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Drawing to See: A Drawing Workshop

Over the course of eight weeks participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques that will sharpen their capacity to see in ways an artist sees. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is ...

Jun 2 @ 1:15 PM, Jun 9 @ 1:15 PM

The Doug and Dmitri Klezmer Duo

Enjoy an electrifying performance of klezmer music by Doug Leblang and Dmitri (Zisl) Slepovitch, who sing and perform on a variety of instruments.

Jun 22 @ 1:30 PM

May
28
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading and, if there is interest, 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


May
28
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


May
29
1:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.


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May
29
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Magazine Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Magazine Club is for kids in grades 4-6 who want to improve their skills at writing articles, stories, poetry, blogs and comics by working with, and helping, each other. Results will be on display at the library.


Jun
1
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Chess and Dominoes Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes! We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Drawing to See: A Drawing Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is now closed

Over the course of eight weeks participants will learn a variety of drawing techniques that will sharpen their capacity to see in ways an artist sees. The ninth session will be a culminating event consisting of a gallery showing of participants' work. This is a Lifetime Arts Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Unclaimed Funds

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Find out if New York State owes you money! Representatives from the Comptroller's Office will conduct a presentation and assist in finding out if you have unclaimed funds.


Jun
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Protect Yourself

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Fred Riley, a representative of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, will provide resources to help seniors avoid trouble and resolve problems with consumer fraud, scams, identify theft, immigration services, home repairs and other business complaints.


Jun
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Poetry Time with Charles Waters

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Charles Waters leads children ages 6-12 in an appreciation of the sound of poetry. The audience will snap their fingers and clap their hands to the rhythm of poems read aloud, and will echo words in a call-and-response pattern.


Jun
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers are invited for play time, stories, crafts and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
12
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Healthy Eating: Good Fats, Bad Fats

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Good fats. Bad fats. What's the difference? What are fats good for? Do I need them in my diet? Where do I find them? Registered nurse Kathy Moran will present information on this much-maligned nutrient.


Jun
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Job Search Techniques

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us at an interactive workshop that will explain strategies, networking objectives and online search techniques for finding the right job.


Jun
16
1:30PM

--to--

2:45PM

A Quilting Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this two-session workshop, Alacia Stubbs will demonstrate how to create easy quilting designs, including four-patch and cathedral window. Materials will be provided. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
1:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Film Screening

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

"American Sniper" (2014), rated R, is based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose pinpoint accuracy with a gun saved countless lives on the battlefield and turned him into a legend. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film focuses on Kyle's relationships in and out of war and his adjustment to life as a husband and father in Texas.


Jun
18
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Know Your Rights: Immigration Law (in Hindi)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn options available to individuals with or without legal status in the United States, information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and eligibility and requirements for obtaining citizenship.


Jun
19
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Fifty Years of the New York Philharmonic in Queens Parks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic's free concerts in New York City Parks, the Archives at the New York Philharmonic present audio and visual clips on the history of the Philharmonic and its relationship with the borough of Queens.


Jun
22
1:30PM

--to--

2:45PM

The Doug and Dmitri Klezmer Duo

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy an electrifying performance of klezmer music by Doug Leblang and Dmitri (Zisl) Slepovitch, who sing and perform on a variety of instruments.


Jun
24
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Piedmont Bluz

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Less known than the delta blues of Mississippi, Piedmont blues arose in the southeastern United States and employs more finger picking and a ragtime-based rhythm. The Piedmont Bluz acoustic duo is dedicated to the preservation of the style and to educating audiences about this unique aspect of African-American culture.


Jun
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Many Kinds of Heroes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Kick-off your summer reading with a celebration of heroes of South Asia--great and small--and create your own personalized handprint hero.


Jun
29
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading Program: Grades 1-3

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Readers in grades 1-3 will explore it through our Summer Reading Club, art projects, science experiments and origami. Preregistration begins June 4 at 12:00PM and continues throughout the summer.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Writing Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

If you read a great book or a really scary or really funny book this summer, let your friends know! Write a review and decorate it however you like. Teen assistants will help you do the best job you can, and your finished work will be put on display.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
30
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Reading Program: Grades 4-6

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This year's Summer Reading theme is "Every Hero Has a Story." Readers in grades 4-6 will explore it through our Summer Reading Club, art projects, science experiments, origami and more. Preregistration begins June 4 at 12:00 p.m. and continues throughout the summer.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
30
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program, taught by certified New York City Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel, will equip you with the skills to act in the event of someone's cardiac arrest.


Jul
2
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Intergenerational Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to knit and crochet during this summer. Experienced knitters will teach youngsters and beginners. Adults will share patterns and techniques or just gather to 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


Jul
6
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Intergenerational Game Time: Chess and Domino Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes from experienced players! We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners! Families with youngsters, of ages 6 and up, are welcome to join. Other kid-friendly games are also available.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

The Soulful Saxophone

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

L A Blacksmith delivers songs of King Curtis, Junior Walker, Maceo Parker and Grover Washington, Jr. in a way that will have you rocking in your seat, nodding your head and tapping your toes to this Saxophonologist’s soulful approach.


Aug
4
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Healthy Eating: Sugar, Sugar Everywhere

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Registered nurse Kathy Moran discusses the effects of dietary sugar on our health. She will talk about where it is found in the foods we eat, which types to avoid, how much is too much and whether sugar substitutes are a good alternative.


Aug
12
1:30PM

--to--

2:45PM

Hudson River Rose: Folk Songs

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Anne Price and Rita Deutsch, who perform together as Hudson River Rose, entertain you with melodic songs by Kate Wolf, John Denver, Bill Staines, Carole King, the Beatles, Gordon Bok and others, singing in sweet harmony about love, rivers, dogs, homes, unicorns and friendship.


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. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@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 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
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 504, 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
  

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.