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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!

Aug 23 @ 3:30 PM, Aug 30 @ 3:30 PM

Aug
19
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Poets of Queens Reading

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a reading from two poets of Queens.
Vijay R. Nathan is the host of weekly talk show "The Truth to Power Show" that streams live on Radio Free Brooklyn Mondays at 8AM and author of "Escape from Samsara" (2016) and "Celebrity Sadhana, Or How to Meditate with a Hammer" (2018).
Jackie Sherbow is a writer and editor living in Queens, NY. She is the author of "Harbinger," a forthcoming chapbook from Finishing Line Press.


Aug
20
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.


Aug
20
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.


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Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Comedy and Magic Show with Adam Auslander

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join Adam Auslander in this fun-filled family literacy event that promotes reading in the summer. Children and their family will enjoy an hour filled with laughter and excitement.


Aug
21
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


Aug
22
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
22
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.


Aug
22
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+)


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 how he fulfilled his other childhood dream by founding the U.S. Coast Guard Pipe Band.


Aug
23
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


Aug
23
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
24
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
24
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!


Aug
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Classical Vocal Music Concert with Jennifer Zamorano & Friends

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Take a fabulous international musical journey of great classical vocal music. Program includes Qui la voce from I Puritani by Bellini, Marfa's aria from Tzar's Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov,
duets from Don Giovanni by Mozart, La Traviata by Verdi, Malagueña by Lecuona and Gonzalo Roig’s Salida de Cecila Valdes.


Aug
24
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+)


Aug
26
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.


Aug
29
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


Sep
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School: Tour & Scavenger Hunt

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as we introduce children and parents to our educational resources and provide a tour of the library, followed by a scavenger hunt. Preregistration is not required, but the program is limited to 15 children and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get a ticket at the Children’s Room reference desk before the start of the program.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Back-to-School: Tabling Event

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Tables will be set up in the Children’s Room with printed information on programs, services, and resources for children, parents, and caregivers; there will a staff member available to answer questions. Children: Vote for your favorite subject on our “Favorite Subjects Display” and put your “My Wish for the New School Year” in our raffle box; three of you will win a free book!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 3 and up, come play board and card games and play with a selection of toys or 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
6
4:15PM

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4:45PM

Back-to-School Friday Craft

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn to make your own book covers (bring your textbooks!), Thing 1 and Thing 2 pens, and pocketfolder and notebook covers for use in the new school year! First-come, first-served.


Sep
7
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


Sep
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids 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 September for the following movies:
9/7: "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" (ages 7+) (2019, PG)
9/14: "Dumbo" (2019) (ages 8+) (2019, PG)
9/21: "The Secret Life of Pets 2" (ages 7+) (2019, PG)
9/28: "Wonder Park" (ages 7+) (2019, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Writing Class: The Poem Begins in the Body

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Poet Omotara James leads this workshop where participants examine how identity shapes poetic form, while creating the space for them to locate their personal portal to language. This program is part of a series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Public Library.


Sep
9
6:30PM

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8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2019. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends, and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Public Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.


Sep
10
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.
Only 16 spots are available; preregistration is required.

Forest HillsTue, Sep 17, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsTue, Sep 24, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM

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

Sep
11
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose 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.

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement games. Only 28 spots are available; preregistration is required.

Forest HillsWed, Sep 18, 201911:00AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsWed, Sep 25, 201911:00AM - 11:30AM

Sep
12
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Protecting Our Democracy: A Let's Talk Democracy Forum

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as CUNY Professor Benjamin Carter Hett gives us a look back at the mistakes made in Europe in the 1930s that led to the rise of dictatorships, fascism, and the Nazi movement under Adolph Hitler in Germany. By understanding why that democracy collapsed so quickly and completely, we can find resonance today as democracy is again under attack here and around the world.


Sep
14
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "111 Rooftops in New York That You Must Not Miss" by Leslie Adatto

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

New York City is world-renowned for its skyline, and perched atop its lofty heights is a feast of breathtaking rooftop destinations for every taste and imagination. Author Leslie Adatto will share some of the "111 Rooftops in New York That You Must Not Miss" that include bars and restaurants, urban farms, sports, cultural events, classes, green roofs, parks, and, of course, spectacular views throughout the city's five boroughs. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Sep
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

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
16
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
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Understanding Emotional Wellness

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

OHEL Project HEAL presents on the importance of emotional wellness. Join us for a discussion on normal aging and how to cope with challenges that may arise as one ages.


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fall Into Fall Craft

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 years are welcome to participate in a craft activity to celebrate the beginning of fall.
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.


Sep
26
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: Stephanie Nikolopoulos, October: Lancelot Schaubert, November: Julia Knobloch

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
4:00PM

--to--

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.
Only 16 spots are available; preregistration is required.

Forest HillsTue, Oct 8, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsTue, Oct 15, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsTue, Oct 22, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM
Forest HillsTue, Oct 29, 20194:00PM - 5:00PM

Oct
2
10:15AM

--to--

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, Oct 9, 201910:15AM - 10:45AM
Forest HillsWed, Oct 16, 201910:15AM - 10:45AM
Forest HillsWed, Oct 23, 201910:15AM - 10:45AM
Forest HillsWed, Oct 30, 201910:15AM - 10:45AM

Oct
2
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose 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.

Infants and toddlers ages 3-17 months enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and movement games. Only 28 spots are available; preregistration is required.

Forest HillsWed, Oct 9, 201911:00AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsWed, Oct 16, 201911:00AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsWed, Oct 23, 201911:00AM - 11:30AM
Forest HillsWed, Oct 30, 201911:00AM - 11:30AM

Oct
5
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Modern Line Dancing

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

The Line Dancing Group at Forest Hills and their instructor Angie Villanueva want to share their passion for dance with the community at this special performance. Join us as the group performs a variety of styles from Latin to ballroom dancing including La Muchachita, Besame Mucho, and Bachata Slide.


Oct
5
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Cinema Saturdays

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kids 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 October for the following movies:
10/5: "Aladdin" (ages 8+ ) (2019, PG)
10/12: “A Dog's Journey” (ages 10+ ) (2019, PG)
10/19: “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” (ages 10+) (2019, PG)
10/26: “Shark Tale” (ages 8+) (2004, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "New York Recentered" by Kara Murphy Schlichting

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Kara Murphy Schlichting, PhD., assistant professor of history at Queens College and the author of “New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore,” will share how planning done by businessmen and real estate developers, working independently from large scale government efforts, refigured locales like Flushing Meadows, the shores of Long Island Sound, and the East River, and shaped our modern city. Books will be available for sale and signing.


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.


Oct
21
10:00AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Learning Center Fall 2019

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.

Open to children ages 18–38 months and their parents, this five-session workshop is led by early learning professionals. Each week, a different specialist will speak with parents about their child’s development while children play with age-appropriate toys and develop social skills. Categories include speech, early literacy, nutrition, parenting & creative movement. Preregistration is required. Toddlers need to be accompanied by the parent/s. Please note this is not a storytime.

Forest HillsMon, Oct 28, 201910:00AM - 11:15AM
Forest HillsMon, Nov 4, 201910:00AM - 11:15AM
Forest HillsMon, Nov 18, 201910:00AM - 11:15AM
Forest HillsMon, Nov 25, 201910:00AM - 11:15AM

Oct
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Can Democracy Survive? A Five-Week Civics Series

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us as Michael Krasner, professor of political science at Queens College, returns by popular demand to present Can Democracy Survive? – a five-week civics series that focuses on the threats to our current democracy and what we can do to defend it. He will cover the benefits and vulnerabilities of democracies in the modern world, highlight those that are under attack today, and discuss issues and causes that are weakening our democracy and possible responses to these worrisome trends.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hello Halloween Craft

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 years participate in a delightfully scary craft activity to help them get ready for Halloween. 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.


Oct
24
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.'s Mobile Office Hours

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is hosting library office hours to listen to constituent/community concerns and to make his office more accessible to the public.


Oct
26
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Meet the Author: "Takes One to Know One" by Susan Isaacs

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Susan Isaacs, bestselling author, is back with "Takes One to Know One." This whip-smart suburban mystery follows a retired FBI agent turned Long Island housewife who taps into her investigative past when she begins to suspect that a member of her freelancers meeting group is harboring criminal secrets. Join us as Susan Isaacs takes us into the life and adventure of Forest Hills-raised Corie Geller. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
28
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Preventing Obesity (in Russian)

Location: Forest Hills
Registration: Not required

Learn what causes obesity, why it is dangerous to your health, and how to prevent it.


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 811, 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: 718-358-6364
fax: 718-445-7868
Legislative Office 2209 Rayburn 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.