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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend? Well, you can enjoy a fusion of musical traditions with Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan, meet Victorian mystery author Laura Joh Rowland, celebrate Lunar New Year (a little early!), cheer for kids at a spelling bee, practice your dancing, find the right science fair project, learn how to eat healthy ...

Honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Queens Library

This January and February, we hope you will join us for special events that pay tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., including poetry readings, dramatic performances, fun learning opportunities for kids, and much more.

We also have suggestions below for great books and movies about Dr. King.

All ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens 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 neighborhood library or ...

Watch Great Films with Kanopy!

Get out your Queens Library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service, where you can watch more than 30,000 classic movies, indie films, foreign films, and acclaimed documentaries!

You can stream films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Jan
24
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Toddlers can join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, stories and simple movement activities

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Preschool Storytime

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

All preschool children ages 3-5, and their parents and caregivers, are welcome to join us for stories, songs, rhymes, and simple movement activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Winter Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter crafts!


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Feb
9
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Fun Time (18-38 months)

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Come and join this toddler family fun time that includes toys, games, puzzles and other items especially selected to enhance a toddler’s educational and physical development.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Looking for some Valentine's Day fun? Come and make a special valentine to give to a friend or family member. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
16
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: "The Notebook" Film Screening

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us for the screening of "The Notebook" (PG-13), directed by Nick Cassavetes and starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. For all Broken Heart Week programs, visit http://queenslib.org/BHW18


Feb
17
10:15AM

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11:30AM

Book Discussion Group: "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a rousing discussion of James Hilton's "Lost Horizon".


Feb
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Book Discussion: "Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a discussion of Christopher Paul Curtis' "Bud, Not Buddy".


Mar
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Dr. Seuss's Birthday Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for a special Dr. Seuss Day Celebration with Dr. Seuss stories and crafts.


Mar
3
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: The Evolution of the Private Eye

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Acclaimed crime writer Alex Segura takes writers in this class through the many forms of fictional PI, from Chandler's Marlowe to the present and shares what it takes to create a lasting addition to the pantheon. This series of free writing classes is provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.
Credit line: Council Member Elizabeth Crowley


Mar
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Spies and Spying

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for a look at the secretive world of spies. We will talk about some famous spies and have fun activities that will teach you how to make your own secret codes!


Mar
24
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Adult Book Discussion: "A Painted House" by John Grisham

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our monthly book discussion. This month's selection is "A Painted House" by John Grisham.


Mar
30
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Easter Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for Easter crafts at the library.


Apr
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Can YOU Solve the Riddles?

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Our Maspeth Riddlemaster has prepared some of the most challenging riddles and brain teasers to drive you crazy. Can YOU solve the riddles? There's only one way to find out...


Apr
21
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Adult Book Dicussion: "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbary

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our monthly book discussion. This month's selection is "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbary.


Apr
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Spring Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Come make something special for the Spring.


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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. Brian Barnwell
BarnwellB@nyassembly.gov
District Office 55-19 69th Street
Maspeth NY, 11378
phone: (718) 651-3185
fax: (718) 651-3027
Albany Office LOB, Room 921
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.