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Windsor Park

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
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Basic Mandarin Chinese

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Use Transparent database and learn basic Mandarin Chinese with Ms. Jenney.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Homework help is provided for our children by a caring volunteer.

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

Back-to-School: Origami

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (ages 5-12) are invited to join us in making a craft using the Japanese art of paper folding.


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Sep
19
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Writers' Group

Location: Windsor Park
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.

We meet to share and discuss our writing.

Windsor ParkThu, Sep 26, 20196:00PM - 8:00PM

Sep
20
10:30AM

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12:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join the English Conversation Group at Windsor Park Community Library. Registration is not required; just walk-in.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Please bring your own Scrabble set, and enjoy the game with your new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

ProjectArt for Children Ages 4-7

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free visual art classes for children ages 4-7 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
4:15PM

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5:15PM

ProjectArt for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free art classes for children ages 8-12 on Fridays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

SHSAT Prep (two sessions)

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Prepare for the SHSAT English section with an experienced teacher. Preference is given to students from 7th and 8th grade. Registration for two sessions is required. Please call 718-468-8300 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

ProjectArt for Children Ages 8-12

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free art classes for children ages 8-12 on Saturdays at Windsor Park Community Library. All art supplies are provided. Preregistration is required. Children have to register on http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Games and Puzzles Fun!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to join in and play together with one of our many board games and puzzles.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Chess for Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to play chess with other children. There will be an instructor for beginners.


Sep
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Have fun while learning to knit your very own creations! Please bring your own yarn and needles.


Sep
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Children Knit & Crochet

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 can learn how to knit or crochet! Families will be responsible for bringing the following items:
For Crocheting: Crochet Hook - Size G or H
For Knitting: Knitting Needles - Size 7, 8, or 9


Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Lego Time!

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are invited to build and create using our extensive Lego collection.


Sep
25
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Basic Computer: One-on-One Sessions

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

Join us for a one-on-one session. Get comfortable using a mouse, keyboard, and social media, uploading, downloading, and adding an attachment or saving and printing your document.
To register, please call (718) 468-8300.


Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-23 months and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, making music, hand puppets, and finger plays. We end our time together with parachute fun and free play.


Sep
25
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their parents/caregivers can join us for stories, songs, finger plays, making music, and parachute fun!


Sep
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Time

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

9/4: "Dumbo" (2019, PG)
9/11: "Sully" (2016, PG-13)
9/18: "Me Before You" (2016, PG-13)
9/25: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13)
10/2: "King of Thieves" (2018, R)
10/9: "Light Between Oceans" (2016, PC-13)
10/16: "The Professor" (2019, R)
10/23: "Everybody Knows" (2019, Spanish)
10/30: " The Girl in the Spider's Web" (2019, R)


Sep
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 are invited to join us for an after-school arts and crafts activity.


Sep
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School: Jeopardy Challenge for Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Jeopardy contest where where children pick different categories and try to answer questions correctly. Can you and your team be the champions?


Sep
28
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Saturday Storytime

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children (infants to 4-year-olds) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and parachute fun!


Sep
30
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Come to practice your watercolor skills and meet others to share your talent and experiences. Please bring your own supplies.


Sep
30
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Dungeons & Dragons Adventures

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Join Dungeons & Dragons Adventures (a fantasy role-playing game). This is a paper and pen role-playing game using 5th edition rules. Newcomers are welcome and veteran players and game masters are also welcome to use our room for your own campaigns. This program is for 16 years old and up. There will be a 2 or 3 session mini homebrew adventure created by the librarian DM. If successful, campaign will continue with additional adventures.


Oct
2
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Children's Movie Matinee

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children are invited to watch a movie after finishing their homework!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Computer Kids

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 are invited to join us to learn the beginnings of computer coding. This program is by registration only. Please call Windsor Park Library for more information.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Day Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for September is "Tuscan Child" by Rhys Bowen; the book for October is " Queen Bee" by Dorothea Benton Frank.


Oct
8
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

This is a program for children ages 3-4 and their parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers can help their child learn the skills they need to be successful before they start pre-K or kindergarten. Over eight weekly sessions, parents/caregivers and their children will learn how to use games, hands-on activities, and stories to help build important language and social skills. Please register with Miss Adrianne, our children’s librarian.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
10
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Night Book Club

Location: Windsor Park
Registration: Not required

The book for September is "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho; the book for October is "Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Windsor Park Community Library has:

  • 14 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Windsor Park Community Library include:

  • Chinese or Ni Hao
  • Korean or Hannara
  • Spanish
  • Hindi (DVDs, Videos & CDs Only)

 


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
L W Future Prospect Inc
210-03 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-6862
Marathon Infants & Toddlers
220-18 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-5370
Nadra Ahad
57-75 Cloverdale Boulevard
Oakland Gardens New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Tutor Time Learning Centers
61-58 Springfield Blvd
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423 8953
Colonial Church Nursery School
54-02 217 Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229 9464
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck New York , 11362
phone: (718) 225-1054
  

Community Organizations & Services
Bayside Historical Society
PO Box 133
Fort Totten New York , 11359
phone: (718) 352-1548
The Community Planning Board #11
213-02A 42nd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 225-1054
Queens Historical Society
143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 939-0647

Fire Department
Engine 326 Battalion 53
64-04 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
182-19 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 670-1777
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Alley Pond Park
Little Neck Bay to Springfield Boulevard
New York ,
Cunningham Park
Horace Harding Expressway, Grand Central Parkway
New York ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside New York , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Oakland Gardens Post Office
6143 Springfield Boulevard
Oakland Gardens, New York , 11364
phone: (718) 229-1614
  

Private / Parochial Schools
American Martyrs Elementary (PreK-8)
216-15 Peck Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 776-3779
Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
209-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-4826
St. Francis Preparatory School (9-12)St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Fresh Meadows New York , 11365
phone: (718) 423-8810
St. Robert Bellarmine School (PreK-8)
56-10 214th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-8795
Yeshiva HAR Torah
61-35 220th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 428-3424
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 46 - Alley Pond (K-5)
64-45 218th Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 162 John Golden School (K-5)
201-02 53rd Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8621
PS 188 - Kingsbury School (K-5)
218-12 Hartland Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5768
PS 203 - The Oakland Gardens School (PreK-5)
53-11 Springfield Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8652
PS 205 - The Alexander Graham Bell School (K-5)
75-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 464-5773
PS 213 Carl Ulman (Q213)
231-02 67 Avenue
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 423-8747

Public High Schools
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School (9-12)
57-00 223rd Street
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 279-6500
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 74-Nathaniel Hawthorne (6-8)
61-15 Oceania St
Bayside New York , 11364
phone: (718) 631-6800
  

Senior Centers
Bffy Bayside Senior Center
221-15 HORACE HARDING EXP
Flushing New York , 11364
phone: (718) 225-1144
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
BGrodenchik@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
WeprinD@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
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
  
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

Oakland Gardens consists of almost 20,000 acres that were deeded to European settlers in 1645. This area was originally referred to as the “alley”. The “alley” consisted of the marshes, fields, and trees south of the Little Neck Bay. The community developed its name from the Oakland Golf Course, which was created in the 1890s. The golf course later became home to Queensborough Community College, Benjamin Cardozo High School, and P.S. 203. The area further developed due to the addition of Long Island Rail Road service in the 1800s.

The population experienced a boom after WWII. The development of many of the major apartment complexes and single-family housing occurred between the 1940s and 1960s. Many of the people who came to settle in Oakland Gardens during this time period were from Brooklyn and the Bronx. The diversity in the population has grown in recent years.

The first library services in Oakland Gardens began through the efforts of the Library Sub-Committee of the Bell Park Gardens School Committee. They championed for library facilities for the community. The early efforts of the committee succeeded in obtaining a Book Bus stop for the Bell Apartments; however the committee continued their efforts to obtain a branch library.

The Windsor Park Branch Library had its grand opening on September 17, 1951 at 73-28 Bell Boulevard in a rented store space. The community discovered that a larger library facility was needed. In 1956, Windsor Park Branch Library moved to its current location of 79-50 Bell Boulevard. The branch experienced major renovations in 1976 as well as several minor building projects that contribute to the appearance of the library today.