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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
30
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Arrival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecrafts plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist (Amy Adams) and a theoretical physicist (Jeremy Renner) must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity. Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg co-star.


May
6
1:00PM

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4:00PM

TEEN Free Comic Book Day

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

TEENS

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day at the Queens Library. Open to Teens, enjoy one free comic book from a variety of titles, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman, and Dragon Ball. There will be various crafts and prizes, including a Cosplay Contest! The events will run from 1:00pm-4:00pm.


May
8
4:00PM

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5:00PM

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.


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May
18
6:30PM

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8:00PM

A Celebration of Haitian Flag Day with Paul Beaubrun

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Born into Haitian musical royalty, Paul Beaubrun seemed destined for a life on stage, but it wasn’t until forming his band Zing Experience that he realized the medium through which he would broadcast his own message to the masses. Join Paul as we celebrate Haitian Flag Day!


May
19
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Girls Who Create and Take!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Something just for the ladies. Come and join us for a fun afternoon of crafting, laughing, food tasting, and stress relieving fun! All young adult ladies between the ages of 12 and 19 are invited to the Teen Space to talk school, fashion, celebrity news and more while having light refreshments and making fun crafts like jewelry boxes and picture frames!

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

Additional Dates


May
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Dr. Strange

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Dr. Stephen Strange is an arrogant neurosurgeon who loses the use of his hands. After conventional medicine failed to help him he goes on a journey to find a way to heal his hands by other means. During this journey he is introduced to the Ancient One and the world of the mystic arts.


Jun
10
11:00AM

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3:00PM

Town Hall for Veterans

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Veterans of all eras are encouraged to attend this town hall meeting to obtain information about applying for VA benefits, compensation, pension, and burial benefits, as well as New York City and New York State benefits. Following a Q & A session, veterans may enroll in VA care on-the-spot. The Queen Central Library will also be providing information about its job-and business-related services and will assist in applying for library cards.


Jun
25
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Morgan"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A corporate risk-management consultant has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.