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The 33rd Annual Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Celebration

Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center proudly invites you to their 33rd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration!

At this all-day event, you can shop at our Kwanzaa Marketplace, where you can buy art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, and food; plus enjoy a full day of craft workshops, LIVE music, dance, and ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

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 ...

Teen Podcast Naming Contest!

Do you love podcasts? Are you creative with words? Put your skills to the test by entering the Teen Podcast Naming Contest. The winner will receive a pair of Beats Studio 2.0 Wired Over-Ear Headphones!

We want the new name to relate to the podcast’s themes of hip-hop and urban culture. Make it funny, make it playful, make ...

Shakespeare in Queens: The Final Season

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

As TITAN finishes three years of performing each of the 37 plays that Shakespeare wrote, they have saved some of the best for ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

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 ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

Dec
11
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Monday Movies at Poppenhusen

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

Enjoy a movie at the library, sit back and relax.


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wordless Books Can Tell A Story

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Using the illustrations and our imaginations, we will explore the stories told by wordless books. For school-aged children.


Dec
13
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers from 3 to 5 years and their caregivers are invited to join us for 45 minutes of stories, songs and circle time.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
14
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Conversational English for Adults

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join our weekly group to practice speaking English in an informal setting. For adults 17 years and older.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Preschool Activity Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come play with toys, color and enjoy singing rhymes in this hour-long program for preschoolers. An adult must accompany each child.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Basic Computer

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn basic computer skills such as how to use the mouse, keyboard, toolbar and how to operate windows. Library card and preregistration are required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us every Friday as we play Wii games! A parent or guardian must accompany children under age 8.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Walk-in Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us every Saturday between 11 am and 1 pm for a craft. For all ages.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Blackout Poetry

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

By blocking out words from a printed page we will create our own poetry. For all ages.


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Author Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Do you love to read? Do you ever want to know more about a favorite author? Come hear about some authors' lives and the books they wrote! For school-aged kids.


Dec
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion Group

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us each month to discuss selected books from different genres.


Dec
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Winter Recess Game Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Looking for something to do during your Winter Recess? Join us to play board games, Jenga, Joinks, matching games and more. For school-aged children; those under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Dec
27
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Holiday Origami: A Crafts Program for Adults

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Learn origami techniques from origami master, Kazuyo Mizukami, to create beautiful holiday decorations for your home. Preregistration is required. Space is limited for up to 25 participants. Materials will be provided.


Jan
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Game Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us to play board games, Jenga, Joinks, matching games and more! For school-aged children; those under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Jan
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children aged 2 to 5 years and their caregivers will hear stories and rhymes, meet our puppets and enjoy circle time in this 45-minute program.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Make Your Own Scrapbook!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Using our supplies, decorate our blank scrapbooks in your own style! Space is limited to 24, first come, first served. For teens and school-aged children 9 years of age and up.


Jan
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Conversational English

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join our weekly group to practice speaking English in an informal setting. For adults 17 years and older.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Mother Goose

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

In this 45-minute program, infants and children up to age 2 and their caregivers will enjoy rhymes, puppets and toys.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Basic Computer Skills

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Learn basic computer skills such as how to use the mouse, keyboard, toolbar and how to operate windows. Library card and preregistration are required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us every Friday as we play Wii games! A parent or guardian must accompany children under age 8.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Walk-In Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us every Saturday between 11am and 1pm for a craft. For all ages.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Drum Workshop

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a hands-on drum and percussion workshop with professional musician Tony Genovese!


Jan
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us to make a swimming jellyfish out of paper plates! For all ages; children under 9 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult.


Jan
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make a Paper Bag Puppet!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Make a puppet from a paper bag! For school-aged children.


Jan
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Pete the Cat Stories and Activity

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Hear some Pete the Cat stories and do a fun activity. For preschoolers and their caregivers.


Jan
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

I Can Read Book Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Do you like to read? If you are in grades 1-3, come join our book club to talk about your favorite books!


Jan
22
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Monday Movies at Poppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for a movie screening!


Jan
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Froggy Day!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come and hear some stories about Froggy, the silliest of frogs, and do a related activity. For children in grades K-3.


Jan
24
3:30PM

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4:45PM

Guitarrazón

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Puerto Rican-born guitarist and composer Josué Pérez and guitarist and flamenco dancer Lisa Spraragen present "danza" and "bolero" selections by Rafael Hernandez, Angel Mislán and Don Felo, as well as original pieces by Pérez that range from a delicate prelude to a bold flamenco.


Jan
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hear a Native American Folktale

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

We will hear a Native American folktale, talk about it and do a related activity. For school-aged children; those under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Gross-Out Challenge!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Bring your most disgusting stories and hear some from our library books. Be prepared to be grossed out! For school-aged kids; those under 9 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Feb
2
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Introduction to Basic Computer

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

Learn basic computer skills such as how to use the mouse, keyboard, toolbar and how to operate windows. Library card and preregistration are required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Winter Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us to make a fun winter craft! For school-aged kids; those under 9 years of age must have an adult with them.


Feb
26
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Monday Movies at Poppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for exciting movies at the library.


Feb
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Celebrate Roald Dahl!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

School-aged kids are invited to hear about some of Roald Dahl's fantastical books, and talk about their favorites. There will be activities and prizes!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Poppenhusen Community Library has:

  • 12 public computers
  • 1 public catalog
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Poppenhusen Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

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

  • Cookbooks
  • Mind and Body
  • YA Graphic Novels
  • Community History(College Point)


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
Flushing YMCA Nursery School
13846 Northern Blvd
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6884
Little Angels Day Care
3-17 127 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-0544
Sensational Kids
12406 14th Ave.
Flushing NY , 11356
phone: (718) 445-2580
Corner School
15003 Bayside Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2811
fax:
Tutor Time Learning Ctr.
2556 Ulmer St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 661-4700
Little Kids on the Block Group Daycare, Inc.
18-34 120 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-359-1853
fax:
Daycare Kangaroo
13th Ave. and 127 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 347-438-1141
fax:
Just Like Your Home Day Care Inc.
7-43 130 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-461-2374
fax:
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
45-35 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
College Point Civic & Taxpayers Assoc.
P.O. Box 564294
College Point NY , 11356
phone:
fax:
College Point Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
123-06 18th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-0199
College Point Little League
1328 123rd St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 460-8408
College Point Security Patrol
P.O. Box 4563,
College Point NY , 11356
Everett F. Herrel Post 885 VFW
120-19 14th Road
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 762-8886
fax: (718) 762-8886
Oscar Ammann Post 853 American Legion
120-17 18th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-3029
Poppenhusen Institute
114-04 14th Road
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 358-0067
College Point Arts Center
14-48 College Point Blvd.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-539-3550
fax:
 

Fire Department
Engine 273 Hook & Ladder
40-18 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Local Hospitals
New York Hospital Queens
5645 Main St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-1231 or (800) 282-6684
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
 

Local Newspapers
Whitestone Times

Parks and Playgrounds
College Point Park
College Point Blvd & 14th Ave.
Herman A. MacNeil Park
Poppenhusen Ave, College Place 115 St, East River
Poppenhusen Playground
20th Ave. Between 23rd & 124th St

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5540
  

Post Office
College Point Branch
120-05 15 Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-8691
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Promise Christian Academy (preK-8)
130-30 31 Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4409
fax:
Holy Trinity School (1-8)
14-45 143rd St.
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-1479
St. Agnes' Academic High School
13-20 124th St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-6276
St. Fidelis School (K-8)
124-06 14th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 539-2628
  

Public Elementary Schools
Community School District 25
30-48 Linden Place
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 281-7600
fax: (718) 281-7608
PS 29 (preK-5)
125-10 23rd Avenue
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 886-5111
fax: (718) 461-6812
PS 129 (preK-5)
128-02 7 Ave
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-3150
fax:

Public High Schools
Flushing High School
3501 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Edward Bleeker J.H.S. 185
147-27 25th Dr.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
William H Carr Jr High # 194Q
15460 17th Ave
Flushing NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-0818
 

Senior Centers
College Point Senior Luncheon Club
13-28 123rd St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 961-0344
fax: (718) 561-0349
North Flushing Senior Citizen Club
22-38 College Point Blvd.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-9488
 

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
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michael A. Simanowitz
SimanowitzM@nyassembly.gov
District Office Address 159-06 71st Avenue
Flushing NY, 11365
phone: (718) 969-1508
fax: (718) 969-8326
Albany Office LOB, Room 742
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4404
fax: (518) 455-5408
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 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
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

In 1645, the Matinecock tribe sold 17,000 wooded acres of land to the Governor of the New Netherlands, Willem Kieft, who parceled the land out among Dutch and English settlers. A descendant of English nobility named William Lawrence received 900 acres in an area called Tew’s Neck, as it was then called. In this way, he became College Point’s first English settler. Later, a gentleman named Eliphalet Stratton acquired 320 acres of this original parcel, and Lawrence Neck became Strattonport. In 1838, the Reverend William Augustus Muhlenberg, rector of St. George Episcopal Church in Flushing, founded St. Paul’s College on the site of what is now MacNeil Park. This institution lasted less than a decade, but its name became permanently stamped on the entire community of College Point.

In the 1850’s, a German immigrant named Conrad Poppenhusen arrived in College Point and changed it forever. The process known as Vulcanization – the process of treating rubber to give it strength and durability – had recently been discovered, and Poppenhusen saw the economic potential. He was able to use hard rubber to replace whalebone (which was the standard at the time) in everything from ladies corsets to scientific equipment. Poppenhusen built a large factory in the area, employing hundreds of immigrant workers and constructed a model community with schools, water and sewage systems, a branch of the Long Island Railroad, and a cobblestone road to Flushing. The very first free Kindergarten in the United States was established by Conrad Poppenhusen at the Poppenhusen Institute, an edifice he created for the education and enlightenment of his workers. The original core collection of what would become the Library was housed within the Poppenhusen Institute.

In the year 1904, when Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States, the Poppenhusen Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library opened its doors to an enthusiastic community. It was constructed of brick and stone in the Classical Revival style by Heins and LaFarge, and was one of the original Carnegie buildings in the Queens system. Only six of these remain in the borough. While the building itself was financed by railroad magnate Andrew Carnegie, the land was donated by the citizens of the College Point community. The core of the original collection was donated by Conrad Poppenhusen and family, comprised of the books that had originally been housed at the Poppenhusen Institute. In addition to achieving Landmark status, the branch has gone through a complete interior renovation which preserves its stately appearance while enhancing library service with modern technology. The library celebrated its official Centennial in October of 2004. The Poppenhusen branch proudly bears the name of the historic benefactor of College Point.

While College Point had become known during the latter part of the 19th Century as the hard rubber capital of the Northeast, plastics would eventually take over and replace hard rubber as a component in the manufacture of small consumer goods. The rubber company Mr. Poppenhusen had established at College Point moved to New Jersey in the 1930’s, and the last of the College Point rubber factories closed in the 1970’s. College Point is still home to a number of small businesses and factories, and its community remains vital and involved, solidified by long-time residents and merchants, and revitalized by new immigrant families. College Point, with its many changes over time, still maintains a waterside, small-town feel.