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Super Saturday Morning

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 6+ crowd and Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!

Aug 25 @ 11:00 AM

Aug
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Coding with Google CS First: Storytelling

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

Learn coding with Google CS First! In this coding club, students ages 9-12 use Scratch to tell fun and interactive stories. Only 12 spots are available; preregistration is required. Sign up in person at the Forest Hills Children's Room reference desk. Registration starts at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 7. Club members must be able to attend all 8 sessions.


Aug
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Craft Time!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-11 will create a craft inspired by our Summer Reading theme Libraries Rock! Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 12 children and is on a first-come, firs-t serve” basis. Get your ticket at the children’s reference desk before the start of the program. Early arrival is strongly encouraged!


Aug
21
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.

Parents of youngsters entering grades 2 to 5 in September: Stuyvesant H.S. students will tutor children in ELA and Math for a total of two hours a week for 9 weeks this summer, beginning July 3.
Preregistration is required, as space is very limited and tutors work with small groups. Sign up in person at the Forest Hills Children's Room reference desk. Children should be able to attend all 9 sessions.


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Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Forest Hills End of Summer Reading Celebration

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children who participated in Summer Reading are welcome to have fun with crafts and activities at our End of Summer Reading Party.


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.


Aug
23
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Coding for Teens

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

Teens of all skill levels discover coding. For 9th to 12th grade.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading: Stuyvesant Tutoring

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.

Parents of youngsters entering grades 2 to 5 in September: Stuyvesant H.S. students will tutor children in ELA and Math for a total of two hours a week for 8 weeks this summer, beginning July 5.
Preregistration is required, as space is very limited and tutors work with small groups. Sign up in person at the Forest Hills Children's Room reference desk; registration starts at our Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 7. Children should be able to attend all 8 sessions.


Aug
23
4:45PM

--to--

6:00PM

Queens Stamp Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Philatelists meet to discuss their hobby.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 and up: Come play board and card games -- and more -- after school in the Children's Room!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
24
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
25
10:30AM

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1:30PM

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


Aug
25
11:00AM

--to--

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 6+ crowd and Lincoln Logs, Mega Bloks, and Star Builders for the little ones!


Aug
25
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Summer 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' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in August for the following movies:
8/4: Lady and the Tramp (1955, G) (75 min.)
8/11: Wrinkle in Time (2108, PG) (109 min.)
8/18: Sherlock Gnomes (2018, PG) (86 min.)
8/25: Peter Rabbit (2018, PG) (100 min.)


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Super Fan Quote Challenge

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Visit the Children's Room to pull a random Harry Potter book quote. If you can correctly identify which book the quote was taken from, you will then be entered into our system-wide raffle for a chance to win various Harry Potter themed prizes! For all ages (adults and children).


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Book Buddies

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children, join us to read to a friend or have someone read to you! Ages 4-12 are welcome and you can read down your fees at the same time, too!


Aug
27
6:00PM

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6:45PM

Moving for Life

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!


Aug
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Accio Craft Time! Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Craft

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a Harry Potter themed craft, in honor of the book's 20th anniversary. Children ages 6-12. Space is limited — first-come, first-served. For complete Harry Potter programming, visit https://queenslib.org/harrypotter20.


Aug
30
1:30PM

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4:30PM

Harry Potter 20: Movies for Muggles: Harry Potter Double Feature (Part 1)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Harry Potter movie double feature, starting with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001, PG) at 1:30 pm and followed by "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002, PG) at 4:30 pm. Ages 7 and up. For complete Harry Potter programming, visit https://queenslib.org/harrypotter20.


Aug
30
4:30PM

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7:30PM

Harry Potter 20: Movies for Muggles: Harry Potter Double Feature (Part 2)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Harry Potter movie double feature, starting with "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001, PG) at 1:30 pm and followed by "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002, PG) at 4:30 pm. Ages 7 and up. For complete Harry Potter programming, visit https://queenslib.org/harrypotter20.


Aug
30
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Open Mic and Reading Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This summer, escape the heat with some cool performances! 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: For June: Elsbeth Pancrazi, For July: Jared Harel, For August: Joseph A. Levy.


Sep
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pre-K Storytime Craft

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 3-5 years and their adult caregivers will hear stories and do a related craft. Pre-register in person at the Children’s Reference Desk; register for each month during the last 7 calendar days of the previous month.

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Sep
6
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


Sep
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Happy Rosh Hashanah Craft

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

Children ages 6-12 will learn about Rosh Hashanah and complete a related craft.
Preregistration is a must — first-come, first-served — beginning August 31, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.


Sep
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Demystifying Primaries and Elections - Presented by Let's Talk Democracy

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as City Council Member Helen Rosenthal and State Committee candidate Ben Yee shed light on the upcoming New York primaries and elections. Learn how people get on the ballot, what the issues are, and how they’re being addressed by the candidates. This workshop will help you understand how the election process really works in time for the New York State Primary on Thursday, September 13th and the General Election on Tuesday, November 6th.


Sep
7
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 5 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


Sep
7
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


Sep
8
11:00AM

--to--

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 6+ 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


Sep
8
2:30PM

--to--

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' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!

Join us in September for the following movies:
September 8: Show Dogs
September 15: Minions
September 22: Lego DC Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
September 29: Incredibles 2
**MCD please add movie poster images**

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
2:30PM

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4:30PM

A Talk with Kenneth Womack: Author of "Sound Pictures, The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin"

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Author Kenneth Womack discusses his recently published book on Beatles producer George Martin that provides a detailed account of Martin's collaborative work with "the fab four" as they advance beyond the success of their earlier recordings.


Sep
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Suicide Prevention

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Suicide is a serious public health problem. Its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors. Come learn from experts at H+H/Elmhurst about available resources and help promote awareness of suicide prevention. Since rates are rising, it’s important to bring this topic to the forefront.


Sep
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 7-9

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-9 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
6:00PM

--to--

6:45PM

Moving for Life

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
13
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Join Katya & Friends For A Wonderful Evening Of Your Favorite Russian & American Songs

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join Katya & Friends for a wonderful evening of your favorite Russian & American songs:
"It was in the Early Spring" by Tchaikovsky; "On the Hills of Georgia" by Rimsky-Korsakov; "Santa Lucia," "Oh, Lady be Good" by Gershwin; "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" from My Fair Lady by Loewe;
famous duets "La ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni by Mozart, and "Love Unspoken" from The Merry Widow, & many more.


Sep
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 10-13

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 10-13 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

ProjectArt at Forest Hills

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-13: ProjectArt is back! Use your imagination to create a work of art every week throughout the semester.
Classes start September 14 and are offered for three age groups:
Children ages 7-9: Mondays 4PM. – Children ages 4-6: Tuesdays 4PM. — Children ages 10-13: Fridays 4PM.
Preregistration is required; parents, please go to http://www.projectart.org/nyc to sign up.


Sep
15
10:15AM

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1:15PM

Foundation for Fighting Blindness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

This networking group is an opportunity for those with retinal disease, or the sighted supporter of someone who has it, to share experiences, learn about research development, and meet others with the same condition. All are welcome.


Sep
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Forest Hills Book Club

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Forest Hills Book Club will meet to discuss the book of the month.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-6

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-6 will use their imagination to create a work of art. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fall Into Fall Craft

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

Children ages 6-12 are welcome to make a simple fall time craft.
Preregistration is a must — first come, first served — beginning September 13, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.


Sep
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Universal Healthcare: A Community Dialogue

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Len Rodberg, Ph.D., Research Director of Physicians for a National Health Program, New York Metro Chapter, will discuss single-payer national health insurance. Under a single-payer system, all residents of the U.S. would be covered for all medically necessary services. Join us for a conversation about a proposal that would allow patients free choice of doctor and hospital without financial barriers such as co-pays and deductibles and would allow doctors autonomy over patient care.


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

The First Amendment Today

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Paul E. Kerson, past president of the Queens County Bar Association (2015-2016), will discuss the first amendment and how it relates to your freedom to read, see an art exhibit, and watch a movie.


Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Read a Poem to a Child

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is supporting 100 Thousand Poets for Change (100TPC),a non-profit, grassroots organization that brings communities together to address issues within the framework of peace and sustainability, and their “Read A Poem To A Child” 2018 initiative. From September 24th – 29th events will include readings in bookstores, schoolrooms, community centers, public parks, and at private homes. You can sign up at the website at http://100tpc.org/sign-up/ to record your activity.


Sep
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: September: Claire Van Winkle, October: Jody-Ann Buckle, November: Paul Legault, December: Vijay R. Nathan

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Falls Prevention: Strong Agility

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Do you worry about falling or have you fallen recently? Come learn some ways that you might be able to reduce your risk and build confidence. The physical therapist will also talk about some changes that you can make in your home to make it safer to prevent falls.


Oct
6
2:30PM

--to--

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' program room. Come be entertained by the magic of the movies!
Join us in October for the following movies:
10/6: Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas (2017, PG)
10/13: The Secret of NIMH (1982, G)
10/20: Secretariat (2010, PG)
10/27: Scooby Doo and the Gourmet Ghost (2018)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

"Things That Go Bump" Goosebumps 2 Event

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

Ages 6+, get inspired with some Goosebumps-themed crafts and games before the movie opens in theaters on October 12th. Preregistration is a must --first-come, first-served--beginning October 5, 2018. Ask the children's librarians for details.


Oct
13
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "Hidden History of Queens" by Richard Panchyk

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Queens has a history filled with fascinating firsts, cool characters, and ramshackle ruins. Join us as author Richard Panchyk reveals some of the “Hidden History of Queens” including the nation's first modern highway, the first-ever transatlantic flight, the eerie remnants of Fort Tilden in the Rockaways, and the rifle range at Creedmoor Park.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
18
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Midterm Elections: The Stakes - Presented by Let's Talk Democracy

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Through voting we have the opportunity to influence the government. Yet half of U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote do not for midterm elections. What happens when we don’t exercise this privilege? Join us as we dive into the issues and choices facing us with the help of Adam Eichen, activist, communications strategist, and co-author of "Daring Democracy" who will prepare us to be better informed for the upcoming general election on Tuesday, November 6th.


Oct
20
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Broadway - From Back Row to Backstage!

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as theater enthusiast Brian Stoll discusses all things Broadway in this interactive, slide illustrated presentation. He will share the history and importance of the Broadway Playbill and offer several tips on how to see Broadway shows for way under cost.


Oct
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Happy Haunted Halloween

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

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join us for a Halloween-themed craft and games.


Oct
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

How End-of-Life Planning Can Give Your Life New Meaning Now

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

When Fay Hoh Yin expressed her end-of-life wishes to daughter, Monona, in 2015 their relationship and lives improved. Miraculously, she recovered from near-death and the two have since published Fay’s memoirs, "Riding with the Wind," which they will share, followed by an interactive session to discuss end of life issues. We will be playing the “Go Wish” game.


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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.