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Friends of the Library

Welcome to FRIENDS OF FLUSHING

Sep
19
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Word in Cantonese

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

Learn the fundamentals! You will learn how to create and save Word documents, format and edit text; and copy, cut, and paste. Participants should have basic computer skills. To register, visit Flushing Library Cyber Center on the 2nd Floor or call 718-661-1280.


Sep
19
10:00AM

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10:45AM

Toddler Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 to 3½ and their caregivers join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and activities just right for them.

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

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Sep
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

LIFT (Legal Information for Families Today) Family Court and Family Law Workshop

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Do you have questions about custody, visitation, or child support? Are you representing yourself in family court? Learn about this and more! Join Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) to learn the top things you should know about family court and family law in New York State. Need help now? Call LIFT’s Family Law Helpline at 212-343-1122. Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) is a private, nonprofit organization.


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Sep
19
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

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

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Sep
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Back-to-School: ABC Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Get ready to read with alphabet awareness! Children ages 4-6 years with their caregivers will have fun getting to know the A-B-Cs and will hear inspiring ideas for at-home activities that foster early literacy and prepare children for preschool and kindergarten. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
19
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Classical Dance Class with Bella Dance Art Center: The Butterfly Lovers

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Based on the vocabulary of Chinese dance, the movements are smooth. Butterfly lovers' dance ideas come from well-known Chinese folklore. This drama reveals the lingering emotion, in the euphemistic and beautiful body language, of the character's psychological portrayal through a lot of classical dance movements, emphasizing them with high and low music. Space is limited - registration at first class. Participants are required to sign a waiver for each session.

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

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Sep
20
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Citizenship Day at the Library

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Citizenship Day at Flushing Library! Representatives from USCIS (the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) will provide an overview of the requirements and eligibility for becoming a U.S. citizen. Various community-based organizations and legal service providers will offer resources supporting people on the path to American citizenship.


Sep
20
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Citizenship Day at the Library

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Celebrate Citizenship Day at Flushing Library! Representatives from USCIS (the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) will provide an overview of the requirements and eligibility for becoming a U.S. citizen. Various community-based organizations and legal service providers will offer resources supporting people on the path to American citizenship.


Sep
20
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Preschool Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children three and four years old will enjoy a special storytime with their caregivers. Each week we incorporate stories, songs, rhymes, early literacy skills, and an exciting activity or craft. No registration necessary; contact the library at 718-661-1212 with any questions.

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

One-on-One Sessions: Navigating the New Queens Public Library Website

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 3 openings

Come and join us in learning how to navigate the new Queens Public Library website. Space is limited. To register, visit Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor at 41-17 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 or call 718-661-1280.

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

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Sep
20
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Game Day

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us every Friday for board games in the Teen Room. Check out classic games and play them with your friends!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
20
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Fun Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for fun in the children's meeting room.


Sep
21
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center beginning Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. or by calling 718-661-1280.

FlushingSat, Sep 28, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Sep
21
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Back-to-School Event: A Day of Information and Fun for the Whole Family

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Informational workshops help families navigate educational stages for their children such as universal Pre-K enrollment; New York State tests for grade 3-8; and general high school application processes. Also, sample an array of programs and services offered by the library to educate and entertain.


Sep
21
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fun activities!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
1:00PM

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1:45PM

Intermediate Chess: Strategy and Puzzles

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 35 openings

Experienced chess players age 8-12 are invited to learn about advanced chess strategies and exciting chess puzzles. Registration in advance is required.


Sep
21
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Educational Workshops presented by NYS Language RBERN at NYU

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

1. How to obtain New York State teacher's certification and become a bilingual and/or ESL teacher - Saturday, Sept. 21, 1pm
2.How to help your children to get prepared and apply for college -
Saturday, Nov. 16, 1pm *IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
21
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

For children 6-12 years old: learn to play chess or practice your skills in friendly, informal matches.

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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3:30PM

Wang Guowei & Friends: Autumn Moon Over a Tranquil Lake

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Erhu artist and composer Wang Guowei and guest musicians celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a popular tradition in the Chinese community. A mixed quartet of erhu, pipa, ruan, and Western flute performs music with themes of the moon, nightscapes, and nostalgia, highlighted by the premiere of Wang Guowei’s “Autumn Moon Over a Tranquil Lake.” Artists: Wang Guowei, erhu; Sun Li, pipa; Susan Cheng, daruan; Anna Urrey, flute. *Auditorium*


Sep
23
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Play with Me Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us each week to learn stories, songs, and finger plays that you can share with your child. Babies and toddlers from newborn to 36 months and their caregivers will enjoy a brief storytime followed by open play time. No registration required. Contact us at 718-661-1212 with any questions.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

TechCraft: 3D Printing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tweens age 11-14 years are invited to explore a new tech project every month. September: explore 3D printing and design your own 3D printing project!

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

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Sep
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Books & Crafts

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Readers in grades 2-4 explore and create with their favorite books! We'll introduce a new book and a fun activity.

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

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Sep
24
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Intermediate Level Chinese Class

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Public Library in Flushing will provide a basic intermediate learning class series continuing in August. There will be ten sessions for each class. Interested students must register at the first class. Textbooks will be available to borrow for registered students with their library card. The Chinese learning classes are sponsored by the Consulate General of the PRC in New York. Tuesdays, August 20 to October 22, 6-8 pm *IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
10:00AM

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10:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Enjoy a story, songs, and rhymes followed by play for 0-18 months.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
12:00PM

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1:30PM

Tai Chi Basics

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Famous tai chi expert Mr. Sitan Chen and his team will teach basic forms of movements, including the original tai chi elements. Limited spots available. First-come, first-served. Participants are required to sign a waiver for each session. *Rooms A&B*


Sep
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

BookBusters Club: "The Thief of Always" by Clive Barker

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kids in grades 4-6 meet to discuss the book of the month, "The Thief of Always" by Clive Barker. Books are available at the librarian's desk.


Sep
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Art & Tech

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come get crafty at the library! Join us for a weekly craft program, using both low-tech and hi-tech instruments. This program is for teens entering grades 7-12 only.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
25
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Chinese Singing Class with Professor Chi Ying

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In these four sessions of singing class, students will learn basic singing techniques and the theory behind them. Professor Chi Ying, a renowned artist specializing in Chinese folk songs, will train students how to understand an art song and express it artistically. Seats limited. Registration at first class.
*Rooms A&B*


Sep
25
7:00PM

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8:30PM

Elementary Korean III

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

This course is designed for those who have taken Elementary Korean I & II, or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocabulary, and grammar will be covered in this ten-week program. Registration required.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Word in Spanish

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

Learn the basic skills in Microsoft Word and gain hands-on experience creating documents, changing formats, and using key shortcuts. To register visit Flushing Library Cyber Center on the 2nd Floor or call 718-661-1280.


Sep
26
1:00PM

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5:00PM

Chinese Open Mic

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Singing is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Group singing helps you make friends, build confidence, and find a sense of achievement. The Flushing Library and New Green Life Foundation presents the Chinese Open Mic to welcome you to sing with others. First-come, first-sing!
*Auditorium*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.


Sep
27
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Film Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family-friendly film. This is recommended for ages 6-12 with caregivers.


Sep
28
1:00PM

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3:00PM

CBA presents: Mid-Autumn Traditional Chinese Music Show

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Organized by Cao Baoan Culture Center and Merano Culture Performance, this show will illustrate the best of traditional Chinese music from instrumental to drama and singing. Artists from New York and Los Angles also celebrate CBA's 20th anniversary on this occasion. *Auditorium*


Sep
28
1:00PM

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1:45PM

Intermediate Chess: Learning from the Past.

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 30 openings

Experienced chess players age 8-12 will go on a deep dive into a historically significant chess game. Registration in advance is required.


Sep
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Flushing Lecture Series presented by Flushing Library and North American Calligraphers Association

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Launched in 2009, the Flushing Lecture Series focuses on a wide range of Chinese cultural topics, from calligraphy and painting to poetry and Chinese classics. Scholars and artists have presented nearly 100 lectures in past years. The renewed program starting in July includes ten lectures that will bring enlightened perspectives on some interesting issues of Chinese culture. *IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Sep
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Parenting Workshop with Bonnie Lao in English/Chinese

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Specialist Bonnie Lao offers parenting tips with a special emphasis on the challenge of bridging cultures. This program is in English and Chinese.


Sep
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Parent-Child Relationship and Children's Mental Health

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Dr. Bonnie Liao is a licensed social worker. She has just completed an internship at the Counseling & Psychological Services Center at Princeton University. Since 2004, she has served as the General Advisor of the New Jersey PCE Club. She has given 100+ talks in North America and China on parent-child relationships. Her talk will focus on building modern parent-child relationships and developing mentally healthy children. *Rooms A&B*


Oct
1
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Word: Make Your Own Calendar

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Learn how to use MS Word to create and design marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, and business cards! Basic computer skills are required.


Oct
2
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a story, songs, and rhymes for babies 0-18 months, followed by open playtime. No registration necessary; contact the library at 718-661-1212 with any questions.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
2
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Peking Opera Salon

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Facilitated by Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera Association, this activity is to promote traditional Chinese art, especially Peking Opera, in the community. Everyone is welcome to join in singing and performing, with live music accompaniment.
*Auditorium*


Oct
2
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Kid STEAM

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Kids in grades 4-6, join us each week for a fun and fascinating STEAM activity! No registration necessary; supplies are 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
3
10:00AM

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1:00PM

Free Citizenship Classes

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is now closed

Learn everything you need to know about American history, government, and culture to pass the citizenship exam. Register in person at the library on Thursday, October 3 at 10 am or call 718-278-4303 to preregister in advance. Students should have a copy of their green card when they come to register. Participants must to attend the entire 10 week class series. Candidates must be green card holders. The first day of class is registration day where they should have a copy of their green card.

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Oct
3
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

In this competitive job market, it is vitally important to know your work skills and market those skills to potential employers during a job search. This workshop will explain the benefits of knowing your work skills and how to identify them.


Oct
3
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Family Art

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Families with children ages 5-8 are welcome to join us for a fun art activity.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Autumn Music Concert

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Olivia Lu, pianist and harpist, is presenting a concert with pianist Reina J. Huang and bassoonist Yen-Chen Wu from Carnegie Hall Ensemble Connect.
*Auditorium*


Oct
3
6:30PM

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8:30PM

Open Mic Night

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Performers are invited to share their talents in a five-minute presentation of either poetry, written word, music, comedy, or spoken word. Spectators are also welcome.
*IRC Conference Room*

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

Additional Dates


Oct
3
7:00PM

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7:30PM

One-on-One Sessions: Bring Your Own Devices

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 5 openings

Come in and get one-on-one assistance with your device, assistance with using the computer, and basic tutorials. Space is limited. To register visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor or call 718-661-1280.
*** Bring your own devices or Iphone/Ipad***

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
11:00AM

--to--

12:00PM

Preschool Storytime With Pediatrician!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children three and four years old will enjoy a special storytime with their caregivers. Each week we incorporate stories, songs, rhymes, early literacy skills, and an exciting activity or craft. This week includes a special visit from a pediatrician from New York Presbyterian. No registration necessary; contact the library at 718-661-1212 with any questions.


Oct
4
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Flushing Book Discussion Group

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us the first Friday of each month in Rooms C&D:
9/6: Path to Personal Power by Napoleon Hill.
10/4: Plato in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern.
11/1 : Trump's War by Michael Savage.
12/6: Three Feet From Gold by Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
4
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Fun Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for fun in the children's meeting room.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
10:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

StartUp! Business Competition

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition begins in September 2019. The competition gives entrepreneurs a chance to strengthen their business knowledge, learn about business trends, and gain insights into starting and growing a business while also introducing them to the vast resources available to them at Queens Public Library. Learn more at these information sessions and watch for more news about classes starting in October.

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

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Oct
5
11:15AM

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11:45AM

Family Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Families with children of all ages are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fun activities!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
1:00PM

--to--

1:45PM

Basic Chess Strategy

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Improve your chess game by learning basic chess strategies. Anyone age 8-12 years old who already knows the basic chess rules is welcome.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Lecture on China and Ceramics Appreciation by Mr. Fan Shu Guo

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In this three-session lecture, Mr. Fan Shu Guo, a collector of china and ceramics, will share his insight and experience with the audience. He will talk about the history and cultural elements of representative porcelains in the Song dynasty. The lecture is conducted in Chinese and is for culture and knowledge-sharing propose only. No appraisal and trade involved. *IRC Conference Room*


Oct
5
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Chinese Author Talk Series # 47 presented by Flushing Library & Queens Public Library NAP

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Karen Chen, a dancing artist, studied abroad in 1988 and was a student of Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis. She practiced modern dance and became a successful choreographer. She wrote many poems in the past thirty years to record her life and thinking. At this debut of her poetry anthology "Walking on My Own Path," Karen will share her writing experience as well as her personal reflection on the life of a Chinese immigrant in the US. Book signing will be included in the event.
*Rooms A&B*


Oct
6
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Songs from Movies presented by Chi Ying and Her Students

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In the golden month of October, Professor Chin Ying, a famous vocal artist, will bring her students together on the stage and present songs from some classic movies in world cinema history. The theme is an integrated part of a movie that often impresses the audience and leaves a great memory of vivid pictures from the story. Songs are performed in both their original languages as well as in translation to Chinese. *Auditorium*


Oct
7
3:30PM

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4:00PM

Play with Me Time

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us each week to learn stories, songs, and finger plays that you can share with your child. Babies and toddlers from newborn to 36 months and their caregivers will enjoy a brief storytime followed by open play time. No registration required. Contact us at 718-661-1212 with any questions.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
7
4:00PM

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5:00PM

TechCraft: Audio Editing

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Tweens age 11-14 years are invited to explore a new tech project every month. October: explore audio editing and try making your own audio track!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
8
10:30AM

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12:30PM

MS Excel: Using Formulas & Functions

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 8 openings

Learn to edit and manipulate data in the Using Formulas and Functions workshop. Learn the common and useful formulas to use with your data! Basic computer skills are required.


Oct
8
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Movies on the Big Screen: "Shazam!"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This is a monthly event just for our teens. Join us for "Shazam!" (2019, PG-13).


Oct
8
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Code Club: Websites!

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

In Code Club, tweens and teens in grades 6-9 work alongside peers and mentors exploring and demystifying code! No previous coding experience necessary (basic computer proficiency is required).
October's project: how to make a website. Please bring a USB stick!
Teens who want to use one of the library's laptops must register. If you have your own laptop, just drop in. To register or if you have any questions, call us at 718-661-1212.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
9
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Parent-Child Workshop with Pediatrician

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

A pediatrician from New York Presbyterian joins us to share information and chat with parents. Discussion and tips are combined with open playtime for parents with young children. No registration required; contact us at 718-661-1212 with any questions.


Oct
10
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Excel

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

In the Introduction to Excel class, participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, Excel navigation, and data entry.


Oct
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Creating Impactful Resumes

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

Make your resume the best it can be in this workshop! Participants will learn about types of resumes, how to get started, what to include and not include, and tips for making a resume stronger.


Oct
10
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Youth Leadership Council

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join the Youth Leadership Council and make your voice heard! Plus, earn community service hours!
New York City's government isn’t just for adults! Teens should have a say in what’s happening in their city. Queens Public Library is looking for youth, ages 14–21, to join Youth Leadership Councils at Central Library and Flushing Library.


Oct
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Preschool Storytime

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children three and four years old will enjoy a special storytime with their caregivers. Each week we incorporate stories, songs, rhymes, early literacy skills, and an exciting activity or craft. No registration necessary; contact the library at 718-661-1212 with any questions.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
11
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NYCitizenship Information Session

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Come to an information session with NYCitizenship staff to find out how to apply for U.S. citizenship, and learn about the benefits of becoming a citizen and receiving financial counseling.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
12
10:00AM

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12:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables.
Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Flushing Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. or by calling 718-651-1280.

FlushingSat, Oct 19, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM
FlushingSat, Oct 26, 201910:00AM - 12:30PM

Oct
12
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Monkey King Musical Performance

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Queens Theatre presents a new musical version of the beloved legend of The Monkey King! The contemporary twist is sure to amuse families!


Oct
17
10:00AM

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11:00AM

MS Excel: Creating Charts and Graphs

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 18 openings

Learn how to create charts and graphs in Microsoft Excel. Basic knowledge of MS Excel is required. To register visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor or call 718-661-1280.


Oct
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Mistake-Free Cover Letters

Location: Flushing
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 10 openings

The cover letters workshop teaches the most important aspects of cover letter writing, defines the different types of cover letters, and prepares participants to write and customize cover letters for their job applications.


Oct
17
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Meditation for a Peaceful & Healthy Life with Jim Rose

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Many people all over the world are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthy lifestyle. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress and anxiety, as well as decreases the risk of disease. Please join Jim Rose, retired executive with Johnson & Johnson and longtime meditator, for this engaging and informative workshop and learn to incorporate a simple yet powerful technique into your life. *IRC Conference Room*


Oct
19
1:00PM

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1:45PM

Intermediate Chess: Strategy and Puzzles

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

Experienced chess players age 8-12 are invited to learn about advanced chess strategies and exciting chess puzzles. Registration in advance is required.


Oct
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Alzheimer’s Support Group (in Chinese)

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program is in Mandarin Chinese for those people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or any of the other dementias. Our support group is a secure and safe place to share your experiences. The group will meet on Sundays, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15. Please call 646-744-2951 for registration.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
21
6:00PM

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7:30PM

FaceApp, Facebook, and Fake News 2019

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

Join us for a conversation around current issues in online privacy--from Facebook's data policies to FaceApp's terms of service. Learn practical tips to protect your online information, spot fake news, and access reliable election information.


Oct
23
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose with Pediatrician

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Children ages 0-18 months and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, finger plays, and more. A pediatrician from NY Presbyterian Hospital joins us to chat about early child development.


Oct
23
10:00AM

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3:00PM

Citizenship Workshop

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

Receive free assistance with citizenship application and fee waiver!
To register call 888-839-8682 or for more information please call 718-990-0730.


Oct
24
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Excel in Spanish

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

In the Introduction to Excel class, participants will learn the basic concepts of Microsoft Excel, such as what a spreadsheet is, Excel navigation, and data entry. To register visit Flushing Library Cyber Center on the 2nd Floor or call 718-661-1280.


Oct
24
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Job Interviews

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

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly afterwards.


Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Film Friday

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a family-friendly film. This is recommended for ages 6-12 with caregivers.


Oct
26
12:00PM

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4:00PM

Blood Moon Rising Magazine & Queens Public Library at Flushing Present: Halloween Blood Fest 2019

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This event features a spook house, the rock band Decembers Fall, a magical light show by Warlock, costume & scream contests, the zombie short film "The Pit," and live on stage Frankenstein's resurrection.
*Auditorium & Rooms A&B*


Oct
26
1:00PM

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1:45PM

Intermediate Chess: Learning from the Past

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

Experienced chess players age 8-12 will go on a deep dive into a historically significant chess game. Registration in advance is required.


Oct
28
6:30PM

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8:30PM

QL International Resource Center presents: Hong Kong - A City Alive With Festivals & Dragons

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Hong Kong is a vibrant city where the calendar is full of festivals with dragons, dancing, fireworks, and competitions that thrill visitors and locals alike. In this dynamic photo lecture Michael Luongo brings alive the holidays and festivals, many virtually unknown to outsiders.
*IRC Conference Room*


Oct
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Books & Crafts: Spooky Special

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Readers in grades 2-4 explore and create with their favorite books! We're celebrating the spooky, twitchy season with special activities: scary stories, games, a craft, and photo booth!


Nov
7
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Computers

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class. To register, visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor at 41-17 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 or call us at 718-661-1280.


Nov
7
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Qin (Zither) Song Arts by HE Yi- Hosted by Ba Ban Chinese Music Society

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Qin song has been part of the traditional ritual music culture in China. As a form of
musical expression of traditional scholars’ spirit, qin song can make people
dwell deeply on the ancient Chinese philosophy and Chinese aesthetic, as well as the spiritual
world of Chinese men of letters. Ba Ban Chinese Music Society’s guest artist, singer
and qin player, HE Yi, will play and talk about the history and esthetics of qin song.


Nov
14
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Computers in Cantonese

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class. To register, visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor at 41-17 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 or call us at 718-661-1280.


Nov
16
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Talk with David W. Blight, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom"

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

Join us for a presentation with the historian David W. Blight about his 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom." Blight, a history professor and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University, will discuss what prompted him to pursue the story of the escaped slave who became one of the leading orators, abolitionists, and writers of his era. Books will be available for sale and signing.


Nov
21
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Computers in Spanish

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of a computer in this introductory class. To register, visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd Floor at 41-17 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 or call us at 718-661-1280.


Dec
6
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Internet

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of now to navigate the internet in this introductory class. To register, visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd FL at 41-17 Main Street Flushing NY 11355 or call 718-661-1280.


Dec
12
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Financing Your College Education

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program is open to families and high school students. The subjects covered include
completion of the FAFSA, grants, scholarships (including the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards), work study, and various types of loans. Bring your friends. This information will be helpful as you pursue secondary education.


Dec
12
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Financing Your College Education

Location: Flushing
Registration: Not required

This program is open to families and high school students. The subjects covered include
completion of the FAFSA, grants, scholarships (including the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards), work study, and various types of loans. Bring your friends. This information will be helpful as you pursue secondary education.


Dec
13
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Internet in Cantonese

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

Learn the basic parts and functions of now to navigate the Internet in this introductory class. To register, visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd FL at 41-17 Main Street Flushing NY 11355 or call 718-661-1280.


Dec
20
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Internet in Spanish

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

Learn how to navigate the Internet in this introductory class. To register, visit the Flushing Library Cyber Center located on the 2nd FL at 41-17 Main Street Flushing NY 11355 or call 718-661-1280.


Jan
9
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Intro to Gmail: Creating a Gmail Account

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

Always wanted a Gmail account but never knew how to go about creating one? Join us in an introductory class on creating a Gmail account! To register, visit the Cyber Center located on the 2nd floor or give us a call at 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Jan
16
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Intro to Gmail in Cantonese

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

Always wanted a Gmail account but never knew how to go about creating one? Join us in an introductory class on creating a Gmail account! To register, visit the Cyber Center located on the 2nd floor or give us a call at 718-661-1280.


Jan
23
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Intro to Gmail: Creating a Gmail Account

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

Always wanted a Gmail account but never knew how to go about creating one? Join us in an introductory class on creating a Gmail account! To register, visit the Cyber Center located on the 2nd floor or give us a call at 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
6
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Navigating your Google Account

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail to Google Maps to Google Drive. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. To register, visit the Cyber Center located on the 2nd floor or give us a call at 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
13
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Navigating your Google Account

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail to Google Maps to Google Drive. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. To register, visit the Cyber Center located on the 2nd floor or give us a call at 718-661-1280.


Feb
20
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Navigating your Google Account

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

Learn about the many ways you can use your Google account, from Gmail to Google Maps to Google Drive. Basic computer skills and an existing Google account are required. To register, visit the Cyber Center located on the 2nd floor or give us a call at 718-661-1280.

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

Additional Dates


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

Friends Chapters enrich community life around their community library. You will meet other people who care, and you will benefit your neighborhood by:

• Increasing community awareness and library use.
• Acting as liaisons between community and your library.
• Sponsoring programs that enhance the cultural life of your community.

As a Friend, you will:

• Educate your community about Queens Library’s vital services.
• Contribute your time towards programs and special activities at your library.
• Advocate for better library service to your own community through outreach, legislative contact, and fundraising.

Date Formed: June 2, 1998. Re-chartered October 24, 2006

Current Board Members:
 Treasurer – Annette Tow
Corresponding Secretary – 
Member-at-Large – Al Rankin

Significant Accomplishments: The Friends regularly volunteer at the Flushing Festival and the Dragon Boat Festival. They also donate funds to the matched Buy-A-Book Campaign and have sponsored afternoon tea and raffle fundraiser. Since 2009, the Friends sponsor a six months Mandarin Chinese Language program. And they bought a wall banner celebrating Black History month.

Friends Fun Facts: The Friends water the many plants inside the library on a weekly basis and do season plant care and landscaping on plaza of the library. In 2012 attended the Mayor’s Lunar New Year Reception at Gracie Mansion. They also keep the pantry fully stocked and clean.

Contact Info: Community Library Manager Donna Ciampa at 718-661-1200.

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