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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF EAST FLUSHING

Jul
24
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and practice English with our group.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
24
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Summer Reading: Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for Summer Reading storytime for toddlers and preschoolers on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Children ages 2-5 will be read picture books, sing finger plays, and enjoy coloring as well. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
24
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Free Summer Meals at East Flushing Library

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library at East Flushing is honored to provide an essential summer service — FREE lunches for kids and teens all summer long. East Flushing Library will provide summer meals from Thursday, June 27 through Friday, August 30. Summer meals are open to all children, 18 and younger. Enrollment is not required. Free meals will be provided Mondays through Fridays from 1-2 pm. Please bring your child up to 18 years old to enjoy the healthy lunch food.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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Jul
24
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Summer Reading Arts and Crafts on Wednesdays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Ages 3 and up, participate in summer arts and crafts on Wednesdays.

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

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Jul
24
2:30PM

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5:30PM

East Flushing Spring and Summer Toy Corner

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our Spring and Summer Toy Corner.

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

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Jul
24
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Internet Basics for Beginners

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to navigate, surf the internet, use search engines, find websites, use job sites, fill out job applications, and create and use email accounts.

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

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Jul
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Almost Sisters"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Almost Sisters" by Joshilyn Jackson.


Jul
25
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing bridge at East Flushing Library.

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

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Jul
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

East Flushing - Anyone Can Draw

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children and families who would like to draw for fun. All levels are welcome.


Jul
25
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Jewelry Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our club and make your own unique piece of jewelry.


Jul
25
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Chess Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come join our ongoing Chess Club every week on Thursdays. Anyone who is interested is welcome.

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

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Jul
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

ESOL Intermediate

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for intermediate ESOL.

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

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Jul
26
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Feel the Breeze Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 to 5 will play with fun, interactive toys that will make them feel a nice breeze. They will learn about wind.

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

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Jul
26
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Summer Reading Arts and Crafts for Fridays

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3 and up, participate in summer arts and crafts on Fridays.

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

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Jul
29
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: "Flipped"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Schoolboy Bryce (Callan McAuliffe) realizes that a girl he ignored may be his true love. All through grade school, Juli pines for Bryce, who does everything in his power to put her off. Later, Bryce discovers girls and realizes his feelings for Juli (2010, PG).


Jul
30
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join our Mahjong club.

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

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Jul
30
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us and enjoy playing Scrabble game every Tuesday with intelligent people.

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

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Jul
30
2:00PM

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2:45PM

Summer Reading - Make Art with Science!

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Make art with science at the East Flushing Library! Children ages 3 and up will engage in scientific activities that will become works of art. Slime making and creating homemade toys will be some of the activities taking place.

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

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Aug
5
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: "Beauty and the Beast"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic , staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle (2017, PG).


Aug
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Raising Awareness for Peripheral Vascular Disease

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Did you know there are about three million peripheral vascular disease (PVD) cases a year and the disease affects one in five people over age 50? In Queens alone there is a high prevalence of late-stage PVD, but this can change. During this presentation by Dr. Soma Brahmanandam you will learn about the signs, symptoms, treatment, and more about peripheral vascular disease. Come be empowered and put your health first!


Aug
12
2:15PM

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3:45PM

Family Movie: Oliver and company

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A lonely kitten in New York is taken in by a gang of homeless dogs. When the kitten is adopted, a kidnapping scheme is hatched to get a hold of this new owner's fortune.


Aug
13
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Caregiver's Guide to Long-Term Placement Options

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC leads this presentation on the right questions to ask when choosing care options such as home care, assisted living, long-term care facilities, and more. Discover the steps you can take to insure your loved one receives the proper care.


Aug
15
2:00PM

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3:00PM

History of French Formal Gardens

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this presentation we will cover a short history of some of the most famous French gardens. Their history reveals how they were built upon passion, power, and ambition. In these gardens you can see the history of France itself as the great figures of French history used their gardens to express their power and ambition. We will see how this style still resonates today in the culture and gardens of modern France.


Aug
19
2:15PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie: "Hugo"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A young orphan lives in a train station in 1930s Paris and tries to repair a mechanical man built by his father. Eventually, he befriends a filmmaker and his goddaughter, who help him understand the mystery of his dad's invention (2011, PG).


Aug
26
2:15PM

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4:30PM

Family Movie: "Coco"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. He journeys into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and lift a curse (2017, PG).


Aug
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Dreams of Joy"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See.


Sep
4
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and practice your English speaking skills in a structured group setting.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
4
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Storytime

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime for ages 2-5 at 11AM on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Picture books will be read, songs will be sung and there will be some coloring as well.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
6
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Arts and Crafts for Children

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for arts and crafts for ages 3 and up on Fridays at 4pm.

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

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Sep
9
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

It is a fitness session that involves walking and gentle aerobic exercise.

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

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Sep
9
1:15PM

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3:45PM

Modern Classic: Beaches

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Story of women who have almost nothing in common but a lifetime of friendship. The two met as children in Atlantic City and are reunited in the 1960s. Starring Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray and Lainie Kazan


Sep
9
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Conversation Group

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join our ESOL conversation group.

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

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Sep
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Life of I. M Pei, Famous Chinese American Architect

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

I. M. Pei was a famous Chinese American architect. Learn about his life and buildings that dazzled the world.


Sep
16
1:15PM

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3:45PM

Classic Movie Monday I Remember Mama

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tale of a wise and tender matriarch of a Norwegian-immigrant family in early 1900s San Francisco, where the eldest daughter narrates from her diary and details their history of successes, trials and failures.


Sep
20
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold instructor Suzanne Windland will teach dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. This program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Modern Classic Good Night and Good Luck

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A vivid chronicle of CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow's battle with Sen. Joseph McCarthy over his Communist witch-hunts in the 1950s. Starring David Strathairn, George Clooney and Patricia Clarkson


Sep
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Sing, Unburied, Sing"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Sing, Unburied, Sing" by Jesmyn Ward.


Sep
30
1:15PM

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3:30PM

Modern Classic: "Million Dollar Baby"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A boxing trainer takes a female fighter under his wing and shapes her into a viable contender. When tragedy strikes, the once-skeptical trainer faces a decision that shows how his relationship with the ambitious young fighter has changed him. Starring Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank.


Oct
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Free Nutrition Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Cornell University Cooperative Extension presents a free nutrition workshop. In this workshop you will learn to make recipes your family will love. Plan meals and menus. Enjoy physical activities. Read labels. Taste healthy snacks. Practice food safety and have fun. The program will be held in Chinese.

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

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Oct
7
1:15PM

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2:30PM

Classic Movie Monday: "Some Like It Hot"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Director Billy Wilder finds Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon on the lam. Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are now on the run from the mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress into an all female band. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems. (1959, PG)


Oct
16
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Botanical Watercolor Painting

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

This is a nine-session sequential Creative Aging course presented by Older Adult Services. Learn to tone fruit, vegetables, leaves, and branches. Focus on concepts of light source, value, and shading to create form. Learn about brushes and techniques to create different leaf and flower forms. Registration required. Call the East Flushing Public Library to register at 718-357-6643.

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

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Oct
21
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Monday Movie: "Five Feet Apart"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Stella is a vibrant, fun-loving seventeen-year-old. Unlike most teenagers, Stella has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will, a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection, but restrictions dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. As their feelings grow, Stella and Will face a life-changing question: How does love feel when even a single touch is off-limits? (2019, PG-13)


Oct
28
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Modern Classic: "When Harry Met Sally"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal star as two best friends of the opposite sex in the blockbuster, heartwarming romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally." Harry Burns (Crystal) and Sally Albright (Ryan) meet when they share a car on a trip from Chicago to New York right after both graduate from college. (1989)


Oct
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "The Library Book"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean.


Nov
4
1:15PM

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2:45PM

"Shazam" Film Screening

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. He is still a kid at heart—inside a godlike body. (2019, PG-13)


Nov
18
1:15PM

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3:45PM

Modern Classic Movie: "Gandhi"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Recalling the life of Indian lawyer Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948), who famously led nonviolent revolts against British rule and spoke out against the caste system, this is a Best Picture winner. Through his patience, he was able to drive the British out of the subcontinent.


Nov
21
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Before We Were Yours"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate.


Nov
25
1:15PM

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2:30PM

Classic Monday Movie: "Gigi"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

"Gigi" is a 1958 American musical-romance film. Gaston (Louis Jourdan) is a restless Parisian playboy who moves from one mistress to another, while also spending time with Gigi (Leslie Caron), a precocious younger friend learning the ways of high society.


Dec
2
1:15PM

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3:15PM

Movie "The Sun is Also a Star: A Love Story Between Opposites"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. This movie explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe. (2019, PG-13)


Feb
4
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Monday Movie: "Glory"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The story of the first black regiment with a white commander to fight for the North in the Civil War (1989).


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

We currently do not have a Friends group at this location, however, kindly contact the Friends Administrator (friends@queenslibrary.org) to find an active Friends group near you. 

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. 

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