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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s another hot weekend—spend it at Queens Library! You can enjoy arts and crafts, storytime, and coloring for the whole family; join a Drawing Comics workshop; take a practice SHSAT; have fun with science; see great movies; watch wonderful musical performances—and stay cool the entire time! We hope to see you here!

New on Our Blog: An Interview with Lion King Star Alton Fitzgerald White

We’re very happy to welcome the multi-talented Alton Fitzgerald White to Central Library on Monday, July 25!

A versatile singer, actor, and dancer, Alton has starred in several Broadway hits, including "The Lion King," "The Color Purple," "Ragtime," "Miss Saigon," and more.

He ...

Join Us at National Night Out!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 2.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Read and Sing Along with The Wheels On The Bus!

It’s a song, it’s a book, and it’s the inspiration for a summer craft!

On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m., we invite children ages 3-6 and their caregivers to Whitestone Community Library to read and sing along with the book "The Wheels on the ...

Success Stories from the New Americans Program!

Since July celebrates the birth of our nation, we decided that it’s the best time to showcase our New Americans Program!

NAP helps with immigration issues and provides financial and legal advice, ESOL classes, and cultural events to help those that have recently chosen to live in the United States.

We hope you will ...

Register Now for Adult Learning!

Do you want to build your academic skills this summer?

There are still some open seats for Summer 2016 classes at Queens Library's Adult Learning Centers (ALCs)!

We provide quality educational programs and services for adult learners of all ages, FREE with your Queens Library ...

Congratulations to the Battle of the Bands Winners!

We had a packed house on July 14 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium for our 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands!

All the bands did a fantastic job, and after a wonderful evening of music, it was time for our judges to choose the winning musicians.

Congratulations to first-place winners Chiv Culture, ...

Sharpen your pencils and your poetry skills

Submissions to our Summer Poetry Contest close on July 31, so we hope you're writing up a storm!

But if you need a jumping-off point, look no further: we've got just the thing.

Check out our blog for poetry writing tips to get your creative juices ...

Enjoy Our Great Summer Programs!

The weather is heating up, and so is our programming.

Now, there's one place where you can get all the information you need about all the great free activities at Queens Library!

No matter what your interests are, you’ll find something to love at the library. This summer, kids and teens can enjoy free ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Jul
23
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Board Games on Saturday

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children can play board games, like Sorry and Candy Land.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
23
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 do a self-directed craft activity.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will make fun summer crafts.

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

Additional Dates


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Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Reading Buddies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Don't lose all the progress you made during the school year! Children in grades k-3 can read with a teen buddy.

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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1:00PM

Basic Computer Classes (in Spanish)

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

In this slow-paced class for first-time computer users, you will learn how to browse and search the Internet, create and use an email account, and understand elements of Windows. The program will be conducted in English for one hour and in Spanish for one hour.


Jul
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Children's Activity

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children will participate in a fun summer-reading themed craft or game. Ages 6-12.


Jul
27
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Summer Storytime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. For ages 2-5.


Jul
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Uno Tournament

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children play Uno Tournaments. Prizes awarded.


Jul
28
12:30PM

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1:30PM

Tots Learn Lots of Reading

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

A fun learning environment with activities to encourage reading.


Jul
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Games/Wii

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children play board games and with the Wii gaming system.


Jul
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Korean Percussion Workshop Series--II

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The Sogo is a small drum with a handle and widely used by dancers; they carry the Sogo and play it while they dance. Explore Korea’s percussion heritage on this special day of hands-on instruction guided by professional instructor, Young Eun Kim. Pre-registration is required. Please register online or call 347-920-1810 in advance (First Come First Served).

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading Party

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

End-of-summer reading party, for those who registered for the summer reading club. If your last name begins with A-L your party is on the 9th. If your last name begins with M-Z your party is on the 12th.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Read-to-Me Party

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

End of the summer party for those who registered for the read-to-me summer program.


Aug
11
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Korean and Indian Independence Day

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Let's come together to have a festive time enjoying the cultures and traditions of Korea and India at a celebration of each country's independence.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The McGoldrick Community Library has:

  • 9 adult computers
  • 3 young adult computers
  • 6 children's computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the McGoldrick Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

 

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

  • Citizenship
  • ESOL
  • Graphic Novels
  • Large Print

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Immanuel Creative
163-15 Oak Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)460-9991
Happy Dragon of New York, Inc.
30-04 146 Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 446-9021
Flushing YMCA of Greater NY
138-46 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8392

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)359-2800
fax: (718)463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
East Flushing Civic Association
161-12 43rd Ave
Flushing NY , 11358
Off-Broadway Home Owners Association
40-19 158th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
 

Fire Department
Engine 273 Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
Engine 274 Battalion 52
41-20 Murray Street
Flushing NY , 11354
 

Local Hospitals
New York Hospital Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
Flushing Hospital
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
 

Local Newspapers
Flushing Times
41-02 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: 718-260-4545
Tribune
174-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-7400
Queens Courier
38-15 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
Queens Chronicle
2-33 Woodhaven Blvd.
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Murray Hill Playground
Barclay Ave and Murray Street
Bowne Park
Between 29th Ave and 32 Ave on 155th-159th Streets
Memorial Field of Flushing
Bayside Ave-25 Ave, 149th-150th Streets
Weeping Beach/ Carman Green
37th AVE and Bowne Street
  

Police Department
109 Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Station A Post Office
40-03 164 Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)321-8078
Linden Hill Post Office
29-50 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
Whitestone Post Office
14-44 150 Street
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 767-9245

Private / Parochial Schools
Bayside Lutheran School (PK-2)
164-05 35th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)894-8298
Flushing Christian School (K-8)
158-15 Oak Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 445-3533
Full Gospel Christian School (PK-3)
130-10 31st Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-7800
Holy Cross High School (9-12)
26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
Mary’s Nativity Elementary School (PK-8)
146-28 Jasmine Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)857-3341
Muslim Center Elementary School (PK-6)
137-58 Geranium Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 460-2127
St. Andrew Avellino School (PK-8)
35-50 158th St.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)-359-7887
St. Mel’s School (PK-8)
154-24 26th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)539-8211
St. Michaels’s School (PK-8)
136-58 41st Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-0246

Public Elementary Schools
PS 021 Edward Hart (Q021)
147-36 26 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8833
fax: (718) 358-0891
PS 214 Cadwallader Colden (Q214)
31-15 140 Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4055
fax: (718) 460-6841
PS 032 State Street(Q032)
171-11 35 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 463-3747
fax: (718) 358-1622
PS 107 Thomas A Dooley (Q107)
167-02 45 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 762-5995
fax: (718) 461-4989
PS 022 Thomas Jefferson (Q022)
153-01 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-4141
fax: (718) 358-1260
PS 184 Flushing Manor (Q184)
163-15 21 Road
Flushing NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-7800
fax: (718) 352-0311

Public High Schools
Bayside High School
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
Flushing International High School
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 482-5463
Francis Lewis High School
58-20 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11355
phone: (718) 357-7740
John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 185 Edward Bleeker (Q185)
147-26 25 Drive
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
fax: (718) 359-5352
I S 025 Adrien Block (Q025)
34-65 192 St.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 961-3480
fax: (718) 358-1563
JHS 189 Daniel Carter Beard (Q189)
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-6676
fax: (718) 358-0155
IS 237 (Q237)
46-21 Colden St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353-6464
fax: (718) 460-6427
JHS 194 William Carr (Q194)
154-60 17 Avenue
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-0818
fax: (718) 746-7618
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 429
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
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

McGoldrick Community Library is located in the Murray Hill section of Flushing (also known as Broadway-Flushing). It occupies an eastern corner of North Flushing. Broadway was the original name of Northern Boulevard. Before the area was developed it consisted mostly of nurseries owned by families named Parsons, King and Murray. This area was developed in1889, and in April of that year, the Murray Hill LIRR station was built on 150th Street and 41st Ave.

McGoldrick Community Library has had many different locations. Originally in 1911 service was provided from a small traveling station- unfortunately it closed in 1916 because of low circulation. In 1925 library service was started again but then closed two years later since adequate space for the library could not be found. In 1930, the library was established as the Broadway-Flushing library.

In July 1931, the library moved to a building on 162nd street and Broadway. During this time the name of the library was changed to McGoldrick to honor the late Reverend Edward F. McGoldrick, a local pastor and library trustee.

The library was moved twice to two different locations on Depot Road over the next 40 years, until 1974 when the library moved to its present location on 155th street and Roosevelt Avenue. The library serves a residential diversified community including Chinese, Korean and Spanish populations and has many materials available to the customers in their home language.