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Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival

Save the date! The Peninsula Community Library will be open for 31 hours straight, from 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 through 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 27.

Bring your friends and family for special story times, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, concerts, outdoor movies, yoga and meditation on the beach, a ...

Lincoln Center's Boro-Linc: La Casita

Lincoln Center and Queens Library have partnered to present Boro-Linc: La Casita, a free world-class performance and family workshop—right in the heart of Jamaica, Queens!

Join us at Rufus King Park on Saturday, September 9 for wonderful music and dance, and a chance to learn more about ...

Join Us on Our Mobile Library Tour!

Queens Library's Mobile Library will be touring the borough throughout the month of August.

Visit the Mobile Library to borrow books, sign up for a library card, and more!

Our stops will include public schools; a beach-side stay with special stories, songs, and rhymes; and a back-to-school event with State ...

Summer Programs For All Ages

Summer's almost over, but we've still got plenty of great things for kids, adults, and families to enjoy at the Library!

Join us at the Rockaway 31-Hour Summer Festival, see some unforgettable Culture Connection concerts, cosplay at our library ComicCon in Queens Village, ...

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 ...

Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

Summer Meals are here! For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals are available from now until Friday, September 1.

Meals are available Monday - Friday, from 1pm - 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required. Queens Library is honored to partner ...

Queens Library 2017 Gala

The Queens Library Foundation’s 2017 Annual Gala will take place on Tuesday, October 17, at the Queens Museum.

Nearly 300 supporters of the Library attended last year’s Gala to pay tribute to our special honorees and the Library’s mission and customers.

This year’s ...

Run the River with Queens Library!

Once again, Queens Library is partnering with the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Run the River, a 5K fun run on Randall’s Island, on Saturday, October 28!

Now in its eighth year, you can run to protect the waterways, wetlands, and recreational areas of Randall’s Island ...

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 ...

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 ...

Aug
23
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.

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Aug
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Amazing Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Joy in her monthly amazing origami projects.

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

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Aug
24
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.

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Aug
24
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Back to School: Make A Key Chain!

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Family arts and crafts program.


Aug
24
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


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
29
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!


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
6
11:00AM

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11:45AM

East Flushing Story Time - Fall 2017

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

For toddlers and preschool aged children. First come, first served. Admission is free.

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

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Sep
8
4:00PM

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4:45PM

East Flushing Arts and Crafts - Fall 2017

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ages 3 and up. Admission is free!

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

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Sep
9
1:00PM

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2:00PM

College Coach Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is an informative workshop for parents. You will learn how to plan for child's college education, how you can help your child choose the right college the right major. You can learn if your child qualifies for financial aid and how to make your child's college dream come true.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Sort It Out! A Fun Way to Identify Parts of a Plant

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn about different plants and will be provided with an assortment of plant parts: pinecones, sunflower seeds, acorns, variety of leaves, blossoms, berries, root veggies and they will learn how to identify plant parts and their functionality.


Sep
11
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movie Screening: "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A 9-year-old boy searches NYC for a lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who was killed on 9/11.


Sep
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Financial Literacy Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this informative workshop you will learn how to set up an emergency fund, how to reduce debt, insurance costs and how to prepare for children's college.


Sep
18
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Movie Screening: "The Light Between the Oceans"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A WWI veteran and his wife raise an orphan who washed ashore on the isolated island where they live.


Sep
20
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Live-streamed Health Program: Everything You Need to Know about Stroke

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library Live-streamed health programs in Mandarin Chinese in partnership with New York Presbyterian. Topic of discussion is everything that you need to know about stroke.


Sep
23
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Potpourri: Collecting and Drying Plants for Decoration

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn where to find plants and how to dry them. They will make their own sample of potpourri collage to take home with dried plants. Please call to register as materials are limited.


Sep
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education with a certified dietitian who will teach us about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are both nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


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.


Sep
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Friendship Bracelet

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Making a bracelet doesn't have to be complicated! Come along and make your own. Presented by Jasvir Kaur. All supplies will be provided.


Oct
2
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Tommy's Honour

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Monday movie screening. Biopic of legendary golf champion "Young" Tommy Morris, who won the British Open as a teen in 1868 despite his father's fervent belief that their family was too lower-class to play the sport at a professional level.


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
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Screening: "Arrival"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A linguist tries to communicate with aliens who have suddenly arrived at various locations on Earth.


Oct
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Live-streamed Health Program: Understanding Memory Changes as We Age

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library Live-streamed health program in Mandarin Chinese in partnership with New York Presbyterian present: Understanding Memory Changes as We Age.


Oct
23
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Monday Movie Screening: "Genius"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Biopic of literary editor Max Perkins that centers on his relationship with author Thomas Wolfe. As Wolfe becomes consumed with his lengthy novels, Perkins tries to reel in his talent and deliver another best-seller for Scribner Publishing during the 1930s.


Oct
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


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.


Oct
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Monday Movie screening: "The Theory of Everything"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This biopic of celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking explores his early years at Cambridge, where he fell in love with liberal-arts student and future wife Jane shortly before being diagnosed with ALS.


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

 

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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.