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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.

Feb
14
1:00PM

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4:00PM

WebCamp

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is not yet open for this program. Please check back closer to the program date.
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. Registering for this session will reserve your spot for the entire program.

Are you an entrepreneurial young person ages 16-24? Do you want to learn how to build a website? Awesome! Join Job and Business Academy's five week WebCamp program, where you’ll learn how to build a website. You'll then have the opportunity to make your mark on the Internet by actually building one for a local small business. Preregistration is required.

Central LibrarySun, Feb 21, 20161:00PM - 4:00PM

Feb
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Open Mic for Poets

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Lauren “Lush” Collier was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens. She fell in love with music at an early age and started writing and reciting rap songs. In 2010, she became more focused on writing poetry and began creating the poems that became her first collection, “Sundae Poetry.” In 2015, she published her second collection, "Passion Fruits." She is currently working on her first novel.


Feb
16
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Games ... and Snacks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join their friends on Tuesday afternoons for light snacks and classic board games in our Teen Space Programming Room. Snacks are available first come, first served.

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Feb
17
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Book Talks and Trailers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Find out about great books and watch fan-made trailers, with a different theme each month. January: mystery, espionage, and thrillers; February: romance and friendship; March: fantasy and Harry Potter read-alikes; April: adventure; May: summer reading list highlights

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Feb
23
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Birth Control 101

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

There are so many different types of birth control. What’s the difference between hormonal and non-hormonal birth control methods? Which ones are long-acting? Come see what the different birth control products look like, learn how they work, and get all of your questions answered. This program is presented by LIJ Medical Center.


Feb
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Science Fair Help

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Get help with any stage of your science project, from choosing a topic to organizing your presentation. Bring your ideas, your questions, and your assignment sheet!

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

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Feb
28
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Last Witch Hunt

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Kaulder (Vin Diesel), a witch hunter, is cursed with immortality by the Witch Queen (Julie Englbrecht) right before she dies at his hand. As a result, he has been tracking down evil witches for centuries while leading a lonely existence separated from his wife and daughter.


Feb
29
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Learn to Dance Soca!

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

A masquerade dance at the annual Caribbean Carnival Festival, soca is the "soul of Calypso" and "the power of movement." In other words, it was made to get you moving! Learning soca will prepare you to learn house, African, Latin ballroom, jazz, hip hop, Indian classical and Bollywood, ballet and other dance styles. You do not need to be a dancer to attend, but with your new-found dance knowledge, you will feel like a dancer when you leave!

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Mar
10
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Make Simple Video Games with Twine

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

No coding experience required! We'll introduce you to the free game design tool Twine which you can use to make interactive stories that you can post online and share with your friends.


Mar
20
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: "Everest"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In this adventure docudrama set in 1996, several groups of professional climbers successfully scale Mount Everest only to be faced with tragedy when a monster storm surprises them as they attempt to make their descent Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, and John Hawkes co-star. (2015, rated PG-13)