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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.

Aug
31
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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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
4
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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Sep
8
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Games and Snacks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join your friends for light snacks and classic board games in our Teen Space Conference Room, for teens in grades 7-12. Snacks are limited; first come, first served.

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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
14
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Engineer a Solar-Powered Car

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Build a car that’s run by the sun, test it and watch it go! So how fast you can make something go without fossil fuels or electric wires!

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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
19
2:30PM

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5:30PM

SHSAT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Take this free, full-length practice test to find out how you might score on the real thing! Your personalized score report pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses will help you know what to focus on as you prep. You must preregister at http://tinyurl.com/TPR-SHSAT or by calling 646-362-0628, and include the following event numbers: Central - 261333; Bayside - 261334; Bellerose - 261455; Cambria Heights - 261358; North Hills - 261354; Fresh Meadows - 261379; Glen Oaks - 261382.


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
1
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Celebrate World Vegetarian Day!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out what being a vegetarian is all about and the health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle with Jenné Claiborne, a New York City-based private chef, health coach and creator of the 21-Day Vegan Blueprint.


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 educational success beyond high school. The program specializes in assisting high school juniors and seniors in New York City schools to meet the requirements for college admission and to complete documentation for financial aid, scholarships, grant research and more.

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Oct
11
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Maria Lisella is the new Poet Laureate of Queens. Her work includes "Thieves in the Family" (NYQ Books), "Amore on Hope Street" (Finishing Line Press) and "Two Naked Feet" (Poets Wear Prada). She co-curates the Italian American Writers Association readings, is a charter member of the online poetry circle Brevitas and is a journalist specializing in the travel industry.


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.