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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FLUSHING

Dec
15
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Traditional Marketing for Small Business

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Marketing activities continue to evolve from traditional strategies to non-traditional methods that involve the Internet. You will learn both traditional and non-traditional marketing and their advantages and disadvantages. To preregister or for more information, call (718)661-1205.


Dec
15
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Microsoft PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online or by calling (718)661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.


Dec
15
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Happy Game Hour!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kids and teens are cordially invited to play Nintendo Wii U or X Box 360, as well as our exciting array of board and card games!

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

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Dec
16
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, December 9 at 10 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
10:30AM

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12:30PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2017. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
1:00PM

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4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (19)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Overseas Window is a writing Circle for Chinese literature writers and readers; Overseas Window Website is a network platform for original Chinese literature. Overseas Window Writers Association has more than 60 writers from all over the world. This presentation will launch ten recently published books from seven writers of Overseas Window.


Dec
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens, ages 8 and up, learn and improve their knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
16
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Yue Opera Afternoon

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Hua Mei Performing Arts (American Chinese Art & Culture) was founded in 2015. In this performance, Hua Mei will present several well-known Yue Opera pieces, such as Butterfly Lovers, The Emerald Hairpin, etc.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
16
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Pathway to U.S Citizenship: Becoming a U.S. Citizen and Building Your Civic Knowledge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 12/2- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 12/9 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 12/16- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 12/23- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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. The group will meet on Sundays, November 19, December 17.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.


Dec
18
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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 or for further information, please call (718) 661-1205.


Dec
18
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Microsoft Word Workshop

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in these workshops. Learn how to format your Word document; insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Register online or call (718) 661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word required; it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.


Dec
18
6:00PM

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8:00PM

A Night of Dancing Gala

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dancing is our way to introduce Chinese culture to American audiences as well as a means to keep traditions alive in the Chinese community. You are cordially invited to a Dance Gala presented by the Shi Ying Dance School of New Star Arts Center. Let us have a date with dance!


Dec
19
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Microsoft Excel for Beginners

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include inserting charts and graphs, using formulas and more! Topics vary from class to class. Register online or by calling (718)661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required; it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Balloon Twisting Workshop with Nick the Balloonatic

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Want to know how to twist balloons and create basic animal characters? Children 8 to 12 become the balloon twister with step-by-step instruction from Nick the Balloonatic. Nick will include a brief history of the balloon. This fun-filled event is free! Pre-registration is required.


Dec
20
10:30AM

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12:30PM

How to Prepare for an Interview

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call (718)661-1205.


Dec
20
4:30PM

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5:30PM

No Screens Craft Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Put away your phones and devices and focus on something real! Come make a fun and easy craft-- no experience necessary.


Dec
20
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Holiday Film Screening: "Christmas with the Kranks" - Rated PG

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A suburban couple decide to skip Christmas in this Yuletide comedy. Chris Columbus penned the script, basing it on a novel by John Grisham.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
21
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages 2 - 3, and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
21
10:30AM

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12:30PM

How to Succeed in Social Media Marketing

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

In an advanced technological world with so many resources for socially connecting to your customers, it's hard to decide which platform to choose and how to use it. Learn strategies to becoming successful in social media marketing for your business. Call (718) 661-1205 for more information.


Dec
21
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Peaceever TV Art Performing Group presents: Singing & Dancing Show to Celebrate the Holidays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A concert of song and dance to celebrate the holidays.

*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
21
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Chinese Class - Level 1

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.

We are continuing the Learning Chinese class for beginner level students. The semester will have 12 sessions, starting from Thursday, Sept. 14th. All classes will be on Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Registration begins on Sept. 4th. Please register online at www.queenslibrary.org/events or call (718) 661-1280 for assistance. The program is funded by the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China. *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

FlushingThu, Dec 28, 20176:30PM - 8:00PM

Dec
22
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Funding Your Business

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

Learn the variety of resources available to help fund your business. The course will cover traditional and nontraditional ways of getting the money you'll need to get your business off the ground. Learn about various loans, crowdfunding, alternative lenders and more. For more information, call (718) 661-1205.


Dec
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Presenting with Microsoft PowerPoint

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

Learn how to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint to provide clear and concise presentations in and out of the workplace. Attendees will be prepped on the best practices when presenting with slide presentations and speaking with others. For more information, call (718) 661-1205.


Dec
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Middle School Maker Lab

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children in grades 6-8. Middle schoolers are invited to join us in our new Middle School Maker Lab. We'll be combining the latest technology (tablets, robotics, circuitry, coding and more!) with traditional arts and crafts materials to build exciting new designs and experiments. Space is limited, please register at the Flushing Library Teen Desk for this program.


Dec
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Report on Hunan Gaomiao Archeological Findings and its Implication

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For years, study about pre-history is active in Hunan Province, establishing Research Association for Fuxi Culture of Hunan Province and putting out many new ideas. Dr. Wang Peiliang, professor of Hunan University of Commerce School of Tourism Management, will interpret Gaimiao culture.


Dec
23
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Haiyun Chorus presents: Christmas Concert 2017

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Put on the holiday costumes and sing happy songs – it's the most wonderful time of the year! In this concert, The Haiyun Chorus will sing Christmas carols such as “Deck the Halls,” “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and “O Holy Night.” They will also sing some famous folk songs from different cultures, such as “Scarborough Fair," "The Honeysuckle of Yao Shan", "The Boating Song" and more. The performance will include solos, duets, a cappella and a full chorus.


Dec
26
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Holiday Recital by Happy Arts and Science School

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The show will demonstrate each and every student's individual talents, a chance to show the community their outstanding improvements throughout the past months. Students will present songs from choir group, piano solo, violin and dance.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Dec
27
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children, ages birth - 18 months, enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Welcome Kids and Teens: Winter Recess Jeopardy!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kids and teens alike are welcome to answer some mad cool holiday trivia!

Learn how smart you are while taking a holiday study break, and earning some yummy treats.

The holiday fun is here at Flushing!


Dec
28
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Entrepreneurs Open Lab

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

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Entrepreneurs Open Lab is a time to come in and meet directly with a certified small business consultant. Ask questions, get tips and advice, and solve challenging problems. Meetings are on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call (718)661-1205.


Dec
28
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese Open Mic

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singing is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Group singing helps you make friends, build confidence, and find sense of achievement. The Flushing Library and New Green Life Foundation present this “Chinese Open Mic” to welcome you to sing with others. First come, first sing!

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

Additional Dates


Dec
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

7S Art & New York Gu Qin Association New Year Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

7S Art and the New York Gu Qin Association are proud to present the New Year Concert. Featuring renowned Gu Qin artist Li Liu and acclaimed Chinese flutist and music educator Tao Chen and their students.


Jan
2
4:15PM

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5:15PM

LEGO Wall Challenge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5 and up can attempt a fun building challenge at our 6-foot-high LEGO building wall.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 17 openings

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library.


Jan
3
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Microsoft Word Workshop

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in these workshops. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Playdate!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come for Mother Goose time, stay for Playdate! Immediately following Mother Goose, babies and their caregivers can relax, make friends, and play with toys together.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
3
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Peking Opera Salon

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Facilitated by Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Association, this activity is to promote traditional Chinese art, especially Peking Opera, in the community. Everyone is welcome to join singing and performing, with live music accompaniment. *Rooms A&B, Lower Level*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
4
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 either poetry, written word, music, comedy or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Preschool Stories

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For preschoolers 3-5 with parent/caregiver. Join us for stories and movement followed by an art activity that's all about process. Children practice fine motor skills as they cut and paste and learn about colors and shapes.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
5
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Happy Hour

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your teen mates, excuse the pun, for fun and games at Flushing !

Come play Nintendo Wii U or Xbox360 or enjoy our awesome array of board or card games.

The fun is on at Flushing!

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Math Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Volunteers provide help with math homework questions for children ages 4-14.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to Microsoft Excel

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

Learn how to create and use an email account for keeping in touch with family, finding a job, or maintaining your business! Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Jan
6
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Educational Workshop Series by: Assoc. of Chinese English Bilingual Educators East Coast of USA

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dec. 2nd: How to Obtain New York State Teacher's Certification; Jan. 6th: How to Obtain New York State Teacher's Certification; April 21st: How to Obtain a NYS/NYC High School Diploma; June 9th: High School Science Graduation Requirements in New York State; Aug. 18th: How High School Students Prepare for the SAT I Reading & Writing and Language Tests - From an ESL Teacher’s Perspective *Dec. 2nd in Rooms A&B; All Other Dates in IRC Conf. Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

1950s Doo Wop with The New York Serenaders

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The New York Serenaders are made up of founder and bass man Ron (Ronnie D) Derin, Joe (Joey Guitar) Sanders, Dan (DooWop Dan) Juhn and Rodd (Hot-Rodd) Marcus. They’ve been entertaining New Yorkers since 2011 and are committed to keeping the classic doo-wop sound alive. Their set list includes great oldies such as “The Angels Listened In” by The Crests and “True Love” by The Drifters all the way to later genre classics such as “Morse Code of Love” by The Capris (1982).
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jan
7
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Classical Music Concert with Hannah Hsu Wang & Stephen C. Josephs

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hannah Hsu Wang - Bach F minor Piano Concerto & Bayside Glee Club with the New York String Society/ Statue of Liberty Band - Stephen C. Josephs, Music Director; Lisa Joy, Joshua Howard, Alexandra Honigsberg - Vocal Soloists; Susan Hytken Metcalf – Concert Mistress; Toshi Kono - Cello Soloist *Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jan
8
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Computer

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

Learn how to use the computer mouse, touchpad and keyboard! This class will help you navigate Microsoft Windows. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required.


Jan
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Tween Maker Lab

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children in grades 6-8. Join us in our new Tween Maker Lab. We'll be combining the latest technology (tablets, robotics, circuitry, coding and more!) with traditional arts and crafts materials to build exciting new designs, and creative projects. This month, come create your own stop-motion animation film! Space is limited, please register at the Flushing Library Teen Desk for this program.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Microsoft Excel

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include inserting charts and graphs, using formulas and more! Topics vary from class to class. Register online or call 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Excel are required; it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
9
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Anime Club is back in the new year! Come and chill with your bros, and watch cool, all-new anime.


Jan
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Internet In Mandarin!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 19 openings

Learn the basic parts on how to navigate the internet in our introductory class in Mandarin!
After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library


Jan
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Caregiving for Alzheimer's Patients

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Gain insights on: communication, caregiver skills, and coping with challenging behaviors of persons with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Learn how to become a "dementia detective" and better understand difficult behaviors in order to provide comfort and safety to the person for whom you are caring.


Jan
10
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Make it! STEM Activity

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to stretch their minds by trying out a new and different STEM activity.


Jan
11
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Identify Your Work Skills

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

In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills.


Jan
11
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Global Harmony House: Inner Peace, Inner Power - Overcoming Fear & Worry with Raja Yoga Meditation

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Fear and worry seem to be a constant companion for most of us these days. Being plagued by fear is a sure way to sabotage our happiness and success. However, our original state of being is truly one of inner peace and serenity. Join us to explore how Raja Yoga Meditation enables one to create a sense of personal control and mastery, to develop inner power to face our fears and anxieties, and to shift our focus to the positives in life.


Jan
13
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (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.

Topics include creating and saving documents, working with tables, and printing. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jan 20, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Jan 27, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Jan
13
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Chinese Book Club {in Mandarin Chinese}

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New sessions of the Chinese Book Club focus on some representative and influential works in literature history. To be discussed also is the famous Chinese writer Mu Xin and his insightful critics of literature works. The program is hosted and led by Professor Tang Zhenhai.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Jan
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Koto/Shamisen Japanese Music

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Duo YUMENO - koto/shamisen (Japanese stringed instruments) musicians Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki - will present its singular fusion of sound which has been praised as "exquisite" and “compelling”. The program will explore the dialogue between traditional Japanese and Western classical music. *Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jan
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Traditional Music & Dance From Korea

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

By Hong Dance & Music Company
Traditional Korean songs come to life in this music and dance performance.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jan
16
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Knitting Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For teens grade 7-12. Come learn the basics of knitting, or bring a project of your own! Chat with your friends (or make them) while you create a unique accessory to take home. Teens will be provided with needles and yarn to use during the session if they don't already own them. This month: knit a wristband or headband.


Jan
17
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Crafternoon!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 are invited to get creative with arts and crafts. Put down your phones and devices and make something real!


Jan
18
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Resume Workshop

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

In this workshop, you will learn what resume reviewers look for, how to select the best resume format, how to avoid common resume mistakes, how to properly type and format your resume in Microsoft Word, and how to send your resume to potential employers.


Jan
19
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners II

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. Also this class covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of 4 aspects of language; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners I is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
20
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to Microsoft Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginner's class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills required. It is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.


Jan
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

CBA Culture & Arts Center presents: Lunar New Year Celebration

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

At this show, artists from CBA will celebrate Lunar New Year with the community and present traditional Chinese musicals of Northern and Southern regions.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Jan
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan: East Meets West, A Fusion of Musical Traditions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for an energetic, exciting, and educational concert that taps into other cultures. Experience a blend of Indian Classical and folk music on the sitar, tabla, and vocal, with violin, flamenco, jazz and rock guitars, keyboard and world percussions. Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan is a world-renowned Indian Classical musician.


Jan
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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. The group will meet on Sundays, January 21 and February 18.
Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
22
10:30AM

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12:00PM

Intro to Internet

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

Learn how to access and navigate the internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser and understand how to use searches and websites. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Jan
22
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with a NYCitizenship attorney to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
23
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Answer fun, exciting trivia questions and learn a thing or two while you're at it!


Jan
23
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Business Entities in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Should I get incorporated?
- Understanding different types of business entities
- Understanding tax treatment for different business entities
- Which one is the best for me?


Jan
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Powerpoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 15 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. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
24
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fresh Ink Writing Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 explore writing and story telling through fun activities.


Jan
25
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Cover Letter Workshop

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

In this workshop you will learn what cover letters are and why they’re necessary; the do’s and don’ts of cover letter writing; how to write different types of cover letters; and how to properly type, format, and send your cover letter to potential employers.


Jan
27
1:00PM

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3:00PM

QL New Americans Program & Flushing Library presents: Legal Guidebook for Immigrants

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The authors of this book are lawyers and law graduates who participate in pro bono projects to offer possible solutions to general legal issues, helping new immigrants and international students quickly integrate into the local community and start new lives.
*Rooms A&B, Lower Level*


Jan
29
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Email

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

Learn how to create and use an email account for keeping in touch with family, finding a job, or maintaining your business! Register online or by calling (718) 661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Jan
30
10:00AM

--to--

4:00PM

Save Money, E-File Your Taxes for Free

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If your income is under $66,000, you qualify to receive free online tax return filing assistance. Volunteers from the New York State Tax Department will guide you through tax preparation software available on their website as you learn how to prepare and e-file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost. Volunteers will be available that speak English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
31
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

BookBusters Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join BookBusters Club as we read, discuss, and do fun activities related to this month's title, "Charlie and The Great Glass Elevator" by Roald Dahl. For children in grades 4-6.


Feb
3
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word. In this beginners class, you will learn how to create and save Word documents; format and edit text; copy, cut, and paste items; and use the basic functions and commands of Word. Register online or by calling (718)661-1205. Basic computer skills required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.


Feb
3
12:00PM

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1:00PM

SAT vs ACT: Choosing What is Right for You

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 36 openings

Choosing the right college entrance exam can be difficult, but this series will help you make the right decision. Princeton Review's "What do your scores mean?" workshop will give you all the information you need to about the SAT and ACT. Find out how you would score on a full-length practice test. Take a practice SAT or ACT exam and you'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. Registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
3
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

R&B/Motown Concert with On Point

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

ON POINT brings you the soulful sounds of the 60's, 70's and 80's, from straight funk and R&B songs like "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye, "Crusin'" by Smokey Robinson and "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin, just to name a few.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Feb
5
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Identify Your Work Skills

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

In this workshop you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills, and become aware of the most sought-after job skills. Preregister by calling (718) 661-1205.


Feb
6
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Excel

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include inserting charts and graphs, using formulas and more! Topics vary from class to class. Register online or by calling (718)661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of excel are required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
6:00PM

--to--

7:30PM

Business Accounting and Taxes ( In Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do I need an accounting system?
- Which one is right for me?
- Understanding accounting reports
- How is income being taxed for LLC and Corporation and S Corporation
- Business owner tax planning


Feb
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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.


Feb
7
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Word

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

Build upon your basic knowledge of Microsoft Word in these workshops. Learn how to format your Word document; Insert tables and charts; format bibliographies; and insert headers and footers. Register online or by calling (718)661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Word required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
7
1:00PM

--to--

2:30PM

Resume Workshop

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

Make your resume the best it can be. Topics include how to get started, types of resumes, what to include and exclude, and tips for making your resume stronger. Call (718)661-1205 for more information.


Feb
7
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Make it! STEM Activity

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to stretch their minds by trying out a new and different STEM activity.


Feb
8
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Intro to Computer

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

Learn how to use the computer mouse, touchpad and keyboard! This class will help you navigate Microsoft Windows. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. This is an introductory computer class, no prior knowledge or skills required.


Feb
10
10:00AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft Excel for Spanish Speakers

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. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning February 3 at 9 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Feb 17, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Feb 24, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Feb
10
10:00AM

--to--

11:30AM

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 the programs and services and other available resources provided by Caringkind.


Feb
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Sri Ganeshaya Namaha

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A dramatic presentation about Lord Ganesha, who is the remover of all obstacles. The dance performance captures classic stories such as how he got an elephant head and many more. Presentation with over 25 artists!


Feb
13
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Hao Bang-Ah, Dog!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Audiences will be introduced to traditional Chinese New Year customs and foods (red envelopes, fish and “nian gao”). They will also meet some of other animals of the Chinese zodiac (Tigers, Rabbits, Roosters, Horses, Sheep and Monkeys.) Sing-alongs, games, and a hands-on post-show demonstration will make the Chinese language and cultural experience accessible to even the youngest audience members!


Feb
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Beginners' PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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.


Feb
14
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Cover Letter Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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 or for further information, please call (718) 661-1205.


Feb
14
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Crafternoon!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 are invited to get creative with arts and crafts. Put down your phones and devices and make something real!


Feb
15
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Intro to Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn how to access and navigate the internet. In this class, you will learn key terminology, use a web browser and understand how to use searches and websites. Register online or by calling 718-661-1205. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop.


Feb
18
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Japanese Fusion Music and Beyond

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The concert will feature original music of WaFoo, which is a unique mixture of Japanese philosophy with a variety of music styles. The music is soothing, beautiful, inspiring and absolutely enjoyable.


Feb
21
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Microsoft PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Take your PowerPoint presentations to the next level! Topics covered will include; creating transitions, emphasizing your information with animations, inserting charts, and inserting multimedia. Register online or by calling (718)661-1205. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required, it is recommended to bring your own USB Flash Drive.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
21
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

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 afterwards. Preregister online or for more information call (718)661-1205.


Feb
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to Email

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

In this introductory workshop, you will learn how to create and navigate an email account, log on, send and receive messages, and attach documents. Please call 718-661-1205 for more information. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class code: CC120.


Feb
22
6:30PM

--to--

8:30PM

Being Mortal: Film Screening and Discussion

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a free screening and discussion of “Being Mortal”, a PBS Frontline documentary based on Atul Gawande’s best-selling book. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in end of life care about what matters most to patients and families facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. For more information, or to reserve a seat, please email events@endoflifechoicesny.org or call 212-726-2301.


Feb
23
2:00PM

--to--

3:30PM

Children's Movie

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages (and their caregivers) are invited to enjoy a movie. Film choice TBD; see staff for title.


Feb
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Lunar New Year Celebration: the Year of the Dog with Chinese Music and Crafts and Korean Food

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Let’s celebrate the Lunar New Year together! *10:30 am: Chinese Paper-cutting and lantern making with Master Ming Liang Lu, IRC Conference Room; *10:30 am: Korean Food Preparation: Learn how to prepare most popular Korean dish and dessert,Rooms A&B ; *2:00 pm: Chinese folk music, dance and opera with Peaceever TV Performing Group, Auditorium.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
28
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

BookBusters Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join BookBusters Club as we read, discuss, and do fun activities related to this month's title, "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. For children in grades 4-6.


Mar
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library


Mar
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Intro to Internet In Mandarin!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

Learn the basic parts on how to navigate the internet in our introductory class in Mandarin!
After this workshop, you will have the skills needed 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. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Call 718-661-1280 Or Visit Flushing Library


Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library at Queens Library.

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising.

Date Formed: June 2, 1998. Re-chartered October 24, 2006

Current Board Members:
 Treasurer – Annette Tow
Corresponding Secretary – Edith Ming
Member-at-Large – Al Rankin

Significant Accomplishments: The Friends regularly volunteer at the Flushing Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival. They also donate funds to the matched Buy-A-Book Campaign and have sponsored afternoon tea and raffle fundraiser. Since 2009, the Friends sponsor a six months Mandarin Chinese Language program. And they bought a wall banner celebrating Black History month.

Friends Fun Facts: The Friends water the many plants inside the library on a weekly basis and do season plant care and landscaping on plaza of the library. In 2012 attended the Mayor’s Lunar New Year Reception at Gracie Mansion. They also keep the pantry fully stocked and clean.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Donna Ciampa at 718-661-1200.

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