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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s another great weekend at the Library! Join us for a Children's Reading Group with special guests Bill de Blasio and Jimmy Van Bramer, an early Mother’s Day craft fair and flea market, a poetry workshop, our Earth Day Family Fest, wonderful musical performances—including two different Motown revues and our Sunday ...

From Dennis M. Walcott

In my first weeks as the newly-appointed President and CEO, I visited every community library to meet the staff and gain an overview of what each library adds to the community. Among the most impactful programs are the Job and Business Academy’s job skills training workshops.

Library users attend free classes at the library ...

Celebrate Earth Day With Us!

On Friday, April 22, events will be held worldwide to support the environment and remind us all that we need to protect our planet.

This week, Queens Library has great programs planned at several of our community libraries to celebrate Earth Day and promote environmental awareness.

They include movies, ...

New on Our Blog: An Interview with New Langston Hughes Executive Director Mikisha Morris!

We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Mikisha Morris to Queens Library as the new Executive Director of the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center. She succeeds Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), who will be retiring in July 2016 after more than 35 years of service to ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Poems from Our Patrons!

Thank you to our patrons for sending us their poems in honor of National Poetry Month—and now it’s our pleasure to share them with you!

You can read poems from Shoshana Goldman, Michael P. Kusen, Agnes Wong, and Qi-Hong Zheng by visiting our ...

Comment on Our FY2017 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2017, and there's still time for you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through May 6.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 and fill out our online ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our next Shakespeare in Queens performance will be Troilus and Cressida on Monday, May 2 at 5:30 ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring 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 becoming ...

Spring 2016 Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars

Protect Your Assets. Ensure Your Legacy. Come to our Elder Law and Estate Planning Seminars where you can learn strategies for your finances and estate planning.

By attending one of our seminars, you will be introduced to strategies that will help you better plan for your financial future, medical care, ...

Jane Jacobs: Her take on the hipsterfication of Western Queens

Urban activist Jane Jacobs was a controversial figure, but her work and writings have stood the test of time. In honor of her 100th birthday, Queens Library Presents Jane Jacobs @ 100: A View of Western Queens. The event will take place on May 4 at Manducatis Rustica.

This event includes a live interview with Gianna ...

Apr
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Snack and Read

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Bookflix is an online reading program that helps children improve their reading ability and content comprehension. Bookflix pairs video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks. Children are invited to have their afterschool snack while enjoying this reading session.


Apr
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

We screen feature films appropriate for all ages on the second and last Saturdays of the month.


May
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Belly Dancing 101: An Introduction

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Belly dancing, also known as "Raqs sharqi," is an ancient, mystical and healing dance form. Learn its fundamentals with Cashel Campbell. Space is limited. Participation is on a first come, first-served basis.

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

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May
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Computer Classes

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults are introduced to basic computer programs: Internet, Emailing, and Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program is for all who love or want to learn the game. All levels of players are welcome, including beginners.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book 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.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
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


May
7
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

We screen feature films, appropriate for all ages, on the second and last Saturdays of the month.

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

Additional Dates


May
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Quilting: Our History Revealed through Threads with Geraldine Hazel

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Quilting is a visual aid to one's soul. Come and learn the secrets of African-American enslaved people as expressed through their quilting.


May
26
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Get-Ready-for-Summer Workout

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This jazzy fitness class mixes inspirational, salsa, and hip hop cardio-dance for all fitness levels. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Literacy Time with Charles Waters

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Charles Waters leads children and their families in an appreciation of the sound of poetry. Participants will snap their fingers and clap their hands to the rhythm of poems read aloud, and will echo words in a call-and-response pattern.

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

Additional Dates


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.