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Sep
1
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Join us every Thursday for songs, stories, and fun! This program is for babies birth to crawling and registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
1
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Join us every Thursday for songs, stories, and fun! This program is for babies from birth to crawling and registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Game On!

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Join us every Thursday after school for board games and Legos! For ages 4 and up.

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

Additional Dates


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Sep
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Happy Hour for Kids

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays for fun crafts and good company! Ages 3 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Toddler Play Date

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is now closed

Come socialize and play with other parents, caregivers, and toddlers! This play date is for babies who are walking to running and registration for all four sessions (September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th) is required.

Court SquareTue, Sep 13, 20163:30PM - 4:00PM
Court SquareTue, Sep 20, 20163:30PM - 4:00PM
Court SquareTue, Sep 27, 20163:30PM - 4:00PM

Sep
6
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Toddler Play Date

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is now closed

Come socialize and play with other parents, caregivers, and toddlers! This play date is for babies who are walking to running and registration for all four sessions (September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th) is required.

Court SquareTue, Sep 13, 20164:00PM - 4:30PM
Court SquareTue, Sep 20, 20164:00PM - 4:30PM
Court SquareTue, Sep 27, 20164:00PM - 4:30PM

Sep
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Toddler Play Date

Location: Court Square
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date September 6, 2016
Availability: 5 openings

Come socialize and play with other parents, caregivers, and toddlers! This play date is for babies who are walking to running and registration for all four sessions (September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th) is required.

Court SquareTue, Sep 13, 20164:30PM - 5:00PM
Court SquareTue, Sep 20, 20164:30PM - 5:00PM
Court SquareTue, Sep 27, 20164:30PM - 5:00PM

Sep
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Join us every Wednesday for songs, stories, and fun! This program is for babies who are walking and registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Bilingual Birdies French Concert

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Bilingual Birdies will take your family on a cultural journey to learn a foreign language while you dance, clap and sing along!


Sep
12
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Baby Play Date

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Come socialize with other parents, caregivers, and babies every Monday at the Court Square Library! This program is for babies from birth to crawling. You must register for all four sessions of the play date: September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Court SquareMon, Sep 19, 20163:00PM - 3:45PM
Court SquareMon, Sep 26, 20163:00PM - 3:45PM

Sep
12
3:45PM

--to--

4:30PM

Baby Play Date

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Come socialize with other parents, caregivers, and babies every Monday at the Court Square Library! This program is for babies from birth to crawling. You must register for all four sessions of the play date: September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Court SquareMon, Sep 19, 20163:45PM - 4:30PM
Court SquareMon, Sep 26, 20163:45PM - 4:30PM

Sep
12
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Baby Play Date

Location: Court Square
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Come socialize with other parents, caregivers, and babies every Monday at the Court Square Library! This program is for babies from birth to crawling. You must register for all four sessions of the play date: September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Court SquareMon, Sep 19, 20164:30PM - 5:15PM
Court SquareMon, Sep 26, 20164:30PM - 5:15PM

Sep
28
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Learn Overdrive App and One Click Digital

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Bring your tablet or smart phone for instruction in how to download and use these enjoyable and useful applications.
A Queens Library card is needed and registration is necessary.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use a computer; how to search the Queens Library Catalog and the internet; how to create and use an email account; how to use Microsoft Word 2010. For adults. Preregistration is required; maximum of 4 people. Class runs for one hour.


Sep
30
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Family Movie: Zootopia (PG)

Location: Court Square
Registration: Not required

Come to the Court Square Library the last Friday of every month for a family movie! All ages are welcome.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Court Square Community Library has:

  • 10 workstations
  • 1 library catalog only PC
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Court Square Community Library include:

  • Hindi(DVDs and CDs)
  • Spanish Books
  • Chinese (DVD's)

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Court Square Community Library include:

  • Black Fiction
  • Home/Garden
  • Classics section
  • Career/Test Preparation

 


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
Joseph DiMarco Child Care Center Joseph DiMarco Child Care Center
1109 37th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101-6026
phone: (718) 786-1166
Bright Beginnings
3501 24th Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 707-0501
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board 1
36-01 35th Avenue
Astoria NY , 11106
phone: (718)786-3335
fax: (718)786-3368
  

Community Organizations & Services
Long Island City YMCA
32-23 Queens Boulevard
Long Island City NY , 11101-2322
phone: (718) 392-7932
fax: (718) 392-0544
  

Fire Department
Engine 260 Foam 81
11-15 37th Avenue
Queens NY , 11101
Engine 262
11-15 37th Avenue
Queens NY , 11102
Engine 263 Ladder117
30-89 21St
Queens NY , 11103
Engine 312 Battalion 49
42-06 Astoria Blvd South
Queens NY , 11105
  

Local Hospitals
The Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1000
  

Local Newspapers
Western Queens Gazette
42-16 34th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-6161
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Albert Short Triangle
Jackson Avenue, 45th Road, 23rd Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
Bridge and Tunnel Park
Tunnel Plaza, 11th Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
Calvary Veterans Park
First Calvary, Greenpoint Avenue, Gale Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
Court Square Park
Jackson Avenue, Thompson Avenue, Court Square
Long Island City NY , 11101
Gordan Triangle
10th Street, 44th Drive, Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City NY , 11101
Hunter's Point Park
East River, 2nd Avenue, Newton Creek and Canal
Long Island City NY , 11101
McKenna Triangle
Jackson Avenue, Thompson Avenue, 45th Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
Private John Dwyer Square
Northern Boulevard, 47th Street, 34th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City NY , 11101
Rafferty Triangle
44th Drive, Hunter Street, Crescent Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
Sixteen Oaks Grove
37th Avenue, 21st Street, 14th Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
Vernon Mall
51st Avenue, Vernon Boulevard, 52nd Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
35 Playground
Steinway Street , 35th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
Andrews Playground
49th Avenue, Vernon Boulevard, 5th Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
Murray Playground
21st Street, 45th Avenue, 45th Road
Long Island City NY , 11101

Police Department
108th Precinct
5-47 50th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11105
phone: (718) 784-541
114th Precinct
34-16 Astoria Boulevard
Queens NY , 11103
 

Post Office
Plaza Post Office
2418 Queens Plaza
Long Island City NY , 11101-9991
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
fax: (718) 321-5975
Parcel Post Annex Post Office
4310 10th Street
Long Island City NY , 11101-9992
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
fax: (718) 321-5975
Main Office Long Island City
4602 21st Street
Long Island City NY , 11101-9804
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
fax: (718) 321-5975

Private / Parochial Schools
Evangelical Christian School
39-21 Crescent Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 937-9600
Saint Raphael School
48-25 37th Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-0482
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 112 Dutch Kills
25-05 37th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-5250
Herbert G. Birch ECC
10-24 49th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
PS 111 Jacob Blackwell
37-15 13th Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-2073

Public High Schools
Academy of American Studies High School
28-04 41st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-8786
The Academy of Finance and Enterprise
30-20 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
Aviation Career & Technical High School
45-30 36th Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-5275
Q 580 Baccalaureate School for Global
34-12 36th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-9920
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School
30-20 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 937-4270
Q 502 Information Technology High School
21-16 44th Road
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 937-4270
The High School of Applied Communications (Q 267)
30-20 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
International High School at LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 482-5465
Middle College High School
45-35 Van Dam Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 392-3330
Newcomers High School
28-01 41sy Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 937-6005
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology
47-07 30th Place
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 472-5671
Queens Vocational High School (Q 600)
37-02 47 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 937-3010

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Q 580 Baccalaureate School for Global Education
34-12 36th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-5275
P 004 at Information Technology High School
21-16 44th Road
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-5275
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology
47-07 30th Place
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 937-4270

Senior Centers
HANAK Archbishop Iakovos Senior Center
32-06 21st Street
Long Island City NY , phone: (718) 726-1227
HANAK Lindsay Senior Center
29-19 24th Street
Long Island City NY , phone: (718) 626-3035
BFFY Dellamonica Senior Center
23-56 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 626-1500
JASA
27-35 Crescent Street
Long Island City NY , 11102
phone: (718) 267-1196
Queens Senior Center
10-25 41st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 937-1093
Queensbridge Senior Center
10-25 41st Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 937-1093
Saint Irene of Chrysovalantou Senior Center, Inc.
4211 Ditmars Boulevard
Long Island City NY ,
Saint Mary’s Senior Citizen’s Center
1015 49th Avenue
Long Island City NY , phone: (718) 729-2688
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 47-40 21 Street, Room 810
Long Island City NY, 11101
phone: (718) 784-3194
fax: (718) 472-0648
Albany Office LOB, Room 836
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4851
fax: (518) 455-3847
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Senate Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Long Island City is the largest community in Queens in both area and population. It consists of five neighborhoods: Astoria, north of Broadway; Hunter’s Point, south of Broadway to Newton Creek; Ravenswood, along the waterfront; Steinway on either side of Steinway Street, and Dutch Kills.

Hunter’s Point contains the railroad yards and most of the factories, light-industry plants, and fifty-story Citicorp tower. It was the principal western terminus of the Long Island Rail Road and the seat of an extensive freight business. Some of the most extensive oil refineries in the country were located in this portion of Long Island City, as well as also shipyards capable of building vessels of any size.

In 1895, Long Island City Businessman William Nelson accepted 7, 000 books as a payment for a debt. He offered the books to anyone who wanted to establish a library. Philanthropist Dr. Walter Frey and businessman George Clay took him up on this offer. The three presented their idea to Long Island City Mayor Horatio Sanford, who assigned $3000 to finance the library for one year. Jessie Hume served as the first librarian.

Almost one hundred years later, in October 1989, the Court Square Branch of the Queens Library system opened its doors to the public. Built by Citicorp as part of a 50 story office tower in Long Island City, the Court Square Branch was leased to the Queens Public Library for 30 years at $1 a year. The new branch got its name from the nearby historic landmark. The branch itself is approximately 2500sq.feet. It is unique for Queens Public Libraries in that it is the first time a branch library has been created in concert with a corporation in order to provide library materials to the general public. Another unique attribute of the Court Square branch is that approximately 80% of its customers live in areas other than Queens.