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Traditional Marketing for Small Business

Marketing activities continue to evolve from traditional strategies to non-traditional methods that involve the Internet. You will learn both traditional and non-traditional marketing and their advantages and disadvantages. To preregister or for more information, call (718)661-1205.

Dec 15 @ 10:30 AM

How to Prepare for an Interview

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.

Dec 20 @ 10:30 AM

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

Feb 21 @ 1:00 PM

Dec
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email (in Cantonese)

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log in, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills prior to the workshop. Preregistration required. Call (718) 661-1280.


Dec
14
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Monthly Penmanship Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Dec
14
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Chinese Class - Level 1

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.

We are continuing the Learning Chinese class for beginner level students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from Thursday, Sept. 14th. All classes will be on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Registration begins on Sept. 4th. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call (718) 661-1280 for assistance. The program is funded by the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China. *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

FlushingThu, Dec 21, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Dec 28, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM

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Dec
15
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Traditional Marketing for Small Business

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

Marketing activities continue to evolve from traditional strategies to non-traditional methods that involve the Internet. You will learn both traditional and non-traditional marketing and their advantages and disadvantages. To preregister or for more information, call (718)661-1205.


Dec
16
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.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 9 at 10 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2017. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (19)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Overseas Window is a writing Circle for Chinese literature writers and readers; Overseas Window Website is a network platform for original Chinese literature. Overseas Window Writers Association has more than 60 writers from all over the world. This presentation will launch ten recently published books from seven writers of Overseas Window.


Dec
16
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 12/2- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 12/9 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 12/16- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 12/23- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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. The group will meet on Sundays, November 19, December 17.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Dec
18
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online or for further information, please call (718) 661-1205.


Dec
20
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

How to Prepare for an Interview

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


Dec
22
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Presenting with Microsoft PowerPoint

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

Learn how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint to provide clear and concise presentations in and out of the workplace. Attendees will be prepped on the best practices when presenting with slide presentations and speaking with others. For more information, call (718) 661-1205.


Dec
23
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Report on Hunan Gaomiao Archeological Findings and its Implication

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For years, study about pre-history is active in Hunan Province, establishing Research Association for Fuxi Culture of Hunan Province and putting out many new ideas. Dr. Wang Peiliang, professor of Hunan University of Commerce School of Tourism Management, will interpret Gaimiao culture.


Dec
28
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 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!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library.


Jan
3
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Word Workshop

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in these workshops. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
1:00PM

--to--

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 singing and performing, with live music accompaniment. *Rooms A&B, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Microsoft Excel

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

Learn how to create and use an email account for keeping in touch with family, finding a job, or maintaining your business! Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Jan
6
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Educational Workshop Series by: Assoc. of Chinese English Bilingual Educators East Coast of USA

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dec. 2nd: How to Obtain New York State Teacher's Certification; Jan. 6th: How to Obtain New York State Teacher's Certification; April 21st: How to Obtain a NYS/NYC High School Diploma; June 9th: High School Science Graduation Requirements in New York State; Aug. 18th: How High School Students Prepare for the SAT I Reading & Writing and Language Tests - From an ESL Teacher’s Perspective *Dec. 2nd in Rooms A&B; All Other Dates in IRC Conf. Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
8
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computer

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

Learn how to use the computer mouse, touchpad and keyboard! This class will help you navigate Microsoft Windows. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required.


Jan
9
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Excel

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include inserting charts and graphs, using formulas and more! Topics vary from class to class. Register online or call 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Internet In Mandarin!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Learn the basic parts on how to navigate the internet in our introductory class in Mandarin!
After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library


Jan
10
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Caregiving for Alzheimer's Patients

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Gain insights on: communication, caregiver skills, and coping with challenging behaviors of persons with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Learn how to become a "dementia detective" and better understand difficult behaviors in order to provide comfort and safety to the person for whom you are caring.


Jan
11
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Identify Your Work Skills

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


Jan
11
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Global Harmony House: Inner Peace, Inner Power - Overcoming Fear & Worry with Raja Yoga Meditation

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Fear and worry seem to be a constant companion for most of us these days. Being plagued by fear is a sure way to sabotage our happiness and success. However, our original state of being is truly one of inner peace and serenity. Join us to explore how Raja Yoga Meditation enables one to create a sense of personal control and mastery, to develop inner power to face our fears and anxieties, and to shift our focus to the positives in life.


Jan
13
10:00AM

--to--

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.

Topics include creating and saving documents, working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jan 20, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Jan 27, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Jan
13
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Chinese Book Club {in Mandarin Chinese}

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New sessions of the Chinese Book Club focus on some representative and influential works in literature history. To be discussed also is the famous Chinese writer Mu Xin and his insightful critics of literature works. The program is hosted and led by Professor Tang Zhenhai.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Resume Workshop

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

In this workshop, you will learn what resume reviewers look for, how to select the best resume format, how to avoid common resume mistakes, how to properly type and format your resume in Microsoft Word, and how to send your resume to potential employers.


Jan
19
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 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.

Additional Dates


Jan
20
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Microsoft Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginner's class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills required. It is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.


Jan
21
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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. The group will meet on Sundays, January 21 and February 18.
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


Jan
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Internet

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

Learn how to access and navigate the internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser and understand how to use searches and websites. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Jan
22
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Business Entities in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Should I get incorporated?
- Understanding different types of business entities
- Understanding tax treatment for different business entities
- Which one is the best for me?


Jan
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Powerpoint

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

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 or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
25
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Cover Letter Workshop

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

In this workshop you will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers.


Jan
27
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

QL New Americans Program & Flushing Library presents: Legal Guidebook for Immigrants

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The authors of this book are lawyers and law graduates who participate in pro bono projects to offer possible solutions to general legal issues, helping new immigrants and international students quickly integrate into the local community and start new lives.
*Rooms A&B, Lower Level*


Jan
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Email

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

Learn how to create and use an email account for keeping in touch with family, finding a job, or maintaining your business! Register online or by calling (718) 661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Jan
30
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $66,000, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
5
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Identify Your Work Skills

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. Preregister by calling (718) 661-1205.


Feb
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Business Accounting and Taxes ( In Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do I need an accounting system?
- Which one is right for me?
- Understanding accounting reports
- How is income being taxed for LLC and Corporation and S Corporation
- Business owner tax planning


Feb
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show.


Feb
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Resume Workshop

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

Make your resume the best it can be. Topics include how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call (718)661-1205 for more information.


Feb
8
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Intro to Computer

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

Learn how to use the computer mouse, touchpad and keyboard! This class will help you navigate Microsoft Windows. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required.


Feb
10
10:00AM

--to--

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 must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning February 3 at 9 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Feb 17, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Feb 24, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Feb
10
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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 and services and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


Feb
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show.


Feb
14
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Cover Letter Workshop

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online or for further information, please call (718) 661-1205.


Feb
15
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Intro to Internet

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

Learn how to access and navigate the internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser and understand how to use searches and websites. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Feb
21
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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.


Feb
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-661-1205 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Feb
22
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Being Mortal: Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a free screening and discussion of “Being Mortal”, a PBS Frontline documentary based on Atul Gawande’s best-selling book. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in end of life care about what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. For more information, or to reserve a seat, please email events@endoflifechoicesny.org or call 212-726-2301.


Mar
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library


Mar
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Internet In Mandarin!

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

Learn the basic parts on how to navigate the internet in our introductory class in Mandarin!
After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library


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

 


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@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
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

The 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.