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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.

Jan
19
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.

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

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Jan
19
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Fun Fridays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us every Friday for some exciting, week ending fun! Arts, crafts, games, songs...something new each week. Children ages 5-12 are invited to join this free program. No registration required.

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

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Jan
19
5:00PM

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6:30PM

Friday Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Fridays in January for Friday Movie. You don't need a ticket and there are no bad seats in the house. Kids up to age 12 are invited to check out a different movie each week.

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

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Jan
20
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Science Fair How-To Family Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Science Fair assignment coming up and you're not sure what to do? Fear not... the Discovery Team can help! They will showcase amazing science projects and help find the right one for you!


Jan
22
10:30AM

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11:30AM

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 January 22, 2018
Availability: 25 openings

Join us for winter Toddler Time. Children ages 18 months to 3 years can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and all around fun. Online registration will begin on January 8th. Don't miss out!

Central LibraryMon, Jan 29, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 5, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 12, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryMon, Feb 26, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM

Jan
22
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Music Monday

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for songs, singing, and musical fun. Fun for children ages 6-12 is a tune we can all sing along to! No registration required

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

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Jan
22
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 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

Jan
22
5:00PM

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7:00PM

Google CS First at the CLDC

Location: Central Library
Registration: Online or by phone
Availability: 20 openings

The Children's Library Discovery Center will conduct a Google CS First program to inspire children to create with technology. Clubs will begin December 4, 2017 in the Multipurpose Room. Ages: 9-12. Space is limited. To register: Email btaylor@queenslibrary.org

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

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Jan
23
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!

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Jan
23
4:00PM

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5:00PM

Crafty Tuesdays

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us on Tuesdays in January for arts and crafts. Boys and girls age 6-12 can get...well...crafty! No registration required, but space will be limited.

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

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Jan
27
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Saturday Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Families, with children up to age 12, are welcome to join us for Saturday Science Lab. This is a fun and educational program where you can not only learn science, but DO science as well! No registration is required. Don't miss out.

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Feb
1
4:00PM

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5:30PM

Creative Writing Workshop

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 February 1, 2018
Availability: 13 openings

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.
Registration is required. For teens and tweens.

Central LibraryThu, Feb 8, 20184:00PM - 5:30PM

Feb
2
11:00AM

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11:45AM

Mother Goose

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Warm up this winter with our February Mother Goose program. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. This fun program for children 6 months to 2 years old along with a caregiver is free and doesn't require a registration. 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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Feb
3
11:00AM

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12:30PM

Take Your Child to the Library Day Science Lab

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Our Saturday Science Lab with a focus on library and taking your child to the library. This program is for boys and girls to age 12 and their families. No registration is required


Feb
7
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.

Cold outside? Warm up with some wonderful stories and fun times right here at the library. Boys and girls ages 3-5 and a caregiver can join us! Registration will begin on January 24th so don't miss out!

Central LibraryWed, Feb 14, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 21, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Feb 28, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 7, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM
Central LibraryWed, Mar 14, 201810:30AM - 11:30AM

Feb
9
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.

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Feb
10
11:15AM

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1:15PM

Darwin Day Family Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for this special science lab. There will be activities for the whole family where we will explore the world of Charles Darwin. No registration required


Feb
20
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Engineering Energy

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Design and test a wind turbine to make electricity with the wind! Ages 7-12 and families welcome. but Space is limited.


Feb
20
5:00PM

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6:30PM

STEAM Movie

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

During Engineering Week, join us for a different movie about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. This is a free and entertaining program for families.

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

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Feb
21
1:00PM

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2:30PM

Build a Battery

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Learn how batteries work and design a battery using household materials. This is a free program (the only charge will be from the battery) for ages 7-12. Space will be limited, so don't miss it!


Feb
22
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Engineer a Solar Car

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Build a mini solar-powered race car to take home! Girls and boys ages 7-12 are invited to steer their way into this program. Space and supplies will be limited, but there is no registration required.


Feb
23
1:00PM

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2:00PM

Construction Engineer

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

An exciting engineering program you will be hooked on! Build and test cranes to move materials from one place to another. Free program for children ages 7-12. No registration required, but space will be limited.


Feb
24
11:00AM

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2:00PM

Family Engineering Festival

Location: Central Library
Registration: Not required

Join us for building, constructing, testing, experimenting, and...best of all, it will be fun for all ages. Come for one, come for all!


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.