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Glen Oaks

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Sep
20
10:15AM

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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.


Sep
20
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Health Chat for Seniors: Common Gastrointestinal Problems

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dr. Leena Sayedy, Northwell Health System discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for digestive disorders and how to maintain a healthy GI tract 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 1:30-1:45 pm.


Sep
20
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children will receive support in reading and homework. If interested, they may also participate in book discussions or reading circles.


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Sep
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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.


Sep
21
12:00PM

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1:00PM

French Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak French? Don’t forget this beautiful language! Join us at Club Français to talk about family, friends, and vacations; listen to music and songs; and discuss current events, art, films, cooking, and any other subject that might interest you. These will be real tête-à-têtes among friends.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
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


Sep
21
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


Sep
22
3:00PM

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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


Sep
23
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Adult Coloring

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
12:00PM

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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
23
3:00PM

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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
25
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


Sep
25
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills and meet others to share experiences. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. First come first served, space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Make crafts, and make friends!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
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


Sep
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Teen Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Need to study? During this time the teen area at Glen Oaks is a study zone. Coloring sheets and other study break materials will be available.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
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


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.


Sep
27
10:15AM

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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

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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
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Living with Arthritis

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Rheumatologist Dr. Tehila Zuckerman leads leads this lecture about living with the pain of arthritis. This program is part of a larger event, Older Adults Day at Glen Oaks.


Sep
27
12:15PM

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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
1:15PM

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2:00PM

The Three Ds of of Geriatric Care

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The 3 Ds of Geriatrics Care: Dementia, Depression, Delirium – what are the differences and what do you need to watch for? The speakers are Cynthia X. Pan, M.D. and Suraj Tandon, M.D. from New York Presbyterian, Queens. This is part of Older Adult Day at Glen Oaks.


Sep
27
1:30PM

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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

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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.


Sep
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Glen Oaks Creators

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come to the Glen Oaks Library and create with us!
9/28: Slime Workshop
10/12: Collage Workshop

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
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


Oct
2
4:30PM

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6:00PM

How to Get a Business Loan in Your Community Bank (in Spanish)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Attend this seminar and learn the many options for getting small business loans and funding. In this workshop in Spanish you will learn about how to increase business with social media, the importance of the email for your business, how to increase sales and RSVP list for your events, strategies to promote your business online and free advertisements and other ways to promote your business.


Oct
3
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class, an interactive, hands-on search, is for beginners who need simple steps to understanding the Internet. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-831-8636 or stop by the Lower Level Information Desk to reserve your spot.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
6:00PM

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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


Oct
7
12:00PM

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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

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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

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7:00PM

SHSAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review

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

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.


Oct
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Health Chat for Seniors: What You Need to Know About Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dr. Mia Clar, Northwell Health will speak about what osteoporosis is, treatments available and how to keep your bones healthy 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.


Oct
21
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Meet the Author: "Frederick Gilbert Bourne: Forgotten Titan of the Gilded Age" by Philip Selvaggio

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Frederick Gilbert Bourne, the son of a clergyman, rose from near poverty to being one of the wealthiest men in America. Author Philip Selvaggio has researched and brought to life this little remembered titan who had strong ties to Long Island, Manhattan, and upstate New York.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Autumn Health and Safety

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Fall into healthy habits this autumn! From flu prevention to Halloween, learn how to have a safe and healthy autumn season.


Oct
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Wednesday, September 13th @ 2 p.m. "City on Fire" By Garth Risk Hallberg
Wedensday, October 25th @ 2 p.m. "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir" By J.D. Vance


Oct
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Medicare Basics

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Healthcare policies can be confusing. Come get the most current information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. All are welcome. Come get all the information you need!


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Adventure in Literature

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program offers children ages 6-8 years an opportunity to be exposed to nonfiction books and award-winning children's literature through story books, dramatization, cool crafts, and music.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
31
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Harvest Festival

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy fall with Glen Oaks! Come in costume and ready to party.


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


Nov
4
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

November 4: "Queen of Katwe"; November 18: "Everything, Everything"; November 25: "The Beguiled".

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights with Crafts and Indian Classical Kathak and Folk Dance

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

1:30-3:30 p.m.
Henna Hand Painting Workshop with Anowara Ahmed. *Limited to the first 25 guests. On a first-come, first-served basis.
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Indian Storytelling through Classical Dance, “kathak”

Please join Abha Bhatnager Roy for an afternoon of “kathak.” Kathak is a North Indian form of storytelling through classical dance.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
2:30PM

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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

Nov
6
6:00PM

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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


Nov
15
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Health Chat for Seniors: Common Breathing Disorders

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dr. Daniel Laurie, Pulmonologist, Northwell Health will speak about the different types of breathing/pulmonary disorders and treatments available 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.


Nov
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Getting Personal: Writing About Your Family History with Author Bob Brody

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to capture your personal family history in writing (what happened, how you felt, why it mattered) with Bob Brody, personal essayist, public relations executive, and author of the memoir "Playing Catch with Strangers: A Family Guy (Reluctantly) Comes of Age".
Books will be available for sale and signing.


Dec
2
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

December 2: "Beatriz At Dinner"; December 9: "Shall We Dance"; December 16: "Love Actually"; December 23: "Love the Coopers"; December 30: "New Year's Eve".

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

Additional Dates


Dec
2
3:00PM

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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

Dec
8
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Genealogy Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

A two-part genealogy workshop presented by instructor Diane Warmsley, genealogist and family historian.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Health Chat for Seniors: Cognition and Aging

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dr. Yael Cukier, Northwell Health, will speak about how aging affects cognition and memory and what you can do to keep your mind functioning optimally 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.


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
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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.