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The 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

One of Queens Library’s signature African American History Month events will take place this Saturday, February 13, at Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, at 100-01 Northern Boulevard in Corona.

We proudly present our 31st annual celebration honoring the life and work of the great poet ...

In the Mood For Love? Here Are Some Great Romantic Reads!

Valentine's Day is coming soon, and we asked our staff members to share their favorite tales of romance!

Do you have a love story to share with us? Email us today with your favorite romantic novels, poems, short stories and more—and we just might add them to this diverse ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, join us at Queens Library for events celebrating Valentine's Day and African American History Month (including the 31st Annual Langston Hughes Celebration), as well as arts-and-crafts programs, adult coloring, family science, yoga for kids, great concerts, movies, magic shows, and much more! We hope to see you ...

Discovery Day Engineering Fair!

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Children's Library Discovery Center in the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, for a chance for kids to learn about science, technology, and engineering — and have fun at the same ...

Upcoming Concerts to Mark on Your Calendar!

Our Culture Connection program has several upcoming concerts this February and March! Enjoy performances by singer and songwriter Charles Duke, jazz trumpet virtuoso Shareef Clayton, and more!

Click here for dates and free tickets. 

Our New Music For February!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from David Bowie, Babyface, Hank Williams Jr., Tamar Braxton, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, G-Eazy, Young ...

Free Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood!

Registration is now open for Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood UPK in Long Island City!

FREE Queens Library Universal Pre-K offers:

  • outstanding pre-K education from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • free nutritious lunches and snacks
  • warm, friendly, highly-qualified staff
  • the best learning ...

Get Free Help With Your Taxes!

Do you need help with your ‪tax return‬?

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April!

If your income was under $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file your taxes at no cost. Volunteers ...

Feb
16
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Email Basics

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This class will teach you to create an email address and or get the most use out of your email address. The class will begin at 10:15 a.m. and end at 11:45 a.m. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-831-8636 or stop by the Lower Level Information desk to reserve your spot.


Feb
16
1:15PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come and play a mahjong game. You can share in 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


Feb
16
2:00PM

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4:15PM

Family Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Cold outside? Warm up with us! Bring the family and enjoy a movie during winter break. Movies are from 2015 and rated PG. 2/16: "Minions"; 2/17 "Max." See you here!

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

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Feb
17
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Music and Movement for Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and their caregivers enjoy songs, movement, fingerplays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
17
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Health Chat for Seniors: The Importance of Balance in Preventing Falls

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Donna Croce, PT, DPT, OCS, Chairman and CEO of PhysioLogic Physical Therapy, PC, discusses steps you can take to improve your balance and reduce your risk of falls 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.


Feb
18
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 French and francophone music and singers; and discuss current events, art, films, French or native 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


Feb
18
12:15PM

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1:45PM

One-on-One Computer Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

At our one-on-one sessions, one of our specialists will give you step-by-step instructions and guidance to get you on your way to mastering your laptop, tablet, smart phone, or other electronic device. Preregistration is mandatory! Please call 718-831-8636 or stop by the Lower Level Information Desk to reserve a slot for yourself.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
18
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Tax Preparation Assistance

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

IRS-trained counselors will help you complete your 2015 personal income tax return. Be sure to bring a copy of your 2014 income tax return(s); all W-2 forms, 1099 forms, and other documents for tax year 2015; unemployment compensation statements; your SSA-1099 form if you received Social Security benefits; a photo ID for every person listed on the return; and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
18
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Tax Counseling

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Taxpayers must bring a photo ID, social security card or SSA1099, last year's tax return (form 1040 for 2014), W2 forms, 1099 forms (1099INT, 1099DIV, 1099R, 1099MISC), and all documents relating to income and expenses.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
18
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


Feb
18
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Rainbow Fish

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Hey, crafty kids! Make a gorgeous fish out of colorful cupcake wrappers!


Feb
18
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. The instructor is Catherine Gross.

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

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Feb
19
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their caregivers will enjoy picture books, music, crafts, and other activities with the Children's Librarian.

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

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Feb
19
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


Feb
20
10:30AM

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12:30PM

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


Feb
20
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy these movies at the library: 12/26- "San Andreas" (2015, rated PG-13); 1/9-"Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" (2015, rated PG-13); 1/23-"Ricki and the Flash" (2015, rated PG-13); 2/6-"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (2015, rated PG-13); 2/20-"Freeheld" (2015, rated PG-13)


Feb
22
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Chess and Dominoes Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes. We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
1:00PM

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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


Feb
22
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Craft

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Teens will make a macramé bracelet.


Feb
22
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children can get help with homework and reading and, if there is interest, participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
23
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Facebook for Beginners

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Are you interested in learning how to find old classmates and make new friends? Then Facebook for Beginners is the class for you. The class will begin at 10:15 a.m. and end at 11:45 a.m. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-831-8636 or stop by the Lower Level Information desk to reserve your spot.


Feb
25
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


Feb
26
3:15PM

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5:30PM

Teen Game Challenge

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Teen gamers, you are invited to challenge your friends and meet new opponents at our Friday Teen Game Challenge. This is your moment. See you there.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Hooray for Love!

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Diana Templeton sings about love in all its forms: looking for love, falling in love, finding love unexpectedly, losing love, and even the silly things we'll do for love!


Mar
2
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Music and Movement for Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
3
6:00PM

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7:30PM

@ Glen Oak We Speak Spanish Now (in Spanish)

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Discover museums, events, news, art, films, food, music, and interesting places and more with Connie in this monthly program.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
10:15AM

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11:45AM

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


Mar
4
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


Mar
5
10:30AM

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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


Mar
5
1:00PM

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3:30PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy these movies from 2015, rated PG-13: 2/13 - "Far from the Madding Crowd"; 3/5 - "The Longest Ride"


Mar
7
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills, meet others who enjoy painting with watercolors, and share your 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


Mar
7
4:00PM

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4:45PM

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


Mar
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Light Between Oceans," by M.L. Stedman.


Mar
11
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screenings: International Contemporary Ensemble

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Enjoy a screening of Mostly Mozart’s artists in residence and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performing works of the group’s favorite composer, Dai Fujikura. A protégé of George Benjamin, Fujikura is internationally acclaimed for his otherworldly atmospheres that draw on a vast sound palette.


Mar
14
12:15PM

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1:15PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Basic Technology @ Glen Oaks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn on the computer; use the mouse, keyboard, and toolbar; and open and close applications: Part 1-Introduction to the computer; Part 2-Using the mouse and keyboard; Part 3-More keyboarding; Part 4-Microsoft Word. Participants must attend all 4 sessions. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Adult Reference Desk. A valid Queens Library Card is required. For more information, please call 718-831-8636.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
15
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Six Outstanding Women of Queens

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Queens Historical Society's Richard Hourahan speaks about some outstanding women of Queens such as Helen Keller and Rise Stevens.


Mar
16
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Health Chat for Seniors: All About Arthritis Treatments, Part 2

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Nurse practitioner Christine Stamatos, D.N.P., A.N.P.-C., of North Shore LIJ Health System, will discuss treatment options available to those suffering from arthritis 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 presentationm and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45PM.


Mar
19
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Salsa and Tango Mix

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experience the beauty, passion, and sensuality of tango with Argentine salsa and tango dancers Anna Gordeychuk and Jose Fluk and the melodic guitar and vocals of Horacio Laguna.


Mar
21
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Evening Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This is the first meeting of our new book discussion group. This selection is "After You" by Jojo Moyes.


Mar
23
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Wednesday Afternoon Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy these movies at the library: 3/23-"Ricki and the Flash" (2015, PG-13); 3/30-"The Intern" (2015, PG-13).

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

Additional Dates


Mar
25
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Audra McDonald in Concert - "Go Back Home"

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald performs favorites from her album "Go Back Home."


Mar
26
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Lunar New Year Celebration: Flower Arrangements by Anna Kao

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Floral artist Anna Kao will provide instruction on the fine art of floral arranging, from simple corsages to more complicated arrangements for home, parties and festivities. Materials are limited; participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Apr
1
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


Apr
1
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Danish String Quartet

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Filmed in August 2015, this screening brings you one of the most exciting young string quartets on the world stage performing a fascinating program including Mozart’s arrangements of Bach’s "Well-Tempered Clavier" followed by Thomas Adès’s kaleidoscopic fantasy "Arcadiana" and Beethoven’s earth-moving "Grosse Fuge."


Apr
2
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults and teens are invited to enjoy these movies at the library, all rated PG-13: 4/2-"Little Boy" (2015); 4/9-"Wild" (2014); 4/16-"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2015); 4/23-"The Martian" (2015); 4/30-"Bridge of Spies" (2015).

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this is a gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Please call the library to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
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


Apr
6
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Preventing Falls, Part 1: Reduce Your Risk

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Overcome your fears of falling and learn what you can do to reduce your risks. Alan Ho, PT, DPT, a Senior Physical Therapist at the renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will discuss what you can do to have the confidence to move around freely and independently.


Apr
8
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Grace McLean

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, singer, actress, composer, and poet of everyday life Grace McLean brings her signature quirky attitude and jazzy vocals to her first solo Lincoln Center appearance.


Apr
13
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Diabetes Q&A

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about preventing or managing diabetes? Nutrition, foot care, understanding the numbers—it can seem overwhelming! Students and faculty from St. John's University are ready to answer your questions. Join us!


Apr
13
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Preventing Falls, Part 2: Make your Home Safer

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you fallen at home? Chrysanne Eichner, OTR/L, a Senior Occupational Therapist and Certified Aging in Place Specialist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will discuss modifications you can make in your home environment, from simple to complex, to make your home safer and help prevent falls.


Apr
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Spring Break Family Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Ring in spring! Enjoy a family movie during spring break: 4/26- "The Walk" (2015, rated PG) PG; 4/27-"Hotel Transylvania 2" (2015, rated PG). See you there!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Stress Management and Guided Imagery

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this program presented in partnership with Zucker Hillside Hospital, participants will learn tips for reducing stress. They will be introduced to guided imagery and have a chance to experience the relaxing effects of painting with watercolors, not to create great art but just for fun. Space is limited. First come, first served.


Sep
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Exploring the relationship between still life, landscape and photography, an art history adventure

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

A three session art history series covering Egyptian times, through the 19th Century, exploring the relationship between still life, landscape and photography - an art history adventure

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@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 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
  

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.