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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
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Samsung Tablet Lesson

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

Come learn about Queens Library's Samsung tablets! The class will include how to review Queens Library status and account messages in the 'My Account' section, and how to access digital collections, including Freegal Music and Axis 360 eBooks. Samsung tablets may be borrowed after the class for one month, with three renewals possible. Preregistration is required. Call the library at 718-831-8636.


Jan
22
1:15PM

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3:30PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play mahjong and share the fun, excitement, and camaraderie with others.

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Jan
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Study Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

On Tuesdays we chill. Kick back with your homework or a good book.

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Jan
22
3:15PM

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4:15PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-7 (Group A)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free afterschool art classes for children ages 4-7. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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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5:30PM

Ping Pong Game Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Let's play ping pong. Everyone is welcome. Children 13 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

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Jan
23
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Accessible Programming: Read-to-Discuss Adult Literacy Programs

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

Engage with books through hands-on science experiences and social activities. Due to limited materials, preregistration is required. Please call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.


Jan
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Child Safety: Car Seat Education

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Make sure you’re doing everything you can to create a safe environment for your family. Safety is a top priority both inside and outside of the home. This program will focus on car seat safety. All are welcome.


Jan
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Hump Day Board Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

It's halfway through the week! Reward yourself with some games. We have Munchkin, Hive, and all the usual suspects.

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

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Jan
23
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children will receive support in reading and homework. If interested, they may also participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

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Jan
24
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jan
24
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Ukulele Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come one, come all, ukulele fans. Bring your own instrument and play.

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

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Jan
24
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

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Jan
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Homes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about how older adults can keep their homes healthy. Some of the topics they will cover include how to avoid mold, chemical poisoning, and falls. All are welcome.


Jan
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Coding Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

A walk-in club with basic to intermediate coding activities.

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

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Jan
24
3:15PM

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4:15PM

ProjectArt for Ages 4-7 (Group B)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free afterschool art classes for children ages 4-7. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

ProjectArt for Ages 8-12

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ProjectArt offers free after-school art classes for children ages 8-12. Materials will be provided. Please sign up at http://www.projectart.org/nyc.

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

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Jan
24
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginning meditators are welcome to join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

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Jan
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

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

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Jan
25
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly to play this popular word game. Please bring your own Scrabble set.

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

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Jan
25
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and more.

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

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Jan
25
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and a craft for children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers.

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

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Jan
25
1:00PM

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2:30PM

English Conversation Class

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

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Jan
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

College 101 : Pre College Prep and Tips for Surviving Freshman Year and Beyond

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

It is never too early to plan for college. These fun and interactive programs are offered to tweens and teens with a curiosity about how to prepare and what to expect freshman year and beyond. This program will be offered at the following locations: Cambria Heights, Central, Flushing, Glen Oaks and Peninsula.


Jan
25
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Friday Kids' Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12 join us for a variety of fun activities each week: knitting, arts and crafts, board games, Legos, and much more! Parents, grandparents, and other adult caregivers are encouraged to join the activities!

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

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Jan
26
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your own coffee, tea, and biscuits. We will provide the atmosphere, including music and coloring supplies. Coloring is a new adult craze that promises relaxation, fun, and community.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Basic Coding Classes for Kids

Location: Glen Oaks
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.

This program introduces children ages 8-12 (3rd to 7th grades) to the world of coding. Participants will learn basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create their very first webpage. Attendance is required for all four sessions. Register in person or by calling 718-831-8636.


Jan
26
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Saturday Afternoon Movie
1/5: " Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again" (2018, PG-13)
1/12: "The Producers" (2005, PG-13)
1/19: "Girl, Interrupted" (1999, R)
1/26: "A Star is Born" (1937)


Jan
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Your Kidneys and You

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn why your kidneys are so important and what you can do to protect them. All are welcome.


Jan
28
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Gamers Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join our adult gamers club.

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

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Jan
28
12:15PM

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1:00PM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
28
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills and meet others to share experiences. Please bring your own supplies.

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

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Jan
28
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Maker Mondays

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Start the week off on a high note! Each Monday we will have craft supplies and templates available to creative teens who want to make their mark on the world: bracelets, paper crafts, duct tape, and more!


Jan
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of fun and crafting. Each month we create something new.

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

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Jan
30
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: NY Connects Resource Share

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

NY Connects is a trusted place to go for free, unbiased information about services, resources, and supports in New York State for people of all ages with any type of disability. Participants can get information by phone, online, or in person. Come learn more about NY Connects’ services, who is eligible, and how to access them. All are welcome.


Jan
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Book Discussion
1/30: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith
2/27: " A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline

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

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Feb
1
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Tai Chi

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Tai chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. Come join us to help improve your balance and strength. Space is limited and this program is first-come, first-served (with room for up to 20 participants per session).

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

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Feb
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Table Talk

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play Dungeons and Dragons, magical ninjas, and more! Find out why tabletop gaming is the best thing since video games.


Feb
2
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your family to the library to play board games and card games, work on a puzzle, build a Lego creation, color with a friend, make your own bookmark , or build a fort in the book stacks. Younger children can enjoy playdough, crawl through the tunnel, and play with toys. The fun lasts from 11am-3pm!


Feb
2
12:00PM

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1:45PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Saturday Afternoon Movies
2/2: "The Children Act" (2017, R)
2/9: "Half of a Yellow Sun" (2013, R)
2/16: "Damsel" (2018, R)
2/23: "Mao's Last Dancer" (2009, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Feb
2
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Basic Coding Classes for Kids

Location: Glen Oaks
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.

This program introduces children ages 8-12 (3rd to 7th grades) to the world of coding. Participants will learn basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create their very first webpage. Attendance is required for all four sessions. Register in person or by calling 718-831-8636.

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Feb
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Take Your Child to the Library Day Family Bingo

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Spend some quality family time together at the library playing Bingo. Prizes will be given to Bingo winners. See you there!


Feb
6
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Arts and Crafts

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

Join us for creative arts and crafts programming and social time! Due to limited materials, preregistration for arts and crafts programming is required. To preregister, call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Let's Move!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Let's Move! Come join the program inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign. In the United States, childhood obesity rates have tripled. The “Let’s Move!” initiative aims to reduce obesity and prolong life for Americans. Come learn about the “Let’s Move!” program, the benefits of physical activity for heart health, and much more.


Feb
7
12:30PM

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3:30PM

AARP Foundation Tax Preparation

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

IRS-TCE certified volunteers, sponsored by AARP Foundation, will complete and e-file your 2018 tax returns on a first-come, first-served basis. You must bring a NYS driver’s license or non driver’s ID; a copy of the 2017 return(s); SS card or ITIN for everyone on your return; SSA-1099 form; all W-2 , 1099R, 1099G, 1099 MISC or other 1099 forms; healthcare forms; self-employment records; 1098T from college; mortgage statement; and a cancelled check. AARP flyers are available at the library.

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

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Feb
8
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Writing Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This is a writing club for teens and tweens. Learn the craft and get feedback from your peers.


Feb
9
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Solar One Energy Workshops

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

Join us for two sessions of energy education workshops that are hands-on experiences for children ages 7 to 12. These workshops foster a creative approach to design thinking, collaboration, and solving environmental challenges. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

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Feb
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Uninfluenced by Negativity: Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

How do I cope with negativity when it seems like it’s all around me? If I step back and see things from a different perspective, I can remain my own master. Then negativity will flow past me and not influence me.


Feb
13
12:00PM

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1:15PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - Documentary Film Presentation

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come watch "Goin' to Chicago: Personal Stories of the Great African American Migration." For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
13
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Accessible Programming: Music Therapy

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This is a collaborative music group where we'll use instruments, words, and/or pictures or other visual means to express parts of our identities. Expect to beat drums, dance, sing, rap, and bring in your favorite music so we can get to know each other. No musical experience is necessary. The music doesn't have to sound good; we just have to feel good! Due to limited materials, preregistration is required. To preregister, call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.


Feb
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Broken Heart Week film screening of "I Capture The Castle" (2003, R). For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019


Feb
14
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Valentine Drop-In Craft

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Visit the Children's Room and make a Valentine craft to give to someone special!


Feb
15
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Broken Heart Week: Urban Stages presents Venus & Adonis

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this one-woman show, Misha Bouvion presents the story of Venus and Adonis, using only Shakespeare’s text from his little-known poem about what happens when Venus, the goddess of love, faces rejection. For more Broken Heart Week programming, visit https://queenslib.org/BHW2019


Feb
19
10:15AM

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11:45AM

YouTube: Beyond the Basics

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Get more from your YouTube account in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn how to build playlists and channels, engage with other YouTubers, and use advanced search features. A YouTube account is recommended but not required. Admission is free. Preregistration is required. Call the library at 718-831-8636.


Feb
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations-Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series VS My Own

Location: Glen Oaks
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. Come learn about this monumental work and recreate the narrative of your family's journey in multiple images representing milestones of your family's history. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
19
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

2/19: "Where the Wild Things Are" (2009, PG)
2/20: "Disney's Christopher Robin" (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Nature in NY: National Park Ranger and Naturalist Visit

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Find out about local national parks in New York City and the wildlife that inhabits them. Families welcome!


Feb
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Heart Disease in Women

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Many women are affected by heart diseases, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and many more. For example, one in three adults have high blood pressure. But did you know that heart diseases don’t affect all women in the same ways as men? Come join us as doctors from Northwell Health arm us with facts and clarify some common myths. All are welcome!


Feb
23
2:30PM

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3:30PM

On Broadway: The '40s and '50s

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Jenny Lynn Stewart and William Lewis on piano take you on a magical journey, singing showstoppers from Broadway by composers such as Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, and more.


Feb
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Fire Safety Education

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) is the largest fire department in the United States and is universally recognized as the world's busiest and most highly skilled emergency response agency. FDNY instructors will educate the public on important fire prevention strategies with a focus on adults who have disabilities. All are welcome.


Mar
2
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies, March 2019

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

March Saturday Afternoon Movies

3/2: " Lady Bird" (2017, R)
3/9: "Mr. Holland's Opus". Discussion to follow (1995, PG).
3/16: "P.S. I Love You" (2007, PG-13)
3/23: "Music Within" (2007, R)
3/30: "Moonlight" (2016, R)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
12:15PM

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1:00PM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children will receive support in reading and homework. If interested, they may also participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Ping Pong Game Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Let's play ping pong. Everyone is welcome. Children 13 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
10:15AM

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11:30AM

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Ukulele Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come one, come all, ukulele fans. Bring your own instrument and play.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Bilingual Birdies Presents Speakin' Spanish

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bilingual Birdies presents Speakin' Spanish. Please call the library to register at 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
18
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Ready, Set, Bank! Financial Literacy

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This six-session series is a financial literacy program where users will learn how to download and navigate financial and banking applications. They will also learn how to deposit checks from their phone, pay bills online, and gain knowledge about credit reports. This program will also be offered in Spanish. For more information, call 718-990-8625 and to register visit queenslibrary.org.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
18
5:30PM

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7:30PM

ESOL Job Search Training at Glen Oaks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. Participants will exit the series with at least an outline or a complete resume.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming: Bringing Your Best Self

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your best self to every scenario, whether that is work, your personal life, or your social life. Come share and learn from facilitator Xian Horn, who is a writer, mentor, teacher, and activist who has cerebral palsy. All are welcome.


Mar
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Book Discussion
3/27: "Calypso" by David Sedaris
4/24: "Salt Houses" by Hala Alyan

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

Additional Dates


Apr
10
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Diabetes Day

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about diabetes management or prevention? Nutrition, foot care, understanding the numbers...it can seem overwhelming! Meet one-on-one with students and faculty from St. John's University to answer your questions about diabetes. Come join us! All are welcome!


Apr
12
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Arts and Crafts

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

Join us for creative arts and crafts programming and social time! Due to limited materials, preregistration for arts and crafts programming is required. To preregister, call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming: Communication and Advocacy

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program aims to bring adults with and without disabilities together to engage in open discussion. As allies, how can we advocate and support? What should we know? Come share with and learn from each other and facilitator Xian Horn, who is a writer, mentor, teacher, and activist who has cerebral palsy. All are welcome.


Jun
5
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Arts and Crafts

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

Join us for creative arts and crafts programming and social time! Due to limited materials, preregistration for arts and crafts programming is required. To preregister, call Glen Oaks Library at 718-831-8636.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glen Oaks Community Library has:

  • 6 public computers
  • free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Malayalam
  • Gujarati

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Young Adult books including graphic novels

 


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
SAMUEL FIELD Y / TASC PS 155 Q
80-61 251th St
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 225-6750
SAMUEL FIELD Y
58-20 Little Neck Pwy
Queens NY , 11362
phone: (718) 225-6750
TASC @ MS67/QUEENS CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER
51-60 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362
phone: (718) 423-8179
Aquart, Lillieth
88-34 212th Place, Floor 1st
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 217-7666
Xenox, Mary
86-84 208TH ST., Apt. 3H
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 479-1228
Northside Montessori School
163-10 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 343-5050

Community Board
Queens Community Board 13
Queens Reform Church, 219-41 Jamaica Avenue,
Queens Village NY , 11428
phone: (718)464-9700
fax: (718)264-2739
  

Community Organizations & Services
Lost Community Civic Association
Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corp.
In an emergency call (718)347-1600
P.O. Box 340 257-02 Union Turnpike
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-1637
NORCWOW (Natural Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls)
83-51 268th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 347-2244

Fire Department
Engine 251, Battalion 53
254-20 Union Turnpike
Glen Okas phone: (718) 776-9090
  

Local Hospitals
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center
270-05 76th Ave.
New Hyde Park NY , phone: (718) 470-7000
Schneider Children's Hospital
269-01 76th Ave
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (718)470-7000
Zucker Hillside Hospital
75-59 163rd St.
Glen Oaks NY , 11004
phone: (718) or (516) 470-8100

Local Newspapers
Glen Oaks Ledger

Parks and Playgrounds
Queens County Farm Museums
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park NY , 11004-1129
phone: (718) 347-3276
JHS 172 Playground
82 Avenue, 256th to 257th St.
PS 186 Playground
Little Neck Parkway & 72 Avenue

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

Post Office
Post Office - Glen Oaks
156-29 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 347-3764 / (800) 347-6689
fax: (718) 347-6689
Post Office - Horace Harding
5601 Marathon Pkwy
Little Neck NY , 11362-9993
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 321-5975
Post Office - North New Hyde Park
1568 Union Turnpike
New Hyde Park NY , 11040
phone: (800)275-8777
fax: (516) 775-5029
Post Office - Floral Park
35 Tulip Avenue
Floral Park NY , 11001
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (516) 488-5064
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Yeshiva Har Torah School
254-04 Union Turnpike
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 343-2533
Our Lady of the Snows
79-33 258th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 343 1346
North Side Montessori School
163-10 Union Turnpike
phone: (718) 343-5050
QCP Children's Center - Daniel Wieder Campus
249-16 Grand Central Parkway
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 279-9404
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Blvd.
Queens Village NY , 11427
phone: (718) 264-4000
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 115 Glen Okas School
80-51 261st
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 831-4010
PS 186 Castlewood School
252-12 72 Avenue
Bellerose NY , 11426
phone: (718) 831-4021
 

Public High Schools
High School of Teaching Liberal Arts and Sciences Q566
74-02 Commonwealth Blvd.
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 736-7100
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
PS/IS 208
74-30 Commonwealth Boulevard
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 468-6420
MS 172 Irwin Altman Middle School
81-14 257th Street
Floral Park NY , 11004
phone: (718) 831-4000/01
PS/IS 266
74-02 Commonwealth Blvd.
Glen Oaks NY , 11426
phone: (718) 479-3920

Senior Centers
SNAP Bell Park
227-02A Hillside Ave.
Queens Village phone: (718) 740-3906
SNAP Queens Village
80-45 Winchester Boulevard, Building 4 CBU #29
Queens Village NY , phone: (718) 454-2100
St. Gregory the Great Senior Club
242-20 88th Avenue
Bellerose NY , phone: (718) 347-3707

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
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office
Legislative OfficeLegislative Office Bldg. Room 902
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210

History

The area that is now called Glen Oaks was a slice of flat terrain eagerly sought by farmers in the 1640’s. It was a rural, unnamed section of Flushing, part of a 20,000 acre land grant to Massachusetts settlers and at one time the home of many potato fields in eastern Queens. 167 acres purchased from William K. Vanderbilt’s country estate became the Glen Oaks Golf Club in 1923. In 1944, the Gross-Morton Co. purchased 175 acres of land west of the golf club. Backed by $24 million in Federal Housing Administration funds, the neighborhood was developed after World War II, with shopping along Union Turnpike. The model community of Glen Oaks Village, named after the golf club, is a garden apartment complex of 2,864 units near the Nassau border. Construction of the two-story brick buildings began in 1945, and the first residents, many of them veterans, arrived in October 1947. Census figures show that the population increased from 4,999 in 1940 to 13,746 in 1950. The development is one of the city’s largest and is home to almost 3,000 families. Numerous one-family houses also built after the war comprise the area south of Union Turnpike.

The Library’s bookmobile began regular stops at the new neighborhood at the same time; in February 1950 an “extension agency” opened in the Glen Oaks shopping center at 256-25 Union Turnpike. A site at 256th street and Union Turnpike was earmarked by NYC for a new library in 1955. A private builder bought it before City budget officials approved purchase of the site. The City then rented the proposed medical building built on the site. On October 22, 1956, the Glen Oaks branch library was dedicated with speeches by Mayor Wagner, Assemblyman Wallach and Library Director Tucker. In 1975 a $60,000 renovation provided new lights, new flooring and a ramp for the handicapped. A $50,000 grant from State Senator Frank Padavan in 2001 allowed the library to upgrade the facility, including the purchase of some new shelving and furniture.

In the fall of 2009 this building was demolished and a new 18,000 square foot library was constructed on the same site.