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Mitchell-Linden

Our New Music For March!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features The Hamilton Mixtape, plus music from Miranda Lambert, Lupe Fiasco, Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, J. Cole, The ...

Remembering Jimmy Breslin

Legendary newspaper columnist, author, and lifetime New Yorker Jimmy Breslin passed away this weekend on March 19 at the age of 88.

Born in Jamaica, Queens, Breslin was one of the brash, blue-collar fathers of “New Journalism,” bringing literary and storytelling techniques to reporting the news of the day, and we were ...

Public Budget Hearing April 20

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The public is invited to find out what the Library’s funding priorities are and to provide input to the Library.

The Library’s public budget hearing will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. at Queens Central Library, ...

Take the Create NYC Survey!

New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs is asking New Yorkers from all walks of life to help shape the future of arts and culture in NYC as part of the city’s first-ever comprehensive cultural plan, CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers.

CreateNYC is incorporating robust public input ...

Invest in All New Yorkers: Invest in Seven-Day Service

Advocacy season for New York City’s libraries got locally underway Wednesday, March 8, as Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott testified alongside the leaders of the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library at the preliminary budget hearing for the NYC Council's Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, ...

A New App & Website for Queens Memory!

We’re proud to announce the release of the new Queens Memory upload tool application, which lets anyone submit images and audio recordings from their mobile device directly to Queens Library staff for inclusion in our digital archives.

Approved photos and audio documenting Queens history will join the library’s ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

Celebrate Women's History Month!

March is Women’s History Month, and Queens Library is excited to present a range of programs dedicated to the creativity and achievements of women throughout history. Join us for performances, art exhibits, film screenings, children’s crafts, and plenty more!

Also, we're posting pictures of noteworthy books by ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Festival of Yiddish Culture!

This March, Queens Library is extremely proud to present its first-ever festival dedicated solely to Yiddish culture.

Join us for evenings of storytelling, theater, and music that will not only be informative, but funny, entertaining, and full of nostalgia too!

All events in the Festival of Yiddish Culture will take place ...

Mar
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Knitting Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to share patterns and techniques, or just meet with other knitters while working on projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
23
1:30PM

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2:00PM

Device Help

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

If you're having trouble with a device you use at home, bring it in and we will help you learn to navigate and become more familiar with the functions.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
24
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Oscar Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

March is Oscar Matinee Month. Adults are invited to screenings of these Oscar-nominated movies. 3/3: "Spotlight;"(2015) 3/10: "Mad Max: Fury Road;"(2015) 3/17: "Hell or High Water;"(2016) 3/24 "Arrival."(2016) 3/31: "Hail, Caesar!"(2016). 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


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Mar
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
27
2:00PM

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3:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for conversation practice!


Mar
29
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

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


Mar
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Computer Class For Beginners

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Come learn the functions of the mouse, keyboard and the basics of everyday computer use.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Book Club: "The Battle for Room 314" by Ed Boland

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "The Battle for Room 314" by Ed Boland. Startling, funny, audacious, and sad... his story gleams with insight and urgency.


Apr
7
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Spring Into Action! Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Spring into action Matinee. Adults are invited to screenings of these blockbuster action movies. 4/7: "Skyfall;" 4/14: "John Wick;" 4/21: "Olympus has Fallen;" 4/28 "Man from UNCLE."

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


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@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 Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
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.