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This Weekend at Queens Library

What can you do at the Library this weekend? Well, you can help us celebrate Lunar New Year, share your memories of Flushing, bring your child's favorite friend to a Stuffed Animal Sleepover, find out how to register for Universal Pre-K, enjoy the Afro-Cuban jazz of Dayramir Gonzalez, get skills for emotional wellness, learn the 10 ...

Join Us for 50 Years of Integration

Queens Library, in partnership with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, presents "50 Years of Integration" with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Starr Foundation.

This exciting series of panel discussions and workshops starts this Saturday and Sunday, ...

African-American History Month: The Power of Music

Whether it’s hip hop, jazz, rhythm and blues, or rock n' roll, music has played a central role in the lives of people of African descent in the Americas.

In honor of African-American History Month, Queens Library’s Culture Connection will host four special events at Central Library in Jamaica ...

Celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year at Queens Library!

The Lunar New Year is a centuries-old tradition in China and several other Asian countries, and is a time to honor deities and ancestors, as well as make way for good fortune in the upcoming year.

At Queens Library, you can attend traditional ...

Queens Library's Broken Heart Week

We hope you will join us at Queens Library for our inaugural Broken Heart Week this February!

Broken Heart Week (February 12–18) is a time to celebrate loves won and lost. Sure, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, but at Queens Library, every facet of love and heartbreak will be explored in this week-long ...

Shape the Future of Queens Library!

At Queens Library, we are continually working to serve you better.

To do this, we are undertaking a strategic planning process across the borough that will guide the Library for the next five years.

You can be a part of this process. Take our survey and share your thoughts.

To ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

Start the New Year right by planning for your child’s education!

Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood will soon be available for children born in 2013.

Queens Library’s free UPK program offers outstanding pre-K education; free nutritious lunches and snacks; warm, friendly, highly qualified ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

There will be an interesting twist to the schedule in January and February, when TITAN will present eight of ...

Video Visitation at Queens Library

Video visitation is a free program offered at libraries across the city that connects a live video feed between participating library locations and NYC Department of Corrections facilities, allowing incarcerated New Yorkers to talk, read, and share stories together with their loved ...

Jan
23
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Mother Goose

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Songs & finger plays for toddlers & their parents.

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

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Jan
23
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join Mrs. H for songs, finger plays and enjoying simple picture books.
For Toddlers ages 6 to 36 months. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

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Jan
23
1:00PM

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1:30PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers & their parents are welcome to color. Coloring pages will be provided.

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

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Jan
23
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Come and our Teen Volunteers will help you. Grades K-6 welcome!

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

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Jan
24
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Computer Class

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 6 openings

This is an adult beginners program to learn how to use computers.

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

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Jan
25
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join in the fun of Mahjong in our non-instructional weekly session.

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

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Jan
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teens Learn to Play Mahjong!

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Ever wanted to know how to play mahjong? Now you can! We will have a series on how to play mahjong for Teens. Show up, learn, and play!

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

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Jan
26
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Iphone & Ipad Workshop

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use your Apple device.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
26
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Knitting Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to share patterns and techniques, or just meet with other knitters while working on projects. Please bring your own supplies.

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

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Jan
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Game Day @ Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids play chess & other games.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
27
12:30PM

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2:15PM

Brown Bag Lunch & Movie

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to screenings of blockbuster adult's movies. 1/6: "Aloha"; 1/13: "Soul Surfer"; 1/20: "Grown Ups 2"; 1/27 "Dolphin Tale 2". Adults are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy it while watching the movie. Seating is limited and available first come, first served.


Jan
27
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Children's Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids age 12 and under with their parents or guardians are invited to screenings of blockbuster children's movies. 1/6: "Frozen"; 1/13: "Stuart Little"; 1/20: "Finding Dory"; 1/27: "The Secret Life of Pets". Seating is limited and available first come, first served.


Jan
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Kids' Chess Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Come join us for a game of chess! For grades 1-6.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
12:30PM

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2:15PM

Brown Bag Lunch & Movie

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Adults are invited to screenings of the following blockbuster movies. 2/3: "Groundhog Day;" 2/10: "Valentine's Day;" 2/17: "Message in a Bottle;" 2/24 "The Lake House." Adults are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy it while watching the movie. Seating is limited and available first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
3:30PM

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5:15PM

Children's Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids age 12 and under with their parents or guardians are invited to screenings of blockbuster children's movies. 2/3: "Brave"; 2/10: "The Boxtrolls"; 2/17: "Minions"; 2/24: "Lilo & Stitch". Seating is limited and available first come, first served.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
11
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: The American Revolution

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

In this screening for the whole family, a cheeky troupe from Chicago brings our country’s epic origin story to life, with loads of laughs and ingenious storytelling, by using their bodies, voices, and (pantomimed) cannons. Seven actors recreate the entire American fight for independence-all in just 50 minutes. This screening of The American Revolution will be followed by a reflection activity on the rich history of our country.


Feb
14
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Eat, Pray, Love - Book/Film Discussion.

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Broken Heart Week will shine a light on lost loves and second chance at love, lost jobs, lost friendships, lost family relationships, lost homes, lost religion, and even lost former selves. "Eat, Pray, Love," features a married woman who realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".


Feb
21
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Chess Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids & young adults play chess.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
22
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a Korean Food Preparation Demonstration

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Yaksik is a kind of Korean rice cake made with glutinous rice, honey, nuts, and dried fruits and it’s eaten as a dessert. It’s a sweet, delicious treat with healthy ingredients. In Korean, yak means “medicine,” and sik means “food.”
Come taste and learn how to make Yaksik the traditional way with the talented artist, singer, teacher and chef, Soh Young Lee-Segredo and as an added bonus drink it down with the perfect accompaniment, Korean tea!


Mar
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist from St. John's University. Understand what kinds of medications you're taking and get tips to help you remember to take them.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Mitchell-Linden Community Library has:

  • 9 public computers
  • 1 Computer Catalog
  • Wireless access for laptops (For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Mitchell-Linden Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Korean

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Mitchell-Linden Community Library include:

  • International musical CD collection (Jazz, Classical, Chinese and Korean)
  • International language DVDs, VCDs and VHS tapes (Chinese and Korean)

 


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
Flushing YMCA Early Childhood Center
138-46 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6168
Happy Dragon Preschool
30-04 146th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-4515
Holy Mountain Nursery #5
29-49 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 762-6227
Macedonia Child Development Center
37-22 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-3960
Ready Set Grow Children Care Center LLC
34-51 Leavitt Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-8878
Sharon Nursery School
145-15 34th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-3984
Solomon Pre-School
35-20 147th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6159
The Corner School
150-03 Bayside Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-4528
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road – Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Flushing Townhall Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts Inc.
137-35 Northern Blvd. at Linden Place
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 463-7700
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-0512
 

Fire Department
Engine Co. 273/ Ladder # 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Flushing Hospital Medical Center
45 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Bowne Park
32nd Ave. and Bayside Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
  

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

Post Office
Linden Hill Station Post Office
Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Full Gospel Christian School
130-30 31 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-7800
St. Mel's School
154-24 26 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-8211
 

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 21 Edward Hart
147-36 26 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8833
P.S. 214 Cadwallader Colden
31-15 140 St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4055
P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School
29-66 137 St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2902

Public High Schools
Flushing High School
35-01 Union St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
Queens Academy High School
138-11 35 Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 886-5015
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 185 Edward Bleeker
147-26 25 Drive
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
  

Senior Centers
Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Mitchell-Linden Senior Citizens of YM & YWHA of Flushing
27-05 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-7783
Korean American Senior Citizens Counseling Center, Inc.
35-26 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-2586
Donnelly Home for Adults
147-02 34th Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-1923
Leavitt St - 34 Ave.
139-10 34th Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
Flushing House Sr. Retirement Resident
38-20 Bowne St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 762-3198
Bridge View Nursing Home
143-10 20th Ave
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 961-1212
  

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 Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

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

History

Mitchell-Linden Community Library and its environs have an interesting history. On estates owned by Ernest Mitchell (called Breezy Hill) and his father (called Linden Hill), builders envisioned a cooperative project which would provide middle-income housing to veterans of World War II and Korea. Under Section 213 of the Federal Housing Act of 1950 and at a cost of $15 million the project was enacted, providing homes for about 1400 residents.

During that time, the Queens Borough Public Library served the reading community with a bookmobile. As a result of extensive lobbying by community civic leaders, the Mitchell-Linden branch officially opened its doors on May 16, 1962. Situated in a storefront on Union St. near the intersection of Bayside Ave. in Flushing, the branch initially housed 25,000 volumes on two levels.

Surrounded by Mitchell Gardens, Linden Towers, Embassy Arms, and Linden Hills, the library name was conjoined from the above list of apartment dwellings and became the 51st member of the Queens Borough Public Library family.

With the ongoing expansion of families into the area, the Mitchell-Linden branch required expansion as well. Over a five-month period in 1988, the branch was renovated with a new circulation desk, new shelving, and new lighting structures and fixtures.

Over the years, the branch has reflected ethnic changes in the community structure. With an influx of Asians and Hispanics emigrating to Flushing, families are moving into Co-Operative apartments or Tudor-style private homes on neighboring streets. Over time, our collection has also greatly changed – to serve our customers better, we’re constantly purchasing new materials. These include Videos, DVDs, CDs, Chinese VCD’s, books and periodicals.