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East Flushing

Nominate Your Library for the NYC Neighborhood Library Awards!

How does your library make your community a better place? Here's your chance to share your story and tell us how your neighborhood library has made a difference in your life!

The Fourth Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are accepting nominations now through March 13. Nominate your ...

Queens Hip Hop Pioneers Launch!

The official launch celebration for Queens Hip Hop Pioneers has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 23!

Curated by Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels, with images taken by MFidel Photography, the Queens Hip Hop Pioneers exhibit shines a light on the DJs, MCs, artists, and historians that nurtured hip ...

Our New Music For February!

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 music from Leonard Cohen, The Weeknd, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Bon Jovi, ...

Celebrate African-American History Month!

We hope you will join us at Queens Library this February for African-American History Month!

We're honoring a special selection of notable African-American writers on the Queens Library blog. Check our special blog post every week in February, starting February 3, as well as our social media channels!

All month ...

Free English Classes!

Are you a new American who wants to learn English or improve your English language skills?

You can learn English at Queens Library for FREE!

Join a supportive community of students and teaching professionals at our community libraries. Classes are available for Beginners and at Intermediate and Advanced ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

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 ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

Our next event is this series will be Community Organizing Today in Corona/East Elmhurst, on Saturday, February ...

Shape the Future of Queens Library!

At Queens Library, we are continually working to serve you better.

To do this, we are undertaking a strategic planning process across the borough that will guide the Library for the next five years.

You can be a part of this process. Take our survey and share your thoughts.

To ...

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, ...

Feb
23
11:00AM

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12:00PM

"Taming of the Queen" Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion . This month we are going to discuss "The Taming of the Queen" by Phillipa Gregory.


Feb
23
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


Feb
23
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


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Feb
23
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


Feb
24
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


Feb
24
4:00PM

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4:30PM

BookFace

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Would you like to participate in BookFace?
BookFace entails aligning parts of the body with the cover of a book so that reality becomes art and art reality. Share with us your creations.


Feb
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Artists Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Make music, share music, play music!


Mar
1
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

ESOL Conversation Group at Easy Flushing Library.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Wednesday Story Time - Winter 2017

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and preschoolers are welcome to join us for story time, songs and coloring activities.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Tai Chi

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tai Chi for health benefits and well being.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
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
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Spring Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our Saturdays' arts and crafts sessions. This week we are going to make Spring Crafts. Admission is free. All are welcome. Materials will be provided.


Mar
6
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Yarn/Wire

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Using a combination of thundering rhythms, unconventional sounds, and expert execution, Yarn/Wire’s two pianists and two percussionists bring their unique performance style to a concert originally performed in July 2015. The quartet offers the audience the opportunity to experience some of today’s most important trends in contemporary classical music.


Mar
6
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
11
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Amazing Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our Origami Club. We meet every month to create art with paper and to create cool origami projects.


Mar
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Presenting Movie: "The Great Gatsby"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Presenting a great movie: "The Great Gatsby".


Mar
18
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Young World Travellers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Meet the author of Young World Travelers and the Magical Crystal Globe. There will be storytelling and a Q&A. For school aged children.


Mar
18
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Movie Screening: "The Good Dinosaur"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Families and children are welcome to enjoy an afternoon at the movies. We will show "The Good Dinosaur."


Mar
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Hunchback of Notre Dame Movie Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us for and afternoon of movie screening.


Mar
25
3:00PM

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4:15PM

Bird Twig Mobile

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Spring with an easy, cool Bird Twig Mobile craft that you can make and take home with you.


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.


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
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.

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

Additional Dates


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
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
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
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.


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.