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Libraries are a lifeline for all New Yorkers. People from every background rely on library services—from ESOL classes to early literacy programs to technology training—to help them learn and discover new opportunities.

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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 ...

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, ...

Reading a Woman’s Perspective Is Exciting

Lisa See’s latest novel, The Island of Sea Women, explores a matrifocal society of haenyeo, female divers on the tiny Korean island of Jeju.

It took See eight years to begin her project on the women of the island, who support their families by diving sixty feet for seafood, but once she did, she became ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Reality Is Your Friend

Katy Butler lives in California, but she feels a connection to Queens. In 2014, she spoke at Jamaica Hospital about death and dying. Her new book, The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, explores the same topic.

Butler says her book is different from others about death and dying because it ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens 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 ...

Apr
22
12:00PM

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Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Try our indoor gentle fitness for health and wellness.

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

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Apr
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Instant Family"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Wishing to start a family, Pete and Ellie decide to take in three foster siblings, including a rebellious teenager. But the sudden change of lifestyle proves challenging, as the couple attempt to learn the art of parenting in the hopes of becoming a functional, loving family (2018, PG-13).


Apr
22
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our intermediate ESOL club.

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

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Apr
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our Mahjong club.

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

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Apr
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing Scrabble game every Tuesday with intelligent people.

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

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Apr
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. This is basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and compressions-only mannequins. There will also be "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.


Apr
24
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our ESOL conversation group.


Apr
24
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Spring Storytime 2019

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime, songs, and coloring for toddlers and preschool age children. This program for ages 2-5 is 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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Apr
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "The Light of Paris"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "The Light of Paris" by Eleanor Brown.


Apr
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing bridge at East Flushing Library.

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

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Apr
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Ukulele Lessons

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Creative Aging Program: Learn how to play the ukulele, for beginning students. Bring your own ukulele or use one at the library. Teaching artist Nancy Hinchliffe leads this ten-session course for older adults 50+. Registration is limited to 15 students. Register at the East Flushing Library by calling 718-357-6643.

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

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Apr
25
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join our ongoing Chess Club every week on Thursdays. Anyone who is interested is welcome.

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

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Apr
25
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to iPhone & iPad: Use and Navigation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use the proper settings and functions of the iPhone and iPad. There will be hands-on practical training. Space is limited; registration is required. Participants have to bring their own iPhone/iPad.

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

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Apr
26
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Free Nutrition Workshops

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents free nutrition workshops! You will learn to make recipes your family will love, plan meals and menus, enjoy physical activities, read labels, taste healthy snacks, practice food safety, and have fun! Those who attend six or more sessions will receive a certificate from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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

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Apr
26
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Spring Arts and Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for spring arts and crafts for ages 3 and up.

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

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Apr
29
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Away from Her"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a poignant drama about a family that's dealing with the very difficult issue of Alzheimer's; it's more focused on characters and life than it is on sickness and misery (2006, PG-13).


May
1
10:00AM

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11:45AM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our ESOL conversation group.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Aging: Pastel Art Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Participants will strengthen their drawing skills by working with oil-based pastels. We will explore the range of techniques pastels offer and examine the medium's potential for expressiveness. Participants will spend time working with photo-based imagery as a source and point of departure in constructed drawings. Preregistration and a commitment to attend all sessions is required. Space is limited. Call East Flushing Library to register, 718-357-6643. This program is for older adults 50+.

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

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May
1
4:15PM

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5:15PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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May
6
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: :"At Eternity's Gate"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a chronicle of Vincent van Gogh's time in France (2018, PG-13).


May
6
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. All are welcome!

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

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May
6
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our ESOL Intermediate Level course.

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

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May
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Blues Zones of Happiness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

How do we build happy lives for ourselves and for others? Based on Dan Buettner's expertise on the subject we are going to talk about lessons from across the globe to identify the strategies we can use to incorporate the most important elements of happiness into our homes, workplaces, and communities.


May
13
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Living Proof"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is the story of the doctor who helped develop the breast-cancer drug Herceptin. Dr. Dennis Slamon's difficulties in getting Herceptin through drug trials are chronicled, as are the struggles of the first women to take the medicine. (2008)


May
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Aquaman"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be: a king (2018, PG-13).


May
21
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York State has custody of over $14 billion in unclaimed funds. Every day the Comptroller's Office returns approximately $1 million to owners; are you one of them? Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.

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

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May
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion: "Educated"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover.


Jun
3
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "A Dog's Way Home"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A lost dog goes on an epic 400 mile journey to be reunited with her owner. Along the way she meets a host of new friends, both human and otherwise (2019, PG).


Jun
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
7
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Feel the Breeze Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 to 5 will play with fun, interactive toys that will make them feel a nice breeze. They will learn about wind.

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

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Jun
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Empire of the Sun"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A British boy gets trapped in Shanghai at the dawn of WWII and interned in a Japanese prison camp, where he uses the skills he learned from a soldier-of-fortune to survive the harrowing ordeal. At the end of the war, the child has become a man. (1987, PG)


Jun
11
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Working with Clay

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make objects with air drying clay. You will learn how to varnish and decorate with acrylic paint. Registration is limited. Please call the library to register. This program is funded through Older Adult Services for Seniors.

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

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Jun
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "Awakenings"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Based on a true story, a doctor tries to revive a catatonic patient. (1990, PG-13)


Jun
19
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


Jun
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "I am Sam"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A man fights for custody of his daughter when the state tries to place her in a foster home. (2001, PG-13)


Jun
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/Care NYC will give insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well.


Jun
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Exit West"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid.


Jul
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "On the Basis of Sex"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional (2018, PG-13).


Jul
2
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Summer Reading - Make Art with Science!

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Make art with science at the East Flushing Library! Children ages 3 and up will engage in scientific activities that will become works of art. Slime making and creating homemade toys will be some of the activities taking place.

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

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Jul
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Navigating the Health Care System

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Gain insight about long-term care planning including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. This program is presented by Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC.


Jul
3
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading storytime for toddlers and preschoolers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Children ages 2-5 will be read picture books, sing finger plays, and enjoy coloring as well. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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Jul
3
2:30PM

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3:15PM

Summer Reading Arts and Crafts on Wednesdays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ages 3 and up, participate in summer arts and crafts on Wednesdays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Wellness Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us as we practice meditation and breathing exercises, and share tips for overall well-being.

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

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Jul
5
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading Arts and Crafts for Fridays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 and up, participate in summer arts and crafts on Fridays.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Ben is Back"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A woman's addict son arrives on Christmas Eve bringing a promise of sobriety. Assigning him one day to prove himself, the family experience an upsetting event that yet again brings his addiction into the forefront (2018, R).


Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:00PM

DIY Photo Transfer to Wood

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bring your favorite photo image (5"x 5"). In this easy workshop we will show you how to transfer this image to wood.


Jul
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Almost Sisters"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Almost Sisters" by Joshilyn Jackson.


Aug
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Caregiver's Guide to Long-Term Placement Options

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC leads this presentation on the right questions to ask when choosing care options such as home care, assisted living, long-term care facilities, and more. Discover the steps you can take to insure your loved one receives the proper care.


Aug
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Dreams of Joy"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See.


Sep
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Sing, Unburied, Sing"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward.


Oct
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "The Library Book"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.


Nov
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Before We Were Yours"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The East Flushing Community Library has:

  • 2 Adult Public Computers
  • 1 Public Computer located in the Children's room
  • Each computer may be used for half an hour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited Printing
  • InfolinQ/Internet classes class is offered. Please contact the branch for more details

 

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International Language Collections at the East Flushing Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Greek
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the East Flushing Community Library include:

  • Careers
  • Graphic Novels
  • Money Matters
  • YA Section

 


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
Crayon Box Preschool
4410 192nd Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 888-9341
Sensational Kids
4550 195th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 631-5942
St. Nicholas Preschool
196-20 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)357-0800

Community Board
Queens Community Board #11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11377
phone: (718) 225-1054
fax: (718) 225-4514
  

Community Organizations & Services
46 Avenue Beautification Comm
45-67 194th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
Auburndale Improv. Assoc
P.O. Box 331 – Station A
Flushing NY , 11358
 

Fire Department
Engine 320/Ladder 167
36-18 Francis Lewis Blvd
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Kissena Park
Rose and Oak Avenues on the north, Kissena Boulev
NY ,
P.S. 130 Playground
42nd Avenue & Francis Lewis Boulevard
NY ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Station A
40-03 164th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Holy Cross High School(9-12)
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
St. Kevin’s School (PreK-8)
45-50 195th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 357-8110
William Spyropoulos School (PreK-8)
196-10 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 357-5583

Public Elementary Schools
PS 130 (PK-3)
200-01 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 357-6606
PS 233 @ PS 130 (SP)
200-01 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-0490
 

Public High Schools
HS 495 Bayside High School (9-12)
208th Street & 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 25 Adrien Block School (7-9)
34-65 192nd Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 961-3480
  

Senior Centers
Self Help Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1792
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
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
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

History

The Matinecock Indians sold Flushing to the Dutch Colonists in the 1620s at the rate of one ax per 50 acres. The Dutch named it “Vlissingen,” after a port in Holland. It meant “flowing water.”

In 1657, the document called the Flushing Remonstrance, was signed by the Dutch colonists giving the Quakers and others the right to worship as they chose. The principles stipulated in the Remonstrance foresaw the freedom of religion in the U.S. Constitution. The English began ruling in 1664 and changed the name to Flushing.

Because of the abundance of trees in Flushing, the first commercial nurseries in America were organized here in the 1700s. A town hall was built in 1864 and it has been used as an opera house, police station, jail, and a dinner theater.

There have been two World’s Fairs in Flushing, one in 1939 and the other in 1964.

In the early to mid-1900s Irish, Germans and Italians resided in Flushing; but after 1965, Greeks, Chinese, Korean, and Hispanic immigrants started moving in. The formerly tree-lined pastoral town has become an important international residential and commercial center.

At first the new East Flushing Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library was set to open on November 1, 1975; but due to budget cuts it was unachievable to staff the additional branch. In 1977 a recent influx of federally financed CETA employees made it attainable for the East Flushing Branch to open for service on Monday, September 19, 1977 at 1:00pm. Previously this community had no library service, except for weekly visits by a bookmobile.