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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Queens Library

This year marks the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope you will join us for our special events that pay tribute to his life and legacy.

We also have suggestions for great books and movies about Dr. King.

All Queens Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. ...

Our Celebration of Kindness

Queens Library celebrated the kindness that fills our communities with our It’s Time for Kind campaign during this past holiday season.

“Kindness can change the world,” President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott said at a kickoff event for our campaign.

Learn all about the programs and events we held across ...

Ask Yourself What You Feel Curious About

Pat Cummings has always loved libraries. They were places where she could follow up on any topic that she was curious about—and after her mother became a librarian, she spent even more time at the library.

Now, as an author, illustrator, and teacher, Cummings describes herself as heavily dependent on libraries, to get all ...

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 ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

What We Bring: Immigrant Art On View at Central Library

Join us for a new art exhibit at Central Library in Jamaica from January 7 to March 2 that honors the artistic talents and cultural contributions of new immigrants.

What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts adds to the national dialogue on immigration. Focusing on the cultural contributions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the ...

Free Job Readiness Training

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium for Worker Education have partnered to provide a free Job Readiness and Computer Training program for the unemployed or underemployed.

This 7-week training program is a comprehensive series of workshops that offers entry-level to ...

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, ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Jan
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Adults can relax and take their minds off their stressful lives and color at the library.

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

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Jan
22
3:00PM

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4:30PM

STACKS Homework Help

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Welcome to the STACKS Homework Help! Conquer all your schoolwork challenges; sign up to get homework help every day after school (ages 6-14). Registration Required. Please call 718-359-1102 for details.

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

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Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Celebrate Tangrams!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Learn about these crazy shapes and the pictures you can make from them. This program is for school-age children; those under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.


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Jan
22
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STACKS Program

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

The STACKS program will enhance learning experiences through structured and unstructured age (6-14) appropriate activities in a safe and welcoming environment that helps build emotional, social, and academic skills. Participate in a variety of enrichment activities that are informative, hands-on, and fun! Activities include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and literacy-based activities that complement the school curriculum.

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

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Jan
23
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children 2-4 years old and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and circle time in this 45-minute program.

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

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Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Graphic Novel Club!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Enjoy graphic novels? Then join us for our graphic novel club! We'll be exploring graphic novels in a variety of ways from enjoying graphic novels you love to read to drawing your favorite comic legends to creating storyboards and panels to watching new and old favorites. We'll be reading amazing titles, laughing over the funny parts of books, pointing out things we liked and didn't like, and having fun with other people who like comics as well.

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

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Jan
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Chess is a game of strategy and problem solving, Whether you have never played, are a beginner, or a more advanced player, you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Play a game of chess with friends at Poppenhusen Library.

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

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Jan
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Conversational English Group

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us in our meeting room to practice speaking English in an informal setting.

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

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Jan
25
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

In this 45-minute program, infants to 3 years olds enjoy bouncing rhymes, puppets, and free play with our toys and puzzles. An adult must accompany the child.

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

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Jan
25
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Do you have a gadget or device that you are having issues with or need help with? Bring your device to the library and get one-on-one help! To make an appointment or if you have any questions please call Poppenhusen Library at 718-353-8894.

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

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Jan
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come race your wheels off, battle your heart out, and dance your socks off with Wii games at the library every Monday! We have sports games, dancing games, racing games, and more! No registration or experience necessary. A parent or guardian must accompany children under age 8.

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

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Jan
26
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Walk-In Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come create an awesome craft every Saturday, free of charge! The fun begins at 11am in the Children's Room.

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

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Jan
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Coloring Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Relax and unwind at Poppenhusen Library and make new friends while having fun with family coloring time. We will provide coloring sheets and pencils. Just come in and have fun!

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

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Jan
28
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Drop-In Computer Help

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Is your computer stumping you? Do you want to learn how to do something specific on the computer? We're here to help! Bring us your computer questions and queries and we'll provide basic instruction. This is a drop-in class for beginner to intermediate computer users. Library card is required. 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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Jan
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Weekly Crossword

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

A weekly crossword to challenge you!

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

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Jan
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come use your imagination to build Lego structures! For school-age children.

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

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Jan
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue. A mystery will be presented and if you solve it, you could win a prize.


Jan
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Knit and Crochet Circle

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Learn to knit, get help with projects, share patterns and techniques, or have an enjoyable chat as you work on your projects. All handicrafts welcome! We have some supplies, but please bring your own if you have them.

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

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Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make It and Take It

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays for a fun craft! Materials are limited; first-come, first-served. The February 12th session with be a Valentine's Day craft. Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult.

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

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Feb
4
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Citizenship Preparation Information Session

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an information session on the citizenship application process as well as tips and tools that will help you prepare for your test and interview.


Feb
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learning at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for TEDx videos at the library. This month we'll be focused on love! Love makes the world go 'round.


Feb
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Valentine’s Day Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fun craft for school-age children. Those under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.


Feb
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Adult Craft

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Adults, spend your Valentine's Day crafting with us at the library! We'll be using old books to make a craft!


Feb
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Let's Talk About it

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

What was the Great Migration? We'll listen to stories and talk about it. This program is for school-age children; those under the age of eight must be accompanied by an adult. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Club

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join our monthly adult book club to read and discuss a variety of books.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue. If you can solve the mystery presented, you could win a prize! This program is for adults.


Feb
25
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Seniors, Don’t Be Scammed!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Our local police department will be joining us for an informational lecture on how senior citizens can protect themselves.


Feb
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Video Suite

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of videos: "Jacob Lawrence and the Making of the Migration Series," Nikky Finney reads "Migration Portraiture," Tyehimba Jess reads "Negro Migration," Yusef Komunyakaa reads "The Great Migration," and "Voices of the Great Migration, Part 1." For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

You Can Do It!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

If you've ever felt that you aren't as good as everyone else, this is a place where you can share your feelings. We'll talk about how to feel better about ourselves, to feel that we can do it! For school-aged kids.

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

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Mar
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of intrigue and mystery at the library. A mystery will be presented and customers will have the opportunity to solve it and win a prize!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

TED Talks at Queens Library Poppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of TED Talk videos. The theme this month is Fierce Females.


Mar
14
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Bring your stuffed animals for a sleepover at the library! When you pick them up the next day, we'll give you photos of how they spent the night.


Mar
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

That's Puzzling!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Bring your patience and problem-solving skills as we make puzzles and challenge each other to solve them. This program is for school-age children; those under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


Apr
4
6:45PM

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7:45PM

April Astronomy Sessions

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Learn about and view the wonders in the sky at our April Astronomy Sessions on our front lawn. Weather permitting.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Mystery Night at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue at the library. A mystery will be presented and customers will have the opportunity to solve it and win a prize.


Apr
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

TED Talks at Queens Library Poppenhusen

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of TED Talk videos. This month's theme is Our Awesome Earth.


Apr
29
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Health at the Library

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Your health is important! Join us for a conversation about how to stay and be healthy.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Poppenhusen Community Library has:

  • 12 public computers
  • 1 public catalog
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Poppenhusen Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Hindi

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

  • Cookbooks
  • Mind and Body
  • YA Graphic Novels
  • Community History(College Point)


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
Flushing YMCA Nursery School
13846 Northern Blvd
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6884
Little Angels Day Care
3-17 127 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-0544
Sensational Kids
12406 14th Ave.
Flushing NY , 11356
phone: (718) 445-2580
Corner School
15003 Bayside Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2811
fax:
Tutor Time Learning Ctr.
2556 Ulmer St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 661-4700
Little Kids on the Block Group Daycare, Inc.
18-34 120 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-359-1853
fax:
Daycare Kangaroo
13th Ave. and 127 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 347-438-1141
fax:
Just Like Your Home Day Care Inc.
7-43 130 St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-461-2374
fax:
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
45-35 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
College Point Civic & Taxpayers Assoc.
P.O. Box 564294
College Point NY , 11356
phone:
fax:
College Point Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps
123-06 18th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-0199
College Point Little League
1328 123rd St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 460-8408
College Point Security Patrol
P.O. Box 4563,
College Point NY , 11356
Everett F. Herrel Post 885 VFW
120-19 14th Road
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 762-8886
fax: (718) 762-8886
Oscar Ammann Post 853 American Legion
120-17 18th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-3029
Poppenhusen Institute
114-04 14th Road
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 358-0067
College Point Arts Center
14-48 College Point Blvd.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: 718-539-3550
fax:
 

Fire Department
Engine 273 Hook & Ladder
40-18 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Local Hospitals
New York Hospital Queens
5645 Main St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-1231 or (800) 282-6684
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
 

Local Newspapers
Whitestone Times

Parks and Playgrounds
College Point Park
College Point Blvd & 14th Ave.
Herman A. MacNeil Park
Poppenhusen Ave, College Place 115 St, East River
Poppenhusen Playground
20th Ave. Between 23rd & 124th St

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5540
  

Post Office
College Point Branch
120-05 15 Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-8691
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Promise Christian Academy (preK-8)
130-30 31 Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4409
fax:
Holy Trinity School (1-8)
14-45 143rd St.
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-1479
St. Agnes' Academic High School
13-20 124th St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-6276
St. Fidelis School (K-8)
124-06 14th Ave.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 539-2628
  

Public Elementary Schools
Community School District 25
30-48 Linden Place
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 281-7600
fax: (718) 281-7608
PS 29 (preK-5)
125-10 23rd Avenue
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 886-5111
fax: (718) 461-6812
PS 129 (preK-5)
128-02 7 Ave
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 353-3150
fax:

Public High Schools
Flushing High School
3501 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Edward Bleeker J.H.S. 185
147-27 25th Dr.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
William H Carr Jr High # 194Q
15460 17th Ave
Flushing NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-0818
 

Senior Centers
College Point Senior Luncheon Club
13-28 123rd St.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 961-0344
fax: (718) 561-0349
North Flushing Senior Citizen Club
22-38 College Point Blvd.
College Point NY , 11356
phone: (718) 359-9488
 

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. Daniel Rosenthal
RosenthalD@nyassembly.gov
District Office Address 159-06 71st Avenue
Flushing NY, 11365
phone: (718) 969-1508
fax: (718) 969-8326
Albany Office LOB, Room 431
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4404
fax: (518) 455-5408
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
District Office
Legislative Office229 Cannon HOB
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office
Legislative OfficeLegislative Office Bldg. Room 902
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210

History

In 1645, the Matinecock tribe sold 17,000 wooded acres of land to the Governor of the New Netherlands, Willem Kieft, who parceled the land out among Dutch and English settlers. A descendant of English nobility named William Lawrence received 900 acres in an area called Tew’s Neck, as it was then called. In this way, he became College Point’s first English settler. Later, a gentleman named Eliphalet Stratton acquired 320 acres of this original parcel, and Lawrence Neck became Strattonport. In 1838, the Reverend William Augustus Muhlenberg, rector of St. George Episcopal Church in Flushing, founded St. Paul’s College on the site of what is now MacNeil Park. This institution lasted less than a decade, but its name became permanently stamped on the entire community of College Point.

In the 1850’s, a German immigrant named Conrad Poppenhusen arrived in College Point and changed it forever. The process known as Vulcanization – the process of treating rubber to give it strength and durability – had recently been discovered, and Poppenhusen saw the economic potential. He was able to use hard rubber to replace whalebone (which was the standard at the time) in everything from ladies corsets to scientific equipment. Poppenhusen built a large factory in the area, employing hundreds of immigrant workers and constructed a model community with schools, water and sewage systems, a branch of the Long Island Railroad, and a cobblestone road to Flushing. The very first free Kindergarten in the United States was established by Conrad Poppenhusen at the Poppenhusen Institute, an edifice he created for the education and enlightenment of his workers. The original core collection of what would become the Library was housed within the Poppenhusen Institute.

In the year 1904, when Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States, the Poppenhusen Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library opened its doors to an enthusiastic community. It was constructed of brick and stone in the Classical Revival style by Heins and LaFarge, and was one of the original Carnegie buildings in the Queens system. Only six of these remain in the borough. While the building itself was financed by railroad magnate Andrew Carnegie, the land was donated by the citizens of the College Point community. The core of the original collection was donated by Conrad Poppenhusen and family, comprised of the books that had originally been housed at the Poppenhusen Institute. In addition to achieving Landmark status, the branch has gone through a complete interior renovation which preserves its stately appearance while enhancing library service with modern technology. The library celebrated its official Centennial in October of 2004. The Poppenhusen branch proudly bears the name of the historic benefactor of College Point.

While College Point had become known during the latter part of the 19th Century as the hard rubber capital of the Northeast, plastics would eventually take over and replace hard rubber as a component in the manufacture of small consumer goods. The rubber company Mr. Poppenhusen had established at College Point moved to New Jersey in the 1930’s, and the last of the College Point rubber factories closed in the 1970’s. College Point is still home to a number of small businesses and factories, and its community remains vital and involved, solidified by long-time residents and merchants, and revitalized by new immigrant families. College Point, with its many changes over time, still maintains a waterside, small-town feel.