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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us this weekend for Kwanzaa celebrations, an open mic with poet Pramila Venkateswaran, an anti-bullying workshop, Saturday Storytime, a Frida Kahlo puppet show, holiday crafts, holiday concerts—including Christmas classics with Charles Duke—and so much more! We hope to see you ...

The 32nd Annual Langston Hughes Kwanzaa Celebration

Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center proudly invites you to their 32nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration!

Co-sponsored by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and New York State Assembly Member Jeff Aubry, this all-day event will feature music, folktales, and other live ...

Lincoln Center Local Presents The Nutcracker!

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring a free holiday treat for the whole family to a library near you!

In this special screening of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker ®, Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies transport the young and young at heart to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

On Monday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Flushing Community Library, Lenny Banovez, the Artistic Director of ...

Elmhurst Community Library Grand Opening

Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott invites you to the grand opening of the Elmhurst Community Library on Tuesday, December 20 at 12 p.m.

Please join us and honored guests for the ribbon-cutting ceremony as we mark this wonderful occasion for the Elmhurst community. There will also ...

Upcoming NYCitizenship Information Sessions

Queens Library has partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to bring you NYCitizenship, a program to assist New Yorkers along the path to citizenship.

Attend our upcoming information sessions with the NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for citizenship easily, the benefits of ...

Adult Learner Program: Pre-Register Now!

Queens Library's Adult Learner Program provides lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through FREE quality educational programs.

The following programs are offered at our seven Adult Learning Centers (located at Central Library, ...

Free Home Internet Access for Eligible NYC Students!

Do you know a New York City public school student with no home Internet access?

Their family may be eligible to borrow a hotspot from Queens Library and get FREE Internet service at home!

The ConnectED Library Hotspot Program is a free program designed to help NYC ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Donate A Coat at Queens Library!

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

Queens residents can visit 43 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.

Each year, more than 100,000 coats are collected across ...

Dec
12
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Songs & finger plays for toddlers & their parents.

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

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Dec
12
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Songs, finger plays & simple story books for toddlers & their parents.

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

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Dec
12
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers & their parents color.

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

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Dec
12
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Homework Help @ Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Come and our Teen Volunteers will help you with your homework. Grades K-6 welcome!

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

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Dec
12
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Christmas Crafts

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

We will create a Christmas arts and craft. Join us!


Dec
13
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

This is an adult beginners program to learn how to use computers.

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

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Dec
14
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Chess Class for Adults

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Do you want to learn how to play chess? Please join us in our chess class for adults. This is a beginners class. You will enjoy it!


Dec
15
1:00PM

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2:30PM

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.

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Dec
15
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Day @ Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Fun afternoons at Mitchell-Linden!! Join us for board and card games! Come, play and have fun! Kids and young adults are welcome! Every Thursday stating at 4:30 pm.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
12:30PM

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2:15PM

Brown Bag Lunch & Movie

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to screenings of blockbuster adult's movies. 12/9: "Scrooged"; 12/16: "White Christmas"; 12/23: "It's a Wonderful Life"; 12/30 "Love Actually". Adults are welcome to bring their 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


Dec
16
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Children's Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids age 12 and under with their parents or guardians are invited to screenings of blockbuster children's movies. 12/2: "Aladdin"; 12/9: "Cinderella (2015)"; 12/16: "Arthur Christmas"; 12/23: "Elf"; 12/30: "The Secret Life of Pets". 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


Dec
17
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: La Vie Parisienne

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of a concert originally broadcast on New Year's Eve 2015 with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, and music by Ravel, Offenbach, and Saint-Saëns’s "Carnival of the Animals" narrated by Tony-Award winner Nathan Lane.


Jan
3
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Book Club At Mitchell-Linden: "Red Right Hand" by Chris Holm

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Red Right Hand" by Chris Holm.


Jan
4
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Songs & finger plays for toddlers & their parents.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join Mrs. H for songs, finger plays and enjoying simple picture books.
For Toddlers ages 6 to 36 months. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers & their parents are welcome to color. Coloring pages will be provided.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Day @ Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids play chess & other games.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
12:30PM

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2:15PM

Brown Bag Lunch & Movie

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to screenings of blockbuster adult's movies. 1/6: "Aloha"; 1/13: "Soul Surfer"; 1/20: "Grown Ups 2"; 1/27 "Dolphin Tale 2". Adults are welcome to bring their 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


Jan
6
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Children's Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids age 12 and under with their parents or guardians are invited to screenings of blockbuster children's movies. 1/6: "Frozen"; 1/13: "Stuart Little"; 1/20: "Finding Dory"; 1/27: "The Secret Life of Pets". 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


Jan
7
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Kids' Chess Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a game of chess! For grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
14
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Mozart Celebration

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, enjoy a festive all-Mozart program featuring the exquisite Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502; the charming Horn Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407; and the exuberant Viola Quintet in C major. Lincoln Center Education will facilitate a fun activity and discussion that will explore the magic of chamber music with you and your family. 


Feb
3
12:30PM

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2:15PM

Brown Bag Lunch & Movie

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to screenings of blockbuster adult's movies. 2/3: "Groundhog Day"; 2/10: "Valentine's Day"; 2/17: "Message in a Bottle"; 2/24 "Lake House". Adults are welcome to bring their 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
3
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Children's Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids age 12 and under with their parents or guardians are invited to screenings of blockbuster children's movies. 2/3: "Brave"; 2/10: "The Boxtrolls"; 2/17: "Minions"; 2/24: "Lilo & Stitch". 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
11
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: The American Revolution

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

In this screening for the whole family, a cheeky troupe from Chicago brings our country’s epic origin story to life, with loads of laughs and ingenious storytelling, by using their bodies, voices, and (pantomimed) cannons. Seven actors recreate the entire American fight for independence-all in just 50 minutes. This screening of The American Revolution will be followed by a reflection activity on the rich history of our country.


Feb
14
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Eat, Pray, Love - Book/Film Discussion.

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Broken Heart Week will shine a light on lost loves and second chance at love, lost jobs, lost friendships, lost family relationships, lost homes, lost religion, and even lost former selves. "Eat, Pray, Love," features a married woman who realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".


Feb
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids & young adults play chess.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist from St. John's University. Understand what kinds of medications you're taking and get tips to help you remember to take them.


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.