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This Weekend at Queens Library

It’s another hot weekend—spend it at Queens Library! You can enjoy arts and crafts, storytime, and coloring for the whole family; join a Drawing Comics workshop; take a practice SHSAT; have fun with science; see great movies; watch wonderful musical performances—and stay cool the entire time! We hope to see you here!

New on Our Blog: An Interview with Lion King Star Alton Fitzgerald White

We’re very happy to welcome the multi-talented Alton Fitzgerald White to Central Library on Monday, July 25!

A versatile singer, actor, and dancer, Alton has starred in several Broadway hits, including "The Lion King," "The Color Purple," "Ragtime," "Miss Saigon," and more.

He ...

Join Us at National Night Out!

Queens Library takes great honor in participating in the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which happens this year on Tuesday, August 2.

You can join your local library and your local police precinct for delicious food, wonderful activities, and an opportunity to connect with the police ...

Read and Sing Along with The Wheels On The Bus!

It’s a song, it’s a book, and it’s the inspiration for a summer craft!

On Thursday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m., we invite children ages 3-6 and their caregivers to Whitestone Community Library to read and sing along with the book "The Wheels on the ...

Success Stories from the New Americans Program!

Since July celebrates the birth of our nation, we decided that it’s the best time to showcase our New Americans Program!

NAP helps with immigration issues and provides financial and legal advice, ESOL classes, and cultural events to help those that have recently chosen to live in the United States.

We hope you will ...

Register Now for Adult Learning!

Do you want to build your academic skills this summer?

There are still some open seats for Summer 2016 classes at Queens Library's Adult Learning Centers (ALCs)!

We provide quality educational programs and services for adult learners of all ages, FREE with your Queens Library ...

Congratulations to the Battle of the Bands Winners!

We had a packed house on July 14 at Queens College’s Colden Auditorium for our 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands!

All the bands did a fantastic job, and after a wonderful evening of music, it was time for our judges to choose the winning musicians.

Congratulations to first-place winners Chiv Culture, ...

Sharpen your pencils and your poetry skills

Submissions to our Summer Poetry Contest close on July 31, so we hope you're writing up a storm!

But if you need a jumping-off point, look no further: we've got just the thing.

Check out our blog for poetry writing tips to get your creative juices ...

Enjoy Our Great Summer Programs!

The weather is heating up, and so is our programming.

Now, there's one place where you can get all the information you need about all the great free activities at Queens Library!

No matter what your interests are, you’ll find something to love at the library. This summer, kids and teens can enjoy free ...

Free Movies, Music, E-Books, and More!

Enjoy digital media at home, at work, or on-the-go!

Queens Library is a one-stop shop for tech lovers. Our digital media collection includes thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, music, movies, and videos.

You can download all of these items to a personal computer, smartphone, pocket PC, PDA, portable media ...

Jul
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Visual Marketing: Engaging Consumers Within and Beyond the Chinese Community (In Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

1.Redefine the nature of marketing and visual marketing
2. Leverage the process of visual marketing
3. Five crucial concepts and corresponding strategies for successful visual marketing

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

Additional Dates


Jul
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Jul
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Prospecting for Job Leads: Networking

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Networking is the development of professional relationships. In today’s competitive job market, it is also one of the best ways to find a job. Through networking, you can exchange information with others about job opportunities, interesting organizations, or up-and-coming industries. Learn about the basics of networking and improve your job search techniques at this workshop! For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code JR190


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Jul
27
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Summer Film Festival: "Orphan"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be. Starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman. Rated R for violence and strong language.


Jul
28
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

LinkedIn is a social media website that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR200


Jul
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Apply and build upon your knowledge of Excel by learning how to create formulas and use functions in Excel. Basic computers skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code: CC210


Aug
1
10:30AM

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11:30AM

50-Year-Old Shoulder (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Dr. Kevin Jiang will discuss "50-Year-Old Shoulder," so you can understand, prevent, and treat shoulder pain caused by age and sport injuries.


Aug
1
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Toastmasters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Toastmasters will help you become a confident speaker and a strong leader.

*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Aug
2
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Please call 718-990-8625 to preregister. Class code CC100


Aug
2
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

After this workshop, you will have the skills to begin to navigate the Internet. Topics covered include terminology, how to search and use a web browser, the basic structure of a website and Internet safety. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC110


Aug
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Learn how to prepare for a job interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after an interview. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR170.


Aug
3
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Author Talk: "City of Gods" with R. Scott Hanson

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The book explores the history of Flushing from colonial period to the aftermath of September 11, 2001, spanning the origins of Vlissengen and early struggles between Quakers, Dutch authorities, Anglicans, African Americans, Catholics and Jews to the consolidation of NYC in 1898, and finally the Immigration Act of 1965 and the arrival of Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Asians and Latino Christians.


Aug
4
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginner's PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class code CC190


Aug
4
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required. Class Code: CC220


Aug
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Upcoming selections are: 5/6-“The Cookbook Collector” by Allegra Goodman; 6/3-“Half a Life” by V. S. Naipaul; 7/1-“Eight Hundred Grapes” by Laura Dave; 8/5-“I Was Told There'd Be Cake” by Sloane Crosley.


Aug
5
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Choosing Entrepreneurship

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 11 openings

This class provides an overview of the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, helps participants assess their skills and aptitudes, allows participants to explore the right type of business for them based on aptitude and interest, and generally charts a path to success. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR310


Aug
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Flushing Lecture Series: Mrs. Chungho Chang Frankel and the Chinese Refined Cultural Traditions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Anna Wu will use Power Point Presentation, books, photos and Kunqu costumes to introduce Mrs. Chungho Frankel’s accomplishment in Chinese Kunqu art, poetry, calligraphy, painting and writing to Flushing Library’s audiences.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Aug
8
1:30PM

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4:00PM

Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Upcoming films are: 5/9-"Words and Pictures" (2013, PG-13); 6/13-"Wolf Totem" (2015, PG-13, in Mandarin with English subtitles); 7/11-"Stranger than Fiction" (2006, PG-13); 8/8-"Imitation of Life" (1959, unrated, PG suggested).


Aug
8
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: Talking Shakespeare

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lenny Banovez, artistic director of Titan Theatre Company, will give a behind-the-scenes look at “Troilus and Cressida,” “Pericles, Prince of Tyre,” and “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” and will discuss modern interpretations of these classic plays.


Aug
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginner's Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


Aug
9
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Create awesome presentations and slideshows with PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include creating and editing slides, changing the design and colors, inserting pictures and illustrations, and presenting a slide show.


Aug
9
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Class code CC200


Aug
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Resumes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR130


Aug
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners and Intermediate Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Aug
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 4 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Apply and build upon your knowledge of Excel by learning how to create formulas and use functions in Excel. Basic computers skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code: CC210


Aug
11
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Meditation for Optimal Well-Being with Jim Rose

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

It is recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Join Jim Rose, M Ed., Rutgers University and long time meditator for over 30 years, for this inspiring program. Learn a simple meditation technique that can help you in all aspects of your life.


Aug
11
6:30PM

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8:30PM

North American Calligraphy Assoc. presents: Monthly Penmanship Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

All are welcome.
Please call for questions and suggestions: 646-752-3173
*Rooms C&D, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Aug
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org, visit the Job Information Center, or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code CC120


Aug
16
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intermediate PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required.


Aug
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Instagram

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn how to share and take photos, add filters, and image adjustments, connect accounts, and respond to comments. Please bring your smartphone with the Instagram app already installed to class. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org.


Aug
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Are you ready to apply for jobs? Does your cover letter stand out from the crowd? Make it the best possible by learning how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making it stronger. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR150


Aug
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners and Intermediate Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, and create charts and graphs. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Basic computer skills are required. Class Code: CC180


Aug
18
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Advanced Excel

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Improve your productivity with Microsoft Excel. Apply and build upon your knowledge of Excel by learning how to create formulas and use functions in Excel. Basic computers skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code: CC210


Aug
19
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Marketing for Your Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

We will examine the exciting world of marketing, learning tested models for success and exploring marketing technologies best suited for your business. In addition, we will consider the marketing fundamental of understanding customers and developing a story and message they love. To preregister or for additional information call 718-634-4784. Class code JR310


Aug
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences.

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

Additional Dates


Aug
23
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Social Media: LinkedIn

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

LinkedIn is a social media website that allow you to manage your professional identity. You will learn to follow friends and colleagues, look for employment, network, receive job posting notifications, and more. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR200


Aug
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Personal Branding Online

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Find out how to monitor your online reputation, use social media while seeking a job, and create a strong LinkedIn profile. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code CC130


Aug
23
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Superfoods: Healthy and Delicious Eating Plans for Families (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Nutritionist Christina Camacho will present recipes and tips on how to incorporate nutrient-packed "superfoods" into your meal plan, as healthy snacks and how to introduce them to your family.


Aug
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Job Search for Mature Adults

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Mature workers can face a struggle when it comes to searching for and obtaining employment. This class will define the mature worker, describe obstacles they may face, and explain how and where to search for jobs. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code JR100


Aug
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginner's Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 openings

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


Aug
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 13 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Class code CC200


Aug
25
5:00PM

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6:30PM

How to Start and Run a Small Business (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this workshop in Mandarin Chinese you will get helpful tips for turning a hobby or skill into a business and learn of resources to help you plan a business.


Aug
27
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Understanding Dementia: What You Need to Know and Where to Go (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will provide information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, discuss the different stages of the disease and what to expect, and include an overview of our programs and services and other available resources.


Aug
30
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginner's Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use Word's main functions and commands. Basic computer skills are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code CC170


Aug
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Intermediate Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in this intermediate workshop. Learn how to format your Word document, insert tables and charts, format bibliographies, and insert headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Class code CC200


Aug
31
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Creative Ways to Dig for Job Leads

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Increase your job leads by following nontraditional approaches and cast a wider net in the employment market. To register, visit us on jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, please call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code: JR350.


Sep
1
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a 5-minute presentation of poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
2
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

September: Friday 9/2, "The Girl who Fell from the Sky" by Heidi W. Durrow.
October: Friday 10/14, "Lucy" by Jamaica Kincaid.
November: Friday 11/4, "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins.
December: Friday 12/2, "Kindred" by Octavia Butler
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
8
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Queens Artists and Nonprofit Arts Organizations - Do You Need Funding?

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Council on the Arts supports the hard work and contributions of Queens-based individual artists and nonprofit organizations producing cultural programming in all arts disciplines through grants. Applicants must attend a Application Information Session to learn about the guidelines before applying.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
1:30PM

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4:30PM

Monday Movie Matinee

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

September: Monday 9/12, "Devdas" (2002) PG13. In Hindi, English subtitles
October: Monday 10/3, "Ghostbusters" (1984) PG
November: Monday 11/14, "Rear Window" (1954) PG
December: Monday 12/5, "Hail, Caesar!" (2016) PG-13
*Auditorium, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
15
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Global Harmony House presents: Love & Forgiveness

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Everyone needs Love and this is why we seek love. Our expectations of others cause us emotional pain and then we find it difficult to forgive them. If we do not learn to forgive, resentment will poison us. We will look deeply at the true source of love and learn to awaken our own capacity to love, to heal and to forgive others. *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Oct
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

10 Steps to Starting a Business (in Korean)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 openings

Learn what it takes to start your own business!

Learn what it takes to start your own business!
This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. Class Code: JR310.