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Book Discussion Group

This month's selection is Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s "The Language of Flowers." It is the story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past.

"Enchanting, ennobling, and powerfully engaging, Diffenbaugh’s artfully accomplished debut novel lends poignant testimony to ...

Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM, Feb 27 @ 10:30 AM

The Irish in America

Vocalist Tom Smith pays tribute to the Emerald Isle with traditional Irish favorites, Celtic ballads, and a presentation of Irish dance.

Mar 8 @ 2:30 PM

Feb
17
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1-3, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, enjoy stories, music, movement, and nursery rhymes.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
17
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, and more.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
18
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Reducing Stress through Meditation

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Frank Pawlowski, Ed.D., discusses the extraordinary effect meditation has to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.


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Feb
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Movie Matinee

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us each Saturday in February for a movie! 2/6: "Groundhog Day" (1993, rated PG),
starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell; 2/13: "Harold and Maude" (1977, rated PG), starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort; 2/20: "Chicago" (2002, rated PG-13), starring Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger; 2/27: "Airport" (1970, rated G), starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin

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

Additional Dates


Feb
24
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Movie Matinee: Goosebumps

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for the showing of "Goosebumps." Jack Black stars as acclaimed Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine in this feature-film adaptation of the popular book series.


Feb
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s "The Language of Flowers." It is the story of a woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own past.

"Enchanting, ennobling, and powerfully engaging, Diffenbaugh’s artfully accomplished debut novel lends poignant testimony to the multitude of mysteries held in the human heart." Carol Haggas, Booklist

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Saturday Movie Matinee

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a movie each Saturday in March.

March 5: "Beetlejuice" (1988, rated PG)
March 19: "Big Hero 6" (2014, rated PG)
March 26: "Pleasantville" (1998, rated PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Mar
8
2:30PM

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3:30PM

The Irish in America

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Tom Smith pays tribute to the Emerald Isle with traditional Irish favorites, Celtic ballads, and a presentation of Irish dance.


Mar
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Come to the Cabaret

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Take a trip down Memory Lane with singer Diana Templeton, who performs all-time favorites from her 27 years in cabaret, including "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," "Teach Me Tonight," and more. Enjoy amusing anecdotes of her nightclub experiences and poignant remembrances of being 15 and in love.


Mar
16
3:00PM

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4:45PM

Movie: "The Good Dinosaur"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

In this Pixar animated film, dinosaurs and humans co-exist, and an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend and learns the power of confronting fear. (2015, rated PG)


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Maspeth Community Library has:

  • 11 public computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Maspeth Community Library include:

  • Polish
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Maspeth Community Library include:

  • Classics
  • Graphic Novels
  • Multimedia Collections

 


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
Maspeth Town Hall Nursery School
53-37 72nd Street
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 335-6049
Happy Dragon Day Care Center
86-02 57th Avenue
Elmhurst NY , 11378
phone: (718) 446-9021
Learning Tree
74-15 Juniper Blvd
Middle Village NY, 11379
phone: (718) 899-2020

Community Board
Queens Community Board 5
61-23 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 366-1834
fax: (718) 417-5799
  

Community Organizations & Services
Maspeth Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 780265
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 326-2400
  

Fire Department
Engine 288
56-29 68th Street
Maspeth NY , 11378
  

Local Hospitals
Elmhurst Hospital Center
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst NY , 11373
phone: (718)334-4000
Forest Hills Hospital
102-01 66 Rd
Forest Hills NY, 11375
phone: (718) 830-4000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Maurice Park
Between Maurice Ave. & 63 St., & Borden Ave. & 54
Frontera Park
Between Brown Place and 69th Street
Crowley Playground
On 57th Ave. Opp: 83 and 84 St.
Elmhurst NY, 11373

Police Department
104th Precinct
64-02 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood NY , 11378
phone: (718)386-3004
  

Post Office
Maspeth
5502 69th Street
Mapeth NY , 11378-9997
phone: (718)457-5623
Middle Village
7135 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village NY , 11379-9997
 

Private / Parochial Schools
St. Stanislaus Kostka
61-17 Grand Ave.
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 326-2185
St. Adalbert School
51-17 83 St.
Maspeth NY , 11373
phone: (718) 429-8055
Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians
70-20 47th Avenue
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 639-8042
Christ the King Regional High School
68-02 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village NY , 11379-0113
phone: (718) 366-7400
Martin Luther High School
60-02 Maspeth Avenue
Maspeth NY , 11378-0113
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 153
60-02 60 Lane
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 821-7850
PS 229
67-25 51 Road
Woodside NY , 11377
phone: (718) 446-2120
PS 58
72-50 Grand Avenue
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 533-6712
PS 009
58-74 57th Street
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 456-7105
  

Public High Schools
Grover Cleveland High School
21-27 Himrod Street
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 381-9600
Newtown High School
48-01 90 St.
Queens NY, 11373
phone: (718) 595-8400
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 73
70-02 54 Avenue
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 639-3817
  

Senior Centers
Selfhelp –Maspeth Senior Center
69-61 Grand Ave.
Maspeth NY, 11378
phone: (718) 429-3636
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Elizabeth Crowley
ecrowley@council.nyc.gov
District OfficeAtlas Park Mall, 71-19-80th Street, Ste.8-303
Glendale NY, 11385
phone: (718) 366-3900
fax: (718) 326-3549
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, 1765
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-7381
fax: (212) 227-7164
NYS Assembly
Hon. Margaret M. Markey
Markeym@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 55-19 69th Street
Maspeth NY, 11378
phone: (718) 651-3185
fax: (718) 651-3027
Albany Office LOB, Room 712
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-4755
fax: (518) 455-5032
NYS Senate
Hon. Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
addabbo@nysenate.gov
District Office 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach NY, 11414
phone: (718) 738-1111
fax: (718) 322-5760
Albany Office Room 613, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2322
fax: (518) 426-6875
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The community of Maspeth was settled in 1642 by the Reverend Francis Doughty and has the distinction of being the first organized settlement in Queens history. First named Mespat after the Mespaechtes Indians who inhabited land at the head of the Newtown Creek, the region’s original name meant ‘bad water place.’ In 1643, the area was besieged by surrounding Indian tribes and destroyed. It was abandoned soon after, only to become resettled with the establishment of Middleburg (Newtown) in 1652.

With the development of roads in the 18th century, Maspeth emerged as an industrial and commercial district; residents labored in a variety of industries and trades, which included firefighting, truck driving, sanitation work, and shop keeping. Initially, the ethnic profile of the community featured peoples of a broad European ancestry; the Polish, Italian, Irish, and German communities numbered among the largest of these and provided a diverse workforce for the burgeoning area.

On July 27, 1911, library service in Maspeth began. Following nearly seven decades and a number of relocations, the Maspeth Branch library found a permanent site for operations in 1975, and remains there today. An ever-changing community, Maspeth continues to expand with the arrival of Hispanic, Indian, and Asian communities. Subsequently, the responsibilities and services of the library have expanded to meet the unique challenges of the Maspeth community and its citizens.