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Children’s Library Discovery Center

The Children's Library Discovery Center opened in 2011. It includes hands-on interactive exhibits and learning labs with our very own Discovery Team to enable children ages 3-12 to find information and to inspire interest in books, reading, and learning.

Come and meet our Discovery Team!


Check out our Science Fair Handbook, a simple guide that explains the steps to successfully complete a science fair assignment. It includes explanations for each step, dozens of project ideas, and a list of helpful websites. Good luck with your project. Check out your local library for books on your chosen topic!

Another new tool available for children through the library is the PowerKids Life Science database. This great resource is specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. PowerKids Life Science promotes digital literacy and 21st century learning skills while offering research, report, and homework help.

The library has two great new resources for children. Ideal for school or for year around learning. BookFlix and TrueFlix are two of our databases that help children with literacy. Check them out now!

Click on the pictures below to find out what books we have on the subjects!

Bug Viewer Instruction Game
    Discover Bugs: Bug Viewer             Discover Perception: Instruction Game
Magnetic Spinner Mirror Movement
      Discover Magnets: Magnetic Spinner  Discover Mirrors: Mirror Movement
Sound Puzzle  
Discover Sound: Sound Puzzle  

Exhibits are funded by the National Science Foundation. To learn more about this state-of-the-art project, click here.

Jul
30
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Summer Meals 2015

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Summer Meals Program provides children nutritious meals when school is not in session. Queens Library will offer summer meals from June 29th to September 4th from 1 - 2 PM at select community libraries.

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Jul
30
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Art Camp

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Let's get creative! Each session of Art Camp has a different theme and each week will be a unique experience.

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Jul
30
4:30PM

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5:30PM

Teen Mentoring

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Using a variety of academic and social resources and experiences, we'll help you figure out how to realize your potential. Some of our topics include building leadership skills, college readiness, developing creativity and finding hobbies that fit your needs.

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Jul
31
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Dance Fitness

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Dance Fitness uses dance as a way to inspire teens to live healthier lifestyles. Also allowing students an outlet to build self confidence, social awareness, and promoting personal development and achievement. Dance Fitness is taught by Certified Dance Instructor, Delicia B. Davis.

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Aug
4
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Catapult Lab 2015: For Teens

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens couldn’t get enough of Catapult Lab last summer, and now it is back! Participants will make all new mini-launchers from common office supplies and test them out with mini-marshmallows. This program is only for teens in grades 7-12. Space is limited!

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Aug
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Hair Care

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn healthier ways of caring for their hair and scalp in this two-part workshop with certified beautician Judaea Evans.

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Aug
5
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Dream Writers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Is the next bestselling book stuck between some doodles in your notebook? If so, come join other Dream Writers, as we work together to make your short stories, essays and poems the next big literary work.

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Aug
19
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Book Talks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out about great books to read over summer break! We will describe some books, and for others we will screen online book trailers, similar to movie trailers.


Aug
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

"Someone Must Wash the Dishes:" Celebrate Women's Equality Day with a 1912 Anti-Suffrage Satire!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Many women fought against getting the vote, but none with more charm, prettier clothes and less logic than the character in this 1912 satire by Marie Jenney Howe. The role of the unintentionally hilarious anti-suffragette is played by Michele LaRue, who tours nationally performing works from the American Gilded Age.


Aug
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "Run All Night" (2015), rated R, Liam Neeson reunites with director Jaume Collet-Serra in a thriller about a mob hit man and his estranged son, played by Joel Kinnaman, who flee the wrath of a vengeful crime boss.


Sep
3
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Haitian Creole for Beginners

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This course is for people with little or no prior knowledge of Haitian Creole (Kreyòl). Participants will learn speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension within a Haitian cultural context. Core concepts of grammar, phonetics and other aspects of language structure will be covered. At the end of the course, participants will be able to conduct simple conversations in Kreyòl and write at the basic level. Space is limited.

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Sep
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Teen Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Young people ages 13-19 laugh, talk, share and learn while discussing social issues and all things affecting teens.

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Sep
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Creative Writing for Teens

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Is the next bestseller stuck between doodles in your notebook? At our creative writing workshop, you can share your work with other teens aspiring to write the next "Hunger Games," "Divergent" or "insert your book title here"!

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Sep
11
3:30PM

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4:30PM

TLA: Teen Leadership Academy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

TLA is a series of workshops designed to instill leadership skills in our youth. There will be motivational speakers, leadership exercises, small group sessions, interactive workshops, interviews with business professionals and an end-of-year recognition ceremony.

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Sep
16
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Book Talks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you sick of only reading the books assigned at school? Join us to learn about great books! We will watch book trailers and discuss books in every genre and style. Copies of the books will be available to check out.

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Sep
27
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Taylor Lautner stars in "Tracers" (2015), rated PG-13, which follows an ace bicycle messenger in New York City who tries to repay a debt to a group of organized criminals. His fast-paced world becomes even more explosive after he crashes his bike into a sexy stranger.


Oct
6
3:00PM

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4:00PM

College Prep

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

College Prep is designed to generate the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school, among students attending NYC schools. This program specializes in assisting high school juniors and seniors in meeting the requirements for college admission, completing financial aid documentation, scholarship and grant research, and more.

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Oct
15
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Jewelry Making

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens learn to make beautiful jewelry. Materials will be provided.