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Queensboro Hill

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
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Every Teen Ready to Achieve: Teen Makerspace Afternoons

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

For 24 sessions over 12 weeks, teens engage in a series of hands-on projects to develop their ability to identify problems, brainstorm, tinker, create, innovate, and reach solutions. This is open to teens ages 14-19. Teens who attend 12 sessions will be invited to an end of program party. Those who attend 20 sessions or more will receive a certificate of completion.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Shiver Me Timbers Pirate Storytime and Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-12 will hear stories starring pirates and make their own pirate eye patch!


Sep
19
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available 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
20
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's/dementia can be a stressful and emotional journey that can affect the health of the caregiver. Come learn different ways to identify the signs of caregiver stress, as well as stress management techniques that will help you reduce stress and avoid caregiver burnout.


Sep
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Saturday Musical Bubble Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will hear interactive stories, sing along, and do finger plays. Then they will get to play with toys and small instruments, and dance to music and bubbles.


Sep
21
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Saturday Color Me Calm Fun for Kids!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will get to choose to color various Color Me Calm patterns with colored pencils in the children's room. The coloring pages will be found in the binder near the children's librarian's desk.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Tabletop Gaming for Teens

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Teens play tabletop games in a fun and supportive environment.


Sep
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Elephant and Piggie Storytime and Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

The children ages 3-12 will hear stories starring the lovable Elephant and Piggie to celebrate International Pig Day! Then we will make an Elephant and Piggie puppet!


Sep
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Afternoon Book Club: "City of Thieves" by David Benioff

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller "City of Thieves" is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men. Copies will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before the discussion.


Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Musical Bubble Mother Goose

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages birth to 18 months will hear interactive stories with songs, finger plays, baby bounces, and music. Then they get to dance with bubbles and play with toys.


Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Musical Bubble Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will hear interactive stories and finger plays. They will also get to dance to music and bubbles, and play with small instruments and toys.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Musical Bubble Toddler Time

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 5 years old will hear interactive stories with songs, finger plays, and music. Then they get to dance with bubbles and play with toys.


Sep
25
12:00PM

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2:00PM

We Speak NYC: English Class Conversation and Lessons

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Join our English conversation and lessons for adults. Register in person or by phone at 718-359-8332.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

American Museum of Natural History Day Computer Class

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will learn how to navigate and use the wonderful vast free information portal known as American Museum of Natural History. Then they will write a short story based on their favorite topic from the site.


Oct
1
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

This class for beginners consists of 3 sessions: mousercise/typing, web browsing/email, and creating a document in Microsoft Word.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Yoga for Adults with Dorothy Ng

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Certified yoga instructor Dorothy Ng teaches basic yoga techniques and exercises. Bring a mat and wear workout clothes. It is recommended that you do not eat for three hours or drink for one hour before class. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime and Craft

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will hear tales from various Hispanic countries. Then they will make coqui puppets.


Oct
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Musical Bubble Storytime

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will hear interactive stories, sing along, and do finger plays. Then they will get to play with toys and small instruments, and dance to music and bubbles.


Oct
5
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Language Learning Group for Level II Beginners in Spanish

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Do you know a little Spanish and wish you could speak more of the language? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a ten-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Public Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Multicultural Storytime and Craft for Children

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will listen to stories from around the world. Then they will make a craft.


Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Coding Class for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will learn how to code a spooky Halloween video on Scratch computer platform. Space is limited; sign-up with a librarian is required.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Your Own Fluffly Fall Leaves

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will learn how to make their own leaves by sewing. This is for older kids only, ages 9-12.


Oct
16
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Project Care Stories and Songs with Bob "Bobaloo" Basey

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

In honor of Character Counts Month, Bob “Bobaloo” Basey will present Project CARE. The program consists of multicultural stories and songs about Caring, Awareness, Respect, and Esteem.


Oct
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Won't You Be My Neighbor? A Mr. Rogers Storytime Celebration

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will hear stories starring Daniel the Tiger, the puppet who Mr. Fred Rogers performed. We will also get to see clips from famous TV show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.


Oct
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Your Own Halloween Basket for Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children will learn the art of weaving. They will make their own Halloween basket.


Oct
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Your Own Henna Tattoo for Older Kids

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 9-12 will learn how to make their own henna tattoo.Then they will tattoo their hands. It is a temporary tattoo.


Oct
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Your Own Haunted House

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will make a small haunted house.


Oct
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Your Own Witch Wand for Halloween!

Location: Queensboro Hill
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 will get to make their own magical wand.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Queensboro Hill Community Library has:

  • 13 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Hindi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Queensboro Hill Community Library include:

  • Black Experience

 


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
Annette Berrien
137-40 45th Avenue, Floor Ground
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 461-3251
BO-RAM After School
140-30 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
fax: (718) 888-3331
Boon Church Chinese
43-72 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 445-7640
fax: (718) 445-5323
Beaco 189 Tasc Program
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-6014
fax: (718) 961-6030
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Queensboro Hill Jewish Center
156-03 Horace Harding Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 445-4141
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-05128
Chinese Cultural Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 997-4747
Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts
147-17 45th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 539-4682
Angela Banks
133-24 Sandford Avenue, Apartment 1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-1024

Fire Department
Engine 273 / Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY ,
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
Crocheron Park
215th Place and 33rd Road
NY ,
Alley Pond Environmental center
228-06 Northern Boulevard
NY , phone: (718) 229-4000

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Post Office
4165 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (800) 275-8777
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Townsend Harris High School
149-11 Melbourne Avenue
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
fax: (718) 575-4069
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 163 Flushing Heights
159-01 59 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11365
phone: (718) 353-2514
PS 024 Andrew Jackson
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
fax: (718) 460-3251
PS 201 Kissena School
65-11 155 Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 359-0620
Queens College School
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 461-7462
  

Public High Schools
H.S. 425 John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353- 6464
  

Senior Centers
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)358-3030
Selfhelp Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-5777
Selfhelp Prince St Senior Center
36-12 Prince Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718 )961-4550
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
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
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 913, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: 718-358-6364
fax: 718-445-7868
Legislative Office 2209 Rayburn 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
  

History

Queensboro Hill is a relatively small and ethnically diverse residential community situated on the main line between Flushing and Jamaica. In the past, it was a section composed of large farms. The esteemed names of Whitson, Bowne and Elliot are part of the history of Queensboro Hill. The site now occupied by the library was once called “Ireland Hill” after a grist mill on Flushing Creek. Wheat or corn grown on the hill was carted down the hill to be ground at the mill. Later the neighborhood changed its name to Spring Hill, most likely after the well-known Spring Hill residence of Gov. Cadwallader Colden.

The name Queensboro Hill was adopted around 1900. In 1930, Queensboro Hill was described in the yearly report of the Book Bus as “a small community entirely cut off from any other community – the school (P.S. 120) is the center of activity." That center was soon to be replaced by the new Queensboro Hill Library.

The history of book borrowing in Queensboro Hill goes back to 1930 when the Book Bus began to operate in Queens and Queensboro Hill was one of its original stops. At the end of the first year the circulation had reached 2,680 items and there were 146 borrowers, only 3 of whom were adults. The circulation continued to grow with the community and when a small building erected by the city for the comfort of World’s Fair visitors was found to be impracticable it was offered to the QBPL. The building was solidly built, spacious and located in an attractively landscaped plot. Alterations were completed from funds allotted by the Works Progress Administration and $1,000 was allowed from corporate funds for furniture and equipment. Shelves were installed to accommodate 4,500 volumes and $3,000 was allocated by the Board of Trustees for the purchase of books. In November 1940 Queensboro Hill branch opened in the presence of the Borough President and several members of the Board of Trustees. The new building boasted a separate children’s room, sturdy Library Bureau furniture and an oil burner. During the first 8 months the branch circulated 17,444 volumes and registered 739 new customers. By the end of 1944 Queensboro Hill library had 1,254 registered borrowers.

On June 14, 1982, a modern, city-owned, library building opened for service.