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Winter Computer Class (Introduction)

1/18 & 2/15: Basics of computer and exploring Windows
1/25 & 3/1: Internet browser, search engine, digital map, and email
2/1 & 3/8: Basics of Microsoft Word
2/8 & 3/15: Using a public computer, printer, and scanner in the library
Space is limited and registration is required. Please call or come to ...

Jan 25 @ 10:00 AM, Feb 1 @ 10:00 AM, Feb 8 @ 10:00 AM, Feb 15 @ 10:00 AM, Mar 1 @ 10:00 AM

Winter Computer Class (Intermediate)

1/4: Basics of PowerPoint
1/18 & 3/1: Basics of Excel
1/25 & 3/8: Basics of Excel formula, functions, sorting, and filter
2/1 & 3/15: Excel number format, conditional formatting, basic of charts, and page layout
2/8: Word shortcuts, table, header/footer, and page layout.
2/15: Word tab stops, text ...

Jan 25 @ 11:30 AM, Feb 1 @ 11:30 AM, Feb 8 @ 11:30 AM, Feb 15 @ 11:30 AM, Mar 1 @ 11:30 AM

Chess Club

Players age 8 and up learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome.

Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM, Feb 4 @ 6:00 PM, Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM, Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM, Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM

Jan
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

STACKS: Homework Help

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

STACKS is a free enrichment program for children in grades 1 to 8. STACKS was created to enhance participant's learning experiences through structured and unstructured age-appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps school-age children build their emotional, social, and academic skills. Homework Help is the keystone of the STACKS program. It occurs daily after school for 60-90 minutes. Registration is required. Please call or come to the library to register.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Needlework

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children and teens, grades 2 and up, can learn needlework. Material is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Coding Club: Introduction to Scratch

Location: Bayside
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

This club will introduce children in grades 3-5 to computer science and the programming language Scratch via various activities. Design your own stories, and create and share your own animations. Knowledge of basic computer literacy skills and 3rd grade reading, writing, and math is recommended. Space is limited and registration is required before the first session. Please call or come to the library to register. Registration starts on December 20. You must attend all sessions.

BaysideTue, Jan 29, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
BaysideTue, Feb 12, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM

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Jan
22
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STACKS: Enrichment Activities

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

STACKS is a free enrichment program for children in grades 1 to 8. The enrichment activities are part of the STACKS program. They include math games, science experiments, board games, talent shows, spelling bees, arts and crafts, and performances. The activities occur daily after school for 60 minutes. Registration is required. Please call or come to the library to register.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children 18-30 months and their caregivers can enjoy an hour of songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Italian Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Italian? Join us at the Italian Club to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Lunar New Year: Learn How to Make Korean-Style Pumpkin Porridge, Hobakjuk

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Hobakjuk is a Korean- style pumpkin porridge. It has a rich aroma, great taste, and numerous nutritional values. Come and learn how to make smooth, colorful hobakjuk and warm up from the winter weather! This program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses, allergies or adverse reactions from tasting food.


Jan
25
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Winter Computer Class (Introduction)

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

1/18 & 2/15: Basics of computer and exploring Windows
1/25 & 3/1: Internet browser, search engine, digital map, and email
2/1 & 3/8: Basics of Microsoft Word
2/8 & 3/15: Using a public computer, printer, and scanner in the library
Space is limited and registration is required. Please call or come to the library to register.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Picture Book

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime for children 3-5 years old.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
11:30AM

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1:30PM

Winter Computer Class (Intermediate)

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

1/4: Basics of PowerPoint
1/18 & 3/1: Basics of Excel
1/25 & 3/8: Basics of Excel formula, functions, sorting, and filter
2/1 & 3/15: Excel number format, conditional formatting, basic of charts, and page layout
2/8: Word shortcuts, table, header/footer, and page layout.
2/15: Word tab stops, text box, and SmartArt
It is strongly recommended that you have basic computer skills before the class. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call or come to the library to register.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens will read to kids in grades K-3.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
11:00AM

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1:00PM

New Year New Movies

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and celebrate the New Year by watching new movies with us!
1/5: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (2018, PG-13)
1/12: "Equalizer 2" (2018, R)
1/19: "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" (2018, PG-13)
1/26: "Crazy Rich Asians" (2018, PG-13)


Jan
28
10:15AM

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11:00AM

Baby & Me

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Babies 7-18 months and their caregivers enjoy 45-minute of songs and playtime.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Children 2 1/2-3 1/2 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and finger plays.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Players age 8 and up learn chess and compete against each other. All experience levels are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Join the English Conversation Group at Bayside Community Library. Registration is not required, just walk-in.


Jan
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shape Up NYC: Yoga for Adults

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This healing session is appropriate for those who wish to finally add the healing qualities of yoga into their lives. Instructor Alice moves the body through the classical poses very slowly, gently, and conscientiously. You will also learn important breathing exercises. Everyone will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Please bring a yoga mat and water to keep hydrated, and wear comfortable clothing. 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


Jan
30
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Let's Move!

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Let's Move! Come join the program inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. In the United States, childhood obesity rates have tripled. The “Let’s Move!” initiative aims to reduce obesity and prolong life for Americans. Come learn about the “Let’s Move!” program, the benefits of physical activity for heart health, and much more.


Feb
1
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Mapping Your Migration Pattern

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Throughout the month of February, everyone will have the opportunity to map their family's migration path to New York City on our migration map. Please note this map will be up throughout the entire month. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
2
11:00AM

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1:15PM

Movie Screening

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and watch movies together with families, friends, and other library patrons.
2/2: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13)
2/16: "Book Club" (2018, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Feb
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Brill-iant! The Songwriters of NYC's House of Hits

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Willa Bassen performs the music of Burt Bacharach, Bobby Darin, Neil Diamond, Leiber & Stoller, Carole King, Tony Orlando, Neil Sedaka, and many more whose songs defined popular music for generations.


Feb
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Hip Hop Trivia and Music for Teens

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Teens, come test your knowledge of hip hop's founders and music! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
15
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Sing-Along Screening of "Frozen"

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Join us for a screening and sing-along of favorite songs such as “For the First Time in Forever,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Let It Go.” (2013, PG)


Feb
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Chinese Theatre Works presents White Snake

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

This best-loved romantic tale in every genre of Chinese literature and stage performance tells the great tragic love story of White Snake, a snake spirit with magical healing powers who falls in love with a human named Xu Xian, a handsome young herbalist. The result is a unique cross-cultural theatrical experience that will delight audiences of all ages, followed by our artists sharing their own love stories with the audience.


Feb
19
1:00PM

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2:45PM

Family Movie

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Come and watch movies together with families, friends, and other library patrons.
2/19: "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" (2018, PG)
2/20: "Christopher Robin" (2018, PG)
2/22: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" (2014, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Diabetes Day

Location: Bayside
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about diabetes management or prevention? Nutrition, foot care, understanding the numbers...it can seem overwhelming! Meet one-on-one with students and faculty from St. John's University to answer your questions about diabetes. Come join us! All are welcome!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Bayside Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Wireless access for laptops.(For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Bayside Community Library include:

  • Japanese (DVDs and Cassettes)
  • Chinese or Ni HaoKorean or Hannara
  • Korean or Hannara
  • French (DVDs)
  • Hindi (DVDs & Videos)
  • Spanish
  • Italian

 

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

  • Black Experience
  • Community History
  • Gardening
  • Classical Music

 


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
Chabad of Bayside
26-06 213th Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 279-1457
Flushing YMCA Bayside Program Center
214-13 35th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-5972
Happy Time Nursery School
42-36 209th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-2220
Kids Kampus
45-63 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-8310
Noah's Ark Progressive Learning Center
38-20 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-4251
Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers
61-58 Spring Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-8971

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
fax: (718) 225-4514
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Business Association
PO Box 241
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-2277
Bayside Hills Civic Association
PO Box 640246
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 961-5550
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten NY , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647
  

Fire Department
Engine 306
40-18 214 Place
Queens NY , 11361
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11364
The Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
P.O. Box 610540
Bayside NY ,
phone: (718) 352- 2080 Emergency phone: (718) 352-1133
fax: (718)352-2080

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
St. Mary's Hospital for Children
29-01 216 Street
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 281-8890
 

Local Newspapers
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Crocheron Park
33rd to 35th Avenue, Little Neck Bay
Fresh Meadows NY , 11366
Douglaston Park Golf Course
John Golden Park
215 Pl., S/O 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
  

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Bayside Annex Post Office
Bayside Post Office
Bay Terrace Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church - School (PreK-8)
34-45 202nd Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-4434
Sacred Heart School (PreK-8)
216-01 38 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 631-4804
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 31 - The Bayside School (K-5)
211-45 46th Road
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8288
PS 41 - Crocheron School (K-5)
214-43 35 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8333
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8395
P.S. 130 - Early Childhood School For Science And Technology (PreK-3)
200-01 42 Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718)357-6606
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 169 - Bay Terrace School (K-6)
18-25 212 Street
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 428-6160
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Blvd
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773

Public High Schools
Bayside High School (9-12)
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
MS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
MS 158-Marie Curie (6-9)
46-35 Oceania Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 423-8100
 

Senior Centers
Bayside Senior Center
221-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside NY , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
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. Nily D. Rozic
RozicN@nyassembly.gov
District Office 159-16 Union Turnpike
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
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
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office
Legislative OfficeLegislative Office Bldg. Room 902
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210

History

Bayside first drew the attention of English and Dutch settlers almost 400 years ago. William Lawrence, the owner of a fleet of clipper ships used for the China trade, sailed into Little Neck Bay in 1644 and established the first settlement in Bayside. For many years Bayside was the political, social and cultural center of Metropolitan New York. During that time period the Lawrence family played dominant roles in the burgeoning town’s history and development. They were military heroes, mayors, and judges. One such family member, Judge Effingham Lawrence, is recognized as having given Bayside its name for its location by the ocean.

Bayside did not have any library services until June 4, 1906. The Queens Borough Public Library opened a branch on Bell Avenue with Miss Margaret J. Solon in charge. It was the smallest branch in the system, consisting of 2,300 volumes and less than 400 members. In 1911 the library was moved to Elsie Place where it stayed until its move in 1932 to Bell Boulevard.

In May 1965, the Bayside Library moved once again to a new, more spacious, well-lit building at 214-20 Northern Boulevard where its design lent itself to the storage and use of more books. In addition, a new multi-purpose room helped accommodate the growing needs of Bayside’s community with its programs for adults, teens and toddlers. This location remains its home today.