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Glen Oaks

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.

May 29 @ 10:15 AM

Chair Yoga Irene

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.

May 29 @ 1:15 PM

May
24
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


May
24
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


May
24
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Beginning Ukulele Lessons

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Creative Aging Program: Learn how to play the Ukulele. For beginning students. Bring your own Ukulele or use one on site at the library. Teaching artist Nancy Hinchliffe leads this nine-session course. For Older Adults 50+. Registration is limited to 15 students. Register at the Glen Oaks Library or by calling 718-831-8636.

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

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May
24
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, join the club and share breathing exercises and meditation techniques that may help to reduce stress.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
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


May
25
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

English Conversation Class

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

Additional Dates


May
25
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group at Glen Oaks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group

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

Additional Dates


May
25
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Vintage Bliss presents Lyrical Ladies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Vocalists Susanne LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro present a unique musical look at women in song, be they performers or had songs written about them.


May
26
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


May
26
12:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

May 5, "Leonie" (2010, PG-13)
May 12, "Blood Stripe" (2016)
May 26, "Phantom Thread" (2017, R)
June 9, " Sophie and the Rising Sun" (2016, R)
June 16, " Queens of Spain" (2016, NR)
June 23, " Man With A Golden Arm" (1955, NR)
June 30, "Darkest Hour" (2017, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


May
26
2:30PM

--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. Basic computer skills and keyboard skills are required. Attendance is required for all three sessions. Register in person or by calling 718-831-8636.


May
29
10:15AM

--to--

12:15PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is now closed

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Call 718-990-8625 to preregister. This program is funded by NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik.


May
29
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


May
29
1:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Chair Yoga Irene

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


May
30
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Working with Clay: A Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Working with Clay: A 3 session workshop with teaching artist Alacia Stubbs. Learn how to sculpt with air drying clay. You will learn how to varnish and decorate with acrylic paint. Registration is limited. Call Glen Oaks Library to register for this program at 718-831-8636.


May
30
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Art History Lecture Series

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Art History series led by Mary Dono
May 23 Van Gogh and Gauguin
May 30 Female Impressionists

Older Adult Services
Funded by Madeleine Long


Jun
1
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Intermediate Level Watercolor/Drawing

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Creative Aging: Intermediate Level Drawing and Watercolor Learn perspective and portrait techniques using both mediums. (This course is designed for those who have already taken a basic watercolor and drawing course.) Registration is required. Call 718-831-8636

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
12:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Glen Oaks LGBTQ Pride Day: 'The Hours' Film Screening & Discussion with Prof. EK Tan

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Please join comparative literature professor Dr. EK Tan for a screening of the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham's novel The Hours (1998) followed by a discussion on the film. To celebrate this year's LGBTQ month, the focus of the discussion will be on the intersection of women's and LGBTQ lives and rights.


Jun
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Glen Oaks LGBTQ Pride Day - Collage Project Celebrating LGBTQ Pride

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The project will be a collage-based 2D work based on looking at historical gay pride/protest posters--specifically Keith Haring and Shepard Fairey--and applying their styles to a work that addresses pride in the present day. Glen Oaks LGBTQ Pride Day


Jun
4
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


Jun
4
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


Jun
4
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Gold

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a fun dance workout at lower-intensity. Come ready to sweat and leave feeling strong. This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
1:15PM

--to--

2:15PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion."

Space is limited on a first come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Spanish Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Spanish?
Join to talk about anything and everything including film, music, cooking and news.
Meet guest authors and connect with new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Meet the Author and Photographer of "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss"

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

How well do you know the neighborhoods of Queens? Author Joe DiStefano and photographer Clay Williams reveal the rich history and cultural diversity that are just a bus, subway, or walk away. Rediscover Queens on your next staycation with "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss."
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Jun
12
10:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Introduction to Gmail (Google Email)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

We will walk thorough the basics of creating and using a Gmail account to send and receive email. This class is for beginners with little or no computer experience. Registration required in person or call 718-831-8636.


Jun
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Wednesday May 9: "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
Wednesday June 13: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate


Jun
19
10:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Take Your Documents Everywhere! Intro to Google Docs & Google Drive

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

A free alternative to Microsoft Word, Google Docs allows you to create and manage documents that are accessible from any computer, tablet, or phone that has internet access. Registration required in person or call 718-831-8636.


Jun
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Each month, NORC WOW will provide talks from Northwell Health on a variety of health issues that affect seniors. Learn how to prepare for your doctor visits on May 16 with Dr. Cacace and discuss the causes of insomnia and what you can do to get a better nights sleep on June 20th with Dr. Gieniusz.


Jun
23
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Make Your Mind Your Best Friend Presented by Global Harmony House

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The energy of the human mind is one of the greatest but least understood resources of the universe. Our mind is so powerful that our thoughts create our feelings; our feelings affect our attitude; our attitude affects our behavior; and our behavior affects our personality. Join us to understand how to harness the energy of the mind and use it in a positive and constructive way.


Jun
25
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for crafting fun!


Jun
27
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Managing Depression

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

PEARLS by Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Do you know of a senior who seems sad all the time, lost interest in things they used to love, or is having trouble sleeping or loss of appetite? Feeling sad or blue from time to time is normal, but it should fade away after a few days. The Visiting Nurse Services of New York offers free screenings for participation in their new program called PEARLS. You must be 65 or older and live in Queens or Manhattan.


Jul
2
12:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Adult Gamers Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Gamers Club
Mondays 12 to 3 pm
July 2, 2018 through December 31, 2018
Except 9/3, 10/8, 11/12, 12/24

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
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
2
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Monday Night Karaoke

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Monday Night Karaoke

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

Additional Dates


Jul
3
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
5
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
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
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Adult Coloring Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

7/7, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017, R)
7/14, "Le Weekend" (2013, R)
7/21, "Post" PG-13
7/28, "All the Money in the World" (2017, R)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Zumba Gold

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a fun dance workout at lower intensity. Come ready to sweat and leave feeling strong. This class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardio, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
10:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this introductory class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents. Learn basic formatting and editing text, use copy and paste, and use the basic functions and commands of Word.
Preregistration is required in person at the Reference Desk. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Each month, NORC WOW will provide talks from Northwell Health on a variety of health issues that affect seniors. Learn about asthma and COPD on July 18 with Dr. Jonathan Ilowite and multiple sclerosis on August 15 with Dr. Asaff Harel.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Book Discussion
7/25 "The Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood
8/29 "Little Fires Everywhere" By Celeste Ng

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Adult Craft Mondays

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adult Craft Mondays
Monday, July 30th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, August 27th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, September, 24th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, October 29th @ 6 p.m.
Monday, November 26th @ 6 p.m.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

8/4, "The Shape of Water" (2017, R)
8/11, "A Month of Sundays" (2015, PG-13)
8/18, "A Night in Old Mexico" (2013, NR)
8/25, " The Music of Silence" (2017)

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

Additional Dates


Aug
7
1:15PM

--to--

3:15PM

Watercolor/Collage Greeting Card Project

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

A two-session workshop with teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald. Learn basic techniques of drawing, composition, color, collage, and printmaking. Create original greeting cards using collage and printmaking processes. Registration is required. Call Glen Oaks to register: 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Each month, NORC WOW will provide talks from Northwell Health on a variety of health issues that affect seniors. Learn about foot calluses-- what they tell you about your ankle, knees, hips and back, presented by Dr. Raisa Bakshiyev, September 19th and how you can reduce stress with Dr. Joseph Diamond on October 17th.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

NORC WOW Health Chats for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glen Oaks Community Library has:

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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Malayalam
  • Gujarati

 

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

  • Young Adult books including graphic novels

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Newspapers
Glen Oaks Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Barry Grodenchik
M23@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1744
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7075
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@nyassembly.gov
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 526
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669

History

The area that is now called Glen Oaks was a slice of flat terrain eagerly sought by farmers in the 1640’s. It was a rural, unnamed section of Flushing, part of a 20,000 acre land grant to Massachusetts settlers and at one time the home of many potato fields in eastern Queens. 167 acres purchased from William K. Vanderbilt’s country estate became the Glen Oaks Golf Club in 1923. In 1944, the Gross-Morton Co. purchased 175 acres of land west of the golf club. Backed by $24 million in Federal Housing Administration funds, the neighborhood was developed after World War II, with shopping along Union Turnpike. The model community of Glen Oaks Village, named after the golf club, is a garden apartment complex of 2,864 units near the Nassau border. Construction of the two-story brick buildings began in 1945, and the first residents, many of them veterans, arrived in October 1947. Census figures show that the population increased from 4,999 in 1940 to 13,746 in 1950. The development is one of the city’s largest and is home to almost 3,000 families. Numerous one-family houses also built after the war comprise the area south of Union Turnpike.

The Library’s bookmobile began regular stops at the new neighborhood at the same time; in February 1950 an “extension agency” opened in the Glen Oaks shopping center at 256-25 Union Turnpike. A site at 256th street and Union Turnpike was earmarked by NYC for a new library in 1955. A private builder bought it before City budget officials approved purchase of the site. The City then rented the proposed medical building built on the site. On October 22, 1956, the Glen Oaks branch library was dedicated with speeches by Mayor Wagner, Assemblyman Wallach and Library Director Tucker. In 1975 a $60,000 renovation provided new lights, new flooring and a ramp for the handicapped. A $50,000 grant from State Senator Frank Padavan in 2001 allowed the library to upgrade the facility, including the purchase of some new shelving and furniture.

In the fall of 2009 this building was demolished and a new 18,000 square foot library was constructed on the same site.