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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.

Nov
20
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Homework Help/ Tutoring

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Homework Help/ Teen Tutoring is open to all teens ages 12 to 19 years old. All tutoring is done on a first come, first served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
6:30PM

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8:00PM

National Writing Month Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In anticipation of National Novel-Writing Month, this 5-session course, taught by Jennifer Celestin, will focus on providing writers with the tools and motivation required for creating longer fiction.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
20
7:00PM

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8:00PM

Community Acting for All!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Learn theater arts through the process of collaborative theater making. This intergenerational program is open to anyone 14 years old or older. Registration is required. Please register online, in person, or by calling 718-990-0728 before October 15.

Central LibraryMon, Nov 27, 20177:00PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryMon, Dec 4, 20177:00PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryMon, Dec 11, 20177:00PM - 8:00PM
Central LibraryMon, Dec 18, 20177:00PM - 8:00PM

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Nov
21
3:30PM

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6:30PM

Compass Explorer (Teen Radio Podcast Program)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Teen Podcast Career Training program will help you get familiar with what it takes to hold a career in Broadcast Journalism, Audio Engineering, News Reporting, Radio Disc Jockeying and much more. Come be apart of the QL Teen Radio Podcast and learn how to produce your own podcast!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NaNoWriMo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Have you ever wanted to write a novel, a comic, or both? Do you find yourself thinking about different characters and the worlds they belong to? Not sure where to start? Join us for our National Novel Writing Month Workshop! Each week, we will cover a different topic in creating your novel, from world building to character development.

Registration is required. For teens and tweens.

*Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

Central LibraryWed, Nov 29, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM

Nov
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Alien Covenant"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.


Dec
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn to code at Queens Library! Our code club has no lectures: you’ll learn to make websites, animations, apps and games by actually making them, step by step. You’ll learn Scratch, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Python at your own pace. You can prepare for a tech career and learn skills you can use in the real world right now to make whatever you can dream up.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Graphic Novel and Anime Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Like manga? Enjoy graphic novels? Love anime? Then join us for our Anime and Graphic Novel Club! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

History of Hip Hop Dance: Break Dancing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Interested in the history of hip hop dance? Would you like to create your own style?
Then please join us for the History of Hip Hop! This class will explore the history of hip-hop dance in the form of Breaking, Rocking, and the development of creative movement.

Registration is not required, but space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
10
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poet

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Sherese Francis is a southeast Queens-based poet, writer, blogger and literary curator. She has published work in journals and anthologies including "African Voices", "Newtown Literary", "Blackberry Magazine", "Kalyani Magazine", and "Near Kin: A Collection of Words and Arts" inspired by Octavia Butler.


Jan
8
5:00PM

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6:30PM

SAT Tutoring

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

SAT Tutoring at the Central Library Teen Space.

Central LibraryMon, Jan 22, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Jan 29, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 5, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 12, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 26, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 5, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM

Mar
12
5:00PM

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6:30PM

College Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

College information session for teens and parents.