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Queens Village

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Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

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Queens Public Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Public Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Public 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 ...

Join Us for Jewish American Heritage Month!

Celebrate Jewish American culture with us this May at our festival at Forest Hills Library!

There will be music, singing, Yiddish theater, and plenty of mame loshn, starting Monday, May 6!

All events will take place at Forest Hills Library, at 108-19 71st Avenue.

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Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

May
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Smithsonian: Native American History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference discussion group. Led by a Smithsonian Institution moderator. Native American History. Please call Mail-A-Book for access numbers 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


May
28
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make A Stick House

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to build their own house out of popsickle sticks.


May
28
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Paint Night

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us to create an inspiring painting!


More...
May
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for toddler arts and crafts! This program is designed for children that are 18 months to 5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


May
29
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Chat and Cards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to enjoy friendly games of cards and Uno.

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

Additional Dates


May
30
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
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.

Additional Dates


May
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, and then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


May
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


May
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. This Mail-A-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First-time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

The Queens Symphony Woodwind Quintet Presents Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf for woodwind quintet and narrator is a classic for all ages. Peter, his animal friends, his grandfather, the wolf, and the hunters are represented by the instruments of the woodwind quintet and all have appropriate musical themes making this piece a delight to hear.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This fitness class teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718- 464-0084 for bingo cards, chips, and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make A Superhero Collage

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Cut and paste your favorite superhero characters to create your own unique design.


Jun
5
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Virtual Health Chat on Zoom

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

RN Kathy Moran leads this virtual health chat for senior centers. This is a livestreamed event. Call Mail-A-Book to register and to receive a link to the program at 718-464-0084.


Jun
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 to register.


Jun
6
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love Is Love Is Love!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. Come in and add your very own creation to our Love Is Love Is Love collage. We will provide you with colorful supplies so just bring your imagination and create whatever you like!


Jun
6
8:00PM

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9:00PM

After-Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
7
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

STAR Singers on Zoom

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The STAR singers perform by Livestream for senior centers.


Jun
7
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango discusses great art in this teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
8
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn to create documents and work with tables. Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.

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Jun
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Computers

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

New to computers? Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Make Some Signs

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Help the Queens Public Library crew at the Queens Pride Parade make some noise and the best impression carrying your creative, inclusive, and colorful signs. All are invited.


Jun
11
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Father's Day Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to make a Father's Day card to celebrate the holiday.


Jun
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconference program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
12
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (2017, PG-13).


Jun
13
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make A Treasure Map

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Have fun creating an old-fashioned treasure map.


Jun
13
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After-Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Senior Health Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior health chat with RN Kathy Moran. First-time participants, please register at 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.


Jun
18
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

MOMA Art Lecture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

MoMA leads the discussion about current art exhibits at the museum. This is a teleconference. First- time callers, please contact Mail-A-Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.


Jun
18
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Mosaic Collage

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to create beautiful mosaics.


Jun
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance.


Jun
20
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Flag Making

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Color pride flags in support of our community!


Jun
20
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening book discussion group by teleconference. First-time callers, please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and for this month's book selection.


Jun
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Whitney Museum Teleconferenced Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

5/24: Current Exhibit, David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night
6/21: Whitney Biennial 2019
Call Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 to register and to receive access codes for these teleconferences. Printed documentation will be provided.


Jun
21
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Senior Theater Acting Repertory will perform an afternoon of theatrical works.


Jun
25
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Local History Chat with Oliver

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum and local historian will lead the discussion group today. First-time participants should contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
25
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Paint Night

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us to create an inspiring painting!


Jun
27
2:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Summer Reading: Blast off into a Universe of Stories!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Let's get the summer started by joining us at Queens Village Library to register for the Summer Reading program and do a fun activity!


Jun
27
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.


Jun
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Senior Health Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a senior health chat with RN Kathy Moran by teleconference. First-time participants, please register at 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.


Jul
1
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. This Mail-A-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First-time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718- 464-0084 for bingo cards, chips, and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Summer Reading: Toddler Time in Space!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for songs and stories. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Summer Reading: Crayon Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Continue the fun after Story Time with coloring pages and crayons in the Children's Room!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Local History Chat with Oliver

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads a discussion about Queens history. First time callers please register with Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 to receive access numbers.


Jul
9
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Moon Program

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 4 will have fun learning about the moon in this craft workshop. Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Jul
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Movie Discussion Group - The Life and Work of Doris Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing the life and work of Doris Day. This is a teleconference discussion group. Please call Mail-A-Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.


Jul
10
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconference program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Star Constellations

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K to 6 can learn about different constellations such as the Big Dipper, Orion, and Taurus, and then make your own constellation to take home.


Jul
11
6:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Summer Reading: Pajama Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to five years are invited to join us for stories, finger plays, and fun! Feel free to dress children in slippers and pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. Space is limited. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After-Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Senior Health Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for a senior health chat with RN Kathy Moran by teleconference. First-time participants, please register at 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.


Jul
12
2:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Reading: Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Summer Reading: Alien Invasion in a Box

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Teams of teens compete to create and show off the coolest alien made from the materials in a box of random space junk. Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Jul
16
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Starlit Night in a Cup

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 4 can join us to learn about different constellations while improving their fine motor skills. Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Jul
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Geriatric Social Worker: A Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat with geriatric social worker and supervisor Esty Moradi, LCSW, OHEL, Family Services. This is a teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Glow in the Dark Lacing Constellations

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Explore the night sky! This craft activity allows youth to learn about constellations. This activity is for children in grades K-6. Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Jul
18
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After-Hours Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening book discussion group by teleconference. First-time callers, please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and for this month's book selection.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone at this teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
23
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Star Program

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 4 can learn about the night sky as they make their own telescope.


Jul
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Empowering Seniors: Financial Fitness

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Financial Fitness with Jenna Gladfelter from Live-On NY. First-time participants, please register at 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.


Jul
25
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Bracelets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-6 can make a space-themed bracelet to keep or to give as a gift. All materials will be provided.


Jul
25
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After-Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, and then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Summer Reading: Galaxy Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make out-of-this-world crafts including a galaxy duct tape wallet and Star Wars origami. This program is for teens entering grades 7-12 only. Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Jul
30
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Astronaut Helmet

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This astronaut helmet craft for children ages 2 to 4 encourages pretend play and engages the tactile senses. Create your helmet and take off into space! Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Jul
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone at this teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
31
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Intrepid Museum

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Museum Educator Elise Acevedo leads a discussion about the history of the Intrepid. This is a teleconference. First-time participants, please call Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
1
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Force Awakens

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K to 6 can become Jedi masters and make their own lightsabers. Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Aug
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. This Mail-A-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First-time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Blast Off Rocket Frame Program

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this fun, hands-on activity children will make their own rocket picture frame. This program is for children ages 2 to 4. Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Aug
8
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Space Rock Painting

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in grades K-6 can join us to paint outer space rocks! Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Aug
13
2:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading: Stained Glass Earth Suncatchers

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 4 can join us for an out-of-this-world project to create stained glass Earth suncatchers! Space and materials are limited. Registration is required.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queens Village Community Library has:

  • 8 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 Queens Village Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Haitian Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queens Village Community Library include:

  • New Americans
  • Black Experience
  • Travel
  • Audio books and large print books

 


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
Teaching, Learning, & Caring
212-47 Jamaica Ave
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)740-6750
Redeemer Nursery School
92-10 217th St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-3252
Reach and Grow
214-09 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-3860
Jen-Lyn’s Day Care
218-14 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-8475
Queens Village Day School
219-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 479-5926
Kids for the Future
220-24 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-4200

Community Board
Community Board District # 13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 464-7333
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Village Civic Association
P.O. Box 0766
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-2160
Queens Village Community Services
80-45 Winchester Blvd. Building 21
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-3950
 

Fire Department
Engine 304, Ladder 162
218-44 97th Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) 470-7000
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Winchester Blvd. & Union Turnpike
  

Police Department
105th Police Precinct
92-08 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Queens Village
209-20 Jamaica
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Joseph’s Parish (K-8)
217-55 100 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 464-8913
Our Lady of Lourdes (PreK-8)
92-80 220 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-1480
Sts. Joachin and Anne (PreK-8)
218-19 105 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-2230
Bethel Christian Academy (K-5)
215-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 978-4357 Ext. 322
Grace Lutheran (K-8)
100-05 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-1010
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 18 Winchester
86-35 235 Court
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-4167
PS 33 Edward M. Funk
91-37 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-6283
PS 34 John Harvard
104-12 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-6818
PS 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
fax: (718) 464-8448
Merrick Academy Charter School
207-01 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-4773
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Ave.
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
  

Senior Centers
SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 454-2100
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
BGrodenchik@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 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, 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., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queens Village, located in east central Queens, is bordered to the north by Union Turnpike, to the east by the Cross Island Parkway, to the south by Murdock Avenue, and to the west by Francis Lewis Boulevard.

The area was settled by colonists in the 1640’s and became known as Little Plains. It was used as common public land for grazing cattle until the 1700s when a village was first established. The surrounding lands were gradually bought up and established as working farms.

From 1824 to 1834, the village was known as Brushville, named for Thomas Brush who opened a prosperous blacksmith shop as well as a number of other enterprises.

In 1834, the railroad arrived and the first station in Queens was established. Residents voted to change the name of the town from Brushville to Queens. Later, the Long Island Rail Road added “village” to its station’s name and thus the town became known as Queens Village.

1870 brought extensive development when Scott R. Sherwood, a prominent developer bought and subdivided a parcel of land south of the train station and divided it into 700 building lots.

By 1898, the population had grown to about 900. Still, the area remained largely rural. Many of the German descendants of the original farm owners continued to live there. In 1902, Interstate Park was opened, followed by Belmont Park in 1903.

But it wasn’t until the 1920s that Queens Village really began to take off. It was part of an overall housing boom that was spreading east through Queens from New York as people from the city sought the bucolic life.

Post World War II saw the arrival of veterans and their families, blacks and Latin Americans.

Today, many of those homes built in the twenties and thirties still stand. Charming and well maintained Dutch Colonials and Tudors currently house and continue to attract an interestingly diverse population.

 

Sources:

Books:
The Encyclopedia of New York State. Peter Eisenstadt, Editor in Chief,

Syracuse University Press, 2005.

Home Town Long Island. Staff of Newsday, Newsday Inc. 1999

The Encyclopedia of New York City. Kenneth T. Jackson, Editor, Yale University Press, 1995.

The Story of Queens Village. Vincent F. Seyfried, Centennial Association, 1974.

The Queens Village Library owes its existence to two women, Mrs. William Wood and Miss Anne Doughty. In 1896, they realized the need for a library in the growing town. An appeal to Dr. Charles Henry Miller, a well known painter of the time, and the Shakespeare Club resulted in a traveling library being obtained from New York State.

This library was housed in the Dutch Reformed Church. It proved to be so popular, that the Shakespeare Club raised funds for an independent library which was started in 1899. In 1901, its stock of 427 books were turned over to the Queens Borough Public Library.

In 1904, the library moved to the Kissam Building on Railroad Ave. In 1914, it moved to the Post Office building then on 218th St. In 1925, it moved to the northeast corner of Jamaica Ave. and Vanderveer St.

In 1937 property was purchased between 94th Rd. and 94th Ave on the east side of 217th St. In 1939, Louis J. Bailey, then chief of the Queens Borough Public Library was granted $125,000 to build the library’s first permanent home.

On Sunday June 8, 1952 the new, modern building was dedicated and opened to an enthusiastic public the following day.