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Glen Oaks

Meditation Club

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

Nov 13 @ 5:30 PM, Nov 20 @ 5:30 PM, Dec 11 @ 5:30 PM, Dec 18 @ 5:30 PM, Jan 8 @ 5:30 PM

Oct
31
1:00PM

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2:15PM

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


Nov
3
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Domino Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play dominoes and Phase 10, a card game you will enjoy.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Howard Leshaw Klezmer Ensemble: Where Klezmer Meets Jazz

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Howard Leshaw Klezmer Ensemble brings traditional eastern Euopean music to life with a fresh, contemporary flair. Following the concert, join us for a guided tour of the multi-media exhibit "When Humanity Fails," which illustrates events leading up to the Holocaust and the liberation of concentration camps by American soldiers.


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Nov
6
1:00PM

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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


Nov
7
11:00AM

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6:00PM

Driver Safety

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This AARP course is open to anyone with a New York State driver's license. Because offered by AARP, there is a minimal fee to attend. To preregister, please call 718-641-3911.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
12
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Never Again: What We Have and Haven't Learned since the Holocaust

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Tracy Garrison-Feinberg, director of the Claire Friedlander Education Institute at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, will discuss continued examples of intolerance since the end of World War II, looking at extremism in the United States and beyond. She will focus in particular on recent local examples of intolerance, including the resurgence of the Klan in eastern Long Island and the murder of Marcelo Lucero. A guided tour of the exhibit When Humanity Fails will follow.


Nov
13
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


Nov
14
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Play and learn with your child in this five-session workshop for toddlers and their adult caregivers that includes toys, games, puzzles and other activities specially selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Child-develpment specialists will be available to talk to parents and caregivers about the special concerns of child-rearing.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
14
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Romance on Broadway, Featuring the Claremont Strings and Ensembles

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This trio of violins performs a program of favorite melodies from Broadway, such as Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band," Rogers and Hart's "Blue Moon," Rogers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" and more, with additional selections from contemporary musicals, including "Les Miserables" and "Phantom of the Opera."


Nov
18
2:30PM

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4:45PM

Movie Screening

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We will be screening "A Most Wanted Man," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman,
rated R.


Nov
19
11:00AM

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12:45PM

Computers for Beginners

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Everyone needs to know how to use a computer! We will show you how to send an email, surf the web and more.


Nov
19
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Health Chat for Seniors: Vitamins and Minerals

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month's Wednesday health topic for older adults, presented by Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls (NORC WOW), is a discussion on the use of vitamins and minerals for good health. Blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45PM.


Nov
19
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Meditation: A Spiritual Solution to Stress, Anger and Conflict

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this interactive program, long-time meditator Jim Rose will engage you with a series of exercises designed to show how meditation can be a powerful tool for dealing with stress, anger and conflict.


Nov
26
11:00AM

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12:45PM

Intermediate-Level Computer Class

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Everyone needs to know how to use a computer! We will show you how to send an email, surf the web and more.


Dec
30
2:00PM

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3:15PM

The Jewish-American Songbook Featuring Jazz Vocalist Lois Bruno

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Lois Bruno performs classic American songs written by Jewish composers and lyricists: the Gershwins, Sammy Cahn, Oscar Hammerstein II, Irving Berlin and many others.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glen Oaks Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Glen Oaks Community Library include:

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Malayalam
  • Gujarati

 

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

  • Young Adult books including graphic novels

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Glen Oaks Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 831-8636 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Newspapers
Glen Oaks Ledger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Mark Weprin
MWeprin@Council.NYC.gov
District Office Address 73-03 Bell Boulevard, Suite 1N
Oakland Gardens NY , 11364
phone: (718) 468-0137
fax: (718) 468-0178
Manhattan Office 250 Broadway, Suite 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 504, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

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

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

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