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Rosedale

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
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Computer Class For Adults and Seniors

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Adults and seniors can learn the basics of computer use such as how to navigate the web.

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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5:15PM

Chess For All

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This program is opened to all chess lovers: beginners, intermediates, and advanced players.

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

Picture Book

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children (18 months old to 4 years) and their caretakers enjoy picture book reading, interlaced with singing, clapping, finger plays and dancing. The program ends with an age appropriate arts and crafts activity.

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

Crafternoon

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Children are encouraged to use their creativity by using media such as yarn, paper, fabric, and paint.

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

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Jan
24
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Let's Go Bowling

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This game of bowling is open to all who enjoy the game.

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

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Jan
24
6:15PM

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7:15PM

ShapeUp NYC: STRONG by Zumba

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Instructor Tanesha leads this fitness class where participants can increase their intensity levels of training, maximize their workout benefits, and see faster real results from their efforts. High intensity moves are interchanged with lower intensity moves throughout the entire workout. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Jan
24
6:15PM

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7:15PM

ShapeUp NYC: Low Impact Aerobics

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

ShapeUp NYC instructor Kathleen leads this fitness class that uses a moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise and sneakers, and bring a bottle of water. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Jan
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Coding with Matprenuer

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

This computer programming club, aims to help launch the path of future coders, data scientists, and more.

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

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Jan
26
1:45PM

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3:45PM

Chess With Mr. Fariad

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us for Saturday chess for all chess lovers: beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

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

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Jan
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Family Movies

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Families can enjoy a featured film in a simulated theater atmosphere. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their snacks.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Time

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Teens get together to discuss current events in the country and in other parts of the world, as well as events going on in the community in which they live.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Playtime

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy playing with educational toys. Coloring pages are also provided.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Arts and Crafts

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a craft that highlights the journey that men and women took during the Great Migration! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Broken Heart Week: What I Love Vision Boards

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us during Broken Heart Week,as we create vision boards of the things that we love! Programs for Broken Heart Week will be running from February 10-16, 2019.


Feb
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us as we make crafts for our valentines!


Feb
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Puzzle Heart

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us during Broken Heart Week, as we piece a heart back together! Programs for Broken Heart Week will be running from February 10-16, 2019.


Feb
15
11:00AM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: I Love Myself

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us during Broken Heart Week, and add to our heart chain with things that you love about yourself! Programs for Broken Heart Week will be running from February 10-16, 2019.


Feb
16
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - How Can We Sing In A Strange Land

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Saxophonist/composer Tyrone Birkett and wife Paula Ralph-Birkett on vocals explore the Great Migration through the lens of the Negro spiritual and the freedom songs of the civil rights era.


Feb
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Jazz in Queens/Arts and Crafts

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a craft that highlights the famous jazz musicians in Queens! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations- Recreate Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series Panel

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

More than 75 years ago, Jacob Lawrence created The Migration Series, an epic narrative that through an ambitious 60-panel series portrays the Great Migration, the flight of over a million African Americans from the rural South to the industrial North. Lawrence’s work continues to have powerful echoes. Come learn about this monumental work and get inspired by it, recreating the panel that you admire the most. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Black Out Poetry/Arts and Crafts

Location: Rosedale
Registration: Not required

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a craft that highlights the famous words of black artists from both the past and present! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Rosedale Community Library has:

  • 8 Adult computers
  • 4 Children's computers
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Rosedale Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

 

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

  • Collections of African American and Caribbean fiction and non-fiction
  • Extensive Large Print Collection

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Rosa’s Toddler & Family Day Care
259-10 147th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-9534
Rosedale Child Development Center
241-08 140th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 978-3996
Throop Memorial Day Care
140-17 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-0936

Community Board
Queens Community Board #13
219-41 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
American Legion Post 483
240-02 135th Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
Rosedale Civic Association
P.O. BOX 220-116
Rosedale NY , 11422-0116
Rosedale Civilian Patrol
Rosedale Sports Association
138-10 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 527-5302
Rosedale Soccer Club
P.O. BOX 0158
Rosedale NY , 11422
 

Local Hospitals
Queens Hospital Center
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica NY , 11432
phone: (718) 883-3000
Springfield Gardens (Community Medical Center)
134-64 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 883-6800
fax: (718) 883-6820
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Brookvill Park
149 Ave, 235 St., Brookville Blvd, South Conduit
IDLEWILD Park
Rockaway Blvd., Springfield Blvd., 149 Avenue
Springfield Park
149 Ave., Springfield Blvd., 145 Road, 148 St.
PS 195 Playground (Hook Creek)
149 Road, Weller Lane, 149 Avenue, 253 Street
  

Police Department
105th Precinct
92-08 222nd Street
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Post Office
Rosedale Station
145-06 243rd Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718)528-4358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Christ Lutheran School (K-8)
248-01 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-6884
St Clare’s Roman Catholic School (Pre K-8)
137-25 Brookville Boulevard
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-7174
St Pius X - Roman Catholic School (Pre K- 8)
147-65 249TH Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 525-7171

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 38 Rosedale School (K-6)
135-21 241 Street
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-2276
fax: (718) 712-1598
P.S. 181 Brookfield School (K-6)
148 Avenue & 230 Street
Springfield Garden NY , 11413
phone: (718) 528-5807
fax: (718) 723-7825
P.S. 138 Sunrise School (K-6)
251-11 Weller Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 528-9053
fax: (718) 528-9053
P.S. 195 William Haberle School (K-6)
253-50 149TH Avenue
Rosedale NY , 11422
phone: (718) 723-0313
P.S. 251
144-51 Arthur St.
Springfield Gardens NY , 11413
phone: (718) 276-2745
fax: (718) 723-7822
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
I.S. 231 Magnetech 2000
145-00 Springfield Boulevard
Laurelton NY , 11413
  

Senior Centers
Rosedale Senior Citizens Club, Inc.
Brookville Boulevard and 135th Avenue
phone: (718) 525-8899
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Donovan Richards
DRichards@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 1931 Mott Avenue, Suite 410
Far Rockaway NY , 11691
phone: (718) 471-7014
fax: (718) 327-4794
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1731
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7216
fax: (212) 227-1210
NYS Assembly
Hon. Alicia Hyndman
HyndmanA@nyassembly.gov
District Office 232-06A Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica NY, 11413
phone: (718) 723-5412
fax: (718) 723-5465
Albany Office LOB, Room 820
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4451
fax: (518) 455-5522
NYS Assembly
Hon. Michele R. Titus
TitusM@nyassembly.gov
District Office 19-31 Mott Avenue, Room 301
Far Rockaway NY, 11691
phone: (718) 327-1845
fax: (718) 327-1878
Albany Office LOB, Room 522
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5668
fax: (518) 455-3892
NYS Senate
Hon. James Sanders, Jr.
Sanders@nysenate.gov
District Office Address 142-01 Rockaway Boulevard
South Ozone Park NY , 11436
phone: (718) 523-3069
fax: (718) 523-3670
Albany Office Room 508, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY , 12247
phone: 518-455-3531
fax: 518-426-0529
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 Rosedale community was established in 1888 and named Foster’s Meadow. In 1894, the area was divided into building lots and the present name was established. In 1919, the Women’s Club asked the library for service. A collection staffed by volunteers was begun and by November a station was established. In 1920, rent-free quarters were found for the library. The Branch was relocated a number of times over the years. In May 1962 the Rosedale Public Library was opened in the rented building that it presently occupies. This was overseen by the Board of Trustees with Cornelius B. Hermann as president and Chief Librarian Harold W. Tucker.