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East Flushing

Vote for Your Library Projects!

It’s participatory budgeting voting season!

Each fiscal year, the New York City Council provides residents of participating Council Districts with the opportunity to directly decide how to spend at least $1 million of their districts’ capital funds.

You can use your vote to help secure more ...

Register for Free Workforce Training!

Queens Library's Job & Business Academy and the Consortium of Worker Education’s Jobs to Build On program have partnered to deliver free job-search help, technology training, and job-placement services for the unemployed or underemployed.

Classes start the week of Monday, April 10, ...

Adult Learner Program: Pre-Register Now!

It’s time to spring into a new adventure! Why not complete your High School Equivalency or brush up on your reading and writing skills?

Queens Library's Adult Learner Program provides lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through FREE quality educational ...

Sunday Mobile Library Service at Hunters Point!

We're pleased to announce that mobile library service is returning to Hunters Point!

Our mobile library will come to Center Boulevard near Gantry State Park on Sundays starting April 9 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The vehicle will provide free Wi-Fi, books, DVDs, pickups requested online, library card ...

Festival of Yiddish Culture!

This March, Queens Library is extremely proud to present its first-ever festival dedicated solely to Yiddish culture.

Join us for evenings of storytelling, theater, and music that will not only be informative, but funny, entertaining, and full of nostalgia too!

All events in the Festival of Yiddish Culture will take place ...

Public Budget Hearing April 20

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The public is invited to find out what the Library’s funding priorities are and to provide input to the Library.

The Library’s public budget hearing will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Queens Central Library, ...

Our New Music For March!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features The Hamilton Mixtape, plus music from Miranda Lambert, Lupe Fiasco, Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, J. Cole, The ...

Take the Create NYC Survey!

New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs is asking New Yorkers from all walks of life to help shape the future of arts and culture in NYC as part of the city’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan, CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers.

CreateNYC is incorporating robust public input ...

Invest in All New Yorkers: Invest in Seven-Day Service

Advocacy season for New York City’s libraries got locally underway Wednesday, March 8, as Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott testified alongside the leaders of the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library at the preliminary budget hearing for the NYC Council's Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, ...

Free Tax Help at Queens Library!

It’s that time of year again!

If you need help figuring out and filing your ‪tax return‬, come to Queens Library for free tax-preparation assistance if you're over 60 or earn less than $64,000 a year.

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is offering free electronic ...

Mar
29
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


Mar
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

"Gray Mountain" Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "Gray Mountain" by John Grisham.


Mar
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


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Mar
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


Mar
31
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Tai Chi

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tai Chi for health benefits and well being.


Mar
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Superfight Game

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun with Superfight Card Game with your friends. Create your own superhero and win the game.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
31
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Friday Crafts for Kids - Winter 2017

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Friday Crafts. Please register with the children's librarian.
For ages 3 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Rosanne Cash, The Lone Bellow, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Enjoy a great country, blues, and indie rock concert filmed at "Lincoln Center Out of Doors" in August, 2014.


Apr
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

!Books Alive! Free Event

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join the East Flushing Library staff and friends reading out loud read from their favorite books.


Apr
4
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Everything You Need to Know About Apps and Downloading Books

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn about iPhone and iPad apps, downloading e-books and more. By appointment only.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Apr
8
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Very Bunny Easter

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and celebrate Easter with an Easter Bunny craft.


Apr
10
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie: "Passage to India"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of "Passage to India".


Apr
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "West Side Story"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our free monthly movie screening. We are going to show the musical "West Side Story."


Apr
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

"When Breath Becomes Air" Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi.


Apr
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Amazing Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make origami in our monthly origami club!


May
1
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Celebrate Mexico Now: Torreblanca with Ulalume and Carlo Nicolau

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This screening brings you a performance by Torreblanca, a Mexican indie band known for its unique, fresh sound that folds in the members’ diverse musical backgrounds and its collaborative spirit. Also enjoy Ulalume and Carlo Nicolau, an avant-garde, New York-based ensemble consisting of violin, keyboards and vocals that evokes an obscure cabaret atmosphere and expressionist landscapes.


May
3
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


May
5
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.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Screening: "Passengers"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Two passengers on a spacecraft traveling to a distant planet are brought out of suspended animation by a technical glitch—90 years before the vessel is due to reach its destination.


May
13
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Natural Beeswax Candles

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and learn about the life of bees and make an all-natural beeswax candle.


May
15
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Screening: "Inferno"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon must unravel a mystery involving Dante's "The Divine Comedy" in order to stop a terrorist from unleashing a devastating biological weapon.


May
20
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Amazing Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly origami program. We are going to make a new origami model.


May
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

"My Brilliant Friend" Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante.


Jun
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in November 2015, Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season.


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@assembly.state.ny.us
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.