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Mar
19
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Computer Classes

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults and seniors learn to navigate the Internet especially Queens Library's databases.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
19
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Chess for All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program invites all chess lovers: beginners, advanced players, and those in between.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book/Storytime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children under 5 years old and their caregivers enjoy a reading of picture books, interlaced with music, finger plays, and dancing. The program ends with age-appropriate arts and crafts session.

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

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Mar
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Frogs, Bugs, & Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program features frogs, bugs, chinchillas, and a chicken. Learn about where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. This program is for ages 6 to 12.


Mar
21
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Let's Go Bowling

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

All are invited to the game of bowling in a simulated bowling alley. It's a lot of fun.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Inspiring Women in Science: DNA Technology

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Linda Maria Frank, retired forensics teacher, discusses today's DNA technology and how it is able to prove we are related, though our DNA is different, and why this technology has become one of the best tools of criminologists. Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Code for Equality Challenge

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us, as we code a message of equality that honors the mathematicians featured in the book "Hidden Figures." All ages welcome! Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
23
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Learn to Play Chess with Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

All chess lovers are welcome to this program.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families can enjoy an afternoon of featured movies in a simulated movie theatre. Bring your snacks.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Teens sit down with a librarian to discuss teen things such as current events, arts and crafts, and pop culture.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Before Cell-Phones?!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us as we create "phones," in honor of Hedy Lamarr's contributions to how we communicate today! This program is part of our "Inspiring Women in Science" series, in honor of Women's History Month! Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Mar
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Playtime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to explore educational fun toys and coloring in a relaxing atmosphere.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Easter Hunt!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we celebrate Easter by holding a scavenger hunt among the books! The more things you find, the more chances to win a prize! Teen session will be at 3PM, and the children's session will begin at 4PM!


Apr
2
10:00AM

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11:00AM

April is Poetry Time!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Explore your feelings through poetry. Feelings are in poems and poetry can give us big new feelings that make us proud!


Apr
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Poetry Month: Poem In Your Pocket Wall

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month and create pockets that we’ll stick to a wall. In each pocket, participants will hide a hidden poem for future customers to find!


Apr
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

April is Poetry Time!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

In this exciting, interactive class children ages 6-12 begin to learn what poetry truly is and how it shows that the world can be honestly liked. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Apr
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafternoon

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we make arts and crafts for you to take home!


Apr
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Graffiti Workshop with Dee Cross

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Artist D. Cross conducts a visual arts workshop highlighting graffiti-styled art. Participants will learn brief hip hop history and create a wearable graffiti art project. Space is limited. Registration is required.


Apr
13
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Special Movie: "The Jackie Robinson Story"

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day with this movie starring Jackie Robinson himself and Ruby Dee. This program is sponsored by Rosedale Friends Group from a generous grant from Councilman Donavan Richards.


Apr
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bookmark Bunnies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we celebrate Easter and create Easter bunnies from clothespins!


Apr
20
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Rosedale Spell-A-Thon

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children from 1-8 grade are invited to explore their spelling talents. Prizes will be awarded followed by refreshments.


Apr
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Earth Day: Paper Your Walls!

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we celebrate Earth Day and create silhouette masterpieces from magazines and newspapers! Teen session will be at 3PM, and children's session will be at 4PM.


Apr
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Poetry Month: String Your Words

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month, and create bracelets and keychains of our favorite words!


May
8
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Mysteries in the Midnight Zone

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

Dive deep into the midnight zone as we explore this hidden ocean habitat and the mysterious animals that live there. We start our journey almost 100 years ago when explorers boarded the Bathysphere to descend 3,028 feet into the deep. Following their expedition, we examine microscopic animal adaptations and create our own deep sea inspired works of art that glow in the dark!


Jun
5
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Children's Puppet Show with Puppeteer Nicola Rose McEldowney

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join Miss Nicola the puppeteer for 45 minutes of puppet fun! We'll sing songs, read stories, play some dance games, and above all, meet lots of friendly puppets! This is for children ages 5 and under. Space is limited. Registration is required.


Jun
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Balloon Show with Nick The Balloonatic

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, Nick The Balloonatic will interact with children as he sculpts balloons, laughs, and jokes, making everyone feel special. Crazy hats, animals, and your favorite characters will be raffled off for children to take home.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


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. Alicia Hyndman
HyndmanA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11413
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
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.