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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library this weekend for great holiday concerts, author events with Bangladeshi-American poet Hassanal Abdullah and the Chinese literature writing circle Overseas Window, Senator Leroy Comrie's mobile office hours, a holiday gift giveaway for kids and seniors, writing workshops, a spelling bee, winter meditation, ...

Watch Great Films with Kanopy!

Get out your Queens Library card and sign up for Kanopy, the Library's newest on-demand video streaming service, where you can watch more than 30,000 classic movies, indie films, foreign films, and acclaimed documentaries!

You can stream films from hundreds of popular producers such as The Criterion ...

Celebrate the Holidays at Queens Library!

Enjoy the holidays at Queens Library, with our special programs and events for kids, adults, teens, and the whole family, including holiday concerts, arts and crafts, holiday movie screenings, and much more!

Plus, you can view our collections of recommended holiday books and movies, available to borrow from your community ...

Double Your Donation: Give Today!

Nearly 1 million neighbors took advantage of more than 52,000 programs at Queens Library this year alone! Your support means that we can continue to meet our community’s needs in 2018.

A generous donor has provided a matching gift and hopes to inspire you to make a donation to Queens Library.

A gift of $25 means ...

Young Adult Literacy Program: Pre-Register Now!

Are you interested in getting your High School Equivalency, but not sure where to start?

The Young Adult Literacy Program (YALP) is here to help!

This program is open to students ages 16–24, and offers four days of classes per week, as well as one day of service learning and job shadowing to help build your ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive!

Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Last year, more than 100,000 coats were collected across ...

Dec
18
2:30PM

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4:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group. Practice your English-speaking skills through basic conversation. This group is for students with a basic knowledge of English.


Dec
20
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join in the fun of Mahjong in our non-instructional weekly session.


Dec
22
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Countdown to Christmas Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for our December Countdown to Christmas Matinee! We'll be screening blockbuster movies. 12/1: "Baby Driver"; 12/8: "Force Awakens"; 12/15: "Love Actually"; 12/22: "This Christmas"; 12/29: "A Wonderful Life".

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

Additional Dates


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Jan
2
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Book Club At Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Dark Spies" by Matthew Dunn. Matthew Dunn's spycatcher series explodes with CIA's covert agent, Will Cochrane, on the run as he tries to uncover a diabolical Russian spymaster, who is in the center of an international conspiracy. In a deadly game of cat and mouse, and with few to trust, Will is fighting for his career.... and life.


Jan
4
2:30PM

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3:45PM

Pop Music Meets Flamenco and Modern Dance

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Recording Artist/singer/guitarist Edwin Vazquez mixes the dance styles of modern dance and flamenco with pop music.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Movies Based on Books Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

January is Movies Based on Books month. Join us for screenings of amazing movies based on great books. 1/5: "The Shawshank Redemption"; 1/12: "Casino Royale"; 1/19: "The Blind Side"; 1/26: "American Assassin". Bring your lunch and enjoy it while watching the movie. Seating is limited and available first-come, first-served.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
1
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Seeking Silence: Explore the Healing Power of Your Own Inner Silence

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Explore the many ways in which silence can heal body, mind and soul. Join Cathy Piccione, Ph.D., a practicing psychologist and volunteer Raja Yoga meditation teacher, to explore the tools for practicing active, inner silence, including reflection, peaceful thoughts and “take a moment” exercises.


Feb
2
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Romantic Movies Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us this month for a selection of movies featuring great love stories. We'll be screening classic and new romantic movies. 2/2: "Casablanca"; 2/9: "Sleepless in Seattle"; 2/16: "The Big Sick"; 2/23: "Crazy, Stupid Love". You are welcome to bring your own bag lunch to enjoy while watching the movie. Seating is limited, and available on a first come-first serve basis.

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Mitchell-Linden Community Library has:

  • 9 public computers
  • 1 Computer Catalog
  • Wireless access for laptops (For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Mitchell-Linden Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Korean

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Mitchell-Linden Community Library include:

  • International musical CD collection (Jazz, Classical, Chinese and Korean)
  • International language DVDs, VCDs and VHS tapes (Chinese and Korean)

 


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
Flushing YMCA Early Childhood Center
138-46 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6168
Happy Dragon Preschool
30-04 146th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-4515
Holy Mountain Nursery #5
29-49 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 762-6227
Macedonia Child Development Center
37-22 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-3960
Ready Set Grow Children Care Center LLC
34-51 Leavitt Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-8878
Sharon Nursery School
145-15 34th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-3984
Solomon Pre-School
35-20 147th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6159
The Corner School
150-03 Bayside Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-4528
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road – Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Flushing Townhall Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts Inc.
137-35 Northern Blvd. at Linden Place
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 463-7700
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-0512
 

Fire Department
Engine Co. 273/ Ladder # 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Flushing Hospital Medical Center
45 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Bowne Park
32nd Ave. and Bayside Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
  

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

Post Office
Linden Hill Station Post Office
Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Full Gospel Christian School
130-30 31 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-7800
St. Mel's School
154-24 26 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-8211
 

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 21 Edward Hart
147-36 26 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8833
P.S. 214 Cadwallader Colden
31-15 140 St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4055
P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School
29-66 137 St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2902

Public High Schools
Flushing High School
35-01 Union St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
Queens Academy High School
138-11 35 Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 886-5015
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 185 Edward Bleeker
147-26 25 Drive
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
  

Senior Centers
Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Mitchell-Linden Senior Citizens of YM & YWHA of Flushing
27-05 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-7783
Korean American Senior Citizens Counseling Center, Inc.
35-26 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-2586
Donnelly Home for Adults
147-02 34th Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-1923
Leavitt St - 34 Ave.
139-10 34th Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
Flushing House Sr. Retirement Resident
38-20 Bowne St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 762-3198
Bridge View Nursing Home
143-10 20th Ave
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 961-1212
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

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

History

Mitchell-Linden Community Library and its environs have an interesting history. On estates owned by Ernest Mitchell (called Breezy Hill) and his father (called Linden Hill), builders envisioned a cooperative project which would provide middle-income housing to veterans of World War II and Korea. Under Section 213 of the Federal Housing Act of 1950 and at a cost of $15 million the project was enacted, providing homes for about 1400 residents.

During that time, the Queens Borough Public Library served the reading community with a bookmobile. As a result of extensive lobbying by community civic leaders, the Mitchell-Linden branch officially opened its doors on May 16, 1962. Situated in a storefront on Union St. near the intersection of Bayside Ave. in Flushing, the branch initially housed 25,000 volumes on two levels.

Surrounded by Mitchell Gardens, Linden Towers, Embassy Arms, and Linden Hills, the library name was conjoined from the above list of apartment dwellings and became the 51st member of the Queens Borough Public Library family.

With the ongoing expansion of families into the area, the Mitchell-Linden branch required expansion as well. Over a five-month period in 1988, the branch was renovated with a new circulation desk, new shelving, and new lighting structures and fixtures.

Over the years, the branch has reflected ethnic changes in the community structure. With an influx of Asians and Hispanics emigrating to Flushing, families are moving into Co-Operative apartments or Tudor-style private homes on neighboring streets. Over time, our collection has also greatly changed – to serve our customers better, we’re constantly purchasing new materials. These include Videos, DVDs, CDs, Chinese VCD’s, books and periodicals.