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Queensboro Hill

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Join us for Queensboro Hill's newest club - learn to knit or crochet. Please bring your own materials - and ask a friend to join you!

Dec 5 @ 3:00 PM, Dec 12 @ 3:00 PM, Dec 19 @ 3:00 PM, Dec 26 @ 3:00 PM

Nov
17
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
17
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Need help with homework? We've got helpers ready to get you through it! Bring your assignments to the children's room, and sign up at the Homework Help table.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Slime Lab

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's Slime Time at Queensboro Hill! We're making edible marshmallow slime, so get ready to get sticky! Materials are limited, so this workshop is first come, first served for ages 6-11.


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Nov
18
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Dance Party!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get your toddlers ready to shake and shimmy! We'll listen to a fun story, then play children's music that will get your little ones (and you) up and dancing! Come make a friend or three and dance your Saturday away!


Nov
18
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Movie: "LEGO Batman"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Justice League Day with a screening of "LEGO Batman!" Watch as Bruce Wayne - aka Batman - learns that you need friends to get the job done! Families and children of all ages welcome.


Nov
18
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Justice League Day at Queensboro Hill!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's Justice League Day! After you've watched "LEGO Batman", color a cool picture (or three), make your own superhero logo, and get sworn in as a Gotham City detective to go on a Bat-signal search. Defend your city and come in costume! (Justice League photo courtesy of DC Comics)


Nov
18
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Bring your assignments to the children's room and sign up at the Homework Help table; one of our helpers will get you through it!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
10:00AM

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6:00PM

Post-It Art Gallery: Thankful Theme

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Please contribute to our Post-It art gallery! Ask the children's librarian for a Post-It, and draw something you're thankful for this family holiday. We're displaying all of the artwork!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hack Your Tee! A t-shirt design workshop for teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Show off your personal style by DIY-ing a tee to fit you! We supply the materials, you bring your ideas. Need inspiration? We'll have suggestions! Ages 14-18. Materials are limited, so this program is first come, first served.


Nov
22
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.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
22
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 to Toddler Time! Sing a song or two, hear a story, learn a fingerplay, and take home a coloring sheet.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
24
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Yoga

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Breathe in, breathe out. Bring your 2-3 years olds to a soothing and fun yoga storytime. We'll enjoy some yoga poses while breathing through stories and songs, and you'll get to take a 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.


Nov
24
12:00PM

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2:15PM

Movie: "Big Hero 6"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a post-Thanksgiving viewing of the Disney animated film, "Big Hero 6". A team of superheroes and their robot Baymax take on the bad guys and try to save the day.


Nov
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Practice Spelling Bee for Grades 3-6

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

How are your spelling skills? Put them to the test in this practice spelling bee, a warm-up for the big one in February.


Nov
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Get Crafty! Minecraft Selfies

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Ever wonder what you'd look like in 8-bit? Create your self-portrait with construction paper squares in this fun program! You can make yourself an Enderman, a ghost, or just your fantastic self.


Nov
27
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Book to Movie Club: "Coraline"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Ever see a movie and think, "The book was better"? Or ever read a book and wonder, "Is the movie any good"? We wonder the same thing, so we're starting a book-to-movie club! The first movie is "Coraline", based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Come watch the movie, pick up a copy of the book, and be the judge!


Nov
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Lessons ages 7-11

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

New to chess, or need to brush up on your game? We have a chess instructor ready to help you. Call Queensboro Hill Library (718-359-8332) and speak to the librarians to register; 16 spaces are available.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Preschool Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for an after-school picture book storytime! Every week, we'll sing songs, read stories, and color a picture or two. What a fun way to end a day after school!


Nov
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Coding Unplugged: Coding Board Games

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Now that we've learned the nuts and bolts of coding, it's time to put what you've learned into practice with coding board games!


Nov
30
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.

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Yoga Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Breathe in, breathe out. Cuddle your little ones and join us for a yoga storytime; we'll read soothing, cuddle-worthy books and practice deep belly breathing to give you and your snugglers a clear head and a positive outlook for the day.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Thaumatropes

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Learn the beginnings of animation by making a thaumatrope. What's a thaumatrope? Glad you asked! It's art meets science, and it's fun! Use paper and rubber bands to put a Pokemon into its Pokeball, fly a bird into its cage, or make the Cheshire cat disappear, leaving only a smile. We supply the materials, you supply the fun. Space may be limited; this is a first-come, first-served program. Ages 5-12 welcome.


Dec
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

No Bake Kitchen

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Make something tasty without worrying about cutting or burning yourself. We've got totally kid-safe recipes for you to try and master! We provide the food, you provide your culinary mastery. Materials may be limited; this is a first-come, first-served program. Ages 7-12 welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Knitting & Crocheting Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for Queensboro Hill's newest club - learn to knit or crochet. Please bring your own materials - and ask a friend to join you!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Knitting Circle

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Supplies will be provided or you may bring your own.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Preventing Falls: Reduce Your Risk

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Do you worry about falling? Learn what you can do to reduce your risk and build confidence in your ability to move around freely and independently.
Speaker: Alan Ho, PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


Dec
7
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Picture Book Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun picture book storytime! We read some books, sometimes we play some games, sometimes we color and talk about our day. Can you keep up with us in Simon Says? Or be the last one standing in Musical Chairs? Come join the fun! Ages 3-8 welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Origami for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for some paper-folding fun!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Mini Notebooks

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Make a mini notebook to write your little notes or trade with your friends! We supply the materials, you supply the imagination and fun. Space may be limited; this is a first-come, first-served workshop. Ages 5-12 welcome.


Dec
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Let's make it snow in the Queensboro Hill Children's Room! Make a snowflake for the room, and make one to take home; we'll show you how! Color a snowflake or cut one out of paper; the only limit is your imagination! We'll need parents to help out, since we'll be using scissors. Ages 5-12 welcome. Material may be limited; this is a first-come, first-served program.


Dec
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Holiday Slime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get slimed for the holidays! We're going to make some Santa slime with glitter - but this one, you can't eat! Join the fun, make some slime, and get ready for the holidays. First-come, first-served; materials may be limited. Ages 5-12 welcome!


Dec
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Duct Tape Designs!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We had so much fun during the last Duct Tape Designs, we're doing it again! We've stepping up the skill level (but we'll still have the easy stuff for beginners) this time, so bring your crafty expertise and your ideas. We provide the supplies, you take home your craft. Ages 5-12, please. Materials may be limited; first come, first served.


Dec
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Family Movie: "Kubo and the Two Strings"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a viewing of 2016's award-winning animated film, "Kubo and the Two Strings". A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Families welcome; space may be limited, so seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dec
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Book-to-Movie Book Club: "The Fantastic Mr. Fox"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Our next book-to-movie club is based on the book by Roald Dahl, "Fantastic Mr. Fox". When a fox goes back to raiding farms and... well, being a fox, he puts himself and his whole community at risk for the farmers' anger. There will be copies of the book available to take home and read! Families welcome.


Dec
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Get Crafty: Bookend Beautification!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Okay, we have a LOT of bookends here at the library, but they're kind of dull. We need to spruce them up! Come in for a bookend beautification workshop - we supply the paint, markers, and bookends; you supply the imagination. Want to paint Pete the Cat on one? How about giving some love to Percy Jackson with a nice lightning bolt across another? Let your favorite book inspire you, or just let your imagination run wild! Ages 5-12 welcome. WEAR CLOTHES YOU DON'T MIND GETTING MESSY.


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

 


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Child Care / Preschools
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137-40 45th Avenue, Floor Ground
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 461-3251
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140-30 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
fax: (718) 888-3331
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Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 445-7640
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Beaco 189 Tasc Program
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Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-6014
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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
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133-24 Sandford Avenue, Apartment 1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-1024

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Engine 273 / Ladder 129
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Flushing NY , 11355
  

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Queens Botanical Garden
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Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
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228-06 Northern Boulevard
NY , phone: (718) 229-4000

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109th Precinct
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Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

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

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Townsend Harris High School
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
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159-01 59 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
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Flushing NY , 11355
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Flushing NY, 11354
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New York NY, 10007
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District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
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Albany NY, 12247
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US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
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Washington DC, 20515
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Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
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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.