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Maspeth

It's #BookTuesday!

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

Our #BookTuesday pick is On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong.

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, ...

City Leaders Deliver for NYC’s Libraries

We are extremely grateful to Mayor de Blasio, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and the entire City Council for investing $33 million in additional expense funding for the City’s public libraries. This crucial support will allow us to continue providing essential services in the face of rising ...

Let's Make Some Noise for LGBTQ Pride!

June is LGBTQ Pride Month—and we’re excited to offer programs and special events ranging from silent dance parties and pop-up tabling for teens to Ask Me Anything panels and a resource fair.

Queens Public Library will also be at the NYC Pride March on Sunday, June 30—come out to see us and share your support ...

Immigrant Heritage Month: Bring Your Story!

June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and we’re celebrating with our Bring Your Story events and activities!

More than one million immigrants live in Queens, and we want to know your story. Visit your library to map your story using our special map and string and show where you or your family have journeyed ...

Learn English & Math On The Go!

Have you ever wanted to improve your reading, English, or math skills, or work on your high school equivalency, but felt too busy?

Now Queens Public Library has the solution—an app that you can use as you’re on-the-go or from anywhere that is convenient for you.

Try it out today for free—and make ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Public Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Public 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 ...

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, ...

Let Yourself Be Bored

Jessie Sima’s grandfather took her to the library when he was watching her while her parents were at work. “It was nice to have a place to spend time where we weren’t pressured to buy anything and where no one minded if we stayed for hours,” she says.

Sima enjoyed browsing the library and learned the ...

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 ...

Jun
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Is It Real? Decoding Optical Illusions

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Through a PowerPoint presentation, participants will discover the world of optical illusions from their origins during the Roman Empire, 2,000 years ago, through the paintings of M.C. Escher, and the computer generated images of today.


Jun
19
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Puppet Playtime

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join Miss Nicola, the puppeteer, for 45 minutes of puppet fun! We'll sing songs, read stories, play some dance games, and, above all, meet lots of friendly puppets! Recommended for ages 5 and under; little ones welcome.

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

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Jun
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

A Universe of Stories with Storyteller Ria Alexander

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join Alexair Dreams in an exciting show about space, rockets, and the solar system! Participants will explore the universe; it's sure to be an "out of this world" experience! Space is limited. Preregistration is required for ages 6-9.


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Jun
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Play Hooray for Preschool Children

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Preschool children will enjoy a play hooray with their parents or caregivers. Please register at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Board Game Fridays

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

You provide the fun; we'll provide the games! Come to the Maspeth Library every Friday, and give us your library card to use any of our many board games.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Writing from the Heart: An Eleven-Week Workshop in Creative Writing with Dr. Maxine Fisher

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Do you have the urge to write a story or essay -- perhaps based on your own personal experience -- but don't know how or where to begin? Come join a group of people who share a love of the written word. Dr. Maxine Fisher taught writing for many years at Queens College and is a published author of books for children and young adults. In addition, she writes for children's television. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

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

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Jun
27
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Maspeth Evening Movie: "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Three New York drag queens travel cross-country on their way to Hollywood, but a broken-down car strands them in a narrow-minded Midwestern town, where they share makeup tips with the ladies and show the hostile men how to treat women right (1995, PG-13).


Jul
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading Program: Arts and Crafts for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Graders

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts and crafts for first, second, and third graders.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Summer Reading Program: Toddler Storytime

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 19-36 months, with adult caregivers, listen to stories, learn songs and finger play rhymes, and enjoy movement activities.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Summer Reading: 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 crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Reading: Arts and Crafts for 4th, 5th & 6th Graders

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts and crafts for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Interdimensional Summer Movie: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Spider Man meets many different versions of himself when a gateway into the multiverse opens up (2018, PG).


Jul
13
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Adult Book Discussion: "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." With these words, the reader is ushered into an isolated gray stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, as the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter recalls the chilling events that transpired as she began her new life as the young bride of a husband she barely knew.


Jul
13
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Writing from the Heart: A Ten-Week Workshop in Creative Writing with Dr. Maxine Fisher

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Do you have the urge to write a story or essay -- perhaps based on your own personal experience -- but don't know how or where to begin? Come join a group of people who share a love of the written word. Dr. Maxine Fisher taught writing for many years at Queens College and is a published author of books for children and young adults. In addition, she writes for children's television. Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Apollo 11 - 50 Years Ago Today!

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Through an interactive power point presentation and fun activities, participants will experience the advancements and achievements that led to the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago.


Jul
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Summer Reading: Alien Invasion in a Box!

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Teams compete to create and show off the coolest alien made from the materials in a box of random space junk.


Aug
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Who Would You Be In An Alternate Universe?

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

This is a fun creative writing program for older children and teens. If you were in a different universe, what would it be like? How would you be different or the same? The possibilities are endless.


Aug
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: The Solar System

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Through an interactive PowerPoint presentation participants will learn about the solar system and the various planets that are part of it. The reasons why Pluto is no longer a planet “and why it had it coming” will also be examined!


Aug
23
3:30PM

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5:00PM

End of Summer Movie: "Heavyweights"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

An overweight boys' camp is run by a fanatical fitness guru who plans to exploit the kids (1995, PG).


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

 

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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. Robert Holden
RHolden@council.nyc.gov
District Office64-69 Dry Harbor Road
Middle Village NY, 11379
phone: (718) 366-3900
fax: (718) 326-3549
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, 1774
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, 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

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.