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Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories

Blast Off Into Summer Reading! Join us this season for our summer reading activities, ranging from book discussions and films to outer space-themed crafts and projects for children and teens of all ages.

Pick up our book lists at your local library, or download them today from the convenience of your home. Keep track of your ...

Queens Public Library Magazine

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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 ...

Free Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Queens Public Library, along with the NYC Department of Education, will provide FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long.

Summer Meals are open to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required and there is no cost. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 1pm to 2pm.

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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 ...

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 ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

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

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

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 ...

Aug
23
3:30PM

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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.

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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).


Aug
24
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.

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Sep
11
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Storytime

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 12-36 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


Sep
11
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


Sep
13
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Maspeth Movie Matinee: "Pokemon Detective Pikachu"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

When an ace detective goes missing, his son teams up with a hilariously wise-cracking Pokémon - Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) - to help solve the mystery of what happened. (2019, PG).


Sep
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Spies & Spying: A Dangerous Business

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Learn about some of the most famous spies in history and how spies operate. Learn how to make your own secret codes!


Sep
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Understanding Emotional Wellness

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

OHEL Project HEAL presents on the importance of emotional wellness. Join us for a discussion on normal aging and how to cope with challenges that may arise as one ages.


Sep
20
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Back-To-School Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us to make some back-to-school crafts.


Sep
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Friends of Maspeth Library Presents: Author Talk with Dina Santorelli

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join the Friends of Maspeth Library for an author talk with Ridgewood native Dina Santorelli as she discusses her popular "Baby Grand" trilogy as well as her latest work "In the Red."


Sep
27
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Fun Time

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Children from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive activities and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.


Sep
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Craft Fun and Games

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us at the Maspeth library for a fun children's craft.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
10:15AM

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11:30AM

Maspeth Adult Book Discussion: "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who is "saying" the stories. In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk.


Sep
28
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 to 25 attendees. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Vampires: What Are They and Where Did They Come From?

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Creatures of the night! What is a vampire and where did the vampire come from? Join us for a fun-filled romp through history, folklore, and movies to learn about these enigmatic creatures.

This program may contain scary images and is recommended for a teen audience.


Oct
18
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Maspeth Movie Matinee: "Gremlins"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

A small town is besieged by some furry and not-so-cute little creatures after a young man ignores the warnings of a wise elder regarding their care and feeding. (1984, PG)

Some scenes may be a little intense for younger children.


Oct
19
10:15AM

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11:30AM

Maspeth Adult Book Discussion: "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares.


Oct
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Friends of Maspeth Author Talk: Mark Torres

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join the Friends of Maspeth Library for an author talk with Mark Torres as he discusses his latest release "Adeline" and his debut work "A Stirring in the North Fork" as well as his labor union-related children's book "Good Guy Jake."


Oct
30
3:15PM

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4:15PM

Halloween Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Please join us to make Halloween crafts.


Nov
7
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.'s Mobile Office Hours

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is hosting library office hours to listen to constituent/community concerns and to make his office more accessible to the public.


Nov
16
12:00PM

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1:00PM

A Baroque Salon: Music for Rare Instruments

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for a concert featuring two instruments from the 16th and 17th centuries: the harpsichord played by Derek Tam and viola da gamba played by Erik Andersen. Enjoy virtuosic Baroque-era works from Italy, Germany, and France by Jacob Riehman, Joseph Friedrich Ruhe, Giovanni Picchi, and from living composer Susan Matsui.


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 811, 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: 718-358-6364
fax: 718-445-7868
Legislative Office 2209 Rayburn 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.