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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.

May
6
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Mistake-Free Interviewing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 9 openings

So, you’ve landed an interview for a wonderful job…now what? It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions, and follow up properly after the interview.
To register, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Have a question about this class? Visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR170.


May
6
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

In May, we will screen the following movies, all rated PG-13: 5/6 - "Exodus: Gods and Kings"; 5/13 - "Selma"; 5/20 - "Spare Parts"; 5/27 - "Still Alice"

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

Additional Dates


May
6
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Microsoft Excel (in Spanish)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Details: Customers are required to attend all sessions of this program. If you wish to register, check availability for program date May 6, 2015

Learn how to create a worksheet and perform calculations. 5/6-Introduction to Microsoft Excel; 5/13-Calculations and sorksheets; 5/20-Workbooks and layout. Participants should have basic computer skills, such as knowing how to use the keyboard and mouse and open and close applications. Preregistration is required in person at the Reference Desk beginning Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00AM or by telephone at 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryWed, May 13, 20156:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryWed, May 20, 20156:00PM - 8:30PM