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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.

Jan
18
9:30AM

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11:00AM

Introduction to Tablet Using Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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

In this single-session workshop, you will learn how to navigate the web using a tablet device, the differences between a PC and a tablet, how to start up programs on your tablet, connect wirelessly to the internet, and how to navigate using a virtual keyboard. Preregistration is required in person or by phone. Please call (718)-990-0769.


Jan
18
10:00AM

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11:30AM

Understanding the Labor Market Handouts

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 14 openings

Beginning a job search can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself for success by familiarizing yourself with how the job market works and how to begin a productive search. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625.


Jan
18
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

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.

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are welcome to join us for the winter session of TImeless Tales. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and more! Online registration begins December 21. Space is limited, so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Jan 25, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 1, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 8, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

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Jan
18
11:30AM

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12:30PM

Central Library Book Club: "The Underground Railroad"

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The National Book Award Winner and an Oprah's Book Club pick, this novel by Colson Whitehead chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Pick up a copy of the book at the Central Library's reference desk and come to share your thoughts!


Jan
18
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Bingo

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

All adults are invited to join us for a fun hour of BINGO! Prizes will be awarded. Bring your friends and make new ones.

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

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Jan
18
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Registration is now closed

It takes practice to perfect your interviewing skills. One-on-one mock interviews let you make and learn from mistakes before they count. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, successfully deal with difficult questions and follow up properly after an interview. Interviews will take place at the Job Readiness table. Preregistration is required at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, visit the Job Information Center or call 718-990-8625. Class Code: JR180

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
5:00PM

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8:00PM

Introduction to Computers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 12 openings

After this workshop, you will be able to take advantage of everything computers have to offer. Topics covered include; computer terminology, using the mouse and touchpad, basic keyboarding skills, and navigating computer folders, files, and programs in a Windows environment. This is an introductory computer class; no prior skills or knowledge is required. Please call 718-990-8625 to preregister. Class code: CC100.


Jan
18
6:00PM

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7:45PM

Movie Night Wednesday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Wednesdays in January, we will screen the following movies at 6:00 p.m.:
1/4: Jason Bourne (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
1/11: The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
1/18: Sully (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion
1/25: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Rated PG-13 Customer Suggestion

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

Additional Dates


Jan
18
6:30PM

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8:00PM

Guaranteed Solutions: Meditation for Worry, Stress and Fear

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

These meditation techniques will awaken your inner bliss and create healing and transforming for your mind/body/spirit to ensure stress-free living. They also will create a joyful and peaceful life of fulfillment.
Beginners welcome!