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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
21
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


Nov
21
3:30PM

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6:30PM

Compass Explorer (Teen Radio Podcast Program)

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

The Teen Podcast Career Training program will help you get familiar with what it takes to hold a career in Broadcast Journalism, Audio Engineering, News Reporting, Radio Disc Jockeying and much more. Come be apart of the QL Teen Radio Podcast and learn how to produce your own podcast!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Origami Turkeys

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Thanksgiving is here again and this is a program you're sure to "gobble up!" Origami Turkeys! Boys and girls from 6-12 years old are welcome to make an exciting craft that you'll be thankful for. No registration required, but space and supplies are limited.


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Nov
22
4:00PM

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5:30PM

NaNoWriMo

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.

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 National Novel Writing Month Workshop! Each week, we will cover a different topic in creating your novel, from world building to character development.

Registration is required. For teens and tweens.

*Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.

Central LibraryWed, Nov 29, 20174:00PM - 5:30PM

Nov
24
11:00AM

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12:00PM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Mother Goose is back! Children 6 months to 2 years and their caregivers are welcome to join us. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more fun will be held in our multipurpose room. No registration required!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
24
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

After a long week of school, unwind with Fun Fridays! Games, crafts, movies...something different each week. Boys and girls ages 5-12 are welcome to join us. No registration required


Nov
25
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Saturdays for Saturday Science Lab. Hands-on learning while having fun. This is a free program for girls and boys up to age 12 and their families. No registration required!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
27
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Winter Chorus

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Got a song to sing? Don't keep it inside! Boys and girls ages 6-12 are invited to join our winter chorus. This group meets for 7 weeks so you must attend all sessions. No registration required, but space is limited.


Nov
28
6:00PM

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7:00PM

Paint Time on the Laptop

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come explore Paint software! Learn new ways to express yourself and create your own work of art! Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to join us. No registration is required, but space is limited. Don't miss out!

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

Additional Dates


Nov
30
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


Nov
30
12:00PM

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1:00PM

Fun Art Factory

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 will create their own masterpieces.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
1
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 and 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.

Additional Dates


Dec
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

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.

Additional Dates


Dec
4
10:30AM

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11:30AM

December Toddler Time

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 December 4, 2017
Availability: 28 openings

Join us for the December mini-session of Toddler Time. Children ages 18 months to 3 years can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and all around fun. Online registration will begin on November 20th. Don't miss out!

Central LibraryMon, Dec 11, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Dec 18, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM

Dec
6
10:30AM

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11:30AM

Timeless Tales

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.

Join us for the winter edition of Timeless Tales! Boys and girls ages 3-5 are welcome to join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and all types of fun. Space is limited and registration is required. Children MUST be between 3 and 5 years old. Registration starts November 22nd. Don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Dec 13, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Dec 20, 201710:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jan 3, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Jan 10, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM

Dec
6
4:00PM

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5:00PM

History of Hip Hop Dance: Break Dancing

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Interested in the history of hip hop dance? Would you like to create your own style?
Then please join us for the History of Hip Hop! This class will explore the history of hip-hop dance in the form of Breaking, Rocking, and the development of creative movement.

Registration is not required, but space is limited.

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

Additional Dates


Dec
9
3:00PM

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4:00PM

Kids Play and Learn

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to this exciting program to develop early motor skills! Develop creativity, listening skills, social interaction, balance and many more. 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.

Additional Dates


Dec
21
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Holiday Origami

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Come and make your very own gift that keeps giving. It's our holiday origami program. Children ages 6-12 are welcome to join us for this free program. No registration required but space is limited.


Dec
22
4:00PM

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6:00PM

Winter Celebration

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

School will be out for the rest of the month so why not kick off Christmas vacation with our Winter Celebration? Fun for children ages 5-12. No registration required!


Jan
8
5:00PM

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6:30PM

SAT Tutoring

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.

SAT Tutoring at the Central Library Teen Space.

Central LibraryMon, Jan 22, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Jan 29, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 5, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 12, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 26, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM
Central LibraryMon, Mar 5, 20185:00PM - 6:30PM

Mar
12
5:00PM

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6:30PM

College Information Session

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

College information session for teens and parents.