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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

Feb 10 @ 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 visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. ...

Feb 10 @ 4:00 PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190

Feb 11 @ 10:00 AM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190

Feb 11 @ 4:00 PM

Setting Up Your Business

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up and begin operating a business. 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

Feb 12 @ 5:00 PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social media website 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 ...

Feb 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 visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. ...

Feb 17 @ 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

Feb 17 @ 4:00 PM

Beginners' Excel

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

Feb 18 @ 10:00 AM

Social Media for Your Business

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 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310

Feb 19 @ 5:00 PM

Feb
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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


Feb
10
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 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 visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


Feb
10
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Black History Month Film Screening

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In "Eve's Bayou" (1997, rated R), the Batiste family tries to survive the secrets they've kept and the betrayals they've endured, as summer heats up in rural 1962 Louisiana beside Eve's Bayou. Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, and Debbi Morgan star. In Auditorium, Lower Level


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Feb
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Feb
11
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
11
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Celebration of Golden Monkey Year: Chinese Spring Festival Gala

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is the first Lunar New Year Festival Concert to be jointly organized by the Shao Xing Association of America and Finest Adult Day Care Center. The celebration will feature a number of traditional Chinese elements including a special warm greeting, an exhibit of works by local artists, folk dance, a live orchestra, and classical opera.


Feb
11
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
11
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Feb
12
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Free E-File Tax Assistance for Qualified Tax Payers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April. If your income did not exceed $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file at no cost. Volunteers will be available at this location who speak English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. To learn more about the free e-file program, visit www.tax.ny.gov. For a list of participating Queens Community Libraries, visit www.queenslibrary.org/events.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
4:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hang out in the Teen Room with our Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, and a variety of very cool board games. From time to time we sing our favorite karaoke, as well!

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

Additional Dates


Feb
12
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Friendship Bracelet Craft

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 will make friendship bracelet..


Feb
12
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this class students will be guided through the elements needed to set up and begin operating a business. 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


Feb
13
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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

Topics include creating and saving documents; working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregister for January classes at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk or by calling 718-990-0769 beginning Wednesday, December 30 at 9:00 a.m, and for February classes at the Flushing Cyber Center Reference Desk or by calling 718-661-1280 beginning Saturday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Rise and shine and head to the library for 30 minutes of stories and songs, for 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


Feb
13
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Argentinian Music with Irene Failenbogen

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Vocalist and guitarist Irene Failenbogen will play popular and beautiful Argentinean musical rhythms: tango, zamba, chacarera, bailecito, milonga, and more. Among classics she will perform are "El Choclo," Piazzolla's "Adios Nonino," Carlos Gardel's "El Dia Que Me Quieras," and Fito Paez's "Y dale alegria a mi Corazon." She will also share some of her original compositions in Spanish and English. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Feb
13
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Feb
14
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

CBA Culture & Arts Center presents: Lunar New Year Chinese Musical and Dramas

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

CBA Cultural & Arts Center will present Chinese musical works with unique instruments, as well as some dramatic performances.


Feb
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media website 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 JR200


Feb
16
1:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Free E-File Tax Assistance for Qualified Tax Payers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library, in cooperation with the New York State Tax Department, is offering free tax-preparation assistance at participating libraries from January to April. If your income did not exceed $62,000 in 2015, you qualify to e-file at no cost. Volunteers will be available at this location who speak English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. To learn more about the free e-file program, visit www.tax.ny.gov. For a list of participating Queens Community Libraries, visit www.queenslibrary.org/events.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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 visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


Feb
17
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Lunar New Year Craft

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a beading craft for children of all ages and their families. Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of Flushing Library.


Feb
17
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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


Feb
17
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.


Feb
17
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Community Legal Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Four licensed attorneys and a retired immigration officer will discuss tax-filing updates for the 2015 tax year, landlord/tenant conflict resolution, employment-based and family-based immigration procedures, and naturalization applications.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Feb
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 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


Feb
18
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Book Busters!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young people in grades 4-7 will explore the history of New York City when we read and discuss "My Seneca Village" by Marilyn Nelson.


Feb
18
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to watch anime, hang out with friends, and enjoy the show!


Feb
19
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Story Plays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tweens ages 8-12 are invited to keep up with their reading during winter break in a fun way: with Readers' Theater. At it, kids will learn theater games, read stories aloud, discuss what they read, and perform scenes from Roald Dahl's classic novel, "James and the Giant Peach." Readers' Theater is an educational technique to encourage reading through theater and read-alouds; it boosts listening and speaking skills, enhances confidence, and transforms reluctant readers into book lovers.


Feb
19
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

The New York Voice, presented by nyflushing.com

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The New York Voice, now in its fourth season, is a grassroots competition and performance opportunity for all talented local singers. Join up to sing for Flushing, its wonderful diversity, and prosperity for all! Friday, 2/19 @ 1:00PM: Semi-final for youth group; Saturday, 2/27@ 1:30PM: Final for adult and children groups. In Auditorium, Lower Level

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

Additional Dates


Feb
19
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Social Media for Your Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 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 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


Feb
20
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with Chinese and Korean Music, Arts, and Food

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate the Lunar New Year together! 10:30AM: Korean sweets preparation; 12:00PM: demonstration of Chinese seal carving; 1:30PM: Music from Korea, the "land of morning calm"; 3:00PM: "Red" concert by the BaBan Chinese Music Society of New York

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

Additional Dates


Feb
20
10:30AM

--to--

11:45AM

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with Chinese and Korean Music, Arts, and Food

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate the Lunar New Year together! 10:30AM: Korean sweets preparation; 12:00PM: demonstration of Chinese seal carving; 1:30PM: Music from Korea, the "land of morning calm"; 3:00PM: "Red" concert by the BaBan Chinese Music Society of New York.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Alzheimer's Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc, 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


Feb
21
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

Xoregos Performing Company Presents "Songs of the Harlem River"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Xoregos Performance Company presents forgotten one-act plays, believed to have never been professionally produced outside of community theater until now, that depict African-American life in the 1920s and '30s.


Feb
21
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

North American Chinese Calligraphy Association Lecture Series on Chinese Culture and Arts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics will be: 1/16 - identification and appreciation of Tang Yin’s calligraphy and painting; 2/21 - appreciation and analysis of famous running cursive samples; 3/19 - discussion of seal and stone carving *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

JobMap is a Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resume and cover letters online, and get your resume reviewed online. Call 718-634-4784 for more information.


Feb
22
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12-24 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


Feb
22
4:30PM

--to--

6:00PM

Elementary 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.

Elementary Korean teaches the Korean alphabet using a method that enables non-Korean speakers to read independently in a short time, and encourages learning through repetition of daily expressions, with a cultural component providing insights into Korea and its society.

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Feb
22
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Women & Gender in Korean History

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

While the rise of women’s history and feminist theory in the 1960s and 1970s fostered more general re-evaluations of social and cultural history in the West, such advances have been far more modest in Korean history. This talk examines the experiences and representations of Korean women from early modern times to the present, and aims to gauge the ways in which gender roles were influenced—or not—by modernization.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Feb
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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

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


Feb
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate MS 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.


Feb
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Prospecting for Job Leads: 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 at this workshop! For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Feb
24
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

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 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Feb
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to try to answer questions on the big screen in an exciting round of Jeopardy. Bring friends to compete against or cheer for you!


Feb
24
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Mandarin)

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

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. Class Code:JR310.


Feb
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Improve your productivity and boost your knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code CC210


Feb
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code CC210


Feb
25
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Ba Ban Chinese Music Society presents: Along the Yangtze River

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

From Silk and Bamboo music, local folk songs to kunqu, the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society guides the audience through the diverse music of southern China. A lecture to promote the knowledge of the Chinese musical instruments will be held on a separate day.
Date & Tine: Lecture: Feb 25, Thursday, 6 pm. Performance: Feb 28, Sunday, 2 pm
*Auditorium, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Feb
25
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Preventing Gastric Cancer

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Did you know that Chinese and Korean people are at higher risk for gastric cancer? Haejin In, M.D., a gastric cancer specialist from Montefiore Medical Center, will discuss how to prevent gastric cancer and keep yourself and your family healthy. A question-and-answer session will be part of the program, with Mandarin- and Korean-speaking staff available to translate.


Feb
26
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Comics, Manga, and More

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Comic books, manga, and graphic novels are a great way to get reluctant readers interested in reading. Our club gives kids in grades 3-6 the opportunity to discuss their favorite comics and graphic novels, learn about new series, and test their artistic skills through art activities and workshops.


Feb
26
5:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

Managing People: Building Relationships in Business

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

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


Feb
27
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chinese Book Club: The Westernization of Chinese Drama and Cinema

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Drama and cinema were introduced to China in the late Qing and early Republic periods and had a huge impact on traditional Chinese performing arts and social norms, giving rise to both growth and conflict. The monthly Chinese book club will examine the changes wrought by these performing art forms in terms of literary works, theater and film in modern China. *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Mar
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Please call 718-990-8625 to preregister. Class code CC100


Mar
1
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

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.


Mar
2
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


Mar
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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


Mar
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Mar
3
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
1:30PM

--to--

2:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Beginning a Business-Winter/Spring Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Day 1: Starting your own business
Day 2: SBA programs and services
Day 3: Business Plan Writing
Day 4: Expanding your business
Day 5: Marketing strategies

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

Additional Dates


Mar
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.


Mar
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class 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 based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


Mar
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our selections are: 2/5 - "How to Start a Fire," by Lisa Lutz; 3/4 - "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean," by Susan Casey; 4/1 - "An Object of Beauty," by Steve Martin

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

Additional Dates


Mar
4
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Calling all teens and tweens: Have fun playing a variety of interactive board or card games with your friends, or chill out with our Nintendo Wii U or X Box 360! The fun is at Flushing!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
5
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us at the JBA table on the 2nd floor for Open Lab practice, when you can search for a job, edit your resume, or practice your typing skills. For more information, call 718-661-1205 or visit us at the JBA table.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Queens Library International Resource Center Presents: Music From North Africa and Middle East

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The music of Dahka Band can best be described as world music with a modern approach. The band infuses traditional music from Algeria, Nigeria, and Turkey with rock and funk to create a truly new sound. At this concert, the band will perform original compositions, jazz, and traditional music from North Africa and Middle East.


Mar
5
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Photography and the Beauty of the Summer Palace with Tian Jinghui

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The topics of this 2-session program will be: 1-A brief review of photography skills and equipment, including camera and lenses; 2-Photographing classic architecture, using the Summer Palace as an example.
Saturday, March 5 & 26 @ 2:30 pm.
IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Classical Piano Concert with Albert Zak

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Albert Zak, Ph.D., will perform the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff. Études-Tableaux, Op. 33 and Op. 39 (Pictorial Etudes or Etude Paintings) and Preludes, Op. 23 and Op. 32 are considered among the most demanding pieces in the virtuoso piano repertoire. Dr. Zak will perform selections from both sets of opuses, including the famous B minor and G minor preludes and the celebrated E-flat minor étude-tableaux from Op. 39.


Mar
6
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.


Mar
7
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Knee Injuries and Physical Therapy (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Greg X. Gao, PT, DPT, of United Interventional Pain Management and Physical Therapy Center, will discuss different types of common knee injuries and treatment options, focusing especially on the importance of physical therapy.


Mar
7
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12-24 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


Mar
7
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

The Global Appeals of Japanese Comics or Manga: History, Aesthetics, and the Future

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This talk introduces the rich and longstanding tradition of Japanese comics (manga) that have been globally circulated and embraced by fans across different countries. Providing a brief introduction to the history of Japanese comics, Professor Suzuki discusses manga as a medium that is capable of narrating a nuanced story with its deliberate combination of images, words, and other visual/formal signs that sometimes even challenge the readers’ expectation.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Mar
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

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


Mar
8
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media website 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 JR200


Mar
9
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


Mar
9
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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, and 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


Mar
9
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Techsplorers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In addition to its books and encyclopedias, Queens Library also has access to a number of great databases and online educational materials to promote learning. This new program will explore a range of online learning tools for children in grades 2-6.


Mar
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Mar
10
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to watch new and innovative episodes of popular Anime selected based on your feedback and provided for your entertainment!


Mar
11
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 and begin operating a business. 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


Mar
12
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by calling 718-661-1280 beginning Saturday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Mar 19, 20169:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Mar 26, 20169:30AM - 12:00PM

Mar
12
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Irish Music Concert with Celtic Cross

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celtic Cross is a legendary NYC 7-piece band fronted by Kathleen Fee and her brothers John and Kenny Vesey. The band puts music together in a very different way than what you will hear from most Celtic acts. Their music tells great stories using the traditional Celtic sound on top of sassy pop, alt-country and funk.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Mar
12
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

New York Classical Music Lovers Association 2016 Lecture Series: Going to the Palace of Music

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Featured programs include: 1/9 - New York Uncle Tang: How to analyze a song; 2/6 – Special Chinese New Year celebration, “Let’s Sing”; 3/12- Sissi Zhao: The great pianist Chopin and his works, and how to help children learn piano; 4/9 - Huilin Wang: Musical description of nature in eastern and western compositions (Part 1); 5/7- Huilin Wang: Musical description of nature in Eastern and Western compositions (Part 2).

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

Additional Dates


Mar
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: The Sound of Japanese Fusion and Beyond

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Featuring the Japanese Traditional Instrument “Koto,” the concert will present the most essential parts of the music of WaFoo. Featuring three invited guest players from Musical Chairs Chamber Music Ensembles (aka MCCE), one of the most well established and well-known classical chamber music group in Staten Island to inspire the audience with the blend of Japanese fusion music with a flavor of classical music.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Mar
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Financial Planning for Retirement (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Benjamin Li, former Director 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.


Mar
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Internet

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

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


Mar
15
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while seeking a job, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code CC130


Mar
16
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, and 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


Mar
16
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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


Mar
16
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Flushing in 1661: A Meeting Place for Dutch, English, and Native-American People

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children will learn about Colonial embroidery and Native-American beading and create their own crafts in this workshop led by an educator from The Bowne House Historical Society. Children of all ages and families are welcome.


Mar
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners & Intermediate Excel

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


Mar
18
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Manga Workshop with Ivan Velez

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

Children ages 6-12 learn to build their own Manga stories in their own Manga style in this workshop taught by a professional cartoonist. Preregistration is required.


Mar
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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


Mar
22
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

DIY (Do It Yourself) Business Cards

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

Business cards contain all the pertinent contact information that your business partners, customers and vendors need in order to conduct business with you. In this class you will learn how to create your own business cards for FREE. Come try and use these simple and easy tools to start on your business card today. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Mar
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Prospecting for Job Leads: 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 at this workshop! For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Mar
23
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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.


Mar
23
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Richard Tucker Centennial Opera Gala

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This screening of the 2013 Gala celebrates in high style the centennial of the birth of beloved tenor Richard Tucker, with performances from many of the world's greatest voices.


Mar
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Advance Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Apply and build upon your knowledge of Excel by learning how to create formulas and use functions in Excel. Basic computers skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code: CC210


Mar
24
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

World TB Day: Help Stop TB in New York City!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

One third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB), and more than a third of all New York City residents with TB live in Queens. TB is curable, testing is simple, and treatment is available. Learn how you can help stop TB at this free workshop presented by NYC Health.


Mar
24
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

World TB Day: Help Stop TB in New York City!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

One third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis (TB), and more than a third of all New York City residents with TB live in Queens. TB is curable, testing is simple, and treatment is available. Learn how you can help stop TB at this free workshop presented by NYC Health.


Mar
25
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 and strategies for successfully using social media for your business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


Mar
25
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

BookBusters: "The Jungle Book"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young people in grades 4-6 discuss the timeless stories of “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling before it comes to the big screen later this spring, and enjoy fun activities and games, too! Pick up a copy of the book at the Children’s Reference Desk.


Mar
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC200


Mar
29
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

10 Steps to Creating an E-commerce Website

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

Learn what it takes to start a business online. Learn the resources and tools available to create an e-commerce website such as Etsy, Amazon, Ebay, and more. Class Code: JR310.


Mar
30
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.


Mar
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Job Search via Social Media

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

The Internet is buzzing 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 required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class Code: JR200.


Mar
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teen and tweens are invited to join our monthly Jeopardy! match. Answer questions from a variety of fun categories and timely topics, including popular music, Lunar New Year, African American History, and more. Let the games begin!


Mar
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while seeking a job, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code CC130


Mar
31
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Securities Arbitration Clinic at St. John’s School of Law presents: Investor Education Seminar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics include: common investor problems and scams, how to avoid being a victim, protecting your investment, types of investments, and 10 tips to keep track of your investments.


Apr
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class 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 based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


Apr
1
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to game with us in the Teen Room. We have all varieties of board and card games, or play Nintendo Wii U or XBox360 with your friends! The fun is a Flushing!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Open Lab

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us at the JBA table on the 2nd floor for Open Lab practice, when you can search for a job, edit your resume, or practice your typing skills. For more information, call 718-661-1205 or visit us at the JBA table.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
2
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Folk Music Concert with Ed and Carol Nicodemi

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Acclaimed performers Ed and Carol Nicodemi have been cited as Artists of the Month by “Queens Gazette,” “Queens Tribune,” and “Bayside Times.” The dynamic duo have expanded their repertoire to include special renditions of favorite acoustic guitar-based songs from the folk era.


Apr
4
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Lower-Back and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Wensong Li, M.D., will discuss the most common causes of pain in the lower back, knee, and leg, and review minimally invasive treatments for lower-back pain, sciatic pain, and knee pain caused by arthritis.


Apr
4
6:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Queens Library Public Budget Hearing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is presenting its budget priorities for Fiscal Year 17. Please join to give us your input and to let us know what is important to you. The public may sign up on site to speak for up to three minutes, or submit comments in writing or online before May 4, 2016.


Apr
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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


Apr
5
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media website 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 JR200


Apr
6
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


Apr
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

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


Apr
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Apr
7
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hang with your friends and view popular Anime!


Apr
7
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


Apr
8
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 and begin operating a business. 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


Apr
8
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

4th Annual Women's Community Health Conference

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Experts will share the latest developments in cancer and HIV prevention at this half-day conference. The session will end with tips for reducing stress and a chance to try them out. All are welcome.


Apr
8
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Blackout Poetry

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In honor of National Poetry Month, this program introduces children ages 8-12 to blackout poetry. Using recycled printed materials, participants will create their own poems by blacking out all but the words that best tell their story. We will also look at published work to introduce participants to different forms of poetry.


Apr
9
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computers for Beginners (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes.
Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by calling 718-661-1280 beginning Saturday, April 2 at 9:00 a.m.

FlushingSat, Apr 16, 20169:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Apr 23, 20169:30AM - 12:00PM

Apr
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: Talking Shakespeare

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lenny Banovez, artistic director of Titan Theatre Company, will give a behind-the-scenes look at “Comedy of Errors”, “King John”, and “The Winter’s Tale” and will discuss modern interpretations of these classic plays.


Apr
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Prospecting for Job Leads: 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 at this workshop! For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Apr
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Manga Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to discuss what they are reading, as well as new Manga and fun topics. We will have way cool activities, and maybe even create our own Manga!


Apr
13
10:00AM

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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, and 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


Apr
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

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, and 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


Apr
14
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Apr
14
6:30PM

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8:30PM

DIY (Do It Yourself) Business Cards

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

Business cards contain all the pertinent contact information that your business partners, customers and vendors need in order to conduct business with you. In this class you will learn how to create your own business cards for FREE. Come try and use these simple and easy tools to start on your business card today. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Apr
15
10:00AM

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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 and strategies for successfully using social media for your business. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


Apr
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc., 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


Apr
19
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Job Search via Social Media

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

The Internet is buzzing 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 required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class Code: JR200.


Apr
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Job Search for the Mature Adult

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


Apr
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners & Intermediate Excel

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


Apr
21
2:00PM

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4:30PM

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 apply for 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


Apr
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Earth Day Jeopardy!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to play a game of Jeopardy! on our big screen and try to answer a variety of questions about Earth Day as well as challenging trivia questions! The fun is on at Flushing!


Apr
22
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Comics, Manga, and More

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Comic books, manga, and graphic novels make great reading material for reluctant readers. Our club gives kids in grades 3-6 the opportunity to discuss their favorite comics and graphic novels, learn about new series, and test their artistic skills through art activities and workshops.


Apr
25
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Spring Craft

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-11 celebrate the new season with fun Spring-related crafts.


Apr
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media website 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 JR200


Apr
26
6:30PM

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8:30PM

10 Steps to Creating an E-commerce Website

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

Learn what it takes to start a business online. Learn the resources and tools available to create an e-commerce website such as Etsy, Amazon, Ebay, and more. Class Code: JR310.


Apr
27
10:00AM

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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


Apr
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

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.


Apr
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Advance Excel

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

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Apply and build upon your knowledge of Excel by learning how to create formulas and use functions in Excel. Basic computers skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code: CC210


Apr
28
4:30PM

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6:30PM

Getting More from Your Google Account

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

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


Apr
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Managing People: Building Relationships in Business

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

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


May
25
6:00PM

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8:00PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

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

Learn what it takes to start your own business!

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. Class Code: JR310.


Jun
29
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Business Planning Basics (in Korean)

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 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.


Jul
27
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Business Financial Roadmap (In Korean)

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 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 best prepared when applying for financing. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

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

Learn what it takes to start your own business!

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. Class Code: JR310.


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 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.