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Queensboro Hill

Queens Memory at the Queensboro Hill Library

Come see historic photos and maps of Flushing from the library’s archival collections and join the Queens Memory story circle. Find out more about your neighborhood and share your recollections of living and working in Queens. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections.

Oct 2 @ 1:30 PM

Sep
19
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Parents will learn baby bounces, songs and fingerplays to do with their baby to encourage reading. Bubbles and a craft follows! ages 0 to 14 months.

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

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Sep
19
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Bubble Toddler Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 5 years old can come hear some stories, along with music, bubbles and fingerplays! A coloring activity is included.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Kids Book Reviews

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 fill out book review slips of books they read. This is good practice for their critical thinking and writing skills.

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

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Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

History and Art Expression for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will learn about the history of art and famous artists such as Picasso, Monet, and Michelangelo. Then they will make a craft based on the style of that artist.


Sep
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Rock Your Way Back to School!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This is a back-to-school party for children ages 6-12, where they will make their own positive message bracelet using lanyard, beads, and plastic. The children will also learn helpful free fun homework website databases to help with school, including the Queens Library website and the American Museum of Natural History.


Sep
20
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Crochet Club for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to make the single and double crochet stitch, patterns that can be used to be made scarves and bags.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

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Sep
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen LGBTQIA Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Club for LGBTQIA teens and their allies. Teen-led topics every meeting.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Bubble Music Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages birth to age 5 will get to dance to music with bubbles. Stories will follow along with the chance to play some small musical instruments!


Sep
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Creative Writing for Kids: Make Your Own Book!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will learn the step by step process of how to write and create their own picture book.


Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Book Discussion: A Hint of Hydrah by Heidi Lang

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss the book "A Hint of Hydra" by Heidi Lang. A short craft will follow. Come pick up your copy today!


Sep
24
5:30PM

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8:00PM

Chinese Movie Night

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for Chinese movies this month! We've got the hilarious hits "Mermaid" (Sept. 3) and "Monster Hunt" (Sept. 24). Movies are spoken in Chinese and feature English subtitles. Join the fun!


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Computer Class for Beginners Evening Session

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions: mousercise/typing club, web browsing, and creating a cover letter in Microsoft Word.


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

STEAM Buildables for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will get to build amazing structures using straws with connectors.


Sep
25
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Seymour "Swede" Levov--a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory--comes of age in thriving triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Compulsively readable, propelled by sorrow, rage, and a deep compassion for its characters, "American Pastoral" is Roth's masterpiece.

Books are available near the Customer Service Desk.


Sep
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Title Swap with Queensboro Hill librarians at Queens Botanical Garden!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Get ready to grow your reading list or share your own recommendations at this title swap led by librarians from the Queensboro Hill branch held at Queens Botanical Garden! This is a community event held at Queens Botanical Garden. Free admission.


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Sep
29
10:00AM

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5:00PM

Open House for NYC Schools and Student Success

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Don't go back to school without Queens Library! Stop by and learn about everything we have to offer you and your family for back-to-school success: storytimes, homework help, STEM and STEAM activities, and more! We'll offer a guided tour through the library at noon and will talk about all of our resources throughout the day!


Oct
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Hola Amigos! Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

October is Hispanic Heritage Month. Children ages 6-12 will learn how to use Oh Noah, the online kids Spanish learning website, which teaches them basic Spanish words and phrases. We will then make a Spanish based craft.


Oct
1
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Awakening with Meditation - Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

As life’s challenges become increasingly difficult, we need tools to help us remain stable and unshakable in the midst of upheaval. When the soul is awakened we learn to use our inner powers so that external situations cannot defeat us. This introduction to Raja Yoga Meditation will help you connect with the peace and power within.


Oct
2
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Queens Memory at the Queensboro Hill Library

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Come see historic photos and maps of Flushing from the library’s archival collections and join the Queens Memory story circle. Find out more about your neighborhood and share your recollections of living and working in Queens. Learn how your family’s history can be part of the library’s permanent local history collections.


Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Your Favorite Teacher Storytime Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

It's World Teacher Day! We are going to celebrate and thank your favorite teacher by making him/her a beautiful craft.


Oct
4
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Spelling Bee for 3rd-6th Graders

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-6 will practice spelling words appropriate for their grade level.


Oct
11
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Google Coding Haunted House Creations for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to make their own creepy haunted house with eerie sounds using Google CS coding. Space is limited. Registration required with librarian.

11 and 25

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Italia Alive! Italian Heritage Month Celebration

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

October is Italian Heritage Month. Children ages 6-12 will learn basic Italian words and phrases. Then they will make an Italian style based craft after hearing stories from Italy.


Oct
15
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Chinese Movie Night

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join us for family fun and movie adventure at Queensboro Hill with Mermaid (2016, R) (Oct. 15) and Journey to the West (2013, PG-13) (Oct. 22)! Movies are in Chinese and will be shown with English subtitles. All ages welcome! Seating is first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Free Homework E-Resources Online

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn about free online homework websites and E Books, including the Queens library website. They will also learn about Internet safety. Registration required with a librarian. Space is limited.


Oct
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Books Made By Kids: Creative Writing!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7-12 will learn how to brainstorm, create, and write their own picture books.


Oct
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Button Craft for International Count Your Buttons Day!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4-12 will learn about how buttons are made. They will also make a cute button necklace.


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Spelling Bee Buzzzzfest!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 3-6 only! Children compete by spelling words appropriate for their grade level.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kids Fright Fest Halloween Stories and Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

For children ages 5-12. Scary stories will be told and a craft will follow. Feel free to come in your Halloween costume!


Oct
30
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Pop Culture Book Club: Dread Nation

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This month's Pop Culture Book Club read is "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland: "Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever." Zombies, the Civil War, and a dark vision of America - what more could you want for Halloween reading?


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensboro Hill Community Library has:

  • 13 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing. Please contact the library for more details.

 

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International Language Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


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
Annette Berrien
137-40 45th Avenue, Floor Ground
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 461-3251
BO-RAM After School
140-30 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
fax: (718) 888-3331
Boon Church Chinese
43-72 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 445-7640
fax: (718) 445-5323
Beaco 189 Tasc Program
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-6014
fax: (718) 961-6030
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queensboro Hill Jewish Center
156-03 Horace Harding Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 445-4141
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-05128
Chinese Cultural Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 997-4747
Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts
147-17 45th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-4682
Angela Banks
133-24 Sandford Avenue, Apartment 1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-1024

Fire Department
Engine 273 / Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY ,
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
Crocheron Park
215th Place and 33rd Road
NY ,
Alley Pond Environmental center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
NY , phone: (718) 229-4000

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Post Office
4165 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Townsend Harris High School
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
fax: (718) 575-4069
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 163 Flushing Heights
159-01 59 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 353-2514
PS 024 Andrew Jackson
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
fax: (718) 460-3251
PS 201 Kissena School
65-11 155 Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 359-0620
Queens College School
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 461-7462
  

Public High Schools
H.S. 425 John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Senior Centers
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)358-3030
Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-5777
Selfhelp Prince St Senior Center
36-12 Prince Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718 )961-4550
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike, Suite 210
Flushing NY , 11366
phone: (718) 820-0241
fax: (718) 820-0414
Albany Office LOB, Room 547
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5172
fax: (518) 455-5479
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

Queensboro Hill is a relatively small and ethnically diverse residential community situated on the main line between Flushing and Jamaica. In the past, it was a section composed of large farms. The esteemed names of Whitson, Bowne and Elliot are part of the history of Queensboro Hill. The site now occupied by the library was once called “Ireland Hill” after a grist mill on Flushing Creek. Wheat or corn grown on the hill was carted down the hill to be ground at the mill. Later the neighborhood changed its name to Spring Hill, most likely after the well-known Spring Hill residence of Gov. Cadwallader Colden.

The name Queensboro Hill was adopted around 1900. In 1930, Queensboro Hill was described in the yearly report of the Book Bus as “a small community entirely cut off from any other community – the school (P.S. 120) is the center of activity." That center was soon to be replaced by the new Queensboro Hill Library.

The history of book borrowing in Queensboro Hill goes back to 1930 when the Book Bus began to operate in Queens and Queensboro Hill was one of its original stops. At the end of the first year the circulation had reached 2,680 items and there were 146 borrowers, only 3 of whom were adults. The circulation continued to grow with the community and when a small building erected by the city for the comfort of World’s Fair visitors was found to be impracticable it was offered to the QBPL. The building was solidly built, spacious and located in an attractively landscaped plot. Alterations were completed from funds allotted by the Works Progress Administration and $1,000 was allowed from corporate funds for furniture and equipment. Shelves were installed to accommodate 4,500 volumes and $3,000 was allocated by the Board of Trustees for the purchase of books. In November 1940 Queensboro Hill branch opened in the presence of the Borough President and several members of the Board of Trustees. The new building boasted a separate children’s room, sturdy Library Bureau furniture and an oil burner. During the first 8 months the branch circulated 17,444 volumes and registered 739 new customers. By the end of 1944 Queensboro Hill library had 1,254 registered borrowers.

On June 14, 1982, a modern, city-owned, library building opened for service.