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This Weekend at Queens Library

Feeling bored because of the snow? Queens Library’s got you covered! This weekend, listen to pop songs from the Iris Ornig Jazz Ensemble, celebrate Greek-American Heritage Month, attend a poetry reading, learn how to become a U.S. citizen, get information about Pre-K enrollment, discover Southeast Asian foods, and design your own ...

Introducing WhereInQueens.org

“Where in Queens” helps users connect to social services closest to where they are. It refers users to both public services and those from faith-based and community-based organizations. The site is free to access and use on any internet connected device.

Zendesk originally created the app for use in San Francisco.  ...

Mail A Book for the Homebound

If you can't come to the library, the library will come to you. Books, videos, and music delivered right to your doorstep, free. Choose what you like to read in large print, audio books, in the language you prefer. Find out more. Phone 718-776-6800.

Find the Sheet Music You Need at Queens Library!

Your options for finding classical music scores may be rapidly disappearing, but not at Queens Library!

We have the largest free circulating collection of sheet music in New York City! Over 80,000 music scores spanning a variety of genres, time periods and instruments are available for you at the Central ...

New Books in Spanish

Buscando libros para leer en español? Échale un vistazo a estos nuevos libros en español:

 

 

 

Las hijas de España, by Jean Plaidy

 

Alimenta tu figura, by Gill Paul

 

New Music Picks for March

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 collection.

This month features music from Sleater-Kinney, Ricky Martin, Ne-Yo, Imagine Dragons, Diana Krall, Fall Out Boy, Panda Bear, the Decemberists, and ...

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Mar
9
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


Mar
10
1:00PM

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2:15PM

Book Discussion Group

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Join our monthly discussion! This month's selection is Jane Austen's classic, "Emma."


Mar
11
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Genealogy

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Use the Ancestry 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.

Additional Dates


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Mar
11
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Women's Tales with Barbara Aliprantis

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

This Women's History Month program will feature fiction and nonfiction stories about women of courage, valor and wonder.


Mar
13
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
13
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
19
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Cabaret Italian Style with Castorina and Rose

Location: Whitestone
Registration: Not required

Take a tour of Italy in song with memorable selections like "O sole mio," " That's Amore," " Volare" and more.


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.