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Beginner's Excel (In Chinese)

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

Oct 30 @ 4:00 PM

Getting More From Google Accounts

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps, to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240

Nov 4 @ 1:30 PM

Beginners' Word

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

Nov 5 @ 10:00 AM

Job Search Strategies (in Chinese)

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; Register ...

Nov 6 @ 4:00 PM

Intro to Computers (In Spanish)

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is ...

Nov 7 @ 10:00 AM

Resumes and Cover Letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger. Register online ...

Nov 12 @ 10:00 AM

Skills Identification (In Chinese)

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 show you how to do that. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org.
For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or ...

Nov 13 @ 4:00 PM

Introduction to Internet (In Spanish)

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

Nov 14 @ 10:00 AM

Personal Branding Online

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call ...

Nov 18 @ 1:30 PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop!
Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume and cover letter stronger. Register online ...

Nov 18 @ 6:00 PM

Oct
30
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
30
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3½ to 5 and their adult caregivers enjoy stories, music, games and other activities.


Oct
30
3:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Diversity Visa Application Assistance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is making computers available from October 1 to November 3 to customers who want to fill out the online application for the Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery (DV-2016). Applicants can get assistance scanning photos at the following libraries: Central and Flushing - Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-8:00PM; Jackson Heights - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Long Island City - Thursdays 2:00-7:00 PM and Mondays 3:00-8:00 PM


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Oct
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Beginner's Excel (In Chinese)

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

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


Oct
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It's one of Flushing Library's favorite activities. It's Anime Club! We view popular movies and series based on teen feedback or librarian's pick. All teens and tweens are welcome. Come join us for the fun!


Oct
30
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

New York Asian Women's Center Second Annual Tree of Hope

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

There will be special performances, guest speakers and opportunities for community members to write wishes for survivors of domestic violance and their children and have them placed on our tree of hope. Light refreshments will be provided. Please wear something purple for this event. Please RSVP to http://bit.ly/1sHknl1


Oct
31
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Halloween Parade

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Show off your costumes and join the parade in the Children's Room on Halloween Day! Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome.


Oct
31
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come hang out with friends, play X-Box or Nintendo Wii and board and card games. All teens and tweens are welcome. Come join us for the fun!


Nov
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

College Success and Test Prep Seminar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

International Academic Alliance’s College Success and Test Prep Seminar is an opportunity for high school students and their parents to learn about the college-admissions process and how to succeed in college. This three-part seminar will cover how to make a college application stand out; how to get a head start on freshman year, and how to overcome first-year difficulties.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Cool Cultures Art Project

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Chinese instrumentalists Feifei Yang and Jiaju Shen perform in traditional and modern styles, fusing eastern and western performance styles. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Nov
1
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
2:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Talks on Chinese Literature (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Professor Tang will explain the influences on modern Chinese literature of ancient and modern Chinese and Western forms and ideas. Chinese literary works will be compared to those of other languages, and literary theories and trends as well as works by outstanding authors will be discussed.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Zikrayat: Music and Dance from the Arab World

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zikrayat, Arabic for “memories,” performs music and dance from Egypt and the greater Arab world, with a focus on music from the Egyptian cinema of the 1940s to 1960s. Its performances trace the common thread of Arabic music around the Mediterranean, from Egypt through Syria, Turkey and Greece, and then to Tunisia and beyond.


Nov
3
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
3
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Pathways to Success Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this interactive workshop presented in cooperation with World Education Services you will learn how to make your foreign education count pursuing employment, professional licensing and higher education in the United States with foreign credentials.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

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

Learn about computer hardware and software, how to use a computer and how to search the Internet.


Nov
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computers for Beginners (in Chinese)

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

This class, taught in Mandarin Chinese, is for beginning computer users. No prior computer experience is required.


Nov
4
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Getting More From Google Accounts

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps, to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Nov
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Fall Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

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

Bring your own cards (official and no Japanese versions or stall decks) to compete in our tournament for young people in grades 5-12. The winner will receive a booster pack or a choice of a limited edition card. Preregistration is required. There are only 32 spots, so sign up early; latecomers will be placed on a waiting list.


Nov
4
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Tigers, Birds, Insects: Animals Are Lively in Poetry!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will hear exciting, beautiful poems about animals and learn from Margot Carpenter and Karen Van Outryve what poetry has to say about them and the world.


Nov
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

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


Nov
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3½ to 5 and their adult caregivers enjoy stories, music, games and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Anime Club Unleashed

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy your favorite anime series, epic movies and more in the Teen Room. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have the time of your life, all in Japanese with English subtitles, of course. Hang out with your friends and enjoy the show! All tween and teens are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Job Search Strategies (in Chinese)

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


Nov
6
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Open Mic Night with Performance Poets Association

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computers (In Spanish)

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

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


Nov
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will discuss the following books this autumn at our discussion group: 9/5 - "Dear Life: Stories" by Alice Munro; 10/3 - "Etched in Sand" by Regina Calcaterra; 11/7 - "The Lowland" by Jhumpa Lahiri; 12/5: "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hang out with friends and play Xbox or Nintendo Wii and board and card games. All teens and tweens are welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
7
6:00PM

--to--

6:45PM

Karaoke Dreams

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Recover from a long week of studies, and two hours of gaming, with favorite melodies sung via YouTube, microphones and a song list created by and for teens! Sing solo, sing duets or just come to listen and enjoy the talent that surrounds you!


Nov
8
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

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. 11/8 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 11/15 - Creating and saving documents; 11/22 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, November 1 at 9:00AM.

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Nov
8
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Chinese Choirs Across America

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Voice of Love Chorus of Los Angeles and the Hai-Tien Chorus of New York present a joint concert of vocal music. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Nov
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Sweet Sounds of the Great Pianists: Basie, Ellington, Brubeck and More

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Ken Simon Quartet brings the sounds of America's great pianist center stage in this performance and discussion of the music they made great. Hear the music of Count Basie, Erroll Garner, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck and McCoy Tyner.


Nov
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

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


Nov
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Smart Smartphone Use

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In part 1, teens will learn how to download Queens Library's e-material applications for Apple and Android to their devices and upload the materials in a user-friendly environment. In part 2, teens will learn how to add to Apple iOS and Android devices New York museum apps such as the "New York Museum Guide," "Dinosaurs: American Museum of Natural History Collection" and Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA apps.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
12
7:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

Ying Dance Center Presents Harvest in Golden Season

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ying Dance Center, led by Beijing Dance Academy graduate Xia Ying, provides professional training in Chinese dance and ballet. Xia Ying, teachers and students of the center will display their dedication and understanding of the art of dance in this performance by various age groups. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Nov
13
4:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be eligible to become a U.S. citizen, which will allow you to vote in local, state and national elections and enjoy many other opportunities and benefits.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Origami and Paper Engineering: Build a Geodesic Dome with Karen Wellington

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Origami instructor and former math teacher Karen Wellington will demonstrate how to construct a spherical container for storing personal items. Space is limited; first come, first served.


Nov
13
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Skills Identification (In Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 show you how to do that. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org.
For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Nov
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Internet (In Spanish)

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

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


Nov
15
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Classical Acoustic Guitar Concert with Nylon Wound

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Nylon Wound, established in 2002, combines the artistry of Gregory Askins and Joseph Parisi and performs original compositions and arrangements for two guitars in addition to the standard guitar repertory.


Nov
15
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Nov
16
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

2014 Autumn Kunqu and Peking Opera Performance: Classical Beauties

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kunqu Society artists Mr. Dezhang Wu, Mr. Min Cheng, and outstanding Peking Opera artists Mr. Jingtao Zhang, Ms. Yingchun Li and Ms. Julia Wang, will perform with students of the Kunqu Workshop and well known musicians. Together they will present two Kunqu plays "An Interrupted Dream," "A Banquet for Two," and one Peking Opera "The Broken Bridge." *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Nov
17
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Meditation with Jim Rose: Experiencing the Love Within

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this engaging workshop, you will practice the technique of “going within,” learn how to befriend the mind to enable better meditation and find out how to fit meditation into a busy life. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Nov
17
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

QL International Resource Center Presents a Shamisen Explosion

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Three funky ladies from Japan will perform traditional and contemporary music, including band-style pop music, on the shamisen, or Japanese banjo. Widespread from the 17th to the mid-19th centuries as an accompaniment to folk songs and narrative music, the shamisen has had a renaissance among young Japanese as an accompaniment to modern pop. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Nov
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to open an email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


Nov
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

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


Nov
18
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC130.


Nov
18
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Resumes and Cover Letters

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

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


Nov
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Treehouse

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

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


Nov
20
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Diabetes prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dr. Siu Ling Ma, MD, of New York Hospital Queens, will discuss the steps leading to a diagnosis of diabetes and the importance of early detection and treatment. In her practice, Dr. Ma specializes in the treatment of this widespread and serious, but often neglected, disease.


Nov
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Email

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

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


Nov
21
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Science of Sight

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Participants will conduct science experiments that demonstrate the properties of light waves, optics, the color spectrum, and the lenses. Please contact your Local Queens Library to inquire about more STEAM week activities or check online at www.queeenslibrary.org For children ages 7 to 12.


Nov
22
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

The Spirit of Chinese Calligraphy: A Spectacle of Music, Tai Chi and Chinese Opera

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New performances and exhibits of calligraphy, Peking opera, kunqu, ancient Chinese music and tai chi celebrate the 2014 New York International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit in Flushing.
*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Nov
22
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Harvest Science Showcase for Families

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program, presented in collaboration with Time Warner Cable, presents middle school students and their families with a medley of interactive, fun science, technology, engineering and math activities. Participants will engage in hands-on experiments with plants and foods related to the Fall Harvest theme. All ages are welcome.


Nov
22
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Japanese Classical Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sachiyo Ito and Company will present exquisitely beautiful and elegant Japanese classical dances, including 19th century kabuki dance. To familiarize the audience with kabuki, Ms.Ito will offer a demonstration of various styles of walk and the use of stage props, such as a dance fan, in kabuki. A work choreographed by Sachiyo Ito in classical dance style will also be presented.


Nov
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Managing an Email Account

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

Get more out of your email account by learning how to send and open attachments and print your emails.


Nov
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

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

Learn how to create spreadsheets and tables and use formulas. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Nov
25
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Networking for Job Leads

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s job market, it is one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up and coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking in this workshop. Class code: JR190. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Nov
25
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Interview Skills

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

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


Nov
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Winter Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ling Sing Manhattan Music and Dance Association Inc. presents its 2014 winter concert. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Asset Protection

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Noted elder law and estate planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.


Dec
6
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Kaplan Practice SAT

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Take a practice SAT through Kaplan! Preregistration is required at http://bit.ly/LibraryPracticeTest. Contact Danielle.Black@Kaplan.com with questions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
1:30PM

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2:30PM

A Jazzy Christmas Concert with Edward Kalendar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Composer, pianist, conductor and arranger Edward Kalendar performs well-known Christmas carols and melodies improvised with jazz harmonies and rhythms. Equally at home in classical, jazz, pop and folk idioms, he has composed 26 film scores and over 300 popular, children's and classical songs and concertos. Born and trained in the former Soviet Union, Mr. Kalendar has entertained audiences in Spain, the Canary Islands, Germany, Bulgaria, Russia and the United States.*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
6
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Jamaica Drum Jam: West African Drum and Dance Circle Event

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of drumming with Brendan Finnegan and participate in a drum circle. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


Dec
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Marimba Music from Guatemala

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lira Huehueteca performs on the marimba, an instrument that expresses Guatemalan sentiment like no other. A distinguishing feature of the Guatemalan marimba is its size, which accommodates three or four musicians at once. Osman Martinez is the program's artistic director. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Dec
8
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Global Harmony House Presents: What Is Real Self-Esteem?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kamla Etwarrow, a raj yoga meditation teacher at Global Harmony House, and Catherine Piccione, PhD, will explore how feeling better about oneself can ultimately improve relationships and lead to true success in life. Wei Yee Ho, who holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from HELP University (Higher Education Learning Philosophy) in Malaysia, will provide translation into Mandarin. IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Dec
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

The Aesthetics of Art and Manga

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this 2-part series, teens and tweens will learn how to view classical Asian, and Western Art as well as how to view images from Manga as Art. Part 1, Addresses how to view and interpret ancient, and classical art from the collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Part 2, Addresses traditional Asian art, and its influence on Manga and Anime as art.

Each part will be followed by a short and fun Jeopardy match for review!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
5:00PM

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7:30PM

Student Winter-Holiday Piano Recital

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Students of piano instructor Vivian Fang Liu perform classical piano repertoire, Broadway musicals and pop songs. The performers, who range in age from 4 to 16 years, include the winners of the 2013 and 2014 National Association for Music Education, Eastern Division, Student Composers Competition and a Gold Award winner from the Sixth International Youth Arts and Culture Competition (2014). *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

The Secret Lives of Dresses

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kelsey Brow of Bowne House Museum will discuss the history of fashion and fashion magazine illustration techniques. Participants will design their own fashion plate and view the exhibit of fashion illustrations on display outside the Auditorium. This program is for children of all ages and their families.


Dec
13
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Success Strategies for Bilingual Immigrant Students

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Association of Chinese English Bilingual Educators presents the second in a series of workshops on education and the family. In this program, bilingual subject class teachers will explain how they worked collaboratively with parents to help students overcome hardship and achieve academic success. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Dec
30
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Winter Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

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

Bring your own cards (official and no Japanese versions or stall decks) to compete for the championship. The winner will receive a booster pack or a choice of a limited edition card.

- Pre-registration required. (Grades 5-12 only)
- Sign-up as soon as possible!
- There are 32 spots. Then will be placed on waiting list


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

 


What does a Friends Group do?

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


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District Office Address 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  

History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson.

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