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It's #BookTuesday!

Every Tuesday, Queens Library will introduce you to a great book!

Our #BookTuesday pick for September 27 is Barkskins by Annie Proulx.

From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Shipping News” and "Brokeback Mountain"—comes an epic, dazzling, violent, ...

It's a Great Day for Older Adults!

Queens Library's Older Adult Services Program is proud to present our second annual Older Adults Day, which will feature FREE health screenings, live entertainment, and information on healthcare, benefits and other important topics specifically for adults over the age of 50.

In addition to special seminars and ...

Gracie Book Club Live at Queens Library!

Join us for the next installment of the Gracie Book Club, on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., at Langston Hughes Community Library in Corona, where you can discuss "The Star Side of Bird Hill" with author Naomi Jackson and your fellow New Yorkers.

Our discussion ...

Get Your Free IDNYC Card in Laurelton!

You can sign up for IDNYC on your side of Queens!

Laurelton Community Library will be hosting a temporary "pop-up" Enrollment Center from October 3 through October 7 where you can apply for your IDNYC card in person.

IDNYC is the newly launched New York City ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Queens Library for several special events where we will celebrate the histories and cultures of Hispanic Americans and the contributions they have made to our society!

Over the next four weeks, we will also highlight books from our collection by celebrated Hispanic authors. You can find a list of them here and see pictures of ...

Buy-A-Book for Queens Library

Did you know that every children’s book you buy for Queens Library will be read by 40 or more kids?

You can help the youngest members of our communities—and many others—explore their dreams through Queens Library’s Buy-A-Book program.

For every $25 you donate, a bookplate with your name (or the ...

See Shakespeare Performed at Queens Library!

The play’s the thing at Queens Library! We're partnering with the award-winning TITAN Theatre Company to bring dramatic staged readings of all Shakespeare’s plays to libraries across Queens.

Our second season of Shakespeare in Queens starts with Macbeth on Monday, October 3 at ...

Our New Music For September!

Looking for new music? Look no further than your local Queens Library!

Every month, our expert staff will bring you the best of what's new in our physical and digital collections.

This month features music from Leslie Odom Jr., blink-182, Snoop Dogg, ScHoolboy Q, The Monkees, Maxwell, Steven Tyler, Blake Shelton, and ...

Queens Library Magazine

The new issue of Queens Library Magazine is out now!

Queens Library Magazine combines great library-themed feature stories and two months' worth of information about our free programs, services, and special events, and it's available at your neighborhood library or ...

Dreams Start Here: the Queens Library Foundation 2016 Autumn Gala

We cordially invite you to help inspire, educate, and celebrate children at our 2016 Autumn Gala!

The Gala will benefit programs and services for children and adolescents that inspire them to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams.

We will also honor our distinguished guests—the 106th Mayor of the City of New York, ...

Sep
29
5:30PM

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Lincoln Center Local Screening: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Enjoy a screening of Emmylou's stirring silver-voiced interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. Together with Crowell, the long-time bandmates and Grammy-winning duo present a fresh approach to country music.


Oct
4
1:00PM

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4:00PM

Knitting Club

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Knit, relax and have fun!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
6
5:30PM

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Lincoln Center Local Screening: Villalobos Brothers

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, the Villalobos Brothers masterfully blend the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music to create a new sound in Latin music.


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Oct
11
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Internet

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using the internet browser. Participants must have basic computer knowledge. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by person or by phone. Please try to arrive 5 minutes before class begins.


Oct
13
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of a concert that celebrates the musical traditions of Harlem with the music of Basie, Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and Illinois Jacquet.


Oct
15
12:30PM

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2:30PM

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with Italian Music and Crafts

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

12:30 p.m.: Learn how to paint glass with Italian Artist Cristina Cipriani; 3:00 p.m. Love of Sicilian and Southern Italian roots music is what drives ROSA TATUATA to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors. See Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeffrey Pannettieri as ROSA TATUATA.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
20
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Emanuel Ax, Anna Polonsky, and Orion Weiss

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Pianist Orion Weiss joins his mentor, Emanuel Ax, and Anna Polonsky, who has been described as “consistently captivating” in “The Washington Post,” in an extraordinary concert of Brahms and Schumann for piano four-hands.


Oct
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Gmail

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using email. In this class, participants will create a Gmail account. Participants must have basic computer knowledge. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by person or by phone. Please try to arrive 5 minutes before class begins.


Oct
27
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: In Need of Music: The Songs of Ben Toth

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Considered a singer's composer, Ben Toth has served as musical director and vocal coach to some of the biggest stars on Broadway. Enjoy a screening of an intimate showcase of new songs by Ben Toth performed by Cheyenne Jackson and Lindsay Mendez.


Nov
3
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screenings: International Contemporary Ensemble

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. Enjoy a screening of Mostly Mozart’s artists in residence and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performing works of the group’s favorite composer, Dai Fujikura. A protégé of George Benjamin, Fujikura is internationally acclaimed for his otherworldly atmospheres that draw on a vast sound palette.


Nov
8
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Word

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using the Microsoft Word. Participants must have basic computer knowledge. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by person or by phone. Please try to arrive 5 minutes before class begins.


Nov
10
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Hurray for the Riff Raff

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. This screening showcases a band that has performed at the acclaimed Newport Folk Festival and combines rock and pop with honky-tonk, swamp pop, and blues for a wholly unique sound.


Nov
16
10:30AM

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11:45AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Bring your child ages 18-36 months for a Little TLC! Play and learn with your child in a free, five-session workshop that include toys, games, puzzles and other items specifically selected to enhance a toddler's educational and physical development. Preregistration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
17
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: First Look: "Some Lovers"

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Some of Broadway’s top talent including Will Swenson, Jessica Phillips, Jenni Barber, and Andrew Mueller perform songs from "Some Lovers", the new musical from legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach and Tony Award–winning playwright Steven Sater in this screening recorded in February 2016.


Nov
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Powerpoint

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Powerpoint. Participants must have basic computer knowledge. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by person or by phone. Please try to arrive 5 minutes before class begins.


Nov
29
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Excel

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel. Participants must have basic computer knowledge. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by person or by phone. Please try to arrive 5 minutes before class begins.


Dec
1
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: From Bocelli to Barton: The Richard Tucker Opera Gala

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

In this screening of a concert filmed in November 2015, Renée Fleming and 2015 Richard Tucker Award winner Jamie Barton are joined by Andrea Bocelli, Lawrence Brownlee and other great voices for one of the perennial highlights of the opera season.


Dec
8
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Jose Llana

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Consummate performer Jose Llana of "The King & I" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" fame brings a powerful voice and charming personality to this concert orginally recorded in March 2015.


Dec
13
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Introduction to Facebook

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Learn the basics of using Facebook. In this class, participants will create a Facebook account. Participants must have basic computer knowledge and email. Space is limited. Preregistration is required by person or by phone. Please try to arrive 5 minutes before class begins.


Dec
15
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Grace McLean

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center has partnered with Queens Library to bring screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, singer, actress, composer, and poet of everyday life Grace McLean brings her signature quirky attitude and jazzy vocals to her first solo Lincoln Center appearance.


Dec
17
2:00PM

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3:00PM

An Italian Christmas Celebration!

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join Rosa Tatuata for an afternoon concert celebration of Christmas songs from Sicily and Southern Italy. Enjoy the festive music and folk instruments that have been a Christmas tradition for centuries and are still a vibrant and beloved part of modern day Christmas celebrations. Come meet our zampognaro: the Southern Italian bagpiper whose presence is identified with Christmas music throughout Southern Italy.
Spend the afternoon making merry with us!


Dec
22
5:30PM

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6:30PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: Jason Isbell - Moving Forward

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Lincoln Center is partnering with Queens Library to bring free screenings of world-class performances to your neighborhood. In this screening, Jason Isbell and his band stay true to their southern roots and display his exquisite songwriting.


Dec
29
5:30PM

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6:45PM

Lincoln Center Local Screening: New York Philharmonic Gala with Lang Lang

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join us for a screening of the opening gala with the New York Philharmonic and piano virtuoso Lang Lang as they play Grieg and Beethoven in a concert filmed in September, 2015.


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

 

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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 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
  

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.