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This Weekend at Queens Library

This weekend, Queens Library wants you to enjoy a special family performance by Queens Theatre; learn about Chinese folk songs and culture with musician Yixuan Pang; join us for a film screening and discussion with filmmaker Elliot Storey; celebrate the amazing work of manga artists; see the last film in the Hobbit trilogy; and learn more ...

Open Budget Hearing

Queens Library invites the community to its open budget hearing. Please join us to learn about our funding priorities and contribute to the discussion.

You are invited to review the proposed budget priorities here. Public comments are encouraged. Speakers may sign up upon arrival and will have an opportunity to speak on a ...

31 Books for Women's History Month!

 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Queens Library is posting pictures of noteworthy books by women authors to our social media sites every day!

These 31 books include literary classics, memoirs, children’s books and more.

You can see our choices by checking out our social media sites, including ...

Learn How to Code and Become a Tech Leader!

Have you ever wanted a career in the growing tech field but don't have the skills you need?

Join us at Flushing on Wednesday, April 1 and the Central Library on Thursday, April 2 to find out how to apply for a great learning opportunity and a full scholarship!

Coalition for Queens (C4Q) is a local nonprofit ...

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Queens Library's Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center proudly presents “America is a Dream… A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Please join us to learn about the struggle for civil rights and enjoy this all-day blend of speakers, film, dramatic presentation and live music on Saturday, April 4, ...

Invest in Libraries! Invest in New Yorkers!

Queens Library, Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library have come together to let Mayor De Blasio and the New York City Council know that NYC’s libraries need more funding to stay open more hours and address our capital needs.

We Need You to add your voice to ...

Teen Battle of the Bands

Many bands will enter but only one will be chosen as the winner of  the first ever Teen Battle of the Bands. Come and watch local teen bands battle.   Join us at the Flushing branch on April 7, 5-7 PM.  For FREE tickets and more information, click here.

Charles Turner Jazz Trio Concert

"Charles Turner is the real deal, a rising star with mad skills and a voice to match!" -- Brent Black, CriticalJazz.com. 

Charles has thrilled audiences around the world having performed in Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain and Russia and most recently Jazz At Lincoln Center in Doha Qatar, and now Queens Central ...

Help Us Find the Next Queens Poet Laureate!

The search is on! Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens College and Queens Library are partnering together to find the next Queens Poet Laureate, who will be charged with promoting a love of poetry and literacy throughout our borough.

Queens Library is happy to join the Poet Laureate partnership for the first time this year, and ...

Need Help With the NYPD Exam?

Are you interested in the NYPD Police Officer Entrance Examination? The NYPD Recruitment Section is offering a free tutorial program at the Central Library for all applicants who are interested in taking the exam.

Police Officer instructors will offer applicants helpful test-taking skills and strategies so you can achieve your ...

Apr
1
1:30PM

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4:30PM

Tax Preparation Assistance

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

IRS-trained counselors will help you complete your 2014 personal income tax return. Bring a copy of your 2013 income tax return(s); all W-2, 1099 and other forms and documents for 2014; unemployment compensation statements; SSA-1099 if you received Social Security benefits; a photo ID for every person listed on the return; and Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents.

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

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Apr
3
10:30AM

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11:00AM

Mother Goose Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 months listen to stories, sing nursery rhymes and do fingerplays.

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

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Apr
3
11:30AM

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12:00PM

Toddler Time

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Children ages 2 1/2 and up listen to stories, enjoy fingerplays, sing songs and make crafts.

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

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Apr
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Genealogy

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Use the Ancestry.com database at the library to find birth, marriage, death, immigration, school and church records about your ancestors.

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

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Apr
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Great Music from the '30s to the '70s

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Guitarist Eddie Lee Isaacs and friends bring back memories with favorites like "Autumn Leaves," "Misty" and "Body and Soul," made great by performers including Louis Prima, Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, mixed with a little rock 'n' roll.


Apr
13
11:30AM

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4:30PM

Safe Driving for Older Adults

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

AARP offers this 6-hour driving safety course. Preregistration is required by calling 888-227-7669.

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

Additional Dates


Apr
14
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This month's selection is "The Garden of Letters" by Alyson Richman.


Apr
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts and Asset Protection

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Noted elder-law and estate-planning attorneys will present strategies and consult with you on aspects of elder law, powers of attorney, estate and disability planning, and long-term care. You will learn how to gain income and avoid estate taxes while providing for heirs and charitable interests. You will also gain insights into preserving wealth and increasing lifetime income.


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@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.