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Treehouse Orientation

Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges created by expert teachers. Participants can learn to code in languages ...

Jul 24 @ 4:00 PM

Introduction to Email

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call ...

Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM

Personal Branding Online

Learn how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Participants must have basic computer skills and a valid email address. ...

Jul 28 @ 3:00 PM

Online Job Applications

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and ...

Jul 30 @ 10:00 AM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal ...

Jul 30 @ 1:00 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal ...

Jul 30 @ 2:00 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal ...

Jul 30 @ 3:00 PM

Mock Interviews

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal ...

Jul 30 @ 4:00 PM

Getting More From Google Accounts (Google Docs)

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps, to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register ...

Jul 31 @ 4:00 PM

Beginners' Word

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at ...

Aug 1 @ 10:00 AM

Jul
24
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Summer Crafts for Teens and Tweens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The 2:00-3:00PM session is for children in grades 5-6 and the 4:00-6:00PM session is for teens.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
24
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Treehouse Orientation

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

Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges created by expert teachers. Participants can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Jul
24
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Starting and Running a Small Business (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn how to turn a hobby or skills into a business, and where to obtain free resources to help them plan their business.


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Jul
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive email messages and attach documents. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC120.


Jul
25
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

End your week playing video games and board games, listening to music or just hanging out with your friends.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Computer Classes (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email to someone. 7/12 - Introduction to the computer; 7/19 - Navigating the Internet; 7/26- Creating your own email account. Customers are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, July 12 at 9:00AM.


Jul
26
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Social Media for Beginners

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

There are many ways to use sites like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to leverage your network for a job search. In this workshop you will learn about these three major social media sites and how they can help you optimize your job search. Basic computer skills and a familiarity with the Internet are required. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code JR 200


Jul
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens age 8 and up learn the basics of chess or improve their game.


Jul
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Presents Caïn et les Cadiens: Chez Nous Autres

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cain-­Oscar Bergeron and his ensemble, Caïn et les Cadiens, combine flute, viola, piano, guitar and accordion in classical and Cajun folk styles to recount the journey of a people from the motherland of western France to North America.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Movie Mondays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Spend an afternoon watching a movie with your friends. Teens only!

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

Additional Dates


Jul
28
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Learn how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Participants must have basic computer skills and a valid email address. Preregistration is required online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for more information. Class code CC130.


Jul
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Downloading eBooks

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn how to download library materials to your e-reader. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.


Jul
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Downloading E-Magazines

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Find out how to download free e-magazines on to your electronic device using the Queens Library website. You must have an email account and valid library card with PIN. Preregistration is required.


Jul
30
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR160


Jul
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Jul
30
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Anime Summer

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It's summer! We'll have anime screenings on Wednesdays: always subbed, never dubbed. Otakus and spectators are welcome. Join us on the couch in the Teen Room.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
30
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Jul
30
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Jul
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Jul
31
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Getting More From Google Accounts (Google Docs)

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail and Google Maps, to Google Drive and Google Groups. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-634-4784 for additional information. Class Code: CC240


Aug
1
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


Aug
1
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Selections for the next several months are: 5/2 - "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys; 6/6 - "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn; 7/11 - "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor; 8/1 - "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" by Amy Chua. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Aug
2
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens age 8 and up learn the basics of chess or improve their game.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Participatory Art-Making

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

An artist-led tour of the Gumhearts installation will be followed by an artist talk and a hands-on origami heart-making workshop for children and adults. *In Rooms A&B, Lower Level*


Aug
4
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Twitter

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

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Aug
4
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Interview Preparation (Mandarin)

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

收到理想工作的面試通知了,接著需要做什麼呢?需要實踐來完善你的面試技巧! 在本次研討會中,您將學習如何準備你的面試,成功地處理棘手的問題,並在面試後妥善跟進。 有興趣請在jobmap.queenslibrary.org進行預先註冊。欲了解更多信息,請致電718-634-4784。課程編碼JR170
8月4日,週一,下午3點,C&D室


Aug
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Photography Workshop Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This 4-part workshop on how to take better photographs is taught by Len Bernstein, whose approach is based on this principle of Aesthetic Realism stated by its founder, poet and critic Eli Siegel: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Aug
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn about computer hardware and software and how to use it, and how to search the Internet.


Aug
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn about computer hardware and software and how to use it, and how to search the Internet.


Aug
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn about computer hardware and software and how to use it, and how to search the Internet.


Aug
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn about computer hardware and software and how to use it, and how to search the Internet.


Aug
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn about computer hardware and software and how to use it, and how to search the Internet.


Aug
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn about computer hardware and software and how to use it, and how to search the Internet.


Aug
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn about computer hardware and software and how to use it, and how to search the Internet.


Aug
5
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Computers for Beginners (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

This class, taught in Mandarin Chinese, is for beginning computer users. No prior computer experience is required.


Aug
6
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' Word

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut and paste items; and use Word's basic functions and commands. Basic computer skills required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.


Aug
6
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
6
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
7
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Introduction to JobMap

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

In this workshop on JobMap, Queens Library’s new online tool that provides customized recommendations for job search help and computer training, you will learn to how preregister for job search workshops and computer training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.


Aug
9
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 8/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 8/16 - Creating and saving documents; 8/23 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should know how to use the keyboard and mouse and be able to open and close applications, and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Saturday, August 2 at 9:00AM or call 718-661-1280 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
9:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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

Learn how to create a document and work with tables: 8/9 - Introduction to Microsoft Word; 8/16 - Creating and saving documents; 8/23 - Working with tables and printing. Participants should know how to use the keyboard and mouse and be able to open and close applications, and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference desk beginning Saturday, August 2 at 9:00AM or call 718-661-1280 to register.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
9
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Concert of Chinese Music

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Tung-Ching Chinese Center for the Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary with a performance of various Chinese operas and dances on one stage. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Aug
9
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Master Pan Tianshou and His Work (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Pan Tianshou is a recognized master of modern Chinese painting. In this program in Mandarin Chinese, Professor Lu Xin of the China Academy of Fine Arts, an expert on the work of Pan Tianshou, a former director of the Pan Tianshou Memorial Art Gallery in Hangzhou and the author of several books on Pan Tianshou, will discuss the artist and his work.


Aug
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Preschool Concert with Anna Epstein Kravis

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young children up to age 5 and their families who participated in the Read to Me summer reading program are invited to this live concert celebrating children around the world. Enjoy imaginative and interactive songs, puppets, stories and more. Space is limited. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Aug
11
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Social Media for Beginners (In Mandarin)

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

其實,我們可以利用很多社交網站,如Twitter,LinkedIn和Facebook的網絡來進行求職。在本次研討會中,您將會了解這三大社交媒體網站,以及他們如何可以優化你的求職。基本的計算機技能和互聯網的了解是必需的。有興趣請在jobmap.queenslibrary.org進行預先註冊。了解更多信息,請致電718-990-8625。課程編碼JR200。
8月11日,週一,下午3點,C&D室


Aug
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Participants should have basic computer skills. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.


Aug
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to E-Mail

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Learn how to open an e-mail account, send and delete e-mail and use different functions in your e-mail account.


Aug
13
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


Aug
13
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
13
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Magic Show with Prestino

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Prepare to be dazzled by the thrilling illusions of magician Prestino! This final "Fizz, Boom, Read" event is for children in grades 1-6 who participated in the Summer Reading program. Space is limited. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Aug
13
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
13
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
14
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Word for Resumes

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

Make your resume stand out with Microsoft Word. Learn to create different types of resumes, open and save Word documents, format and align text, add bullets and change typeface. Basic computer skills are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Word is a plus. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org.


Aug
14
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

End of Summer Party

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Summer Reading has reached its end. Join us in celebration and enter our book raffle for teens! Reading logs are required for party entry.


Aug
14
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Intro to eBooks

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

Queens Library has many popular electronic books available for free from our website. Bring your own Kindle, Nook, iPad or other e-reader along with your USB connecting cable to learn how to download free eBooks from the library. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC240.


Aug
16
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, 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. This group will meet in July Sat 19, August Sat 16 and September Sat 20.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Xoregos Theater Presents "Eros and Psyche"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

When the god Eros falls in love with Psyche, a mortal more beautiful than Eros's mother Aphrodite, there is bound to be mother-in-law trouble! The Xoregos Performing Company brings Greek mythology to life in this new comedy about the gods, love, vanity, a three-headed dog, a lovesick sheep, the queen of the ants, the Delphic oracle and a host of other amusing characters.


Aug
18
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Online Applications (In Mandarin)

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

通過這個研討會,您將學到如何迅速,高效地使用瀏覽器進行網上職位申請.例如,如何在您所申請的公司裡登記和建立檔案;如何申請網上招聘;如何將你的簡歷上傳到網上。基本的計算機技能和電子郵件帳戶是必需的。有興趣請在jobmap.queenslibrary.org進行預先註冊。了解更多信息,請致電718-990-8625。課程編碼JR160。
8月18日,週一,下午3點,C&D室


Aug
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Learn how to create spreadsheets and tables and use formulas. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are necessary. Preregistration is required by phone or in person at the Cyber Center Desk. For details, please call 718-990-0769.


Aug
19
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Manage EMail accounts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

How to use your existing email account. How to send attachments and open attachments already received, how to print from your email.


Aug
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that they can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Aug
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
20
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
21
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Treehouse

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

Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges created by expert teachers. Participants can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Aug
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Gems by Jule: Selections from the Jule Styne Songbook

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The incredibly prolific Jule Styne wrote hundreds of songs over the course of his heralded career. In their newest show, acclaimed cabaret couple Paul Chamlin and Rochelle Breyer Chamlin present a sampling of his many gems, from familiar favorites to lesser-known treasures. Selections will span Styne’s 60-plus-year career, from his early days in jazz-infused Chicago, to Hollywood in its studio heyday, to the Golden Age of Broadway and television.


Aug
22
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


Aug
23
11:00AM

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1:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how you can use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Aug
23
1:30PM

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3:00PM

Philharmonic Salon Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This concert of Chinese folk songs features female and male solos, duets, trios and quartets. There will also be instrumentals featuring a string quartet, cello, piano and flute.


Aug
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how you can use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Skills Identification (Mandarin)

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

在這個競爭激烈的就業市場,職業技能鑑定尤其重要,不僅要知道你擁有的工作技能,而且還要能夠在找工作時向市場推出這些技能給潛在雇主。本次研討會將告訴你如何做到這一點。有興趣請在jobmap.queenslibrary.org進行預先註冊。欲了解更多信息,請致電718-634-4784。課程編碼JR110
8月25日,週一,下午3點,C&D室


Aug
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate Microsoft Word

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

Improve your workplace skills in this intermediate class for adults. Prior knowledge of Microsoft Word is required.


Aug
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

PowerPoint

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

How to create your own presentation which is useful for both the workplace and school assignments. Make your presentation fun and professional-looking!


Aug
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

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

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your resume stand out from the crowd? Make your resume the best that they can be in this workshop! Participants will learn: how to get started; types of resumes; what to include and not include; tips for making your resume stronger. Class Code: JR130. To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625.


Aug
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Community Health Awareness: Joint Pain and Gout

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Internist Lingpin Hung, MD, of the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, will discuss how to manage joint pain and causes and health consequences of gout. This program is sponsored by Friends of the Flushing Library, Downtown Flushing BID and NYC Council Member Peter Koo.


Aug
27
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
27
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
27
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR180


Aug
28
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Twitter

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

Learn about Twitter, an online social networking service that allows you to connect instantly to what's most important to you. You’ll learn how you can “follow” your friends, experts and favorite celebrities and receive breaking news, job posting notifications and more. Basic computer skills and a valid email address are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Aug
29
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Excel

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

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC180.


Sep
15
3:00PM

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5:00PM

StartUP! 9th Annual Business Plan Competition: Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2014. 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 this session. Watch for more information sessions at various locations in September.


Sep
21
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Understanding Hepatitis B (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hepatitis B is a very common viral infection that has no signs or symptoms. It is very treatable, but can cause liver cancer if untreated. Drs. Weining Liang, Guo Wenbin, William Li and Jianjun Li will explain the prevention and treatment of the disease. *In IRC Conference Room*


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

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Flushing Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 661-1200 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC)
136-26 37th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 358-7602
A-Rum Art Center, Inc.
140-30 Sanford Avenue, #1C
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-4476
Red Apple Child Development
42-31 Colden Street, #101
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 762-1232
Red Apple Development Center
133-32 41st Road
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 939-8805
Kon Wah Day School
135-27 38th Avenue, #21F
Flushing NY , 11534
phone: (718) 353-4388
Agape Christian Center
59-02 Summerfield Street
Flushing NY , 11385
phone: (718) 886-3564
Lifespire
61-56 219th Street
Flushing NY , 11364
phone: (718) 224-2413
  

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road - Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
  

Community Organizations & Services
Chinese Immigrant Services
135-17 40th Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 353-0195
Flushing Chamber of Commerce & Business Association
136-29 38th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 358-3200
Flushing Jewish Community Council
41-60 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-0434
Korean American Association of Queens
136-80 41st Avenue, 2nd Floor
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-2389
Bowne House Historical Society
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 359-0528
Chinese Cultural Services Center
41-61 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-7770
Flushing Council on Culture & the Arts
137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 463-7700
Queens Botanical Garden
43-50 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 886-3800
 

Fire Department
Engine 273 Ladder 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Queens NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
56-45 Main Street
Queens NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-1231
 

Parks and Playgrounds
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
46th Avenue & 111th Street
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 760-6562
Kissena Park
Kissena Boulevard & Booth Memorial Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 358-7579
Playground for All Children
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Flushing NY , 11368
phone: (718) 699-8283

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Flushing Post Office
41-65 Main Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 321-6800
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Lutheran School of Flushing
147-32 Sanford Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-3650
Muslim Center Elementary School
137-58 Geranium Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 939-8700
Shield of David Institute
144-61 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-8700
St. Michael’s School
136-58 41st Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 961-0246
The Windsor School
41-60 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-8300
 

Public Elementary Schools
PS 20 John Bowne School
142-30 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-0321
PS 24 Andrew Jackson School
141-11 Holly Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2288
PS 242 Leonard P Stavisky Early Childhood School
29-66 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2902

Public High Schools
HS 460 Flushing High School
35-01 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
HS 263 Flushing International High School
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 463-2348
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 237 Rachel Carson School
46-21 Colden Street
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 353-6464
JHS 189 Daniel Carter Beard School
144-80 Barclay Avenue
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-6676
 

Senior Centers
Benjamin Rosenthal Selfhelp Senior Center
45-25 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 866-5777
CPC Queens Nan Shan
136-65 37Th Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 358-3030
Prince Street Senior Center
36-12 Prince St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-4550

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
pkoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 429
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
NYS 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 32-26 Union Street, Suite 1B
Flushing NY, 11354
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.