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Family Movie: "Mary Poppins Returns"

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family (2018, PG).

Jul 15 @ 2:30 PM

Family Movie: "Flipped"

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 29 @ 2:30 PM

Family Movie: Oliver and company

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 12 @ 2:30 PM

Family Movie: "Hugo"

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 19 @ 2:30 PM

Classic Movie Monday I Remember Mama

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 16 @ 1:15 PM

Modern Classic Good Night and Good Luck

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 23 @ 1:00 PM

Modern Classic: "Million Dollar Baby"

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.

Sep 30 @ 1:15 PM

Classic Movie Monday: "Some Like It Hot"

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 7 @ 1:15 PM

Monday Movie: "Five Feet Apart"

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. ...

Oct 21 @ 1:15 PM

Jun
18
1:00PM

--to--

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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Jun
18
2:00PM

--to--

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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Jun
18
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Working with Clay

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to make objects with air drying clay. You will learn how to varnish and decorate with acrylic paint. Registration is limited. Please call the library to register. This program is funded through Older Adult Services for Seniors.

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

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Jun
18
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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Jun
19
10:00AM

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11:30AM

ESOL Conversation

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and practice English with our group.

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

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Jun
19
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Spring Storytime 2019

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for storytime, songs, and coloring for toddlers and preschool age children. This program for ages 2-5 is 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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Jun
19
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Learn how to communicate with your hands in this interactive workshop on the basics of American Sign Language.


Jun
19
4:15PM

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5:15PM

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


Jun
19
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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Jun
20
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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Jun
20
5:30PM

--to--

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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Jun
20
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Introduction to iPhone & 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. Space is limited; registration is required. Participants have to bring their own iPhone/iPad.

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

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Jun
21
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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Jun
21
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Try our indoor gentle fitness for health and wellness.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
21
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Spring Arts and Crafts

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for spring arts and crafts for ages 3 and up.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
24
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Movie Screening: "I am Sam"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A man fights for custody of his daughter when the state tries to place her in a foster home. (2001, PG-13)


Jun
24
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Moving for Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Moving for Life is a scientifically based self-care fitness program using 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. All are welcome!


Jun
24
6:00PM

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7:45PM

ESOL Intermediate Level

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for our ESOL Intermediate Level course.


Jun
26
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Healthy Brain, Healthy Life

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Sunnyside Community Services/Care NYC will give 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 by experiencing techniques designed to keep your brain happy and well.

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

Additional Dates


Jun
27
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Book Discussion Club: "Exit West"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come and join us in our monthly book discussion. This month we are going to discuss "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid.


Jul
1
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Movie Screening: "On the Basis of Sex"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg launches her career fighting for gender equality by proving discrimination "on the basis of sex" is unconstitutional (2018, PG-13).


Jul
2
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
2
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Navigating the Health Care System

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Gain insight about long-term care planning including Medicaid enrollment, navigating the healthcare system, and much more that can help you and your loved ones prepare for the road ahead. This program is presented by Sunnyside Community Services/CARE NYC.


Jul
3
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.

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

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Jul
3
2:30PM

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3:15PM

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.

Additional Dates


Jul
5
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

Wellness Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us as we practice meditation and breathing exercises, and share tips for overall well-being.

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

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Jul
5
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.

Additional Dates


Jul
8
12:00PM

--to--

1:00PM

Power Walk Fitness

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is gentle exercise for health and well-being.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
8
2:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Movie Screening: "Ben is Back"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

A woman's addict son arrives on Christmas Eve bringing a promise of sobriety. Assigning him one day to prove himself, the family experience an upsetting event that yet again brings his addiction into the forefront (2018, R).


Jul
11
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.

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

Additional Dates


Jul
11
3:00PM

--to--

5:00PM

Jewelry Club

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

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

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

Additional Dates


Jul
12
10:00AM

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Jul
15
2:30PM

--to--

4:00PM

Family Movie: "Mary Poppins Returns"

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Mary Poppins returns during Michael's most desperate hour to lend him a helping hand. With his house in danger of being repossessed, she whips up a little magic to remind him of the importance of family (2018, PG).


Jul
16
2:00PM

--to--

3:00PM

DIY Photo Transfer to Wood

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Bring your favorite photo image (5"x 5"). In this easy workshop we will show you how to transfer this image to wood.


Jul
22
2:30PM

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4:00PM

Family Movie: Paddington 2

Location: East Flushing
Registration: Not required

Paddington 2” continues the story of the enduringly popular little bear in the trademark blue coat and red hat that touched audiences worldwide. The new story finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes


Jul
25
11:00AM

--to--

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
29
2:30PM

--to--

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).


Aug
5
2:30PM

--to--

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
2:30PM

--to--

5:30PM

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

--to--

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

--to--

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
2:30PM

--to--

4:45PM

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
2:30PM

--to--

4:45PM

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

--to--

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
9
1:15PM

--to--

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
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

--to--

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
23
1:00PM

--to--

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

--to--

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

--to--

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

--to--

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.

Additional Dates


Oct
7
1:15PM

--to--

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
21
1:15PM

--to--

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

--to--

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

--to--

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
21
11:00AM

--to--

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.


Feb
4
1:00PM

--to--

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).


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The East Flushing Community Library has:

  • 2 Adult Public Computers
  • 1 Public Computer located in the Children's room
  • Each computer may be used for half an hour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Microsoft Office Software
  • Limited Printing
  • InfolinQ/Internet classes class is offered. Please contact the branch for more details

 

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International Language Collections at the East Flushing Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Greek
  • Spanish

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the East Flushing Community Library include:

  • Careers
  • Graphic Novels
  • Money Matters
  • YA Section

 


Child Care / Preschools
Community Board
Community Organizations & Services
Fire Department
Local Hospitals
Local Newspapers
Parks and Playgrounds
Police Department
Post Office
Private / Parochial Schools
Public Elementary Schools
Public High Schools
Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
Senior Centers
Elected Officials
History
Special Services

Child Care / Preschools
Crayon Box Preschool
4410 192nd Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 888-9341
Sensational Kids
4550 195th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 631-5942
St. Nicholas Preschool
196-20 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718)357-0800

Community Board
Queens Community Board #11
46-21 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck NY , 11377
phone: (718) 225-1054
fax: (718) 225-4514
  

Community Organizations & Services
46 Avenue Beautification Comm
45-67 194th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
Auburndale Improv. Assoc
P.O. Box 331 – Station A
Flushing NY , 11358
 

Fire Department
Engine 320/Ladder 167
36-18 Francis Lewis Blvd
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Kissena Park
Rose and Oak Avenues on the north, Kissena Boulev
NY ,
P.S. 130 Playground
42nd Avenue & Francis Lewis Boulevard
NY ,
 

Police Department
111th Precinct
45-06 215th Street
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 279-5200
  

Post Office
Station A
40-03 164th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Holy Cross High School(9-12)
26-20 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 886-7250
St. Kevin’s School (PreK-8)
45-50 195th Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 357-8110
William Spyropoulos School (PreK-8)
196-10 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 357-5583

Public Elementary Schools
PS 130 (PK-3)
200-01 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 357-6606
PS 233 @ PS 130 (SP)
200-01 42nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 224-0490
 

Public High Schools
HS 495 Bayside High School (9-12)
208th Street & 32nd Avenue
Bayside NY , 11361
phone: (718) 229-7600
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
IS 25 Adrien Block School (7-9)
34-65 192nd Street
Flushing NY , 11358
phone: (718) 961-3480
  

Senior Centers
Self Help Clearview Senior Center
208-11 26th Avenue
Bayside NY , 11360
phone: (718) 224-7888
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Paul Vallone
District19@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Suite 507
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 619-8611
fax: (718) 631-4100
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1792
New York NY, 10007
phone: 212-788-7250
fax: 212-788-1860
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
BraunsteinE@nyassembly.gov
District Office 213-33 39th Avenue, Suite 238
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3588
fax: (718) 357-5947
Albany Office LOB, Room 557
Albany NY , 12248
phone: (518) 455-5425
fax: (518) 455-4648
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: (718) 445-7860
fax: (718) 445-7868
Legislative Office 1317 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC, 20515
phone: (202) 225-2601
fax: (202) 225-1589
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
NYS Senate
Hon. John Liu
liu@nysenate.gov
District Office38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: 718-357-3094
fax: 718-357-3491
 

History

The Matinecock Indians sold Flushing to the Dutch Colonists in the 1620s at the rate of one ax per 50 acres. The Dutch named it “Vlissingen,” after a port in Holland. It meant “flowing water.”

In 1657, the document called the Flushing Remonstrance, was signed by the Dutch colonists giving the Quakers and others the right to worship as they chose. The principles stipulated in the Remonstrance foresaw the freedom of religion in the U.S. Constitution. The English began ruling in 1664 and changed the name to Flushing.

Because of the abundance of trees in Flushing, the first commercial nurseries in America were organized here in the 1700s. A town hall was built in 1864 and it has been used as an opera house, police station, jail, and a dinner theater.

There have been two World’s Fairs in Flushing, one in 1939 and the other in 1964.

In the early to mid-1900s Irish, Germans and Italians resided in Flushing; but after 1965, Greeks, Chinese, Korean, and Hispanic immigrants started moving in. The formerly tree-lined pastoral town has become an important international residential and commercial center.

At first the new East Flushing Branch of the Queens Borough Public Library was set to open on November 1, 1975; but due to budget cuts it was unachievable to staff the additional branch. In 1977 a recent influx of federally financed CETA employees made it attainable for the East Flushing Branch to open for service on Monday, September 19, 1977 at 1:00pm. Previously this community had no library service, except for weekly visits by a bookmobile.