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Culture Pass Community Programs: Tinker Lab with the Lewis Latimer House Museum

Culture Pass Community Programs: Tinker Lab with the Lewis Latimer House Museum
Come and learn to make a simple circuit and use it to light up a creative drawing.
Week 1: Introducing Simple Circuits
Week 2: Wire Maze Game
Week 3: Circuit Room Alarm
This program is for children 5-10 years old. Space is limited ...

May 6 @ 4:00 PM, May 13 @ 4:00 PM, May 20 @ 4:00 PM

Apr
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami For Adults

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Learn the Japanese art of paper-folding. This class teaches beginner techniques to create your own animals and objects using just paper. This class is for adults only.


Apr
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Adult Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

A study reveals coloring mandalas or geometric patterns helps with stress and anxiety. Come and join us. Adults welcome.


Apr
25
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Game Day at Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids have fun playing board games and lots more!

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

Additional Dates


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Apr
26
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

April is Avengers Matinee Month. Join us for screenings of these blockbuster movies.
4/5: "Marvel's Avengers" (2012, PG-13)
4/12: "Avengers Age of Ultron" (2015, PG-13)
4/19: "Captain America Civil War" (2015, PG-13)
4/26: "Avengers Infinity War" (2018, PG-13)

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Apr
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Children's Friday 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.
4/5: "Aladdin" (1992, PG)
4/12: "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (2018, PG)
4/19: "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018, PG)
4/26: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (2018, PG)
Seating is limited and available first-come, first-served.


Apr
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Mandarin Chinese

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

Have you ever wished you could speak Mandarin Chinese? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from an eight -week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Public Library card and a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Chess & Games

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of games & chess. Kids, come have fun, play, and practice your skills.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join Mrs. H for songs, finger plays, and enjoyable 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.

Additional Dates


Apr
29
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs & finger plays for toddlers & their parents.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
1:00PM

--to--

1:30PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers & their parents color.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
29
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group. Practice your English-speaking skills through basic conversation. This group is for students with a basic knowledge of English.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

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.

Additional Dates


May
1
3:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Game Day

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Help us unlock characters in Super Smash Bros! This is open to 6th-12th graders.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Keanu Reeves Movie Marathon

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

May is Keanu Reeves Movies Month. Join us for screenings of these blockbuster movies.
5/3: "The Replacements" (2000, PG-13)
5/10: "The Matrix" (1999, R)
5/17: "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003, R)
5/24: "John Wick" (2014, R)
5/31:"John Wick Chapter 2" (2017, R)
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
3:30PM

--to--

5:00PM

Children's Friday 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.
5/3: "The Lion King" (1994, PG)
5/10: "The Lego Movie 2" (2019, PG)
5/17: "The Secret Life of Pets" (2010, PG)
5/24: "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010, PG)
5/31: "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" (2019, PG)
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


May
6
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

Culture Pass Community Programs: Tinker Lab with the Lewis Latimer House Museum

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Culture Pass Community Programs: Tinker Lab with the Lewis Latimer House Museum
Come and learn to make a simple circuit and use it to light up a creative drawing.
Week 1: Introducing Simple Circuits
Week 2: Wire Maze Game
Week 3: Circuit Room Alarm
This program is for children 5-10 years old. Space is limited for all sessions. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
7
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

The Book Club at Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Karolina's Twins" by Ronald Balson. A Holocaust survivor returns to Poland to fulfill a promise. She's about to risk uncovering shattering truths of the past in this richly woven tale of love, resilience, and survival during the darkest hour of our history.


May
16
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Foncho Castellar and los Alegres de Colombia

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

In this presentation, Foncho Castellar will open up the world of virtuoso accordion and the beauty of Colombian music to listeners of all ages. Come ready to get involved and learn the nuts and bolts of Colombian vallenato.


Jun
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Let's Make Some Noise: Love Is Love Is Love

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Love knows no color, shape, or form. In this program, families and kids get to use their imagination along with colorful paper, markers, and crayons to make hearts or whatever shape/creature they think love is (pandas, unicorns, etc.). Creations will then be added a Love Is Love Is Love collage.


Jun
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Immigrant Heritage Month: Map Your Story

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

This family/kids' activity will allow customers trace their family's journey to the United States. An accessible map will be provided to facilitate this fun and enlightening program.


Jun
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Laughter at the Library

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Special Services presents comedian Mark Brier, who shares his unique humor, including jokes, anecdotes, and impressions, in a fun-filled program.


Jun
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

A Reptile "Edventure" with Erik Callender

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

This fun-filled educational experience gives children age 6 and up a unique opportunity to see and learn about The Reptile Guy's animal science, rescue, and awareness. Meet reptiles, amphibians, and even some large insects from around the world.


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

 

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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 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Ave., Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

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.