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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.

May
27
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!


May
28
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
30
2:00PM

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3:30PM

American Sign Language II

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This course is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of ASL. Students will participate in exercises to help improve their finger spelling and develop expressive and receptive skills. Class is 90 minutes long and space is very limited.

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

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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.


Jun
2
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.

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

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Jun
2
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.

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

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Jun
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Among the poetry collections of featured reader Kathleen Ossip are "The Do-Over" and "The Cold War," chosen one of the best books of 2011 by "Publishers Weekly." She has published poems in "Best American Poetry," "Best American Magazine Writing," "Washington Post," "Paris Review," "Poetry," "The Believer," "A Public Space" and "Poetry Review" (London). She teaches at The New School and online for The Poetry School of London and has received a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.


Jun
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Dying of the Light"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Nicolas Cage plays a veteran CIA agent showing signs of dementia who is intent on catching his archnemesis, a terrorist who is dying of a blood disease. (2014; R)


Jun
29
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.

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

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