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Mitchell-Linden

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Aug
21
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.


Aug
23
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Golden Globe Winners Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

August is Golden Globe Winners Matinee Month. Join us for screenings of these blockbuster movies.
8/2: "The Exorcist" (1973, R)
8/9: "Scent of a Woman" (1992, R)
8/16: "Argo" (2012, R)
8/23: "La La Land" (2016, PG-13)
8/30: "Rocky" (1976, PG)
Seating is limited and available first-come, first-served.


Sep
3
3:00PM

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The Book Club at Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of the "The Bat" by Jo Nesbo. Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe the investigation of a murdered Norwegian celebrity. Along with one of the lead detectives and witnesses, he is drawn deeper into the case as a string of unsolved murders reveals a psychopath working across the country. No one is safe, including Harry's group.


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Sep
4
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


Sep
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

I-Heung Lee in Concert

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Music critics have described I-Heung Lee’s performances as graceful, thoughtful, and intelligent, touched with a unique style of artistic sophistication. She performs extensively in Asia. She has performed in many major concert halls including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York, Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, City Concert Hall of Hong Kong, and Shanghai Concert Hall in China.


Sep
6
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for screenings of these blockbuster movies.

9/6: "The Intruder" (2019, PG-13)
9/13: "Avengers: Endgame" (2019, PG-13)
9/20: "Us" (2019, R)
9/27: "The Upside" (2017, PG-13)

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


Sep
9
2:30PM

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4:00PM

English 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


Sep
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Stroke Symptoms and Causes

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Stroke is a disease with high incidence and can be accompanied by serious sequelae, such as physical weakness, speech loss, and sensory disorders, which will seriously affect the quality of life. A lecture by Dr. Yulin Wang a family doctor from the Association of Chinese American Physicians will explain how to prevent stroke, how to identify early symptoms of stroke in order to get medical attention in a timely manner, and treatments that can help to recover after a stroke.


Oct
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Ba Ban Chinese Music Society Concert

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Consider having a relaxing afternoon with the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society! Led by award-winning pipa (Chinese guitar) soloist Zhou Yi and bamboo flutist Yimin Miao, this bilingual program is both entertaining and informative.


Oct
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Senior Citizens and Immunizations

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Vaccines are especially important for older adults. As you get older, your immune system weakens and it can be more difficult to fight off infections. Dr. Wei Liu leads this discussion in association with the Association of Chinese Physicians. The program is in Chinese and English.


Nov
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Mahjong

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Instructor Linda Fisher leads a four-session beginning American mahjong class. Space is limited. Please call the Mitchell Linden Library to register at 718-539-2330.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
12
1:00PM

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Community Resource Fair

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

We are hosting an afternoon of community resources. Representatives from non-profit organizations will be setting up information tables. Organizations and opportunities include Live On NY Benefits sign ups, Ask the Pharmacist from St. Johns University, MTA 1/2 fair senior cards, PEARLS/VNS for mental health, QPL Mail-A-Book & New Americans programs, and more.


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 Avenue, 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: 718-358-6364
fax: 718-445-7868
Legislative Office 2209 Rayburn 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: 718-765-6675
Albany OfficeRoom 802, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210
fax: 518-426-6736

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.