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Bring Your Story: Irish Step Dancing

Dancers from The Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dancing will delight audiences with their high kicking and lively dancing. After this performance complete with costumes, music, traditional Irish step dancing shoes, and some history on Irish dance, audience members will be walking away humming to the tune of an Irish jig!

Jun 11 @ 3:00 PM

May
22
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.


May
24
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


May
29
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.


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May
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Test Your Hearing

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Doctor of Audiology Emily M. Esca Au.D. CCC-A, F-AAA will be at the Maspeth Library to provide hearing screenings and discuss the topic of hearing loss.


May
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Meet the Author: Crystal Wolfe Discusses "Where the Shadows Meet the Light"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

"Where the Shadows Meet the Light" is the first volume of an epic fantasy by local author Crystal Wolfe. Fourteen chosen ones, guided by an ancient prophecy, come together to defeat a dictator threatening the freedom of all people and magical creatures. Join us as Crystal discusses her research, writing, and getting published.
Books will be available for sale and signing.


May
31
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Funtime

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.


Jun
1
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.

Additional Dates


Jun
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Bring Your Story: Create Your Family Flag

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Let your imagination run free and create your family flag! Combine colors and shapes which come from the flags of your family’s country or countries of origin, or use colors and pictures that are meaningful to your family, and make a unique family flag that celebrates your heritage!


Jun
5
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.

Additional Dates


Jun
6
12:30PM

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4:30PM

Let's Make Some Noise: An Event to Commemorate Queens PRIDE and celebrate LGBTQ Health!

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us for free music, swag, HIV testing, and health information from Queens agencies that support the LGBTQ community.


Jun
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Father's Day Crafts for Kids

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Join us and make a little something special for your special guy.


Jun
8
10:15AM

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11:45AM

Maspeth Book Discussion: "Dangerous Game" by Heather Graham

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Wrapping up a normal day at the office, criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan is accosted by a desperate woman who shoves an infant into her arms and then flees, only to be murdered minutes later on a busy Manhattan street.


Jun
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Enter the Batcave

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

The Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight. Batman has been around for 80 years, and he keeps getting better. Come join us and tell us why your favorite Batman story is the best Batman story. There will also be a small fun craft!


Jun
11
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Bring Your Story: Irish Step Dancing

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Dancers from The Ciara Greene School of Irish Step Dancing will delight audiences with their high kicking and lively dancing. After this performance complete with costumes, music, traditional Irish step dancing shoes, and some history on Irish dance, audience members will be walking away humming to the tune of an Irish jig!


Jun
14
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Sing-Along with Nappy's Puppets

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

Families! Join Jim Napolitano, successful shadow puppeteer, as he gathers together the greatest Sing-Along songs of all time! Join in the fun as Nappy’s Puppets present some of the silliest songs around.


Jun
14
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Maspeth Movie Matinee: "The Lego Movie Part 2: The Second Part"

Location: Maspeth
Registration: Not required

“The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. (2019, PG)


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
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. Pre-registration is required for ages 6-9.


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
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
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
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
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.