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It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our pick for #BookTuesday, July 28 is What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss.

This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss is the literary equivalent of buried treasure. What happens when a ...

2015 Summer Reading Program

Join the action this summer and have a blast at the Summer Reading Program at Queens Library. This summer celebrate real-life and fictional heroes, cool books, popular fantasy and graphic novels to the latest in your favorite series.

Summer Reading 2015 begins Thursday, June 4.

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Queens Library is Hiring!

If you are ready to work in the World’s Borough, then Queens Library wants you! 

The Queens Library is offering opportunities to work for one of the most dynamic and diverse urban libraries in the world. We are seeking highly engaged, creative, customer service-driven candidates who are eager for an opportunity to ...

Our New Music For July!

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

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our collection.

This month features music from Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Florence + the Machine, Passion Pit, Murs, Tech N9ne, Todd Rundgren, Muse, Ciara and ...

Town Hall for Veterans: Learn More About Your VA and GI Bill Benefits

Do you know about all the special educational, health and disability benefits that are available to veterans of all eras, including those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan?

You are invited to our all-day Town Hall at the Central Library on Saturday, August 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where ...

Thank Your Elected Officials With #YouInvested!

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Finance Chair Ferreras, Majority Leader Van Bramer, outgoing Libraries Subcommittee Chair Constantinides, incoming Libraries Subcommittee Chair King and the New York City Council have made an historic investment in our city’s libraries.

We're thanking them for their ...

Rockaways Summer of Health

Rockaways Summer of Health is a series of programs and events designed to educate and get the Rockaways fit and healthy. Participate in a variety of classes and workshops for a healthy lifestyle such as stress reduction, nutrition and exercise classes.

Get Fit! Get Healthy!

Visit the web page for more ...

Lincoln Center Local is LIve at Queens Library!

Please join us during Saturdays in August, when Lincoln Center Local will bring free live concerts at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to select Queens Library locations.

These include performances by the Brazilian-American group Nation Beat, the New Orleans band Cha Wa, ...

Alicia Olatuja, Soul and R&B Concert

Alicia Olatuja sings with a strong, lustrous tone, and mixes elements of classical, jazz, gospel, and pop into her fluid vocalism.  She has played alongside giants like Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, and Bebe Winans.

Free tickets are available on Eventbrite

Submit Your eBook to Library Journal's eBook Awards Contest

The Library Journal will honor the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy.  There will be a winner in each genre and each winner will receive $1,000.00 USD from Library Journal.  

Visit our Self Publish page for more information.

Jul
29
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Summer Meals 2015

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

The Summer Meals Program provides nutritious meals to children when school is not in session. Queens Library will offer summer meals from June 29 to September 4, 1:00-2:00PM, at this location.

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

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Jul
30
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading

Location: Hollis
Registration: Registration is now closed

There are books, songs, entertainment and games, with arts and crafts led by Sueli Zaquem, for elementary school-age children.

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

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Jul
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Meditation for Adults

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Vajra Henderson teaches participants simple but effective techniques that allow them to transcend their limitations and discover their true potential, and shows how to integrate these ancient and powerful practices into daily life seamlessly and practically.


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Aug
3
4:00PM

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Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

"American Sniper" (2014), rated R, is the true story of Chris Kyle, the most-celebrated sniper in American military history, his struggle to make the transition back to civilian life, and his discovery that helping his fellow veterans is an effective way to do good and make peace with wartime experiences.


Aug
5
10:30AM

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Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn about basic components of the computer, computer terminology and how to navigate folders, files and programs. They will also learn Internet fundamentals, including searching for and browsing websites and creating an email account. Preregistration is required in person at the library or by calling 718-465-7355.

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

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Aug
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Young Adult Summer Reading Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other Friday this summer there are crafts, puzzles, refreshments, book talks and other fun stuff for anyone entering grade 7 or higher in September.

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

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Aug
10
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

July's selection is "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd; August's is "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. Pick up copies of at the library about four weeks prior to each meeting. Light refreshments will be served.


Aug
17
4:00PM

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Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Mila Kunis stars as an everyday girl of the future whose life takes an unexpected turn when an ex-soldier, played by Channing Tatum, informs her of her destiny as savior of the universe, in "Jupiter Ascending" (2015), rated PG-13, another sci-fi epic by directors Andy and Lana Wachowski.


Aug
18
3:30PM

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Poetry Time with Charles Waters

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Charles Waters leads children ages 6-12 in an appreciation of the sound of poetry. Participants will snap their fingers and clap their hands to the rhythm of poems read aloud, and will echo words in a call-and-response pattern.


Aug
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Smooth Jazz Giants Featuring Vocalist Stacia Hobdy

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Stacia Hobdy croons the sounds of artists Anita Baker, Sade, Patrice Rushen, Patti Austin and more.


Aug
27
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Magic with Phillip Levy

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-14 will join magician Philip Levy for some fast-paced magical entertainment. Prepare to be amazed! Space is limited.


Aug
31
4:00PM

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Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Neglected by her adulterous husband and left feeling particularly vulnerable as her marriage crumbles, a lonely teacher, played by Jennifer Lopez, has an affair with a younger neighbor that turns terrifying as his fiery lust morphs into dangerous obsession, in "The Boy Next Door" (2015), rated R.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Hollis Community Library has:

  • 6 adult public computers
  • 4 children's public computers
  • 1 early literacy station
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Hollis Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Hollis Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels

 


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
Hollis Community Service Center
193-25 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-0923
Kiddy Corner
197-25 Hillside Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 740-0717
Little Red Wagon Day Care Center
188-06 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 468-6627
Precious Children Day Care
202-11 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 479-2127
Rainbow Day Care
90-16 187th Pl.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-4284
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 12
90-28 161 Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-3308
fax: (718) 739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Community Care
97-11 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-7677
YMCA of Greater New York
89-25 Parsons Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-6600
 

Fire Department
Engine 301 Ladder 150
91-02 197 St
Hollis NY , 11423
  

Local Hospitals
Holliswood Hospital
87-37 Palermo Street
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 776-8265
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Bellaire Playground
89 Ave., 207 & 208 Streets
Hollis NY , 11472
  

Police Department
107th Precinct
71-01 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 969-5100
  

Post Office
Hollis Post Office
197-33 Hillside Ave.
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Yeshiva University HS For Girls
86-86 Palo Alto Street
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 479-8550
Summit School
187-30 Grand Central Parkway
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 264-2931
Incarnation
89-15 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 465-5066
Cambria Heights Academy
188-04 91 Ave.
Hollis NY, 11423
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 35 Nathaniel Woodhull
191-02 90 Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-6820
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry
190-20 109 Road
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-5538
PS 134 Hollis
203-02 109th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-5544
PS 178 Holliswood
189-10 Radnor Road
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 464-5763
Ps 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89th Ave.
Queens Village NY, 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 776-4728
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 109 Jean Nuzzi
213-10 92 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-0651
IS 238 Susan B. Anthony
88-15 182 St.
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 297-9821
 

Senior Centers
Allen Community Senior Center
166-01 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 658-0980
Hillside Comprehensive Care Center
188-11 Hillside Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 264-6680
Jewish Association for services to the aged (JASA) Young Israel of Holliswood / Holliswood Jewish Center
86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd
Queens Village NY, 11427

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@Council.NYC.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 205-20 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 918, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The town of Hollis is subdivided into two major sections, Hollis and Holliswood. It was originally part of the famous Dutch purchase of Jamaica in 1656 from the Jameco Indians. During the revolutionary war, General Nathaniel Woodhull, the commander of the Queens and Suffolk militia, was mortally wounded by the British forces in a tavern at Hollis’ village center. His crime was refusing to say “God save the King”.

Previously known as East Jamaica, Hollis was developed in 1884-5 by former Queens Highway commissioner Frederick W. Dunton. After having purchased 136 acres of land in Hollis, Dunton interested several of his friends in the district, and sold them land lots. Homes were quickly built on the land that was previously farmland. Dunton named the town after Hollis, New Hampshire, where he was born. In 1885, Dunton and several other residents donated land and opened a new railroad station.

In 1895, the towns little old wooden school house was replaced by Public School 35, which was later moved to a larger building. In 1896, a library in Hollis was organized through voluntary contributions, and by 1897, the library contained 800 volumes. The Hollis library became a branch of the Queens Borough Public Library on January 1, 1901, and in that year circulated 4,428 books. The library’s present location on Hillside Avenue was established in 1973.

By 1920, the population of Hollis grew to almost 4,000 residents, and attracted many Manhattan commuters. Hollis now houses approximately 31,000 residents. It is a growing and diverse community with Hillside and Jamaica avenues serving as its main shopping areas. Famous residents of Hollis have included Mario Cuomo, L.L. Cool J., and Colin Powell.

More information about the Hollis community is available from the following sources:

Global Community in Queens, New York City, HollisNY.com, http://www.hollisny.com/history.htm

Hollis, Ruth M. Haines, The Queens Borough Public Library Bulletin, 1937 (pamphlet)

Hollis in History, Edward Hale Brush, Long Island Life, 1922 (pamphlet)