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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.

Jan
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Calvary"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A priest must confront troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish and wonders if has the courage to prevail. Starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly; 2014; 102 minutes; rated R


Jan
26
3:30PM

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5:00PM

Design, Build, Sit! Chair Masters Design Studio

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn fundamentals of structure, force and resistance as you design and construct a life-size model chair out of cardboard, capable of supporting the weight of a person. This program made possible by funding from National Grid.


Jan
27
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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Jan
27
4:30PM

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6:00PM

NYPD Explorer Program

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Will 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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Jan
27
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Drama Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Are you an aspiring actor or actress? Are you curious about what it’s like to perform on stage? Have you ever dreamed of becoming a movie star? This 10-week program will give you a chance to learn about theater, explore the art of acting and perform in a final showcase. Participation in the showcase is voluntary. Help put on the show or be in the show yourself!

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

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Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Healthy Snack Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about healthy snacking and become a new you in the new year!


Jan
29
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Fitness

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out why your favorite snacks and junk food are probably not good for you and learn ways to stay fit in the new year.


Feb
7
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Introduction to American Sign Language

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

If you have always wanted to give this beautiful language a try, this is your opportunity! We will teach fingerspelling, numbers, beginning conversations and proper sign language etiquette. This ASL course is designed for beginners with little or no known knowledge of ASL. Space is very limited.

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

Additional Dates


Feb
8
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Brooke Ellsworth is author of the chapbooks "Thrown" (The New Megaphone) and "Mud" (forthcoming from dancing girl press). She has poems in or forthcoming in DIAGRAM, jubilat, The Volta, Coconut Magazine and elsewhere. She currently lives in Queens and teaches at Parsons The New School for Design.


Feb
12
5:00PM

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6:00PM

Poof! Life in a Vacuum

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This is a really sucky experience! Teens ages 13-19 will have greater appreciation for Earth’s atmosphere when they see what happens to objects placed in containers from which the air is then extracted, mimicking the conditions of outer space. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum brings us this far-out experience.


Feb
13
3:30PM

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4:30PM

Valentine's Day Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Craft beautiful favors for this special day!


Feb
14
3:00PM

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4:30PM

The Story of Gospel Music

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In celebration of African American History Month, the Teen Space is proud to present this fascinating look at the history and music that provided uplift to the African-American community during difficult and trying times.


Feb
22
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "The Expendables 3" (2014), rated PG-13, Barney Ross and his band of aging mercenaries recruit a younger crew to battle the man capable of exterminating their group, in this sequel directed by Red Hill's Patrick Hughes and starring Sylvester Stallone.