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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.

Jul
1
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.

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

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Jul
6
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Summer Reading: Art Camp

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Let's get creative! Each session of Art Camp has a different theme and each week will be a unique experience.

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

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Jul
7
3:00PM

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4:30PM

Catapult Lab 2015: For Teens

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Teens couldn’t get enough of Catapult Lab last summer, and now it is back! Participants will make all new mini-launchers from common office supplies and test them out with mini-marshmallows. This program is only for teens in grades 7-12. Space is limited!

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

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Jul
20
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Dip and Dish Discussion with Nadege Fleurimond

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Delve into the cuisine and culture of Haiti with food curator and chef Nadege Fleurimond, author of the newly-released coffee-table cookbook "Haiti Uncovered: A Regional Adventure into the Art of Haitian Cuisine." This will be a culinary adventure to savor, for both Haitians and non-Haitians! A light "goûter" will follow the presentation.


Jul
26
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Sunday Movie: Black Sea

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Synopsis
A rogue submarine captain accepts a potentially lucrative offer to seek out a missing treasure in the Black Sea despite the sneaking suspicion that he may be double crossed in this sea adventure starring Jude Law and Scoot McNairy, and directed by Kevin Macdonald. Author: Jason Buchanan


Aug
4
6:00PM

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7:30PM

Natural Hair Care

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Participants will learn healthier ways of caring for their hair and scalp in this two-part workshop with certified beautician Judaea Evans.

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

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