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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.

Mar
6
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.

Additional Dates


Mar
9
4:00PM

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5:30PM

How to Prevent and Treat Pneumonia (in Russian)

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

During cold and flu season, it’s important to know how to protect yourself from upper respiratory tract infections and their possible complications, especially pneumonia. In this presentation, Irina Belman, M.D., will discuss the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.


Apr
3
5:30PM

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7:00PM

Shakespeare in Queens: "All's Well That Ends Well"

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Titan Theatre Company presents a staged reading of Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" with its themes of unrequited love, war, and philandering. Join us and decide for yourself if all ends well.


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Apr
22
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Meet the Author: Carol Lynn Lustgarten

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Poet, writer, artist, and Forest Hills resident Carol Lynn Lustgarten will read and discuss her work: "I Don't Like Getting Old," "Stormy Sky", and "Who Needs a Boyfriend." Share in the fun as Carol presents performance art with audience participation.

Books will be available for sale and signing.


Apr
25
2:30PM

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4:30PM

Ask the Pharmacist

Location: Rego Park
Registration: Not required

Bring your prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, herbal supplements, and a list of your questions to ask the pharmacist from St. John's University. Understand what kinds of medications you're taking and get tips to help you remember to take them.