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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.

May
1
1:30PM

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2:30PM

ShapeUp NYC: Chair Yoga

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Instructor Melissa Siegel leads this beginner level chair-based class with a focus on getting more in touch with the body through breathing and body flexibility exercises. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and a smile! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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May
2
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Painting on Glass

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Artist Cristina Cipriani teaches the art of painting on glass and guides participants in making their own colorful suncatcher. Materials will be provided for 24 participants. Space is limited; preregistration is required.


May
3
1:30PM

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2:30PM

Making Jewelry by Quilling: A Crafts Workshop for Adults

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Phyllis Ger teaches participants how to roll and glue special paper to form unique jewelry which can then be embellished with sequins or crystals if desired. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials are provided.

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

Additional Dates


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May
6
2:30PM

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3:30PM

Telling the Art Deco Story of Rego Park

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Did you know that Rego Park has a rich and exciting history told through its beautiful and special Art Deco buildings? Discover the neighborhood's fascinating Art Deco architecture and design of the 1930s and 40s with a slide illustrated talk presented by architectural historian and licensed tour guide Matt Postal.


Jun
10
2:00PM

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3:15PM

Billy Joel Meets Barbra Streisand

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Jazz vocalist Lois Bruno performs the music made great by two of the most dynamic singers of all time with memorable selections like "New York State of Mind," "Piano Man," "Somewhere,""Don't Rain on My Parade" and more.


Jun
28
2:00PM

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3:30PM

Making Fabric Beaded Jewelry

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

Craft artist Pamela Isaac teaches how to make jewelry from recycled fabric, buttons and other materials. Preregistration is required. Space is limited. Materials will be provided.