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East Elmhurst

StayWell

Seniors meet every Wednesday for exercise and other health related programs.

Dec 20 @ 10:30 AM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Come bring your device and receive one-on-one help. Registration is not required. Please call the East Elmhurst Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 424-2619.

Dec 20 @ 11:30 AM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Come bring your device and receive one-on-one help. Registration is not required. Please call the East Elmhurst Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 424-2619.

Jan 4 @ 6:00 PM, Jan 11 @ 6:00 PM, Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM, Jan 25 @ 6:00 PM

Dec
14
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

STACKS Homework Help

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Homework help is available for children in grades 1-7. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Introduction To Windows Computer Basics For Adults

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of using the computer. They will learn how to log on and off the computer; use the keyboard and mouse; open and close windows, and employ various software applications.


Dec
15
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Children (18 to 24 months) and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
15
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Holiday Movie Afternoon

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

The holidays are near, so bring your popcorn and enjoy some great holiday classics for the whole family!! 12/8 "Elf" starring Will Ferrell, 12/15 "Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and 12/22 Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Holiday Movie Classics

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Adults and mature adults, you are all invited to enjoy some classic holiday movies along with cookies and juice. 12/11 (1946) "It's A Wonderful Life" and 12/18 (1947) "Miracle on 34th Street".


Dec
19
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Holidays Make Us Happy with Alexair Dreams Storytelling

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Holiday are for family, friends and fun! Celebrating with loved ones brings us closer together. Each culture has different ways of coming together. Discover holidays from around the world with Alexair Dreams Storytelling!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

StayWell

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Seniors meet every Wednesday for exercise and other health related programs.


Dec
20
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Baby and Me

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This interactive lap-sit program for children, ages birth to 1 year, and their caregivers features nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.


Dec
20
11:30AM

--to--

12:45PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Come bring your device and receive one-on-one help. Registration is not required. Please call the East Elmhurst Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 424-2619.


Jan
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

StayWell

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Seniors meet every Wednesday for exercise and other health-related programs.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction To Windows Computer Basics For Adults

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn the basics of using the computer. They will learn how to log on and off the computer; use the keyboard and mouse; open and close windows, and employ various software applications.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Do you have a gadget or device you need help with? Come bring your device and receive one-on-one help. Registration is not required. Please call the East Elmhurst Library and ask for the Customer Service Specialist at (718) 424-2619.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Urban Stages Presents "The Gates of Equality"

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This dramatic presentation tells about the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his speeches, press conferences and fictional narrative.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Fun Hour

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Looking for a fun place to take the kids? Come join our Family Fun Hour. Children (18 months to 4 years) and their caregivers will enjoy an hour of socialization, with toys and music. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Children (18 to 24 months) and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Baby and Me

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

This interactive lap-sit program for children, ages birth to 1 year, and their caregivers features nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

NY Aquarium: Discovering Coral Reefs

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Join the STACKS Program for an exploration of incredible coral reef habitats! Find out why corals and the reefs they form are important homes for fish and many other aquatic animals. Discover the diversity of life on the reef as we investigate bio-facts, meet a live reef animal, and learn about how animals live and grow in this underwater habitat.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The East Elmhurst Community Library has:

  • 6 public access computers for adults
  • 4 computers for children
  • Customers may also bring their own laptops to access our wireless connection. (For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the East Elmhurst Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Haitian
  • French
  • Urdu
  • Hindi

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the East Elmhurst Community Library include:

  • The popular Louis Armstrong “Keeping Jazz Alive In Louis Armstrong’s Neighborhoods” collection funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.
  • Black Experience
  • Malcolm X
  • Small Business
  • A collection of Thesis written on the Community
  • East Elmhurst/Corona Civic Association
  • popular resources used by students for their local history assignments

 


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Elmcor Day Care Center
100-17 32nd Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 478-5054
Jerome Hardeman Daycare Center
29-49 Gilmore Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 779- 1660
fax: (718) 779-9142
A Child’s Place Day Care (6 mos & up)
108th Street & Northern Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 565-2170
fax: (718) 424-8875
Queens Child Guidance Center
101-18 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (347) 274-2095
Precious Little Angels
31-06 97th Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
 

Community Board
Queens Community Board #3
82-11 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-2707
fax: (718) 458-3316
  

Community Organizations & Services
East Elmhurst/Corona Civic Association
29-49 Gilmore Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 799-9142
Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc. (East Elmhurst & Corona)
33-16 108th Street
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 651-0096
fax: (718) 446-0156
East Elmhurst/Corona Kiwanis Club

Fire Department
East Elmhurst
27-12 Kearny Street
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 847-6600
  

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

Local Newspapers
The Gazzatte
42-16 34th Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-6161
fax: (718) 784-7552
Queens Chronicle
62-33 Woodhaven Blvd
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
fax: (718) 205-0150
Jackson Heights Times (covers East Elmhurst)
41-02 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: 718-260-4545
fax: (718) 225-7117

Parks and Playgrounds
PS 127 Park
98-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 446-4700
fax: (718) 397-7645
  

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

Post Office
East Elmhurst Post Office
9107 25th Ave.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 803-8968
  

Private / Parochial Schools
A Child's Place (1-3)
108th Street & Northern Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
St. Gabriel School (PK- 8)
97th Street & Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 426-7170
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 127Q Aerospace Academy
8-01 25th Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 446-4700
fax: (718) 397-7645
PS 148Q
90th Street & 32nd Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 898-8181
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Louis Armstrong Intermediate School - IS 227
32-02 Junction Blvd
East Elmhurst NY , 12369
phone: (718) 335-7500
  

Senior Centers
Elmcor Senior Citizens Center
98-19 Astoria Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 457-9757
Elmhurst Care Center ( A Rehab & Nursing Home Facility)
100 Street & Ditmars Blvd.
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
JFerreras@council.nyc.gov
District Office 32-33A Junction Blvd
East Elmhurst NY, 11369
phone: (718) 651-1917
fax: (718) 565-5937
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1866
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6862
fax: (212) 442-2725
NYS Assembly
Hon. Jeffrion L. Aubry
AubryJ@nyassembly.gov
District Office 98-09 Northern Blvd.
Corona NY , 11368
phone: (718) 457-3615
fax: (718) 457-3640
Albany Office LOB, Room 646
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4561
fax: (518) 455-4565
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 1436 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

The community of East Elmhurst enjoys some of the best features of Queens living: tree-lined streets, excellent transportation, close proximity to Manhattan, two airports, Shea Stadium, and a branch of the Queens Library System.

The East Elmhurst community is a young and small community that was carved out off the Jackson Heights and Corona areas. One, two, and three family homes make up the architecture of the community. Some high rise apartments provide additional housing for a bursting community. At one time the area was mainly beach and recreational land space. The neighborhood of East Elmhurst has seen profound and rapid demographic changes over the years. The eastern Europeans who first settled in the area have since yielded to other populations including Italian, Greek, and Spanish-Americans, African Americans, and Haitians. More recent groups include Asians and Eastern Indians.

The East Elmhurst Branch opened for business in June of 1912 and was known as the Louona Park Library. Like many branches of the Queens Library system, the East Elmhurst Branch has claimed many different locations as its home over the years. Unlike the others, though, every time the branch changed its location, it also changed its name. It was renamed the Northern Boulevard Library when it moved to Northern Boulevard in May of 1927. In 1942 the library found a new home at 90th Street and Astoria Boulevard and brought with it the new but peculiar appellation of North Beach Library. The branch assumed its current name when a new city owned building was erected in 1972 at its present home at 95-06 Astoria Boulevard.

For many years, the East Elmhurst Branch was one of Queens Library’s five Community Neighborhood Information Centers, offering referral services to people in need. This service was largely used by older adults who needed the aid of city agencies and community organizations, and young mothers who were seeking information on day care centers and schools. The branch continues to serve as a depository for the City’s Department of Environmental Protection materials about the ongoing Flushing Bay project.

Over the years the East Elmhurst library has had the flavor of a “community center” which numerous community groups used as their monthly meeting place. Satisfying cultural needs goes hand-in-hand with fulfilling the informational needs of the branch’s steady stream of small business owners, retailers, construction, airport workers, and students.

The East Elmhurst branch enjoys top ranking in sessions and attendance for its delivery of cultural, musical, and informational type programs. East Elmhurst is known for its large number of famous artists of all genres. An impressive number of branch programming originates from the community.

Among the many unique and outstanding programs and activities taking place at the East Elmhurst Library over the years, three memorable ones include: Former Mayor David Dinkins’ use of the library for the filming of his last mayoral campaign commercial which included issuing to him a Queens library card; the celebration of the library’s 100th anniversary in 1996; and the recipient of a Plaque for the New York Times’ first Librarian Award in September, 2001.

A unique and successful feature of the East Elmhurst Community Library’s services is its mission of “Keeping Jazz Alive in Louis Armstrong’s Neighborhoods”. A grant from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation Inc. makes it possible for Jazz artists, performers, and workshop presenters from throughout the Metropolitan area to help us accomplish our mission. The Louis Armstrong House is located in Corona, but is in walking distance to the East Elmhurst Community Library .