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We Did It!

Thanks to your social media posts, your postcards, letters and calls, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson, and the New York City Council on June 14, 2018 agreed on a budget for Fiscal Year 2019 that includes at least $60 million in capital funds and a $16.7 million increase in ...

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

Summer reading is here, and our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

We can’t wait for you to rock and roll with us at our music-themed events all summer long, from making your own instruments to sing-alongs!

Get your reading groove on this summer and track your reading progress through fun activities at your ...

Celebrate Pride Month at Queens Library!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and we're proud to announce that we are marching along with the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library in the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 24!

You can join us for activities at our libraries throughout the month, including special film screenings, and check out our ...

Queens Library's Battle of the Bands!

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever!

For the fourth year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 30!

Gifted musicians ages ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

The 4th Annual Battle of the Bands is less than two weeks away, and here's where you can learn about our talented contestants.

Our latest spotlights include the rock bands trickBlue, Foreign Trees, and Attitude, and have links to their live videos, social ...

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

The last day of school is just a few weeks away—and we’re already hard at work preparing programs, signing kids up for summer reading, and ensuring that we can meet the needs of the 52,000 children and young adults who are expected to visit Queens Library this summer.

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

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 ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at several community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now ...

Jun
19
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Computers

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.


Jun
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Concerts in Motion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Concerts in Motion will present a live concert. This is a teleconference event. First time callers, please contact Mail a Book for access numbers at 718-464-0084.


Jun
19
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


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Jun
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

STEM: Measurement

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-10 are welcome to learn how measuring works and practice it with different tools.


Jun
20
10:30AM

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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


Jun
20
10:45AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
20
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain.


Jun
20
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Children's Chess

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other children.


Jun
21
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Books and Beyond: Book Discussion

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced book discussion group. Call to find out this month's selection. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jun
21
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Children's Movie Night: "Finding Nemo"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Finding Nemo" (2003, G).


Jun
21
5:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

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


Jun
21
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Recipe Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us to share your favorite recipes, kitchen tips and tricks, and discuss all things cooking!


Jun
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Queens Museum: Art Therapy

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Queens Museum leads this teleconference, Art Therapy. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and an art kit.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
10:00AM

--to--

1:30PM

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


Jun
22
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
25
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer and Skype. 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
25
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
25
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Libraries Rock! with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Award-winning balloon artist Nick the Balloonatic has twisted balloons all over the world. The Balloonatic interacts with children ages 6-12 as he is sculpting balloons, laughing, joking, and making everyone feel special. This program is free. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Let's Be Creative

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A hands-on series of arts and crafts projects by teleconference for home-bound customers. Craft kits will be supplied by the library. Registration is required. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book to sign up and to receive your craft kit, 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

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.


Jun
27
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Summer Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to make summer crafts.


Jun
28
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.


Jun
28
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Origami for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper.


Jun
28
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
29
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.


Jul
2
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

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


Jul
2
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: DIY Rainsticks

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a rain stick craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
2
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

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


Jul
3
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
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: DIY Drums

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a craft drum at this summer reading program.


Jul
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced topical discussion group.
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
5
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Summer Reading: Make your Own Button

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Create and build your own button.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

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


Jul
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Musical Crafts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and do music-based crafts at this summer reading program.


Jul
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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
9
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Google CS First Club: Sound and Music

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Code. Play. Create videos and interactive music on Scratch! Register to be a part of Queen Village's Google CS First Club: Social Media with Scratch. For school-age children in grades 2-4. Only 10 spots are available. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: DIY Drums

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a rain stick craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
10
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
10
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: DIY Recorders

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and decorate a recorder at this summer reading program.


Jul
11
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconferenced 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
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parent/caregiver are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Children's Chess

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to compete in friendly chess competition with their peers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Reading: Paper Face Mashup

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Use cutouts of celebrity faces to morph or create a new person.


Jul
12
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Kids' Movie: Peter Rabbit

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Peter Rabbit" (2018, PG).


Jul
12
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group: Local History

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

NY Senior Medicare Patrol - teleconference

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Medicare Patrol Program (SMP) educates Medicare beneficiaries about fraud and common scams, how to protect themselves, and how to report it. LiveOn NY Presentation. A Teleconference Event. First time callers, please register with Older Adult Services 718-464-0084.


Jul
13
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Humming Toys

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and do a craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
16
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: Toy Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and making a toy at this summer reading program.


Jul
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of accessing & navigating the Internet. In this class, you will learn to use a web browser and understand how to use searches and websites. Participants should have basic knowledge of how to use a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Whitney Museum Teleconferenced Lecture Series

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Photography: People, Places and Things - Explore the development of photography in the 20th century as it moved from a functional representation of the world to an artistic expression. Over three sessions, we’ll learn about modernism, documentary photography, and innovations in the medium. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register and to receive access codes. Printed documentation will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: Design a Shirt

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and decorate a T-shirt at this summer reading program.


Jul
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Wonder Boys" by Michael Chabon.


Jul
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

New York History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In this teleconferenced discussion, Karen Quinones from Patriot Tours gives a "talking tour" about the history of New York. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jul
20
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Puppets

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and make a puppet at this summer reading program.


Jul
23
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: Owl Windsock

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make an owl windsock at this summer reading program.


Jul
23
5:30PM

--to--

7:15PM

Children's Ukulele Lessons

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.

15 children ages 10 through 16 can register to take six ukulele lessons for beginners. The library will supply ukuleles and books for the lessons. Participants must attend all six lessons.

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Jul
24
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
24
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: Bird Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a bird craft at this summer reading program.


Jul
25
3:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13).


Jul
26
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Adult Lanyards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy lanyard weaving.


Jul
26
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
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, 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
27
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Texture Playtime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and explore textures at this summer reading program.


Jul
30
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: Mandolin

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and make a cardboard mandolin at this summer reading program.


Jul
31
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: DIY Pan Pipes

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and making pan pipes at this summer reading program.


Aug
1
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


Aug
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Parachutes and Play

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and have fun with creative and parachute playtime for this summer reading program.


Aug
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

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
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading K-2: Mask Making

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and making masks at this summer reading program.


Aug
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading 3-5: Acting Theater

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can enjoy discussing their recent reading and polishing their acting skills at this summer reading program.


Aug
9
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Summer Reading: Fall of Magic RPG

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come and play The Fall of Magic, a collaborative fantasy storytelling game. A role playing game perfect for beginners and experienced tabletop players alike.


Aug
10
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.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
11
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Early Childhood Summer Reading 0-5: Animal Masks

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children 0-5 years old and their caregivers are welcome to join in a storytime and design animal masks at this summer reading program.


Aug
13
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

End of Summer Reading Party K-2: Libraries Rock Cookie Decoration!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in kindergarten to second grade can participate in our Library Rocks end of summer reading party at Queens Village with cookie decoration and party activities.


Aug
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

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: 718-464-0084.


Aug
14
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

End of Summer Reading Party 3-5: Libraries Rock Musical Painting!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children in third to fifth grade can participate in our Library Rocks end of summer reading party at Queens Village with party activities and a game of musical painting.


Aug
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "When I was Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "When I was Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago.


Aug
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Reading: Stamp Art

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Create works of art using rubber stamps.


Aug
16
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Kids' Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018, PG).


Aug
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Aging Positively

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

LMSW Bracha Ropp from PEARLS-VNSNY (mental health services) leads this teleconference about how to stay positive as we age. First-time callers to the teleconference please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Aug
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

End of Summer Reading Party 0-5: Libraries Rock!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and caregivers can participate in our Library Rocks end of summer reading party at Queens Village.


Aug
22
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.


Aug
22
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Battle of the Sexes" (2017, PG-13).


Sep
6
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced topical discussion group.
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


Sep
14
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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced program on hearing loss with audiologist Emily Esca. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Oct
1
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

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


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
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard
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.