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McGoldrick

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 ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

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

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

Reading a Woman’s Perspective Is Exciting

Lisa See’s latest novel, The Island of Sea Women, explores a matrifocal society of haenyeo, female divers on the tiny Korean island of Jeju.

It took See eight years to begin her project on the women of the island, who support their families by diving sixty feet for seafood, but once she did, she became ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Reality Is Your Friend

Katy Butler lives in California, but she feels a connection to Queens. In 2014, she spoke at Jamaica Hospital about death and dying. Her new book, The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, explores the same topic.

Butler says her book is different from others about death and dying because it ...

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 ...

Apr
22
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Homework help for kids grades K-6 is available on Mondays-Fridays 3-5pm.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children can join us for daily board games after school.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
22
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Classic Starts for Kids

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us as we read some of the classics (easy versions) and then discuss. This program is for school-age children.

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

Additional Dates


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Apr
23
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn computer basics. Topics include but are not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and email. Classes are not held on the last week of every month.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
23
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Tell Me a Story

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

The librarian will share songs and stories with the children.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
9:45AM

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10:15AM

Coloring Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun coloring time!


Apr
24
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts.


Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to the Fun Book Club at McGoldrick on Thursday April 25 at 2PM.

We will be discussing the international bestseller "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.


Apr
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8 and above will learn how to code using Scratch.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months can join us for simple songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes. Caregivers must be present.


Apr
26
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Family Playtime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5, come and play with toys and make new friends.


Apr
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Ping Pong Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to come to play ping pong games.


Apr
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Air Hockey Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Teens are welcome to come in and play a game of air hockey.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Movies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come join us for exciting and fun family movies, rated G or PG.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts. No registration is required.


Apr
27
1:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Music Appreciation for Kids

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us as we listen to classical music and discuss the lives of the composers.


Apr
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

LEGO Robotics Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

In partnership with NYC First, McGoldrick Library brings robotics and coding to the community. Kids and teens (grade 4-8) will learn how to code and use LEGO EV3. By following simple directions, they will be able to code and control their own robot to walk, talk, drive, grab, and spin. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Family Movies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for various family movie screenings!

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
11:45AM

--to--

12:15PM

Coloring Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun coloring time!

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

Additional Dates


May
4
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

LEGO Robotics Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

In partnership with NYC First, McGoldrick Library brings robotics and coding to the community. Kids and teens (grade 4-8) will learn how to code and use LEGO EV3. By following simple directions, they will be able to code and control their own robot to walk, talk, drive, grab, and spin. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chinese Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Get a copy of our monthly Chinese book. Book discussion will take place on the first Saturday of every month.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Classic Starts for Kids

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us as we read some of the classics (easy versions) and then discuss. This program is for school-age children.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Mother's Day Craft for School-Age Children

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and join us to make a fun Mother's Day craft.


May
10
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months can join us for simple songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes. Caregivers must be present.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Playtime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5, come and play with toys and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Mother's Day Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and make a fun Mother's Day craft with your family.


May
14
4:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Tell Me a Story

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

The librarian will share songs and stories with the children.

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

Additional Dates


May
16
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Health Care Access, Health Insurance, and Your Health (in Korean)

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Why is health insurance important for your health? Learn about different types of health insurance plans and eligibility, as well as accessing health care in NYC.


May
25
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Chinese Crafts with Master Lu and Sharlene Chou

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

In the Chinese Calendar, it is the Year of the Pig. Master Lu and Sharlene Chou will create paper cutting designs and teach you how to make whimsical, funny pig figurines made of real egg shells in order to celebrate the calendar year. Join us to learn about the Year of the Pig and take home your own paper cutting design and egg-pig to display on your shelf.

Supplies are limited. On a first come, first served basis.


May
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to the McGoldrick Book Club. We will be discussing poetry samples by Robert Frost.


May
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to McGoldrick on Thursday, May 30 to discuss poetry readings from Robert Frost. All adults are welcome to attend.


Jun
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


Jun
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Bring Your Story: An Introduction to Samba: Music, Dance, and Culture by Samba New York!

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Ethnomusicologist/percussionist Philip Galinsky shares some interesting facts about the origins of samba, its instruments, and rhythms. Also included in the program will be a live samba dance demonstration along with a short samba dance lesson!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Adult Board Game Night

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

We will be playing the strategy-based board game Ticket To Ride. The program starts at 3pm and all adults are welcome to participate.


Jun
17
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Adult Board Game Night: Ticket to Ride

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

We will be demonstrating a board game for adults. The game is 'Ticket to Ride' and it is a colorful strategy-based game.


Jun
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

We will be discussing the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. We will be comparing it to other poetry. The book talk will be at 2 PM and we hope you can join us.


Jun
27
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip-hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games for ages 6-12. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


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 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
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, Suite A
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.