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Glen Oaks

This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend? Well, you can kick off Summer Reading at Long Island City’s Murray Park, celebrate diversity at a Multicultural Festival, discover the history of Caribbean migration, learn the Turkish art of ebru, hear some great live music (including the Berta Moreno Jazz Quintet), welcome summer with ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

We’re five short weeks away from the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, so we’re getting the party started early and introducing you to our rockin’ contestants.

Check our homepage every week leading up to our July 27th event at Colden Auditorium for a new band profile—and see ...

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World

Summer Reading at Queens Library begins Thursday, June 8.

Summer Reading helps kids stay sharp while they're out of school, and gets adults back into good habits! Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day.

This year, the Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World. Be inspired by ...

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 ...

Congratulations to Our NYC Neighborhood Library Awards Finalists!

We’re proud to announce that three of our community libraries—Bayside, Lefferts, and Woodside—have been selected from hundreds of libraries in the city as finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

A record-breaking 24,000 New Yorkers nominated ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Jun
24
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.


Jun
24
12:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films:
June 3rd, "Loving" @ 12 pm, Rated PG-13
June 10th, "Priceless" @ 12 pm, Rated PG-13
June 17th, "Far from the Madding Crowd" @ 12 pm,Rated PG -13
June 24th, "American Pastoral" @12 pm, Rated R


Jun
24
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


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Jun
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Divas of Broadway and Opera

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Soprano Irene Failenbogen performs pieces from both classical opera and Broadway shows, including "La Traviata," "Carmen" and "Fiddler on the Roof."


Jun
26
12:00PM

--to--

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.


Jun
26
12:15PM

--to--

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.
Mondays @ 12:15 PM and Wednesdays @10:30 AM, except 4/17, 4/24 and holidays.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
26
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.


Jun
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Shadows Around the World with Nappy Puppets

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Shadows Around The World explores the history of shadow puppetry and its development throughout the world. The program focuses on world cultures, history and the development of Shadow Theater as an art form.
For ages 6-12.


Jun
27
1:15PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

018412-06/16 Miranda 11/10/16

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


Jun
27
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.


Jun
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Nick the Balloonatic Show

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this fun-filled balloon show, children will see characters that they can relate to being sculptured right before their eyes. Children will take home a sculptured balloon made especially for them. Audience participation is encouraged.


Jun
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Aging Collage Memory Project

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Creative Aging Collage/Memoir Art Project with teaching artist Richard Estrin. Eight sessions and a culminating event. Registration required. Call Glen Oaks Library 718-831-8636

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
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.


Jun
29
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.


Jun
29
1:00PM

--to--

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.


Jun
29
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.


Jun
30
10:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly to play this popular word game. Please bring your own Scrabble set.


Jun
30
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Picture Book Time

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4, and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and crafts.


Jun
30
1:00PM

--to--

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


Jun
30
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!

Fridays except 9/9, 10/7 and 11/11.


Jul
1
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
1
12:00PM

--to--

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
12:00PM

--to--

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
3
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
3
3:30PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jul
5
10:15AM

--to--

11:15AM

Google CS for Kids: Art Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is now closed

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, Jul 12, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM
Glen OaksWed, Jul 19, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM
Glen OaksWed, Jul 26, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM
Glen OaksWed, Aug 2, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM
Glen OaksWed, Aug 9, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM
Glen OaksWed, Aug 16, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM
Glen OaksWed, Aug 23, 201710:15AM - 11:15AM

Jul
5
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Summer Sizzle: Health, Safety, and You

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Summer is right around the corner! This means warm weather, beaches, mosquitoes and more. With the fun this season brings, there are also many health and safety tips we should know about. Join us at this informative and interactive summer workshop.


Jul
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Family Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Family Movies For July
Wednesday, July 5th "The Secret Life of Pets" @ 3:30 Rated PG
Wednesday July 12th "Finding Dory" @ 3:30 Rated PG
Wednesday July 19th "Monster Trucks" @ 3:30 Rated PG
Wednesday July 26th "Sandlot:Heading Home" @ 3:30 Rate PG

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
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


Jul
6
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


Jul
6
1:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jul
6
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Glen Oaks Creators

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come to the Glen Oaks Library and create with us!
7/6: Popsicle stick art
7/20: Lego key-chains

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
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


Jul
6
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


Jul
7
10:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We meet weekly to play this popular word game. Please bring your own Scrabble set.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
10:30AM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jul
7
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
7
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
7
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


Jul
8
10:30AM

--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


Jul
8
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, Jul 15, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Jul 22, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM
Glen OaksSat, Jul 29, 20173:00PM - 4:30PM

Jul
10
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Google CS for Teens: Fashion and Design Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date July 10, 2017
Availability: 8 openings

Calling all Teens (Grades 7-9)! This summer we will be hosting another Google Computer Science Program. This year's topic will be Fashion and Design. Come in or call us at 718-831-8636 or Register online to sign up.

Glen OaksTue, Jul 11, 20171:00PM - 2:00PM
Glen OaksWed, Jul 12, 20171:00PM - 2:00PM
Glen OaksThu, Jul 13, 20171:00PM - 2:00PM
Glen OaksMon, Jul 17, 20171:00PM - 2:00PM
Glen OaksTue, Jul 18, 20171:00PM - 2:00PM
Glen OaksWed, Jul 19, 20171:00PM - 2:00PM
Glen OaksThu, Jul 20, 20171:00PM - 2:00PM

Jul
11
1:15PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Tuesday Write-In

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? Are you having writers block? Come to the Teen Room for help with your writing.

For more information about Camp NaNoWriMo visit the website: http://campnanowrimo.org/

*Part of the Read Down Your Fees program

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
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


Jul
12
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Siamese Mah Jongg

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to play Mah Jongg and didn’t have enough players? Siamese Mah Jongg ® is your answer. You will love this simple yet very challenging method of playing Mah Jongg with two players that is sweeping the Mah Jongg world. It can be fast, stimulating, and fun, fun, fun! This class is for seasoned, experienced Mah Jongg players. Please bring a 2017 card to class and a set if you have one.
Instructor: Donna Miller-Small Registration is required


Jul
12
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


Jul
13
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


Jul
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Teen Video Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

You made it to Friday! Celebrate by playing video games with us!


Jul
17
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us and make crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Health Chat for Seniors: All About Arthritis

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

RN, NP Monica Richey discusses the causes, symptoms and treatments for arthritis as part of 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.


Jul
22
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

July, 22nd "Words and Pictures" @ 12pm Rated PG-13


Jul
22
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Violinist Akiko Kobayashi

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

New York-born violinist Akiko Kobayashi performs the works of Telemann, Max Reger, Ysaye and Bach.


Jul
25
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Childhood Asthma

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

How do our lungs work? At this interactive program, we will be making our own lungs! We will also learn about asthma, its causes and ways to treat it.


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
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
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
2
3:30PM

--to--

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
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
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
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
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
27
10:00AM

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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.


Nov
1
2:30PM

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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


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, 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.