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31-Hour Open House at Corona!

Experience everything Queens Library has to offer!

We're staying up all night at Corona Community Library for our 31-Hour Open House. The library will be open from Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. until Saturday, June 3 at 5 p.m.

Be sure to join us for immigration workshops and legal ...

Celebrate Guyanese Independence Day!

Reserve your free tickets for our all-day Guyanese Cultural Festival on Saturday, May 27 at Central Library!

This event will feature performances by local musicians and dancers, including the Angels Carribean Band with singer Geeta Bisram, and the Payalia Dance Company with international dancer ...

Learn to Code & Transform Your Career!

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) is a local nonprofit that aims to create a tech community that is reflective of our society, with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

Access Code is a 10-month software development program offered by the Coalition for Queens that trains talented ...

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and we're pleased to honor some prominent figures of Asian and Pacific Island descent that have made great contributions and added to the rich cultural tapestry of the United States.

We will feature notable people from a variety of professions and careers on our ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Malcolm Gladwell: We Can’t Let NYC Libraries Lag Behind

Thank you to author and critic Malcolm Gladwell for his new letter on behalf of our City's libraries!

"Since I moved to New York City 20 years ago to become a staff writer at The New Yorker, I've relied on public libraries," Gladwell writes.

"They are open and welcoming to all, from writers like ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

May
31
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Story Time

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays for infants up to age 23 months. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Space is limited.

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

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May
31
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 2-4 and a parent or other caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and movement. Space is limited.

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

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Jun
1
1:00PM

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1:45PM

Toddler Playtime

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join us for play with toys. A parent or caregiver must be present. Participants are welcome to walk in at any point in the program if space permits.

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

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Jun
1
2:30PM

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3:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories and coloring. This program is for children accompanied by a caregiver. You may join us at any time during the program. Ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard of Oz

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets and the music of the MGM movie.

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

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Jun
6
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Microsoft Word 2010 - Intermediate Level

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Microsoft Word 2010 - Intermediate Level. Registration is required.

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

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Jun
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Discovering Coral Reefs

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Jun
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Guitarrazón

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

New pieces by Puerto Rican composer Josué Pérez in spirited settings for guitar, voice, flute. Performed with guitarist/flamenco dancer Lisa Spraragen, Portuguese soprano Alexandra Filipe, Puerto Rican tenor Ángel Feliciano and renowned flutist Patrick Dillery.


Jun
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"Building: Tall Ships & Pirate Tales!"

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
17
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II Presents Fiesta Flamenca

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Take a journey through Spain and Latin America with Fiesta Flamenca! Dancers, singers, and guitarists in colorful flamenco costumes present a variety of dances revealing a life full of pride, passion, honor, love, and sorrow.


Jun
19
2:00PM

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5:30PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.

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

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Jun
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Can Cook Too!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS students and learn how to make something you don't see everyday. Many people – children and adults -- today claim they are“allergic to salad”– a convenient and understandable excuse in this era of industrialized food and pre-packaged,uninspiring food choices. Our work combats this widespread “allergy,” while increasing skills, technique, and familiarity with healthy foods. Through hands-on, activity-filled classes we create a platform for a lifetime of adventurous eating.


Jun
24
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Berta Moreno Jazz Quintet

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Jazz saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno is presenting her latest project: Little Steps.
“Little steps” is a compilation of original compositions that shows the journey of a little girl towards her dream of becoming a Jazz Musician.


Jun
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

The Magic and Mind Reading Tour 2017

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Professional magicians Rich Marotta, Steve Dane and Ulises Beato will bewilder and beguile you with great magic and comedy. Each magician offers a different perspective on the art of magic.


Jul
6
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Simple Steps for Better Health!

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Learn how to achieve optimum health by effectively managing, cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension and other medical conditions. Hear from Dr. Khwaja, from Mount Sinai Queens, how simple health screenings and positive lifestyle changes are a powerful prescription for staying in good health. Bilingual Spanish/English Lecture.


Jul
8
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Jackson Heights Jazz Festival and NY Jazz Academy present I Feel Good, A Jazz and R&B Retrospective

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

Renowned musician and long-time Jackson Heights resident, Javier Arau, brings his dynamic stage presence to the Jackson Heights library for a full set of jazz standards, Bossa novas, and contemporary R&B infused classics.


Jul
11
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Explore Different Websites

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

Browsing different websites - Intermediate Level. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Buying a Home: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

This workshop, presented by the Chhaya Community Development Corporation, covers everything first-time home buyers need to know about home ownership.


Jul
14
1:15PM

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2:00PM

Play Hooray Time for Preschoolers

Location: Jackson Heights
Registration: Not required

A fun-filled music and interactive play for preschoolers with their caregivers.Please register at the Library

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Creating and Using Email - Intermediate Level

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

This course features creating an email account, and learning its features. Learn how to send email, attachment, video, insert hyperlinks, create folders and more. Everyone is welcome! Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Jackson Heights Community Library has:

  • 25 public access computers
  • 8 computers each available for an hour in the cyber center
  • 4 additional computers each available in the adult room for use for half an hour
  • 1 X :15 express adult PC
  • 4 X :30 PCs in Young Adult area
  • 8 computers in the children's room, also available for half an hour
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Jackson Heights Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Hindi

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Jackson Heights Community Library include:

  • Classics section
  • Young Adult Collection
  • Student Assignment center
  • Test Preparation center
  • Extensive Citizenship Preparation
  • Language Collection with videotapes and audiotapes

 


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
Children’s Big Apple Nursery & Kindergarten II
41-26 Case Street
Queens NY , 11372
phone: (718) 565-5311
Garden School
33-16 79th Street
Queens NY , 11372
phone: (718) 335-6363
Rainbowland Nursery School
33-11 77th Street
Queens NY , 11372
phone: (718) 803-1728

Community Board
Queens Community Board # 3
82-11 37th Avenue - Suite 606
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-2707
fax: (718) 458-3316
  

Community Organizations & Services
Jackson Heights Beautification Group
P.O. Box 720253
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 565-5344
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
37-06 77th Street
Flushing NY , 11372
phone: (718) 429-1150
Queens Chamber of Commerce
75-20 Astoria Boulevard, Suite 140
Jackson Heights NY , 11370-1131
phone: (718) 898-8500
fax: (718) 898-8599
Jackson Heights Business & Professional Association
P.O. Box 36 77-10 34 Avenue, Apt A74
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 476-3173
fax: (718) 476-0671
  

Fire Department
Engine 307, Ladder 154
81-17 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 334-4000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Travers Park
78th Street, South of Northern Boulevard
Frank O’Connor Playground
78th street & Broadway
 

Police Department
115th Precinct
92-15 Northern Boulevard
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 533-2002
  

Post Office
Jackson Heights Post Office
78-02 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Blessed Sacrament Church - School (K-6)
3443 93rd Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 446-4449
Garden School (K-12)
33-16 79th Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718)335-6363
fax: (718) 565-1169
St Joan of Arc Parochial School (K-6)
8202 35th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11372
phone: (718) 639-9020
Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School
71-06 31st Avenue
East Elmhurst NY , 11370
phone: (718)898-3800
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 69 (K-5)
77-02 37 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 424-7700
fax: (718) 458-6567
PS 149 Christa McAuliffe (K-5)
93-11 34 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 898-3630
fax: (718) 476-1976
PS 212
34-25 82 Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 898-6973
fax: (718) 898-7068
F F Christopher A Santora K-5)
86-15 37 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 429-2563
fax: (718) 429-3484
  

Public High Schools
Renaissance Charter School
35-59 81 Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
Newtown High School
48-01 90 Street
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718) 595-8400
fax: (718) 699-8584
William Cullen Bryant High School
48-10 31 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone: (718) 721-5404
fax: (718) 728-3478
Aviation Career and Technical Education High School
45-30 36 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
fax: (718) 784-8654
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 145 Joseph Pulitzer (6-8)
33-34 80 Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 457-1242
fax: (718) 335-0601
I.S. 230 (6-8)
73-10 34 Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 335-7648
fax: (718) 335-7513
I.S. 235 (6-8)
30-14 30th Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11103
phone: (718) 932-5876
fax: (718) 932-5990
Lexington School for the Deaf
30 Avenue & 75th Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11370
phone: (718)350-3300
fax: (718)899-9846
  

Senior Centers
Catherine Sheridan Senior Center
35-24 83rd Street
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: (718) 458-4600
Elmhurst Jackson Heights Senior Center
87-11 Whitney Avenue
Jackson Heights NY , 11373
phone: (718) 478-7171
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Daniel Dromm
DDromm@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 37-32 75th Street, 1st Floor
Jackson Heights NY, 11372
phone: (718) 803-6373
fax: (718) 803-9832
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1826
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7066
fax: (718) 803-9832
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michael G. DenDekker
DenDekkerM@nyassembly.gov
District Office 75-35 31st Avenue, Suite 206B
East Elmhurst NY , 11370
phone: (718) 457-0384
fax: (718) 335-8254
Albany Office LOB, Room 841
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-4545
fax: (518) 455-4547
NYS Assembly
Hon. Francisco P. Moya
MoyaF@nyassembly.gov
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 709A
Jackson Heights NY, 11372
phone: (718) 458-5367
fax: (718) 478-2371
Albany Office LOB, Room 727
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4567
fax: (518) 455-5375
NYS Senate
Hon. José Peralta
JPeralta@nysenate.gov
District Office 32-37 Junction Boulevard
East Elmhurst NY , 11369
phone: (718) 205-3881
fax: (718) 205-4145
Albany Office Room 415, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: (518) 455-2529
fax: (518) 426-6909
US Congress
Hon. Joseph Crowley
District Office 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11372
phone: (718) 779-1400
fax: (718) 505-0156
Legislative Office 1436 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
fax: (202) 225-1909
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Jackson Heights, where the land was somewhat higher than in the surrounding towns, was named after the Jackson family, a prominent family who lived in the area of Northern Boulevard. When the Queensborough Bridge opened in 1908, connecting Manhattan to Queens, Edward MacDougall's Queensborough Corporation began purchasing local farms. In 1909 it purchased a 325-acre parcel of land and continued purchasing land through 1918 with the vision of creating a viable commuter suburb. In 1915 Interborough Rapid Transit (the IRT) built a subway line connecting Queens to Manhattan, and many apartment buildings were built in Jackson Heights. These garden style apartments were designed after garden apartments that were popular in London at the time. Rustic-looking houses were built around spacious courtyards, and these buildings remain some of the most beautiful housing in the city. The City Landmark Preservation Commission designated Jackson Heights a historic district in 1994.

In the 1965 the Hart-Celler Act increased immigration and waves of Asians and Latin Americans entered the United States via New York City. Many of these new Americans settled in Jackson Heights and built communities here. Jackson Heights is now one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the New York City.

A traveling station library opened on April 17, 1917 to serve what had been mostly farmland, but was becoming more urbanized. During the 1920s and 1930s temporary branches were established in a number of storefronts along 37th avenue. The Jackson Heights Community Federation led an effort to have a library built after World War II, but building restrictions and a lack of funds hindered these efforts, and the Jackson Heights branch would not be finished until 1954. The Jackson Heights Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library opened at its present location on October 26, 1954. Extensive renovations occurred in 1970 and again in 1985. An elevator was built and the adult bathrooms were made handicapped accessible in 1999. The branch is now 17,100 square feet in area.

A multi-year initiative has been launched for the design and construction of a 50,000 square foot new library facility on the current site. This will eventually allow the Jackson Heights Library to greatly expand and enhance the services it provides to its diverse and vibrant community.

The Jackson Heights northern border is the Grand Central Parkway, and the western border of the neighborhood is the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Roosevelt Avenue is along the southern edge of Jackson Heights and the eastern border is Junction Boulevard.

Special Services

Video Relay Service for the Deaf – Free!

Queens Library at Jackson Heights provides a video interpreting sign language relay service that allows interpreters who sign ASL to speak in English and Spanish. All in real time through LifeLinks.

It is an easy, convenient way to call friends or family, make a doctor's appointment, call a utility, or even talk to a librarian! Our friendly video interpreters will respond within seconds to assist you in placing your call. The service is available in English and Spanish.

Making a call using sign language has never been easier or faster!

Visit the Jackson Heights Library Today

For additional information: 718-990-0746 (voice) 718-990-0809 (TTY)

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