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Personal Branding Online

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call ...

Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM

Skills Identification

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of ...

Mar 4 @ 10:00 AM

Intro to Email

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call xxx-xxx-xxxx. While this is an introductory class, it is ...

Mar 6 @ 10:00 AM

LinkedIn

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 it to network, look for employment and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the ...

Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM

Treehouse

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 ...

Mar 11 @ 10:00 AM

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 jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170.

Mar 13 @ 10:00 AM

Facebook

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 ...

Mar 17 @ 6:00 PM

Interview Skills

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 after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, ...

Mar 18 @ 10:00 AM

Beginners Word Continued

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 ...

Mar 20 @ 10:00 AM

Live Irish Music and Dance with the Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe

It's an all-Irish program of irresistible, exciting Irish dance, both new and traditional, accompanied by fiddle and accordion!

Mar 21 @ 1:30 PM

Mar
1
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Quintet of the Americas

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Quintet of the Americas, the world-renowned woodwind quintet from Queens, will perform a program of Latin American music. The group will be joined by students in the Corona Youth Orchestra for the premiere of a new work by award-winning composer Harold Gutierrez. Also on the program is the world premiere of Mr. Gutierrez' multi-media work based on memories of Latino seniors, his piano-wind sextet, and Latin American dances, including tangos. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Mar
2
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 12-24 months enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

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

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


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Mar
3
2:00PM

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6:00PM

Get Free Help with Your Taxes!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sign up to get FREE help with electronic filing. If your income is under $60,000 per year then you qualify to receive assistance from New York State Tax Department volunteers. Volunteers will be available to provide FREE guidance to taxpayers who are electronically preparing and filing their own personal income tax returns. Sign up at Queens Library @ Flushing. Volunteers will be available that speak English and Chinese.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
3
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Personal Branding Online

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

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job seeking and create a strong LinkedIn profile. In this workshop, find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while job-seeking, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC130.


Mar
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


Mar
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Graffiti Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is an introduction to the art of graffiti.


Mar
4
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Discovery Team Science Fun

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn with the Discovery Team as we explore the wonders of science and math with experiments, activities and projects for children in elementary and middle school.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Toddlers ages 2-3 and their parents or other adult caregivers enjoy fingerplays, songs and stories.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
1:30PM

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2:15PM

Picture Book Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3½ to 5 and their adult caregivers enjoy stories, music, games and other activities.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
5
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Mar
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Email

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

In this introductory workshop, you will learn: how to create an email account, how to log on, how to navigate your email account, how to send and receive email messages, and how to attach documents. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center or call xxx-xxx-xxxx. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Mar
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

January 2: "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Marquez
February 6: "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
March 6: "The View from Castle Rock" by Alice Munro
April 3: "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud
IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


Mar
6
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens are invited to a weekly tradition at Flushing. Hang out with friends and play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or board and card games you may never have tried before!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Math tutoring is available for young people in grades 4-8. Bring your math homework and textbook.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Rise and shine and head to the library for 30 minutes of stories and songs for all ages!

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
1:30PM

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2:30PM

American Standard Pop Songs with the Iris Ornig Jazz Ensemble

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

International recording composer and bassist Iris Ornig and her ensemble will perform and interpret music from the Great American Songbook, including standards by Henry Mancini, Michael Jackson, Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach and more. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Mar
7
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.

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents "South Feast Asia"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Americans have come to relish the dishes offered at food hawker centers in Singapore, yet other countries of Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, also boast a broad selection of delights, from spicy soups and crisp herbal salads to exotic cakes and even insects as a popcorn-like snack! New York Post and Fodors.com travel writer Lawrence Ferber will take us on a culinary trek of the region and name his favorite Southeast Asian eateries in New York.


Mar
8
1:30PM

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3:30PM

North American Chinese Calligraphy Association Presents Lectures on Chinese Culture (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Flushing Library and the North American Chinese Calligraphy Association present, as a part of the Flushing Lecture Series, twelve workshops on Chinese culture focusing on the study and appreciation of classical Chinese literature and arts. 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


Mar
9
6:00PM

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8:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson star with the New York Philharmonic in a bold new performance of Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece .


Mar
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to set up your own email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


Mar
10
6:00PM

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8:00PM

LinkedIn

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

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 it to network, look for employment and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR210


Mar
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Treehouse

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


Mar
12
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Our Anime Club for teens and tweens meets monthly, with selections based on suggestions from teens like you or our anime-savvy librarian.


Mar
13
10:00AM

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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.


Mar
14
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel (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 create a worksheet and perform calculations. 3/14 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 3/21 - Calculations and worksheets; 3/28 - Workbooks and layout. Customers should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, March 7 at 9:00AM.

FlushingSat, Mar 21, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM
FlushingSat, Mar 28, 20159:30AM - 12:00PM

Mar
14
3:00PM

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5:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents: Escorting the North Indian Goddess to America

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sanskrit scholar Constantina Rhodes, Ph.D. will discuss the curious juxtaposition of linguistic skills, spiritual awareness and cultural diversity that she discovered while preparing her latest book, "Invoking Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony." In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Mar
14
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Tips for Parents When Your Child Is Sick (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Jianqiang An, MD, a pediatrician with New York Hospital Queens, will explain when sick or injured children and teenagers should be taken to the emergency room, when and how they can be cared for at home, proper administration of medications, and other tips for parents regarding their children's health.


Mar
15
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Peking Opera Special Performance by Youth Troupe of New York Chinese Opera Society

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Program:
“Picking up Jade Bracelet” Xiaowen Xu, Jiaxin Kang; “Drunken Concubine” Yunru Han, Ruoshi Zheng, Leping Xu; Peking Opera Arias and much more.
*In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Mar
16
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Author Talk: "The NYPD's First Fifty Years: Politicians, Police Commissioners, and Patrolmen"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bernard Whalen, Lieutenant, NYPD, discusses the book he co-wrote with his father about the men and women who have contributed to the NYPD's past, both positively and less so, from its official formation in 1898 until 1948. Books will be available for sale and autographing.


Mar
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

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


Mar
17
6:00PM

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8:00PM

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.


Mar
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Interview Skills

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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 after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170


Mar
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Author Talk: Adrienne Onofri

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Adrienne Onofri will discuss her book "Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough," which provides walking tours of more than 30 neighborhoods, including their history, places of interest, and more. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.


Mar
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners Word Continued

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


Mar
21
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Live Irish Music and Dance with the Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It's an all-Irish program of irresistible, exciting Irish dance, both new and traditional, accompanied by fiddle and accordion!


Mar
21
3:00PM

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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.


Mar
21
3:00PM

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4:30PM

First-Time Home-Buyer's Workshop (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will help you find out if you qualify for a first-time home-buyer’s grant of up to $15,000 and will explain what you need to know about the differences between co-op and condo owners’ rights and responsibilities.


Mar
22
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Music Lecture Series by New York Classical Music Lovers Association (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lecturers will discuss different style of classical music and composers each month. *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


Mar
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Using the Google Nexus Tablet

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

Borrow a Google Nexus tablet at the library and learn how to use it!


Mar
24
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Job Market Realities & Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


Mar
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Word for Resumes

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

Learn how to create and save Word documents for your resumes; 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.


Mar
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All teens and tweens are invited to join us for one of Flushing Library's favorite teen traditions: Jeopardy! We use buzzers and play either solo or with teams. It's not too competitive but is a lot of fun!


Mar
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Colon and Other Gastrointestinal Cancers (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Jianlin Xie, MD, a gastroenterologist with Elmhurst Hospital Center, will discuss colon diseases, including colorectal cancer and abnormal growths in the colon or rectum, and the management and treatment of different types of gastrointestinal cancers. As part of this program, The Cancer Services Program of Queens will distribute free fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits to take home.


Mar
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Pianist and Instructor Olivia Lu Presents Wenqi He

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Wenqi He is a Professional Studies student at Manhattan School of Music, from which she also holds a master's degree. She will perform keyboard works of Bach, Schumann, Liszt, Kapustin and Barber. In Auditorium, Lower Level


Mar
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory class; prior computer knowledge and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Mar
28
5:00PM

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6:30PM

America International Culture and Education Communication Center Presents: Singing without Borders

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

At this lecture and performance program to promote the knowledge of Chinese folk songs and traditional culture, Chinese musician Yixuan will perform ten famous Chinese folk songs and explain their background, features, style and language characteristics. Some of the selections, such as "Jasmine" and "Kangding Love Song," will be sung in English for the first time. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Mar
30
6:00PM

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9:00PM

Public Budget Hearing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Please join us to find out what it is being proposed, and to give the library your input.
Public comments of no more than three minutes are invited. Speakers may sign up upon arrival, and will have an opportunity to speak on a first-come, first-served basis.


Mar
30
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Meditation for Stress Reduction and Well-Being with Andrew Vidich, Ph.D.

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The scientific community has been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Author, educator, consultant and international speaker Andrew Vidich will discuss the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will present a simple yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Mar
31
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Publisher

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

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 to create flyers, edit cards and print your own publications. Knowledge of MS Word is required.


Mar
31
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


Apr
2
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word.

*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


Apr
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Poof! Life in a Vacuum with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Why do astronauts need to wear those big, heavy space suits? Discover what happens to various objects when exposed to a vacuum and how your body would react in space. For teens, grades 7 and up.


Apr
7
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Battle of the Bands Recruitment Flyer

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bands wanted for our first annual Teen Battle of the Bands! All types of music welcome. Visit www.queenslibrary.org/teens/battleofthebands for registration information.


Apr
7
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Teen Battle of the Bands

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cheer on local bands as the battle for first place in our first annual battle of the bands.


Apr
9
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Poems about Spring and Hope

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Spring is the season of hope, and Margot Carpenter and Karen Van Outryve will read poems about it to children ages 6-12.


Apr
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Global Harmony House presents: You Are What You Think!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What we say, what we do and what we feel all have their origins in the mind. When we understand and harness this energy of the mind, then we can master our life, producing those "fruits" which give us the most happiness and contentment. Join us to discover how thoughts work like seeds in your own life! In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Apr
11
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Jazz: The Music of Our Lifetime - Modern Jazz with the Carl Bartlett, Jr. Quintet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Saxophonist and composer Carl Bartlett, Jr. and his ensemble will play cutting-edge original tunes from the critically acclaimed debut CD "Hopeful," along with Bartlett's own arrangements of standards like "Body and Soul" and "Firm Roots." He will follow up the performance with an audience question-and-answer session about jazz and what makes it a brilliant and cathartic musical art form. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*


Apr
13
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "New York Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month world-class violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the Philharmonic to perform his personal favorites.


Apr
18
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Association of Chinese-English Bilingual Educators Workshop: Communicating with Our Children

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this third session of a series on education in immigrant families, held in Chinese and English, participants will learn effective ways to communicate with their children. The workshop will be conducted by a public school administrator and a guidance counselor, and parents are welcome to add their observations and ask questions. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Apr
30
11:00AM

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3:00PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps and get help applying. See if you qualify for SCRIE /Rent Assistance Plan. Walk –INS are welcome. No appointment necessary. Call LiveON – NY (formally Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York) Outreach Office -347-815-5930 or e mail SNAP @liveon-ny.org for other times and locations.


May
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Kowai: International Monsters of Mystery

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Vampires, ghouls, shape changers . . . . These are characters of our storytelling legacy that live in our dreams but, more particularly, our nightmares. Examine some of the fearsome foes that prowl the corners of the globe through this index of the creepy and scary!


May
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Beginning a Business: Spring Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop series is presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Day 1 - starting your business; Day 2 - SBA programs and services that can help your business; Day 3 - writing a business plan; Day 4 - selling to the federal government; Day 5 - e-commerce and social media marketing

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

Additional Dates


May
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Noted elder-law and estate-planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Flushing Community Library has:

  • 43 public computers for adults
  • 17 public computers for children
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing
  • Live homework help online through Tutor.com. Please contact the branch for more details.

 

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International Language Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Indic Languages
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Telugu
  • Arabic

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Flushing Community Library include:

  • The Job Information Center collection
  • Large test preparation book collection
  • Travel book collection
  • Large children’s media collection of educational and recreational multimedia materials
  • Large Young Adult fiction book collection
  • New Americans collection
  • Extensive general paperback fiction collection by popular authors
  • Special collections for arts and entertainment
  • Classics collection
  • Graphic Novels
  • New York Times on microfilm
  • Collection on Flushing history and communities for reference use

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1847
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@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.