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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend?

Well, you can enjoy the Afro-Venezuelan jazz of Alí Bello & The Sweet Wire Band, plus visit our other Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations, take a SHSAT Practice Exam, borrow a Library HotSpot, play a Pathfinder pen-and-paper RPG, learn the Turkish art of ebru, join creative ...

Citizenship Assistance at Queens Library

There's no better time than now to learn about the citizenship resources 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 ...

Sep
23
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess & Board Games for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Chess, poker, Uno and more, for teens.

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

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Sep
25
10:00AM

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6:00PM

Back-to-School is for Everyone: Queensboro Hill

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get double the rate when you read down your fines the week of September 25. Attend a program or draw a picture inspired by your favorite book, and get $5.00 off your fine!

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

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Sep
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Maker Monday

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Bring your creativity and imagination to Queensboro Hill for Maker Monday! We've got a maker cart full of supplies just waiting for you to bring it to life!

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

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Sep
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Math Maniacs K-2

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Bring your kindergartners, first, and second graders to Queensboro Hill Library for a three-week workshop and hands-on math activities! We will practice patterning, learn about 2-D and 3-D shapes, and create paper dolls after listening to stories. This is a great way for you and your child to learn how math is part of our everyday lives.


Sep
27
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose storytime 0-18 mos

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Reading time is cuddle time! Bring your babies to a lapsit storytime for stories and songs. Perfect for babies from birth to 18 months!

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

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Sep
27
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time Storytime ages 18 mos-3 yrs

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddlers (ages 18 months-3years) to Toddler Time! Sing a song or two, hear a story, learn a fingerplay, and make a fun craft to take home.

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

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Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Coding Unplugged: Intro to Coding for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Coding Unplugged is an 8-week program teaching the foundations of computer science through offline games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around. Kids will learn concepts that carry over into online computer coding and programming. No prior computer experience necessary! Ages 8-12 welcome. We'll work with the materials from Code.org's CS Fundamentals Unplugged. This is a weekly program that builds on the skills of the previous week.

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

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Sep
28
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes and sneakers. It is recommended that you not eat for three hours before class. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

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

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Oct
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Maker Monday: Fortune Bookies!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

What's a fortune bookie, you ask? Just a fun and crafty way to share your love of books! Come on in, write your reading fortune, and make a bookie of your own, or one to share. We supply the materials, you bring the fun. Ages 5+.


Oct
3
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

All the basics to get you started using the computer will be covered.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
3:15PM

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4:00PM

Moon Festival Tea Party and Storytime!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Moon Festival tea party! We'll be reading How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea, by Kate Hosford, and The Queen is Coming to Tea, by Linda Ravin Lodding. We'll have different types of tea and snacks for you to enjoy. Tiaras optional! Ages 4-8


Oct
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education with a certified dietitian who will teach us about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are both nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Oct
6
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Yoga

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Breathe in, breathe out. Bring your toddlers for a soothing and fun yoga storytime. We'll enjoy some yoga poses and breathing through stories and songs, and you'll get a take home sheet of poses your child can do with you at home, too! We provide the mats, just bring your toddler and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 2-3

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

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Oct
6
3:15PM

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3:45PM

Preschool Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for an after-school picture book storytime! Don't let that pigeon drive the bus, or follow Curious George into his latest adventure. Every week, we'll sing songs, read stories, and color a picture or two. What a way to end a fun week at school!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

No-Stress Book Club for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Not into the usual book talk group thing? Just want a place to relax, recharge, and read your book? Our silent book club may be just what you need! Bring your book - or check out some of our suggestions - relax, and read. Teens 14+

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

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Oct
10
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Two Sentence Terror: Short Horror Stories

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Two sentences. That's all it takes to write a good, scary story. What stories do you have to tell? Come write your scariest two-sentence story with us - you're welcome to read them out loud when you're done!


Oct
11
1:30PM

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3:45PM

Midweek Matinee

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

October 11: "Lion"
October 18: "Going in Style"

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Kids Book Club Meetup

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us as we talk about what we're reading, and decide on a new book to explore. Ages 8-12.


Oct
14
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Star Wars Reads Day Celebration: Star Wars Origami

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Happy Star Wars Reads Day! Stop by and make an origami Yoda, a Darth Paper, or anything else you want to try out! We provide the paper and instructions, you provide the Force. All ages.


Oct
14
12:15PM

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2:45PM

Movie: Star Wars Rogue One

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Star Wars Reads Day by watching "Rogue One": the story of the rebel alliance and the plans to steal the Death Star schematics. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, and Mads Mikkelsen.


Oct
14
3:15PM

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4:15PM

Star Wars Reads Day Celebration: Star Wars Trivia

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Test your Star Wars knowledge against your friends! We'll have Star Wars trivia, covering all of the movies, animated features, and books. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and join the fun! All ages


Oct
17
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Two Sentence Tragedy: Short, Sad Stories

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

You only need two sentences to tell the saddest story ever. What stories do you have to tell? Come write your saddest two-sentence story with us - you're welcome to read them out loud when you're done! Ages 7+


Oct
24
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Two Sentence Tales: Your Choice!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

You only need two sentences to tell a story. Bring your imagination and write any story you want to tell; read if you want when you're done. Ages 7+


Oct
25
3:30PM

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4:45PM

Author Visit: Tracey Hecht, The Nocturnals series!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come meet Tracey Hecht, author of the Nocturnals book series! The books tell the stories of three unlikely friends: Dawn, Dawn, a serious fox, Tobin, a sweet pangolin, and Bismark, the loud mouthed, pint-sized sugar glider. Ms. Hecht will talk about developing her characters' voices for the Nocturnals series and the writing process. Play a fun game of Nocturnals Bingo! Ages 8-12


Oct
28
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Movie: "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Start the Halloween fun a couple of days early with a viewing of "The Nightmare Before Christmas"! Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King in Halloween Town, but he's tired of the same old thing, year after year. He decides to give Santa Claus a break this year, but never counted on all the trouble that would cause! All ages.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Movie: "Hotel Transylvania"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get ready for Halloween with the family movie, Hotel Transylvania. Count Dracula, the Wolfman, Frankenstein, and the Mummy get into all sorts of silly trouble while getting ready to celebrate Drac's daughter's 118th birthday! All ages welcome to attend. Seating is first come, first served.


Oct
31
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Wanna hear something REALLY scary? Join us for a haunted Halloween storytime in the dark. We'll be snacking on Walking S'mores and listening to spooky stories to make your skin crawl! Ages 8-12


Oct
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Costume Party and Contest!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Happy Halloween! Put on your spookiest, silliest best costume and join us for Halloween snacks, games, and spooky music. Get tricks - or treats! Ages 3-11


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensboro Hill Community Library has:

  • 13 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


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
Annette Berrien
137-40 45th Avenue, Floor Ground
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 461-3251
BO-RAM After School
140-30 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
fax: (718) 888-3331
Boon Church Chinese
43-72 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 445-7640
fax: (718) 445-5323
Beaco 189 Tasc Program
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-6014
fax: (718) 961-6030
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queensboro Hill Jewish Center
156-03 Horace Harding Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 445-4141
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-05128
Chinese Cultural Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 997-4747
Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts
147-17 45th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-4682
Angela Banks
133-24 Sandford Avenue, Apartment 1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-1024

Fire Department
Engine 273 / Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY ,
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
Crocheron Park
215th Place and 33rd Road
NY ,
Alley Pond Environmental center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
NY , phone: (718) 229-4000

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Post Office
4165 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Townsend Harris High School
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
fax: (718) 575-4069
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 163 Flushing Heights
159-01 59 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 353-2514
PS 024 Andrew Jackson
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
fax: (718) 460-3251
PS 201 Kissena School
65-11 155 Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 359-0620
Queens College School
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 461-7462
  

Public High Schools
H.S. 425 John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Senior Centers
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)358-3030
Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-5777
Selfhelp Prince St Senior Center
36-12 Prince Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718 )961-4550
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queensboro Hill is a relatively small and ethnically diverse residential community situated on the main line between Flushing and Jamaica. In the past, it was a section composed of large farms. The esteemed names of Whitson, Bowne and Elliot are part of the history of Queensboro Hill. The site now occupied by the library was once called “Ireland Hill” after a grist mill on Flushing Creek. Wheat or corn grown on the hill was carted down the hill to be ground at the mill. Later the neighborhood changed its name to Spring Hill, most likely after the well-known Spring Hill residence of Gov. Cadwallader Colden.

The name Queensboro Hill was adopted around 1900. In 1930, Queensboro Hill was described in the yearly report of the Book Bus as “a small community entirely cut off from any other community – the school (P.S. 120) is the center of activity." That center was soon to be replaced by the new Queensboro Hill Library.

The history of book borrowing in Queensboro Hill goes back to 1930 when the Book Bus began to operate in Queens and Queensboro Hill was one of its original stops. At the end of the first year the circulation had reached 2,680 items and there were 146 borrowers, only 3 of whom were adults. The circulation continued to grow with the community and when a small building erected by the city for the comfort of World’s Fair visitors was found to be impracticable it was offered to the QBPL. The building was solidly built, spacious and located in an attractively landscaped plot. Alterations were completed from funds allotted by the Works Progress Administration and $1,000 was allowed from corporate funds for furniture and equipment. Shelves were installed to accommodate 4,500 volumes and $3,000 was allocated by the Board of Trustees for the purchase of books. In November 1940 Queensboro Hill branch opened in the presence of the Borough President and several members of the Board of Trustees. The new building boasted a separate children’s room, sturdy Library Bureau furniture and an oil burner. During the first 8 months the branch circulated 17,444 volumes and registered 739 new customers. By the end of 1944 Queensboro Hill library had 1,254 registered borrowers.

On June 14, 1982, a modern, city-owned, library building opened for service.