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Upcoming Programs

Mar
5
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 in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Mar
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Email

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

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


Mar
6
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Get Free Help with Your Taxes!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sign up to get FREE help with electronic filing. If your income is under $60,000 per year then you qualify to receive assistance from New York State Tax Department volunteers. Volunteers will be available to provide FREE guidance to taxpayers who are electronically preparing and filing their own personal income tax returns. Sign up at Queens Library @ Flushing. Volunteers will be available that speak English and Chinese.

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

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Mar
6
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

January 2: "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Marquez
February 6: "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg
March 6: "The View from Castle Rock" by Alice Munro
April 3: "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Messud
IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


Mar
7
3:00PM

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5:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents "South Feast Asia"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Americans have come to relish the dishes offered at food hawker centers in Singapore, yet other countries of Southeast Asia, such as Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, also boast a broad selection of delights, from spicy soups and crisp herbal salads to exotic cakes and even insects as a popcorn-like snack! New York Post and Fodors.com travel writer Lawrence Ferber will take us on a culinary trek of the region and name his favorite Southeast Asian eateries in New York.


Mar
8
1:30PM

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3:30PM

North American Chinese Calligraphy Association Presents Lectures on Chinese Culture (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Flushing Library and the North American Chinese Calligraphy Association present, as a part of the Flushing Lecture Series, twelve workshops on Chinese culture focusing on the study and appreciation of classical Chinese literature and arts. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor

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

Additional Dates


Mar
9
6:00PM

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8:15PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson star with the New York Philharmonic in a bold new performance of Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece .


Mar
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Email

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

Learn how to set up your own email account; send, receive and delete messages; and use different email functions.


Mar
10
6:00PM

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8:00PM

LinkedIn

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

LinkedIn is a social networking website that allows you to manage your professional identity, build and engage with your professional network and access knowledge, insights and opportunities. In this workshop you will learn how to use it to network, look for employment and keep up with colleagues. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Internet are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code JR210


Mar
11
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Treehouse

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

Treehouse is an online learning platform that allows users to access more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges created by expert teachers. Participants can learn to code in languages such as Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. Basic computer skills and preregistration are required. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information.


Mar
13
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners' Word

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

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


Mar
14
9:30AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. 3/14 - Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 3/21 - Calculations and worksheets; 3/28 - Workbooks and layout. Customers should have basic computer skills and are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, March 7 at 9:00AM.

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Mar
14
3:00PM

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5:00PM

QL International Resource Center Presents: Escorting the North Indian Goddess to America

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sanskrit scholar Constantina Rhodes, Ph.D. will discuss the curious juxtaposition of linguistic skills, spiritual awareness and cultural diversity that she discovered while preparing her latest book, "Invoking Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony." In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Mar
14
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Tips for Parents When Your Child Is Sick (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Jianqiang An, MD, a pediatrician with New York Hospital Queens, will explain when sick or injured children and teenagers should be taken to the emergency room, when and how they can be cared for at home, proper administration of medications, and other tips for parents regarding their children's health.


Mar
16
6:00PM

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7:15PM

Author Talk: "The NYPD's First Fifty Years: Politicians, Police Commissioners, and Patrolmen"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bernard Whalen, Lieutenant, NYPD, discusses the book he co-wrote with his father about the men and women who have contributed to the NYPD's past, both positively and less so, from its official formation in 1898 until 1948. Books will be available for sale and autographing.


Mar
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Word for Beginners

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

Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word. Participants should have basic computer skills. Preregistration is required at the Cyber Center.


Mar
17
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Facebook

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

Learn how you can use social media site Facebook to stay in touch with loved ones, keep up with the news and leverage your network for your job search. We will help you set up a Facebook account and answer questions about it. Basic computer knowledge, Internet skills and a valid email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC130.


Mar
18
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Interview Skills

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170


Mar
19
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Author Talk: Adrienne Onofri

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Adrienne Onofri will discuss her book "Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough," which provides walking tours of more than 30 neighborhoods, including their history, places of interest, and more. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.


Mar
20
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Beginners Word Continued

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 Word documents and bibliographis and insert tables, charts, headers and footers. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Call 718-990-8625 for additional information. Class code CC200


Mar
21
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Caring for a Person with a Memory Problem (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, offers a monthly support group in Mandarin Chinese for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences.


Mar
21
3:00PM

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4:30PM

First-Time Home-Buyer's Workshop (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will help you find out if you qualify for a first-time home-buyer’s grant of up to $15,000 and will explain what you need to know about the differences between co-op and condo owners’ rights and responsibilities.


Mar
22
1:30PM

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3:30PM

Music Lecture Series by New York Classical Music Lovers Association (in English and Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lecturers will discuss different style of classical music and composers each month. *In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Mar
22
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Meet Frank Chen, Author of "New York Third Eye" (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Frank Chen, the well-known Chinese writer living in New York, will introduce his latest book, "New York Third Eye." He will also discuss the status of Chinese writers overseas and their relationship with the mainstream literary world in Mainland China. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.


Mar
24
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Using the Google Nexus Tablet

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

Borrow a Google Nexus tablet at the library and learn how to use it!


Mar
24
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Job Market Realities & Strategies

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

Prepare yourself to start a successful job search! In this workshop participants will learn: About general and career-specific websites; How to safely find and apply for jobs online including: how to create an account at a major job search website; how to post your resume online; how to email a resume; Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For further information, please visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR190


Mar
25
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Word for Resumes

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

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


Mar
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Colon and Other Gastrointestinal Cancers (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As part of the Community Health Education Partnership series, Jianlin Xie, MD, a gastroenterologist with Elmhurst Hospital Center, will discuss colon diseases, including colorectal cancer and abnormal growths in the colon or rectum, and the management and treatment of different types of gastrointestinal cancers. As part of this program, The Cancer Services Program of Queens will distribute free fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits to take home.


Mar
27
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Computers

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

After this workshop, you will be able to begin to take advantage of everything a computer has to offer. Topics include computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills and navigating folders, files and programs in a Windows environment. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. This is an introductory class; prior computer knowledge and skills are not required. Class code CC100


Mar
30
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Meditation for Stress Reduction and Well-Being with Andrew Vidich, Ph.D.

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The scientific community has been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Author, educator, consultant and international speaker Andrew Vidich will discuss the extraordinary effect of meditation to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, and enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium. He will present a simple yet powerful meditation technique that can enrich one’s life personally, professionally and spiritually. In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Mar
31
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Microsoft Publisher

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

Learn how to use Microsoft Publisher 2010 to create flyers, edit cards and print your own publications. Knowledge of MS Word is required.


Mar
31
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Job Skills Identification

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought job skills. To preregister, visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-634-1876. Class code JR110


Apr
2
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 in any of these categories: poetry, written word, music, comedy and spoken word.

*In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Apr
9
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Global Harmony House presents: You Are What You Think!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

What we say, what we do and what we feel all have their origins in the mind. When we understand and harness this energy of the mind, then we can master our life, producing those "fruits" which give us the most happiness and contentment. Join us to discover how thoughts work like seeds in your own life! In IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Apr
13
6:30PM

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7:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: "New York Philharmonic Opening Gala with Itzhak Perlman"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with the Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This month, world-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the Philharmonic to perform his personal favorites.


Apr
18
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Association of Chinese-English Bilingual Educators Workshop: Communicating with Our Children

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this third session of a series on education and family, held in Chinese and English, participants will learn effective ways to communicate with their children. The workshop will be conducted by a public school administrator and a guidance counselor, and parents are welcome to add their observations and ask questions.


Apr
30
11:00AM

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3:00PM

SNAP Benefits

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Find out if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as Food Stamps and get help applying. See if you qualify for SCRIE /Rent Assistance Plan. Walk –INS are welcome. No appointment necessary. Call LiveON – NY (formally Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York) Outreach Office -347-815-5930 or e mail SNAP @liveon-ny.org for other times and locations.


May
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Beginning a Business: Spring Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This interactive workshop series is presented in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Day 1 - starting your business; Day 2 - SBA programs and services that can help your business; Day 3 - writing a business plan; Day 4 - selling to the federal government; Day 5 - e-commerce and social media marketing

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

Additional Dates


May
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Noted elder-law and estate-planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.