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This Weekend at Queens Library

Join us at the Library for great Earth Day events; a Bangla New Year celebration; music from around the world, including our concert with Angela Wildflower; author talks with Vijay R. Nathan, Jacqueline Carr, and Carol Lynn Lustgarten; a community conversation with Queens Library President & CEO Dennis Walcott; a poetry workshop for ...

Comment on Our FY2018 Budget

Queens Library is preparing its operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018, and we'd like you to share your thoughts. Your comments online and by mail are welcome through Saturday, May 20.

Please visit our budget feedback webpage to read our Budget Priorities for Fiscal Year 2018 and fill out our ...

Policy Makers Need to Hear Your Voice

Queens Library, in partnership with the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College CUNY, presents A Public Voice: Safety and Justice Forum.

The purpose of "A Public Voice" is to have community members engage in conversations to inform local, regional, and national policymakers on the topics of ...

Young Bosses of Queens

Calling all Young Bosses—go get the money!

This new and innovative program at Arverne Community Library is open to residents in all 5 boroughs, ages 14-24, and will consist of hands-on interactive workshops, held over the course of 8 weeks.

You will learn the "soft skills" and ...

Battle of the Bands 2017

The Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever, and we're looking for performers!

For the third year running, New York bands will have the opportunity to bring the house down at the 2,100-seat Colden Auditorium at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 27.

Queens ...

Help Shape the Future of Queens Library

Queens Library is planning for its future, and we want to hear from you.

Please help us understand how to serve our customers and communities better by sharing your views and ideas at a community conversation with Dennis M. Walcott, President and CEO of Queens Library.

We hope you can join us at one of ...

Free UPK at Ravenswood

If you didn't get a chance to sign up before, Round 2 of applications for Queens Library’s Universal Pre-K at Ravenswood is now open!

Queens Library’s UPK program now offers free after-school care, available until 6 p.m., in addition to an outstanding pre-K education; free ...

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage!

This April, Queens Library is celebrating the heritage and legacy of immigrants in America!

Join us for craft workshops, concerts, dance, and theater from around the globe.

Learn about the evolution of Bollywood with the Payalia Dance Company; explore culture and tradition with Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano El ...

Job Skills Training

Need job training? Looking to get certified?

Thanks to Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy, Bank of America, and NYC Council Member Donovan Richards, you can receive industry-specific job training and certifications in high-growth industries. Take OSHA-certified construction trade classes, receive ...

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 ...

Apr
24
12:00PM

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12:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
12:30PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Apr
24
1:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


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Apr
24
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for conversation practice!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

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 welcome!

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club for Teens

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Teens have fun learning how to play chess. Come and join us!


Apr
26
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
26
4:00PM

--to--

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!


Apr
27
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

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.


Apr
27
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Game Day @ Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids have fun playing board games and lots more!


Apr
28
12:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Spring Into Action! Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Spring into action Matinee. Adults are invited to screenings of these blockbuster action movies. 4/7: "Skyfall;" 4/14: "John Wick;" 4/21: "Olympus has Fallen;" 4/28 "Man from UNCLE."

Bring your lunch and enjoy it while watching the movie. Seating is limited and available first-come, first-served.


Apr
28
3:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

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. 4/7: "The Lego Movie"; 4/14: "Storks"; 4/21: "Finding Nemo"; 4/28: "Finding Dory". Seating is limited and available first come, first served.


Apr
29
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Homework Help for Middle School Students

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Are you in Middle School and need help with your homework? Come to the Mitchell-Linden library and our Teen Volunteers will help you with your homework. Grades 6 and up welcome!


Apr
29
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Kid's Chess Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon game of chess.


May
1
12:00PM

--to--

12:30PM

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.

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

Additional Dates


May
1
12:30PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


May
1
1:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


May
1
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

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
3:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

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 welcome!

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

Additional Dates


May
2
10:30AM

--to--

11:00AM

Computer Class For Beginners

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Come learn the functions of the mouse, keyboard and the basics of everyday computer use.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Book Club: "The Nightingale"

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. This bestselling novel celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in war-torn France during WWII.


May
2
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Chess Club for Teens

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Teens have fun learning how to play chess. Come and join us!

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

Additional Dates


May
3
2:00PM

--to--

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
3
4:00PM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


May
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

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.

Additional Dates


May
4
1:30PM

--to--

2:00PM

Device Help

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

If you're having trouble with a device you use at home, bring it in and we will help you learn to navigate and become more familiar with the functions.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Learn Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Ming Liang Lu will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to do zodiac and animal designs.


May
4
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

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


May
5
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Marvel Movies Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

May is Marvel Movies Matinee Month. Adults are invited to screenings of these blockbuster Marvel movies. 5/5: "Guardians of the Galaxy" (2014); 5/12: "Doctor Strange" (2016); 5/19: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015); 5/26: "Captain America: Civil War" (2016). Bring your 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


May
5
3:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

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. 5/5: "Sing!"; 5/12: "Moana"; 5/19: "Mulan"; 5/26: "Big Hero 6". 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
3:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Kid's Chess Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon game of chess.

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

Additional Dates


May
13
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Chamber Music Society "Meet the Music!": My Brother Franz Schubert

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brings their "Meet the Music!" series to your library to engage kids and the young-at-heart with a heart-warming story of music and friendship, as we meet a young composer, Franz Schubert, and his brother Ferdinand. The screening will be accompanied by an activity for would-be composers led by violinist and composer Carlo Nicolau. Light refreshments will be served.


Jun
2
12:30PM

--to--

2:30PM

Summer Superheroes Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

June is Summer Superheroes Matinee Month. Adults are invited to screenings of these blockbuster DC Superheroes movies. 6/2: "The Dark Knight" (2008); 6/9: "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012); 6/16: "Man of Steel" (2013); 6/23: "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016); 6/30: "Suicide Squad" (2017). Bring your 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


Jun
2
3:30PM

--to--

5:15PM

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. 6/2: "The Secret Life of Pets"; 6/9: "Finding Dory"; 6/16: "Despicable Me"; 6/23: "Despicable Me 2"; 6/30: "Minions". 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


Jun
6
3:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Book Club: "Rogue Heroes"

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Rogue Heroes" by Ben Macintyre. This intriguing book explores the history of Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) and it's baptism by fire in WWII, that changed the face of conventional warfare and created a new breed of warriors; the world of special operations.


Jun
10
2:30PM

--to--

4:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Villalobos Brothers

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicatingly virtuosic musical brew that will redefine your notions of Latin music. Stay after the screening for a discussion facilitated by Claudia Norman, an artist manager and the director and founder of "Celebrate Mexico Now Festival." Light refreshments will be served.


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 1847
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 Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
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.