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Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Gather your family and friends and celebrate the holiday season at the Library!

Join us for Christmas tree decorating, Kwanzaa celebrations, Hanukkah crafts, concerts, movies, and more.

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and holiday movies, available to borrow from your community ...

It’s Time for Kind

It’s time for kind at the Library and beyond this holiday season.

At all Queens Library locations, you can join us for many special programs for people of all ages.

You can also donate to our canned food drive in partnership with the Food Bank For NYC from November 19 to 30, share ...

Enter the Queens Library Naturalize Lottery!

Are you a green card holder? Are you able to complete your citizenship application by the end of December?

If so, you could enter the Queens Library Naturalize Lottery, funded by the New York State Office for New Americans, for the chance to have your citizenship application costs waived!

Winners will ...

All of Us Deserve Palaces

Eric Klinenberg, author of the new book Palaces for The People, advocates for libraries as part of social infrastructure that promotes interactions between people from all walks of life.

“I became a scholar because I learned to love libraries,” Klinenberg says. While working on ...

Winter Health & Safety Tips

As the temperatures drop in New York City, it’s important to focus on health and safety when braving the cold this season.

Dr. David Slotwiner, chief of Cardiology, and Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, chairman, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and their fellow physicians from ...

Spend Time Thinking about Your Dreams

Alice Robb has always been curious about her own dreams—which she says “have been very vivid for as long as I can remember.”

Her new book, Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey, is a fresh approach to explain how dreams work, what dreams are for, and how dreams ...

Holiday Places in Queens

We asked Joe DiStefano, author of 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss, to share his favorite locations in Queens that embody the spirit of the holidays.

He chose places like the Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society, Gottscheer Hall, the Flushing Free Synagogue, and more.

Be sure to visit them, ...

Give the Gift of Reading, Lifelong Learning & Community

Giving to the Queens Library Foundation supports programs, services, and collections for our diverse communities across Queens.

When you give, you are helping neighbors—children, families, adults, and seniors—access free resources like our STACKS after-school program, English language and job skills classes, and our ...

The World Is Wide Enough for Us All

Genevieve Cogman is a British fantasy writer whose fifth book in the Invisible Library series was published this November.

She told Queens Library Magazine about how the rules of the library in her books were established, her writing process, influences, and more.

“We get far more out of ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Dec
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Make friends and chat over the phone at this teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
14
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

STARs Holidaypalooza

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior Theater Acting Repertory will perform seasonal skits, readings, and holiday sing-alongs. This is sure to warm your heart. Don't miss the fun.


More...
Dec
14
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by our Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First-time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Dance Fitness

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This fitness class teaches easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone your body. Space is limited. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dec
18
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Participants must have basic computer skills. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.


Dec
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced program on hearing loss with audiologist Emily Esca. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
18
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Queens Village Holiday Party

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to celebrate the holiday season at our Queens Village Library.


Dec
19
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join in on songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones.


Dec
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Chat and Cards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to enjoy friendly games of cards and Uno.


Dec
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Toddler & Preschool Playdate

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-5 and their caretakers can drop in for circle time, stories, and open play. Come join this great opportunity for socialization and early literacy development.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Christmas Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to celebrate Christmas with a craft.


Dec
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Memories and Stories

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share your memories; tell your story. This is a teleconference chat. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718- 464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
26
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event open to older adults and the homebound. Call (718) 464-0084 for bingo cards, chips, and access numbers.


Dec
27
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.


Dec
28
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Dec
28
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

SNAP Facts

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Kim Lerner, LMSW (Program Director, Benefits Outreach Program with LiveOn NY) will have a two-part discussion about updated SNAP (food assistance) requirements and other benefits, such as the Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid, HEAP, and property tax credits. Join this very important discussion for information that can be of assistance to you or someone you know. This is a teleconference event. Call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:45PM

Tabletop RPG

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Come and play The Fall of Magic, a collaborative fantasy storytelling game. This is a role-playing game perfect for beginners and experienced tabletop players alike.


Dec
31
7:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

New Year's Teleconferences

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Ring in the New Year with friends at two special teleconference events moderated by Queens Library Older Adult Services. Socialize, chit chat, and mingle with your friends on this holiday New Years Eve from 7pm to 9pm and New Years Day from 11am to 1pm. Come join the fun. You don't have to be alone this holiday season! First-time callers must preregister at 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading, and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register.


Jan
2
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers are welcome to make a toddler craft.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Elementary children and caretakers are welcome to stop by Queens Village Library for homework help.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lego Time

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to have fun working together with Legos.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Virtual Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced book discussion group. First-time callers please register with Mail-a-Book to receive access numbers 718-464-0084 November: "The Girls"; December: "Hidden Figures"; January: "Little Fires Everywhere; February: "Women in the Castle"

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Pipe Cleaner Fun

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 to 12 are welcome to make colorful pipe cleaner creations of their own.


Jan
3
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Practice your chess skills with other adults.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango discusses great art in this teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
4
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

STARs: Senior Theater Acting Repertory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Calling all older adults! Join our galaxy of STARs and perform theatrical works at the library with a great group of people!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Game Day

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are welcome to join game day for some board game fun.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. This Mail-a-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First-time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
7
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bring your supplies and make new friends at this crafts group for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Bingo!

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We're playing bingo and you can join in from home. This is a teleconferenced event is open to older adults and the homebound. Call 718- 464-0084 for bingo cards, chips, and access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Winter Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make winter crafts.


Jan
9
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconferenced program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
9
3:00PM

--to--

5:15PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Glass Castle" (2017, PG-13).


Jan
9
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Chat and Cards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 to 12 are welcome to enjoy friendly games of cards and Uno.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Graphic Novel Book Club: "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome to join our new graphic novel book club to discuss "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi.


Jan
10
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Local historian Oliver Hummel from the Queens Museum leads this discussion. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
11
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Warhol and Pop

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Join Whitney Museum docent Floyd Sklaver for an exploration of pop art. Focusing on Andy Warhol and pop artists, we will consider the impact of pop art and how its influence continues today. Call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 to register and to receive access codes.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
15
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Computers

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

New to computers? Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

MOMA Art Lecture

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

MoMA leads the discussion about current art exhibits at the museum. This is a teleconference. First- time callers please contact Mail a Book for access numbers: 718-464-0084.


Jan
15
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make crafts to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and the ideals he embodied.


Jan
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "Greenglass House" by Kate Milford

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "Greenglass House" by Kate Milford.


Jan
17
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids' Movie: "Dumbo"

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Dumbo."


Jan
17
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours Book Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is an evening book discussion group by teleconference. First-time callers, please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and for this month's book selection.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

History of the Intrepid

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a virtual visit to the Intrepid Museum. Thomas Bradley, assistant director of education at the Intrepid Museum, leads this discussion. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers to this teleconference.


Jan
22
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

STEM: Straw Bridges

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to build straw bridges and learn about basic engineering.


Jan
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Livestream: Brain Games / Long and Short-Term Memory

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Livestreamed program via Zoom. RN Kathy Moran leads this program about long and short-term memory loss and brain games. Please contact Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 for a link to this program.


Jan
23
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

New York Connects: Resources for Persons with Disabilities

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

NY Connects offers free information about services, resources, and support for people of all ages with any type of disability. This is a teleconferenced program. First time callers please register with Mail-A-Book to receive access numbers by calling 718-464-0084.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
8:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

After Hours: A Short Story Discussion Group

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Bonnie Sue Pokorny moderates this teleconferenced evening short story discussion group. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers and to receive a copy of the story we will be discussing.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
10:00AM

--to--

10:30AM

STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Jan
29
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Paint Night

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to try their hand at painting.


Jan
30
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

The Life and Art of Vincent Van Gogh by Artist and Poet Rita Tabb

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Artist and poet Rita Tabb will focus on Van Gogh's love for life and on his beautiful paintings.
This is a teleconference presentation. Call Mail-A-Book at 718-646-0084 to receive access numbers.


Jan
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Blackout Poetry

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to create beautiful blackout poetry together.


Feb
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Marion's Art History Class

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Marion Mango discusses great art in this teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of accessing & navigating the Internet. Participants should have basic knowledge of how to use a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Preregistration and a valid Queens Library card are required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chinese New Year In History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Oliver Hummel leads the teleconferenced discussion group; the topic is the Chinese New Year. First time callers to this virtual program, please call Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Feb
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Mosaic Collage

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to create beautiful mosaic collages.


Feb
6
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

What Are You Reading?

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Find out what other people are reading and tell them what you're reading now. This is a teleconferenced discussion open to all older adults and the homebound. Call Mail-A-Book at 718-464-0084 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Senior Health Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Senior health chat with RN Kathy Moran. First-time participants, please register at 718-464-0084 to obtain access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Valentine's Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to celebrate the spirit of Valentine's Day with a themed craft.


Feb
13
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

You Be The Judge

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We discuss real court cases and verdicts at this teleconference program for older adults and the homebound. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
3:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Movie Afternoon

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "Book Club" (2018, PG-13).


Feb
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Valentine's Day Cards

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 to 12 are welcome to celebrate Valentine's Day by making cards for the people they love.


Feb
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This is a teleconferenced program on hearing loss with audiologist Emily Esca. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Feb
19
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Paint Night

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to try their hand at painting.


Feb
20
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

The Poet in You

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Share and discuss your poetry. This is a teleconference event. First-time participants, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group: "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We will discuss "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin.


Feb
21
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Kids' Movie: The Princess and the Frog

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Princess and the Frog." (2009, G)


Feb
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Chit Chat and STARs Performance

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat and make friends over the phone, and then enjoy scenes from classic plays performed by Senior Theater Acting Repertory. This is a teleconferenced program open to older adults and the homebound. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Geriatric Social Worker: A Chat

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Chat with geriatric social worker and supervisor Esty Moradi, LCSW, OHEL, Family Services. This is a teleconference. First-time participants should contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Feb
26
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

STEM: Make a UFO

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make a UFO and learn about elementary aviation principles.


Feb
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

African American History

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

In observance of African American History Month, we will be discussing black women who have made a special mark on their communities and the world. This is a teleconference event. First-time callers, please contact Mail-a-Book at 718-464-0084 for access numbers.


Feb
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Snowy Craft

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are welcome to make a snow-themed craft.


Apr
1
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Crosswords

Location: Queens Village
Registration: Not required

We solve the puzzle together using your home computer. This Mail-A-Book program is open to all older adults and the homebound. First-time callers, please call 718-464-0084 for access numbers.

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 Queens Village Community Library has:

  • 8 public 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 Queens Village Community Library include:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Haitian Creole

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queens Village Community Library include:

  • New Americans
  • Black Experience
  • Travel
  • Audio books and large print books

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
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
Teaching, Learning, & Caring
212-47 Jamaica Ave
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)740-6750
Redeemer Nursery School
92-10 217th St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-3252
Reach and Grow
214-09 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-3860
Jen-Lyn’s Day Care
218-14 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-8475
Queens Village Day School
219-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 479-5926
Kids for the Future
220-24 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-4200

Community Board
Community Board District # 13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-9700
fax: (718) 464-7333
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queens Village Civic Association
P.O. Box 0766
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-2160
Queens Village Community Services
80-45 Winchester Blvd. Building 21
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-3950
 

Fire Department
Engine 304, Ladder 162
218-44 97th Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
  

Local Hospitals
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718) 470-7000
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Winchester Blvd. & Union Turnpike
  

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

Post Office
Queens Village
209-20 Jamaica
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (800) ASK-USPS
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Joseph’s Parish (K-8)
217-55 100 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 464-8913
Our Lady of Lourdes (PreK-8)
92-80 220 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 464-1480
Sts. Joachin and Anne (PreK-8)
218-19 105 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-2230
Bethel Christian Academy (K-5)
215-32 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 978-4357 Ext. 322
Grace Lutheran (K-8)
100-05 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-1010
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 18 Winchester
86-35 235 Court
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-4167
PS 33 Edward M. Funk
91-37 222 St.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-6283
PS 34 John Harvard
104-12 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-6818
PS 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
fax: (718) 464-8448
Merrick Academy Charter School
207-01 Jamaica Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 468-4773
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 776-4728
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 109 Jean Nuzzi
213-10 92 Ave.
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 465-0651
  

Senior Centers
SNAP of Eastern Queens Senior Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 454-2100
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
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

Queens Village, located in east central Queens, is bordered to the north by Union Turnpike, to the east by the Cross Island Parkway, to the south by Murdock Avenue, and to the west by Francis Lewis Boulevard.

The area was settled by colonists in the 1640’s and became known as Little Plains. It was used as common public land for grazing cattle until the 1700s when a village was first established. The surrounding lands were gradually bought up and established as working farms.

From 1824 to 1834, the village was known as Brushville, named for Thomas Brush who opened a prosperous blacksmith shop as well as a number of other enterprises.

In 1834, the railroad arrived and the first station in Queens was established. Residents voted to change the name of the town from Brushville to Queens. Later, the Long Island Rail Road added “village” to its station’s name and thus the town became known as Queens Village.

1870 brought extensive development when Scott R. Sherwood, a prominent developer bought and subdivided a parcel of land south of the train station and divided it into 700 building lots.

By 1898, the population had grown to about 900. Still, the area remained largely rural. Many of the German descendants of the original farm owners continued to live there. In 1902, Interstate Park was opened, followed by Belmont Park in 1903.

But it wasn’t until the 1920s that Queens Village really began to take off. It was part of an overall housing boom that was spreading east through Queens from New York as people from the city sought the bucolic life.

Post World War II saw the arrival of veterans and their families, blacks and Latin Americans.

Today, many of those homes built in the twenties and thirties still stand. Charming and well maintained Dutch Colonials and Tudors currently house and continue to attract an interestingly diverse population.

 

Sources:

Books:
The Encyclopedia of New York State. Peter Eisenstadt, Editor in Chief,

Syracuse University Press, 2005.

Home Town Long Island. Staff of Newsday, Newsday Inc. 1999

The Encyclopedia of New York City. Kenneth T. Jackson, Editor, Yale University Press, 1995.

The Story of Queens Village. Vincent F. Seyfried, Centennial Association, 1974.

The Queens Village Library owes its existence to two women, Mrs. William Wood and Miss Anne Doughty. In 1896, they realized the need for a library in the growing town. An appeal to Dr. Charles Henry Miller, a well known painter of the time, and the Shakespeare Club resulted in a traveling library being obtained from New York State.

This library was housed in the Dutch Reformed Church. It proved to be so popular, that the Shakespeare Club raised funds for an independent library which was started in 1899. In 1901, its stock of 427 books were turned over to the Queens Borough Public Library.

In 1904, the library moved to the Kissam Building on Railroad Ave. In 1914, it moved to the Post Office building then on 218th St. In 1925, it moved to the northeast corner of Jamaica Ave. and Vanderveer St.

In 1937 property was purchased between 94th Rd. and 94th Ave on the east side of 217th St. In 1939, Louis J. Bailey, then chief of the Queens Borough Public Library was granted $125,000 to build the library’s first permanent home.

On Sunday June 8, 1952 the new, modern building was dedicated and opened to an enthusiastic public the following day.