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Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.

Sep 27 @ 10:30 AM

Intermediate Word

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

Oct 3 @ 2:00 PM

Resume

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be! This workshop will cover how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-661-1205 for more information. Class code JR130

Oct 11 @ 1:30 PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for ...

Oct 13 @ 10:30 AM

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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180

Oct 16 @ 1:00 PM

Intermediate Excel

Improve your productivity and boost your basic 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

Oct 17 @ 1:00 PM

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, tips for making it stronger.

Oct 18 @ 1:30 PM

Job Search Strategies

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.

Oct 25 @ 1:30 PM

Basics of Business Planning

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away. ...

Oct 26 @ 10:30 AM

Sep
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-661-1205 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Sep
25
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Haegeum workshop [In Korean and English]

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The haegeum (Hangul: 해금) is a traditional Korean string instrument, resembling a fiddle. In this workshop, our instructor, MinKyung Park, will introduce you to the haegeum.


Sep
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Launching Your Own Business: What You Need to Know About ...

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representatives from the NYS Tax Department, Workers’ Compensation and NYS Labor Department discuss issues that new and established businesses need to know: state taxes, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and more.


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Sep
26
4:30PM

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5:45PM

Read Aloud & Listen

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and their caregivers are invited to listen and read along as a librarian reads aloud from a children's classic, and everyone can join the discussion or try out reading aloud to the group.


Sep
26
6:00PM

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6:30PM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is open to patrons who are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school, have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up and have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines. To check out a HotSpot visit one of the participating community libraries. Limited number of devices. Conditions apply.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Learning Chinese Class - Level 2

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.

We are continuing the Learning Chinese class for level 2 students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from Tuesday, Sept. 12th. All classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Registration begins on Sept. 2nd. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call (718) 661-1280 for assistance. The program is funded by the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China. *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

FlushingTue, Oct 3, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 10, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 17, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 24, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 31, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingTue, Nov 7, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingTue, Nov 14, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingTue, Nov 21, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingTue, Nov 28, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM

Sep
27
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.


Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your mates for fun and challenging trivia this Fall as you say goodbye to the summer Mall.

Teen Jeopardy is a long standing tradition here at Flushing.

Enjoy the Fun!


Sep
27
6:30PM

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7:30PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2017. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Workshop: Making of Hanji (Traditional Korean Paper)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hands-on Hanji (traditional Korean paper) workshop at Flushing Library.
Not ordinary paper, Hanji has a life span of a 1,000 years!
Artist Youngmi Chang will not only teach you how to make Hanji- you will als, learn how the different processes have an impact on the finished product and the way the paper should be used.


Sep
28
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Chinese Class - Level 1

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.

We are continuing the Learning Chinese class for beginner level students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from Thursday, Sept. 14th. All classes will be on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Registration begins on Sept. 4th. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call (718) 661-1280 for assistance. The program is funded by the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China. *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

FlushingThu, Oct 12, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Oct 19, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Oct 26, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Nov 9, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Nov 16, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Nov 30, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Dec 14, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Dec 21, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM
FlushingThu, Dec 28, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM

Sep
29
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Happy Hour Game Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your friends for fun and games with our Nintendo Wii X or Box 360 and a host of mad cool board and card games at your disposal!

Fun is on at Flushing


Sep
29
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Middle School Maker Lab

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children in grades 6-8. Middle schoolers are invited to join us this fall in our new Middle School Maker Lab. We'll be combining the latest technology (tablets, robotics, circuitry, coding and more!) with traditional arts and crafts materials to build exciting new designs and experiments. Please register with staff in the Flushing Teen Room or Children's Room beginning September 1.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
29
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Learning Korean with K-POP

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.

Learning Korean with K-POP is designed to provide Korean lessons through a very unique and easy way for all Korean learners.
Music and singing make a huge difference in learning a new language. Knowledge of Korean Alphabet or/and knowing K-POP is not required for this class. Online registration or call 718-990-8569.

FlushingFri, Oct 6, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Oct 13, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Oct 20, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Oct 27, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Nov 3, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Nov 17, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Nov 24, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingFri, Dec 1, 20174:30PM - 6:00PM

Sep
30
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

A Talk on "Heroom" (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Pong Yi Ping is a visual artist, photographer, author, curator and documentary director. PONG has witnessed a common reality, which is that most women might not own a room of their own throughout their lives. "Heroom" is not only a symbol of women's rights and freedoms, but also a world for women to display their imagination and fantasy.
*IRC Conference Room*


Sep
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

The Beauty of Kunqu: 2017 Fall Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
1
12:00PM

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5:00PM

DACA Renewal and Mental Health Information for DACA Recipients

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about DACA? Volunteer attorneys will be on-site to help eligible DACA recipients complete renewal forms to meet the Oct. 5 deadline. Please bring all necessary documents and paperwork. There will also be bilingual/bicultural Asian American and Pacific Islander mental health providers on-site to provide support or referrals for DACA recipients and their families. Space is limited. To RSVP, or ask questions, please email: communityresponsetaskforce@aabany.org.


Oct
1
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Author Talk XIII

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Professor Jialu Mi’s two books The Dao and the Routes: Mirage and Transfiguration in East-West Poetics and The Dao and the Routes: Hallucinogen and Spectrality in East-West Poetics were published by Show we Publishing House in Taiwan. The two books consist of critical essays on world literature, cinema, arts, new media, critical theory and philosophy the author wrote in his past 30 years of research.


Oct
1
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Classical Piano Concert with 13-Year-Old Pianist CiCi Fader

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

CiCi Fader is a 2017 First Prize winner of the prestigious Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Fader was selected to play with Lang Lang at the 101 Pianists Concert at Tilles Center. Ms. Fader has played several solo concerts with an extensive repertoire including works by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and more. In the summer of 2017 she was accepted to the Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard program in Geneva Switzerland. *Auditorium*


Oct
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Voice of Mississippi & Volga: A Concert of Classical American & Russian Songs

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Finest Adult Care Center presents: Voice of Mississippi & Volga - a concert of classical American and Russian songs.


Oct
2
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Class code: CC170. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Oct
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Ba Ban Chinese Music Society: Lecture & Concert (Program in Mandarin Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Oct. 2nd @ 2 p.m. IRC Conf. Room: Pre-concert lecture: Master Kunqu flute artist Jianping Wang discusses the impact of Chinese traditional Kunqu Arts and the modern society.
Oct. 6th @ 2 p.m. Auditorium: A concert performed by the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society paints a vintage scene depicting Shanghai as the Paris of the East from 1930-1940. It
encompasses traditional Shanghai music structures infused with western influences.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Oct
4
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org


Oct
4
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Afternoon Stories

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 6 are invited to join us for stories and a craft every Wednesday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Comics, Manga, and More!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Business Success Series (in Mandarin Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

10/5: How to Start a Business and How SBA Can Help You
10/12: Business Plan Writing - Traditional and Lean Formats
10/19: Marketing Strategies and Building a Blog Step-by-Step
10/26: Selling to the Government and Global Market

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Mexican Tin Sun

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a craft and learn about the importance of sun art in the Mexican Culture, then create your own hanging Mexican sun out of metal foil and markers.
For children ages 5-12


Oct
5
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Film Screening and Discussion of "Three Trembling Cities" with Writer-Director Arthur Vincie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of the first season of this webseries that follows the fictional lives of NYC immigrants struggling with work, friends, romance, and family expectations. Overshadowing their efforts is their often uncertain status - culturally, emotionally, and legally. Each episode concludes with interviews with immigrants who have faced similar issues. Q & A with filmmaker Arthur Vincie and cast members after the screening.


Oct
5
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators also welcome.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

September 1st, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM, "The Widow" by Fiona Barton.
October 6th, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM, "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr
November 3rd, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM, "Farewell to Manzanar" by Diane Wakatsuki-Houston
December 1st, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM, "The Mare" by Mary Gaitskill
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your friends for fun and games in the Teen Room! Enjoy our Nintendo Wii and our Xbox 360, as well as our exciting array of board and card games.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Chinese Book Club {in Mandarin Chinese}

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New sessions of the Chinese Book Club focus on some representative and influential works in literature history. To be discussed also is the famous Chinese writer Mu Xin and his insightful critics of literature works. The program is hosted and led by Professor Tang Zhenhai.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Jerry Drake and The Front Page Big Band

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Jerry Drake is a composer and performer of original music in the Great American Songbook style and classic big band. Jerry has a long history as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. The 12-piece concert band (called THE FRONT PAGE) that accompanies Jerry is comprised of many of the best musicians in the New York area, some of whom have been with Jerry for over twenty years.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Oct
10
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 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 your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Oct
11
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Resume

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

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be! This workshop will cover how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-661-1205 for more information. Class code JR130


Oct
11
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your friends for new and classic anime!


Oct
11
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Make It!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Queens Center for Excellence presents: Understanding the Odds - What is Problem Gambling?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will give an overview of problem gambling: what it is, how to identify it and how to get help. It will be facilitated in English by Michael Suarez from the Queens Center for Excellence and translated into Mandarin by a Chinese language therapist.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Oct
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word! Learn about paragraph layouts, copy & paste, printing, changing font colors/ sizes, and much, MUCH more! Participants should have basic computer skills. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center 718-661-1280


Oct
12
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


Oct
12
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Monthly Penmanship Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Oct
14
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a document and work with table. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
14
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Family Story Time: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a special story, rhymes, music, and a craft to share with your child.
For families with children 3 years & up.


Oct
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Oct
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

The Sound of Long Island Chorus presents: Song of Love

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For the celebration of traditional Chinese festival, they will bring a brilliant array of international masterpieces of vocal works and popular songs to chant love, friendship, reunion, motherland and hometown. The classic works include chorus Rising Half-Moon, Alamuhan, Isle of Capri, The Moonlight Over Colorado River. They will also bring beautiful dances like Blooming Flowers and Full Moon, and the Black Bamboo Melody. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


Oct
16
1:00PM

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3:00PM

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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Oct
16
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Monday Movie Matinees

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

September 11: "Fences" (2016, PG-13)
October 16: "Housekeeping" (1987, PG)
November 13: "Robot and Frank" (2012, PG-13)
December 11: "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012, PG-13)
*Auditorium*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
16
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Teen Monday Night Movie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a study break with a fun movie carefully selected for your entertainment.

Fun is on at Flushing!


Oct
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Intermediate Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

Improve your productivity and boost your basic 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


Oct
17
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Diwali: Celebration of Light

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us at the library for this special event: celebration of the ancient festival of lights, Diwali. This traditional holiday honors the triumph of light over darkness and is a time of family feasting and gift-giving.
There will be dancing, a telling of the history of Diwali and making related craft!
For children 5 & up.


Oct
18
1:30PM

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3:00PM

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.


Oct
18
4:30PM

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5:30PM

No Screens Craft Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

No screen allowed during this artistic craft project! Break away from your devices and make something real!


Oct
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Computers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class. Sign up in person, online or call the Flushing Cyber Center 718-661-1280


Oct
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Current Treatment of Parkinson's Disease (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our experienced expert will help you understand Parkinson Disease's symptoms and current treatments.


Oct
19
4:30PM

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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 program explores a range of online learning tools for children in grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this course of students will be guided through the fundamental elements needed to set-up a business become aware of the variety of resources available to help fund their business. The course will cover traditional and nontraditional ways of getting the money you need to get your business off the ground and successful. Learn about various loans, crowdfunding, alternative lenders and more.


Oct
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education with a certified dietitian who will teach us about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are both nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Oct
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Word for Resumes

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

Learn how to create and save your resume; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required.


Oct
20
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Book Discussion BookBusters: "Holes"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for discussion an exciting story of Stanley Yelnats- a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats.
Pick up the reserved book “Holes” by L. Sachar at the Children’s Reference Desk.
Participation will count toward the Read Away Your Fines program.

Who: 4-6 grades


Oct
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Lai Yin Musical Society presents: Voice of Life Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The group will perform Taiwanese folk songs, music from Broadway shows and Chinese and Western popular music.
*Auditorium*


Oct
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Special Performance of 1st New York “Yu Long Bai Xi” - Traditional Chinese Opera and Folk Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In order to carry forward the Traditional Chinese Opera and Folk Art cultures, the Tianjin Commerce Associates USA, Inc. sponsors this magnificent event. To be invited are traditional Chinese Opera and Folk Art professionals from the New York Chinese Community. This show will present numerous different types of opera and folk art, such as Peking opera, Shaoxing opera, Ping Drama, Beijing Rhyme drums, Three String, Talk Show, Dongbei Talk show and Acrobatics.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Oct
23
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Presenting with PowerPoint

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

Learn how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint to provide clear and concise presentations in and out of the workplace. Attendees will be prepped on the best practices when presenting with slide presentations and speaking with others.


Oct
25
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join your teen crew for fun trivia, and a thoughtful challenge. All participants will earn a prize!


Oct
26
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org


Oct
28
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Halloween Blood Fest 2017

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The full day itinerary includes a magic show, costume and scream contests, "Alien vs. Predator" laser light show and a haunted house. Our featured band is Long Island's own Stir Crazy, playing hard rock and metal music.
*Auditorium*


Oct
29
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Roundtable: Calligraphy and Culture

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The North America Calligraphy Association has invited Professor Xu Liming to talk with Oversea Chinese on the topic of calligraphy and culture, as part of the Second International Calligraphy Exhibit (New York) program.


Nov
4
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Queens Library Poetry Contest Readings and Awards

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a reading of the winning poem and the three honorable mention poems in each of the four contest categories. All are welcome!


Nov
5
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Opera Pomme Rouge presents "Meistersinger"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Wagner's opera about two men who fight over a woman through song is re-born as an interactive opera where the audience can participate as a judge in a singer-songwriter competition and as a disgruntled neighbor in a pillow fight!


Nov
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Japanese Classical Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Nov
13
4:00PM

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6:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Nov
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

"Celebrity Sadhana, Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer": A Book Reading with Poet Vijay R. Nathan

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Vijay R. Nathan, recipient of Queens Arts Council New Works grant, will read from his soon to be published poetry collection entitled: "Celebrity Sadhana, Or, How to Meditate with a Hammer". These poems imagine meditative moments from the sadhana (spiritual practice) of Hollywood's elite. and include the unauthorized appearances of the personas of Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, and Shia Labeouf, among others.


Nov
29
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Laughs at the Library: Stand-Up Comedy with Mark Brier

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for this live comedy show with comedian Mark Brier. You will laugh your bookcases off!

*Rooms A&B, Lower Level*


Dec
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 "Romeo and Juliet", "As You Like It", and "Twelfth Night" and discuss modern interpretations of these classic plays.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Flushing Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

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

 

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson.

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