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South Hollis

Bring Your Story: Akoko Nante Ensemble

This Queens-based Pan African percussion and vocal ensemble presents music harvested from the continent of Africa and its diaspora—from the royal palaces of Ghana to the groves of old Haiti, the seaside shanties of Cuba, and more.

Jun 6 @ 6:00 PM

Apr
24
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Beginner's Computer Class

Location: South 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 the basics of computers in our weekly class running September through June. Registration recommended. This is a weekly class and participation at least three times a month is expected.

South HollisWed, May 1, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 8, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 15, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 22, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, May 29, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 5, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 12, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisWed, Jun 19, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

Apr
24
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Adult Coloring Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Think coloring is for kids? Not anymore! Join the crowd of adult coloring fans and find out why adults are going back to coloring.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Mysteries in the Midnight Zone

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Dive deep into the midnight zone as we explore this hidden ocean habitat and the mysterious animals that live there. We start our journey almost 100 years ago when explorers boarded the Bathysphere to descend 3,028 feet into the deep. Following their expedition, we examine microscopic animal adaptations and create our own deep sea inspired works of art that glow in the dark!

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

Additional Dates


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Apr
25
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Intermediate Computer Class

Location: South 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.

Our weekly intermediate computer class is for anyone who knows the basics, but wants to learn more advanced computer skills. Registration is recommended. This is a weekly class running September-June and we recommend attending at least three classes a month.

South HollisThu, May 2, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 9, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 16, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 23, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, May 30, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 6, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 13, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM
South HollisThu, Jun 20, 201912:30PM - 2:00PM

Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Kids and Teens Make Their Own Magazines

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids and teens will make their own magazines.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Comics Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other week we'll discuss the latest comics and create our own comic books or comic-related craft.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Spring Health Challenge

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

With the changing of the seasons, spring brings new reasons to stay healthy! Come interact and learn at this health education workshop.


Apr
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Kids' Board Game Day

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

A day for kids to play board games.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Haitian Creole Computer Class

Location: South 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.

Basic computer classes in Haitian Creole for adults and senior citizens.

South HollisThu, May 2, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 9, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 16, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 23, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, May 30, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 6, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 13, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM
South HollisThu, Jun 20, 20196:00PM - 7:30PM

Apr
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time and Preschool Stories

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
2:30PM

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5:00PM

Freestyle Fridays

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us after school on Fridays to hang out with your friends and participate in activities like board games, ping pong, art, and karaoke! Each week features a different activity; come on by to check it out!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Kids' Film

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

We will show a children's film or family film, a genre that contains children or relates to them in the context of home and family.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Young Ambassadors Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

The Young Ambassadors Program is an innovative education and leadership development program focused on experiential learning and community.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

21st Century Tech Skills

Location: South 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.

Using laptops, smart phones, and tablets, staff will demonstrate and teach you about different websites, tech tools, and social media tips to help with everyday needs.

South HollisSat, May 4, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 11, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 18, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, May 25, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 1, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 8, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 15, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM
South HollisSat, Jun 22, 201911:00AM - 12:30PM

Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ping Pong Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Come to the library to challenge friends to ping pong every Saturday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Make Your Own Magazine

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Kids create their own magazine style.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Adult Bingo Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for adult Bingo.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
12:30PM

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2:30PM

ESL Conversation Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join our ESL conversation class!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Basic Introduction to Excel

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for Introduction to Excel.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Children's Arts and Crafts

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Jump-start your child's creativity with these simple crafts made from all varieties of colorful paper.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Podcast and Oral History Workshop

Location: South 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.

Join South Hollis staff and Queens Memory for an eight-week podcast and oral history workshop this spring as part of our year-long Stories from South Hollis program! Teens (grades 7 and up) will learn the basics of creating a podcast, interview two South Hollis residents, and learn about editing archival material with the goal of creating two new podcast episodes about South Hollis. Registration recommended.


May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Arts Club

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Every other week we'll explore a new arts technique and create our own projects.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Friends Of South Hollis Library Group Meeting

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Friends groups serve to strengthen the Queens Library as a whole through legislative advocacy, program planning, community awareness, and fundraising.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Interview Skills

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

These interview tips will teach you how to answer interview questions and convince the hiring manager that you are the one for the job.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Mother's Day Plant Sale

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Our Mother's Day sale includes many potted plants, container gardens, and more.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Learn Creative Ways to Preserve Memory Photos

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Learn how to preserve your memories.


May
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

National Scrapbooking Contest

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This day will gather thousands of people all over the country to celebrate with scrapbooking workshops and share their talents with others.


May
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun with Theater

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens (grades 5 and up) will get an introduction to theater, play acting games, and write and produce their own original play in June.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
4:15PM

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5:30PM

Teen Techsplorers: Digital Storytelling

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to a special South Hollis Techsplorers series on digital storytelling. Participants will learn the basics of storytelling, and will explore various tools (including podcasting, animation, and video creation) to share content and stories.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mother's Day Cards

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Show your mom how much you love her this Mother's Day with one of our easy homemade Mother's Day cards.


May
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Young Debaters Program

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

The Young Debaters Program is a skill development program aimed at teaching students the fundamental skills required to be an effective debater and public speaker.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Jewelry Workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Make your own piece of jewelry to keep or to give to your valentine. All supplies will be included.


May
11
2:00PM

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4:30PM

An Afternoon of Haitian Culture

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Haitian culture takes center stage with a discussion of Haitian cuisine and performance of music, dance, and storytelling. Meet Haitian chef Nadege Fleurimond, author of Haiti Uncovered, a book that embraces every region and tradition of Haiti, and enjoy a performance by La Troupe Zetwal.


May
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Mental Health Week: De-stigmatizing Mental Health

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Understand mental health through filmmaking and storytelling. Learn how to be an advocate for those who are suffering with mental health challenges and engage in the much-needed practice of eliminating mental health stigma.

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

Additional Dates


May
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Go to Disney, a STEM workshop

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Participants learn about the forces of flight and the engineering process and participate in a hands-on activity.


May
16
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Black in the Military/ Black Americans and the Independence of the U.S.

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This workshop focuses on the military, political, and social history of blacks in the United States.


May
23
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Animals Alive with Alley Pond Environmental Center

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for a fun show and tell with some of their residents.


May
25
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Crochet

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Adult Knit and Crochet program. All skill levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. Learn to knit or crochet; learn new stitches and techniques.


Jun
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids and Teens Technology Class

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Computer classes for kids & teens, beginner to advanced training.


Jun
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Bring Your Story: Akoko Nante Ensemble

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

This Queens-based Pan African percussion and vocal ensemble presents music harvested from the continent of Africa and its diaspora—from the royal palaces of Ghana to the groves of old Haiti, the seaside shanties of Cuba, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
25
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Pop-Up Tabling for Teens

Location: South Hollis
Registration: Not required

Pop-Up events engage teens in games and other interactive activities, as well as one-on-one education about sexual and reproductive health. Topics covered include (but are not limited to) sexual development and anatomy, teen rights, access to sexual and reproductive health services, and public insurance programs that can help teens to get those services. Onsite assistance with making appointments at PPNYC’s health centers is also available. All are welcome!


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The South Hollis Community Library has:

  • 18 public computers
  • 6 laptops (Teens and Children only) with a wireless internet connection
  • Customers can bring their own laptops to access out wireless connection.
  • Free internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the library for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the South Hollis Community Library include:

  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish (books and CDs only)

 

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

  • Black Experience

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
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
Blanche Community Program. DDC #1
109-60 202nd Street
Queens NY , 11412
Charles R. Drew DDC
109-45 207th St.
Queens NY , 11429
Elishama Children’s Prep School
206-18 Hollis Avenue
Queens NY , 11429
Step by Step Academy
11209 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Queens NY , 11429
Stepping Stone Pre-Sch.-Kindergarten (I-IV)
114-38 Frances Lewis Boulevard
Queens NY , 11411
Early Childhood Institute
113-53 Springfield Boulevard
Jamaica NY ,

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

Fire Department
Engine 301, Ladder 150
91-02 197th Street
Queens NY , 11423
  

Local Hospitals
Holliswood Hospital (Psychiatric)
87-37 Palermo Street|
Holliswood NY , 11423
phone: (800) 486-3005
fax: (718) 776-8181
Veterans Administration St. Albans Primary and Extended Care Center
179th St. and Linden Blvd.
St. Albans NY , 11425
phone: (718) 526-1000
 

Local Newspapers
Southeast Queens Press
174-15 Horance Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Daniel M. O’connell Playground
113th Avenue & 196th Avenue
Gladys Warren Triangle
between Hollis Ave, 104th Ave. & 194 St.
JHS 192 Playground
205th and Hollis Avenue
Liberty Triangle
Farmer's Boulevard & Liberty Avenue at 109th Road
  

Police Department
103rd Precinct
168-02 P.O. Edward Byrne Avenue
Queens NY , 11423
113th Precinct
167-02 Baisley Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11434
 

Post Office
Holliswood Post Office
197-33 hillside Ave
Hollis NY , 11423-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 217-0927
Archie Spigner Post Office
195-04 Linden Blvd
Saint Albans NY , 11412-9997
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 278-2956
 

Private / Parochial Schools
Merrick Academy
207-01 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
St. Joachim & Anne
218-26 105th Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
Incarnation School
89-15 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Jamaica NY , 11427
St. Joseph's Parish Day School
217-55 100th Avenue
Jamaica NY ,
Montessori Progressive Learn
195-03 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica NY ,
St. Gerald's School
91st Avenue & 188 Street
Jamaica NY ,

Public Elementary Schools
PS 136 Roy Wilkins
201-15 115 Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-0040
fax: (718) 465-3939
PS 36 St. Albans School
191-90th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11423
phone: (718) 528-1862
fax: (718) 464-7779
PS 36 Mini (Q836)
187-01 Foch Boulevard
Queens NY , 11412
PS 118 Lorraine Hansberry
190-20 109th Road
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 465-5538
fax: (718) 264-9178
PS 134 Hollis
203-02 109th Avenue
Hollis NY , 11412
phone: (718) 464-5544
fax: (718) 464-7779
PS 233Q @ 827
203-02 109th Avenue
St. Albans NY , 11412
phone: (718) 465-1000
fax: (718) 465-3939

Public High Schools
Humanities & Arts Magnet HS
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
Law, Government and Community Service High School (Q 494)
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School
207-01 116th Avenue
Cambria Heights NY , 11411
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 192 Renaissance School
109-89 204th Street
St. Albans NY , 11412
Pathways College Preparatory
109-89 204th St
St. Albans NY , 11412
 

Senior Centers
Police Athletic Senior Center
199-10 112th Avenue
Queens NY , 11412
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. I. Daneek Miller
IDMiller@council.nyc.gov
District Office 172-12 Linden Boulevard
St. Albans NY, 11434
phone: (718) 776-3700
fax: (718) 487-3580
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1810
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7084
fax: (212) 788-7093
NYS Assembly
Hon. Clyde Vanel
VanelC@nyassembly.gov
District Office 97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village NY, 11429
phone: (718) 479-2333
fax: (718) 464-7128
Albany Office LOB, Room 548
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4711
fax: (518) 455-3740
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 community referred to as South Hollis is actually situated with the northern tip of the St. Albans community boundaries. However, it is called the South Hollis community because it is directly south of the Hollis. The South Hollis Branch opened its doors in 1974. The community of Hollis wherein the branch takes its name was founded in 1885 by Frederick Denton. Frederick Denton intended to name the community Woodhull in honor of General Woodhull captured by the British in1776. The name Hollis was picked to honor his place of birth in New Hampshire.

Hollis landscape gradually changed as trolley service was extended into the area in 1897. Middle class houses gradually appeared around Victorian homes. In 1921, Row house construction further changes the community’s infrastructure. By World War II the residents primarily commuted to work. Taking advantage of the nearby LI Rail Road service.

The ethnic transformation of the Hollis community occurred after 1955. South of the Long Island Rail Road (South Hollis) residents were eighty percent African-American and Latin American by 1980. In the last twenty years, people from the countries of Guyana, Haiti, China, India, Columbia and Jamaica added to the community’s ethnic mix.

Source:

Seyfried, Vincent. “Hollis.” Encyclopedia of New York City. Yale University Press, 1995: 551

Special Services

Queens Library HealthLink

 

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one of two American men and one of three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime. Queens Library HealthLink seeks to increase access to cancer screening and cancer treatment among medically underserved communities in Queens. Queens Library HealthLink is a partnership between Queens Library, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Queens Cancer Center of Queens Hospital and the American Cancer Society.