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Read to a Dog

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Aug 5 @ 3:00 PM, Aug 12 @ 3:00 PM, Aug 19 @ 3:00 PM

Come Fly with Me

Journey through the musical landscape of the 20th century with vocalist Jacques LeBas.

Aug 13 @ 1:30 PM

Aug
3
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

North Hills Gazette

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Tweens and teens work together to create, design and write a new issue of "The North Hills Gazette."

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

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Aug
3
4:15PM

--to--

5:15PM

Game Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Game Time offers board games, coloring sheets and other fun activities for kids!

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

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Aug
3
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Film and Book Discussion

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Read "The Hundred-Foot Journey" by Richard C. Morais, then join us for a screening of the film starring Helen Mirren and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. The following week we will meet again to compare and discuss both film and book. Copies of the book are available at the library.

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

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Aug
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Summer Reading Circle

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime for children in grades K-2.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
4:15PM

--to--

5:15PM

Teen Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Tweens and teens will enjoy a variety of fun-filled activities!

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

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Aug
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Picture Book Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime for children ages 3-5.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Read to a Dog

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami, who has been certified as a therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Author Talk: "Cooking Up Happiness"

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Author and cook Yiyi Fu believes that anyone can create magic in the kitchen, and she shares 100 of her best recipes for it in her illustrated cookbook, "Cooking Up Happiness." Join her at this program, where she shares her many years of experience cooking healthy Chinese food. Books will be available for sale and autographing and food will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Aug
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Arts and Crafts

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children in grade K and up are invited to join us for fun-filled craft activities.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
6:00PM

--to--

6:45PM

Twilight Tales

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers make a simple craft, listen to stories and sing songs.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
13
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Come Fly with Me

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Journey through the musical landscape of the 20th century with vocalist Jacques LeBas.


Aug
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Kristin Chenoweth - The Dames of Broadway...All of 'Em!!!

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month's screening -- Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked, Glee) offers fond salute to the great ladies of Broadway, creating a night filled with “Broadway razzle dazzle.”


Sep
17
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Popular Music From the '40s to '80s

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Tony DiBetta performs classic popular songs by Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, Lionel Richie and more.


Sep
24
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

College Admissions Workshop

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

College-bound students, and their parents, will find out everything they need to know about today’s highly competitive college admission process, including how to determine the best college fit, differentiate themselves from other applicants and maximize admission and scholarship potential.


Sep
25
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: One Singular Sensation! Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performance to your neighborhood. Enjoy Audra McDonald and other Broadway and television luminaries as they join the New York Philharmonic in a star-studded tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch, replete with “A Chorus Line” kick line.


Oct
2
3:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

SHSAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Take this free, full-length practice test to find out how you might score on the real thing! Your personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses will help you know what to focus on as you prep. You must preregister at http://tinyurl.com/TPR-SHSAT or by calling 646-362-0628, and include the following event numbers: Central - 261333; Bayside - 261334; Bellerose - 261455; Cambria Heights - 261358; North Hollis - 261354; Fresh Meadows - 261379; Glen Oaks - 261382.


Oct
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Unsung Carolyn Leigh

Location: North Hills
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, the legendary lyricist behind the songs "Witchcraft" and "Young at Heart" and several Broadway musicals is celebrated by ten dynamic performers and a trio of musicians presenting twenty little-known melodic gems.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The North Hills Community Library has:

  • 4 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the North Hills Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the North Hills Community Library include:

  • CDs and DVDs in Chinese and Korean languages

 


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Samuel Field YM + YMHA
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Queens NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-6750
Marathon Childhood Center
245-37 60th Avenue
Little Neck NY , 11362
Nursery School of Community Church - Little Neck
46-16 Little Neck Parkaway
Little Neck NY , 11362
TASC @ MS67/Queens Child Guidance Center
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8179
fax: (718) 423-8281
Community Church of Little Neck UPK (Nursery School)
46-16 Little Neck Pkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)229-9389
ABC Early Learning Center
5425 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-8044

Community Board
Community Board #11
46-21 Little Neck Parkaway
NY , 11362
fax: (718) 225-4515
  

Community Organizations & Services
Alley Pond Environment Center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
Douglaston NY , 11363
phone: (718)224-9450
Douglaston Little Neck Historical Society
328 Manor Road
Douglaston NY , 11363
Knights of Pythias
North Shore Lodge #824
Douglaston NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-4166
Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps, Inc.
42-18 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11363
phone: (718) 229-0400
Little Neck/Douglaston Lions Club
P.O. Box 630330
Little Neck NY , 11363-0330
phone: (718) 229-0173
Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)225-6750

Fire Department
Engine 326, Ladder 160
64-04 Springfield Blvd.
Bayside NY , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue,
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) or (516) 470-7000
  

Local Newspapers
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Douglaston Park
244 St, 242 St, 61 Ave., Commonwealth Blvd., 72 Av
JHS 67 Playground (Louis Pasteur)
52 Ave. bet 248 St. and Marathon Parkway
Queens NY , 11362
PS 187 Playground (251st)
W/S 251 St. bet 61 & 63 Avenues
Little Neck NY , 11362

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215 Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Horace Harding Post Office
5601 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 321-5975
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Anastasia (PK-8)
45-11 245th Street
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 631-3153
Yeshivat Ohr Haim (K-6)
5427 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 658-7066
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 221 North Hills School (PK - 5)
57-40 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8825
PS 94 David Porter School (K-5)
41-77 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)423-8491
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
MS 67 Louis Pasteur Middle School (6-9)
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718)423-8138
  

Senior Centers
Community Education Resource Center
51-60 Marathon Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
  

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 Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 504, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The area known as North Hills, situated in Little Neck, New York, is roughly rectangular in shape. It is bounded westerly by the Long Island Expressway, southerly by the Douglaston Parkway, northerly by Nassau County and easterly, by the Grand Central Parkway service road. A part of North Hills also extends into Nassau County.

The early settlers of what is now the North Hills section of Little Neck were Matinecock Native Americans, who later sold the land to Thomas Foster in 1676. In the early 18th century, residents began calling the area Little Neck, as a “little neck” of land from the Douglaston Manor estate extended in the Little Neck Bay. During the American Revolution, the area became a stronghold for Loyalists.

Farming was the main economic activity. Goods were taken to market in Brooklyn by wagon. Improvements in transportation came in 1886, with the extension of the Long Island Railroad from Flushing. The area boasted a trolley service from 1910 to 1920.

By 1900, there were 200 telephones in town. Gossip was the order of the day; residents were able to eavesdrop on their neighbors’ calls, given the party line technology of the time.

In 1929, Little Neck became incorporated in order to enact its own zoning laws. Many estates were converted into housing developments and gated communities in the 1970s. Between 1970 and 1990, the area underwent a 25% population increase, from only 295 to 3453 residents respectively. The Westmoreland Civic Association has been very active in curtailing urban sprawl.

Library service to the North Hills area began when a traveling station was opened in a real estate office in Douglaston in 1914 and in Little Neck, in 1915, at Public School 42.

The two libraries were combined and relocated to Douglaston in 1935.

The residents of the North Hills area, however, longed for their own library. Their dreams were realized on February 3, 1964. The branch was renovated and reopened on June 22, 1987. The redesigned building is unique among the branches, as it features a 6000 square foot circular, domed edifice capped in the center by a crown celebrating the mythological Celtic warrior, Queen Medb. For their unique use of space and color, the architects won The Percent for the Arts and the Queens Chamber of Commerce Annual Building awards.

References

The Encyclopedia of New York City edited by Kenneth Jackson

The Encyclopedia of New York State, edited by Peter Eisenstadt

The Chronicle of Little Neck and Douglaston, by Lester Riley, 1936