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It’s Time for Kind

It’s time for kind at the Library and beyond this holiday season.

At all Queens Library locations, you can join us for many special programs for people of all ages.

You can also donate to our canned food drive in partnership with the Food Bank For NYC from November 19 to 30, share ...

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 ...

A Season of Thanks at Queens Library

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But this year, it’s not just about turkey and pumpkin pie!

Queens Library is hosting wonderful seasonal events, including Thanksgiving storytime, music, arts and crafts, and more!

So bring your family and friends, and give thanks at your local ...

Give the Gift of Reading, Lifelong Learning & Community

Giving to the Queens Library Foundation supports programs, services, and collections for our diverse communities across Queens.

When you give, you are helping neighbors—children, families, adults, and seniors—access free resources like our STACKS after-school program, English language and job skills classes, and our ...

It's National Novel Writing Month!

Every November, thousands of writers of all experience levels dedicate themselves to writing a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

If you've decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo, as its fans like to affectionately call it—and you need some help, don't worry; ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at our community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens ...

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, ...

Queens Library’s Back-to-School Guide!

It’s time for kids to go back to school—and we’ve got the perfect guide to help you prepare for a successful school year!

From tips on healthy eating and sleeping to how to talk to your child about their day, our Back-to-School Guide will help smooth the transition from summer to school.

Our guide is ...

Nov
19
12:00PM

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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


Nov
19
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


Nov
19
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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Nov
19
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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Nov
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

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!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
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


Nov
20
1:15PM

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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


Nov
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Study Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
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


Nov
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks - The Next Step Program: Soft Skills Training

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Center for Independence of the Disabled (CIDNY) presents information that will be helpful as you transition to adulthood. Some of the topics we will cover include time management, organizational skills, and decision-making.


Nov
21
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! This class can be done seated or standing and you are encouraged to do what is comfortable for you.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Hump Day Board Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

It's halfway through the week! Reward yourself with some gaming.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
23
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
23
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Toddler Learning Center is a five-week program designed to help toddlers get ready to read! Children ages 18-36 months are invited with their families for play-based education and information from expert guests.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
23
3:30PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Celebrate Kindness!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-9 are invited to share books and stories about kindness and make a craft to illustrate everyday acts of kindness.


Nov
24
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring Club

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


Nov
24
12:00PM

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1:45PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

11/3: "The Divine Order" (2017)
11/10: "Book Club" (2018, PG-13)
11/17: "The Soloist" (2009, PG-13)
11/24: "You've Got Mail" (1998, PG)


Nov
24
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Family Movie: "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family screening of "A Wrinkle In Time" (2018, PG). All ages welcome!


Nov
26
6:00PM

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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.


Nov
27
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
28
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


Nov
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Book Discussion
"The Golem and the Jinni" By Helene Wecker, Wednesday 10/31
"Behold the Dreamers" By Imbolo Mbue, Wednesday 11/28


Nov
29
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.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

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


Nov
29
1:00PM

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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.

Additional Dates


Nov
29
3:15PM

--to--

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


Nov
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Virtual Realiteen

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come use our Oculus Rift headset! Tour Venice, take a space walk, or punch robots really hard.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
29
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
29
6:00PM

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6:45PM

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.

Additional Dates


Nov
30
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
30
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


Nov
30
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
30
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Table Talk

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

A hangout to try out new games and connect with other tabletop hobbyists. This is also an opportunity to playtest games still in development!


Dec
1
12:00PM

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1:45PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

12/1: "Renoir" (2012, R)
12/8: "Finding Your Feet" (2017)
12/15: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017, PG-13)
12/22: "Lovely Still" (2008, PG)
12/29: "Ocean's Eight" (2018, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Animal Show with Jason Reilly

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join Jason Reilly as he introduces his animal friends. Children will learn where these animals are from, what they eat, when they sleep, and how they protect themselves. Meet frogs, bugs, a bunny, guinea pigs, chinchillas, mice, reptiles, birds, hermit crabs, and a chicken. Enjoy dancing, singing, and a surprise activity at the end of the show.


Dec
3
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Family Bingo Night

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come for a fun night of Bingo! Families welcome.


Dec
5
10:15AM

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10:45AM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Celebrate kindness with stories and songs. Learn about what you can do to be kind each and every day. Families with children ages 2-4 are welcome. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
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.


Dec
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Saying Thank You to Our First Responders

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Stop by to write a thank you note to a local first responder!


Dec
5
3:00PM

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3:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Kids' Box Challenge

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Ages 4-12, learn about our Acts of Kindness box and how you can participate in the kindness movement. Make a kindness tree to bring home. Add to the tree with every act of kindness you complete. Bring your completed tree back to the library to display your kindness to the community.


Dec
6
6:00PM

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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.


Dec
7
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.

Additional Dates


Dec
7
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.

Additional Dates


Dec
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

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.


Dec
8
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Meet the Author: "We Want Fish Sticks" by Nicholas Hirshon

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

What difference does a logo make? If it is the rebranding of the New York Islanders in the mid 1990s, it means three tortuous seasons. Nicholas Hirshon, author of "We Want Fish Sticks: The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders" captures this colorful hockey story in a book that provides stranger than fiction moments as he explores this era through period resources and interviews with the people who lived it.

Books will be available for sale and signing.


Dec
12
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: 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.


Dec
12
2:00PM

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3:45PM

It's Time for Kind: Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We will be showing "The Blind Side" (2009, PG-13).


Dec
13
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Whether you are experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.


Dec
14
3:30PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Letters to Our Elders

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Make someone happy this December with a nice letter and special origami decoration, made by you! We're partnering with local eldercare programs to send our neighbors some holiday cheer.


Dec
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Be Kind to Yourself Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

"Acknowledge my strengths...Respect myself...Be kind to myself...How I treat myself determines how I will treat others." What script would you like to write for your life? After all, it's your life and the pen is in your hand! Let's explore together how to take life into our own hands, starting with being kind to the self.


Dec
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Gingerbread Fun!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join in the fun with a reading of "The Gingerbread Man" and make a gingerbread house to take home. Families with children ages 5-10 are welcome!


Dec
19
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Accessible Programming at Glen Oaks: Preparing for Emergencies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come learn about the additional steps that you should take to be prepared for emergencies in New York City. NYC Emergency Management will educate you on how to make a plan, gather supplies for one’s needs, and how to be best informed for emergencies. All are welcome.


Dec
19
2:00PM

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3:30PM

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Each month, NORC WOW will provide talks from Northwell Health on a variety of health issues that affect seniors. Learn about diabetes, what it is, and the treatments and management of the disease, presented by Dr. Jennifer Lee.


Dec
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Holiday Papercraft

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Make something beautiful this winter with our gorgeous paper crafts, perfect for the season.


Dec
26
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Family Movie: "Polar Express" (2004, G)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family screening of "Polar Express" (2004, G). All ages welcome!


Dec
27
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie: "Finding Nemo" (2003, G)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family screening of "Finding Nemo" (2003, G). All ages welcome!


Dec
28
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Noon Year's Eve!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Celebrate the new year with a countdown to noon! Play games, make party hats, search for items in our scavenger hunt, and take photos at our photo station. When the clock strikes 12 noon we'll celebrate with balloons, bubbles, and music! Families with children ages 4-10 are welcome.


Dec
28
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Family Movie: "Finding Dory" (2016, PG)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family screening of "Finding Dory" (2016, PG). All ages welcome!


Dec
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Legomania!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Calling all families who love Legos! Make a Lego mask, build with Legos, play a Lego board game, play Lego ski-ball or Lego memory match, and more! This program is open to families with children up to 11 years old.


Jan
3
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.

Additional Dates


Jan
5
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.

Glen OaksSat, Jan 12, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
Glen OaksSat, Jan 19, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM
Glen OaksSat, Jan 26, 201910:30AM - 12:00PM

Jan
7
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.

Additional Dates


Jan
8
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
This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jan
10
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Elder Fraud Prevention in the Home and Community

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Daren Wilkes, Economic Crimes Bureau, Queens District Attorney's Office will help you learn how to protect yourself against elder fraud and how the DA's office can assist you if you have been a victim of fraud.


Jan
10
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.

Additional Dates


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
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
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.


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.

Additional Dates


Feb
2
3:00PM

--to--

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.

Glen OaksSat, Feb 9, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Feb 16, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Feb 23, 20193:00PM - 4:30PM

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.


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.