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Job Skills Identification

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

Apr 26 @ 10:00 AM

Building Relationships in Business

This class will show how to build relationships through networking, foster partnerships in business, and get "buy in" from business acquaintances. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR310.

Apr 28 @ 10:00 AM

Resume Building

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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-661-1205. Class code JR130

May 3 @ 10:00 AM

Introduction to the Internet

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that ...

May 8 @ 10:00 AM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130

May 10 @ 10:00 AM

Setting Up Your Business

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring, and other preliminaries. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-661-1200. Class code JR310

May 11 @ 12:30 PM

Intermediate Word

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-661-1200. Class Code CC200

May 16 @ 10:00 AM

Cover Letters

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-661-1200. Class code JR150.

May 17 @ 1:30 PM

Basics of Business Planning

This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-661-2100. Class code ...

May 18 @ 2:00 PM

Traditional Marketing for Small Business

Marketing activities continue to evolve from traditional strategies to nontraditional methods that involve the Internet. Both traditional and nontraditional marketing have advantages and disadvantages. Traditional marketing activities help you become visible and attractive to your target customer and typically involve advertising, publicity, ...

May 19 @ 10:00 AM

Apr
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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


Apr
26
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages birth - 18 months, enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.


Apr
26
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fresh Ink Writing Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8 to 12 will practice their writing skills with a different writing activity each month.


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Apr
27
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 2 - 3, and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.


Apr
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Youth Council Meetings

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York City's Government isn't just for adults! Teens should have a say in what's happening in their city. If you're interested, join our Youth Leadership Council at Flushing. We're in the final stages of planning for an upcoming "Financial Literacy Conference" at Flushing Library on June 3rd!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Maker's Lab: Spring Gardens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In our Maker’s Lab, children ages 8-12 will create, innovate and collaborate on a different project each month using a wide range of materials. In April we will create spring gardens.


Apr
27
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Learning Chinese!

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

Queens Library at Flushing will open a Learning Chinese class for beginner level students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from Feb. 9. All classes will be on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call 718.661.1280 for assistance.

FlushingThu, May 11, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, May 18, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM

Apr
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Building Relationships in Business

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

This class will show how to build relationships through networking, foster partnerships in business, and get "buy in" from business acquaintances. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR310.


Apr
28
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Sound of Spring: Piano Classics

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performing the works of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Beethoven using piano, cello and voice.
*Auditorium*


Apr
28
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to join us for fun and games at Flushing. Hang out with your friends, and enjoy gaming on the overhead monitor as well as our full stock of board and card games.

All Grades 7-12 are welcome

The Fun is on at Flushing!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Intermediate Korean

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.

Intermediate Korean covers phonetics, syntax, and vocabulary, with a focus on reading, listening, speaking, writing, and an overview of classical Korean literature.


Apr
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
29
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Children's Day / Book Day

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy Stories , songs, rhymes and related craft.


Apr
29
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Day of Children/Day of Books

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy Storytime, songs, rhymes and related crafts
兒 童 節 /圖 書 日
四月二十九日早上十一點 (11am 4/29/17)來法拉盛圖書館慶祝~
兒 童 節 /圖 書 日
享受講故事時間,唱歌,韻律和相關的手工
該計劃由圖書館之友資助


Apr
29
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
29
1:30PM

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2:30PM

The Rough Dozen: An A Cappella Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy this musical tour from Pop to Doo Wop to Barbershop Harmony, featuring some of your favorite tunes. The Rough Dozen is an all-male vocal band that has brought the joy of A Cappella to communities in the New York City area, including Flushing's famous Queens Botanical Garden and Citifield. The Rough Dozen’s down-to-earth charm and fun-filled energetic voices will have you jumping out of your seat to join in the song.


Apr
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
29
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series:Luo Weinian:Six Degrees of Separation and Six Dimensions of Perspectives

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The author will discuss his observation and viewpoint of American society and how people can communicate and understand better.
*IRC Conference Room*


Apr
29
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (VIII)-Six Degrees of Separation and Six Dimensions of perspectives

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The author will discuss his observations of American society and how people can communicate and understand better.


Apr
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Beijing Benevolent Association Lecture Series: How to Sing Chinese Songs Skillfully & Artistically

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

How to Sing Chinese Songs Skillfully & Artistically
Part 1 - April 30th; Part 2 - May 7th
1:00 pm IRC Conference Room

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

Additional Dates


Apr
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Oriental Operatic Artists Association presents: Modern and Classic - An Encounter

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This performance will demonstrate a fusion of modern and classic, including Piano, Freestyle Dance, Erhu, Guqin to promote Chinese classical poem, music and theater arts.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
1
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Lower Back Pain (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Dr. Greg Gao will discuss the most common causes of lower back pain, its prevention and physical therapy intervention.


May
2
12:30PM

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2:30PM

LinkedIn for Job Searching

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

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR200


May
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Building

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-661-1205. Class code JR130


May
3
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages birth - 18 months, enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Make Your Own Bead Loom and Bracelet with Bowne House Museum

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will learn the same method that our local Native Americans, the Lenape, used to string shells called Wampum together to form belts. This workshop will involve a short discussion about the early interactions between the Lenape and the Europeans and how our local landscape was used for subsistence farming and large-scale agricultural farms.


May
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library


May
4
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 2 - 3, and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class will help entrepreneurs develop on the diverse paths of business ownership provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them dependent on skills, aptitudes and interests, and charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


May
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Math tutoring is available for students 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


May
6
11:15AM

--to--

11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
6
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Quintet of the Americas: Winds of Change

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet, will perform “Winds of Change”, a concert about the environment with ragtime, jazz and contemporary music. The show will also include poetry about the Earth by American naturalists Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
6
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 5/6- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 5/13 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 5/20- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 5/27- 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


May
7
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Les Ballets de L'Opera Chinois de New York & Shanghai Assoc of America:Celebrating Mother's Day

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Presented are new productions of "Girl in the Crowd" & Ballet "Kazakhstan Cavalry"
(Chen Min Lipman,Choreography director); Modern Peking Opera, Chinese Folk "Peacock Dance", Men's Quartet "Flower of Ladies" and Shanghai Yue Opera and other songs and dances to express gratitude to mothers.
*Auditorium*


May
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


May
8
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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.718-661-1200 Class code CC170.


May
9
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This four-class series will give you a brief introduction to the history and evolution of Chinese calligraphy. Participants will be able to learn basic techniques of calligraphy structure and layout.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130


May
10
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Summer Sizzle: Health, Safety, and You

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Summer is right around the corner! This means warm weather, beaches, mosquitoes and more. With the fun this season brings, there are also many health and safety tips we should know about. Join us at this informative and interactive summer workshop.


May
10
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to join us for fun Anime you select.
Hang with your friends and enjoy cool Anime.

The fun is on at Flushing


May
10
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Make Your Own Flushing Timeline with Bowne House

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children will discuss what they would have seen our their windows on various dates since Flushing’s founding in 1645 and will look at visuals from the different time periods provided by Bowne House. They will then construct their own timeline of what Flushing has looked like over time using paper, crayons, copied images, and their own drawings.


May
11
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring, and other preliminaries. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-661-1200. Class code JR310


May
11
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Comics, Manga, and More!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our club gives kids aged 8-12 the opportunity to discuss their favorite comics and graphic novels.


May
11
5:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Qipao Show to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A concert celebrating Mother's Day.

*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
11
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

North American Calligraphy Assoc. presents: Monthly Penmanship Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
12
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Irish Traditional Music For Teens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All tweens and teens are invited to listen to traditional music performed live on the Anglo concertina, Irish simple system 19th century wood flute, penny whistle and vocals or Seanos singing.
It will be accompanied by the playing of an Irish goat skin drum or "bodhran".

Come and enjoy and informal live performance, followed by an open discussion.

The Fun is on at Flushing !


May
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.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables.
Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts, Inc.: An Afternoon Showcase to Celebrate Mother's Day 2017

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts was established in 1984. In the past 30 years, Tung Ching has presented hundreds of talented Chinese artists recruited from China. This performance includes group dances, Chinese and Tibetan folk songs and Chinese opera.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Conjunto Guantanamo

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Founded in 2003 by conga drummer Ulises Beato, Conjunto Guantanamo also features Pepito Gomez (vocals), Itetsu Nasuda (piano), Carlos Mena (bass), Oscar Oñoz (trumpet) and Hector Torres (bongo) are the unique and celebrated musicians who create a sound layered with authentic Cuban swing and sophisticated influences like "el barbaro" Benny More, Arsenio Rodriguez, Roberto Faz, and Miguelito Cuní.


May
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to create, log onto and navigate an email account; send and receive messages; and attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call (718) 661-1205 for additional information. Class code CC120.


May
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Elder Abuse: From Detection to Intervention

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Please join us for this interactive workshop on elder abuse with representative from Queensboro Council for Social Welfare and JASA. A social worker from JASA will be able to discuss elder abuse from detection to intervention, and will answer questions.


May
15
6:00PM

--to--

2:00AM

Teen Movie Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to enjoy a carefully selected film exclusively for you!
Come, sit back and enjoy a cinematic break!

The Fun resides at Flushing!


May
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-661-1200. Class Code CC200


May
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Finest Adult Day Care Center presents: 2017 Mother’s Day Celebration Performance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performed by Members of Finest Adult Day Care Center & members of HuaMei Performance Arts.
*Auditorium*


May
17
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-661-1200. Class code JR150.


May
17
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

New York Vocal Artists Research Center presents: Spring Concert 2017

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York Vocal Artists Research Center (NYVARC) is one of the most active singing groups in New York and its members have been performing for the community ever since it was founded in 2008. NYVARC has become a cradle of great singers. They will be performing Chinese folk songs and Italian opera arias.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

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


May
18
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-661-2100. Class code JR310.


May
18
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fresh Ink Writing Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8 to 12 will practice their writing skills with a different writing activity each month.


May
18
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Young Artists Classical Piano Spring Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

With Olivia Lu and Professor Xiao. Young artists will be performing the works of J. S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Fr. Schubert and more.


May
19
7:00AM

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7:15AM

Agents of Change: The Importance of Sustainability in Public Schools, Universities and Libraries

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The goal of the program is to provide a platform for participants of the panel representing public libraries and schools to share presentations on the effective sustainable practices that they have utilized as a means to address climate change.


May
19
9:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Agents of Change: The Importance of Sustainability in Public Schools, Universities and Libraries

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 100 openings

Panel members representing public libraries and schools will share presentations on the practices that they have utilized to address climate change, how their respective organizations have raised public awareness of sustainability, and the methods by which we can support each other’s endeavors as responsible corporate citizens. Topics include energy and water conservation, community resilience, and much more.


May
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Traditional Marketing for Small Business

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

Marketing activities continue to evolve from traditional strategies to nontraditional methods that involve the Internet. Both traditional and nontraditional marketing have advantages and disadvantages. Traditional marketing activities help you become visible and attractive to your target customer and typically involve advertising, publicity, sales, merchandising and distribution. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-661-1205. Class code JR310.


May
20
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


May
20
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

70s & 80s Disco/Dance Music with Hart & Soul

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come get your groove on with the disco/dancing sounds of Hart & Soul. Hart & Soul is a 5-piece Long Island-based band that specializes in private parties and big events. Everybody is on the dance floor at a Hart & Soul show, so come on down and boogie with us!
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
21
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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, April 16, May 21, June 18.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

Additional Dates


May
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concert Series: Istmo Trio

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Featuring Mexican singer, Magos Herrera and Brazilian accordionist Vitor Gonçalves, and Brazilian percussionist Rogerio Boccato the Istmo Trio brings multiple influences together to create a new and original sound.


May
22
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Graphic Novel Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do you like graphic novels? (Comics count, too!) Then join our monthly club and share your love of the genre with other teens in grade 7 and up.


May
22
5:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180.


May
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180.


May
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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 explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-634-1110 . Class code JR110.


May
24
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of a performance filmed last summer of the New York City sounds of Latin soul with Joe Bataan, Ray Lugo and specials guests, legendary pianist Richie Ray, and in one of his first performances in 40 years, Pete Rodriguez. ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company will perform some of its signature choreography.


May
25
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you and strategies for successfully using social media for your business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for additional information. Class code JR310.


May
25
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Maker's Lab: Making Music

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In our Maker’s Lab, children ages 8-12 will create, innovate and collaborate on a different project each month using a wide range of materials. In April we will create spring gardens.


May
25
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Demonstration Lecture: The Expression of Emotion in Traditional Chinese Music

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lecturer: Huang, Chen-Ming with Chai-Found Music Workshop Musicans
Huang will introduce different characters of six iconic instruments in traditional sizhu: erhu ( fiddle), pipa ( lute), guzheng ( zither), yangqin ( Chinese hammered dulcimer), ruanxian ( or ruan, lute), and dizi ( flute). The musicans will also present a piece of works that demonstrate the characters of each instrument.


May
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Building Relationships in Business

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

This class will show how to build relationships through networking, foster partnerships in business, and get "buy in" from business acquaintances. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-661-1205. Class code: JR310.


May
26
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

BookBusters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If you love a GREAT fairytale and would love to read about Wizards, Dragons, Monsters and Witches,
join us from 3-4:30 pm for a book discussion of “The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill.
A fun activity will follow the discussion.
Pick up reserved book at Children’s Department.


May
27
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

1940s Swing with The Something Special Big Band

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Something Special, with its exciting Basie style, is considered to be one of the finest swing/jazz bands in the metropolitan area. Enjoy the nostalgic hits of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Harry James and more. Led by band director Phil Costa, this band consists of 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets and a full rhythm section.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

NY Concord Chorus presents: A Tribute to Parental Love

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The program will include well-known songs about parental love and care and will be presented in chorus, duets, ensembles, solos and dances. Some of the songs will be sung in English, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian or Spanish.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
31
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Earth Day Jeopardy!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to join us in the Teen Room for another round of Jeopardy. Come save the earth for earth day as well while having fun and answering other mad cool trivia as well!


May
31
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Global Harmony House presents: Managing Conflict

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As the world becomes an increasingly challenging place to live, we need to find new insights and tools to manage ourselves and our interactions with others. Once we understand the root causes of conflict, it can empower us to deal with situations more skillfully and resourcefully. In this class we will learn to apply the practical wisdom of Raja Yoga Meditation in order to live life more harmoniously, and with compassion and love.
*IRC Conference Room*


Jun
1
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

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


Jun
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring, and other preliminaries. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class code JR310


Jun
2
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

The Fun is on at Flushing!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
3
11:30AM

--to--

3:30PM

Youth-to-Youth Manage Your Money 101

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

You won't learn this in high school! Learn basic financial skills including learning how to budget, what a checking account is, managing credit, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Earn community service hours for participating! Lunch will be served. Registration is required.


Jun
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Elementos (Elements) of Brazilian Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

By Silva Dance Company

This great and energetic show will take you on a beautiful trip to Brazil exploring Brazilian Modern Dance, Capoeira, Maculele, Samba de Roda. The performance will showcase all the diversity of Brazil.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

The Beauty of Guqin (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Guqin, or "ancient stringed instrument,” is also called "the father of Chinese music." Members of the New York Guqin Association will introduce the audience to the history and repertoire of the instrument and perform some famous pieces. For more information in English and Chinese, call 718-990-8569.


Jun
5
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Queens Museum of Art presents: Handmade Sun Print Book

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

The Magic and Mind Reading Tour 2017

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Professional magicians Rich Marotta, Steve Dane and Ulises Beato will bewilder and beguile you with great magic and comedy. Each magician offers a different perspective on the art of magic.


Jun
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Chair Yoga with Miriam

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Miriam will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Jun
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Building

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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR130


Jun
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about reptiles, amphibians and even some large insects from around the world.


Jun
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Flute & Piano Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy the works of Philippe Gaubert, Cecile Chaminande, Camille Saint-Saens and Frank Martin.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro 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.


Jun
8
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come hang with your friends and watch mad cool Anime.

Anime is a super popular program at Flushing.

The fun is on at Flushing!


Jun
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-990-8625. Class code JR310


Jun
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning June 3 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
10
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Pop Rock Concert with Gravity

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to be entertained! Come see Gravity, this high energy musical group that will keep you rocking in your seats. This band features songs from top artists including Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Green Day, Blondie, Pat Benatar and more. An intense mixture of rock meets pop with hard hitting driving sounds, don’t miss out on this special live performance.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
10
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Financial Planning for Retirement (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Benjamin Li, Board Member, former President of the Chinese American Insurance Association, will discuss the basics of retirement planning, how to maximize your social security benefits and health insurance options after retirement, and common mistakes to avoid.


Jun
11
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Plaza Theatrical Productions Presents The Wizard of Oz

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The celebrated children's classic comes to life onstage with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. The entire family will enjoy this adaptation, complete with costumes, sets and the music of the MGM movie.


Jun
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Word

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

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.


Jun
13
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Beginners Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Jun
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Finding a job is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to discover the words employers want to see in resumes and online applications? This class will show you how to identify your career accomplishments and will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using five resources. Class code JR130


Jun
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Computers in Mandarin

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class. Call to register 718-661-1280 or stop by Flushing Library.

基本的电脑教程 (国语)
你将了解计算机的基本部件和功能,如果你要注册,请拨打 718-661-1280。


Jun
15
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Traditional Marketing for Small Business

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

Marketing activities continue to evolve from traditional strategies to nontraditional methods that involve the Internet. Both traditional and nontraditional marketing have advantages and disadvantages. Traditional marketing activities help you become visible and attractive to your target customer and typically involve advertising, publicity, sales, merchandising and distribution. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-661-1205. Class code JR310


Jun
16
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you and strategies for successfully using social media for your business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Jun
18
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Summer Festival: An Afternoon of Peking Opera by the Teachers & Students of Peking Opera Classes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Program:
1. Peking Opera Arias: Students of Qingyi class; 2. Opera: Members of the Youth Troupe
3. Opera: Chasing after General Han Xin: Yue Qingyin, Fang Yulin; 4. Opera: Pinggui Bidding His Farewell: Zhang Jingtao, Cheng Xiuling; 5. Opera: Scouting the Enemy's Troop Formation: Guan Shenli, Li Jiling


Jun
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code CC200


Jun
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code CC200


Jun
20
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Suzanne Gerdes, MS, RD, CDN, will teach seniors with conditions like hypertension and diabetes how to choose healthy foods. Learn how to have a nutritious diet that you can enjoy!


Jun
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-752-3700. Class code JR150


Jun
21
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

Finding Lasting Happiness Through Meditation with Jim Rose

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Too often incessant stress, distraction, and constant challenges leave us worn out and worn down. Meditation can be the key that unlocks the inner doorway to a life of deep and lasting inner happiness. In this workshop, we will learn a simple yet highly effective method to help still our restless minds, achieve a state of lasting happiness and reconnect with our source.
*IRC Conference Room*


Jun
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Building Relationships in Business

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

This class will show how to build relationships through networking, foster partnerships in business, and get "buy in" from business acquaintances. To preregister visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org or for more information, call 718-661-1205. Class code: JR310.


Jun
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

The Beauty of Kunqu: 2017 Summer Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program will feature resident artists and students of the Kunqu Workshop. Together they will present classical Kunqu plays perform Kunqu arias. The goal of the program is to introduce the art and beauty of Kunqu to the general public.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
24
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Teenage Sexual and Character Development (Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teenage years are a time for growth and discovery. With proper guidance throughout this journey, young people will be prepared to develop healthy self-esteem in order to lead a meaningful, productive, and happy life.


Jun
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

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


Jun
28
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Yummy treats are available for all participants.

The fun is on at Flushing!


Jun
28
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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


Jun
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

LinkedIn for Job Searching

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

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


Jul
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library


Jul
13
10:00AM

--to--

11:00AM

Demystifying Diabetes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Jul
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Internet In Cantonese!

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

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

基本的上网教程 (粤语)
教你如何上网搜索资料。


Aug
16
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Breast Health: Cancer Screening and Prevention

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Flushing Community Library has:

  • 43 public computers for adults
  • 17 public computers for children
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the branch for more details.

 

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International Language Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Indic Languages
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Telugu
  • Arabic

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

  • The Job Information Center collection
  • Large test preparation book collection
  • Travel book collection
  • Large children’s media collection of educational and recreational multimedia materials
  • Large Young Adult fiction book collection
  • New Americans collection
  • Extensive general paperback fiction collection by popular authors
  • Special collections for arts and entertainment
  • Classics collection
  • Graphic Novels
  • New York Times on microfilm
  • Collection on Flushing history and communities for reference use

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

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

History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson.

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