This weekend, Queens Library invites you to Saturday Morning Storytime; a workshop on caring for free-roaming cats; our Lincoln Center Local screening of “Sweeney Todd”; an instrument-making program for kids; an open mic with the new Queens Poet Laureate; and great musical performances. We hope to see you ...
An Interview with Maria Lisella, the New Queens Poet Laureate!
This past June, Astoria resident and Queens native Maria Lisella became the borough's new Poet Laureate. Maria will be joining us at Central Library on Sunday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m. for our Open Mic for Poets.
Maria is the author of three books of poetry, including the recently published ...
Would you like to learn more about planning for your retirement and financial future? If so, come join us at one of our many Elder Law Seminars (free of charge), where you can learn valuable information about financial planning for yourself and your loved ones.
A specialized attorney will be discussing various ...
Queens Library presents a special event that will explore the effects of the Greek economic crisis on the lives of the country’s citizens and the efforts of the nonprofit sector to address the immediate humanitarian needs of the country’s most vulnerable groups, while fostering long term economic growth.
Dutch farmers were the first Europeans to settle in Whitestone. They purchased Whitestone from the Matinecock Indians, paying one ax for every fifty acres of land. Whitestone was given its name after a light colored rock located in the East river between the Whitestone lighthouse and the shore.
Dewitt Clinton lived in Whitestone during his term as Governor of New York. The area became known as Clintonville, but was restored to Whitestone in 1854. It became an incorporated village in 1869.
Francis Lewis was one of the most famous citizens in Whitestone during the American Revolution. He was one of the four delegates who signed the Declaration of Independence for New York State. His house stood between present day 150th and 157th Streets.
Samuel Leggett came to Whitestone in the 1840s; he began a factory of japanned ware, which were tin trays, canisters, and boxes that were painted with designs. Many jobs were offered and the population of Whitestone increased greatly. Leggett built affordable housing for the new residents.
The Whitestone social league turned over its subscription library to the Queens Library on May 1, 1907. Its present location at 150-10 14th Road has been its fourth since 1970. The Whitestone Community Library serves the communities of Whitestone, Malba and Beechhurst.
From Cross Island pkwy north to Utopia Pkwy exit which is the exit after the Throgs neck bridge. Go to light make a left. Make the first right which is the northbound service road of the Cross Island Pkwy. Go straight, about 2 lights to Clintonville street and make a right. Go 1 block to 14th Road and make a right. The library is on the right. From Whitestone Expwy, take Cross Island Pkwy, exit on 14th Ave which is the first exit on the Cross Island Pkwy. Follow the service road to Clintonville Street and make a left. Go to the 2nd light which is 14th Road and make a right. The library is on the right.