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Choosing Entrepreneurship: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

Sep 4 @ 10:00 AM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

Sep 8 @ 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, 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 ...

Sep 9 @ 10:00 AM

Intermediate Word

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

Sep 10 @ 10:00 AM

Setting Up Your Business: Lead Up to StartUP!

In this second course of a four-part series, students will be guided through the elements needed to set up a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring and other preliminaries. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class ...

Sep 11 @ 10:00 AM

Skills Identification

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

Sep 15 @ 10:00 AM

Interview Preparation

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

Sep 16 @ 10:00 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. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180.

Sep 17 @ 10:00 AM

Marketing- Become an Expert: Lead Up to StartUP!

This is the third course in our four-part series. In this course we will explore the exciting world of marketing and learn the tried and tested models for success and explore technologies that are best suited for marketing your business. However, fundamental to success in marketing is understanding the customers you are serving and ...

Sep 18 @ 10:00 AM

Skills Identification

There are over 400 transferable skills that can show employers a worker's added value, but that job seekers often fail to mention about themselves. Learn to identify some of these skills in yourself! To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110

Sep 22 @ 10:00 AM

Sep
3
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 poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

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


Sep
4
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our upcoming selections are: 9/4 - “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore; 10/2 - “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Phillipp Sendker; 11/6 - “Vanessa and Her Sister” by Priya Parmar; 12/4 - “A Fine Balance” by Rohinton Mistry.
*In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


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Sep
4
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join old friends and make new ones in the Teen Room with our new Nintendo Wii U, X Box 360 or awesome variety of board and card games, not to mention Connect Four and Jenga, which are technically none of the above!

All Teens and Tweens are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

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


Sep
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to set up your own email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


Sep
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150.


Sep
9
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Drum Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

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


Sep
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Setting Up Your Business: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

In this second course of a four-part series, students will be guided through the elements needed to set up a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring and other preliminaries. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Sep
12
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel (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 worksheet and perform calculations. Participants should be familiar with computer use, and must attend all sessions. Preregistration for the Flushing session is required at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by telephone at 718-661-1280 beginning 9/12 at 9:00AM. Preregistration for the Langston Hughes session is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning 10/3 at 10:00AM.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
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


Sep
12
1:30PM

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2:30PM

A Concert in Memory of 9/11

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

The Duplication of Chinese Rare Books

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

One of the features of Chinese culture is its long and rich history of bookmaking. In a way, Chinese classics exist because of books. However, these books are extremely rare and valuable and therefore not in circulation. Recent efforts have been made to produce highly accurate duplicates of these books so that more readers can access and enjoy their richness. This lecture by Professor Taiping Chen will talk discuss the processtopic. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Sep
13
2:00PM

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3:30PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
14
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

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


Sep
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

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


Sep
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

WeChat Public Platform (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Interview Preparation

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

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


Sep
16
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

10th Annual StartUP! Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 10th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2015. 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
16
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Life Skills Seminar (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Find out about Medicaid and Medicare billing, fee waivers for naturalization and senior benefits.


Sep
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners Excel

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

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


Sep
17
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Fall Classical Sing-Along Concert with Young Student Artists

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
18
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Marketing- Become an Expert: Lead Up to StartUP!

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

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


Sep
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Information Session Presented by Center for the Independence of the Disabled

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Plastic Weaving

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Artist Nancy Rakoczy and the Queens Arts Intervention lead a creative event on the Outdoor Plaza. Participants will help weave discarded plastic bags and tablecloths on a giant loom and cut the resulting "cloth" into a shape that reflects the conflict between nature and the environment. Bring plastic bags to feed the machine! In case of rain, the program will take place in Rooms C&D, Lower Level.


Sep
19
1:30PM

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2:30PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Marimba Music from Guatemala

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For centuries, traditional Guatemalan music has been played on the marimba. The popular melodies, sentimental harmonies and dance rhythms played on it reflect the African, native American and Creole roots of this Central American nation’s colonial heritage. Come and enjoy the enchanting music of the past and present played by Lira Huehueteca and Osman Martinez, Artistic Director.
*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Sep
19
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Arirang: Traditional Music and Dance from Korea

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Hong Dance and Music Company brings to life folk tales of Old Korea in this music and dance performance. *in Auditorium, Lower Level*


Sep
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

There are over 400 transferable skills that can show employers a worker's added value, but that job seekers often fail to mention about themselves. Learn to identify some of these skills in yourself! To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Sep
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

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

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


Sep
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

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


Sep
23
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Bookbusters Discussion and Drawing Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
23
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Korean)

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

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


Sep
23
6:30PM

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7:30PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Hepatitis B (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
24
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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

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


Sep
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
25
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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

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

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


Sep
26
3:00PM

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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*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Dances of South India

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Experience an exciting journey to southern India at a performance of folk and classical dances, including *bharatanatyam* to the Lord Shiva and *kuchipudi* to the Lord Krishna. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Sep
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Les Deux

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important not only to know your job skills, but to be able to market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your job related skills and how to identify them. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR110


Sep
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to PowerPoint

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

PowerPoint is a Microsoft presentation program. Learn how to create and edit slides, insert clipart, apply designs, work with views and run a slide show. We will also cover how to save, print and open presentations. Familiarity with Word basics or experience using MS Word is required.


Sep
30
10:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

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


Oct
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class will help entrepreneurs develop on the diverse paths of business ownership provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them dependent on skills, aptitudes and interests, and charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
2
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Super Smash Bro. for Wii U Tournament

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

Note: Regular Happy Hour with card and board games etc. will take place as usual!


Oct
3
1:30PM

--to--

3:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

M.A.S. Swing is a 15-piece big band that plays music from the Great American Songbook originally written or performed by Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. Singer Eddie Gentile fronts as Frank Sinatra and drummer Dick Bennett backs him up like Gene Krupa.


Oct
4
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Tradition Meets Online in Literature (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Zongzi Zhang, a renowned Chinese author living in New York, will share his perspective on reading and writing for Chinese Americans, and Lan Zhang, a well-known online Sina blogger and writer, will discuss her experiences establishing "Yi Xiang Fang Wen Xue City" (WeChat Literature Account in Chinese).


Oct
4
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Long Island Chorus presents: The Sound of Long Island

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
5
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Stroke and Spinal Injuries and Illnesses (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

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


Oct
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

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

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


Oct
7
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

A Tale of Two Kidneys

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media:Twitter

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

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


Oct
8
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

The Essence of Chinese Traditional Culture

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This presentation will feature an insightful introduction into the foundation of traditional Chinese culture and values. It will explore aspects of history, including the different dynasties; the calendar and designation of years; dance, music, martial arts and tai chi, medicine and much more. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Oct
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

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 a business and begin operating it. The course will cover writing a winning business plan, legal structuring and other preliminaries. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class Code: JR310.


Oct
9
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to hang out in the Teen Room with our celebrated Nintendo Wii U and X Box 360, and our diverse variety 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
10
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.

Learn how to turn on a computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required for the Central Library session in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by telephone at 718-990-0967 beginning Wednesday, September 2 at 9:00 a.m. Preregistration is required for the Flushing session in person at the Cyber Center or by telephone at 718-661-1280 beginning Saturday, October 3 at 9:00 am.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

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


Oct
14
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150.


Oct
14
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Queens Memory in Flushing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Oct
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Social Networking for your Job Search

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

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


Oct
15
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Anime fun is back this fall! Hang out with friends and enjoy popular anime films!


Oct
15
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Clinical Trials

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Becoming an Expert in Marketing

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

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


Oct
17
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences. The group will meet on Saturdays, October 17, November 21 and December 19.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
10:00AM

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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


Oct
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

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


Oct
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

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


Oct
22
6:00PM

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7:00PM

On the Spectrum: Autism and Its Treatments

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Managing People—Building Extraordinary Relationships

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

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


Oct
24
12:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Blood Fest 2015

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
25
2:00PM

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3:15PM

New York Korean Traditional Marching Band

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This traditional Korean percussion group consists of professional "samulnori" players who have performed at numerous venues, including Lincoln Center, the Asia Society, the annual Korean Parade and various other cultural events throughout the tri-state area.


Oct
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


Oct
27
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Accent Reduction for Everyday Success

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Oct
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

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


Oct
28
6:30PM

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8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Chinese)

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

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


Oct
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Networking

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

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up and coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking and improve your job search techniques in the workshop. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


Oct
30
10:00AM

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


Nov
18
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Chinese)

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

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


Dec
16
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Chinese)

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


Dec
17
2:00PM

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6:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Flushing Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

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

 

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson.

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