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Dec
15
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Family Playtime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play with toys and make new friends. For children ages 2-5.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Homework help for kids grades K-6 is available on Mondays-Fridays 3-5pm and Saturdays 12-2pm.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
16
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Homework Help for kids grades K-6 available Monday-Friday 3-6pm, Saturday 12-3pm.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Chess Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Everyone is welcome to learn the basics or improve their knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Learn about the fun of coding for kids!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
18
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

English Conversation Class

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Improve your English language skills with others.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
20
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Picture Book Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. For children ages 3-5 years with a parent or caregiver.


Dec
20
11:30AM

--to--

12:15PM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. For children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers.


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Make Your Own Stocking

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Make your own holiday stocking for children.


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Create Your Own Christmas Stocking

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Create your very own Christmas stocking with glitter and fabric for the holidays.


Jan
2
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class for Beginners

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Adults will learn computer basics. Topics include but are not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and email. Classes are not held on the last week of every month. Preregistration is required by phone or in person.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
11:00AM

--to--

11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, finger plays, songs and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
3:30PM

--to--

4:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 years and their parent or caregiver are welcome to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Family Crafts

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for some fun family crafts. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Chess Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Everyone is welcome to learn the basics or improve their knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Kids learn about coding!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 01/8- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 01/22 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 01/29- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 02/05- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Winter Meditation Class for Adults

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Vajra Henderson teaches participants simple but effective techniques for transcending limitations and discovering their true potential, and shows them how to integrate these ancient and powerful techniques into their daily life.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Playtime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come and play with toys and make new friends. For children ages 2-5.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
12
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Friday Family Movies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for our family fun movie screenings: 1/12- "Cars" (2006), 1/19- "Cars 2" (2011), and 1/26- "Cars 3" (2017).

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
15
3:00PM

--to--

4:15PM

Urban Stages presents Venus & Adonis

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

In this one-woman show, Misha Bouvion presents the story of Venus and Adonis, using only Shakespeare’s text from his little-known poem about what happens when Venus, the goddess of love, faces rejection.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The McGoldrick Community Library has:

  • 9 adult computers
  • 3 young adult computers
  • 6 children's computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the McGoldrick Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

 

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

  • Citizenship
  • ESOL
  • Graphic Novels
  • Large Print

 


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
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Immanuel Creative
163-15 Oak Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)460-9991
Happy Dragon of New York, Inc.
30-04 146 Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 446-9021
Flushing YMCA of Greater NY
138-46 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8392

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)359-2800
fax: (718)463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
East Flushing Civic Association
161-12 43rd Ave
Flushing NY , 11358
Off-Broadway Home Owners Association
40-19 158th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
 

Fire Department
Engine 273 Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
Engine 274 Battalion 52
41-20 Murray Street
Flushing NY , 11354
 

Local Hospitals
New York Hospital Queens
56-45 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
Flushing Hospital
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
 

Local Newspapers
Flushing Times
41-02 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: 718-260-4545
Tribune
174-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11365
phone: (718) 357-7400
Queens Courier
38-15 Bell Boulevard
Bayside NY , 11361
Queens Chronicle
2-33 Woodhaven Blvd.
Rego Park NY , 11374
phone: (718) 205-8000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Murray Hill Playground
Barclay Ave and Murray Street
Bowne Park
Between 29th Ave and 32 Ave on 155th-159th Streets
Memorial Field of Flushing
Bayside Ave-25 Ave, 149th-150th Streets
Weeping Beach/ Carman Green
37th AVE and Bowne Street
  

Police Department
109 Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Station A Post Office
40-03 164 Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)321-8078
Linden Hill Post Office
29-50 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
Whitestone Post Office
14-44 150 Street
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 767-9245

Private / Parochial Schools
Bayside Lutheran School (PK-2)
164-05 35th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)894-8298
Flushing Christian School (K-8)
158-15 Oak Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 445-3533
Full Gospel Christian School (PK-3)
130-10 31st Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-7800
Holy Cross High School (9-12)
26-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
Mary’s Nativity Elementary School (PK-8)
146-28 Jasmine Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718)857-3341
Muslim Center Elementary School (PK-6)
137-58 Geranium Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 460-2127
St. Andrew Avellino School (PK-8)
35-50 158th St.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)-359-7887
St. Mel’s School (PK-8)
154-24 26th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718)539-8211
St. Michaels’s School (PK-8)
136-58 41st Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-0246

Public Elementary Schools
PS 021 Edward Hart (Q021)
147-36 26 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8833
fax: (718) 358-0891
PS 214 Cadwallader Colden (Q214)
31-15 140 Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4055
fax: (718) 460-6841
PS 032 State Street(Q032)
171-11 35 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 463-3747
fax: (718) 358-1622
PS 107 Thomas A Dooley (Q107)
167-02 45 Avenue
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 762-5995
fax: (718) 461-4989
PS 022 Thomas Jefferson (Q022)
153-01 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-4141
fax: (718) 358-1260
PS 184 Flushing Manor (Q184)
163-15 21 Road
Flushing NY , 11357
phone: (718) 352-7800
fax: (718) 352-0311

Public High Schools
Bayside High School
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
Flushing International High School
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 482-5463
Francis Lewis High School
58-20 Utopia Parkway
Fresh Meadows NY , 11355
phone: (718) 357-7740
John Bowne High School
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11367
phone: (718) 263-1919
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 185 Edward Bleeker (Q185)
147-26 25 Drive
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
fax: (718) 359-5352
I S 025 Adrien Block (Q025)
34-65 192 St.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 961-3480
fax: (718) 358-1563
JHS 189 Daniel Carter Beard (Q189)
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-6676
fax: (718) 358-0155
IS 237 (Q237)
46-21 Colden St.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353-6464
fax: (718) 460-6427
JHS 194 William Carr (Q194)
154-60 17 Avenue
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 746-0818
fax: (718) 746-7618
 

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
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

McGoldrick Community Library is located in the Murray Hill section of Flushing (also known as Broadway-Flushing). It occupies an eastern corner of North Flushing. Broadway was the original name of Northern Boulevard. Before the area was developed it consisted mostly of nurseries owned by families named Parsons, King and Murray. This area was developed in1889, and in April of that year, the Murray Hill LIRR station was built on 150th Street and 41st Ave.

McGoldrick Community Library has had many different locations. Originally in 1911 service was provided from a small traveling station- unfortunately it closed in 1916 because of low circulation. In 1925 library service was started again but then closed two years later since adequate space for the library could not be found. In 1930, the library was established as the Broadway-Flushing library.

In July 1931, the library moved to a building on 162nd street and Broadway. During this time the name of the library was changed to McGoldrick to honor the late Reverend Edward F. McGoldrick, a local pastor and library trustee.

The library was moved twice to two different locations on Depot Road over the next 40 years, until 1974 when the library moved to its present location on 155th street and Roosevelt Avenue. The library serves a residential diversified community including Chinese, Korean and Spanish populations and has many materials available to the customers in their home language.