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Whitestone

"THE SOLAR POWERED LIBRARY" -- ALL SUMMER IN GANTRY PARK

 Queens Library and the Friends of Hunters Point Library are pleased to announce a special series of library services coming to the Gantries all summer long. All activities are free.

Beginning May 31st and continuing on Saturdays:

• The Mobile Library will be parked each Saturday at Gantry State Park, Vernon ...

Join the Summer Reading Fun!

Queens Library invites children from all over Queens to take part in "Fizz, Boom, READ!" -- our 2014 Summer Reading Program!

Summer Reading activities will be happening in every Queens Library, all over the borough. Babies, children, teens and adults are invited to read at the library and participate in all the special ...

This Weekend at Queens Library

Everyone is invited to enjoy a fun-filled weekend at Queens Library with free musical and dance performances, lectures, visual arts, and movies. Events include a Free Lincoln Center Local Performance, the Chinese Philharmonic, renowned calligrapher Tian Xuzhong, an Eid-Al-Fitr celebration, Chinese artist Haisu Tian, and a film ...

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Join us as at Central Library as we celebrate L. Frank Baum's timeless classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

 

Travel down the yellow brick road during the month of August.and visit our display of 1st edition original books and vintage memorabilia. Or attend a film screening:

"The ...

Hot New Music for August

Every month, Queens Library's expert staff brings you the best new music in our collection. This month features Calle 13, Dum Dum Girls, Trey Songz, new African Music and more! Check it out here.

Borrow a Google Nexus Tablet!

Queens Library now has 5,000 Google tablets available for loan from eight locations:

Central Library (Jamaica), Howard Beach, Broad Channel, Arverne, Far Rockaway, Queens Library for Teens in Far Rockaway, Seaside and Peninsula. Borrow one for a month with the option of three renewals for a total of four months. ...

A PICTURE BOOK WITH A DOG'S EYE VIEW

Queens resident David Ezra Stein is an author-illustrator whose previous books include "LEAVES", winner of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. His most recent children's picture book, "I'm My Own Dog", was just released this month. If you've ever had a dog in your life, you will definitely relate to ...

Download the Queens Library app!

Available on iPhone or Android

Find books, videos, events, download e-books and music, request library materials, all from your mobile.

Lincoln Center Local! Live Performances

Enjoy world-class music and dance, free at your local Queens Library. See the full schedule

Aug
22
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This program is for children ages 30 months to 5 years and their parents or caregivers.


Aug
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Tweens and Teens Drawing Series

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Young people will learn how to draw simple animals through step-by-step tutorials.


Aug
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Knitting and Crochet Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Do you like to knit and crochet? Join our group for adult craftspeople! We meet Tuesdays and make beautiful projects.


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Aug
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

The Children’s Rock Garden Project

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Our garden design calls for some colorful and interesting rocks. Children ages 5-12 are requested to bring in rocks from their own garden and paint them with supplies provided by the library. We will use the painted rocks in our garden or they can be taken home.


Aug
27
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Library Garden Project

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Come and join our Garden Club. Every Week we attend to our garden, plant new flowers, weed and water and beautify our garden.


Sep
2
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Knitting Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us at our weekly meetings to knit and share knitting projects together.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
5
12:00PM

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2:00PM

Scrabble

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Exercise your brain at our Scrabble sessions for adults!

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

Additional Dates


Sep
9
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

At our monthly book group, to which all are invited, we will discuss "Tabloid City" by Pete Hamill.


Sep
10
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Introduction to Chair Yoga

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

There's no need to bring a mat to this yoga class. Irene Failenbogen will teach you techniques and exercises you can practice while seated in a chair. Please wear workout clothing and sneakers. Space is limited. Preregistration is required for each session.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
11
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

There are fingerplays and games for children ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 accompanied by a parent.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

On Top of Spaghetti

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Miss Susan has sat in Jello, gotten slimed, did the Chicken Dance, been sprayed with Silly String, hugged a snake and read to an alligator. For this year's Challenge, we needed at least 300 children registered and at least 4,000 books read. To pay off the Challenge bet, Miss Susan will sit in a vat of spaghetti. Children should bring a little plastic baggie of spaghetti to fill the pot Miss Susan will sit in. Refreshments will be served.


Sep
15
11:30AM

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5:30PM

Safe Driving for Older Adults

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

AARP offers this 6-hour driving safety course. Preregister directly at 888-227-7669.

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

Additional Dates


Sep
22
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Monday Movies

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

The titles of our monthly Monday movies will be announced closer to the date of screening.

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

 


What does a Friends Group do?

Friends of Library - Whitestone Chapter. Contact Community Library Manager at (718) 767-8010 or Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) at (718) 990-0817 if you are interested in joining.


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) 631-1400
Manhattan Office Address 250 Broadway,
New York NY, 10007
NYS Assembly
Hon. Edward C. Braunstein
braunsteine@assembly.state.ny.us
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 504, 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
  

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.