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Social Media for Your Business

Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.

May 22 @ 4:00 PM

Personal Branding Online

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call ...

May 26 @ 6:00 PM

Job-Search Strategies

In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. ...

May 27 @ 10:00 AM

Business Planning Basics (in Mandarin)

Learn about the key components of a strong business plan in just three hours! This course will teach how to organize a business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote a business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting a business and develop financial projections.

May 27 @ 6:30 PM

Tapping into Free Business Resources

NYC is home to many free business resources. Learn which ones you should reach out to for all business help. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.

May 29 @ 4:00 PM

Beginners' Word

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

May 30 @ 4:00 PM

Beginners' Word

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

Jun 2 @ 10:00 AM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of ...

Jun 3 @ 10:00 AM

Introduction to Computers

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is ...

Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM

How Do Leading Entrepreneurs Think?

In this class you will learn how to think like successful entrepreneurs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.

Jun 5 @ 10:00 AM

May
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


May
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join your friends playing our all-new Nintendo Wii U, our X Box 360 or our huge selection of board and card games! The fun is happening here in the Flushing Teen Room.

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

Additional Dates


May
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Discovery Team Science Fun

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn with the Discovery Team as we explore the wonders of science and math with experiments, activities and projects for children in elementary and middle school.


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May
23
1:30PM

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2:45PM

Carnegie Hall's Neighborhood Concerts: Ljova and the Kontraband

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ljova and the Kontraband serve up a high-energy blend of folksy melodicism and quirky Central and Eastern European rhythms.


May
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
23
3:00PM

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4:30PM

First-Time Home Buyer's Workshop (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for a first-time home-buyer’s grant of up to $15,000 and learn about the differences in co-op and condo owners’ rights and responsibilities before you decide which to buy.


May
23
5:00PM

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6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Music from Around the Globe

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

International recording bassist and composer Iris Ornig and her ensemble will perform music from Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Ms. Ornig was born in Germany and attended Jazzschule St. Gallen in Switzerland and Guildhall School of Art and Drama in London. In Auditorium, Lower Level


May
24
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Stress Management for New Immigrants (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This practical workshop will help new immigrants understand the negative effects of chronic stress on physical, mental and emotional health and will suggest constructive methods for dealing with it.


May
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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


May
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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

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


May
27
9:30AM

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10:30AM

Author Talk with Meg Medina

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Popular Young Adult author Meg Medina will host an author talk.


May
27
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job-Search Strategies

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

In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


May
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Beginning a Business: Spring Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop series is presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Day 1 - How to start your own business 2 - SBA programs and services that can help your business; Day 3 - writing a business plan; Day 4 - selling to the federal government; Day 5 - e-commerce and social media marketing

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

Additional Dates


May
27
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Mandarin)

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

Learn about the key components of a strong business plan in just three hours! This course will teach how to organize a business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote a business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting a business and develop financial projections.


May
28
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Advance Directives (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Dr. Cynthia Pan of New York Hospital Queens will give a talk on different types of advance directives and the importance of having one, as well as medical treatment options in cases of very serious illness.


May
28
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun hanging out with friends and watching cool anime movies!


May
28
4:00PM

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8:00PM

New Films from China

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will screen the following films: Thursday, 5/28 at 4:00PM - "Fly with the Crane" and at 6:30PM - "Under the Hawthorn Tree"; Friday, 5/29 at 4:00PM - "A Cherry on a Pomegranate Tree" followed by a question-and-answer session with author Li Er, on whose controversial novel of the same name the film was based. *in Auditorium, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


May
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Noted elder-law and estate-planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.


May
29
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Tapping into Free Business Resources

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

NYC is home to many free business resources. Learn which ones you should reach out to for all business help. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


May
30
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. 5/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 5/16-Creating and saving documents; 5/30 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should be able to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 2 at 10:00AM, or by telephone at 718-661-1280.


May
30
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

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


May
31
1:30PM

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3:30PM

North American Chinese Calligraphy Association Presents Lectures on Chinese Culture (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Flushing Library and the North American Chinese Calligraphy Association present, as a part of the Flushing Lecture Series, twelve workshops on Chinese culture focusing on the study and appreciation of classical Chinese literature and arts. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Jun
1
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Art and the City (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Rubin Chen, former lecturer at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and now writer of the "China Press" Friday art column, presents a two-part series on enjoying art in New York City: Part 1 - Art Shows and Fairs; Part 2 - Art Museums. In IRC Conference Room

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
10:00AM

--to--

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 basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


Jun
2
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

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

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


Jun
3
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


Jun
3
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Discovery Team Science Fun

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn with the Discovery Team as we explore the wonders of science and math with experiments, activities and projects for children in elementary and middle school.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Magic Show

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We're celebrating Summer Reading with an interactive comedy magic show--and a real, live rabbit!


Jun
4
6:00PM

--to--

8:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory class; prior computer knowledge and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Jun
4
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word.

*In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Jun
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

How Do Leading Entrepreneurs Think?

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

In this class you will learn how to think like successful entrepreneurs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jun
5
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Selections for the next several months are: 5/1 -"The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America" by Erik Larson; 6/5 -
"The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd; 7/10 - "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford; 8/7 - "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" by Dai Sijie. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
3:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Irish Traditional Music for Teens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens will be learn about traditional Irish music and regional styles from their own Young Adult Librarian, who will also perform on flute, penny whistle and vocals.


Jun
5
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hang with your friends! Play video games on our new Nintendo Wii U or play card or board games! Friday is our favorite time to be teens at Flushing Library!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Radio Jarocho

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Radio Jarocho keeps alive the music of the swampy Mexican countryside around Veracruz, with original songs that capture the spirit of the popular "son jarocho." This New York City-based band has performed along the east coast of the United States since 2003.


Jun
6
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
5:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Andean Dreamer

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Geo Suquillo is an Ecuadorian composer and instrumentalist who bases his compositions on musical forms typical of the Andean regions of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. His compositions combining Andean genres such as sanjuanito, pasillo, albazo, huayno and trote with jazz, flamenco and Middle Eastern and Mediterranean styles create a sound universal in its appeal yet Andean in its essence. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
7
2:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Children’s Oral Health (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Dr. Wenduo Chen, DMD, will answer some common questions about the oral health of children. She can give you advice to help your kids have beautiful teeth!


Jun
8
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman!"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, renowned Broadway actor and Tony award winner James Naughton performs the music of Randy Newman, whose pop songs and film scores have delighted audiences for decades and won Oscar, Emmy and Grammy awards for their composer. Following the screening, Mr. Naughton will be present to talk about his career and the performance of Mr. Newman's songs.


Jun
9
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

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


Jun
9
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Medication Safety Tips

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn the dos and don'ts of medication safety, including side effects and proper storage and disposal of medicines. A pharmacists will be present to answer questions. *in IRC Conference Room*


Jun
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Resumes

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Do your resume and cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make your resume and cover letter the best that they can be in this workshop! Participants will learn how to get started, about types of resumes, what to include and not include and tips for making a resume and cover letter stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Jun
11
2:00PM

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6:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If you have your green card, you might be ready to get the full benefits of citizenship, which will allow you to vote in your next local, state and national elections as well as enjoy many other opportunities. Please call 212-480-1918 to preregister or sign up at www.citizenshipworks.org/register.


Jun
11
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the basic 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
11
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Anime Club, for teens and tweens only, is a fun time to chill and enjoy anime. Selections are based on teen feedback and librarian's choice.


Jun
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Things to Know before Starting a Business

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

Before you start your business take this class to learn key things you will need to know. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jun
13
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. 6/13 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 6/20 - Calculations and worksheets; 6/27 - Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications, and must attend all three sessions. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 6 at 9:00AM, or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jun 20, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Jun 27, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM

Jun
13
1:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Spring Science Showcase for Families

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

View and explore the exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) projects that kids in grades 3-8 and their families worked on throughout the year. Members of the Discovery Team and TimeWarner volunteers will be on hand to interact with participants. All ages are welcome.


Jun
14
1:30PM

--to--

3:30PM

Music Lecture Series by New York Classical Music Lovers Association (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lecturers will discuss different style of classical music and composers each month. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Jun
14
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents Folkloric Dances of Paraguay

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Panambi Vera Ballet Folklórico Paraguayo de Nueva York performs dances of Paraguay, including the galopera, internationally known as the bottle dance, in which dancers balance bottles on their head with grace and agility, and other dances, including the carreta guy and el pajaro campana. Panambi has performed in various cities in the United States, with Berta B. Gauto its artistic director. *in Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents La Voz De Tres

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis blend the infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions of Latin America, original compositions and picks from the great American songbook into a surprising improvisational texture. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
15
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Cultivating Healthy Relationships (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in English and Chinese, we will address the essential elements of open and supportive relationships by discussing real life situations and experiences together. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Jun
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Word for Resumes

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

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


Jun
16
1:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Author Talk with Michael Sweet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

There's more to Michael Sweet than the 8 million albums sold by his band Stryper or his singing and guitar-slinging with Boston, and it comes in the form of his immensely anticipated autobiography "Honestly," a riveting, behind-the-scenes story of triumph, heartbreak and redemption, told with unvarnished candor. Michael will read excerpts from his book and have a question-and-answer session, meet-and-greet and book-signing with the audience.


Jun
17
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Job-Search Strategies

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

In this workshop participants will learn: What you need to start a job search; About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; appropriate ways to follow up after applying online. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


Jun
18
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email 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.


Jun
18
6:00PM

--to--

9:00PM

Gay Pride Month Film Screening: "Farewell My Concubine" (in Chinese with English subtitles)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

"Farewell My Concubine," a 1994 nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, is the story of two Beijing Opera performers, one gay and one straight, and the woman who comes between them. Set against the epic backdrop of political turmoil in twentieth century China, it is a masterpiece of modern cinema.


Jun
19
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

10 Steps to Creating an Online Business

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

Learn what it takes to starting a business online. Learn the resources available to start an online business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jun
19
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Discovery Team Science Fun

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn with the Discovery Team as we explore the wonders of science and math with experiments, activities and projects for children in elementary and middle school.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
20
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Traditional Chinese Culture with Costume and Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a spectacle of traditional Chinese fashion and a variety of Chinese folk dances.


Jun
22
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Complementary and Alternative Medicine 101

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Complementary and alternative medicine is the term for medical products, beliefs and practices that are not part of standard “conventional” care. It can include everything from acupuncture to yoga, including exercise, nutrition and supplements. Learn about it from Dr. Robert Graham, Director of Integrative Health at Wellness at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.


Jun
23
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

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

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


Jun
24
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

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

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


Jun
24
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Mandarin)

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

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


Jun
25
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Lung Cancer (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, board-certified oncologist Dr. Zili He will give a talk on smoking cessation and the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, with a focus on new target therapy treatment.


Jun
25
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning: how to register and build an employment profile on a job site; how to apply to online job postings; and how to upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: JR160.


Jun
26
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Social Media for Your Business

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

Learn which social sites are best for you. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media for your business. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jun
27
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Haiyun Chorus Summer Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This concert includes songs made famous by Chinese musicians as well as other composers from all over the world, including the United States and Russia. To commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the victory over fascism, the chorus will also perform some historically significant songs. There will be solos, duets, men and women's ensembles and performances by the full choir. Haiyun Chorus is currently conducted by Guo Shuang, with piano accompaniment by Lin Di Hua. *in Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jun
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Jun
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Polish American Folk Dance Company

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Founded in 1938, the Polish American Folk Dance Company is dedicated to preserving and promoting Polish culture through song and dance. Members perform traditional Polish folk dance and sing traditional songs dressed in hand-sewn costumes (more than 600 pieces) that are made in Poland of the same materials used for centuries.


Jun
29
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Alzheimer's Disease

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual impairments serious enough to interfere with daily life. Learn about the symptoms of and treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias in this program presented by the Alzheimer's Association.


Jun
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Excel

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, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180.


Jul
29
6:30PM

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8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

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

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


Aug
10
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Bilingual Birdies Concert: Songs for Young Children (in English and Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children up to age 5 and their parents or other adult caregivers will learn new vocabulary at this live, interactive concert of movement and songs in Spanish and English. Space is limited and available first come, first served.


Aug
26
6:30PM

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8:30PM

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.


Sep
23
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Korean)

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

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


Oct
28
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Chinese)

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

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


Nov
18
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Business Planning Basics (in Chinese)

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

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


Dec
16
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Financing Roadmap for Businesses (in Chinese)

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

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


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Flushing Community Library has:

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

 

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International Language Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

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

 

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

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

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson.

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