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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
26
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Identifying Your Work Skills

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

In this competitive job market, it is important to know your job skills as well as be able to market these skills to potential employers. In this workshop, you will learn how to define and categorize job skills, identify your own job skills, understand the difference between job skills and job duties, market your job skills and become aware of the most sought after job skills. Preregister at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information please call 718-990-8625. Class code JR110


Nov
26
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Nov
26
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Computer Basics for Older Adults

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

If you don't know how to use a computer, this workshop will get you started. You will learn the basic parts of a computer, how to use a keyboard and mouse and how to browse the Internet. Preregistration is required. Please call 718-990-0769 for more information or to preregister.


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Nov
26
3:00PM

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6:00PM

Homework Zone

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

*Children up to age 12 can get homework help with a teen tutor. Mondays through Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm. Hours may vary.*

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

Additional Dates


Nov
26
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mock Interviews

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

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make mistakes before they count. At them, you will learn how to prepare for your interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after the interview. The interview will take place at the Job Readiness table. To preregister, please visit jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class code: JR180


Nov
26
4:15PM

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5:30PM

Typing Practice Lab

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

Improve your typing for work, school or any other reason with guided assistance and tips from a Queens Library instructor. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Class code CC290


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.


Nov
26
6:00PM

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8:00PM

Online Job Applications

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

In this workshop, you will begin to navigate online job applications swiftly and efficiently by learning how to register and build an employment profile on a job site, apply to online job postings and upload your resume to an online application. Basic computer skills and an email account are required. Preregister online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. Class code JR160. For further information call (718) 990-8625