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Mitchell-Linden

Our Renewed Promise to the Public

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you want to go, we speak your language.

We’re excited to announce our renewed promise to the public and our new look to reflect who we are and the exceptional service you can expect from us.

At Queens Public Library, we speak your ...

Sep
19
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Homework Help

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Need help with your homework? Come to the Mitchell-Linden Library and our teen volunteers will help you with your homework. Grades K-6 are welcome!

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

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Sep
19
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Game Day at Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids have fun playing board games and lots more!

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

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Sep
20
11:00AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs, finger plays & simple story books for toddlers & their parents.

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

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Sep
20
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs & finger plays for toddlers & their parents.

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

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Sep
20
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers & their parents color.

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

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Sep
20
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for screenings of these blockbuster movies.

9/6: "The Intruder" (2019, PG-13)
9/13: "Avengers: Endgame" (2019, PG-13)
9/20: "Us" (2019, R)
9/27: "The Upside" (2017, PG-13)

Seating is limited and available 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
20
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Children's Friday Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids age 12 and under with their parents or guardians are invited to screenings of blockbuster children's movies.
9/6: "Dumbo" (PG)
9/13: "Ugly Dolls" (PG)
9/20: "Secret Life of Pets 2" (PG)
9/27: "Kung Fu Panda" (PG)
Seating is limited and available 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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Sep
21
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Chess & Games

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for an afternoon of games & chess. Kids, come have fun, play, and practice your skills.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
12:00PM

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12:30PM

Toddler Time

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs, finger plays & simple story books for toddlers & their parents.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
12:30PM

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1:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Enjoy songs & finger plays for toddlers & their parents.

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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2:00PM

Coloring Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Toddlers & their parents color.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
2:30PM

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4:00PM

English Conversation Group

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for an ESOL conversation group. Practice your English-speaking skills through basic conversation. This group is for students with a basic knowledge of English.

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

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Sep
23
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Back-to-School Tabling Event

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Tables will be set up in our Children’s Room with printed information on programs, services, and resources for children, parents, and caregivers; Mrs. H, our children's librarian, will be a guide to our children's room and will be available to answer all questions.


Sep
25
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mahjong Club

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join in the fun of mahjong in our non-instructional weekly session.

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

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Oct
1
2:00PM

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3:00PM

The Book Club at Mitchell-Linden

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for a discussion of "Gray Day" by Eric O'Neill. Eric O'Neill was only twenty-six when he was tapped for the case of a lifetime: investigating a top target suspected of spying for the Russians for two decades. Stuck in a windowless, high-security office with his subject, it becomes a chess-like game of cat and mouse that threatens Eric's self-esteem and causes the unraveling of his marriage.


Oct
3
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Ba Ban Chinese Music Society Concert

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Consider having a relaxing afternoon with the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society! Led by award-winning pipa (Chinese guitar) soloist Zhou Yi and bamboo flutist Yimin Miao, this bilingual program is both entertaining and informative.


Oct
4
12:30PM

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2:00PM

Friday Movie Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Join us for screenings of these blockbuster movies.

10/4: "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" (2019, PG-13)
10/11: "Men in Black: International" (2019, PG-13)
10/18: "The Mummy" (1999, PG-13)
10/25: "The Mummy Returns" (2001, PG-13)

Seating is limited and available 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


Oct
4
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Children's Friday Matinee

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Kids age 12 and under with their parents or guardians are invited to screenings of blockbuster children's movies.

10/4: "Pokémon: Detective Pikachu" (PG)
10/11: "Aladdin" (2019) (PG)
10/18: "Hotel Transylvania" (PG)
10/25: "Hotel Transylvania 3" (PG)

Seating is limited and available 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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Oct
10
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Chair Yoga

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

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

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

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Oct
21
1:00PM

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2:00PM

St. John's School of Law Students Presents an "Investor Education" Workshop

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

The Securities and Arbitration Clinic students of St. John's School of Law presents an "Investor Education" workshop. The topics that will be covered are common investor problems and scams, tips to avoid being a victim, protecting your investments, types of investments, types of fraud, and tips to keep track of your investments.


Oct
23
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Senior Citizens and Immunizations

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Immunization is not only for children; they are important to adults as well. Immunization helps you become immune from diseases caused by bacteria or viruses and helps to protect others around you. Come and join a talk by Dr. Wei Liu, from the Association of Chinese American Physicians, to understand the importance of immunization and what are the immunization recommended to adults In Chinese and English.


Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Halloween Craft

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Come and use your creativity making beautiful Halloween crafts. Kids welcome!


Nov
5
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Aging: Collage Watercolor Project

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

This is a three-session sequential collage watercolor project taught by professional teaching artist Karen Fitzgerald. Registration is limited. Please call the Mitchell Linden Library to register at 718-539-2330.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Beginning Mahjong

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Instructor Linda Fisher leads a four-session beginning American mahjong class. Space is limited. Please call the Mitchell Linden Library to register at 718-539-2330.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
12
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Community Resource Fair

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

We are hosting an afternoon of community resources. Representatives from non-profit organizations will be setting up information tables. Organizations and opportunities include Live On NY Benefits sign ups, Ask the Pharmacist from St. Johns University, MTA 1/2 fair senior cards, PEARLS/VNS for mental health, QPL Mail-A-Book & New Americans programs, and more.


Dec
10
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Creative Aging: 3D Pop-Up Collage Project

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

Tell stories creatively through art with Teaching Artists Spica Wobbe and Karen Oughtred. Design and make pop-up cards. Learn new skills such as 3-D pop-ups and collage and enjoy warm-up theater games. At the end of the two sessions you will have a MY HOME card as a tangible keepsake, a remembrance and a motivator to continue storytelling.

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

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Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Improving the Health of Your Liver

Location: Mitchell-Linden
Registration: Not required

This program is in Chinese and English with Dr. Elizabeth Zheng. Liver disease can affect anyone and it is important to be aware of the different types of liver disease since most people do not have any symptoms. One way to maintain good liver health is to prevent certain diseases and to live a healthy lifestyle. This lecture will review ways to prevent liver disease, how to keep your liver healthy, and how your doctor can help you keep your liver healthy.


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Mitchell-Linden Community Library has:

  • 9 public computers
  • 1 Computer Catalog
  • Wireless access for laptops (For wireless access information see Wireless Policy)
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

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International Language Collections at the Mitchell-Linden Community Library include:

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Korean

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Mitchell-Linden Community Library include:

  • International musical CD collection (Jazz, Classical, Chinese and Korean)
  • International language DVDs, VCDs and VHS tapes (Chinese and Korean)

 


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
Flushing YMCA Early Childhood Center
138-46 Northern Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6168
Happy Dragon Preschool
30-04 146th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-4515
Holy Mountain Nursery #5
29-49 137th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 762-6227
Macedonia Child Development Center
37-22 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-3960
Ready Set Grow Children Care Center LLC
34-51 Leavitt Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-8878
Sharon Nursery School
145-15 34th Avenue
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-3984
Solomon Pre-School
35-20 147th Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-6159
The Corner School
150-03 Bayside Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-4528
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road – Suite 3B
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 359-2800
fax: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Flushing Townhall Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts Inc.
137-35 Northern Blvd. at Linden Place
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 463-7700
Bowne House
37-01 Bowne Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-0512
 

Fire Department
Engine Co. 273/ Ladder # 129
40-18 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11355
  

Local Hospitals
The New York Flushing Hospital Medical Center
45 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
  

Parks and Playgrounds
Bowne Park
32nd Ave. and Bayside Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Police Department
109th Precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Linden Hill Station Post Office
Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
  

Private / Parochial Schools
Full Gospel Christian School
130-30 31 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 321-7800
St. Mel's School
154-24 26 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-8211
 

Public Elementary Schools
P.S. 21 Edward Hart
147-36 26 Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-8833
P.S. 214 Cadwallader Colden
31-15 140 St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-4055
P.S. 242 Leonard P. Stavisky Early Childhood School
29-66 137 St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-2902

Public High Schools
Flushing High School
35-01 Union St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 888-7500
Queens Academy High School
138-11 35 Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 886-5015
 

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 185 Edward Bleeker
147-26 25 Drive
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 445-3232
  

Senior Centers
Latimer Gardens Senior Center
34-30 137th St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 961-3660
Mitchell-Linden Senior Citizens of YM & YWHA of Flushing
27-05 Parsons Blvd.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 539-7783
Korean American Senior Citizens Counseling Center, Inc.
35-26 Union St.
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 939-2586
Donnelly Home for Adults
147-02 34th Ave
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 461-1923
Leavitt St - 34 Ave.
139-10 34th Ave.
Flushing NY , 11354
Flushing House Sr. Retirement Resident
38-20 Bowne St
Flushing NY , 11354
phone: (718) 762-3198
Bridge View Nursing Home
143-10 20th Ave
Whitestone NY , 11357
phone: (718) 961-1212
  

Elected Officials
NYC Council
Hon. Peter Koo
PKoo@council.nyc.gov
District Office Address 135-27 38th Avenue, Suite 388
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 888-8747
fax: (718) 888-0331
Legislative Office Address 250 Broadway, Suite 1749
New York NY, 10007
phone: (212) 788-7022
NYS Assembly
Hon. Ron Kim
KimR@nyassembly.gov
District Office 136-20 38th Avenue, Suite 10A
Flushing NY, 11354
phone: (718) 939-0195
fax: (718) 939-1238
Albany Office LOB, Room 419
Albany NY, 12248
phone: (518) 455-5411
fax: (518) 455-4995
US Congress
Hon. Grace Meng

District Office Address 40-13 159th Street, Suite A
Flushing NY, 11358
phone: 718-358-6364
fax: 718-445-7868
Legislative Office 2209 Rayburn 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: 718-765-6675
Albany OfficeRoom 802, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: 518-455-2210
fax: 518-426-6736

History

Mitchell-Linden Community Library and its environs have an interesting history. On estates owned by Ernest Mitchell (called Breezy Hill) and his father (called Linden Hill), builders envisioned a cooperative project which would provide middle-income housing to veterans of World War II and Korea. Under Section 213 of the Federal Housing Act of 1950 and at a cost of $15 million the project was enacted, providing homes for about 1400 residents.

During that time, the Queens Borough Public Library served the reading community with a bookmobile. As a result of extensive lobbying by community civic leaders, the Mitchell-Linden branch officially opened its doors on May 16, 1962. Situated in a storefront on Union St. near the intersection of Bayside Ave. in Flushing, the branch initially housed 25,000 volumes on two levels.

Surrounded by Mitchell Gardens, Linden Towers, Embassy Arms, and Linden Hills, the library name was conjoined from the above list of apartment dwellings and became the 51st member of the Queens Borough Public Library family.

With the ongoing expansion of families into the area, the Mitchell-Linden branch required expansion as well. Over a five-month period in 1988, the branch was renovated with a new circulation desk, new shelving, and new lighting structures and fixtures.

Over the years, the branch has reflected ethnic changes in the community structure. With an influx of Asians and Hispanics emigrating to Flushing, families are moving into Co-Operative apartments or Tudor-style private homes on neighboring streets. Over time, our collection has also greatly changed – to serve our customers better, we’re constantly purchasing new materials. These include Videos, DVDs, CDs, Chinese VCD’s, books and periodicals.