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Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

It's summer in the city and NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, a ...

In Search of Earth’s Secrets: A Pop-Up Science Encounter

Are you curious about how our planet has evolved in the past—and how it is changing now?

Join us this summer and fall for a unique pop-up science exhibit where you will learn how scientists on board a research drilling ship are studying the seafloor’s core!

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Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

Summer reading is here, and our theme this year is Libraries Rock!

We can’t wait for you to rock and roll with us at our music-themed events all summer long, from making your own instruments to sing-alongs!

Get your reading groove on this summer and track your reading progress through fun activities at your ...

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Summer Meals For Kids & Teens

For children and teens up to 18 years old, free, nutritious Summer Meals will be available from Wednesday, June 27 through Friday, August 31.

Meals will be provided Monday through Friday, from 1pm to 2pm, at 35 Queens Library locations. Enrollment is not required.

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Summer Programs at the Library!

Summer Programs are in full swing at the Library! Come out to enjoy music, theater, and learning opportunities that are perfect for the family.

If the play’s your thing, don’t miss the chance to stop by and pick up free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park.

For an experience the entire family ...

Aug
17
11:00AM

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11:30AM

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.

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Aug
17
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join Mrs. H in singing popular nursery songs and learning with finger plays. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For toddlers ages 6 to 36 months.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers and 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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Aug
17
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Summer Blockbusters Month

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

August is summer blockbusters month. Join us for screenings of these movies. 8/3: "Fast 6"; 8/10: "Wonder Woman" (2017, PG-13); 8/17: "Pacific Rim Uprising" (2018, PG-13) ;8/24: "Black Panther" (2018, PG-13); 8/31: "Infinity War" (2018, PG-13). 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


Aug
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Book Buddies

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us to share a love of words. We're beginning a Book Buddies program where teen volunteers will read to younger kids. Join us as a reader or a listener!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
17
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. 8/3: "The Lego Movie" (2014, PG); 8/10: "Moana" (2016, PG); 8/17: "The Lion King" (1994, G); 8/24: "Sherlock Gnomes" (2018, PG); 8/31: "Despicable Me" (2010, 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


Aug
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

2018 Summer Tutoring Program

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Students from Stuyvesant High School provide free English and math tutoring to children in 2nd to 5th grade. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.


Aug
18
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Game Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a fun afternoon playing board games. Kids, come and play and practice your skills.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
20
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Teen Program

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Teens have fun solving a 550-piece puzzle together and using their creativity with other arts & crafts.

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

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Aug
20
5:00PM

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6:30PM

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


Aug
21
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Arts & Crafts

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our arts & crafts program. Show your creativity by making beautiful crafts. Kids welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Aug
22
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


Aug
25
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Super Fan Quote Contest

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Are you a Harry Potter super fan? Fans will have an opportunity to test their Harry Potter knowledge at participating library locations. To enter you must identify the Harry Potter quote. If you answer correctly your name will be entered into the drawing to win Harry Potter prizes.


Aug
27
3:30PM

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6:00PM

Harry Potter 20: Movie Marathon

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Come join us as we celebrate Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary with a series of movies! Monday 8/27: "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets" (2002, PG) Wednesday 8/29: "Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban" (2004, PG) Friday 8/31: "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire" (2005, PG-13)

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

Additional Dates


Aug
28
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Art and Crafts

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Children join us as we'll be making Harry Potter bookmarks.


Sep
4
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Device Training

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Come learn about your devices in small group settings.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Come to the Mitchell-Linden Library and our Teen Volunteers will help you with your homework. Grades K-6 are welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Teen Space

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Teens get extra space in the Library to do group projects, watch TV shows or anime, play video games, talk with friends, and laugh without disturbing others. Open to 6th-12th graders.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Game Day @ 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


Sep
7
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Oscar Winners Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

September is Best Picture Oscars Winners month. Join us for the following films. 9/7 "The Godfather" (1972, R); 9/14 "Rocky" (1976, PG); 9/21 "Rain Man" (1988, R); 9/28 "Argo" (2012, R).

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

Additional Dates


Sep
7
3:30PM

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5:30PM

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. 9/7: "Secret Life Of Pets" (2016, PG); 9/14: "Coco" (2017, PG); 9/21: "Emoji Movie" (2017, PG); 9/28: "Sing!" (2016, 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


Sep
8
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 and play practicing your skills.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
10
2:30PM

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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


Sep
11
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Book Club At Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Uncommon Type" by Tom Hanks. A man that loves bowling, an Eastern European immigrant in New York, and an eccentric billionaire are featured in the collection of seventeen intelligent and heartwarming short stories written by Tom Hanks (of movie and TV fame).


Oct
11
6:30PM

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7:30PM

World Tour: Soloists in America on a Musical Journey

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Cellist Heitor Saucedo, violinist Miguel Gamboa, and violist/guitarist Hemir Saucedo are three talented string musicians that make up Soloists in America. They have a global and multi-genre repertoire, performing classical selections and music from South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and North America. As a group of young musicians and teachers, they are making a difference in the lives of children and people of all ages.


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 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
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, 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
  

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.