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South Hollis

This Weekend at Queens Library

Our Lunar New Year and Black History Month events continue this weekend at the Library! Plus, you can get help with your taxes, take a writing class, join a crochet circle, bring your kids to a Family Engineering Festival, and so much more! We hope to see you ...

Queens Library To Take Plastic Bags Out of Circulation

In an effort to protect the environment and better use our financial resources, Queens Library will stop offering plastic shopping bags to our customers at all 65 locations on June 30, 2018.

Plastic bags release toxins into the ground and water, can take hundreds of years to decompose, and in many cases are used ...

Celebrate National Library Lovers Month

Show your love for libraries by entering our Share Your Love for Queens Library Photo Contest.  

Enter the contest today and show how much you love your library for a chance to win a Samsung 16 GB Galaxy Tablet!

Complete contest rules here.

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood, located at 35-32 21st Street in Long Island City, offers an outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified staff; the best learning experience for your child; free after-school care until 5:30 p.m.; and all 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 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 traditional ...

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're age 60 and older, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Celebrate Black History Month at Queens Library!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for Black History Month!

We’ll be screening movies, hosting talks, and presenting concerts to celebrate and commemorate the Black experience in America.

Programs are available for children, teens, and adults, including five special events focusing on Claudia ...

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 for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Feb
24
12:00PM

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2:00PM

ESL Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Learning English in our intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) program makes learning enjoyable.

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

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Feb
26
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adults Bingo Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Play the world's friendliest Bingo game with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie Night

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for Family Movie Night!

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

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Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Cards for Card Care Connection

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come join us to make cards for Card Care Connection, which provides greeting cards from around the country to individuals facing cancer.


Feb
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults learn various computer programs and skills at our weekly computer class.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Games Tournament Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children, tweens, and teens are invited to join us every Thursday for a games tournament. Uno, pictionary, checkers, chess - come every week to see what new game we're challenging you to!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
5:30PM

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6:30PM

South Hollis: Healthy Living, Healthy You!

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Want to live a healthier life? Not sure where to begin? This program will explore nutrition tips, cholesterol, healthy habits and so much more. Join us!


Mar
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Haitian Creole Computer Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Basic computer classes in Haitian Creole for adults and senior citizens.

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

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Mar
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Friends Of South Hollis Library Group Meeting

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Friends Of South Hollis Library Group Meeting

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

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Mar
2
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time and Preschool Stories

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Friends of South Hollis - Flyer - Chess for Beginners Only

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Have you always wanted to learn the game of Chess? Don't know the difference between a Rook or a Bishop? Now you can the basics right from the beginning. Five classes will be held to complete the beginners course. Each class will last for one hour.

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

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Mar
3
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Friends of South Hollis - Flyer - Chess Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come Play! Come have fun! Learn from others. There will be chess sets available for your learning experience.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
5:30PM

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7:30PM

We Are New York Community Project

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date March 5, 2018
Availability: 19 openings

The We Are New York Community Project uses the 10-part Emmy Award winning TV series "We Are New York" to offer free ten-week English Conversation Classes. WANY classes are designed to help immigrant New Yorkers learn everyday English and inform them about New York City services.

South HollisMon, Mar 12, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM
South HollisMon, Mar 19, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM
South HollisMon, Mar 26, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM
South HollisMon, Apr 2, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM
South HollisMon, Apr 9, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM
South HollisMon, Apr 16, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM
South HollisMon, Apr 23, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM
South HollisMon, Apr 30, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM
South HollisMon, May 7, 20185:30PM - 7:30PM

Mar
5
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Movie Night with Kanopy

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come watch classics, indie films, and documentaries featured on Kanopy, a new streaming site offered by Queens Library. Our March picks are "I Am Not Your Negro" (March 5) and "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" (March 19). Check out Kanopy before the movie night and come with your own recommendations for future screenings!

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

Pre-Teens and Teens Comic Book Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

With manga becoming more popular than ever, we take a look at some of the most popular series and recommend top choices for teens.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crossword Puzzle Competition

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a superpower-themed crossword puzzle competition inspired by Captain Underpants.


Mar
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Education Coaching

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Ralph Dickinson, Education Specialist at The City University of New York (CUNY), will be at the library on Wednesdays from 2PM to 4PM to provide free education counseling. Individual drop in sessions will include discussion of education and career goals, research on education programs and financial aid, and help with applying to programs.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Monthly Maker Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly maker program where teens and tweens can combine creativity and art with science and technology to create something new!

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

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Mar
8
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Uno Club Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Uno Club Program: Each player draws a card from the draw deck until he draws a card of the named color.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Nutrition

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will learn how the body works, why we need the 5 food groups, their main nutrients and roles inside the body.


Mar
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Self-Care for Youth

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do homework, exams, and more have you stressed? It's time to chill and put yourself first. Come unwind, de-stress and learn how to relax in a positive way. Prizes provided!


Mar
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Easter Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids will engage in craft activities for the Easter season.


Mar
29
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Reader's Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to join us for fun theater games and to perform adaptations of popular stories and books.


Apr
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

"King" Solomon Hicks - The Ties Between Blues & Jazz

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

A musical concert with King Solomon Hicks. Solomon intertwines blues and jazz in his own unique style. His performance is a tribute to Wes Montgomery, BB.King, Howling Wolf, and a number of other blues artists! An eclectic musician, Solomon also excels at classical, gospel, R&B, funk, and classic rock.


Apr
6
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Freedom From Smoking Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Do you want to quit smoking? This free program will give you the tools to manage cigarette cravings and urges. We still discuss many topics, including triggers, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, stress, and weight management. Reserve your seat by calling
Melissa at 917-521-9582 or Davidson at 718-206-8494. Now is the time to quit! You can do it!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
12
4:30PM

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5:15PM

How to Make Up a Balanced Meal

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Children will learn how to make up a balanced meal, eat a balanced breakfast and lunch, and learn why it is important to do so.


Apr
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Health Challenge

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

It is time for the Community Health, Health Challenge! Bring your friends and come enjoy this interactive game and lesson plan. Compete to learn about nutrition tips, healthy habits and more!


Apr
19
4:00PM

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6:00PM

DJ 101 at SOUTH HOLLIS with DJ STOKES

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join the legendary DJ Stokes as he teaches us all how to DJ. You will learn basic DJing skills that will be both beneficial and fun for the whole family to enjoy!


Apr
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Author Visit: Voncille Y. Chaney Presents "I Am Queen Ruby"

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Queens native and author/illustrator Voncille Y. Chaney will join us at South Hollis to share her newest book "I Am Queen Ruby" and discuss her process.


May
3
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Nutrition workshop for kids

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids will learn how to read food labels and keep fit by eating a healthy breakfast and snacks.


Jun
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Queens Library Rocks! with Drum Beats Percussionist Freddy Dugaurd

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This upbeat and engaging three session drum workshop will have children rocking to the beat. Percussionist Freddy Dugard will kick-off Summer Reading "Library Rocks" with musical style and rhythmic patterns. Beginners and experinced participants are welcome. For children 8 to 12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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 South Hollis Community Library has:

  • 18 public computers
  • 6 laptops (Teens and Children only) with a wireless internet connection
  • Customers can bring their own laptops to access out wireless connection.
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

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International Language Collections at the South Hollis Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish (books and CDs only)

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the South Hollis Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
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
Blanche Community Program. DDC #1
109-60 202nd Street
Queens NY , 11412
Charles R. Drew DDC
109-45 207th St.
Queens NY , 11429
Elishama Children’s Prep School
206-18 Hollis Avenue
Queens NY , 11429
Step by Step Academy
11209 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Queens NY , 11429
Stepping Stone Pre-Sch.-Kindergarten (I-IV)
114-38 Frances Lewis Boulevard
Queens NY , 11411
Early Childhood Institute
113-53 Springfield Boulevard
Jamaica NY ,

Community Board
Community Board #12
90-28 161 Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718)658-3308
  

Fire Department
Engine 301, Ladder 150
91-02 197th Street
Queens NY , 11423
  

Local Hospitals
Holliswood Hospital (Psychiatric)
87-37 Palermo Street|
Holliswood NY , 11423
phone: (800) 486-3005
fax: (718) 776-8181
Veterans Administration St. Albans Primary and Extended Care Center
179th St. and Linden Blvd.
St. Albans NY , 11425
phone: (718) 526-1000
 

Local Newspapers
Southeast Queens Press
174-15 Horance Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Daniel M. O’connell Playground
113th Avenue & 196th Avenue
Gladys Warren Triangle
between Hollis Ave, 104th Ave. & 194 St.
JHS 192 Playground
205th and Hollis Avenue
Liberty Triangle
Farmer's Boulevard & Liberty Avenue at 109th Road
  

Police Department
103rd Precinct
168-02 P.O. Edward Byrne Avenue
Queens NY , 11423
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
 

Post Office
Holliswood Post Office
197-33 hillside Ave
Hollis NY , 11423-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 217-0927
Archie Spigner Post Office
195-04 Linden Blvd
Saint Albans NY , 11412-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 278-2956
 

Private / Parochial Schools
Merrick Academy
207-01 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
St. Joachim & Anne
218-26 105th Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
Incarnation School
89-15 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11427
St. Joseph's Parish Day School
217-55 100th Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
Montessori Progressive Learn
195-03 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY ,
St. Gerald's School
91st Avenue & 188 Street
Jamaica NY ,

Public Elementary Schools
PS 136 Roy Wilkins
201-15 115 Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-0040
fax: (718) 465-3939
PS 36 St. Albans School
191-90th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 528-1862
fax: (718) 464-7779
PS 36 Mini (Q836)
187-01 Foch Boulevard
Queens NY , 11412
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry
190-20 109th Road
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 465-5538
fax: (718) 264-9178
PS 134 Hollis
203-02 109th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-5544
fax: (718) 464-7779
PS 233Q @ 827
203-02 109th Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 465-1000
fax: (718) 465-3939

Public High Schools
Humanities & Arts Magnet HS
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
Law, Government and Community Service High School (Q 494)
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 192 Renaissance School
109-89 204th Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
Pathways College Preparatory
109-89 204th St
St. Albans NY , 11412
 

Senior Centers
Police Athletic Senior Center
199-10 112th Avenue
Queens NY , 11412
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
NYS Senate
Hon. Leroy Comrie
Comrie@nysenate.gov
District Office 113-43 Farmers Boulevard
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 454-0162
fax: (718) 454-0186
Albany Office Room 617, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2701
fax: (518) 455-2816
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 community referred to as South Hollis is actually situated with the northern tip of the St. Albans community boundaries. However, it is called the South Hollis community because it is directly south of the Hollis. The South Hollis Branch opened its doors in 1974. The community of Hollis wherein the branch takes its name was founded in 1885 by Frederick Denton. Frederick Denton intended to name the community Woodhull in honor of General Woodhull captured by the British in1776. The name Hollis was picked to honor his place of birth in New Hampshire.

Hollis landscape gradually changed as trolley service was extended into the area in 1897. Middle class houses gradually appeared around Victorian homes. In 1921, Row house construction further changes the community’s infrastructure. By World War II the residents primarily commuted to work. Taking advantage of the nearby LI Rail Road service.

The ethnic transformation of the Hollis community occurred after 1955. South of the Long Island Rail Road (South Hollis) residents were eighty percent African-American and Latin American by 1980. In the last twenty years, people from the countries of Guyana, Haiti, China, India, Columbia and Jamaica added to the community’s ethnic mix.

Source:

Seyfried, Vincent. “Hollis.” Encyclopedia of New York City. Yale University Press, 1995: 551

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.