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Join Us on April 26

Clear your calendar for a special event at Corona on Wednesday, April 26!

First, join us at the Mobile Library parked at 104th Street and Roosevelt Avenue at 9:30 a.m. From there, we will travel to Corona Community Library, at 38-23 104 Street, at 10 a.m.

Hear how your ...

It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our #BookTuesday pick for April 25 is What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah.

Arimah's debut collection, which has been named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, Time Magazine, Elle, the ...

Help Shape the Future of Queens Library

Queens Library is planning for its future, and we want to hear from you.

Please help us understand how to serve our customers and communities better by sharing your views and ideas at a community conversation with Dennis M. Walcott, President and CEO of Queens Library.

We hope you can join us at one of ...

Listen to Our Volunteer Voices!

It’s National Volunteer Week 2017, and we want to celebrate the important role of volunteers at Queens Library!

All this week, to say Thank You to our volunteers, we will share their voices and let them tell you what their service to the Library means to them and their communities.

Check our special blog post ...

Comment on Our FY2018 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018, and we'd like you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through Saturday, May 20.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 and fill out our ...

Our New Music For April!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from CeCe Winans, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, LeAnn Rimes, Pitbull, Kehlani, Little Big Town, and Nathan ...

Battle of the Bands 2017

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever, and we're looking for performers!

For the third year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 27.

Queens ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

If you didn't get a chance to sign up before, Round 2 of applications for Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood is now open!

Queens Library’s UPK program now offers free after-school care, available until 6 p.m., in addition to an outstanding pre-K education; free ...

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage!

This April, Queens Library is celebrating the heritage and legacy of immigrants in America!

Join us for craft workshops, concerts, dance, and theater from around the globe.

Learn about the evolution of Bollywood with the Payalia Dance Company; explore culture and tradition with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano El ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Apr
26
11:30AM

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12:00PM

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


Apr
26
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Knowing Your Android Phone/Tablet

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn basic functions such as downloading apps, configuring settings, phone/tablet maintenance and more!


Apr
28
11:00AM

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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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Apr
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Jazz Dance With the Apollo Theater

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Jazz music history comes to life in this energetic workshop series. Working with Apollo Theater Teaching Artist, Dana Rainey, the students will bring to life a Louis Armstrong storybook through dance and movement. Students will learn the origins and movements of historic jazz dances. To culminate the series, the students will present what they’ve learned.

These programs are funded by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
11:00AM

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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


Apr
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Latin Jazz: Ray Mantilla

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Ray Mantilla plays conga drums along with contemporaries Eddie Palmieri and Ray Barretto, delivering that unique Neo-Nuyorican synthesis known as 'salsa'. He's performed with many legendary jazz and Latin jazz ensembles, performing with such greats as Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Gato Barbieri, Herbie Mann, Tito Puente, and Dizzy Gillespie, among others.


Apr
29
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Keeping Jazz Alive in Louis Armstrong's Neighborhood

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Jazz Dance with Apollo Theatre for Kids, April 21, 28, May 12 and 19 at 4pm; Latin Jazz of Ray Mantilla 4/29 at 2pm; a lecture on Louis Armstrong and the Museum named after him 5/1 (in Spanish) and 5/15 (in English) at 6:00pm; Swing Style of Jazz --Music and Dance with New York City Swing -5/11 at 6:15 pm; The Alphonzo Horne Jazz Quintet - June 10th at 2pm


May
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

King of Queens: Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World (Program in Spanish)

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Louis Armstrong House Visitor Services Manager Adriana Filstrup will talk about Armstrong's historic career and how Queens residents can become more involved with the Louis Armstrong House Museum today. Program in Spanish.


May
3
11:30AM

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1:00PM

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 various software applications.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
6:15PM

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7:30PM

The Swing Style of Jazz: New York City Swing

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

The swing style of jazz dates back to prohibition, from the early 1920s through to the 1940s, where the Big Bands of Ellington, Basie, Cab Calloway, Goodman and others dominated popular culture with lively, vibrant music. Dances like the Lindy Hop and Charleston were all the rage. New York City Swing recreates this exciting time of music and dance.


May
13
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Latin Jazz Coalition featuring Demetrios Kastaris

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Trombonist/composer Demetrios Kastaris leads the Latin Jazz Coalition, whose music blends rhythms like the rumba (guaguancó), son-montuno, bembé, guajira and more.


May
15
6:15PM

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7:45PM

King of Queens: Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Louis Armstrong House Museum Director of Research Collections Ricky Riccardi and Visitor Services Manager Adriana Filstrup will talk about Armstrong's historic career, show rare footage of the trumpeter in action and talk about the Louis Armstrong House Museum today and how Queens residents can become more involved with it.


May
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

East Elmhurst Adult Book Club

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Come and join our Adult Book Club. This month's featured book is "Invisible" by James Patterson and David Ellis.


May
26
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Kids Movie Matinee!

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Kid's Movie Matinee! This month's featured film is "Doctor Strange."


May
31
12:30PM

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2:15PM

Keeping Jazz Alive in Louis Armstrong's Neighborhood: Lunch Time Film Classics

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Keeping Jazz Alive in Louis Armstrong Neighborhood Film Classics Series include: 5/31 - Calle (2000); 6/7 -Cotton Club (1984); 6/14 - Round Midnight (1986); 6/21 - Cabin in the Sky (1943); 6/28 - Mo Better Blues (1990)

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

Additional Dates


Jun
10
2:00PM

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3:30PM

The Alphonso Horne Jazz Quintet

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Trumpeter Alphonso Horne and jazz vocalist Vuyo Sotashe are two men of South African background who explore the origin of jazz from its roots in Congo Square of New Orleans to its Renaissance in Harlem and its expansion through the fabrics of musical styles worldwide.


Jun
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Discovering Coral Reefs

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Join us for an exploration of incredible coral reef habitats! Find out why corals and the reefs they form are key habitats for fish and marine invertebrates. Discover the wonders of corals as we investigate bio facts, play a coral reef guessing game, meet a live reef animal, and learn about our role in helping to keep these wild places healthy and safe.


Jun
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!"

Location: East Elmhurst
Registration: Not required

Ahoy! People don't just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates stranded on an island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost...at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails...what else could building a pirate ship possible take?!


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 .