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Basics of Business Planning

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away.

Aug 18 @ 3:00 PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

Aug 23 @ 10:30 AM

Setting Up Your Business

In this workshop, you will learn how to choose and create a legal structure for your business, what you need to know about money before you begin, and options for how to fund your new business.

Aug 24 @ 10:00 AM

Intermediate Word

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code CC200

Sep 7 @ 10:30 AM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for ...

Sep 7 @ 1:30 PM

Beginners Excel

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180

Sep 12 @ 10:30 AM

Resume

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be! This workshop will cover how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-661-1205 for more information. Class code JR130

Sep 13 @ 10:30 AM

Intermediate Excel

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code: CC210

Sep 14 @ 10:30 AM

Basics of Business Planning

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away.

Sep 14 @ 1:30 PM

Introduction to the Internet

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that ...

Sep 18 @ 1:00 PM

Aug
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Children's Summer Movie Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us this summer for our monthly movie series for children ages 0-12 and their families!


Aug
18
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away.


Aug
18
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Middle School Maker Lab

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children entering grades 6-9. Middle schoolers, and those starting middle school in the fall are invited to join us this summer in our new Middle School Maker Lab. We'll be combining the latest technology (tablets, robotics, circuitry, coding and more!) with traditional arts and crafts materials to build exciting new designs and experiments. Space is limited, please register at the Flushing Library Teen Desk beginning June 20.


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Aug
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

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

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Aug
19
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Rise and shine and head to the library for 30 minutes of stories and songs for children of all ages and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
19
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Summer Saturday Film Fest Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Saturdays: Aug. 5th: Match Point - Rated R; Aug. 12th: Jaws 2 - Rated PG; Aug. 19th: White Nights - Rated PG-13; Aug. 26th: Stand By Me - Rated R
*Auditorium, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Aug
19
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens, ages 8 and up, learn and improve their knowledge of Chess.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Aug
21
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Watch the Solar Eclipse!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

StarNet and NASA@My Library have generously donated solar eclipse glasses to be distributed at libraries across the country to watch the upcoming total eclipse, and Flushing is one of those libraries! Our eclipse program begins in the Flushing Auditorium with videos and information on the eclipse for children, teens and their family. We will distribute glasses and invite you to join us on the Outdoor Plaza to witness this historical event!


Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Google CS First Club: Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-14 are invited to join us for our summer Google CS First Club where they will learn basic coding techniques and design computer-based art programs. Space is limited, please register at the Children's Desk beginning August 1. Children are required to attend all sessions.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
2:15PM

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2:45PM

Quick Story Bites!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages (and their caretakers) are invited to join a librarian for a fast, fun storytime to kick off their summer afternoon!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Beginners Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills required.


Aug
22
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Learning Chinese - Level 2

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.

Queens Library at Flushing will open Learning Chinese class for level 2 students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from June 6. All classes will be on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Registration begins on May 22nd. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call 718.661.1280 for assistance. The program is funded by Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in New York.

FlushingTue, Aug 29, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM

Aug
23
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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.


Aug
23
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Queens Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations - Do You Need Funding?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts supports the hard work and contributions of Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts disciplines through grants. Applicants must attend a Application Information Session to learn about the guidelines before applying.


Aug
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this workshop, you will learn how to choose and create a legal structure for your business, what you need to know about money before you begin, and options for how to fund your new business.


Aug
24
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Learning Chinese - Beginner

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date August 24, 2017
Availability: 1 openings

Queens Library at Flushing will continue Learning Chinese class for beginner level students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from June 15. All classes will be on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Registration begins on May 22nd. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call 718.661.1280 for assistance. The program is funded by Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in New York.

FlushingThu, Aug 31, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM1 openings

Aug
25
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Summer Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Summer Gaming was Never more fun then this Summer at Flushing!

Come enjoy our mad cool gaming system and wide array of board and
card games with your friends.

Fun is on @Flushing


Aug
26
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Homebuyers Seminar—Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• down payment assistance programs and first time homebuyer mortgages, Landlord/Tenant Training, Credit Repair Boot Camp, Financial Capacity Building, First Home Club, and HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance.
• how to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market
• pros and cons of renting vs. buying
• how to purchase REO properties
• how to apply for government sponsored programs


Aug
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Hua Mei Art Performance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Hua Mei Performing Arts group was founded in 2015. Since its conception, Hua Mei has been present in several concerts around New York City. Their outreach concerts about Chinese traditional music and Chinese opera have established their presence to the Chinese community in Flushing, New York. This summer, HMPA will be opening a colorful Chinese music concert for the community to enjoy.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Aug
28
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Financial Literacy in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Part I
How to Get Access to Capital for your Business—Chinese

Topics:
• What are some of the lending requirements?
• What are some of your financing options?
• What are some of the best practices to get approve

Part II:
Understanding and Managing your Credit
Topics:
• Understanding credit report & score
• How to build good credit
• How to rebuild your credit, make disputes


Aug
29
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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.


Sep
1
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

September 1st, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM, "The Widow" by Fiona Barton.
October 6th, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM, "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr
November 3rd, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM, "Farewell to Manzanar" by Diane Wakatsuki-Houston
December 1st, 2017, 1:30-2:30 PM, "The Mare" by Mary Gaitskill
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
1
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Happy Hour Game Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your friends for fun and games with our Nintendo Wii X or Box 360 and a host of mad cool board and card games at your disposal!

Fun is on at Flushing

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

Additional Dates


Sep
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Middle School Maker Lab

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children in grades 6-8. Middle schoolers are invited to join us this fall in our new Middle School Maker Lab. We'll be combining the latest technology (tablets, robotics, circuitry, coding and more!) with traditional arts and crafts materials to build exciting new designs and experiments. Please register with staff in the Flushing Teen Room or Children's Room beginning September 1.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Basic computer skills are required. Class code: CC170. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Sep
6
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Job Skills Identification

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

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


Sep
7
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build on your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word. Learn how to format Word documents, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class Code CC200


Sep
7
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 29 openings

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. It helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1205 for additional information. Class code JR310.


Sep
7
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators also welcome.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

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

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center beginning Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Rise and shine and head to the library for 30 minutes of stories and songs for children of all ages and their caregivers.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Chinese Book Club {in Mandarin Chinese}

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New sessions of the Chinese Book Club focus on some representative and influential works in literature history. To be discussed also is the famous Chinese writer Mu Xin and his insightful critics of literature works. The program is hosted and led by Professor Tang Zhenhai.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens, ages 8 and up, learn and improve their knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Phoenix Dances, Dragonfly: Performance of Eastern & Western Dances

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This joint performance is the first show of outstanding Chinese dancing groups. Several dancing groups of other nationalities also will take an active part in this performance.
*Auditorium*


Sep
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

The Beauty of Guqin (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Guqin, or "ancient stringed instrument,” is also called "the father of Chinese music." Members of the New York Guqin Association will introduce the audience to the history and repertoire of the instrument and perform some famous pieces. For more information in English and Chinese, call 718-990-8569.


Sep
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Welcome the Autumn with CBA Culture & Arts Center

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

CBA Culture & Arts Center presents a show with Chinese music, dance, drama and instruments to wish the best to the community.
*Auditorium*


Sep
11
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to navigate a computer and begin to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touch pad, basic keyboarding skills, and how to navigate computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment.


Sep
11
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Monday Movie Matinees

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

September 11: "Fences" (2016, PG-13)
October 16: "Housekeeping" (1987, PG)
November 13: "Robot and Frank" (2012, PG-13)
December 11: "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012, PG-13)
*Auditorium*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Sep
13
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Resume

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

Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make it the best it can be! This workshop will cover how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call 718-661-1205 for more information. Class code JR130


Sep
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Be Prepared to Speak: An Introduction to Public Speaking

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

Can you captivate an audience? While it may take years of practice and experience to master the art of public speaking, there are ways to increase your speaking and presentation skills. In this workshop you will learn useful tips to help you to improve your public speaking and presentation skills in any setting and take charge of speech.


Sep
13
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Educating Parents About Type 1 Diabetes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you can help your child’s school create a supportive environment where they can learn and thrive. Come get tips and strategies from a lawyer who is also the parent of a child with T1D. All are welcome.


Sep
14
10:00AM

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12:00PM

How To Get The Most From Your Google Account

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Preregister online at Queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1280 for additional information.


Sep
14
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intermediate Excel

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

Improve your productivity and boost your basic knowledge of Excel. Topics covered include a review of spreadsheet basics, creating and manipulating tables, and using formulas and functions. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel are required. Class code: CC210


Sep
14
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Basics of Business Planning

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away.


Sep
14
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Monthly Penmanship Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All are welcome. Please call 646-752-3173 for questions and suggestions.
*Rooms C&D, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
1:00PM

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3:00PM

First-Time Homebuyer's Seminar (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Topics:
• Qualifications for a first-time home-buyer grant of up to $25,000
• Differences between co-ops and condos
• Deciding whether a co-op or condo is right for you
• Rights and responsibilities of co-op and condo ownership


Sep
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Art and the City Series V & VI (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Part V will cover galleries in Chelsea and Part VI will cover small museums in New York.
Lecturer: Rubin Chen, former lecturer at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China. He's now the writer for the China Press Friday art column, and a Weibo blog, “New York Art Observer” with over 35,000 followers.
*Rooms A&B, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

NY Chinese Opera Society: Peking Opera Arias & Episodes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York Chinese Opera Society and Youth Troupe members Bin Ma, Zexin Li, Bohan Ye will present Peking opera arias and episodes "Selling the Horse", "Wu Jia Po", and "Farewell My Concubine". This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and it is also made possible by the support of Flushing Library and Dr. Shuang Xin Tsao Private Fund. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


Sep
17
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Female Characters in "The Dream of the Red Chamber" (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The highly recognized Chinese novel, "The Dream of the Red Chamber", is the best example of a Chinese classical novel that reflects many western literary theories. Cynthia Tang will discuss how the author uses different scents as metaphors throughout the novel to describe the complex traits and destinies of the major female protagonists in this novel. *Rooms A&B, Lower Level*


Sep
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Moon Festival Show by Peaceever TV Art Performing Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Moon Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday that symbolizes the reunion of family members and friends. In this occasion, Peaceever’s artists will bring a show to celebrate with the community.
*Auditorium*


Sep
18
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC110.


Sep
18
4:00PM

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6:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Meditation for a Healthy Lifestyle

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this fast-paced world, inner peace can seem elusive. You are invited to join Dr. Frank Pawlowski for an engaging workshop teaching you practical strategies to reduce stress and create a more healthy and positive lifestyle. Dr. Pawlowski will offer meditation techniques that can help you connect within to gain a profound sense of serenity and joy.


Sep
19
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginners PowerPoint

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

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include; creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting your slide show. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC190


Sep
20
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Global Harmony House presents: Secrets of Self-Esteem

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Having self-worth means we are aware of our intrinsic uniqueness, beauty and value; not just our skills, abilities, possessions or the reputation we hold in the eyes of others. We will explore how Raja Yoga meditation enables us to create a peaceful state of mind and clarity of thought so we can change the filter through which we see ourselves and our lives.
*3rd Floor Conference Room*


Sep
21
10:00AM

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12:00PM

How To Get The Most From Your Google Account in Mandarin

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, including Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Drive. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Preregister online at Queenslibrary.org. Call 718-661-1280 for additional information.


Sep
21
10:15AM

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12:15PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

In this course of students will be guided through the fundamental elements needed to set-up a business become aware of the variety of resources available to help fund their business. The course will cover traditional and nontraditional ways of getting the money you need to get your business off the ground and successful. Learn about various loans, crowdfunding, alternative lenders and more.


Sep
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Eating the Right Way Makes Gout Go Away (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This lecture will discuss what causes gout, and how to make changes in your diet to help control it.


Sep
21
5:00PM

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5:30PM

ConnectED Library Internet HotSpots Lending Events

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This Library program enables the families of eligible students to “check out” Internet service from the Library—absolutely free. The program is open to patrons who are at least 18 years old and have a child in a New York City public school, have no household Internet access at the time of sign-up and have a valid adult library card with no outstanding fines. To check out a HotSpot visit one of the participating community libraries. Limited number of devices. Conditions apply.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Early Autumn Show with Lin Shen Manhattan Music & Dance Association Inc

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lin Shen Manhattan Music & Dance Association Inc. has more than one hundred members and this program includes chorus, dance, musical instrument and opera. Its purpose is to promote Chinese culture and cultural exchange in the community. The group has performed on different stages for more than ten years and has been well received.
*Auditorium*


Sep
24
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Hakka New Yorker

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Hakka Alliance Inc. is holding a concert, "Hakka New Yorker", by the Dong Dong band, a Hakka rock band from Taiwan. The 6 talented members in the band use modern music instruments such as guitar and bass and traditional Chinese instruments like flute and Erhu to for a unique sound.
*Auditorium*


Sep
25
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-661-1205 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Sep
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Launching Your Own Business: What You Need to Know About ...

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Representatives from the NYS Tax Department, Workers’ Compensation and NYS Labor Department discuss issues that new and established businesses need to know: state taxes, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and more.


Sep
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your mates for fun and challenging trivia this Fall as you say goodbye to the summer Mall.

Teen Jeopardy is a long standing tradition here at Flushing.

Enjoy the Fun!


Sep
27
6:30PM

--to--

7:30PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2017. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

A Talk on "Heroom" (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Pong Yi Ping is a visual artist, photographer, author, curator and documentary director. PONG has witnessed a common reality, which is that most women might not own a room of their own throughout their lives. "Heroom" is not only a symbol of women's rights and freedoms, but also a world for women to display their imagination and fantasy.
*IRC Conference Room*


Oct
4
11:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages birth - 18 months, enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
3:00PM

--to--

3:45PM

Afternoon Stories

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 4 to 6 are invited to join us for stories and a craft every Wednesday afternoon.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Comics, Manga, and More!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our club gives kids aged 8-12 the opportunity to discuss their favorite comics and graphic novels.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
10:30AM

--to--

11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 2 - 3, and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Film Screening and Discussion of "Three Trembling Cities" with Writer-Director Arthur Vincie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a screening of the first season of this webseries that follows the fictional lives of NYC immigrants struggling with work, friends, romance, and family expectations. Overshadowing their efforts is their often uncertain status - culturally, emotionally, and legally. Each episode concludes with interviews with immigrants who have faced similar issues. Q & A with filmmaker Arthur Vincie and cast members after the screening.


Oct
11
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Make It!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In our Maker’s Lab, children ages 8-12 will create, innovate and collaborate on a different project each month using a wide range of materials.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Oct
14
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a document and work with table. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center at the Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
19
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Current Treatment of Parkinson's Disease (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our experienced expert will help you understand Parkinson Disease's symptoms and current treatments.


Oct
19
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Techsplorers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In addition to its books and encyclopedias, Queens Library also has access to a number of great databases and online educational materials to promote learning. This program explores a range of online learning tools for children in grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Green Your Cuisine: Delicious Tips for Healthy Eating

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a food demonstration and education with a certified dietitian who will teach us about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are both nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Oct
23
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Presenting with PowerPoint

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

Learn how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint to provide clear and concise presentations in and out of the workplace. Attendees will be prepped on the best practices when presenting with slide presentations and speaking with others.


Oct
25
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success! In this workshop you will learn about general and career-specific websites and how to find and apply for jobs online safely, create an account at a major job search website, post your resume online, and email a resume.


Oct
26
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Basics of Business Planning

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

Are you tired of being confused about how to write your business plan? Are you stuck on writing it? In the Basic Business Planning course, we will cover what a business plan is, why we need it, the basic structure of a business plan along with some of the various formats, and how/where you can research and start building you plan right away. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org


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

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

History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Olde Flushing by Harriet Lawson.

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