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Summer Reading: Paint Club for Kids

Children ages 7-12: Join us for our Paint Club this summer! We will experiment with a different medium/technique every week. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 16 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early ...

Jul 3 @ 4:00 PM, Jul 10 @ 4:00 PM, Jul 17 @ 4:00 PM, Jul 24 @ 4:00 PM, Jul 31 @ 4:00 PM

Fun Fridays

Kids ages 3 and up, come play board and card games and try your hand at origami on Friday afternoons in the children's room! Start your weekend off in a fun way!

Jul 5 @ 3:30 PM, Jul 12 @ 3:30 PM, Jul 19 @ 3:30 PM, Jul 26 @ 3:30 PM, Aug 2 @ 3:30 PM

Summer Reading: Kids Space Club: Build a Moon Habitat

Children ages 7-12: You can be a moon explorer. Build a moon habitat out of newspaper, working with your teammates. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is ...

Aug 12 @ 2:00 PM

Jun
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Understanding the Real Situation at Our Southern Border

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

With so much contradictory information about immigration issues, it’s hard to know what’s really going on. Please join us as Nara Milanich, history professor at Barnard College/Columbia University, breaks it down and separates truth from hype.


Jun
21
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Teens: Tech Time

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

Need extra computer time to do homework? Or just want to surf the net? Join us for Teen Tech Time! Already used your one hour on the computer? Enjoy unlimited computer time to finish that project. For ages 13-18. Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 3 and up, come play board and card games and try your hand at origami on Friday afternoons in the children's room! Start your weekend off in a fun way!

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

Additional Dates


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Jun
21
3:45PM

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5:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free, and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Line Dancing with Angie

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Don’t sit on the sidelines! Join us and learn the latest line dances. It’s a lot of fun and definitely great exercise too!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Super Saturday Morning

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids of all ages and their special grownups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with origami, coloring pages, board games, and puzzles for the 3+ crowd, and Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: An Afternoon of Chinese Culture

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society with cultural presentations of Chinese music and dance.


Jun
22
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up and their caregivers can sit back and enjoy a great feature film in the comfort of Forest Hills' Story Hour Room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in June for the following movies:
June 1: 101 Dalmatians (1961) (ages 5 and up) 80 min
June 8: Over the Hedge (ages 5 and up) 83 min
June 15: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (ages 6 and up) 89 min
June 22: Curious George (ages 4 and up) 86 min
June 29: The Emperor’s New Groove (ages 6 and up) 78 min

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

Additional Dates


Jun
24
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Teen Program: Teen Cafe

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come join us for fun at the Forest Hills Library in the auditorium! Just come and hang out with your friends! Bring your snacks to enjoy, and do homework and group projects for ages 13-18.


Jun
24
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Ask Me Anything

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Here's a chance to ask everything you ever wanted to know about our LGBTQ community but were afraid to ask! Our “Ask Me Anything” panel discussion aims to take away the awkwardness of asking personal questions in a public panel forum. Ask anonymously in writing and have your questions answered! For more Pride programming, visit https://queenslib.org/pride19.


Jun
26
3:30PM

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6:00PM

Teen Program: Teen Movie Wednesdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Teens, join us in the auditorium every Wednesday for a movie. Movie starts at 3:30 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free, and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Independence Day Crafternoon

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

Kids ages 6-12, join us for an Independence Day craft session! Space is limited — first-come, first-served at the Reference Desk beginning 6/20/2018.


Jun
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Open Mic and Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Open Mic is for all performers of any genre to take the mic for four minutes. Spectators are also welcome. Featured readers are as follows: June: Tejas Desai, July: Mary B. Safrit, August: Nina D. Irizarry

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

Additional Dates


Jul
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Kids Space Club: Astronaut Glove Box

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

Children ages 7-12: Pretend you are an astronaut in space as you complete different challenges.
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a “first-come, first- served” basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
1
4:30PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Bead’N’Read

Location: Forest Hills
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.

Children in 3rd through 5th grade are welcome to bead necklaces and bracelets while we read a Summer Reading book list selection. This is a recurring program; we will read from the same book for several weeks in a row - regular participation is strongly encouraged.
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 16 children and is on a “first come, first served” basis. Get a ticket at the Children’s Room desk before the start of the program.

Forest HillsMon, Jul 8, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 8, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 8, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 8, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 15, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 15, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 15, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 15, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 22, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 22, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 22, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 22, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 29, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 29, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 29, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Jul 29, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Aug 5, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Aug 5, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Aug 5, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Aug 5, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Aug 12, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Aug 12, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Aug 12, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsMon, Aug 12, 20194:30PM - 5:00PM

Jul
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Coding with Google CS First - Art

Location: Forest Hills
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.

Learn to code with Google CS First! In this art-themed coding club, students ages 9-12 use Scratch to create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects.
Only 12 spots are available; preregistration is required. Sign up in person at the Children's Room reference desk. Registration starts at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 7. Club members should be able to attend all 8 sessions.

Forest HillsTue, Jul 9, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsTue, Jul 16, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsTue, Jul 23, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsTue, Jul 30, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsTue, Aug 6, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsTue, Aug 13, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsTue, Aug 20, 201910:30AM - 11:30AM

Jul
2
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading: Stuyvesant Tutoring 1

Location: Forest Hills
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.

Students from Stuyvesant High School provide free ELA and Math tutoring to children entering 2nd to 5th grade. Preregistration is required as space is limited and tutors work with small groups. Sign up in person at the children's reference desk starting June 11. Children should be able to attend all eight sessions.

Forest HillsTue, Jul 9, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsTue, Jul 16, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsTue, Jul 23, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsTue, Jul 30, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsTue, Aug 6, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsTue, Aug 13, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsTue, Aug 20, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM

Jul
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Family Space Club: Rocket Program

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

Children ages 3–6 will learn about rockets and space through a rocket-themed storytime and craft, using simple household materials. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Paint Club for Kids

Location: Forest Hills
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.

Children ages 7-12: Join us for our Paint Club this summer! We will experiment with a different medium/technique every week. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 16 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.

Forest HillsWed, Jul 10, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsWed, Jul 17, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsWed, Jul 24, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsWed, Jul 31, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsWed, Aug 7, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsWed, Aug 14, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM

Jul
5
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 3 and up, come play board and card games and try your hand at origami on Friday afternoons in the children's room! Start your weekend off in a fun way!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Super Saturday Morning

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids of all ages and their special grown-ups are invited to have fun on Saturday mornings with origami, coloring pages, board games, and puzzles for the 3+ crowd, and Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Can’t get enough of everything ‘space’? Come join us in July and August for the following movies:
July 6: "Muppets from Space" (ages 5+)
July 13: "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins" (ages 5+)
July 20: "Jetsons: The Movie" (ages 4+)
July 27: "Space Buddies" (ages 5+)
August 3: “The Iron Giant” (ages 6+)
August 10: “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension” (ages 5+)
August 17: “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” (ages 6+)
August 24: “Space Jam” (ages 7+)

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 Reading: Kids Space Club: Constellations

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

Children ages 7-12 will learn about different constellations such as the Big Dipper, Orion, and Taurus, and then make their own constellation to take home. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
10
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Family Space Club: Blast Off Rocket Frame Program

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

Children ages 3–6: In this fun, hands-on activity children will make their own rocket picture frame. Bring a photo of a loved one!
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Emergency Response: React Fast

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Research has shown that bystanders or immediate responders with little or no medical training can become heroic lifesavers. If you know how to stop severe bleeding, it can make the difference between life and death for an injured person. Learn how to help save lives by acting quickly. Providers from H+H/Elmhurst will teach you to become an immediate responder.


Jul
11
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading: Stuyvesant Tutoring 2

Location: Forest Hills
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.

Students from Stuyvesant High School provide free ELA and Math tutoring to children entering 2nd to 5th grade. Preregistration is required as space is limited and tutors work with small groups. Sign up in person at the children's reference desk starting June 11. Children should be able to attend all eight sessions.

Forest HillsThu, Jul 18, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsThu, Jul 25, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsThu, Aug 1, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsThu, Aug 8, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsThu, Aug 15, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM
Forest HillsThu, Aug 22, 20193:30PM - 5:30PM

Jul
11
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Reading: Summer Movie Nights

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Can’t get enough of everything ‘space’? Kids ages 7 and up and their caregivers: Join us in July and August for the following movies that are ‘out of this world’!
7/11: "Monsters vs. Aliens" (7+)
7/18: "Mars Needs Moms" (7+)
7/25: "Flight of the Navigator" (10+)
8/1: "Battle for Terra" (8+)
8/8: "Treasure Planet" (9+)
8/15: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (8+)
8/22: "Batteries Not Included" (10+)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Kids Space Club: The Force Awakens

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

Children ages 7-12: Become a Jedi master and make your own lightsaber.
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
17
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Family Space Club: Starlit Night in a Cup

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

This fun craft kit allows children ages 3–6 to learn about different constellations while improving their fine motor skills. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Program: Page Turners: Book Discussion Group

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

7/11: We'll be reading "The Diabolic" by S.J. Kincaid. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk beginning June 11.
7/26: We'll be reading "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by Maurene Goo. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk beginning June 11.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Trivia Challenge

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a night of trivia with your fellow community members.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Kids Space Club: Star Constellation Viewer Craft

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

Children ages 7-12: Make your own constellation viewer as you learn about the night sky.
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Family Space Club: Moon and Stars Craft

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

Children ages 3–6 learn about our moon through a moon-themed storytime and craft.
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Kids Space Club: Galaxy Crafts

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

Children ages 7-12 will make out-of-this-world crafts including a galaxy duct tape pouch and Star Wars origami. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Jul
31
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Family Space Club: Astronaut Program

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

Children ages 3–6 will turn into astronauts in this jetpack storytime and craft.
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Aug
1
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free, and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
3:45PM

--to--

5:30PM

Recovery International

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Anxiety, fear, obsessions, anger, stress, depression: finding a way to cope is here. A Recovery International meeting is a safe, free, and confidential place to get help for these issues. All are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Forest Hills Library Film Festival Presented by Festival of Cinema NYC

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Festival of Cinema NYC is a competitive film festival with programming that consists of over 100 remarkable independent films. Join us for a screening of some of these films and for special workshops.
8/3 @2:30 "A Different Perspective" international short films
8/5 @ 2:30 "Surviving Birkenau"
8/5 @ 5:30 "Carnaval de Cuba"
8/6 @ 2:30 Meet the NYC Indie Film Collective
8/8 @ 2:30 Demo of Showbiz software
8/8 @ 4:30 Art of the Pitch workshop
8/10 @ 2:30 "Baba Babee Skazala"

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Kids Space Club: Planet Suncatchers

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

Children ages 7-12 will learn about different planets and make a planet suncatcher set.
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Aug
7
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Family Space Club: Rocket Ship Storytime

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

In this easy, hands-on activity children ages 3–6 will improve their fine motor skills and learn to write their name as they cut segments out of construction paper and assemble their own rocket.
Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first- served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Aug
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Kids Space Club: Build a Moon Habitat

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

Children ages 7-12: You can be a moon explorer. Build a moon habitat out of newspaper, working with your teammates. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Aug
14
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Family Space Club: Straw Rockets

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

Children ages 3–6 make and then launch their own straw rockets and then experiment with launch angle, rocket design, and various attachments. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 20 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.


Aug
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Teen End Party!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Come to Forest Hills Library and celebrate a job well done for our 2019 summer readers!
Celebrate your summer reading accomplishments with prizes, snacks, and other goodies!


Aug
15
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Titanic's Survivors: Where Did They Go in New York City?

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

700 survivors from the Titanic were rescued by the RMS Carpathia and were brought to New York City. Eric Cimino, assistant professor in history and political science at Molloy College, will present an illustrated talk about the next part of that story: what happened to the survivors when they left the rescue ship. Join us and gain insight into a little known aspect of the sinking and discover the central role New York City and its institutions played in the care of the Titanic survivors.


Aug
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Meet the Author: "Minding the Helm: An Unlikely Career in the U.S. Coast Guard" by Kevin P. Gilheany

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

As a boy growing up in New York City, Kevin P. Gilheany had two dreams: to join the Coast Guard and to play the bagpipes. Join us as he discusses his diverse and eventful twenty-year career in the Coast Guard and fulfilled his other childhood dream by founding the U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band.


Sep
11
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Forest Hills
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.

Toddlers ages 18-35 months and their parents/adult caregivers will hear stories, sing songs, and do lots of finger plays and movement games while enhancing their early literacy skills in a fun, warm environment! Only 28 spots are available; preregistration is required. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Forest HillsWed, Sep 18, 201910:15AM - 10:45AM
Forest HillsWed, Sep 25, 201910:15AM - 10:45AM

Oct
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Breast Health: Cancer Screening and Prevention

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join the experts from H+H/Elmhurst for an informative workshop on breast health. During this session, we will discuss basic facts about prevention, early detection, and review facts and myths about general breast health. All are welcome.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Forest Hills Community Library has:

  • 28 public computers for adult and young adult customers
  • 6 public computers for the children
  • free internet acces
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Community Library include:

  • International musical CD collection
  • New York Times and Wall Street Journal on microfilm
  • non-English language DVDs and VHS tapes

 


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
Beth Gavriel
75-24 Grand Central Parkway
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-7558
E.C.L.C. of Queens, Inc.
71-12 112 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Forest Hills Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 263-7000
Forest Hills Presbyterian Day School
70-35 112 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-8546
Happy Childhood
66-05 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
J.CC.A. Forest Hills Day Care
108-05 68 Road
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Lucky Stars of Forest Hills
68-38 Yellowstone Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-6400
She-Arit T Zion
66-05 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Central Queens YM&YWHA
67-09 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)268-5011
Forest Hills Nursery and Kindergarten
108-56 69 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11375
phone: (718) 544-3692
Montessori School of Forest Hills Incorporated
67-04 Austin Street
Flushing NY , 11375
phone: (718) 275-0173
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 6
72-05 Yellowstone Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 263-9250
fax: (718) 263-2211
  

Community Organizations & Services
Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1123
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-6565
Forest Hills Community and Civic Association
P.O. Box 754053
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 997-7014
The Forest Hills Players (live theatre)
71-11 112th Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 261-2900
The Gingerbread Players and Jack (live theatre)
67-66 108th Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 263-4078
  

Fire Department
Engine Company 305 Ladder 151
111-02 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
  

Local Hospitals
North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills
102-01 66 Road
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 830-4778
Parkway Hospital
70-35 113th Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 990-4100
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Yellowstone Park
Between 68 Avenue and 68 Road
Forest Park—Jackson Pond Playground
108th Street & Myrtle Avenue
Forest Hills NY , 11375
JHS 190 Playground (Russell Sage)
68 Avenue, Booth to Austin Streets
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Leo Ehrenreich-Austin Street Playground
Austin St Bet 76 Ave & 76 Drive
Forest Hills NY , 11375
PS 196 Playground (Grand Central)
Grand Central Pkwy Bet 71 & 72 Avenues
Forest Hills NY , 11375
 

Police Department
112th Precinct
68-40 Austin Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 520-9311
  

Post Office
Forest Hills Post Office
10628 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 793-0151
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Kew Forest School (Kindergarten -12)
119-17 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-4657
Ezra Academy (Junior/Senior High School)
119-45 Union Turnpike
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 263-5500
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs School (Elementary School)
72-55 Austin St.
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Machon Academy (Junior/Senior High School)
75-24 Grand Central Pkwy
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 793-8590
Midrash L’Man Achai (Junior/Senior High School)
71-02 113 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Mesivta Yesodei Yeshurun (Senior High School)
71-02 113 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 544-9462
Sha’Arei Zion Ohel Bracha (Elementary School)
66-35 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Yeshiva Binat Chaim for Boys (Senior High School)
75-24 Grand Central Pakkway
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 520-7775
Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe Dov Rev
71-02 113 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 544-5400

Public Elementary Schools
PS 101 School in the Garden (Q101)
2 Russell Place
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)268-7231
fax: (718)575-3571
PS 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen (Q144)
93-02 69 Avenue
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-2775
fax: (718) 575-3734
PS 196 Grand Central Parkway (Q196)
71-25 113 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)263-9770
fax: (718) 575-3934
PS 220 Edward Mandel (Q220)
62-10 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)592-3030
fax: (718) 271-7642
  

Public High Schools
Forest Hills High School (Q440)
67-01 110 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-3137
fax: (718)793-7850
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 190 Russell Sage (Q190)
68-17 Austin Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718)830-4970
fax: (718)830-4960
  

Senior Centers
Central Queens YM-YW Hebrew Association
67-09 108 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 268-5011
Forest View Center for Rehab and Nursing
71-20 110 Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Forest Hills Care Center
71-44 Yellowstone Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Forest Hills Senior Center
108-25 62 Dr.
Forest Hills NY , 11375
phone: (718) 699-1010
Fairview Nursing Care Center
69-70 Grand Central Parkway
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Selfhelp Consolidated Austin Street Senior Center
106-06 Queens Boulevard
Forest Hills NY , 11375
Young Israel Forest Hills SR
68-07 Burns Street
Forest Hills NY , 11375
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Karen Koslowitz
Koslowitz@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 118-35 Queens Blvd, 17th Floor
Forest Hills NY, 11375
phone: (718) 544-8800
fax: (718) 544-4452
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1866
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-6981
NYS Assembly
Hon. Andrew Hevesi
HevesiA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 70-50 Austin Street, Suite 118
Forest Hills NY, 11375
phone: (718) 263-5595
fax: (718) 263-5688
Albany Office LOB, Room 844
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4926
fax: (518) 455-5173
NYS Senate
Hon. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
Addabbo@nysenate.gov
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Settled in 1652, Forest Hills was originally called Whitepot. The name, Whitepot, may have originated from a story that the area was purchased from Native Americans for the price of three white clay pots. Whitepot may have also stemmed from “put”, a Dutch word meaning pit or hollow, inspired by the presence of a dried up stream bed in Forest Hill’s landscape. The area evolved from six farms purchased by the Cord Meyer Development Company in 1906. A model residential community initially aimed at lower income residents, Forest Hills Gardens was created by the Russell Sage Foundation in 1909 and is integral to the Forest Hills area. The famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead, designed the development, and the suburban project changed into an exclusive community for the wealthy partly due to the success of the design. Forest Hills, the current name of the area, is derived from its close proximity to Forest Park and the hilly topography. Today, Forest Hills is a busy area bustling with up-scale shops, businesses, and residential neighborhoods.

On April 16, 1912, a traveling station library serving the area opened in a community drugstore. After the library's location was changed a few times, it was moved to a rented location on Austin Street. In 1942, the station became a branch library of the Queens Library system. The current Forest Hills building with 15,900 square feet of space, was opened on September 29, 1958, thanks to the efforts of the Library Committee of Forest Hills. This group was created in 1946 with the aim of securing a permanent library site. In 1967, the building underwent extensive expansion and rehabilitation and was re-opened in 1970. The branch building was again updated in 2001, improving access to the building for those with disabilities. The branch currently serves its diverse community through a number of entertainment and educational programs, classes, and print and media collections focusing on the customers’ diverse interests and needs.