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Citizenship Assistance at Queens Library

There's no better time than now to learn about the citizenship process at your nearest participating library.

You can come to civic knowledge classes, Know Your Rights workshops about the DACA program, free legal consultations, and naturalization workshops to aid you in the immigration process.

Stay informed and ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our third annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits, and other important topics specifically for adults age 50 and older.

In addition to special seminars and activities, ...

Free Job Readiness Training

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education have partnered to provide a free Job Readiness and Computer Training program for the unemployed or underemployed.

This 9-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry to ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Back-to-School Events!

It’s that time of year again!

You and your kids can get ready for the new school year and ease the transition back to school by checking out one of Queens Library’s fun programs!

Make crafts, watch a movie, or learn about all the resources available at your library. For more information about each event, you ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 begins September 15, and we’ll be celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Now through November 2, Queens Library will put the spotlight on the richness of Hispanic heritage and culture. Join us for concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, movies, and much ...

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 ...

Free Home Internet Access for Eligible NYC Students!

Do you know a New York City public school student with no home Internet access?

Their family may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Queens Library and get FREE Internet service at home!

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

The 12th Annual StartUP Business Plan Competition!

Got a great idea for a business?

You can get the tools you need to launch your own business and enter a contest to win $10,000 in seed funding!

Thanks to the generous support of Resorts World Casino New York City, the Queens Economic Development Corporation is holding its ...

Sep
21
11:00AM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our library for Homework Help.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Children's Movie Night: "Smurfs: The Lost Village"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Smurfs: The Lost Village."


More...
Sep
21
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


Sep
21
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.


Sep
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Museum Art Lecture: Ordinary Violence Exhibit

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference event led by the Queens Museum. First time callers need to register with Older Adult Services, 718-464-0084 to get access numbers.


Sep
22
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


Sep
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

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


Sep
25
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

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.


Sep
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!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
4:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

Song and Storytime

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children between the ages of 3 to 9 are welcome to enjoy a few stories, songs, and fun.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Hearing Loss

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kid's Acting Theater

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join in some casual acting with peers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

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


Sep
28
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children from 2 to 5 years old 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


Sep
28
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Exercise for Adults

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Ciara Sandoval teaches dance movements to keep you fit in this aerobic exercise class for adults. Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Space is limited and 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


Sep
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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
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.


Oct
2
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Skype a Crossword Puzzle

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


Oct
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


Oct
3
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Ready, Set, Shop...and Grow

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join nutritionist from Cohen Children's Medical Center for this hands-on interactive program where children practice "shopping" for a healthy meal after learning about the importance of choosing foods from the five food groups.


Oct
4
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


Oct
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Program" (2015, R).


Oct
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Books and Beyond Topical Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Shyan Bhairo leads this 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


Oct
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


Oct
10
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone in this teleconferenced program. 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


Oct
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


Oct
12
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Children's Movie Night: "Descendants 2"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Descendants 2."


Oct
12
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group: Local History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local Historian, Oliver Hummel leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Queens Museum Art Lecture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconference event led by the Queens Museum. First time callers need to register with Older Adult Services, 718-464-0084 to get access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Beginners Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
1:45PM

--to--

3:15PM

Brooklyn Museum: Treasures from the Collection

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

A teleconferenced program. The Brooklyn Museum leads this lecture. First time callers please contact Mail a Book for access numbers 718-464-0084.


Oct
17
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

How to Control Pests Safely

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about how to create a healthier home by controlling pests safely. All are welcome. For more information, please call 646-632-6023.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Autumn Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to create an Autumn Craft at this program.


Oct
18
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Livestreamed Health Series in Mandarin

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In Partnership with New York Presbyterian Queens: a series of 4 live-streamed health programs in Mandarin Chinese. Registration is very limited. Call Older Adult Services to register and to receive a link to the program 718-464-0084. Topics:Sept 20-Stroke / Oct 18-Memory / Nov & Dec topics to be announced.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. 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


Oct
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman.


Oct
23
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Tarot 101

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn about tarot readings.


Oct
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Health Insurance Info Session

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Would you like to learn about no-cost Medicaid, options for low-cost health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, or plans for people who are 65+ living with a disability or visual impairment? Come ask questions and get information from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene so that you have the information you need to enroll for health insurance through the Marketplace. All are welcome.


Oct
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Book Club: 'Return to the Isle of the Lost'

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

"Return to the Isle of the Lost" by Melissa De La Cruz. Elementary age children are welcome to come by our Library for these books. Please, have the selection read for the meeting. We will discuss the book and do a fun activity.


Oct
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Halloween Costume Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to have fun at our Halloween costume party and competition.


Oct
31
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Halloween Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to create a Halloween Craft at this program.


Nov
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
12:45PM

--to--

1:15PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary age children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our library for Homework Help.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
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.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

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


Nov
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Beyond the Pow-Wow

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Award-winning children's author S.D. Nelson brings the culture of the Lakota people center stage; Chief Dwaine Perry discusses the proposed oil pipeline that threatens the sacred areas of the Ramapoul Lunaape Reserve and the National Alliance of Native American Dancers perform with Wolfsmoon Medicine Drum.


Nov
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

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


Nov
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Principles of Jewish Faith

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Scholar Lee Slavutin, MD, CLU, leads a discussion about the principles of Jewish faith. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please contact Mail-a-Book for access numbers, 718-464-0084.


Nov
7
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Google CS First Animation Series

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

Children ages 8 through 14 are welcome to test their scratch programming skills in the animation series. There will be 5 one hour lessons you can register for and learn how to use scratch with tutorials.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
3:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Wonder Woman" (2017, PG13).


Nov
9
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children from 2 to 5 years old 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


Nov
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Book Club: 'Esperanza Rising'

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

"Esperanza Rising" by Pam Munoz Ryan. Elementary age children are welcome to come by our Library for these books. Please, have the selection read for the meeting. We will discuss the book and do a fun activity.


Nov
15
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Lanyard Weaving

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

All children are welcome to make lanyards at this program.


Nov
16
11:00AM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Movie Night: "The Emoji Movie"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Emoji Movie."


Nov
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Pharmacist Chung-Shien Lee will help you understand more about the medications you're taking and why, and give tips on how to remember to take them. This is a teleconferenced event. First time callers should contact 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Thanksgiving Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make Thanksgiving crafts.


Nov
24
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


Nov
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kid's Acting Theater

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 to 12 are welcome to join in some casual acting with peers.


Nov
28
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

MOMA Art Lectures

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

MoMA leads discussions about current art exhibits at the museum. Two sessions. This is a teleconference. First time callers please contact 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


Nov
29
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Memories and Stories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Judy Kamilhor leads this program: Memories and Stories. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Nov
30
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


Dec
7
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Children's Movie Night: "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Nightmare Before Christmas."


Dec
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

The Power of Imagination

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

The Power of Imagination, a teleconferenced health chat with RN Kathy Moran. First time callers please register with Mail a Book, 718-464-0084


Dec
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Holiday Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to make a fun holiday craft.


Dec
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

New York History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Karen Quinones from Patriot Tours gives a "talking tour" about NY History. Teleconferenced discussion. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Gingerbread Houses

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

All children are welcome to make gingerbread houses to bring home.


Dec
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Yiddish Literature from the 17th and 18th Centuries

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Rabbi Smith (from the Or HaLev congregation in NJ) leads a discussion about 4 women writers. This is a teleconference event. First time callers please register with Mail a Book, 718-464-0084 to receive access numbers.


Jan
1
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

New Year's Teleconferences

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Ring in the New Year with Friends, two special teleconference events moderated by Queens Library Older Adult Services. Socialize, chit chit chat and mingle with your friends on this holiday New Years Eve from 7pm to 9pm; New Years Day from 11am to 1pm. Come join the fun. You don't have to be alone this holiday season! First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.


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, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS 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., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
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.