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Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations

This Black History Month, join us for Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations, a celebration of the ways that black migrations—the movement of black populations across the world—have shaped societies and cultures.

Come to the Library for music, movies, art, and more—and take part in our exciting Passport ...

Celebrate National Library Lovers' Month!

February is National Library Lovers' Month, so here's a chance to let everyone know how much you love your library: submit a photo to the Share Your Love For Queens Library Photo Contest!

Take creative pictures that show your love for the library—at a library program, with your friends at the ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library!

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and it is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you are a low-income older adult, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and Urban Upbound are ...

Langston Hughes Library's 50th Anniversary!

This year, the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center and its Black Heritage Reference Center will be celebrating their 50th anniversary—an important milestone for Queens Library and our borough!

Langston Hughes Library was founded in 1969 through community activism by the Library Action Committee (LAC) of ...

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 at Beginner and Intermediate levels.

To register, ...

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 ...

What We Bring: Immigrant Art On View at Central Library

Join us for a new art exhibit at Central Library in Jamaica from January 7 to March 2 that honors the artistic talents and cultural contributions of new immigrants.

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

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

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International extended offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Feb
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens wind down each school day with their friends. Games and other programs available daily. Dedicated quiet space available for homework/studying.

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

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Feb
25
2:00PM

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Teen Study Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Dedicated quiet space for teens doing homework/studying. Homework help and information about college programs and other resources available.

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

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Feb
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Table Top Gaming for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens! This is your chance to play new and rare table top games with your friends.

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

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Feb
25
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will get free homework help. Our volunteers will be helping the children with their homework.

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

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Feb
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Title Swap at Queensboro Hill

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get ready to grow your reading list or share your own recommendations at this title swap led by our librarians! We've spent the winter reading every book we could get our hands (and ears) on, so we can let you know what's good. You'll leave here with a list of books to take you through to spring.


Feb
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

LEGO Robotics League for Kids!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is putting together a LEGO Robotics League! What's a LEGO League? What's the competition all about? Will I get to build and program a robot? Sign on and we'll explain everything you need to know at our information session on January 10. Registration is mandatory and a six-month commitment is needed to be part of Queensboro Hill's team. This is an advanced program for kids in grades 3-8. Register in person with the children's librarian at the library.

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

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Feb
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids' Book Discussion of "The Girl with the Dragon Heart" by Stephanie Burgis

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will discuss "The Girl with the Dragon Heart" by Stephanie Burgis. A dragon craft will follow.


Feb
27
12:00PM

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2:00PM

WeSpeak NYC English Conversation Group

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join our community English conversation group, facilitated by WeSpeak NYC. Have fun practicing English by speaking to other English language learners, watching Emmy-winning videos about life in New York, and playing word games. Please register with a librarian by either visiting Queensboro Hill or calling 718-359-8332.

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

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Feb
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. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour 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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Mar
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

College Prep Workshops at Queensboro Hill Library

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This is a three-session workshop focusing on the college preparation process. Each session will explore different topics:
"Is College for Me" 3/4
"Writing an Empowering College Essay" 3/11
"Developing a Plan for College" 3/25

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

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Mar
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

College Readiness: Steps to College Success

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Ridgewood Library-"Is College for Me?" - February 9
Ridgewood Library-"How to Submit a Winning Application" - February 11
Flushing Library- "How to Submit a Winning Application" - February 13
Queensboro Hill Library-"Is College for Me?" - March 4
Queensboro Hill Library-"Your Most Empowering Narrative" - March 11
Queensboro Hill Library-"Developing a Plan for College Success" - March 25

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

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Mar
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Computer Classses in Spanish

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions: mousercise/typing club, web browsing/email, and creating a cover letter in Microsoft Word.

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

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Mar
5
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions: mousercise/typing club, web browsing/email, and creating a cover letter in Microsoft Word.

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

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Mar
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Every Teen Ready to Achieve: Teen Makerspace Afternoons

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

For 24 sessions over 12 weeks, teens engage in a series of hands-on projects to develop their ability to identify problems, brainstorm, tinker, create, innovate, and reach solutions. This is open to teens ages 14-19. Teens who attend 12 sessions will be invited to an end of program party. Those who attend 20 sessions or more will receive a certificate of completion.

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

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Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science "Hidden Figures" Math Challenge for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn about the real life inspiring women in the book and movie "Hidden Figures." Then they will have a fun math challenge.


Mar
7
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Considered "too beautiful to be smart," Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood bombshell of the 1930s and 1940s, was a technological trailblazer who perfected secure radio guidance systems for Allied torpedoes during WWII, and gave us the basis of cell phone and bluetooth technology that we rely on today. "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" (2017) combines interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of this STEM role model speaking about her incredible life.


Mar
7
3:00PM

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Teen Spring Semester Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens! Like to take your time with a book? Try our book club! "Solo" - a novel-in-verse by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess - features buried lies, hard-won truths, and rock and roll! We meet monthly during spring semester to read together and we'll finish the book by the time school is out for the summer!

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

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Mar
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen LGBTQIA Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Club for LGBTQIA teens and their allies. Teen-led topics every meeting.

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

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Mar
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Science Fridays: Get on the Magic Library Bus!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's Science Friday, and we'll be doing fun science crafts based on episodes of the popular show The Magic School Bus! From dinosaurs to weather, magnets to camouflage, we'll be having fun with hands-on, safe science projects! Space may be limited; first-come, first-served. Both kids and parents are welcome.

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

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Mar
9
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Dance and Sing Storytime!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Wake up your Saturdays with a little dancing and singing at storytime! Learn finger plays, hear fun stories, and start your weekend off with some music. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers are welcome.

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

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Mar
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Solar One Energy Workshops

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

Join us for three sessions of energy education workshops that are hands-on experiences for children ages 7 to 12. These workshops foster a creative approach to design thinking, collaboration, and solving environmental challenges. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Inspiring Women of Science Movie: "Big Dream: Young Women Entering STEM Fields"

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a viewing of the documentary "Big Dream: Young Women Entering STEM Fields" (2015) and follow the stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing, & engineering (STEM) fields. Watch each girl defy the stereotype of what it means to be an overachieving woman in the fields of technology, from small town Iowa to the busy streets of the Middle East.


Mar
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "A Woman of Independent Means" by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey. A bestselling sensation when it was first published in 1978, A Woman of Independent Means has delighted and inspired millions of readers. From the early 1900s through the 1960s, we accompany Bess Steed Garner as she endures life's trials and triumphs with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit. Books are available at the Customer Service Desk.


Sep
20
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's/dementia can be a stressful and emotional journey that can affect the health of the caregiver. Come learn different ways to identify the signs of caregiver stress, as well as stress management techniques that will help you reduce stress and avoid caregiver burnout.


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 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike
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, Suite A
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.