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Memories of Migration: Common Thread – Making a Community Story Quilt

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Program in English with Mandarin translation. Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. ...

Jun 19 @ 6:30 PM, Jun 26 @ 6:30 PM, Jul 3 @ 6:30 PM, Jul 10 @ 6:30 PM, Jul 17 @ 6:30 PM

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 or for more information call 718-661-1205.

Jun 25 @ 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 or for more information call 718-661-1205.

Jul 30 @ 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 or for more information call 718-661-1205.

Aug 25 @ 1:00 PM

Jun
18
3:45PM

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5:15PM

Tween Maker Lab: App Exploration

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our new Tween Maker Lab. We'll be combining the latest technology (tablets, robotics, circuitry, coding, and more!) with traditional arts and crafts materials to build exciting new designs and creative projects. This month, we're playing around with apps! Come join us to learn about coding, physics, and more with fun applications. For children in grades 6-8.


Jun
19
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Memories of Migration: Common Thread – Making a Community Story Quilt

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Program in English with Mandarin translation. Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of eastern Queens! For more information, contact digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

LGBTQ Pride: Virtual Reality Pride

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a LGBTQ Pride-centered VR event! Experience Pride around the world with 360° videos. The program is open to anyone 13 and up.


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Jun
20
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Computer Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn new cool computer tricks! We'll be learning how to create an "All About Me" slideshow with Google Slides. Skills learned will include keyboard shortcuts, formatting text and manipulating images, with introduction to basic copyright concepts and some great free online resources. Ages 8-12. Space is limited; register at the children's desk May 5th through June 5th.


Jun
20
6:00PM

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8:00PM

LGBTQ Pride Month: Film Screenings

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Please join Queens Library as we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with two separate film screenings:
"Paper Dolls" at the Flushing Library June 20th at 6 p.m. and "Queens at Heart" at the Jackson Heights Library June 30 at 3pm.


Jun
21
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Playdate

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come for Toddler Time stories, stay for Toddler Playdate! Children ages 18 to 36 months (and their caregivers) enjoy free play and socialization with their peers.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel.


Jun
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chelsea Arts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Chelsea Arts provides an art class to ages 7-12 and 13-18. Registration necessary, children can only sign up for one class: 646-588-9838.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Game Day!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teen Game Day is your time for fun whether playing board games, Jenga, or Smash Bros
on Nintendo Wii U.

Teen Fun @Flushing!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
22
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners III

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners II is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
23
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

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

Please pick up old job# 14218-- Selina
Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 2 at 10am or by calling 718-661-1280.


Jun
23
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family PRIDE Story Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Families come in all shapes and sizes! We're celebrating the diversity during Pride Month with a special storytime.


Jun
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens who are ages 8 and up are invited to learn chess or improve their chess skills.


Jun
23
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Haiyun Chorus Summer Concert 2018

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The performance will include many beautiful songs such as "Like Flower in the Spring," "Over The Rainbow," and "Saying Good-bye to Cambridge Again." They will sing songs of different styles and cultures such as American folk song "Shenandoah," Chinese folk song "Jasmine Flowers," and Russian song "Katyusha." They’ll also sing songs from the musical "West Side Story." The show consists of various forms including chorus, solo, duet, quartet, and a cappella. *Auditorium*


Jun
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Ai Yue Salon: Summer Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The New York Aiyue Music Salon will hold a summer concert. Participating in the performance are soprano Dai Qi, formerly Jiangnan University music department associate professor and violinist Tian Yi, formerly of the Chinese Central Orchestra, as well as other groups of musicians who contribute vocal and instrumental music works. *Auditorium*


Jun
25
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Mistake Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 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 or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Jun
25
6:00PM

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7:15PM

The Queens Symphony Brass Quintet presents Broadway Show Tunes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy this performance of music from Broadway shows featuring favorite selections by Gershwin, Ellington, Youmans, Cohan and others.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Flushing's favorite teen program returns in June.

Answer fun question and learn while your at it.

The Fun is on at Flushing!


Jun
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Lunches

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 may come for a free school lunch on weekdays during the summer. First-come, first-served; space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Yokai Nation: Japanese History and Monster Culture

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join anime anthropologist Charles Dunbar as he traces how the Japanese fascination with ghosts, goblins, and other creepy denizens of the world have been born out of cultural ideas, and how they have influenced Japanese culture and history.


Jun
27
4:30PM

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5:30PM

BookBusters Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join BookBusters Club as we read, discuss, and do fun activities related to this month's title. For children in grades 4-6.


Jun
27
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Folk & Famous Song Assoc. of Art: Phoenix Dances, Dragonfly --- Eastern and Western Dances

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This joint performance is the first general show of brilliant outstanding Chinese dancing groups, including several dancing groups of other nationalities. *Auditorium*


Jun
28
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese Open Mic

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singing is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Group singing helps you make friends, build confidence, and find sense of achievement. The Flushing Library and New Green Life Foundation present this “Chinese Open Mic” to welcome you to sing with others. First come, first sing!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
29
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 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. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required; it is recommended to bring your own USB flash drive.


Jun
30
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Magic Show with Speedo the Clown

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Clown around with Speedo the Clown! Children will be amazed with this fun-filled magic show and for an extra treat get your face painted before you leave.


Jun
30
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Queens Library Hip Hop Presentation At Flushing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library will be having a hip hop presentation.


Jun
30
11:00AM

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9:00PM

Celebrate Queens Library at Flushing's 20th Anniversary on June 30th

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library at Flushing keeps growing! To better serve you, Flushing Library was renovated and re-opened its doors in 1998. We have been offering amazing programs and services ever since. The following activities/programs will be taking place: Magic Show for all ages; Commemoration Ceremony; Craft Workshops for adults and children; Virtual Reality program for teens; Photo Op Booth; Special Concert Performances *Rooms A&B; C&D; Auditorium*


Jun
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: Prassana

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jul
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Tai Chi & Qi Gong Demonstration

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tai Chi and Qigong are centuries-old mind and body exercises. They involve certain postures and gentle movements with mental focus, breathing, and relaxation. Tai Chi can also be used as a form of self-defense if practiced quickly. Both practices incorporate many aspects of Chinese philosophy, culture, and concepts of traditional medicine.


Jul
2
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Job Skills ID: Know What You're Good At!

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

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills. Preregister by calling 718-661-1205.


Jul
5
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Arirang Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you tired? Do you miss your home and your family? Do you want to know what Korean people love to do when they feel homesick? Have you ever heard “Arirang”? This workshop will be suitable for anyone who is interested in the Korean language and culture.


Jul
6
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to Microsoft Word

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

In this beginner's class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents. Learn basic formatting and editing as well as functions and commands of Word.


Jul
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

7/6: Art of the Deal by Donald Trump; 8/3: 50 Secrets of the World’s Longest Living People by Sally Beare; 9/7: Art of War by Sun Tzu; 10/5: 1984 by George Orwell; 11/2: Think Like a Champion by Donald Trump; 12/7: Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper *IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Jul
6
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Game Day!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teen Game Day is your time for fun whether playing board games, Jenga, or Smash Bros
on Nintendo Wii U.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Book & Review Buddies

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Read with a book buddy and write reviews of your favorite books! Reviews will be posted in Children's Room!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Classical Piano Concert with Albert Zak

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program features three twentieth century masterpieces for solo piano: Prokofiev’s Eighth Sonata, Op. 84 (considered to be the profoundest of the Prokofiev Sonatas), Debussy’s groundbreaking piece of French Impressionism Reflections in the Water, and de Falla’s Fantasia Baetica, his tribute to the cultural vibrancy of Andalusian Spain. Additional works may be performed, if so requested by the audience!


Jul
7
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens who are ages 8 and up are invited to learn chess or improve their chess skills.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Resume: Making Impressive Resumes!

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

Make your resume the best it can be. Topics include how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-661-1205 for more information.


Jul
9
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Read2Me: Lil' Rock'N'Rollers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Come join us each week this summer for stories and crafts designed to explore music and movement and encourage creativity.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Movie & Virtual Reality

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us every Monday afternoon for some fun entertainment! We will be alternating between showing movies and bringing out our virtual reality equipment for teens to take turns trying out. (Stop by the teen room any time to pick up a parental consent form for VR if you're under 18!)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
9
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Ms. M's Summer Study

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.

Study Group for children 2nd-5th grade guided by STACKS Ms. M. covering English and Math skills. Registration is required and space is limited. Please come to the library or call the library at 718-661-1214 to register.

FlushingMon, Jul 9, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM
FlushingMon, Jul 9, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM
FlushingMon, Jul 9, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM
FlushingMon, Jul 9, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM
FlushingMon, Jul 16, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM
FlushingMon, Jul 23, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM
FlushingMon, Jul 30, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM
FlushingMon, Aug 6, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM
FlushingMon, Aug 13, 20183:00PM - 4:30PM

Jul
10
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Citizenship Workshop

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

Receive free assistance with citizenship application and fee waiver!
To register call 888-839-8682 or go online: https://bit.ly/2sbMVYv

For more information, please call: 718-990-0730


Jul
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tween Maker Lab: Google CS Music

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.

Children in grades 6-8 are invited to join us in our Tween Maker Lab. This summer, we're using Google CS First Scratch Coding curriculum to explore music & sound. Register in the Children's Room or by calling 718-661-1214.

FlushingTue, Jul 17, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM
FlushingTue, Jul 24, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM
FlushingTue, Jul 31, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM
FlushingTue, Aug 7, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM
FlushingTue, Aug 14, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM

Jul
10
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Ms. M's Activites

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ms. M is here this summer with special STEAM exploratory activities for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Libraries Rock with Anime Club this summer at Flushing!
Come join your amigos for summer fun with anime and more.

Libraries Rock! @Flushing

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Band World Tour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us each Wednesday this July and August for our summer reading club for children entering grades 1-3. In keeping with the summer reading theme "Libraries Rock" children will explore world music and rhythm through books, activities, and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel Beginner

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

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, create charts and graphs, and create and solve simple formulas.

Thursday, July 12th
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


Jul
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harmony Community Service Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Promote harmony and compassion by doing good for our community! We'll do a different project each week: make cards for veterans and nursing home residents; craft placemats for a soup kitchen; create cozy baby caps for hospitalized newborns; paint welcoming posters for the library--and more! For children entering 4-6 grades.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Summer Craft

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy mad cool craft activities on Thursdays this summer.
Our crafts will totally rock your world!
Libraries Rock @Flushing !

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Korean Traditional Hat “GAT” Making

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Don’t miss the opportunity to make traditional hats from all around the world including the Korean scholar hat known as “GAT” [black horsehair hats]. A “GAT” is a type of traditional Korean hat worn by men to accompany the Korean traditional dress known as "Hanbok."


Jul
13
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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

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


Jul
13
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Libraries do rock with new Yu-Gi-Oh card prizes and more! Bring your own cards (official only no International versions or Stall Decks!). Winners will receive special edition cards.


Jul
13
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Children's Summer Movie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us this summer for our monthly movie series for children ages 0-12 and their families! Seating is first come-first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
14
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Financial Planning for Retirement (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Benjamin Li, board member and former president 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.


Jul
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Caringkind 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 Sundays, July 15 and August 19. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel Beginner in Mandarin

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

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, create charts and graphs, and create and solve simple formulas.
了解电子表格的内容以及学习如何操作,创建工作簿,输入和编辑数据,创建图表以及创建和解决一些简单的数学公式。(国语)

Thursday, July 19th
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


Jul
19
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Film Festival: "Dunkirk"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Hardy. (2017, PG-13)
*Auditorium*


Jul
20
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Basics of Data Entry

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include basics of data entry and vary from class to class. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Jul
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

NY Chinese Opera Society and Youth Troupe of NYCOS present: 2018 Summer Peking Opera Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a performance of “Snow in Midsummer” by Shiying Zhang and “Muke Zhai” by Jingtao Zhang and Shiyu Liu. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the Starr Fund.


Jul
23
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Cover Letters: Do's and Don'ts

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

In this workshop you will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. To preregister please call 718-661-1205.


Jul
27
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

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

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel. Call 718-661-1205 to register.


Jul
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Poetry NY & Chinese Speaking Writers Abroad presents: Poetry Reading & Essay Discussion

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a gathering of Chinese literary circles in New York to read poems and discuss some essays of literary importance.
*Rooms A&B*


Jul
30
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Aug
4
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job Skills ID: Know What You're Good At!

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

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills. Preregister by calling 718-661-1205.


Aug
6
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In what is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest masterpiece, the prince of Denmark is depressed - and for good reason. His father, the king of Denmark, has died unexpectedly and his uncle has ascended to the throne and married his mother. When visions of his deceased father start appearing, Prince Hamlet realizes there is, indeed, “something rotten in the state of Denmark” and it is up to him alone to set it right.


Aug
7
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

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

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel. Call 718-661-1205 to register.


Aug
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

History of Animation for Teens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Libraries rock with our very own history of animation for teens.
This is a chance to see what led up to Anime and Pixar!
We will begin tracing the historic roots of animation and work our way to the present.
It's about time you learned about that mouse on your shirt when you were growing up!
The summer reading fun is here at Flushing.


Aug
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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

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


Aug
11
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Resume: Making Impressive Resumes!

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

Make your resume the best it can be. Topics include how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-661-1205 for more information.


Aug
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: Talking Shakespeare

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lenny Banovez, artistic director of Titan Theatre Company, will give a behind the scenes look at "King Lear," "Measure for Measure," "Titus Andronicus," and "Hamlet" and discuss modern interpretations of these classic plays.


Aug
14
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Advanced Lists

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topic includes advanced lists. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
15
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Advanced Flyers

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

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


Aug
18
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Cover Letters: Do's and Don'ts

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

In this workshop you will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. To preregister please call 718-661-1205.


Aug
18
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Educational Workshop Series by: Assoc. of Chinese English Bilingual Educators East Coast of USA

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dec. 2nd: How to Obtain New York State Teacher's Certification; Jan. 6th: How to Obtain New York State Teacher's Certification; April 21st: How to Obtain a NYS/NYC High School Diploma; June 9th: High School Science Graduation Requirements in New York State; Aug. 18th: How High School Students Prepare for the SAT I Reading & Writing and Language Tests - From an ESL Teacher’s Perspective *Dec. 2nd in Rooms A&B; All Other Dates in IRC Conf. Room, 3rd Floor*


Aug
19
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect, and include an overview of our programs and services and other available resources.


Aug
21
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Summer libraries will rock you with Jeopardy trivia at Flushing!

Answer mad cool trivia and learn a thing or two.

The Summer Fun is on at Flushing!


Aug
22
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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. Call 718-661-1205 to preregister.


Aug
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

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 or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Aug
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

End of the Summer Teen Party

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens are invited to our end of the summer party for fun and games.
Enjoy the latest and greatest games and more!


Sep
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. This program is first-come, first- served and for adults 18 and older.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
6:30PM

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8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. 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.


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 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
NYS Senate
Hon. Toby Ann Stavisky
Stavisky@nysenate.gov
District Office 142-29 37th Avenue, Suite 1
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 445-0004
fax: (718) 445-8398
Albany Office Room 706, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-3461
fax: (518) 426-6857
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
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.