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Computer Science Education Week

It's Computer Science Education Week at Central Library! Learn the basics of computer science and coding from December 5 to 9!

Pick up skills in JavaScript and try out tech gadgets, plus learn about career pathways in the tech industry. 

Preregistration is required for most of these events; ...

Lincoln Center Local Presents The Nutcracker!

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring a free holiday treat for the whole family to a library near you!

In this special screening of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ®, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Your Donation Will Be Matched Dollar for Dollar*

For every $25 you donate, a new book will be added to the collection containing a bookplate with your name (or the name of someone you wish to recognize). $50 will buy two books, and so on.

*Thanks to a generous matching gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies, every Buy-a-Book donation you designate to a library will ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 43 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Each year, more than 100,000 coats are collected across ...

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 Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Adult Learner Program: Pre-Register Now!

Queens Library's Adult Learner Program provides lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through FREE quality educational programs.

The following programs are offered at our seven Adult Learning Centers (located at Central Library, ...

Two Paths to High School Equivalency!

The Adult Learner Program at Queens Library provides two paths to High School Equivalency (HSE)—both are completely FREE with your Queens Library card, and both are offered in partnership with the NYS Education Department.

The Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a state-of-the-art, ...

Dec
7
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children and their parents or caregivers enjoy picture books, music, dancing and fingerplays as well as age appropriate arts and crafts.


Dec
7
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Caregivers are welcome to bring their infants ages 6-18 months for stories, songs, play and social interaction.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
7
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Crochet for Beginners

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us and learn how to crochet.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
8
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Crafts

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Get your Crafting Hats and let's explore the different crafts, using materials around us.

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

Programming with Scratch

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Learn how to program using Scratch (Apps, Games, etc).

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Adult Typing Class

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Participants learn to type using an online program at this computer class for adults.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
6:30PM

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7:30PM

ShapeUp 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


Dec
9
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Game Friday

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Youth of all ages enjoy different kinds of gaming: video, board and computer games.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Learn to Play Chess with Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess with Mr Fariad at the Rosedale Library.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
2:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Saturday Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families enjoy feature films appropriate for all ages. Bring a snack and enjoy a Movie Theatre environment.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Adult Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults and Seniors learn the basics of computer use, surf the Web and use email.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This Chess program is open to all: advance players, beginners and in-between players.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Spelling 'B' at Rosedale Library

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

Join us at Rosedale library for spelling bee contest.


Dec
19
6:30PM

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7:15PM

Pajama Storytime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers, preschool and early elementary age children and their caregivers enjoy storytime in their pajamas!


Dec
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling and interactive games! For ages 6-12.


Jan
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Crafts

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Teens learn to create art using various media: paper, beads, yarn.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Urban Stages Presents "The Gates of Equality"

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This dramatic presentation tells about the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his speeches, press conferences and fictional narrative.


Feb
17
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist from St. John's University. Understand what kinds of medications you're taking and get tips to help you remember to take them.


Mar
24
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Interested in Foster Care or Adoption?

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come learn more about what it means to be a foster or adoptive parent. What's the process? What's the commitment? Come get all your questions answered by an expert from MercyFirst. All are welcome. Come start the conversation.


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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@assembly.state.ny.us
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
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

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.