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Corona

Symposium Book Club

All adults are welcome to attend this interactive book club hosted by author and librarian Tejas Desai. We will be discussing the following texts this fall and winter:
9/22: Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
10/13: Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
11/17: Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans
12/15: ...

Nov 17 @ 2:30 PM, Dec 15 @ 2:30 PM

Oct
22
12:30PM

--to--

1:15PM

Bilingual Baby Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books in English and Spanish with your baby at Bilingual Baby Storytime. Recommended for ages 0-24 months.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come make cool stuff! Everyone can be an artist at this program. Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Oct
23
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Book Scavenger Hunt

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come put your book finding skills to the test! Search the stacks for different books to win candy.


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Oct
24
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come out with your toddlers to enjoy an hour of storytime and singing. Recommended for ages 2 and up.


Oct
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Movie Showing: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come and watch the movie "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (2018, PG) for an afternoon with your favorite monster family. Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.


Oct
26
4:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Children's Raffle

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Check out books during the week to earn tickets for this raffle; then come see who wins!


Oct
27
9:00AM

--to--

10:00AM

ShapeUp NYC: Body Conditioning

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Sandy teaches this fitness workshop that combines body-weight strength training, low impact aerobics, and active stretching. Participants should wear loose clothing and sneakers and bring an exercise mat or large towel and a bottle of water. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and a smile! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
27
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Family playtime is fun for the whole family! Children can play with toys and other children. It's a great time to socialize, explore, and discover!


Oct
27
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Book Presentation: Elizabeth Garcia's Resilience

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Elizabeth Garcia is the author of the bestselling bilingual picture book El Viaje de Lucita/Lucita's Journey. She is a librarian in New York City. Join us in a book discussion for Mrs. Garcia's new book Resilience: A Personal Memoir.


Oct
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Coloring Fun

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Everyone is welcome to come find some awesome pages to color at this program!


Oct
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mad Science STEAM Activity

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Put on your lab coat and join us to create science-themed crafts and experiments. Recommended for ages 6 and up.


Oct
30
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Detective Challenge

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Think you're a clever detective? Come solve a mini-mystery handout to get a piece of candy!


Oct
31
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Music for Tots

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come sing and dance to wonderful children's tunes! A few songs in Spanish are included. Recommended for ages 2+.


Oct
31
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Spooky Identify That Character Contest

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

You might think you're an expert on spooky TV, movie, and video game characters, but could you recognize a character just by their ears...or their nose? You might win a prize if you do well!


Oct
31
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Spooky Craft

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come make a fun, spooky craft to celebrate Halloween! Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Nov
1
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Pokémon Club!

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Are you a Pokémon master? Come to Pokemon Club to find fellow trainers to battle against or just join other fans in the fun Pokemon activity of the day! Pokémon activities can be arts & crafts or fun games like Pokémon Bingo.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Family playtime is fun for the whole family! Children can play with toys and other children. It's a great time to socialize, explore, and discover!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Prepare for Your Care: Learn How to Have Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Reimagine End of Life Week is a citywide exploration of big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. A workshop leader from Reimagine will provide the tools for participants to identify future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at the end of life. This program will be presented in Spanish.


Nov
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

ShapeUp NYC: Beginner Yoga

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Jairo leads this fitness class where participants will practice beginning Vinyasa postures to warm up the body, bring flexibility to all muscles and joints, and wake up the nervous system followed by stretching exercises and ending with deep relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise; bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
12:30PM

--to--

1:15PM

Bilingual Baby Storytime

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs, knee-bouncers, and simple books in English and Spanish with your baby at bilingual baby storytime. Recommended for ages 0-24 months.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come make cool stuff! Everyone can be an artist at this program. Recommended for ages 5 and up.


Nov
6
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Book Scavenger Hunt

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come put your book finding skills to the test! Search the stacks for different books to win candy.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come out with your toddlers to enjoy an hour of storytime and singing. Recommended for ages 2 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Coloring Fun

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Everyone is welcome to come find some awesome pages to color at this program!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from reaching your goals? Does it make it difficult to find work? Speech language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Nov
10
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Ready, Set, Bank! - Financial Literacy

Location: Corona
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

This three-session series is a program of financial literacy where users will learn how to download and navigate financial and banking applications. They will also learn how to deposit checks from your phone, pay bills online, and gain knowledge about credit reports. This program will be in Spanish. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 718-990-8625 and to register visit queenslibrary.org.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Detective Challenge

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Think you're a clever detective? Come solve a mini-mystery handout to get a piece of candy!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
14
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Music for Tots

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come sing and dance to wonderful children's tunes! A few songs in Spanish are included. Recommended for ages 2+.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
17
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Symposium Book Club

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

All adults are welcome to attend this interactive book club hosted by author and librarian Tejas Desai. We will be discussing the following texts this fall and winter:
9/22: Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
10/13: Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
11/17: Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans
12/15: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

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

Additional Dates


Nov
19
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Mad Science STEAM Activity

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Put on your lab coat and join us to create science-themed crafts and experiments. Recommended for ages 6 and up.


Nov
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

STEAM Cooking with Teens

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join Allergic to Salad and explore new and exciting healthy foods and cultures. Cooking is known to increase fine motor skills, math, science, reasoning, and problem solving skills.


Nov
26
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Spelling Bee Club: Grades 3-6

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Come compete in the children's spelling bees to test your spelling skills and possibly win prizes! Grades 3 & 4 compete in the first section of the spelling bee, while Grades 5 &6 compete in the second section. Good luck, everyone!


Nov
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

No Cost Mammograms

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Eligibility:
-Woman aged 40 and older with health insurance.
-Woman aged 50 and older without health insurance.
-Currently living in New York City.
-No mammogram in the past 12 months.
No co-pays required and deductibles are waived. Uninsured individuals welcome.
For an appointment, call 1-877-628-9090.


Nov
30
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Showing: "Incredibles 2"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

The most super family in America is back in "Incredibles 2"! (2018, PG) Come have an "incredible" time watching this movie at the Corona Library. Audio in English, subtitles in Spanish.


Dec
3
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

DJ 101 at Corona Library with DJ Preme from WBLS

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

Join the legendary DJ Preme from WBLS as he teaches us all how to DJ. You will learn basic DJing skills that will be both beneficial and fun for the whole family to enjoy!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Animal Science with "Erik The Reptile Guy"

Location: Corona
Registration: Not required

In this Rescue and Awareness Animal Science presentation, children will meet Erik the Reptile Guy's newest rescued animals. This presentation discuss topic of the life cycles, food webs, adaptation, endangered species, and conservation of a variety of reptiles. Come meet live frogs, lizards, snakes, and more as Erik the Reptile Guy teaches respect and awareness of nature! For youth, children, and families. For children ages 6-12.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Corona Community Library has:

  • 7 adult public computers
  • 8 public computers for children
  • 18 Laptop computers available to library customers fourteen years old or older for use on library premises
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Corona Community Library include:

  • Spanish (Books, Magazines)
  • Chinese (books and Magazines)
  • Hindi (DVDs)
  • Urdu (Magazine)

 

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

  • Test Preparation center
  • ESOL Collection including videotapes and audiotapes
  • Comprehensive children’s Spanish and bilingual section

 


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
A Child's Place Day School
107-17 Northern Boulevard
Corona NY , 11368
Better Comm. Life D.C.C.
34-10 108th Street
Corona NY , 11368
International Children's School
57-27 Penrod Street
Corona NY , 11368
Our Lady Of Sorrow School
35-34 105th Street
Corona NY , 11368
MI NUEVO MUNDO
mnmchildren@gmail.com
104- 19 39 Ave
Corona NY, 11368
phone: (718) 626- 7394
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board # 3
82-11 37th Avenue - Suite 606
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-2707
fax: (718) 458-3316
Queens Community Board 4
46-11 104th Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 760-3141
fax: (718) 760-5971
 

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Wildlife Center
53-51 111th Street
Corona NY , 11358
phone: (718)271-1500 / (718)271-4441
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718)699-0005
Community Conciliation Network, Inc.
107-24 Corona Avenue, 2nd Floor,
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718)760-3971
Concerned Citizens of Queens
40-18 Junctions Boulevard
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 478-1600
Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities
33-16 108th Streets
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 446-8010
Louis Armstrong House
34-56 107th Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 478-8274

Fire Department
Engine 289, Ladder 138
97-28 43rd Ave.
Corona NY , 11368-2141
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
  

Local Newspapers
Corona Times
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Theatre in the Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
phone: (718)760-0064
Playground for All Children - New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation
111-01 Corona Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 699-8283
United States Tennis Association
United States Tennis Association
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 760-6200

Police Department
115th Precinct
92-15 Northern Blvd.
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 533-2002
  

Post Office
Corona-A Post Office
10328 Roosevelt Ave
Corona NY , 11368-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
A Child's Place Preschool (K-3)
3220 108th St.
Corona NY , 11366-0113
phone: (718)565-2170
Clara Muhammad School (K-12)
105 01 Northern Boulevard
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 779-1060
Johnsons Little Tots Academy (PK-K)
99-04 57 Ave
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 592-3096
Learning Tree Multi-cultural (1-8)
103-02 Northern Blvd.
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 397-5446
Malcolm X Day Care Center Inc (PK-K)
111-12 Northern Blvd.
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 651-7880
Mt. Olivet Christian School (Pk-1)
33-27 97th Street
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 478-0780
Our Lady of Sorrows (Pk-8)
35 34 105 Street
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718) 426-5517
School of the Transfiguration (Pk-9)
98-07 38th Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 478-8181
St Leo Elementary School (Pk-8)
104-19 49th Avenue
Corona NY , 11368-0113
phone: (718)592-7050

Public Elementary Schools
PS 14 (K-5)
107-01 Otis Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 699-6071
fax: (718) 699-3224
PS 19 (K-5)
98-02 Roosevelt Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 424-5859
fax: (718) 672-3136
PS 143 (K-5)
34-74 113 Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 429-5700
fax: (718) 478-8306
PS 16 (K-5)
41-15 104 Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 505-0140
fax: (718) 505-0141
PS 28 (K-2)
109-10 47 Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 271-4971
fax: (718) 271-257
PS 92 (K-5)
99-01 34 Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 533-1013
fax: (718) 533-1083

Public High Schools
High School for Arts & Business (Q 550)
105-25 Horace Harding EX
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 271-8383
fax: (718) 271-7196
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 61 - Leonardo da Vinci (6-8)
98-50 50 Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 760-3233
fax: (718) 760-5220
  

Senior Centers
Raices Corona Senior Center
102-47 43 Avenue
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 458-7259
Lefrak Senior Citizens Center
96-08 57 Avenues
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 271-1222
Florence Smith Senior Service
102-19 34th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 899-0553
Elmcor Senior Center
98-19 Astoria Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 457-9757
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Francisco Moya
FMoya@council.nyc.gov
District Office 106-01 Corona Avenue
Corona NY, 11368
phone: 718-651-1917
fax: 718-565-5937
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1768
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6862
fax: (212) 442-2725
NYS Assembly
Hon. Aridia Espinal
EspinalA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 607
Jackson Heights NY, 11372
phone: 718-458-5367
fax: 718-478-2371
Albany OfficeLOB, Room 833
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4567
fax: (518) 455-5375
NYS Senate
Hon. José Peralta
JPeralta@nysenate.gov
District Office 32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 205-3881
fax: (718) 205-4145
Albany Office Room 415, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-2529
fax: (518) 426-6909
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1035 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Corona is an energetic and multicultural neighborhood in North Central Queens. It is a true example of the American melting pot. It is one of the largest, most populated and most diverse communities in Queens.

First developed in 1854, the area was named West Flushing. The same year witnessed the inauguration of the Long Island Railroad. Streets sprang up along the route of the railroad and it became the commercial heart of Corona. In the 1870’s, developer, Benjamin W. Hitchcock, advertised CORONA as the "crown" of villages on Long Island. Early factories made china, portable houses, and from 1893 into the 1930s, Tiffany glass. The population reached 2,500 by 1898 and jumped to 6,200 by 1910. By the 1920’s, Corona’s commercial center began to expand towards Northern Boulevard. Today, the 7-Flushing Local train runs through Corona.

In 1910, a traveling library was established in Corona. A librarian came on a weekly basis to charge out books and bring in a fresh selection of materials. By 1911, the traveling library became a permanent branch in a rented storefront, located at 13 Locust Street now known as 43rd Avenue.

Corona’s claim to fame is brief but impressive. From 1943 to 1971, the great jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong lived in the neighborhood. His home is now a museum. Flushing Meadow Corona Park is a well known recreational area and home of the World’s Fair held in the 1960’s. People travel from far and wide to visit the deservedly famous Lemon Ice King of Corona. Rosie, Queen of Corona, is featured in Paul Simon’s song "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard." The fictional home of Archie Bunker from the classic television series “All In he Family” (1971-1983) was located in Corona.

The area attracted a large Latin American community after the Second World War; first Puerto Ricans and, after 1965, more and more Dominicans. On May 24, 1969 the Corona Library relocated to the new city-owned facility that is on the same site as the branch today. The movement of immigrants into the neighborhood in the 1980’s was heavy: the Dominicans accounted for the majority of residents who settled there with a small but stable community of Chinese and Colombians. Today the population is mainly Hispanic (Dominican, Colombian, and Ecuadorian) and Asian (Chinese and East Indian).

The Corona Community Library is the first public library in the country with complete self-service stations for customers utilizing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology coupled with automated payment technology. The branch also features state-of-the-art technology including self-check-out machines, an automated return system, and up-to-date computers. Recently the Corona Branch has completed an expansion substantially increasing floor space from a 5,600 square-foot facility to a new 7,500 square-foot community library. Every part of the library has been expanded, including the Children’s Room and the Adult Reading Room. The new and expanded reading room has an elevated ceiling rising above the current roof height, providing more light and a more spacious environment in which to read and study.

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, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.