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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.

Nov
21
11:00AM

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1:30PM

Sewing Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

We explore a variety of sewing techniques in a creative space while visiting, inspiring and helping each other. Several sewing machines are provided. Adults and teens at all levels of experience are welcome. We meet every Friday except holidays.

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

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Nov
21
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Self-Defense for Girls

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This two-session program for girls ages 12-18 is presented by the Hit like a Girl Project, founded by Master Barry Cuda Yedwabnick to teach teen girls skills for self-defense, anti-bullying and personal empowerment. All girls must have a release form completed by a parent to participate.


Nov
21
5:00PM

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6:00PM

JobMap Orientation

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

JobMap is Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.

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

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Nov
22
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Teen Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for our monthly teen craft for grades 7-12, this time with a fall theme! All supplies are provided. Space is limited!


Nov
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This month's films are: 11/5 - "Chef" (2014); 11/12 - "A Million Ways to Die in the West" (2014); 11/19 - "Tammy" (2014); 11/26- "22 Jump Street" (2014).
All movies are rated R.


Dec
3
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This month's films are: 12/3 - "Jersey Boys" (2014), rated R; 12/10 - "Black Nativity" (2013), rated PG; 12/17 - "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" (2013), rated PG

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

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Dec
5
5:00PM

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6:00PM

JobMap Orientation

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 25 openings

JobMap is Queens Library’s online tool that provides customized recommendations for job-search help and computer training. Learn how to use it to preregister for job-search workshops and computer-training classes, store your resumes and cover letters online and get your resume reviewed online. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
11
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Job-Search Skills

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how to look for jobs, put together a resume and master workplace etiquette.


Dec
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Featured poet John Casquarelli is the author of two full-length collections, "On Equilibrium of Song" (Overpass Books 2011) and "Lavender" (Authorspress 2014). He is an English instructor at CUNY Kingsborough and serves in an advisory role at the Kingsborough Poetry and Creative Writing Club.


Dec
20
1:00PM

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3:00PM

Holiday Craft

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

This month our teen craft for grades 7-12 will have a holiday theme. All supplies will be provided but space is limited.


Dec
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Film Screening

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," rated PG-13, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. The fragile peace they reach proves short-lived and both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.