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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
14
10:00AM

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12:00PM

Navigating through Instagram

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

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. For more information, call 718-990-8625. Basic computer skills are required.


Dec
14
10:30AM

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11:15AM

Bengali Story Time (18- 36 months)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers can attend a weekly 45 minutes program to enjoy stories, songs and activities. Program is in both English and Bengali. No registration is required.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Health Insurance Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come learn from the experts about health insurance, new policy changes and how you and your family can get covered from trusted New York City agencies.


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Dec
14
2:00PM

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4:00PM

Classic Movie Thursday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

12/7/17-"From Here to Eternity" (1953), 12/14/17-"Bachelor Mother" (1939), 12/21/17-"Miracle on 34th Street" (1947), 12/28/17-"Oceans Eleven" (1960)

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Homework Help/ Tutoring

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Homework Help/ Teen Tutoring is open to all teens ages 12 to 19 years old. All tutoring is done on a first come, first served basis.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
14
6:00PM

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8:30PM

Introduction to Microsoft Word (in Spanish)

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.

Learn how to create a document and work with tables. Participants should have basic computer skills and must attend all 3 classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Central Library at Cyber Center Reference Desk beginning Thursday, November 30 at 10 am or by calling at 718-990-0769.

Central LibraryThu, Dec 14, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 14, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM
Central LibraryThu, Dec 14, 20176:00PM - 8:30PM