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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.

Dec
8
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you need healthcare coverage for yourself or your family? Would you like to learn about the Affordable Care Act and public or private healthcare coverage? Come ask questions or get assistance enrolling for health insurance through the Marketplace. For more information, contact South Asian Council for Social Services at (718) 321 – 7929 or email sacss@sacssny.org.

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

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Dec
8
10:00AM

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2:00PM

Health Insurance Info and Enrollment

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Do you need healthcare coverage for yourself or your family? Would you like to learn about the Affordable Care Act and public or private healthcare coverage? Come ask questions or get assistance enrolling for health insurance through the Marketplace. For more information, contact South Asian Council for Social Services at (718) 321 – 7929 or email sacss@sacssny.org.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
8
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Instagram

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 7 openings

Learn how to share and take photos, add filters, and image adjustments, connect accounts, and respond to comments. Please bring your smartphone with the Instagram app already installed to class. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org. For more information, call 718-990-8625 or visit the Job Information Center. Basic computer skills are required.


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Dec
8
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Mock Interviews

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 1 openings

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.

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Dec
8
11:00AM

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12:00PM

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.

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Dec
8
1:00PM

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2:00PM

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


Dec
8
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.

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Dec
8
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Classic Movie Thursday @ 2

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

12/1-"Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944), 12/8-"Pocketful of Miracles" (1961), 12/15-"A Christmas Carol" (A.K.A. Scrooge) (1951), 12/22-"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), 12/29-"Cavalcade" (1933)

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

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Dec
8
4:00PM

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4:30PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Test your knowledge by answering jeopardy trivia questions in this friendly competition that can get quite exciting!

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

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Dec
8
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Computers for Beginners (In Spanish)

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

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Participants must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Friday, November 25 at 10:00 a.m.

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

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