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Hollis All Star Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club

Whether you are experienced or just a beginner, come join the Hollis All Star Stitches. You can create projects for yourself or donate to the community. Please bring your own materials if possible.

Jan 24 @ 1:00 PM, Jan 31 @ 1:00 PM, Feb 7 @ 1:00 PM, Feb 14 @ 1:00 PM, Feb 21 @ 1:00 PM

Video Game Club

Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

Jan 26 @ 1:00 PM, Feb 2 @ 1:00 PM, Feb 9 @ 1:00 PM, Feb 16 @ 1:00 PM, Feb 23 @ 1:00 PM

English Conversation Group at Hollis Library

Join us and practice your English language skills in friendly conversation with others. Preregistration is not required.

Feb 26 @ 1:15 PM, Mar 5 @ 1:15 PM, Mar 12 @ 1:15 PM, Mar 19 @ 1:15 PM, Mar 26 @ 1:15 PM

Jan
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Spelling Bee for Grades 3-8

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join the Hollis Library Spelling Bee and win a prize! Our winners will go on to compete at Central Library in May 2019.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Volunteers assist grade school children with homework and school assignments during after school hours, approximately 4pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Ages 18-36 months, join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and fun!

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

Additional Dates


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Jan
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Hollis All Star Stitchers - Knitting & Crocheting Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Whether you are experienced or just a beginner, come join the Hollis All Star Stitches. You can create projects for yourself or donate to the community. Please bring your own materials if possible.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Poetry Writing Workshop

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for a poetry writing workshop!


Jan
25
12:15PM

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12:45PM

Toddler Craft

Location: Hollis
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.

Continue the fun after storytime with a toddler craft.

HollisFri, Feb 1, 201912:15PM - 12:45PM
HollisFri, Feb 8, 201912:15PM - 12:45PM
HollisFri, Feb 15, 201912:15PM - 12:45PM
HollisFri, Feb 22, 201912:15PM - 12:45PM

Jan
25
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Friday Fun!

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of fun!


Jan
26
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Computer Course (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
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.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Part I - Introduction to the computer; Part II - Navigating the Internet; Part III- Creating your own email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.


Jan
26
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Video Game Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturday afternoons to play Wii, board games, and more!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Basic Email Computer Class

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come learn how to create and manage your email account.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Adult Book Club

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for book discussions and light refreshments. We will be reading and discussing the following books:
1/28: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" by Fannie Flagg
2/25: "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" by Katarina Bivald
3/18: "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion
4/22: "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens
You may pick up copies at Hollis Library about four weeks before each meeting.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Microsoft Word Computer Class

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come learn how to use Microsoft Word to create documents and letters for daily use.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

FDNY Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
1:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Counseling For Low Income Older Adults

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

IRS 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; copy of the 2017 return(s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2s; 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; healthcare forms; self-employment forms; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; and a cancelled check for refunds.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
4
12:30PM

--to--

1:30PM

Basic Computer Class

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come learn the basic steps of how to operate a computer for daily use.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations Story Sharing Workshop

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Adults in the community will share the story of their immigration from other countries or migration from other parts of the country. These stories will serve as inspiration for an upcoming program to create a collage. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

The New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education will offer tips for seniors on how to stay safe while crossing New York City streets and discuss Mayor de Blasio's traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Poetry Workshop for Teens

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

We will highlight famous poets from the Harlem Renaissance, the 60s, and contemporary rap artists. Teens can read poems aloud and identify similarities and differences. If there is time, teens can write their own poetry. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
9
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Bengali)

Location: Hollis
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.

Learn to create documents and work with tables. Part 1-Introduction to Microsoft Word; Part 2- Creating and saving documents; Part 3-Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required. Please call the Hollis Library reference desk at 718-465-7355.

HollisSat, Feb 16, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM
HollisSat, Feb 23, 201910:00AM - 11:30AM

Feb
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Jazz and Blues

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Stacia Hobdy performs the music of such legendary artists as Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, BB King, and more. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Valentine's Day Craft

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us to make a Valentine craft for someone special!


Feb
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Jacob Lawrence Panel 61 Activity

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

The story of migration is ongoing. In the final, 60th panel of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence leaves us with the words “And the migrants kept coming.” Today, more than 75 years later, Lawrence’s epic narrative continues to have powerful echoes. Come and help us create the next chapter, the next powerful image of migration. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
26
1:15PM

--to--

3:00PM

English Conversation Group at Hollis Library

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us and practice your English language skills in friendly conversation with others. Preregistration is not required.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Storytime

Location: Hollis
Registration: Not required

Ages 18-36 months, join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and fun!

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 Hollis Community Library has:

  • 6 adult public computers
  • 4 children's public computers
  • 1 early literacy station
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

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International Language Collections at the Hollis Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

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

  • Black Experience
  • Graphic Novels

 


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
Hollis Community Service Center
193-25 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-0923
Kiddy Corner
197-25 Hillside Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 740-0717
Little Red Wagon Day Care Center
188-06 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 468-6627
Precious Children Day Care
202-11 Jamaica Ave.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 479-2127
Rainbow Day Care
90-16 187th Pl.
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 454-4284
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 12
90-28 161 Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 658-3308
fax: (718) 739-6997
  

Community Organizations & Services
Community Care
97-11 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11429
phone: (718) 465-7677
YMCA of Greater New York
89-25 Parsons Blvd.
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 739-6600
 

Fire Department
Engine 301 Ladder 150
91-02 197 St
Hollis NY , 11423
  

Local Hospitals
Holliswood Hospital
87-37 Palermo Street
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 776-8265
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Bellaire Playground
89 Ave., 207 & 208 Streets
Hollis NY , 11472
  

Police Department
107th Precinct
71-01 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 969-5100
  

Post Office
Hollis Post Office
197-33 Hillside Ave.
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Yeshiva University HS For Girls
86-86 Palo Alto Street
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 479-8550
Summit School
187-30 Grand Central Parkway
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 264-2931
Incarnation
89-15 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11427
phone: (718) 465-5066
Cambria Heights Academy
188-04 91 Ave.
Hollis NY, 11423
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 35 Nathaniel Woodhull
191-02 90 Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-6820
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry
190-20 109 Road
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 465-5538
PS 134 Hollis
203-02 109th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-5544
PS 178 Holliswood
189-10 Radnor Road
Jamaica NY , 11423
phone: (718) 464-5763
Ps 135 The Bellaire School
207-11 89th Ave.
Queens Village NY, 11427
phone: (718) 464-2119
 

Public High Schools
Martin Van Buren HS
230-17 Hillside Avenue
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
IS 238 Susan B. Anthony
88-15 182 St.
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 297-9821
 

Senior Centers
Allen Community Senior Center
166-01 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
phone: (718) 658-0980
Hillside Comprehensive Care Center
188-11 Hillside Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 264-6680
Jewish Association for services to the aged (JASA) Young Israel of Holliswood / Holliswood Jewish Center
86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd
Queens Village NY, 11427

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
BGrodenchik@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
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. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
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

The town of Hollis is subdivided into two major sections, Hollis and Holliswood. It was originally part of the famous Dutch purchase of Jamaica in 1656 from the Jameco Indians. During the revolutionary war, General Nathaniel Woodhull, the commander of the Queens and Suffolk militia, was mortally wounded by the British forces in a tavern at Hollis’ village center. His crime was refusing to say “God save the King”.

Previously known as East Jamaica, Hollis was developed in 1884-5 by former Queens Highway commissioner Frederick W. Dunton. After having purchased 136 acres of land in Hollis, Dunton interested several of his friends in the district, and sold them land lots. Homes were quickly built on the land that was previously farmland. Dunton named the town after Hollis, New Hampshire, where he was born. In 1885, Dunton and several other residents donated land and opened a new railroad station.

In 1895, the towns little old wooden school house was replaced by Public School 35, which was later moved to a larger building. In 1896, a library in Hollis was organized through voluntary contributions, and by 1897, the library contained 800 volumes. The Hollis library became a branch of the Queens Borough Public Library on January 1, 1901, and in that year circulated 4,428 books. The library’s present location on Hillside Avenue was established in 1973.

By 1920, the population of Hollis grew to almost 4,000 residents, and attracted many Manhattan commuters. Hollis now houses approximately 31,000 residents. It is a growing and diverse community with Hillside and Jamaica avenues serving as its main shopping areas. Famous residents of Hollis have included Mario Cuomo, L.L. Cool J., and Colin Powell.

More information about the Hollis community is available from the following sources:

Global Community in Queens, New York City, HollisNY.com, http://www.hollisny.com/history.htm

Hollis, Ruth M. Haines, The Queens Borough Public Library Bulletin, 1937 (pamphlet)

Hollis in History, Edward Hale Brush, Long Island Life, 1922 (pamphlet)