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Glen Oaks

Nominate Your Library for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

How does your library make your community a better place? Here's your chance to share your story and tell us how your neighborhood library has made a difference in your life!

The Fourth Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are accepting nominations now through March 13. Nominate your ...

Queens Hip Hop Pioneers Launch!

The official launch celebration for Queens Hip Hop Pioneers has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23!

Curated by Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels, with images taken by MFidel Photography, the Queens Hip Hop Pioneers exhibit shines a light on the DJs, MCs, artists, and historians that nurtured hip ...

Our New Music For February!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Leonard Cohen, The Weeknd, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Bon Jovi, ...

Celebrate African-American History Month!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for African-American History Month!

We're honoring a special selection of notable African-American writers on the Queens Library blog. Check our special blog post every week in February, starting February 3, as well as our social media channels!

All month ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're over 60 or earn less than 64,000 a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

Our next event is this series will be Community Organizing Today in Corona/East Elmhurst, on Saturday, February ...

Shape the Future of Queens Library!

At Queens Library, we are continually working to serve you better.

To do this, we are undertaking a strategic planning process across the borough that will guide the Library for the next five years.

You can be a part of this process. Take our survey and share your thoughts.

To ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Feb
23
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.

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Feb
23
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Tax Preparation Assistance

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

IRS-trained counselors will help you complete your 2015 personal income tax return. Be sure to bring a copy of your 2014 income tax return(s); all W-2 forms, 1099 forms, and other documents for tax year 2015; unemployment compensation statements; your SSA-1099 form if you received Social Security benefits; a photo ID for every person listed on the return; and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents. The program is hosted by AARP TAX AIDE volunteers.

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

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Feb
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Knit and Quilt 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. We provide a sewing machine.

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

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Feb
23
5:30PM

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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.

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Feb
23
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates dance and Qi Gong, accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection. Instructor: Catherine Gross


Feb
24
1:00PM

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2:30PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

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Feb
24
1:00PM

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2:15PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group.

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

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Feb
25
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films:
Februrary 4th, 2017 "Florence Foster Jenkins" @ 12:00 P.M. Rate PG-13
February 11th, 2017 "Jason Bourne" @ 12:00 P.M. Rated PG-13
February 18th, 2017 "The Descendants" @ 12:00 P.M. Rated R
February 25th, 2017 "Ben Hur" (2016) @ 12:00 P.M. Rated PG-13


Feb
27
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 for adults, including bridge, canasta, chess, dominoes, and more!

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

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Feb
27
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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Feb
28
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses 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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Feb
28
1:15PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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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.

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Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

I Don’t Want to be a Guinea Pig: Understanding Clinical Trials

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join Northwell Health Cancer Institute experts as they shed light on the benefits of research and debunk myths about clinical trials.


Mar
1
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners' Canasta

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to join a Canasta game but didn’t know how to play? Here’s your chance to learn! In six easy lessons we will teach you the basics and provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to share in the fun, excitement, and camaraderie of playing this increasingly popular game. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by calling or visiting the library.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Instructor: Caryn Cooper
Moving for Life incorporates dance and Qi Gong, accompanied by different types of music to accentuate the body-mind connection.


Mar
4
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films:
March 4th "Calvary" @ 12:00 pm Rated R***
March 11th "Anna and The King" @ 12:00 pm Rated PG-13***
March 18th "Sully" @ 12:00 pm Rated PG-13
March 25th "Inferno" @ 12:00 pm Rated PG-13

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Social Security Administration

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Social Security Administration provides people with the knowledge and tools they can use throughout their working lives: if they become disabled, at retirement, and for their survivors. Presentation and Q&A led by Nilsa Henriquez.


Mar
10
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Romeo & Juliet

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring a special limited time screening of this famous ballet to a library near you. With its passionate choreography, spine-tingling swordsmanship, and celebrated score by Sergei Prokofiev, this colorful and emotional retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet was performed by the San Francisco Ballet and recorded in May 2015.


Mar
14
10:15AM

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11:30AM

Basic Microsoft PowerPoint

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create and edit slides, change designs and colors, insert illustrations and present your slide show. Participants must have basic computer skills and should attend both sessions. Preregistration is required.

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

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Mar
18
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Mna na H'Eireann (Women of Ireland)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Kevin Westley, host of the radio show "That's How I Spell Ireland" on WRHU 88.7FM and certified Irish Ceili dancing teacher, will present a multi-media showcase of music and stories about Irish women from the ancient Celts to the current day.


Mar
20
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the Adult Craft Club on Monday Evenings at 6pm.
Each month the club will do a different craft project.

Monday, January 23rd @ 6 PM
Monday, February 13th @ 6 PM
Monday, March 20th @ 6 PM
Monday, April 24th @ 6 PM
Monday, May 22nd @ 6 PM
Monday, June 19th @ 6 PM

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

Additional Dates


Mar
20
6:00PM

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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


Mar
24
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in November 2015, Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season. Join us after the screening for a craft activity inspired by the arias. Refreshments will be served.


Mar
25
3:00PM

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4:15PM

A Classical Concert with Dr. Gennady Kupisok, Clarinet, and Dr. Olga Gurevich, Keyboard

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Classical works by Chopin, Brahms, Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, among others, will be performed.


Mar
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for book Discussion. Whether you loved it or hated it, we want to hear your thoughts!
Wednesday, March 29th @ 2 pm "Someone" by Alice McDermott
Wednesday, April 26th @ 2 pm "Modern Lovers" By Emma Straub

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

Additional Dates


Apr
1
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films:
April 1 "The Girl on the Train" @ 12:00 pm Rated R
April 8th "The Light Between Oceans" @ 12:00 Rated PG-13
April 15th "Desk Set" @ 12:00 PM
April 22nd "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" @ 12:00 pm Rated PG-13
April 29th " Men of Honor" @ 12:00 pm Rated R

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

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Apr
5
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Diabetes Q&A

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about preventing or managing diabetes? Nutrition, foot care, understanding the numbers—it can seem overwhelming! Students and faculty from St. John’s University School of Pharmacy are ready to answer your questions. Join us!


Apr
5
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Quartz: Its Beauty and Uses

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program explains why quartz is used in wristwatches and numerous other modern devices. The program is presented by Irving Horowitz, lecturer and author of the books "Contemporary Earth Science" and "Earth Science Investigations."


Apr
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

A Short Trip Through American Art

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this 3-session program, Karen Fitzgerald will present an overview of artwork through the lens of North America. Each session will deal with a specific time period, examining artwork as well as parallel economic, social and political trends. Register at the library or by phone 718-831-8636

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

Additional Dates


Apr
21
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Mellissa Hughes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a timely post-show discussion led by a Lincoln Center Education guest facilitator after the screening of noted soprano Mellissa Hughes. Unplug with us as we discuss the intersections between technology and modern life. How can technology enhance a performance—and affect how you experience the world? Refreshments will be served.


May
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

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.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glen Oaks Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Malayalam
  • Gujarati

 

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

  • Young Adult books including graphic novels

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

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

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

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

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

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

Local Newspapers
Glen Oaks Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@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 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
  

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.