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Glen Oaks

Spanish Club

Do you speak Spanish? Don’t forget this beautiful language!
Join us at our Spanish Club to talk about anything and everything including film, music, cooking and news.
Meet guest authors and connect with new friends.

May 5 @ 6:00 PM

American Sign Language Workshop: Spring Series

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

May 11 @ 4:00 PM

Jazz: the Music of Our Lifetime

The Carl Bartlett Jr. Quintet provide a live concert with commentary to explore the history, significance, brilliance, and elements of America's original art form, Jazz.

May 21 @ 3:00 PM

Apr
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates dance and qi gong, accompanied by different types of music, to accentuate the body-mind connection. The instructor is Catherine Gross.


Apr
29
10:15AM

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11:45AM

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


Apr
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free,
five-session workshop that includes toys, games, puzzles, and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.


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Apr
29
1:00PM

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2:15PM

English Conversation Classes

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults improve their English through group conversations about everyday topics.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

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!


Apr
29
3:15PM

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5:30PM

Teen Game Challenge

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Teen gamers, you are invited to challenge your friends and meet new opponents at our Friday Teen Game Challenge. This is your moment. See you there.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Adult Coloring

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.


Apr
30
12:00PM

--to--

2:15PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults and teens are invited to enjoy these movies at the library, all rated PG-13: 4/2-"Little Boy" (2015); 4/9-"Wild" (2014); 4/16-"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2015); 4/23-"The Martian" (2015); 4/30-"Bridge of Spies" (2015).


May
2
12:00PM

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3:00PM

Chess and Dominoes Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Learn how to play chess and dominoes. We welcome players of all skill levels, including absolute beginners.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Watercolor Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Practice your skills, meet others who enjoy painting with watercolors, and share your experiences.

Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Study Hall

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

School-age children will receive support in reading and homework. If interested, they may also participate in book discussions or reading circles.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Gentle Yoga

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Leslie Taylor leads this gentle, beginning-level yoga class for older adults. Space is limited, and preregistration is required. Please call the library to preregister.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
1:15PM

--to--

3:00PM

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


May
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Come to the library to read and discuss "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown.


May
4
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Music and Movement for Toddlers

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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


May
5
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

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


May
5
1:00PM

--to--

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


May
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Spanish Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Spanish? Don’t forget this beautiful language!
Join us at our Spanish Club to talk about anything and everything including film, music, cooking and news.
Meet guest authors and connect with new friends.


May
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-4 and their caregivers will enjoy picture books, music, crafts, and other activities with the Children's Librarian.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

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


May
7
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Adult Coloring

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.

Additional Dates


May
7
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This month we will screen the following films, all released in 2015: 5/7-"Brooklyn" (PG-13); 5/14-"In The Heart of The Sea" (PG-13); 5/21-"The Big Short" (R); 5/28-"Macbeth" (R).

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

Additional Dates


May
7
1:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

SHSAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Take this free, full-length practice test to find out how you might score on the real SHSAT! Your personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses will help you know what to focus on as you prep. You must preregister at http://tinyurl.com/TPR-SHSAT or by calling 646-362-0628, and include the following event numbers: Woodhaven Library- #293568, Hollis Library- #293573, Central Library- #293570, North Hills Library- #293574 and Glen Oaks Library- #293572


May
9
12:15PM

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1:15PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Interview Techniques

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop will help prepare you for a job interview and provide tips and strategies on what to do before, during, and after.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach techniques and exercises that participants can practice while sitting in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

American Sign Language Workshop: Spring Series

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

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


May
12
5:30PM

--to--

6:30PM

Meditation Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Experienced or beginner, 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


May
12
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Moving For Life: Dance Exercise for All

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates dance and qi gong, accompanied by different types of music, to accentuate the body-mind connection. The instructor is Catherine Gross.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Shuga Henry Performs Spirituals to Swing

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Sing along as Shuga Henry performs timeless songs, from the gospel through the swing eras, and reminisce about the sounds of your youth!
This program is made possible by a 2015 NYC Neighborhood Library Award from the Charles H. Revson Foundation.


May
14
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Job Readiness Workshop Series: Job-Search Techniques

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join us for an interactive workshop that will explore job-search strategies, networking techniques and objectives, and how to look for and apply for jobs online.


May
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Chat for Seniors: The Importance of Balance in Preventing Falls

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Donna Croce, PT, DPT, OCS, Chairman and CEO of PhysioLogic Physical Therapy, PC, discusses steps you can take to improve your balance and reduce your risk of falls as part of this month's health talk for older adults, presented by Naturally Occurring Retirement Community Without Walls (NORC WOW). A question-and-answer session will be part of the presentation, and blood pressure screenings will be available from 1:30-1:45PM.


May
19
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Parent's Guide to the SHSAT with the Princeton Review

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Join Princeton Review for an overview of the Specialized High School Admissions Test. Preregistration is required through the Princeton Review. Please visit PrincetonReview.com or call 646-362-0628. The Sunnyside Library Event Number is: 294555. The Glen Oaks Library Event Number is: 293592


May
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Unsung Carolyn Leigh

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, the legendary lyricist behind the songs "Witchcraft" and "Young at Heart" and several Broadway musicals is celebrated by ten dynamic performers and a trio of musicians presenting 20 little-known melodic gems.


May
21
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Jazz: the Music of Our Lifetime

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

The Carl Bartlett Jr. Quintet provide a live concert with commentary to explore the history, significance, brilliance, and elements of America's original art form, Jazz.


May
26
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medications. Call or text Tamara at 917-702-4295 or email tmichel@queenslibrary.org to make an appointment to minimize your wait time.


May
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra celebrates Harlem's musical traditions with the music of Basie, Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Illinois Jacquet.


Jun
4
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Saturday Afternoon Movies

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Adults and teens are invited to enjoy these movies at the library.
6/4-"Concussion" (2015, PG-13); 6/11-"Star Wars-The Force Awakens" (2015, PG-13); 6/18-"JOY" (2015, PG-13); 6/25-"The Choice" (2016, PG-13).

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

Additional Dates


Jun
10
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Rebecca Naomi Jones

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, dynamic pop-rock powerhouse and rising Broadway star Rebecca Naomi Jones performs her favorite songs.


Jun
16
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Doing Business With a Low Marketing Budget—in Spanish

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Spanish and you will learn about how to increase business with social media, importance of the email for your business, increase sales and RSVP list for your events, strategies to promote your business online and free APPs, free advertisements and other ways to promote your business.


Jun
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

How the Race Was Won with Storyteller Robyn Bady

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children age 6 and up listen to classic stories about famous races, including the story of Atalanta and the fable about the tortoise and the hare. They will learn about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac and many other creatures, then make up their own story about a race and decide which animal wins it.


Jun
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Vladimir Goes for Gold!: A Family Theatre Performance

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Children and their families will enjoy a performance by Vladimir Cashewninski as he takes the audience on an Olympic adventure.


Jun
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Martial Arts Demonstration

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Let's do karate! Young people will learn self-defense, focus, fitness, coordination, agility, balance, confidence, dedication, determination, have fun and burn lots of energy. The chief instructor is Aldwyn Lawrence Sensi.
Participants should consult with their physicians before undertaking any experience, nutrition or health-improvement program.


Jun
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "Magos and Limón" and Special Guest Speaker Basilio Georges

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera and flamenco guitarist Javier Limón produce a melodic sophistication that is altogether unique with her smoky vocals enveloping the intense spirit of his guitar. Following the screening, Basilio Georges, Executive Director of Flamenco Latino, will discuss the evolution of the modern flamenco genre.


Jun
29
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Family Movie

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a family movie- "The Peanuts Movie" (2015, rated G).


Jul
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Spanish Club

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Do you speak Spanish? Join 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


Jul
13
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Canasta

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to join a Canasta game but didn’t know how to play? Here’s your chance to learn! In six easy lessons we will teach you the basics and provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to share in the fun, excitement, and camaraderie of playing this increasingly popular game. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by calling or visiting the library.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Still Life, Landscape, Photography: An Art History Adventure

Location: Glen Oaks
Registration: Not required

This 3-session series covers art from Egyptian times through the 19th Century and explores the relationship between still life, landscape, and photography.

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

Additional Dates


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

 


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
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
M23@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 1807
New York NY , 10007
phone: (212) 788-6984
fax: (212) 608-6382
NYS Assembly
Hon. David I. Weprin
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows NY, 11366
phone: (718) 454-3027
fax: (718) 454-3178
Albany Office LOB, Room 602
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5806
fax: (518) 455-5977
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

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.