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It's National Novel Writing Month!

It's that time of year again!

Every November, thousands of writers of all experience levels dedicate themselves to writing a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

If you've decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo, as its fans like to affectionately call ...

A Season of Thanks at Queens Library

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But this year, it’s not just about turkey and pumpkin pie!

Queens Library is hosting wonderful seasonal events, including Thanksgiving storytime, music, movies, arts and crafts, and even a recipe swap!

So bring your family and friends, and give thanks at your local ...

Teen Podcast Naming Contest!

Do you love podcasts? Are you creative with words? Put your skills to the test by entering the Teen Podcast Naming Contest. The winner will receive a pair of Beats Studio 2.0 Wired Over-Ear Headphones!

We want the new name to relate to the podcast’s themes of hip-hop and urban culture. Make it funny, make it playful, make ...

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 ...

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

November is National Native American Heritage Month! Join us at Queens Library as we pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.

Our special events include author talks, film screenings, historical lectures, arts and crafts for kids, and much more.

Help us honor the history and customs of First ...

Welcome Programs for Kids and Teens!

Whether you’re returning to your library for the first time in a long time, or it’s just another daily visit to your favorite afterschool hangout, all kids and teens are welcome at Queens Library!

To celebrate our younger customers, our libraries are hosting lots of special events for them this fall, including arts and ...

Immigration Assistance at Queens Library

Queens Library offers several resources for new Americans and prospective citizens.

Join us for citizenship classes and workshops, free legal help and financial counseling from NYCitizenship, and more.

Learn about your rights and the realities of the immigration process, and receive assitance from experienced lawyers and ...

Get Help From a Financial Coach

Are financial problems causing you stress?

You can make an appointment to see a financial coach at Queens Library!

A financial coach can help you develop the skills you need to manage money and gain financial stability.

You can get free advice on various topics like reviewing and understanding your credit report, ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Free Home Internet Access for Eligible NYC Students!

Do you know a New York City public school student with no home Internet access?

Their family may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Queens Library and get FREE Internet service at home!

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Loan Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

Nov
20
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESL Intermediate Level.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
22
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
22
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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Nov
24
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.

Additional Dates


Nov
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Amazing Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our monthly origami meeting. Joy will demonstrate and teach you how to make amazing origami projects.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
25
3:30PM

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4:45PM

Holiday Greeting Cards

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Create a unique bookmark, greeting card, or gift card using beautiful pressed plant materials on special card stock. It will be the perfect holiday gift presentation.


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".


Nov
30
11:00AM

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2:30PM

NYS Department for the Aging - Medicare Information

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Certified by HIICAP and the New York Department for the Aging. Linda Gordon will be setting up an informational table and will be answering all your questions regarding all complicated aspects of Medicare.


Nov
30
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


Nov
30
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


Dec
2
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Holiday Gift Box Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Create charming gift boxes from old and new Holiday Cards.
Use your collection of old greeting cards to craft beautiful boxes. The greeting card becomes a decorative box with a message inside!


Dec
2
4:30PM

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5:00PM

DIY Jewelry!

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Customers attending the Program 'Holiday Gift Box Workshop' can also have the opportunity to make a piece of jewelry. Please plan to stay 15-30 minutes longer.


Dec
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening Everest

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Several groups of climbers scale Mount Everest, only to face a snowstorm during their descent.


Dec
4
5:00PM

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6:00PM

New Visions for Public Schools Information Sessions

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join the Urban Teacher Residency admissions team to learn more about pathways to teaching. In this information session you will learn about Queens College Urban teacher residency program. You will get information about deferred tuition until your first year as a full-time teacher, job placement assistance and get on-site advice from an experienced mentor teacher.


Dec
6
10:00AM

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11:00AM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our ESOL conversation group practice and improve your English language skills by talking, listening and having fun.


Dec
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

"We Are What We Eat", with Alexair Dreams Storytelling

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

It's easy to eat foods that taste great but aren't always good for us. Our bodies need healthy foods just like our cars, buses and trains need gas. Food and water are our fuel. Join Alexair Dreams Storytelling for a fun-filled show about healthy eating.


Dec
7
3:00PM

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4:30PM

DIY Bracelet and Earrings

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Ms. Jasvir Kaur to make a bracelet and a set of earrings. A gift to give or to keep for yourself.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Corsages and Barretes

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a playful interpretation of the traditional holiday pin. Try these cheerful corsages! Easy enough for a child to make. It's sophisticated enough for a mom to wear or give as a wonderful gift. Assortment of beautiful materials are provided. Please visit the library or call 718-357-6643 to register.


Dec
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Wonder Woman"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An Amazon princess leaves her island home and journeys to the outside world, which is being consumed by a massive war. With the help of an American pilot, she works to put an end to the conflict.


Dec
16
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Holiday Bookmarks and Gift Cards

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Create a unique bookmark, greeting card or gift card using beautifully pressed plant materials on special card stock. Perfect for your holiday gift presentations. Supplies limited.


Jan
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Sense and Sensibility"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Oscar-nominated adaptation of Jane Austen's novel about the still-single Dashwood sisters and how they cope with men, marriage, and money after their father dies.


Jan
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Glass Castle"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values.


Jan
25
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 "I Am Malala" by Christina Lamb.


Jan
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Sully"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Biopic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger depicts his emergency landing on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented feat, he must endure the weight of sudden fame and second-guessing by investigators.


Jan
30
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Feb
22
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 "Behold the Dreamers" by Mbue Imbol.


Mar
29
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 "Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch.


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.


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
14
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
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
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.


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
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

 

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.