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Job Search Strategies

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

Sep 20 @ 10:30 AM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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.

Sep 24 @ 10:30 AM

Creating Impactful Resumes

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.

Oct 5 @ 10:30 AM

Job Search Strategies

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.

Oct 22 @ 10:30 AM

A Culture Connection Five Year Anniversary Celebration: Siren Songs with Jackie Gage

With a velvet voice, Jackie Gage is an emerging vocal star on the New York City jazz scene. Channeling torch singers of decades past, Jackie brings audiences on an emotive journey of love and loss. As she recently proved on her self-produced music CD, “Siren Songs”, Jackie marks her arrival with a refined blend of sultry originals ...

Oct 28 @ 2:00 PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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.

Oct 29 @ 10:30 AM

Basic Business Planning

A business plan is the core document in convincing readers that your enterprise has potential to be successful. This course will cover the purpose, basic structure, and process to begin building your business plan right away. Call (718) 990-8625 for more information.

Nov 15 @ 10:00 AM

Sep
19
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Resources for Immigrant Seniors In Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Understand the eligibility and process of entitlement programs such as Food Stamps (SNAP), Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption(SCRIE), Home Energy Assistance Program(HEAP), Senior Citizen Homeowners Exemption(SCHE), MTA Reduced-Fare Metrocard, three important health and financial documents, and more.
Organizer: CaringKind & Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)


Sep
19
3:30PM

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4:15PM

Parent-Child Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

From birth to age 3 is when a baby's brain is developing. Our early learning specialist gives parents and their tots an overview of our Early Learning Area, including activities parents can do to help their children's early learning.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Virtual Reality Experience with Oculus Rift

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Step into the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Join us for an VR experience like no other. See the world, experience art in 3D, play a game, or watch a 360° video. Must be 18+ (or 13+ with parental consent).


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Sep
20
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.


Sep
20
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.


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
21
9:30AM

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4:30PM

Apply For U.S Citizenship: Free legal help at a library near you

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

* Meet with a free, trusted lawyer
* Apply for citizenship easily
* Find out if you can apply for free
* Get free, confidential financial counseling

Make your appointment today!
Call 311 and say "Citizenship Appointment"


Sep
22
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.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Reference desk beginning Saturday, September 8 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.


Sep
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Reading Autumn

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

At this time of going back to school, reading connects schools and libraries. Let’s celebrate the fall season with reading aloud in different languages. People from all ages are welcome to join the program. Selected candidates will be invited to the stage. To see a complete list of back-to-school programs, visit https://queenslib.org/backtoschool2018.
*Auditorium*


Sep
24
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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


Sep
25
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Queens Council on the Arts' Artistic Commissioning Program Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts will present information for Queens-based choreographers, composers, and playwrights about the Artist Commissioning Program, an innovative program that democratizes the traditional art commissioning process. For more information, please visit http://www.queenscouncilarts.org/art-commissioning/ or contact Artist Commissioning Program Manager Kelly Olshan at kolshan@queenscouncilarts.org or 347.505.3016


Sep
27
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!


Sep
28
3:30PM

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5:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Sep
29
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn advanced methods to edit and manipulate data in the Key Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data!


Sep
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

A Talk on Korean Films by Professor Tang

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The situation in the Korean peninsula is a hot topic in recent years. Professor Zhenhai Tang, the famous literary critic, will analyze some Korean movies that show the relationship between North and South Korea.


Sep
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Analysis and Appreciation of Famous Chinese Folk Songs and Opera

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Speaker Shuangshuang Li is a pianist and honored guest and art consultant Xin Zhang is a famous soprano. The two artists will give the audience ideas about how to understand and enjoy Chinese folk songs. During the speech, some singers will sing a few famous Chinese folk songs. They will analyze these famous songs and share the history of them as well as how this style formed.


Sep
30
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Queens Preconception and Infertility Seminar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

About 1 in 8 people face challenges getting pregnant or starting a family. Come learn from the experts about some of the most common causes of infertility and the associated interventions. You will also learn how to get the body ready for pregnancy, when the body is fertile, and about sperm production and transport. We welcome people of all genders, as well as support people.


Sep
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Art and the City Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sept. 16: Solo and Group Art Exhibitions - This lecture introduces the solo and group exhibitions. *Rooms A&B*
Sept. 30: Art Museums and their Patrons - Who founded the art museums? How do governments, businesses, and individuals support art museums? *IRC Conference Room*


Oct
1
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your work skills and market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your work skills and how to identify them.


Oct
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Building Peaceful Communities Speaking Out Against Hate: Interfaith Breakfast

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

“ Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.“ MLK Jr.

Please join us at Queens Library for an interfaith breakfast with CONNECT. By gathering together to share stories, experiences and resources
we will support each other in building safe families and peaceful communities. All are welcome.


Oct
4
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Word

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

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts.


Oct
4
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 five-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy, or spoken words. Spectators are also welcome.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Chinese Speaking Writers Abroad Center presents: Speech by Shen Qiaoshen, Why I Came Back to Writing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mr. Shen will review his career as a writer from 1981, especially his experience and thinking on returning to writing after 2015.
*Rooms A&B*


Oct
5
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.


Oct
5
1:00PM

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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


Oct
6
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (30): Poet Joan Xie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Joan Xie is a prolific writer of poetry and essays, published several poetry collections in the past. Please join the discussion on her latest poetry collections "NOTHING MADE ME HAPPIER THAN FINDING THESE OBJECTS" and "THIRTEEN LEAVES" on October 6.


Oct
7
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Celebrate 373rd Anniversary of the Town of Flushing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In celebrating the 373rd anniversary of Flushing Township, elected officials, representatives from Sinovision, and local leaders will gather to celebrate the commencement of a great town. The award- winning ten episode documentary “Flushing Story,” produced by Sinovision and hosted by Paul Qiu, assistant library manager of Flushing Library, will also be shown.
*Auditorium*


Oct
9
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Basics of Data Entry

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


Oct
10
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Chinese Speaking Writers Abroad Center presents: The Cultural Meaning of Emblem Porcelain

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

“Porcelain is more permanent and the independence of porcelain becomes the most important testimony of the great era of East-West trade." Chinese scholar and expert Cheng Yong will talk about Chinese ancient porcelain and its culture. The cultural meaning of China's early trade with the United States and the emblem porcelain will be introduced.


Oct
11
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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

Learn how to make your own calendar in Microsoft Word. To register please call (718) 661-1205.


Oct
11
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


Oct
13
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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 October 13, 2018
Availability: 1 openings

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center reference desk beginning Saturday, Ocotber 6 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Oct 20, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Oct 27, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Oct
13
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Internet

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

Learn how to access and navigate the Internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser, and understand how to use searches and websites. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Oct
13
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


Oct
15
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Mistake Free Cover Letters

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

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Oct
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Safety First! Protecting Your Privacy Online

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

Learn how your personal information is being used (and misused) online, and what you can do to protect it. We will discuss how and why companies track and profit from your browsing data, and give you some tools to keep your online behavior private. This workshop will help you improve your understanding of how the web works, and what you can do to guard against cybersecurity vulnerabilities.


Oct
16
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

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

Learn advanced methods to edit and manipulate data in the Key Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data!


Oct
16
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Tai Chi Basics

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tai chi is part of the Chinese regimen culture. It is simple and easy to learn. The Flushing Library invites famous tai chi expert Sitan Chen and his team to teach basic forms of movements (including the original tai chi elements). Limited spots available. First-come, first-served. Participants are required to sign a waiver for each session.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
18
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

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

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.


Oct
18
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 about how to choose, prepare and cook foods that are nutritious and delicious. All are welcome.


Oct
19
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with NYCitizenship staff 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


Oct
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Alzheimer’s 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. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Oct
22
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Citizenship Workshop

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

Receive free assistance with citizenship application and fee waiver!
To register call 888-839-8682 or go online: https://bit.ly/2sbMVYv
For more information, please call: 718-990-0730
For more information, please call: 718-990-0730


Oct
22
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Job Search Strategies

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

Job searching can be an overwhelming process. Prepare yourself for success! This workshop teaches traditional and creative ways to find jobs, identify career-specific websites, and network.


Oct
23
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

MS Excel: Advanced Lists

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

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.


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Virtual Reality Experience with Oculus Rift

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Step into the world of Virtual Reality (VR). Join us for an VR experience like no other. See the world, experience art in 3D, play a game, or watch a 360° video. Must be 18+ (or 13+ with parental consent).

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Presenting with PowerPoint

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

Brush up on your public speaking skills with this PowerPoint workshop. Call 718-661-1205 to register.


Oct
27
10:30AM

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12:00PM

LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network, and access knowledge, insights, and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use LinkedIn to look for employment, network, and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet required.


Oct
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

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.


Oct
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Heart to Heart® Café

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. A facilitator trained by the Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care will lead participants in the Café Card Game, helping participants to identify their own wishes and/or understand what a loved one wants done when life is ending. This program will be presented in Mandarin Chinese.


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
4
1:00PM

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2:30PM

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 the programs and services and other available resources provided by Caringkind.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
8
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

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

This dual workshop analyzes both the internal and external factors that make a successful entrepreneur. Internally, assess your character, skills, interests, and aptitude in pursuing entrepreneurship. Externally, decide if your business idea is worth pursuing. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Nov
15
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Basic Business Planning

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

A business plan is the core document in convincing readers that your enterprise has potential to be successful. This course will cover the purpose, basic structure, and process to begin building your business plan right away. Call (718) 990-8625 for more information.


Nov
29
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Setting Up Your Business

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

Make your business legal! Participants are guided through the organizational tasks needed to set up a business and begin operation. Learn about legal structures and all the information you need to register and operate legally in NYC. Call (718) 661-1205 for more information.


Dec
6
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Building Extraordinary Relationships

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

This class is geared toward developing networking strategies in order to foster partnerships and build relationships that lead to motivation, connections, resources, and investment opportunities. Attain new skills in an accessible and low-pressure setting. Please call 718-990-8625 for additional information and to preregister.


Dec
13
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Traditional Marketing

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

Still, one of the most recognizable types of marketing, traditional marketing encompasses the advertisements that we see and hear every day. Determine the traditional marketing activities to make you visible and attractive to your target customer. To preregister or for more information, call (718) 990-8625.


Dec
27
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Funding Your Business

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

Become familiar with the variety of traditional and nontraditional resources available to help fund your business. The course will leave you knowledgeable about various loan options, crowdfunding, alternative lenders, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625.


Jan
3
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Entrepreneurs Open Lab

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

Got questions? We’ve got answers! This is a question and answer panel with experienced industry professionals to hear their real-life struggles and successes or address your inquiries about entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity to come in and meet directly with industry professionals. Open for all. For more information, call 718-990-8625.


Jan
10
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Entrepreneurs Open Lab

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

Got questions? We’ve got answers! This is a question and answer panel with experienced industry professionals to hear their real-life struggles and successes or address your inquiries about entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity to come in and meet directly with industry professionals. Open for all. For more information, call 718-990-8625.


Jan
17
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Entrepreneurs Open Lab

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

Got questions? We’ve got answers! This is a question and answer panel with experienced industry professionals to hear their real-life struggles and successes or address your inquiries about entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity to come in and meet directly with industry professionals. Open for all. For more information, call 718-990-8625.


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.