanities & Arts Magnet HS (Q498)
207-01 116 Ave.
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 978-2135
fax: (718) 978-2309
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 192 - The Renaissance Middle School
109-89 204 St.
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 479-5540
fax: (718) 217-4645
  

Senior Centers
Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Center
220-01 Linden Blvd
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
phone: (718) 528-8238
fax:
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
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

Cambria Heights was originally a farming community which supplied produce to Brooklyn and Manhattan. It began developing in 1923 on 163 acres of land bought by Oliver B. LaFreniere, a real-estate agent. It acquired the name Cambria in about 1924 from its owner the ‘Cambria Title Savings and Trust Company’ a coal concern located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. “Heights” was added because of the area’s high elevation.

First populated by Jewish, German, Irish and Italian residents, the community became a predominantly Black, middle-class suburb after the Second World War. Present demographics reveal a community comprised predominantly of African Americans and West Indians.

Library service for the community began in 1930 with the establishment of a bookmobile stop on Linden Boulevard for one hour a week. The following year, the bookmobile moved to PS 147 where it provided service to the children for a few hours each week. Service expanded as demand grew leading eventually to the need for a regular library.

Campaign efforts by a committee of the Civic Association resulted in the opening on July 15, 1949 of a sub-branch in rental quarters on Linden Boulevard. In 1964, the rental facilities were expanded and upgraded to a new location, 220-20 Linden boulevard, where it remained until 2006.

The latest incarnation of the Cambria Heights library is a state-of-the-art facility located at 218-13 Linden Boulevard. Opened in 2006, the library offers computers, WiFi, programs and materials of all types for all ages.

Sources:

Cambria Heights before it was Born by George W. Winans (Pamphlet)

The Origin of Community Names in Queens Borough. (Pamphlet)

The Encyclopedia of New York City ed. by Kenneth T. Jackson