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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.

Oct
24
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


Oct
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami Skull

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

.Learn the exciting art of creating new worlds simply by folding paper! Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us in making an origami skull to celebrate Halloween. No registration is required, but space will be limited. Don't miss out!


Oct
25
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

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.

Boys and girls ages 3 to 5 years with a caregiver are invited to the fall session of Timeless Tales! Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and more. Space will be limited and registration begins September 20th so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Nov 1, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

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Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Writers Retreat

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Need help with a paper you’re writing? Interested in having a dedicated writing space? Join us for the Writers Retreat! We will have time to edit papers, help with drafts, work on homework, and give you the space you need to create.

No registration required but space is limited.


Oct
26
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Toddler Learning Center

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

During this five session play group for ages 18-36 months, parents and caregivers will learn about nutrition, speech development, early literacy and parenting skills. Registration (in person) is required starting Thursday, September 21st.

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

Additional Dates


Oct
26
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.


Oct
26
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Fall Festival Family Magic Show

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join the Children's Library Discovery Center for our Fall Festival Family Magic Show.


Oct
26
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Tech Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for Tech Thursdays. Learn something new and exciting about technology and the computer each week. No registration is required, but space will be limited. For boys & girls ages 8-12.


Oct
27
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Funtastic Family Sing Along

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come join the Children's Library Discovery Center for our Funtastic Family Sing Along program. Ages 3 - 5.


Oct
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Amazing Readers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to join us to discuss our favorite books. A different book every month. No registration is required. Refreshments served!


Oct
27
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Many Masks for All

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us in the Children's Library Discovery Center's Multi-Purpose Room as we celebrate fun times in October by making personalized paper masks.


Oct
28
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturdays for Saturday Science Lab. Hands-on learning while having fun. This is a free program for girls and boys up to age 12 and their families. No registration required!

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

Additional Dates


Oct
30
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

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.

Children ages 18 months to 3 years along with their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more fun! Space is limited so don't miss out. Registration begins October 2nd.

Central LibraryMon, Nov 6, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Nov 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Oct
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Jack-O-Lanterns

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to join us in making paper jack-o-lanterns for the October Holiday season.


Oct
31
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Costume Party and Parade

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children of all ages are invited to join us for out October Costume Party and parade! Don't forget to put on your best costume and enjoy the fun parade throughout the library.


Oct
31
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Paint Time on the Laptop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come explore Paint software! Learn new ways to express yourself and create your own work of art! Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to join us. No registration is required, but space is limited. Don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NaNoWriMo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date November 1, 2017
Availability: 17 openings

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 8, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM
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Nov
3
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Mother Goose is back! Children 6 months to 2 years and their caregivers are welcome to join us. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more fun will be held in our multipurpose room. No registration required!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Winter Chorus

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Got a song to sing? Don't keep it inside! Boys and girls ages 6-12 are invited to join our winter chorus. This group meets for 7 weeks so you must attend all sessions. No registration required, but space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
9
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Bengali Story Time (18- 36 months)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers can attend a weekly 45 minutes program to enjoy stories, songs and activities. Program is in both English and Bengali. No registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
10
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


Nov
13
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Google CS First at the CLDC

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.

The Children's Library Discovery Center will conduct a Google CS First program to inspire children to create with technology. Clubs will begin November 13 in the Multipurpose Room. Ages: 9-12. Space is limited. To register: Email btaylor@queenslibrary.org


Nov
14
4:00PM

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5:45PM

Beauty & the Beast Sing Along

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Sing along to some wonderful folk tale songs! Don't know the words? No problem! Boys and girls 6-12 are invited to join us. No registration is required!


Nov
14
6:00PM

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7:00PM

How to Search Queens Library Databases

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Did you know that Queens Library offers a number of terrific databases that you can use at home? You didn't? Well come and learn about them! Boys and girls 7-12 years old are invited to join us. No registration is required, but space is limited.


Nov
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami Turkeys

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Thanksgiving is here again and this is a program you're sure to "gobble up!" Origami Turkeys! Boys and girls from 6-12 years old are welcome to make an exciting craft that you'll be thankful for. No registration required, but space and supplies are limited.