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Introduction to Computers

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

May 3 @ 10:00 AM

Skills Identification

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

May 4 @ 10:00 AM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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 ...

May 4 @ 2:00 PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for ...

May 6 @ 10:00 AM

Introduction to Email

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

May 10 @ 10:00 AM

Resumes

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

May 11 @ 10:00 AM

Prospecting for Job Leads: Networking

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 ...

May 11 @ 2:00 PM

Paper Toys!

Children will cut, fold, and paste paper into cute and fun paper toys!

May 11 @ 4:30 PM

Beginners & Intermediate 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

May 12 @ 10:00 AM

Setting Up & Funding Your Business

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

May 13 @ 10:00 AM

May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Elementary Korean

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

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

FlushingMon, May 9, 20164:30PM - 5:30PM
FlushingMon, May 16, 20164:30PM - 5:30PM

May
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


May
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Protect Your Assets, Ensure Your Legacy: Spring 2016

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Planning for your retirement, protecting your assets, and ensuring your legacy can be challenging and overwhelming. It’s never too early to start planning. Whether you need information on planning for your financial stability, medical concerns or your will, our Elder Law and Estate Planning seminars are being provided to you to help you navigate this complex process. Knowledgeable attorneys will address various topics.


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May
3
5:30PM

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7:30PM

Signing a Commercial Lease: What You Need To Know

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 27 openings

Learn how to negotiate a fair commercial lease! Business owners invest significant resources into their commercial spaces, but don't always know their rights as tenants. This course is taught by attorneys who have counseled both landlords and tenants on lease agreements.
How to negotiate your lease term and build exit strategies into the lease
How to avoid signing "form" leases that favor the landlord


May
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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


May
4
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Drop Off Your Food Scraps With the NYC Compost Project

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Drop off your food waste with the NYC Compost Project hosted by the Queens Botanical Garden. We accept fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, filters, and paper tea bags; bread and grains; egg shells, nutshells, and corncobs; food-soiled paper towels and paper napkins; stale beans, flour, and spices; and cut or dried flowers. Please do not bring meat or fish scraps; cheese or dairy products; and fats, grease, oil, or oily foods.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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


May
5
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Dealing with Memory Loss

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What causes different types of memory loss? What are the best ways to cope with it? Can it be prevented? Learn more at this program. The presenter will be Koshy Alexander, MD, Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.


May
5
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
5
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
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 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


May
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


May
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Upcoming selections are: 5/6-“The Cookbook Collector” by Allegra Goodman; 6/3-“Half a Life” by V. S. Naipaul; 7/1-“Eight Hundred Grapes” by Laura Dave; 8/5-“I Was Told There'd Be Cake” by Sloane Crosley.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
4:00PM

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10:00PM

Happy Hour for Tweens and Teens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All tweens and teens are invited to socialize and play a variety of games from Nintendo Wii U and Xbox 360 to Jenga, Sorry, and Monopoly!

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

Additional Dates


May
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
7
11:30AM

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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


May
7
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts: Awa Sangho

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Experience the stunning voice of Awa Sangho, the golden voice of Mali, and a high-energy performance that feature drumming and dancing. Sangho writes original songs with socially-conscious lyrics in a variety of African languages, with themes ranging from her hopes for today’s youth to her respect for the musicians who came before her.


May
7
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


May
9
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12-24 months enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.

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

Additional Dates


May
9
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Upcoming films are: 5/9-"Words and Pictures" (2013, PG-13); 6/13-"Wolf Totem" (2015, PG-13, in Mandarin with English subtitles); 7/11-"Stranger than Fiction" (2006, PG-13); 8/8-"Imitation of Life" (1959, unrated, PG suggested).

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

Additional Dates


May
9
4:00PM

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5:30PM

RoboFun: Video Game Design Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this exciting series workshops, instructors from RoboFun will teach participants in grades 6-8 how to program and design their own video games. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Queens Library thanks Time Warner Cable for sponsoring this STEM programming series.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


May
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Learn about computer hardware and software, how to use a computer, and how to search the Internet.


May
10
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Understanding Chronic Hepatitis B Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

5/10/2016: The cause of the disease, the way it spreads and distribution
6/28/2016: Understanding Hepatitis B: its diagnosis, prevention and treatment
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


May
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes

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


May
11
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Prospecting for Job Leads: Networking

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

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


May
11
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Paper Toys!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children will cut, fold, and paste paper into cute and fun paper toys!


May
11
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Queens Memory: Memories of Migration

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Share your migration stories 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 family photographs, 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


May
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners & Intermediate Excel

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

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


May
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Business-Success Series (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics will be: 4/7-Starting your business; 4/14-Helpful SBA programs and services; 4/28-Writing a business plan; 5/12-Government contracts and global markets; 5/19-Marketing strategies.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to view cool Anime. Come hang out with friends and enjoy the show!


May
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Setting Up & Funding Your Business

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

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


May
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Creating an E-commerce Business

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

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


May
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.

Topics include creating and saving documents, working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by 718-661-1280 beginning Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m.

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

Additional Dates


May
14
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Mother's Day Concert 2016 with New York Vocal Artists Research Center

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


May
14
2:30PM

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4:30PM

North American Calligraphy Assoc. presents: Lecture Series on Chinese Culture and Arts (8th Series)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

April 17: Appreciation and analysis of famous running cursive samples
May 14: The Roles of Calligraphy Grading
June 18: The essences and appreciation of Chinese painting
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


May
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

The Wisdom of Taoism: a Chinese Philosophy with Professor Wang Yonghao

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Professor Wang will reveal and elaborate the value and wisdom of Taoism as well as its helpfulness for today’s Chinese humanity.


May
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


May
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Starting a business at 50+ (a two part workshop)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In partnership with the SBA, please join us for this interactive 2 part workshop for Entrepreneurs
Part 1: Learn why, how, when and how to start a business after retirement
Part 2: Learn the procedure to start an online business, regulations and resources from City, State & Federal Government

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

Additional Dates


May
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

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


May
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

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

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


May
18
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Hurray for the Riff Raff

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This screening showcases a band that has performed at the acclaimed Newport Folk Festival and combines rock and pop with honky-tonk, swamp pop, and blues for a wholly unique sound.


May
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Advance Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


May
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Global Harmony House presents: Acceptance Without Struggle

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Transform the way you feel, experience and think about life. Learn to accept the things you cannot change and thereby free yourself to experience true happiness, no matter what.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


May
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

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


May
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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

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


May
20
5:00PM

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6:00PM

BookBusters The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tweens (Grades4-6) will discuss American timeless classic "The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz" by L. Frank Baum and enjoy activities related to the book.
Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fees Program.


May
21
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Italian Music with Nicolas Addeo

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singer Nicolas Addeo will perform well-known Italian classics and popular songs by Americans of Italian descent. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chang-yuan Wang Zheng Art Center presents: New York 4th Annual Zheng In Spring Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Concert includes traditional, country and modern pieces with solo, trio and ensemble performances.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media website that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR200


May
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate MS Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required.


May
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Peaceever TV Performing Group presents: Songs Dedicated to Mothers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

One of the most pleasant titles in the world is Mother and one of the most beautiful sounds in the world is a mother's voice. On this beautiful holiday, Mother's Day, we should put down all the busy things in our hands and do something for mothers - a bouquet of flowers, a beloved gift, a beautiful song, a lovely dance; and present our most sincere greetings to our mothers.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Get helpful tips for turning a hobby or skills into a business and find out about free resources to help them plan a business.


May
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

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


May
25
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts presents: An Afternoon Showcase of Chinese Yue Opera

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Program: 1: Yue Opera Medley; 2: West Park Love Story: Since I First Met Mr Zhang; 3: Love Test: Farewell; 4: A Ray Of Hemp: The Wedding House; 5: Chun Xiang: A Love Song; 6: Mu Guiying: Commanding An Amy at 53; 7: Peacocks Flying to the Southeast: The Bird’s Love; 8: Jade Hairpin: Three Coverings Of Fidelity; 9: Jade Hairpin: Sending Coronet; 10: Butterfly Lovers: Butterfly


May
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Job Search via Social Media

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

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


May
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens are invited to join us for another round of Jeopardy in May. Answer fun and educational trivia and discover how smart you already are!


May
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

We're Cleaning Out the Craft Closet!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We'll supply the leftover craft supplies, you supply the creativity to make the craft of your choice.
Grades K-6


May
25
6:00PM

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8:00PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

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

Learn what it takes to start your own business!

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


May
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


May
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


May
26
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

First-Time Home-Buyers Workshop (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop in Chinese will cover how to find out if you qualify for a first-time home-buyer’s grant of up to $15,000; and what you need to know about the differences in co-op and condo owners’ rights and responsibilities before you decide which to buy.


May
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Building Relationships in Business

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

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


May
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

DIY (Do It Yourself) Business Cards

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

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


May
27
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Comics, Manga, and More!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Comic books, manga, and graphic novels make great reading material for reluctant readers. Our club gives kids aged 8-12 the opportunity to discuss their favorite comics and graphic novels, learn about new series, and test their artistic skills through art activities and workshops.


May
28
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Meet Mingmei Yip, Author of "The Witch's Market" (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ms. Mingmei Yip, a best-selling novelist and children's book writer, will introduce her latest novel "The Witch's Market", which received a glowing review from the New York Times. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.


May
31
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


May
31
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


Jun
1
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


Jun
1
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

Learn how to prepare for a job interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after an interview. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170.


Jun
1
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Old Country/New Country with Arnold Weissberg

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

There are many cultural parades with no political or celebrity involvement, such as the parades celebrating the culture of the Bolivians, Sikhs or Persians. Photographer Arnold Weissburg finds these smaller parades more interesting because they are more about the individuals and you can see the way two cultures, the old country and new country, live inside each person, sometimes in harmony and sometimes not. *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Jun
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners and Intermediate Excel

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

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


Jun
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


Jun
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


Jun
4
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

The Tee Tones

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Inspired by the legends of classic Rhythm-n-Blues and the street corner Doowop groups harmonies that gave birth to Rock-n-Roll, The Tee Tones are bringing back that incredible sound with soulful group harmony and passionate vocal performances.


Jun
6
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Everything You Need to Know about Breasfeeding (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Dr. Jianqiang An, M.D., will discuss why breast milk is the best for your baby, how to start breastfeeding for a new mother, what do you do if your baby needs supplement, and other important topics on breastfeeding.


Jun
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Global Funk

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Atlas Soul is a multiple award-winning band, performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm, melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions, but very organically punched with deep funk, jazz, and intelligent hip hop. The band sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making their performances truly cross-cultural music experiences.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

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


Jun
7
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children age 7 and up will learn sign language at this two-session workshop facilitated by storyteller Barbara Aliprantis.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

The College Admissions Process (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
8
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

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

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


Jun
8
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Prospecting for Job Leads: Networking

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

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


Jun
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Jun
9
2:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Free Citizenship Assistance! (in Spanish)

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

Eligible legal, permanent residents interested in applying for U.S. citizenship will receive free assistance and information from volunteers from the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Education Fund (NALEO). Call 1-888-839-8682 to preregister and assess your eligibility


Jun
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Setting up and Funding Your Business

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

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


Jun
10
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Creating an E-commerce Business

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

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


Jun
11
10:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m.or by 718-661-1280

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

Additional Dates


Jun
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

WeChat: Basics You Need to Know (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

WeChat is considered to be the hottest social tool in China. Ms. Zhemiao Chen, of the law office of Jiali Pan and Associates, PLLC, will speak about everything you need to know about WeChat. There will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation.


Jun
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Brazilian & Afro-Peruvian Jazz with Corina Bartra

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Vocalist Corina Bartra will appear with Seiko Akita on piano and Perico Diaz on percussion. They will play a journey of melodies through Latin America countries impacted by the African Diaspora. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Jun
14
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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


Jun
14
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

How the Race Was Won with Storyteller Robyn Bady

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children age 6 and up listen to classic stories about famous races, including the story of Atalanta and the fable about the tortoise and the hare. They will learn about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac and many other creatures, then make up their own story about a race and decide which animal wins it.


Jun
15
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resume Keywords and Accomplishment Statements

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

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


Jun
15
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

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.


Jun
15
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

The Light of the World: A Student Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Solo Piano & Four-hand Piano concert featuring students of all ages and levels.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


Jun
16
6:00PM

--to--

7:15PM

Understanding Climate Change

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Discuss the trends that help us understand that climate change is real and happening now. Learn the science behind climate change, the consequences of climate change and what all of us can do to combat it.


Jun
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

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


Jun
17
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with the 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.


Jun
18
11:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Financial Planning for Retirement (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
18
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Doo Wop Music with Twin Gold

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Twin Gold consists of identical twin sisters, Jane Fox and Louise Dobriner, originating from the Sound View section of the Bronx. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
19
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Uncle Yao's Chorus 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To prepare for this celebration concert, Uncle Yao's Chorus has been busy rehearsing some of their all-time favorite vocal works, such as the Tibetan song "Heavenly Road", "Stars of the Summer Night", “Radetzky March”, "Old Black Joe", etc. In addition to chorus, quartets, trios, duets and solos, they will also be presenting Chinese ethnic & folk dances for this special occasion.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
21
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


Jun
21
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

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


Jun
22
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

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


Jun
22
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Job Search via Social Media

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

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


Jun
22
6:00PM

--to--

8:30PM

A Celebration of Gay Pride Month: Screening of Before Night Falls

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

An award winning biopic of one man’s struggles for political, artistic and sexual freedom: the life of the brilliant Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas. One of the most universally acclaimed films of 2000, Before Night Falls appeared on over 75 “Ten Best” lists and features Academy Award nominee Javier Bardem in a “mesmerizing and inspired performance!” (Rex Reed, New York Observer)

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


Jun
23
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. Our one-on-one mock 30 minute interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. To preregister, please call 718-661-1205. Class code: JR180


Jun
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Building Relationships in Business with Ridgewood Savings Bank

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

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


Jun
24
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

DIY (Do It Yourself) Business Cards

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

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


Jun
25
2:00PM

--to--

3:15PM

An Urban Tale of Peter and the Wolf

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Museum of Movement and Rhythm presents Cartier Williams Dance Theatre in a hip dance performance of their new adaption of Peter & The Wolf.


Jun
28
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social media website that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR200


Jun
29
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

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


Jun
29
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Business Planning Basics (in Korean)

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

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


Jun
30
10:00AM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. Our one-on-one 30 minute mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. To preregister, please call 718-661-1205. Class code: JR180


Jun
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:30PM

New York Dream Music Studio presents: 2016 Summer Student Piano Recital

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young pianists aged 4-18 will perform works by Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy and others.

*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jul
5
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament

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

Grades 4-12 are invited for our Summer YU-GI-OH tournament. To compete for our Championship bring your own cards (official only no Japanese, foreign or stall decks). The winner will receive a booster pack or limited edition card.


Jul
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are welcome to join us this summer for Anime in the Teen Room.
Watch Anime, and hang out with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Craft

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All Teen are invited for way craft activities this summer. The fun is at Flushing Teen Room!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to fun and games at the Teen Room. Hang out with your friends and play our Nintendo Wii U or X Box 360 or anyone of our variety of board, cards and other games!

The fun is on at Flushing.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Teen Movie Mondays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and teens are invited for summer movie fun!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Graphic Novel & Manga Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to a fun summer reading session of Graphic Novel and Manga Club. Enjoy fun activities with your friends who love comics as much as you!


Jul
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Summer Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to join us for a summer game of Jeopardy. Answer fun trivia questions and receive cool prizes!


Jul
27
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Business Financial Roadmap (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 best prepared when applying for financing. Class Code: JR310.


Aug
9
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Queens County Teen Talent Show

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens are invited to compete in Flushing Library's Queens County Talent Show. You name it - give a poetry, dance, math or science presentation! Winner will receive a gift certificate! All acts must be preapproved. Anyone interested call or register in person at the Flushing Teen Room.


Aug
12
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Summer Reading Teen Party

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to celebrate the end of Summer Reading at Flushing. Enjoy the yummy fun!


Oct
26
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

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

Learn what it takes to start your own business!

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


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Flushing Community Library has:

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

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

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

 

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson.

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