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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.

Aug
20
3:00PM

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5:00PM

Teen Space Video Games

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

All teens ages 12-19 years old are invited to join the Teen Space staff for Video Game Mondays! Want to ball like Lebron or have a true need for speed? How about you come and show your skills on the PS4 and Xbox? Or do you like the Wii U? Well, we do too! See you there at 3PM.

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

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Aug
20
5:00PM

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6:30PM

SHSAT Tutoring

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 August 20, 2018

Free SHSAT Tutoring.

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Aug
21
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Typing Class

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

School will be back before you know it (sorry kids), but that big report you have to do won't take as long! Learn typing skills and get finished quicker. It's a skill you can use forever!

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

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Aug
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Library Jeopardy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The answer is: A fun way for children to show how much they know and even learn a few things while having fun. And the question is...What is Library Jeopardy? Boys and girls ages 8-12 are welcome to join us! No registration is required; however, space is limited. Program begins on July 5th and runs until August 23rd.


Aug
23
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Creative Writing Workshop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Have you ever wanted to write a novel, a comic, or both? Do you find yourself thinking about different characters and the worlds they belong to? Not sure where to start? Join us for our creative writing workshop! Each week, we will cover a different topic in creating your novel, from world building to character development. Space is limited. For ages 12-19.

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

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Aug
24
2:00PM

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3:00PM

Summer Reading: Stop Motion Friday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to join us in the Children's Library Discover Center for Stop Motion Friday. This program will take place every Friday between July 13 and August 24 from 2PM to 3PM. Children will create their own claymation characters and learn how to produce their own stop motion movie staring their clay creations. No registration is required, but space and materials are limited.


Aug
24
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Teen Graphic Novel and Anime Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Like manga? Enjoy graphic novels? Love anime? Then join us for our Anime and Graphic Novel Club! We'll watch new and old favorites, read amazing titles, and discuss what we liked and what we didn't.

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

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Aug
25
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Boys and girls to age 12 are invited to join us (almost) every Saturday for a hands-on science experiment. Observe, learn, and...most importantly...DO! Families are welcome too. No registration is required so don't miss out!

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

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Aug
27
10:00AM

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11:00AM

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Movie Marathon

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all Harry Potter Heads! Join us for the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone. Each morning we will watch one of the Harry Potter films featuring our favorite boy wizard and the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft And Wizardry.

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

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Aug
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Harry Potter Week - 20th Anniversary Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Calling all Potter Heads as we celebrate 20 years of wizardry and wonder during Harry Potter week! Create a Quidditch stick and vest, win prizes in Harry Potter Bingo, save your page with your very own Harry Potter tie and bookmark, and more!

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

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Aug
31
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Amazng Readers' Kids Book Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 8-12 will discuss Roald Dahl’s "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at this session of Amazing Readers. Participation will count toward the Read Down Your Fines program.


Aug
31
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Movie Time for Amazing Readers

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Read the book; check out the movie. The book club members between ages 7-12 will watch the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" together after discussing the book written by Roald Dahl.


Sep
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Family Playtime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An exciting program for children ages birth to 5 years old. Learn and have fun at the same time. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. No registration is required, but space will be limited. Don't miss it!

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

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Sep
7
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Mother Goose is back! Children from 6 months to 2 years and their caregiver can join us for rhymes, stories, sing-alongs, and more! No registration is required for this program. Just stop by!

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

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Sep
7
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Teen Code Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn to code at Queens Library! Our code club has no lectures: you’ll learn to make websites, animations, apps, and games by actually making them, step by step. You’ll learn Scratch, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Python at your own pace. You can prepare for a tech career or learn skills you can use in the real world right now to make whatever you can dream up.

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

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Sep
8
11:00AM

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4:00PM

Discovery Day Street Fair

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for the Children's Library Discovery Center's annual Discovery Day Street Fair! It's all day fun with crafts, science activities, music, giveaways, and more! No registration required and kids of all ages are welcome.

No registration is required. Just come join us!.


Sep
10
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Toddler Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

School is back on, but so is Toddler Time! Children between the ages of 1 1/2 years and 3 years can join us, along with a caregiver, for stories, songs, games, and fun. Registration starts on August 27th and space will be limited. Don't miss out!

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

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Sep
11
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Laptop Time

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Ages 7-12, explore Microsoft software. Find new ways to express yourself and create your own works of art!

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

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Sep
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Fall Timeless Tales

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

September is here, school's back on, and so is the fall session of Timeless Tales. Stories, songs, finger plays, and more fun is back for boys and girls ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Registration will begin online and in person starting August 29th. Space will be limited so don't miss out.

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

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Sep
12
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Chess Club

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An exciting program for children ages 7-12 to...rook out for! It's our chess club. Learn about this exciting and skillful game on Wednesdays. No registration required; however, space is limited so make your move!

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

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Oct
12
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Bengali Storytime

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 1 1/2 to 3 years are invited to join us for Bengali Storytime. Stories, songs, activities, and more. No registration is required, but children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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

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Oct
25
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Paper Masks

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

It's almost time for Halloween! Be ready for a treat...with our fun and SPOOKtacular paper mask craft. Boys and girls ages 5-12 are welcome. No registration required, but space is limited so don't miss out!


Oct
30
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Search Queens Library Database

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us to learn how to search the Queens Library databases. Improve your research skills and discover all the resources available for free at your local library!


Dec
14
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Bangladesh Victory Day

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Mohan Bijoy Dibosh is a glorious day in the history of Bangladesh. This is called December 16th in Bangladesh. In English, it is the victory day of Bangladesh. More than 40 years ago, to the day, Bangladesh was free from Pakistan. You could call it the birthday of Bangladesh.
No registration required; children up to age 12 are welcome.