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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF EAST FLUSHING

Jan
17
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Winter and Spring Story Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter and spring story time for children ages 2-5.

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

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Jan
17
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Toy Time

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Family Toy Time Everyday at the library! For children to feel free to play with toys and puzzles at the toy station.

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

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Jan
17
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Tumeric, the Major Player in Curry

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Herbal Kitchen Remedies series presented by Linda LaValle.

Discover the properties of Tumeric. Bring this vibrant and colorful spice into your life for health. Learn how to make a curry blend and Tumeric Pastilles with honey and marshmallow root for daily usage.


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Jan
18
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Bridge Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join and enjoy our Bridge club with a number of local players playing bridge for long time.

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

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Jan
19
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Language Learning Group for Beginners in Korean

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

Have you ever wished you could speak Korean? Learn how to use Transparent Language Online and benefit from a 10-week group learning experience too! You will need a Queens Library card and a computer, tablet, or smart phone to access Transparent Language to do your weekly assignments. Bring your device to the first session for help in setting up your Transparent Language Online account. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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

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Jan
19
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Library Crafts for Winter and Spring

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for winter and spring library crafts. For children ages 3 and up.

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

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Jan
20
2:30PM

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4:30PM

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

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Sessions are in English and include a workshop and basic civics education. 10/7- Are you ready to be a U.S. citizen?/Introduction to American history; 10/14 - Required documents and more/Introduction to American government and politics; 10/28- Common barriers to naturalization/American culture and geography; 11/04- Naturalization interview and beyond/Review of 100 questions.

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

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Jan
20
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Intro to Microsoft Excel: Hands-on Training Using a Laptop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a hands-on practical training on basic Microsoft Excel using a laptop. Learn how to create and edit an Excel spread sheet, printing, and more. Space is limited.


Jan
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Glass Castle"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A woman reflects on her unconventional upbringing at the hands of her artsy, nonconformist parents. Now married to a man who works in finance in New York, she faces criticism from her parents that she's betrayed their values. Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion


Jan
22
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESL intermediate level classes at East Flushing.

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

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Jan
23
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Scrabble Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays to have fun playing Scrabble.

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

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Jan
23
3:00PM

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3:45PM

Introduction to iPhone AND IPad Use and Navigation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to use the proper settings and functions of the iPhone and iPad. There will be hands-on practical training. Limited space, registration required. Participants have to bring their own iPhone/iPad.

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

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Jan
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Tai Chi with Jenny Kim

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Instructor Jenny Kim teaches participants a gentle form of martial arts often referred to as "meditation in motion." Space is limited. First-come, first-served.

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

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Jan
24
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Cardamom in my Coffee

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Herbal Kitchen Remedies series presented by Linda LaValle.

Learn about the beneficial properties of Cardamom and learn how to incorporate its exotic flavor in your meal.


Jan
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "I Am Malala" by Christina Lamb.


Jan
29
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Sully"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Biopic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger depicts his emergency landing on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented feat, he must endure the weight of sudden fame and second-guessing by investigators.


Jan
30
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Free Civil Legal Services Mobile Center

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the NY State Courts' Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need.
https://mobilelegalhelpcenter.acuityscheduling.com/ for an appointment


Jan
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Basic Sewing

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Participants will meet every week to learn basic stitches for hand sewing and will eventually progress to make simple sewing projects.

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

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Feb
3
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Amazing Origami

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to create amazing Origami models.

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

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Feb
3
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Herbal Teas

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this session you will learn about the health benefits of herbal teas, some of the tea-making techniques, and two ways of making your own tea bags.


Feb
5
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Movie Screening: Florence Foster Jenkins

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

An heiress longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite a horrible singing voice. With the help of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist. PG-13.


Feb
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

East Flushing Spelling Bee

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our annual East Flushing Spelling Bee competition! For children in grades 1-4.


Feb
10
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Chinese Lunar New Year Festive Envelopes

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate with friends and make your own unique cash gift envelopes with different patterned paper.


Feb
10
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Celebrate Lunar New Year by Learning Chinese Traditional Paper Cutting

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

In this workshop, Master Ming Liang Lu and Sharlene Chou will demonstrate paper cutting, an ancient Chinese art form dating from the Han dynasty. Participants will learn how to make snowflakes and snowmen. Supplies are limited to 30 people.


Feb
12
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Movie Screening "Enchanted"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A princess is dispatched from her fairy-tale realm by and resurfaces in modern-day Manhattan. She meets a divorced lawyer who takes her in while she awaits the arrival of her Prince Charming. Rated PG


Feb
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Me Time Valentine

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and make a pair of earrings for Valentine's day.


Feb
13
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Broken Heart Week: No Sew Heart Pillows

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us as we are going to make easy no sew heart pillows.


Feb
13
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Financial Literacy for Individuals

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and learn tips and strategies on how to lower insurance costs, increase retirement savings and improve your financial health.


Feb
14
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Special Message Necklace

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Library Broken Heart Week reminds you to treat yourself and tell yourself "it had to be you." Come and join us while we get together to make a special love message necklace.


Feb
15
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Broken Heart Week: Jewelry Making, Blue Valentine Bracelet

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Transform your pain into a beautiful piece of jewelry. Let's put together the blue beads of your broken heart into a nice bracelet.


Feb
17
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Broken Heart Week: Valentine Messages

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enclose your special messages in an envelope. Read aloud some poetry from the masters to inspire words of love.


Feb
22
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Behold the Dreamers" by Mbue Imbol.


Feb
24
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Herbal Teas

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Get more out of herbal teas. Learn about longer-steep teas and proportions for making teas from dried and fresh herbs.


Mar
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Claim Your Lost Money

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

New York State has custody of over $14 billion in unclaimed funds. Every day the Comptroller's Office returns approximately $1 million to owners; are you one of them? Representatives from the Office of the New York State Comptroller, Intergovernmental and Community Affairs Division, will provide information about the New York State Unclaimed Funds program and assist attendees in searching for and processing any unclaimed funds due to them.


Mar
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Victoria and Abdul"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Rated PG-13


Mar
7
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Cancer Prevention

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join Linda Bulone, RN, OCN, CCRC for an informative workshop on cancer prevention. During this session, we will discuss basic facts about prevention, including a review of cancer screening guidelines, and dispel some of the most common myths about cancer. All are welcome.


Mar
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Learning to Let Go: How End Of Life Doulas Help Their Loved Ones Say Goodbye

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

End of life doulas provide emotional support and comfort to patients and their loved ones who are in the final phase of life. The focus of this program is on planning for death and it will help patients who lack family or adequate caregiver support to die comfortably and without fear of being alone.


Mar
12
2:00PM

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3:45PM

Movie Screening: "Hachi: A Dog's Tale"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A professor adopts a lost dog, who teaches his family lessons about love and life. Rated-G


Mar
15
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Jewelry Making Workshops

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

March 15: Create an Art Deco or Art Nouveau with images decoupaged on a cuff bracelet with embellishments with Phyllis Ger.

March 29: Wooden Trinket Box embellished with Crystals

Space is limited. Contact the East Flushing Library to register, 718-357-6643

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

Additional Dates


Mar
22
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Pedestrian Safety for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

The New York City Department of Transportation's Office of Safety Education will offer tips for seniors on how to stay safe while crossing New York City streets and discuss Mayor de Blasio's traffic safety initiative, Vision Zero. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.


Mar
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch.


Apr
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Gain insight into the best ways to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment as we age. Learn the steps to take to have a healthy brain and a healthy life.


Apr
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Learn CPR from FDNY-EMS

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn compression-only CPR. Basic instruction on how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), compressions-only mannequins and "watch-while-practice" DVD instructions.


Apr
20
12:00PM

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12:45PM

Zumba Gold Workshop

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Zumba Gold uses dance moves mixed with exercise for an effective low-impact workout. This workshop will be led by Suzanne Windland. Wear loose clothing and sneakers. Preregistration by phone is required for all sessions. This program is presented by Older Adult Services.

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

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Apr
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout.


Apr
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

FDNY Fire Safety in the Home for Seniors

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Adults of all ages will gain important skills from lifesaving demonstrations on fire safety.


May
31
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly.


Jun
13
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Working with Watercolors: An Art Project

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Explore the expressive possibilities of this exciting and dynamic medium. Using color theory and the examination of masterworks as guides, this two-session workshop will advance your painting, drawing and composition skills through the examination of landscape painting. Participants will paint several landscapes that will be based on images, as well as from their imagination. Suitable for all skill levels. Come have fun, build your skills and socialize! Registration is required.

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

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Jun
27
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

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

with Teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald
Creative Aging program for adults age 50 and up. Preregistration is required. Please call the East Flushing Library to register 718-357-6643

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

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Jun
28
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Everyone Brave is Forgiven" by Chris Cleave.


Jul
26
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Alice Network" by Kate Quinn.


Aug
30
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Brain on Fire" by Susannah Cahalan.


Sep
27
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko.


Oct
25
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Marriage" of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.


Nov
29
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Book Discussion

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to read and discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon" by David Grann.


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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