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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.

Apr
28
4:00PM

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5:15PM

Teen Games . . . and Snacks!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

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

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Apr
28
4:30PM

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6:00PM

NYPD Explorer Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We meet every Tuesday in the Teen Space Conference Room.

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Apr
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens ages 14-19 discuss current events, race relations, bullying, relationships and more. Come and have your say!

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Apr
30
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Girl Talk

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all TEEN girls! Come out and discuss everyday issues affecting teens, such as bullying, relationships, goal-setting, and more. Learn new ways to overcome personal challenges.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
4
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Health, Healing and Hip Hop: A Forum and Showcase Hosted by Ralph McDaniels

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join Ralph McDaniels, a.k.a. Uncle Ralph, at a forum to raise awareness about the challenges of caring for a family member with a debilitating or life-threatening illness. The discussion will feature M. K. Asante, author of “Buck: A Memoir,” health professionals, artists and others. A performance featuring hip hop artists will follow the discussion.

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This is a recurring program. If registration is required, you must register individually.

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May
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mother's Day Craft: Beading

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Let's celebrate mom with wonderful, creative, unique jewelry made by you!


May
14
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Haitian Cultural Exchange Presents "Lakay" (in English and Haitian Creole)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

"Lakay," rated PG, a documentary by filmmakers Tirf Alexius and Remoh Romeo, tells of two brothers on a mission to locate their loved ones in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.


May
17
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Jared Harel’s poems have appeared in "Tin House," "American Poetry Review," "The Southern Review," "The Threepenny Review," "Shenandoah" and "Ecotone." His chapbook, "The Body Double," was published by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2012. In addition, Jared was recently awarded a 2015 Individual Artist Grant from Queens Council on the Arts. He lives in Astoria with his wife and daughter and plays drums for the New York City-based rock band The Dust Engineers.


May
31
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Director Gary Shore revamps the mythos of Vlad the Impaler in Dracula Untold (2014), a Universal Pictures release from a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The horror tale takesplace in 15th century Romania during the Turkish invasion, as Prince Vlad, played by Luke Evans, goes to extraordinary lengths to fight for his homeland.