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Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Gather your family and friends and celebrate the holiday season at the Library!

Join us for Christmas tree decorating, Kwanzaa celebrations, Hanukkah crafts, concerts, movies, and more.

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

It’s Time for Kind

It’s time for kind at the Library and beyond this holiday season.

At all Queens Library locations, you can join us for many special programs for people of all ages.

You can also donate to our canned food drive in partnership with the Food Bank For NYC from November 19 to 30, share ...

All of Us Deserve Palaces

Eric Klinenberg, author of the new book Palaces for The People, advocates for libraries as part of social infrastructure that promotes interactions between people from all walks of life.

“I became a scholar because I learned to love libraries,” Klinenberg says. While working on ...

Winter Health & Safety Tips

As the temperatures drop in New York City, it’s important to focus on health and safety when braving the cold this season.

Dr. David Slotwiner, chief of Cardiology, and Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, chairman, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, and their fellow physicians from ...

Spend Time Thinking about Your Dreams

Alice Robb has always been curious about her own dreams—which she says “have been very vivid for as long as I can remember.”

Her new book, Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey, is a fresh approach to explain how dreams work, what dreams are for, and how dreams ...

Holiday Places in Queens

We asked Joe DiStefano, author of 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss, to share his favorite locations in Queens that embody the spirit of the holidays.

He chose places like the Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society, Gottscheer Hall, the Flushing Free Synagogue, and more.

Be sure to visit them, ...

Give the Gift of Reading, Lifelong Learning & Community

Giving to the Queens Library Foundation supports programs, services, and collections for our diverse communities across Queens.

When you give, you are helping neighbors—children, families, adults, and seniors—access free resources like our STACKS after-school program, English language and job skills classes, and our ...

The World Is Wide Enough for Us All

Genevieve Cogman is a British fantasy writer whose fifth book in the Invisible Library series was published this November.

She told Queens Library Magazine about how the rules of the library in her books were established, her writing process, influences, and more.

“We get far more out of ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter 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, ...

Dec
13
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Daily board games for children after school.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Coding Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8 and above will learn how to code using Scratch.

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

Additional Dates


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Dec
14
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-18 months can join us for simple songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes. Caregivers must be present.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Family Playtime

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2-5, come and play with toys and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
15
11:00AM

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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


Dec
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Holiday Workshop

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come create and stuff your own teddy bear to take home. Registration required.


Dec
18
10:00AM

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11:00AM

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.


Dec
18
3:30PM

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4:30PM

It's Time for Kind: Make a Gingerbread House

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 7 and up will create and decorate their own gingerbread houses to give to their loved ones. Registration required. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.


Dec
19
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers 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


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

Do you want to read all Korean signs? Do you want to watch Korean dramas and movies without English captions? Do you want to say hello to your Korean neighbors? Do you want to order Korean food in Korean? Then this class is for you.
Preregistration is required. Please preregister online or call in English 718-461-1616.


Dec
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Do you have a book you are reading now or have read recently that you really enjoyed or didn't enjoy? Come to McGoldrick on Thursday December 20 at 2PM. We want to hear from you as we discuss books and share them with each other.


Dec
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Movies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come see a family-friendly movie during the holiday season: 12/8: "Wonder" (2017,PG), 12/22: "Home Alone" (1990, PG), 12/29: "Home Alone 2" (1992, PG)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Sharing Community Kindness with Breakfast

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come in to share your kind stories. Refreshments and a warm cup of coffee or tea will be provided.


Jan
2
3:45PM

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4:45PM

Board Games

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Children can join us for daily board games after school.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Movies

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Join us for various family movie screenings!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Get a copy of our monthly Chinese book. Book discussion will take place on the first Saturday of every month.


Jan
8
10:00AM

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11:00AM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Fun Book Club

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Come to the book club on Thursday, January 31 at 2PM. Please be prepared to discuss the book of your choice. We hope to learn about each other's reading preferences.


Feb
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four 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
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Lunar New Year: Learn How to Make Korean-Style Pumpkin Porridge, Hobakjuk

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Hobakjuk is a Korean- style pumpkin porridge. It has a rich aroma, great taste, and numerous nutritional values. Come and learn how to make smooth, colorful hobakjuk and warm up from the winter weather!

On a first-come, first-served basis. Queens Library is not responsible for any illnesses, allergies or adverse reactions from tasting food.


Feb
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

I-Heung Lee in Concert

Location: McGoldrick
Registration: Not required

Classical pianist I-Heung Lee performs the works of Mozart, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Czerny and others.


Mar
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Solar One Energy Workshops

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

Join us for three sessions of energy education workshops that are hands-on experiences for children ages 7 to 12. These workshops foster a creative approach to design thinking, collaboration, and solving environmental challenges. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


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 1749
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, 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

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.