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Introduction to Job Interviews

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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.

Apr 29 @ 10:30 AM

Meet the Author: Hugh Wyatt Discusses "Sonny Rollins: Meditating on a Riff"

Veteran journalist and author Hugh Wyatt's book explores Sonny Rollins’ spiritual journey. Wyatt will discuss how jazz musicians, like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, inspired millions of Americans to embrace Eastern spirituality, particularly Buddhism, Hinduism, and yoga. Books will be available for sale and signing.

May 16 @ 6:00 PM

1940s Swing Music with M.A.S. Swing

M.A.S. Swing, a 15-piece big band, will perform classic songs from the big band swing era. Music will include songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman.
*Auditorium*

May 19 @ 2:00 PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.

Jun 24 @ 10:00 AM

Apr
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computer Classes in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mondays: 3/11 - 6/3 Computer Basics;
Tuesdays 3/12 - 5/28: Microsoft Word for Beginners;
Wednesdays 3/13 - 5/29: How to Use iPad/iPhone & Website Design;
Saturdays 3/2 - 5/18: How to Download eBooks

Additional Program Dates/Locations
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Apr
22
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

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

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Apr
22
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Play With Me Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Encourage early learning! Join us for a story, songs, and rhymes, followed by free play with age-appropriate toys. For toddlers ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

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Apr
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

TechCraft: DIY Hologram Projector!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 11-14, join us at our awesome TechCraft program. In April we'll be exploring the world of DIY, from making your own automaton machine to crafting a hologram projector! Registration is required; please call us at 718-661-1212 or visit the children's room. This program is for children in grades 5-8.


Apr
23
11:30AM

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1:00PM

Kickoff to Kindergarten

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this eight-session series, parents and other caregivers with children 3 & 4 years old learn how to foster early literacy in their children. Using hands-on activities, librarians and early learning aides demonstrate to caregivers how reading books, playing games, and focused activities help preschoolers learn the key skills they need to be successful in school well before they start kindergarten. Sign-up starts March 11, 2018. Preregistration required. Limited space.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chapter Book Readers Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Readers in grades 2-4 read, learn, and explore with their favorite chapter books! We'll introduce a new book series with a fun activity. No registration required. You do not need to read the book beforehand.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Apr
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Do-It-Yourself Craft Corner

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have a creative itch? Want to hang out with your friends and make something cool? Come join us in the Teen Room every week, grab some supplies (and maybe an idea or two, if you need it) and make to your heart's content.

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Apr
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Tai Chi Basics

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Famous tai chi expert Mr. Sitan Chen and his team will teach basic forms of movements, including the original tai chi elements. Limited spots available. First-come, first-served. Participants are required to sign a waiver for each session.
*Rooms A&B*

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Apr
24
10:00AM

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10:45AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and more.

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

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Apr
24
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese Open Mic

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singing is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Group singing helps you make friends, build confidence, and find a sense of achievement. The Flushing Library and New Green Life Foundation present this “Chinese Open Mic” to welcome you to sing with others. First-come, first sing!
*Rooms A&B*

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

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Apr
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Innovation! 2D to 3D - Spatial Thinking = STEAM Success

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

In this series of 12 programs, children ages 8-12 use traditional and tech tools to create in 2D and 3D, refining perception and spatial reasoning. 3D printing is the capstone experience, exposing participants to new concepts needed for future careers.
Classes Wednesdays Feb 6 - Apr 24; Reception & Exhibition of student work May 8.
Registration required: please visit the children's desk to register.

FlushingWed, Apr 24, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
FlushingWed, Apr 24, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
FlushingWed, Apr 24, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM

Apr
24
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Chinese Singing Class with Professor Chi Ying

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In these eight sessions of singing class, students will learn basic singing techniques and the theory behind them. Professor Chi Ying, a renowned artist specializing in Chinese folk songs, will train students how to understand an art song and express it artistically. Seats are limited; registration is at first class. Students will have opportunity to go on stage at a recital performance in May after the sessions are completed.
*Rooms A&B*


Apr
25
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to MS Excel Basic in Spanish

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

Come join us for an introductory course on the basic functions of Microsoft Excel!To register, visit Flushing Library Cyber Center or go online at www.queenslibrary.org. For further assistance, call the Cyber Center at 718-661-1280.


Apr
25
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Apr
25
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Open to young children ages 18–38 months and their parents/caregivers, this five-week workshop is led by early childhood professionals. Adults will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy, and other parenting topics, while toddlers play with age-appropriate educational toys and develop social interaction skills. Registration required. Please visit or call the Children's Room: 718-661-1212.

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

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Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

U.S. Small Business Administration presents: Business Success Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

4/18: How to Start a Business and How SBA can Help You Succeed
4/25: Business Plan Writing
5/2: Marketing Strategies and Building a Blog for Your Business
5/9: Selling to the Government and Global Market
*2 p.m. IRC Conference Room*

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

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Apr
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Families with children of any age can try a different art project every week.

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

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Apr
25
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Chinese Dancing Classes with Bella Dance Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Students will learn three dances: ribbon dance, fan dance, and handkerchief dance.
Students will have the opportunity to go on stage for a recital performance in May after the session is completed. Seats are limited; registration is at the first class. Participants are required to sign a waiver for each session. *Rooms A&B*

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Apr
26
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Apr
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

PreK Earth Science

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Parents/caregivers with PreK three & four year olds will enjoy storytime and activities. To get ready for spring, each week we'll explore different earth science topics in books and hands-on activities: eggs, insects, wind, and more!


Apr
26
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Game Day

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun during game day! Check out a board game to play with your friends, or play one of our specialty games with new and old friends.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Film Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

End the month with a family-friendly film for ages 5-12.

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

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Apr
27
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center reference desk beginning Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. or call at 718-661-1280.


Apr
27
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Homework Help: Saturday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Volunteers provide help with homework questions for children ages 6-12 on a drop-in basis.

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

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Apr
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

DIA Storyime and STEAM Activities

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dia! is a day for children, books, and diversity! Children ages 3-10 / PreK-Grade 3 and their families are invited for a special storytime and STEAM activities. Space is limited; latecomers may not be permitted in.


Apr
27
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us every Saturday for a storytime.

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

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Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens ages 8 and up are invited to learn chess or improve their chess skills. All skill and experience levels are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Lithium in Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lithium is a dynamic group of musicians committed to providing the best in live music. Their diverse repertoire includes pop, R&B, dance, retro, disco, funk, rock, and much more. Lithium provides an interactive and intense show that keeps the crowd involved with dancing, singing, and wanting more! *Auditorium*


Apr
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This group is in Mandarin Chinese for those 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. The group will meet on Sundays, March 17 and April 21. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Apr
29
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Apr
29
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

TechCraft: DIY Bouncy Balls!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 11-14, join us at our awesome TechCraft program. In April we'll be exploring the world of DIY, from making your own automaton machine to crafting a hologram projector! Registration is required; please call us at 718-661-1212 or visit the children's room. This program is for children in grades 5-8.


Apr
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Achieve Financial Independence ( in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will help you plan how to get out of debt. If you're struggling with debt and you need help to get back on the road to financial independence, there are habits you can adopt now to help you achieve financial independence. Break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle.


Apr
30
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, basic Excel navigation, and basic data entry.


May
1
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Peking Opera Salon

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Facilitated by Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Association, this activity is to promote traditional Chinese art, especially Peking Opera, in the community. Everyone is welcome to join in singing and performing, with live music accompaniment.
*Auditorium*

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

Additional Dates


May
1
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Virtual Reality Experience with Oculus Rift

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Step into the world of virtual reality (VR). Join us for a VR experience like no other. See the world, experience art in 3D, play a game, or watch a 360° video. Must be 18+ (or 13+ with parental consent).

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

Additional Dates


May
2
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.


May
2
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a five-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy, or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

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May
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

PreK Stories

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Parents/caregivers with PreK three & four year olds will enjoy storytime and activities. We'll explore a new theme and skill every week!

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

Additional Dates


May
3
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Monthly Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

January 4: "Digital Gold" by Nathaniel Popper
February 1: "Brave New Word" by Aldous Huxley
March 1: "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale
April 5: "The Art of the Comeback" by Donald Trump
May 3: "Unfair Advantage" by Robert Kiyosaki
*Rooms C&D*


May
3
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 23 openings

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is not required.

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

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May
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Series on May Fourth New Literature Movement by Chinese Writers Assoc. of NY and Flushing Library

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This year marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the May Fourth Movement of 1919 in China. Vernacular literature, democracy, and science were advocated vastly by scholars and students in the big wave. Four well-known speakers are invited to deliver speeches on four topics covering how the movement significantly and profoundly influenced modern Chinese literature.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


May
5
12:00PM

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5:00PM

Beginner ESOL Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This course is focused on survival skills such as filling out forms, reading labels on foods and medications, and asking for directions. A test will be given to determine if you are eligible for the course. After testing, 25-30 students will be registered for the course. To register, please apply in person on Sunday, April 28th at 12:30PM at the Flushing ALC in the basement of 41-17 Main Street.

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

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May
5
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #35: Misty Rain: The Oral History of Gao Yaojie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In 2009, 82-year-old Gao Yaojie, a famous Chinese gynecologist and AIDS activist, left for the United States. The author Lin Shiyu spent three years writing her oral history. In her new book "Misty Rain: The Oral History of Gao Yaojie," Lin tells details about Gao Yaojie’s struggle, her daily life, her fighting against the sickness, and her thoughts about life. The author will share the stories as well as stories behind the writing. *Rooms A&B*


May
5
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect, and include an overview of the programs, services, and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


May
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

From Mozart to Elvis

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This concert will showcase music from Mozart to Elvis featuring Hannah Hsu Wang (piano soloist) with the Statue of Liberty Band/New York String Society and the Bayside Glee Club.
*Auditorium*


May
6
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.


May
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

What is Depression?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sometimes we don’t talk about depression, even though it affects so many of us. Come learn more about this illness from mental health professionals from NYC H&H/Elmhurst.


May
6
4:00PM

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5:30PM

3D Printing: My Community

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Participants brainstorm the meaning of community and identify objects that represent community. They then learn the principals of 3D design to create their object to be printed with our 3D printer. Objects go on exhibit. This program is for children ages 11-14. Registration required. There are three sessions. Please see the Children's Librarian or call 718-661-1212 to register.

FlushingMon, May 13, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
FlushingMon, May 20, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM

May
7
10:00AM

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1:00PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 22 openings

Learn to edit and manipulate data in the Using Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data! Basic computer skills are required.


May
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Books & Crafts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Readers in grades 2-4 explore and create with their favorite books! We'll introduce new books and a fun activity.

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

Additional Dates


May
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word, and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts. Basic computer skills are required.


May
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Innovation! 2D to 3D - Reception and Exhibit of Student Work

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a display of student work created by students in our 2D to 3D program. Everyone is invited to join us to view their magnificent sketches, sculptures, digital artwork, and more!


May
9
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Kanopy

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

Want to see free movies? please come and join us on kanopy workshop, we will teach you how to watch free movie by using a library card.
Preregister online at www.queenslibrary.org or visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center on the 2nd Floor. Call 718-661-1280 for additional information.


May
9
6:00PM

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8:00PM

A Celebration of Asian American and African American Arts & Culture

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Friends of Flushing Library in conjunction with Cultural Caravan Productions, Inc. (Cultural Caravan TV) presents a live interview on the common experiences of Asian Americans and African Americans, with presenters Joyce Moy (CUNY-AAARI), Dr. Bessie Blake, & Louise Dente (Moderator, Cultural Caravan). There will be special performances by Peng Li (Face Changing) & Akoko Nante Ensemble (West African Music/Songs).


May
9
6:30PM

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8:30PM

North American Calligraphy Association presents: Monthly Penmanship Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All are welcome. Please call 646-752-3173 for questions and suggestions.
*Rooms C&D*

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

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May
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Start the weekend with fun games, crafts, puzzles, and more. No registration required.

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

Additional Dates


May
11
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as being able to use the keyboard and mouse and to open and close applications. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 4 at 10 AM or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, May 18, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, May 25, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

May
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Student Performances From Iris and Junming Le Foundation Grant-Supported Classes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Students from singing, dancing, tai chi, and ESOL classes will perform onstage to report what they learned from classes that are sponsored by the Iris and Junming Le Foundation. Students learned from teachers in 8-10 sessions and now it is time to show their talent and appreciation to the donor.


May
12
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #36: Sister by Liu Ying

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Novelist Liu Ying will share the experience and thoughts behind the creation of her new book "Sister." Books will be available for sale and signing.


May
12
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Make and Play Korean Traditional Instruments

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have you ever had the chance to play Korean traditional instruments? This workshop is a great opportunity for students to learn more about Korean culture and arts through traditional musical instruments. This workshop aims to inform and disseminate Korea traditional culture and arts in mainstream America. Come join us for a fun and interesting workshop! All equipment and materials will be provided.


May
13
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Creating Impactful Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be. This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. For further information, call 718-990-8625.


May
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

College 101 : Pre College Prep and Tips for Surviving Freshman Year and Beyond

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It is never too early to plan for college. These fun and interactive programs are offered to tweens and teens with a curiosity about how to prepare and what to expect freshman year and beyond. This program will be offered at the following locations: Cambria Heights, Central, Flushing, Glen Oaks and Peninsula.


May
15
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word-Creating Marketing Materials

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Learn how to use MS Word to create and design marketing materials such as flyers, brochures and business cards! Basic computer skills are required. To register, please call 718-990-8625.


May
15
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Parent-Child Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

From birth to age three is when a baby's brain is developing. Our early learning specialist gives parents and their tots an overview of our Early Learning Area, including activities parents can do to help their children's early learning.

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

Additional Dates


May
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Japanese Dance Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program is for children ages 6-12 and registration is required. Ask at the Children's Desk or call 718-661-1212 for information. Sachiyo Ito and Company introduce children to the culture of Japan through Japanese dance. Children learn how to express the beauty of spring flowers using dance fans, which will be provided. Kimonos are available for those who wish try on the traditional dress.


May
16
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Kanopy in Cantonese

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

Want to see free movies? Please come and join us for a Kanopy workshop; we will teach you how to watch free movies by using a library card. Preregister online at www.queenslibrary.org or visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center on the 2nd Floor. Call 718-661-1280 for additional information.


May
16
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Meet the Author: Hugh Wyatt Discusses "Sonny Rollins: Meditating on a Riff"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Veteran journalist and author Hugh Wyatt's book explores Sonny Rollins’ spiritual journey. Wyatt will discuss how jazz musicians, like Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, inspired millions of Americans to embrace Eastern spirituality, particularly Buddhism, Hinduism, and yoga. Books will be available for sale and signing.


May
17
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Data Entry and Tables

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

Learn to organize your information in Excel! Participants in the Data Entry and Tables course will build skills for entering and reading information on different types of tables. Basic computer skills are required.Register online or by calling 718-661-1205.


May
18
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Workshops for Parents & Students

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Saturdays: 12/8: How to Help Your Children Apply for College; 3/16: How to Obtain New York State Teacher’s Certification; 5/18: How to Help Your Children Use Their Home Language in Studying Other Courses and English; 6/22: New York State High School Graduation Requirements
*Rooms A&B*

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

Additional Dates


May
19
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chinese Medicine & Health by Mr. Fan Shuguo

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Fan Shuguo, a licensed TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) doctor, hosts a series of lectures on Chinese medicine and health that will introduce the history as well as the basic principles of Chinese medicine. Discussions will be on the basic theory of health, the role of Chinese medicine in the United States, and TCM in health care. The lecture is not intended for diagnosis and treatment but for informational purposes only. *Rooms A&B*

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

Additional Dates


May
19
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

1940s Swing Music with M.A.S. Swing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

M.A.S. Swing, a 15-piece big band, will perform classic songs from the big band swing era. Music will include songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Benny Goodman.
*Auditorium*


May
19
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is an Alzheimer’s 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. The group will meet on Sundays, May 19 and June 16. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

Additional Dates


May
20
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

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

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


May
20
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Lupus Myths and Facts in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lupus is an immune system disease that affects almost 2 million Americans. Asians are affected by lupus two to three times more often than Caucasians. The mission of LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network) at Hospital for Special Surgery is to support, empower, and enhance the quality of life of Asian-Americans with Lupus and their families through our bilingual peer health education program.


May
20
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Keep Your Family Heart Healthy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What is a healthy heart? Learn about a balanced diet and nutrition tips for a healthy heart. This program will also cover exercising for better heart health.


May
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

The Beregovski Suite with violinist Alicia Svigals and Jazz/World Music Pianist Uli Geissendoerfer

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Violinist Alicia Svigals and Grammy nominated jazz and world music pianist Uli Geissendoerfer perform the long-forgotten melodies and voices of the deep and rich Jewish musical tradition collected and preserved during the 1930s by Jewish scholar from Ukraine Moshe Beregovski.


May
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Do-It-Yourself Craft Corner

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have a creative itch? Want to hang out with your friends and make something cool? Come join us in the Teen Room every week, grab some supplies (and maybe an idea or two, if you need it) and make to your heart's content.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose with Pediatrician

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and more. A pediatrician from NY Presbyterian joins us to chat about early child development and answer questions.


May
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Word-Creating Marketing Materials

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

Learn how to use MS Word to create and design marketing materials such as flyers, brochures and business cards! Basic computer skills are required. Register online or call 718-661-1205.


May
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Minecraft Madness!

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

Calling all Minecrafters! Join us at the library for a special session on May 22 to enjoy Minecraft activities and play Minecraft on our tablets! This program is for ages 8-12. Registration is required; please call the library at 718-661-1212 or speak to a children's librarian to register.


May
23
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Kanopy in Spanish

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

The world's finest cinema can be streamed for free with your library card. Come and join us in an introductory workshop on how to use Kanopy. Preregister online at www.queenslibrary.org or visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center on the 2nd Floor. Call 718-661-1280 for additional information.


May
23
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddler ages 2-3 for some stories, music, and movement at the library! Weekly sessions encourage literacy with simple books, rhymes, finger plays, and songs. Play session follows.

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

Additional Dates


May
23
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Participants must attend the entire 12-class series. Please arrive at 10 am sharp on Thursday, May 23 to register in person at the Flushing Library/ IRC Conference Room 3rd Floor (first-come, first-served) or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Candidates must be green card holders.

FlushingThu, May 30, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jun 6, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jun 13, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jun 20, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jun 27, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jul 11, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jul 18, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Jul 25, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Aug 1, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Aug 8, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Aug 15, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

May
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel-Creating Charts and Graphs

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

Improve how you organize and present information. Creating Charts and Graphs helps participants to take their data entry and organization skills to the next level visually. Basic computer skills are required.


May
24
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

PreK Prom!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Parents/caregivers with Pre-K three & four year olds are invited to their very own prom! We'll read some books about celebration and then host a dance party with a craft and photo op. Dress up as fancy as you feel-- remember your dancing shoes!


May
25
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Culture Bridge Series #11: Getting to Know Traditional Chinese Theatre

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program will provide a general introduction to traditional Chinese theatre, explain its distinct performing features, and offer demonstrations plus hands-on participation opportunities for the audience to get to know and enjoy the art form better.
*Rooms A&B*


May
29
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Mother Goose with Pediatrician

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and more. A pediatrician from NY Presbyterian joins us to chat about early child development.


May
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Writing Resumes in MS Word

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

Whether you are new to the workforce or have been a professional for years, keeping an up-to-date resume is important! In this class, you will learn layouts and formatting skills to make your resume stand out above the rest. Basic computer skills are required.


May
30
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Toddler Time with Pediatrician

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bring your toddler ages 2-3 with a caregiver for some stories, music, and movement at the library! We encourage literacy with simple books, rhymes, finger plays, and songs. Play session follows. In this special session, a pediatrician joins us to discuss early childhood development and common concerns.


May
30
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


Jun
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Bring Your Story: Four Treasures ( Chinese Opera, Dance, and Folk Music)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Peking and Kun Opera, which includes exciting segments from well-known traditional opera pieces such as "The Monkey King”, “Peony Pavilion,” and operatic spectacles including the ribbon and sword dance. Our instrumental musical programs feature some of the most talented Chinese classical and folk musicians in the U.S. featuring gems performed on the shen, guzheng, pipa, and other traditional Chinese instruments.


Jun
3
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.


Jun
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Do-It-Yourself Craft Corner

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have a creative itch? Want to hang out with your friends and make something cool? Come join us in the Teen Room every week, grab some supplies (and maybe an idea or two, if you need it) and make to your heart's content.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

How to Make Greeting Cards

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

Come join us for an introductory workshop on how to make greeting cards. To register, please visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor or online at www.queenslibrary.org. For further assistance, call the Cyber Center at 718-661-1280.


Jun
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Magic Show with Urban Stages

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.


Jun
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Reading Magic with Urban Stages

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Abracadabra children's magician Evan Paquette performs his magic show and even shares a few tricks of the trade with a mini magic lesson for children ages 6-12.


Jun
7
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Welcoming Summer with Chinese Folk Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To welcome a beautiful summer season, the members of Ginger’s Dance Studio will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances.


Jun
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jun 15, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Jun 22, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Jun
10
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Creating Impactful Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be. This workshop provides insight into what resume reviewers look for, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. For further information, call 718-990-8625.


Jun
10
6:00PM

--to--

7:45PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with Queer Film Screening: "Front Cover"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ryan is a handsome fashion stylist who rejects his traditional Asian upbringing in favor of enjoying his life as openly gay. However, that all changes when Ryan is assigned to style Ning, a famous Chinese actor, for an important photo shoot for his firm. Despite a rocky start, an unlikely romance develops between the two, leading Ryan to reexamine his roots and consider an enticing new path for his career. "Front Cover" is a tender, entertaining look at clashing cultures and love.


Jun
11
10:00AM

--to--

3:00PM

Citizenship Workshop

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

Receive free assistance with citizenship application and fee waiver!
To register call 888-839-8682 or for more information please call 718-990-0730.


Jun
12
4:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Virtual Reality Pride

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a LGBTQ Pride-centered VR event! Experience Pride around the world with 360° videos. The program is open to anyone 13 and up.


Jun
13
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

How to Make Greeting Cards in Mandarin

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

Come join us for an introductory workshop on how to make greeting cards. To register, please visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor or online at www.queenslibrary.org. For further assistance, call the Cyber Center at 718-661-1280.


Jun
13
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Music and Dance from Mexico, A Performance and Interactive Workshop for The Entire Family

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Calpulli Mexican Dance Company - dancers and musicians - in a special program that combines performance and an interactive workshop that presents the traditional rhythms and movement of Mexico.


Jun
15
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Culture Bridge Series #14: Peking Opera Mask Painting Workshop - The Monkey King

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The workshop is hosted by Oriental Operatic Artist Association. With instructors Mary Wei Zhang and Michelle Yang, create your own unique keepsake at a Chinese opera mask painting workshop. Get interesting facts about the meanings of the colors and patterns used in painted masks by Peking Opera. Materials limited; this program is first-come, first-served. *Rooms A&B*


Jun
17
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

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

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Jun
17
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Culture Bridge Series #15: Changes:The Union of Man and Nature - Music, Dance, Singing, and Tai Chi

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Through the resonance of thousand-year-old musical instruments, swaying silken water sleeve dance, pleasant fluctuation of singing sound waves, and the refreshing energy flow of tai chi, this performance demonstrates the Eastern thought of the power of changes and the relationship between changeable small units and the big universal energy. *Auditorium*


Jun
20
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

How to Make Greeting Cards in Spanish

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

Come join us for an introductory workshop on how to make greeting cards. To register, please visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor or online at www.queenslibrary.org. For further assistance, call the Cyber Center at 718-661-1280.


Jun
20
4:00PM

--to--

10:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Teen Movie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate Pride Month by watching "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"! (2012, PG-13)


Jun
20
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Bring Your Story: Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer roots band presents a program of ecstatic Jewish instrumental music and Yiddish song, both ancient and new.


Jun
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Bring Your Story: Fiesta Flamenca

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Experience the cultural richness and traditions of flamenco. Members of Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana bring you a colorful and lively performance full of the energetic music and intense dance that reveals a glimpse into a life full of pride, passion, honor, love, and sorrow. With influences from North Africa, South America, the Gypsies and the Jewish peoples, this vibrant and culturally diverse art form will keep you moving.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
24
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Jun
24
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Bring Your Story: Uncovering Chinese American Family Histories with Amy Chin

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you interested in learning more about genealogy research for Chinese ancestors? Join us for this entertaining and informative presentation by experienced researcher, Amy Chin. For decades, Ms. Chin’s family carefully saved records, objects, and other personal artifacts of their immigration past. Join Ms. Chin for a behind the scenes look at how she pieced together her family’s history using public archives, libraries, oral histories as well as centuries-old genealogy books from China.


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.

 

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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

 


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 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
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
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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.