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OSHA 30 Job Training Information Session: Construction

Queens Library is offering classes for 30-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. Call (718) 752-3700 or (718) 990-8625 for more information.

Mar 26 @ 1:00 PM

Feb
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Chess Club

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

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Feb
20
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Uno Game Night

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a game of UNO!

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

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Feb
21
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Computer Help, Tips & Tricks

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Do you need help on the computer? Are you Computer Savvy? Stop into Long Island City and receive some basic computer tips.

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

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Feb
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Interactive stories with simple crafts hand rhymes and finger plays will also be done, along with bubbles and toys.
Ages 1-5

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

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Feb
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Night

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

All chess lovers are welcome to this program. Beginners, advanced and in between learners.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Queens Library Virtual Reality Launch

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Experience the latest in virtual reality. Use devices such as Google Cardboard and Oculus to travel the world without having to leave the library.


Feb
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

PlayAway Station

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Want to learn how to use a PlayAway? Stop into our PlayAway Station.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Learn about Microsoft Office. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save documents; format and edit; copy, cut, and paste; and use the basic functions and commands of Office. Basic computer skills required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.
Word: December 6 & 13
Powerpoint: December 20 & 27
Publisher: January 3 & 10
Excel: January 17 & 24

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Ready, set, bank: Financial Literacy & Mobile Banking

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Ready, set, bank is a micro learning video series. This four-part workshop series will be incorporated into a six-week financial literacy program where customers will learn to download and navigate finance and banking apps. They will also learn how to deposit checks from their phone, pay bills online, and create budgets. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 347-272-4875 and to register visit queenslibrary.org.

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

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Feb
26
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Movie of the Month

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

August 28: "The Lego Batman Movie"
September 25: "The Boss Baby Movie"
October 30: "Power Rangers Movie"
November 27: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
December 18: "Believe"

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

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Mar
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Craft

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to make a seasonal craft.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Craft

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Want to get messy? Toddlers and caregivers can come for a short story followed by a simple craft to get their imaginations going. Come explore as we play with paints, glue and everything that is squishy fun.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

STEAM Crafts

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us as we create STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) based crafts.

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

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Mar
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler STEAM Exploration

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Get an early start with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Toddlers and caregivers will learn early concepts of STEAM through play. With a new activity and focus each session, together we will build, explore, and create.

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

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Mar
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Oscar Film Hour

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Adults and teens can come together to talk about the 90th Academy Awards and watch an Oscar- winning movie.


Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Tech Scavenger

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Explore the Library and discover the great digital resources and tools we have to offer. Join us and be apart of YALSA'S (Young Adult Library Services Association) Teen Tech week!


Mar
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Scratch Foundation

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Kids will learn the basics of block coding using Hour of Code and Code.org. Then they will explore Scratch on their own and be given different challenges that they can complete if they need some direction.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Tech & Talk

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Participants discuss their anxieties, frustrations, and interests about technology and engage in simple computer activities. Technology tips for mobile phones, security updates, and other related topics will also be shared.


Mar
10
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Citizenship Application Assistance Day

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Attend our FREE Citizenship Application Assistance Day, meet with immigration lawyers, and get information about how to get financial assistance to pay for your USCIS fee!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
12
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Homework Help: A Parent Workshop

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Get tips and tools for helping your children with their language arts, math, and science homework.


Mar
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mock Crime Scene

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Investigate a crime scene at the Library. Future crime fighters and forensic scientists will enjoy using facts and evidence to solve the mystery and find out what happened at the scene of the crime.


Mar
15
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Blood Pressure Screenings

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

We have partnered with The Floating Hospital to offer free Blood Pressure Screenings and information on healthcare services. Preregistration is not required.

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

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Mar
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Sherlock Holmes Day

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Tweens and teens will discuss Sherlock Holmes titles and play mystery board games.


Mar
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Brain Games

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Get your mind warped with games and activities that test your brain muscle! Think, learn, and most importantly have fun playing games such as Spot it, Bananagrams, and other brain game puzzles and activities. These games encourage creative thinking, problem solving, and cooperation.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hackerspace

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Ever want to take apart an old broken machine? In Hackerspace kids and teens and parents strip down donated electronics and see what's inside and even try to put it back together if they dare. ***All power cords will be cut off prior to the program so that none of the electronics can be accidently plugged in.***


Mar
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Crochet Circle

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

This group is for beginners or intermediate. Hooks and yarn will be provided.


Mar
26
1:00PM

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5:00PM

OSHA 30 Job Training Information Session: Construction

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is offering classes for 30-hour construction trades. Preregistration is required in order to attend this event. Call (718) 752-3700 or (718) 990-8625 for more information.


Mar
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Butterfly Program

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Raise caterpillars into butterflies in our library and plant a butterfly garden out front. The caterpillar/butterfly kit and habitat includes a voucher for five painted lady caterpillars to redeem when needed. The caterpillar to butterfly process takes three weeks and kids will be able to observe the metamorphosis over the period. After a few days of having our butterflies, there will be more butterfly crafts; then we will have a butterfly release party.


Mar
29
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Adult Jeopardy!

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Answer fun, exciting trivia questions and learn a thing or two while you're at it!


Mar
29
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Celebrate Women's History Month

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Women's History Month activity session! Make your own "Who is" booklet describing yourself, your proud achievements, and goals you have. Bring a photo of yourself for your booklet! Participate in educational games highlighting great women and their accomplishments throughout history. We will build a display featuring "Who Was?" books about famous historical women such as Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.


Apr
11
6:00PM

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8:30PM

National Library Week Book Banquet

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Join us as Queens Library celebrates National Library Week with our first ever Book Banquet author series. We will be hosting six catered author events with Ting C. Wang, Marina Budhos, Ashley Woodfolk, Zetta Elliott, Ina Yalof, and Javaka Steptoe. The author talks and meals will offer patrons a chance to listen to each author speak about their writing and have a conversation with authors over a meal. All events are free.


Apr
12
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Skimming the Surface: An Expressive Movement Workshop with Valerie Green

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Valerie Green, artistic director of Dance Entropy, a professional not-for-profit modern dance company based in Queens will lead participants on their own personal journey to help overcome diverse forms of emotional wounds, illness, trauma, or stress to help manage life in this three part series. Through expressive movement exercises, participants work towards finding a physical expression of buried emotional wounds/pain to offer processing, release, and healing.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
12
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Movement Workshop

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Come move with LIC.

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

Additional Dates


May
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rock! with Alexair Dreams

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

Libraries Rock!

All of the cool kids know that libraries rock! There are so many wonderful activities and books to read. Every day holds a new adventure at the library. Join Alexair Dreams Storytelling as we sing, dance, and tell stories about our awesome library! For ages 6 to 10.


Sep
17
6:30PM

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8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Long Island City
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. 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 Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Long Island City Community Library has:

  • 18 public access computers
  • 15 in-library laptops providing core library services
  • Software and databases for public use
  • Internet access

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Long Island City Community Library include:

  • Black Experience
  • Cookbooks
  • Travel
  • Computer Books
  • Test Books

Child Care / Preschools
Community Organizations & Services
Emergency Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Post Office
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Astoria Child Care Center
21-20 35 Avenue
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 784-2856
fax:
Little Friends Nursery School
4342 47th St
Long Island City NY , 11104
phone: (718)786-4644
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare PAL Western Green Nursery School
10-26 41 Avenue
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phone: (718) 784-2092
fax:
Queensbridge Daycare Center
3811 27th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718)729-5659
fax:
  

Community Organizations & Services
Meals On Wheels
45-18 Court Square #501
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 482-8620
fax:
Ravenswood Community Center
35-40 21 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-3131
fax:
Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center
10-25 41st Ave.,
Long Island City NY ,
phone: (718) 937-1093
fax:
Hanac Ravenswood Senior Center
34-35 12 Street #A
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 786-1550
fax:
  

Emergency Services
Engine 206
11-15 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone:
fax:
114 Precinct
34-16 Astoria Blvd
Astoria NY , 11103
phone: (718) 626-9311
fax:
 

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

Local Newspapers
Queens Tribune

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phone: (718) 357-7400
fax:
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Astoria Park Pool
19 Street and 23 Drive
Astoria NY , 11105
phone: (718) 626-8620
fax:
Queensbridge Park
21st Street, Bridge Plaza, East River
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phone:
fax:
 

Post Office
Grand Station Post Office
45-08 30 Avenue
Long Island City NY , 11103
phone:
fax:
  

Public Elementary Schools
P.S.111 Jacob Blackwell School
37-15 13 Street
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 786-2073
fax:
P.S.112 Dutch Kills School
25-05 37th Ave
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 784-5250
fax:
 

Public High Schools
Long Island City High School
14-30 Broadway
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 545-7095
fax:
Aviation Career & Technical H.S
43-30 36th St.
Long Island City NY , 11101
phone: (718) 361-2032
fax:
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 204 O. W. Holmes School
36-41 28 Street
Long Island City NY , 11106
phone: (718) 937-1463
fax:
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1841
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYC Council
Hon. Jimmy Van Bramer
JVanBramer@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 47-01 Queens Boulevard,Suite 205
Sunnyside NY, 11104
phone: (718) 383-9566
fax: (718) 383-9076
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1833
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7370
fax: (212) 513-7195
NYS Assembly
Hon. Catherine T. Nolan
NolanC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 47-40 21st Street, Room 810
Long Island City NY, 11101
phone: (718) 784-3194
fax: (718) 472-0648
Albany Office LOB, Room 836
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4851
fax: (518) 455-3847
NYS Senate
Hon. Michael Gianaris
Gianaris@nysenate.gov
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue, Suite 402
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 728-0960
fax: (718) 728-0963
Albany Office Capitol Building, Room 413
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3486
fax: (518) 426-6929
US Congress
Hon. Carolyn Maloney
District Office 31-19 Newtown Avenue
Astoria NY , 11102
phone: (718) 932-1804
fax: (718) 932-1805
Legislative Office 2308 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-7944
fax: (202) 225-4709
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Located in northwestern Queens, Long Island City (LIC) is the largest neighborhood in the borough. It was the earliest part of Queens to be recognized by the Dutch and was the scene of many British troop movements. Created in 1870 from the communities of Astoria, Hunters Point, Blissville, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Bowery Bay, Steinway and Sunnyside, locals now use the term LIC only for the area south of Astoria.

In the mid 1800s, Hunters Point, the southern tip of LIC on the East River water front, became linked with the North Fork Line of the LIRR. Ferry service also began between Wall Street and 34th Street. By 1870 when Long Island City was chartered, it had become the center of industry for Queens County. By the end of that century a major building boom had established a number of important factories as well as urban residential areas.

With the opening of the Queensborough Bridge in 1908 and the original Pennsylvania Station on the Queens waterfront in 1910, many factories located here and innumerable industries took advantage of the ample space and low land cost. By 1940 with the completion of The Triborough Bridge and the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Long Island City sitting next to the Sunnyside Rail Yards had become a world class industrial center though more or less a passing through point for commuters between Manhattan, Eastern Queens, and Long Island.

By the mid 1970s, however, due to the migration of businesses out of New York, LIC had become a small sleepy town with many empty factories and warehouse spaces. A new group began to emerge composed of younger artists and musicians who were being priced out of the tight market in Manhattan and who were drawn to the spacious lofts, unhindered light, and the almost rural quality of the neighborhood. Equally attractive was the existence of the studios of two world renowned artists, the late Isamu Noguchi, whose studio is now a museum, and Mark DiSuvero who established the Socrates Sculpture Park, the city's largest outdoor exhibition space. The Urban and Contemporary Arts Institute, better known as P.S. 1, at one time Public School #1, became central to the Long Island City Arts movement.

The 1980s saw greater industrial expansion in Long Island City and a rebirth of the film industry, which had its early roots here. Most notable was the establishment of Silvercup Studios, which converted an old bread factory into what would become the largest independent, full-service film and television production facility in the northeastern United States. The International Design Center of New York was opened on the site where the Sunshine bakery and Adams Chewing Gum plants stood. La Guardia Community College took over the disused factories of the White Motor Company and the Equitable Bag Company. The 48 story Citicorp building was erected in 1989 and is the tallest building in New York City outside Manhattan.

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.