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East Flushing

Now is a Great Time to Support the Queens Library!

Spring is an exciting time of growth and renewal—and a great time to give to the Queens Library Foundation!

The thousands of programs we offer are made possible by the generous support of donors like you.

Your gift today means we can continue to meet the needs of our diverse community.

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One Book, One New York: Cast Your Vote!

Imagine all New Yorkers reading and talking about the same book at the same time!

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Magazine have announced the return of One Book, One New York, the exciting city-wide initiative that brings book-loving New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same ...

Celebrate Earth Day at Queens Library!

April 22 is Earth Day, and we're marking the occasion with arts & crafts, celebrations, science workshops, and more.

Plus, you can watch several Earth Day-themed movies on Kanopy, our on-demand video streaming service, all for free with your library card.

Join us for our special programs before ...

Celebrate National Poetry Month At The Library

April is National Poetry Month and we’ve got something planned for the poet in everyone.

We’ve gathered our list of recommendations from our collections, including books by poets and films about poets.

We also invite you to come to our poetry open mics and poetry slams, join in poetry writing events at your ...

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 ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Apr
24
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


Apr
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tai Chi with Jenny Kim

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Instructor Jenny Kim teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." 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


Apr
25
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Real People Real Lives: Women Immigrants of New York

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Museum Presents Virtual Chinese Lecture Series: Real People Real Lives, Women Immigrants of New York. Presenter Xinguy Li.


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Apr
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout.


Apr
26
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


Apr
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. This workshop will be led by Suzanne Windland. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions. This program is presented by Older Adult Services.

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

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Apr
30
12:00PM

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6:00PM

AARP Driver's Defensive Course

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

AARP Driver's Defensive Course is available to all people who have a valid NYS Driver's License. By taking this course most drivers will be qualifying for lower insurance payments. Registration is required. Also check with your insurance provider before taking this class. The class is 6 hours and thirty minutes.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Intermediate Level.


May
2
3:30PM

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4:30PM

DIY No Sew Pillows

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in this simple and stylish DIY craft project.


May
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: Me Before You

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our Monday movie screenings for a touching romantic drama about life and death. PG-13.


May
7
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Special Message Necklace

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Mother's Day with a simple and stylish special message necklace.


May
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Music for the Soul

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sean Condron, born in Queens to Irish parents, is a modern day bard whose repertoire spans the length and breadth of American music, in itself a melting pot of world influences - from sentimental favorites to Italian and Spanish classics and everything in between. Armed with just a guitar and voice, his energetic and humor filled performances have delighted audiences the world over.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Jewelry Making

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

DIY simple and stylish necklace and earrings for Mother's Day.


May
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: Age of Adaline

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A beautiful young woman stops aging after a car accident, and remains 29 for several decades. She refuses to get close to anyone in order to keep her condition a secret, but reconsiders her solitary lifestyle after falling in love with a philanthropist. PG-13


May
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The American Songbook with Charles Henry

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Please join us for a musical performance by professional pianist Charles Henry. Charles Henry is an accomplished and talented pianist. Charles will be performing songs from Broadway to the American Songbook.


May
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Managing Depression

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

PEARLS by Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Do you know of a senior who seems sad all the time, lost interest in things they used to love, or is having trouble sleeping or loss of appetite? Feeling sad or blue from time to time is normal, but it should fade away after a few days. The Visiting Nurse Services of New York offers free screenings for participation in their new program called PEARLS. You must be 65 or older and live in Queens or Manhattan.

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

Additional Dates


May
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mental Health Awareness Month

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

For Mental Health Awareness Month, in this lecture you will learn the signs of clinical depression and anxiety, when to seek professional help, how to give your mental health a makeover, and how to be of support when a friend or a family member is in distress.


May
31
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 "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly.


Jun
1
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Chair Yoga with Miriam

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Miriam will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Jun
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

ESOL Job Search Training

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

This program is geared towards high intermediate and advanced English language learners seeking to enter the job market. The curriculum is focused on helping students understand different types of marketable skills as well as develop vocabulary associated with these skills. The classes are also integrated with a technology component that prepares students for the 21st century workforce.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: Darkest Hour

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

U.K. prime minister Winston Churchill must rally the nation to war against the Nazis. (2017, PG-13)


Jun
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Sinatra & Friends

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Susanne LoFaso and Vincent Roccaro celebrate the music that never goes out of style. Sing along to great hits such as Mack the Knife, Cheek to Cheek, Orange Colored Sky, Lady is a Tramp, and many, many more.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
9
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Potpourri Collage with Pressed Flowers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn to arrange dried pressed flowers in a colorful collage that you can enjoy for a long time.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie screening "15:17 to Paris"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In August 2015, three American tourists subdue a terrorist aboard a Thalys train headed to Paris. This docudrama chronicles their lifelong friendship and the numerous choices that prepared them to act quickly in the face of sudden danger. (2018, PG-13)


Jun
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Understanding Antibiotics

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lifesaving antibiotics can cure dangerous bacterial infections, but did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? In fact, the main driving factors behind antibiotic resistance are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Come learn from an infectious disease pharmacist and physician assistant about when antibiotics are and are not needed, as well as the potential harms of using antibiotics.


Jun
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Working with Watercolors: An Art Project

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Explore the expressive possibilities of this exciting and dynamic medium. Using color theory and the examination of masterworks as guides, this two-session workshop will advance your painting, drawing and composition skills through the examination of landscape painting. Participants will paint several landscapes that will be based on images, as well as from their imagination. Suitable for all skill levels. Come have fun, build your skills and socialize! Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie screening: Forever My Girl

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A country music star reconnects with an old flame while visiting his hometown in Louisiana. (2018, PG)


Jun
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

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

with Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald
Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required. Please call the East Flushing Library to register 718-357-6643

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
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 "Everyone Brave is Forgiven" by Chris Cleave.


Jul
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Watercolor/Collage Greeting Card Project

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

A two-session workshop with teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald. Learn basic techniques of drawing, composition, color, collage, and printmaking. Create original greeting cards using collage and printmaking processes. Registration is required. Call East Flushing to register 718-357-6643.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Tai Chi

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Instructor Kevin M. Sullivan teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion."

Space is limited on a first come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
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 "Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.


Jul
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Great Women in Music from '30s-'60s

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singer/entertainer Flo Michaels celebrates great women who made an impact in the music industry of the twentieth century. Hear songs of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, The Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Etta James, Marlene Dietrich, Cher, Liza Minelli, Mary Wells, and more.


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Art History: Greek Art from Ancient to Modern

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

From the Minoans and Myceneans to the Wonders of the World to contemporary artists, we will explore the spectrum of the legacy of Greek Art. Included will be their sculpture, paintings, ceramics, and architecture.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan.


Sep
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Flute Music from Around the World

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tereasa Payne, flautist from NYC, presents an exciting program of flutes from around the world. Pan flutes, ocarinas, Native American flutes and more! Tereasa performs solos on each of these world flutes, while sharing interesting anecdotes about the history and cultural significance of each one!


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.


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.


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.


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 1841
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.