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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
1
10:00AM

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12:00PM

StartUp Business Plan Competition: All about Business Planning and Research

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Get started with your business plan! Learn how you can get your new venture off on the right foot, Part of the 9th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition.

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

Additional Dates


Nov
1
11:15AM

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12:45PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn about the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math with the Discovery Team!


Nov
1
2:00PM

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4:30PM

Introduction to the Internet

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

After this workshop, you will have the basic skills to begin to navigate the internet. Topics covered include; terminology, how to use a web browser, the basic structure of a website, search, and internet safety. Register online at jobmap.queenslibrary.org or call 718-990-8625. While this is an introductory class, it is recommended that you have basic mouse and keyboarding skills before the workshop. Class Code: CC110


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Nov
1
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.*


Nov
1
3:00PM

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5:30PM

Introduction to Computers (in Bengali)

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 November 1, 2014

Learn how to turn on your computer and write an email. Part 1 - Introduction to the computer; Part 2 - Navigating the Internet; Part 3- Creating an email account. Participants are encouraged to attend all three classes. Preregistration is required in person at the Cyber Center Reference Desk or by phone at 718-990-0769. November registration begins November 1 at 9 am and December registration begins November 29 at 9 am.

Central LibrarySat, Nov 8, 20143:00PM - 5:30PM
Central LibrarySat, Nov 29, 20143:00PM - 5:30PM