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The Battle of the Bands Is Almost Here!

The 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands is this Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m., and we're excited to finally bring our talented young musicians to the stage!

You probably have some last-minute questions, like...

Where is the Battle being held?
The beautiful 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens ...

Enter the Naturalize NY Lottery!

Green card holders: Enter the Naturalize NY lottery today for the chance to have your citizenship application costs waived!

Winners will receive a $725 voucher to cover the cost of applying for citizenship. The deadline to register for the lottery is Friday, July 28.

You ...

Summer Poetry Contest 2017

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is?

Entries are now open for the Summer Poetry Contest 2017! Send in your best poem for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine.

This year, the theme is Build A Better World. There’s no limit to your creativity, but please keep it under 250 ...

Join Us at National Night Out 2017!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 1.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

Launch Your Food Business with Jamaica FEASTS!

Calling all aspiring food entrepreneurs: Jamaica FEASTS is back!

This completely FREE incubator program was created to provide resources to those who are looking to start and run their own food-based business.

Learn the fundamentals with our hands-on workshops, receive a one-on-one session with an industry expert, and ...

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 ...

Join Us on Our Mobile Library Tour!

Queens Library's Mobile Library will be touring the borough throughout the month of July.

Visit the Mobile Library to borrow books, sign up for a library card, and more!

Our stops will include public schools, veterans' health care facilities, and the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands at Queens College's Colden ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Summer Meals are here! For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals are available from now until Friday, September 1.

Meals are available Monday - Friday, from 1pm - 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required. Queens Library is honored to partner ...

Queens Library 2017 Gala

The Queens Library Foundation’s 2017 Annual Gala will take place on Tuesday, October 17, at the Queens Museum.

Nearly 300 supporters of the Library attended last year’s Gala to pay tribute to our special honorees and the Library’s mission and customers.

This year’s ...

Jul
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Intergenerational Knit and Crochet Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to knit and crochet this summer. Experienced adult crafters will teach their skills to children and and other beginners while sharing patterns and techniques and working on their own projects. Participants should bring their own supplies.

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

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Jul
27
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Summer Writing Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children will share a funny, scary, or entertaining book and share it with their friends. They will also get to write a review and decorate it however they like. Teen assistants will be there to help children do the best job they can, and then put any finished work on display.

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

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Jul
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Leap into Science Family Program

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Family fun! Explore, investigate, discover! For kids 5-8 years. All kids and caregivers are welcome to join.

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

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Jul
27
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
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


Jul
28
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading Program at Glen Oaks Library

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children will be introduced to books about famous people who changed the world. In addition, the program will include activities, crafts and science experiments.
Grades 1-3 Fridays, July 7,14,21,28;August 4,11,18 at 10:30am -11:30 am

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

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Jul
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

We Are New York at Glen Oaks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We Are New York conversation group at Glen Oaks Library.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Summer Program at Glen Oaks Library.

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children will be introduced to books about famous people who changed the world. In addition, the program will include activities, crafts and science experiments.
Grades 4-6, Fridays July 7,14,21,28;August 4,11,18 at 1pm - 2pm

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Scratch It Out!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use the program Scratch to design games? Come to the Scratch training and learn how it works in three sessions! Please register at the reference desk.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Friday Kids' Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Jul
29
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


Jul
29
12:00PM

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1:45PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

July 2017 Films
Saturday July 1,"La La Land" @ 12:00 Rated PG-13
Saturday July 8th "Fences" @ 12:00 Rated PG-13
Saturday July 15 "Chef" @ 12:00 Rated PG-13
Saturday July 29 "Sense of an Ending" @ 12:00 Rated PG-13


Jul
29
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Coding Classes for Children

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 9-12 ( 4th 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


Jul
31
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


Jul
31
12:15PM

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1:15PM

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


Jul
31
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


Jul
31
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Harry Potter Day

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Happy Harry Potter day! Come to celebrate Harry Potter by making crafts based on your Hogwarts house, talk about your favorite book, and earn points towards your Hogwarts House.


Aug
1
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


Aug
1
1:15PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Aug
1
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Glen Oaks Creators

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come to the Glen Oaks Library and create with us!
8/1: Watercolor
8/17: Slime Workshop

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
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 under thirteen 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


Aug
2
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Google CS for Kids: Art 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.

Calling all Kids (Grades 4-6)! This summer we will be hosting another Google Computer Science Program. This year's topic will be Art. Come in, call us at 718-831-8636 or Register online to sign up.

Glen OaksWed, Aug 9, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM
Glen OaksWed, Aug 16, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM
Glen OaksWed, Aug 23, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM

Aug
2
11:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Adventures in Literature

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program offers children ages 4-5 years an opportunity to develop a love for literature. Children will be exposed to nursery rhymes, classic fairy tales, nonfiction books, and award-winning children's literature through story books, dramatization, puppeteering, and music.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Summer Family Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

August Family Movies
Wednesday August 2nd, "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" @ 3:30 Rated PG
Wednesday August 9th, "Storks" @ 3:30 Rated PG
Wednesday August 16th, "The Peanuts Movie" @ 3:30 Rated G
Wednesday August 23rd, "Sing" @ 3:30 Rated PG
Wednesday August 30th, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" Rated PG

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Hump Day: Board Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

You made it to Wednesday! Come to Glen Oaks Library and enjoy some board games to celebrate.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
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


Aug
3
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

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


Aug
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Not Just a Teen Anime Hour

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you like Anime? Come to our Anime showing!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:45PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

August Films 2017
Saturday August 8th, "Norma Rae" @ 12:00 Rated PG
Saturday August 12th, "Hidden Figures" @ 12:00 Rated
Saturday August 19th, "Lincoln" @ 12:00 Rated PG-13
Saturday August 26th, "Amelia" @ 12:00 Rated PG

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Coding Classes for Children

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 9-12 ( 4th 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, Aug 12, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Aug 19, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Aug 26, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM

Aug
7
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Meme-Off

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We're all about memes! Show off your best memes and see who wins the title of "Most Popular Meme of Glen Oaks".

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

Additional Dates


Aug
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Teen Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Every month we will discuss a YA book. Loved it or hated it, we want to hear what you have to say!


Aug
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Health Chat for Seniors -- Herbal Supplements: Potential Benefits and Harmful Effects

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dr. Huy Hoang, Northwell Health discusses herbal supplements, their uses and benefits as well as the possible harm they can do at this month's health talk for older adults, presented by Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls (NORC WOW). A question-and-answer session will be part of the presentation and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45PM.


Aug
18
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Scratch It Out!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use the program Scratch to design games? Come to the Scratch training and learn how it works in three sessions! Please register at the reference desk.


Aug
21
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us and make crafts.


Aug
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Craft Buffet

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you want to make something at the Glen Oaks Library? Come to the Craft Buffet, where you can have a chance to create whatever you imagine.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
31
4:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Creator's Showcase

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to display your work in a gallery setting? Here at Glen Oaks Library, we have artists in every medium. Show us the work you have done at the Glen Oaks Library! We will display your artwork you have created through the summer! This is your time to shine!

Please submit your art by August 20th to be displayed. Please see a librarian for details.


Sep
5
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Ping Pong Game Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Let's play ping pong. Everyone is welcome. Children under thirteen 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


Sep
6
10:15AM

--to--

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


Sep
7
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


Sep
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
1:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Sep
9
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

September 9: " Everybody Loves Somebody" PG-13
September 16: "Gifted" PG-13
September 23: " Going In Style" PG-13
September 30: " The Longest Ride" PG-13

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
10:15AM

--to--

11:15AM

Adult Basic Microsoft Word

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this introductory class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents, format and edit text, use copy and paste, and use the basic functions and comands of Word.
Participants should have basic computer skills, such as being able to use the keyboard, mouse, and open and close applications.
Participants must attend all two classes.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
18
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


Sep
23
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make Clay Figurines

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Patricia Brintle provides step-by-step instruction to help you create clay figurines for your home or as gifts or ornaments that you can later paint at home on your own. Materials will be provided.


Sep
27
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Older Adults Day

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Older Adult Services presents Older Adults Day, featuring live entertainment, short presentations on a range of subjects of interest to older adults, free health screenings, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important resources.


Sep
27
10:15AM

--to--

11:00AM

Brain Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Test your long-term and short-term memory at a discussion led by registered nurse Kathy Moran.


Sep
27
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Working with Watercolors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Professional teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this one session workshop. Learn about color theory and the basics of watercolor painting.


Sep
27
12:15PM

--to--

1:00PM

Managing Your Medications

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Doctor Boparari from Memorial Sloane Kettering leads this discussion about medication management.


Sep
27
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

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.


Sep
27
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Great Music from the '30s to the '70s

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and friends bring back memories with favorites like "Autumn Leaves," "Misty" and "Body and Soul," made great by performers including Louis Prima, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, mixed with a little rock 'n' roll.


Oct
7
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

October 7th "Rules Don't Apply" PG-13
October 14th "Tommy's Honour" Rated PG
October 21st "A Beautiful Mind" PG-13
October 28th "Zoo Keepers Wife" @ 12 pm Rated PG-13

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
3:00PM

--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. Attendance is required for all four sessions. Register in person or by calling 718-831-8636.

Glen OaksSat, Oct 14, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Oct 21, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Oct 28, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM

Oct
16
4:30PM

--to--

7:00PM

SHSAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Take this free, full-length practice test to find out how you might score on the real thing! Your personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses will help you know what to focus on as you prep. In person registration is required.


Nov
1
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Art History Lecture Series

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Nine sessions of Art History in three libraries led by Mary Dono

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

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 9-12 (4th 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 three sessions. Register in person or by calling 718-831-8636

Glen OaksSat, Nov 18, 20172:30PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Nov 25, 20172:30PM - 4:30PM

Dec
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

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 9-12 (4th 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, Dec 9, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Dec 16, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Dec 23, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM

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

 


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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@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, 11021
phone: (718) 631-0400
fax: (631) 923-3660
Legislative Office 2457 Rayburn HOB
DC Washington , 20516
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.