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Now is a Great Time to Support the Queens Library!

Spring is an exciting time of growth and renewal—and a great time to give to the Queens Library Foundation!

The thousands of programs we offer are made possible by the generous support of donors like you.

Your gift today means we can continue to meet the needs of our diverse community.

With your gift, we ...

One Book, One New York: Cast Your Vote!

Imagine all New Yorkers reading and talking about the same book at the same time!

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Magazine have announced the return of One Book, One New York, the exciting city-wide initiative that brings book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same ...

Celebrate Earth Day at Queens Library!

April 22 is Earth Day, and we're marking the occasion with arts & crafts, celebrations, science workshops, and more.

Plus, you can watch several Earth Day-themed movies on Kanopy, our on-demand video streaming service, all for free with your library card.

Join us for our special programs before ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month At The Library

April is National Poetry Month and we’ve got something planned for the poet in everyone.

We’ve gathered our list of recommendations from our collections, including books by poets and films about poets.

We also invite you to come to our poetry open mics and poetry slams, join in poetry writing events at your ...

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 ...

Apr
24
10:15AM

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12:15PM

Job Search Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

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

Individuals with disabilities often face both internal and external challenges during a job search. In this workshop, you will learn how to explain your disability to employers and co-workers and identify the most common fears employers have in regards to hiring job seekers with disabilities. American Sign Language interpreters can be provided with 2 weeks notice. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


Apr
24
1:15PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

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Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Book Discussion
March 28th, "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan@ 2pm
April 25th, "House of Thieves" By Charles Balfoure"@ 2pm


Apr
26
12:00PM

--to--

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.

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

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Apr
26
1:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Apr
26
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, 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.

Additional Dates


Apr
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

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!


Apr
27
10:15AM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Apr
27
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Intermediate Drawing

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

An intermediate level two session class. Enjoy the opportunity to continue to develop drawing skills with teaching artist Richard Estrin. Registration is required. Call 718-831-8636


Apr
27
1:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Apr
27
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Glen Oaks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
10:00AM

--to--

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


Apr
28
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Saturday April 7th, "Victoria & Abdul" (Rated PG-13)
Saturday April 14th,"The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (Rated PG-13)
Saturday April 21st, "Home Again" (Rated PG-13)
Saturday April 28th, "Julie & Julia" (Rated PG-13)


Apr
30
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Gamers Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We welcome players of various card and board games, including bridge, canasta, chess, dominoes, and more! For adults only.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
1:30PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for crafting fun!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. First come first served, space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
10:15AM

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12:15PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Worker

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles such workers may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Beginning Ukulele Lessons

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

Creative Aging Program: Learn how to play the Ukulele. For beginning students. Bring your own Ukulele or use one on site at the library. Teaching artist Nancy Hinchliffe leads this nine-session course. For Older Adults 50+. Registration is limited to 15 students. Register at the Glen Oaks Library or by calling 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Spanish Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Spanish?
Join to talk about anything and everything including film, music, cooking and news.
Meet guest authors and connect with new friends.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:45PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

May 5, "Leonie" (2010, PG-13)
May 12, "Blood Stripe" (2016)
May 26, "Phantom Thread" (2017, R)
June 9, " Sophie and the Rising Sun" (2016, R)
June 16, " Queens of Spain" (2016, NR)
June 23, " Man With A Golden Arm" (1955, NR)
June 30, "Darkest Hour" (2017, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


May
5
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Adult Coding Club

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 adult participants to the world of coding. Participants will learn basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create their very first webpage. Basic computer skills and keyboard skills are required. Attendance is required for all three sessions. Register in person or by calling 718-831-8636.

Glen OaksSat, May 12, 20182:30PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, May 26, 20182:30PM - 4:30PM

May
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Monday Night Karaoke

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Monday Night Karaoke
Monday, April 2nd @ 6pm-7:30pm
Monday, May 7th @ 6pm-7:30 pm


May
8
10:15AM

--to--

12:15PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Wednesday May 9: "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
Wednesday June 13: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

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

Additional Dates


May
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Concert

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Music critics have described I-Heung Lee's performance as graceful, thoughtful and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. Ms. Lee performs extensively in Asia as well as at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel and Frederic Chopin.


May
14
5:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Advanced Internet - Digital Inclusion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Go beyond the basics and explore the more advanced aspects of the Internet by learning about advanced search techniques, different Internet browsers, deleting cookies and caches, bookmarking and personalizing your browser, incognito browsers, and securing online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
15
10:15AM

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12:15PM

Navigating Online Job Applications

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Online job applications have become the standard for applying to many jobs and they can be difficult to navigate if you’re not prepared. Participants will learn how to: prepare information to make online applications easier, complete common online application sections, and master how to get noticed and avoid rejection! For further information, please call 718-990-8625. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
15
1:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Music and Movement Workshop for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Linda Choldenko leads a music and movement workshop for seniors 50+.Ms. Choldenko is professional dancer, director and choreographer. She worked on Broadway, off Broadway, and in Regional Theatre, touring companies and in Paris and Montreal. She has been a Teaching Artist with Lincoln Center for 20 years, along with working with America Ballet Theatre Ann New York City Ballet.


May
16
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Working with Clay: A Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Working with Clay: A 3 session workshop with teaching artist Alacia Stubbs. Learn how to sculpt with air drying clay. You will learn how to varnish and decorate with acrylic paint. Registration is limited. Call Glen Oaks Library to register for this program at 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


May
18
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: A Lecture On The Life and Times of Louis Armstrong

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in Partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


May
19
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Spring Festival: Henna Painting for Teens and Adults

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Please join the very talented henna hand painting artist Anowara Ahmed for a day of henna hand painting. Ms. Ahmed will design beautiful patterns on your hands using non-toxic natural dyes. Numbered tickets will be distributed. Open to teens and adults. First 50 guests on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.


May
19
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Spring Festival: Spring Around the World: A Virtual Reality Tour

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come and experience what spring looks like all around the globe. We will be using Oculus Rift and Google Earth. This program is offered to anyone ages 13 and up.


May
21
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Gold

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a fun dance workout at lower-intensity. Come ready to sweat and leave feeling strong. This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

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

Additional Dates


May
22
10:15AM

--to--

12:15PM

Job Search Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Individuals with disabilities often face both internal and external challenges during a job search. In this workshop, you will learn how to explain your disability to employers and co-workers and identify the most common fears employers have in regards to hiring job seekers with disabilities. American Sign Language interpreters can be provided with 2 weeks notice. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
23
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Art History Lecture Series

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Art History series led by Mary Dono
May 23 Van Gogh and Gauguin
May 30 Female Impressionists

Older Adult Services
Funded by Madeleine Long

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

Additional Dates


May
25
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Vintage Bliss presents Lyrical Ladies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Vocalists Susanne LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro present a unique musical look at women in song, be they performers or had songs written about them.


May
29
10:15AM

--to--

12:15PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
29
1:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Chair Yoga Irene

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Jun
1
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Intermediate Level Watercolor/Drawing

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

Creative Aging: Intermediate Level Drawing and Watercolor Learn perspective and portrait techniques using both mediums. (This course is designed for those who have already taken a basic watercolor and drawing course.) Registration is required. Call 718-831-8636

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
12:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Glen Oaks LGBTQ Pride Day: 'The Hours' Film Screening & Discussion with Prof. EK Tan

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Please join comparative literature professor Dr. EK Tan for a screening of the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham's novel The Hours (1998) followed by a discussion on the film. To celebrate this year's LGBTQ month, the focus of the discussion will be on the intersection of women's and LGBTQ lives and rights.


Jun
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
2
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Glen Oaks LGBTQ Pride Day - Collage Project Celebrating LGBTQ Pride

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The project will be a collage-based 2D work based on looking at historical gay pride/protest posters--specifically Keith Haring and Shepard Fairey--and applying their styles to a work that addresses pride in the present day. Glen Oaks LGBTQ Pride Day


Jun
5
1:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion."

Space is limited on a first come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Meet the Author and Photographer of "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss"

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

How well do you know the neighborhoods of Queens? Author Joe DiStefano and photographer Clay Williams reveal the rich history and cultural diversity that are just a bus, subway, or walk away. Rediscover Queens on your next staycation with "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss."
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jun
12
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Introduction to Gmail (Google Email)

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

We will walk thorough the basics of creating and using a Gmail account to send and receive email. This class is for beginners with little or no computer experience. Registration required in person or call 718-831-8636.


Jun
19
10:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Take Your Documents Everywhere! Intro to Google Docs & Google Drive

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

A free alternative to Microsoft Word, Google Docs allows you to create and manage documents that are accessible from any computer, tablet, or phone that has internet access. Registration required in person or call 718-831-8636.


Jun
23
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make Your Mind Your Best Friend Presented by Global Harmony House

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The energy of the human mind is one of the greatest but least understood resources of the universe. Our mind is so powerful that our thoughts create our feelings; our feelings affect our attitude; our attitude affects our behavior; and our behavior affects our personality. Join us to understand how to harness the energy of the mind and use it in a positive and constructive way.


Jul
2
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Adult Gamers Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Gamers Club
Mondays 12 to 3 pm
July 2, 2018 through December 31, 2018
Except 9/3, 10/8, 11/12, 12/24

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Monday Night Karaoke

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Monday Night Karaoke

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
1:15PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mahjong CLub

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Gold

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a fun dance workout at lower intensity. Come ready to sweat and leave feeling strong. This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult Craft Mondays

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Craft Mondays
Monday, July 30th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, August 27th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, September, 24th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, October 29th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, November 26th @ 6 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Watercolor/Collage Greeting Card Project

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

A two-session workshop with teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald. Learn basic techniques of drawing, composition, color, collage, and printmaking. Create original greeting cards using collage and printmaking processes. Registration is required. Call Glen Oaks to register: 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard
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
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
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

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.