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Queens Library's Battle of the Bands!

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

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

Gifted musicians ages ...

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Flushing Library's New Building!

Queens Library at Flushing keeps growing and improving!

To better serve you, Flushing Community Library was renovated and reopened its doors in 1998. We have been offering amazing programs and services in the twenty years since then and look forward to celebrating this anniversary with you.

Flushing Library will have ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

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

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

Celebrate Pride Month at Queens Library!

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

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

Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

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

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

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

We Did It!

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

Support Queens Library with Your 2018 Annual Fund Gift

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

The thousands of programs we offer are made ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals will be available from Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, August 31.

Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required.

Queens ...

Jun
21
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Current Affairs

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Teens will discuss current events in the US and around the world.


Jun
21
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Instructor Althea Bazemore leads this fitness class that uses easy to follow dance moves geared at increasing cardiovascular fitness, body toning, and burning calories. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation is first-come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Friends of Rosedale Library Presents: STAR

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

The Senior Theatre Acting Repertory will thrill audience with skits, singing, and dancing. Come join us on this fun-filled afternoon. Refreshments will be served. This program is made possible through a donation by Councilman Donovan Richards.


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Jun
22
4:45PM

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5:45PM

Teen Coding with Matpreneur

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Youth will learn how to do computer coding and how to create websites.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning or Advanced Crochet Instructions

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 35 openings

Bring in instructions for, or an idea of a crocheted fashion such as a hat, scarf or vest that you want to make, and Ioni will help you through your design. Participants must bring in the following supplies: a crochet hook sized G or H and two skeins of 4-ply yarn of any color. Participants are also encouraged to attend all sessions. Preregistration is required. Call the library or sign up online.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess with Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Mr. Fariad invites all chess lovers to join him to have fun games. All are welcome: beginners, intermediates, and advanced players.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families, enjoy a featured film for all ages. Bring your own snacks and enjoy a movie theatre atmosphere.


Jun
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teens Speak Freely

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Teens meet together to discuss what is going on around them here in Rosedale and in other parts of the world.


Jun
25
6:15PM

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7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children will start off with simple coloring pages and then move on to bedtime stories, interlaced with music, movements, and finger plays.


Jun
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Class for Adults and Seniors

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults and seniors learn how to navigate the Internet.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

The chess program is opened to all: advanced players, beginners and in betweens.


Jun
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Picture Book and Storytime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and preschool children enjoy a picture book reading, interlaced with singing, finger playing, and dancing ending with age appropriate arts and crafts.


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Crafts and Board Games

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children create art work using different media, including beads, paper, pencils, colors. This program ends with board games.


Jun
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

STEAM Cooking with Teens

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join Allergic to Salad to explore new and exciting healthy foods and cultures. In this hands-on workshop, teens will learn cooking skills and prepare a healthy snack.


Jun
30
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Playtime Saturday

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children play with educational toys and explore coloring of diverse concepts.


Jul
2
6:15PM

--to--

7:00PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children will start off with simple coloring pages and then move on to bedtime stories, interlaced with music, movements, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Class for Adults and Seniors

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Participants learn how to navigate the Internet, set up email accounts, and send emails.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading For Grades 4-6

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

A discussion of books and authors. Program will end with arts & crafts using different media such as paper, beads, and fabric.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program welcomes all chess lovers: beginners, advanced players, and in-betweens.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading for Teens (Grade 7 and Up)

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Students are encouraged to continue reading in the summer and to come once a week to discuss books and authors. The program ends with an arts & crafts session.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Game Friday

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an afternoon of diverse games: board, card, and video.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Teen Coding with Matpreneur

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Youth will learn how to do computer coding and how to create websites.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Read To Me

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading for toddlers and preschoolers. Picture book reading, interlaced with music, movements, and finger play ending with age appropriate arts & crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Summer Reading for Grades 1-3

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children are encouraged to read and come prepared to discuss their books and/or authors. An arts & crafts session follows the discussion.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Movie Nights with Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Please join Assembly Member Alicia Hyndman as she hosts movie nights at three libraries:
Queens Library at Rosedale
Thursday, July 12 6-8PM: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13)
Thursday, July 26 6-8PM: "Despicable Me 3" (2017, PG)
Queens Library at Central
Thursday, August 2 6-8PM: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13)
Queens Library at Laurelton
Thursday, August 16 6-8PM: "Coco" (2017, PG)
Thursday, August 30 6-8PM: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Family Movie Sponsored by Assemblywoman Hyndman

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families are welcome to the screening of "Despicable Me 3" (2017, PG) in our simulated movie theatre. Bring your snacks. This program is sponsored by Assemblywoman Hyndman.


Jul
26
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Family Movie Sponsored by Assemblywoman Hyndman

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families are welcome to the screening of "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13) in our simulated movie theatre. Bring your snacks. This program is sponsored by Assemblywoman Hyndman.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Rosedale Community Library has:

  • 8 Adult computers
  • 4 Children's computers
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • Collections of African American and Caribbean fiction and non-fiction
  • Extensive Large Print Collection

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Rosa’s Toddler & Family Day Care
259-10 147th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-9534
Rosedale Child Development Center
241-08 140th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 978-3996
Throop Memorial Day Care
140-17 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-0936

Community Board
Queens Community Board #13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
American Legion Post 483
240-02 135th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
Rosedale Civic Association
P.O. BOX 220-116
Rosedale NY , 11422-0116
Rosedale Civilian Patrol
Rosedale Sports Association
138-10 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 527-5302
Rosedale Soccer Club
P.O. BOX 0158
Rosedale NY , 11422
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
Springfield Gardens (Community Medical Center)
134-64 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 883-6800
fax: (718) 883-6820
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Brookvill Park
149 Ave, 235 St., Brookville Blvd, South Conduit
IDLEWILD Park
Rockaway Blvd., Springfield Blvd., 149 Avenue
Springfield Park
149 Ave., Springfield Blvd., 145 Road, 148 St.
PS 195 Playground (Hook Creek)
149 Road, Weller Lane, 149 Avenue, 253 Street
  

Police Department
105th Precinct
92-08 222nd Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Rosedale Station
145-06 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718)528-4358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Christ Lutheran School (K-8)
248-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-6884
St Clare’s Roman Catholic School (Pre K-8)
137-25 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-7174
St Pius X - Roman Catholic School (Pre K- 8)
147-65 249TH Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-7171

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 38 Rosedale School (K-6)
135-21 241 Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-2276
fax: (718) 712-1598
P.S. 181 Brookfield School (K-6)
148 Avenue & 230 Street
Springfield Garden NY , 11413
phone: (718) 528-5807
fax: (718) 723-7825
P.S. 138 Sunrise School (K-6)
251-11 Weller Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-9053
fax: (718) 528-9053
P.S. 195 William Haberle School (K-6)
253-50 149TH Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 723-0313
P.S. 251
144-51 Arthur St.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 276-2745
fax: (718) 723-7822
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 231 Magnetech 2000
145-00 Springfield Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
  

Senior Centers
Rosedale Senior Citizens Club, Inc.
Brookville Boulevard and 135th Avenue
phone: (718) 525-8899
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7014
fax: (718) 327-4794
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1731
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
TitusM@nyassembly.gov
District Office 19-31 Mott Avenue, Room 301
Far Rockaway NY, 11691
phone: (718) 327-1845
fax: (718) 327-1878
Albany Office LOB, Room 522
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5668
fax: (518) 455-3892
NYS Senate
Hon. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: 518-455-3531
fax: 518-426-0529
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., Suite 204
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20516
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The Rosedale community was established in 1888 and named Foster’s Meadow. In 1894, the area was divided into building lots and the present name was established. In 1919, the Women’s Club asked the library for service. A collection staffed by volunteers was begun and by November a station was established. In 1920, rent-free quarters were found for the library. The Branch was relocated a number of times over the years. In May 1962 the Rosedale Public Library was opened in the rented building that it presently occupies. This was overseen by the Board of Trustees with Cornelius B. Hermann as president and Chief Librarian Harold W. Tucker.