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Apr
25
10:00AM

Introduction to Email

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC120.


Location: Flushing
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Apr
25
3:00PM

Mastering Excel: A Three-Part Series

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel in this three part series.
Basic computer skills are required. It is recommended that you take Parts One and Two of this series before taking Part Three. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code: CC210


Location: Flushing
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Apr
25
4:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

End your week playing video and board games, listening to music and just hanging out with your friends.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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Apr
25
4:30PM

Crafts

Kids in grades K-3 work on heart-warming crafts!


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Apr
26
9:30AM

Computer Basics (in Spanish)

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email to someone. 4/12 - Introduction to the computer; 4/19 - Navigating the Internet; 4/26- Creating your own email account. Customers are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, April 5 at 9:00AM.


Location: Flushing
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Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this event will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Apr
26
10:00AM

Math Help

Math tutoring is available for young people in grades 4-8. Bring math homework and textbook.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Apr
26
1:30PM

Worlds of the Ghazal with Syed Akbar Hyder and Kiran Ahluwalia

Composed in sets of two-line verses, the ghazal has long been favored by poets from the Arabic Golden Age and the Ottoman courts to the contemporary English-speaking world. Scholar Syed Akbar Hyder offers a brief history of this form and thoughtful readings of work by two Urdu masters. The lecture is followed by a performance by Indo-Canadian ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia and her accompanist Rez Abbasi, who bring contemporary stylings to this timeless work.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Apr
26
2:00PM

Chess Club

Children and teens age 8 and up learn the basics of chess or improve their game.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Apr
26
2:30PM

NY Classical Music Lovers Association Lecture Series: Going to the Palace of Music

Speakers will discuss different aspects of western classical music each month. *In Rooms A&B, Lower Level*


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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Apr
26
3:00PM

How Do You Take Care of a Person with a Memory Problem? (in Mandarin Chinese)

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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Apr
26
3:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Apr
27
1:00PM

A Broader Approach to Healing: A Discussion on Integrative Medicine

Join us for a panel discussion on Integrative Medicine. Topics include acupuncture, nutrition and exercise. Learn how to bring your body into better balance. All are welcome.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

This interactive program features simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for children ages 12-24 months.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Apr
28
3:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered include creating and editing slides, changing designs and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Apr
28
6:00PM

Spring Concert with the New York Vocal Artists Research Center

New York Vocal Artists Research Center was founded in October 2008 and has been expanding its influence in both the United States and China. This concert will consist of Chinese and Russian folk songs and Italian opera arias. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Apr
29
10:00AM

Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Improve your workplace Excel skills in this intermediate-level class for adults. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Apr
29
6:00PM

Zinio

Learn how to use Zinio! Zinio allows you to view popular magazines made available through the Library via a Web browser or an app on selected devices such as Apple iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows 8 smartphones and tablets, including the Kindle Fire. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Apr
30
10:00AM

Job Search Strategies

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! This workshop will cover: what you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; how to safely find and apply for jobs online, including how to post and email a resume; and appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Preregistration is required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR350


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Apr
30
3:00PM

Interview Strategies (In Mandarin)

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Apr
30
4:00PM

Teen Jeopardy in April

All teens and tweens are invited to join us for a game of Jeopardy on our Big Screen in April buzzers included! Teams will be formed, and there will be a variety of fun questions based on different areas of knowledge.
Each participant will receive a prize of his or her choice.
Let the Games Begin!


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
1
10:30AM

Toddler Time

Toddlers ages 2-3 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, songs and stories.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
1
1:30PM

Diabetes: A Self-Managment Workshop

The Resource Center of the New York City Department for the Aging presents a six-part workshop on diabetes self-management. At each 2 1/2 hour weekly session, trained volunteer leaders will show you how to set goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health and life. Preregistration is required; preregister online.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings
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May
1
1:30PM

Picture Book Time

Children ages 3 1/2 to 5 and their adult caregivers enjoy stories, music, games and other activities.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
1
2:00PM

Beginning Business Basics (in Korean)

Learn how to write a business plan, start your business, sell to the federal government and get assistance for your business through SBA programs and services.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
1
4:00PM

Flushing Anime Club

We start each meeting with anime and manga news updates and recommendations, followed by screenings. Join us at our regular meeting spot in front of the television: Always subbed, never dubbed.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
1
6:30PM

Open Mic Night

Performers are invited to share their talents with a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, prose, music and comedy. In Rooms A&B, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
2
1:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Selections for the next several months are: 5/2 - "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys; 6/6 - "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn; 7/11 - "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor; 8/1 - "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
3
10:00AM

Math Help

Math tutoring is available for young people in grades 4-8. Bring your math homework and textbook.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
3
11:30AM

Family Storytime

Rise and shine and head to the library for 30 minutes of stories and songs for all ages!


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
3
1:30PM

Guitar Tango

The beauty, passion and sensuality of tango take center stage with Argentine dancers El Polaco and Malena and the melodic guitar and vocals of Horacio Laguna.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
3
2:00PM

Chess Club

Children and teens age 8 and up learn the basics of chess or improve their game.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
3
2:00PM

The Triple Package by Amy Chua and Educational Ideas and Practice of Chinese Americans

耶魯大學法學教授蔡美兒撰寫新書《三个特质:三种不大可能的特点解释了美国一些文化族群的崛起和衰落》,繼“虎媽”教育論之後,再次引發討論和爭議。本次討論會的重點是介绍《三个特质》内容和美国社会赞成和批评的态度;结合蔡美兒的論述深入探討华裔移民的社會與心理,並就华裔学生对学业和专业的态度以及未来融入美国社会的價值觀念與途徑等,分享看法。
主講者與參加討論者為紐約華人教育界和文化、新聞界的專業人員,希望在華人家庭之教育理念、價值觀、具體實踐等方面,勾勒一個思考的範圍,並引起進一步討論。討論會邀請市議員顧雅明出席並就相關議題發表看法。歡迎華人家長與學生聽講並參與對話。

時間:5月3日, 週六下午2點到四點半
地點:法拉盛圖書館底層AB室


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
4
1:00PM

Queens Museum of Art Presents Photography and Bookmaking with Artist Jiyun Liao

This course will teach students how to think about photography in book form and bookmaking as an art form. Students will learn photo editing and combine it with basic bookmaking techniques to develop a personal book project. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
*In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
4
2:00PM

Wind of Anatolia

Enjoy a concert that includes traditional, classical, and popular music from a faraway land.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
5
11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

This interactive program features simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for children ages 12-24 months.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
5
3:00PM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory class; prior computer knowledge and skills are not required. Class code CC100.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

May
6
6:00PM

Beginners Word

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

May
7
4:00PM

Learn to Save

This program will help young children develop a savings habit early in life.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
7
6:30PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Folksongs from Around the World

This concert, organized by the Flushing Jewish Community Council, features vocalists Irene Failenbogen, Stephanie Parello and the Ukrainian Village Voices singing music from the international songbook. Experience melodies that move the spirit! In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
8
4:30PM

Intro to Marketable Skills

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills but also be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

May
8
6:00PM

Music of Ravel and Debussy with Hannah Hsu Wang

Praised for her elegant playing and vibrant piano sonorities, Flushing musician Hannah Hsu Wang will perform Ravel and Debussy tone paintings inspired by water. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
10
9:30AM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 5/10 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 5/17 - Creating and saving documents; 5/24 - Working with tables and printing. Customers must have basic computer skills and attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 3 at 9:00AM.


Location: Flushing
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May
10
10:00AM

Treehouse Orientation

Learn how to use Treehouse! Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers. Students can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC310


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

May
10
1:30PM

Relive Rock 'n' Roll, Motown and Disco

Enjoy memorable pop music from the '50s, '60s and '70s with familiar favorites by artists such as Elvis, the Temptations and Donna Summer.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
10
2:00PM

International Resource Center Presents: Spirituality and Film - More than Meets the Eye

The academic discipline of spirituality centers on the examination of human experience in light of the meaning of transformation. This program will focus on international filmmakers who re-present those experiences that make it possible for viewers to see more than meets the eye. In Rooms A&B, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
10
5:00PM

The Rob Crowe Situation Presents Original Music and Poetry

This acoustic sextet mixes poetry into their songs to produce an eclectic mix of folk, jazz, Latin and rock performed on violins, congas and guitars. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
11
2:00PM

Page-to-Stage Family Reading Hour

Queens Theatre's education staff will present fun readings and theater activities for children: May 11 - "Junie B., First Grader (at last!)"; May 25 - "Peter Pan." In addition, participants will receive ticket vouchers for musical performances for kids at Queens Theatre on May 18 and June 1. All children and their families are welcome. In Rooms A&B


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
12
3:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

May
12
6:30PM

The Bowne House Presents: East-West Cultural and Botanical Encounters and Exchanges

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Flushing was the home of great nurseries that supplied farms and gardens all across America with both common and exotic plant stock. Dr. Janna Weiss, a botanist who has taught and conducted research on herbal medicines and ethnobotany, will explore the herbal and botanical traditions of Eastern and Western cultures. In Rooms A&B, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
13
4:00PM

Teen Advisory

Become part of something that may change your life forever! The Teen Advisory, based on feedback from our teens, is contributing to Queens Library in a new and innovative way: by planning, preparing and rehearsing a summer play. The ever-evolving script chosen by our teens is a comedy based on the classic myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. Snacks and beverages will be provided to all participants. Come and be part of the fun!


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
13
6:00PM

Intermediate Word

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

May
14
11:00AM

Lincoln Center Local HD: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Education continues its tradition of bringing the best of Lincoln Center to your local libraries via a new high definition screening series with a special preshow appearance, or workshop at select events. This month enjoy a festive all-Mozart program featuring the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502, the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407, and the exuberant Viola Quintet in C major.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
15
4:30PM

Resumes and Cover letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger. Class Code: JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

May
15
6:00PM

Global Harmony House Presents: The Power of Letting Go

This session will help you reflect deeply on what you're holding onto in life and understand the power of letting go. In Rooms A&B, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
16
3:00PM

Advanced Internet

Go beyond the basics and explore the more advanced aspects of the internet. In this workshop you will learn about: Advanced search techniques; different internet browsers; deleting cookies and caches; bookmarking and personalizing your browser; incognito browsers; and securing your online privacy. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC110


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

May
17
10:00AM

Facebook

Learn how you can use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


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

May
17
1:30PM

Colors of the Wind Dance Group Presents Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dances

Colors of the Wind Dance Group has been a cultural bridge-builder. This presentation, directed by choreographer Ms. Rebecca Fung, will feature dances from ethnic Han, Korean and Uyghur groups and will include instant face-changing as well. The all-male vocal Sunshine Quartet will also perform. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
17
2:00PM

International Resource Center Presents: Iraq - The Impossible Becomes the Possible in Kurdistan

In this slideshow photo lecture, Michael Luongo, a professor of travel writing at New York University, will discuss tourism in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq, and Baghdad and ancient Babylon in the south. He has traveled to all seven continents, specializing in Latin America and the Middle East, and is an expert in "conflict tourism" and how countries revitalize tourism after war. In Rooms A&B, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
17
5:00PM

Rumi's "Song of the Reed" with Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi and Amir Vahab

Scholar and translator Jawid Mojaddedi discusses the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi and the beauty of Rumi’s “Masnavi” with its folk tales, sacred history, entertaining stories and lessons all written in rhyming couplets. Audiences will also enjoy a performance of the poems set to music (in Persian and English translation) by distinguished composer and Persian classical performer Amir Vahab and his ensemble.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
18
2:00PM

New York Long Island Chorus: Spring Concert

The concert will feature mostly vocal works and will be led by Professor Haihua Shen as the music director and conductor. The artists will perform more than 30 world and Chinese masterpieces in a variety of forms, including solos, duets, trios, quartets and chorus.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
19
3:00PM

Introduction to Email

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC120.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

May
19
6:00PM

Monday Night at the Movies: "Platoon"

In recognition of Memorial Day, we will screen Oliver Stone's directorial breakthrough, "Platoon," rated R, a brutally realistic look at a young soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
20
10:00AM

Downloading eBooks

Learn how to download library materials to your e-reader. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

May
20
10:00AM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Participants should have basic computer skills. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

May
20
6:00PM

Excel for Beginners

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

May
21
2:00PM

Mock Interviews

Learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

May
21
4:00PM

Jeopardy

All teens and tweens are invited for a game of Jeopardy on our big screen. Teams will be formed, a variety of fun questions based on different areas of knowledge will be asked and buzzers will be used! Each participant will receive a prize of his or her choice. Let the games begin!


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
22
4:30PM

Online Job Applications

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning: How to register and build an employment profile on a job site; How to apply to online job postings; How to upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR160.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

May
23
3:00PM

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing lets you use files, programs, and applications over the Internet. Learn about cloud storage sites like Dropbox, Google Drive, and many others in this workshop. Basic computer and internet skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

May
24
10:00AM

Twitter

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

May
24
1:30PM

Sound of Spring with Dr. Hsin-Ya Hsiao and Students

Soloist and collaborative artist Dr. Hsin-Ya Hsiao and her students will present a flute and piano recital featuring classical and popular music. Selections will include "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin, "Military March" by Franz Schubert and many other works.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
24
2:00PM

College Admissions Process (in Chinese)

In this workshop in Mandarin Chinese you will learn about: the aid formula; how colleges count your money; how to determine your eligibility for aid; and the composition of financial aid awards and case studies.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required
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May
24
5:00PM

Valerie Green and Dance Entropy in "Color and Mystery"

Dance Entropy is a professional modern dance company founded in 1998. The four colorful, vibrant short works in this program are sure to get you thinking, feeling, laughing and moving.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
27
10:00AM

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

Our computer experts will teach you the basics of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application. Preregistration is required. Sign up at the Cyber Center.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

May
27
10:00AM

MS PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a Microsoft presentation program. Learn how to create and edit slides, insert clipart, apply designs, work with views and run a slide show. We will also cover how to save, print and open presentations. Familiarity with Word Basics or experience using MS Word are required.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

May
27
6:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC210.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

May
28
10:00AM

Scams and Public Safety

Detective Kevin O'donnell of the NYPD 109th Precinct will lead a discussion about scams and public-safety issues affecting older adults. This program is being presented as part of Older Adults Day on May 28.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
10:00AM

Older Adults Day

Older Adult Services presents Older Adults Day, featuring live entertainment, short presentations on a range of subjects of interest to older adults, free blood pressure screening, and information on healthcare, senior employment and other important resources. Informational sessions will be conducted in English and Chinese.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
11:00AM

Healthy Nutrition for Seniors

Nutritionist Simone Harounian of NYU Langone Medical Center will discuss good nutrition for seniors. This program is being presented as part of Older Adults Day on May 28.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
11:00AM

Pain Management (in Chinese)

Dr. Wensong Li will discuss how to manage and control pain without surgery and with minimal drug side effects. This program is being presented as part of Older Adults Day on May 28.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
11:00AM

Technology Petting Zoo

Visit our Technology Petting Zoo, where you can touch, play with and try out a range of devices such as the iPad2™, the Kindle™ and the NOOK™. Already have an e-reader but don’t know how to use it to check out eBooks from the Queens Library website? Bring it with you, and we’ll show you how. This program is being presented as part of Older Adults Day on May 28.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
12:00PM

Dealing with Alzheimer's Disease

David Yanofsky of the New York State Department for the Aging will lead a discussion about Alzheimer's disease and provide information on care and support for low-income, multi-ethnic and underserved older adults. This program is being presented as part of Older Adults Day on May 28.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
1:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

May
28
1:00PM

Stress and Anxiety

Kathy Moran, RN, moderates a discussion on how to handle stress and anxiety. This program is being presented as part of Older Adults Day on May 28.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
1:00PM

Being Healthy and Happy in Your Golden Years (in Chinese)

Dr. Henry Lee will discuss simple things people can do to maintain health and happiness as they age. This program is being presented as part of Older Adults Day on May 28.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
2:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

May
28
2:00PM

Concerts in Motion presents Trio Shalva

Jazz musicians Assaf Gleizner, Koby Hayon and Nadav Snir-Zelniker were born and raised in Israel and began playing together in New York City about four years ago. Performing as Trio Shalva, they blend Hebrew folk traditions and contemporary jazz into an original sound that transports listeners to a new Middle Eastern musical landscape. This program is being presented as part of Older Adults Day on May 28.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
28
3:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

May
28
4:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

May
29
4:30PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Class Code: JR170
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

May
29
6:00PM

Chinese Community Center of Flushing Presents Dragon Boat Festival Performance

The Chinese Community Center of Flushing will showcase the talents of its members in performances of martial arts, music and dance. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May
30
3:00PM

Treehouse Orientation

Learn how to use Treehouse! Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers. Students can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC310


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

May
31
10:00AM

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network and access knowledge, insights and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use it to look for employment, network and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR210.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Jun
2
3:00PM

Introduction to Jobmap

In this workshop on Jobmap, Queens Library’s new online tool that provides customized recommendations for job search help and computer training, you will learn to how preregister for job search workshops and computer training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Jun
4
1:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Jun
4
2:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Jun
4
3:00PM

Job Search Strategies (in Chinese)

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! This workshop will cover: what you need to start a search; general and career-specific websites; how to safely find and apply for jobs online, including how to create an account at a major job search website; and how to post and email your resume. Preregistration is required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Jun
4
3:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Jun
6
10:00AM

Treehouse Orientation

Learn how to use Treehouse! Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers. Students can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC310


Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Jun
9
3:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! This workshop will cover: what you need to start a job search; general and career-specific websites; how to safely find and apply for jobs online, including how to post and email a resume; and appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Preregistration is required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR350


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

Jun
11
10:00AM

Interviewing Skills

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Class Code: JR170
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


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

Jun
11
2:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


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

Jun
11
3:00PM

Resumes and Cover letters (In Mandarin)

Are you ready to apply for jobs?
Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd?
Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.Class Code: JR130.


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

Jun
11
3:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


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

Jun
13
10:00AM

Mastering Excel: A Three-Part Series

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel in this three part series.
Basic computer skills are required. It is recommended that you take Parts One and Two of this series before taking Part Three. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code: CC210


Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this event. Please check back closer to the event date.
Additional Event Dates/Locations
This is a recurring event. If registration is required, you must register individually.

Additional Dates


Jun
14
10:00AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory class; prior computer knowledge and skills are not required. Class code CC100.


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

Jun
16
3:00PM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills but also be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will show you how to do that. Preregistration is required. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


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

Jun
18
10:00AM

Interview Skills

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Class Code: JR170
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


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

Jun
18
2:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


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

Jun
18
3:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


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

Jun
18
3:00PM

Online Applications (In Mandarin)

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning: How to register and build an employment profile on a job site; How to apply to online job postings; How to upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR160.


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

Jun
18
4:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


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

Jun
21
10:00AM

Introduction to the Internet

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


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

Jun
21
1:30PM

Uncle Yao's Chorus Presents Mid-Summer Melodies

Led by renowned Maestro Xue-Yan Yao and director Pei-ping Wang, this Queens-based choral group will offer the audience breezy, refreshing vocal pieces, both familiar and unfamiliar, from feature films from around the world. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jun
21
5:00PM

Top 40 Rock and Dance Music with Stir Crazy

The group's repertoire includes music by Pink, Bon Jovi, Journey, Katy Perry, Alanis Morissette, Maroon 5 and the Doobie Brothers. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jun
23
3:00PM

Resumes and Cover letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger. Class Code: JR130
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


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

Jun
23
6:30PM

Self-Empowering Techniques for Depression and Anxiety

This workshop aims to empower those who struggle with depression, anxiety and other life challenges, focusing on tools and techniques for alleviating anxiety and increasing calm and balance in life. Participants will have the opportunity to watch demonstrations and practice various techniques on site.
IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jun
25
1:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


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

Jun
25
3:00PM

Interview Preparation

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170.


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

Jun
25
3:00PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


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

Jun
26
2:30PM

Magic Show with Seth Dale

Children age 6 and up will experience edge-of-the-seat fun with audience participation, tricks and comedy by magician Seth Dale. He may even teach his fans a trick or two!


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jun
26
4:00PM

Permanent Opportunity: You Have a Green Card; Get More! (in Spanish)

If you have your green card, you might be ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities.


Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jun
28
10:00AM

Introduction to Email

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC120.


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

Jun
30
3:00PM

Treehouse Orientation

Learn how to use Treehouse! Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes, and code challenges created by expert teachers. Students can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC310


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

Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Flushing Community Library has:

  • 43 public computers for adults
  • 17 public computers for children
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the branch for more details.

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Indic Languages
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Telugu
  • Arabic

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

  • The Job Information Center collection
  • Large test preparation book collection
  • Travel book collection
  • Large children’s media collection of educational and recreational multimedia materials
  • Large Young Adult fiction book collection
  • New Americans collection
  • Extensive general paperback fiction collection by popular authors
  • Special collections for arts and entertainment
  • Classics collection
  • Graphic Novels
  • New York Times on microfilm
  • Collection on Flushing history and communities for reference use

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Flushing Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 661-1200 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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
Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)
136-26 37th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 358-7602
A-Rum Art Center, Inc.
140-30 Sanford Avenue, #1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
Red Apple Child Development
42-31 Colden Street, #101
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-1232
Red Apple Development Center
133-32 41st Road
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 939-8805
Kon Wah Day School
135-27 38th Avenue, #21F
Flushing NY , 11534
phone: (718) 353-4388
Agape Christian Center
59-02 Summerfield Street
Flushing NY , 11385
phone: (718) 886-3564
Lifespire
61-56 219th Street
Flushing NY , 11364
phone: (718) 224-2413
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
  

Community Organizations & Services
Chinese Immigrant Services
135-17 40th Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 353-0195
Flushing Chamber of Commerce & Business Association
136-29 38th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 358-3200
Flushing Jewish Community Council
41-60 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-0434
Korean American Association of Queens
136-80 41st Avenue, 2nd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-2389
Bowne House Historical Society
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 359-0528
Chinese Cultural Services Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Flushing Council on Culture & the Arts
137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 463-7700
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
 

Fire Department
Engine 273 Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Queens NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Queens NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-1231
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
46th Avenue & 111th Street
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 760-6562
Kissena Park
Kissena Boulevard & Booth Memorial Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 358-7579
Playground for All Children
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 699-8283

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Flushing Post Office
41-65 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 321-6800
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Lutheran School of Flushing
147-32 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-3650
Muslim Center Elementary School
137-58 Geranium Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 939-8700
Shield of David Institute
144-61 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-8700
St. Michael’s School
136-58 41st Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-0246
The Windsor School
41-60 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-8300
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 20 John Bowne School
142-30 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-0321
PS 24 Andrew Jackson School
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
PS 242 Leonard P Stavisky Early Childhood School
29-66 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2902

Public High Schools
HS 460 Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
HS 263 Flushing International High School
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-2348
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237 Rachel Carson School
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353-6464
JHS 189 Daniel Carter Beard School
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-6676
 

Senior Centers
Benjamin Rosenthal Selfhelp Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 866-5777
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37Th Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 358-3030
Prince Street Senior Center
36-12 Prince St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-4550

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
pkoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 429
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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 earliest known inhabitants of Flushing were the Matinecock Indians, one of thirteen tribes on Long Island. The first Europeans to settle Flushing were the Dutch, who arrived in 1628, when Flushing was part of New Netherlands. The Dutch governor, William Kieft, purchased all the land which would later become Queens County from the Native Americans in 1639, and on October 10, 1645, the town of Flushing itself was founded. Originally named Vlissingen, after the seaport in the Netherlands, it was later anglicized to Flushing when the English took over the colony.

The most important event in the Dutch period of Flushing history was the fight for religious freedom. The Dutch had allowed a group of religious dissidents from New England to settle in Flushing. Quakers made up part of this group. Since the Dutch Reformed Church was the official state religion of New Netherlands, only Dutch Reformed congregations were allowed. The Quakers publicly practiced their faith, however, and the governor, Peter Stuyvesant, cracked down on them. Responding to Stuyvesant’s repressive measures, on December 27, 1657, the members of the town drafted what became known as the Flushing Remonstrance, which proclaimed the right to practice one’s religion without persecution. This was the first declaration of religious freedom in North America and was the foundation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although Stuyvesant imprisoned John Bowne for permitting Quakers to meet for worship in his house, religious freedom eventually prevailed, after Bowne made a plea before the Dutch West India Company in Amsterdam in 1664. In 1692, Quakers bought land for a meeting house, which was built in 1694-1695. It now stands on Northern Boulevard.

In March of 1664, the Dutch surrendered the colony of New Netherlands to the English. It was renamed New York after the Duke of York, the future James II. New York remained an English colony, except for a brief period of Dutch rule in 1673, until after the Revolutionary War. In 1737 one of the first nurseries in America, the Linnaean Gardens, opened just north of Northern Boulevard. Flushing was occupied by the British throughout the Revolution.

In the early nineteenth century, attracted by the tolerance of the Quakers, a number of African Americans settled in Flushing, among them was Lewis Latimer, an electrical inventor who worked with Thomas Edison. In 1843 a newspaper began publication and the Flushing Institute, a secondary school for boys, opened. Eventually students from the southern United States, Central and South America, and Europe enrolled in the Institute. Direct rail service to New York City began in 1854. After the Civil War, residential development accelerated. From the 1890’s until World War I, the neighborhood expanded to the east and south. With the extension of trolley lines from 1888 to 1899 and the electrification of the Long Island Railroad, Flushing became a commuter suburb. In the 1920’s apartment houses were built, and in 1928 subway service from Manhattan was extended to Flushing. After World War II more apartment buildings were constructed, displacing individual houses.

During the 1960’s many Japanese, Chinese and Koreans settled in Flushing. There was another wave of immigration in the 1980’s, of which 20% were Chinese (mostly from Taiwan), 20% were Korean, and other groups from India, Colombia, Afghanistan, Guyana, the Dominican Republic, Pakistan, the Philippines and El Salvador. Since the mid 1990’s the downtown area, which is centered on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, has become heavily commercial, with an extensive network of Asian banks and businesses. According to the 2000 census, the number of Chinese and Asian Indians making Flushing as their home has almost doubled from 1990 to 2000.

Flushing had the first library in Queens. It was founded in 1858 as a subscription service and was incorporated on April 17, 1869. Mary Ann Shaw, the principal of an African-American school in Flushing at Washington and Union Streets, helped to establish it as a free circulation library in 1884. In 1905, she donated $1,000 for the purchase of books for the Flushing Library. (One of the reference books purchased with these funds is on display on the lower level). In 1891, the Flushing Library bought a small Baptist church at the intersection of Main Street and Kissena Boulevard. This was the first of four library buildings at this location. In December1901, the Flushing Library joined the Queens Borough Public Library shortly after its formation in January 1901. In 1904, construction started on a new building at Kissena and Main with funds donated by Carnegie. This building opened in 1906, and the Flushing Library was housed there until 1955, when it was torn down and construction started on a larger building, which opened in June 1957. On June 10, 1985, the Adult Learning Center opened in this building. While the present building was under construction from 1996 to1998, the library was located in temporary quarters at 36-41 Main Street.

On June 20, 1998, the present state-of-the-art building at Kissena Boulevard and Main Street opened to the public. The design of the structure won the AIA (American Institute of Architects) 2001 National Honor Award for Architecture and the building was included in the book entitled New Library Buildings of the World. It is a 4-level, 76,000 square foot building. It houses the Flushing branch library, the International Resource Center and an Adult Learning Center. Flushing branch library holds more than 350,000 books, videos, periodicals and other library materials available to the public. 63 computer workstations with Internet access, computerized databases, and other sources of electronic information are available for customers at the Flushing branch library. The building has four meeting rooms, a 223 seat auditorium and exhibit space located on the lower level. More than 1,000 free educational, literary and cultural programs take place every year. The Flushing branch library has the largest children’s room in the Queens Library system. Over 5,000 people use the library every day, and circulation is currently about 200,000 a month. The one millionth customer came through its doors on January 20, 1999, seven months after the opening of the new building. The Flushing Library is thought to be the largest branch library in New York State.

Bibliography

“Flushing” by Vincent Seyfried in The Encyclopedia of New York City.

History of the Town of Flushing, Long Island, New York by Henry D. Waller.

Lighting the Way: The Centennial History of the Queens Borough Public Library 1896-1996 by Jeffrey A. Kroessler.

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson

Suggested Reading on Flushing History (available at the Flushing Library)

Flushing in Early Photographs: A Visual Documentary ed. By Allen J. Bozeman.

Flushing in the Civil War Era 1837 to 1865 by Vincent F. Seyfried.

The History of Long Island; From the Discovery and Settlement, to the Present Time by Benjamin F. Thompson.

History of Saint George’s Parish, Flushing, Long Island by J. Carpenter Smith.

History of the Town of Flushing, Long Island, New York by Henry D. Waller.

Long Island: Its Early Days and Development with Illustrations and Maps by Eugene L. Armeruster.

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson.

The Quaker Cross: A Story of the Old Bowne House by Corelia Mitchell Parsons.


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