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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FLUSHING ALC

Apr
21
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.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Apr 28, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Apr
21
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Cover Letters: Do's and Don't's

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

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. To preregister please call 718-661-1205.


Apr
21
10:00AM

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4:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Volunteers provide help with math and homework questions for children ages 6-12 on a drop-in basis.

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

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Apr
21
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Family Story Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and their parents or caregivers are invited for stories, games, songs, and more!


Apr
21
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.

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Apr
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens who are ages 8 and up, learn and improve your knowledge of chess.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Flushing Library & Queens Library New Americans Program present: Chinese Author Talk Series (24)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Memory Zero Celsius by Dr. Yi Jie Chen
The book includes pieces on memory and how memory can be evoked and reimagined through the experience of traveling and living overseas. Memory Zero Celsius uses the cyclical four seasons to symbolize the process of life and reincarnation, depicting the capriciousness and profoundness of life.
*Rooms A&B, Lower Level*


Apr
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: The Renaissance Reborn

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

By ALBA Consort, Margo Grib, Artistic Director
Musical Treasures of the Renaissance from Spain, Italy and France with new works for ALBA's unique instrumentation.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


Apr
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Follow the Steps of A Palace Artist (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ms. Zu E, an artist from Museum of Palace, Beijing, will tell the audience the story of her devoted work and learning experience in the Palace. Ms. Zu is a researcher in the Museum of Palace, a member of the Chinese Artists Association, and an accomplished calligrapher and painter.
*IRC Conference Room*


Apr
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Read Aloud: A Tribute to Mothers with Special Producer Changlin Li (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

April is National Poetry Month. People of all ages with different backgrounds are invited to read aloud onstage. They will recite poems and essays on the theme of Mother’s Day to express love and appreciation for their mothers. Mr. Changlin Li, a well-known reading artist, is the producer of this special event. *Auditorium*


Apr
23
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Play With Me Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We encourage early learning! Join us for a story, songs, and rhymes, followed by free play with age-appropriate toys. For toddlers ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
23
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Volunteers provide free help with homework questions for children ages 6-12.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
24
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

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.


Apr
24
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Blackout Poetry for Teens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens and tweens are invited to learn techniques of Blackout Poetry, a unique relatively new form of poetic expression. At the same time participants will learn methods of preserving and reusing discarded library materials! This is a unique chance to see both sides of the Blackout conversation.

The Fun is So on @Flushing !


Apr
24
4:30PM

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5:30PM

LEGO Wall Challenge

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


Apr
25
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Toddlers (ages birth-18 mos) enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs. This program is best for infants, crawlers, and pre-walkers.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
25
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Presenting with MS PowerPoint

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

Please register for this program by following this link: https://queenslibrary.coursestorm.com


Apr
25
11:00AM

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11:30AM

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


Apr
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Business Success Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

April 4: How to Start a Business and How SBA can Help You Succeed; April 11: Business Plan Writing; April 18: Marketing Strategies and Building a Blog for Your Business; April 25: Selling to the Government and Global Market *IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*


Apr
25
4:30PM

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5:30PM

BookBusters Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our BookBusters Club as we read, discuss, and do fun activities related to this month's title. For children in grades 4-6.


Apr
26
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Learning Center (Registration Required)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Registration is required; ask at Children's Room. Toddler Learning Center is a 5-week program designed to help toddlers get ready to read! Children ages 18-36 months are invited with their families for play-based education and information from expert guests.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
26
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Intro to Internet

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


Apr
26
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


Apr
26
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Young Explorers: Science Discovery

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young Explorers: Science Discovery for children ages 6-8 features a special science exploration and hands-on activity.


Apr
27
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Preschool Stories

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited for story time! We will have fun with stories, rhymes, songs, and activities just right for them.


Apr
27
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Preschool Process Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Immediately after preschool stories, children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can explore art with a new technique, develop important skills, and have fun creating!


Apr
27
11:30AM

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12:15PM

Bilingual Birdies: Learn Mandarin for Preschoolers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Preschoolers and their parents/caregivers learn Mandarin in preschool storytime. Participants must register in advance for the complete ten-program series. Limit 20 children.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Fun Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Games, puzzles and more! Play with old friends and make new friends.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
27
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Film Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family-friendly film the last Friday of the month. Ask at the desk for the name of the film.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
28
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Dia!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dia! is a day for children, books, and diversity! Children and their families are invited for a special story time and STEAM activities. Space is limited; latecomers may not be permitted in.


Apr
28
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Princeton Review ACT Prep Exam for Teens

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Princeton Review is offering a free opportunity to High School students to take an ACT Practice Exam.
Registration is required at www.queenslibrary.org

Go to Programs for Teens and select Flushing, and the appropriate date.


Apr
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

In Arts We Trust: Chinese Opera in New York City

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Flushing Library, CHINOPERL (Chinese Oral and Performing Literature), and Chinese Theatre Works will present the second “In Arts We Trust” Chinese Opera Forum. The host is Paul Qiu, Library Manager. Professor Wenwei Du (Vassar College) will moderate the discussion. The topic is the process of building an opera company & presenting Chinese opera performances in America. This program is partially sponsored by NYS Council on the Arts and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.


Apr
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

C&R International Arts Center presents: Classic Yue Opera - Happy Salon

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

As a traditional Chinese folk art, traditional opera art has occupied a place in the cultural and artistic life of the Chinese community in New York. We invited famous artists from Hong Kong, California, and New York (Manqin Lin, James Wu, and Alan Chow) to perform on the same stage at the Flushing Library, with a selection of multi-genre and vocal classic Yue opera works.
*Auditorium*


Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Tween Maker Lab: Coding Unplugged

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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, we're learning about coding, but WITHOUT a computer! Come join us to make binary jewelry and to make yourself into a robot. For children in grades 6-8. Space is limited, please register at the Flushing Library Teen Desk for this program.


May
1
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Basics of Data Entry

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topics include basics of data entry and 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.


May
1
4:15PM

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4:45PM

Read With Me

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 5-7 join us for a story followed by an interactive reading of beginner books right on their level.

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

Additional Dates


May
2
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this 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. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at Jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


May
2
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


May
2
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your mates for Japanese Anime shorts selected by you!

The Fun is on at Flushing !


May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

STEM with Girl Scouts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Girl Scouts present a hands-on STEM activity for boys and girls ages 6-10 years old!


May
2
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Simple Coding with the Girl Scouts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This workshop will focus on introducing children to STEAM concepts and careers and engaging them in hands-on activities related to coding. All materials will be provided.


May
3
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18-36 mos. and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and activities just right for them. Stay if you want to play!

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

Additional Dates


May
3
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Young Explorers: Herbal Hands-on with Bowne House

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children learn all about herbs in this hands-on program with the Bowne House. In two sessions and using herbs grown locally, we explore herbs we eat and herbs that heal.

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

Additional Dates


May
3
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 five-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy, or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome.
*IRC Conference Room, 3rd Floor*

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

Additional Dates


May
4
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Monthly Book Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

March 2: The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
April 6: Patriot Number One by Lauren Hilgers
May 4: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
June 1: Think Your Way to Wealth by Napoleon Hill
*March 2 & April 6 in Rooms C&D; May 4 & June 1 in IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


May
4
1:00PM

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1:45PM

PreK STEM Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Little scientists ages 3-5 explore science through books and hands-on activities.

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

Additional Dates


May
4
4:00PM

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10:00PM

Teen May Day Game Day!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join your mates for some awesome fun at our Teen Center!

Play our unlimited array of board or card games including Jenga or chill with Super Smash Bros. or Ultimate Marvel Capcom with your pals!

"Awesomeness" is here at Flushing !

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

Additional Dates


May
5
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Volunteers provide help with math and homework questions for children ages 4-14 on a drop-in basis.

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

Additional Dates


May
5
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Resume: Making Impressive Resumes!

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


May
5
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Family Storytime: Cinco de Mayo

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

We're celebrating Cinco de Mayo! Children and their parents or caregivers are invited for stories, games, songs, and more!


May
5
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Teen Art Series with Manga/Anime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teens will engage in a four-part series incorporating manga or anime styles.

Part 1 Saturday, May 5 - Manga Figures / Head Lines & Shading

Part 2 Saturday, May 19 - Water Colors Manga Figures & Landscapes

Part 3 Saturday, June 2nd - Acrylics Manga Figures & Backgrounds

Part 4, Saturday, June 16 - Oil Pastels Still Life, Landscapes, Manga Figures

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

Additional Dates


May
5
2:00PM

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3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Music from North Africa

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dahka Band will perform original compositions mixing traditional North African songs with a modern approach. The band performs with major artists from Algeria, Maghreb, and Turkey. Enjoy a truly unique and borderless concert. *Auditorium*


May
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and teens who are ages 8 and up are invited to learn chess or improve their chess skills.

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

Additional Dates


May
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

NY Vocal Artists Research Center: Spring Concert 2018

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York Vocal Artists Research Center (NYVARC) is one of the most active singing groups in New York and its members have been performing for the community ever since it was founded in 2008. The group will be performing Chinese folk songs & Italian opera arias.
*Auditorium, Lower Level*


May
7
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Spring Film Festival: "Les Miserables" (2012, PG-13)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Inspector Javert pursues escaped convict Jean Valjean in the years following the French Revolution in this big-screen adaptation of the musical based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen. *Auditorium*


May
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Formulas and Functions

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

Make Excel do math for you! Learn how to use basic formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel.


May
9
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Make it! STEM

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!


May
10
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Learn how to create business cards, menus, and flyers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 2 openings

Make business cards, menus, and flyers using a computer program in this class. Basic computer skills and understanding of Microsoft are required.

Thursday, May 10th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


May
10
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Job Skills ID: Know What You're Good At!

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


May
10
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Playdate

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come for Toddler Time stories, stay for Toddler Playdate! Children ages 18 to 36 months (and their caregivers) enjoy free play and socialization with their peers.

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

Additional Dates


May
10
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Allergic to Salad Cooking Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join the STACKS program and learn about healthy, vegetarian cooking. Many people claim they are "allergic to salad" - a convenient and understandable excuse in the era of industrialized food and pre-packaged, uninspiring food choices. This class will help combat this widespread "allergy" while increasing skills, technique, and familiarity with healthy foods.


May
10
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Monthly Penmanship Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


May
11
4:30PM

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6:00PM

Korean for Beginners III

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This class offers additional daily conversational skills and more vocabulary. This class also covers Korean grammar and sentence patterns with a solid foundation of four aspects of language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Completion of Korean for Beginners II is NOT required.

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

Additional Dates


May
12
10:00AM

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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 should have basic computer skills, such as being able to use the keyboard and mouse and to open and close applications. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, May 5 at 10 am or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, May 19, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, May 26, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

May
12
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Family Storytime: Mother's Day

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Mother's Day! Children and their parents or caregivers are invited for stories, games, songs, and more!


May
12
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Carnegie Halls’ Neighborhood Concerts: Matuto

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Drawing on the Brazilian folk forms of forró, maracatu and coco, as well as American bluegrass, spirituals and swampy Louisiana jams, Matuto’s unique and energetic sound celebrates diverse musical cultures.


May
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (25)- Fifty Reflections on New York: A Collection of Chinese Essays

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

More than 30 authors from the Writers’ Association contributed to a book that includes 50 essays, reflecting the diverse and colorful life of New York and writers’ thinking and literary expression.
*Rooms A&B*


May
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Tung Ching Chinese Center for The Arts presents: An Afternoon Showcase to Celebrate Mother's Day

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tung Ching Chinese Center for the Arts was established in 1984. Their mission is to promote cultural exchanges and appreciation among diverse ethnic backgrounds and to enrich the cultural environment for the better living of our citizens. This performance includes group dances, folk songs, and Chinese operas. *Auditorium*


May
14
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Resume: Making Impressive Resumes!

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


May
14
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Tween Maker Lab: Make-Your-Own Robotics

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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, we're making our own robots! Come join us to make robots out of toothbrush heads and make racecars with Little Bits. For children in grades 6-8.

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

Additional Dates


May
15
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Advanced Lists

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

Join these classes to learn how to use Excel to your advantage. Topic includes advanced lists. 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.


May
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teens Welcome: "Back in the Day!" TV Shows for Kids

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teen and kids are welcome to "Back in the Day" TV shows for kids. They will be funny, intelligent, innovative, and absolutely fabulous!

The Fun is on at Flushing!


May
16
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Advanced Flyers

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

Make your documents stand out with Microsoft Word! In this 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. Basic computer skills are required. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-661-1205.


May
16
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 to make something real!


May
17
9:00AM

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5:00PM

Mental Health First Aid

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Mental Health First Aid Training is one of the cornerstones of the Thrive NYC Initiative, which is the City's overhaul toward not only closing treatment gaps but to also changing the stigma around mental health. In the training, participants will learn how to provide effective and simple help to those experiencing a mental health challenge. Those who complete the course earn a certification that is good for three years.


May
17
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Learn how to create business cards, menus, and flyers in Spanish

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

Aprenda cómo hacer tarjetas de presentación, menús, y panfletos. Si ya conoce otro programa de Microsoft Office, como Word, Excel, Power Point este le resultará muy familiar.
Making business cards, menus, and flyers using a computer program in this class. Basic computer skills are required, and understanding of Microsoft.
Thursday, May 17th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


May
17
10:30AM

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12:30PM

Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 call 718-990-8625.


May
19
11:15AM

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12:00PM

Family Story Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children and their parents or caregivers are invited for stories, games, songs, and more!

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

Additional Dates


May
19
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Cover Letters: Do's and Don't's

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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. To preregister please call 718-661-1205.


May
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Samba/Brazilian Music with Os Clavelitos

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Os Clavelitos is an American samba band based in NYC that creates original music combining traditional Brazilian rhythms (samba, baiao, reggae, frevo, and bossa nova) with English lyrics. The band also performs Brazilian classics sung in Portuguese.
*Auditorium*


May
20
10:30AM

--to--

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.


May
20
2:00PM

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3:00PM

From Zion Reggae Band

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

From Zion Reggae Band, founded and directed by Colombian percussionist Jonathan Gomez, broadens the reggae tradition by adding instruments, melodies, and rhythms from Latin American folk music. The band brings to the stage their own renditions of popular covers using Gomez’s vast knowledge of Latin American and world music. From Zion Reggae Band also features Latin jazz bassist Victor Murillo, Ecuadorian jazz and rock guitarist Edu Mora, and Mexican reggae vocalist Nedelka Sotelo.


May
21
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Lupus Basics in Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ms. Eliza Ngan-Dittgen, a senior program associate from Lupus Asian Network, will give a health talk in Mandarin on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of lupus, as well as services provided to the community by Lupus Asian Network.


May
21
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.


May
22
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Intro to MS PowerPoint

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 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 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills and knowledge of PowerPoint are required; it is recommended to bring your own USB flash drive.


May
23
10:30AM

--to--

12:30PM

Presenting with MS PowerPoint

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

Please register for this program by following this link: https://queenslibrary.coursestorm.com


May
23
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Fresh Ink Writing Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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


May
24
9:00AM

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5:00PM

Mental Health First Aid Training (Free)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

If you want to register for this class, please visit this website: mhfa.CityofNewYork.US. or call or text 646-988-8668.


May
24
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

Mistake Free Interviewing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 16 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 718-990-8265.


May
24
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Young Explorers: Arts, Crafts, & More

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Young Explorers Club for children ages 6-8 is focused on exploration of new arts and crafts techniques and materials. It's a new discovery every week!

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

Additional Dates


May
26
1:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Chinese Author Talk Series (26): Poetry Quartets

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York Chinese poets Wang Yu, Yan Li, Paul Qiu, and Hong Junzhi debuts their poetry works one month after the Flushing Poetry Festival. Four poets in two generations will discuss poetry writing in their life and read poems.


May
26
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Showcase for the 2018 ICN Moms' Karaoke Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this special competition organized by the ICN Chinese American Voice Radio Station & ICN TV Network and The Glow Foundation, mothers are invited to confidently exhibit their voice and charm. The two-month long competition will culminate in a final showcase with wonderful singing and lots of fun! *Auditorium*


May
27
1:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

My Writing and My Life

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

By Tsungchin Wu, President of North America Chinese Writers Association
Writing is a great way to remember what we thought and what we did. That is why I like to write.
Writing allows me to deal with life’s highs and lows, to relive the joys and to relieve the worries.
I will keep writing until I am old, to write it all down for as long as I can.


May
27
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Music From China Youth Orchestra presents: Going Places

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join conductor Wang Guowei and the Music From China Youth Orchestra in an afternoon of folk music from across China and Taiwan, featuring memorable songs of popular singer Teresa Teng.
*Auditorium*


May
30
4:30PM

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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. For children in grades 4-6.


Jun
1
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

The Mr. Chris Musical Experience

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Mr. Chris in an educational musical experience with hip hop music, movement, storytelling, and interactive games. For ages 6-12.


Jun
1
4:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Teen Game Day!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Teen Game Day is your time for fun whether playing board games, Jenga, or Smash Bros
on Nintendo Wii U.

Teen Fun @Flushing!

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

Additional Dates


Jun
2
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

1960s Rock with The Rockinghams

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Rockinghams perform many 1960s hits, near misses, and forgotten gems with the harmonies, arrangements, and energy that are an inextricable part of these classic songs. They will be playing the music of The Doors, Simon & Garfunkle, The Mamas & Papas, The Who, The Monkees and many more. *Auditorium*


Jun
4
1:00PM

--to--

2:00PM

Summer Lunches

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 may come for a free school lunch on weekdays during the summer. First-come, first-served; space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
4
3:45PM

--to--

5:15PM

Tween Maker Lab: App Exploration

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

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, we're playing around with apps! Come join us to learn about coding, physics, and more with fun applications. For children in grades 6-8.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
5
2:45PM

--to--

4:00PM

Anime Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Anime club is truly a rare opportunity to view familiar and unfamiliar anime of many varieties!

Anime is truly special. Anime is an art. Come and watch anime with your friends at Flushing!

We make fun happen at Flushing!


Jun
5
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Earth’s Vital Signs: Climate Change, Global Warming, and Health Seminar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come observe World Environment Day at Flushing Library with Dr. Joseph R. Masci, Director of the Global Health Institute at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Dr. Masci is a renowned infectious disease expert who will discuss the effects of climate change on our health, as well as the health of our sisters and brothers around the world.


Jun
5
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Memories of Migration: Common Thread – Making a Community Story Quilt

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This summer, join artist Naomi Kuo and Queens Memory to make a talking community story quilt! Program in English with Mandarin translation. Learn different styles of hand-sewing from local instructors; join a conversation about craft, family, and migration; and help make a quilt that integrates old sewing techniques and new audio technology. Contribute to a work of art that showcases the diverse voices of eastern Queens! For more information, contact digitalarchives@queenslibrary.org.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
6
4:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

Computer Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Have fun and learn new cool computer tricks! We'll be learning how to create an "All About Me" slideshow with Google Slides. Skills learned will include keyboard shortcuts, formatting text and manipulating images, with introduction to basic copyright concepts and some great free online resources. Ages 8-12. Space is limited; register at the children's desk May 5th through June 5th.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
7
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Excel Beginner

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

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, create charts and graphs, and create and solve simple formulas.

Thursday, June 7th
10am- 12pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


Jun
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Chair Yoga with Miriam

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Miriam will teach techniques and exercises that can be practiced while seated in chairs. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers.


Jun
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chelsea Arts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Chelsea Arts provides an art class to ages 7-12 and 13-18. Registration necessary, children can only sign up for one class: 646-588-9838.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
8
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Welcoming Summer with Chinese Folk Dance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

To welcome a beautiful summer season, the members of Ginger's Dance Studio will perform a variety of Chinese folk dances. Ginger's Dance Studio was created in 2003 to promote arts, culture, and health in the Chinese community.


Jun
9
10:00AM

--to--

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.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Please pick up old job# 14218-- Selina
Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, June 2 at 10am or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Jun 16, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Jun 23, 201810:00AM - 12:30PM

Jun
9
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Harp Music from Latin America

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The concert features music from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela. The repertoire includes pop music as well as Guarani music. Silvio Soliz was born in Paraguay. He studied music composition in Brazil and has performed in many cities throughout Latin America, Europe and in the United States at various venues including Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. *Auditorium*


Jun
14
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Excel Beginner in Spanish

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

Vas a aprender los conceptos de Excel. En donde vas a crear hojas de cálculos , gráficos utilizando diferentes formulas.

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, create charts and graphs, and create and solve simple formulas.

Thursday, June 14th
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


Jun
14
6:30PM

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8:30PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: The Louis Armstrong Eternity Band Concert Series

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Grammy Award nominee David Ostwald and his ensemble The Louis Armstrong Eternity Band come to Queens Public Library to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jun
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Khanauru: Music from the Andes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The group will be celebrating the Andean New Year (Inti Raymi) with us. It is the celebration of the winter solstice. They will be playing Andean music from different regions of the Andes, such as Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, with some native dances as well. *Auditorium*


Jun
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

The Beauty of Guqin (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Guqin, or "ancient stringed instrument,” is also called "the father of Chinese music." Members of the New York Guqin Association will introduce the audience to the history and repertoire of the instrument and perform some famous pieces. For more information in English and Chinese, call 718-990-8569.


Jun
26
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Teen Jeopardy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Flushing's favorite teen program returns in June.

Answer fun question and learn while your at it.

The Fun is on at Flushing!


Jun
27
4:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Yokai Nation: Japanese History and Monster Culture

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join anime anthropologist Charles Dunbar as he traces how the Japanese fascination with ghosts, goblins, and other creepy denizens of the world have been born out of cultural ideas, and how they have influenced Japanese culture and history.


Jun
30
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Magic Show with Speedo the Clown

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Clown around with Speedo the Clown! Children will be amazed with this fun-filled magic show and for an extra treat get your face painted before you leave.


Jun
30
11:00AM

--to--

1:00PM

Queens Library Hip Hop Presentation At Flushing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library will be having a hip hop presentation.


Jun
30
1:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

Flushing Library Anniversary

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A special anniversary celebration of Flushing Library featuring arts and crafts, Chinese music and drums with CBA Culture and Arts Center, and Indian Carnatic guitar music with Prassana.


Jun
30
4:00PM

--to--

5:30PM

What A Wonderful World At Queens Library: Prassana

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library in partnership with The Louis Armstrong House Museum and The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College celebrates the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s original recording of the iconic song ‘What a Wonderful World.’ This is a song inspired by the Great Satchmo’s life in Queens – a song that still inspires millions of people around the world!


Jul
12
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Excel Beginner

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

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, create charts and graphs, and create and solve simple formulas.

Thursday, July 12th
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


Jul
19
10:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Microsoft Excel Beginner in Mandarin

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

Learn what a spreadsheet is and how to navigate it, create workbooks, enter and edit data, create charts and graphs, and create and solve simple formulas.
了解电子表格的内容以及学习如何操作,创建工作簿,输入和编辑数据,创建图表以及创建和解决一些简单的数学公式。(国语)

Thursday, July 19th
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Flushing (2nd FL Cyber Center)
41-17 Main St. Flushing
718-661-1280


Sep
6
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life incorporates gentle warm-ups, light aerobics, and targeted strengthening in a way that is fun and enjoyable for all! Workouts can be done seated or standing. You are encouraged to do what is comfortable and modify based on your energy, range of motion, or fitness level. We start where you are, so don’t worry if you haven’t been moving in a while. This program is first-come, first- served and for adults 18 and older.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
6:30PM

--to--

8:00PM

QEDC: Business Plan Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2018. 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.


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: In 2005 Re-chartered June 28, 2013

Current Board Members:

President – Mei Ling Lam
Vice President – Wai Bing Chan
Treasurer – Eun Sook Lee
Secretary – Mei Huang Lin
Corresponding Secretary – Wen Chen
Member-at-Large – Xiu Mei Li

Significant Accomplishments: Since the being chartered almost eight years ago, the Friends membership has grown to 100 current members.  Donated proceeds from the 2012 Holiday Christmas card sale to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Friends p purchased 15 new headphones for our computer lab and flash drives for the Flushing Adult Learning Center.

Friends Fun Facts: The Friends also hosted a book fundraiser during a Kimche demonstration.

Contact Info: Center Manager Gary Beharry or Friends Liaison David Campos at 718-661-1240. 

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