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Glendale

Queens Library Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We hope you will join us for our events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Admission to all programs is free.

 

 

 

 

Urban Stages Presents "The Gates of Equality"
This dramatic presentation tells about the life of Dr. King through his ...

Oscars 2015: Books on Screen

The nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards have been announced. There are always disagreements about the nominations, but one thing we can all agree on is that Hollywood gets some of its best ideas from the world of books!

Which memoirs, plays, and stories influenced this year’s nominees — and how many have you ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

 

Join us this weekend at Queens Library for a Sunday concert with Brandee Younger, family tree research, Kathak dance, a reading contest, a musical tribute to Nat King Cole, a chance to share your Queens memories, and a lecture on getting published. Admission to all events is ...

New Music for January

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our collection.

This month features music from Taylor Swift, One Direction, Florida Georgia Line, Coldplay, Meshell Ndegeocello, Barbra Streisand, and ...

IDNYC

idNYC is the new identification card for all New Yorkers. It is a widely accepted photo ID that also doubles as a library card. idNYC also comes with free admissions to more than 30 of our City's cultural institutions.

You may apply at the Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica, at the Flushing Library at ...

An Interview with Author & Historian Jelani Cobb

UPDATE: Our author event with Jelani Cobb will take place on Friday, February 13 at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Library.

 

Professor Cobb is no stranger to the Queens Library community; born and raised in Queens, he’s joined us in the past for author events and he ...

New Arrivals in Chinese

Looking for books to read in Chinese? Check out these new arrivals!

想讀到最新的中文書嗎?請看以下新書介紹!

 

 

 

超從容時間管理術 / Chao cong rong shi jian guan li shu, by Wu Danru, 吳淡如.

 

无终仙境 (典藏版) / Wu zhong xian jing (dian cang ban), by Tianxiabachang, ...

New Arrivals in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sabores Yucatecos: Un recorrido culinario a Yucatán
by Gilberto Cetina

Este libro sobre la cocina yucateca ...

Feb
5
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Babies and their adult caregivers enjoy simple songs, rhymes and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
3:30PM

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4:45PM

Brick Builders

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Use LEGOs, Lincoln Logs and other material to construct fantastic creations for our library display case. Ages 6 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Let's Play

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Thirty minutes of music and casual play for babies, toddlers and their adult caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


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Feb
6
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Books, songs, fingerplays and more for toddlers and their adult caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
9
7:00PM

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7:30PM

PJ Storytime

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

This evening storytime for families features books, songs, rhymes and more. Children are encouraged to wear jammies and bring along a stuffed-animal friend.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
10
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Make and Do

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

Simple arts and crafts, science projects or other creative activities for ages 6 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

We will discuss S. J. Watson's literary thriller "Before I Go to Sleep" at our monthly book discussion for adults.


Feb
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Board Game Night

Location: Glendale
Registration: Not required

A variety of classics and new favorites are available for competitive family fun.

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

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Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Glendale Community Library has:

  • 5 public computers for adults
  • 6 public computers for children
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsft Office Software
  • Limited free printing

Queens Library Internet Policy Guidelines for Public Use.

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International Language Collections at the Glendale Community Library include:

  • Albanian
  • Romanian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • German
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Serbian

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

  • ESOL
  • Graphic Novels
  • Urban Fiction


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 Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Little Forest People Corp.
82-99 88th Place
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 805-2099
YMCA of Greater New York
69-02 64th Street
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 821-6271
Small Wonder Preschool Annex
88-66 Myrtle Avenue
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 850-0400

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

Community Organizations & Services
Glendale Civic Association
88-37 Doran Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 275-9771
Glendale Property Owners Civic Association
78-40 85 Street
Glendale NY , 11385
Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol c/o Home Federal Savings Bank
70-24 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
Glendale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
61-14 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 386-9898
Glendale Chamber of Commerce
74-19 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 456-2389
Glenridge Senior Citizens Center
59-03 Summerfield Street
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 386-5136
Catalpa YMCA
69-02 64 Street
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718) 821-6271
Greater Ridgewood Youth Council
62-04 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 456-5437
 

Fire Department
Engine 286/Ladder 135
66-44 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 476-6286
  

Local Hospitals
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
374 Stockholm Street
Brooklyn NY , 11237
phone: (718) 963-7272
  

Local Newspapers
Glendale Register
69-60 Grand Avenue
Maspeth NY , 11378
phone: (718) 426-7200
fax: (718) 429-1234
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Glendale Playground
Between 70 & 71st Streets & Central Avenue
Evergreen Park
Between Felix & 75th Ave & 60th Street
Joseph F Mafera Park
Between 65th Place & Catalpa Avenue & 68th Avenue
Forest Park
Between Myrtle Ave, Union Turnpike & Park Lane S
  

Police Department
104th Precinct
64-02 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood NY , 11385
phone: (718)386-3004
  

Post Office
Glendale Station
69-36 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Redeemer Lutheran (Pre K - 8)
69-26 Cooper Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385-0113
phone: (718)821-6670
St. Pancras, Pre K - 8
68-20 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718)821-6721
St. John’s Lutheran
88-24 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
Sacred Heart School, Pre K – 8
84-05 78th Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385-0113
phone: (718) 456-6636
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 091 Richard Arkwright (Q091)
68-10 Central Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 821-6880
fax: (718) 386-0216
PS 113 Isaac Chauncey (Q113)
87-21 79 Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 847-0724
fax: (718) 805-0737
PS 081 Jean Paul Richter (Q081)
559 Cypress Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 821-9800
fax: (718) 386-7203

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 119 The Glendale (Q119)
74-01 78 Avenue
Glendale NY , 11385
phone: (718) 326-8261
fax: (718) 456-9523
  

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. Michael Miller
MillerMG@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard
Woodhaven NY, 11421
phone: (718) 805-0950
fax: (718) 805-0953
Albany Office LOB, Room 542
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-4621
fax: (518) 455-5361
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 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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

In 1642 the Dutch West India Company granted Reverend Francis Doughty 74,000 acres of land: a vast area which was mostly swampy with fresh water pools. This area was originally called “Fresh Ponds” and remained largely undeveloped for a long period.

As the Civil War came to an end, a land developer by the name of George S. Schott obtained a generous amount of this land, as a repayment of a debt owned to him. Schott is credited with giving this area the name Glendale, after a town in Ohio that he grew up in. During this period many German immigrants came to the area and established farms that were well known for their produce and dairy products.

By the late 1800’s, increases in the German immigrant population resulted in the appearance of many beer gardens and picnic grounds. When a city law was passed in 1852 that banned cemeteries from being placed in Manhattan, many looked to Queens. The area around Glendale became known as the “Cemetery Belt” because of its large number of graveyards.

After the end of World War I, farming ceased to be the majority occupation, as breweries and textile factories came on the scene. It was the beginning of the industrial period, which caught the attention of yet a new wave of German immigrants.

The eastern side of Fresh Ponds, where Forest Park is today, was called “Dry Harbor”, for it was said by many that the homes that rested there looked like they were sitting on top of the trees and hills; it looked as if there was a harbor but without any water present.

The German-American influence definitely lingers on in Glendale; the neighborhood boasts many different restaurants and establishments, such as Von Westerhagen’s and Zum Stammtisch

In the 1980’s Glendale attracted a new wave of immigrants from such places as Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Poland, as well as many from Latin American countries. Like the rest of the borough Glendale has become a vibrantly diverse community.

Glendale is a quiet residential community of one and two-family homes near the Brooklyn-Queens border bounded on the south by Forest Park, the Jackie Robinson Parkway, and a chain of cemeteries, and on the north and northwest by the Montauk and Bay Ridge lines of the Long Island Railroad.

Since the early 1900’s, many of the locals had been interested in bringing a public library to Glendale. A small early library had moved from one spot to another, but by 1928 land for a permanent location was finally purchased by the city at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and 73rd Place. After a long period of pressure from the Glendale locals the Library finally opened its doors on May 29, 1936. Designed in the style of a Renaissance Italian castle, and built by the WPA during the Depression, the Glendale branch is one of the most beautiful of the historical branches in the Queens Library system. Recently, enough money was raised and planning began to have the branch completely restored.