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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend? Well, you can kick off Summer Reading at Long Island City’s Murray Park, celebrate diversity at a Multicultural Festival, discover the history of Caribbean migration, learn the Turkish art of ebru, hear some great live music (including the Berta Moreno Jazz Quintet), welcome summer with ...

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 ...

Battle of the Bands Spotlights!

We’re five short weeks away from the 3rd Annual Battle of the Bands, so we’re getting the party started early and introducing you to our rockin’ contestants.

Check our homepage every week leading up to our July 27th event at Colden Auditorium for a new band profile—and see ...

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World

Summer Reading at Queens Library begins Thursday, June 8.

Summer Reading helps kids stay sharp while they're out of school, and gets adults back into good habits! Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day.

This year, the Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World. Be inspired by ...

Summer Poetry Contest 2017

Can you rhyme? Know what a haiku is?

Entries are now open for the Summer Poetry Contest 2017! Send in your best poem for a chance to be published in Queens Library Magazine.

This year, the theme is Build A Better World. There’s no limit to your creativity, but please keep it under 250 ...

Congratulations to Our NYC Neighborhood Library Awards Finalists!

We’re proud to announce that three of our community libraries—Bayside, Lefferts, and Woodside—have been selected from hundreds of libraries in the city as finalists for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

A record-breaking 24,000 New Yorkers nominated ...

Queens Library is for Everyone!

The Everyone Campaign is exactly that: for everyone. Queens Library is a safe space for all, no matter where you come from, who you love, or what you believe.

In today’s political and social climate, many people in the communities we serve feel vulnerable and afraid.

As the hub of every community across the ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Jun
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flowers Full House: The Art and Craft of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Museum presents the art and craft of the Neustadt collection of Tiffany Glass. This virtual program will be presented in Chinese.


Jun
26
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Family Toy Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 and up and their caregivers are welcome to play with the interactive toys at the toy station in the children's room. It is informal and ongoing.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
10:00AM

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2:00PM

ESOL- English Classes for Beginners

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

English Class for beginners-ESOL. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


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Jun
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

WANY Group at East Flushing CL

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We Are New York English conversation group.

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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11:30AM

East Flushing Spring and Summer Story Time 2017

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

East Flushing Spring and Summer Story Time 2017 for toddlers and preschoolers. Ages 2-5. Admission is free!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
28
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Adult Coloring

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for our weekly Adult Coloring. Color different designs and relax.


Jun
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read the "Teacher Man" by Frank McCourt.


Jun
29
1:00PM

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2:30PM

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.

Additional Dates


Jun
29
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club - Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Intermediate-level Chess Players are invited to play chess while improving their strategies, tactics and skills.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
30
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Friday Spring Crafts for 2017

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Friday Spring Crafts for ages 3 and up. Please register with the children's librarian. Admission is free.


Jul
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

"Secret Life of Pets" Movie Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Two mismatched mutts get lost in NYC due to their feuding, and must find their way home. During their journey, they encounter a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.


Jul
3
4:00PM

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6:00PM

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Movie Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident...were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) names Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.


Jul
7
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to 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


Jul
7
4:00PM

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4:45PM

East Flushing Children's Recycled Crafts and Sculptures

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages will make paper sculptures using scraps of paper and other recycled materials to help build a better world.

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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3:15PM

Travel Tins

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Turn an empty sardine tin into a scrapbox of your vacation memorabilia.


Jul
10
4:00PM

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6:00PM

The Great Wall: Movie Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Universal pictures presents "The Great Wall." Western mercenaries and Chinese warriors join forces to battle a supernatural menace that's attacking the Great Wall.


Jul
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Deal or No Deal

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Please join our show: Deal or No Deal - a virtual game show!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Amazing Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join Joy, the talented artist, as she teaches you new Origami projects.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "La La Land"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams — and finding each other — in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.


Jul
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

A Dog's Purpose: Movie Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Universal Pictures presents "A Dog's Purpose." This movie follows a dog as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine's existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.


Jul
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "The Invention of the Wings" by Sue Monk.


Jul
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Moana Movie Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” an animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people.


Jul
31
4:00PM

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6:00PM

A Monster Calls Movie Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A boy befriends a wise tree monster while coping with bullying and his mother's terminal illness. He moves in with his grandmother as his mom's condition deteriorates, and uses his imagination and friendship with the monster to escape reality.


Aug
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Fun with Watercolors

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

Artist Karl Lorenzen will teach basic watercolor techniques, and participants will take home a beautiful painting they create at the end of the session. No experience is necessary. All materials will be provided. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.


Aug
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Miracles from Heaven"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A 10-year-old girl is cured of a chronic digestive disorder following a serious accident in which she falls three stories. Soon, her mother believes that her recovery is a miracle.


Aug
19
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Surf's Up 2: Wave Mania"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Adventure-inclined penguin Cody Maverick convinces an infamous big wave riding crew known as The Hang 5 to journey with him to a mysterious surf spot known as The Trenches, where the crew will supposedly find the biggest waves in the world.


Aug
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Dolphin Tale"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A young boy befriends an injured dolphin that lost its tail in a crab trap. Later, the boy convinces the locals to help build the dolphin a prosthetic tail.


Aug
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "The Lake House" by Kate Morton.


Sep
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "Reading Lolita in Tehran" by Azar Nafisi.


Oct
11
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist. Learn what medications you are taking and why and get tips on how to remember to take your medicines. Call/text/email Tamara at 917 702 4295/tmichel@queenslibrary.org to reserve a spot.


Oct
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "Sisi" by Allison Pataki.


Nov
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley, which inspired the movie "Lion".


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 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
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.