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Memories of Migration: Common Thread – Making a Community Story Quilt

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Program in English with Mandarin translation. Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. ...

Jul 17 @ 6:30 PM, Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM, Jul 31 @ 6:30 PM, Aug 7 @ 6:30 PM, Aug 14 @ 6:30 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 or for more information call 718-661-1205.

Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM

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 or for more information call 718-661-1205.

Aug 25 @ 1:00 PM

Jul
16
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the US --in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the US. By age 80, more than half of all people in the United States either will have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. Dr. John Kim, an Assistant Clinical Professor from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will give a discussion on “What you need to know about Cataracts”.


Jul
16
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Read2Me: Lil' Rock'N'Rollers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Come join us each week this summer for stories and crafts designed to explore music and movement and encourage creativity.

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

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Jul
16
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Lunches

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 may come for a free school lunch on weekdays during the summer. First-come, first-served; space is limited.

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

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Jul
16
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Movie & Virtual Reality

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us every Monday afternoon for some fun entertainment! We will be alternating between showing movies and bringing out our virtual reality equipment for teens to take turns trying out. (Stop by the teen room any time to pick up a parental consent form for VR if you're under 18!)

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Multi-Color Pencil Calligraphy and Chinese Painting

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Multi-color Pencil (MC Pencil) is a brand-new writing and drawing tool innovated by Mr. Arthur B. Liu, a famous artist and educator. The lecture and workshop will introduce an essential tool for new learners of Chinese painting. *IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Jul
16
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Tutoring and Skill Building

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Local students from high schools including Stuyvesant, Francis Lewis, and Bronx HS of Science help children grades 2-5 strengthen math and ELA skills. Using techniques used throughout their own educational journey, the volunteers gather weekly to help kids develop a lifelong appreciation of learning. Registration is required and space is limited. Please come to the library or call the library at 718-661-1214 to register.

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

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Jul
17
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Book & Review Buddies

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Read with a book buddy and write reviews of your favorite books! Reviews will be posted in Children's Room!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tween Maker Lab: Google CS Music

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.

Children in grades 6-8 are invited to join us in our Tween Maker Lab. This summer, we're using Google CS First Scratch Coding curriculum to explore music & sound. Register in the Children's Room or by calling 718-661-1214.

FlushingTue, Jul 24, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM
FlushingTue, Jul 31, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM
FlushingTue, Aug 7, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM
FlushingTue, Aug 14, 20183:00PM - 4:00PM

Jul
17
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Ms. M's Activities

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ms. M is here this summer with special STEAM exploratory activities for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
17
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Memories of Migration: Common Thread – Making a Community Story Quilt

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Program in English with Mandarin translation. Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of eastern Queens! For more information, contact digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Libraries Rock with Anime Club this summer at Flushing!
Come join your amigos for summer fun with anime and more.

Libraries Rock! @Flushing

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

Additional Dates


Jul
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Band World Tour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us each Wednesday this July and August for our summer reading club for children entering grades 1-3. In keeping with the summer reading theme "Libraries Rock" children will explore world music and rhythm through books, activities, and crafts.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel Beginner in Mandarin

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, create charts and graphs, and create and solve simple formulas.
了解电子表格的内容以及学习如何操作,创建工作簿,输入和编辑数据,创建图表以及创建和解决一些简单的数学公式。(国语)

Thursday, July 19th
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


Jul
19
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harmony Community Service Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Promote harmony and compassion by doing good for our community! We'll do a different project each week: make cards for veterans and nursing home residents; craft placemats for a soup kitchen; create cozy baby caps for hospitalized newborns; paint welcoming posters for the library--and more! For children entering 4-6 grades.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Summer Craft

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come enjoy mad cool craft activities on Thursdays this summer.
Our crafts will totally rock your world!
Libraries Rock @Flushing !

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

Additional Dates


Jul
19
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Film Festival: "Dunkirk"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

WWII thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Kenneth Branagh, and Tom Hardy. (2017, PG-13)
*Auditorium*


Jul
20
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Basics of Data Entry

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include basics of data entry and vary from class to class. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Jul
20
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Children's Summer Movie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join us this summer for our monthly movie series for children ages 0-12 and their families! Seating is first come-first served.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chelsea Arts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Chelsea Arts provides an art class to ages 7-12 and 13-18. Registration necessary, children can only sign up for one class: 646-588-9838.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
20
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Game Day!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teen Game Day is your time for fun whether playing board games, Jenga, or Smash Bros
on Nintendo Wii U.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
21
2:00PM

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3:30PM

NY Chinese Opera Society and Youth Troupe of NYCOS present: 2018 Summer Peking Opera Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a performance of “Snow in Midsummer” by Shiying Zhang and “Muke Zhai” by Jingtao Zhang and Shiyu Liu. 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 by the Starr Fund.


Jul
21
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens who are ages 8 and up are invited to learn chess or improve their chess skills.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Lai Yin Chorus Summer Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lai Yin Music Society & Lai Yin Chorus was founded by soprano Huichin Wang. With thirty years experience in performance and teaching, Ms. Wang has lead numerous well-known choruses in Taiwan. In New York, Lai Yin Chorus has performed many charity concerts at Carnegie Hall, Queens College LeFrak Concert Hall and Flushing Town Hall. In 2004, Lai Yin Chorus won the silver prize from the Global Oversea Chinese Chorus competition. *Auditorium*


Jul
23
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Cover Letters: Do's and Don'ts

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

In this workshop you will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. To preregister please call 718-661-1205.


Jul
26
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese Open Mic

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singing is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Group singing helps you make friends, build confidence, and find sense of achievement. The Flushing Library and New Green Life Foundation present this “Chinese Open Mic” to welcome you to sing with others. First come, first sing!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
27
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel. Call 718-661-1205 to register.


Jul
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chinese Poetry NY & Chinese Speaking Writers Abroad presents: Poetry Reading & Essay Discussion

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a gathering of Chinese literary circles in New York to read poems and discuss some essays of literary importance.
*Rooms A&B*


Jul
29
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Exhibit and Demo by Luo Zi, Portrait Caricaturist

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Artist Luo Zi’s portraits are a unique blend of style and technique. To draw someone’s portrait is to, at times, read their mind. He will make everyone’s participation an unforgettable experience with a gift from the artist. The program is sponsored by Hestia Care.
*Rooms A&B & Lower Level Exhibit Area*


Jul
30
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Aug
3
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

7/6: Art of the Deal by Donald Trump; 8/3: 50 Secrets of the World’s Longest Living People by Sally Beare; 9/7: Art of War by Sun Tzu; 10/5: 1984 by George Orwell; 11/2: Think Like a Champion by Donald Trump; 12/7: Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper *IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Aug
4
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Job Skills ID: Know What You're Good At!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. Preregister by calling 718-661-1205.


Aug
6
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In what is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest masterpiece, the prince of Denmark is depressed - and for good reason. His father, the king of Denmark, has died unexpectedly and his uncle has ascended to the throne and married his mother. When visions of his deceased father start appearing, Prince Hamlet realizes there is, indeed, “something rotten in the state of Denmark” and it is up to him alone to set it right.


Aug
7
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

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

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel. Call 718-661-1205 to register.


Aug
7
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

History of Animation for Teens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Libraries rock with our very own history of animation for teens.
This is a chance to see what led up to Anime and Pixar!
We will begin tracing the historic roots of animation and work our way to the present.
It's about time you learned about that mouse on your shirt when you were growing up!
The summer reading fun is here at Flushing.


Aug
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Aug
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers In Spanish

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

Learn the basics of mouse and keyboard.


Aug
9
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Resume: Making Impressive Resumes!

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

Make your resume the best it can be. Topics include 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.


Aug
9
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer SCREAM Fest: "Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Part 2" - Rated R

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A radio host is victimized by a cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. Directed by Tobe Hooper & starring Dennis Hopper & Caroline Williams. *Auditorium*


Aug
9
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


Aug
11
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Resume: Making Impressive Resumes!

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

Make your resume the best it can be. Topics include 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.


Aug
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Book Club: Reading and Culture, China vs. the West by Professor Tang Zhenghai

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The series seminar will focus on the relationship between reading and culture, from the origin of language to the development of literature and art, to study the culture of the West and China in a comparative viewpoint. The audience will benefit from participating in this discussion, particularly learning to observe social phenomenon with a cultural perspective and historical lesson.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Aug
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Photography Exhibit and Lecture by Lingyun Mao

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mao is a photographer and chairman of Metropolitan Chapter of Photographic Society of America. In 2004 she participated in “China Impression” NYU Photography Show in the US. She has won more than 130 international medals, including over 60 gold, silver, and bronze medals in international photography competitions since 2016. Exhibition: August 4-23, Flushing Library Exhibition Hall; Lecture: August 12 at 2 pm. IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor.


Aug
13
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: Talking Shakespeare

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lenny Banovez, artistic director of Titan Theatre Company, will give a behind the scenes look at "King Lear," "Measure for Measure," "Titus Andronicus," and "Hamlet" and discuss modern interpretations of these classic plays.


Aug
14
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Advanced Lists

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topic includes advanced lists. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
14
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Ms. M's Activities: Earth's Secrets

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ms. M is here this summer with special STEAM exploratory activities for children ages 6-12. Visit IN SEARCH OF EARTH'S SECRETS, six kiosks about the discoveries of drilling ship JOIDES and then work on a discovery project of your own.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
15
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Word: Advanced Flyers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 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. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


Aug
16
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn the basics of mouse and keyboard.


Aug
16
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please call 718-990-8625.


Aug
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harmony Community Service Club: Ocean Secrets

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Promote harmony and compassion by doing good for our world! In this special program, visit In Search of Earth's Secrets: six scientific kiosks that demonstrate what's been discovered by the drilling ship JOIDES Resolution. Our project is based on ocean conservation. For children entering 4-6 grades.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
18
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

Cover Letters: Do's and Don'ts

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

In this workshop you will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers. To preregister please call 718-661-1205.


Aug
18
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Educational Workshop Series by: Assoc. of Chinese English Bilingual Educators East Coast of USA

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dec. 2nd: How to Obtain New York State Teacher's Certification; Jan. 6th: How to Obtain New York State Teacher's Certification; April 21st: How to Obtain a NYS/NYC High School Diploma; June 9th: High School Science Graduation Requirements in New York State; Aug. 18th: How High School Students Prepare for the SAT I Reading & Writing and Language Tests - From an ESL Teacher’s Perspective *Dec. 2nd in Rooms A&B; All Other Dates in IRC Conf. Room, 3rd Floor*


Aug
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Professor Chi Ying and Her Students: Glorious Voice from the Heart

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Vocal Professor Chi Ying was born in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the China Conservatory of Music and with a master's degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The concert will be divided into two parts: one with piano accompaniment and the other with electro-acoustic accompaniment. The performance will not have a host announcing the program, as each performer will be followed by another performer.


Aug
19
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Summer Jazz Music Festival

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This summer jazz music festival is mixed traditional Western jazz and modern-day Asian jazz music together with emphasis of a live band to play in the background. All the vocal singers are experienced one of a kind. *Auditorium*


Aug
19
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Caringkind offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences. The group will meet on Sundays, July 15 and August 19. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Aug
21
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

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

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required; bringing your own USB flash drive is recommended.


Aug
21
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Summer libraries will rock you with Jeopardy trivia at Flushing!

Answer mad cool trivia and learn a thing or two.

The Summer Fun is on at Flushing!


Aug
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Erik the Reptile Guy Presents an Environmentally Friendly Approach to Conservation Wildlife

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Get ready for a great adventure with Erik the Reptile Guy and his "menagerie" of life-sized giant reptiles, amphibians, and bugs! Ever want to see a 12 foot crocodile up close? You will! This fun-filled event is for ages 6-12.


Aug
22
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

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

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. Call 718-661-1205 to preregister.


Aug
25
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

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 our programs and services and other available resources.


Aug
25
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call 718-661-1205.


Aug
27
10:30AM

--to--

1:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Movie Marathon! Part 1

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For Part 1 of our Harry Potter Movie Marathon we will be watching "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". For ages 8-12.


Aug
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

End of the Summer Teen Party

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens are invited to our end of the summer party for fun and games.
Enjoy the latest and greatest games and more!


Aug
27
2:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Movie Marathon! Part 2

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For Part 2 of our Harry Potter Movie Marathon we will be showing the 2nd installment of the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". For ages 8-12.


Aug
28
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Harry Potter 20: Wizard Wares and Wands!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We will be making Harry's signature glasses, wands and more! For ages 8-12.


Aug
29
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Contest!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Test your Harry Potter knowledge! Come to the information desk in the Children's Room to participate in our system-wide Harry Potter contest to win an exciting prize!


Aug
30
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Harry Potter 20: Potions Class!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us as we make ectoplasmic goo, magical bubble liquid and more! For ages 8-12.


Sep
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Internet in Cantonese

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

Learn basics of browsing the web in Cantonese.


Sep
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. This program is first-come, first- served and for adults 18 and older.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

Learn basics of browsing the web.


Sep
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Mesmerizing Flute

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Krishna is the god of compassion, tenderness, and love in Hinduism. He is the enchanter who mesmerizes everyone with his magical flute. The dancers will take the audience on a dance journey highlighting the greatness of Krishna.
*Auditorium*


Sep
18
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Teen Actors Workshop

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.

Volunteers will learn and refine acting techniques by engaging in fun activities and discussions from different schools of thought. Teens will read and/or perform on last day.

Program will run Tuesday afternoons 4:30-6pm and go from September 18 - November 6
The staged readings or performances will occur on November 6.

After completing the program volunteers will receive an official letter of volunteer credit stating their hours of services.

FlushingTue, Sep 25, 20184:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 2, 20184:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 9, 20184:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 16, 20184:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 23, 20184:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingTue, Oct 30, 20184:30PM - 6:00PM
FlushingTue, Nov 6, 20184:30PM - 6:00PM

Sep
20
6:30PM

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8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. 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
29
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: From Kabuki to Contemporary Japanese Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program will present exquisitely beautiful and elegant Japanese classical dances from 17th century Kabuki to contemporary new works choreographed by Sachiyo Ito. To familiarize the audience with Kabuki, Ms. Ito will offer a demonstration of various styles of walk by characters in Kabuki plays and the use of stage props such as a dance fan.
*Auditorium*


Oct
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Internet in Spanish

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

Learn basics of browsing the web in Spanish.


Oct
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

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

Learn basics of browsing the web.


Nov
1
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Defining Hope Screening and Discussion

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Reimagine End of Life Week is a city-wide exploration of big questions about life and death through creativity and conversation. As part of this event, End of Life Choices New York will present a screening and discussion of "Defining Hope," a documentary about weighing what matters most at the most fragile junctures in life. The screening with be followed by a panel discussion, including producers of the film and experts in hospice and palliative care.


Nov
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email in Mandarin

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

Learn how to send an email and navigate your inbox in Mandarin.


Nov
15
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to send an email and navigate your inbox. This class is for Gmail. Please have your email and password ready.


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 1749
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, Suite A
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.