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Creating Impactful Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

Mar 11 @ 10:30 AM

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.

Mar 25 @ 10:30 AM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

Apr 15 @ 10:30 AM

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

Feb
15
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Korean for Beginners II

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

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.

Additional Dates


Feb
16
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 and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Feb 23, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Feb
16
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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Feb
16
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.

Additional Dates


Feb
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

New York Chinese Opera Society & Youth Troupe presents: Peking Opera Arias and Episodes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York Chinese Opera Society and Youth Troupe members Xiaowen Xu, Die Fu, Bin Ma, Zexin Li, Ruowen Meng, and female role class students will present Peking Opera Arias and Episodes "Wu Jia Po" and " The Marriage of Hezhu."
*Auditorium*


Feb
16
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


Feb
17
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Homework Help: Sunday

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.

Additional Dates


Feb
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our 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, January 20 and February 17. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Feb
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: New Horizon - Japanese Fusion Music and Beyond

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The concert will be a collaboration of Japanese fusion band, WaFoo, and classical chamber ensemble, MCCE. Both music groups have been performing in the NY tri-state area since 2004. The concert will feature original compositions which are unique mixtures of Japanese philosophy with a variety of music styles composed by Takeshi Asai and Kazuo Nakamura. The music is soothing, beautiful, inspiring and absolutely enjoyable. *Auditorium*


Feb
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Culture Bridge Series #6: Chinese Drama, American Stage (Workshop, Lectures, and Demo)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Presented by Oriental Operatic Artists Association. Feb. 17th @ 2 p.m: Peking Opera Face Painting Workshop; Feb. 9th & March 2nd @ 2 p.m: Lecture and Live Performance: History of Chinese Opera Overseas
*Rooms A&B*

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If your 2018 income is $66,000 or less, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department and Urban Upbound will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Minecraft Camp!

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.

Hey kids! Want to have an awesome time and learn some cool new things during your school break? On February 19-21, come to the library to learn coding with Alex and Steve, craft some creepers, 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.

FlushingWed, Feb 20, 20192:00PM - 3:00PM
FlushingThu, Feb 21, 20192:00PM - 3:00PM

Feb
19
3:00PM

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6:30PM

Homework Help

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.

Additional Dates


Feb
19
5:30PM

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8:30PM

Job Search Strategies

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


Feb
20
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.

Additional Dates


Feb
20
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, Feb 20, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
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FlushingWed, Mar 6, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
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FlushingWed, Mar 20, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
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FlushingWed, Mar 27, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
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FlushingWed, Apr 3, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
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FlushingWed, Apr 3, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
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FlushingWed, Apr 10, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM
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FlushingWed, Apr 24, 20194:00PM - 5:30PM

Feb
21
10:00AM

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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, January 10 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, Feb 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 7, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 14, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 21, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM
FlushingThu, Mar 28, 201910:00AM - 1:00PM

Feb
21
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 3½ and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and activities just right for them.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
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.


Feb
21
6:00PM

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8:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 2/07- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 2/14 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 2/21- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 2/28- 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


Feb
22
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Advanced Flyers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this 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 are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Feb
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations: Putting on my traveling shoes and off I go on...?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this Pre-K storytime, children are invited to create a vehicle that will take them to their next traveling adventure: Car or spaceship? Boat or flying dragon? There is no limit to where the mind and heart can travel! For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Feb
22
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

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


Feb
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Game Day

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun during game day! Choose from a variety of board and card games or play Nintendo Wii U.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

International Mother Language Day Celebration

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come learn about International Mother Language Day, established by UNESCO in 1999 to commemorate Bangladesh’s Mother Language Movement and to further promote linguistic and cultural diversity.The program will showcase various languages and cultures to observe this significant day. Enjoy traditional songs from Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, India, Mexico, and Thailand in celebration of this international event!


Feb
22
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.

Additional Dates


Feb
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Culture Bridge Series #7: QL IRC presents: A Musical Trip to Italy, France, & Germany

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Iris Ornig and her outstanding musicians will discover the music of three iconic countries – Italy, France, and Germany. She will introduce popular songs from each country, which include rhythm, lullabies, love songs, traditional folk songs, and more. *Auditorium*


Feb
23
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series #32: Astrology, Chinese Zodiac, and Relationships

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mingliang Yang will discuss the relationship between western astrology and the Chinese zodiac. He will autograph his book during the event.


Feb
24
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Learn How to Create a Picture Slideshow in PowerPoint in Spanish

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Come and join us in an introductory workshop on how to make a PowerPoint slideshow with pictures.


Feb
24
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with Chinese and Korean Music, Dance, Arts, and Food!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together!
12:30pm: Chinese Dough Figure Making with Artist Catherine Lau, IRC Conference Room
12:30pm: Korean Food Preparation with Korean Chef Soh Young Lee-Segredo, Rooms A&B;
2:30 pm: Chinese Folk Music, Dance, and Traditional Opera with the C&R International Arts Center, auditorium

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
1:00PM

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6:00PM

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!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

BookBusters Club: "Cardboard"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kids in grades 4-6, join BookBusters Club to read, discuss, and do fun activities related to our chosen book. This month, we will be reading and discussing "Cardboard," a thought-provoking and exciting graphic novel by Doug TenNapel. Pick up a copy from the children's desk!


Feb
28
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations - My Footsteps Family Art Project

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this companion session to Traveling Shoes: Black Migrations: In Their Footsteps, students reflect on their own migration story: either one they have made or a figurative one they may make in the future. What obstacles have they faced/or may they face? What are their goals? They create art in response and we will put it on display. For more Traveling Shoes programming, visit https://queenslib.org/travelingshoes19.


Mar
1
11:00AM

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12:00PM

PreK Story StART

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Parents/caregivers with PreK three & four year olds will enjoy storytime and activities. Think of the skills and concepts children learn through art exploration. Each week, we'll introduce different "mediums:" playdough, building materials (recycled and more), color, shapes.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

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*

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

Additional Dates


Mar
2
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Family Storytime: Read Across America

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We celebrate Read Across America in our family storytime!


Mar
4
10:30AM

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12:00PM

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.


Mar
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: Chapter Book Readers Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Readers in grades 2-4 read, learn, and explore with exciting chapter books. In honor of Women's History Month, we will read about inspiring women in science and complete a surprise activity.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Accessing Census Data with American FactFinder

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn how to search for and download census data using American FactFinder, the Census Bureau's online, self-service tool designed to search a variety of population, economic, geographic and housing information.


Mar
6
10:00AM

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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.


Mar
6
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Tech Week: Stop-Motion Animation

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come celebrate Teen Tech Week at the library! We're breaking out the clay and using stop-motion animation to create short films.


Mar
6
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*

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
10:00AM

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11:00AM

How to Make Holiday Cards For Easter

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

Come join us for an introductory workshop on how to make holiday cards for Easter! 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


Mar
7
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
7
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*


Mar
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to MS Word

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


Mar
8
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Certification Workshop (in Mandarin Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn how to become certified and do business with the City, how to avoid common certification application mistakes, how your company will benefit from being certified, and about free advertising in the NYC MWBE online directory.


Mar
8
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


Mar
9
10:00AM

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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 beginning Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. or call at 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Mar 9, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Mar 16, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Mar 23, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Mar
9
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Media and Literature presented by Chinese Writers Association of New York & Flushing Library

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Two successful leaders from a Chinese magazine and a Chinese literature website share their experiences and insights on how to establish/develop their businesses, adapt to trends, and make impacts. Ms. Ivy Lee, founder and editor-in-chief of the Sino-Monthly, and Ms. Nina Dai, founder and editor-in-chief of Overseaswindow.com, will also talk about what achievements their media have made for Chinese literature. *Rooms A&B*


Mar
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

The Beauty of Kunqu: 2019 Spring Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program will feature resident artists of the society and students of Kunqu Workshop. Together they will present plays from Kunqu’s classical repertoire. The goal of the program is to introduce to the general public the art and beauty of Kunqu, one of the “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in 2001. *Auditorium*


Mar
10
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Personal Safety and Insurance Coverage (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Attorney Lantao Sun will advise us how to avoid personal injuries. Topics include auto accident, slip and fall, purchasing insurance, claims vs. New York City, and case analysis.


Mar
11
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.


Mar
13
4:00PM

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9:00PM

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


Mar
13
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Inspiring Women in Science: A Virtual Reality Experience

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Experience the contributions of women to science through a virtual reality lens. Must be 18+ (or 13+ with parental consent).


Mar
14
10:00AM

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11:00AM

How to Make Holiday Cards For Easter in Mandarin

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

Come join us for an introductory workshop on how to make holiday cards for Easter!
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.


Mar
14
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
14
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Culture Bridge Series #8: Irish Music Concert with the Shannon Breeze Band

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York’s longest performing Irish family band features siblings Kathy and Martin Dolan (vocals, accordion, mandolin, tin whistle, banjo, guitar, and keyboards), Mike Nugent (vocals and lead guitar), and Billy Onesios (vocals and drums). Shannon Breeze will delight you with old Irish favorites such as "The Unicorn," "Danny Boy," and "The Wild Rover," as well as newer classics such as "The Hills of Donegal" and "Galway Girl." *Auditorium*


Mar
15
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Basics of Data Entry

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include basics of data entry and vary from class to class. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Mar
16
11:15AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Storytime: Wearing of the Green

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We celebrate St. Patrick's Day in our family storytime!


Mar
16
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


Mar
17
2:00PM

--to--

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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
17
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

What Makes a Strawberry Grow, Smell, and Taste the Way it Does? DNA!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Beth Tuck, from Genspace, teaches how to extra DNA from strawberries. For ages 10+ with their parent/guardian. Call Library to Preregister.


Mar
18
10:30AM

--to--

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.


Mar
18
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Be aware of the early sign of uterine cancer, don't miss the best time to get it cured (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In the past decades, the incidence of uterine cancer, the most common gynecologic tumor has been increasing every year, endangering women's health. Luckily, if it is diagnosed early enough, uterine cancer could be cured. Dr. Shuli Zou from Association of Chinese American Physicians will discuss with you about how to recognize the early signs of uterine cancer to get it diagnosed and treated as early as possible.


Mar
18
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Inspiring Women In Science: Bingo!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The excitement of Bingo and the fun of learning something new? Yes please! Fun facts about fifty Inspiring Women in Science in a bingo game for the whole family!


Mar
19
6:00PM

--to--

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*

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

Additional Dates


Mar
21
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. A play session follows. In this special session, a pediatrician joins us to discuss early childhood development and common concerns.


Mar
21
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

How to Make Holiday Cards For Easter in Spanish

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

Join us for an introductory workshop on how to make holiday cards for Easter! To register, visit the Cyber Center of the Flushing Library located on the 2nd floor or online at www.queenslibrary.org. For more help, call the Cyber ​​Center at 718-661-1280.


Mar
21
6:00PM

--to--

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*

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

Additional Dates


Mar
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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

Learn how to make your own calendar in Microsoft Word. To register, please call 718-990-8625.


Mar
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: KATHAK- New Directions in Classical Indian Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

By Kathak Ensemble & Friends/CARAVAN
Classical Indian dance traditions do not remain unchanged, as if shown in a glass museum display case. Kathak changes with the times and the performers, reflecting the durability of tradition and its flexible, creative dimensions.
*Auditorium*


Mar
25
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.


Mar
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel Formulas & Functions

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

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.


Mar
31
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Jingbo You's Chinese Classical Literary Song

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The purpose of the concert is to disseminate Chinese culture through music and to perform ancient Chinese poetry such as Tang Dynasty poetry and Song Dynasty lyric-singing. The song is explained in Chinese, translated in English synchronously, and sung in Chinese. *Auditorium*


Apr
2
11:30AM

--to--

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 4, 2018. Preregistration required. Limited space.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
4:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Apr
5
11:00AM

--to--

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


Apr
6
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Free Writing Class: Creating Believable Characters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Author Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond leads this writing workshop where participants will review some of literature's most compelling characters for inspiration on how to breathe life into them and then follow with a series of written exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to share their writing for on-the-spot feedback. Look for other workshops that are part of this series of free writing classes provided by the Newtown Literary Alliance, Inc. in partnership with Queens Library.


Apr
8
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.


Apr
11
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to MS Excel Basic

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 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
12
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class.


Apr
12
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
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.

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.

FlushingSat, Apr 20, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Apr 27, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Apr
15
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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 in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.


Apr
18
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to MS Excel Basic

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 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
19
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction 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.


Apr
22
10:30AM

--to--

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
25
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to MS Excel Basic 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 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
26
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction 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. It is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Apr
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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.


May
8
4:00PM

--to--

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

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Kanopy

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

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
14
4:00PM

--to--

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
16
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Introduction to Kanopy in Cantonese

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

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
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.


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
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
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.


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

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
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.