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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend for author talks with great writers, including Philip Selvaggio, Tenaria Drummond Smith, Kenneth Womack, and Hugh Wyatt, plus our Welcome Events for kids and teens, DIY Halloween Costumes, writing workshops, a Library Internet HotSpot Lending Event, art classes, an open mic, movies, concerts, and much more! We hope to ...

Fine Forgiveness for Kids and Teens!

Libraries help kids and teens succeed in school and in life.

That’s why Queens Library, The New York Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library are pleased to announce a one-time fine amnesty for youth.

For one time only, on Thursday, October 19, we are forgiving ALL fines on ALL kids’ & teens’ ...

Queens Library Celebrates the National Book Awards!

The National Book Awards will be announced on November 15, 2017, and Queens Library is celebrating!

Join the fun by entering our sweepstakes for your chance to win a National Book Award book bundle—one copy of each of the winning titles.

You can also visit Elmhurst Community Library, virtually or in ...

Halloween at Queens Library!

Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in Queens?

Get into the spooky holiday spirit all month long at the Library!

Create your own costume, share your scary stories, watch some classic movies, walk through the Haunted Hallway of Horrors, and so much more! There’s plenty of tricks-or-treats for ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Meet the 2017 Summer Poetry Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a poem to Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest!

We welcomed hundreds of poets from all over New York State to submit an original poem reflecting the 2017 Summer Reading theme of “Build a Better World."

Join us at our awards ceremony on Saturday, November 4 at 11 ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2017 begins September 15, and we’ll be celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Now through November 2, Queens Library will put the spotlight on the richness of Hispanic heritage and culture. Join us for concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, movies, and much ...

Oct
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Rosedale Community Library

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

A one hour preparation time prior to the arrival of the Rapping Fireman. There will be questions and answers and arts & crafts.


Oct
23
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Teen Hour/Current Events

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Through conversations, teens learn about what is going on around them.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

The Fire Safety Show with the Rappin' Fireman

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

The Rappin' Fireman and his safety friends take children ages 6-12 through an adventure in safety, rapping safety songs with robots, puppets, a smoke house, and a whole lot of help from the audience.


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Oct
24
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Basic Computer Instruction for Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults receive basic instructions on how to use the internet and navigate the Library's databases.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess For All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

All chess lovers are welcome to this program. Beginners, advanced and in between learners.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Picture Book/Story Hour

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their parents/caregivers enjoy a series of picture book readings along with music, dancing and finger play. This is followed by age appropriate arts & crafts.


Oct
25
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Crafternoon

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children use different media to create arts & crafts.


Oct
26
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Spelling Bee

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children will build up their vocabulary and strengthen their spelling.


Oct
26
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Adult Typing Class

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This is an introductory typing class using a computer-based program.


Oct
26
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Dance Fitness

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Instructor Althea Bazemore leads this fitness class that uses easy to follow dance moves geared at increasing cardiovascular fitness, body toning and burning calories. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Be sure to bring a bottle of water. Space is limited. Participation 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
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Game Friday

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children and teens enjoy a variety of games: computer, video and cards.


Oct
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Learn to Play Chess

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Learn to play chess with Mr. Fariad, an accomplished chess player. Everyone is welcome.


Oct
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families enjoy an afternoon of featured movies appropriate for all ages. Bring your snacks.


Oct
30
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Line Dance Workshop for Adults: From the Cupid Shuffle to the Wobble

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Dance instructor Shannon Antalan teaches the latest in line dancing. Space is limited. Participation is on a first come, first served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Picture Book Hour

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children enjoy picture book reading, interlaced with music, finger plays and dancing. Age appropriate arts and crafts conclude this fun hour.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Crafternoon

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children use their creative minds during this program, using different media: paper, fabric, beads etc.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Scratch Computer Program

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children learn to create their own computer games using Scratch.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Game Friday

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children enjoy a variety of games: board, computer and card.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Learn to Play Chess with Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Mr. Fariad invites all chess lovers to join him to have fun games. All are welcome: beginner, intermediate and advanced players.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
2:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Teen Coding with Matpreneur

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Youth will learn how to do computer coding and how to create websites.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Basic Computer Class For Adults

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Learn and understand the world of technology. Come get a solid foundation and have fun in the process.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Chess For All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This chess program welcomes all who are interested in the game, chess: advance players, beginners and in between.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Jewelry Making

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Teens learn to make beautiful jewelry. Materials will be provided.


Nov
25
2:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families enjoy feature movies in a simulated theatre atmosphere. Bring your snacks.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Healthy Eating from the Ground Up

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Come learn from a Registered Dietician Nutritionist on how you can incorporate delicious plant foods in your meals. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Rosedale Community Library has:

  • 8 Adult computers
  • 4 Children's computers
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • Collections of African American and Caribbean fiction and non-fiction
  • Extensive Large Print Collection

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Rosa’s Toddler & Family Day Care
259-10 147th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-9534
Rosedale Child Development Center
241-08 140th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 978-3996
Throop Memorial Day Care
140-17 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-0936

Community Board
Queens Community Board #13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
American Legion Post 483
240-02 135th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
Rosedale Civic Association
P.O. BOX 220-116
Rosedale NY , 11422-0116
Rosedale Civilian Patrol
Rosedale Sports Association
138-10 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 527-5302
Rosedale Soccer Club
P.O. BOX 0158
Rosedale NY , 11422
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
Springfield Gardens (Community Medical Center)
134-64 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 883-6800
fax: (718) 883-6820
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Brookvill Park
149 Ave, 235 St., Brookville Blvd, South Conduit
IDLEWILD Park
Rockaway Blvd., Springfield Blvd., 149 Avenue
Springfield Park
149 Ave., Springfield Blvd., 145 Road, 148 St.
PS 195 Playground (Hook Creek)
149 Road, Weller Lane, 149 Avenue, 253 Street
  

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

Post Office
Rosedale Station
145-06 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718)528-4358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Christ Lutheran School (K-8)
248-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-6884
St Clare’s Roman Catholic School (Pre K-8)
137-25 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-7174
St Pius X - Roman Catholic School (Pre K- 8)
147-65 249TH Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-7171

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 38 Rosedale School (K-6)
135-21 241 Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-2276
fax: (718) 712-1598
P.S. 181 Brookfield School (K-6)
148 Avenue & 230 Street
Springfield Garden NY , 11413
phone: (718) 528-5807
fax: (718) 723-7825
P.S. 138 Sunrise School (K-6)
251-11 Weller Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-9053
fax: (718) 528-9053
P.S. 195 William Haberle School (K-6)
253-50 149TH Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 723-0313
P.S. 251
144-51 Arthur St.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 276-2745
fax: (718) 723-7822
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 231 Magnetech 2000
145-00 Springfield Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
  

Senior Centers
Rosedale Senior Citizens Club, Inc.
Brookville Boulevard and 135th Avenue
phone: (718) 525-8899
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7014
fax: (718) 327-4794
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1731
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
TitusM@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
US Congress
Hon. Gregory W. Meeks

District Office 153-01 Jamaica Ave., 2nd Floor
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 725-6000
fax: (718) 725-9868
Legislative Office 2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3461
fax: (202) 226-4169
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The Rosedale community was established in 1888 and named Foster’s Meadow. In 1894, the area was divided into building lots and the present name was established. In 1919, the Women’s Club asked the library for service. A collection staffed by volunteers was begun and by November a station was established. In 1920, rent-free quarters were found for the library. The Branch was relocated a number of times over the years. In May 1962 the Rosedale Public Library was opened in the rented building that it presently occupies. This was overseen by the Board of Trustees with Cornelius B. Hermann as president and Chief Librarian Harold W. Tucker.