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Get Ready To Vote: Register At the Library!

Have you registered to vote? Come to the library to sign up and get registered on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 25!

Be confident that you can contribute your opinion to this year’s elections. Visit us at any Queens Library location on September 25 to fill out an ...

Join Us for Banned Books Week!

It’s time for Banned Books Week, the annual event celebrating the right to read—and we're hosting all kinds of great events at the Library!

Banned Books Week (September 23 to 29) brings together the entire literary community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all ...

It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick is Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham.

For Bill Cunningham, New York City was the land of freedom, glamour, and, above all, style. When he arrived in New York, he reveled in people-watching. He spent his nights at ...

Promote a Lifelong Love of Learning. Donate Now!

Our STACKS afterschool program provides a nurturing environment to read and to do homework. It also encourages participation in other learning activities that help develop life skills.

But we can’t offer programs like this without the support of our community.

Programs like STACKS are made possible thanks to the ...

Older Adults Day at Glen Oaks!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits, and other important topics specifically for adults age 50 and older.

In addition to special seminars and activities, there will be more ...

Library Open Houses!

On Saturday, September 29, every Queens Library location will host a Fall Open House so students, families, and others can learn about all our resources and services! All are welcome.

Stop by your community library that day to find everything you and your family need to succeed—from millions of books to ...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 begins September 15, and we’re celebrating with programs and events all month long!

Help us honor the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans with concerts, dance performances, crafts, cooking classes, and much more!

Hispanic Heritage Celebrations will take place at multiple ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your fall 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, a ...

Back-To-School: Get Ready At The Library!

It’s back-to-school time, and a new year of discovery and growth is about to begin.

Come to the Library to get ready for the school year with crafts, storytimes, tours, giveaways, and previews of our fall programs, such as our STACKS after-school program.

Our Back-to-School Guide, with tips on healthy eating, ...

Queens Library’s Back-to-School Guide!

It’s time for kids to go back to school—and we’ve got the perfect guide to help you prepare for a successful school year!

From tips on healthy eating and sleeping to how to talk to your child about their day, our Back-to-School Guide will help smooth the transition from summer to school.

Our guide is ...

Sep
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays to have fun playing Scrabble.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
11:00AM

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11:30AM

East Flushing Storytime

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

East Flushing storytime for children ages 2-5. 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
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

The Quilting Project

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

Professional teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald leads the class in sewing, planning, and quilting processes to create a quilt project from small to large. Participants will learn about the different types of fabrics and approaches to designing a quilt. If you have never used a sewing machine, sewing lessons are included. This is a nine-session course, including a culminating event. Please call 718-357-6643 to register for this class. Space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko.


Sep
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join and enjoy our Bridge club with a number of local players playing bridge for long time.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn the Basics of Using a Sewing Machine

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a hands-on demonstration of how to use a sewing machine.


Sep
27
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.

Additional Dates


Sep
28
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Banned Books Storytime

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Banned books storytime for children ages 2 to 8.


Sep
28
4:00PM

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4:45PM

East Flushing Arts and Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Arts and crafts for ages 3 and up. First-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
11:00AM

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11:45AM

East Flushing Open House For New York City Schools And Student Success: Storytime

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime for ages 2 to 5.


Sep
29
1:00PM

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1:30PM

East Flushing Open House for New York City Schools and Student Success

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

At this open house, there will be a craft activity.


Sep
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our origami club. We meet every month and make different cool origami projects.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Wellness Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our wellness club. Each week we share and practice different forms of relaxation techniques for an optimal healthy lifestyle.


Oct
1
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Guided exercise for fitness.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Collage/Watercolor Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teaching artist Richard Estrin leads this four-session collage workshop. Registration is required. Please contact the East Flushing Library at 718-357-6643 to sign up.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
1
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Searching for Bobby Fischer"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young chess prodigy learns about sportsmanship. PG


Oct
1
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Intermediate Level

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Statement Lace Necklace Choker

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will be using lace, fabric beads, and other materials to create a unique necklace choker.


Oct
9
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Sewing Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our sewing club. We get together and learn how to repair or create new sewing projects.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Mind

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to organize and detox every room in your house.


Oct
11
2:00PM

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3:00PM

DIY Macrame

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us to make your own simple DIY Macrame Plant Hanger. Limited supplies , First come first serve.


Oct
12
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Anti-Bullying Event

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Please join us at 3:30pm for a read aloud storytime about bullying and kindness. This will be followed by a craft at 4pm.


Oct
15
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Dear John"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A college student and a soldier fall in love and communicate via a series of letters throughout his military service, unaware of the full consequences of their correspondence (2010, PG-13).


Oct
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "A Wrinkle in Time"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force. (2018, PG)


Oct
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Marriage" of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.


Oct
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Fabric Bottle Holder

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop, we are going to show you how to make a stylish, fabric bottle holder.


Oct
29
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” Mr. Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. (2018, PG-13)


Oct
30
4:00PM

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4:45PM

East Flushing Halloween Craft

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a Halloween craft.


Nov
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Investor Education - St. John's University

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program is presented by St. John's university students from the School of Law Securities Arbitration Clinic. Topics will include common scams, tips to avoid being a victim, protecting your investments, types of investments, and how to track your investments.


Nov
5
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Guided exercise for fitness.


Nov
5
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Jewelry Making Project with Phyllis Ger

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Registration is limited to 15 participants. Please register at the library.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
5
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "The Blind Side"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A wealthy Memphis woman adopts a troubled but talented young football player, who quickly becomes a member of the family (2009, PG-13).


Nov
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.


Nov
9
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Make and Taste Indian Cooking

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a vegetarian Indian cooking preparation demonstration and tasting. We are going to make Daal Moong Masoor (Yellow and Red Lentils), zeera rice, and flat bread.


Nov
13
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Beginning a Business: Winter Series

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Day 1 Steps to starting your own business
Day 2 Business plan writing
Day 3 Marketing strategies
Day 4 Expand your business to the global market & government contracting

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

Additional Dates


Nov
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Love Songs From Around The World

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Natalie Zeitlin sings beautiful love songs from around the world in Hebrew, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, and more. Enjoy an afternoon of music and singing.


Nov
19
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Shaping Stories: Memoir Writing Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Judy Kamilhor leads Shaping Stories, a three-session memoir writing workshop. Please register at the East Flushing Library or by calling 718-357-6643.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
19
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Freedom Writers"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An idealistic teacher tries to inspire her troubled students (2007, PG-13).


Nov
24
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly origami club. Joy will show you how to make different origami projects.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
26
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Soul Surfer"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Based on true-life events, "Soul Surfer" chronicles the life of Bethany Hamilton in the weeks leading up to the shark attack that resulted in the loss of one of her arms -- and the months of healing that followed. (2011, PG)


Nov
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann.


Dec
3
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Dreamer, Inspired by a True Story"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A horse trainer sacrifices everything so that his daughter can see their injured horse race again. (2005, PG)


Dec
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Healthy Eating...Even Around the Holidays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We all want to eat healthy foods, but it can be hard. Come learn from Elissa Meditz, certified dietitian/nutritionist, about what foods are recommended and some tips for success around the holidays.


Dec
6
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Working with Clay: A Workshop for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A four-session workshop with teaching artist Alacia Stubbs. Learn how to sculpt with air drying clay. You will learn how to varnish and decorate with acrylic paint. Registration is limited. Please call the library to register. Funded through Older Adult Services for Seniors.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Message in a Bottle"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A reporter vacationing on Cap Cod finds a passionate note in a bottle and tracks down the author, a North Carolina ship restorer grieving over the death of his wife. (1999, PG-13)


Dec
17
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Beauty and the Beast"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

“Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. (PG)


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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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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
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
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 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.