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Whitestone

It’s Time for Kind

It’s time for kind at the Library and beyond this holiday season.

At all Queens Library locations, you can join us for many special programs for people of all ages.

You can also donate to our canned food drive in partnership with the Food Bank For NYC from November 19 to 30, share ...

QI 2018: Celebrate Queens Artists in the Library

Queens International 2018: Volumes (QI 2018) opened at the Queens Museum in October, and on Saturday, November 10, for the first time ever, the Queens International will extend offsite, with art installations in three Queens Library branches: Lefrak City, Flushing, and Central Library in Jamaica.

Since it ...

A Season of Thanks at Queens Library

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But this year, it’s not just about turkey and pumpkin pie!

Queens Library is hosting wonderful seasonal events, including Thanksgiving storytime, music, arts and crafts, and more!

So bring your family and friends, and give thanks at your local ...

Give the Gift of Reading, Lifelong Learning & Community

Giving to the Queens Library Foundation supports programs, services, and collections for our diverse communities across Queens.

When you give, you are helping neighbors—children, families, adults, and seniors—access free resources like our STACKS after-school program, English language and job skills classes, and our ...

It's National Novel Writing Month!

Every November, thousands of writers of all experience levels dedicate themselves to writing a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

If you've decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo, as its fans like to affectionately call it—and you need some help, don't worry; ...

Our New JBA Brochures

Every month, Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy (JBA) provides our customers with the technology training, small business help, and job-search assistance they need to succeed—all for free.

Now, it’s easier than ever to find out which classes are being offered. Just check the listings in our monthly ...

Drag Queen Story Hour At The Library!

We hope you will join us at our community libraries for Drag Queen Story Hour, a unique storytime for children ages 3-8 that raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance, and builds empathy through an enjoyable literary experience.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens ...

Discover Your City With Culture Pass!

Start planning your winter adventures! NYC’s libraries are making it easier for you to explore local museums, public gardens, and other cultural attractions for FREE with your friends and family!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and the New York Public Library are excited to announce Culture Pass, ...

Queens Library’s Back-to-School Guide!

It’s time for kids to go back to school—and we’ve got the perfect guide to help you prepare for a successful school year!

From tips on healthy eating and sleeping to how to talk to your child about their day, our Back-to-School Guide will help smooth the transition from summer to school.

Our guide is ...

Nov
19
3:00PM

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6:00PM

After-School Fun

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Every day after school enjoy puzzles, games, puppets, coloring pages, and math worksheets for kids of all ages. Come and meet Miss Susan!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Knitting and Crocheting Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come to Whitestone branch, have fun, and relax in a joyful atmosphere. Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your knitting projects!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
3:00PM

--to--

4:30PM

Reading Tutor

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Meet Mrs. Ackerman, our reading tutor. She will be available to work with your child on reading on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3pm.

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

Additional Dates


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Nov
21
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time and Puzzle Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Fingerplays, puppets, puzzles and circle time for children ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 with parent or caregiver. Please come and join us.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
4:00PM

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4:45PM

Thanksgiving Story and Craft

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Miss Susan will read "Fat Chance Thanksgiving." Kids ages 4 and up will make a turkey.


Nov
23
11:00AM

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5:00PM

Special Game Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This is a special game time for the day after Thanksgiving. There will be loads of games, puzzles, and coloring for kids. Take a break from your Black Friday shopping.


Nov
23
12:00PM

--to--

4:00PM

Game Time - Scrabble

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come join us every Friday for an afternoon of Scrabble!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
23
4:00PM

--to--

4:45PM

Fabulous Fridays

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Every Friday at 4 PM, listen to a story and do a craft with Miss Susan.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
10:15AM

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12:00PM

Whitestone Korean Book Disscussion

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Whitestone Korean Book Discussion
Come and join us.
퀸즈도서관 화이트스톤 한국책 독서 토론

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
10:30AM

--to--

11:30AM

Whitestone Saturday Angel Book Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Whitestone Saturday Angel Book Club
Come to Whitestone Library and join us every first Saturday at 10:30 am.


Dec
1
3:00PM

--to--

6:00PM

After-School Fun

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

After-school fun for kids of all ages includes puzzles, puppets, games, coloring pages, and math worksheets. Please come and join us.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
5
11:30AM

--to--

12:00PM

It's Time for Kind: Kindness Read-Aloud

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Help spread kindness in your community. Listen to the story "Give Thank You a Try" by James Patterson. Make a crafty bookmark for a friend. 10:30 AM for Toddler Time and 4:00 PM for ages 4 and up. For more It’s Time for Kind programming, visit queenslib.org/itstimeforkind2018.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
2:00PM

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3:00PM

It's Time for Kind: The Language of Kindness: Presented by Global Harmony House Meditation Center

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Kindness is part of our DNA and an essential ingredient in humanity - in relationships with ourselves, others, nature, and the world. During these times of fragility and uncertainty, Earth is calling for a wave of kindness to emerge. When we spread kindness where we are, these bits of kindness will change the world. During the holidays, let's nourish and gift each other with this wonderful human quality.


Dec
11
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Whitestone Book Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

The Forest Hills Book Club will meet to discuss the book of the month; June 12, 2018 book of the month is: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls


Dec
11
2:15PM

--to--

4:00PM

Knitting Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come to Whitestone branch, have fun, and relax in a joyful atmosphere. Share patterns and techniques or just have a friendly chat while working on your knitting projects!

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

Additional Dates


Free computer access is available at all the libraries.

The Whitestone Community Library has:

  • 5 Public Computers
  • Free Internet access
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Limited free printing

 

Queens Library Public Internet Use Policy.

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International Language Collections at the Whitestone Community Library include:

  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • French

 

Special Interest/Noteworthy Collections at the Whitestone Community Library include:

  • A large Italian book collection
  • An extensive Large Print collections
  • DVDs and videos

 


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
Almodovar-Mastrototaro, Jennifer
29-50 170 Street, Apartment PVT
Flushing New York , 11358
phone: (718) 353-7688
Chou, Yun-Feng
46-02 194th Street, 1st Floor
Flushing New York , 11358
phone: (718) 327-1282
Roses Daycare
137-40 45th Avenue Apartment #4K
Flushing New York , 11355
phone: (718) 762-2152
Precious Angels Daycare
139-29 34th Road, #A5
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 961-2594
Pee Wee Folks
12-45 Clintonville St.
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 746-6107
Community Nursery School at the Church on the Hill
167-07 35th Ave.,
Flushing New York , 11358
phone: (718) 539-0732
The Corner School Nursery and Kindergarten
150-03 Bayside Ave
Flushing New York , 11358
phone: (718) 445-2811
Montessori School of Bayside
34-57 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Flushing New York , 11358
Precious Moments Nursery
11-02 Clintonville Street
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 767-6655
Sweet Angels Nursery School II
27-11 Bayside Lane
Flushing New York , 11358
YAI NYL Clearview School
16-50 Utopia Parkway
Flushing New York , 11357
phone: (718) 352-0104
 

Community Board
Community Board District # 7
133-32 41st Road, 3rd Floor
Flushing New York , 11355
phone: (718) 463-3891
  

Community Organizations & Services
Greater Whitestone Taxpayers Civic Association
154-74 6th Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
Whitestone Boosters Civic Association
150-11 Powells Cove Boulevard
Whitestone New York , 11357
 

Fire Department
Ladder Company 144
12-49 149 St.
Whitestone New York , 11357
  

Local Hospitals
Flushing Hospital Medical Center
4500 Parsons Boulevard
Flushing New York , 11355
phone: (718) 670-5000
New York Hospital of Queens
56-45 Main St.
Flushing New York , 11355
phone: (718) 670-2000
 

Parks and Playgrounds
George U Harvey Park
15 to 20 Avenues, East of Whitestone Expressway
Whitestone New York , 11357
Francis Lewis Park
3rd Avenue & 147 Street
Flushing New York , 11358
 

Police Department
109th precinct
37-05 Union Street
Flushing New York , 11354
phone: (718) 321-2250
  

Post Office
Whitestone
14-44 150 Street
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (800) 275-8777
fax: (718) 747-1088
  

Private / Parochial Schools
St Luke's Parochial School (PreK-8)
16-01 150th Place
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 746-3833
Holy Trinity School (PreK-8)
14-45 143 Street
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 746-1479
Immanuel Lutheran School (PreK-8)
149-40 11th Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 767-5851
Whitestone Academy (K-8)
150-34 12th Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 767-0773
  

Public Elementary Schools
PS 193 Alfred J. Kennedy (K-6)
152-20 11 Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: 718-767-8810
fax: 718-746-7617
PS 79 Francis Lewis (K-6)
147-27 15 Dr.
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: 718-746-0396
fax: 718-746-3103
 

Public High Schools
Flushing HS (9-12)
35-01 Union Street
Flushing New York , 11354
  

Public Intermediate / Junior High Schools
JHS 194 William Carr (7-9)
154-60 17 Avenue
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: 718-746-0818
fax: 718-746-7618
  

Senior Centers
College Point Senior Center
13-28 123 Street
College Point New York , 11356
phone: (718) 961-0344
St. Luke’s Golden Age Club
16-01 150 Place
Whitestone New York , 11357
phone: (718) 746-8102
 

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 1841
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
NYS Senate
Hon. Tony Avella
Avella@nysenate.gov
District Office 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C
Bayside NY, 11361
phone: (718) 357-3094
fax: (718) 357-3491
Albany Office Room 902, Legislative Office Building
Albany NY, 12247
phone: (518) 455-2210
fax: (518) 426-6736
Boro President
Hon. Melinda Katz
Info@queensbp.org
  
Mayor
Hon. Bill de Blasio
  
US Congress
Hon. Thomas Souzzi
District Office 250-02 Northern Boulevard
Little Neck NY, 11362
phone: (718) 631-0400
Legislative Office 226 Cannon HOB
DC Washington , 20515
phone: (202) 225-3335
fax: (202) 225-4669

History

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.