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Join us for a science adventure, storytelling, singing, coding, and animals as we kick off Summer Reading! Watch all of these programs live on our Facebook page.

Children’s Programs Teen Programs

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Children programs

Wildlife Facebook Live with Erik the Reptile Guy for Ages 6-12

Join Erik the Reptile Guy and Friends in a four-week series for an amazing virtual journey of discovery. Explore the world of reptiles, amphibians, and wildlife from around the world.
*Week 1--Introduction to Reptiles and Amphibians
*Week 2--Turtles, Tortoises, and More Turtles
*Week 3--Frogs and Toads from Northeast America and Around the World
*Week 4--Snakes of the World

Wednesday, August 19 
1pm

Watch Facebook Live

Mr. Chris' Musical Experience

Kids can join Mr. Chris for his virtual musical experience that includes reading motivation and self-esteem topics.

Wednesday, August 19
7pm

Watch Facebook Live

Your Story Creation

Kids 10-14: Join Ms. Angela Perez, children's librarian at Flushing Library, and friends for a different creative storytelling activity each week in this interactive series, including Minecraft Story, Digital Comics, DIY Zines, Escape Rooms, and more. Email FlushingYouth@queenslibrary.org. 

Thursday, August 20
3pm

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Teen programs

Virtual Role Playing Games

Do you like role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons? Maybe you always wanted to try them, but didn't know how to start? Come join our weekly Teen Role-Playing Game Group. We will be playing different tabletop role-playing games virtually every Wednesday evening. Email teenprograms@queenslibrary.org with the name of the program to obtain the link to participate.

Wednesday, August 5, 12
6pm

QPL Teen Book Chat

Let's talk books! Join us on the QPL Instagram account @QPLNYC as your favorite librarians talk about favorite books and authors, new titles you need to check out, and all things teen literature. Check in weekly. You never know when we'll have a special guest.

Thursday, August 6, 13, 20, 27
3pm

Hip Hop Challenge: Beat Making Workshop

Interested in creating a video for the Hip Hop Storytelling Challenge or just interested in making some beats?  Join Building Beats as their music instructors show you how to make you own beats. Email teenprograms@queenslibrary.org and use the subject "Beats" to get the login information.

Thursdays, August 6, 11
5pm

Trivia

Friday Night is Trivia Night for teens! Each week is a different topic: pop culture, the Olympics, musicals, and more!  Email teenprograms@queenslibrary.org to register for the program and get the Webex invitation. Log in to Webex on a computer and use Kahoot on your phone to respond. Challenge your friends this summer and see who will reign supreme!

Friday, August 7, 14, 21
5pm

Read Your Story: After Dark Fairy Tales

You’ve grown up hearing fairy tales all your life that usually have happy endings, but that’s not always the case in these fairy tales. Come and join me for After Dark Fairy Tales, where you’ll hear some stories from the Brothers Grimm. Pull up a chair to hear some truly frightening fairy tales. Readers advisory - some stories may contain scary or even grotesque content. To register, email teenprograms@queenslibrary.org and include After Dark in the subject heading.

Mondays, August 10, 17
8pm

Imagine Your Story Recommendations Roundtable

Read a good book/manga/graphic novel lately?  Do you want everyone to hear about your amazing find?  Then come share with us at the book recommendations round table. Read (or listen to an audio book) and then let everyone know what you loved about it so that we can all find our new favorite book.  Email teenprograms@queenslibrary.org to sign up and obtain the link.

Mondays, August 10, 24
4pm

Read Your Tale: After Dark Fairy Tales

You’ve grown up hearing fairy tales all your life that usually have happy endings, but that’s not always the case in these fairy tales. Come and join me for After Dark Fairy Tales, where you’ll hear some stories from the Brothers Grimm. Pull up a chair to hear some truly frightening fairy tales. Readers advisory - some stories may contain scary or even grotesque content!
To register email teenprograms@queenslibrary.org and include After Dark in the subject heading.

Monday, August 10, 17
8pm

Teen Writing Club

Are you a teen writer or a teen who is interested in creative writing? We have a club for you! Join other teens to work on your creative writing through timed writing sprints and prompts. You can work on your own pieces, too. We will discuss writing in all its aspects. Librarians with experience in writing groups will lead the group. To register email teenprograms@queenslibrary.org and include subject Writing Club to get the login information.

Mondays, August 17, 31, September 14, 21
4pm

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Major support provided by New York Life Foundation, the city-wide sponsor for the Summer Reading Program.

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