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Poppenhusen

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Sep
19
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Fall Gardening and Crafts

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Join us for more fun in the garden as we continue to plant, water, and harvest our flowers and vegetables. With a little luck we will have a pumpkin or two by October!!

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

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Sep
20
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Infants and children up to 2 years and their caregivers enjoy rhymes, puppets, and playing with toys 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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Sep
20
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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Sep
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Wii Games

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come play our Wii games and relax at the end of the week! All ages are welcome.

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

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Sep
21
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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Sep
21
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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Sep
23
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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Sep
23
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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Sep
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Games Galore!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come play Monopoly, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Jenga, and more! This is for school-age kids.

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

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Sep
23
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Ancestry.com Library Edition

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

In this two-part workshop we will learn to use a few of the tools available for searching for your family history including Ancestry.com Library Edition and Familysearch.org, two free databases accessible at the library. We will explore census data, vital records, obituaries, records of military service, naturalization records, passenger ship logs, and more to build a family tree. Bringing your own laptop or device is helpful but not essential.

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

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Sep
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Coloring

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come relax at the Poppenhusen Library with adult coloring.

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

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Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School: Crafty Tuesday

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Arts and crafts are back this fall! We will paint, draw, fold, shape, glue and otherwise assemble a new take-home creation each week.


Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Children 2 - 4 years old and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, puppets, 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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Sep
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Construction Junction

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

What can you make out of marshmallows and toothpicks? Come find out, and use our Legos, Jenga, and Joinks to make creative structures. This is for school-age kids, teens, and adults.

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

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Sep
26
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Microsoft Office for Beginners / Build Your Resume Workshop

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Adults are welcome to come to the Poppenhusen Library to learn Microsoft Office for beginners or get assistance in building your resume.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Back-to-School: Hats! Hats! Hats!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Let's hear some stories about hats and make our own! Wear your favorite hat! This is for preschoolers and their caregivers.


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami: The Art Of Paper Folding

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is a great way to get children engaged in math and problem solving . It also improves their thinking skills. Please join us at Poppenhusen Library and let your hands create the magic.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Architectural Monuments of the Middle East.

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

This program is about some of the architectural monuments of Uzbekistan.


Oct
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

STACKS Homework Help Time

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Please join us at Poppenhusen Library for free STACKS after-school enrichment program, held Monday-Friday from 3:00-5:30 pm. STACKS provides daily homework assistance and enrichment programming for students ages 6-14 years old. For more information please call 718-359-1102.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafty Tuesdays

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Arts and crafts are back this fall! We will paint, draw, fold, shape, glue and otherwise assemble a new take-home creation each week.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
4:30PM

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5:15PM

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. For more information please call 718-359-1102.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
4:30PM

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5:30PM

This Book Has No Words!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Come learn about wordless books and how even without words they can tell a story. This program is for school-age kids.


Oct
3
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Creature Feature Film Festival

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

Witches and goblins and things that go bump in the night...As the days grow colder and the nights grow longer, join us for some scary movie fun every Thursday in October. All movies will be PG rated and family friendly.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learn Russian

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

This is a program for people willing to learn the Russian language - speaking, reading or writing.


Oct
16
1:30PM

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2:30PM

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


Oct
17
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Let's Play with Words!

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

We'll do crosswords, word scrambles, word searches, and more. This program is for school-age kids.


Oct
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Architectural Monuments of the Middle East.

Location: Poppenhusen
Registration: Not required

This program is about some of the architectural monuments of Uzbekistan.


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 Office74-09 37th Avenue, Suite 305
Jackson Heights NY , 11372
phone: 718-662-5970
Legislative Office229 Cannon HOB
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-3965
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
Liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-765-6675
Albany OfficeRoom 802, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210
fax: 518-426-6736

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.