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Introduction to the Internet for Mature Adults

The Internet can be a complex and confusing place. In this workshop we keep it simple by sticking to the basics, such as how to use an Internet program, the basic structure of a website and the process of searching for information. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is ...

Aug 4 @ 10:00 AM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of ...

Aug 5 @ 10:00 AM

Mock Interview

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. To make an appointment, visit the JBA table on the second floor ...

Aug 6 @ 10:00 AM

Choosing Entrepreneurship: Lead Up to StartUP!

The first course of this three-part series to 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 ...

Aug 7 @ 10:00 AM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn and Twitter

LinkedIn and Twitter are social Media websites that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call ...

Aug 7 @ 12:00 PM

Introduction to Email for the Mature Adult

Keep in touch with friends and family by learning how to create an email account, log in and out, and send and receive messages. 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 CC120

Aug 11 @ 10:00 AM

Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130

Aug 12 @ 10:00 AM

Mock Interview

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. To make an appointment, visit the JBA table on the second floor ...

Aug 13 @ 10:00 AM

Setting Up Your Business: Lead Up to StartUP!

In this second course of a three-part series, 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class ...

Aug 14 @ 10:00 AM

Social Networking for your Job Search

The Internet is abuzz with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the ...

Aug 14 @ 12:00 PM

Aug
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to the Internet for Mature Adults

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

The Internet can be a complex and confusing place. In this workshop we keep it simple by sticking to the basics, such as how to use an Internet program, the basic structure of a website and the process of searching for information. 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


Aug
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Freegal

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

Learn how to download free music from the Queens Library website to your home computer or mobile device.


Aug
4
2:00PM

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3:00PM

So You Have Health Insurance—Now What?! (An Introduction to Health Insurance)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Health insurance is confusing! Learn basic terms and information that will help you get the most out of your coverage. If you don't have health insurance but want to learn more about it, this program is also for you!

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

Additional Dates


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Aug
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


Aug
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

There's anime fun for teens on Wednesday afternoons this summer. Join us!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Mock Interview

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. To make an appointment, visit the JBA table on the second floor or call 917-294-9301. Class code JR170


Aug
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 work on crafts related to our Summer Reading theme, "Every Hero Has a Story." The fun is at Flushing this summer!


Aug
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Summer Reading Crafts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a fun variety of craft programs Thursday afternoons this summer.


Aug
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship: Lead Up to StartUP!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

The first course of this three-part series to 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 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Aug
7
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn and Twitter

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

LinkedIn and Twitter are social Media websites that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code CC130


Aug
7
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Selections for the next several months are: 5/1 -"The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America" by Erik Larson; 6/5 -
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd; 7/10 - "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford; 8/7 - "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Dai Sijie. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Aug
7
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Summer Reading Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join your old friends and make new ones in the Teen Room with our new Nintendo Wii U, X Box or awesome variety of card and board games! The fun is at Flushing this summer!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Kunqu Society and New York Chinese Opera Society present: The Classical Beauties 2015 Summer Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The program for this performance includes “The Wedding Proposal” with Michelle Yang and Qinglin Cai; “A Banquet for Two” with Dezhang Wu and Jiehua Shi; and “Farewell at Sha Qiao” with Chaoyang Li, Bin Ma and Zexin Li.


Aug
8
2:00PM

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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


Aug
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Joseph Campbell Sends Out Mew: Pokemon as Mythic Narrative

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mythology uses epic battles, conflicted characters and encounters with strange and powerful creatures to reveal truths about human existence. These truths can be told through a storyteller's words or can come to life in the palm of our hands. This lecture will explore mythology and the truths that it tells us through the medium of tiny virtual monsters and the real bonds we form with them.


Aug
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Oversea Benevolent Association Presents: Mid-Summer with Chinese Dramas and Folk Songs

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Chinese Oversea Benevolent Association brings Chinese drama and folk songs to you in mid-summer. The artists will present wonderful programs to the audience that highlight local dramas from North and South China.
*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Aug
10
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Bilingual Birdies Concert: Songs for Young Children (in English and Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children up to age 5 and their parents or other adult caregivers will learn new vocabulary at this live, interactive concert of movement and songs in Spanish and English. Space is limited and available first come, first served.


Aug
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Movie Mondays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join your friends in the Teen Room each Monday for our Summer Reading movie lineup from July 6 to August 10. Enjoy the fun at Queens Library!


Aug
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email for the Mature Adult

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

Keep in touch with friends and family by learning how to create an email account, log in and out, and send and receive messages. 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 CC120


Aug
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Using a Google Nexus Tablet

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

Borrow a Google Nexus tablet from us and learn how to use it.


Aug
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Polyhedron Origami

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Using brightly colored paper, teens will make three-dimensional geometric shapes that can be put together, stacked or connected to form towers, containers and much more.


Aug
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 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, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Aug
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The National Circus Project Presents a One-Man Circus

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It's a one-man circus with acrobatics, juggling and more to amaze and thrill children ages 6-12!


Aug
12
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer ScreamFest: "The Ruins"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A group of friends on holiday in Mexico are invited to visit an archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins. 2008; R; 90 minutes


Aug
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interview

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. To make an appointment, visit the JBA table on the second floor or call 917-294-9301. Class code JR170


Aug
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

End-of-Summer-Reading Party

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy our annual party celebrating the end of summer reading by hanging out with friends and competing for cool prizes!


Aug
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Setting Up Your Business: Lead Up to StartUP!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

In this second course of a three-part series, 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310


Aug
14
12:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Social Networking for your Job Search

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

The Internet is abuzz with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR200


Aug
15
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in 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


Aug
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies for the Mature Adult

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

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles they may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Aug
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

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


Aug
18
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Electronic Advertising for Local Business (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kevin Bowers, co-founder of Zetta Mobile, from the Queens Chamber of Commerce, will share best practices in the mobile advertising field to help entrepreneurs attract new customers. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


Aug
19
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Meet Patricia Park, Author of "Re Jane: A Novel"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens native Patricia Park discusses her debut novel, a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre that takes its heroine Jane Re on a journey from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul—and back. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Aug
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interview

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. To make an appointment, visit the JBA table on the second floor or call 917-294-9301. Class code JR170


Aug
20
2:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

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 ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

Increase your job leads by following nontraditional approaches and cast a wider net in the employment market. To register, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR350


Aug
21
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Become a Marketing Expert: Lead Up to StartUP!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

This is the last course in this three-part series. We will explore the exciting world of marketing, learn tried and tested models for success, and explore technologies that are best suited for marketing a business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Aug
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

In this workshop participants will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, including creating an account at a major job search website, posting your resume online and emailing a resume. They will also learn appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Aug
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

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


Aug
26
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

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


Aug
26
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Korean)

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

This course will teach you how to organize a business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote a business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting a business and develop financial projections. Class code JR310.


Aug
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mock Interview

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. To make an appointment, visit the Job and Business Academy (JBA) table on the 2nd floor or call 917-294-9301. Class code: JR170.


Aug
27
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Parkinson's Disease (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Edward Chai, MD, a board-certified neurologist with New York-Presbyterian Queens, will discuss the early symptoms of Parkinson's disease, diagnosis, disease mechanisms and new treatment options.


Aug
27
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Finding Inner Peace through Meditation with Jim Rose

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Aren't peace and happiness what we all seek? Are they possible to attain? Learn how the regular practice of a simple meditation technique, explained and practiced during this workshop, can help you achieve a state of lasting peace and happiness that no one and nothing can take away.


Aug
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also 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 and improve your job search techniques in the workshop. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Aug
28
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Setting Up an E-commerce Business

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

Learn what it takes to start a business online. Find out what resources are available to start an online business with the top four e-commerce sites. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Aug
29
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

Chinese Writers Association of New York Presents Campus Folk Songs—They're a Legend!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Campus folk songs originated in Taiwan during the 1970s. They were considered part of a new modern wave in songs and immediately spread across Chinese-speaking regions. The melodies and lyrics contain the flavors of the classic and contemporary, and the west and the east.


Aug
30
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

The College Admissions Process (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

This workshop is designed to help college-bound high school students and their parents navigate the complex and confusing college admissions and financial aid application process.


Aug
30
2:00PM

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3:15PM

European Escapades

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Pianist Ronee Boyce and cellist Jonathan Tortolano invite you on a musical journey beginning in France and ending in Russia, where you will be greeted by the sweet sounds of Debussy, Fauré, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.


Sep
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Participants will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, including creating an account at a major job search website, posting a resume online and emailing a resume. They will also learn appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Sep
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be at 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, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Sep
3
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 main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


Sep
3
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 word.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

The first course of this four-part series provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helping participants chart a path to success by assessing their skills, aptitudes and interests, and exploring the right type of business based on the results of these assessments. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our upcoming selections are: 9/4 - “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore; 10/2 - “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Phillipp Sendker; 11/6 - “Vanessa and Her Sister” by Priya Parmar; 12/4 - “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry.
*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


Sep
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

Increase your job leads by following nontraditional approaches and cast a wider net in the employment market. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR350


Sep
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150.


Sep
9
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Drum Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Make some noise in this hands-on drum and percussion workshop with professional musician Tony Genovese!


Sep
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code: CC200


Sep
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Setting Up Your Business: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

In this second course of a four-part series, 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
12
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

A Concert in Memory of 9/11

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Peace of Heart Choir is a volunteer New York City group that came together shortly after the tragedy of 9/11. Its aim is to promote healing, diversity, community bonding and mutual understanding through music. This performance will include the selections "Give Us Hope," "Let There Be Peace on Earth," "Pieces of the World," "The Water is Wide," "One Day" and more.


Sep
12
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


Sep
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Quintet of the Americas Presents "Another Realm": Unusual Music Combinations

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Quintet of the Americas will perform music combining Western music with that of China, Latin America and Africa. The flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon quintet will be joined by electronics, harp, mbira (African thumb piano) and Latin American folk rattles and flutes. Zimbabwean master mbira player Chartwell Dutiro is the featured guest artist.


Sep
14
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop you will learn what Alzheimer’s disease is, what the warning signs and treatments of the disease are, why early diagnosis is important and how the Alzheimer’s Association can help you.


Sep
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

Knowing your marketable skills is critical in various aspects of job searching. In this class you will learn about the 3 skills sets wanted by employers (job-related, self-management, transferable) and the importance of building a marketable skills triangle. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110.


Sep
15
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

WeChat Public Platform (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zhemiao Chen, of the law office of Jiali Pan and Associates, PLLC, will speak about the advertising uses of the messaging and calling app WeChat and the proper way to use it to avoid legal risk. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.


Sep
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

The interview is the most important part of a job search. Find out the 10 toughest interview questions and how to answer them, and learn new strategies to employ at your next interview. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR170


Sep
16
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Life Skills Seminar--in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Medicaid / Medicare & bill issues
- Fee waiver naturalization
- Senior benefits


Sep
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

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


Sep
17
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Fall Classical Sing-Along Concert with Young Student Artists

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a piano performance of famous classical tunes! Learn the history and meaning of each piece, and hear how composers translate non-musical ideas into music. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Sep
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Marketing- Become an Expert: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

This is the third course in our four-part series. In this course we will explore the exciting world of marketing and learn the tried and tested models for success and explore technologies that are best suited for marketing your business. However, fundamental to success in marketing is understanding the customers you are serving and developing a story and message that they love. To register or for additional information call 718-990-8625.Class Code: JR310.


Sep
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Information Session Presented by Center for the Independence of the Disabled

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representatives of the Center for Independence of the Disabled, in partnership with Queens Library, will describe free services it provides to people with disabilities, their family and their friends. It will also provide general information on public benefits for the disabled.


Sep
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

There are over 400 transferable skills that job seekers often overlook but can show employers they have added value…and can do more than what the job requires. Learn to identify many other skills to offer an employer. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110.


Sep
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

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


Sep
23
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Bookbusters Discussion and Drawing Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 will read, discuss and create caricatures of characters in "Just My Rotten Luck" by James Patterson.


Sep
23
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Korean)

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

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be prepared when applying for financing. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
23
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "New York Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the Philharmonic to perform his personal favorites.


Sep
24
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Hepatitis B (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, board-certified gastrointestinal specialist Dr. Michael Li will explain the causes of hepatitis B and its route of infection. If you have suffered from hepatitis B or have concerns about how to deal with this disease, your questions will be answered here.


Sep
24
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include; a review of the basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required. Class Code: CC210


Sep
24
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

East Meets West with Pianist Hannah Hsu Wang and Violinist Raymond Malone

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Western music merges with the Far Eastern sounds of Taiwan, China, Korea and Japan in a chamber performance by Hannah Hsu Wang, who has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Toronto Arts Center and at many other venues around the world, and Raymond Malone, who had his Carnegie Hall debut while still in high school and his European debut at Philharmonic Hall in Berlin under Herbert Von Karajan.


Sep
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Social Media for Your Business: "Lead Up to StartUP!"

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

This is the fourth course in our four-part series. Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Les Deux

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This virtuosic violin duo Les Deux, featuring Clare Elena Semes and Chelsea Starbuck Smith, offers a dazzling performance of classical and pop pieces.


Sep
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Sep
30
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. You will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. Space is limited. To make an appointment, visit the JBA table on the second floor at Flushing or call 917-294-9301. Class code JR170


Oct
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media websites that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code CC130


Oct
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
2
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Super Smash Bro. for Wii U Tournament

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to a special happy hour Super Smash Bros. tournament with your friends. Special prizes will be awarded to the three finalists.


Oct
3
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

1940's Swing Jazz Concert with M.A.S. Swing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

M.A.S. Swing is a 15-piece big band that plays music from the Great American Songbook, which includes music by Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. Singer Eddie Gentile is featured as Frank Sinatra and drummer Dick Bennett as Gene Krupa.


Oct
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Long Island Chorus presents: Sound of Long Island Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Long Island Chorus is a unique singing group composed of members of diverse backgrounds sharing an enduring passion for vocal music and a dedication to society. The chorus has been actively involved in cultural activities in communities, providing numerous performances in New York City and on Long Island.
Under the theme of “Loving Peace," this performance will present an enchanting mix of world and Chinese masterpieces and popular songs in multiple forms.
*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Oct
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Stroke and Spinal Injuries and Illnesses (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Ning Lin, MD, a neurosurgeon with New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and New York Hospital Queens, will discuss stroke and its neurological impact on a patient. He will also discuss diagnoses and treatment options for conditions affecting the central nervous system, including the spine.


Oct
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

Knowing your marketable skills is critical in various aspects of job searching. In this class you will learn about the 3 skills sets wanted by employers (job-related, self-management, transferable) and the importance of building a marketable skills triangle. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110.


Oct
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Oct
7
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

A Tale of Two Kidneys

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program, presented in collaboration with Northshore LIJ, will help you learn how to prevent and treat chronic kidney disease, as well as the common problems, such as diabetes, that can damage kidneys.


Oct
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media:Twitter

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

Twitter is a social Media websites that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code CC130


Oct
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Setting Up Your Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

There are over 400 transferable skills that job seekers often overlook but can show employers they have added value…and can do more than what the job requires. Learn to identify many other skills to offer an employer. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110.


Oct
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150.


Oct
14
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Queens Memory in Flushing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Queens Memory and Asian Americans for Equality for a community history event! Share your memories of Queens and get your family photos digitized for free. The Queens Memory team will scan your photographs, postcards and other memorabilia and save them to a thumb drive that you can take home. Bring your materials and stories and expect to learn something new about your neighborhood!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Social Networking for your Job Search

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

The Internet is abuzz with social media, and there are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to leverage your network for your job search. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR200


Oct
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Clinical Trials

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What are clinical trials? How do they work? Why do we need clinical research? This lecture will help you understand the benefits and challenges of clinical research. It will also highlight important questions to ask your healthcare provider so that you can make informed decisions regarding your health.


Oct
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Becoming an Expert in Marketing

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

In this course we will explore the exciting world of marketing and learn the tried and tested models for success and explore technologies that are best suited for marketing your business. However, fundamental to success in marketing is understanding the customers you are serving and developing a story and message that they love. To register or for additional information call 718-990-8625.Class Code: JR310.


Oct
17
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in 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. The group will meet on Saturdays, October 17, November 21 and December 19.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Oct
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

Job finding is a game of words, so wouldn't it be a good idea to find out what words the employers want to see in the resume and online applications. This class will teach you how to create keyword career vocabulary using 5 resources. It will allow you to identify what types of accomplishments or achievements you had a hand at in your career. Class Code: JR130.


Oct
22
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

Increase your job leads by following nontraditional approaches and cast a wider net in the employment market. To register, visit us on jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code: JR350.


Oct
22
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

On the Spectrum: Autism and Its Treatments

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Autism spectrum disorder rates have increased 10-17% annually in recent years, affecting more than 3 million people nationally. Each individual with autism is unique, with his or her own areas of ability and challenge. Attend this program to find out more about the diagnosis, signs and symptoms, and common treatments of autism spectrum disorder.


Oct
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Managing People—Building Extraordinary Relationships

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

This class is geared towards helping people learn how to build relationships in networking, fostering partnerships in business, and getting "buy in" from those they encounter. To register or for more information call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
24
12:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Halloween Blood Fest 2015

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The all-female rock band Shattered Serenade will perform, along with a seance with flying ghosts, magicians, a psychic, movies and ghost stories. There will also be a costume and scream contest with special guest The Great Pumpkin and, live onstage: Freddy vs. Jason: The Final Battle. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Oct
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Oct
27
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do people have difficulty understanding you? Is your accent keeping you from finding work or reaching other goals? Speech-language pathologists will teach you everyday tips and techniques to help you approximate an American English speaking style.


Oct
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

In this workshop participants will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, including creating an account at a major job search website, posting your resume online and emailing a resume. They will also learn appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Oct
28
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Chinese)

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

This course, in Mandarin Chinese, provides a basic overview of the steps to take to start a business, and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. You will learn how to develop a business plan, determine your legal structure, set up a bookkeeping system, get permits and licenses, and obtain financing. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also 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 and improve your job search techniques in the workshop. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Oct
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Nov
18
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Chinese)

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

This course will teach how to organize a business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote a business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting a business and develop financial projections.


Dec
16
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Chinese)

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

Whether you are just starting up or expanding an existing business, this course, in Mandarin Chinese, will help you learn about credit and financing opportunities for your small business. Additionally, the course will give insight on what lenders are looking for in the current credit environment so you can be prepared when applying for financing.


Dec
17
2:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

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 ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities.


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@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.