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Expanded Hours & Locations on July 21

UPDATE (7/19): We added more locations! Now, 18 QPL branches are open this Sunday!

New York City is going through a heat wave, and Queens Public Library is here to help with special hours of operation this weekend!

Eighteen QPL locations will be open on Sunday, July 21 from 12 pm to 5 pm ...

Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

Blast Off Into Summer Reading! Join us this season for our summer reading activities, ranging from book discussions and films to outer space-themed crafts and projects for children and teens of all ages.

Pick up our book lists at your local library, or download them today from the convenience of your home. Keep track of your ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

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Queens Public Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your ...

Free Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Queens Public Library, along with the NYC Department of Education, will provide FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer Meals are open to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required and there is no cost. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 1pm to 2pm.

Queens ...

Summer Reading Battle of the Books!

It’s our second annual Summer Reading Battle of the Books!

This year, we’ve selected 16 of the best YA books for you to choose from, including Fantasy, Romance, Thriller, and Inspired by Real Life.

Vote for your favorite titles during the month of July, and challenge your friends to pick their favorites, ...

Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

Now Queens Public Library has the solution—an app that you can use as you’re on-the-go or from anywhere that is convenient for you.

Try it out today for FREE—and make ...

Get Free Tickets to Shakespeare in the Park!

This summer, the Public Theater will present William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus in Central Park and you’re invited to get free tickets on the day of the show!

Free tickets will be available on Thursday, July 18 at 12pm at Flushing Library (41-17 Main Street), and are first-come, ...

City Leaders Deliver for NYC’s Libraries

We are extremely grateful to Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the entire City Council for investing $33 million in additional expense funding for the City’s public libraries. This crucial support will allow us to continue providing essential services in the face of rising ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your summer adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a ...

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Jul
20
10:00AM

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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.

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Jul
20
12:00PM

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2:15PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

7/6: "Immortal Beloved" (1994, R)
7/13: "Green Book" (2018, PG-13)
7/20: "The Upside" (2018, PG-13)
7/27: "On the Basis of Sex" (2018, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
3:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Watch "The Upside" (2017, PG-13) at noon, followed by a discussion at 3pm.


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Jul
22
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Gaming Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join our adult gamers' club.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
12:15PM

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1:15PM

Summer Reading: Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
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.

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Jul
22
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Writing Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children will share a funny, scary, or entertaining book with their friends. They will also get to write a review and decorate it however they like. Teen assistants will be there to help children do the best job they can, and then put any finished work on display.

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

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Jul
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Raising Awareness for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Did you know there are about three million peripheral vascular disease (PVD) cases a year and the disease affects one in five people over age 50? In Queens alone there is a high prevalence of late-stage PVD, but this can change. During this presentation by Dr. Soma Brahmanandam you will learn about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and more about peripheral vascular disease. Come be empowered and put your health first!

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

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Jul
23
1:15PM

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3:30PM

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
23
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

7/2: "Early Man" (2018, PG)
7/9: "Sherlock Gnomes" (2018, PG)
7/16: "Dog's Way Home" (2019, PG)
7/23: "Incredibles 2" (2018, PG)
7/30: "The Secret Live of Pets" (2016, PG)
8/6: "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (2018, PG)
8/13: "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018, PG)
8/20: "Paddington 2 (2017, PG)
8/27: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018, PG)
9/3: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (2018, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
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 13 and under should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Summer Reading: Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Ukulele Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come one, come all, ukulele fans. Bring your own instrument and play.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
12:00PM

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1:30PM

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
25
1:30PM

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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


Jul
25
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Solar System

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program will review the solar system including the location of the planets within it, their distance from the sun, and the visual appearance of the planets. Children will make penny top replicas of each planet. As an added challenge, children will attempt to get all the planet tops spinning in the proper order at the same time! This program is for ages 6-11.


Jul
25
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginning meditators are welcome to 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
26
10:15AM

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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
26
10:15AM

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10:45AM

Summer Reading: Mother Goose

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-24 months and their caregivers listen to stories and nursery rhymes, sing songs, use scarves, shakers and drums, and enjoy free play.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Family Storytime

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Families with children ages 2-5 are invited to participate in our space-themed summer reading storytime. Sessions includes stories, songs, finger plays, movement, dancing, and crafts!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
12:30PM

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3:30PM

Canasta Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come play or learn the game.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Friday Kids' Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-12, join us for a variety of fun activities each week: knitting, arts and crafts, board games, Legos, and much more! Parents, grandparents, and other adult caregivers are encouraged to join the activities!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Prenda Code Club for Children

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Join us in the weekly coding club for children ages 8 to 12. Unable to attend the weekly meetings? You can also learn at home once you create an account at the Glen Oaks Library. Call 718-831-8636 to preregister.

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Jul
27
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Family Painting

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Paint your own version of Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night" as part of our summer reading theme - A Universe of Stories! All families and all ages welcome!


Jul
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Adult Craft Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for an evening of fun and crafting. Each month we create something new.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Book Discussion

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

7/31: We'll discuss "Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History" by Keith O'Brien.
8/28: We'll discuss "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

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

Additional Dates


Aug
1
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Astronaut Glove Box

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-11 will view NASA video clips and nonfiction books to introduce the concept of the astronaut glove box. Working in pairs, each team will create their own astronaut glove box. Once the box is complete, children will complete goal-oriented or timed challenges using the scientific method.


Aug
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Spanish Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Spanish? Join us 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


Aug
3
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: Doctor For A Day

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Doctor For A Day is for children ages 8-12. There are three sessions that include hands-on activities.
Session 1 - 7/6 - Understanding the tools that doctors use.
Session 2 - 7/13 - Learning the basics of nutrition.
Session 3 - 8/3 - Learning about dental hygiene.


Aug
3
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

8/3: "The Mule" (2018, R)
8/10: "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962)
8/17: "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018, PG-13)
8/24: "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019, R)

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

Additional Dates


Aug
3
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Angry Birds Event

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-11, watch the movie trailer for "The Angry Birds 2" movie. Build a popsicle-stick catapult and launch your own Angry Birds! Learn facts about birds and practice drawing the Angry Bird characters.


Aug
5
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Summer Reading: Chess Club for Children

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come to our children's chess club and learn the game of chess! Have fun while learning a game that opens your mind to deep thought, analysis, imagination, and enjoyment. An experienced chess player will be present to provide assistance. This program is for children ages 6 to 12.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: The Force Awakens

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This program teaches children ages 6-11 about the force of repulsion through a hands-on learning experience. Incorporating STEM learning, children will construct their own lightsaber that invisibly controls the movement of tinsel!


Aug
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Summer Reading: Teens, Builid This Weird Thing...In Space

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Two members of a team build a Lego sculpture.


Aug
15
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Cookie Moon Phases

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-11 will use books and videos to learn about the phases of the moon and what causes the moon to change. We will discuss what we already know about the moon and what we've learned together. As a group will we research the current dates moon phase. Children will use cookies to demonstrate the phases of the moon. A short poetry worksheet will be completed and shared with the group.


Aug
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Anxiety and Depression 101

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Sometimes we feel down, but is this the same as depression? Occasional anxiety is completely normal. But sometimes we experience anxiety that is more than temporary or that interferes with daily life. Come get resources and learn some of the possible signs, symptoms, and ways anxiety and depression might be treated. Presentation will be delivered by medical and pharmacy experts from Northwell Health. All are welcome!


Aug
21
2:00PM

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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. Join us as we discuss Acid Reflux and How it Affects Your Health with Dr. Macura on July 17; Palliative Care with Dr. Martins-Welch on August 21; Low Back Pain with Dr. Quaisha on September 18th; and Diabetes and Nutrition with Dr. Alexiadis and Sara Madtes, RD, CDE on October 16th. There will be Q&A and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45pm.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Alien Invasion in a Box

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Teams ages 6-11 have 30 minutes to dress up one of their teammates as a space alien using only what is provided in a box of stuff. They must also write a brief description of the alien, their home planet, and why they have come to earth. Descriptions will be read to the group during the alien invasion while you show off your newly created alien!


Aug
29
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Space-themed Arts and Crafts Projects

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-11 will have fun making Star Wars origami characters and bookmarks as well as space-themed zippered pouches, bookmarks, or wallets out of duct tape. We'll finish the session with a game of Space Bingo with prizes for the winners!


Sep
3
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 13 and under 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
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Dementia

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Dementia is a common disease among elders. The disease affects people differently but risk factors exist. Come join Northwell Health doctors and pharmacists to learn about early signs, detection, and management. All are welcome!


Sep
25
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Older Adults Day at Glen Oaks

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for a day of programs, activities, and presentations for older adults 50+. Programs include a health lecture, art workshop, and concert. Thirty non-profits will be setting up informational tables.


Sep
25
10:15AM

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11:15AM

Older Adults Day: Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Sep
25
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Older Adults Day: Brain Games

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Exercise your mind and test your long-term and short-term memory at a discussion led by registered nurse Kathy Moran.


Sep
25
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Older Adults Day: Creative Aging: Watercolor Project

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald leads this project, as part of Older Adults Day. Registration is required. Please call the Glen Oaks Library at (718) 831-8636.


Sep
25
1:15PM

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2:00PM

Older Adults Day: Depression and Anxiety

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

RNs Elise Bailey and Barbara Russo from Zucker Hillside Hospital (Northwell) lead the discussion about how to recognize and manage depression and anxiety. This is part of Older Adults Day.


Sep
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Older Adults Day: Great Women of Broadway

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The concert finale will feature songs representing the women of Broadway (there will be renditions of Broadway songs originally sung by well-known Broadway leading ladies such as Martin, Merman, Andrews, Streisand, Minnelli, Lansbury, Peters, and Buckley and songs associated with women’s roles in Broadway musicals).


Sep
27
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Dealing with Hearing Loss

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

When was the last time you checked your hearing? Come join us for a short talk on hearing loss followed by a hearing screening, provided by a New York State licensed hearing specialist from St. John's University.


Oct
8
1:15PM

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2:15PM

Music and Movement Workshop for Seniors

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Linda Choldenko leads a music and movement workshop for seniors 50+. Ms. Choldenko is a professional dancer, director, and choreographer. She worked on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theatre, touring companies, and in Paris and Montreal. She has been a Teaching Artist with Lincoln Center for 20 years.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
17
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Nutrition: Healthy Eating...Even Around the Holidays

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard! Come learn from the experts at Northwell Health about what foods are recommended and some tips for success around the holidays. All are welcome!


Oct
19
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Meet the Author: “Seltzertopia: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Drink" by Barry Joseph

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join local author Barry Joseph for an entertaining look at how seltzer has moved from a simple drink with an ethnic identity to a hipster drink that continues to grow in mainstream popularity. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Oct
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Meet the Author and Photographer of "111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss"

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

For New Yorkers, finding the best museums is an urban sport; a personal quest to seek out the cool, the curious, and the uncanny. "111 Museums in New York That You Must Not Miss" is a treasure guide to the secret corners of the iconic museums and a field guild to the little museums you never knew existed. Join us as author Wendy Lubovich and photographer Ed Lefkowicz highlight the richest museum culture in the world. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Nov
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Planning for Pregnancy and Understanding Fertility

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you want to become pregnant? Come learn about steps you can take to prepare for pregnancy, how to know when your body is fertile, and some helpful information for when becoming pregnant is difficult. All are welcome.


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

 


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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
BGrodenchik@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 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
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 214 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
Liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-765-6675
Albany OfficeRoom 802, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210
fax: 518-426-6736

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.