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Job Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more ...

Jun 28 @ 10:00 AM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for ...

Jul 13 @ 12:30 PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for ...

Jul 14 @ 3:00 PM

Basics of Business Planning

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away.

Jul 21 @ 10:00 AM

Setting up your Business

In this workshop, you will learn how to choose and create a legal structure for your business, what you need to know about money before you begin, and options for how to fund your new business.

Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM

Jun
26
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Queens Museum of Art presents: Handmade Sun Print Book

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Museum New New Yorkers Program provides a four-week long "Handmade Sun Print Book" workshop in Mandarin. Participants will learn how to use sunlight to make prints and make books by hand. The instructor will guide the participants to develop their own personal artistic book projects. To register please contact: nung-hsin@queensmuseum.org
Educator: Pixy Liao (http://pixyliao.com/)


Jun
26
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.


Jun
27
4:30PM

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7:30PM

Summer Night by Peaceever TV Performing Arts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come listen to music on a summer night.
*Auditorium*


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Jun
27
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Learning Chinese - Level 2

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.

Queens Library at Flushing will open Learning Chinese class for level 2 students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from June 6. All classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Registration begins on May 22nd. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call 718.661.1280 for assistance. The program is funded by Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in New York.

FlushingTue, Jul 11, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
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Jun
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-1110 . Class code JR110.


Jun
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Fun Trivia time is here at Flushing for all teens 7 to 12th grade.

Come enjoy fun and educational trivial pursuit on our overhead monitor with
buzzers! Challenge your mind while just having fun.

Yummy treats are available for all participants.

The fun is on at Flushing!


Jun
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Libertas Center for Human Rights Info Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Libertas Center, located at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, works for the humanitarian needs of survivors of torture and victims of persecution. They provide survivors of torture and human rights violations in the NYC area with medical, mental health, social and legal services to help them regain function and lead healthy, confident, and hopeful lives. Join us to learn more about this organization and related resources. All are welcome.


Jun
28
6:00PM

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8:00PM

A Celebration of Gay Pride Month: Screening of "The Danish Girl"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Danish artist Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) challenges science and society to become the woman trapped inside of him, Lili Elbe. Winner of multiple international and national awards including an Oscar, "The Danish Girl" is based on the first sex confirmation surgery in recorded history [1930].

[Parental discretion advised: adult subject matter and brief nudity]


Jun
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

LinkedIn for Job Searching

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

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for additional information. Class Code: JR200


Jun
29
3:00PM

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4:30PM

BookBusters. Book Discussion

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Congratulations, school is over! It’s time to enjoy your summer with a good and fun read: “Boom!” by Mark Haddon. Have you ever thought that your teacher might be an alien, or monster or some other strange creature? Well it’s time to learn the truth… We will get together for the discussion on June 29th from 3-4:30PM.
For children Grades 4-6
Pick up the reserved book at the Children’s Desk.
Participation will count toward the Read Away Your Fees program


Jun
29
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Learning Chinese - Beginner

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date June 29, 2017
Availability: 1 openings

Queens Library at Flushing will continue Learning Chinese class for beginner level students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from June 15. All classes will be on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Registration begins on May 22nd. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call 718.661.1280 for assistance. The program is funded by Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in New York.

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Jun
30
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your friends for Teen Happy gaming.
Come play our video game system on our overhead monitor or choose from
an exciting array of board or card games.

The Fun is on at Flushing!


Jul
1
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Rise and shine and head to the library for 30 minutes of stories and songs for children of all ages and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Happy Summer Concert with the Haiyun Chorus

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Haiyun Chorus will hold this concert to celebrate two important events - the 271st Independence Day of the United States and the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong' s return to the motherland.
The concert will open with the "The Star Spangled Banner" and include the songs "You Raise Me Up," "America the Beautiful," "The Pearl of the East" and "By the Lion Mountain,” a song which praises the spirit of the hardworking Hong Kong people.


Jul
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens, ages 8 and up, learn and improve their knowledge of Chess.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
2
1:00PM

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4:00PM

New York Hua Mei Performing Arts: 2017 Celebration of Independence Day Performance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The mission of New York Hua Mei Performing Arts is to promote Chinese music. It is deeply rooted in the Chinese cultural heritage and its performance format and repertoire includes both traditional Chinese music and contemporary full-scale work.
*Auditorium*


Jul
2
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series X-Meet Poet Wang Yu

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This collection of prose is like a mirror that reflects multiple aspects of Wang Yu's true character----direct, humorous, kind, reflective and considerate. Participants will be able to ask questions and purchase autographed copies.


Jul
5
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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.


Jul
5
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment.


Jul
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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


Jul
6
1:30PM

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3:30PM

YU-GI-OH! Summer Reading Tournament

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

Come join your friends for our summer reading YU-GI-OH Tournament.

Bring your own cards (official only and no Japanese or stall decks) to compete the summer
reading championship. Winner receives a booster pack or a limited edition card. Preregistration is required.


Jul
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May 5th, 2017, 1-2PM: "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple
June 2nd, 2017, 1-2PM: "Claire of the Sea Light", by Edwidge Danticat
July 7th, 2017, 1-2PM: "Americanah", by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
August 4th, 2017, 1-2PM: "Then We Came to the End", by Joshua Ferris
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Middle School Maker Lab

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children entering grades 6-9. Middle schoolers, and those starting middle school in the fall are invited to join us this summer in our new Middle School Maker Lab. We'll be combining the latest technology (tablets, robotics, circuitry, coding and more!) with traditional arts and crafts materials to build exciting new designs and experiments. Space is limited, please register at the Flushing Library Teen Desk beginning June 20.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Summer Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Summer Gaming was Never more fun then this Summer at Flushing!

Come enjoy our mad cool gaming system and wide array of board and
card games with your friends.

Fun is on @Flushing

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
1:00PM

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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


Jul
8
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Uncle Yao's Chorus presents: Sino-American Friendship Celebration Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Audience members will be treated with joyous music, spanning in decades and across continents, in celebration of the almost 4 decade long Sino-American friendship. In addition, there will be dances highlighting the ancient, winding Silk Road in China and a barbershop quartet to add to the variety.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jul
9
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Afro-Peruvian Jazz with Corina Bartra

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Corina Bartra: Vocals; Steve Sandberg: Piano; Perico Diaz: Percussion
The group will be playing a mixture of Afro-Peruvian, Brazilian and Latin Jazz.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jul
10
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Summer Read2Me Club: Mini Builders

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Come join us each week this summer for stories and crafts designed to introduce STEAM concepts and encourage creativity.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

May 8th, 2017, 1:30 pm-- "Sabrina" (1954; PG-13)
June 12th, 2017, 1:30 pm-- "Loving" (2016; PG-13)
July 10th, 2017, 1:30 pm-- "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (2007; PG-13; French with English subtitles.)
August 14th, 2017, 1:30 pm -- "Dr. Strangelove" (1964; PG)
*Auditorium, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Movie Mondays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy fun films for teens to endure the summer heat!
The fun is on at Flushing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
10
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Basic computer skills are required.


Jul
11
2:15PM

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2:45PM

Quick Story Bites!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages (and their caretakers) are invited to join a librarian for a fast, fun storytime to kick off their summer afternoon!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Beginners Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners 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. Basic computer skills required.


Jul
12
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Building Resumes

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.


Jul
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading Club: Little Builders

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us each Wednesday this July and August for our summer reading club for children entering grades 1-3. In keeping with the summer reading theme "Build It!" children will participate in book discussions and activities designed to encourage creativity and problem solving.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come hang with your friends and watch mad fun Anime, to chill in the summer heat.
Fun is on @Flushing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Intro to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety.


Jul
13
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We always hear about diabetes, but what is it really? What is it doing to our bodies? Why do so many people have it? Come learn all of this, as well as some tips to prevent and manage it at this program.


Jul
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Internet In Cantonese!

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

Learn the basic parts on how to navigate the internet in our introductory class in Cantonese!

基本的上网教程 (粤语)
教你如何上网搜索资料。


Jul
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

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 your slide show.


Jul
13
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Jul
13
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Club: The Building Crew

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us each Wednesday this July and August for our summer reading club for children entering grades 4-6. In keeping with the summer reading theme "Build It!" children will participate in book discussions and activities designed to encourage creativity and problem solving.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Craft Thursdays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy a fun Teen Craft in the Teen Room with your friends.
Fun is on @Flushing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
13
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Monthly Penmanship Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

*Please pick-up text from Job #10240-12/16 with the following date changes:

Every second Thursday of the Month (7/13,8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14),
6:30 - 8:30 pm.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Jul
17
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required.


Jul
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Writing Cover Letters

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

Make your cover letter the best it can be. Topics include how to get started, types of cover letters, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your cover letter stronger.


Jul
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate 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. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required.


Jul
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away.


Jul
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Children's Summer Movie Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us this summer for our monthly movie series for children ages 0-12 and their families!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Flushing Lecture Series: Life stories of Chinese Characters by Professor Xuan Shuzheng

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Famous scholar Xuan Shuzheng who was Chair of Chinese Language & Literature Department of Suzou University will review Chinese characters and writings in the past several thousand years. He suggests that Chinese language has its unique code that tells the secret of traditional culture.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Advanced Excel

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

Be an Excel ninja! Topics will include pivot tables, forms, and macros. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required.


Jul
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Financial Literacy in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Part I
How to Get Access to Capital for your Business—Chinese

Topics:
• What are some of the lending requirements?
• What are some of your financing options?
• What are some of the best practices to get approve

Part II:
Understanding and Managing your Credit
Topics:
• Understanding credit report & score
• How to build good credit
• How to rebuild your credit, make disputes

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

Additional Dates


Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

BookBusters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

On a hot summer day, from 3-4:30 pm, enjoy our Book Club discussion of this cool collection of stories “The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: And Other Warped and Creepy Tales” by David Lubar.
For children in grades 4-6.
Pick up the reserved book at the Children’s Desk.
Participation will count toward the Read Away Your Fines Program


Jul
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Summer Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your mates for a little summer trivia and games on our overhead monitor.
Yummy Japanese or American prizes will be awarded to participants!
Fun is on at Flushing!


Jul
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

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 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Jul
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Setting up your Business

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 choose and create a legal structure for your business, what you need to know about money before you begin, and options for how to fund your new business.


Aug
1
3:00PM

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4:00PM

History of Animation for Teens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join the exciting series on the history of early to contemporary animation.

Actually view and learn about the cartoon you had on your shirt as a kid.
We will begin with early black and white animation and move onto color, fantasia, bugs bunny and unto older and contemporary Anime from Japan.

Fun is on @Flushing


Aug
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen End of Summer Reading Party!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your teen friends for fun games, and yummy snacks at the End of
Summer Reading Party.


Aug
14
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Story Plays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children entering grades 1-6. Children will participate in theater activities and create an original theatrical adaptation of a favorite story to be performed at a special Saturday Family Storytime on August 19. Children must attend at least two sessions to perform. Please register at the Children's Desk beginning August 1.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Breast Health: Cancer Screening and Prevention

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Linda Bulone, RN, OCN, CCRC for an informative workshop on breast health. During this session, we will discuss basic facts about breast cancer prevention and early detection, and review facts and myths about general breast health. All are welcome.


Aug
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

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 and services and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Google CS First Club - Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-14 are invited to join us for our summer Google CS First Club where they will learn basic coding techniques and design computer-based art programs. Space is limited, please register at the Children's Desk beginning August 1. Children are required to attend all sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Queens Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations - Do You Need Funding?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts supports the hard work and contributions of Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts disciplines through grants. Applicants must attend a Application Information Session to learn about the guidelines before applying.


Aug
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Homebuyers Seminar—Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• down payment assistance programs and first time homebuyer mortgages, Landlord/Tenant Training, Credit Repair Boot Camp, Financial Capacity Building, First Home Club, and HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance.
• how to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market
• pros and cons of renting vs. buying
• how to purchase REO properties
• how to apply for government sponsored programs


Sep
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Educating Parents About Type 1 Diabetes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you can help your child’s school create a supportive environment where they can learn and thrive. Come get tips and strategies from a lawyer who is also the parent of a child with T1D. All are welcome.


Sep
19
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Meditation for a Healthy Lifestyle

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this fast-paced world, inner peace can seem elusive. You are invited to join Dr. Frank Pawlowski for an engaging workshop teaching you practical strategies to reduce stress and create a more healthy and positive lifestyle. Dr. Pawlowski will offer meditation techniques that can help you connect within to gain a profound sense of serenity and joy.


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 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.