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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for December 12 is Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics by Lawrence O'Donnell.

From the host of MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

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 ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Dec
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids, Teens and Tweens Craft

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Come to the library to create exciting crafts!


Dec
16
10:15AM

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12:15PM

Adult Book Discussion: Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaid's Tale"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us for our discussion of Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaid's Tale".


Dec
22
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Kids have fun making Christmas crafts.


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Jan
6
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Free Writing Classes: Hearing Voices

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Poetry Editor for Newtown Literary and author Sokunthary Svay explores the different personas illustrated in poetry and uses them to experiment in writing voices other than one's own. 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


Jan
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Medical Simulation and CPR

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Dr. Suzanne Bentley, ER physician and Director of the Medical Simulation Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, along with Lorraine Boehm, RN, Nurse Educator, will discuss how life-like mannequins are used to train doctors and nurses to treat cardiac arrest, stroke, obstructed airways, and other emergency medical conditions. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with the mannequins used for training and see how to perform chest compressions, a basic component of CPR.


Jan
12
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


Jan
13
10:15AM

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11:30AM

Book Discussion: "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a rousing discussion of Kazuo Ishiguro's "Remains of the Day".


Jan
17
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
17
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
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Optical Illusions: You Won't Believe Your Eyes

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Optical Illusion (noun): Something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is. The works of M.C. Escher and many others will be here to challenge your visual perceptions and delight your mind. You won't believe your eyes...and you shouldn't!


Jan
26
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Winter Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter crafts!


Feb
12
3:30PM

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4:30PM

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.


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
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.


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.