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Inspiring Women in Science

This Women’s History Month, Queens Library is excited to explore the impact of women scientists on fields as far ranging as astronomy, chemistry, biology, physics, and so many more.

Inspiring Women in Science invites you to play Bingo at our libraries to discover fifty amazing women in science, and to participate in a ...

ESOL Health Literacy Class: Learn How to Talk to Your Doctor

Do you want to learn how to talk to your doctor in English?

Our intermediate-level ESOL Health Literacy class will help you understand what your doctor says—including symptoms, common illnesses, and your doctor’s prescriptions—and help you learn the correct words and phrases to use when talking ...

Public Budget Hearing April 11

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The public is invited to find out what the Library’s funding priorities are and to provide input to the Library.

The Library’s public budget hearing will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Queens Central Library, ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

We’re More Alike Than Different

Sabina Khan’s inspiration for her new novel The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali was when her 17-year-old daughter came out.

“She spoke often of other teens at her school who came from conservative families and were unable to come out to them. Some didn’t feel safe anywhere and were hurting,” Khan ...

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 are a low-income older adult, or earn $66,000 or less a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and Urban Upbound are ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Mar
19
1:30PM

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4:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling for Low Income Older Adults

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

IRS/TCE-Certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns. On a first come first served basis. You must bring a NYS Driver’s License or Non Driver’s ID; a copy of the 2017 return; SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2 , 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; Healthcare forms; Self-employment records; 1098T from college; Mortgage statement; a cancelled check. AARP flyers are available at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
22
11:00AM

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1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11am, 11:30am, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


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Mar
22
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Minecraft Mania

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Calling all Minecraft fans – join ArchForKids in building a model of your favorite Minecraft character or make up your own! This program is for children 6 to 12; caregivers are welcome. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Mar
26
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "When I Was Puerto Rican" by Esmeralda Santiago.


Mar
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Trivia Game

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Do you think you know your Inspiring Women in Science? Think again! Prepare yourself to be amazed, surprised and, well, definitely inspired learning more about the achievements of these fearless scientists that changed our thinking, science, and world forever! Participants will receive vouchers to the American Museum of Natural History while supplies last. Visit https://queenslib.org/womeninscience19 for more programming and to learn more.


Apr
3
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Family Playtime

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caretakers can enjoy bonding, doing finger plays, singing, dancing, and throwing and catching bean bags. Registration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Reading Buddies

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Participants can read to each other for a reduction in their library card fees. Reduce your fees by $2.50 for each thirty minutes, up to a maximum of one hour. All participants should be between 4 years and 21 years old. Registration is required at the children's reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
11:00AM

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1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11am, 11:30am, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
19
2:30PM

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5:30PM

Happy Spring Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Ages 4 and up, come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrating Earth Day: Making a Beautiful Craft

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Today is Earth Day! Let's celebrate by making a beautiful craft. Registration is not required. This program is for children ages three and up.


Apr
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin.


Apr
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Self-Help Community Program

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Self-Help Queens North Friendly Visiting is a program that matches homebound seniors with volunteers in their community who make weekly visits. Friendly visiting is an enriching opportunity for the volunteer to develop a meaningful friendship. There will also be information about the Case Management and NY Connects Programs. Please visit the Auburndale Library for more information.


Apr
24
3:30PM

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4:30PM

What You Need to Know about Cancer and Being Your Healthiest and Happiest

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come learn key information about protecting your health from cancer and other illnesses, including facts and statistics about cancer, as well as who should be screened and when. We will also focus on strengthening our communication skills to encourage those we love who are at risk to pursue relevant health care. Participants will have a chance to ask licensed health professionals important health questions in an open and encouraging environment.


Apr
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Springtime Arts & Crfats Program

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Children ages three and up will make a beautiful craft relating to spring. Registration is not required.


May
1
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Italian Conversation Circle: Il Nostro Salotto Italiano

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Ciao! Have you studied a lot of Italian but lack opportunities to converse in this beautiful language? Do you want to practice speaking Italian and become so comfortable with it that you begin thinking in Italian? Using print (easy but challenging), video, music, and more, we will explore all things Italian in our Salotto Italiano. A presto! This is for advanced beginner & intermediate speakers.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
11:00AM

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1:00PM

One-on-One Computer Basics

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

We are offering 30-minute one-on-one computer training, available by appointment. Participants are limited to three sessions per day. Sign up for classes at 11am, 11:30am, or noon.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Game Time

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Come join us for an afternoon of checkers, chess, Connect Four, Jenga, jigsaw puzzles, mancala for kids, Monopoly, Scrabble, World Hangman, Yu-Gi-Oh, and more!

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

Additional Dates


May
4
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Pokemon Homes with ArchforKids

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Join ArchforKids and make a fabulous house where your Pokémon can live and train. This program is for children 6 to 12; caregivers are welcome. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


May
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Poetry Club

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Let's read and discuss great poetry together!

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

Additional Dates


May
28
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Address" by Fiona Davis.


Jun
1
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Marble Run Fun: A STEM Workshop

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

Participants in this workshop will use household items to design/create their own marble run. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Magic Show with Urban Stages

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading Magic with Urban Stages

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
10:15AM

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11:15AM

It's Rocket Science: STEAM Workshop for Children

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

It is rocket science. This is an interactive workshop for ages 7-12 that explores rocketry basics and scientific concepts such as Newton’s laws of motion through various crafts and activities. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Jun
25
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Auburndale
Registration: Not required

All are welcome to our discussion of "The Child" by Fiona Barton.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Auburndale Community Library has:

  • 7 adult computers
  • 4 teen computers
  • 4 children's computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Scanner and Copy Machine available. No Microfiche

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Auburndale Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Community Library include:

  • Chinese Collections Of books, CDs and DVDs

 


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
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Almodovar-Mastrototaro, Jennifer
29-50 170 Street, Apartment PVT
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 353-7688
Chou, Yun-Feng
46-02 194th Street, 1st floor
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 327-1282
Roses Daycare
137-40 45th Avenue, Apartment #4K
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-2152
Precious Angels Daycare
139-29 34th Road, #A5
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-2594
Community Nursery School at the Church on the Hill
167-07 35th Avenue
Queens NY , 11358
phone: (718) 539-0732
The Corner School Nursery and Kindergarten
150-03 Bayside Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2811
Montessori School of Bayside
34-57 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Queens NY , 11358
Sweet Angels Nursery School II
27-11 Bayside Lane
Queens NY , 11358
YAI NYL Clearview school
16-50 Utopia Parkway
Queens NY , 11358
phone: (718) 352-0104

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Auburndale Improvement Association
P.O. Box 580331, Station A
Flushing NY , 11358
North East Flushing Civil Association
peteron@verizon.net
 

Fire Department
Ladder Company 167
36-18 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-2000
 

Local Newspapers
Queens Chronicle
  

Parks and Playgrounds
  

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 312-2250
  

Post Office
Bay Terrace
21271 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
34-45 202 Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Holy Cross HS
26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
Lowell School of Bayside
203-05 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 352-2160

Public Elementary Schools
PS 209 Clearview Gardens (K-6)
16-10 Utopia Parkway
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-3939
PS 184 Flushing Manor (K-6)
163-15 21 Road
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-7800
PS 159 (K-6)
205-01 33 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8553
PS 032 State Street (K-6)
171-11 35 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 463-3747
  

Senior Centers
Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1792
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

History

In 1901, President L.H. Green of the New England Development and Improvement Company named Auburndale after his New England hometown. Previously the ninety acres had been the farm of Mr. Thomas Willet. Auburndale was born in 1901 as a housing development.

During the twentieth century, New York City experienced one of the most rapid population increases in history. With the railroad expansion and the creation of the city of Greater New York, Queens was no longer a backwater to the cities of Brooklyn and New York. Queens’ population grew steadily through to the 1940s. Bridges linked Queens to both Manhattan and the Bronx. After World War II, Auburndale’s population and demographics exploded. The GI Bill recipients coupled with immigrants fleeing post-war Europe flooded into Queens. By the 1960s, Auburndale did not look anything like a family farm.

The most dramatic changes occurred in the last two decades of the 1900s, from 1980-2000. As census records for 2000 show, the population of foreign-born immigrants has reached forty percent. Many of these speak a language other than English at home. High density housing is now the norm, replacing single family dwellings.

The library at Auburndale was established in the year 1930 when the developer of the area and the local Democratic Club provided space in the form of a store, rent-free. The library moved twice since then to rented store facilities on 32nd Avenue. City funds for the new branch were first approved in May 1964, and a Federal grant of $103,375 was approved in June 1966 under the Library Services and Construction Act. On October 20, 1969, A city–owned facility was opened at the present site in October 2010, after 4 months renovation, the modern high- technology Auburndale Library was reopened with fully RFID equipped and self-check in .machine.

Special Services

AARP Defensive Driving Class Book Club Discussion Chess Club Meeting Poetry Club Please call 718-352-2027 for details